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Athletics – After moving to America: Klosterhalfen’s “relationship with Germany only got stronger”

Cologne (SID) – The great runner Konstanze Klosterhalfen did not alienate herself from her German homeland by moving to America. “In general, my bond with Germany has also strengthened. Homeland has always been important to me. In Germany I have been and will always be welcomed with open arms. I appreciate it very much and I am very grateful for that,” he said. Banin, who lives and trains in Portland, newspapers Münchner Merkur/tz (Saturday editions).

At the European Championships in the Bavarian capital, the 25-year-old will be looking to regain his old strength after a 5000m preliminary heat at the World Championships in Eugene in July – a result of a coronavirus. Recent performances have given him confidence.

“It’s very important for me to have this feeling of strength and competitiveness again. It definitely gave me confidence for Munich,” the 2019 World Cup bronze medalist said: “I’m in better shape than the world in general. The Cup, I had to take another break from training.”

Klosterhalfen wants to compete over 5,000 and 10,000 meters in Munich: “I’ve always wanted to try a double start. It’s a good time to do so in front of the home crowd.”

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