September 28, 2014
In 1990, the Berlin Marathon hosted over 25,000 runners who for the first time ran through Brandenburg Gate and into East Berlin. Runners were crying while they stopped to kiss the ground. It was an emotional run for all. Since then, runners have continued to flock to Berlin each year to experience one of the best organized marathons in the world. They will fill the coveted starting spots soon.
The event closes entries about mid-November with 40,000 runners. Marathon Tours has a block of guaranteed entries. The course is flat and fast and set another world record this year when Patrick Makau broke Haile Gebresalassie's time of 2:03:59 and ran a 2:03:38. The course also produced the first sub 2:20 marathon by a women, Naoko Takahashi, in 2001. Definitely a PR course.
The Hotel Concorde Berlin is a four star hotels in the center of the city and about two miles from the start and finish line. The Hotel Concorde Berlin will serve as our host property once again in 2013. Private transfers to the race start will be provided.
Airfares are constantly changing and it is difficult to print the exact rates from your home city before they change again. Regardless, we can secure the lowest available airfares and will be happy to quote those to you by phone. Simply provide us with your dates and departure city.
Perhaps you would like to relax and celebrate after the race by joining Marathon Tours in Munich for Oktoberfest! We can also assist wtih pre or post race travel to another destination during your travels!
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