Bornholm Runners were represented by Jesper at the 1st World’s fastest Marathon in Granada, Spain on September 22nd 2019
The run started a little over 2500 over sea level and the next 30 km were a constant running downhill. The last 12 km was on the regular road into Granada city center where the last “sprint” was 3 rounds around the park.
Jesper brought his wife (and running member) Greta and she was main reason that Jesper still tried to run the last 4 km as he was totally flat.
The dream was to make a new personal record but it was not possible and it ended with his 4th best time so far.
There were two runners from Kenya and Antony Maina won the race in 2 hours 9 minutes and 38 seconds which was a new PR with 13 minutes! Julius Karinga was the favorite to win the run but ran into troubles on the last part of the run and ended 3. Number two was the local runner Juan Ramost. The intention was that the run would be the first having a winner under the the famous 2 hours did not come to life.
During the after party Jesper had a relaxed chat with Antony and Julius – even they are running more than 250 km per week – they were still destroyed so that help Jesper to come over his result.
The World’s Fastest Marathon is a new great even organized by Albatros Travel and it can for sure be recommended. It is fast – the first 30 km, that is for sure J