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Manfred Letzerich

Full name: Manfred Letzerich
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: August 15, 1942 in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: TuS Eintracht Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden (GER) / LG Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Long-distance runner Manfred Letzerich participated in three consecutive Olympic Games (1964-72). In 1964 he was eliminated in the 5K, in 1968 he finished 19th in the final of the 10K, and four years later he was again eliminated in the heats. At the 1966 European Championships Letzerich placed fourth in the 10K and fifth in the steeplechase. In 1965 and 1967 he also took part in the European Cup.

In 1969 Letzerich was nominated for the 1969 European Championships but due to a West German boycott could not start. Domestically he won seven West German titles between 1965 and 1970. In 1983 he was awarded the Silver Needle of the German Track and Field Association. Letzerich was married to non-Olympian sprinter Erika Dirnberger. He was educated as a turner.

Personal Bests\: 5000 – 13:42.2 (1971); 10000 – 28:14.41 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 8 h2 r1/2
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 10,000 metres West Germany FRG 19
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics Men's 10,000 metres West Germany FRG 14 h3 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 8 14:06.2

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final Standings 19 30:48.6
1972 Summer 30 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Three 14 29:37,8
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