Herbert Schade

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Herbert Schade
Herbert Schade, Alain Mimoun, Emil Zátopek 1952.jpg
Schade chasing Mimoun and Zátopek in the 5000 m final at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born 26 May 1922
Solingen, Germany
Died 1 March 1994 (aged 71)
Solingen, Germany
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 5000 m, 10000 m
Club Solinger Leichtathletik Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5000 m – 14:06.6 (1952)
10000 m – 29:24.8 (1952)[1][2]

Herbert Otto Emanuel Schade (26 May 1922 – 1 March 1994) was a West German long-distance runner who competed for Germany at the 1952 Summer Olympics and for the United Team of Germany at the 1956 Summer Olympics. In 1952 he won a bronze medal in the 5000 m event, behind Alain Mimoun and Emil Zátopek. Four years later he placed 12th over 5000 m and 9th over 10,000 m. Schade won eight West German titles in these two events and finished fourth in the 10,000 m at the 1954 European Championships.[1]

Schade was a baker by profession. In 1958 he retired from competitions and puiblished an autobiography Als Leichtathlet in 5 Erdteilen (As a Track and Field Athlete in Five Continents).[3] He then coached long-distance runners at the national level and took various administrative position in German regional athletics associations. He was a member of the jury for athletics events at the 1972 Munich Olympics. In 1978–90 together with his wife he headed the Association of Former Athletes.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Herbert Schade". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Herbert Schade. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Herbert Schade (1958) Als Leichtathlet in 5 Erdteilen. Berlin: Bartels & Wernitz