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Jørgen Jensen (athlete)

Jørgen Pilegaard Jensen (10 April 1944 – 2 October 2009) was a Danish middle- and long-distance runner.

Jørgen Jensen
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Jensen at the Amsterdam Marathon 1975
Personal information
Full nameJørgen Pilegaard Jensen
Born10 April 1944
Krønge, Lolland, Denmark
Died2 October 2009 (aged 65)
Århus, Denmark
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
SportMiddle- and long-distance running
ClubAGF, Århus

CareerEdit

Jensen won the inaugural 1975 edition of Amsterdam Marathon on 3 May 1975, clocking 2:16:51. He ran the Olympic marathons in 1972 and 1976 and finished in 30th and 28th place, respectively.

Between 1966 and 1976 Jensen won eight national team titles (4 × 1500 m relay and cross-country) and eight individual titles, in the 5000 m (1966), 10000 m (1973), 20 km (1972 and 1974) and marathon (1973-1976).

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Denmark
1972 Olympic Games Munich, Germany 30th Marathon 2:24:00
1975 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:16:51
Košice Peace Marathon Košice, Czechoslovakia 4th Marathon 2:17:00
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 24th Marathon 2:18:45
1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 28th Marathon 2:20:44

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