Are you running today?
no, I was with the bike on the road. I'm up early, I brought my life partner because of a small surgery to the hospital, then I'm good for two hours.
Has replaced the Cycling to the Run?
Yes. With over 130'000 running kilometres, I know it. In addition, it is haunted and in the calf, a little collateral damage. Two, three kilometers to the strength training and get back home, I still run, when Cycling I have no complaints.
And there's nothing missing?
When I first started occasions, I had the same Performance as when Running. The ambition I could meet you there. As a runner I wanted to be as fast as possible – for me, not for anyone else. As the President of the new years run and the marathon, my ambition was another: I wanted to be able to reach to offer the current a great occasion, you have the joy of the objectives. Especially in the Marathon.
Why there, specifically?
Because everyone who starts there, is an ambitious runner. It is a huge satisfaction to see, in the finish, what's going on emotionally. The new year's eve run, it was different, there the children responded in the most emotional. I will take a picture of a Jack, type a hundred percent unsporting. Most recently, he had the medal in his fingers, staring at them, was the happiest man, as if he would become Olympic champion. Since madness was aware of:! So it must be.
On Sunday, the Marathon will take place for the 17th time. Time, instead of without you. They sold him one and a half years. What brought you to found it in 2002?
The idea was much older, we studied in 1998. In 1999, she was specifically. I was in Hawaii on holiday and got a call that we had a first meeting with the city. I went immediately home. Then we needed another three years, until the Yes of the city. It is difficult negotiations and a teaching process for all. We were then swamped by applications.
The time was ripe for it?
The first years, he boomed and had up to 7500 participants, then it went down. Why?
You are not always running the same Marathon, it will be boring. At the beginning of the jam of those who had been waiting took place. And after two, three times in the Zurich Marathon, you were unfaithful. Not because we were bad, but because they wanted to go elsewhere.
2018 started in Zurich about 2200 about 42 kilometers, the Jungfrau Marathon, however, you have 4000. How do you explain that?
The Jungfrau Marathon, you can sell as an adventure Marathon. Many Swiss are not more but also there. Marketing technically it is simple: Berlin is the Brandenburg gate, and all the world knows that Berlin. Paris shows the Eiffel tower, New York is anyway a other number, London, the Tower Bridge. What is Zurich? Already in Aargau, you do not know, what is the Grossmünster.
to run It, more and more women, the proportions are growing tremendously.
the shorter the distance, the more. Women run differently than men. Men just go to a Marathon, I can do that! They are marching in the RS 50 km. And even if you come as a Zombie to the target, and vomiting, the Wolf – no matter. It's part of! It was cool. Quite different is the women. You read, think about how you want to run – and women are beautiful.
Have you missed to apply the women targeted?
This is difficult. It has a female proportion of 20 per cent, with 3000 current 600. I want to increase the proportion of a district, are only 150 more, but a gigantic effort. No, with this effort, I prefer to speak all. It is important that you Run has the women in the Team. Also in the City Run over 10 km, the ratio is almost 50:50. The women's run, but in the Marathon you have to respect.
shaped as an organizer for over 25 years, the running scene in Zurich, in December, she stepped back surprisingly, as the President of the new year's eve run. That was not the Plan.
no. But two weeks before my wife learned that she suffers from pancreatic cancer. We are married 36 years, she was always there for me, so my decision was clear. I want to enjoy the time with her. I can let go.
Not all of your negotiating partner will be sad about her leaving. They are considered to be very persistent.
I was persistent, and in part uncompromisingly. But if the city had issued a decision, to put I him to without a murmur. I lied, not linked, never. You knew in the city. I could be in meetings tedious, I also ran it once, but I never offered a rotten Tour.
there Is a decision that you regret?
Yes. A human in the last few months, I would not be here today. But to the Public.
How big was the pressure to provide in the social media environment is New?
I was never desperately looking for a New as others. Why should I do anything different when it works? Suddenly, in miles rather than in Zürich? Is rubbish!
How has the running scene developed since its active time?
I in 1979 and 1980 Murten–Freiburg won, it had so many viewers. As I ran in Freiburg, the Route des Alpes to finish up, it was like on the Alpe d'huez. Only a narrow alley, I thought, I'll run one more on the pile.
you speak from the top of the sport, as it looked in the width?
For this race, there were special trains from St. Gallen – massage car! It has given gopferteckel! And at the GP of Bern, remained over the 10 miles in under an hour than it is today.
Why the mass in the cut is slower?
I think it's not bad. Optimal would be if the Swiss population would be three times driving a week, no matter what. The public health would be better, and it has priority.
in 1982, she ran the Marathon for the first time in 2:11 hours and were the number 10 in the world. Since then, only a runner with Swiss roots, this time to undercut, Viktor Röthlin. How do you explain that?
I was running with an absolute passion. Today's runner, I can't judge, but I have the impression that it is tackling some of the wrong. You have to be uncompromising. Us was no matter what will be later, I have a AHV-holes again and again. If you think in this Sport at such, one is out of place.
Then Julien makes it Wanders right, who lives in Kenya?
Yes. But Viktor Röthlin was so uncompromising.
Was it your luck, your Sport, your profession?
I was lucky that in my Generation or a little earlier, money came in track and field. But I have not thought of 20 years ago, if it could once be a market for an event, not even 10 years ago I would have been able to imagine that I could sell the Marathon.
Where is the running movement?
Even more Fun, and the distances are shorter.
Are you on Sunday at the track?
Created: 22.04.2019, 21:29 PM