It´s the Berlin Marathon this weekend and a chance to see 40,000 runners pounding the Berlin roads. Professionals and amateurs taking part in what is still a stiff test of endurance and a source of accomplishment for many participants. There is always a fantastic buzz around the city and about the race. Spectators get behind all the participants supporting them with choruses of cheers and goodwill. The crowd are also kept amused and entertained by street and live music performers.
The Berlin course and conditions are said to be one of the best for runners and a reason why so many world records have been set there than anywhere else. The current world record was set by Kenya´s Patrick Makau Musyoki who achieved his world record breaking time of 2:03:38 in last year´s 2011 Berlin Marathon.
The sun is forecast to make an appearance on Saturday so if you are in Berlin why not get down around the Brandenburg Gate and watch the spectacle and festivities and give the runners some encouragement.
You can see the full Berlin Marathon 2012 – The marathon party on the fastest course in the world article at the Oh-Berlin blog.