Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon

September 29, 2022

The Story Behind The MOST SHOCKING 2:15 Marathon In History

Learn how Tigist Assefa went from an 800-meter also-ran to one of the world's greatest marathoners after almost giving up the sport to move to the US for a job.
September 22, 2022

2022 Berlin Marathon Preview: How Much Lower Can Eliud Kipchoge Take the World Record?

Kipchoge delayed his quest to win all six majors by deciding to chase his own world record of 2:01:39 in Berlin.
August 22, 2022

Keira D'Amato Will Attempt to Lower Her American Record at 2022 Berlin Marathon

D'Amato ran 2:19:12 in Houston in January but wants to go even faster in Berlin on September 25.
September 26, 2021

Guye Adola (2:05:45) Hangs on to Win 2021 Berlin Marathon After 60:48 First Half; Kenenisa Bekele 3rd as Gotytom Gebreslase Wins In Her Debut

It was a survival contest the final half-marathon in Berlin, as the crazy fast pace (60:48 at half way) and warm conditions took its toll on the entire field. Guye Adola emerged as the winner, Bekele in 3rd. Gotytom Gebreslase was impressive in her debut.
September 23, 2021

Can Kenenisa Bekele Break the Marathon World Record In Berlin? "He's In Perfect Shape Now....I Think So," Says His Coach

Jonathan Gault spoke to Bekele's coach Haji Adilo and his agent Jos Hermens to get the scoop on the 39-year-old's preparations ahead of Sunday's Berlin Marathon. Adilo was very bullish on Bekele saying he thought the prep work had gone a little bit better than two years ago when he ran 2:01:41. *MB: Set your alarm clocks now. Bekele's coach: "He's in perfect shape now....I think [he can break the WR]."
December 20, 2019

LRC's Race of the Decade: The Final Four Is Here!

As we choose the race of the decade, we're now down to 4 and the two most powerhouse #1 seeds now will clash. Which was a better race - Chris Solinksy's shocking upset of both Galen Rupp and the 27:00 minute barrier all at once in his pro 10,000 debut or David Rudisha's majestic wire-to-wire 800m WR in London? And what about Wayde van Niekerk's stunning WR from lane 8 to win Olympic gold in Rio or Eliud Kipchoge's marathon WR?
September 14, 2018

Tirunesh Dibaba Plans to Chase World Record at 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon

And the plan is to do it the optimal way- with a negative split.
September 28, 2017

Unbelievable: Guye Adola -- Who Just Ran The Fastest Debut Marathon In History -- Claims He Didn't Know He Was Running Berlin Until 4 Days Before The Race

Learn the back story of marathon's newest star Guye Adola who says he only found out he was running the Berlin Marathon last Wednesday. *MB: Learn some of the backstory behind Guye Adola - marathon's newest star
September 26, 2017

Jos Hermens: Kenenisa Bekele Must Become More 'Professional' If He Is To Realize Marathon Potential

Agent Jos Hermens thinks Kenenisa Bekele is capable of much more in the marathon if he focuses on running and not his business empire. "Eight marathons, two wins, that’s not Kenenisa Bekele....What do you want to be, businessman or professional runner?"
September 21, 2017

2017 Berlin Marathon Women's Preview: Which New Star Will Emerge on the Big Stage?

2015 champ Gladys Cherono (2:19 pb) is the strong favorite on paper and will be going for the course record. Her main competition is Ethiopia's Amane Beriso (2:20 pb) and fellow Kenyan Valary Aiyabei (2:21 pb), who has won 4 straight marathons and is making her WMM debut.
September 21, 2017

World Record History: A Look Back At The Men's Marathon World Records Set in Berlin

The last six world records in the men's marathon (and 7 of the last 9) have all been set in Berlin. We take a look back at those historic races.
September 21, 2017

2017 Berlin Marathon Men's Preview: Kipchoge vs. Bekele vs. Kipsang -- Who Breaks The WR, And By How Much?

The Big 3 Eliud Kipchoge, Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele are chasing the world record in Berlin on Sunday.
September 23, 2016

2016 BMW Berlin Marathon Women's Preview: Aberu Kebede Looks to Join the Sub-2:20 Club and Hold Off a Young Field

Kebede will look to become the fourth woman to win Berlin three times (she also won in '10 and '12) and the 21st woman under 2:20. Can rising stars Amane Beriso (2:20:48 in Dubai, 5th-fastest debut ever) or Birhane Dibaba (2015 Tokyo champ) take her down?
July 20, 2016

Get Psyched For September: Wilson Kipsang And Kenenisa Bekele Will Go Head-To-Head At The 2016 Berlin Marathon

Maybe something positive will come out of the madness that was Ethiopia not selecting Bekele for their Rio marathon squad. *MB: Bekele and Kipsang in Berlin, also Yuki Kawauch
December 31, 2015

Jonathan Gault's 2015: Kipchoge's 2:04:00 Without Insoles, Dibaba's 3:50:07, Bolt > Gatlin, The Greatness of Montaño, Symmonds, Farah and Cheserek

What  year: Eliud Kipchoge ran 2:04:00 with his shoes falling apart, Genzebe Dibaba ran 3:50.07 with both her shoes, Bolt defeated Gatlin, and Montaño, Symmonds, Farah, and Cheserek kept winning.