Bram Som

Bram Som
Personal information
Full name Bram Som
Born (1980-02-20) 20 February 1980
Terborg, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Updated on 9 September 2009.

Bram Som (born 20 February 1980 in Terborg) is a Dutch runner who specializes in the 800 metres. His personal best time of 1:43.45 minutes, achieved in August 2006 in Zürich, is also the current Dutch National Record. He missed the 2005 season, but returned in 2006 to win the national Dutch championship for the fifth time since 2000. Later that year he won the European championship.

Som participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2000 he was eliminated in the first round as his time of 1:48.58 was not enough to advance. Four years later he would reach the semi finals in which he came fifth with a time of 1:45.52.

He is currently a 800m pacemaker, as of the 2016 Diamond League.[1]


Som at the 2007 World Championships
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 5th 1:48.36
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 3rd 1:50.96
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 42nd (h) 1:48.58
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 11th (sf) 1:49.34
European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th 1:47.84
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 13th (sf) 1:47.40
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 11th (h) 1:49.08
European Championships Munich, Germany 6th 1:48.56
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 5th 1:47.00
World Championships Paris, France 10th (sf) 1:46.63
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th (h) 1:48.55
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th (sf) 1:45.52
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 1:46.33
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st. 1:46.56
World Cup Athens, Greece 2nd 1:45.13
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd. 1:47.10
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 37th (h) 1:46.81
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th 1:45.86
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 17th (sf) 1:46.69

Personal Best times

Distance Time
100m 10.97
200m 21.56
400 m 46.55
600m 1:14.4
800m 1:43.45
1000m 2:17.01
1500m 3:42.75
10 km 31:01


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