Katrin Dörre-Heinig

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Katrin Dörre-Heinig (née Dörre, born 6 October 1961 in Leipzig, Sachsen) is a former athlete from Germany, who competed mainly in the marathon. She won extensively on the road running circuit, having taken titles at races including the Tokyo Marathon, Berlin Marathon and the London Marathon; she won three times consecutively in London from 1992–1994.

She competed for East Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, where she won the bronze medal in the classic race over 42.195 km. Dörre is a triple winner of the Osaka Ladies Marathon and has a record of 35 sub 2:34 times, with a personal best of 2:24:35 (1999, course record of the Hamburg Marathon). She was the bronze medallist in the marathon at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics and returned at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics, but managed only sixth place on her second attempt. She just missed out on the podium with a fourth-place finish in the marathon at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Since 1992 she has been married to her trainer Wolfgang Heinig. Her daughter, Katharina Heinig, has followed in her footsteps and she won the Köln Marathon in her debut over the marathon distance.[1]

Achievements[edit]

  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  East Germany
1984 Osaka Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 1st 2:31:41
Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:33:23
1985 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:34:21
1986 Nagoya Marathon Nagoya, Japan 1st 2:29:33
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany DNF
1987 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:25:24
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 3rd 2:26:21
Representing  Germany
1991 Osaka Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 1st 2:27:43
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd 2:30:10
1992 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st 2:29:39
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 5th 2:26:48
1993 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st 2:27:09
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th 2:35:20
1994 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st 2:32:34
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 1st 2:25:15
1995 Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 1st 2:31:31
1996 Osaka Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 1st 2:26:04
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 4th 2:28:45
Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 1st 2:28:33
1997 Osaka Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 1st 2:25:57
Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 1st 2:26:48
1998 Hamburg Marathon Hamburg, Germany 1st 2:25:21
1999 Hamburg Marathon Hamburg, Germany 1st 2:24:35
2000 Hamburg Marathon Hamburg, Germany 2nd 2:33:10

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