Full name: Kåre Hatten
Born: January 22, 1908 in Trysil, Hedmark, Norway
Died: April 14, 1983 in Trysil, Hedmark, Norway
Affiliations: Nordre Trysil IL, Jordet, Trysil (NOR)
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Kåre Hatten had his national breakthrough in 1932 when he won the Norwegian championship in 30 km cross-country and placed seventh in the Holmenkollen 50 km. In 1933 he came third in the Holmenkollen 17 km race. He competed in the 1934 and 1935 World Championships, placing eighth in the 1935 50 km race for his best finish. In the open 1935 German championships in Garmisch, organized as a test competition for the 1936 Olympics, Hatten won the 50 km race, but had to be content with a 12th place at the Olympics one year later. Kåre Hatten was known to eat and drink a lot during a 50 km race. It is told that in one race, he consumed six sandwiches and six cups of gruel before he continued the race. In his youth he worked in the forest as a lumberjack, and later became a settler and built up his own farm.
Hatten was, together with Sigund Vestad and Gjermund Muruåsen (winner of the 50 km in Holmenkollen 1932) a famous cross-country trio from the municipality of Trysil, and those skiers had a great impact on the future double Olympic champion from Trysil, Hallgeir Brenden.
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