Carrie Tollefson Olympic athlete

Carrie Tollefson (born January 18, 1977 in Dawson, Minnesota) is an American middle distance runner who was on the US 2004 Summer Olympic team. Tollefson ran collegiately at Villanova University where she won the 1997 NCAA Cross Country Championships and the 1999 NCAA Outdoor and Indoor 3000 meters and Outdoor 5000 meters. She graduated from Villanova with a communications degree in 1999. At the US Olympic Trials in 2004, she won the 1500 meters. She competed in the 2004 Olympic Summer Games, making it to the semis in the 1500 meters. In 2004, she was ranked #1 nationally by Track and Field News. In 2006, she won the 4K race at the USA Cross Country Championships, took the 3000 meters US Indoor National Championships and was ranked #5 nationally at the end of the season. She now holds a distance camp at St.Kates, for teens.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 18th, 1977
Place of birth
Minnesota, United States of America
United States of America




1. Villanova University Colleges/University

Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Named for Saint Thomas of Villanova, the school is the oldest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Type Private school
2013. 426 mil. $
2010. 303 mil. $
Institution colors
800 Lancaster Avenue, 19085 - Villanova, Pennsylvania
2013. 6,547
2010. 7,116
2009. 7,201
2013. 3,655
2010. 3,489
Acceptance rate
2012. 45.6 %
2010. 44.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 43.8 K $
2010. 39.1 K $
Official web page
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Olympic medals

2004 Summer Olympics Athens

The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance. This marks the return of the games to the city where they began. A new medal obverse was introduced at these Games, replacing the design by Giuseppe Cassioli that had been used since the 1928 Games. This rectified the long lasting mistake of using a depiction of the Roman Colosseum rather than a Greek venue. The new design features the Panathinaiko Stadium. The 2004 summer games were hailed as "unforgettable, dream games" by IOC president Jacques Rogge, and left Athens with a significantly improved infrastructure, including a new airport, ring road, and subway system.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Athletics – Women's 1500 metres August 24th, 2004


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