TWO FAMOUS RUNNERS: Former German 100 kilometers Champion Helmut Urbach and German runners-up in Marathon Dominik Fabianowski

German runner Dominik Fabianowski after winning a local runner's event in Cologne.
German runner Dominik Fabianowski after winning a local runner’s event in Cologne.

Two people of the runners universe: Helmut Urbach and Dominik Fabianowski.

The latter, 2014’s second fastest runner in Germany on the 42 kilometers distance of a Marathon. Personal best 30 minutes and 32 seconds for 10.000 meters. And currently recovering from a virus infection – by running 10 kilometers in 34 minutes and having a training week of 200 kilometers.

Former German ultra runner Helmut Urbach.
Former German ultra runner Helmut Urbach.

The other one: Helmut Urbach. Born 1942, he is now head of a local club of amateur runners. But his personal history of running is rather stunning. In September 1971 he achieved an official world record. The distance: 100 kilometers. Personal best on that distance: 6 hours and 40 minutes.

The transatlantic diablog caught up with both runners at a local run of amateurs in Cologne.

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