Erik Ahldén

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Erik Ahldén
Emil Zátopek, Erik Ahldén, London 1948c.jpg
Ahldén behind Emil Zátopek at the 1948 Olympics
Personal information
Born 4 September 1923
Ramsjö, Sweden
Died 6 July 2013 (aged 89)
Nacka, Sweden
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 1500–5000 m
Club Bellevue IK
MAI
IFK Växjö
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 m – 3:48.2 (1945)
Mile – 4:09.4 (1946)
3,000 m – 8:09.6 (1948)
5,000 – 14:13.2 (1948)[1][2]

Erik Torsten Ahldén (4 September 1923 – 6 July 2013) was a Swedish runner. In 1948 he ranked second in the world over 3000–5000 m distances and placed fourth in the 5000 m event at the 1948 Olympics. He won national titles in the 5000 m in 1948 and in the cross country in 1946. After retiring from competitions he was a board member of the Swedish Athletics Association.[1][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erik Ahldén. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Erik Ahldén. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Erik Ahldén. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ Erik Ahldén 1923-2013. storagrabbar.se