That has been a big step forward for me, at least to try. Always thinking about why you are doing something. And not take everything for granted. I feel I have more respect for marathon pigeons… Even when the prizes are earned. More than on any other disciplines. Even the last pigeon that arrives… … is also welcomed as a real sports hero. A new film of PigeonPixels In our sport you always depend on an extra class pigeon… This is one! Good families, pigeons with several good brothers… That is what gets me excited. Then I think: I have to have something of this strain! A marathon special We owe everything to this pigeon. He breeds well with different hens. A few sons on the breeding loft are also very good. A very succesful line. I feel I am much stronger on the marathon races then a few years ago. The results prove it. Back then it was good now and then with fewer prizes. And now… sometimes 12 prize cards out of 13 entries. Last yeara race with16 entered and 15 prize cards. That proves it is a good family. Gerard Koopman: Marathon Special Available in German and English in March 2018.