The former football star Arjen Robben has discovered a new sport for his career end. The 37-year-old ran his first marathon in Rotterdam on Sunday and needed for the 42.195 kilometers 3:13:57 hours only 69 minutes longer than winner Abdi nageeye. Thus he achieved almost exactly his predetermined target time.
“Some say you’re an idiot ‘, but I’m just a sports fan,” Robben had said before the start of the TV station nos. His immediate preparation had been disturbed by a corona infection five weeks ago.
“Above all, before the last part, I’m scared,” he said, “You know that he comes, the man with the hammer. But you just have to reach the finish line, whether left or right.”
Robben went the distance together with the former Dutch world-class ice-fast runner inheritor. “I have a fantastic hare,” he joked, “Over 200 meters, I can still keep up, but the track is a little longer.” The former Bavaria professional had finished his player career in his home club FC Groningen last summer.
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