Trevor Hofbauer ran a big personal best in Hamburg on Sunday morning in 2:16:48. The 2017 Canadian Marathon champion finished 25th in a strong field.
Last spring the Canadian champion made the decision to move from Guelph back to his hometown of Calgary. “I flew back with just a suitcase on May 8th, and completely moved out of Guelph by June.” Since his move, Hofbauer feels like himself again. “I’m back immersed in the community and with my family and friends again. Being back home, everything has come together really well.”
Hofbauer told Canadian Runningh his marathon build went well for Hamburg. “It [Hamburg] takes place at the end of April, which will give me more time to recover and compete in a couple of Canadian championships at the end of May and in June. Having Hamburg at the end of April also allows me to recover fully ahead of a fall marathon build.”
The winner of the men’s race was Tadu Abate in 2:08:25, second place went to Ayele Abshero in 2:08:26 and third went to Stephen Kiprotich in 2:08:31.
In the women’s results, Dibabe Kuma was the winner in 2:24:41, second place went to Magdalyne Masai in 2:26:02 and third place to Failuna Matanga in 2:27:55.