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Berlin Marathon
Berlin Marathon
BMW Berlin Marathon logo.svg
Berlin Marathon
Date Last weekend in September
Location Berlin, Germany
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Established 1974
Course records Men: 2:02:57 (2014, WR)
Dennis Kipruto Kimetto
Women: 2:19:12 (2005)
Mizuki Noguchi
Official site BMW Berlin Marathon

The Berlin Marathon (branded BMW Berlin Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is a major running and sporting event held annually in Berlin, Germany. The official marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards) is set up as a citywide road race where professional athletes and amateur runners jointly participate. Initiated in 1974, the event traditionally takes place on the last weekend in September.

The Berlin marathon is one of the largest and most popular road races in the world. In 2016, the race had 46,950 entrants (41,283 runners, 5,445 inline skaters, 185 hand bikers, 37 wheel-chairers) from 122 countries, and more than one million spectators. Along with five other races, it forms the World Marathon Majors, a series offering a $1 million prize purse to be split equally between the top male and female marathoners.

The most marathon world records for men and women have been set at the Berlin course, which is known for its flat profile, even surface, cheering spectators, and frequently mild autumn temperatures. For a record six consecutive years (2011-2016), Berlin has been the site of the world leading men's time for the year (Boston 2011 with strong tailwind excluded).

The event is split over two days. About 8,000 additional inline skaters compete at the marathon course the Saturday before the running event. Power walkers, handbikers, wheelchair riders, and a children's marathon (4.2195 km) are also part of the marathon weekend, which is organised by SCC EVENTS and sponsored by BMW.

Course

The marathon course is set throughout several boroughs in Berlin with start and finish near the Brandenburg Gate (bottom right).

The course within the metropolis starts and finishes near the Brandenburg Gate. Because of the division of city, the marathon events before 1990 were limited to the area of West Berlin. Only on 30 September 1990, were athletes able to run through the Brandenburg Gate and the unified city saw its first race running through both halves. It was reported that a great many of the runners had tears in their eyes as they ran through the gate.[1]

Nowadays, after leaving Brandenburg Gate, the course passes Charlottenburg, around Tiergarten, along Moabit and Mitte, and then south to Friedrichshain. After that, it winds west between Kreuzberg and Neukölln, through Schöneberg, over to Friedenau and Zehlendorf, before turning north back toward the city's center. Looping above Schöneberg, the course comes full circle as it finishes through the Gate.[1]

This route differs from the one used at the 1936 Summer Olympics Marathon.

Results

Patrick Makau Musyoki and Irina Mikitenko in 2011
World records

Men

2014 Dennis Kimetto  Kenya 2:02:57
2013 Wilson Kipsang  Kenya 2:03:23
2011 Patrick Musyoki  Kenya 2:03:38
2008 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:03:59
2007 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:04:26
2003 Paul Tergat  Kenya 2:04:55
1998 Ronaldo da Costa  Brazil 2:06:05

Women

2001 Naoko Takahashi  Japan 2:19:46
1999 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 2:20:43
1977 Christa Vahlensieck  West Germany 2:34:48

