John Skovbjerg

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John Skovbjerg
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Born (1956-01-22) 22 January 1956 (age 66)
Denmark
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Medal record

John[a] Skovbjerg (born 22 January 1956)[1] is a Danish marathon runner, who won the 1984 Berlin Marathon, and came second at the 1985 and 1986 Vienna City Marathons.

Career[edit]

Skovbjerg competed for Aarhus Gymnastikforening.[2] He came 37th in the men's marathon event at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics.[3]

Skovbjerg won the 1984 Berlin Marathon in a time of 2:13:25,[4] after pulling away from West German Wolfgang Krüger in the final few kilometres of the race.[5] He won the race by a few seconds,[6] and his time was a course record,[7] beating the previous record by two seconds.[2] After the race, it was noticed that Skovbjerg had folded his race number, meaning that the sponsor could not be seen. As a result, he received a reduction in prize money; for a time, he had been threatened with disqualification.[5]

In 1985, Skovbjerg came second at the Vienna City Marathon,[8][9] and seventh at the 1985 Berlin Marathon.[1] In 1986, he again came second at the Vienna City Marathon,[8] and finished 12th in the 1986 Berlin Marathon.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some sources refer to him as Johan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John Skovbjerg at World Athletics
  2. ^ a b "Triumpf i kulde og regn". Århus Stiftstidende (in Danish). 1 October 1984. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021 – via Viva Marathon.
  3. ^ "Marathon Final". The Journal Gazette. 15 August 1983. p. 12. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Benyo, Richard; Henderson, Joe (2002). Running Encyclopedia. Human Kinetics. p. 31. ISBN 9780736037341.
  5. ^ a b "Three weeks to go! Looking back in history - Countdown part III". Berlin Marathon. 9 August 2013. Archived from the original on 21 June 2020. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Marathon Berlin". Indiana Gazette. 1 October 1984. p. 21. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Der BERLIN-MARATHON – Die Sieger und Siegerinnen von 1974 – 2014 – Teil 2" (in German). German Road Races. 20 September 2015. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Vienna Marathon Winners". Vienna City Marathon. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Vienna Marathon". Los Angeles Times. 1 April 1985. p. 34. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 15 April 2021 – via Newspapers.com.

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