Shortly after 2 p.m. on MARATHON Sunday, following the successful completion of their 10th BERLIN MARATHON, the new members were initiated into the BERLIN MARATHON Jubilee Club according to tradition at the Brandenburg Gate on the "Platz des 18. März".
Most of the new members had already put on their new green t-shirts with the logo of the ancient Greek runner, which all members received as a visible sign of their membership.
All of the new members on the stage were clearly proud of their achievements when they were individually introduced by the announcer and congratulated by Horst Milde and the BERLIN MARATHON record holder, Bernd Hübner (31 times participating). Every runner who has successfully completed a MARATHON has truly earned congratulations. Those runners who are faithful to one event and who keep repeating this achievement-which does not get easier with time-earn the highest recognition and greatest respect. The real,- BERLIN MARATHON is well aware of this and pays great heed to the honoring of this athletic life achievement.
It had just began to drizzle when the public tribute started, and a few of the 10-timers were starting to freeze, so the ceremony was kept short and simple, but certainly unforgettable for the participants.
A few of the new members had not yet reached the finish at the time of the ceremony, but they will be receiving their certificates and t-shirts by mail.
On this Sunday a total of 78 runners and wheelchair athletes successfully completed the BERLIN MARATHON for the 10th time. That brings the total number of members to 1,368 from 15 countries.
16 wheelchair athletes - 14 men including 4 from Switzerland, 1 from Austria, 1 from Sweden - 2 women from Switzerland
85 women - 6 from Denmark, 1 from Poland, 11 newcomers this year
1267 - 48 Danes, 10 Swedes, 8 Poles, 7 Swiss, 6 Norwegians, 5 Finns, 5 Austrians, 5 Brits, 2 Frenchmen, 2 Dutch, 1 Czech, 1 Belgian, 1 Spanish, 1 Chinese, 67 newcomers this year.
Here is a list of the newcomers (participants who submitted their qualifications to the MARATHON office before the race). It does not include any participants who submitted their materials to be checked during the MARATHON fair BERLIN VITAL. These names will be announced later.
|Jubilee Number||First Name||Surname||City|
|1429||Dieter||Hoffmann||Wriedel OT Brockhöfe|
Congratulations to all new members!
BERLIN-MARATHON Jubilee Club
Horst Milde and Bernd Hübner
Pictures: Jörg Scheider