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Friedrich Janke

Full name: Friedrich Janke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: April 19, 1931 in Skorodnica, Lubelskie, Poland
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Berlin, Ost Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Long-distance runner and steeplechaser Friedrich Janke was part of the mixed German team in 1956 and 1960. In 1956 at Melbourne, he was eliminated in the heats of the 5,000, while in 1960 at Roma he placed fourth. He competed at the 1958 and 1962 European Championships. Janke won several East German national titles over various distances – steeplechase (1954, 1956), cross-country (1956-58, 1963), 5K (1957, 1963), and 10K (1957, 1959, 1961-63). In 1958 Janke set an indoor world record in the 3000. His brother Waldemar was also a long-distance runner.

Janke moved to Mecklenburg after World War II, working as a farmer, then served with the Nationale Volksarmee (National People’s Army). He also worked as a successful long-distance coach, coaching among others Gunhild Hoffmeister, Ulrike Klapezynski-Bruns and Uta Pippig.

Personal Best\: 5000 – 13:42.4 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 6 h3 r1/2
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 4

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat Three 6 14:40.6 14:40.89
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Germany Final 4 13:46.8 13:47.14
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 14:04.4 14:02.58
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