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15k Kerzerslauf

Saturday March 16th, 2019
Kerzers, Switzerland
Distance: 15K · 25k

Once again, the starting shot for the 2018 racing season was fired in Freiburger Seeland. 8362 runners crossed the finish line on the 40th anniversary race. 9545 people registered for the anniversary edition.The national elite used the optimal running conditions for brilliant performances and brought out two podiums over 15km for Switzerland.As a premiere, the running events were broadcast live on large-format screens and on the Internet for several hours.

Although it was not enough for the fastest Swiss on the podium at the end of the 15km race, two second places are a sensational result.The women's race was won by Janet Gichumbi from Kenya in a time of 51.08.5 minutes.Maude Mathys, winner of last year's Murtenlauf and the Jungfrau Marathon, secured second place in 51.31,9 minutes.Not every day, a European champion Kerzers paid a visit.Tadesse Abraham, winner of the 2016 Half Marathon in Amsterdam, also finished second and best in a time of 43.55,5 minutes.All he had to do was beat Kenyan James Kibet, who was the first to cross the finish line solo.The podium completed the winner of the last two editions, Maryanne Wanjiru,

Marathon specialist Adrian Lehmann won a thrilling duel with Tefera Mekonen for over 5km.In the women's race over the short distance Christine Müller from Aeschi ran ahead of Delia Sclabas.

Courage for the new

For the jubilee year, the organizing committee has made some changes.For the first time, the running events in the start / finish area were broadcast live on large format screens.The spectators were thus able to follow the entire race in this way.Even those who stayed at home could be present at the Kerzerslauf: the live stream was broadcast in real time on the internet.Another premiere was the cooperation with swiss-image.ch.The most beautiful pictures of the run were continuously available on the website.Another innovation concerned the start area where the procedure was changed, which made for an even smoother process.

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