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Oct 2011

Almost 20,000 entries after 4 days

18.973 runners have signed in by Monday, October 24th at 12 noon, four days after registration for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2012 had started last Thursday. A year ago 5,000 entries had come in after 48 hours and it took eight days to reach 10,000. Registration for the first 10,000 participants was 60 Euros. For the next wave, the registration fee is 80 Euros (up to 25,000), and thereafter it is 100 Euros.

10,000 entries in less than 24 hours

Almost 24 hours after starting online registration for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2012 already 10,000 runners have signed in. There were technical problems during the first two hours after registration had started. A year ago 5,000 entries had come in after 48 hours and it took more than four weeks to reach 10,000. Registration for the first 10,000 participants was 60 Euros.

Registration for the BMW BERLIN MARATHON 2012 starts Thursday, October 20th

At noon on Thursday, October 20, online registration for the 39th BMW BERLIN MARATHON on September 30, 2012 will begin. The limit is set at 40,000 participants. The registration fee for the first 10,000 registrants is 60 Euros. The next 15,000 registrations will have a 80 Euro fee, and the remaining will have a 100 Euro fee. This year the participant limit was reached by February.

Sep 2011

Patrick Makau adds further proof of Kenya’s dominance in Berlin

If further proof were needed of the ascendancy of Kenyan distance running over their perennial rivals, the Ethiopians, notwithstanding the substantial inconvenience offered by the likes of Mo Farah, Bernard Lagat and Galen Rupp on the track, and Ryan Hall on the road, then it came with this weekend’s results from the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.

Patrick Makau runs world record with 2:03:38, Florence Kiplagat wins women’s race, followed by Irina Mikitenko and Paula Radcliffe

Patrick Makau has crowned the 38th BMW BERLIN MARATHON with a world record. The 26 year-old Kenyan clocked 2:03:38, beating Haile Gebrselassie and improving the record of the Ethiopian by 21 seconds. With a dramatic surge after 27 k defending champion Patrick Makau had dropped Haile Gebrselassie well behind. While the Ethiopian later dropped out after the 35 k mark he lost another world record to Patrick Makau on a miserable day for him: The Kenyan had passed the 30 k mark in 1:27:38, eleven...

World Marathon Majors Establishes Position on World Records within Women’s Road Running Performances

At the 2011 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, the IAAF Congress passed a motion to change the standard by which women athletes achieve world record performances. By the new criterion, only times achieved in all-women competitions would be recognized for world record purposes, and performances achieved in mixed conditions would now be referred to only as “world best”.

Tough challenge for world record holders Haile Gebrselassie and Paula Radcliffe at the BMW BERLIN MARATHON on September 25th

The Marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie faces one of his toughest ever challenges in the BMW BERLIN MARATHON on September 25th. With Patrick Makau at the starting line Gebrselassie is facing the fastest marathon runner of 2010. Last year the Kenyan won the Rotterdam Marathon in April, clocking 2:04:48, and ran 2:05:08 at the BERLIN MARATHON last September in a tactical race beset by heavy rain. At the Virgin London Marathon last April Makau fell near the halfway mark and finished a...

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