Anders Aukland

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Anders Aukland
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Anders Aukland (in red)

Anders Aukland (born 12 September 1972 in Tønsberg) is a professional Norwegian cross-country skier who has won both Olympic and World Championship gold medals. He lives in Oslo. He is often regarded as one of the most versatile athletes on earth, due to his success in both long and short distances in skiing and running.

Aukland also used to compete in athletics, and is a former national champion in 5000 meters (1995) and 10,000 metres (1996 and 1997) as well as cross-country running. He has represented Tønsberg FIK and IK Tjalve. [1] [2] In his only international athletics competition he finished seventh in 5000 m at the 1991 European Junior Championships. [3]

Aukland received the Egebergs Ærespris in 2001.

He has his education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.[1]

Sports merits[edit]

  • 2005 Duathlon Norwegian Championship winner
  • 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships - 50 km classic silver
  • 2004 Vasaloppet - Winner (finishing time: 3 hours, 48 minutes and 42.2 seconds)
  • 2003 Nordic skiing World Championships - 30 km classic silver, 4 x 10 km gold
  • 2002 Winter Olympics - relay gold medal; 15 km classic 4th place
  • 2001 Nordic skiing World Championships - 15 km classic 7th place; 30 km classic 9th place

On 7 March 2004, Aukland won the Vasaloppet in Sweden, becoming the second Norwegian to accomplish this feat after 1971 winner Ole Ellefsæter. Aukland's brother Jørgen finished 3rd in that event. In 2010 Anders won the 54 km Birkebeinerrennet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bugge, Mette (5 September 2008). "40 år og fortsatt full fart". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 20. 
Awards
Preceded by
Anette Bøe
Egebergs Ærespris
2001
Succeeded by
Ole Einar Bjørndalen

External links[edit]

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