Harald Grønningen

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Harald Grønningen
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Grønningen in 1970
Personal information
Born (1934-10-09)9 October 1934
Died 26 August 2016(2016-08-26) (aged 81)
Sport
Country Norway
Sport Cross-country skiing
Athletics

Harald Grønningen (9 October 1934 – 26 August 2016) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s, earning five winter olympic and two world championship medals. He also won nine Norwegian championship titles and received the King's cup in 1963 and 1967. Grønningen won the 15 km twice (1960 and 1961) at the Holmenkollen ski festival and earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1961.

Grønningen was born in Lensvik. He was also an able long distance runner. His personal best times were 15:03.2 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in September 1963 at Trondheim stadion, and 31:04.6 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in September 1961 at the same stadium. He represented the club Lensvik IL.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5000 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "10000 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 9 June 2011.