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Jørgen Jensen

Full name: Jørgen Pilegaard Jensen
Gender: Male
Height: 15-5 (185 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: April 10, 1944 in Krønge, Lolland, Sjælland, Denmark
Died: October 2, 2009 in Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark
Affiliations: AGF, Århus (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jørgen Jensen was Danish youth champion in the 3,000 metres in 1962 and junior champion in 1964. Competing extensively from 1966-76, he won eight Danish team titles (4x1500 m relay, cross-country, and trail running), and eight individual championships: 1966 5K, 1973 10K, 1972 and 1974 20K road, and four consecutive national marathon titles – 1973-76. In addition to his two Olympic appearances, Jensen competed in the marathon at the 1971 and 1974 European Championships, finishing 26th and 13th, respectively. He ran his marathon PR at Amsterdam in 1975, with 2-16:51.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-16:51 (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Men's Marathon Denmark DEN 30
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Men's Marathon Denmark DEN 28

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Denmark Final Standings 30 2-24:00.2
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Denmark Final Standings 28 2-20:44.6
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