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Berlin Marathon, Germany

Date: 16th September 2018

  Berlin continues to astonish with the performances run there, with Kenyan runner Wilson Kipsang tearing up the roads in 2013 with a World best of 2hrs 03mins 23sec - replacing the previous record of compatriot Patrick Makau run on the same course by 15sec - the time in 2014 by Kimetto of 2hrs 02min 57sec survived by a few seconds as the winning time was 2.03 by Bikela in 2016. 2017 was billed as a big head-to-head and sub-2hr attempt by Bikela and Eluid Kipchoge, but rainy conditions saw Bi…

 

Berlin continues to astonish with the performances run there, with Kenyan runner Wilson Kipsang tearing up the roads in 2013 with a World best of 2hrs 03mins 23sec - replacing the previous record of compatriot Patrick Makau run on the same course by 15sec - the time in 2014 by Kimetto of 2hrs 02min 57sec survived by a few seconds as the winning time was 2.03 by Bikela in 2016. 2017 was billed as a big head-to-head and sub-2hr attempt by Bikela and Eluid Kipchoge, but rainy conditions saw Bikela pull out and Kipchoge run 2.03.32. The story though was of the second place finisher, Ethiopian runner Guye Adola, who ran the fastest ever debut marathon in 2.03.46.

From our own group of runners we estimate tha about 80% ran personal best times and proof this is definitly the race to do if you are looking for improvements in your times.

Berlin is a cool city to visit - so much to see and do - add to this the fastest marathon in history then you really should have it on your hit list.

For 2018 we have a choice of two very good hotels in their category, the 4-star Superior Scandic Berlin Potsdammer Platz and the 5-star Hotel Palace Berlin - both hotels are in the favoured locations, close to the main shopping Streets, like Pottsdammer Platz and Kurfurstendamm and with easy connections to the excellent Berlin S and U-bahn system. We have used the Scandic for several years now and we retun to the Palace after using it successfully for the first time last year. 

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