Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang will be hoping to repeat his 2013 success of setting a world record at Berlin Marathon as he returns to the race on 25 September. The Kenyan will face stiff competition at the 43rd edition of the marathon, with Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele also vying for the title.
The women’s field is headed by double Berlin Marathon champion Aberu Kebede of Ethiopia.
The route takes participants on a historic tour of the German capital, with a spectacular finish at the 18th-century Brandenburg Gate. With the last six marathon world records being set at the marathon, it’s fair to say the course is flat and fast.
Sports Tours International has limited places available for the race. They say: “Berlin, Germany’s capital and cultural centre is steeped in history. Alongside its incredible historic mark on Europe, Berlin is also known for its art scene, nightlife and modern architecture. As a World Marathon Major, the 2016 BMW Berlin Marathon shows how running brings people together.
"Not only will running Berlin Marathon be an incredible experience, you will also be sharing the course with record breaking marathon runners Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele!"
For more information, visit the Sports Tours International website.