Alfred Kruger
Personal information
Full nameAlfred George Kruger III
Born (1979-02-18) February 18, 1979 (age 45)
Sheldon, Iowa, U.S.
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight276 lb (125 kg)
Country United States
EventHammer throw

Alfred George Kruger III (born February 18, 1979) is a male hammer thrower from the United States.


His personal best is 79.26 metres, achieved in August 2004 in Berea.

He finished fourth at the 2006 IAAF World Cup. In addition, he competed at the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2005 World Championships, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2009 World Championships, the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2013 World Championships without reaching the final.

He is from the same home town, Sheldon, Iowa,[1] as Olympic gold medalist and University of Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands. Kruger attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where he was a Division II student-athlete in both football and track and field. AG is the youngest child of Al and Linda Kruger. AG married his wife Laura in the fall of 2007. The two had their first child, a son, Alfred George Kruger IV in August 2011.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 32nd (q) 69.38 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (q) 73.63 m
2006 World Cup Athens, Greece 4th 75.53 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 68.71 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 17th (q) 73.19 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 27th (q) 71.21 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 28th (q) 70.19 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 25th (q) 72.13 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 17th (q) 73.35 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 24th (q) 71.56 m


  1. ^ "Alfred A. G. Kruger Biography". USA Track & Field. Archived from the original on January 6, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2010.