Jakob Kjersem

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Jakob Kjersem
Jakob Kjersem 1960.jpg
Kjersem c. 1960
Personal information
Born 2 August 1925
Tresfjord, Norway
Died 11 June 2009 (aged 83)
Vestnes, Norway
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 10,000 m, marathon
Club Tresfjord IL
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 10,000 m – 30:13.8 (1956)
Mar – 2:36:14 (1952)[1][2]

Jakob Kjersem (2 August 1925 – 11 June 2009) was a Norwegian long-distance runner. At the 1948 Summer Olympics he finished twelfth in the 10,000 metres final, and at the 1952 Summer Olympics he placed 24th in the marathon.[3] He never won the 10,000 m Norwegian title, placing second in 1948, 1949, 1951 and 1956. His rivals were Martin Stokken and Øistein Saksvik.[4]

He also won medals in the 5000 metres and the marathon.[5][6] He excelled in several now-defunct events, having seven national titles in the 25 kilometres road race, the 8 kilometres cross-country race as well as the forest race, won between 1949 and 1960.[7][8][9]

He was a journalist and farmer by occupation,[10] and published books on local sport history.[11] He died in June 2009.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jakob Kjersem Archived 3 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Norwegian all-time list 10,000 m Archived 4 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine. (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norwegian international athletes – K Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Norwegian championship medalists, men's 10,000 m. friidrett.no
  5. ^ Norwegian championship medalists, men's 5000 m. friidrett.no
  6. ^ Norwegian championship medalists, men's marathon. friidrett.no
  7. ^ Norwegian championship medalists, men's 25 km road race. friidrett.no[dead link]
  8. ^ Norwegian championship medalists, men's 8 km cross-country race. friidrett.no
  9. ^ Norwegian championship medalists, men's forest race. friidrett.no
  10. ^ a b Brunvoll, Øyvind (13 June 2009). "Jakob Kjersem er død". Romsdals Budstikke (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  11. ^ List of publications in BIBSYS