Tommy Persson

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Lars Tommy Persson (born 23 December 1954 in Östra Grevie, Skåne) is a retired long-distance runner from Sweden.[1] He represented his native country twice at the Summer Olympics (1980 and 1984) in the men's marathon, finishing in 30th place in Moscow. Persson, nicknamed "Tomis", won the 1985 Stockholm Marathon.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sweden
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 30th Marathon 2:21:11
1981 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 2nd Marathon 2:12:07
New York City Marathon New York, United States 10th Marathon 2:13:23 [2]
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 7th Marathon 2:12:19
1982 Miami Marathon Miami, United States 2nd Marathon 2:12:32
European Championships Athens, Greece Marathon DNF
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 22nd Marathon 2:14:57
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States Marathon DNF
1985 Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:17:18