Tag Archives: Olika Adugna

How to Watch the 2021 Berlin Marathon

It’s no secret that the Berlin Marathon course is fast. In fact, as of 2021, there have been 11 world records set on the flat, 26.2-mile loop around Germany’s capital. The last world record was set in 2018 by Eliud Kipchoge, who clipped off 4:38 miles on his way to winning Berlin in a time of 2:01:39, shattering the previous record by one minute and 18 seconds.

After COVID-19 shut down the 2020 edition, the Berlin Marathon is back to challenge participants and excite viewers.

Ready to get up early for some viewing in the United States? Here’s how to watch this year’s Berlin Marathon.

Here’s how to watch it go down:

WHAT: The 2021 Berlin Marathon

WHY: The fastest marathoners in the world are competing on one of the fastest courses on the map—and records are in reach.

WHEN: The race starts at 3:15 a.m. EST (9:15 a.m. Berlin time) on Sunday, September 26.

WHERE TO WATCH: In the U.S., you can stream the Berlin Marathon on Peacock. To watch live and on-demand afterward, you must have a premium account, which costs $4.99 per month. Coverage starts at 3 a.m. on September 26. FloTrack will also be streaming the marathon. The service costs $29.99 monthly, or $12.49 monthly with an annual subscription. The race will also broadcast live on NBC Sports Network, with coverage beginning at 3 a.m.


Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia headlines this year’s men’s race. In 2019, he nearly broke Kipchoge’s world record with a 2:01:41 finishing time. Bekele won the 2016 men’s race as well. Expect him to chase Kipchoge’s record once again. Challengers include Ethiopian teammates Guye Adola, who placed second at the 2017 Berlin Marathon behind Kipchoge, and 22-year-old Olika Adugna, who won his 26.2 debut this past January in Dubai.

On the women’s side, Hiwot Gebrekidan of Ethopia enters with the only sub-2:20 time, owning a personal best of 2:19:35 set earlier this year at the Milano Marathon. She is followed by three women who have run under 2:21: Purity Rionoripo of Kenya, Amane Beriso of Ethiopia, and Shure Demise of Ethiopia.

Source: runnersworld.com

Kiplimo favourite for 10000m at World Under-20 Championships

Two years ago, Jacob Kiplimo was relatively unknown when he won 10000m bronze – Uganda’s only medal – at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Thereafter, he became the youngest runner to feature at the Rio Olympic Games, three months before his 16th birthday.
On March 26, 2017 in Kololo, his profile grew bigger when he raced to Uganda’s first World cross-country gold after scooping the junior men’s 8km title in front of President Museveni.

Uganda will now start its quest for medals at the World Junior Championships in Tampere, Finland today with Kiplimo as the main hope.
The 17-year-old is favourite to convert 2016 bronze to gold when he lines-up for the men’s 10000m final at the Tampere Stadium track this evening.
Since Kololo, Kiplimo’s personal best of 27:26.68 (time in Poland) hasn’t bettered but he has grown further in stature as evidenced by winning the IAAF Cinque Mulini Cross Country in Italy in February before taking fourth in 10000m final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Following preparations by his Italian managers Guisseppe Gambrone and Federico Rosa at the Tuscany Camp, Kiplimo now bids to follow the footsteps of Joshua Cheptegei and Boniface Kiprop who scooped 10000m junior in Oregon (2014) and Grosseto (2004). Kiplimo will be in company of Victor Kiplangat, a 5000m finalist in Bydgoszcz two years back but the Ugandan pair face competition from African junior cross-country champion Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto.
Eritrea is banking on Abraha Kokob and Robel Sibhatu, who have made personal bests (PB) of 28:23.11 and 28:48.72 this season whereas Ethiopia counts on Berihu Aregawi and Olika Adugna.

TEAM UGANDA IN TAMPERE: Stella Wonruku, Sarah Chelangat, Peruth Chemutai, Belinda Chemutai, Hosea Kiplangat, Daniel Kiprop, Oscar Chelimo, Jacob Kiplimo, Victor Kiplangat, Albert Chemutai, Denis Cherotich

OFFICIALS: Zubairi Galiwango, Paul Okello, Peter Chelangat