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Berlin Marathon Sells Out In Under 4-Hrs.

By David Monti
(c) 2012 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
(used with permission)

(25-Oct) -- In yet another sign of the strong market for big-city marathon
entries, the 2013 BMW Berlin Marathon sold 40,000 entries today in three and
one-half hours, completely filling their recreational field. Organizers reported
that within the first two and one-half minutes, 10,000 entries were sold for what
will be the 40th edition of Germany's largest marathon.

"Last year it took six weeks to sell out," the event's media director Thomas Steffens
 said in a brief press release.

The marathon, which is scheduled for Sunday, September, 29, had 34,348 finishers this year, up from 32,997 in 2011.
The race is best known for its flat, fast course. Eight marathon world records have been set there, including the current men's record of 2:03:38 by
Kenya's Patrick Makau.

PHOTO: Patrick Makau sets the world record at the 2011 BMW Berlin Marathon (courtesy photo).

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