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Fabienne Schlumpf Breaks Swiss Half Marathon

Freezing and windy conditions with the temperatures little above freezing point; the conditions which were ordinarily not easy for the runners was the case at Itelligent City Lauf Invitation in Dresden. But Fabienne Schlumpf defying the conditions to break a Swiss Half Marathon record, improving her own mark by eleven seconds to clocked 68:27.

Fabienne was well ahead of second placed German Domenika Mayer, who broke 70 minutes for the first time (69:52). Mekdes Woldu of Eritrea followed in third with 70:50.

“I am used to running in cold conditions so I was not too bothered by the weather. The race was perfectly organized and I had a great pacemaker,“ said Fabienne, who targets the Olympic marathon qualifying time next month. “Yes, in theory I should be able to run well below 2:29:30, however this is a marathon”.

On other hand Simon Boch ran a strong debut marathon instead. The German winner clocked 2:10:48 and broke the Olympic qualifying standard. Poland’s Anna Bankowska took the women’s race in 2:31:16. Germany’s Richard Ringer won a highly contested men’s race with 61:33. Richard Douma of the Netherlands and Katharina Steinruck of Germany were the winners of the 10 k races with times of 28:55 and 31:59.

Clocking 2:10:48 Simon Boch was the only one to break the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:11:30 in Dresden. Behind him two more debutants took second and third: Belgium’s Soufiane Bouchikhi ran 2:12:39 and Tom Hendrikse finished in 2:13:03.

Top Results:

Marathon, Men:

1. Simon Boch GER 2:10:48

2. Soufiane Bouchikhi BEL 2:12:39

3. Tom Hendrikse NED 2:13:03

4. Patrik Wägeli SUI 2:13:13

5. Hlynur Andresson ISL 2:13:37

6. Hermamo Ferreira POR 2:13:57

Women:

1. Anna Bankowska POL 2:31:16

2. Aleksandra Brzezinska POL 2:34:24

3. Vaida Zusinaite-Nekriosiene LTU 2:36:58

4. Karen van Proeyen BEL 2:41:16

Half Marathon, Men:

1. Richard Ringer GER 61:33

2. Nils Voigt GER 61:35

3. Amanal Petros GER 61:37

4. Koen Naert BEL 61:38

5. Sondre Moen NOR 61:42

6. Bart van Nunen NED 61:47

7. Philimon Kipchumba KEN 61:47

8. Bernard Wambua KEN 61:55

9. Samuel Fitwi GER 61:56

10. Hendrik Pfeiffer GER 62:05

Women:

1. Fabienne Schlumpf SUI 68:27

2. Domenika Mayer GER 69:52

3. Mekdes Woldu ERI 70:50

4. Bojana Bjeljac CRO 71:15

5. Jasmijn Lau NED 72:08

6. Bo Ummels NED 72:13

7. Rabea Schöneborn GER 72:30

8. Blanka Dörfel GER 72:31

10 k, Men:

1. Richard Douma NED 28:55

2. Ilyas Osman SOM 28:56

3. Mohammad Reza SWE 29:04

4. Lander Tijtgat BEL 29:06

5. Marcel Fehr GER 29:11

Women:

1. Katharina Steinruck  GER 31:59

2. Sarah Lahti SWE 31:59

3. Carolina Wikström SWE 32:42

4. Diane van Es NED 33:37

5. Eva Dieterich GER 33:51

By discernsportblog

Former sprinter, Taewondo and Badminton Player. Sport Physiotherapist

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