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 ماراثون برلين ٢٠١٩ infographic
Graphic shows race route and evolution of the men's marathon world record.

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ماراثون برلين ٢٠١٩

By Chris Dinsdale

September 29, 2019 - Starting and finishing at the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Marathon attracts over 40,000 athletes and more than a million spectators from all over the world. The annual event is part of the World Marathon Majors, and many world records have been set on Berlin’s fast, flat course.

In 2018, both course records were broken by Kenyans, with Gladys Cherono winning the women’s race in 2:18:11, and Eliud Kipchoge setting a new world record time of 2:01:39 in the men’s marathon.

This year, a competitive men’s field has formed, including Ethiopian world class runners Kenenisa Bekele (champion, 2016), Guye Adola (second-place, 2017) and Leul Gebrselassie all aiming to challenge the world record time -- eight of the last ten men’s marathon world records have been set in Berlin since 1998.

In the women’s race, reigning champion Gladys Cherono will face her fellow Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot, with both lining up against tough opposition for the title from Ethiopian Mare Dibaba, who secured marathon bronze at the 2016 Olympics.

PUBLISHED:18/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News