Albin Stenroos

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Albin Stenroos
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Personal information
Born (1889-02-24)24 February 1889
Vehmaa, Finland
Died 30 April 1971(1971-04-30) (aged 82)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 1500 m – marathon
Club Helsingin Reipas
HKV, Helsinki
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 m – 4:10.5 (1912)
3000 m – 8:54.1 (1912)
5000 m – 15:24.0 (1915)
10000 m – 32:21.8 (1912)
Marathon – 2:41:23 (1924)[1][2]

Oskar Albinus "Albin" Stenroos (25 February 1889 – 30 April 1971) was a Finnish runner, who won the marathon at the 1924 Olympics.[1]

Stenroos ran his first marathon in 1909, placing third at the national championships, but then moved to shorter distances, down to 1500 m.[2] His would run his next marathon 1924. In 1910 he won the 10,000 m race at the Finnish nationals. In absence of Hannes Kolehmainen, Stenroos won the national titles over 5000 m and 10,000 m from 1912 to 1916 and the cross country title in 1915–1917.

At the 1912 Summer Olympics, Stenroos won the bronze medal over 10,000 m behind Kolehmainen. He also finished sixth in the cross country and aided his team to a second place. In 1915, he ran his first world record over 30 km (1:48:06.2), which he improved in 1924 (1:46:11.6). He also held the 20 km world record in 1923 (1:07:11.2). He skipped the 1920 Summer Olympics, but decided to run the marathon in 1924. He won the race in hot conditions, beating second-placed Romeo Bertini by almost six minutes. He placed second at the 1926 Boston Marathon, and retired after failing to finish in 1927.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Albin Stenroos Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Albin Stenroos. trackfield.brinkster.net