The registration for the half-marathon competition turns on the home straight. After having recently increased the quota of originally 3,535 starting points by 10% due to high demand, this too is gradually disappearing. Just over 100 starting positions are currently on offer. Once these are forgiven, nothing finally works. Half-marathon enthusiasts should hurry up.
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Yes, it did rain, a lot and a long time, but most of it dropped aside, as they say in Hamburg. You have defied the weather and the cold and brought us and hopefully also yourself an unforgettable Haspa Marathon Hamburg 2019.
The most beautiful pictures and emotions were summarized by our video team from PlanP in the official Highlight Video.
Have fun watching, enjoying and maybe get some appetite for the 35th Haspa Marathon Hamburg on April 19, 2020
Watch the Clip HERE
ENERVIT is the new official nutrition partner of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg and will provide you with more energy on the course and around your run on Sunday, April 28th through Enervit sport isotonic drinks, enervit sport gels and Enervit sport competition bars.
The Italian company shows more than 40 years of research experience in endurance sports and sports nutrition. The focus is on the individual needs of athletes, both in training and in competition.
A team of scientists and nutrition experts is constantly working to create innovations and improvements for the sports nutrition market.
Further information: www.enervitsport.com
Get your marathon training package at www.ausdauerleistung.de
(information only available in German)
Six months before the 34th edition of Germanys biggest spring Marathon all start slots for the halfmarathon- and the relay competition are sold out. At the marathon competition 6,000 slots are issued. The third price level is reached thereby. The start slot here costs 80,- Euro.
Become a part of this extraordinary running event through the city of Hamburg. We are looking forward to welcome you!
So register now and create your personal training depot while there´s yet sunny golden autumn.
Germany’s biggest spring marathon will have 361° as its new official sports brand partner. The company is one of the biggest Chinese sporting goods manufacturers and this partnership continues the expansion of its brand presence in Europe which began in 2016.
“The brand 361° is as young as it is aspiring and stands for recognized high-quality and attractive running shoes which regularly receive excellent ratings in surveys undertaken by well-known running magazines compared with established competitor brands. We are delighted to become partners in the successful story of 361° which has only just begun,” said Frank Thaleiser, chief organizer of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg.
Jurian Elstgeest, managing director of 361° Europe, commented: “Hamburg is special when it comes to sport. I’ve seen so many people from local communities participating in road running, triathlon and cycling events here in the city. Over the years I’ve run around the Alster, summer and winter, and people are always out there. Hamburg has this sporty vibe running through its veins and we love being part of that. We’ll be working closely with local runners and race organisers to help every participant exceed their expectations.“
361° is expanding its reach in Europe. The company was founded in 2003 and is one of the biggest sporting goods brands in China. As part of its vision to become a global sports brand, the company has expanded its business in North and South America as well as Asia and, since 2016, in Europe. The focus for initial market penetration is on running footwear. 361° running shoes are equipped with QU!KFOAM which provides a unique running experience; the perfect combination of cushioning and response. A team of international experts has been brought together with the aim of supporting athletes of all levels perform beyond their expectations.
For further information: www.361europe.com/de
Emmanuel Mutai hopes he will return to running fast again when he competes in the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday. The Kenyan is the fourth fastest marathon runner ever with a personal best of 2:03:13. In what is probably the strongest men’s elite field ever assembled in the history of Germany’s biggest spring marathon five men feature personal bests of sub 2:06. The field includes the Olympic Champion from London 2012, Stephen Kiprotich. However there are half a dozen runners in the race with faster personal bests than the Ugandan.
The strong line-up increases hopes that the five year-old course record may be broken. Kenya’s superstar Eliud Kipchoge established this mark in 2013, when he won his debut marathon in 2:05:30. Current weather forecasts seem to be suitable for fast times, however conditions can change quickly near Germany’s North Sea coast.
Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson heads the women’s field with a personal best of 2:23:41. Organisers of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg registered a total of 33,183 entries including events at shorter distances. 14,250 runners will compete in the marathon.
Emmanuel Mutai won the London Marathon back in 2011 and then improved to 2:03:13 when he was second in Berlin in 2014 behind fellow-Kenyan Dennis Kimetto, who broke the world record with a time of 2:02:57. However the last time Mutai ran a sub 2:10 time was in 2015 when he was fourth in Berlin with 2:07:46. „In recent years my performance was not so good. I had some problems with my stomach, but it is okay now,“ said 33 year-old Mutai, who finished under 2:07 nine times. „I want to improve on Sunday. All of us want to win, me too. But if I can’t do it then the goal is to finish in the top three. If weather conditions are good the course record is possible for one of us.“
The pace is planned accordingly. The first group is scheduled to run split times leading to a 2:05 finish. There will be a second group targeting a 2:08 time. It will be interesting to see who will join which group. Asked which one he will go with Stephen Kiprotich answered: „If the weather conditions are fine I will go with the 2:05 pace. Then it will be my goal to improve my personal best.“ The Olympic Champion from 2012 and World Champion from 2013 so far has a PB of 2:06:33.
