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Kurt Hartung

Full name: Kurt Hartung
Gender: Male
Born: April 17, 1925 in Knobelsdorf, Waldheim, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Long-distance runner Kurt Hartung finished 28th in the marathon of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, although the Australian summer heat prevented him and his teammate [Lothar Beckert] from placing higher. Hartung was East German Champion in 1955 at 25 kilometres and in the marathon, he was runner-up in the marathon in 1956, and in 1967 won the “Quer durch Berlin” (Across Berlin) race. Hartung was educated as a precision engineer, but later worked as a tram driver, transport policeman, and sports teacher.

Personal Best\: Mar – 2-23:06 (1956).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Athletics Men's Marathon Germany GER 28

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Standings 28 2-52:14
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