[KMC Riders] Sabin Spitz won her 15th medal at the 30th World Championships
Updated : 2015-06-30
Sabine Spitz won at the Moutainbike World Championships Marathon the bronze medal.
Olympic champion Sabine Spitz has set another milestone in her unique career.
In perhaps the most serious and extreme marathon course in the world - Sella Ronda Hero -, the 43- year-old German fetched the bronze medal after an extremely hard 60-km-round through the Dolomites. Thus she achieved for the 15th time a place on the podium within her 30th World Championships. “I felt more like an outsider because many adversaries considered more of a climbing specialist. That is why I am very happy with the bronze medal”, said the reigning European marathon champion after 3:43.43,2 h and more then 3400 meters of climbing.
„That wasn't really my terrain - and the final climb I got lightly cramps. Thank god, I didn’t got them earlier. "It was right not to keep up with the later World Champion Gunn-Rita Dahle (NOR) but race with the own rhythm. At the end this tactic was successful.
„The landscape of the Dolomites are unique. The mountain views are fascinating and I really enjoyed the panorama. But in the race it’s different. Then I’m counting the numbers of my cadence,“ said the athlete of the southern black forest.
(Photo: Sabine Spitz)