|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Thor Oluf•Helland|
|Born||10 December 1936 in Sørfold (NOR)|
|Died||2 August 2021 in Oslo (NOR)|
|Measurements||178 cm / 65 kg|
|Affiliations||IL i BUL, Oslo (NOR)|
Thor Helland ran the 5,000 metres at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, finishing eighth. Helland earned 38 caps for Norway and was a Norwegian senior champion 17 times. He set six Norwegian records, with three at 3,000 metres, two at 5,000 metres, and one at 10,000 metres, and two Nordic records, in the 3K and 5K in 1965.
Helland was married to Unni Helland, also a prominent athlete though never an Olympian. After their retirement they became coaches for their club, Idrettslaget i Bondeungdomslaget (IL i BUL), and they both coached at the club into their 80s. Thor was also a board member of Idrottslaget, a board member of the business of IL i BUL, a member of the Council of IL i BUL, and a member of the main committee of Sentrumsløpet.
Personal Best: 5000 – 13:37.4 (1965).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1964 Summer Olympics||Athletics||NOR||Thor Helland|
|5,000 metres, Men (Olympic)||8|