Story told by Eugen Fink
Pictures by Max Menning
What to do when you've just experienced the craziest run in your life and your body screams for some recovery time but you kinda signed up for the Berlin Half Marathon months in advance, planning on acing that race?
Well, obviously you (ACTUALLY have to get yourself some rest! Jesus, what is wrong with you to even think about it?! But instead you) rush into that starting area at the day of the race, acting all fit and what not and reach for that personal best you planned and trained so hard for!
The race was a pain, that's for sure. But it felt incredible to hit the finish line, almost vomiting and seeing your KRAFT friends being there, being as fast as you. So being more than proud to present the results:
01:12:10 Paul Schmidt pacing Sabrina Mockenhaupt
01:20:20 PB for Eugen Fink being paced by Philipp Baar
01:20:23 PB for our BALLERina, Stephanie Platt
01:20:50 PB for Manuel Hügle
01:20:55 PB for Nikolas Zeigert
02:01:29 Marco Prüfer pacing Ella Schellmoser
STORY'S NOT OVER!
Let's assume that you weren't running because you didn't sign up. Let's assume that you've got a budget of 0€ but you want to support all Runners as much as possible?
Well, you take your whole squad. You get yourself some cardboards from the waste container. You buy some cheap ass pens, a hot-glue gun (really?) and scissors and than you start to CRAFT your very own cheering signs!
But it doesn't stop there. It's the vibes you have to establish in order to create a proper cheering hub where it's not about yourself but about EVERY Runner hunting the finish line.
That vibe has to be REAL! It means that you have to invest time, effort and hard work into those cheering gear.
And this also means that, as soon as you reach the finish line as a Runner, you grab yourself a bike and rush to that cheering zone to support every other Runner who is still out there. You are thirsty but that is being taken care of by boxes of beer every other supporter brought.
So, you cheer and cheer. Cheer until the very last tough lady of the race passes your cheering zone.
For us KRAFT Runners, a race doesn't stop at the finish line, it just starts there! Because cheer vibes matter!
Mic drop. ;)