Hallgeir Brenden

Cross-country skiing, Olympic athlete

1929 – 2007

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Who was Hallgeir Brenden?

Hallgeir Brenden was a former Norwegian cross-country skier from Tørberget in Trysil.

He won Olympic gold medals in the 18 km event at the 1952 Winter Olympics and in the 15 km event at the 1956 Winter Olympics, and an Olympic silver medal in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1952 Winter Olympics. Brenden also won at the Holmenkollen ski festival three times. He is the only person to win the Olympic, FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and Holmenkollen events at both 18 km and 15 km. In 1955, Brenden was awarded the Holmenkollen medal.

Brenden also competed on national level in athletics, and won the Norwegian championships in 3000 metre steeplechase in 1953 and 1954. He competed for IK Tjalve.

Brenden received the Egebergs Ærespris in 1952. He died in 2007

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Born
Feb 10, 1929
Trysil
Nationality
  • Norway
Died
Sep 21, 2007
Lillehammer

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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