Thore Enochsson

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Thore Enochsson
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Enochsson at the 1933 Stockholm half-marathon
Personal information
Born 17 November 1908
Östersund, Sweden
Died 14 March 1993 (aged 82)
Bandhagen, Stockholm, Sweden
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Club IK Ymer, Borås
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Mar – 2:40:39 (1933) [1]

Thore Sixten Enochsson (later Thorhammer, 17 November 1908 – 14 March 1993) was a Swedish long-distance runner. He won a silver medal in the marathon at the 1934 European Championships and finished tenth at the 1936 Summer Olympics. [1] [2] Enochsson won the Stockholm half-marathon (25 km) in 1933–36. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Thore Enochsson. sports-reference.com
  2. Thore Enochsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. A race with its roots in the early 20th century Archived 25 June 2017 at the Wayback Machine.. stockholmhalvmarathon.se