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David Nilsson (runner)

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David Nilsson (born 16 April 1987) is a Swedish long distance runner who specialises in the marathon.[1] He competed in the marathon event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics[2] and at the 2014 European Championships.

David Nilsson
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Nilsson (red) at the 2016 Stockholm Marathon
Personal information
Born (1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 31)
Country Sweden
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Marathon

Nilsson hails from Kalmar in the flat southern Sweden.[3] He grew up in a sports family where both his father Carl-Gustaf ”Calle” and mother Katarina competed at an elite level. His brother Marcus and two sisters, Ida and Johanna, have belonged to the Swedish national team in athletics. At the 2002 Swedish cross country championships the family walked home with four gold medals, one silver and one bronze.[4]


  1. ^ "David Nilsson". IAAF. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  2. ^ Final Results Archived 25 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Torbjörn Sköldefors (7 May 2016). "Ida sprang rakt upp i världstoppen" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  4. ^ Jonas Hedman (December 2002). "Löparfamiljen Nilsson från Högby IF" (PDF). 8 (in Swedish). Tidningen Friidrott. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 February 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2016.