Edvin Wide

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Edvin Wide
Edvin Wide 1928.jpg
Edvin Wide at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1896-02-22)22 February 1896
Died 19 June 1996(1996-06-19) (aged 100)

Emil Edvin Wide (22 February 1896 – 19 June 1996) was a Swedish middle-distance and long-distance runner.

Born in Finland, Wide competed for Sweden at the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium, in the 3000 metre team, where he won the bronze medal with his team mates Eric Backman and Sven Lundgren.

He returned to the Olympics four years later in the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France, where he had his greatest Olympic success in winning the silver medal in the 10,000 metres behind Ville Ritola of Finland. He also finished behind Ville in the 5,000 metres in winning his second Olympic bronze medal in a race won by Ville’s team mate Paavo Nurmi.

At the 1928 Summer Olympics the 5,000 metre medals went to the same people as in 1924, only the Finns swapped medals, leaving Edvin with his third Olympic bronze medal. He then finished behind the same two yet again for the third time in Olympic competition to win the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres. He died in Stockholm at age 100.


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Preceded by
Finland Paavo Nurmi
Men's 3,000m World Record Holder
7 June 1925 – 24 May 1926
Succeeded by
Finland Paavo Nurmi