40. Berlin marathon: over 40,000 runners on the course

40. Berlin marathon: over 40,000 runners on the course

"I have trained hard. I know it’s possible," said the 31-year-old. Currently, the world’s fastest time is 2:03:38, set by kipsang’s compatriot patrick makau in the german capital in 2011. The track in berlin is considered one of the fastest in the world. Four-time berlin winner haile gebrselassie from athiopia kicked off this year’s race.

Numerous streets in berlin had already been closed to traffic early on sunday. In addition, there is a different security concept for the race, which is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the german capital. For the first time, the start and finish area in berlin’s zoo will be fenced off. People controls are announced. The organizers of the berlin marathon are responding to the attacks at the race in boston with these measures. On 15. April three people were killed in a bomb attack.

A tragic incident overshadowed the skater marathon on saturday. A 71-year-old participant collapsed and died at kottbusser tor.

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