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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

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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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