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Under the patronage of the Federal Chancellor

Great Honour for the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON

2001-09-03

The SCC race organizing team are proud to announce that an extraordinary honour has been granted to the BERLIN-MARATHON event to be held on 30th September 2001.

The Federal Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, has agreed to become patron of Germanys largest and truly international running event.

This particular gesture by the head of government, which is normally granted on the occasion of European or World Championships only, underlines the paramount importance of the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON for both elite and mass participation sports in Germany.

"More than 42,000 participants from 85 countries, among them 6,000 youths, the well-achieved integration of wheelchair athletes, the enthusi-asm expressed by the spectators along the course - all these are positive examples and characteristic of Berlin as a sport-loving metropolis," says Gerhard Schröder.


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