Reidar Andreassen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Reidar Andreassen
Personal information
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1932-12-19) 19 December 1932 (age 84)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Cross-country skiing
Event(s) 10,000 metres
5000 metres
3000 metres steeplechase
50 kilometres cross-country skiing
Club Herefoss IL
IL i BUL

Reidar Andreassen (born 19 December 1932) is a retired Norwegian long distance runner and cross-country skier.

He was Norwegian champion in 10,000 metres in 1960.[1] He also took silver medals in the 3000 metres steeplechase in 1957 and 1958,[2] and in the 5000 metres in 1959.[3] His personal best times were 1:55.4 in the 800 metres (1960), 3:50.1 in the 1500 metres (1960), 8:12.2 in the 3000 metres (1960), 9:04.6 in the 3000 metres steeplechase (1958), 14:21.6 in the 5000 metres (1960) and 30:05.0 in the 10,000 metres (1960).[4]

He was Norwegian champion in the 50 km in 1958 and 1960, and competed at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1958.[1] Here he finished as the best Norwegian in 20th place in the 50 kilometres race, which stood as the worst performance by the Norwegian team until 2003.[5] He was awarded Egebergs Ærespris in 1960. He represented the clubs Herefoss IL and IL i BUL.[1]

His brother Ivar was also a national champion in athletics and skiing (relay). Reidar Andreassen is the uncle of biathlete Gunn Margit Andreassen.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Reidar Andreassen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "3000 meter Hinder/Steeplechase" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "5000 meter" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "A" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Kirkebøen, Stein-Erik (2 March 2003). "Angrer ikke etter femmils-flopp". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 
  6. ^ Thoresen, Thore-Erik (10 January 1992). "Mester med syv bom". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 
Awards
Preceded by
Roald Aas (1956)
Egebergs Ærespris
1960
Succeeded by
Arne Bakker