Bror Fock

Bror Karl Fock (29 March 1888 – 4 September 1964) was a Swedish long-distance runner who competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm in the 3000 m, 10000 m and cross-country events. He finished seventh in the 3000 m, earning a silver medal with the Swedish team, and 17th in the cross country race. Although Sweden won the cross-country team event, Fock did not receive a medal because only three best runners from each team were counted, while he was seventh.[1]

Bror Fock
Bror Fock.jpg
Personal information
Born29 March 1888
Vänersborg, Sweden
Died4 September 1964 (aged 76)
Vänersborg, Sweden
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)3000–10000 m
ClubVänersborgs IF
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5000 m – 15:29.2 (1912)
10000 m – 32:12.1 (1912)[1][2]
Medal record

In 1912, Fock briefly held the world record over 3000 m. He won the national 10000 m title in 1909, 1910 and 1912, placing second in 1911 and 1913.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bror Fock. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Bror Fock. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Bror Fock. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ Bror Fock 1888–1964 Archived 6 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. storagrabbar.se
Records
Preceded by
  Hannes Kolehmainen
Men's 3000 m World Record Holder
24 May 1912 – 12 July 1912
Succeeded by
  Hannes Kolehmainen