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Felix Dhünen

Full name: Felix Dhünen
Other name(s): Franz Sondinger
Gender: Male
Born: January 5, 1896 in Germersheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Died: December 8, 1939 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Felix Dhünen was the writing pseudonym of the director and actor Franz Sondinger. Sondinger first lived as a sculptor in Munich and later in Italy, then in Naumburg / Saale. In the 1920s he was an actor and director in Berlin. Besides his cinematic work, he wrote as Franz Dhünen.

At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin Dhünen won the gold medal in the category Lyric Works with his poem Der Läufer (The Runner). The poem reports about the messenger who announced the victory to Athens after the battle of Marathon. This story was the basis for the marathon run at Olympic Games.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 40 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Lyric Works Germany GER 1 Gold

Mixed Literature, Lyric Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 40 Berlin Art Competitions Germany Final Standings 1 The Runner
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