The fastest marathon on the planet is set to start at 9:00am Central European time.
Reportedly the pacers in the men's race are set to go out 60:50. When Dennis Kimetto broke the current world marathon record of 2:02:57 he split 61:45 at halfway and ran an astonishing 61:12 for the second part of the race.
In the women's race there are six athletes that have personal best times faster than 2:24. The women's elite list includes Kenya's Gladys Cherono, a 2:19.25 marathoner and 2015 winner, and Ethiopia's Aberu Kebede who won Berlin marathon in 2010, 2012 and 2016.
The event will start at 9:00am local time in Berlin and at 3:00am US Eastern time.
The event will be live on online and on TV and olnine on DAS Erste 1 and RBB.
On how to watch the Berlin marathon live online see more details here.
Men’s Marathon World Records in Berlin
1998 Ronaldo da Costa BRA 2:06:05
2003 Paul Tergat KEN 2:04:55
2007 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 2:04:26
2008 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 2:03:59
2011 Patrick Makau KEN 2:03:38
2013 Wilson Kipsang KEN 2:03:23
2014 Dennis Kimetto KEN 2:02:57
There were three women’s world records as well in Berlin: 1977 Christa Vahlensieck (FRG) 2:34:48, 1999 Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 2:20:34, 2001 Naoko Takahashi (JPN) 2:19:46
More info at https://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/