On September 25, the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2022 will take place on the streets of the German capital. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is one of the most prestigious running events in the world. This year, the organisers of SCC EVENTS are expecting over 45,000 runners from around 150 nations, which will build on the successful numbers from before the COVID pandemic. In addition to this trend-setting development for mass sports, SCC EVENTS is also announcing an exciting scoop from the world of top sports today.
Double Olympic champion and defending champion at the start
With the double Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) and the winner of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2021 Guye Adola (ETH), two of the best runners in the world will compete against each other at this year's BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The Kenyan Kipchoge and the Ethiopian Adola already fought an impressive duel in 2017. Adola brought Kipchoge close to the brink of defeat. The pictures of the gripping final on the last kilometres at the Brandenburg Gate went around the globe and thrilled the sports community (have a look here).
Eliud Kipchoge appreciates the Berlin course
This year, a similarly exciting race is expected. With the words, "Berlin is the fastest course, it's where a human being can showcase its potential to push the limits," Kipchoge clearly appreciates the Berlin course and what is possible on it. After all, the Kenyan has already won three times on the Spree River and set the current marathon world record here in 2018 with 2:01:39 hours. The 37-year-old proved that he is in good shape at the Tokyo Marathon in the spring, which he won with a new course record in 2:02:40 hours.
Guye Adola wants to defend his title with a time under 2:03
Adola also knows about the advantages of the Berlin course and formulates a clear target for himself: "I am very happy to be back at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON to defend my title from last year. I always have a good feeling about the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON because it was my debut marathon, and that time is still my personal best. This year I will try to run even faster and achieve a time under 2:03:00 hours."
A great advert for running
The race director of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Mark Milde is pleased about the fact that he can welcome the two unique top-class runners Kipchoge and Adola to the starting line. "We are very happy to see these exceptional athletes running at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Such a duel is also always great advertising for running in general. Who will ultimately cross the finish line as the winner will be revealed on September 25th. The Berlin public will be cheering on all participants, whether they are double Olympic champions or marathon novices."
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