| 24 hour championship
New circuit and a well-stocked field of participants: The ultramarathon championships in the 24-hour run, which will be held on Saturday at the 5th Bottrop Ultrarun Festival, promise good performances in the fight for medals.
144 participants will start on Saturday (May 14) in the 24-hour ultramarathon championships in Bottrop. The new, flat, 1.4141-kilometer circuit around Prosperpark (after an initial lap of 1.452 km) promises good performance.
18 men’s teams and five women’s teams will fight for the title. Above all, the LG Ultralauf is represented in large numbers here. In addition to the LG Ultralauf, the Laufgemeinschaft Würzburg eV, the sportTREND Ultralaufteam Braunschweig, the Team Icehouse eV, and the LG Nord Berlin Ultrateam are likely to have their sights set on the team places in addition to the individual title fights.
There is no clear team favorite among the women’s teams, even if women with strong individual performances are represented. Here are Anne Stephan (Die Laufpartner eV; PB 213 km; 2021), the reigning champion in the 100-kilometer run Katrin Gottschalk (LG Ultralauf), who will contest her first 24-hour run, the experienced national team women Sigrid Hoffmann (LG Westerwald, PB 218 km, 2015), Simone Durry (TG Neuss, 228 km, 2018) or Anke Schülke (LG Nord Berlin Ultrateam, PB 201 km, 2021) can be expected in the front field.
An exciting course of the race can also be assumed for the men, but there is no clear favorite here either. The starting list includes the reigning German champion Martin Armenat (Die Laufpartner, PB 231.89 km 2021), world champion Florian Reus (Laufgemeinschaft Würzburg eV, PB 263 km, 2015), Stu Thoms (LG North Berlin, PB 251 km 2016) , Marcel Leuze (Sporttrend Ultralaufteam Braunschweig eV, PB 242 km, 2018), Jens-Uwe Brack (FC Ebershausen, PB 234 km 2019), Marko Gränitz (Running Community Würzburg, PB 225 km 2019), Michael Ohler (TSV Kandel, PB 222 km, 2021) and also Jörg Heiner (SG Wenden), who will have a say in the front places.