Ready, Set, Go! The BMW Berlin Marathon 2017
Past Sunday, the 24. of September was an exciting day: Not just because of the Bundestags elections in Germany but also because the 44th Berlin Marathon, sponsored by BMW took place. Read more about this sports event and its results.
It was already the 44th Berlin Marathon that took place on Sunday 24. of September. Despite wet and cold weather, 43,852 sports enthusiasts were highly motivated to start the marathon. But only 39,000+ made it to the 42.195 kilometers distant goal.
The first one was the Kenyan sportsman Eliud Kipchoge who had a head-to-head race with Guye Adola and crossed the finish line after only 2 hours 3 minutes and 32 seconds. He missed his goal to set up a new world record by only 35 seconds. On average a marathon runner needed 4 hours 12 minutes and 6 seconds to finish the route.
The biggest surprise, however, came from the co-favorite and former world record holder (2014) Wilson Kipsang, who retired after 30 kilometers due to exhaustion. And Kenenisa Bekele also gave up prematurely.
Gladys Cherono, who is also from Kenya, won the victory amongst women with a time of 2 hours 20 minutes and 23 seconds.
Being there is everything! In September 2018 cards will be reshuffled and maybe there will also be a new world record.
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