Jukka Toivola

Jukka Olavi Toivola (September 7, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was a male long-distance runner and teacher of chemistry from Finland.

Jukka Toivola in 1979, running in Mariehamn.

Born in Liperi, North Karelia, Toivola represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in the men's marathon, finishing in 27th place. In 1979, he won the first edition of the Stockholm Marathon.

Toivola died in 2011 in Pori, after suffering from ALS since 2007.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Finland
1976 Olympic Games Montréal, Canada 27th Marathon 2:20:46
1979 Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:17:35
1981 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 6th Marathon 2:11:53
New York City Marathon New York, United States 2nd Marathon 2:10:52 [2]
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 5th Marathon 2:17:31


  1. ^ "Maratonin entinen SE-mies Jukka Toivola on kuollut". Karjalainen (in Finnish). May 28, 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.arrs.run/MaraRank/ATM_Mara1981.htm Course 150 m short on remeasurement

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