What is the position
of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON internationally?
Hiroaki Chosa: “The real,-BERLIN-MARATHON is well known as the fast
course to the elite runners. At the same time, this marathon has been
successful in developing sub events such as inline skating as well as power
walking which generate interest from various people. The organizer is always
challenging cooperated with the government of Germany as well as the city
council to satisfy various needs of the runners. Therefore the
real,-BERLIN-MARATHON is positioned as one of the ideal well noted big city
marathons throughout the world.“
What do you think of the development of road running in general?
Hiroaki Chosa: “People recognize that ,health is one of the key issues
in life. Running enables people being healthy physically and mentally thus
people more actively enjoy their lives. Therefore road running will be
developing further to meet various demands of the runners.“
Do you think the growth of races will continue, will running get even
more popular – and why might this happen?
Hiroaki Chosa: “It will continue and get more popular. Because road
races can provide runners the feeling of achievement, a little bit of tourism
as well as communication.“
What could be done to promote running more and get more attention of the
Hiroaki Chosa: “The key issues are: Great performances by elite
runners. And contribution to the society by the runners through charitable