We had to run two times the race distance as fast as possible. We chose the 8 miles of Frameries for this race training. At the starting grid the following speed demons: Stefan Van den Broek, Michaël Brandenbourg, John Ngure, Boris Ougurtsov and Gregory Faille.
Because there was an intermediate sprint after 2,2 km the race started quick. I didn't start superfast but I accelarated after 1 km, at 2 km the leading group consisted of John Ngure, Mika and me. Unbelievable but true, I kicked when I saw the line of the intermediate sprint and I won.
After this sprint we were working together to keep the pace high. At 10 km John accelerated and Mika and me had to let him go. In the last km I came really close but I was 3 seconds to slow for the victory nevertheless the best athlete won and that was John. Afterwards Henri told me that I still have to learn a lot of racing tactics. Mika came in 3th. After changing my racing singlet in a dry shirt. Mika and I ran the lap again at a pace a little bit slower then our half marathon pace. Below video, pictures from the coach and results. Afterwards dinner with the Sammels sisters.
1 John Ngure 39'27
2 Lander Van Droogenbroeck 39'30"
3 Michaël Brandenbourg 39'54"
4 Stefan Van den Broek 40'41"
5 Gregory Faille 40'51"
6 Boris Ougurtsov 40'59"