21 Nov

Berlin Ballot Places Announced

Berlin MarathonBallot places for next year’s BMW Berlin Marathon have now been announced. Don’t worry if you missed out though, Sports Tours International has guaranteed entries available.

The German capital was again the scene of a world record earlier this year as Kenya's Dennis Kimetto finished in an incredible 2:02:57. The performance gave a further hint that we are inching closer to the magical two-hour mark.  Even if Kimetto hadn't broken the record that day, second placed runner Emmanuel Matai would have done as he also ran inside the previous world record set by Wilson Kipsang.

In the ladies field, Ethopia's Tirfi Tsegaye ran a presonal best to win in 2:20:18, the best time in the world this year.

Travel packages to the 2015 Berlin Marathon with hotel, guaranteed entry and other extras are now available with Sports Tours International. Sports Tours also have places available at the Berlin Half Marathon on 29 March.

Sports Tours say: “Setting World records, helping  thousands reach their  PBs and taking runners through the historical city of Berlin, you can see why this World Marathon Major is so  popular. If you fancy joining us, we have Berlin full and half marathon travel packages now available.”

Berlin, along with Tokyo, New York, London, Boston, and Chicago Marathon, is one of the world majors. The series recently announced a new partnership with Abbott, the global healthcare company to become the race series' first-ever title sponsor.

For more information on Berlin Marathon, visit the Sports Tours International website.