German long-distance runner Richard Ringer will start in the elite field of the 37th Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 23 April 2023. The current European marathon champion made the announcement today at a press conference. “It was clear to me immediately after the European Championships that I would like to run a city marathon in the spring of 2023, and Hamburg and the organiser MHV are an ideal match,” explained the 33-year-old.
Chief organiser Frank Thaleiser from the organiser MHV adds: “We are very pleased to have Richard Ringer, an absolute top runner from our own country, at the start, who not only brings strong sporting credentials, but also combines a professional attitude with a very likeable appearance.”
Ringer is the first top athlete to be officially signed up for the elite field at next year’s Haspa Marathon Hamburg. “We are sure that with him as a drawing card, other well-known top runners, including local ones, will follow. We will be putting together the elite field in the coming weeks and months together with our athlete agency Global Sports Communication,” Thaleiser continues.
Hamburg’s State Councillor for Sport, Christoph Holstein, adds: “The major sporting events in the city, and the Hamburg Marathon as the start of the Hamburg sporting calendar in particular, also have an important role as ambassador events, because they stand for the fact, especially in times of great adversity, that sport continues on a broad level and that its formats can also develop further.
formats can continue to develop.
In the popular sports sector, 15,200 participants are currently registered across all three competitions – marathon, half marathon and marathon relay.
A total of up to 30,000 runners are expected to take part in the 37th edition of Germany’s biggest spring marathon on 23 April 2023. They will be distributed among the marathon (up to 13,500 starters), half marathon (fully booked with 4,500), relay (up to 6,000) and the junior race Das Zehntel. Registration for the run for children and youth opens on 16 January 2023.
Online registration for the marathon and marathon relay will be open until 23 March 2023.