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Robert Sennecke

Full name: Robert Wilhelm Sennecke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: February 12, 1885 in Pyrzyce, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland
Died: June 8, 1940 in Lübben, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Komet Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Robert Sennecke spent his life as a photographer, with a special interest in sports photography. His work was displayed in museums in Berlin and in Leipzig in 1990, and he was one of the most famous photographers of the 1920s. The Carl-Diem-Archive at Colognes possesses more than 40,000 pictures done by him. In 1906 Sennecke travelled at own cost to the Athens Games and started the marathon, but did not finish the race. In 1940 he died at the Brandenburg Psychiatric Hospital under unexplained circumstances. Officially it was declared he had died from dementia, as he had been brought there as he was unemployed and ill from "progressive paralysis".

Personal Best: Mar – unknown.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's Marathon Germany GER AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings AC DNF
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