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Klaus-Peter Justus

Full name: Klaus-Peter Justus
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: July 1, 1951 in Königsee, Königsee-Rottenbach, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: Tus Jena, Jena (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Steffen Justus.


East German middle distance runner Klaus-Peter Justus was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 1,500 at the 1972 München Games. He won the 1974 European Championships, placed seventh at the 1970 European Cup, and was third at that event in 1973. Justus also won 10 East German titles over different distances – 1,500 in 1970, 1972-75; 1,500 indoors in 1971-73, and 1976; and cross-country in 1970-71. He was educated as a sports teacher and worked at a high school in his hometown of Jena, and later became national coach of the Triathlon Association of Thuringia. His son [Steffen] became an avid triathlete, and was European Youth Champion in 2000, and Olympian in 2012.

Personal Best\: 1500 – 3:38.1 (1976).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 1,500 metres East Germany GDR 9 h3 r2/3

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Three 9 3:44,6
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Four 4 QU 3:40.44
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