The Berlin marathon is one of the most famous marathons in the world. It all began on 13th Oct 1974 at the first event with 286 entries. In 1981 the race took place through the streets of Berlin and the race started to grow significantly. On 30th Sep 1990 a dream came true for many - 3 days before the German unification 25,000 runners ran through the Brandenburg Gate - many with tears in their eyes.
The looped course passes through 10 Berlin neighbourhoods. Runners start and finish near the famous Brandenburg Gate and pass many great landmarks such as the Siegessuale Colums, Berlin Cathedral, the State Opera House and Potzdamer Platz. The Berlin marathon is notoriously flat and lots of world records have been broken here over the decades.