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Online late entry is open

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Did you miss out to register for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg in time? No worries, we have made the online late entry available starting today. From 27 March to 16 April 2017 you can sign up for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg online. The entry fee is currently 99,- Euro. Be part of Germany’s largest spring marathon and sign up here!

The registration for the Women’s Race is also still open. The race, which will be part of the marathon aims at female runners only. In a team of two runners, each runner covers half of the marathon course. To sign up your team, click here.

Teams who wish to participate in the LOTTO Hamburg Marathon Relay can make changes to their team until 16 April 2017. It is no longer possible to sign up, as the relay race is sold out.

 

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Register for the Köhlbrandbrückenlauf

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The popular Köhlbrandbrückenlauf traditionally takes place on the 3rd of October. Register now and be part of the largest bridge run in Germany! You can choose bewteen three start times: 9.00am, 12.00pm or 3.00pm. Especially the start time at 12pm is very popular and half of the start slots are already sold out.

The deadline to sign up at the early bird special is April 3rd.  Until then, adults register for only 19,- € and children under 16 years for only 9,- €. You find the registration for the Köhlbrandbrückenlauf here.

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Late entry info

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The official registration for the 32nd Haspa Marathon Hamburg is closed since last night. However, you have the chance for late entry from Monday, 27 March through Sunday, 16 April online on our webpage. The late netry fee is 99,- Euro for the Marathon entry and 110,- Euro for the Women’s Race. The Marathon Relay is already sold out.

 

To register, click here (late netry is activated on Monday, 27 March 2017).

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Both of London’s Olympic Champions will run in Hamburg: Tiki Gelana completes the package

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Both Olympic Marathon champions from London 2012 will be on the start line for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on April 23: after Stephen Kiprotich’s participation was confirmed last month, Tiki Gelana has completed the duo by confirming her entry for Germany’s biggest spring Marathon. Their presence represents an unprecedented quality in Hamburg’s elite field since never before has one Olympic gold medallist competed here. In terms of the overall field, at present more than 15,000 runners have entered for the 32nd edition. Places remain available and registration can be made by going to the website: www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de

„This is probably the best elite field in the history of the races which began more than 30 years ago. The strong elite fields and the current entry figures promise a great Haspa Marathon Hamburg,“ said race organiser Frank Thaleiser.

Tiki Gelana’s national record of 2:18:58 makes her the fastest woman runner to have entered the Haspa Marathon Hamburg by a considerable margin since she is the first sub-2:20 performer to compete. In 2011 and 2012 she was unbeaten over the classic distance. After winning in Amsterdam, Gelana, who is now 29, won the Rotterdam title and set the current Ethiopian record. This sequence of success was crowned by her Olympic triumph in London.

Her personal best in Rotterdam in 2012 makes her the fourth fastest woman marathon runner of all time. In 2016 she suffered setbacks and the fast course of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg offers a good platform to show her true capabilities once more. Her strongest rivals on April 23 are likely to be Jessica Augusto of Portugal and possibly the Kenyan Viola Kibiwot who is making her debut at the distance.

The participation of the men’s Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda, whose best is 2:06:33, and Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen has been known for some time. Mekonnen’s personal best of 2:04:32 makes him the fastest man ever on the Hamburg start list. Two more talented Ethiopian runners have now been added to the mix: Tsegaye Kebede, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist and Tadesse Tola. Kebede’s impressive career so far includes victories against high quality fields in London and Chicago. He ran his personal best of 2:04:38 in winning Chicago and has broken 2:06 on three other occasions. At 29, Tola is one year younger and won a bronze medal in the 2013 World Championship marathon. He ran his best time of 2:04:49 in finishing third in Dubai in 2013.

Another athlete to watch should be Eric Ndiema who is making a return to Hamburg. The 24-year-old Kenyan has a good pedigree in the race, finishing second here in 2:07:00 in 2014. His current best is 2:06:07. A total of six athletes who have run under 2:07 are now on the start list for the April 23 race and that includes a trio who have broken 2:05. A clear sign that this is the best quality field ever assembled in the history of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg.

Selected elite athletes with personal bests:

Men:
Tsegaye Mekonnen ETH 2:04:32
Tsegaye Kebede ETH 2:04:38
Tadesse Tola ETH 2:04:49
Eric Ndiema KEN 2:06:07
Stephen Kiprotich UGA 2:06:33
Limenih Getachew ETH 2:06:49
Joel Kimurer KEN 2:07:48
Ernest Ngeno KEN 2:07:49
Robert Chemosin KEN 2:08:05
Japhet Kosgei KEN 2:08:08
Jose Antonio Uribe MEX 2:08:55
Tujuba Megersa ETH 2:09:28
Gilbert Masai KEN 2:09:49
Joshua Kipkorir KEN 2:09:50
Philipp Pflieger GER 2:12:50

Women:
Tiki Gelana ETH 2:18:58
Jessica Augusto POR 2:24:25
Adriana da Silva BRA 2:29:17
Megertu Ifa ETH 2:29:45
Mona Stockhecke GER 2:31:30
Viola Kibiwot KEN Debut

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“GET READY” Marathon prep training is done!

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Thanks to you all for being part of the group training sessions preparing runners for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg! It was a pleasure to be part of your road to Hamburg 2017! Today our forth and final session of  “Get Ready 2017″ took place in the hills of Hamburg-Harburg. It was rainy, cold and dirty – yet around 70 of you came to the Sunday long jog with our team and partners. Special thanks to our friends from Runner’s World, Laufwerk Hamburg running store and Mizuno, who helped us organize the group training sessions.

See you again on your big day, 23 April 2017, runners!

Take care and happy running!

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Next GET READY marathon training is on 19 march 2017!

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You are invited to join our ‘GET READY’ marathon preparation training next Sunday, 19 March 2017!

It is our fourth and final group training session before the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 23 April 2017. On this occasion we will meet in the Harburger Bergen to run about 30 kilometres. Entry is free to all and our coaches from the Laufwerk Hamburg will guide various pace groups through the trails.

Join the Sunday Long Jog with us and our partners Runner’s World, Mizuno Running and Laufwerk Hamburg! Here is all you need to know:

4. GET READY Training:

Date: Sunday, 19 March 2017

When: Meet at 9.45 AM, start run by 10.00 AM

Where: Waldparkplatz Scharpenbargsweg opposite Falkenbergsweg 40
Course: 30 Kilometers (hilly!)

Please let us knwo if you plan on coming, so we can make adjustments!

Just email us a short notice to leserservice@runnersworld.de. Thanks and see you next Sunday!