The finale in Munich was a real showdown both on the female and male side. Top ranking Jacqueline Lewandowski and Irina Hagedorn came to Munich as well as top ranked Oskar Ganz and 6-hour race winner from Vienna Christof Mittendrein. All of them had the potential to win the Championships.
From the start to the finish of the race Irina and Jacqueline stayed in striking distance of each other and eventually were only separated by 900 meters in the end even though non of them would win the race. The win went to Jula Dennisen with 67.092 km. Irina took second with 63.234 km and Jacqueline 4th with 62.246 km. This was enough for her to take the crown and is now 2017 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 6-hour European Champion.
On the mens side Oskar Ganz from the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team went in the race with a lead of 66 poins. But the race leader from the start was Christof Mittendrein. With another strong performance (just 600 meters short of his Vienna race) he took the win and earned 120 points. Meanwile with 1.5 h to go Oskar had to slow down drastically because of a calf injury. Still he managed to finished 14th overall and earning 60 points for the cup. The put him 6 points ahead of Christof and he now prowdly carries the title 2017 Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 6-hour European Champion.
From the bottom of our hearts we congratulate the winners and participants of all 6-hour races and the Hero-Cup. We are looking forward seeing you in 2018. The updated website is online, so check out the modalities and races for 2018.