Full name: Johannes Laurs Christensen (-Granholm)
Born: February 14, 1889 in Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: April 23, 1957 in Hillerød, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: Københavns IF, København (DEN)
Johannes Christensen, who was educated as a mechanical engineer, changed his surname to Granholm in 1914. He was Danish marathon champion in 1910-12 and 1914 and also German marathon champion in 1912, taking third place in 1910. After World War I he was well-known as a very good fencer, golfer and tennis player. His daughter Lisa became Danish tennis champion in 1942. In 1948 Johannes published the book Tennis.
Personal Best: Mar – 2-46:30 (1914).
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