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Christoffer Fagerli Rukke


SportSpeed Skating
Born17 Apr 1988 in  Hol
ResidenceOslo, NOR
OccupationAthlete, Photographer
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Higher educationElectrical Engineering
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.10 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.77 19 Mar 2016 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.84 06 Mar 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:57.38 29 Jul 2006 Erfurt  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPhotography, filming, skiing, cycling. (, 19 Dec 2013)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents took him to an ice rink and he enjoyed it. His friends were also skating and he liked the social aspect of the sport. "Speed skating felt natural to me."  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis and Norwegian cross-country skier Ingvild Flugstad Ostberg. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015, 17 Nov 2012)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four on a local lake. He took up speed skating at age seven in Hol, Norway.  
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon, CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn January 2012 he fell and cut his leg during a sprint race in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. The laceration required more than 100 stitches and kept him out for the rest of the season. (, 26 Jan 2012)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Henrik Fagerli Rukke has competed in speed skating at international level. He finished fourth in the 500m at the 2015 Junior World Cup event in Berlin, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Dec 2015;, 20 Feb 2014)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHol IL: Norway  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementSetting an outdoor junior world record in the 1500m. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 1500m16  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m17  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 1500m17  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2008/2009 World Sprint Championships Overall20  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall20  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m20  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m21  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m24  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 1000m24  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall29  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall30  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m35  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m14  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m23  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m30  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1500m32  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m33  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m33  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m34  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m40  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 1000m45  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2006/2007 World Cup Classification 500m49  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m51  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 500m51  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m53  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m53