Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany

OCTOBER 2018 – Runners enter the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany, to perform the last 300 meters of the run at the Generali München Marathon. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

In 2018 I participated for the first time in the 10 km race of the Generali München Marathon. I had picked up running again 18 month before, and I felt strong enough to try beating my personal best. The weather was perfect, and the mood was even better. The energy from almost 3,000 starters (just for the 10 km race!) can be hardly described. The start corridor had been erected in front of the Olympic Stadium. The track lead through the Olympic Park to Schwabing, a popular “in” quarter in Munich, where the crowd turned and ran back to the Park with an awesome finish inside the Olympic Stadium.

I shot this photo after my finish and a short rest. Obviously, it’s just a smartphone shot, so do not expect any magic here, but I like the colors and – of course! – the memories associated.

By the way, I did not achieve my personal goal of “under 50 minutes” (just 50:57), but I ranked as #466 of all 2,988 finishers, as #376 (of 1,485 men), and as #25 in my age group M50 (of 156 finishers). So, I was at least in the first quarter of the field. Nice.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time14-OCT-2018, 11:53
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraSamsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F)
ISO40
Exposure1/1300 sec at f/1.9
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4608 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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