The German document owner Amanal Petros (Wattenscheid), who got on the residence stretch on a silver training course, needed to be material with 4th place. As a result of illness, the 27-year-old had not opposed a race since the beginning of April. In the team position there was silver for Germany behind Israel.

The 33-year-old thrived with an incredible last sprint in 2:10:21 hrs in advance of Maru Teferi from Israel. He passed his competitor on the last meters on the last few meters.

Four rounds needed to be completed on a circuit through the town hall of Munich. The weather conditions because of the beginning times in the early morning were eventually not as tough as it was been afraid.

The last German medal in the marathon was a very long time ago: in 1986 Herbert Steffny had actually brought Bronze in Stuttgart.

Richard Ringer (Rehlingen) surprisingly won gold in the marathon at the European Championships in Munich. It is the very first European Championship title in this discipline.