7,347 KM LOADED
 
SECONDS TURN INTO AN ETERNITY: THE LAST MOMENTS BEFORE THE START. ON YOUR MARK!
 
00,0000 km
 
 
 
AFTER THE FINISH LINE,
THE PAIN
WILL STOP.
 
   
YOUR LEGS ARE SAYING: SLOWER. YOUR PRIDE IS SAYING: NOT IN THE
HOME
STRETCH.
   
DE
DROOM.
- BART-JAN HORREE -
THANKS,
THANKS.
   
THANKS,
   
THANKS,
SPECTATORS.
   
 
   
THERE'S THE FINISH
LINE,
THAT'S REALLY IT, THE FINISH LINE!
   
 
   
 
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
   
   

KM 40,
DIE GEIER KOMMEN,
NOCH 2.1950 KM.
- NIKLAS AUSTERMANN -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
   
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
WATER!

DO NOT LET
YOURSELF
WALK!
- MIKKO LAITINEN -

 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
WATER!
   
   
 
   
   
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

DOE IK DIT
ALLEEN
VOR MEZELF?
- FRANK DANIELS -
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
C´ETAIT
35 OU 33?
- PATRICK BAUCHAT -

DIE SCHMERZEN
WANDERN VOM LINKEN
KNIE INS RECHTE KNIE.
JETZT AUFGEBEN?
NIEMALS!
- FRANK HORMES -

   
 
   
NEVER WALK ANY MORE THAN
FIVE
MINUTES, OTHERWISE YOU MIGHT GET YOUR MIND BACK.
   
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
     
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
WITHOUT
THE SPECTATORS, YOU'D HAVE BEEN FINISHED.
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
                     
   
   
   
   
   
IT HURTS SO
BADLY
TO GET PASSED.
   
 
 
 
 
     
   
   
     
   
 
 
 

STOPPEN
IS NU
GEEN
OPTIE MEER!
- MARIO WILLEMS -
CAN A PERSON
DIE
OF PAIN?
 
   
     
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
   
     
   
     
 
THERE WAS NO
WALL.
- HEIKKI KARKKAINEN -
LE MUR,
LE FAMEUX
MUR...
- GÉRALD RICHARD -
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT'S AGAINST JUST STOPPING RIGHT
HERE
AND NOW?
 
 
 
 
 
WHY WOULD
ANYONE
DO THIS TO THEMSELVES?
 
 
 
WHAT
IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
 
 
     
 
     
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHEN YOU START
LOSING
YOUR MIND, THE RACE IS GOING INTO THE FINAL PHASE
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
   

   
   
UNBEARABLE!
   
   
 
   
 
     
 
UNBEARABLE!
 
 
 
 
   
THE
PAIN
IS UNBEARABLE.
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
     
 
 
   
 
 
   
   
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
THE SUFFERING HAS JUST BEGUN THIS VERY
MOMENT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
   
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUST KEEP RUNNING AND EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL
RIGHT.
 
 
 
 
JUST KEEP RUNNING AND EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL
RIGHT.
   
   
   
   
JUST KEEP RUNNING AND EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL
RIGHT.
 
   
   
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
   

 






   
 
   
IF YOU'RE FASTER WITHOUT A T-SHIRT, THEN THROW IT
AWAY.
WHO CARES WHAT IT COST.
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
   
GIVE UP?
CALL IT QUITS?
BURN OUT?
STOPPING ON THE COURSE IS THE WORST OF ALL!
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
CLENCH
YOUR TEETH!
CONGRATULATIONS!
YOU ARE NOW
NEARER
TO THE FINISH THAN
YOU ARE TO THE START.
- DEAN NASSER -
   
   
   
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
DO THE
SPECTATORS KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE?





