Franz Barsicke

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFranz•Barsicke
Used nameFranz•Barsicke
Born15 May 1905 in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie (POL)
Measurements164 cm / 49 kg
AffiliationsPost-SV Stephan Breslau, Wrocław (POL)
NOC Germany


Franz Barsicke was the 1936 German marathon champion and in 1935 ran on the winning marathon team at the national championships. He had to withdraw from the Olympic race in Berlin after 9 km because of a torn muscle. In 1944, he went missing in action near Stalingrad. His brother Richard was also a marathon runner and a member of the 1935 winning German team.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-49:38 (1936).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Franz Barsicke
Marathon, Men (Olympic) DNF

Special Notes


Some sources say, he died at Hamburg, others that he was heavily wounded at Stalingrad and died in Russian POW camp.