Key:   Current course record   German championship race

Edition Date Male winner Country Time (h:m:s) Female winner Country Time (h:m:s)
44 24 September 2017 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 2:03:32 Gladys Cherono  Kenya 2:20:23
43 25 September 2016 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 2:03:03 Aberu Kebede  Ethiopia 2:20:45
42 27 September 2015 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 2:04:00 Gladys Cherono  Kenya 2:19:25
41 28 September 2014 Dennis Kimetto  Kenya 2:02:57 WR Tirfi Tsegaye  Ethiopia 2:20:18
40 29 September 2013 Wilson Kipsang  Kenya 2:03:23 WR Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 2:21:13
39 30 September 2012 Geoffrey Mutai  Kenya 2:04:15 Aberu Kebede  Ethiopia 2:20:30
38 25 September 2011 Patrick Musyoki  Kenya 2:03:38 WR Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 2:19:44
37 26 September 2010 Patrick Musyoki  Kenya 2:05:08 Aberu Kebede  Ethiopia 2:23:58
36 20 September 2009 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:06:08 Atsede Habtamu  Ethiopia 2:24:47
35 28 September 2008 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:03:59 WR Irina Mikitenko  Germany 2:19:19
34 30 September 2007 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:04:26 WR Gete Wami  Ethiopia 2:23:17
33 24 September 2006 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:05:56 Gete Wami  Ethiopia 2:21:34
32 25 September 2005 Philip Manyim  Kenya 2:07:41 Mizuki Noguchi  Japan 2:19:12
31 26 September 2004 Felix Limo  Kenya 2:06:44 Yoko Shibui  Japan 2:19:41
30 28 September 2003 Paul Tergat  Kenya 2:04:55 WR Yasuko Hashimoto  Japan 2:26:32
29 29 September 2002 Raymond Kipkoech  Kenya 2:06:47 Naoko Takahashi  Japan 2:21:49
28 30 September 2001 Joseph Ngolepus  Kenya 2:08:47 Naoko Takahashi  Japan 2:19:46 WR
27 10 September 2000 Simon Biwott  Kenya 2:07:42 Kazumi Matsuo  Japan 2:26:15
26 26 September 1999 Josephat Kiprono  Kenya 2:06:44 Tegla Loroupe  Kenya 2:20:43 WR
25 20 September 1998 Ronaldo da Costa  Brazil 2:06:05 WR Marleen Renders  Belgium 2:25:22
24 28 September 1997 Elijah Lagat  Kenya 2:07:41 Catherina McKiernan  Ireland 2:23:44
23 29 September 1996 Abel Antón  Spain 2:09:15 Colleen De Reuck  South Africa 2:26:35
22 24 September 1995 Sammy Lelei  Kenya 2:07:02 Uta Pippig  Germany 2:25:37
21 25 September 1994 António Pinto  Portugal 2:08:31 Katrin Dörre-Heinig  Germany 2:25:15
20 26 September 1993 Xolile Yawa  South Africa 2:10:57 Renata Kokowska  Poland 2:26:20
19 27 September 1992 David Tsebe  South Africa 2:08:07 Uta Pippig  Germany 2:30:22
18 29 September 1991 Steve Brace  United Kingdom 2:10:57 Renata Kokowska  Poland 2:27:36
17 30 September 1990 Steve Moneghetti  Australia 2:08:16 Uta Pippig  East Germany 2:28:37
16 1 October 1989 Alfredo Shahanga  Tanzania 2:10:11 Päivi Tikkanen  Finland 2:28:45
15 9 October 1988 Suleiman Nyambui  Tanzania 2:11:45 Renata Kokowska  Poland 2:29:16
14 4 October 1987 Suleiman Nyambui  Tanzania 2:11:11 Kerstin Preßler  West Germany 2:31:22
13 28 September 1986 Bogus?aw Psujek  Poland 2:11:03 Charlotte Teske  West Germany 2:32:10
12 29 September 1985 Jimmy Ashworth  United Kingdom 2:11:43 Magda Ilands  Belgium 2:34:10
11 30 September 1984 John Skovbjerg  Denmark 2:13:35 Ágnes Sipka  Hungary 2:39:32
10 September 1983 Karel Lismont  Belgium 2:13:37 Karen Holdsworth  United Kingdom 2:40:32
9 26 September 1982 Domingo Tibaduiza  Colombia 2:14:47 Jean Lochhead  United Kingdom 2:47:05
8 27 September 1981 Ian Ray  United Kingdom 2:15:42 Angelika Stephan  West Germany 2:47:24
7 28 September 1980 Ingo Sensburg  West Germany 2:16:48 Gerlinde Püttmann  West Germany 2:47:18
6 30 September 1979 Ingo Sensburg  West Germany 2:21:09 Jutta von Haase  West Germany 3:07:07
5 3 September 1978 Michael Spöttel  West Germany 2:20:03 Ursula Blaschke  West Germany 2:57:09
4 10 September 1977 Günter Mielke  West Germany 2:15:19 Christa Vahlensieck  West Germany 2:34:48 WR
3 26 September 1976 Ingo Sensburg  West Germany 2:23:08 Jutta von Haase  West Germany 3:05:19
2 28 September 1975 Ralf Bochröder  West Germany 2:47:08 Christin Bochröder  West Germany 2:59:15
1 13 October 1974 Günter Hallas  West Germany 2:44:53 Jutta von Haase  West Germany 3:22:01

Finishers

In terms of finishing athletes the 2008 Berlin marathon was the 5th largest marathon run of all time. 35,913 athletes including 130 power walkers (not including handbiker or wheelchair competitors) reached the finish in under 6 hours.[2]

