This year’s Marathon World Championships in Auronzo di Cadore was one of the hardest ever. 102km and 4200 Hm for the men and 89km and 3400 Hm for the women. After more than five hours of racing Daniel Geismayr lost the srint against Avancini and won the silver medal. Christina Kollman-Forster finished second with a gap of five minutes to Annika Langvad.