The 2019 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON waitlist is now full. Registration for 2020 will open in November of 2019.
In 1990, the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON hosted more than 25,000 runners who for the first time ran through Brandenburg Gate and into East Berlin. Runners were crying while they stopped to kiss the ground. It was an emotional run for all. Since then, runners have continued to flock to Berlin each year to experience one of the best organized marathons in the world. This is a race you need to plan ahead for as the event closes entries about mid-November with a max of 40,000 runners. Marathon Tours & Travel has guaranteed entries, which can be obtained when our four-night package is purchased.
This Abbott World Marathon Majors race course is flat and fast with only a few corners. Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge smashed the world record at the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, running 2:01:39 to chop over one minute off the mark set by Dennis Kimetto four years earlier on the same course. The course also produced the first sub 2:20 marathon by a woman, Naoko Takahashi, in 2001. The race is also known for having ideal weather for running and is run on asphalt versus concrete. It is definitely one to target for your PR!
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