Albin Stenroos ( born February 25, 1889 in Vehmaa, Finland, † April 30, 1971 in Helsinki, actually Oskar Albinus Stenroos ) was a Finnish long-distance runner and Olympic gold medalist in the marathon.
Albin Stenroos was in his first marathon in 1909 third in the national championships, but then switched to shorter distances.
In the Summer Olympics 1912 Stenroos won with a personal best, the bronze medal in the 10,000 - meter race, which his compatriot Hannes Kolehmainen won and was sixth in the Cross Country competition and thus helped his team to second place in the cross- team standings.
1915 Stenroos put on his first world record over 30 km ( 1:48:06,2 ), which he improved in 1924 ( 1:46:11,6 ). He held the record from 1923 and more than 20 kilometers ( 1:07:11,2 ).
Although he had run a marathon for 15 years, Stenroos decided to start at the Summer Olympic Games in Paris in 1924, and has been in 2:41:22 with almost six minutes ahead of Olympic champion.
- 5,000 meters: 1st place: 1912, 1913, 1915, 1916
- 2nd Place: 1910
- 3rd place: 1917
- Marathon: 3rd place: 1909
- Cross Country: 1st place: 1915, 1916, 1917