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Lech Boguszewicz

Full name: Lech Felicjan Boguszewicz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: August 27, 1938 in Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: August 9, 2010 in Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: SLA Sopot
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

The successor of Kazimierz Zimny as Poland's best 5,000 m runner in the early 1960s, Lech Boguszewicz narrowly missed out on a bronze medal at the 1962 European Championships, placing fourth. In 1964, he won the (open) British 3-mile title, but did not reach the Olympic final in Tokyo, just failing to qualify from his heat. Boguszewicz won the Polish 5,000 m title three times (1961, 1963 and 1964), while winning the cross country title in 1965. He also medaled three times in the 1,500 m, being runner-up in 1965. In 1966, he lowered the Polish record to 13.44.4, which remained his personal best. Boguszewicz represented Spójnia Gdańsk (1956, 1966-68), LKS Sopot (1957-59), and SLA Sopot (1960-65). After his career, he remained involved in local sports organizations in Sopot and Gdańsk.

Personal Best: 5000 - 13.44.4 (1966).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Poland POL 4 h2 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Poland Round One Heat Two 4 13:52.8
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