Sabrina Mockenhaupt hoping for top-3 place at the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on September 26th

German runner Sabrina Mockenhaupt is hoping to end up on the

podium at the 37th edition of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. Aiming for a

personal best she is facing stiff competition tough by three Ethiopian

women and one runner from Japan. Mockenhaupt ran her PR 2008 by winning

the Frankfurt Marathon in 2:26:22 hrs making her the number two female

German marathon runner behind Irina Mikitenko (who is running Chicago two

weeks later). Main contenders on the flat and fast Berlin course are

Bezunesh Bekele (27) who placed 4th at the Virgin London Marathon in

April and owns a PR of 2:23:09 hrs. Aberu Kebede came in 2nd at the Dubai

Marathon in January clocking a PR of 2:24:26 hrs and Genet Getaneh's PB is

at 2:26:27 hrs. Tomo Morimoto (Japan) won the Vienna City Marathon in 2006

clocking a PR of 2:24:33 hrs.