Gadise Demissie Mulu and Martin Musau are the winners of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg 2021. The Ethiopian (23) won the women’s competition in her third marathon after 2:26:19 hours, the athlete from Uganda (23) won in his marathon premiere after 2:10:14 hours.
“The preparations were very spontaneous, I had just one week to plan everything and prepare for the race, yet the race went great, right down to the spectators who gave me great support. I am very happy and would be happy to take part again next year,” said the visibly euphoric winner Gadise Mulu. Martin Musau was also happy about his victory in the Hanseatic city: “A marathon premiere is always something special, so you should be modest at first. I was aiming for a time under 2:10 hours, but I got muscular problems in the final section. The fact that it was still enough to win makes the success all the greater and makes me very happy.”
Chief organiser Frank Thaleiser was also satisfied with the event: “With the preparation in the last weeks and the implementation today, we have achieved what was possible under the current conditions, and that is not exactly little. I think we have also taken a big step towards a new normality with this.”
Since 8:00am in the morning, a total of 4,434 runners and one handcyclist had competed in the three events: marathon, half marathon and relay marathon. By 15:45h, a total of 4,219 had successfully crossed the finish line.
Registration for the 36th Haspa Marathon Hamburg starts tomorrow morning. The date for this is 24 April 2022.
Further information and results at: www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de