Berlin 2019

A visit to Berlin for the marathon, only Henk is running.

Jean has done Berlin in 2017, see http://treks.org/16berlin.htm.

Abbott stand

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, the finish. He will finish in 4:04 h.

6149 runners completed all six major marathon, Boston, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Chicago and New York.

Henk, about to get his fourth major.

Ready for Berlin.

Still to do, Boston and London. He has an entry for London 2020.

6149 runners completed all six major marathon, Boston, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Chicago and New York.

The run

Henk at 39 km, NH Hotel Stadtmitte.

Henk at 39 km, NH Hotel Stadtmitte.

Henk after the finish, at the Reichstag.

Number 1 men, Bekele, at 39 km, NH Hotel Stadtmitte.

Men winner, 2018 world record was 2:01:39, 2 seconds late.

Ladies winner.

Abbott listing of six star finishers

The famous Abbott World Marathon board at the Marathon Expo. Jean van Berkel listed since New York 2018.

Dutch finishers below, around 134.

Reichstag

You have to book a visit to the Reichstag dome a view weeks in advance.

When you are late, there is a way “to pass the lanes”. Book a dinner in the roof top restaurant Käfer Berlin of the Reichstag! This is also were Frau Merkel has lunch or dinner.

When full, the alternative is a lunch from 12:00-15:00 h or cakes from 15:00 to 17:00 h.

Dome of the Reichstag

View at the River Spree, heavy showers on Saturday. View from the dome.

Double rain bow, view from the restaurant of the Reichstag, Käfer Berlin GmbH, Im Deutschen Bundestag.

Reichstag, “Dem Deutschen Volke”. Dome not visible.