Ingrid Kristiansen


July 5, 2022

Ingrid Kristiansen (born Ingrid Christensen; March 21, 1956 in Trondheim) is a Norwegian former athlete and long-distance runner, who in the second half of the 1980s was among the world's foremost. She became world champion in the 10,000 meters in 1987, and set five world records during her career. She ran for IL in BUL. She is even better known as a marathon runner, with victories in a number of well-known races, such as the New York City Marathon and similarly in Chicago, Boston and London. For many years she also had the world's best time in the marathon distance (2.21.06). Kristiansen was also a very good cross-country skier. She became European champion in junior relay in 1974, and won eight NM titles in relay. In 1978, she participated in the World Ski Championships in Lahti, where she finished 21st in 5 km. She was a board member of Anti-Doping Norway from 2005 to 2013.

Merits in selection

1980 World Cup: bronze in the 3,000 meters EC 1986: gold in 10,000 meters World Cup 1987: gold in 10,000 meters EC 1982: bronze in marathon 5 world records in track racing (5000/10 000 meters) King's Cup 1985 and 1986 24 individual Norwegian championships in athletics She was awarded the Morgenbladet gold medal and received the Sports Journalists' statuette as "Sports Name of the Year" in 1986 and 1987. In 1981 she was awarded the Olav statuette, and in 1984 she received the Porsgrund Porcelain Factory Honorary Award, and in 1992 she received the Egebergs Honorary Award for her combination of cross-country skiing and athletics.

Personal records

Medals in Norwegian championships

See also

Norwegian records in athletics Most winning athletes in the NM in athletics List of Norwegian athletes on the shelf



Kirkebøen, Stein Erik (1986). "Ingrid Kristiansen: A victory that does not cost is worth nothing." Sports girls: the road to the top. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. pp. 47-56. ISBN 8200357570. [Access for Norwegian IP addresses on the National Library's website]

External links

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