The strongest field in the history of the event will line up for the 12th edition of the Metro Group Marathon Duesseldorf on 27April. Ethiopians Endeshaw Negesse and Selomie Getnet head the current start lists with personal bests of 2:04:52 and 2:25:15 respectively. Adding other running events staged parallel to the marathon a field of more than 16,000 athletes is expected to take part in the event. Online entry is still possible at: www.metrogroup-marathon.de
By inviting a number of world-class runners we continue to strive forward. It is our aim to establish the Metro Group Marathon Duesseldorf as a high-class international spring race,” said Race Director Jan Winschermann. In the past two years the men’s course record was broken twice. Last year’s winner Dereje Debele (Ethiopia) clocked 2:07:48. Organisers hope that this time will be significantly improved on 27th April.