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Under the patronage of the Federal Chancellor

The SCC race organizing team are proud to announce that an extraordinary honour

has been granted to the BERLIN-MARATHON event to be held on 30th September


The Federal Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, has agreed to become patron

of Germanys largest and truly international running event.

This particular gesture by the head of government, which is normally granted

on the occasion of European or World Championships only, underlines the

paramount importance of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON for both elite and mass

participation sports in Germany.

"More than 42,000 participants from 85 countries, among them 6,000

youths, the well-achieved integration of wheelchair athletes, the enthusi-asm

expressed by the spectators along the course - all these are positive examples

and characteristic of Berlin as a sport-loving metropolis," says Gerhard