Bernhard "Bernd" Kannenberg (1942-2021) was a West German race walker who won the 50 km Race Walking at the 1972 Olympic Games.
During his career, he set several Race Walking world records and won six outdoor and four indoor West German titles.
In 1972, he broke 50 km Race Walking World Record (3h 52m 45s).
Kannenberg was a professional soldier and trained at the sports school of the German Bundeswehr at Warendorf. After retiring from competitions, he coached the German Race Walking team.
In 2022, the 50th birthday of his 50 km World Record is commemorated.
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