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11 May 2022   |   Athlete's Hub   |   

Top 3 reasons why you should run the BMW Berlin Marathon

An atmosphere, lightning-fast course and one of only six World Marathon Majors, the BMW Berlin Marathon is an iconic global event. There are only six races on the planet can claim to be an Abbott World Marathon Major. Berlin sits alongside Tokyo, Boston, London, Chicago, and New York. They are equal in value and synonymous with a contagious energy and storied history.

Complete one and prepare to be bitten by the Abbott bug by embarking on a journey finish all six and enter the Hall of Fame. Here are three reasons why the Berlin Marathon should be on every runner’s bucket list.


The marathon world-record has been recorded a staggering 11 times in Berlin, including Eliud Kipchoge’s current best of 2:01:39. The Berlin Marathon is engineered for a fast time due to its flat and traffic-free course. This is the reason why so many elite runners use Berlin to target the notoriously tough qualifying time for the Boston Marathon. Who doesn’t want to set a PB?


Berlin is known as the party capital of Europe and the techno scene isn’t the only thing that’s buzzing there. Hundreds of thousands of supporters gather at the roadside, cheering runners along an iconic course. Get ready to take in some of Europe’s most historic landmarks, from the Reichstag to the Brandenburg Gate that looms over mile 26. Uniquely, the entire route is within the city centre and the start and finish line are in close proximity. Sporting city breaks don’t get any better.

          3) JOIN A COMMUNITY

From simplifying event logistics to finding the perfect accommodation, no one knows the Berlin Marathon better than we do. Our community of likeminded competitors encourage each other before the race and celebrate together after – ideal if you’re running on your own or as part of a small group. Many of our customers create strong bonds during their trips and keep in touch after. So much of this is down to our passionate reps who are on hand throughout the event, creating lifelong memories for our runners.


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