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German Runner Rene Herms died with 26 years

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sariansche   on Jan 10 2009, 08:53 PM

Today, 10.01.2009 the german 800m runner - Rene herms died. He died with 26 years, leave a wife and a lot of friends behind. he went to the Olympics 2004 and reached the final. The reason for the dead is not clear. His trainer and friends told the newspaper, that he caught a cold for some days.

We lost a wonderful athlete and person.

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GERMAN 800M RUNNER HERMS FOUND DEADBy David Monti© 2008 Race Results Weekly, all rights reservedRené
Herms, one of Germany's most decorated 800m runners, was found dead
Saturday at his home, according to a report posted at the German
athletics federation website, Leichtathletik.de.  He was 26 years old,
and the cause of his death was not immediately known.Herms
first made his presence felt at the 2001 European Junior Championships
in Grosseto, Italy, where he won the gold medal just four days after
turning 19.  Two years later he won the European Under-23 title in
Bydgoszcz, Poland.  He also made his first appearance in the IAAF World
Championships that year in Paris, but was eliminated in the semi-finals.After
joining the senior ranks, Herms won four European Cup medals for
Germany, two outdoors and two indoors, including the silver medal at
800m at the 2004 European Cup.  He achieved a personal best time of
1:44.14 set in Münich in 2004.  Herms competed in the Athens Olympics,
making it to the second round before being eliminated.  Herms
ran for the LG Braunschweig club, and the club's chairman, Bernhard
Bröger, sent an e-mail indicating that his athlete had suffered from a
"heart muscle illness" which may have contributed to his death.  Herms
was married; his body was discovered by his mother-in-law.ENDS

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