Shoutouts from the Berlin Marathon

I’m a week late in posting this but congrats to all our Academy members and coaching clients on running the Berlin Marathon this year. I wish I could have been there!

Cecilia from Sweden earned a PR on a hot day!

“My finish time of 4:11:49 was slower than I had hoped for BUT only after the finish I fully realized how tough conditions had been . . . I still ran a PR of almost 5 minutes ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป! So in the end I am super happy about the race and the result! Just need to find a cooler one for my next attempt of getting closer to that 4 hour mark ๐Ÿ˜Š! And of course, I need to send huge thanks to MTA coach Joel Royal Pearson who has put up with me for over 3 years now ๐Ÿ˜‰. Without him I would never be in this place today!”

Sarah from Germany also earned a PR (by nearly 70 minutes) Yesterday’s Berlin marathon was a tough cookie but thankfully I was able to get through it, even if I didn’t manage my A-goal of under 3:50:00. I can confirm what everyone else reported about the weather: it was hot, humid and exhausting ๐Ÿฅต . . . After that I managed to get into the zone at a good pace and just put one foot in front of the other until I crossed the finish line. My official time was 4:03:15. Since this was only my second marathon and on my first (Berlin 2019) I ran a time of 5h 10min, I did PB by nearly 70 minutes ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ’ช. Thanks to the amazing MTA coach Athena Farias for helping me get this far. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Tom from the US ran PR of 3:58:29!. Here’s what his coach had to say,

“We would like to congratulate Thomas L. who had an outstanding training cycle, and capped it with a lifetime PR of 3:58:29 under very warm conditions !!! Great job Thomas !!!” -Coach Antonio

Debbie from Texas finished her 4th World Major

Congrats to Debbie Gelber on finishing number 4 of the 6 another World Marathon Majors (Boston, NY, Berlin, Chicago, Tokyo, London).

Debbie is one of Angie’s former coaching clients who started running races after age 40 and has become an accomplished marathoner. Read her story here.

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