The Berlin Marathon, known to produce the fastest results in the world, will not be run on Sunday, Sept. 27 as originally scheduled.
The organizers said over social media,
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.
from the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON”
The current men’s world record of 2:01:39 by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge was run in Berlin as have 15 of the fastest 30 fastest performances all-time. Haile Gebrselassie, Dennis Kimetto and Kipchoge have run world records on the course. Kenenisa Bekele has run the second-fastest time at 2:01:41 in 2019.
Stay tuned for more information on the event.