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22 August 2020, 3pm

Berlin’s challenge to runners

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Despite the cancellation of the BMW Berlin-Marathon this year, countless athletes will be active on 26–27 September taking part in the 2:01:39 challenge – to cover as many kilometres as possible in 2:01:39.

2:01:39 is the world record time that Eliud Kipchoge set at the BMW Berlin-Marathon in 2018. No matter where you are in the world, anyone who is interested can become part of the #berlin42united community through the #20139 Challenge. A sense of community and enjoyment of the sport motivates people to set personal bests, which are then consolidated in a ranking.

All of this costs the participant nothing except their sweat and muscle power. The 2:01:39 Challenge App provides the corresponding support. The free app will be available for download for iOS and Android devices from mid-September.

In addition, subject to official approval, on 27 September a team of German elite runners will form a relay team to try to break the time of 2:01:39 over the marathon distance around the Berlin Victory Column (Siegessäule) at the 1km point of the Berlin Marathon course. Due to the current coronavirus situation viewers can only follow this action, which takes place in compliance with the current hygiene regulations, on the screen. The event catchphrase is: “Berlin is moving” and will be broadcast live on rbb television from 09.00 to 11.30 local time.

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