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A Visit to the AIMS Marathon - Museum of Running

Today I attended an event at the Berlin Sports Museum's AIMS Marathon - Museum of Running through an invitation from Berlin Marathon founder Horst Milde and Dr. Helmut Winter.  A few pictures from the day:


1936 Berlin Olympics marathon gold medalist Sohn Kee Chung of Korea with eyes covered and downcast to avoid looking at the Japanese flag and doing his best to cover the Rising Sun on his chest during the medal ceremony.


The Naoko Takahashi booth, including one of the shoes she wore in her historic first-ever women's sub-2:20 WR at the 2001 Berlin Marathon.


Berlin Marathon founder Horst Milde (center) with the first two Berlin Marathon winners, 1974 champ Guenter Hallas (right) and 1975 winner Ralf Bachroeder (left)

 

Presenting the rarest and strangest race t-shirt in my collection, a signed shirt from the cancelled 30th anniversary running of the Kanagawa Half Marathon featuring a picture of an aged 1988 Seoul Olympics marathon gold medalist Gelindo Bordin, to Milde as a donation to the museum.

All photos by Brett Larner except Milde/Larner photo by Dr. Helmut Winter. 
photos (c) 2012 the respective photographers

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