The German 5000-Meter champion Small decided the race after a Tempo increase at Kilometer eight of the Bietigheim old town, in front of 15 000 spectators in 37:21 minutes. Second last year’s winner Laura Hottenrott (38:11) Victora Brandt (40:35). “The crowd carried me on the last kilometers,” said the EM-Participant. “This new year’s eve run was next to the DM in Nuremberg, my Highlight of the season.” The German 10 000-metre-runner-up Boch repeated in 33:03 minutes before the Marcel Fehr (33:20) and Ilyas Yonis Osman (33:23), his fourth victory in Bietigheim. With 3390 participants Bietigheim is the second-largest new year’s eve run behind Soest/Werl.
The new year’s eve run in Backnang, Germany, about 10 km 000 spectators, the German U23 Vice champion Jens Mergenthaler (30:23), and Isabell abdomen Fritz (37:05) decided before less than 10.