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Dan Waern

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Dan Waern
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Born (1933-01-17) 17 January 1933 (age 91)
Sköldinge, Sweden
Sporttrack and field athletics

Dan Waern (born 17 January 1933 in Sköldinge, Sweden) is a Swedish former middle-distance runner. In 1957, he became the first Swede to run the first sub-four-minute mile.[1] 1957 was also the year he was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.[2]

In 1961, the IAAF disqualified him for professionalism.[3]


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  1. "Bannister – en milstolpe i idrottshistorien" (in Swedish). Svenska dagbladet. 3 October 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. "Bragdmedaljörer genom tiderna" (in Swedish). Svenska dagbladet. 6 December 2005. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. "Intervjun: Dan Waern" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 2007. Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
Preceded by
Lars Hall and Sixten Jernberg
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Richard Dahl