This is it – the fall marathon season is upon us! With the fall season officially upon us, there are a lot of awesome marathons coming up and it will be great to see what is done at them. Not only that, but I know that many of you are running them as well, so it is something to look forward to!
However, tomorrow is all about the Berlin Marathon. The Berlin Marathon has been home to six of the last world marathon records, including the existing record of 2:03:23. Berlin has had so many records set there because of the flat course, the fast pacers, and the cool weather. For tomorrow, there are three men that are being talked about as having a shot at setting yet another world record in Berlin. They are Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia), Dennis Kimetto (Kenya), and Emmanuel Mutai (Kenya).
In addition to the men’s race, there are also many pulling for Shalane Flanagan as she goes for the US marathon record. It currently sits at 2:19:36 and Shalane’s PR is at 2:22:02. But, she chose this marathon for the express purpose of besting the national record and has trained with that in mind, so she should be in great shape to take that down a notch.
The marathon begins at 2:45 (eastern time) and 8:45am local time for the runners. If you are up and would like to follow along, you can do so from this page, or you can watch it if you have a cable package that offers Universal Sports. That page is right here.
Of course, in addition to the elites, there will be 40,000 other runners who will be looking to have a great time and enjoy this world famous course. To them, as well as to the elites, good luck tomorrow and enjoy!