Frank Shorter

1947 - Today

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Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Shorter has received more than 308,730 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Frank Shorter is the 432nd most popular athlete (up from 480th in 2019), the 3,748th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,944th in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Athlete.

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Among athletes, Frank Shorter ranks 432 out of 3,055Before him are Morris Kirksey, Ivanka Khristova, Aleksandr Baryshnikov, Eero Lehtonen, Rune Larsson, and Ulf Timmermann. After him are Marc Wright, Pino Dordoni, Anne-Marie Colchen, Étienne Desmarteau, Gioacchino Guaragna, and Olga Gyarmati.

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Among people born in 1947, Frank Shorter ranks 403Before him are Sef Vergoossen, Ilanit, Gérard Collomb, Giorgio Francia, Érik Orsenna, and Jan T. Gross. After him are Miroslav Vitouš, Erik Olin Wright, Job Cohen, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, Robert Kerman, and Dương Thu Hương.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Frank Shorter ranks 3,748 out of 5,289Before him are Sven Väth (1964), Herbert Achternbusch (1938), Fritz Noether (1884), Rainer Zobel (1948), Roland Grapow (1959), and Ulf Timmermann (1962). After him are Uwe Rahn (1962), Michael Müller (1964), Walter Lübcke (1953), Joseph Höffner (1906), Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (1948), and Jörg Meuthen (1961).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Frank Shorter ranks 28Before him are Renate Stecher (1950), Wolfgang Nordwig (1943), Margitta Gummel (1941), Arthur Jonath (1909), Birgit Fischer (1962), and Ulf Timmermann (1962). After him are Ilona Slupianek (1956), Marlies Göhr (1958), Gabriele Reinsch (1963), Ulrike Meyfarth (1956), Martina Hellmann (1960), and Hartmut Briesenick (1949).