An Encouraging Year!

An Encouraging Year!

A highlight of the year: in Valencia with my great role model, friend and competitor Kenenisa Bekele I have had a good year. I learned new types of training, worked very hard, took part in a world championship for the first time, made new friends and achievedn a new...
Flying Finish in Budapest

Flying Finish in Budapest

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...
Intuition + Science

Intuition + Science

I’m usually a very intuitive runner and pay extremely close attention to what my body is telling me – at the Haspa Hamburg Marathon, I brutally tested its limits. That hurt, but it took me another big step forward. I also rely heavily on science. Professor...
Hamburg Marathon: Learned a Lot!

Hamburg Marathon: Learned a Lot!

The race today was extremely hard! I started with a very high pace. Unfortunately, the pacers didn’t run evenly. Then starting at KM 15 I also had bad stomach problems. In spite of all that, I kept up with the leading group at the Haspa Hamburg Marathon until KM 30. I...