Berlin Marathon - 28th September 2014
Thousands of runners pound the streets of Berlin each September during the Berlin Marathon. World athletics stars, running club members and fun-runners in fancy dress all line up to compete in the challenge, cheered on by the millions of spectators lining the route.
The Berlin Marathon starts and finishes near the Brandenburg Gate, and passes through the Mitte district. Our stunning first class hotel in Berlin is situated in this historic part of Berlin, making it a convenient option for anyone heading to the city for the race.
Record-breaking running at the Berlin Marathon
Like the Boston, Chicago, New York and London marathons, the Berlin Marathon is one of the World Marathon Majors, so it's a prestigious race to win. Previous Berlin Marathon winners like Geoffrey Mutai, Haile Gebrselassie, Patrick Makau Musyoki and Naoko Takahashi have broken world records at the race, so you may even be able to watch sporting history being made.
2013 Winners and Record Breakers
The Kanyan Wilson Kipsang, 31 years old, is not only the winner of the 40th Berlin Marathon 2013, he also broke Patrick Makau's world record from two years ago by 15 seconds with a finish time of 2:03:23. The women's marathon winner is Florence Kiplagat, 26 years old. The Kanyan reached the finish line at Brandenburg Gate in 2:21:13. Irina Mikitenko, 41 years old, finished at 2:24:54, setting a record in the age class above 40 by 49 seconds.
But you don't need to be competing for the title to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere. Whether you're testing out your stamina or clapping from the side-lines, you're sure to have an amazing time - and you'll see some of Berlin's most famous landmarks too.
Put your feet up and relax in style at the Radisson Blu, Berlin
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin is the perfect place for weary runners to recover after the race. Unwind and be pampered in our spa, refuel with amazing food in our restaurants and get a restful night's sleep in one of our comfortable, elegantly designed guest rooms.
Book your Radisson Blu hotel room for the Berlin Marathon.