Rudi Lüttge, German racewalker, Died at 93

Rudi Lüttge was born on February 19, 1922, and died on September 23, 2016.

He was a German racewalker, who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

He competed for the clubs BSG Büssing Braunschweig (from 1938 to 1941) and Eintracht Braunschweig (from 1941 on).

Over the period of his career, he won 16 national championships – 11 in individual competitions and five with the racewalking team of Eintracht Braunschweig.

During 1948, he set an unofficial world record in the 30 kilometres race walk in Braunschweig’s Eintracht-Stadion.

That record was never recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations, as the German Athletics Association had not yet been readmitted as a member after World War II.

He competed in the 50 km walk at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where he finished 13th.

During 1988, Rudi was inducted into the hall of fame of the Lower Saxon Institute of Sports History.

Rudi Lüttge passed away at 93 years old.