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Ludwig Warnemünde

Full name: Ludwig Warnemünde
Nickname(s): Luden
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: October 10, 1916 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Died: September 24, 2002 in Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Affiliations: ETSV Altone
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Ludwig Warnemünde placed 43rd in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic marathon. He won five West German distance titles. In 1942 he was also Latvian champion in the 5K. In 1956 he hitched a ride to the Melbourne Olympics together with his wife. They reached Melbourne, where Warnemünde was awarded a special ticket and stayed as a guest of the Australian NOC for some weeks. By profession Warnemünde was a truck driver.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-32:57 (1952).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Men's Marathon Germany GER 43

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Standings 43 2-50:00.0
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