Like last year, we again conducted measurements and collected blood samples during this year’s 100km-24hr-Hike (the “Mammutmarsch”) May 14th-15th, 2016. Although the race was well organized, the race had to be abandoned around 04:30 a.m. since a considerable number of runners appeared to be exhausted and in some cases not well prepared for this year’s event.

Nevertheless, we still were able to conduct our measurements with the majority of our 20 study participants at Checkpoint 44 km, and with a few of our study participants even at Checkpoint 74 km, and thus gathered valuable data.

We would like to express our gratitude to the organizers, assisting volunteers, and of course our study participants!

Checkpoint at 44 km.

Checkpoint at 44 km

Study participant at our "Field-Lab"

Study participant at our “Field-Lab”

Preparation of taking blood samples

Taking blood samples at the “Field Lab” at Checkpoint 44 km

Good veins - valuable blood

Good veins – valuable blood