|Full name||Oskar Albinus Stenroos|
Grand Duchy of Finland (until 1914) Finland (from 1914)
|birthday||February 24, 1889|
|place of birth||Vehmaa , Finland|
|date of death||April 30, 1971|
|Place of death||Helsinki , Finland|
|discipline||Long-distance running , cross-country running|
|Best performance||10,000 m: 32: 21.8 min; Marathon: 2:41:23 h|
|society||Helsingin Reipas; HKV Helsinki|
Albin Stenroos (* 24. February 1889 in Vehmaa , Finland ; † the thirtieth April 1971 in Helsinki , actually Oskar Albinus Stenroos ) was a Finnish long-distance runner and Olympic champion in the marathon .
Albin Stenroos was third in the national championships in his first marathon in 1909, but then switched to shorter distances.
At the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912 , Stenroos won the bronze medal in the 10,000-meter run with a personal best , which his compatriot Hannes Kolehmainen won and was sixth in the cross-country competition and thus helped his team to second place in the cross- team classification.
In 1915 Stenroos set his first world record over 30 km (1: 48: 06.2 h), which he improved in 1924 (1: 46: 11.6 h). From 1923 it also held the record of 20 km (1: 07: 11.2 h).
Although he hadn't run a marathon for 15 years, Stenroos decided to compete in the 1924 Olympics in Paris and became Olympic champion in 2:41:22 hours by almost six minutes.
- 5000 meters:
- 1st place: 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916
- 2nd place: 1910
- 3rd place: 1917
- 10,000 meters:
- 1st place: 1910, 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916
- 2nd place: 1917
- 3rd place: 1918
- 3rd place: 1909
- Cross Country:
- 1st place: 1915, 1916, 1917
- Article about the 1924 Olympic marathon on marathoninfo.free.fr (French)
- Albin Stenroos in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Albin Stenroo's best performances and results at Finnish championships
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Stenroos, Oskar Albinus|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Finnish long distance runner|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 24, 1889|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vehmaa|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 30, 1971|
|Place of death||Helsinki|