Quick clever and lovely - a good combination of traits Thea Heim is able to bring forward. The young middle and long-distance runner is the novice of the team yet already aspires to establish herself at the very top of women’s middle and long distance running.
Place of Residence: Munich, Germany
Date of Birth: 26. July 1992
Clothing Size: 34/36
Team: LG TELIS FINANZ REGENSBURG
Sponsors: GORE RUNNING WEAR®, NIKE, TNT, SZIOLS Sportglasses, LG TELIS FINANZ REGENSBURG
Discipline: 1.500m, 800m, 10.000m
2016: 1st Place 3.000m German championship and 3rd Place 1.500m German indoor championship
2015: 1st Place 800m German championship and 3rd Place 1.500m German indoor championship
2014: 1st Place German Junior championship 10.000m
Always longer, ever faster
In the middle distances the athlete has already established herself as one of the top women in the field. However, this is not enough for her. Thea Heim now aims for success in the long distances on track as well as the street.
Why? “The charm of long-distance running lies in the fact that you can run outside much of the time, which is great to unwind. The competition also offers a different kind of psychological challenge to the medium distance running“, says Thea. Additionally, it is also possible to compete in events all year round on varying terrains.
For the 24-year-old, 2017 will be the first year in which she focuses exclusively on the long distance running. She is due to compete in 5.000m and 10.000m events, as well as the half marathon at the German championships. She also has Mountain-Runs and Cross-Trails scheduled in autumn.