After a couple of DNFs Sammy Kitwara came back with a big win last November: The Kenyan took the Valencia Marathon with 2:05:15. This performance makes Kitwara, who features a personal best of 2:04:28 from Chicago in 2014, a likely favourite in Hamburg. „I am the third fastest runner in the field – so I am not the favourite,“ joked Kitwara and added: „Of course I want to win, but I know that the others are strong and I will not underrate them. If the weather conditions are good then there is a chance to break the course record.“
„If all of us work together from the first kilometre up to may be 38 or even 40 k then it is possible to break the record,“ said Stephen Chebogut, who has already run 2:05:52 in 2015. Earlier in that year he was third in Hamburg with 2:08:01 although he was entered as a pacemaker and then decided to carry on. „May be I am able to deliver another surprise on Sunday,“ said Chebogut.
While former Kenyan Isabellah Andersson is the fastest woman on the start list the Swede has no intention to attack her personal best of 2:23:41. „It will be my first marathon after giving birth to my second child. My aim is to achieve the qualifying mark of 2:38:00 for the European Championships“, said Andersson, who trained in Eldoret in Kenya during the past four months.
It is highly unlikely that the course record of 2:21:54 established by Ethiopia’s Meselech Melkamu two years ago will be under threat on Sunday. Organisers plan for a conservative 2:27 or 2:28 pace and expect a close contest. There may well be half a dozen runners in contention for victory with such a pace. Among them should be Sylvia Kibet of Kenya and Bahrain’s Mimi Belete, the former 1,500 m runner. Kibet was second in Hamburg in 2015 with 2:26:16 while Belete will run her debut on the fast course. She ran a 69:26 half marathon earlier this year in Barcelona.
XPLORA KIDS Smartwatch was founded with a clear vision: To connect families while allowing children to develop freely and explore the world on their own.
XPLORA is the first smartwatch of its kind, approved by the federal network agency. It`s a mobile phone for kids, only with safe and relevant features. Internet, social media and inappropriate apps have been consciously removed. Parents can call and locate their kids if needed.
With the starting shot of the marathon, XPLORA launches the new campaign #xploraplay. The campaign wants to awake children`s natural need for activity and invite them to create their leisure time more active and spend less time in front of smartphones, tablets or alike. #xploraplay shows how important exercise and independence is for the development of children. Therefore, it was self-evident to support the marathon as a sponsor. Please find more info of our smartwatch and campaign raffle which finds place in the event of the marathon here: https://myxplora.co.uk/
Emmanuel Mutai leads an elite men’s field for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on April 29 which bristles with talent. The Kenyan is the fastest in the field with his best of 2:03:13, making him the fourth fastest marathon runner of all time. He is one of five men who have broken 2:06 in their careers while the fastest woman is Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson who has a personal best of 2:23:41.
They further strengthen the elite fields which already included Kenya’s Sammy Kitwara, whose best is 2:04:28 and the 2012 Olympic Marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda. Add the talents of the Ethiopians Ayele Abshero (2:04:23) and Solomon Deksisa (2:06:22), Bahrain’s Shumi Dechasa (2:06:43) as well as the Kenyan pair of Vincent Kipruto (2:05:13) and Stephen Chebogut (2:05:52) and a potent blend of talent will be on the start line.
Shumi Dechasa has already tasted victory in Hamburg, having won the Haspa Marathon title in 2014. Also bringing his experience of finishing third in 2015 will be Stephen Chebogut who won Eindhoven in his personal best the same year.
Emmanuel Mutai carries a weight of expectation as the fourth fastest marathoner of all time. His 2:03:13 came in pursuit of fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto when the latter broke the world record in Berlin in 2014 with 2:02:57. Mutai as runner-up also finished inside the former world record and his career is distinguished by consistent, high quality performances. The 33-year-old will be the fastest man ever to start in Haspa Marathon Hamburg. After disappointments in recent years, by his high standards, the race in Hamburg gives Mutai the ideal scenario to produce his best once more.
The fastest of the six women who have run under 2:30 is the Swedish record holder Isabellah Andersson. The Kenyan-born athlete, whose initial interest was orienteering, has a best of 2:23:41 from third place in Dubai in 2011. Her focus will be on achieving a qualifying time for the European Championships in Berlin in August.
Shitaye Eshete is another of the women’s elite to watch. The former Ethiopian is married to Shumi Dechasa and will also run for Bahrain in Hamburg. She set her best of 2:25:36 with sixth place in the 2016 Dubai Marathon. Other contenders should be Sylvia Kibet of Kenya (2:26:16) and Namibia’s former nation record holder Beata Naigambo (2:26:57). Both ran Hamburg in 2015: Kibet finished second in 2:26:16 and Naigambo one place behind with 2:27:28. Portugal’s Filomena Costa could also come into contention with her best of 2:28:00 in winning Seville in 2015.
The design of the finisher shirts for all three competitions of this year’s Haspa Marathon Hamburg – Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay – is now confirmed. Already registered participants, who had not yet ordered a finisher shirt when having registered and would now like to make up for it, please send us a short message via the contact form stating your booking number and the desired size. New applicants can conveniently order the finisher shirt when registering. The shirts will be distributed as part OF the starting documents on Friday, 27. and Saturday, 28. April.
We hope you like the designs!
Greetings from the Haspa Marathon Hamburg