At the 1936 Summer Olympics he finished ninth in the 10,000 m final in 31:40.4 minutes. He again finished ninth at the 1938 European Championships. He became Norwegian champion in both 5000 and 10,000 metres in the years 1937-1939, and in cross-country running in the years 1935-1939. He represented TIF Viking in Bergen. The Norwegian championships were not held from 1940-1945 due to World War II.
After retiring he continued as an athletics administrator. He was a deputy board member of the Norwegian Athletics Association from 1951 through 1952 and a board member from 1953 through 1954. He was given the King's Medal of Merit in 1971. He died in 1985.
- Norwegian international athletes - R (Norwegian)
- Norwegian championships in 5000 m (Norwegian)
- Norwegian championships in 10,000 m (Norwegian)
- Norwegian championships in cross-country running (Norwegian)
- Norwegian all-time list 10,000 m (Norwegian)
- "Odd Rasdal (obituary)". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 8 March 1985. p. 13.
- "Sentralstyret" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
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