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Dec 2008

Everything must go! - Your Finisher-DVD for only EUR 23.95!

Take the chance for the last time and order now your Finisher-DVD of the 35th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON for € 23.95 plus shipment. Or just save your Finisher clip and 4 more video clips in high definition quality for PC, mobile phone or iPod for only € 6.95. Orders can be placed at Have fun with your Finisher Clip.

Oct 2008

Women's World Marathon Majors Series Champions' Race Will Come Down to Last Race of the Season

For the second consecutive year, the World Marathon Majors Series women's champions race will come down to the final race of the season at the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday November 2, with three women still in contention for the $500,000 champion’s purse. Reigning WMM Series champion Gete Wami of Ethiopia (65 points), Irina Mikitenko of Germany (65 pts) and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya (41 points) are all in the hunt for the women’s title.

Sep 2008

Haile shatters own world record in Berlin

Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia shattered his own marathon record in the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday morning, running 2:03:59, to become the first man in history under 2:04 for the distance. On a morning that he described as perfect, with sunshine and temperatures rising from 10C (48F) at the 9 a.m. start, to 14C (55F) at the finish, Gebrselassie followed a quartet of Kenyan pacemakers, including Abel Kirui, who had finished second in the race last year. The group of seven passed halfway in...

Weather Forecast for the 35. real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday Morning

It will be warm as the area of high pressure currently over Germany – FODY – will gradually reduce although incoming breezes from the North See of the PELAGIA cyclone will have only limited effect. Temperatures will be between 8 and 10 degrees Centigrade at 8 o’clock for inner Berlin, expected to rise to their highest of 18 degrees between 1500 and 1600. The westerly wind will increase, reaching a peak strength of 5 and 6 in isolated cases.

Haile back on world record course

Haile Gebrselassie returns on Sunday morning to the scene of his 25th world record, 2.04.26 in the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON last year. The Ethiopian shows little sign of slowing down, and with a swipe at cyclist Lance Armstrong for daring to retire three years ago (and now planning a comeback), the Ethiopian suggested that he himself might still be running and racing up to the 2016 Olympics, when he would be 43 years of age.

Irina Mikitenko – big in Berlin

Nothing excites the public more than the prospect of a home winner in the big city marathons that have otherwise become fixtures on the sporting calendar in most countries. And Irina Mikitenko fits the bill big time on Sunday, in the 35th edition of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. The fastest marathon debutante in German history, with 2.24.51 when she finished second to the Ethiopian star, Gete Wami in Berlin last year, Mikitenko, now 36 went on to become a surprise winner (2.24.14) of the London...

Seven Finisher Clip cameras are capturing all participants of the 35th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

This year, the athletes of the 35th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON are offered a very special service: On race position 10 km, half marathon, 30 km, 35 km and at the finish line, the runners have to smile – because they will be focused by seven cameras.


The clips will be available from Tuesday, 30th of September, at Finishers will only have to enter their names or bib numbers and the video sequences from the different race positions will be shown for free. It is also possible to...

NHL hockey meets Bundesliga on Sunday afternoon

Sunday Berlin will highlight two extraordinary sporting events: First, all of you will perform to your limits at the 42,195 km real,- BERLIN-MARATHON and then at 4 pm the NHLs Tampa Bay Lightning and the German Champion Eisbären Berlin will go head to head in Berlins brand new world class arena o2 world. For this special Hockey Game all Berlin Marathon participants will get a 10 Euro discount on the ticketed price .

Finisher-DVD: The Anniversary-DVD of the 35th ,- real BERLIN-MARATHON

The real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is celebrating its 35th birthday and the athletes are offered a very special highlight:

The Finisher-DVD of the 35th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. In addition to the Finisher Clip and four personal video clips, the Finisher-DVD contains extensive coverage of the anniversary run and the Inline-Skating- and Mini-Marathon, also interviews with participants and top athletes and videos featuring the fair BERLIN VITAL. With your name, ranking and achieved time the DVD will be a...

35th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON coverage on

Universal Sports will provide a live webcast of the 35th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. Viewers from around the world will be able to watch the entire event on In addition, viewers in USA can watch a broadcast on Universal Sports Network, a 24-hour television channel available to 30 million households.


Universal Sports offers coverage of the World Marathon Majors (Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and New York City) and recently launched a special marathon section on...

Jul 2008

World Record Holder Haile Gebrselassie Makes a Commitment to Return Once Again to the real,- BERLIN MARATHON

For the third time, Haile Gebrselassie will once again be competing in the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. On September 28, 2008 , after his victories in 2005 and last year (in a world-record time of 2:04: 26), the Ethiopian world-class runner will again attempt to complete the flat course through the city centre faster than any man before him. With Gebrselassie’s announcement in the spring that due to the expected climatic conditions in Beijing he would not be participating in the Olympic Marathon, the...

Jun 2008

Registration closed - only charity and tour group entries remain open

As early as never before the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON has sold out as it has reached its participant capacity of 40.000 entries. The race, which is celebrating its 35th running this year on September 28th, has been the stage of five world records (men and women) in the last ten years. The current world record mark of 2:04:26 by Haile Gebrselassie was set on the flat and fast Berlin course last year.

Apr 2008

The Kenyans Patrick Makau Musyoki and Peninah Arusei win with fast times

Once again the Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON has produced top-class winning times. The 28th edition of the race also ended in a victorious Kenyan double. The defending champion Patrick Makau Musyoki won the biggest and most prestigious German race over 21.0975 km in exactly 60 minutes. Beaten in the tightest of finishes was Eshetu Wondimu (Ethiopia) who crossed the finish line besides the city’s Red Town Hall a second behind. The women’s winner Peninah Arusei achieved the third fastest time in...

Patrick Makau Musyoki is back in Berlin and in record-breaking mood

Another high-class race and another Kenyan triumph are both very likely on Sunday when the 28th edition of the Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON will be started. The event had a great development in recent years. Today it is one of the biggest and one of the best quality half marathons worldwide. Eight runners have entered the Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON featuring world-class personal bests of sub 61 minutes. Six of them are Kenyans.

Cheruiyot and Wami lead galaxy of stars at World Marathon Majors races this month

The new era in long distance running continues with a galaxy of the sport’s brightest stars back in action this month as the World Marathon Majors series resumes at the Flora London Marathon and the 112th running of the Boston Marathon. More than $850,000 in prize money, prestige and all important points in the race to crown the 2007-2008 WMM champions will be on the line in the British capital on Sunday, April 13 followed eight days later at the celebrated Hopkinton to Boston course on Monday,...

Feb 2008

New Start and Finish Line at the 28th Running of the Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon

With eight weeks to go the number of race entrees is up 17 per cent from last year. In 2007 the Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon had 22.048 race participants from 70 countries all together including fun runs and inline skating event. 18.562 runners entered the race which makes the Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon not only by far the biggest half marathon in Germany. It ranks also among the the fastest half marathon races ever worldwide placing fourth in a world rating list for fastest half...