Dirk Kiwus from Berlin wins the 6th Airport RunBerlin, 22.04.2012
It was an overwhelming success: 3972 runners started for the 6th Airport Run across the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. In windy weather with patches of sunshine, the runners experienced the incomparable atmosphere of the airport, possibly for the last time. With the opening of the new airport on June 3rd, the pilots will take over the runways.
This year, the race started in front of the giant maintenance hangar in the western section of BER. First the runners ran along the 4-km runway then they raced past the terminal and the new tower. The course made full use of the infrastructure of the new airport, never leaving the airport site.
The runners clocked up some very impressive results: the winner of the women’s half-marathon was Katja Czerr from Berlin, who ran the course in 1:36:49 hours. Second and third places in the women’s 21-km race went to Christiane Müller from Berlin and Manuela Edler from Berlin. In the men’s race, the winner was Dirk Kiwus from Berlin with a time of 1:17:10 hours. Places two and three in the men’s race were won by Max Böttner from Gräfen and Sébastien Durand from Berlin. Outside of the competition, Isaac Cheruiyot from Kenya (1:04:39 hours) left everyone far behind.
In the women’s 10-km race, the winner was Karsta Parsiegla from Berlin who completed the course in 0:39:36 hours. Second and third across the finishing line were Lisa-Maria Schreier from Ludwigsburg and Krissy Barduhn from Kleinmachnow. In the men‘s race the winner was Adam Pardoux from Berlin who ran the 10 kilometre course in 0:34:09 hours. Second and third places went to George Deboy from Potsdam and Christian Eisenreich from Berlin. Outside of the competition, Japhet Korir (0:29:13 hours) and David Kipketer Kogei (0:29:23 hours) from Kenya led the field.
All results can be found at www.berlin-laeuft.de.