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Anna Hahner clocks 2:28:32 in Berlin Marathon

anna hahner - Berlin Marathon

Berlin – Anna Hahner had a brilliant run around the streets of the German capital in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday morning and she looks poised to come back and do it all again at next summer’s European Championships in Berlin. [Read more…]

Frankfurt Marathon: Arne Gabius profile

Arne Gabius

It was a fateful day when Arne Gabius received an email from the renowned coach Renato Canova in the last stages of his build-up to his marathon debut in Frankfurt on Sunday. Gabius was about to put an experiment to the test, as befitted the doctor he is, and see if he could translate a talent which had brought a European medal on the track to even better use in the marathon. The Italian Canova, having advised the German in recent years, delivered a clear message: [Read more…]

Makau out of Berlin

Patrick Makau

Patrick Makau

A knee injury has forced marathon world-record holder Patrick Makau (Kenya) to withdraw from the BMW BERLIN MARATHON to be run on September 29. “I intended to attack my own world record in Berlin but now the first thing on my mind is to fully recover from this injury so I can return to training”, said Makau. He had earlier consulted the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi where he was diagnosed with an inflammation in his left knee and ordered to stop running completely and rest the knee until the inflammation subsides. [Read more…]

42 Kilometer Schlacht und Abenteuer

Madrid Marathon

42 Kilometer Schlacht und Abenteuer

oder: Warum ein Marathonlauf die Welt verbessern kann

42 Kilometer durch die Strassen von Madrid. Das ist selbst für einen Autofahrer schon eine ordentliche Distanz, auf den eigenen Füssen zurückgelegt aber für den Körper eine echte Herausforderung. Diogenes von der Töss, Philosoph und Langstreckenläufer aus Leidenschaft, hat sich diesem Kampf mit dem eigenen Körper und seinem inneren Schweinehund immer wieder gestellt und kommt mit einigen Erkenntnissen zurück von seinem aktuellen Abenteuer. [Read more…]

A duel of two champions

Hannover Marathon

Hannover Marathon

The TUI Marathon Hannover will see a duel of two champions on 5th May: While Kenya’s defending champion Joseph Kiptum returns to the race South Africa’s Lusapho April has also been signed by the organisers. April had won in 2011. It will be the target in the women’s race to finally improve the course record to a time well under 2:30. Kenya’s Julia Muraga looks like she has the potential to deliver such a performance. The TUI Marathon Hannover is an IAAF Bronze Label Race. [Read more…]

Hahner sisters, next marathon generation

The Hahner sisters, Germany's next marathon generation?

The Hahner sisters, Germany’s next marathon generation?

Anna Hahner was the runner in the national focus after German marathon races in Duesseldorf and Hamburg on the weekend. Only 22 years old she ran a fine debut,placing sixth at the METRO GROUP Marathon Duesseldorf with 2:30:14. She missed the national qualifying time for the Olympics by a mere 14 seconds but there is still hope that the German selectors will be kind on this occasion and reward her with an Olympic slot. [Read more…]

Mikitenko top European in London

Irina Mikitenko

Irina Mikitenko

Irina Mikitenko produced the best European performance at the 2012 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday when the German runner came home seventh in the women’s race in 2:24:53. [Read more…]