About Marius

The Biography – On and Off the track. More info on the left menu.

Personal Biography

– On the Bislett Stadium 2005 –

  • Born 27th of March in Sandefjord, Norway
  • Currently living in Oslo
  • Coach/mentor Leif Olav Alnes
  • Runs for Runar Friidrett,Sandefjord
  • Height 181 cm weight 63 kgs

Education ;

  • Graduate of York High School, Elmhurst USA 1997 and Sandefjord VGS 1998.
  • University of Indiana,Bloomington, USA 1997-1998
  • University of Oslo Department of Social Studies 1998-2003 with bachelor in English (grunnfag)/Political Science (grunn+mellomfag)
  • University of Oslo Medical School  2004 – onwards (2010) http://www.med.uio.no/imb/english/

Running Biography

– Bislett Games 2001 // 13.09 5000 –

Personal bests

800 m 1.51.19 (Oslo 97)

1500 m 3.38.86 (Rieti 05)

2000 m 5.01.46 (Florø 03)

3000 m 7.40.47 (Brussels 01)

5000 m 13.06.39 (Rome 04)

10000 m 28.26.x (Lisbon 00)

10000 road 28.26 (Oslo 00)

National records 2000,3000,5000

Nordic records 3000,5000

European U23 record 5000 13.11.30 (00)

Championship participation

  • Olympic Games 2000/2004
  • World Championships 99/01/05
  • European Championships 02/06
  • European U23 99, European Juniors 97
  • 9th place World Championships 01
  • 12th place World Championships 05
  • Silver medal European U23 99

Most special memories on the track

Edmunton WC 2001 –

  • The 1999 Bislett Games, running 13.22 as a 21 year old athlete in the same race as one of the heroes of the sport Haile Gebrselassie.
  • The 2001 Bislett Games finishing in 13.09 and first sub 13.10 race.
  • The 2001 World Championships 9th place.
  • The minutes after the 2004 Bislett Games in Bergen, with a 13.08 record after two difficult seasons.

Favourite runner

Haile Gebrselassie for his incredible smoothness, talent and down-to-earth attitude.

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