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Erik Ahldén

Full name: Erik Torsten Ahldén
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: September 4, 1923 in Ramsjö, Ljusdal, Gävleborg, Sweden
Died: July 6, 2013 in Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Bellevue IK, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Erik Ahldén ranked second in the world in 1948 with his personal bests of 8:09.6 for 3,000 metres and 14:13.2 for 5K. He just missed a medal at the Helsinki Olympics with his fourth-place in the 5,000. Ahldén was Swedish champion at 5,000 in 1948 and in the 4K cross-country in 1946.

Personal Bests: 1,500 – 3:48.2 (1945); Mile – 4:09.4 (1946); 2,000 – 5:12.0 (1948); 3,000 – 8:09.6 (1948); 5,000 – 14:13.2 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Sweden SWE 4

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A 1/10)
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden Final 4 14:28.6
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden Round One Heat Two 1 QU 14:34.2 14:34.9
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