ISPO.com ist auch auf deutsch verfügbar ×
Flash poll for Business Professionals: Your opinion counts! Participate now – in just two minutes
 Florian Neuschwander at the Wings for Life World Run in Milan
Running | 13.04.2017

Harry G, Philip Köster, Sabrina Mockenhaupt at the Run in Munich

Florian Neuschwander Starts at Wings for Life World Run in Milan

Florian Neuschwander at the Wings for Life World Run in Milan. Florian Neuschwander with long-distance runner Ingalena Heuck. (Quelle: Marc Müller Red Bull Content Pool)
Florian Neuschwander with long-distance runner Ingalena Heuck.
Bild: Marc Müller Red Bull Content Pool
Share article:
Rate article:
The fourth Wings for Life World Run 2017 in Munich on 7 May must manage without defending champion Florian Neuschwander. The ultra-runner, who opted for the previous year’s runs in Munich and Darmstadt, will head to the start line in Milan this year. The 35-year-old announced this at a press run in Munich.

Test new sport innovations for free: Register as a product tester now >>>

8,000 of the 10,000 starting places have already been allocated for the run in the Bavarian state capital. Celebrities such as comedian Harry G, actor Samuel Koch, running legend Sabrina Mockenhaupt and the three-time windsurfing world champion Philip Köster will take part, among others.

Read here: Florian Neuschwander’s tactics for 80 kilometers >>>

Florian Neuschwander (3rd from right) at the press run of the Wings for Life World Run. (Quelle: Marc Müller Red Bull Content Pool)
Florian Neuschwander (3rd from right) at the press run of the Wings for Life World Run.
Bild: Marc Müller Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull athlete Neuschwander has set a particularly ambitious goal for himself and his team “Run with the Flow” for their start in Milan. “Together with my team I want to cover as many kilometers on the street as the distance around the Earth, i.e. 40,000km.”

Running for a Good Cause

In Italy, Neuschwander is competing with running giants such as global champion Giorgio Calcaterra (Italy), Francisco Morales (Chile) and Bartosz Olszewski (Poland).

Neuschwander won in Munich in 2016 after running 63.7 km. In Italy, Calcaterra managed 88.4 km.


Across the world in five continents, professional and recreational athletes head to the start lines to run for a good cause: One hundred percent of the entry fees goes toward the Wings for Life foundation which supports spinal cord research. Each runner stays on the route until the so-called Catcher Car overtakes them.

Video: Neuschwander at ISPO MUNICH

ISPO (Quelle: ISPO)
Article by ISPO.com, editorial staff
Comments
Key Topics
ISPO Newsletter
ISPO Newsletter
Signup now
Social Media