 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THAT BLISTER IS HURTING. IS IT
HURTING
BAD ENOUGH TO RUIN YOUR BEST TIME?
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
EVERY MARATHON IS A BATTLE BETWEEN YOUR
LEGS
AND YOUR HEAD.
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 

 
 
 
   
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
     
 
 
 
   
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
 

DENK NICHT AN
JEDEN
KILOMETER! ZÄHL DAS
EINMALEINS IM
KOPF, UM IHN FREI
ZU BEKOMMEN.
- YVONNE BÜSCHER -

   
GETTING
PASSED
IS AN UNBEARABLE HUMILIATION.
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
     
 
     
 
 
   
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
   
 
     
 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 

   
 
 
   
   
   
   
FOR ABOUT THE PAST TEN MINUTES, THE ONLY
THING
YOU CAN HEAR ARE YOUR FOOTSTEPS.
   
   
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
JUST
KEEP ON
RUNNING, THOSE CRAMPS
IN YOUR SHINS WILL GO AWAY EVENTUALLY.
   
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
   
 
   
   
   
 
   
   

   
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
     
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
AS LONG AS NOBODY'S LOOKING, YOU CAN LET
YOURSELF
GO. BUT WATCH OUT, THE SPECTATORS ARE WAITING FOR YOUR SHOW JUST AROUND THE NEXT BEND.
 
   
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
WHERE'S
THE WATER STATION?
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

 
 
   
 
 
     
IT CAN'T
BE FAR TO THE NEXT WATER STATION.
     
 
     
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
 
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TAILWIND. IT'LL PUSH YOU
CLOSER
TO YOUR BEST TIME.
 
 
 
   
   
 
   
 
A RUNNER'S
PULSE
SETS HIS PACE.
 
 
   
   

   
   
UNTIL TODAY, YOU NEVER REALIZED THE
MASSIVE
POWER BEHIND THE SPECTATORS' EUPHORIA.
   
   
   
 
   
 
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
 
   
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
PASSING IS A FAIR FORM OF
DOPING.
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEE THE RUNNER
AHEAD
OF YOU? YOU CAN EASILY RUN AS FAST AS HIM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
EVERY MARATHON HAS ITS OWN SPECIAL CHARACTER.
NOBODY
CAN ESCAPE THE SPELL.
 
 
 
     
 
 
   
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
YOU NOTICE THAT YOU ARE MAKING GOOD TIME. THIS COULD BE
YOUR
RACE.
 
 
 
   
 
   
   
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
YOUR BODY HAS FOUNDS ITS RHYTHM. THE MACHINE IS
RUNNING
FULL STEAM AHEAD.
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
   
   
 
   
   
   
   

BIS JETZT IST ES
NOCH GANZ
LEICHT.
- CONSTANTIN OTTO -

   
 
 
   
YOU ARE CONSTANTLY LISTENING TO YOUR INNER VOICE. YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY HOW YOUR BODY
FEELS
AND WHETHER IT IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING.
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
   
 
 
THE GOALS ARE CLEARLY DEFINED:
A) SET A NEW PERSONAL
BEST
B) FINISH THE RACE
C) IF A) DOESN'T WORK, THEN GO FOR B).
 
 
 
     
 



 

WILL
ICH DAS WIRKLICH?
- THOMAS BENDER -





   
   
 
 
   
 
   
   
   
THE WEATHER COULD GIVE YOU A
BOOST.
OR IT COULD BE A DRAG. ONE OF MANY.
   
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
   
DID YOU TRAIN
ENOUGH?
DID YOU EAT
ENOUGH?
WAS THE ONE CUP
OF COFFEE TOO
MUCH AFTER ALL?
   
 
THE ROAD IS
YOURS.
THE CITY IS
WATCHING YOU.
 
   
 
THE LONG PERIOD OF PREPARATION IS OVER
IN A
FLASH.
NOW YOU HAVE TO
GIVE IT YOUR BEST.
   
 
 
THE THRONGS ARE INCREDIBLE,
THE NOISE IS DEAFENING.
YOU HEAR THE FINAL COUNTDOWN.
AND YOU'RE OFF!
THE MARATHON HAS BEGUN.