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...
Fastest German in Berlin!

Fastest German in Berlin!

photo: Herbert Steffny What 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....
It’s Done!

It’s Done!

photo: Alan Orpin It’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...
Hella Half Marathon

Hella Half Marathon

photo: Alan Orpin I‘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...