The fact that Friday the 13th does not always have to be an unlucky day was proven on this very day by two members of TSV Westerland during their participation in the “Borener Meile”. The traditional race in the municipality of Boren between Schleswig and Kappeln took place for the 30th time this year and goes over the sprint distance of one mile, which is the equivalent of 1609 meters. The special feature of the race is the course: a cordoned-off country road on which the runners have to make a tight turn after half the distance.
In the U16 age group, the eleven-year-old young talent of TSV Westerland, Dominik Matejka, took an excellent second place. Dominik had taken the lead shortly after the tight turn halfway through the track. He was able to hold this for a long time until the later and two years older winner was able to prevail in a long finish sprint on the last meters. Nevertheless, the excellent running time of 6:17 minutes for the mile means an average of more than 15 kilometers per hour.
In the women’s race, 37-year-old Adela Matejkova also took silver with almost an identical time. Running in third place until shortly before the finish, Adela gave her rival no chance in the finish sprint and sprinted out a three-second lead over the third-placed rider. She finished in an excellent second place behind the much younger winner.