News Archive

News Archive

Dec 2016

Thank you for a great 2016!

We would like to thank you for your on-going loyalty and hope you continue to enhance our events with your enthusiasm and passion.

We wish you all peaceful and rejuvenating holidays and a great party "2016 to 2017"...

Charity places of the RTL program for the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON are sold out

On Wednesday morning, 1,000 charity starting places for the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON were sold out. We thank you on behalf of the “RTL Spendenmarathon” for the support of the runners. 60 Euros of the payment for those places, will go directly to the RTL Donation Marathon ("RTL-Spendenmarathon") for children in need.

The results of the race entry drawing for the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON are in

Everyone who entered the race entry drawing (Single runner and Team) from October 19 to November 2 for the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will receive an Email from November 30 to December 1 with the results of the drawing.


Everyone who qualified as a “fast runner” will receive notification then as well.

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Kenenisa Bekele wins thrilling duel with Wilson Kipsang and misses world record by six seconds

Kenenisa Bekele established himself as the second fastest marathon runner ever, winning the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a time of 2:03:03 on Sunday. In a thrilling duel the Ethiopian superstar beat Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang. While he missed the world record of Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto by just six seconds he smashed the Ethiopian record of Haile Gebrselassie, who had won the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON back in 2008 with a then world record of 2:03:59.

Series Champions Bart Swings and Manon Kamminga win again

For the fourth time in a row, Belgian skater Bart Swings once again won the BMW BERLIN MARATHON Inline Skating. And for the third time, Manon Kamminga from the Netherlands was at the top of the podium. On a perfect sunny day, 5,445 inline skaters celebrated the 20th anniversary edition of the BMW BERLIN MARATHON Inline Skating – cheered on by 250,000 spectators along the course.

2016 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON: Equipment Check

Check your equipment for the 43rd BMW BERLIN MARATHON. This includes your shoes, clothing (including socks) and if you use one, a heart rate monitor (e.g. new batteries).

Double Start Challenge

Why only skate, if you can run too? About 100 participants have registered this year to compete in both events, double starting in the inline race on Saturday afternoon and in the running marathon on Sunday morning. One of them is 41-year-old Jorge Botero, from Columbia, a former pro skater and one of the most successful inline skaters in the world.

2016 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON: Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele face strong competition

Expectations are high once again for a very fast race in the 43rd edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 25. All the omens are favourable with the recruitment of another high quality field which, given good weather conditions, points to another year of outstanding, world class times. The former world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele have taken centre stage as the pre-race build-up has taken place, but alongside them are a clutch of athletes possessing...

Aug 2016
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May 2016

20 Years of Inline Skating at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON – register now!

Once again, one of the greatest highlights of the year for skaters is the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. On September 24 – the day before the running marathon – the city belongs to the skaters: 42.195 car-free kilometres through the capital, 250,000 spectators along the course and packed grandstands along the final stretch behind the Brandenburg Gate.

Apr 2016

Registration for the 2017 Berlin Half Marathon opens on April 7

Registration for the 2017 Berliner Half Marathon opens on April 7 in the afternoon, or as we say: “After the Berlin Half marathon is before the Berlin Half marathon”. The 37th edition of the Berlin Half Marathon will take place on April 2, 2017.

Richard Mengich returns with biggest career win in Berlin Half Marathon

The Berlin Half Marathon confirmed its position as Germany’s biggest and fastest half marathon race once again. Richard Mengich returned to racing and on his 27th birthday he had every reason to celebrate. The Kenyan got his biggest career win in Berlin, clocking a personal best of 59:58. Pre-race favourite Elizeba Cherono, who recently switched her nationality from Kenya to the Netherlands, took the women’s race with 70:43. 32,753 runners from 103 nations entered the 36th edition of the Berlin...

Mar 2016

Last Chance to take part in the Berlin Half Marathon Inline Skating

Spring is just around the corner and with it the start of the new inline skating season. Accompanied by the first warm rays of sunshine 1.500 leisure and professional inline skaters welcome the spring at the Berlin Half Marathon Inline Skating on April 3. At the opening of the GERMAN INLINE CUP 2016 Berlin will be all yours, with 21.095 kilometers of open road.

Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany Win Abbott World Marathon Series IX

Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) and Mary Keitany (KEN) are the Abbott World Marathon Majors Series IX champions, it was announced today by Tim Hadzima, general manager of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and the six leaders of the world’s top marathons, following the Tokyo Marathon 2016, the final race of the Series.