Werner Lueg

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Olympic medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki 1500 metres

Werner Lueg (16 September 1931 – 13 July 2014) was a West German middle distance runner who equalised Lennart Strand's and Gunder Hägg's 1500 m world record in 3:43.0 min in Berlin in 1952. Along with Otto Peltzer he is the only German to have held the 1500 m world record. He also won a bronze medal over 1500 m at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. The Olympic final was won by Josy Barthel. Lueg was born in Brackwede, near Bielefeld.


Preceded by
Sweden Gunder Hägg
Men's 1,500m World Record Holder
29 June 1952 – 2 August 1954
Succeeded by
United States Wes Santee
Preceded by
Sweden Gunder Hägg
Sweden Lennart Strand
European Record Holder Men's 1500m
29 June 1952 – 28 July 1955
Succeeded by
Hungary Sandor Iharos