Thore Tillman

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Thore Tillman
Thore Tillman 1937.jpg
Tillman in 1937
Personal information
Born 9 August 1915
Died 2004
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 5000 m, 10000 m
Club IF Thor
Fagersta AIK
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5000 m – 14:24.8 (1939)
10000 m – 30:15.2 (1945) [1]

Thore Tillman (9 August 1915 – 2004) was a Swedish long-distance runner. He won national titles in the 10000 m (1938, 1939, 1944 and 1946) and 8 km cross country (1941) and held national records over 5000 m (1939) and 10,000 m. [2] He placed fifth in the 10000 m at the 1938 European Championships and failed to finish in 1946. [1]

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

The men's 10,000 metres at the 1938 European Athletics Championships was held in Paris, France, at Stade Olympique de Colombes on 5 September 1938.

The men's 10,000 metres at the 1946 European Athletics Championships was held in Oslo, Norway, at Bislett Stadium on 22 August 1946.

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  1. 1 2 Thore Tillman.
  2. Thore Tillman 1915–2004.