Rune Glifberg

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Rune Glifberg
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Rune Glifberg at Quiksilver Bowlriders 06 in Malmö, Sweden
Personal information
Full name Rune Glifberg
Born (1974-10-07) October 7, 1974 (age 39)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 160 pounds (73 kg)
Sport
Country Denmark
Sport Skateboarding

Rune Glifberg (born October 7, 1974) nicknamed "The Great Dane", is a Danish professional skateboarder. Glifberg is one of just three skaters to compete at every X Games and has a total of 12 X Games medals.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rune Glifberg was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and began skating at the age of 11 years after a friend brought a skateboard as a gift, which he had bought in the US. He won his first pro contest in France in 1990, and turned pro in 1992. Rune Glifberg moved from Denmark to Costa Mesa, California after he finished high school in 1995.[2]

Professional skateboarding[edit]

In the early 1990s, Glifberg turned professional as a "vert" skater (skateboarding on u-shaped ramps) and relocated to the United States (US). Glifberg signed a contract with Flip Skateboards and, as of September 2012, he remains a member of the company's professional team.

Glifberg was sponsored by shoe company etnies at around the same time as he joined Flip and his second signature shoe was called the "Forsvar", meaning "defend" or "defense" in Danish. As of September 2012, Glifberg has released a line of signature shoes with Converse that consists of "The Allston" and the "Rune Pro Mid" models.

Glifberg is a playable character in the first five games of the Tony Hawk series of video games that consists of the four Pro Skater games and Tony Hawk's Underground.[3]

Company owner[edit]

Glifberg is a part-owner of Pipeline Distribution and runs a Copenhagen-based event company "RunEvent". RunEvent was the organizer of 2010's "Burning of the Witch" skateboard contest at Amager Strandpark in Denmark. Burning of the Witch was jointly sponsored by Volcom, one of Glifberg's sponsors, and Thrasher Magazine. RunEvent organized Glifberg's 25th skateboarding anniversary that was held at Fælledparken in Copenhagen during the summer of 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Glifberg resides in the Leucadia district of Encinitas, California, US.[4]

Contest history[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "X Games Event Spotlights: Skateboard Street & Skateboard Park « The World Famous KROQ". Kroq.cbslocal.com. 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  2. ^ Steve Cave (21 April 2013). "About.com Guide". About.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rockstar Energy Drink: Sports > Skateboarding > Rune Glifberg". Rockstarenergy.no.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  5. ^ a b Rune Glifberg SKATEBOARDER. "Rune Glifberg Profile - Competition History - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Team « Flip Skateboards | Sworn To Fun Since '91". Flipskateboards.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  7. ^ http://www.converseskateboarding.com/blog/welcomerune

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