Kenenisa Bekele established himself as the second fastest marathon runner ever, winning the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a time of 2:03:03 on Sunday. In a thrilling duel the Ethiopian superstar beat Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang.
BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday: Keen Anticipation for Duel between Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa BekeleWritten by Super User
The former world record holder Wilson Kipsang versus the fastest man ever at 5 and 10,000m, Kenenisa Bekele – that is the grand showdown for the 43rd edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday. Kipsang of Kenya arrives in town having broken the world record here with 2:03:23 in 2013. Ethiopia’s superstar Bekele has won three Olympic long distance titles and is one of the best runners of all time. Alongside this pair are seven other athletes who have run 2:06 or faster.
Aberu Kebede has another crack at the 2:20 barrier in Berlin - No rival in the women’s field has such as successful record in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON as Aberu Kebede. The Ethiopian is also unmatched in her knowledge of local conditions as she prepares to contest the most spectacular German road race for the fourth time on Sunday.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S “MARATHON MONTH” KICKS OFF THIS SUN. AT 2:30 AM ET WITH THE BERLIN MARATHON LIVE ON NBCSPORTS.COM & THE NBC SPORTS APPWritten by Super User
NBCSN & Universal HD Present Coverage of the Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam Marathons over the Next Month, All three Events Streamed Live on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app – STAMFORD, Conn. - September 20, 2016 - NBC Sports Group presents coverage of three marathons in the next month - Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam - beginning this Sunday, Sept. 25 with live and encore coverage of the Berlin Marathon. Live coverage of the Berlin marathon begins at 2:30 a.m. ET Sunday on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Encore presentations of the race will air Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on Universal HD, and Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
For the second consecutive year a Japanese runner has won the Blackmores Sydney Marathon, Tomohiro Tanigawa finishing atop the standings in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 13 seconds (2:12:13), the third fastest time in the history of the event.
Expectations are high once again for a very fast race in the 43rd edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 25. All the omens are favourable with the recruitment of another high quality field which, given good weather conditions, points to another year of outstanding, world class times. The former world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele have taken centre stage as the pre-race build-up has taken place, but alongside them are a clutch of athletes possessing the talent to be right up there with them.