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Werner Lueg
German middle distance runner

Werner Lueg

Werner Lueg
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Intro German middle distance runner
Was Runner Athlete Middle-distance runner
From Germany
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 16 September 1931, Brackwede, Bielefeld, Detmold Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia
Death 13 July 2014 (aged 82 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Werner Lueg (16 September 1931 – 13 July 2014) was a West German middle distance runner who equalised Lennart Strand's and Gunder Hägg's 1500 m world record in 3:43.0 min in Berlin in 1952. Along with Otto Peltzer he is the only German to have held the 1500 m world record. He also won a bronze medal over 1500 m at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. The Olympic final was won by Josy Barthel. Lueg was born in Brackwede, near Bielefeld.

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