BREAKING BARRIERS.

EXPERIENCE TOLD BY MARCO PRÜFER & EUGEN FINK

Pictures by various photographers

On Saturday May 6 at 5:45 a.m. in Monza, Italy, Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese and Lelisa Desisa made their brave attempts to break the two-hour marathon barrier. 

Luckily, two of our KRAFT Runners, our very own founders Eugen and Marco, got invited to be witnesses of this epic race. A race where it's about more than just running. A race where it's about barriers and dedication.

 A line-up of all Pacers, there to support – by  Max Menning

A line-up of all Pacers, there to support – by Max Menning

 Mid-race picture – by  Max Menning

Mid-race picture – by Max Menning

 Eliud Kipchoge hitting the finish line at 2:00:25 – by  Andrea Schiliro

Eliud Kipchoge hitting the finish line at 2:00:25 – by Andrea Schiliro

Kipchoge finished with a time of 2:00:25, 2:32 faster than the current world record and 2:40 better than his own personal best of 2:03:05. Tadese nabbed a time of 2:06:51, beating his personal best by 3:50. Desisa crossed the line with a time of 2:14:10. All of them showed us that dreaming is part of the job. And only not trying makes you fail. Try and you will never fail. #cheesy (but true!) 

 All invited witnesses from around the globe – by  Andrea Schiliro

All invited witnesses from around the globe – by Andrea Schiliro

For us this race changed the way we look at running. All three athletes showed us that dreaming and reaching for the stars is a necessary activity to improve yourself; don't listen to people telling you want you can't do! So, we went back to Germany and also started dreaming. Dreaming about the future of KRAFT Runners and where this could lead.

 Bernard Lagat, one of many Pacers during the attempt – by  Max Menning

Bernard Lagat, one of many Pacers during the attempt – by Max Menning

At the race track in Monza we screamed our lungs out for all three athletes. Now, we scream our lungs out to cheer on each other at every KRAFT Tuesday workout. We are building something, with dedication, no barriers and no limits of our imagination. Because we dream big and reach for the stars …


… by the way, take a look at where we slept!!! 

  Glamping  at it's finest – by  Pim Rinkes

Glamping at it's finest – by Pim Rinkes

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