Gesa Felicitas Krause

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Gesa Felicitas Krause
Gesa Felicitas Krause Beijing 2015.jpg
Gesa Felicitas Krause in 2015
Personal information
Born (1992-08-03) 3 August 1992 (age 26)
Ehringshausen, Germany
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
Country Germany
Event(s)3000 m steeplechase
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)3,000 m steeplechase: 9:11.85 (Berlin, 2017)

Gesa Felicitas Krause (born 3 August 1992) is a German athlete who specialises in the 3000 m steeplechase. She was 7th in 2012 London Olympics and 5th in 2016 Rio Olympics. Best known for her bronze medal in 2015 World Athletics Champsionships in 3000m steeplechase, she is a prominent figure in the German distance running scene. Her personal best for the 3000m steeplechase is 9:11.85,[1] which is also a national record. She has also raced in 1500m, 3000m and 5000m contests with reasonable success in those events, although 3000m steeplechase is her main specialization. Gesa Felicitas Krause is known for her good hurdling technique and fast sprint speed over the last laps. Krause spends a few months every year in altitude training in Africa.


In the 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships, she won in a new championship record time of 9:38.91 min. Her greatest achievement to date is the bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships.

Gesa Felicitas Krause is currently trained by Wolfgang Heinig (in German), the husband and coach of the German marathon runner Katrin Dörre-Heinig (in German).

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 m: 2:05.25 min, Rehlingen, Germany, 13 July 2011
  • 1000 m: 2:44.68 min, Pliezhausen, Germany, 16 May 2010
  • 1500 m: 4:06.99 min, Stockholm, Sweden, 16 June 2016
  • Mile: 4:29.58 min, Oslo, Norway, 9 June 2016
  • 3000 m: 9:02.04 min, Hengelo, Netherlands, 24 May 2015
  • 2000 m Steeplechase: 6:04.20 min, Berlin, Germany, 6 September 2015
  • 3000 m Steeplechase: 9:11.85 min, Berlin, Germany, 27 August 2017


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 7th 2000 m steeplechase 6:39.85
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 1500 m DNF
4th 3000 m steeplechase 9:47.78 NJR
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:51.08, SB
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th 3000 m steeplechase 9:32.74, PB/EJR
2012 German Championships Bochum, Germany 4th 1500 m 4:11.94, SB
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 3000 m steeplechase 9:38.20
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th 3000 m steeplechase 9:23.52, PB
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:38.91, CUR
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th 3000 m steeplechase 9:37.11, SB
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 5th 1500 m 4:15.40
14th (h) 3000 m 9:11.01
World Championships Beijing, China 3rd 3000 m steeplechase 9:19.25
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:18.87
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 3000 m steeplechase 9:18.41, PB/NR
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th 3000 m steeplechase 9:23.87
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:19.80


  1. ^ "IAAF: Gesa Felicitas KRAUSE | Profile". Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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