Hallgeir Brenden

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Hallgeir Brenden
Hallgeir Brenden 3.jpg
Personal information
Born10 February 1929
Trysil, Norway
Died21 September 2007 (aged 78)
Lillehammer, Norway
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
SportCross-country skiing, athletics
Event(s)15 km, 18 km, 4×10 km
3000 m steeplechase
ClubVestre Trysil IL
IK Tjalve[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)3000 mS – 8:54.6 (1954)[2]

Hallgeir Brenden (10 February 1929 – 21 September 2007) was a Norwegian cross-country skier and steeplechase runner. He competed in various skiing events at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 WInter Olympics and won two individual gold medals in 1952 and 1956 and two silver medals in the 4×10 km relay in 1952 and 1960. He also won three events at the Holmenkollen ski festival: 18 km in 1952 and 15 km in 1956 and 1963. He received the Egebergs Ærespris in 1952 and the Holmenkollen medal in 1955.[3]

As a steeplechase runner Brenden won the Norwegian championships in 1953 and 1954.[1]


  1. ^ a b Norwegian championships in 3000 metre steeplechase Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. friidrett.no (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ Hallgeir Brenden. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Hallgeir Brenden. sports-reference.com

External links[edit]

Media related to Hallgeir Brenden at Wikimedia Commons

Brenden with Sophia Loren at the 1956 Winter Olympics
Preceded by
Hjalmar Andersen
Egebergs Ærespris
Succeeded by
Roald Aas