Axel Mitbauer

Flucht aus der DDR als Wettkampf des Lebens

Über 600 Sportler flüchteten aus der DDR. Axel Mitbauer schwamm dafür sogar 25 Kilometer durch die Ostsee. Inzwischen betreut er Nachwuchsathleten.

Foto: Marion Hunger

Am 17. August 1969 um kurz vor 21 Uhr stand Axel Mitbauer am Ostseestrand von Boltenhagen und dachte: "Okay, Junge, jetzt beginnt der Wettkampf deines Lebens."

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Mitbauer ist privilegiert

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Keine Auslandsreisen mehr

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Heimliches Training in Baggerseen

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Er krault um sein Leben

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