BMW Berlin Marathon
2014 BMW Berlin Marathon
Yet again the Berlin Marathon is the scene of another World Record performance, this by Wilson Kipsang in a time of 2:03:23, an incredible performance and inning closer closer to the magical two hour mark, which many feel is unachievable but we will watch closely!
Top contenders Tsegaye Kebede and Dennis Kimetto are confirmed as running in the 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon. Tsegaye Kebede is one of the most successful marathon runners ever, having won first place 6 times and placed 2nd and 3rd place in his 17 marathons. Dennis Kimetto placed 2nd in the 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon with the fastest time ever for a furst marathon runners with a time of 2.04.16.
Travel packages to the 2014 Berlin Marathon with hotel, guaranteed entry and many extras are now available with Sports Tours International. Get in there early so you don't miss out!
The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the World Marathon Majors and holds the world marathon record time. Each year, the Berlin marathon becomes more popular as a destination for those seeking to set their own fastest marathon time. Around 40,000 competitors take to the streets of German's historic capital for the Berlin Marathon.
The 2012 BMW Berlin Marathon race also had a dramatic finish with Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya re-establishing his claim to be the world's best marathoner, but only just!! Mutai won the 39th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON in 2.04.15, narrowly beating his training partner, Dennis Kimetto, who clocked the fastest marathon debut in history, 2.04.16. Mutai had actually ran the fastest marathon in history when he won a Boston in 2011, in 2.03.02, but this time isnt recognised as Boston is essentially a slightly downhill route. Mutai also won the current World Marathon Majors series pocketing $500,000 in the process!
Travel packages for the 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon
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Whilst in Berlin, take in some of the famous sites this wonderful city has to offer.
The best way to explore is by foot or by a hop on hop off bus tour which takes in may of the Berlin’s most popular tourist attractions.
Visit the Berlin TV Tower, Jewish Museum, Checkpoint Charlie, Alexanderplatz, Reichstag, the Federal Chancellery. Bellevue Palace and Brandenburg Gate plus much more. The city is full of history and a sightseeing trip is not to be missed.
Click here for sightseeing in Berlin where you can view available trips and make a booking.
2014 BMW Berlin Marathon inline skating
If you are a fan of roller blading/inline skating, then consider taking part in the BMW Berlin Marathon inline skating event, which takes place on the Saturday of the weekend.
There will be a showdown between the two fastest marathon runners in the world on September 29 in Berlin. Patrick Makau (Kenya), who set the current marathon world record in Berlin in 2011 (2:03:38 h), will face Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) at the BMW BERLIN MARATHON
BMW Berlin Marathon news:
World records have been made!
Wilson Kipsang of Kenya broke the marathon world record in the 2013 BMW Berlin Marathon. Clocking in at 2.03.23, this gave an impressive 15 seconds off compatriot Patrick Makau’s 2.03.38, set in the 2011 BMW Berlin Marathon.
Coming close to the first place was 5000 meters track champion, Eliud Kipchoge who finished second in 2.04.05, taking a minute off his debut best; followed by another Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang clocking in at 2.06.26.
A truly remarkable and memorable marathon, the 2013 BMW Berlin Marathon was defiantly one to remember!