Olympiastadion Berlin – the place for world records
On the 6th May 2012 there was yet another world record to celebrate. Dennis Kimetto stormed to a world record at the 32. BIG 25 Berlin: Kenya’s 28 year-old newcomer crossed the finish line of the traditional 25 km race in 1:11:18. Therefore, Kimetto established the seventh world record in the BIG 25 for that distance.
Usain Bolt ran two world records at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in the Olympiastadion Berlin, thus the blue tartan track became world’s fastest track: 100 meters in unbelievable 9.58 seconds and 200 meters in 19.9 seconds. The Pole Anita Wlodarczyk set a new world record in hammer throwing: 77.96 metres. The US-American Jesse Owens won four gold medals during the Olympic Games of 1936 in the Olympiastadion Berlin. Amongst others he won the 4×100 meters, which Owens ran together with his team in minimum time of 39.8 seconds.
At the ISTAF 2010, the Kenyan runner David Rusdisha put up a new world record over 800 meters. Thus he undermatched the old record of Dane Wilson Kipketer by two hundredth: 1:41:09 minutes was his time. If it’s about world records, it’s mostly about athletics. That’s different in the Olympiastadion Berlin: On the 12th July, 2008 the Comedian Mario Barth put up an unbelievable world record: His comedy show performance in front of 70.000 excited spectators resulted in an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. Also in 2008 there was a painting competition initiated by the Federal Ministry of Transport in Berlin which made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. 123.000 paintings on the topic Road safety from primary and preschool children were glued together to form a 37 kilometer long picture which was shown in the Olympiastadion Berlin. We are already curious about what the future will bring.
The Olympiastadion Berlin – the stadium of world records.