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Albin Stenroos

Full name: Oskar Albinus "Albin" Stenroos
Nickname(s): Stena
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: February 24, 1889 in Vehmaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland
Died: April 30, 1971 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Helsingin Reipas, Helsinki (FIN) / HKV, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Albin Stenroos ran his first marathon in 1909 (bronze in national championships), but then settled for shorter distances, not running his next marathon until the 1924 Paris Olympics. Stenroos first came to notice in winning the 10,000 metres at the 1910 Finnish nationals. In the absence of Hannes Kolehmainen, Stenroos won the Finnish National Championships in 5 and 10K from 1912-16. He also won the cross-country title from 1915-17. At the 1912 Summer Olympics, Stenroos won a bronze medal in the 10K behind Kolehmainen. He also finished sixth in the individual cross-country run and helped his team to second place. In 1915, Stenroos ran his first world record for 30 km (1:48:06.2), which he bettered in 1924 (1:46:11.6). He also set the 20 km world record in 1923 (1:07:11.2). Stenroos skipped the 1920 Summer Olympics, but ran the marathon at the 1924 Olympic Games, a distance he had not run in 15 years. Stenroos won the race in extremely hot conditions, beating the Italian runner-up Romeo Bertini by almost six minutes. Stenroos placed second at the 1926 Boston Marathon, but retired from competition after not finishing the 1927 Boston Marathon.

Personal Bests: 3000 – 8:54.1 (1912); 10000 – 32:21.8 (1912); Mar – 2-41:23 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Finland FIN 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team Finland FIN 2 h1 r1/2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual Finland FIN 6
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team Finland FIN 2 Silver
1924 Summer 35 Paris Athletics Men's Marathon Finland FIN 1 Gold

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Finland Final 3 32:21.8
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Finland Round One Heat Two 4 QU 33:28.4

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 35 Paris Athletics Finland Final Standings 1 2-41:22.6

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Finland FIN Final Standings 2 h1 r1/2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Finland FIN Round One Heat One 2 12 7/5 8:54.1

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Finland Final Standings 6 47:23.4

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Finland FIN Final Standings 2 11 6 47:23.4