Berlin-Marathon 2009
The Berlin Marathon is known as a flat and fast course.
Year Finishers Shares
Total Males Females Males Females
2015 36,767 27,917 8,929 76% 24%
2014 28,946 22,178 6,768 77% 23%
2013 36,527 27,577 8,990 75% 25%
2012 34,377 26,398 7,871 77% 23%
2011 32,977 25,577 7,414 77% 23%
2010 34,070 26,410 7,215 78% 22%
2009 35,016 27,934 7,060 79% 21%
2008 35,653 28,357 7,429 79% 21%
2007 32,497 25,994 6,492 80% 20%
2006 30,190 24,094 6,088 80% 20%
2005 30,382 24,501 5,872 81% 19%
2004 28,023 22,800 5,222 81% 19%
2003 30,709 25,108 5,601 82% 18%
2002 25,286 20,880 4,406 83% 17%
2001 25,792 21,669 4,123 84% 16%
2000 22,879 19,332 3,547 84% 16%
1999 19,129 16,537 2,592 87% 13%
1998 21,004 17,795 3,209 85% 15%
1997 14,982 13,120 1,862 88% 12%
1996 16,529 14,489 2,040 88% 12%
1995 13,088 11,682 1,406 89% 11%
1994 12,263 10,980 1,283 90% 10%
1993 14,107 12,586 1,521 89% 11%
1992 13,225 11,918 1,307 90% 10%
1991 14,849 13,456 1,393 91% 9%
1990 22,806 20,415 2,391 90% 10%
1989 13,433 12,233 1,200 91% 9%
1988 13,117 11,986 1,131 91% 9%
1987 12,674 11,651 1,023 92% 8%
1986 11,450 10,574 876 92% 8%
1985 9,810 9,146 664 93% 7%
1984 7,297 6,875 422 94% 6%
1983 5,121 4,886 235 95% 5%
1982 3,448 unknown
1981 2,583 unknown
1980 294 276 18 94% 6%
1979 222 207 15 93% 7%
1978 197 187 10 95% 5%
1977 230 219 11 95% 5%
1976 311 296 15 95% 5%
1975 236 232 4 98% 2%
1974 244 234 10 96% 4%

Skater-Marathon

The 2008 skater marathon had numbered 7,685 participants and counted around 200,000 spectators along the course. It is considered the largest inline skater marathon in the world and is the final venue of the World Inline Cup.

The skater marathon is considered to be largest inline marathon in the world with around 8,000 participants in 2008

Records

Year Male winner Country Time (h:m:s) Female winner Country Time (h:m:s)
2017 Bart Swings  Belgium 00:58:42 Maira Yaqueline Arias  Argentina 01:06:35
2016 Bart Swings  Belgium 00:59:59 Manon Kamminga  Netherlands 01:08:38
2015 Bart Swings  Belgium 00:56:49 Sandrine Tas  Belgium 01:09:20
2014 Bart Swings  Belgium 00:59:59 Manon Kamminga  Netherlands 01:08:38
2013 Bart Swings  Belgium 00:59:28 Manon Kamminga  Netherlands 01:09:58
2012 Ewen Fernandez  France 01:00:04 Sabine Berg  Germany 01:14:13
2011 Ewen Fernandez  France 01:01:26 Sabine Berg  Germany 01:14:56
2010 Severin Widmer   Switzerland 01:09:19 Giovanna Turchiarelli  Italy 01:22:25
2009 Luca Saggiorato  Italy 01:02:50 Cecilia Baena  Colombia 01:14:47
2008 Joey Mantia  United States 01:00:33 Cecilia Baena  Colombia 01:13:24
2007 Nicolas Iten   Switzerland 01:12:30 Hilde Goovaerts  Belgium 01:23:20
2006 Luca Saggiorato  Italy 01:02:25 Giovanna Turchiarelli  Italy 01:14:02
2005 Luca Saggiorato  Italy 01:01:21 Brigitte Mendez  Colombia 01:10:43
2004 Roger Schneider   Switzerland 01:04:43 Cecilia Baena  Colombia 01:17:08
2003 Juan Carlos Betancur  Colombia 01:02:03 Julie Glass  United States 01:11:28
2002 Juan Carlos Betancur  Colombia 01:04:44 Angèle Vaudan  France 01:13:59
2001 Arnaud Gicquel  France 01:04:17 Sheila Herrero  Spain 01:12:57
2000 Chad Hedrick  United States 01:01:45 Angèle Vaudan  France 01:08:29
1999 Tristan Loy  France 01:01:08 Anne Titze  Germany 01:09:32
1998 Johann Langenberg  France 01:07:32 Caroline Lagree  France 01:14:20
1997 Pascal Briand  France 01:07:52 Caroline Jean  France 01:15:30

Wheelchair/Handbiker-Marathon

Wheelchair athlete in 2009

In 2008, 166 handbiker and 34 wheelchair athletes participated at the Berlin marathon. The athletes start at the same day, usually at Sunday, like the runners and power walkers.

Records

Wheelchair race
Men: 1:21:39, Heinz Frei (SUI), 1997
Women: 1:42:07, Janette Jansen (NED), 1992
Handbiker race
Men: 1:05:46, Bernd Jeffré (GER), 2008
Women: 1:13:55, Dorothee Vieth (GER), 2008

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Marius Bakken. "Berlin Marathon". Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "BERLIN-MARATHON". SCC Berlin. Retrieved . 

External links


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