– On the Bislett Stadium 2005 –
- Born 27th of March 1978 in Sandefjord, Norway
- Currently living in Kristiansand
- Mentor Leif Olav Alnes
- Runs for Runar Friidrett,Sandefjord
- Height 181 cm weight 63 kgs
- 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) and Political Science (grunn+mellomfag)
- University of Oslo Medical School 2004 – 2010. Works as a physician in Kristiansand, Norway at Søm Medical Center
– Bislett Games 2001 // 13.09 5000 –
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)
- 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.
Haile Gebrselassie for his incredible smoothness, talent and down-to-earth attitude.
Coaching history :
I’ve worked with some exceptional coaches throughout my career, that has shaped much of my training views :
1991-1995 and 1998-1999 Per Halle (7th Olympics 1972 5k)
1996-97 and helping 1999-2001 Peter Coe (father of Seb Coe)
1997-1998 Sam Bell when at Indiana University (coach at Indiana University, coached Bob Kennedy for 6 years to the first non-African under 13:00 as well as 3.31 1500 meter runner Jim Spivey)
2000-2002 Frank Evertsen (worked at the Norwegian Olympic team and wrote his doctorate on threshold training )
2003 Eystein Enoksen (professor at the NIH – the Norwegian school of Sports)
2003-2006 Leif Olav Alnes (current coach of Karsten Warholm. Involved mostly with sprint training but also with training structure and coaching)