Tuesday, March 9, 2010

GERMAN XC NATIONALS: Christian Glatting wins in Stockach!



In the German Cross Championships in Stockach had the runners in the LAV asics Tübingen obviously the right spikes under your feet: They defended confidently on the long-haul routes (10.2 kilometers), its title.

The LAV asics Tübingen defended on the difficult cross-country course in Stockach the title from the previous year (from left): Filmon Ghirmai, seventh place in the individual bronze medalist Arne Gabius and New LAVler and former triathlon world champion Daniel Unger, in the Single ranked 23rd Image: LAV
Stockach. LAV-top runners Arne Gabius but could not defend his single title from the previous year. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old finds himself after the fiasco in the Tübingen-Hallen-DM in Karlsruhe, where he was assigned as the defending champion only in seventh place, rehabilitated. The Wattenscheider Christian Glatting, who won the race in 30:03 minutes, got to grips with the difficult conditions at best and set off for four laps. The subsequent second, the triathletes Steffen Justus (LAC Elm), was untenable. Behind it, so it describes Gabius dramatically, there's "a struggle for survival".

A thrilling duel developed at the end for the bronze medal. Hurdler Steffen Uliczka had long since slipped away, as Gabius 400 meters from the finish but still gripped by ambition. LAV-teammate Filmon Ghirmai that ran in the same race to seventh place had betrayed him in advance that Uliczka is not a good spurts Gabius said: "I saw him two meters before the finish line but still outdated. Behind me I heard only a brief curse. "

Ghirmai was very pleased with his placement in 30:51 minutes: "Racing in the mud are usually not my thing." For Gabius Ghirmai as the winter season is now complete. In preparation for the outdoor season in late March they enter their four-week training camp in Kenya. The third LAV-starter, Triathlete Daniel Unger, secured with his 23rd Square (31:50 minutes) the team victory.

Friederike Kallenberg LAC from Pliezhausen had to fight through the field after Missed start, took place by place and ran 6.8 kilometers as the 16th Women's Appreciation cross the finish line (24:41 minutes). Superior winner was Sabrina Mockenhaupt in 21:59 minutes.

The second team took the gold for the LAV-M 55 seniors in the cast Werner Bauknecht, Martin Rapp, Waldemar Schleicher (report to follow).

Ghirmai top shape: After the cross-DM victory in Trochtelfingen

The last run in the Winterlaufserie of Alb-Gold Cup in Trochtelfingen won the men Filmon Ghirmai in 31:51 minutes before Kirchentellinsfurt Michael Goehner, the winner of the Ironman triathlon, and Roth, who ran 32:24 minutes in goal. Peter was third Keinath (Ohmenhausen), who also won the series. For Ghirmai, employee of the main sponsor of Alb-Gold, it was the second major race in one weekend (see above). In the women Svenja Bazlen (Waiblingen) was victorious in 36:30 minutes. Friedericke Kallenberg (LAC Pliezhausen), the day before in the cross-DM was launched (see above), was already established before the last race as an overall winner.