The official book on the 31st real,- BERLIN-MARATHON 2004 is here (for a little
while now already)!
After celebrating its successful premiere in 2003, it has already becoming a
A representative illustrated book which keeps alive the moving events of the
last weekend in September in Berlin for all eternity with colourful photos. Who
doesn’t want to peruse the pages and relive one’s own moments of
joy and success, and maybe also moments of pain and suffering at the 31st
real,- BERLIN-MARATHON 2004.
Impressive colour photos
This volume, which includes at least a three-digit
number of impressive colour photos (I haven’t taken the time to actually
count all of them!), is sparse on words—pictures do say more than 1000
words.< The written text is limited primarily to information on the photos
themselves (including the names of the persons depicted).
This quality edition is framed with a preface by the Race Director of the
BERLIN-MARATHON, Mark Milde, who described the excellent international position
of the BERLIN- MARATHON, emphasising once again what good international
promotion it is for the healthy sport of running:
“We can be proud of this 31st real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. And I would
especially like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank my organisational
team at SCC-RUNNING. We are all looking forward to the 32nd real,-
BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24 and 25, 2005.
The names of the members of the BERLIN-MARATHON Jubilee
At the end of the book, all of the now over 1000 members of the BERLIN-MARATHON
Jubilee Club, who have finished at least 10 BERLIN-MARATHONS, are listed by
name. The list starts with Bernd Hübner with the race number 201 (he is
the only one to have participated in every marathon!) and ends with Andrea
Emmenegger (RF 22).
One can read the book while simply paging through it. And if you sit down
with it, you are certain gobble it up in one breath…it is a pleasure for
the eyes and an easy read.
Chronology of the running events
How is the book set up?
In a certain respect, one can look at it as a chronology of the running events.
It depicts the BERLIN-MARATHON weekend from the beginning to the end,
addressing all of the races: the Breakfast Run and
the Bambini Run for the smallest athletes,
the inline skating race over the marathon distance on Saturday, as well
the real,- MINI-MARATHON for the school children,
the hand cycling and the wheelchairs race,
and of course
the 31st real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday.
The photos show the races from the viewpoint of the elite athletes, as well
as from the vantage point of ”you and me“. Each runner can
empathise with the runners depicted, and maybe you can even find yourselves
hidden in one of the numerous photos of the masses if you look
Required reading (in english too)
The illustrated book should be required reading for everyone who participated
in the BERLIN-MARATHON 2004—but also as a tantalising
“appetizer“ for everyone who hopes to participate for the first
time in 2005.
And even more: The BERLIN-MARATHON has recently been considered to be a
”moving human piece of art”, and this volume is so to say the book
to the masterpiece — but is it not in itself already a work of art?
Judge for yourselves …
The Official Book on the
31st real,- BERLIN-MARATHON in DIN-4 format with a hard cover
contains 148 pages and is produced by
l avinja GmbH & Co KG,
Fürther Str. 212 in
published by WESSP-Verlag,
Gundelfinder Str. 20
Norbert Wilhelmi is responsible for the idea and conception, as well as for
the text (together with Maren Cargnelli).
The photos come from 6 internationally acclaimed photographers and photographic
The book (ISBN 9999951-11-X)
costs € 24.80
and can be ordered online at
Dr. Detlef Kuhlmann