Yesterday, I ran the Darmstadt Marathon in Darmstadt south of Frankfurt. I came off a business trip and not much preparation, felt over-all tired, and had to settle for a sub-par 3:51:56. The course was also hillier than expected, and weather was pretty hot.
In spite of these conditions, my friends Andreas Gerrits (left) and Benedikt - Haile - Heil obviously felt inspired by the presence of a rare guest from Japan (lol), and placed second (1:14:32) and sixth (1:15;30) in the half-marathon. Sorry to keep you guys waiting for such a long time!