A glance backward: Berlin Wall Race 2014
2014 was clearly the year of records! Never before had so many runners joined the 100MeilenBerlin competition. All in all, more than 300 participants (including relay runners) took part. And never before had a participant been as fast as British Mark Perkins. He was able to win the race and finish after an incredible 13:06 hours. Italian Marco Bonfiglio (14:04) finished second, ahead of Patrick Hoesl from Berlin (15:19).
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Martina Schliep, member of the LG Mauerweg Berlin, who finished third last year, was able to finish second this year in 18:59 hours. The only faster female participant was Grit Seidel of the LG Nord Ultrateam – she crossed the finish line in first place after 18:16 hours. The third place was taken by Canadian Veronique Bourbeau, who took 21:19 hours to finish the course around western Berlin.
For the first time, the start and finish area of the 100MeilenBerlin competition was the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark. Moving from Kreuzberg to Prenzlauer Berg had a positive effect: It is closer to the Berlin Wall Trail and the Mauerpark, and the infrastructure is ideal, offering larger and more modern showers and changing rooms.