Jeen van den Berg

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Jeen van den Berg, Elfstedentocht winner 1954

Jeen van den Berg (8 January 1928 - 8 October 2014) was a Dutch speedskater. He was known as the winner of the Elfstedentocht of 1954. He rode the race a record seven times. His first time was in 1947. His final race was in 1997.[1] van den Berg was born in De Veenhoop, Netherlands.

On 3 February 1954, van den Berg finished the race in a record 7 hours and 35 minutes, a record bettered by Evert van Benthem only 31 years later.[2] He came third in the infamous 1963 race.[3] In 1973 he became the first Dutch marathon skate champion.

van den Berg died in Heerenveen, Netherlands, aged 86.

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