Running

When I turned 40, I decided to take up Track & Field again. I used to do 400m and 800m in my youth (not very successfully) but my studies came in the way and then I rested for 20 years…

Track life has been good so far. I have now (almost) surpassed all records from my youth on distances from 60m to 400m, as well as the long jump. Some pictures and stats follow below. If you want to know more about my training, check out my Instagram.

Bio

Records

  • 60m (i): 7.28 [2018-01-06]
  • 100m: 11.45 [2017-08-18]
  • 150m: 17.18 [2017-09-03]
  • 200m: 22.97 [2017-08-19]
  • 300m: 35.89 [2017-09-03]
  • 400m: 51.85 [1997-08-02]
  • 400m (i): 51.38 [2018-03-03]
  • Long jump: 6.06 [2016-06-21]

Medals

  • Nordic Masters Championships M40 2016: Gold long jump (5.84), Bronze 200m (23.80w)
  • Swedish Masters Championships M40 2016: Gold 200m (23.76), Bronze long jump (6.13w)
  • Swedish Indoor Masters Championships M40 2017: Gold 200m (24.65), Gold 400m (54.60), Gold long jump (6.05), Silver 60m (7.70), Bronze high jump (1.58)
  • Nordic Indoor Masters Championships M40 2017: Gold 200m (23.93), Gold 4x200m (1.33.25)
  • European Masters Championships M40 2017: Bronze 400m (52.52)
  • Swedish Masters Championships M40 2017: Gold 100m (11.45), Gold 200m (22.97), Gold long jump (6.00)

 

With my mates Robin Gustafsson, Josef Åberg and Marcus Lidman. It’s all about the stripes!

 

My first Swedish championship, winning the 200m. My good friends Magnus Nilsson, Jan Erlandsson and Jonas Asplund in the background. 🙂

 

Team Sweden: Angel Galan, Mattias Sunneborn, Klas Skarin and Anders Logg winning the 4x200m relay at the Nordic Championships but missing the Nordic record by a close margin.

 

Klas Skarin passing me the baton for the last leg of the 4x200m.