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Nils Eklöf

Full name: Nils Evert Eklöf
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: July 25, 1904 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 22, 1987 in Arboga, Västmanland, Sweden
Affiliations: Fredrikshofs IF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Nils Eklöf started in sports as a boxer but switched to distance running in 1923 and quickly approached world class. In 1927 he recorded 8:24.6 for 3,000 metres and 14:45.3 for the 5K, leading the world list in both events that year. He won the 1927 Swedish title at 5,000 metres, and won that event in a dual match against Finland, and for the third straight year, won it at the Prix Jean Bouin in Paris. At Amsterdam in 1928 he failed to finish the 5K but placed fourth in the steeplechase, and event he rarely contested. He continued to compete for a few years after the 1928 Olympics, but with less intensity. Eklöf worked as a planning supervisor and a sports advisor.

Personal Bests\: 5000 – 14:45.3 (1927); 3000S – 9:38.0 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Sweden SWE AC
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Sweden SWE 4

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final AC DNF
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Round One Heat Two 1 QU 15:07.4

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Final 4 9:38.0
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Sweden Round One Heat One 3 QU
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