Eluid Kipchoge wins a 44th BMW BERLIN MARATHON – Gladys Cherono wins a women’s competition during a prominence of a BMW Running commitment.

  • The superb marathon curtain of new years, Eluid
    Kipchoge, (KEN), wins in Berlin for a second time, having
    formerly won in 2015.
  • Gladys Cherono (KEN) also repeats her feat from dual years
    ago during a BMW BERLIN MARATHON.
  • BMW Running Ambassador Anna Hahner comes home fifth in
    2:28.32 hours to finish as a best-placed German and validate for
    a European Championships.
  • Title partner BMW supports a marathon with roughly 50
    tolerable BMW i and BMW i Performance automobiles.

Berlin. The time on

hours as Olympic champion Eluid Kipchoge ran by the
Brandenburg Gate to win a 44th BMW BERLIN MARATHON. The
32-year-old was inextricable in a enthralling duel with marathon
debutant Guye Adola (ETH) on a soppy route, and usually pulled transparent to
win in a final kilometre. In a women’s competition too, a biggest
marathon in Germany lived adult to a repute as an intensely fast
route, notwithstanding severe conditions:

Gladys Cherono
was winning in a world-class time of
hours, cheered on by over one million spectators who lined the
42.195-kilometre route. BMW Running Ambassador done a successful
quip after a prolonged damage layoff, and finished good within the
European Championships standard. BMW was concerned for a seventh
time as pretension partner of a fourth of 6 World Marathon Majors.

“A good passion for using among a 70,000 people holding partial and
those examination along a route, and superb formula from a elite
athletes – a BMW BERLIN MARATHON was once again a top-class festival
of marathon using this year,” pronounced Stefanie Wurst, Head of Marketing
BMW Germany. “On interest of BMW, we would like to honour Eluid
Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono on their wins. Both produced
glorious performances and crowned a using eventuality that captures the
imagination of many around a world. The whole eventuality lifted a bar
again this year. we would like to contend a large appreciate we for that to our
partner, upholder SSC EVENTS GmbH, and quite a 5,500
volunteers. It was a ideal theatre for a new BMW i3, our
central timing and lead car, and a insubordinate BMW i8 plug-in
hybrid sports car.”

It came as no outrageous warn that Kipchoge, a tip favourite coming
into a event, emerged triumphant. However, his biggest plea was
approaching to come from final year’s leader Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) and
Wilson Kipsang (KEN), who both late before a finish of a race.
Instead it was Guye Adola (KEN) who put adult a biggest fight. The
marathon entrance refused to be jarred off and indeed pulled ahead
around a 37-kilometre mark. Ultimately, however, it was a more
gifted Kipchoge who prevailed. Despite this, Adola can still be
some-more than happy with his time of 2:03.46 hours. Gladys Cherono opened
adult a large lead over a rest of a field, and claimed her second
Berlin feat in autocratic fashion.

For Anna Hahner , a BMW BERLIN MARATHON represented a initial start
over 42.195 kilometres given a 2016 Olympic Games, given when she
has had to continue a prolonged damage layoff. The 27-year-old suffered a
ripped tendon in her right thigh during a competition in Rio de Janeiro. As
such, a BMW Running Ambassador was simply gay to be means to
take her place during a start. Fifth place was an superb comeback,
and her time ensured that she simply competent for a European
Athletic Championships, that also takes place in Berlin subsequent year.

BMW was pretension partner in Berlin for a seventh time this year,
during that time it has always supposing a fully-electric lead car.
This year, a Munich-based vehicle organisation once again contributed to
a success of a largest one-day sporting eventuality in Germany with
about 50 pioneering and tolerable cars. As good as a lead car, the
BMW i3s (electricity consumption: 14.3 kWh/100 km, total CO2
emissions: 0 g/km), a BMW i8 (combined fuel consumption: 2.1 l/100
km, total CO2 emissions: 49 g/km) was also in movement out on the
lane as a reserve car, while a serve 7 timing cars and twelve
BMW E-Scooter C evolutions (electricity consumption: 9.0
kWh/100 km, total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) were also used. An
additional 40 organisational and convey cars dull off a BMW fleet.

The BMW i3 is not usually used as a central lead vehicle during a BMW
BERLIN MARATHON. The zero-emission vehicle also leads a approach during a other
vital German marathons, that BMW once again supports as categorical sponsor
and vehicle partner this season. These embody a LEIPZIG MARATHON
(9th April) and a Haspa Marathon Hamburg (23rd April), that have
already taken place this year, as good as a RheinEnergieMarathon
Köln (1st October), a MUNICH MARATHON (8th
October) and a Mainova Frankfurt Marathon (30th October).

BMW is also partner of other critical using events, such as the
marathons in Tokyo and Shanghai, a BMW Dallas Marathon, a BMW Oslo
Marathon, and a Vienna City Marathon.