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Entry Form for Speed-Skaters available

Finally we can present you the new entry form for the 28th BERLIN-MARATHON for

Speed-Skaters on the 30th of September 2001.

It took a little longer because we needed the time to reflect on the last

race and take up some recommendations and criticism into account. The following

changes will be enforced:

1) Entry Limit, Starting Blocks and Personal Best Times With 6,741

participants the BERLIN-MARATHON was the biggest Skate-Marathon in the world.

We entered unknown territory and after the race some skaters complained, that

the streets were too full. Due to this there will be no further growth in

Berlin in 2001, the field is limited to 6,000 starters. Additionally we will

procede with an enhanced block start, which will be delayed slightly and in

return will bring more space to the individual starter. We will also pay more

attention that only the accredited skaters can enter their responding starting

block. Furthermore will the skaters with a best time of sub 1:30 verify their

time with a copy of a certificate. Please provide a copy of your certificate

when sending your entry form. Due to this, skaters with a PB of sub 1:30 will

not be able to enter online. Please be aware, that your best time must be

achieved on a course measured by the AIMS-Standard (this standard is enforced

by the international Marathon Foot Races). Dreamtimes of for example the

Engadin with a 300 meters net drop will not be accepted. At the moment the

AIMS-standard applies to the following marathons:

Hamburg, Frankfurt, Koeln, Hannover, Muenchen, Mainz and of course


We are sorry that we are not able to check your results of Berlin

automatically and ask you to send us a copy. Slower participants will of course

also be seeded into starting blocks.

2) Ellbow-, Wrist- and Knee-Protection For years the wearing of a helmet is

compulsory. Although scars are sexy, we recommend strongly the wearing of the

complete protection set. Crashes are common in competitive Speed-Skating and

the protective gear can really help to reduce injuries. There is a limited

insurance provided by the organizer (for acts of gross negligence by the

organizer), but this will only apply to participants wearing the full

protective set, others do start fully on their own risk.

We also urge you to take along your own drinks, this further helps to

minimizr reasons for unnecessary crashes. Nevertheless we will have water along

the course, you will not die with thirst.

You will find the entry form as a PDF File

here. For the Online

Registration click here.