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Eliud Kipchoge looks to Rio

Eliud Kipchoge considers mental sharpness is the crucial factor as the Berlin champion turns his attention to Olympic Marathon in Rio … [Read more...]

WMM update after Kipsang Berlin win

The chase continues for the One Million Dollars for the 2012-2013 World Marathon Majors Series The 40th edition of the BMW BERLIN MARATHON took place on September 29, 2013   Weather:  near perfect conditions 7C at start to 11C at the finish, (44F to 52F during race time) sunny, … [Read more...]

Kipsang sets WR

After spending two years being known as the man who came agonisingly close to matching the marathon world record, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya broke that record handsomely in Berlin on Sunday morning, clocking 2.03.23, thus taking 15 seconds off compatriot Patrick Makau’s 2.03.38, set … [Read more...]

Flat and Forgiving

You can always trust an American to come up with a good slogan, especially where Berlin is concerned. Everyone recalls JFK, in the lee of the Wall at the height of the Cold War, roaring, ‘Ich bin Ein Berliner,’ in support of the beleaguered and blockaded citizens. … [Read more...]

Top field expected at Berlin 2013

In addition to the number one and number two in the world, world-record holder, Patrick Makau, and Wilson Kipsang (both of Kenya), several other top-notch runners will be competing in Berlin on September 29: Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) was crowned world champion in the 5000m in 2003 … [Read more...]

Mutai ready to go

When the fastest man in the marathon world meets the fastest course in the marathon world, the odds are in favour of something special. In Berlin that usually means a world record, of which there have been no fewer than seven in the past 15 years. The most recent was last year, … [Read more...]

Mutai for Berlin 2012

In April 2011, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won the Boston Marathon in a time of 2:03:02, covering the 42.195 km distance faster than anyone in history. This time is not recognized as the standing world record because Boston’s 139 m* net drop does not conform to international … [Read more...]

WMM returns in Boston and London

The chase for the million dollar World Marathon Majors prize is back with a bang when many of the leading contenders for the 2011/12 series race for points in the BAA Boston and Virgin London Marathon. … [Read more...]

Top 10 finish for Ramaala in Berlin

South Africa’s very own Hendrick Ramaala secured another top 10 finish after competing at one of the fastest ever Berlin Marathons ever on Sunday 25 September.  This comes despite the fact that he has not competed at any major races for a year. The 39 year-old distance runner was … [Read more...]

Makau World Record

Patrick Makau has crowned the 38th BMW BERLIN MARATHON with a world record. The 26 year-old Kenyan clocked 2:03:38, beating Haile Gebrselassie and improving the record of the Ethiopian by 21 seconds. With a dramatic surge after 27 k defending champion Patrick Makau had … [Read more...]