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Dec 2017

Last day: Last run - First day: First run

Before heading out to celebrate in the evening, it is tradition in Berlin to conclude the running year at the Berlin Recycling New Year’s Eve Run and the New Year's Day Run.

Charity places of the RTL program for the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON are sold out

On Thursday morning, 1,000 charity starting places for the 2018 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 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON are in

Everyone who entered the race entry drawing (Single runner and Team) from October 18 to November 8 for the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will receive an Email from November 30 to December 4 with the results of the drawing.

 

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

 

Nov 2017
Sep 2017

40,000 US Dollar for Charities at BMW

As a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) - which unites the six most significant marathon races in the world, Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York - the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON donated a sum of 40,000 US Dollar to four charity organisations in Berlin.

Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär take wheelchair races at BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

Marcel Hug confirmed his position as the world’s leading wheelchair racer. The 31 year-old took the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with 1:29:03 and was more than three minutes ahead of Japan's athletes Kota Hokonule (1:32:42) and Ryota Yoshida (1:32:43). Switzerland’s 20 time Berlin record winner Heinz Frei just missed out on the podium and finished fourth in 1:32:46.

Kenenisa Bekele: “I think I am ready"

Between 2001 and 2007, Kenenisa Bekele won 27 races. Over the course of his incredible career, he was Olympic champion three times, won the World Championships five times, was Cross Country World Champion twelve times and won the Indoor World Championships. In 2004 and 2005, he set new world records in the 5000m and 10000m, which still stand today.

Gladys Cherono is ready for another sub 2:20 performance

The women's elite field for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday is ripe with talent, featuring five runners whose personal best is under 2:25. Gladys Cherono is the favourite among this quintet, having already won the race in 2015 with a world-class time of 2:19:25, going within 13 seconds of breaking the course record, set in 2005 by the Japanese Mizuki Noguchi (2:19:12). A record number of 43,852 runners from 137 countries have entered the 44th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The race, the...

Wilson Kipsang: “I have not yet had enough”

Since his debut seven years ago, Wilson Kipsang has been an integral part of the marathon establishment. Of seventeen races, he has won nine, including New York, London, Tokyo, Berlin and Frankfurt.

Find a BMW i3 and win!

You can win one of the following prizes, if you take part in our #beatberlin42 #followmechallenge ...

 

A relaxing final: Uta Pippig' tapering advice

This is how you #beatberlin42! This article is the last part of a series that has been developed with the SMS Medical Institute. Exclusively for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON fans, long-distance runner Uta Pippig has put together the most important advice for the final weeks.

Aug 2017

Dressed to #beatberlin42

This is how you #beatberlin42! This article is part seven of a series that has been developed with the SMS Medical Institute. Benefit from our expertise and optimize how you prepare for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Find out how to dress up properly here.

Jul 2017

The right pace for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

This is how you #beatberlin42! This article is part six of a series that has been developed with the SMS Medical Institute. Benefit from our expertise and optimize how you prepare for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Get some alternative training ideas here.

Competitions serving as a form test to #beatberlin42

This is how you #beatberlin42! This article is part four of a series that has been developed with the SMS Medical Institute. Benefit from our expertise and optimize how you prepare for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Read about why test races are crucial in your marathon preparation here.

Wilson Kipsang returns: Former World Record Holder still hungry for success

The elite field for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24 has grown in star quality even more with the announcement that the man who broke the world record there in 2013, Wilson Kipsang, will join his fellow Kenyan and current world number one Eliud Kipchoge on the start line. Organisers had announced the start of the Olympic Marathon Champion Kipchoge earlier this month (see Press Release July 6, 2017). The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) event and an IAAF Gold...

A must-do to #beatberlin42: The long jog

This is how you #beatberlin42! This article is part three of a series that has been developed with the SMS Medical Institute. Benefit from our expertise and optimize how you prepare for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Read about long jog trainings here.

Eliud Kipchoge targets World Record at 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is currently the best marathon runner in the world. The 2016 Olympic champion is aiming to run faster at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24 than his compatriot Dennis Kimetto who set the world record on the renowned fast course in 2014, stopping the clock at 2:02:57.

Jun 2017

Hot #beatberlin42 tips for Running in the Summer

This is how you #beatberlin42! This article is part two of a series that has been developed with the SMS Medical Institute. Benefit from our expertise and optimize how you prepare for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Read about how you should structure your summer training sessions here.

May 2017

Training by Pulse - A #beatberlin42 training tip

This is how you #beatberlin42! This article is part one of a series that has been developed with the SMS Medical Institute. New topics will be published weekly. Benefit from our expertise and optimize how you prepare for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.

 

Read about how your heart rate monitor determines your training here.

Apr 2017
Mar 2017

Half marathon time barriers the targets in Berlin

Two significant half marathon time barriers are targeted in Sunday’s Berlin Half Marathon. While the men’s favourites from Kenya intend to go sub 60 minutes on the very flat loop course right through the heart of the German capital the top women runners plan for a pace that leads to finishing times under 70 minutes. Exactly 34,004 runners entered the 37th edition of the Berlin Half Marathon, which is Germany’s biggest and fastest race at the distance.

Five start places up for grabs, courtesy of title partner BMW

Spring is coming, and with it the running season. At the same time, anticipation is rising ahead of the 44th BMW BERLIN MARATHON. The fastest marathon in the world is actually fully booked. However, you can still be there, thanks to title partner BMW: five start places are currently up for grabs on the Facebook page of BMW Group Sports.

Feb 2017

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 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 2. At the opening of the tenth GERMAN INLINE CUP season Berlin will be all yours, with 21.095 kilometers of open road.

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