Edgar Itt

Edgar Itt

Edgar Itt (left) and Jörg Vaihinger at the 1988 Olympics
Personal information
Born 8 June 1967 (1967-06-08) (age 49)
Gedern, Germany
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Sprint running
Club TV Gelnhausen
Coached by Harald Schmid[1][2]

Edgar Itt (born 8 June 1967) is a retired West German athlete. He competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in the 4 × 400 m relay and individual 400 m hurdles; he won a bronze medal in the relay and finished eighth in the 400 m hurdles.[3] Itt also won two European silver medals in the 4 × 400 m relay in 1986 and 1990.[2]

Itt was born to an African father, whom he never met. He graduated in business administration from the University of Frankfurt. Since 2000 he works as a motivation coach with businesspeople. In 2012 he was also involved with the German Olympic team as a psychologist.[1][4] In December 2013 he married the musician and actress Ariane Roth.


  1. 1 2 Edgar Itt und die Hürden des Lebens. mittelbayerische.de. 31 January 2014
  2. 1 2 Edgar Itt. Internationales Sportarchiv. 28 August 1995
  3. Edgar Itt. Sports Reference
  4. Botschafter: Edgar Itt. test.berlitz.eu

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