|47th Berlin Marathon|
|Dates||26 September 2021|
|Men||Guye Adola (2:05:45)|
|Women||Gotytom Gebreslase (2:20:09)|
|Wheelchair men||Marcel Hug (1:24:03)|
|Wheelchair women||Manuela Schär (1:37:31)|
The 2021 Berlin Marathon was a marathon race held on 26 September 2021. 26 miles (42 km) in length and the course is run around the city and starts and finishes in the Tiergarten.It was the 47th edition of the annual Berlin Marathon. It was the first edition of the Berlin Marathon to take place after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019. The 2020 Berlin Marathon was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The race was the first of the five World Marathon Majors held in 2021; all the events in the series are being run in the space of six weeks between late September and early November. The marathon distance is just over
The marathon was won by Guye Adola and Gotytom Gebreslase, both of Ethiopia, in 2:05:45 and 2:20:09, respectively, while the wheelchair race was won by Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär, both of Switzerland, in 1:24:03 and 1:37:31, respectively.
Results for the top ten in the running races and top three in the wheelchair races are listed below.
|Daniel Romanchuk||United States||1:24:47|
|Tatyana McFadden||United States||1:38:54|
|Aline Dos Santos Rocha||Brazil||1:41:39|
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