DHL Linz Airport Nightrun – Tina Fischl runs low flying to the airport victory
A very special kind of running event took place at the airport in Linz during the night from June 30 to July 1, 2023. This major event, in which more than 2,000 male and female athletes were registered, is held in the middle of the airport’s runway. Immediately after the last plane arrived at 11:00 p.m., the runway was prepared for the athletes.
The start time at 0.00 a.m. certainly also was a very special challenge and really untypical for a running event of this kind.
All in all, a 5.0 km long circuit had to be mastered on the runway. The runway was not specially illuminated, so the runners had to concentrate very hard on the course, as the asphalt was slightly uneven.
The experienced exceptional runner Tina Fischl did not let all this upset her and was absolutely focused. Immediately after the starting signal Fischl ran behind the fastest men and none of the more than 700 starting women could follow up to her. Even after about half of the course Fischl didn’t want to leave anything to chance, she was almost alone at the head of the women’s field.
With an absolutely reasonable lead of over 1 minute Fischl flew towards the finish line and crossed the finish line overjoyed as the overall winner of the women in 18:07 min.
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