BMW Berlin Marathon ‘overwhelmed by community feedback’

first_img Related The team at SCC Events, the organiser of this year’s cancelled BMW Berlin Marathon, has released figures on the proportion of runners who chose to transfer their race place to 2021.Together with the cancellation notice, all participants were offered two options: (1) transfer of race entry to the BMW Berlin Marathon next year on September 25-26, 2021; or (2) the repayment of the participation fee in full.Participants had until the end of last week to select one of the two options. After evaluation the responses from registered athletes, SCC Events found that 85% decided to transfer their race entries to next year’s BMW Berlin Marathon 2021.Christian Jost and Jürgen Lock at SCC Events said in a statement, “We have always been aware of the strong community spirit of the BMW Berlin Marathon.“This enormous spirit grows from event to event, but the figure of 85 percent of the athletes choosing to transfer their race entries fills us and our team with pride. SCC Events would like to thank all its participants for their great loyalty.”A number of initiatives upcoming up for the BMW Berlin Marathon community in the next few months. Up until August 16th, for example, all participants are invited to upload a photo online, which can then become part of the official campaign for the BMW Berlin Marathon 2021.According to the organising team, ‘This gives the athletes the chance to add their photo as we create together a great key visual that conveys the community spirit of the BMW Berlin Marathon.’The BMW BERLIN MARATHON is one of the largest marathons in the world. To date, 11 world records have been set on the route (3 by women, 8 by men). Since 2003, all seven men’s world records have been achieved on the Berlin route, including the current one, 2:01:39 hours (Eliud Kipchoge), set in 2018. In 2001, a woman achieved – for the first time – the dream to undercut 2:20 hours. Then, the Japanese Olympic champion from 2000, Naoko Takahashi, won in 2:19:43 hours.The BMW Berlin Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM), the group of six leading marathons in the world that was founded in 2006. They comprise the marathons in Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New