Berlin Marathon

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Berlin Marathon
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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 city-wide road race where professional athletes and amateur runners jointly participate. First 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 2008 alone the race had 40,827 enrolled starters from 107 countries, 35,913 official finishers and more than one million spectators.[1][2] 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 its frequently mild autumn temperatures. The event is split over 2 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 currently sponsored by BMW.

Course[edit]

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.[3]

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.[3]

Results[edit]

Patrick Makau Musyoki and Irina Mikitenko in 2011
World records

Men

2014 Dennis Kipruto Kimetto  Kenya 2:02:57
2013 Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich  Kenya 2:03:23
2011 Patrick Makau 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)
41 28 September 2014 Kimetto, DennisDennis Kimetto  Kenya 2:02:57 WR Tsegaye, TirfiTirfi Tsegaye  Ethiopia 2:20:18
40 29 September 2013 Kiprotich, Wilson KipsangWilson Kipsang Kiprotich  Kenya 2:03:23 WR Kiplagat, FlorenceFlorence Kiplagat  Kenya 2:21:13
39 30 September 2012 Mutai, GeoffreyGeoffrey Mutai  Kenya 2:04:15 Kebede, AberuAberu Kebede  Ethiopia 2:20:30
38 25 September 2011 Musyoki, Patrick MakauPatrick Makau Musyoki  Kenya 2:03:38 WR Kiplagat, FlorenceFlorence Kiplagat  Kenya 2:19:44
37 26 September 2010 Musyoki, Patrick MakauPatrick Makau Musyoki  Kenya 2:05:08 Kebede, AberuAberu Kebede  Ethiopia 2:23:58
36 20 September 2009 Gebrselassie, HaileHaile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:06:08 Besuye, Atsede HabtamuAtsede Habtamu Besuye  Ethiopia 2:24:46
35 28 September 2008 Gebrselassie, HaileHaile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:03:59 WR Mikitenko, IrinaIrina Mikitenko  Germany 2:19:19
34 30 September 2007 Gebrselassie, HaileHaile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:04:26 WR Wami, GeteGete Wami  Ethiopia 2:23:17
33 24 September 2006 Gebrselassie, HaileHaile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 2:05:56 Wami, GeteGete Wami  Ethiopia 2:21:34
32 25 September 2005 Manyim, PhilipPhilip Manyim  Kenya 2:07:41 Mizuki Noguchi  Japan 2:19:12
31 26 September 2004 Limo, FelixFelix Limo  Kenya 2:06:44 Shibui, YokoYoko Shibui  Japan 2:19:41
30 28 September 2003 Tergat, PaulPaul Tergat  Kenya 2:04:55 WR Hashimoto, YasukoYasuko Hashimoto  Japan 2:26:32
29 29 September 2002 Kipkoech, RaymondRaymond Kipkoech  Kenya 2:06:47 Takahashi, NaokoNaoko Takahashi  Japan 2:21:49
28 30 September 2001 Ngolepus, JosephJoseph Ngolepus  Kenya 2:08:47 Takahashi, NaokoNaoko Takahashi  Japan 2:19:46 WR
27 10 September 2000 Biwott, SimonSimon Biwott  Kenya 2:07:42 Matsuo, KazumiKazumi Matsuo  Japan 2:26:15
26 26 September 1999 Kiprono, JosephatJosephat Kiprono  Kenya 2:06:44 Loroupe, TeglaTegla Loroupe  Kenya 2:20:43 WR
25 20 September 1998 da Costa, RonaldoRonaldo da Costa  Brazil 2:06:05 WR Renders, MarleenMarleen Renders  Belgium 2:25:22
24 28 September 1997 Lagat, ElijahElijah Lagat  Kenya 2:07:41 McKiernan, CatherinaCatherina McKiernan  Ireland 2:23:44
23 29 September 1996 Anton, AbelAbel Anton  Spain 2:09:15 De Reuck, ColleenColleen De Reuck  South Africa 2:26:35
22 24 September 1995 Lelei, SammySammy Lelei  Kenya 2:07:02 Pippig, UtaUta Pippig  Germany 2:25:37
21 25 September 1994 Pinto, AntónioAntónio Pinto  Portugal 2:08:31 Dörre-Heinig, KatrinKatrin Dörre-Heinig  Germany 2:25:15
20 26 September 1993 Yawa, XolileXolile Yawa  South Africa 2:10:57 Kokowska, RenataRenata Kokowska  Poland 2:26:20
19 27 September 1992 Tsebe, DavidDavid Tsebe  South Africa 2:08:07 Pippig, UtaUta Pippig  Germany 2:30:22
18 29 September 1991 Brace, SteveSteve Brace  United Kingdom 2:10:57 Kokowska, RenataRenata Kokowska  Poland 2:27:36
17 30 September 1990 Moneghetti, SteveSteve Moneghetti  Australia 2:08:16 Pippig, UtaUta Pippig  East Germany 2:28:37
16 1 October 1989 Shahanga, AlfredoAlfredo Shahanga  Tanzania 2:10:11 Tikkanen, PäiviPäivi Tikkanen  Finland 2:28:45
15 9 October 1988 Nyambui, SuleimanSuleiman Nyambui  Tanzania 2:11:45 Kokowska, RenataRenata Kokowska  Poland 2:29:16
14 4 October 1987 Nyambui, SuleimanSuleiman Nyambui  Tanzania 2:11:11 Pressler, KerstinKerstin Pressler  West Germany 2:31:22
13 28 September 1986 Psujek, BogusławBogusław Psujek  Poland 2:11:03 Teske, CharlotteCharlotte Teske  West Germany 2:32:10
12 29 September 1985 Ashworth, JimmyJimmy Ashworth  United Kingdom 2:11:43 Ilands, MagdaMagda Ilands  Belgium 2:34:10
11 30 September 1984 Skovbjerg, JohnJohn Skovbjerg  Denmark 2:13:35 Sipka, ÁgnesÁgnes Sipka  Hungary 2:39:32
10 September 1983 Lismont, KarelKarel Lismont  Belgium 2:13:37 Holdsworth, KarenKaren Holdsworth  United Kingdom 2:40:32
9 26 September 1982 Tibaduiza, DomingoDomingo Tibaduiza  Colombia 2:14:47 Lochhead, JeanJean Lochhead  United Kingdom 2:47:05
8 27 September 1981 Ray, IanIan Ray  United Kingdom 2:15:42 Stephan, AngelikaAngelika Stephan  West Germany 2:47:24
7 28 September 1980 Sensburg, IngoIngo Sensburg  West Germany 2:16:48 Püttmann, GerlindeGerlinde Püttmann  West Germany 2:47:18
6 30 September 1979 Sensburg, IngoIngo Sensburg  West Germany 2:21:09 von Haase, JuttaJutta von Haase  West Germany 3:07:07
5 3 September 1978 Spöttel, MichaelMichael Spöttel  West Germany 2:20:03 Blaschke, UrsulaUrsula Blaschke  West Germany 2:57:09
4 10 September 1977 Mielke, GünterGünter Mielke  West Germany 2:15:19 Vahlensieck, ChristaChrista Vahlensieck  West Germany 2:34:48 WR
3 26 September 1976 Sensburg, IngoIngo Sensburg  West Germany 2:23:08 von Haase, JuttaJutta von Haase  West Germany 3:05:19
2 28 September 1975 Bochröder, RalfRalf Bochröder  West Germany 2:47:08 Bochröder, ChristinChristin Bochröder  West Germany 2:59:15
1 13 October 1974 Hallas, GünterGünter Hallas  West Germany 2:44:53 von Haase, JuttaJutta von Haase  West Germany 3:22:01

