Famous Track And Field Athletes from Norway

List of notable or famous track and field athletes from Norway, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in Norway and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to Norway. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Norwegian track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from Norway is included when available.

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  • Andreas Thorkildsen
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    Andreas Thorkildsen (born 1 April 1982) is a retired Norwegian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He was the Olympic Champion in 2004 and 2008, European Champion in 2006 and 2010, and World Champion in 2009. He is the first male javelin thrower in history to simultaneously be European, World and Olympic Champion. He was also a three-time silver medalist at the World Championships, placing second in 2005, 2007 and 2011. His personal best of 91.59 m, set in 2006, is the Norwegian record.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
  • Eivind Henriksen

    Eivind Henriksen is a Norwegian athlete. He was born in Oslo. He qualified for the hammer throw at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
    • Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
  • Erik Tysse (born 4 December 1980 in Bergen) is a Norwegian race walker. He has competed at four editions of the World Championships in Athletics and represented Norway at the 2008 Summer Olympics and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.He began his international career at the 1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics, and finishing in 17th place at his first major event – the 2002 European Athletics Championships. He finished ninth in the men's 20 km race at the 2006 IAAF World Race Walking Cup, but set a Norwegian record of 1:20:34 in the process. He was one of the top performers on the circuit in 2007 and finished second in the rankings in the IAAF World Race Walking Challenge that year. Tysse ...more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
  • Henrik Ingebrigtsen

    Henrik Ingebrigtsen is a Norwegian track athlete who specializes in middle-distance events. He represented Norway at the 2012 Summer Olympics. His younger brother, Filip Ingebrigtsen, is also a middle-distance runner.
    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
  • Ida Marcussen (born 1 November 1987 in Kristiansand) is a Norwegian heptathlete. She represents IK Våg, having changed clubs from Kristiansands IF in 2006. As a junior athlete she finished sixth at the 2005 European Junior Championships and won a silver medal at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing. Her score of 6020 points from Beijing was only 65 points away from being a new Norwegian record. In 2007 she entered her first senior championships at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. After day one she was situated near the bottom of the results list; however, a strong performance during the second day saw her climb to eleventh place. She scored 6226 points, demolishing the ...more
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
  • Ingvill Måkestad Bovim

    Ingvill Måkestad Bovim is a Norwegian track and field athlete who specializes in middle distance running. She is the Norwegian record holder over 800 metres and the less-contested 1000 m run. Her personal best in the 1500 metres is 4:02.20 minutes. She represented Norway over 1500 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships but did not progress beyond the heats. She won the 1500 metres in the First League section of the 2011 European Team Championships and went on to finish sixth in the event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics
    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Odda, Norway