Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Weidlinger reaches half century of Austrian titles

The prolific Günther Weidlinger won his 50th Austrian athletics title across all surfaces - road, cross country and on the track - when he won at the national half marathon championships in Wels on Sunday.

Weidlinger, who is preparing for the Düsseldorf Marathon on 8 May, finished in 63:55, although wasn’t the first man across the line as two Kenyans guests came home ahead of him with Geoffrey Ndungu winning in 63:33.

The first three were all faster than the previous course record of 63:57. For the record, Tanja Eberhart took the women’s title in 78:07.