A record number of 11,650 runners in 2,330 teams participated in the 6th edition of the HypoVereinsbank TEAM-Relay staged in Berlin. The two-day-event was held in the Tiergarten, a public park area, near to the Brandenburg Gate in the city centre on Wednesday and Thursday. The relay was staged by SCC-RUNNING, the organiser of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON and many more road races in Berlin.
Canadian athletics success has often come with a downside. Next year, for example, Montreal will finally pay off the debt on the 1976 Olympic Games. Then there was the little matter of the big guy who crossed the line first in the Olympic 100 metres in Seoul 1988. But the team organising the ING Ottawa Marathon on Sunday are determined that they are going to be up there with successes like Donovan Bailey and Mark McKoy and the 1996 sprint squad, all of whom brought back Olympic gold.