24 February 1889|
|Died||30 April 1971
Albin Stenroos got his first fame by winning the 10,000 metres at Finnish nationals in 1910. In absence of Hannes Kolehmainen, Stenroos won the Finnish National Championships in 5000 and 10,000 m from 1912 to 1916. He also won the cross country title from 1915 to 1917.
Stenroos skipped the 1920 Summer Olympics, but decided to run marathon (a distance he hadn't run for fifteen years) at the 1924 Olympic Games. Stenroos won the race in quite hot conditions, beating second placed Romeo Bertini from Italy by almost six minutes.
Stenroos got a second place at the 1926 Boston Marathon, but decided to retire from athletics after the failure at the next Boston Marathon.