The 32-year-old lost touch with the best in the finish of the Olympic qualifying marathon in Siena.
Valentin Pfeil missed the limit for the marathon at the Tokyo Summer Games. At the Ampugnano airfield near Siena, Pfeil crossed the finish line on Sunday 41st in the Olympic qualification marathon with a time of 2:15:14 hours, the norm is 2:11:30.
The limit was still possible up to kilometer 32.5, towards the end he could not maintain the starting pace in less than optimal conditions with wind and wetness. The Kenyan Kiptanui Erickiprono won in 2:05:47.