2019 BMW Berlin Marathon

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Berlin, Germany
September 29, 2019

The GOAT is Back: Kenenisa Bekele Runs Stunning 2:01:41 at BMW Berlin Marathon

What a run by Bekele who just missed the world record by 2 seconds. American Sara Hall ran 2:22:16 to become the 6th fastest American of all-time.

Gladys Cherono Looking For Her Fifth Win And To Break Her Own Course Record At The Berlin Marathon

The 2:18:11 woman will face former Olympic 5000m champ Meseret Defar (2:23:33 PB) and Olympic bronze medalist Mare Dibaba (2:19:52).

Kenenisa Bekele Will Lead The Ethiopian Charge At The Berlin Marathon

Bekele is the fastest in a field that includes six men in the 2:06 range or faster with the next fastest being Tokyo champ Leul Gebrselassie (2:04:02). Race director Mark Milde said they wouldn't be attacking Eliud Kipchoge's WR, but that he still expects a group running around 2:03 (61:30 is the planned halfway pace). *MB: 2019 Berlin Marathon Pacing - 61:30 pace requested by Kenenisa Bekele!

Gladys Cherono Will Return To Defend Her Title Against Vivian Cheruiyot At The 2019 Berlin Marathon

Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) was also announced.