Horst Milde is one of my favorite people. I am fascinated with people who change the lives of others, with what appears to be a small change. Horst Milde shared his love of running with modern Germany. His founding of the Berlin Marathon was embraced by 40,000 marathoners and inline skaters from around the world. His enthusiasm, his drive and his encouragement helped develop the Berlin Marathon and make it into one of the finest marathons in the world.
Horst Milde is to Berlin what the late Fred Lebow is to New York. Both men understood their cities, and had these tremendous dreams about a city marathon. They made dreams a reality. It is important to see Mark Milde, Horst’s son, building the Berlin Marathon into an even finer event.
Horst Milde has just turned 80. At Friday’s AIMS dinner, Horst Milde and his lovely wife, Sabine, were recognized for the life long support of the sport.
This interview of Horst Milde is by Andy Edwards, of Race News Service. We congratulate Horst Milde on his fine work and his lifetime of achievement.