Speed skating: The world hour record as the fallback target

You would have to deal with but in time, you would have to plan the times specifically, you would have to do it just once. "The idea," says Felix Rijhnen, "s

Speed skating: The world hour record as the fallback target

You would have to deal with but in time, you would have to plan the times specifically, you would have to do it just once. "The idea," says Felix Rijhnen, "swirls around me for years in my head." And now the conditions were favorable: To the a of Darmstadt is at the Zenith of its efficiency, and on the other, the pandemic has slowed down the speed skating racing completely. And if a new time and strong physical strength come together in Rijhnens space for the New.

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test A new hour world record to her. "The excitement is growing," says the 29-Year-old, before it is this Sunday-seriously. Rijhnen is for years on the roles that mean the world to him, an international Power. He is, among other things, on the long range multi-time world and European champion. But the attention to him these days from the scene is given, is he not accustomed to. "The whole scene will be happy that you can be there live when return to sports will be offered. Even if it's not a classic race format, but a custom,“ says Rijhnen.

If he is at 15.30 in the Arena Geisingen at the starting line, is captured to be a possible record-breaking race by a plurality of cameras, presenters, analyzed, and via live stream in the network transmitted. Shortly before, at 14 o'clock, Mareike Thum of the number of tires, the hour world record in the women's suit. Rijhnen and Thum, both of Darmstadt, both are almost the same age, both a member of the sports promotion group of the Hessian police, both start for the ERSG Darmstadt, embody both German and international top. The 200-Meter track in Geisingen (Tuttlingen County) is considered to be the fastest Oval in the world for skaters.

The two athletes and the German roller sport and Inline Association have now created a zigseitigen set of rules, the conditions for the first official world hour record – to-analog-to-Cycling and speed skating, where this Format has a long Tradition. So far, just not officially recognized as the best brands exist on Skates. Mareike Thum is expected to surpass the previous mark of just over 30 kilometres of clearly – she is aiming for 35 miles. Rijhnen is more need to fight, in order to improve the 38.6 kilometres of the Italian speed cat. His goal four days before his 30. Birthday: "At the 40 scratch", so the Südhesse.

An hour and to drive more on the Limit is not alien to him, only the race of the speed skaters are embossed change of attacks and Rhythm. When he won last year as the first German skaters at the Berlin Marathon, he reached the goal after 42,195 kilometers in 1:10:30 hours. Even in 2019 was the most successful year in Rijhnens now 16-year-long performance career in sports. In addition to Bronze at the world Championships, he won three world Cup races and also the overall world Cup. To reproduce this "strong Form", he says, was in the spring of his goal.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 06:19

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