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Ingrid Kristiansen

Profession: Long Distance Runner

Nationality:
Norway
Norwegian

Why Famous: The only person to ever simultaneously hold the world records in the 5000 meters, 10,000 meters and the marathon.

Born: March 21, 1956
Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway
Age: 65 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Historical Events

  • 1985-04-21 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway wins London Marathon in race record 2:21:06
  • 1985-07-27 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway becomes first woman to run 10,000m in under 31 minutes; takes world record down to 30:59.42 in Oslo, Norway
  • 1986-04-21 90th Boston Marathon: Rob de Castella first Australian winner in 2:07:51; Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway claims women's title in 2:24:55
  • 1986-07-11 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000m in world record 30:13.74
  • 1986-08-05 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 5,000m world record (14:37.33) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1989-04-17 93rd Boston Marathon: Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia takes men's race in 2:09:06; Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway wins her 2nd women's title in 2:24:33
  • 1989-11-05 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway in 2:25:30

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