The presser in the afternoon is a fascinating affair at the Frankfurt Marathon. Featuring numero one and two from the epic Frankfurt battle in 2016, Mark Korir, Martin Kosgey and American Sara Hall, in her first marathon in Frankfurt.
Mark Korir spoke about how he loves the Frankfurt Marathon course, and how he wants to run his personal best (2:04:49, Paris 2015). Mark has run 2:06:05 at Seoul last spring 2017, taking third. He wants to break 2:05 on the Frankfurt course. One believes that Mark has the ability. His 15 times 1000 meters (2:50) with a two minute, fifteen break between each was impressive, as was his 2k-1k speed session (five times) and his 40k runs.
Martin Kosgey scored a huge PB last year just battling Mark Korir, finishing second in 2:07:22, a big PB! Martin told me today that he wants to battle Mark Korir for the title.
Sara Hall is on a roll. Coached by her husband, retired 2:04:55 marathoner Ryan Hall, Sara is racing well and training well, having spent last summer with her four daughters in Ethiopia. Sara is looking for a race in 2:25-2:26 range here.
The presser is in English and German, as Christoph Kopp, elite athlete coordinator, managed the event.