Maratona de Berlim 2018
September 16, 2018 - A começar e a acabar nas Portas de Brandenburgo, a Maratona de Berlim atrai mais de 40.000 atletas e mais de um milhão de espectadores de todo o mundo. Muitos dos recordes do mundo foram estabelecidos no percurso rápido e plano de Berlim.
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.