Mark Milde , race director real,- BERLIN-MARATHON: “We are happy that the 32. edition went through without complications. We had a new course record, Asian- and Japanese record by Mizuki Noguchi. But we also had three world records. First was the world record for blind runners by Regina Vollbrecht from Germany . Then we are happy to announce two world records by Mizuki Noguchi. She ran a new road race world record at 25 k as well as 30 k. We are very happy about that!”
Driss El Himer, best European runner in the field (PB: 2:06:48 hours): ”I know that Berlin has a very fast course. I am here to attack the European Record of 2:06:36 hours. I have prepared in France, have been in high altitude training and I am feeling very well for Sunday.”
Mizuki Noguchi, Olympic Marathon Champion:
„After the Olympics I resumed training in March. For my preparations I went to St. Moritz in Switzerland. It was really good and it was also funny, because there were some European runners too, and they wondered how much we are running. Especially when I ran repetitions: 45 rounds on a 400 m track as part of my speed work.”
Paul Kimugul made up for missing the World Cross-Championships by winning the Berlin Half-marathon in the second fastest performance of the year on Sunday (April 3). The Kenyan won in 1:01:04, beating his compatriot Joseph Ngolepus by 12 seconds with Moses Kigen a distant third, 35 seconds adrift of the winner. But in the women´s race Luminita Zaituc ended the Kenyan dominance with a home victory in 1:11:04, the first time in six years that Kenyans had not enjoyed a double success.
We are well used to stories of how African athletes built their stamina by daily runs to school and back. But they are not the only ones : Lee Bong-ju, South Korea’s Olympic silver medalist in the marathon in Atlanta in 1996, did just the same.
Digel: "Berlin Half Marathon is a Milestone for the World Championships in Berlin in 2009"
The Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON is turning 25—enough of a reason to take a look into its past, as it has a history that is only possible in Berlin. On November 29, 1981, the Lichtenberg Marathon was already being held in Berlin (East), which in 1982 was then replaced by the “Berlin Peace Run”. The Berlin HALF MARATHON followed in Berlin (West) on September 2, 1984.
The story of the Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON reflects the history of Berlin - East and West came together
The story of the Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON reflects a major part of the history of the German capital. It all began during cold war times and continued during reunification. The events leading up to today’s event could really only have happened in this city. Its predecessors came from East- and West Berlin.
Stephan Freigang confirms his participation at the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON, already about 9,500 people registered for the spring event
SCC RUNNING, the organisers of the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON, have already received about 9,500 registrations for the event on April 3. Among those registered is Stephan Freigang (SC DHfK Leipzig).
Already over 7,000 people registered for the Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON anniversary race, Berlin is among the top ten in the world
Germany’s largest half marathon is celebrating its anniversary: On April 3, the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON will get underway. Once again, the race is also the first large international running event of the season in Germany. So far there are already over 7,000 people registered.
After celebrating its successful premiere in 2003, it has already becoming a good tradition:
A representative illustrated book which keeps alive the moving events of the last weekend in September in Berlin for all eternity with colourful photos. Who doesn’t want to peruse the pages and relive one’s own moments of joy and success, and maybe also moments of pain and suffering at the 31st real,- BERLIN-MARATHON 2004.