Full name: JÃ¶rg Peter
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: October 23, 1955 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
Country: East Germany
Long-distance runner JÃ¶rg Peter won the 1985 Leipzig Marathon and the 1990 and 1991 Hamburg Marathons. He participated in the 1980 Moskva Olympics in the 10K, placing sixth, and the 1988 Olympic marathon, where he failed to finish. He also took part in the 1991 Worlds in the marathon, the 1978 Europeans in the 5K, and the 1986 Europeans in the marathon. His domestic collection of East German titles included six outdoors and one indoors title over various distances. At the 1988 Tokyo Marathon, Peter became the first German marathoner to better 2-09:00, catching [Rob de Castella] just before the finish.
JÃ¶rg Peter was educated as a skilled worker for plant technology in the bakery industry in the former GDR. After German reunification he first managed a transport company and eventually owned a beverage and scrap business in Dresden.
Personal Bests\: 10000 â 27:55.50 (1977); Mar â 2-08:47 (1988).
|1980 Summer||24||Moskva||Athletics||Men's 10,000 metres||East Germany||GDR||6|
|1988 Summer||32||Seoul||Athletics||Men's Marathon||East Germany||GDR||AC||DNF|
|1980 Summer||24||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||Final||6||28:05.6||28:05.53|
|1980 Summer||24||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||28:50.0||28:49.96|
|1988 Summer||32||Seoul||Athletics||East Germany||Final Standings||AC||DNF|