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Grafik zeigt die Laufroute und die Elite Läufer im Wettstreit um den Sieg im Marathon für Männer.
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Berlin Marathon 2018

September 16, 2018 - Start und Ziel ist das Brandenburg Tor. Der Berlin Marathon zieht mehr als 40.000 Athleten und über eine Million Zuschauer aus aller Welt an. Das jährlich wiederkehrende Event gehört zu den World Marathon Majors, viele Weltrekorde sind auf Berlins schneller und flacher Strecke gelaufen worden.

Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang head the field this year, aiming to eclipse the current world record time of 2:02:57 set by their compatriot Dennis Kimetto in 2014. Both will face tough competition from half-marathon record holder Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea, who is making his Berlin Marathon debut.

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba heads the women’s field with a personal best of 2:17:56, which she achieved with a second-place finish in London 2017. Dibaba, the third fastest women’s marathon runner of all time, will target Paula Radcliffe’s 15-year-old world record of 2:15:25, which was also set in London, if conditions are favourable in Berlin. Reigning Berlin champion Gladys Cherono and experienced two-time winner Edna Kiplagat, both from Kenya, will also be competing for medals in Berlin.

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PUBLISHED: 11/09/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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