The secret run-of-competition: The goal is the bus stop

The few excursionists, who clashed on Sunday morning in the flue Werder in the Southeast of Berlin on the runners groups, are likely to have been surprised. The

The secret run-of-competition: The goal is the bus stop

The few excursionists, who clashed on Sunday morning in the flue Werder in the Southeast of Berlin on the runners groups, are likely to have been surprised. There was nothing to see of a relaxed Jog or an eager eat Kilometers, as it progresses, Corona-crisis and, increasingly, summer climates, currently everywhere is practiced. On the densely wooded Dahme-Peninsula on the border of Berlin to Brandenburg runners seemed to sprint runners, in the middle of a deserted, straight road to nowhere.

Michael Reinsch

a correspondent for sports in Berlin.

F. A. Z.

The Group of ten, eleven athletes drove ahead on the Schmöckwitzer dam a car with a digital time display and a motorcycle. Cyclists chased, and on the road is a field with boxes, some of the distances and a target were adhesive marks to keep the free-riders, there is a commuting bus had promised. This was important, because the line was directly in front of the stop in the middle of the forest.

Respectfully waited for the drivers to a folder with a mouth-nose protection drew attention to the fact that the road was free and not locked. Sometimes they remained standing until a friendly gentleman with a moustache and beard under the Corona protection runners with a blast of compressed air-siren on the way had sent.

Austrian record

On Friday, the Website of German Road Races was announced in a cryptic way record attempts of Alina Reh and Amanal Petros about five kilometers. "In order to avoid in the light of the Corona-crisis, and the applicable provisions for the protection of spectators collections", it said, "can be published, neither the time and place of the race." Who remembered that a handful of Berlin-based run-of-fanatics, had surprised on the first weekend of June with the "10K Berlin Invitational" on the flue Werder, could have guessed that the route had been proven.

"I immediately jumped up, as I've heard of it," said the Salzburg marathon runner Peter Herzog in the target to the bus stop. "In Corona, times to take each track, as well." The result on the distance that he runs a professional more than eight times in a row, 13:54 minutes, was his first this year and the only record of the day, the Austrian.

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Irina Mikitenko, who has long been assigned the ruler of the German road run, and the man with the horn test will remain in the possession of the German best times. She ran ten years ago, twice 15:16 on the track, the first since 2019, the international records will be conducted. Jens-Peter Herold, Olympia-third in the 1500 meters in Seoul in 1988, it took in 1990, for the distance of 14:09. "I was blown away when I heard that I this time, still the record-holder am," he said. The invitation, as a Starter on the secret race to participate, is likely to be even more beautiful when Herold took the best time, he should say good-bye, back home to Neuruppin.

Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 14:19

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