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").


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