The team at BBC World Service are some of the most innovative people in sports media. They capture the essence of our sport with audio clips from around the world. I was lucky enough to spend time with them in Beijing and enjoy the fast pace and focus on detail. Ed Harry is the man you hear much of the time and his partners in sports radio are superb!
Here is the page that they did on the upcoming Berlin Marathon! Enjoy listening to some really exciting stories on the 2015 Berlin Marathon this weekend!
Here is the link that Ed Harry provided on their Berlin coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2fVlBr17bKP85tgl0Gy1dvf/how-to-break-a-record-in-berlin
We have broken it up below for you:
How to Break a Record in Berlin
The men’s marathon world record has been broken on SIX separate occasions in Berlin. So what is it about this
particular race that enables the shortest times in the longest race.
The History Runner
There were still border controls… The authorities were still there… The uniforms were the same, but therunners were very excitedThomas Steffens
Thomas Steffens ran the marathon in 1990, three days before the reunification of Germany. Running into East Berlin,
checkpoints still in place, and back with the finish moved to the Brandenburg Gate.