Stéphane Franke (February 12, 1964 – June 23, 2011) was a long-distance runner representing Germany, who twice won the bronze medal in the men's 10.000 metres at the European Championships (1994 and 1998). He represented Germany twice at the Summer Olympics, in 1992 (Barcelona) and 1996 in Atlanta.
Having been born in Versailles, France, Franke also held French citizenship. At age five, he moved to Bergisch Gladbach with his family. Eventually they made their home in Filderstadt, near Stuttgart. Franke joined SV Salamander Kornwestheim from Kornwestheim, also near Stuttgart. In 1997, he moved to Berlin and became part of SC Charlottenburg Berlin.
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||12th||10.000m||28:20.00|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||14th Heat 1||10.000m||28:52.83|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||4th||10.000m||28:10.69|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||10th||5000m||13:45.67|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||7th||10.000m||27:48.88|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||9th||10.000m||27:59.08|
|1997||World Championships||Athens, Greece||31st||Marathon||2:23:53|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||3rd||10.000m||27:59.90|