Kick Off Event with Peter Filzmaier on September 15th 2022 at Oberbank Donau Forum.

Our Kick Off Event, which was planned in June and had to be moved because of illness, will now take place on September 15th 2022 at Oberbank Donau Forum with Peter Filzmaier.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Filzmaier is a hug sports fan and his childhood dream was to become a sports reporter. Spain´s soccer players, Austria´s skiers or Norway´s cross country skiers and America´s tennis players – they all let his heart beat faster. At the Kick Off Event for the Linzer jubilee run in 2022, Filzmair wants to share his passion with all running sport fans.

Peter Filzmaier fulfilled his childhood dream at the Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon and commented the race in 2021 live in ORF. His personal best as hobby athlete at 10k is just under 33 minutes, at the half marathon 1 hour and 12 minutes. Furthermore, he finished two marathons, but not with a really fast time as he says self critically. With this background Austria´s TV-political expert number 1tells about his best running stories of Eluid Kipchoge & Co – analytical but also passionate and from a refreshing fan perspective.

“Running is the best sport, as every one of us already did it once. Almost anyone can just start running. At the Kick Off Event I want to talk about the social meaning of this sport, but especially about my best running stories of my own experiences as well as the African athletes. Maybe I can motivate some runners to start in Linz.” (Peter Filzmaier)

ORF Sports-commentator Dennis Bankowsky will host the evening.


Kick-Off 20. Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon with Peter Filzmaier

Oberbank Donau Forum, Untere Donaulände 28, 4020 Linz

Thursday, September 15th 2022, 18:30 Uhr, free entry

Register now at linzmarathon@ liva.linz. at