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Race news BMW Berlin-Marathon

10 September 2020, 11am

Virtual event will see runners test themselves against Kipchoge’s world record

2:01:39 Challenge

On 26–27 September 2020 countless athletes worldwide will take on the 2:01:39 Challenge – in which they cover as many kilometres as possible in two hours, one minute and 39 seconds.

2:01:39 is the world record time set by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018 at the BMW Berlin-Marathon.

Everyone is invited to participate during the specified period by using the free 20139 Challenge App – whether you set out in running shoes, on inline skates or by hand bike or wheelchair. The app will be available for Android and iOS devices starting in mid-September. In addition to classic tracking and a sharing functions it will provide specific rankings. Furthermore, coordinated running charts and audio commentaries will create an alluring live experience. Every single participant can join in the #berlin42united community.

The 2:01:39 Challenge is also attracting elite athletes. On 27 September a quartet of top German runners and a trio of inlineskaters will attempt to crack the time of 2:01:39 hours over the marathon distance in a relay around the area of the Berlin Victory Column – to achieve this requires an average 10km pace of 28:49.

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