42nd BMW BERLIN MARATHON on 27 September 2015

More events

News

Press conference Highlights - Thursday, 27th September 2007

2007-09-27

Gete Wami, (Ethiopia) real,- BERLIN champion 2006

„I am pleased to start in Berlin for the second time. I am in good shape but do not want to make predictions for the race on Sunday. To run a time of sub 2:20 hours will depend on many factors like weather and competition. I did not change my preparations for this marathon also when I am running the ING New York City Marathon in November. It is always the same hard training. Marathon is never easy. That is the way I am living. At the moment put my focus on the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON, and then I will start thinking about the next races and the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing.”
 

Naoko Sakamoto, (Japan) Personal best of 2:21:51 hours

“Due to the fact of an injury I had to take a break from running last year and started to prepare for the marathon again in the beginning of 2007. Therefore I trained in high altitude in Kunming , China and in New Mexico , USA . For Japanese runners the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is a very special event because a number of elite female participants ran their personal best here. I am just naming Mizuki Noguchi or Yoko Shibui. I hope to continue this success somehow and achieve my best.”
 

Irina Mikitenko, (Germany)

“Some time ago I said that I do not know if I would continue after the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON as an elite runner or just for fun. That has not changed. By Sunday evening I will know if I am going to run again. I trained very well but do not think too much about my time. Let us see what is going to happen. To break 2:30 hours is my first goal. Probably I am able to run faster but I do not want to set myself under pressure. Sabrina Mockenhaupt [who is going to run her first marathon next week] sees Beijing or World Championships as a goal. I do not want to make up my mind about which distance I will go for at the Olympic Games before Sunday’s race. I trained since June for the race here and Berlin is a very nice place for me. My main goal is to run road races and the half marathon in future. At the moment I cannot imagine to run more than one good marathon a year. Maybe in the next years it will be possible to run two or three a year, but for now I focus on one very good marathon a year.“


More news

2014-12-21 Office is closed between December 22 and 29, 2014
2014-12-02 The Vattenfall BERLIN HALFMARATHON is sold out - few spots left
2014-11-26 2014 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON: World record ratified by IAAF
2014-11-20 Registration is open for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Inline Skating

More news can be found in our news archive

Sponsoren des 42nd BMW BERLIN MARATHON BMW Adidas AOK TAGHeuer Holiday Inn Erdinger Alkoholfrei Wobenzym plus Here Maps Germanwings

Advertisement

Advertisement