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European Championships’ bronze
medallist de la Ossa runs debut at
Spain’s Juan Carlos de la Ossa will be running his debut at the 33. real,-
BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24th. The 29 year-old Spaniard will, among
others, compete against Haile Gebrselassie at the third race of the World
Marathon Majors series (WMM) in Berlin. 40,000 runners are already
confirmed for the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON and no more participants are
accepted. Further entries are not possible anymore.
"With Juan Carlos de la Ossa we were able to sign an athlete who has the
potential to become a world-class marathon runner. On the fast course in
Berlin he could be in for a surprise at first go," said the Race Director
of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON, Mark Milde, who announced this shortly after
the men’s marathon at the European Championships. There Juan Carlos de la
Ossa had shown a good race. Despite a small injury at his right foot he was
able to win the bronze medal in the 10,000 m. It shows that he is in a good
shape during his preparations for the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON.
"I want to beat the time my coach ran in Berlin," said Juan Carlos de la
Ossa in Gothenburg. Antonio Sanchez-Serrano, who is coaching de la Ossa
now, was third in Berlin in 1994 with a time of 2:09:13 hours. It was a
Spanish record at that time.
More information online at: www.berlin-marathon.com.