For the 5th time the #laufsteel relay team took part in the 17th Linz Marathon on April 15, 2018. Despite extreme heat, lots of headwinds, heavy legs and too little training, we made a fantastic performance – for our standards – of 3:48h.
High learning curve
Relay Marathon Results
The starting signal for 20,000 runners was given at 9:30 am. The total of 42,195 kilometers were divided in the relay competition as follows:
- Runner A – 9,7 km
- Runner B – 11,4 km
- Runner C – 14,2 km
- Runner D – 6,9 km
As runner D, I had the most cheerful part of the relay marathon: It’s the shortest distance and can run into the finish, where around 100,000 spectators are waiting. We decided as a team that we will finish together. That was almost easier said than done. Our C runner made it just in time from the relay transfer point to the finish line. And runners A and B had to jump over the barrier. But we still made it to the finish together with a time of 3:48 hours — the real reason was probably that we were expecting a cold beer there.
Follow the hashtags #laufsteel & #voestalpineteam
Since the first time we took part in 2014, you could follow the day and the running performances on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #laufsteel and #voestalpineteam. The numerous positive feedback motivated each individual runner and so it is not surprising that everyone was able to call on his/her best performance.
Cooldown & after the run
Blogarticle about the first #laufsteel relay in 2014.