Marius Bakken

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Bakken (147) at the Bislett Games in Oslo, July 29, 2005.

Marius Bakken (born March 27, 1978 in Sandefjord) is a Norwegian runner who specializes in the 5000 metres, having run distances from 800 to 10,000 metres in his early career. He represents IL Runar.

He finished ninth at the 2001 World Championships, fourteenth at the 2002 European Championships and twelfth at the 2005 World Championships. In addition he competed at the 1999 World Championships and the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004 without success.[1] He became Norwegian champion in 1500 m in 2001, 2003 and 2004 [2] and in 5000 m in 2003 and 2005.[3] Following a disappointing 2006 European Championships, Bakken announced his intentions to concentrate on medicine studies in 2007.[4]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 metres - 1:51.19 min (1997) [5]
  • 1500 metres - 3:38.84 min (2005) - eighth among Norwegian 1500 m runners.[6]
  • 3000 metres - 7:40.77 (2001) - Norwegian record.[7]
  • 5000 metres - 13:06.39 (2004) - Norwegian record.[8]
  • 10,000 metres - 28:26.36 min (2000) - tenth among Norwegian 10,000 m runners.[9]

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