Finishers[edit]

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.[4]

Berlin-Marathon 2009
The Berlin Marathon is known as a flat and fast course.
Year Finishers Shares
Total Males Females Males Females
2012 40,987
2011 32,991 25,577 7,414 77% 23%
2010 33,625 26,410 7,215 78% 22%
2009 34,994 27,934 7,060 79% 21%
2008 35,786 28,357 7,429 79% 21%
2007 32,486 25,994 6,492 80% 20%
2006 30,182 24,094 6,088 80% 20%
2005 30,373 24,501 5,872 81% 19%
2004 28,022 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[edit]

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)
2013 Swings, BartBart Swings  Belgium 00:59:28 Kamminga, ManonManon Kamminga  Netherlands 01:09:58
2012 Fernandez, EwenEwen Fernandez  France 01:00:04 Berg, SabineSabine Berg  Germany 01:14:13
2011 Fernandez, EwenEwen Fernandez  France 01:01:26 Berg, SabineSabine Berg  Germany 01:14:56
2010 Widmer, SeverinSeverin Widmer   Switzerland 01:09:19 Turchiarelli, GiovannaGiovanna Turchiarelli  Italy 01:22:25
2009 Saggiorato, LucaLuca Saggiorato  Italy 01:02:50 Baena, CeciliaCecilia Baena  Colombia 01:14:47
2008 Mantia, JoeyJoey Mantia  United States 01:00:33 Baena, CeciliaCecilia Baena  Colombia 01:13:24
2007 Iten, NicolasNicolas Iten   Switzerland 01:12:30 Goovaerts, HildeHilde Goovaerts  Belgium 01:23:20
2006 Saggiorato, LucaLuca Saggiorato  Italy 01:02:25 Turchiarelli, GiovannaGiovanna Turchiarelli  Italy 01:14:02
2005 Saggiorato, LucaLuca Saggiorato  Italy 01:01:21 Mendez, BrigitteBrigitte Mendez  Colombia 01:10:43
2004 Schneider, RogerRoger Schneider   Switzerland 01:04:43 Baena, CeciliaCecilia Baena  Colombia 01:17:08
2003 Betancur, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Betancur  Colombia 01:02:03 Glass, JulieJulie Glass  United States 01:11:28
2002 Betancur, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Betancur  Colombia 01:04:44 Vaudan, AngèleAngèle Vaudan  France 01:13:59
2001 Gicquel, ArnaudArnaud Gicquel  France 01:04:17 Herrero, SheilaSheila Herrero  Spain 01:12:57
2000 Hedrick, ChadChad Hedrick  United States 01:01:45 Vaudan, AngèleAngèle Vaudan  France 01:08:29
1999 Loy, TristanTristan Loy  France 01:01:08 Titze, AnneAnne Titze  Germany 01:09:32
1998 Langenberg, JohannJohann Langenberg  France 01:07:32 Lagree, CarolineCaroline Lagree  France 01:14:20
1997 Briand, PascalPascal Briand  France 01:07:52 Jean, CarolineCaroline Jean  France 01:15:30

Wheelchair/Handbiker-Marathon[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "real,- BERLIN-MARATHON Fünftgrößter aller Zeiten". SCC Berlin. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ Wenig, Jörg (2008-09-29). Gebrselassie looking at the bigger athletics picture, Women's WMM battle heats up. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-10-15.
  3. ^ a b Marius Bakken. "Berlin Marathon". Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  4. ^ "BERLIN-MARATHON". SCC Berlin. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 

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