QPS Austria Runs the Graz Business Marathon - May, 2014

On Thursday, May 8th, 2014, around 5500 runners gathered at the Schwarzl Leisure Center in Unterpremstätten, near Graz, for the popular annual Business Marathon.

Alongside runners from a wide variety of other businesses, QPS Austria has fielded teams for the past eleven years. This year, the company entered 2 teams with 8 runners each.

Each runner had to run an eighth of a marathon - 5.3 km - in order for their team to complete the full marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers. These were the results:

Name Mixed Team Ranking (332 teams) Total Team Ranking (453 teams)
QPS 1 (8 persons) 35 78
QPS 2 (8 persons) 242 345

Our fastest runner, Peter Zoppoth, ran his 5.3 km leg in 0:20:22, ranking 77th out of 5500 with an average speed of 15.54 km/h. This was 42 seconds faster than his time last year. Way to go, Peter!

The day ended with the After-Run-Party where team members had the opportunity to mingle with runners and supporters from some of our neighboring companies and suppliers.

Congratulations to all our teams - we can’t wait to see how they do at Graz Business Marathon 2015!

Until then: Keep Running

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