Christian Anker-Larsen

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Christian Anker-Larsen (27 August 1905 – 1971) was a Norwegian athlete and newspaper editor.

He was born at Storhaug in Hetland as a son of a bookprint manager. He finished his secondary education in 1924.[1] After graduating from Stord Teachers' College in 1927 he worked as a teacher in Øvre Sandsvær for one year, before being hired as a sports journalist in Dagbladet Rogaland in 1928.[2] At that time he was an able footballer and middle distance runner. In the 800 metres he won the bronze medal at the Norwegian championships in 1927, behind Olaf Strand and Hjalmar Johannessen.[3] In the 1500 metres he won a national silver medal in 1928 behind Reidar Jørgensen, and later became Norwegian champion in 1931 with a new meet record of 4:03.1 minutes. He represented the club IL Viking.[4] He also played football for FK Vidar.[1]

During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he was arrested in Stavanger on 21 February 1945 and imprisoned in Grini concentration camp from 11 March to the war's end on 8 May 1945.[5] He was sub-editor in Dagbladet Rogaland from 1946, and was later news editor and acting editor-in-chief. He was hired in Stavanger Aftenblad in 1950, and became editor of agricultural affairs and personalia.[2][6] He was also a prolific writer of local history books.[2][7] He died in 1971.[6]


  1. ^ a b Lasse (25 August 1965). "Chr. Anker-Larsen er 60 år". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). p. 3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Allsidig pressemann". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 26 August 1965. p. 20. 
  3. ^ "800 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "1500 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Ottosen, Kristian, ed. (2004). Nordmenn i fangenskap 1940–1945 (in Norwegian) (2nd ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 99. ISBN 82-15-00288-9. 
  6. ^ a b "Dødsfall". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 19 October 1971. p. 20. 
  7. ^ List of publications in BIBSYS