Karl Fleschen

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Karl Fleschen (born 28 June 1955 in Daun, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a retired West German runner who specialized in the 3000, 5000 and 10,000 metres.

He holds the current world record in the rarely contested 4 x 1500 metres relay (14:38.8 minutes with Thomas Wessinghage, Harald Hudak and Michael Lederer). In addition he still holds the German record in 25 km road race, with 1:13:58 hours from 1978.

He competed for the sports clubs LG Vulkaneifel and Bayer 04 Leverkusen during his active career.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1977 European Indoor Championships San Sebastián, Spain 1st 3000 m
1978 European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 13th 5000 m
1980 European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 1st 3000 m
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 3000 m

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
New Zealand Rod Dixon
Men's 3.000m Best Year Performance
1977
Succeeded by
Kenya Henry Rono