John Svanberg

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Olympic medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Sweden
Bronze 1908 London 5 miles
Intercalated Games
Silver 1906 Athens 5 miles
Silver 1906 Athens Marathon

John Svanberg (Johan Frithiof Isidor Svanberg; 1 May 1881 – 11 September 1957) was a Swedish athlete who competed mainly in the distance events.

He competed for a Sweden in the 1906 Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece in the 5 miles where came second. He followed this up by coming second in the marathon.

Two years later he competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain in the 5 miles where he came third, and in the Marathon, in which he finished in eighth place.

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Preceded by
Sweden Edward Dahl
Men's 3,000 m World Record Holder
21 August 1908 – 11 June 1911
Succeeded by
France Jean Bouin