photo: IMAGO/Eibner

Flying Finish in Budapest

15th place in the marathon race at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest – I can definitely be happy with the results of my first competition for the German national team. I am especially encouraged by the fact that I had the strength to speed at the end of the race. I almost caught up to Kenyan top runner Timothy Kiplagat in the finish (see photo). In the end we crossed the finish line at the same time in 2:11:25 – only two minutes and 32 seconds behind the new world champion Victor Kiplangat from Uganda. My focus is now on Valencia, where, on December 3, I want to beat the Olympic standard by as much as possible. I am training hard and will travel to Spain well prepared!