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The real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is appealing to all marathon participants for donations to the collection for the bereaved families of the New York Fire Department and Police.

Comment on the curel attacks in the USA.

2001-09-14

In response to numerous inquiries, the organisers of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON confirm that the marathon will take place on September 30, 2001.

As a sign of the solidarity of Berlin, the citys marathon, and its more than 36,000 participants with the victims of the brutal attacks of 11.09.2001 in New York and Washington, the organisers of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON are appealing to all participants to give generously to the collection being made for the bereaved families of the members of the New York Fire Department and Police who lost their lives in the aftermath of the tragic events of 11.09.2001.

With this appeal for New Yorks Fire Department and Police, the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON would like to express its indebtedness to the institutions which play such an important role in both the New York City Marathon and the BERLIN MARATHON.

Furthermore, because we cannot forget how much we owe the Americans in helping to realise the first marathon through the city in 1981, we feel that we are under a deep obligation to the relatives, the bereaved, the children of the New York fire fighters and police, the organisers of the New York City Marathon, and the citizens of the USA to make this appeal.

Donations can be made using the following account details:
Berliner Bank, a/c no. 0845 339 000
(bank code 100 200 00)
real,- BERLIN-MARATHON
Use: Feuerwehr/Polizei NEW YORK (Fire Dept./Police NEW YORK)

As an expression of solidarity and mourning, we are appealing to all participants to wear a mourning band or black crepe on their bib on the day of the run. �


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