Great sadness for Alex Lubina. The former German champion and athlete died at the age of 42. According to the Spanish Guardia Civil, the long-distance runner descended a cliff to a cave despite a storm warning. He was then caught by the strong waves and thrown against the rocks. For him any help came too late. The corpse could only be recovered by the divers during the night. A police spokesman told the “Bild” about the death of the former athlete: “It’s a dangerous place where unfortunately there have been several accidents and deaths.”
His former club TV Wattenscheid 01 confirmed Lubina’s death yesterday, Thursday. “The TV Wattenscheid 01 Athletics Association mourns the loss of its former athlete Alexander Lubina. The long-distance runner, born in Bottrop in 1979, died in a tragic accident on Mallorca,” the club wrote on Facebook.
In 2002, Lubina took part in the European Athletics Championships over the 10,000 meters for TV Wattenscheid 01. Alex Lubina’s achievements are impressive. Overall, he won eleven German championship titles and countless medals. Lubina also won the German championship title in long-distance orienteering for DJK Adler 07 Bottrop. In 2008 he ended his competitive sports career.
“TV Wattenscheid 01 Leichtathletik eV is thinking of Alexander Lubina’s relatives and wishes the bereaved family strength in this difficult time,” writes his ex-club on Facebook. He leaves behind a wife and a son.