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Sep 2007

Haile Gebrselassie breaks world record in 34th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

This was his seventh attempt at the marathon, and Haile Gebrselassie finally succeeded in one of the objectives he set himself when he launched himself into the 42.2k race five years ago. He broke the world record in the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON today, running 2.04.26, taking 29 seconds off the record of friend and rival, Paul Tergat of Kenya, who ran 2.04.55 in this same event in 2003. “This was something special,” said the 34 year old Ethiopian immediately after he emerged from a scrum of...

Famous pacers at real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

It’s getting so that the pacemakers are as famous as the performers. And when you have Haile Gebrselassie and Gete Wami defending their titles in the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday, that’s saying something. When news of Sonia O’Sullivan’s impending retirement from international athletics was announced earlier this year, few expected her to pop up in a marathon at the eleventh hour and 59 minutes. But, if she was going to have a last fling at the 42k, this was the one to do.

34th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON live on the internet at

The real,- BERLIN-MARATHON will be shown live on the internet. Viewers will be able to tune in from across the world through simply subscribing to, therefore it will be the second time, that the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON will be broadcasted in the USA. The real,- BERLIN-MARATHON will have 40,215 participants and the legendary Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie will attack the world record.

real,- BERLIN-MARATHON: Haile likely

Ambition is a fine thing. And it’s even finer when the person harbouring the ambition has the talent and drive to achieve it. Haile Gebrselassie doesn’t lack any of the aforementioned attributes, but he’s always been cautious about announcing targets in such a precarious event as the marathon, the more so when his record at 42k has been somewhat less auspicious than the rest of his illustrious career. But when the 34 year old superstar turned up in Berlin a few weeks ago to announce the defence...

Press conference Highlights - Thursday, 27th September 2007

Gete Wami, (Ethiopia) real,- BERLIN champion 2006: „I am pleased to start in Berlin for the second time. I am in good shape but do not want to make predictions for the race on Sunday. To run a time of sub 2:20 hours will depend on many factors like weather and competition. I did not change my preparations for this marathon also when I am running the ING New York City Marathon in November. It is always the same hard training. Marathon is never easy. That is the way I am living. At the moment put...

The real,- BERLIN – MARATHON - this year for the first time under meteorological control

This year the Institute of Meteorology of the Free University Berlin, the society Berliner Wetterkarte e.V. and three grammar schools in Berlin will be recording the meteorological conditions along the route of the real,- BERLIN - MARATHON for the first time. Five mobile measuring instruments, which have been purchased in the course of a project sponsored by the Robert-Bosch-foundation to establish cooperation between schools and research centres, will record the meteorological conditions during...

Jun 2007

Haile Gebrselassie returns to real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

Haile Gebrselassie, the defending champion, will return to the 34th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. The signing of the exceptional Ethiopian runner was announced by Race Director Mark Milde. Last year Haile Gebrselassie won the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON in the fastest time of the year of 2:05:56 hours. The most spectacular German road race will be held on September 30th with up to 40,000 runners. The race belongs to the World Marathon Majors (WMM).

Apr 2007

World Marathon Majors race heats up in London

The countdown to the inaugural World Marathon Majors Series championship continued today as the Flora London Marathon crowned its winners Martin Lel (KEN) and Chunxiu Zhou (CHN). Lel’s victory strengthened the chances for current World Marathon Majors points leader Robert K. Cheruiyot (KEN) to take the 2006-07 crown. Zhou’s victory marked the first time a Chinese athlete – male or female – has won any one of the five World Marathon Major races.

World Marathon Majors 2006-07 Leaderboard Advances at Boston Marathon

Boston, Mass. (April 16, 2007) – The chase for the inaugural World Marathon Majors Series championship heated up at the 111th Boston Marathon today as champions Robert K. Cheruiyot (KEN) and Lidiya Grigoryeva (RUS) each earned 25 points in the race for the $1 million prize purse. The champions battled the elements and strong fields to further their positions in the series and simultaneously establish themselves as the early leaders on the 2007-08 circuit.

Mar 2007

Mizuki Noguchi out of London

Olympic Champion Mizuki Noguchi, who has won the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON in 2005 with the present course record, has withdrawn from the Flora London Marathon on April 22nd due to an Achilles tendon injury. Race Director, David Bedford commented: “We are obviously very disappointed that Noguchi will not be joining us in London this spring, but reports from her coach were that from late January Mizuki was bothered with an inflamed Achilles tendon in her left leg, and this hampered her enough that...

Feb 2007

2005 Men’s Champion Hailu Negussie Set for Rematch with Defending Champions During 111th Boston Marathon

John Hancock Financial Services announced that defending Boston Marathon champions Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot and Rita Jeptoo will face an elite group of athletes with a depth of experience on the challenging course during the 111th running of the race on April 16. The top contenders in the men’s group include Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia, the men’s 2005 champion, and several past runners-up.