The newly Austrian marathon record holder and native favorit for the Olympics in Tokio 2021 inspires you for the 19. Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon.

A special Meet & Greet presented by Hyundai sets the start for the preparations to the next Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon, which is because of the one-time shifting to fall on October 24th 2021. Peter Herzog, 32-year-old top athlete and brand new Austrian marathon record holder, gives the local runners the honor and starts personally at the Kick-Off of our famous LIVA running meeting series in Linz.


Especially right now "staying in motion" is the central maxim of all hobby running enthusiasts and also the slogan for the Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon organizers. That´s one of the reasons why the LIVA continues the traditional and famous running meeting series in the upcoming winter 2020/2021. A stroke of luck in the form of the new Linz Marathon mobility partner Hyundai Austria brings a professional "motivation" with Peter Herzog, who just beat Lemawork Ketema´s record by 38 seconds at the London-Marathon at the beginning of October and is now new Austrian Marathon record holder with 2:10.06.


Highlights for the top athlete have been so far the qualification and participation at the EC in Berlin 2018 and winning the bronze medal with the marathon team (2:15.29). At the Berlin Marathon 2019 he improved his personal best to 2:10.57 and qualified for the Olympics in Tokio 2021. At the age of 29, the father of a one-year-old daughter, changed from biathlon to running and ran 2:30 at the Vienna City Marathon. What a successful path!


For the upcoming running meeting-series Kick-Off the LIVA drew 10 lucky winners for the Meet & Greet presented by Hyundai Austria with Peter Herzog. The winners will get valuable tips as well as the possibility to run with the ÖLV-star. Congratulations!


Regular LIVA running meetings starting with November 7th

To maximize the safety for our participants the running meetings take place in small groups with 10 persons. There will be different running course at every date. The participants should have fun and motivate each other for the preparations for the Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon.

More information about the running meetings you can find HERE!

(c) Mitterhauser; Peter Herzog siegt beim LINZ AG Viertelmarathon 2017