20,000 participants, 16 DZD runners and a world record!

This year the REWE Team Challenge (RTC) in Dresden celebrated its 10th birthday – runners of the DZD partner Paul Langerhans Institute joined in, too.

Athletic DZD scientists are delighted with their successes at the Rewe Team Challenge. Source: PLID

After five kilometers of running there was no stopping: The arms were torn up and selfies were made. On May 23, 2018, 16 runners from the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) took part in the so-called RTC for the third time. Together with another 20,000 runners, the 4 teams took the traditional route from Dresden's Altmarkt to DDV stadium. At ideal temperatures, great positions in the overall classification were achieved: mixed teams places 1. 591, 1.648  and 2151 out of a total of 2.630 and the women’s team place 400 out of 632.
Julia Paditz ran the best time in the individual ranking with 0:25:48 and thus reached the 823th (out of 8402) place in the women's overall ranking. Frank Möller scored the fastest men's time of the PLID runners with 0:22:52 and came on position 2294 (out of 12,922) of the men's overall standings.

Not to forget, there also was a world record at the RTC: The former athlete and stair runner Thomas Dold ran the five kilometers backwards faster than anyone before him. After 19:07 minutes he crossed the finish line!