Issue Date: August 7, 2006
Lanxess backs ultramarathoner
With the help of Lanxess products, German runner Wolfgang Schwerk has won the Mega Marathon, one of the world's toughest sporting events. The race, around a single apartment block in Queens, New York City, ended late last month after 41 days, cut short because of high heat. The winning distance: 3,100 miles. Schwerk's running shoes were made with Lanxess' Krynac rubber, while his clothing was infused with the firm's Tastex Cool-Ex, a plant extract said to provide a cooling effect when damp.
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