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"King Richard" and the sensational triumph in the final meters

2022-08-16T12:29:45.133Z

"King Richard" and the sensational triumph in the final meters Created: 08/16/2022, 14:21 By: Gunter Klein Victory in the final meters: Richard Ringer overtook the Israeli Maru Teferi. © imago Sensational European Champion Richard Ringer is not a kilometer eater, but in the end he becomes the European Marathon Champion. The German teams get gold and silver. Munich – At 41 kilometers Richard R



"King Richard" and the sensational triumph in the final meters

Created: 08/16/2022, 14:21

By: Gunter Klein

Victory in the final meters: Richard Ringer overtook the Israeli Maru Teferi.

© imago

Sensational European Champion Richard Ringer is not a kilometer eater, but in the end he becomes the European Marathon Champion.

The German teams get gold and silver.

Munich – At 41 kilometers Richard Ringer was third in the marathon, which was a surprise in itself.

He then threw off his cap – and there was a final sprint that took him to the top.

The 33-year-old from Überlingen on Lake Constance became European Champion (2:10:21 hours).

A sensation category result.

Yes, the hat thing.

When asked about the scene, Richard Ringer reveals that he is a humorous fellow and a witty narrator.

In Rio, at the 2016 Olympics, he had worn his cap to the finish "and it looked stupid when I arrived with my cool packs".

The kepi is a custom-made product, "my mother sewed in nets that we pack crashed ice into at the refreshment stations," and there is also an integrated cloth that protects against the sun's rays.

The moment Ringer threw off the hat, he felt “a release.

Because it also takes the weight off.” He squeezed out everything that was “full of cramps” in his body.

“I didn't run to catch up with the Israeli either – I ran against the pain.

In a marathon, the distance is always the competitor.”

Richard Ringer does a number of things differently than the marathon doctrine envisages.

"A good month ago I didn't run at all for a week." While others run 200 kilometers within seven days, he does 120. "The others run 14 hours, but I'm busy 22 hours." His alternative program: cycling.

And the cross trainer, "I can watch a movie or read the news there."

Amanal Petros went down the two-kilometer home straight with Ringer.

He often looked at the heart rate monitor.

"I wanted to play tactically." But then he realized that he was running out of strength.

He fell to fourth place (2:10:39) "I worked too much." Not only the individual competition was held, but also the team competition.

“Thanks to my fourth place,” said Petros, “we won silver.

In sixth or seventh place, it would have been tight for bronze.” That is why he is “not disappointed, but proud of Richard”.

Ringer said that Petros, "that incredibly nice guy", helped him through a crisis at kilometer 25.

"Then he ran to me at the back."

Men and women started with six people, the three best results were counted for the team.

This resulted in gold for the women.

The runners also carried the audience away with their dramatic finish.

Miriam Dattke was one step away from bronze (2:28:52), but not disappointed.

"I thought: top 20 would be cool, with top eight I would be super super happy." It was the second marathon of the 24-year-old, on the home straight she was "yelled at by her Regensburg training buddies".

Everyone got along well with the weather, which was an issue beforehand.

"Eight degrees are ideal for a marathon, not 24 - but no pictures were provided in which a third of the field was eliminated," said Deborah Schöneborn (10th).

And Domenica Meyer (6th) was happy that the women were allowed to start at 10.30 a.m., one hour before the men.

"Respect for men - little hashtag," she suggested.

Funny runners.

Source: merkur

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