30th real,- BERLIN MARATHON - Internet Live Report
Extensive programme at http://www.berlin-marathon.com
2003-09-16More than 50,000 participants of the 30th real,- BERLIN MARATHON will be underway in downtown Berlin on September 27th and 28th. A digital marathon will be taking place at the same time on the internet: your friends and family at home can follow all facets of the happenings in Berlin on the last weekend in September live at www.berlin-marathon.com.
In addition to general information about the course, starting times, and numbers of participants, as well as current reports throughout the running weekend, you will also be able to find out all you need to know about the top athletes of the 30th real,- BERLIN MARATHON.
The (split) times and rankings of the participants can be looked up live. A graphic simulation, "Live!Tracker", can show the current position of a single participant, including a prognosis of the expected time at the finish. Parallel, a participants results can be ordered to be sent to a mobile phone. Through this service, which will be offered for the 4th time, more than 30,000 SMS are expected to be sent from Berlin.
Following the race, provisional certificates can be printed, and a complete graphic simulation of the race can be started, in which one can compare ones own time with those of friends.
A live ticker will report during the race about the developments at the front of the field. Whoever prefers moving pictures can choose from up to four video streams at the internet site of RBB Television. In addition, there will be "Videos On Demand" after the race, in which the highlights of the race can be seen again.
Also offered: a chat with the experts—parallel to the television coverage on ARD/RBB. A webcam in the finish area and current photo galleries round off the photo coverage of the 30th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON 2003.
Starting on Tuesday, September 30, each participant will be able to see his personal finish on internet video at victorycam.de, and starting on Saturday, October 4, almost 200,000 photos will be able to be called up at the marathon partner marathonfoto.com. There, each participant will be able to order his/her photo, snapped on the course or at the finish.
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