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Franz Wanderer

Full name: Franz Wanderer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: February 20, 1901 in Ilmenau, Thüringen, Germany
Died: 1944
Affiliations: Verein für Leibesübungen Potsdamer SpF
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Long-distance runner Franz Wanderer did not finish the 1928 Amsterdam marathon. At 15.8 km he passed the control point in the lead, but did not appear at the next control point for unknown reasons. He won three consecutive German Championships between 1927 and 1929. From 1920-32 he was a member of the Reichswehr, and then until World War II Wanderer worked as a tax consultant assistant. His last known sign of life was in 1944 in Romania, where he went missing in action.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-48:57 (1928).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Marathon Germany GER AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final Standings AC DNF
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