Still results driven in his core, he dreamt of new goal: the marathon, the holy distance of more than 42km.
His running teacher told him the truth: he had no talent, wrong type of body, legs to short, so not even a chance to complete a marathon.
“Your body can’t handle the enormous amount of training labour” his teacher often explained.
This was partly true, but unfortunately said to a guy who can’t accept the word “NO”. The more the teacher warned him, the more he moved on this idea of the marathon.
After 4 years of severe training, fighting all the typical running injuries, he finished his first marathon in 2007. Another 12 thereafter were completed like Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Finishing Rotterdam Marathon in 2008