Ståle Engen

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Ståle Engen (born 29 June 1947) is a Norwegian long-distance runner who specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase.

He competed at the 1971 European Championships without reaching the final.[1] He represented the club IF Sturla.

In his main event, 3000 metres steeplechase, he became Norwegian champion in 1970 and won the bronze medal in 1971.[2] He also took a silver medal in the cross-country running (3 kilometres, short course) in 1970.[3] His victory in the 3000 metres steeplechase gave Engen the 1970 King's Cup.[4] In the same year he set a new Norwegian record at Stockholm Olympic Stadium with 8:31.4 minutes, beating Arne Risa's year-old record with exactly three seconds. In June 1971 the record was improved by exactly five seconds by Sverre Sørnes.[5]

In the other running events, Engen clocked 1:52.8 in the 800 metres (1970); 3:45.0 in the 1500 metres (1970); 4:12.7 in the mile run (1971); 8:12.4 in the 3000 metres (1970); and 14:01.6 in the 5000 metres (1970).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "E". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "3000 meter Hinder/Steeplechase". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. ^ "3 km Terrengløp/Cross Country". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Kongepokalvinnere". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Rekordenes Utvikling/Progression of the Records Men. Løpsøvelser/Running events:". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  6. ^ "E". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 29 May 2016.