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News · 27.01.2019
At the Texas Tech Classics in Lubbock, TX, I won to my first track meet in the USA. For the first time in this season, I competed over 3000m. As usual, the goal for my race was to run as fast as possible to secure a spot in the first heat of the C-USA Championships. This race was with 19 competitors quite big, but thanks to an aggressive start of my teammate, the group spread out right from the start. Our first Kilometer war on pace (2:49) and I felt really comfortable running it. Then another...

News · 11.12.2018
Finishing 82nd, I was far away from meeting my expectations for my first senior European Cross Country Championship.

News · 27.11.2018
Today, I got selected to represent Switzerland on the European Cross Country Championships. After a good Cross Country season in the USA, I now have the chance to compete against the best athletes from all over Europe. I already participated in this event in earlier years as a U20-athlete but to compete in the senior race is an additional boost and a big challenge since most of the other athletes are already professional runners. I am currently in a really good shape and obviously really...

News · 21.11.2018
On my first NCAA Cross Country Championships, I did not meet my expectation with a finish in 149th position. Only eight days after my qualifying run at NCAA South Central Championships, I competed at my first National Championships in Madison, Wisconsin. The race was held on the magnificant Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course, built by the University of Wisconsin. The surface of the course was, other than in most European races, perfect: solid and without holes made it feel like running on a...

News · 29.10.2018
With my third place finish I was able to help my team, North Texas to win the Conference USA Team title. Even though the race in Boca Raton, Florida, took place at 9am, the temperature was already close to 85 ° F. With small chance of winning the title, our team started highly motivated and surprisingly aggressive into this 8k cross country race: After 2000m, we still had most of our runners in the lead pack. It followed a first pace change and I followed the move, setting myself in second...

News · 15.10.2018
One month before the regional championships, we raced at the College Station to test the course and our shape. The inaugural Arturo Barrios Invitational had an impressive line up: Most universities from Texas were toeing the line and were challenged by some prestigious schools like Guelph (Canada), Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Florida etc. My team, North Texas, got starting box number 35, which was was on the far right side of the course, with a first right turn, on our side. The race went out...

News · 26.09.2018
In the past two weekends, I started my racing season with the Ken Garland Invitational and Chile Pepper XC Festival. After months of great training, I was excited to compare myself with other competitors. My first race took place on our home course, the Ken Garland Invitational. With just five teams, it was the perfect way to kick off the season and to my luck, there were some athletes with more impressive achievements than my own, so I had someone to chase. The races started off pretty relaxed...

News · 27.08.2018
The third year in the United States starts traditionally with the fall cross country season. After a satisfying phase of base training, I am currently in the ultimate preparation for the upcoming cross country season. I will start the season at our home meet, Ken Garland Invitational. The first highlight of the season is going to be the Chile Pepper Invitational in September. With around 75 College-Teams, this race is going to be the perfect race for a first test. My season includes three...

News · 15.05.2018
Satisfying performance at the C-USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Houston, TX. Two weeks ago, my coach told me the first time about his plan to race me over 25 laps at this championships. I was a little surprised by that since the earlier plan was just to focus on the 5000m to get the team as many points as possible. But after analyzing the other team an their athletes, he came to the conclusion that I can win more points for the team by racing twice. 10'000m My first race took place...

News · 03.05.2018
The C-USA Outdoor Championships in Houston TX will be a special challenge for me. As final competition and the same time highlight of the season, I will compete in the C-USA Championships. After several successful meets with new personal bests, this time the focus will be on winning points and hopefully medals. For that reason, my coach decided to sign me up for one of my biggest challenges: I will run my first track 10'000m and two days later race the 5'000m too. After months of good training,...

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