The Berlin Marathon is the largest marathon event in Germany. It has been held since 1974. It is both the IAAF (International Federation of Athletics Federation) Gold Championships, the AIMS (International Marathon and Road Run Association) certification competition, and one of the six largest marathons in the world. (The other five are the Boston Marathon, the New York Marathon, the London Marathon, the Chicago Marathon, and the Tokyo Marathon).
The 2019 Berlin Marathon kicked off on a rainy day on September 29th, with 46,983 athletes from 150 countries participating in the 46th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.
Three Olympic gold medals and 16 track and field World Championship gold medal winners, 37-year-old veteran Kenneda Becker, were the favourites to win the championship. In the end, he won the men's championship with only two seconds slower than the world record (2 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds).
The women's champion was won by Ashete Bekere in 2:20:14, a female long-distance runner which is also from Ethiopia.
Below is results for 1st,2nd,3rd medal winner.
1. Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 2:01:41
2. Birhanu Legese (ETH) 2:02:48
3. Sisay Lemma (ETH) 2:03:36
1. Ashete Bekere (ETH) 2:20:14
2. Mare Dibaba (ETH) 2:20:21
3. Sally Chepyego (KEN) 2:21:06