Visit From Runner’s World

Visit From Runner’s World

Michael Simon (text) und Marcus Vogel (photos) from Runner’s World visited me and my family in Hamburg. The result is a very personal portrait that has just been published in the January issue. Many thanks for your effort and care – the ten-page (!) article is...
Fastest German in Berlin!

Fastest German in Berlin!

Photo © Manfred Steffny What a week: Became a German citizen on Monday, was fastest German at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday! I had planned a lot for this run – and my plan worked out. My goal was to stay under 2:10. I was even able to improve in the second half....
It’s Done!

It’s Done!

It’s done: I got my German citizenship on Monday! Another milestone on my way to the 2024 Olympics in Paris has been reached. I can’t express how grateful I am and happy I feel. There is no time to celebrate, however, because on Sunday I will be competing in the...
Hello Half Marathon

Hello Half Marathon

I‘m back! After a long break due to an injury and nine months after my last race, I competed at the 28th Hella Half Marathon today. I am very happy with my performance, reaching sixth place at a time of 1:03:44 in muggy weather. But what makes me happiest is that I...
Hannover -> Hamburg

Hannover -> Hamburg

A lot has happened in the last few years.I would like to give you a little insight into my athletic career. It all started in the summer of 2015 when I received the sports badge in Pattensen. Starting in 2016, I then competed in many races in the region as part of...