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Berlin Marathon

Guide to the Berlin Marathon

Berlin marathon is one of the most famous marathons in the world and has been taking place since 1974. Despite its humble beginnings, with only 286 athletes participating in a marathon that was conducted on a small street in city, Berlin Marathon has now grown to be a sizeable event.

In recent years, Marathon has been well attended with thousands of runners and inline skaters taking part. The runners and skaters who participate are a mix of amateurs and professionals from over 100 different countries across the world. In the marathon there are Marathon runnerseparate categories of winning, including the main event where there is a ladies’ marathon and a men’s’ marathon.

Berlin Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors, which is a set of five marathons around the world which have a $1 million prize pool. The race is a road race that is run over a course that is just over 42 kilometres long through the streets of Berlin. The course is legendary and it is well known for being the fastest marathon course in the world. The end of the course is especially significant, with runners passing through the Brandenburg Gate to get to the final 400 metres of the race. 

Date: This annual event takes place during the last weekend in September.

Official website: Not available.


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Extra ideas: One of the most lively areas is Mitte, whilst Tempelhof-Schöneberg is also worth considering if you are looking for a place to stay in the city. Make sure also to consider NYC Marathon and Seoul international marathon for two other challneging runs over 26 miles.

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