Running as Winter Sports
The 11th Neujahrsmarathon Zurich took place in a beautiful white scenery. After 5 days of heavy snowfalls, the entire course was covered by a snow layer of about 5 inch. Of course, fast times were not possible with these conditions, but the impressions were unforgettable for the 814 runners – a record number – joining from 41 different countries.
In the men’s race, Frederic Ruberti (FRA) celebrated a start-finish victory. In tough conditions, he managed to finish in 2:48:57 hours. In the women’s race, Lina-Kristin Schink (GER) dealt best with the weather conditions at this midnight marathon. She finally stayed in front of runner-up Katrin Gottschalk (GER) by only 24 seconds at the end of the 42.195 kilometers.
1. Frederic Ruberti FRA 2:48.57
2. Philipp Arnold SUI 2:57.56
3. Manuel Laub GER 3:01.43
1. Lina-Kristin Schink GER 3:29.33
2. Katrin Gottschalk GER 3:29.57
3. Tatiana Sviridova RUS 3:32.48
Half Marathon Men:
1. Samir Baala FRA 1:20:06
Half Marathon Women:
1. Ezgi Akdesir TUR 1:31:47
Quarter Marathon Men:
1. Gabriel Cristian Lutic ROM 38:16
Quarter Marathon Women:
1. Nicole Egger SUI 47:37
After this very successful start into the New Year, we wish all participants, volunteers, etc. a great 2015!
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Race Director of the Neujahrsmarathon Zurich