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LA LOUPE ZILLERTAL NO 2

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  • Zillertal
  • Mayrhofen
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  • Skiing
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Qualität im Detail! Quality down to the smallest detail! Der erste Blick auf das Zillertal bietet viel Natur mit Bergen, Pisten, Wanderwegen - Sport und zahlreiche Angebote für Groß und Klein. Doch die Besonderheit der Region offenbart sich beim zweiten Blick – eine Vielfalt an wunderbaren Details, wo jeder seinen Lieblingsplatz findet, sein Highlight, sein Geheimnis. Im besten Sinne ist das Zillertal fast so etwas wie ein sogenanntes Bettelarmband, das die schönsten und wertvollsten Erinnerungen & Erlebnisse vereint. Egal, was Sie suchen, in dieser Ausgabe dürften Sie fündig werden. Und wenn Sie keine Lust auf Blättern haben, können Sie sich auch durchklicken. Ab sofort und auch mobil auf laloupe.com, mit allen Orten und Ausgaben. In diesem Sinne viel Spaß beim Blättern, Klicken und Entdecken! The first glimpse of the Zillertal shows lots of nature with mountains, slopes, hiking trails – sports and numerous offers for young and old. But what's really special about the region only becomes apparent at second glance – a variety of great details where everyone is bound to find their favourite spot, their highlight, their secret. You could even say the Zillertal is something like a charm bracelet that collects the most beautiful & precious memories. No matter what it is you are looking for, this edition should have it. And in case you do not feel like leafing through it, you can click through it, too. Starting now and also for mobile devices on laloupe.com, with all the the places and editions. With this in mind we wish you lots of fun browsing, clicking and discovering!

Markus Kröll &

Markus Kröll & Elisabeth Thaler “The more difficult the challenge, the better my performance – be it at work, in sports or at home.” “During a competition you’re so focused on yourself or the other athletes you do not register much of the landscape, unfortunately.” 68 engl. ∕ 1 st time Austrian champion, 32 times Tyrolean Champion, top rankings in the World Cup and at international events – the list of Markus Kröll’s successes is long. The 42-year old mountain runner from Zillertal actually likes it long and steep, even during his out-the-door training runs. The expert who applies his know how at the Run & Walk Park in the holiday region Mayrhofen-Hippach, tells La Loupe how his incredible feats are possible and what his plans for the future are. L.L. ⁄ Markus, in 2012 you finished the Berliner Höhenweg-tour in 23 h 45 min. – a tour normal people need about 6 to 7 days for. What other challenge can there be after something like that? M.K. ⁄ Well first of all I’d like to say that I don’t think what I do is all that extreme. The title “extreme sports” is just used for it often! Something I really want to test in the near future is my reaction to great altitudes. So I am going to try out something fast at a high altitude. L.L. ⁄ During a competition, do you sometimes reach a point where you ask yourself: Can I do it? Or even: Why am I doing this to myself? M.K. ⁄ Yes and no! I think anything is possible if you’re 100 % convinced of it. In my case that’s exactly it: The more difficult the challenge, the stronger I become – when it comes to work, sports or private matters. Only afterwards do I sometimes ask myself where I took the necessary energy from. The ex-ski racer from Zillertal, Stephan Eberharter once said something great: “If you hesitate for just one second at the start, the race is over!” And that’s exactly what I think. L.L. ⁄ During such an amazing feat, do you even have the time to admire the beautiful landscape? M.K. ⁄ Well, in New Zealand, Spain, France, Slovenia etc. we mountain runners often had to climb down the mountain and we often discussed whether we’d actually run up that way. During a

competition you’re so focused on yourself or the other athletes you do not register much of the landscape, unfortunately. The Berliner Höhenweg was very special though and I did look up when the sun came up. L.L. ⁄ How do you prepare for your mountain runs? M.K. ⁄ After travelling the world for the past 25 years I now prefer to try out new routes, at the rear end of the Zillertal, for example. The normal mountain running I practised for 20 years requires a whole other level of training than the long distance I’ve specialised in in the past years. In former times I used to spend the entire winter in Capetown (South Africa) and today I train about 5 to 6 hours off-road. I often run from my doorstep in Mayrhofen over Ginzling, Berliner Hütte, Schlegeis and back. My longest training run for the challenge Berliner Höhenweg was 8 hours long! L.L. ⁄ And do you pay attention to what you eat? M.K. ⁄ Yes, especially since I’ve starting running long distances. In 2014, for example, I ran the Karwendelmarsch from Scharnitz to Achensee, i. e. 52 km and 4,000 altitude metres, in 4 h 20 min. In such a case I really pay attention to eating high-quality food. Regional products are important to me, lots of fruits and vegetables. I try to avoid meat and white flour and when it comes to carbohydrates I’ve mostly switched to spelt pasta, for example. In general I must say I’m surprised at the increase in performance the change in nutrition has caused. L.L. ⁄ Would you say that even in your daily life you’re always on the gas or do you sometimes enjoy slowness and quiet? M.K. ⁄ I am a driven person, I have to move and I always need something to do! Of course, after weeks of intense training I can relax with the family sometimes, but I run every day nonetheless. For me it’s completely relaxed to walk up to Grünberg with my skis at four in the morning, have breakfast up there, ski down, take a shower and be at work by 8. Many people do not understand it but I simply like doing this. L.L. ⁄ Speaking of work: In your bread and butter job you’re an artist. Would you say that compliments the sport ideally? Sport & Freizeit “For me it’s pure relaxation to climb up the Grünberg with my skis at four in the morning.” “I am a driven person, I have to move and I always need something to do!” 69