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.

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Records
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