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Luminita Zaituc will race in Berlin, already 12,500 athletes registered for the anniversary race

Personal best time of 2:26:01 in the marathon


SCC RUNNING has already received 12,500 registrations for the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON, including almost 11,600 runners and 900 inline skaters.
That is already more than were registered at the same time last year. In 2004, over 17,000 participants started in the largest German half marathon. The anniversary race, which will start and finish near the Berlin Cathedral, will begin at noon on April 3rd. Registration is still possible.

Zaituc and Freigang
One elite female runner is among the registered runners. After announcing the participation of the 1992 Olympic bronze medallist, Stephan Freigang (SC DHfK Leipzig), Race Director Mark Milde has now made public that Luminita Zaituc (LG Braunschweig) will race in the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON.
The 35-year-old long-distance specialist is currently the strongest and most successful German road racer.

Personal best time of 2:26:01 in the marathon
Zaituc, who is originally from Romania, has achieved several noteworthy successes in the marathon. One year after her marathon debut, she came in second in the European Championships in Munich in 2002. In 2001, she had won the Frankfurt Marathon in her standing personal best time of 2:26:01. In 2003, Luminita Zaituc won again in Frankfurt, and last year at the Olympics in Athens she ran a strong 18th place in the hot marathon. Just two months later she came in 6th in the prestigious New York City Marathon (2:28:15 h).

German half marathon champion with 69:50
The Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON will be the first major international road race for Luminita Zaituc in the new season. The German half marathon champion in 2004 has a personal best time of 69:50 minutes, which she achieved three years ago in Paderborn. She could possibly improve this time on the fast Berlin course.

FUN-RUN about 3,5 km
There is a FUN-RUN too about 3,5 km for everybody - for beginners. Especially kids from Berlin schools will take part.

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