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We care for your health

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With only 300 days to go our preparations for the 33rd edition of the Hamburg Marathon are in full flight. If you have just startetd training or if you are already ready to sign up – these are some of the things to check first:

We care for your health

Marathon is one of the hardest sports out there and to perform at your best, your body needs to be 100 percent healthy. That is why we suggest that you keep in mind that each participant is required to assess his/her own health condition and fitness with regards to taking part in the marathon event, or consult a doctor if necessary.We advise you to consult the online questionnaire by the German Road Races to evaluate your physical condition. Find the questionnaire here.

Cancellation Insurance

Sometimes your plan seems to be perfect, yet something might go wrong. In cooperation with Hanse-Merkur we are able to offer you a cancellation insurance as part of your registration. Risks insured are illness, accidents or death as well as loss of employment. A cancellation for personal reasons is, however, not insured.

The insurance premium is at 7.90 EUR up to the 2nd price level of the entry fee (70.00 EUR), and then at 9.90 EUR from the 3rd price level of the entry fee (80.00 EUR) onwards. A service charge of 1.00 EUR will additionally be booked.

More information regarding the insurance as well as the general terms and conditions of the HanseMerkur Reiseversicherung AG can be found here.

In case you have purchased the insurance and cannot enter the race for one of the reasons mentioned above, you will be fully reimbursed for the entrance fee (EXCLUDING any additional services). Given that your claim is insured please send the registration confirmation, as well as a statement of reasoning with the respective proof (doctor’s attestation, etc) to the insurance HanseMerkur.

Annual insurance policy

Plan your sporty year – and take no risk! No matter whether you run in Hamburg, Berlin, New York or Wanne-Eickel, with the annual insurance policy provided by Hanse-Merkur you can plan ahead without taking any risk. The insurance covers your entry fee as well as your luggage and trip. The “Three in One” Plan costs € 24,00 annually. You can book this offer directly at Hanse-Merkur insurance company. Find the online form here.

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Are you getting ready for 2018 too?

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We are taking full flight on the Haspa Marathon Hamburg 2018 – our preparations have started. Have you started yours? Sign up for the race on 29 April 2018 now and save on the registartion fee for the 33rd Haspa Marathon Hamburg.

Be quick to benefit from the lowest fee: We have already passed the first price category for the marathon runners as well as for the relay teams.
Registration fees:

For marathon runners:
Up to starting place 6.000 : 70€
Starting places 6.001 – 11.000 : 80€
Starting places 11.001 – 16.000 : 90€
For relay teams:
Up to 1.000 signed Relay Teams: 149€
Relay Teams from 1.001 – 1.500: 159€

Find the registration here. 

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New record: 4444 runners have signed up for 2018

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Only ten days after the official registration start for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg 4444 runners have signed up. It is a new record, as start slots have never sold out this quickly in the first two weeks.

Of the 4444 registered runners 2000 will run the marathon, 2444 will participate in the relay event. The first 500 marathon relay slots at the special early bird price have sold out. Registration now is 149,- Euros. Be quick and sign up your team before it’s too late and all slots are taken!

Registration for the marathon is currently 70,-. The next Haspa Marathon Hamburg will take place on 29 April 2018. You can find the registration hier.

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The online shop is back again!

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Our Marathon Hamburg online shop has reopened after the marathon break. You can purchase the remaining Finisher-Shirts of 2017 as well as the exclusive official collection of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg 2017 (only while stocks lasts).

You can also purchase the marathon collections of the previous years at a special price. Next to several other special offers, you can get a postcard set of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg (worth 5€) for free if your order includes more than 50,00€.

Marathon: Hamburg Marathon 2017, Stephen Kiprotich, *** Local Caption *** +++ www.hoch-zwei.net +++ copyright: HOCH ZWEI / Malte Christians +++

Passion for the Marathon still fires 2012 Olympic gold medallist Stephen Kiprotich

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As he reflected a few hours after finishing runner-up to Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen on his debut in the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday, Stephen Kiprotich was clearly a man who has quite a few years of top flight racing ahead of him. He had run 2:07:31 in difficult conditions, hail stones and rain sweeping in from the North Sea at times, losing by only five seconds on the run-in by a resurgent Ethiopian who had regained his winning form after two years of injury.

The Ugandan has climbed the twin marathon peaks already, winning the Olympic title in London in 2012 and the World Championship in Moscow a year later. His pre-race objective in Hamburg was to break his own national record of 2:06:33 and secure selection for another tilt at the world title in London this August. The government civil servant admitted that he wondered whether his Hamburg performance would be enough: “I don’t know, there are so many athletes and I don’t know if they will select me. They still have more athletes who are tougher than me.”

That was a surprising comment from a man who has twice proven what a winning competitor he can be in the marathon when it is racing pure and simple, no pacemakers provided and held during the peak of summer. Kiprotich provided a modest insight into the reason for his Olympic and World Championship victories: “I think it depends on the day, your preparations, all races are not the same, the distance is the same but the courses are different. For me, it was just my good day.”

Stephen Kiprotich turned 28 on the Wednesday before the Haspa Marathon Hamburg. He knows how to look after himself, praising the benefits of a sauna to ease race-weary limbs and had finished a deserved nap on Sunday afternoon before the interview. But sooner or later an elite athlete has to face the fact that they are no longer a contender. The Ugandan record holder has been giving this some thought: “Maybe when I stop in future – I am a government officer – I would do more of that and, on top of that, I would help upcoming athletes, give them tips on how to run a marathon and how to begin.”

He was the first non-Kenyan to win a men’s global marathon title for seven years when he won the Olympic gold in London in 2012. Uganda hasn’t come even close to emulating the conveyor belt of long distance talent that Kenya has been producing for the past four decades and it sounds as if Stephen Kiprotich would be fast-tracked for promotion in this management role, once his competitive days are over: “Where I work, our department supports sports and I am likely to be heading that department in future.”

In the meantime, it would be a big surprise if the Ugandan selectors failed to find a place in the World Championship team for London this summer for an athlete who relishes the big occasion.

Marathon: Hamburg Marathon 2017, Stephen Kiprotich, *** Local Caption *** +++ www.hoch-zwei.net +++ copyright: HOCH ZWEI / Malte Christians +++

Stephen Kiprotich celebrates 2nd place finish in Hamburg.

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Tsegaye Mekonnen and Jessica Augusto win in Hamburg

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Tsegaye Mekonnen and Jessica Augusto took the Haspa Marathon Hamburg. In a very close men’s finish Ethiopia’s Mekonnen just hold off the Olympic Marathon Champion from 2012, Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda. Mekonnen clocked 2:07:26 while Kiprotich ran 2:07:31 in difficult weather conditions with wind, rain and even some hail. Kenya’s Jacob Kendagor took third in 2:08:50.

Portugal’s Jessica Augusto came from behind to win the Haspa Marathon Hamburg with 2:25:30. She was in third place, then moved up to Ethiopia’s Ifa Megertu and Kenya’s debutant Viola Kibiwot at around 30 k and overtook them. Megertu finished second in 2:29:47, Kibiwot took third with 2:30:33.