Tag: World Marathon Majors


BERLIN MARATHON

It was after the Berlin Wall collapsed in November 1989 when a new era started. On September 30, 1990, three days before reunification, the course of the Berlin Marathon led through Brandenburg Gate and both parts of Berlin. In 2001 Naoko Takahashi became the first woman to break the 2:20 barrier in Berlin. The flat and fast loop course then was changed significantly for the 2003 race. Paul Tergat, who ran the world record of 2:04:55, became the first man to cross the new finish line, passing through Brandenburg Gate – the symbol......

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LONDON MARATHON

The London Marathon is part of the six World Marathon Majors. Apart from the Marathon distance, a Mini Marathon and Wheelchair Marathon is held. The London Marathon has a global reputation of a fast, record-setting course. Many (Guiness) World Records have been broken during this race. It’s a IAAF Gold label certified race and entrance is only possible through a ballot or by applying for a charity place. Paula Radcliffe about the London Marathon 2015: “I’ll be doing this marathon for me.” The women’s marathon world-record holder has finally overcome a debilitating foot injury and will......

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BOSTON MARATHON

The Boston Marathon is the oldest continuously running marathon (since 1897), and the second longest continuously running footrace in North America. Anyone who considers to run a Marathon will have heard of The Boston Marathon, as it is the oldest continuously running Marathon, and the second longest continuously running footrace in North America. Another reason why it is so famous, is because it his so hard to get in.
 The acceptance of official race entrants is based on qualifying time, with the fastest qualifiers (in relation to their age and gender) being accepted first......

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TOKYO MARATHON

Running is HOT in Japan. Only in February there are already 8 big running events where you can take part in, apart from all smaller races. There’s a reason for that; Japan wants to promote a nationwide marathon movement in collaboration with major Marathon races around the country. Historically, Japan is known for its elite marathon races with very strict qualifying standards. The Tokyo Marathon is the only Marathon in Japan that matches both the elite field depth and mass participation base of the other major Marathons in the world. The Tokyo Marathon Charity “TSUNAGU”......

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