Arne Gabius is Germany’s national-record holder in the marathon, having clocked his personal-best of 2:08:33 at the 2015 Frankfurt Marathon. His time there was just one second slower than the course record and broke a 27-year-old national record that was previously held by Jorg Peter.
The 2012 Olympian will be look to complete his first Abbott World Marathon Majors race – he did not finish in London nor Boston – and is making his TCS New York City Marathon debut. Gabius has had success in New York previously, clocking his half-marathon personal best of 1:02:09 at the 2014 NYC Half.
In addition to competing in the 5000 meters at the London 2012 Olympics, Gabius won a silver medal that same year in the 5000 meters at the European Championships. He made his marathon debut at the 2014 Frankfurt Marathon.
Over the past few seasons, he’s been caring for his newborn son, whom he likes to push in a baby jogger during his training runs. He’s struggled with back problems, however, and had to withdraw from the Rio 2016 Olympics due to an injury and did not run a marathon at all that year. Off the roads, Gabius is a medical doctor and plans to go into medical practice when his competitive running career is over.
- Date of Birth Mar 22, 1981
- Age 38
- Gender Male
- Country Germany
- Residence Stuttgart, Germany
|2012||London Olympic Games 5000 meters||20th||13:28|
|2012||IAAF European Championships||2nd||13:31.83|