Sports Desk | Wed, 2 October 2019:
Mahreen Khan has successfully completed this year’s BMW Berlin Marathon held on September 29 as the lone Bangladeshi woman. She is daughter of BNP Standing Committee member Dr Abdul Moin Khan.
Mahreen took part in the race as the lone Bangladeshi participant under W35 group. She secured 6550th position out of 62,000 participants, of whom some 13,000 were women, from around the globe.
The Berlin Marathon (branded BMW Berlin Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is a major running and sporting event held annually in Berlin, Germany. The official marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards) is set up as a citywide road race where professional athletes and amateur runners jointly participate.
Initiated in 1974, the event traditionally takes place on the last weekend in September, with the exceptions of 2000, because of a conflict with the Olympic Marathon date, and 2018, held two weeks earlier due to Day of German Unity preparations.