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Luminita Zaituc will race in Berlin, already 12,500 athletes registered for the anniversary race

SCC RUNNING has already received 12,500 registrations for the 25th Bewag BERLIN

HALF MARATHON, including almost 11,600 runners and 900 inline skaters.

That is already more than were registered at the same time last year. In 2004,

over 17,000 participants started in the largest German half marathon. The

anniversary race, which will start and finish near the Berlin Cathedral, will

begin at noon on April 3rd. Registration is still possible.

Zaituc and Freigang

One elite female runner is among the registered runners. After announcing the

participation of the 1992 Olympic bronze medallist, Stephan Freigang (SC DHfK

Leipzig), Race Director Mark Milde has now made public that Luminita Zaituc (LG

Braunschweig) will race in the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON.

The 35-year-old long-distance specialist is currently the strongest and most

successful German road racer.

Personal best time of 2:26:01 in the marathon

Zaituc, who is originally from Romania, has achieved several noteworthy

successes in the marathon. One year after her marathon debut, she came in

second in the European Championships in Munich in 2002. In 2001, she had won

the Frankfurt Marathon in her standing personal best time of 2:26:01. In 2003,

Luminita Zaituc won again in Frankfurt, and last year at the Olympics in Athens

she ran a strong 18th place in the hot marathon. Just two months later she came

in 6th in the prestigious New York City Marathon (2:28:15 h).

German half marathon champion with 69:50

The Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON will be the first major international road race

for Luminita Zaituc in the new season. The German half marathon champion in

2004 has a personal best time of 69:50 minutes, which she achieved three years

ago in Paderborn. She could possibly improve this time on the fast Berlin


FUN-RUN about 3,5 km

There is a FUN-RUN too about 3,5 km for everybody - for beginners. Especially

kids from Berlin schools will take part.

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