Dieter Fromm (born 21 April 1948) is a retired East German middle-distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres. He held the indoor 800 m world record for over ten years.
|Born||21 April 194872) (age |
Bad Langensalza, Germany
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Club||SC Turbine Erfurt|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1:45.4 (1972)|
His career ended abruptly in 1976 when, in a race ahead of the 1976 Summer Olympics, for which Fromm was qualified, another runner tread on and damaged his achilles tendon.
He competed for the sports club SC Turbine Erfurt during his active career. His son Alexander married the Olympic sprinter Uta Rohländer.