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.
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.
Donate and run! On December 7, 2017 (9am CET), we will open up 1000 additional spots for 168 Euros as part of the RTL Donation Marathon (\"RTL-Spendenmarathon\") for children in need.
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.
The Berlin Half Marathon is fully booked. More than four months prior to the start on April 8th, 2018 the participation limit of 32,000 runners has been reached. If you were not able to secure a starting spot yet, there are a few option left to not miss running 21.0975 km through Berlin.
Abbott World Marathon Majors Announces AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking System and World Championships
Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM), the collective of the world’s six greatest marathons, and partners Abbott and Wanda Group announced today the creation of its first global age group marathon ranking system and age group world championships.
Only 1,500 spots are left at the 2018 Berlin Halfmarathon which will take place on April 8, 2018.
Relive the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON by browsing through our Impressions magazine.
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.
Eliud Kipchoge confirmed his position as the world’s number one marathon runner by taking a dramatic win in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The Kenyan clocked a world leading time of 2:03:32 after coming from behind.
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.
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.
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...
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.
When writing about Eliud Kipchoge, it is hard to know where to start: with his Olympic victory in Rio? With his “Breaking2” project in Monza?
When we offer something new, there may be questions. For this case we present the participants of BMW BERLIN-MARATHON a simpleshow explainer video, which is giving important advice for every participant, either with the poncho or with the clothing drop-off option...
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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.
Are you a BMW BERLIN-MARATHON participant, spectator or fan? Do you want to motivate one or more participants just before they set off to race? If so, this should not be missed. We're even giving away VIP spectator packages.
Kenenisa Bekele challenges Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24
The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will stage a unique contest on September 24:
for the first time in the history of the event the top three marathon runners in the world will be on the start line as the Kenyan duo of Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang take on Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele.
The preparations for the 2017 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Inline Skating on September 23 are running at full speed. In four weeks about 5500 skaters will be expected in the German capital to capture the city on wheels.
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.
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You are fit, creative and already registered for the BMW Berlin Marathon Inlineskating or you are planning to participate? Then take the chance and turn the day into an even more extraordinary event: Get a Guinness World Records title!
This is how you #beatberlin42! This article is part five 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.
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.
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...
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 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.
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.
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Read about how your heart rate monitor determines your training here.
Registration for the 2018 Berliner Half Marathon has opened today. The event will take place on April 8, 2018.
A special review and insight into what happened last Sunday gives you the videos with all the highlights from the inline skating events.
Kenyans Gilbert Masai and Joan Melly took the 37th edition of the Berlin Half Marathon on Sunday. While Masai was among the top favourites, late-entrant Joan Melly was an unexpected winner.
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.
Your training preparation for the Berlin Half is almost over. Time to relax and browse through our Half Marathon magazine.
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.
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.