Mark the 27th of August on your calendar! On that Sunday, I will be competing for Germany in the marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. It will be my debut wearing the German national team kit, and I am very proud and happy that the DLV nominated me. Many thanks to the them as well as my sponsors, my team and last but not least my family for your support! By the way, the photo is of me training in the Ethiopian highlands. It is very, very hard, but I am highly motivated and getting fitter and fitter.