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The 29th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON live

  • The 29th BERLIN-MARATHON live on the internet
  • The 29th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON brought to you live on SFB1, the TV-channel for Berlin, and on Das Erste (first programme)

The 29th BERLIN-MARATHON live on the internet

The Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) will present the 29th real,-BERLIN-MARATHON

live on the internet on On 29 September 2002 from

8.35h in the morning, there will be altogether four different live

Video-Streams to choose from, i.e. you can watch the complete

skater-competition, from start to finish, the men’s lead, the

women’s lead and Naoko Takahashi parallelly and live as international

signal on the internet – and can cross your fingers for your personal


This year’s ultimate highlight will be the live-pursuit of the most

important runners’ groups and Naoko Takahashi, of course, via GPS. In

other words: if you want to trace on which kilometre of the course your most

favourite runner is situated at that moment in Berlin and what time he/she is

running, please visit There you will also find the latest

score of 100 specially chosen runners per live-retrieval.

Apart from many information about the marathon and for your own running

preparation, we will also, as in previous years, present many interesting and

famous guests in our Marathon-Online-Chat. Here are only a few names:

ice-skating and skating-crack André Unterdörfel will be in the

chatroom from 8.30 a.m. to comment the skating competition live, from 10.00

a.m. wheelchair driver and many times marathon champion Hans Frei will join us

immediately after his finish to answer user questions. German marathon star

Stefan Freigang will pay a visit in the chatroom from 11.00 a.m. and from

14.00h representatives of the SFB-Runner’s-Movement will talk about their

run as well as answer questions. Watch out for surprise guests.

For all late-risers who want to see only the most important scenes of the

run: parallel to the ARD-programme, the marathon highlights can be found

summarised on In the course of the day,

résumés and first impressions of the other marathon competitions

(e.g. Bambinis, wheelchair drivers or walkers) will be made available as

video-on-demand on SFB-Online.

The 29th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON brought to you live on SFB1, the

TV-channel for Berlin, and on Das Erste (first programme)

As in last year, SFB1 will also in 2002 report from the 29th real,-

BERLIN-MARATHON with a costly live-transmission. Numerous outside broadcast

units, motorbikes, helicopters and a total of 32 cameras will let the viewers

of SFB1 and Das Erste be involved directly in the event for more than

altogether three hours.

Out of the Transparent Studio, situated in the finish-area, the SFB

head-of-sports Jochen Sprentzel will present the marathon together with his

colleague Dr. Thomas Wessinghage. The former European Champion of 5000 metres

and 23 times German Champion will support the SFB-Team as an indispensable

expert for the 6th time.

The SFB- and ARD-reporters will inform live from numerous route posts about

the course of the race and about the latest score, with reporter-motorbikes

following directly at the heels of the leading group. Gerd Rubenbauer, Dominik

Vischer, Werner Damm, Sybille Seitz, Dietmar Teige and many more will report

live from the scene. Hajo Seppelt will go into action as participant of the run

and reporter.

The SFB pictures will again be taken over by many foreign broadcasting

stations. Consequently, the Sender Freies Berlin guarantees an all around

coverage of the event on the international level.

As in previous years, the 29th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON can also be viewed

live on the internet. On the viewers will have the

possibility to choose from four live video-streams and to ask questions to many

interesting and famous guests in an internet-chat.

No matter if runner, skater or wheelchair user: every discipline of the 29th

real,-BERLIN-MARATHON will be covered in detail by the SFB on radio, television

and the internet.

Sunday 29th September 2002 „Sportschau live: Berlin Marathon“ on

Das Erste: 8.35-11.30 a.m. (live) „Sportpalast extra“ on SFB1:

8.35-14.00 (live) „Abendschau“ on SFB1: 19.30-20.00 Uhr (2

features) „SpätAbendschau“ on SFB1: 21.45-22.00 Uhr