Jürgen Spencer was born in Berlin, Germany on 1 October 1940.Through the years Jürgen lived in Germany, England , Namibia and is now settling in South Africa. Jürgen Spencer is a member of the Bellville Athletics Club in Cape Town and forms part of the highly competitive Western Province Master Athletic team.
Only starting race walking at the age of 45 Jürgen has represented numerous provinces and walked for South Africa on more than one occasion. He has won gold on every occasion since he started to compete at the SA Masters Championships from 1987 till now. In 1997 he became World champion and Record holder in the 5km and the 20km at the World Veterans Championships held in Durban.
At the moment Jürgen holds 8 SA Masters records and many more WP records. These numbers are sure to grow as he only gets more competitive as time goes on. He sets an example to younger walkers with his work ethic and race walking advice.
This website is honored to share in Jürgen Spencer's knowledge and appreciate the chance to share it with the rest of South Africa's race walking community.