Over 23000 more people are famous as they all deserve the respect for participating in the annual Hamburg Marathon. Of course the winner has to be mentioned as well as he made the course in 2:07:32 hours. The winner Rop also won the Boston marathon in 2002.
Seeing the marathon life was an amazing experience. The mood in the crowed and the interaction of runners with bystanders made this an enjoyable event.
Personally, I found it interesting to see how different runners run along. Some looked exhausted after a few miles, but most made it anyways independent of that. I saw a few again after they had run 22 miles and it made no difference to me. Unexpected to me was to see a lot of normal looking people among the runners.