Friday, October 29, 2010


In 2009 the Kenyan runner Gilbert Kirwa achieved with a time of 2:06:14 the course record. After Berlin Frankfurt is the second fastest Marathon in Germany in the year 2009. The women`s course record is currently 2:25.12, run by the Russian runner Alevtina Biktimirova. The track basically takes course on wide main roads. Its very even, because between the lowest point (89,4 meters above sea level) and the highest point (117,2 meters above sea level) there is only a height difference of 27,8 meters spread over the length of 42195 meters.The first part of the course leads the runners through the city centre of Frankfurt with its fascinating skyline, then to the district of Sachsenhausen, towards the residential area of Höchst and back along the Mainzer Landstraße through the city centre and the trade fair tower into the 'Festhalle' with its red carpet.