For years, professional inline speed skating has been considered to be purely a tactical sport, where the decisions were made in a final mass sprint over the finish line. Some of the champions were even criticised for drafting too much along the course and not doing enough work at the front. Bart Swings (Powerslide/Matter) has proven that it can also be done differently.
Wilson Kipsang (KEN) and Florence Kiplagat (KEN) look back to their race. Talking with the journalist and marathon expert Andrew Edwards they also talking about upcoming weeks and their next goals ...
After spending two years being known as the man who came agonisingly close to matching the marathon world record, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya broke that record handsomely in Berlin on Sunday morning, clocking 2.03.23, thus taking 15 seconds off compatriot Patrick Makau’s 2.03.38, set in this same race two years ago. In only his second marathon, former world 5000 metres track champion, Eliud Kipchoge finished second in 2.04.05, taking a minute off his debut best; and another Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang...
You can always trust an American to come up with a good slogan, especially
where Berlin is concerned.
SCC EVENTS has set up a hotline for the weekend
of September 26 to 29, 2013.
A marathon like this would be nothing without volunteers.
A knee injury has forced marathon world-record holder Patrick Makau (Kenya) to withdraw from the BMW BERLIN MARATHON to be run on
Just two more weeks, and the big moment has come: 40,000 runners will get together for the 40th anniversary edition of the BMW BERLIN MARARTHON. Here are more stories round about the 42.195 kilometres through Berlin.
As last year the 40,000 spots for the BMW BERLIN MARATHON sold out in just three and a half hours, there will be a new registration process for next year’s 41st BMW BERLIN MARATHON.
There will be a pre-registration phase that will be open from September 30 to October 14, in which everyone who wishes to participate can submit his or her data; then on October 30, there will be a random selection of participants from the pool of registrants to receive starting spots for the 41st BMW BERLIN...
Just three weeks to go. Time flies to the big moment when 40,000 runners will get together for the 40th anniversary edition of the BMW BERLIN MARARTHON. Here is part II of our countdown – a best of about the 42,195 kilometres through Berlin.
Just in time for the official start of his work at SCC EVENTS GmbH, our mascot Fridolin Flink has set up his own Facebook page, where everyone can visit him.
On our Facebook page, BMW BERLIN MARATHON runners bombarded our PowerBar nutrition expert Corinne Mäder with questions. Here is a summary of the best questions and answers together with tips for optimal nutrition throughout the whole 42.195-kilometer course.
Just four more weeks, and the big moment has come: 40,000 runners will get together for the 40th anniversary edition of the BMW BERLIN MARARTHON. We are starting our countdown today. From now on, every week we will dab into marathon history and present a small story about the 42.195 kilometres through Berlin.
Red Square and Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will set the stage as Olympic and World Championships gold medalists and World Marathon Majors (WMM) champions compete in the 2013 IAAF World Championships Marathon. The course will start and finish at Luzhniki Stadium, the site of the 1980 Olympic Games. Comprised of one loop of 7.5 kilometers and three loops of 10 kilometers, the course runs through the city center, passing many of Moscow’s famous landmarks.
The world record holder versus the second fastest man in the world: Patrick Makau will face Wilson Kipsang at the 40th BMW BERLIN MARATHON on September 29, 2013.
Berlin´s runners meet tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. in Tiergarten for a 5 kilometer run in remembrance of the victims in Boston.
World Marathon Majors (WMM) members Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York have collectively revised their elite athlete contracts to include stricter anti-doping penalties. New provisions will include the right for the events to suspend payment and to demand repayment of prize money, appearances fees, and performance bonuses for any athlete found in violation of a criminal offense involving drugs, anti-doping rules, or if for any other reason the athlete's result has been nullified...