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Hartwig Gauder
Athletics competitor

Hartwig Gauder

Hartwig Gauder
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Intro Athletics competitor
Is Architect Athlete
From Germany Germany
Field Engineering Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 November 1954, Vaihingen an der Enz
Age 67 years
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Biography

Hartwig Gauder (born 10 November 1954 in Vaihingen an der Enz) is a former German race walker.
In 1996 Gauder started suffering from a virus infection of his heart. After living with an artificial heart for several months, he received a heart transplant. He has subsequently taken part in the New York Marathon several times. Being classified as a disabled participants due to his transplant, he was once disqualified for being too fast as there was a minimum time, which he underran.
His recovery from almost dying to returning into a normal life was covered in a documentary shown on German documentary channel Phoenix.

International competitions

  • Olympic Games
    • 1980 Moscow - gold
    • 1988 Seoul - bronze
  • World Championships
    • 1987 Rome - gold
    • 1991 Tokyo - bronze
  • European Championships
    • 1986 Stuttgart - gold
    • 1990 Split - bronze

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