2015 Berlin Marathon - BMW Berlin Marathon

September 27, 2015
Berlin, Germany

You can check out pics of the elites here, but this essay shows what the everyday marathoner experiences. If you've ran a marathon, it'll look familiar.

BBC Sport:

After missing most of last year with a stress fracture in his back, he ran 2:15:30 in Berlin.


The 35-year-old took more than five minutes off her PB after taking time off last year to give birth.

LRC Post-Berlin Podcast With Eliud Kipchoge

Kipchoge says he'll race a spring marathon before the Olympics because 11-months is too long to go without a marathon. He also talks about being coached by former steeplechase World medalist Patrick Sang.

Runner's World:

(includes videos) Obviously there was Jenny Simpson losing a shoe at Worlds, but more amusing than that was the exchange between Haile Gebrselassie and Moses Tanui in the 1993 World Championship 10,000.

Runner's World:

A podiatrist and former Asics consultant said that there would need to be a lot of "heal slippage" and "in-shoe movement" for it to happen. Another kinesiologist hypothesized it could have to do with Kipchoge's powerful forefoot-striking motion he has as a former track runner.


World Athletics:

It was partially the disappointment of not making the 2012 Games on the track which motivated Kipchoge's move to the roads.


Kipchoge said he tested them in Kenya, but just had bad luck on Sunday where they gave him problems from the first kilometer.


Four men were under the 2:17 standard lead by Kevin Seaward in 2:14:52 (21st place). Lizzie Lee was 17th in 2:32:51 to get under the 2:42:00 standard.


Kipchoge: "I tested the shoe, I tested many pairs of Nike. I think this shoe is the best shoe ever. The shoe is good. The sole was not glued. I used the same pair in Kenya and it was good."

LRC Four Quick Takes on the 2015 BMW Berlin Marathon and Eliud Kipchoge's Amazing 2:04:00 Win With His Shoe Insoles Falling Out

We break down the race and the amazing performance of Eliud Kipchoge,  Matt Llano running a 2:12:28 PR, Reid Coolsaet just missing the Canadian record and Gladys Cherono joining the sub 2:20 club.

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