Christoph Herle

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Christoph Herle (born 19 November 1955 in Königstein im Taunus, Hessen) is a retired West German long-distance runner who specialized in the 10000 metres and cross-country running. His first major international track race occurred in the 1978 European Athletics Championships in Prague, former Czechoslovakia, where he placed fourteenth in the 5,000-metre final (see Tapio Pekola et al., eds., "European Championships Prague" / EM-Praha, Kaarina, Finland: Publications Company Runner / Juoksija, 1978). He ran slightly better in the 1982 European Athletics Championships 5,000-metre final in Athens, Greece, placing thirteenth (see Markku Siukonen and Matti Aho, eds., "The Great European Championships Book" / Suuri EM-kirja, Jyväskylä, Finland: Sportti Kustannus / Sport Publications Oy / Ltd., 1990). Herle ran best in 1983 and 1984, placing eighth at the 1983 World Athletics Championships 10,000-metre final in Helsinki, Finland (see, for example, Mikko S. Laitinen et al., eds., "World Athletics Championships 1983" / Yleisurheilun maailmanmestaruuskilpailut 1983, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Sport Publications, 1983), and fifth at the 1984 Summer Olympics 10,000-metre final in Los Angeles, the United States (see, for example, "The Big Olympic Book 4" / Suuri Olympiateos 4, published in Finland in 1984). He never managed to rise to the very top of international long-distance runners, however. His final major international championships race was the 1986 European Athletics Championships 10,000-metre race in Stuttgart, then West Germany, where he placed a disappointed fifteenth (see Siukonen and Aho, eds., "The Great European Championships Book").

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  West Germany
1978 World Cross Country Championships Glasgow, Scotland 16th Long race
7th Team
1979 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 2nd 3000 m[1]
World Cross Country Championships Limerick, Ireland 16th Long race
4th Team
1981 European Indoor Championships Grenoble, France 5th 3000 m[2]
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 10,000 m
1984 World Cross Country Championships New York City, United States 12th Long race
11th Team
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 5th 10,000 m[3]
1985 World Indoor Games Paris, France 7th 3000 m
World Cross Country Championships Lisbon, Portugal 7th Long race
11th Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1979 European Indoor Championships results, men's 3000 m final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite
  2. ^ 1981 European Indoor Championships results, men's 3000 m final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite
  3. ^ Full Olympians