Australia’s Josh Harris, Brady Threlfall, and Cassie Fien will be running the Berlin marathon hours from now. Runner’s Tribe was able to have a quick chat to Josh and Brady before the race. We’ve also provided some PB’s, their race numbers if you wish to track their process through the event, and some Live Streaming options.

Josh Harris (Race Number #110)

Half Marathon PB 1:05:51 Gold Coast (AUS) 06.07.2014
Marathon PB 2:20:27 Fukuoka (JPN) 06.12.2015

josh3How are you feeling before racing the Berlin marathon?

I’m really looking forward to getting out on the course tomorrow and I’ve been feeling great since arriving in Berlin. There’s just something about being here that makes you feel fast, and I’m hoping that translates to a good race.

Target time and race goal?

I’m looking to get out there and run a PB (2:20). If I can do that then I’ll be pleased with the result. I think if things go really well out there then I’m capable of more than that, but the important thing for me is to relax and get into the appropriate rhythm early on that can put me in a good position to finish strongly.

Josh Harris only hours away from running Berlin
Josh Harris only hours away from running Berlin

Brady Threlfall (Race Number #4498)

Half Marathon PB 1:06:28 Christchurch (NZL) 02.06.2013
Marathon PB 2:26:39 Melbourne (AUS) 18.10.2015

How are you feeling before racing the Berlin marathon?

I’m feeling great leading into Berlin. After a pretty disappointing 67.40 at the Gold Coast Half Marathon, I’ve hit a great 13 week training block averaging 180km per week with some good longer sessions thrown in there. Melbourne Marathon was my debut last year, where I finished in 2.26 and got a massive lesson in marathon running from 35km onwards, where I lost a lot of time late in the race. It gave me more respect and understanding of the distance and this time around going into Berlin I’m more aware of what can happen in the marathon.

Target time and race goal?

I’m looking at more of a process goal rather than an output goal. I’ve prepared very well and given myself every opportunity to run well. I’ll be looking to race smart and sensible. If I can implement my race plan accordingly I’ll be happy with whatever time that gets me.

Brady Threlfall and Josh Harris. Berlin Marathon 2016
Brady Threlfall and Josh Harris. Berlin Marathon 2016

Cassie Fien (Race Number #F8)

Half Marathon PB 1:11:13 Cardiff (GBR) 26.03.2016
Marathon PB 2:33:36 London (GBR) 24.04.2016

Cassie Fien is the only female elite Aussie running Berlin. Fien recently finished 17th in the London Marathon with a new PB of 2:33.36. She also set a personal best (pb) of 1:11:13 in March when she placed 18th representing Australia at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. She is in exceptional form and will be looking for a strong placing and possibly bettering her terrific performance in London.

Going to feel like a race car out there on Sunday…. @revviesenergy my premium petrol 🚘 #livingmydream

A photo posted by Cassie Fien (@cassfien) on

Course Map Berlin Marathon 2016

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Event Website- http://www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com/en/

Berlin Marathon 2016 Live Stream.

 

FOLLOW LINK-http://www.watchathletics.com/schedule/watchlive/2255/

Results-

Top Aussie Women Placing

Cassie Fien 8th 02:37:28

Julie Degan 12th 02:42:38

Bronwyn Hager 28th 02:51:54

Top Aussie Men Placing

Josh Harris 33rd 02:20:28

Brady Threlfall 37th 02:21:53

 

 

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