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Günter Havenstein

Full name: Günter Havenstein
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: December 14, 1928 in Kolin, Dolice, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland
Died: February 9, 2008 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Berlin, Ost Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Long-distance runner Günter Havenstein placed 57th in the 1960 Rome Olympic marathon. Between 1952 and 1962, he collected six East German titles and had several more podiums at various distances between 5K and the marathon. Originally a farmer, he was later educated as an officer in the Nationale Volksarmee (National Peoples’s Army) and as a teacher.

Personal Best\: Mar – 2-22:46 (1962).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Men's Marathon Germany GER 57

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 31 Roma Athletics Germany Final Standings 57 2-41:14.0
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