Edwin Yano from Kenya wins Berlin Airports’ 4th AirportRun

21.08.10 11:43
Nearly 2000 runners take part in the 4th AirportRun / Half-marathon and 10 km races took the runners right across the BBI construction site
The Berlin Airports AirportRun has firmly established itself as one of the region’s most popular and successful events: 1842 runners today took part in the 4th AirportRun across the construction site of the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport. 927 of the runners completed the half-marathon, 719 the 10 km distance and 35 children took part in the Bambini kids’ race. The 4th AirportRun was organised by Berlin Airports in cooperation with Berlin läuft GmbH.

In sunny weather, the runners were treated to true airport atmosphere: the starting point this year was on the BBI construction site. The 21.0975 km course took the runners across the new four-kilometre-long runway, then past the terminal and the BBI Infotower towards Selchow. The course continued along the newly laid BBI construction roads and new main roads through Rotberg and back to the finish at the BBI Infotower.

The runners put on an impressive performance: the winner of the half-marathon was Karsta Parsiegla from Teltow who completed the race in 1:26:35 h. Second and third place in the women’s 21 km race were Alexandra Gabrys from Berlin and Regina Marunde from Dallgow-Döbe. In the men’s ranking, the winner was Edwin Yano from Kenya with a time of 1:04:56 h. Second and third places in the men’s ranking were claimed by Uwe Laenger and Dr. Daniel Goehring, both from Berlin.

The fastest woman over the 10 km distance was Victoria Brandt from Berlin, who completed the course in 0:38:42 h. Second and third to cross the finishing line were Emily Preston from Berlin and Mandy Moors from Werder. In the men’s race, the winner was Tom van Hooste with a time of 0:31:51 h over the 10 km distance. Second and third places were claimed by Arne Töpfer and Niels Bubel, both from Berlin.

All results will be published online shortly at www.berlin-laeuft.de.

The AirportRun attracted thousands of runners and spectators. On the grounds around the Infotower, spectators were able to follow the race live on screen and were treated to the sounds of a Samba band, who loudly welcomed the runners at the finishing line. Of course, Armin the building site mascot was also there: along with the fans, Armin the blue ant cheered on the runners.

After the AirportRun, the many airport fans who had come to the event were treated to a fun programme around the BBI Infotower: tomorrow, Sunday, 22 August, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. there will be tours of the construction site with the opportunity to visit the new terminal (€8 / concessions €4), admission to the Infotower (€2 / concessions €1), the opportunity to sit a digger “driving test”, live music and attractions for kids of all ages for this fun weekend. On Sunday at 2 p.m. fans of the Berliner Eisbären ice hockey team can meet the players Constantin and Laurence Braun, who will be signing autographs. Additionally, Berlin Airports together with the engineers and contractors involved in the BBI project will be on site to provide information and advice about noise protection.

A site the size of 2,000 football pitches, busy diggers and thousands of workers – the BBI building site is currently the biggest and certainly the most exciting in the Berlin region, as well as being Europe’s largest airport construction site. Under the motto “We build, you watch”, Berlin Airports welcomes visitors to the site. A wide choice of information and entertainment services, including the BBI Infotower and the “A Day At The Airport” school holiday programme, rounds off the site marketing activities. You can also follow the progress at the site from the comfort of your own home – with our webcam and building site diary. For more details, visit www.berlin-airport.de.

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