Rune Gustafsson (athlete)

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Rune Gustafsson
Rune Gustafsson 3.jpg
Personal information
Born 1 December 1919[1]
Died 25 June 2011 (aged 91)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800–5000 m
Club Värnamo SK[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m – 1:50.0 (1946)
1500 m – 3:47.4 (1944)
Mile – 4:04.6 (1943)
5000 m – 14:39.6 (1944)[1]

Rune Gustafsson (1 December 1919 – 25 June 2011) was a Swedish middle-distance runner who broke the 1000 m world record in Borås in 1946.[3] He lowered the previous record by Rudolf Harbig by 0.1 s to 2:21.4 min. The same year he also won the national and European titles in the 800 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rune Gustafsson. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b Rune Gustavsson 1919–2011. storagrabbar.se
  3. ^ Svenska världsrekord. friidrott.se