Herbert Steffny, with a doctorate in biology, has been the German champion 16 times and a participant in the Olympics. In 1986, he won the bronze medal in the marathon in the European Championships. In 2003 he broke the German record in the 10-kilometre run for runners over 50. For many years Herbert Steffny has been a running trainer and a well-respected running expert in radio and on television. He is a bestselling author, having written numerous books published by Südwest on the themes of walking and running.
Birgit Friedmann, specialising in sports medicine, is chief physician of the Sports Medicine Ward of the University Clinic in Heidelberg. This former light-athlete was the first German light-athletic world champion in the 3000-metre run and was a significant participant in the European Light-Athletic Competitions in 1978 and 1982.
Markus Keller, MD, is a several-time German champion and a member of the national team. His best marathon time is 2:19. As a gynaecologist he is especially qualified on the theme of women in endurance sports.
Marathon Training for Women
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