2:53:20 – Thank you!

I have posted photos from the marathon on Flickr.

DSCF1507-gross.jpg Obviously, this was a good day. Of course, I am really happy with my performance but what was really great was the support and incredible response from my friends. I received so many calls and sms. This means a lot to me.
Simone called from Melbourne, John phoned me from Rome, Erwin and Christian congratulated, the Eichkitz family wrote a breakfast SMS, Klaus called, Martin smsed me. That’s only a few. Thank you to all.

A big, big thank you goes to Maria (Martin’s partner) for taking photos and Martin (Hackl) for riding along with his bike and supplying me with drinks and gel. Without him, I doubt whether this would have been possible. Thanks Georg for your fantastic training plans and your pro advise. Your tips are invaluable. Last not least, I’d like to thank Sylvia for her understanding and patience while I am out there running. I love you, Stadtkatze!

Split 1 (21,1km): 1:26:59
Split 2 (42,2km): 1:26:21
Position: 40
Age-group-position: 11