Karl Fleschen

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Karl Fleschen (born 28 June 1955 in Daun, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a retired West German runner who specialized in the 3000, 5000 and 10,000 metres.

He holds the current world record in the rarely contested 4 x 1500 metres relay (14:38.8 minutes with Thomas Wessinghage, Harald Hudak and Michael Lederer). In addition he still holds the German record in 25 km road race, with 1:13:58 hours from 1978.

He competed for the sports clubs LG Vulkaneifel and Bayer 04 Leverkusen during his active career.


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1977 European Indoor Championships San Sebastián, Spain 1st 3000 m
1978 European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 13th 5000 m
1980 European Indoor Championships Sindelfingen, West Germany 1st 3000 m
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 3000 m


Sporting positions
Preceded by
New Zealand Rod Dixon
Men's 3.000m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Kenya Henry Rono