10 km run in Palma de Mallorca

Tina Fischl finishes 3rd overall in the 10 km race at the port of Palma

As part of the training camp on the sunny island of Mallorca, endurance specialist Tina Fischl from Fürstenstein opted for a faster pace in the 10 km run along the port of Palma. More than 6,000 runners were registered for this excellently organized event.

Tina who currently is in the middle of her preparations for the upcoming racing season in Mallorca, had already won the half marathon here in Palma a few years ago and now wanted to compete with the best over the 10 km run.

The starting shot was fired punctually at 9:00 am in front of the breathtaking backdrop of La Seu Cathedral.

As expected, the race was started very quickly by the young foreign runners. Tina Fischl kept her nerve and didn´t want to go too fast right from the start. The first 5 km of the course along the port of Palma went really well due to the light tailwind, but Fischl already suspected at the turning point that the way back towards the finish would be really tough.

The eventual winner Barbara Vahalikova from the Czech Republic was about 200 m ahead right from the start. The Spaniard Yessica Perez Torente and Tina Fischl tried not to let the gap get too big. Fischl fought head-to-head with the Spaniard against the wind and the slight climb towards the finish.

Hundreds of cheering spectators along the course created a great atmosphere and the runners were duly celebrated at the finish line in front of the cathedral. Only 13 seconds behind the Spaniard, Tina Fischl finished as the fastest German athlete in an excellent 3rd place overall with a time of 37:36 minutes. The personal trainer left the competition far behind in her age group and deservedly secured gold here.

Tina Fischl at the finish: “I´m really very happy with the result. A race that I ran out of training and integrated as a tempo run into a week with around 700 kilometers of cycling and 100 kilometers of running. I´m looking forward to the upcoming races of the season and I am absolutely motivated”.

Photo documentation: © Alex Fischl