BEGINNING OF THE SCANDINAVIAN ERA
In 1947 in Boston he finished in second place with a time of 2h29m30s, which was the second best European performance of all time. In 1948 he did not finish the Boston Marathon due to injury. He died on 3 Feb 1999.
|European Championships (Oslo)||1946||winner||2:24:55 (shorter course)
|Olympic Games (Helsinki)||1952||17th place||2:34:01|