If you’ve missed out on places for this year’s London Marathon, Berlin Marathon makes an attractive alternative. Registration for the race opens tomorrow (19 October) but you can get a guaranteed place now by booking through Sports Tours International.
The race route takes participants on a historic tour of the German capital, with a spectacular finish at the 18th century Brandenburg Gate. With the last six marathon world records being set at the marathon, it’s fair to say the course is flat and fast.
This year’s race saw Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele miss out on a new world record by an agonising six seconds.
Outside of running, Berlin has plenty to offer visitors. As Germany's capital and cultural centre, it is steeped in history. Alongside its incredible historic mark on Europe, Berlin is also known for its art scene, nightlife and modern architecture.
For more information, visit the Sports Tours International website.