Full name: Helmut Gude
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 23, 1925 in DÃ¼ren, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: February 3, 2001 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: VfB Stuttgart, Stuttgart (GER)
Helmut Gude emigrated to the USA in 1954 where he made his living as a carpenter. Two years earlier he had placed eighth in the steeplechase at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. Domestically he was German 3000 m steeplechase champion in 1951 and 1952, won the cross-country title in 1953, and was runner-up in 1954. In 1952 Gude was the first German under 8:50.0 minutes in the steeplechase.
Personal Best\: 3000S â 8:50.0 (1952).
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Germany||GER||8|
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Two||4||QU||9:04.2||9:04.74|