Thomas Vanoppen is a Belgian middle distance talent expected to make an impactful statement at Saturday’s mile final. A top-3 finisher at NCAA Indoor Championships and boasting elite-tier times.
Wake Forest runner John Lavin will miss the mile final after breaking his toe during prelims on Friday night, which prevented him from competing in it.
Thomas vanoppen is an environmental and business strategist with extensive experience implementing projects in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. Specializing in conservation-based tourism development and change management, as well as being recognized as an authority on integrated business/biodiversity he has been invited to present at national and international conferences/symposia.
He serves on the executive committees of WWF Southern Africa, Peace Park Foundation, African Science Centre and ex-officio member of South African National Parks Board. Known for pioneering transfrontier conservation in Southern Africa and advocating this approach in Australia due to his experience there; also an advisor of Harry Butler Science Institute.
Thomas Vanoppen and Paula reside in Los Angeles, California with two children together. Thomas enjoys traveling and spending time with his family as well as competing in triathlons and other athletic events.
We found three people with the name Van Oppen in five states, most commonly from Arkansas followed by California and Connecticut.
Paula Van Oppen is an ex-member of G.R.L. Her single, “Wild Wild Love”, achieved platinum three times on Australian Recording Industry Association charts and she auditioned for season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance.
Vanoppen made millions as a professional athlete, amassing an estimated net worth of $5 Million as of 2023. Based out of Ghent and an avid golfer himself, Vanoppen also enjoys good meals and wine as much as anything.
Decathlete and animal rights supporter, Jared supports animal welfare through donations to charity and has actively taken part in many charity activities as well as speaking at conferences to advocate for his cause.
He is married and has two children, and prefers to keep his personal life private and does not disclose much information regarding his relationships. Paula Van Oppen is currently his partner from California; they share close ties and enjoy spending time together.