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That was the starting shoot for the marathon season 2017
About 500 guests followed the invitation to the marathon Kick Off Event at the Oberbank Donau Forum, on February 2nd 2017.
The former top runner Gerhard Hartmann moderated the evening. Within the different talks with Oberbank CEO Dr. Gasselsberger, LIVA CEO Mag. Ziegler and Marathon coordinator Ing. Mag. Ziegler the guests could feel the antiyipation for the Linz Marathon. Furthermore, the guests got a lot of information about the innovations at the Marathon.
The Austrian runner, born in Ethiopia, Lemawork Ketema presented his goals for 2017. In Linz he wants to reach the world cup limit of 2:15 hours.
The following lecture from the former track European Champion and Olympia participant Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Wessinghage had the slogan "Exercise is not everything in life - but without exercise everything is nothing"
Since a few years the traditional starting event is the official starting shoot for the upcoming running season. "We are happy, that the highly qualitative event is accepted well each year." said LIVA marathon coordinator Wolfgang Lehner and LIVA CEO Thomas Ziegler.