How To Make Magic at the Berlin Marathon
PRs are tricky creatures. They don’t come easily. That’s the sentiment underlying the shifting glances and fidgeting fingers of the runners who’ve congregated in Berlin a few days before the marathon.
They’ve all come here on a mission. It’s mostly the same one, no matter who they are. They want to run a marathon faster than they ever have before – to set a personal record. All their training and effort and determination will have to align perfectly on one day, to allow their best to become even better, whether that’s a 2:59, a 2:01, or a 4:59.
Berlin is the place to do it. It’s a fast course and the weather is usually optimal. The world record was set here last year. That promise of fast hangs over their heads, shining like a beacon and luring the runners toward its flickering light.