Full name: Maritta Politz (-Cierpinski)
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 108 lbs (49 kg)
Born: May 18, 1950 in Dessau-Mosigkau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SV Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: East Germany
Related Olympians: Wife of Waldemar Cierpinski.
Maritta Politz is married to Waldemar Cierpinski and the mother of Falk Cierpinski, not an Olympian, but a competitor at the 2009 World Championship marathon. Falk is a former triathlete, who won the 2007 Munich Marathon, and together with his father, Waldemar, they are the fastest father-son pair in marathon history as of 2012. Maritta Politz was herself East German Champion over 800 m indoors in 1972, and was runner-up outdoor the same year. She took part in the 1973 European Indoors, placing fifth.
Personal Best: 800 – 1:59.9 (1973).
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