Canova believes in Gabius
FRANKFURT (GER): Renowned Coach Renato Canova believes that German marathon record holder Arne Gabius can achieve a "high placing" at next year Olympics, informs Race News Service. The Italian coach, who is advising Gabius, said "I can believe he will improve still further in the marathon and achieve a high placing in the Olympics but probably his best chance will be at the World Championships in 2017." Gabius is also confident in his ability to perform in championship marathons, saying, "If I have a really good day in Rio, I might finish inside the top 10 and that would be fantastic." Next up for Gabius is his wedding, which will take place in the USA shortly.
Editor's note: Arne Gabius told me that Renato Canova was one tough coach. But, as he worked his butt off, Gabius also bought into Canova's training methods. In 2014, Arne opened with a fine 2:09:33. In 2015, Gabius ran 2:08:32, for fourth in Frankfurt.
I have watched Gabius on the European circuit the past couple of summers, over the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters, as he built towards the marathon distance. Now the record holder in the marathon in Germany, Arne Gabius may have found his distance.