German Agro Action (DWHH) was an active partner of the real,- BERLIN MARATHON 2003

For the second time in the 30-year history of the BERLIN MARATHON, the German

Agro Action (DWHH) went to the start again as a charity partner in 2003. The

real,- BERLIN MARATHON 2003 was a marathon of superlatives in many ways. Never

before were there so many runners and skaters at Germanys largest marathon as

in 2003. And never before were so many Euros “run in“ for the

drinking water project of the German Agro Action in Butajira, Ethiopia, as in

this year at the real,- BERLIN MARATHON – ca. 45,000 Euros.

The DWHH, the charity partner of the BERLIN MARATHON, was active too, with

its own celebrity relay—with the race number 33225, which was the account

number, as well. The celebrity team included a colourful mix of athletes from

various areas. Tegla Loroupe (KEN), the multiple champion of the BERLIN

MARATHON and former world record holder left the first 10 kilometres quickly

and easily behind her and passed the baton on to Marc Kowalinski, German runner

up this year in the 1500m. He passed on the baton to Joycee Moewius,

triathlete, at the 20km mark, who ran backwards in part, in order to better

show off the Agro Action logo on the back of her t-shirt. Kofi Prah, who was

5th in long jump at the Sydney Olympics three years ago, relieved her. The

final runner starting at the 35km mark was André Niklaus, who was 8th in

the decathlon at this years world championships.

Willi Wülbeck, sponsoring the idea, who is the current German record

holder (1:43:65) and was world champion in the 800m in 1983 in Helsinki

(1:43:65), gave the starting shot for the real,- MINI MARATHON for school-age

youth. Afterwards he was a much sought-after interview partner on the stage in

the finish area at the Brandenburg Gate. The uncomplicated cooperation with the

athletes made it an enjoyable event for all involved, and it is certain to be

repeated in the future. The German Agro Action would like to sincerely thank

everyone who made donations and is very happy that the runners of the

anniversary marathon 2003 demonstrated such open arms (and wallets) for the

poorest people in the world. We will soon be announcing the total amount of the

contributions here. Simone Loose German Agro Action (Deutsche Welthungerhilfe)

Team “Run for life“ (Aktionsteam Lebensläufe)

Photo (DWHH/Jungeblodt) relay participants and sponsors (from left to right):

Dr. Hans-Joachim Preuß, General Secretary DWHH, Joycee Moewius,

Triathlete, André Niklaus, WC 2003 8th place in decathlon, Tegla Loroupe

(KEN), multiple champion of the BERLIN MARATHON, Kofi Prah, 5th in long jump at

the Sydney Olympics 2000, Marc Kowalinski, German runner up in 2003 in the

1500m, Willi Wülbeck, World Champion in the 800m in 1983 in