News : The fall of Berlin … The first of all the 'majors'?


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The fall of Berlin ... The first of all the 'majors'?


Kenenisa Bekele, entering through the Brandenburg Gate

It is official. The region to which Berlin belongs in Germany has banned the holding of events bringing together 5,000 or more people until the end of October, which has automatically meant the cancellation of the Berlin Marathon (scheduled for September 27), one of the first greats that was located in the crazy autumn calendar in the world. Undoubtedly, the first cold water jug ​​dropped in the ‘Records Marathon’, where Kipchoge achieved the current world record in 2018 and where in 2019 Bekele was only two seconds away from the Kenyan mark…

A logical decision

"We wanted to give security to the organizers regarding what they can and cannot organize," said the head of the Berlin city-state Economy, Ramona Pop. "The measure affects several fairs and also the Berlin marathon" he added. The cancellation of the 2020 test has not been confirmed 100% from the official account of the testThey have reported that they will give news in the coming days about whether they decide to relocate it or desist until 2021.

We will see if the rest is falling in a chain

It should be remembered that around 40,000 athletes participate in the marathon in the German capital (47,000 to be more exact in the 2019 edition), so it would be a very high exponential risk if, as everything suggests, there has not been a vaccine for these dates. Let's see if it is the starting point for an avalanche of suspensions or if the great marathons are going to be held to the end. On September 14 comes the first ‘major’, that of Boston, on October 10 is that of London, 11 that of Chicago, 24 that of Barcelona, ​​1 November that of New York, 15 of the same month that of Madrid and 6 December that of Valencia. Most of them with dates relocated after a first postponement due to the coronavirus ...

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Dear runners, We have learned from the press conference of the Berlin Senate on April 21, 2020, that all events with more than 5,000 persons will be prohibited until October 24, 2020. Unfortunately, this also applies to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, which cannot now take place on September 27, 2020, as planned. We will now deal with the consequences, coordinate the further steps and inform you as soon as we can. Let us remain strong together. Your team from the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON #bmwberlinmarathon #staystrong

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