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Lutz Philipp

Full name: Lutz Philipp
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: October 14, 1940 in Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad, Russia
Died: February 1, 2012 in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: LBV Phönix, Lübeck (GER) / ASC Darmstadt, Darmstadt (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Lutz Philipp was one of the most successful long distance runners in West Germany in the 1960s and 70s. He was eliminated in the heats of the 5K at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, finished 24th in the 10K in 1968 and 32nd in the 1972 München marathon. He participated in the 1966 Europeans in the 10K (12th), and the 1971 Europeans in the marathon. All-in-all Philipp collected 24 national titles over different distances. In 1972, at the age of 32, he ran a world’s best at the Manchester Marathon in 2-12:50. As one of the favorites for the München marathon, he lost his motivation after the terrorist attacks by the “Black September” organization. Philipp was educated as a teacher for mathematics and sports and married middle distance runner Ursula Neumann. His brother Udo also was a nationally successful middle- and long-distance runner. Lutz Philipp died after a long illness in 2012 from blood cancer.

Personal Bests\: 5000 – 13:44.0 (1965); 10000 – 28:23.4 (1970); Mar – 2-12:50 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 8 h1 r1/2
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 10,000 metres West Germany FRG 24
1972 Summer 31 München Athletics Men's Marathon West Germany FRG 32

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 8 14:15.2

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final Standings 24 30:57.0

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 31 München Athletics West Germany Final Standings 32 2-24:25.4
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