At the 28th edition of the Sri Chinmoy 12+24 Hour Race Basel, thanks to the German Championships, we had a new record of participants: 127 runners at the 24 Hour- and 34 runners at the 12 Hour Race. A total of 14 different nations participated.
The 24 Hour Race: Dietmar Korntner from Austria (243.068k) and Maria Jansson (see picture above) from Sweden (242.686k) had an incredibly tight and exciting finale. Maria achieved a new world-best for this year, set a new Swedish record and the sixth best result ever run by a woman in a roadrace, only 4.39k less than the world record of Elisabeth Hawker (GBR). And this was performed in horrible weather conditions with 20 hours of rain, the worst weather we ever had at our race in Basel in the last 28 years. The German Championships were won by Stu Thoms with 237.164k and Antje Krause with 210.505. And the titel of the Swiss Champion went Simon Schmid with 202.576k and Ursula Herger with 188.40k.
The 12 Hour Race: This event started at midnight with Sigrid Hoffmann (GER) showing a fantastic race. With 122.492k she was not only the winner overall but she broke the 22 year old German record in the category W50. In the men’s category Marc Garcia from Switzerland won with 116.017k.
This is a short version of the video; the full length video is available as DVD from the Swiss Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Video by Kedar Misani
Soundtrack by Parichayaka Hammerl