Gunder Hägg

1918 - 2004

Gunder Hägg

Gunder Hägg (31 December 1918 – 27 November 2004) was a Swedish runner and multiple world record breaker of the 1940s. He set over a dozen middle distance world records at events ranging from 1500 to 5000 meters, including three at both the 1500 meters and the mile, one at 3000 meters and one at 5000 meters. Hägg and fellow Swede, Arne Andersson, lowered the record for the mile to just over four minutes (4:01.4) – accelerating the progression of the world record in the mile run. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunder Hägg has received more than 47,768 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 271st most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, Gunder Hägg ranks 272 out of 2,090Before him are Mykola Avilov, Oscar Pistorius, Tommy Hampson, Arie van Vliet, Eino Penttilä, and Spyridon Belokas. After him are Charles Bacon, Arvo Askola, Nadezhda Chizhova, Carlo Airoldi, Natalya Lisovskaya, and Albert Hill.

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Among people born in 1918, Gunder Hägg ranks 151Before him are Émile Derlin Zinsou, James Aldridge, Suzanne Flon, Ruggiero Ricci, Hank Jones, and Jeff Chandler. After him are Mike Wallace, Giovanni Cheli, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Venetia Burney, Robert Ettinger, and André Pilette. Among people deceased in 2004, Gunder Hägg ranks 149Before him are Howard Keel, Bror Mellberg, Rick James, Delfín Benítez Cáceres, Ljubiša Spajić, and Eugenio Garin. After him are Jacek Kuroń, Oscar Heisserer, Claude Nougaro, Sara Lidman, Rodney Dangerfield, and Alan Brown.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gunder Hägg ranks 473 out of 935Before him are Viktor Rydberg (1828), Caspar Bartholin the Elder (1585), Gustaf Söderström (1865), Ernst Fast (1881), Ture Nerman (1886), and Moa Martinson (1890). After him are Frank Heller (1886), Carl Charlier (1862), Åke Johansson (1928), Roland Sandberg (1946), Lars Ahlin (1915), and Sara Lidman (1923).

Among ATHLETES In Sweden

Among athletes born in Sweden, Gunder Hägg ranks 9Before him are Erik Lundqvist (1908), Henrik Sjöberg (1875), Gert Fredriksson (1919), Tore Sjöstrand (1921), August Nilsson (1872), and Gustaf Söderström (1865). After him are John Ljunggren (1919), Gunnar Lindström (1896), Gustaf Lindblom (1891), Patrik Sjöberg (1965), Karl Staaf (1881), and Magdalena Forsberg (1967).

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