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Ghirmay Ghebreslassie: Gold at World Championships

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Ghirmay Ghebreslassie had a sensational race and was the first athlete to receive a gold medal at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing (China, Aug. 22 – 30). The 19-year old Eritrean finished first at the marathon in a time of 2:12:47.

For many, Ghebreslassie’s win came as a surprise, as he just debuted in the marathon event. However, the newcomer had already made a name for himself at this year’s Haspa Marathon Hamburg. Back in April he was the runner-up in a great new personal best of 2:07:47.

Now he is celebrating his first international medal! Congratulations from Hamburg!

Shop our Jubilee Summer Sale

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Snap up your favourite pieces at our Jubilee Summer Sale in our online-shop! It’s your chance to land one of the popular and exclusive items from our merchandising collections for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg and the Köhlbrandbrückenlauf . Benefit from up to 30% off on running shirts, lightweight jackets or comfy hoodies and more at our Summer Sale!

Be quick and buy it before it’s gone – Sale ends on August 30th!

Teamwork at the PSD Bank Halbmarathon Hamburg

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Mark your calendar for the 2nd PSD Bank Halbmarathon Hamburg on 20 September 2015 at 6 PM. We offer you a great race through Wandsbek – the city’s largest and greenest district. The PSD Bank Halbmarathon Hamburg is a scenic evening run and also a great opportunity to race in a team of three and split the distance of 21,1 kilometers.

All you need to take part in the half marathon relay are two more colleagues, friends or family members to form a team of three runners.  Each of you will cover a section of 8, 4, or 9,2 kilometers. This might be particularly interesting for everybody that is new to running and wants to gain racing experience!

Some of you are looking forward to running the LOTTO Hamburg Marathon Relay next April – so this might be a great way to practice your teamwork skills in advance!

For more information, go here. 

Reminder for all 2015 participants: Save Now!

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All participants of our 2015 Haspa Marathon Hamburg jubilee edition have the chance to register at a reduced fee of only EUR 56,oo for next year’s race. But hurry up – this special offer expires August 17, 2015! Please use your personal discount code during the registration process.

We would be pleased to welcome you again in our beautiful city Hamburg next April!

9 Months to go!

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Nine Months from today the starting signal in the Karolinerstrasse will send off thousands of runners on their 42,195 km long journey following the blue line. The starting signal will also unleash hundreds of balloons that will rise above the city of Hamburg! Let the unparalleled atmosphere in Hamburg carry you to the finish line on 17 April 2016!

The registration opened a month ago – did you already save your spot? Now is a good time to set your goals for the next spring! There is still lots of time for preparation and training – and you can still benefit from the early bird specials. We want to remind all 2015 participants that you have the chance to sign up for a reduced fee of only €56 until 17 August 2015 (find more information in the newsletter from 17 June). The general entry fees are to rise on 17 September – 7 months prior to the start.  The entry fees will then go up from €65 to €75 for the marathon entry and from €129 to €149 for relay teams. Slots for the marathon relay tend to sell out fast, so don’t wait for too long to register! The final increase of the registration fee in all events will then be 17 December.

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Eluid Kipchoge is bound for Berlin

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Eluid Kipchoge, the course record holder of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg (2:05:30) and 2013 champion will be competing at the BMW Berlin Marathon on September 27, 2015. The world record-course in Berlin will see the clash of three superstars on the marathon scene. Two of Eluid’s main competitors in Berlin will be Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Mutai (not related).

It will be up to these three Kenian runners to determine whoever is the best marathoner on this planet. Emmanuel Mutai might want to claim revenge, as he finished second in Berlin in 2014 clocking 2:03:13 – just twenty seconds behind Dennis Kimetto, who ran a world record (2:02:57) that day. Geoffrey Mutai is a 2:03 marathon guy as well – one of his greatest career achievements is winning the New York City Marathon.

We’ll have our eyes set on Eluid, who we have already witnessed finishing first in Hamburg. Within the past 10 months he has won the Chicago Marathon as well as the London Marathon. He will welcome the competition and let them push him to a very fast finishing time – it’s going to be a great race!

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for everyone competing at the BMW Berlin Marathon!

Screening samples all test negative

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All doping tests that had been taken after the race on April 30th were negative. On the whole, urine samples of six elite athletes were taken and examined. As the agency responsible for the testing, the German National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) confrimed to us, all tests led to ‘negative’ results.

According to the chief-organiser of the race, Frank Thaleiser, “The results are satisfying and above all, they underline the importance of the job done by NADA as an independent monitoring body combined with the guideslines by the IAAF.”

Record-Breaking: Over 1000 runners have entered within the first days!

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Since registration opened on June 17th, over 1000 enthusiastic runners have registered for the 31st Haspa Marathon Hamburg.
Early registration has many benefits: above all, you have a fixed goal to work towards in training – and you can start planning your marathon weekend in Hamburg in advance. Additionally, you can save money on the entry fee, as the prices vary (from €65 to €99) depending on your date of entry. The earlier you register, the lower the fee.
In case you should be uncertain whether you are ready to take on your marathon project and master the entire ditstance – why not share the 42,195 kilometers? The Lotto Hamburg Marathon Relay is a great opportunity to run in a team of 4 and split the distance with your friends. That way, you still have the chance to experience the fantastic marathon atmosphere in Hamburg!