René Spies

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René Spies
René Spies bei der Olympia-Einkleidung Erding 2014 (Martin Rulsch) 01.jpg
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1973-07-05) 5 July 1973 (age 41)
Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Residence Winterberg
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Bobsleigh
Club BSC Winterberg
Retired 2007

René Spies (born 5 July 1973 in Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German bobsledder who competed from 1991 to 2006. He won a bronze medal in the two-man event at the 2003 FIBT World Championships in Lake Placid, New York.

Competing in two Winter Olympics, Spies earned his best finish of fifth in the four-man event at Turin in 2006.

His best finish in the Bobsleigh World Cup was second three times (Combined: 2002-3, Two-man: 2000-1, 2002-3).

Spies retired from bobsleigh to become a television commentator in Germany, but attempted to return to the German national team for the 2007-08 season without success. He announced his retirement from competition on November 1, 2007 which was announced on the FIBT website.

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