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The fastest of the large rest of the world

How could it be otherwise? Only seconds after the finish in Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE on the Persian Gulf, Julien Wanders described his time with the first detected breath as a "good time". A few minutes later, however, he was back to himself, and therefore, disappointed. The victory, he would want to in this half marathon run, which he wants in every race, or at least a place on the podium. "And a 58-time would have been possible," he said to slightly dissatisfied.

These words Express exactly the attitude, determination and impatience, with which the Geneva its still young, but already a proud career. Because: 59:13 minutes, with whom he was in the top field of the Fourth become, meant several things: for the First time, he had remained under 60 minutes, had improved their own Swiss record by 56 seconds, but most of all she represented Europe a record. At 19 seconds he has Mo Farah, a multiple Olympic winner and world champion on the track had snatched away the brand. And it's not like this would be ran out of time at some point in the past. The Briton had achieved in 2015, in Lisbon, in the year before his last track season. He then moved to the Marathon.

The performance of Wanders is hardly to be overestimated. A small stomach upset has him irritated mid-week a little, but not braked, and under the best conditions, certainly not stopped: 10 degrees at the Start, virtually no wind, wide Boulevards on a newly designed small semi-Islands, and 13 competitors, which are all run under 60 minutes.

the world is not cheering, that has become accustomed Wanders.

Wanders’ dissatisfaction did not move primary of the own performance, but from that of the pace-maker. You should run the first 10 km in 27:50, was the deal. 28:10 – what the victory of the favourite increased the pace. What was the not-too-forced first half for Wanders, no Problem. Only after around 18 of 21.1 kilometres, he had to tear it down, the Kenyans Stephen Kiprop won in 58:42. That Wanders the course would never have thought that, from the beginning, a higher Tempo, stay in, testifies to the seemingly limitless self-confidence on the road.

Wanders after this tour de force performance not only of the fastest Europeans in the half-marathon distance, he's the fastest outside of Africa, so the big rest of the world. Neither a North or a South American, a Ozeanier or Asian guy is in the all-time-best list among the first Hundred. The Africans, pre-Kenyans and Ethiopians are as under. Except: since yesterday Wanders. He ran in this race worthy of 37th place and said its African competitors in the fight. At the 58 time, Yes, of course, he will try in a next half marathon again, he said. At the age of 22, his best years do not lie on the long lines in front of him, so why? In front of him, only just Four are in this Ranking, younger than he.

the world is not cheering to the fourth European record of twelve months only, but his achievements will also be considered suspicious, and comment on, it has become accustomed Wanders now. In 2014, he flew for the first time, to Kenya, to train there, since he lives in a majority there. And since then, he sees himself with doping issues. Kenya is in terms of Doping, according to the Independent integrity Commission of the world athletics Federation (IAAF) is still considered a high-risk country, the recently reported prominent cases. Wanders has been checked in the past year, around 50 times by the IAAF, the world anti-doping Agency and anti-doping Switzerland. He is less controlled, as if he would have to train in Switzerland, seems to be in the light of this frequency is hardly likely. Wanders has also elected in this regard, the forward strategy. What relates to his Training, he puts all his units are down to the Detail on Facebook to see.

That its future lies in the long road race, doubt is neither a coach nor an Athlete.

Got to be coach Marco hunter, whom he thanked in exhaustion as the First has him. Hunter has been noted in the Junior years that Wanders differs at least in one respect from his Club mates at Stade Genève: His recovery ability was much more pronounced. At the national level Wanders then made for the first time, when he broke in 2016, the 30-year-old U-23 record Markus Ryffels about 10 km on the road. Since he had decided a long time ago, to want to live as Kenyans. Because you set no limits, because of the distraction in the high country is minimal.

his future is in the long road race, doubt is neither a coach nor an Athlete. However, in the short term, the exchange on the train now follows, again, the qualification for the world Cup in the autumn in Doha, about 10'000 m, and also half the distance. And 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. His career, said Wanders, only then good, if he had proved themselves on the track. In the next one and a half years, he will try to take advantage of its greatest strength, the head, on the railway profitable. Self-confidence is now there.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 08.02.2019, 22:54 PM

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