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Wolfgang Riesinger

Full name: Wolfgang Riesinger
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: January 8, 1951 in Ostbevern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: LG Ratio Münster, Münster (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics


Long-distance runner Wolfgang Riesinger was eliminated in the heats of the 5K at the 1972 München Olympics. Riesinger earned three outdoor and three indoor West German titles at different distances. He worked as a sports teacher, coach of German long distance runners, and a businessman.

Riesinger later became a pigeon breeder and writer. In 2012 he published his novel The Last Flight about endurance, high form, training methods, proper nutrition, electrolytes, short- and long-distance running, recovery, and doping.

Personal Best\: 5000 – 13:41.8 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 5,000 metres West Germany FRG 9 h4 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Four 9 14:15,2
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