• The 2017 Berlin Marathon is Sunday

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The 2017 Berlin marathon featuring Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele and Wilson Kipsang kicks off on Sunday, September 24. 

The fastest marathon on the planet is set to start at 9:00am Central European time.

Kipchoge, Bekele and Kipsang are targeting new marathon world record. 

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. 

How to Live Stream Berlin Marathon

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/

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