German athletics legend Martin Lauer has died
1959 is a key year in the history of the Zurich Athletics Meeting. For the first time the meeting takes place under the name "Weltklasse Zürich". In front of 10,842 spectators, 22-year-old Martin Lauer from Cologne sets the first two world records in the history of the Zurich Meeting. In 13.2 seconds first over 110 m hurdles, two hours later he runs over 200 m hurdles in 22.5 seconds another record.
In 1959, Lauer paved the way for the myth of Weltklasse Zürich. According to information from Leichtathletik.de, the athletics legend died on 6 October within the circle of his family.
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