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From the rain in the dream world

The shoes caps a run with wool, and hand, the other with a straw hat and barefoot. It is Zurich Marathon, and as always, if the 42.195 km Queuing up to miles and back in the city, the weather is a matter of attitude. It was in the past year, "definitely not marathon weather," how to read in this newspaper was, because at the Start already 15 and in the target above 20 degrees were measured. There is no marathon weather: a little Wind, frosty 4 degrees seems to be this time, too, and it's raining, as it had in 2016 snowed: at the exact start time of half past nine. Garbage bags, Plastic covers tested, worn-out rain - and wind-jackets to help, in short: The runners can't verdrie and show the right attitude. In contrast to potential viewers. The Event must initially do without you, at least the many Hundreds of volunteers and numerous music groups provide for a bit of heat in the heart and the head.

the mood regardless, and swiftly the five-to-peak group of the Kenyans Edwin Kosgei and Simon Tesfay, the Eritreans out of type, from pace makers to Seefeld.

The changers: The Team Cologna superior

they are the most prominent cross-country skiers in this Event and share in the long run, but by four. Headed by the Olympic champion, the Team Cologna (with Baumann, Biel, and clover) in 2:25:44 wins superior to the Team Run. Clear: Dario Cologna is also on the road a fast runner: He completed cut its 8-km route in 3:13 minutes.

you will soon be operating temperature, while in the mass behind the club tents apparently started without knowing where to carry their legs. "Marathon, straight!", one calls and wants to go straight. Because all the left turn and the loop in the city to complete, can he also convince himself. It is a choice that leads him hours later to the target. And it is, but how many admit the Move of the medal, marathon weather, because cooling is such a big challenge as more pleasant than sultry.

The weakest victory

For the eventual winner, it appears straightforward, the challenge, otherwise he would not be here: Kosgei has denied three weeks ago, the Vienna-Marathon and ran a 2:10:11 hours best time. About three minutes, he rose and now, on the lake of Zurich, anyone a Chance. The turning point in miles and approximately 25 kilometres they are the fifth, soon after. Kosgei is, for Tesfay it is at Kilometer 35 "very hard, so far I ran in any Training".

number 1: Henry Wanyoikes Comeback

It was a week in Zurich and has not seen the town yet: Henry Wanyoike was once the fastest blind Athlete in the world, yesterday, the Kenyan made his Comeback after 5 years. Led a Band of his friend, he mastered the number 1 uncertainties like wet tram tracks and pavement edges, and beamed about his 2:43cm long time.

The Kenyans to win in 2:14:49 Tesfay, it is the weakest of the winning time in 17 discharge.The track record of the fastest Swiss Tadesse Abraham, 2:07:44, run 2013. The only a lot of runners, Kosgei is, however, of Zurich, has ever won. In the snow-sleet-rain-race of 2016, the Japanese Yuki Kawauchi, a delivery first. As an Amateur he won last year in Boston.

Nearly half an hour after Kosgei meets with Margo Malone (USA) the first woman. And the more it goes against lunch in the target area, the more outbreaks, the emotions and feeling. Pearls of sweat are washed away by tears of joy, faces in hands, buried, fists clenched – as obviously many of them are ran away from the rain in a dream world.


Created: 28.04.2019, 23:29 PM

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