The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the world’s largest and most popular marathon events, including elite level road running competitions for men and women, a race for the public, an inline skating race, a wheelchair race, and others. The organization is dedicated to sustainability and encouraging health and exercise, and Giti is proud to be a leading partner and sponsor with high visibility at the annual event.
A proud symbol of decades-long separation and the invincible urge for freedom that eventually re-united Germany, Berlin is a city steeped in history. It is also a city where legends are born.
From 26-29th September 2019, almost 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, the German capital will play host to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. Featuring great sports and top endurance runners from all over the world the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is part of the “Abbott World Marathon Majors” which also encompasses similar events in Tokyo, Boston, London, Chicago and New York City.
Sporty tires, high mileage: That's what Giti tires stand for. Capitalizing on power and tire technology, Giti's Audi R8 duo placed #1/#2 in the SP8 class at the 24 Hours Nürburgring in June, while the company's all-female “Girls only” motorsport team has also already had several successes this year. Now as one of the main sponsors of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON alongside sports shoe manufacturer Adidas, Giti continues its commitment to competitive sports and endurance.
Over a million spectators and thousands of starters, including top athletes from all over the world, are expected to take part in Germany’s biggest marathon. The clear presence of Giti Tire at this event is heralded by banners on the track and at nearby venues, including the MARATHON EXPO, the Hot Spot at kilometer 35 on the Kurfürstendamm, and at the Start-Finish area.
“Be a Berlin Legend!” Tens of thousands of starters, among them top athletes from all over the world, are expected to take part in Germany's biggest marathon. Amateur and professional athletes alike all want to be a Berlin legend.
“Legends are born in Berlin: from Kennedy to Kipchoge. Anyone who has run on this track and experienced the atmosphere here is guaranteed to return,” says Christian Jost, one of the two managing directors of SCC EVENTS GmbH.
Defending champion and course record holder, Gladys Cherono will face a strong challenge from Ethiopia in the most spectacular German race over 42,195 kilometers. Both Gladys Cherono and Mare Dibaba have already won high-profile races in the Abbott World Marathon Majors, while Mare Dibaba won bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Whatever the final outcome a thrilling race is guaranteed.