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Katrin Dörre-Heinig

Full name: Juana Katrin Dörre-Heinig
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: October 6, 1961 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER) / LG Odenwald, Reichelsheim, Odenwald (GER) / TV 1860 Fürth, Fürth (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Katrin Dörre-Heinig was an East German long-distance runner who won an Olympic marathon bronze medal at Seoul, also placing fifth at Barcelona and fourth at Atlanta. At the World Championships she was sixth in 1990, won a bronze medal in 1991 and placed sixth again in 1995. Dörre-Heinig was GDR Champion in 1980 in the 3,000 and after German reunification became German Champion in the half-marathon in 1995-96, and 1999-2000 and in the 1999 marathon. She had an impressing and long list of city marathon titles\: 1984, 1996-97 Osaka; 1984-85, 1987, 1991 Tokyo; 1986 Nagoya, 1992-94 London, 1994 Berlin, 1995-97 Frankfurt, and 1998-2000 Hamburg. In 1990 she was third at the New York City marathon. During her career she set a record with 35 times under 2-34. In 1992 she married her coach Wolfgang Heinig, who was a sports teacher and GDR trainer from 1975-90. Their daughter Katharina Heinig also became a long-distance runner who won the Cologne marathon in 2010 at her marathon début.

Personal Best\: Mar – 2-24:35 (1999).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Women's Marathon East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Women's Marathon Germany GER 5
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics Women's Marathon Germany GER 4

Women's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics East Germany Final Standings 3 2-26:21
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Germany Final Standings 5 2-36:48
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Athletics Germany Final Standings 4 2-28:45
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