The NTS Retail team at the 20th Linz Marathon
On Sunday, October 23rd, it was finally time to run again! Around 20,000 people participated in the 20th Linz Marathon in a wide variety of competitions, starting at the Voestbrücke in Linz with perfect weather conditions. Among the participants were also some motivated NTSers, who chose to participate in competitions such as the Borealis half marathon, the Linz AG quarter marathon and the Hyundai relay marathon. This year, the Oberbank marathon in particular gained a lot of attention: the record set by Ukrainian runner Alexander Kuzin in 2007 was finally broken by the 24-year-old Ethiopian Fikre Bekele after 15 years.
Apart from this huge milestone that was achieved in the Oberbank marathon, our team was very successful as well: Michael Wenzler from our Account Management Team crossed the finish line at the Borealis Half Marathon within 1 hour and 36 minutes. Our relay team, consisting of Peter Hiesmair, Mojtaba Hosseini, Johannes Oberhamberger and Felix Kittler, was also able to demonstrate its well-established teamwork in the competition on Sunday. After each of our NTSers crossed the finish line, our team was able to end the eventful day together with pizza and cool drinks.