Running as Winter Sports

Dear runners,

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.

Marathon Men:
1. Frederic Ruberti FRA 2:48.57
2. Philipp Arnold SUI 2:57.56
3. Manuel Laub GER 3:01.43

Marathon Women:
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

The full ranking list, the list of world best times of the year and pictures of the event are available online.

After this very successful start into the New Year, we wish all participants, volunteers, etc. a great 2015!

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Roger Kaufmann,
Race Director of the Neujahrsmarathon Zurich