Tia Jones and Ariel Rozenfeld win the Berlin Wall Race
The Israeli ultra marathon runner Ariel Rozenfeld won the fifth edition of the Wall Race. It took him 15:20:48 to complete the 161km long course around Western Berlin. Ariel was delighted about the course and the idea of the Wall Race: „A run for freedom as good as it gets. The organisation, the course marking, everything very impressive.“ Ivan Bretan from Sweden came in second place in 15:44 hours, Minoru Onozuka completed the podium in 16:12 hours. The fastest woman was Tia Jones from Australia, who reached the finish line in 17:03 hours. In second place Elena Fabiani, ahead of Sarah Sawyer.
In the relay competition there was a record field, too. Almost 100 teams had registered. The fastest 2-person relay were the „Running Twins“ in a time of 16:01 hours. In the 4-person relay competition the relays „Finanzer 1“ (12:47) and „1. FC Union Berlin“ were in first place. And the 10plus-team „Laktat3“ set a new relay course record in11:04 hours, the LGM-Fast-Forward relay was only three minutes back.
The sixth edition of the Berlin Wall Race will take place on 12-13 August 2017. We will keep you posted about the start of the registration.
The pictures showing the participants „running down“ the wall can be found in the album „Brandenburger Tor 2016“. More pictures of this series can be ordered via pebe sport Fotoservice (but then subject to a charge).
The Wall Race annually commemorates the erection of the Wall and the victims of the border. At least 138 people lost their lives at the Wall. Among them Karl-Heinz Kube, who was shot in an escape attempt in 1966. This year’s Wall Race was dedicated to him, on behalf of all the victims. 100 miles along the former border, 100 miles against forgetting, 55 years after the erection of the wall.