Flying Finish in Budapest

Flying Finish in Budapest

photo: IMAGO/EibnerFlying 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...

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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 Karsten...

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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...

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Next Stop Hamburg!

Next Stop Hamburg!

I will be competing at the Hamburg Marathon on April 23 in my new home town. If my elevation training continues to go so well, I’ll try to beat the Olympic marathon standard of 2:08:10. The Haspa Hamburg Marathon digital press conference today was also joined by...

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Visit From Runner’s World

Visit From Runner’s World

Michael Simon (text) und Marcus Vogel (photos) from Runner’s World visited me and my family in Hamburg. The result is a very personal portrait that has just been published in the January issue. Many thanks for your effort and care - the ten-page (!) article is really...

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Fastest German in Berlin!

Fastest German in Berlin!

photo: Herbert SteffnyWhat a week: Became a German citizen on Monday, was fastest German at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday! I had planned a lot for this run – and my plan worked out. My goal was to stay under 2:10. I was even able to improve in the second half. 2:09:06...

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It’s Done!

It’s Done!

photo: Alan OrpinIt’s done: I got my German citizenship on Monday! Another milestone on my way to the 2024 Olympics in Paris has been reached. I can't express how grateful I am and happy I feel. There is no time to celebrate, however, because on Sunday I will be...

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Hella Half Marathon

Hella Half Marathon

photo: Alan OrpinI‘m back! After a long break due to an injury and nine months after my last race, I competed at the 28th Hella Half Marathon today. I am very happy with my performance, reaching sixth place at a time of 1:03:44 in muggy weather. But what makes me...

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Hannover -> Hamburg

Hannover -> Hamburg

A lot has happened in the last few years.I would like to give you a little insight into my athletic career. It all started in the summer of 2015 when I received the sports badge in Pattensen. Starting in 2016, I then competed in many races in the region as part of...

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