|Born||22 May 1943 (age 73)
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||8234 (1967)|
Kurt Bendlin (born 22 May 1943) is a retired West German decathlete. In 1967 he became the first German person to set a world decathlon record in 34 years; he was voted German Sportsman of the Year, received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt, and was cast in bronze by Arno Breker. Next year he won a bronze medal at the 1968 Olympics.
Bendlin won national decathlon titles in 1965, 1967, 1971, and 1974. Besides sport, he worked as policeman and teacher of physical education. He also organized outdoor camps and training courses for managers, and in 1986 published a related book Fitness für Manager.
|German Sportsman of the Year
|Men's decathlon world record holder
14 May 1967 – 11 December 1969
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