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Gesa Felicitas Krause (born 3 August 1992) is a German athlete who specialises in the 3000 m steeplechase. She won bronze medals in steeplechase at both the 2015 and 2019 World Championships, and represented Germany at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Her personal best for the 3000 m steeplechase is 9:03.30,[1] which is also a national record. In 2019 Krause set a world best for the 2000 m steeplechase in 5:52.80.[2]

Gesa Felicitas Krause
Gesa Felicitas Krause Beijing 2015.jpg
Gesa Felicitas Krause in 2015
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1992-08-03) 3 August 1992 (age 27)
Ehringshausen, Germany
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
CountryGermany
SportAthletics
Event(s)3000 m steeplechase
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)3000 m steeplechase: 9:03.30 (Doha, 2019)

CareerEdit

In the 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships, she won in a new championship record time of 9:38.91 min. Her greatest achievement to date is the bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships.

Gesa Felicitas Krause is currently trained by Wolfgang Heinig (in German), the husband and coach of the German marathon runner Katrin Dörre-Heinig (in German).

 
Gesa Felicitas Krause, celebrating her world best in 2000 m steeplechase at ISTAF Berlin 2019.

Personal bestsEdit

  • 800 m: 2:03.09 min, Pfungstadt, Germany, 6 September 2017
  • 1000 m: 2:41.59 min, Wehrheim, Germany, 31 July 2011
  • 1500 m: 4:06.99 min, Stockholm, Sweden, 16 June 2016
  • Mile: 4:29.58 min, Oslo, Norway, 9 June 2016
  • 3000 m: 9:02.04 min, Hengelo, Netherlands, 24 May 2015
  • 2000 m Steeplechase: 5:52.80 min, Berlin, Germany, 1 September 2019
  • 3000 m Steeplechase: 9:03.30 min, Doha, Qatar, 30 September 2019

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Germany
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 7th 2000 m steeplechase 6:39.85
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 1500 m DNF
4th 3000 m steeplechase 9:47.78 NJR
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:51.08, SB
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th 3000 m steeplechase 9:32.74, PB/EJR
2012 German Championships Bochum, Germany 4th 1500 m 4:11.94, SB
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 3000 m steeplechase 9:38.20
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th 3000 m steeplechase 9:23.52, PB
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:38.91, CUR
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th 3000 m steeplechase 9:37.11, SB
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 5th 1500 m 4:15.40
14th (h) 3000 m 9:11.01
World Championships Beijing, China 3rd 3000 m steeplechase 9:19.25
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:18.87
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 3000 m steeplechase 9:18.41, PB/NR
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th 3000 m steeplechase 9:23.87
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 1st 3000 m steeplechase 9:19.80
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 3000 m steeplechase 9:03.30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IAAF: Gesa Felicitas KRAUSE | Profile". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Krause smashes 2000m steeplechase world best in Berlin". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2 September 2019.

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