Marita Koch

1957 - Today

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Marita Koch (later Meier-Koch; born 18 February 1957) is a German former sprint track and field athlete. During her career she set 16 world records in outdoor sprints as well as 14 world records in indoor events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marita Koch has received more than 635,103 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Marita Koch is the 23rd most popular athlete (up from 30th in 2019), the 1,264th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,496th in 2019) and the most popular German Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 640k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.92

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Marita Koches by language

Over the past year Marita Koch has had the most page views in the with 94,633 views, followed by German (43,649), and Japanese (20,829). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (88.63%), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (70.62%), and Egyptian Arabic (49.55%)


Among athletes, Marita Koch ranks 23 out of 6,025Before her are Stefka Kostadinova, Florence Griffith Joyner, Ellery Harding Clark, Iolanda Balaș, Hannes Kolehmainen, and Tamara Press. After her are Luz Long, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Frank Zane, Sigfrid Edström, Ben Johnson, and Marina Doria.

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Among people born in 1957, Marita Koch ranks 37Before her are Rinat Dasayev, Kelly McGillis, Theo van Gogh, Rumiko Takahashi, Luis Garavito, and Michael Madsen. After her are Shane MacGowan, Ivo Josipović, Masayoshi Son, Michael Cretu, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, and Anna Lindh.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Marita Koch ranks 1,264 out of 7,253Before her are Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1684), Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg (1413), Heinrich Barth (1821), Henri Victor Regnault (1810), Matthias Sammer (1967), and Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896). After her are Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt (1751), Gerda Christian (1913), Hans Holbein the Elder (1465), Franz Gürtner (1881), Godfrey Kneller (1646), and Georg Kerschensteiner (1854).

Among ATHLETES In Germany

Among athletes born in Germany, Marita Koch ranks 1After her are Luz Long (1913), Walter Schröder (1932), Jürgen Schult (1960), Fritz Hofmann (1871), Armin Hary (1937), Dora Ratjen (1918), Friedrich Traun (1876), Tilly Fleischer (1911), Waldemar Cierpinski (1950), Lina Radke (1903), and Paula Mollenhauer (1908).