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Ken Swenson

Full name: Kenneth Lloyd "Ken" Swenson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: April 18, 1948 in Clay Center, Kansas, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Ken Swenson won the 880y in 1970 at both the NCAA and AAU Meets. He was world ranked #2 in the 800 for the year. In 1971 Swenson also won a gold medal in the 800 at the Pan American Games. He competed for Kansas State and later for the US Army. After the 1972 Olympics, Swenson competed for a few more years and then turned professional in March 1975 with the International Track Association. In 2009 he was inducted into the Kansas State Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:44.80 (1970); Mile – 3:59.1 (1975).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA AC h3 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank L T(A)
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Three AC DQ 5
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Eight 2 QU 5 1:51,1
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