Richard Ringer delighted 300,000 German fans on marathon day in the European Championships last August with his amazing gold medal run in the marathon, sprinting to the lead in the last fifty meters! Ringer is a European medalist at 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters. I have observed him with a brilliant run at 10,000 meters. As Richard Ringer built towards what many of his friends, fans, and serious observers of the sport, who know that Richard was made to run a great marathon. That is his focus now as he builds to Paris in 2024. This guy has wheels, serious wheels. He did not go for the immediate dollars of a fall marathon but is focused on the streets of Paris less than two years from now, on a course that is built for him.
The following piece was written by EME News.
REHLINGEN (GER): European marathon champion Richard Ringer decided against competing in an autumn marathon in order to focus on a fast spring marathon in the build-up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, informs Leichtathletik.de. “I might have managed somehow [to do an autumn marathon]. But I’m planning for the long term, and I’m already looking at the 2024 Olympics in Paris. It’s important for me to run a good marathon time next spring,” he said. Ringer is looking to improve his lifetime best which currently stands at 2:08:49.