The two men have got a real top spot at the world cultural heritage run (WKEL) in bamberg on this sunday afternoon: not far from the finish line at maximiliansplatz, they are cheering for the many runners off the track. Not only because of the fantastic temperatures, the friends draw a positive conclusion: "great weather, many spectators, no incidents. What more could you want?", the bambergers are pleased.

Indeed, the eighth edition of the popular bamberger volkslauf on the last day of april was once again a special event: around 11300 athletes and more than 30,000 fans had traveled to the event. Nevertheless, the seven competitions went smoothly over the stage. "It was a very quiet operation overall", bamberg's police spokeswoman silke gahn summed up the situation.