Timo Benitz

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Timo Benitz
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Timo Benitz in 2017
Personal information
Born (1991-12-24) 24 December 1991 (age 31)
Engen, Germany
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 m, 1500 m
ClubLG Farbtex Nordschwarzwald [1]
Coached byJörg Müller
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2017 Taipei 1500 m

Timo Benitz (born 24 December 1991 in Engen) is a German middle-distance runner competing primarily in the 1500 metres. [2] He took a surprise victory in the 800 metres at the 2014 European Team Championships in Braunschweig where in front of home crowd he beat among others Adam Kszczot and Pierre-Ambroise Bosse. In 2017 he competed at the World Championships reaching the semifinals and later won the gold medal at the 2017 Summer Universiade.


International competitions

Representing Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 32nd (h)1500 m 3:50.47
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 6th1500 m 3:51.76
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 5th1500 m 3:45.38
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 7th1500 m 3:47.26
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 12th (h)1500 m 3:42.40
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 7th1500 m 3:46.73
World Championships London, United Kingdom 23rd (sf)1500 m 3:44.38
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 1st1500 m 3:43.45
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 7th1500 m 3:39.28

Personal bests



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