I have decided not to compete in the X-Pyr. The reason is that the risk is too high that I can massively worsen the healing process of my broken femur.
So far I can’t complain about the healing process at all, as a lot has happened in the last 7 weeks. My mobility has been restored to some extent. In principle, I can walk without crutches, but my gait is anything but clean. At the end of May, light hike & fly should be possible again. It is important for me now to listen to my body and not to do too much too fast. I would love to run up the mountains again yesterday.
I therefore want to give my body time to heal without pressure and stress and will probably follow the X-Pyr again this year in live tracking. I hope for a very exciting race and an interesting route.
I wish all the teams a great experience and an exciting race. I will definitely follow it.
Note from the X-Pyr organization
We wish Markus the best of recoveries. And, of course, you know that X-Pyr 2024 will still be here.