Ralf Pönitzsch

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Ralf Pönitzsch (born 20 October 1957) is a former East German runner who specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase.

He won the silver medal in this event at the 1979 IAAF World Cup behind Kip Rono.[1]

He won four East German national titles (1976, 1977, 1979, 1981) in his special distance[2] as well as the 5000 metres title in 1979.[3] He competed for the sports club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt during his active career.


  1. ^ IAAF World Cup in Athletics (GBR Athletics)
  2. ^ East German championships, men's 3000 m steeplechase
  3. ^ East German championships, men's 5000 m