You Are Here > > > Sepp Steger

Sepp Steger

Full name: Josef "Sepp" Steger
Gender: Male
Born: March 24, 1925 in Eich, Luzern, Switzerland
Died: August 22, 2015 in Zollikofen, Bern, Switzerland
Affiliations: LC Zürich, Zürich (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Sepp Steger was a 400-800 runner who competed at the 1952 Olympics and the 1954 European Championships. A several time Swiss Champion, Steger ran 1:49.8 on 11 September 1955 to become the first Swiss runner under 1:50 for the 800. In 1951 he also set a Swiss record for the 400 with 47.8.

Steger was initially a banker who started with Swiss Bank in 1953-55, and later worked in Amsterdam in the tourist office and then the tourist office in Frankfurt. He returned to banking in 1962 as Kurdirektor in Engelberg, and then spent most of his business career with Bank Corporation in Zürich. Steger was director of the Swiss Athletics Masters.

Personal Best: 400 – 47.9 (1951).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 400 metres Switzerland SUI 4 h3 r1/4
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Switzerland SUI 5 h2 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Switzerland Round One Heat Three 4 49.2 49.35

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Switzerland SUI Round One Heat Two 5 3:15.4 3:15.36
id: 75,916