Máté Helebrandt of Nyíregyháza became 32nd in the 20km run, improving his solo peak in London at his first Olympics, which improved to his best after four years in Rio, and this put him in 28th place. Despite not achieving Another peak improvement in Tokyo, however, the 32-year-old can still think of his most successful Olympic Games. This time he had already run a brutally long 50km, and as 17th in the 60-man field, he made it to the finish line 3:57.53 hours later. He may be proud of his third Olympiad, but he has already stated that he wouldn’t refuse to challenge a fourth, and possibly a fifth.
On a hot day to exhaustion
It goes without saying that anyone who undertakes to walk half a hundred kilometers, as now is the case in Japan, in harsh climatic conditions, has to travel long distances in training as well. In addition, not under the shade of deciduous trees, or before sunrise and other times after sunset. What Mattie Hilbrandt, who spoke to the Szpress Press Service, added, sounds startling, though true.
I leave 4,500 kilometers behind me every year on the courses, which is roughly equivalent to walking around Hungary twice a year, with a circumference of exactly 2246 kilometers. Maybe I’ll try this one too someday, but for me, the bike path along the Nyregyhaza Trail is still proven terrain, where I walk every day. Those who go there do not laugh or make sarcastic comments, they encourage me very much, and they have recently congratulated me – Mattie Hilbrandt told the career-running Szpress Press Service, for which the city of Nyregyhaza and the local Sportek are made by his supporters.
Athletics stepson boys
Like almost all pedestrians, Matthew first measured himself at a distance of 20 kilometers, and only five years ago he felt physically and mentally strong enough to embark on the first 50 kilometers of his sports career. A year later, at the World Athletics Championships in London, causing a pleasant surprise, he took sixth place in the number of “longest” walkers, with a single peak of 3:43.56 hours since then. On the other hand, his position changed because a Ukrainian opponent was later disqualified for doping, so Matthew was able to finish fifth. However, what he was doing wasn’t always all round. In the European Championship 2018, meanwhile, unfortunately he stepped on a discarded plastic cup and broke his instep, and after a year he had to give up 50 kilometers due to the malaise in the World Cup in Doha,
We, pedestrians, are often referred to as the stepson of athletic competition because we don’t have Diamond League fights, we get kicked off the pitches on the streets of our host cities, we try to perform as best we can by encouraging passers-by. Even when we get to the finish line, we have to run around there, that’s right, we can’t help but be happy about that at the Olympics, because the runway in the stadium was painfully empty “from the inside” – continued Matty, a new distance of 35 km will be presented in Paris.
The four best Hungarian walkers at the Olympics also talked about why they changed the race and what the decision makers started with.
They concluded that the four-hour race walking could not be watched on Olympic television programmes. To find out that an attempt was made to set the new time limit for the fairly good performance of women’s marathon runners. This means that in the future, pedestrians starting from 35 kilometers will also have to reach their destination within 3 hours.
In the end, Nyregyhaza’s pride said that at 32 he feels a strong incentive to initially join Paris in three years’ time, but does not rule out the possibility that his fifth Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2028 is possible. Come together. You can confirm in your quest that the still active 50 km world leader, Frenchman Johan Deniz, has already reached the forty-thirds.
(Cover Photo: Matti Hillebrandt at the Nyíregyhazza City Stadium on February 17, 2016. Photo: Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI)
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