Witold Baran

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWitold Stanisław•Baran
Used nameWitold•Baran
Born29 July 1939 in Chmielów, Świętokrzyskie (POL)
Died22 June 2020 in Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie (POL)
Measurements178 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsZawisza Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz (POL)
NOC Poland


Witold Baran was a middle-distance runner who competed at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, finishing sixth in the final of the 1,500 metres. Baran’s greatest international achievement came at the 1962 European Championships in Beograd when he took silver in the 1,500. He won 11 medals at the Polish Championships, with seven golds, winning the 800 in 1961; the 1,500 in 1962-64 and 1966-67; and the 5K in 1968.

After his career ended Baran became a trainer with Zawisza Bydgoszcz. He also sat on the board of the Polish Athletics Association. For his achievements in sport, Baran was awarded the PZLA Gold Honorary Badge.

Personal Best: 1500 – 3:38.9 (1964).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics POL Witold Baran
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 6

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