News Archive

News Archive

Oct 2001

Bewags huge banner of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON "starts" in New York

The huge banner which at the start of this years real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on

September 30 referred in a very particular manner to the current political

situation in the world will go on a trip. In a way similar to that in Berlin,

it will be draped over the athletes participating in the New York City Marathon

on November 4, 2001 and send out a political signal to the world at large.

The huge banner has a size of about 25 x 40 meters. It bears the logo of the

real,- BERLIN-MARATHON and of the New...

Disqualifications during real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

Not all runners who started at the Charlottenburger Tor on Strasse des 17. Juni

and finished in Tauentzienstrasse ran the full distance. Some decided to take a

shortcut along the way by taking the Underground, riding a bike, etc. 74

runners had to be disqualified and their names deleted from the list of results

during the 28th real,- BERLIN MARATHON on 30 September 2001.

Some did not even make it to the first 5-km point only to appear at the

finish soon after. For many the marathon seemed more...

Sep 2001


Japans first female Olympic marathon champion - with her two hours, 23 minutes,

14 seconds victory in Syndey last year - Takahashi also became the first

athlete to take advantage of a relaxation in rules governing sports advertising

in Japan, and signed up to become a comic book hero. For the last four months,

the 29 year old Takahashi has been the subject of a comic strip entitled

Kazekko, or Daughter of the Wind, in a magazine which sells 700,000 copies a

week. There is however, a minor...

Last days before the 28. real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

Since a couple of months you prepare for the 30th of september, either for the

first time or with a lot of routine. To begin with: To be nervous is quite

normal, for "first- timers" as well as for many- time- finishers.

Some want to improve and reach a new personal best time, others just want to

finish. There are a number of questions: Did I prepare right? Will my power

long for 42,195 kilometers?

When you hear the startsignal, every thought will be forgotten. Maybe you

spoke to friends about...

The real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is appealing to all marathon participants for donations to the collection for the bereaved families of the New York Fire Department and Police.

In response to numerous inquiries, the organisers of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

confirm that the marathon will take place on September 30, 2001.

As a sign of the solidarity of Berlin, the citys marathon, and its more than

36,000 participants with the victims of the brutal attacks of 11.09.2001 in New

York and Washington, the organisers of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON are appealing

to all participants to give generously to the collection being made for the

bereaved families of the members of the...

Aug 2001

Worldrecord Holder meets Olympic Champion

The organisers of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON are proud to announce a special

highlight: After the comittment of the Japanese Olympic Champion Naoko

Takahashi the worldrecord holder Tegla Loroupe is also set to run the real,-


Tegla Loroupe has entered the world of marathoning with a stunning debut

winning the New York City Marathon in 1994. She set her world record of 2:20:43

when winning in Berlin in 1999.

This battle will have an almost historic dimension, since the last time,...

Record: 36,000 entries for the 28th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON 2001

As early as nine weeks before the 28th running of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on

30 September 2001, the maximum limit of entries is already reached.

In total, 36,000 athletes have entered for the event. On-line registration

has now been closed, no further entries will be accepted.

With this record number of participants (6,000 in-line skaters and 30,000

runners) Berlin is now on a par with marathon giants New York and London.


Jun 2001

real,- BERLIN-MARATHON more popular than ever

Sensational news: Japanese heroin Naoko Takahashi (Club Sekisui Chemical

Industries), winner of the Sydney Olympics marathon, has officially announced

she will run the 28th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on 30 September 2001. Her

participation will add another highlight to the impressive history of

world-class athletes competing in this extremely popular Berlin race.

Already on 23 April this year, head coach Yoshio Koide, together with the SCC

Berlin organizers, inspected the Berlin marathon course and...

Olympic Champion to run real,- BERLIN-MARATHON!

The Japanese Olympic Marathon Champion Naoko Takahashi will run, 371 days after

winning the gold medal at the Sydney Olypmic Games, the 28th real,-

BERLIN-MARATHON on the 30th of September 2001.

Returning from Australia to Japan NaokoTakahashi received a heros welcome

and is now one of the most popular athletes in Japan.


the extra-ordinary and demanding effort Naoko Takahashi was using a lengthy

recovery period and is now using a long build-up to prepare for this years


May 2001

Rush to secure place in real,- BERLIN MARATHON which will take a slightly changed and even more attractive route

Even though there are still almost five months to go before the 28th real,-

BERLIN MARATHON takes place on 30 September 2001, the organisers are

experiencing a record number of entries.

So far, organisers SCC have received 14,478 registrations from 59 countries

- a massive increase on the 5,283 registrations this time last year.

Just over half the registrations were submitted on-line. At this rate, last

years record number of participants - 34,090 runners from 83 countries - looks

set to be...