Arnoud Okken

Arnoud Okken
Personal information
Full name Arnoud Okken
Born (1982-04-20) 20 April 1982
Doetinchem, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Updated on 24 May 2010.

Arnoud Okken (born 20 April 1982 in Doetinchem) is a Dutch athlete specialising in the 800 metres.

His first international victory came at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Commenting on the win, Okken stated that "my plan was to take the lead and keep away from any trouble. Fortunately, I managed to do this."[1] As Bram Som won the 2006 European Athletics Championships, the Netherlands held the European 800 m title both indoor and outdoor.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 5th 800m 1:49.10
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 4th 800m 1:45.64 PB
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 5th 800m 1:48.39
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 6th 800m 1:48.71
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th 800m 1:49.77
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 1st 800m 1:47.92
2007 Dutch National Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 800m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 800m 1:47.31

Personal bests


  1. Turner, Chris (2007-03-04). "European lead garners Gardener fourth title - Euro Indoors, Day 3, PM – MEN". IAAF. Retrieved 2007-03-05.

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