28 Sep '12, 12am

2012 BMW Berlin Marathon: A fast women's race? by Pat Butcher, note by Larry Eder: Aberu Kebede, 2010 BMW Berlin...

2012 BMW Berlin Marathon: A fast women's race? by Pat Butcher, note by Larry Eder: Aberu Kebede, 2010 BMW Berlin...

Aberu Kebede, 2010 BMW Berlin Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net The talk seems to be, most years, about how fast the men run in Berlin, but fast times for women, on the course are part of the 39 year history of the BMW Berlin marathon. Pat Butcher, our roving troubadour of the global marathon, wrote about today's press conference in Berlin on the elite women's field. Berlin, Thursday, September 27, 1400gmt When Aberu Kebede woke up this morning, and saw the rain sheeting down on a sombre Berlin, she must have though that she was in for a re-run of the marathon two years ago, remembered locally as 'the rainy race'. But since she won that one by over a minute, in 2.23.58, a shower or two for Sunday morning's 39th BMW Berlin Marathon might have seemed like a good idea. Not a bit of it. "Oh, no, I'd prefer pleasant conditions, no rain, and not too cold," she said at this morning...

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