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The top female runners at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON – New partnerships to enhance the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

Aberu Kebede from Ethiopia will be leading the field of the top female runners at the 2015 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. She has already won here in 2010 and 2012, achieving her standing personal best (2:20:30 h) during the legendary race in pouring rain in 2010. Her greatest competition is expected to come from Gladys Cherono of Kenya, the reigning half marathon world champion. She achieved that title in the spring of 2014 in Copenhagen. The African champion in the 5,000m and 10,000m also won silver in the 10,000m at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. After trying out several half marathon races, crowned with the above-mentioned World Championship title, she ran her first marathon this year with quality and very promising time of 2:20:03 h – truly a world-class performance. The third in this group of top female international marathon runners who will be competing in the 2015 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is Meseret Hailu, also of Ethiopia, whose personal  best in the marathon is only insignificantly slower: In 2012 she won the Amsterdam marathon in  2:21:09 h. That same year she was also the half marathon world champion. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will be the tenth marathon in her career as a long-distance runner.

After competing in 2012 and 2014, Anna Hahner, currently Germany’s fastest female marathon runner, will be running the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON for the third time. In 2014 she ran her personal best in Berlin in 2:26:44 h, placing seventh in an international field.

Enjoy our video clip on the top female runners at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON here.

Aberu   Kebede ETH (25)
1st Berlin 2010 + 2012
1st Tokio 2013PB 2:20:30 (Berlin 2010)

Meseret Hailu  ETH (24)
1st Amsterdam 2012
Half Marathon World Champion 2012
PB 2:21:09 (Amsterdam)

Gladys Cherono KEN (32)
PB 2:20:03 (3rd Dubai 2015)
Half Marathon World Champion 2014

Anna Hahner GER (25)
1st Vienna 2014
PB 2:26:44 (7th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2014)

New Partners for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON

New partners will be moving into the limelight at the 42nd edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. As announced last week, Abbott, a global healthcare company, will be a new main sponsor and official Healthcare partner. We are also welcoming the Swiss luxury watch brand TAG Heuer as the new official timing partner. The organizer of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, SCC EVENTS, is announcing two addional partners as well: Taiwan Excellence, which is the seal of Quality for award winning products from Taiwan, and Strava, a community of athletes from all over the world.


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About TAG Heuer


As part of its new strategy, the Swiss luxury watch brand TAG Heuer is going into sports marathons as partner and official timekeeper. With the 42nd BMW BERLIN-MARATHON at September 27th the brand is going back to its origins: Sports watches and chronographs as well as meeting new challenges and the desire to constantly push its limits. A perfect link to the current advertising slogan #DontCrackUnderPressure. It is far more than a claim it is a mindset.

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A recognized name of innovation with added value, Taiwan Excellence is the highest accolade awarded to products that encapsulate innovalue. The Taiwan Excellence Selection was launched in 1993. Taiwan Excellence winners not only represent the most revolutionary, highest quality, highest value added products made by Taiwan, but also epitomize Taiwan’s unique genius in using innovation to create added value in the design and manufacturing of leading-edge products. Please visit   for more information.


About Strava

 Strava unlocks the potential of a global community of athletes. Stravas innovative mobile apps and website connect, motivate and inspire runners throughout their experience, from exploration and adventure to training and competition. Strava allows to track all runs, set personal records and compare efforts to those of friends. Enter virtual competitions, climb the leaderboards, create and join clubs and discover top runs in your area. For the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Strava hosts a specific racepage, allowing fellow athletes to connect while training towards their shared goal (

Designed by athletes for athletes, Strava connects millions of runners every day.