Jan Fjærestad

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Jan Fjærestad
Medal record
Competitor for  Norway
Men's orienteering
World Championships
Gold 1978 Kongsberg Relay
Silver 1974 Silkeborg Individual
Silver 1976 Aviemore Relay
Bronze 1974 Silkeborg Relay

Jan Fjærestad (born February 28, 1954) is a retired Norwegian orienteering competitor and athlete. He is Relay World Champion from 1978 as a member of the Norwegian winning team,[1] as well as having a silver medal from 1976 and bronze medal from 1974. He also obtained silver in the 1974 Individual World Championships.

He is also a marathon runner, winner of the Nordic Championship in 1977, and three times national marathon champion.[2] He also has medals at the Norwegian championships in 5000 metres, 10,000 metres and half marathon.[3][4][5] He represented the club Fana IL. Internationally he competed at the 1978 European Championships, the 1983 World Cross Country Championships and the 1983 World Championships, but without any success.[6]

His personal best times were:


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Norway
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 55th 2:30:58


  1. ^ World Orienteering Championship, senior statistics 1966-2006 (Retrieved on December 3, 2007)
  2. ^ Norwegian championship, men's marathon
  3. ^ Norwegian championship, men's 5000 metres
  4. ^ Norwegian championship, men's 10,000 metres
  5. ^ Norwegian championship, men's half marathon
  6. ^ Norwegian international athletes - F
  7. ^ Norwegian all-time list, men's 3000 metres (Norwegian)
  8. ^ Norwegian all-time list, men's 5000 metres (Norwegian)
  9. ^ Norwegian all-time list, men's 10,000 metres (Norwegian)
  10. ^ Norwegian all-time list, men's half marathon (Norwegian)
  11. ^ Norwegian all-time list, men's marathon (Norwegian)