John Eke

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John Eke
John Eke 1912.jpg
Eke at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born12 March 1886
Högby, Sweden
Died11 June 1964 (aged 84)
Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Event(s)10000 m
ClubSödermalms IK, Bromma
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)10000 m – 33:33.0 (1912)[1]

John Wicktor Eke (12 March 1886 – 11 June 1964) was a Swedish long-distance runner who competed at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the individual cross country and a gold in the team cross country event. Eke also progressed to the 10000 m final, but decided to withdraw.[1][2]

After his 1912 Olympic victory, Eke moved to New York City, where he competed for the Irish American Athletic Club.[2]


  1. ^ a b John Eke Archived 21 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ a b John Eke. Swedish Olympic Committee

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