Cameras capture the Swiss athlete’s journey before, during and after his 59:13 half-marathon

Switzerland’s Julien Wanders ran 59:13 at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon on February 8 to break the European record, taking 19 seconds off the continental mark set by Britain’s Mo Farah in Lisbon in 2015.

Athletics Weekly was in the United Arab Emirates to witness the record, and you can read our report here.

Also capturing the action, plus Wanders’ build-up and reaction in Ras Al Khaimah, was Guillaume Laurent for and you can watch the ‘behind the scenes’ video, offering some great insight, below.

Click the subtitles button in the video screen for English subtitles.

» Video via Guillaume Laurent/ on YouTube

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