BMW Berlin Marathon
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The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the largest and most popular road races in the world with more than 40,000 participants, and takes place between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column in Berlin. It is one of the big-5 marathons which comprise the World Marathon Majors series, the others being London, New York, Boston and Chicago marathons. The Berlin Marathon’s loop course is flat and fast, with as many as seven world records being created in men and women marathons since the run started. The first Berlin Marathon took place in October 1974.
Event website: BMW Berlin Marathon | Sep 29, 2013
You can register on the official website of BMW Berlin Marathon.
Course / Route Map
The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON route is a very flat and fast loop course. The course starts and finishes next to one of the capital’s most famous landmarks – the Brandenburg Gate – and takes a route via many more notable spots such as the Reichstag and Berliner Dom.
Results / Past Winners
Results and winners of previous editions of the run are available on our Berlin Marathon Results page.
World Records at Berlin Marathon
- 2008 — Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) - 2:03:59
- 2007 — Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) - 2:04:26
- 2003 — Paul Tergat (KEN) - 2:04:55
- 1998 — Ronaldo da Costa (BRA) - 2:06:05
- 2001 — Naoko Takahashi (JPN) - 2:19:46
- 1999 — Tegla Loroupe (KEN) - 2:20:43
- 1977 — Christa Vahlensieck (GER) - 2:34:48
The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is famous for its fast pavement and draws great numbers of top athletes and amateur runners each year. Numerous world best performances and world records have been set here in the past few years. The atmosphere in Berlin is world-class, as well. The runners are lifted by the musical support along the attractive city course – with about 60 bands putting on their own ‘music marathon’ – and are carried to the finish by countless spectators. It is an unforgettable experience for every marathon fan!
In 2009, 40,923 participants registered for the marathon and there were 35,035 finishers, making Berlin the third largest marathon in the world after New York and London in terms of number of finishers. With expected one million spectators along the scenic loop course the race is covered live by n-tv (nationally), Eurosport (Germany and Europe resp. Asia) and Fuji TV (Japan).