Jonathan Borlée will start in the 400 meters at the Citius Meeting in Bern, Switzerland on Tuesday evening. Jacques Borlée confirmed this to Belga on Monday. It will be the 34-year-old national record holder’s first performance over 400 meters in three years.
In recent years, Jonathan Borlée has been plagued by injuries. He still ran a shorter distance or a 4×400 meters here and there, including at the Games in Tokyo, but his last individual 400 meters dates from August 25, 2019. When he clocked 46.89 in Madrid. His national record stands at 44.43 since 2012.
Jonathan is not the only Borlée Tuesday in Bern, because Kevin and Dylan also run the 400 meters there. Kevin Borlée has a season best of 46.59 and a personal best of 44.56, Dylan Borlée has a season best of 45.80 and a personal best of 45.55.
Kevin Borlée has been qualified for the European Athletics Championships in Munich in August since last season. Jonathan and Dylan need 45.70. 44.90 is needed for the World Cup in Eugene in July. Dylan Borlée in particular also has a chance to qualify for Eugene via the World Rankings, because he is 52nd, while the top 48 can go to the World Cup. Kevin and Jonathan are not in the top 100.