Runner Homiyu Tesfaye: farewell to the Marathon

The running talent of Homiyu Tesfaye is known. However, German national coach Georg Schmidt has discovered something very Special about the 27-Year-old. "He ca

Runner Homiyu Tesfaye: farewell to the Marathon

The running talent of Homiyu Tesfaye is known. However, German national coach Georg Schmidt has discovered something very Special about the 27-Year-old. "He can adapt like no other, at different distances," says the medium-range-Responsible of the German athletics Federation. Therefore, he is not to trust the native Ethiopians something he considers more possible: after two years of marathon training to return to the train and to provide on a much shorter track, an Olympic-winning performance. For the way, the Frankfurt-based specialist in the world - and Europe championship, the fifth of 2013 and 2014, under his wing taken.

It's supposed to be a fresh start for the leaps and bounds applicable to athletes. For this, he goes to the club. From Eintracht Frankfurt, where Tesfaye since his arrival in Germany ten years ago, was located, he with the end of the exchange period in this month is the TSV Pfungstadt. The connection to the southern Hesse has grown over the years, confirmed its head of Department, Gerald Hoffmann. "Homiyu was as an 18-Year-old for the first Time at our evening of sport resistant" and since then, on a regular basis.

"On money it is not to him"

Last updated on 30. September, when he appeared on the start list 1500 metres in 3:44,67 minutes for the win. Then Tesfaye flew for several weeks for Training in his homeland. With his return, be was known. "The Concord was for me always a home," he says. "But sometimes you need a different feeling, to write a new story." Money, the stress, all the Stakeholders have played in this decision. Longer the multiple German champion in the eagle was no longer carriers as a contract athlete led. The new athletics Department Director Michael Krichbaum emphasized, the Olympic semi-finalist of 2016 was just a normal member, you paid, on request, a registration fee, but no financial support. In pfungstadt, where he will be an athlete, the only Tip is not to change. "He is financially independent," says Schmidt. "On money, it is not him." Tesfayes wife, Maryam Yusuf Jamal, the 2012 Olympic champion over 1500 meters, earned during their careers for Bahrain well. Rather, the handling is very polite sportsman wool will feel comfortable. In the case of the Concord to be the main contact person, the previous head of Department, tungsten Tröger adopted in the summer. However, even the not-always knew where the Athlete was.

Updated Date: 01 December 2020, 05:20

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