Monday, 31 October 2016

In Pictures: 35th Frankfurt Marathon (Set 2)

Second round - Additional images from a sunshiny day at the Frankfurt Marathon. Check back for more pictures during the next days.

Early on Kenyan Pacer David Cheboswony leads a fast assembly that includes Austrian Peter Herzog (Net Time: 02:21:11), Italian Belal Ahmed (Net Time:: 02:27:47) and Danish runner Jesper Trebbien Andersen (Net Time: 02:18:45) amongst others.
Bridge that run! A group of three guys approach the Kilometre 25 sign.
Swede Linking – Björnstorps IF ‘s Henrik Orre leads fellow countryman Patrik Wikström of IFK Umeå throughout the middle section of Saturdays race. Henrik went on to finish in a time of 2:31:38 while Patrik came in with a 02:41:23.
Third place women Sarah Jebet ran most of the race on her own. She finished in a time of 2:27:07!
The historic Frankfurt opera house observes the last few strides of Sävedalens AIK’s Björn Hammar. The clock stopped at 02:28:45 for the Swedish runner.
Subsequent German Marathon Titleholder Marcus Schöfisch (SC DHfK Leipzig) leads a solid group. The former steeplechaser went on to crown himself German champ in a time of 02:20:12. He washed-up the Frankfurt Marathon in 16th place.
Shortly after the 15k mark a big pack is rolling along nicely. The Weather conditions in Frankfurt were picture-perfect as the sun was out and the air clean and fresh.
Sadly Number 623, Austrian Stephan Listabarth (DSG Volksbank Wien), had to drop out. Nonetheless LC Villach’s Christian Robin (537 - Net Time: 02:19:11), Marcus Schöfisch and fellow German Oliver Hoffmann (512 - Net Time: 02:22:56) went on to run top times.
Occasionally Frankfurt is titled “Bankfurt”. The last couple of kilometres wind throughout the local bank quarter that creates the sky scrapper atmosphere the city is known for. Especially in the city centre massive crowds were out to cheers on all the runners. 
With the sun in the back the finish line is soon to come.

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