Tatu Kolehmainen

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Tatu Kolehmainen
Tatu Kolehmainen 1912.jpg
Tatu Kolehmainen at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Finnish
Born (1885-04-21)21 April 1885
Kuopio, Finland
Died 15 June 1967(1967-06-15) (aged 82)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 54–57 kg (119–126 lb)
Sport
Sport Long-distance running
Event(s) 5000 m, 10,000 m, marathon
Club Helsingin Jyry, Helsinki
HKV, Helsinki
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5000 m – 15:29.5 (1914)
10000 m – 32:24.9 (1912)
Mar – 2:29:08 (1912)[1][2]

Tatu Kolehmainen (21 April 1885 – 15 June 1967) was a Finnish long-distance runner who competed at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics. In 1912 he reached the finals of 10,000 m and marathon races, but failed to finish due to a strong heat.[3][4] In 1920 he placed 10th in the marathon. His younger brother Hannes competed alongside at the 1912 and 1920 Games.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Tatu Kolehmainen". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ William Scott. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's 10,000 metres. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Marathon. sports-reference.com


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