Thore Tillman

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Thore Tillman
Thore Tillman 1937.jpg
Tillman in 1937
Personal information
Born 9 August 1915
Died 2004
Sport
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.

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References

  1. 1 2 Thore Tillman. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. Thore Tillman 1915–2004. storagrabbar.se