"Anders Gärderud: ”I felt that, quite simply, enough is enough,”"
"The former runner Anders Gärderud, 72, ending his service as a tv commentator at SVT on the immediate effect."
"the Decision taken himself during the fall."
"– I felt that there must simply be enough now, " he says. "
"During his active career as a runner took Gärderud several CHAMPIONSHIP medals in the 800 metres, 1 500 metres, 10 000 metres and 3 000 metres hurdles."
"On the latter of the distance he also took a EM-silver in Rome in 1974, and his greatest achievement – an OLYMPIC gold medal in Montreal in 1976."
"Since 2001, he has been working for SVT Sport and has been one of the country's most beloved expertkommentatorer. Now select the 72-year-old Gärderud to stop to comment on athletics and instead retire."
"– I took up the reasoning with sportledningen in the fall. Actually, maybe we should have done something then, but it was not given the opportunity. So we have deferred until now. I felt that there must simply be enough now, " he says."
"What based you decision on?"
"– A strong contributory cause is that I want to have, for the first time in lots of years, a long consecutive days off in the summer. There have been many interruptions in the past due to this commitment. In addition, I have known in the end that my own involvement has subsided a bit."
"”Take advantage of every nice day”"
"In the day were thanked he with a lunch at the Stockholmsrestaurangen ”Erik's back pocket”. Present were several of his colleagues at SVT Sport, including Jonas Karlsson (now at Discovery) and Jacob Hard."
"Anders Gärderud tells us that it is mainly the colleagues that he will miss when he finishes his service."
"– It is the camaraderie and the gang. It is a great fun bunch to work with. Not just the ones that I have commented without all the people who belong to the editorial staff. It has been a stimulating job to keep on with, " he says."
"What are you going to do now?"
" I will take advantage of every nice day I get. Improve my playing golf. In addition, the run I'm still very much in."
"Will remember the OLYMPIC games in London"
"What championship, and the athletic performance, which you yourself got to experience and comment do you think has been the most memorable?"
"– the 2012 OLYMPICS in London was special, with Mo farah's twin victories. From the same championship, I remember David Rudishas 800-meter dash and the atmosphere inside the stadium, " he says and continues:"
"– another thing that I remember is Cathy Freeman's 400-metre sprints before her home crowd in Sydney 2000 OLYMPICS. It was probably around 100 000 spectators on site. A magical atmosphere."