Last May, Lonah ran a NR of 2:19.46 in the marathon, at Prague. This was her 4th marathon. In her debut at the distance, in 2016, she ran a rather modest 2:40.16 in BMW Berlin. In her third marathon, Lonah took sixteen minutes off her PB in 2:24.17 in Firenze, Italy.
Recently she attempted the Doha WC, but succumbed to the terrible conditions and did not finish. Lonah recovered and reached out to Christoph Kopp, the Frankfurt elite athlete director, as she wanted to test herself.
The European champion at 10,000m, Lonah possesses a light attitude on the world, and her positive attitude, focus and obvious talent make us curious about Ms. Saltpeter. Just how fast can she go?
That is what Andy Edwards of Race news service wanted to find out!
Special thanks to Andy Edwards on the interview and Brian Eder on the production.