Videos published of European Championships marathon and race walking courses

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The race walking and marathon courses for the European Championships will be held in the centre of Berlin 

Videos of the race walking and marathon courses for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships from 7-12 August are now available. 

The 20km race walk and 50km race walk events will take place at the Breitscheidplatz. Participants in the 20km race walk will cover a one-kilometre loop 20 times while the 50km race walkers will cover a longer two-kilometre loop 25 times. The participants will pass the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on each lap and will start and finish on the European Mile.

The marathon-runners will contest a 10km loop in the heart of the German capital passing many of the city’s principal attractions and landmarks, including the Brandenburg Gate. An additional loop of 2.195km in the Tiergarten has been added to the last lap to make up the full marathon distance.  

More information on the 2018 European Championships:  

- The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships will be part of the first multi-sport European Championships along with co-hosts Glasgow.             

- It will be a must-watch, must-attend experience that elevates the status of European Champions, uniting existing European Championships to celebrate the highest honour in European sport and celebrating the defining moments that create Champions.          

- It is the continent’s ultimate multi-sport event, an 11-day celebration of European sport staged every four years.     

 - Seven of Europe’s leading sports (athletics, aquatics, rowing, golf, cycling, gymnastics, triathlon) will be brought together for the first edition.        

- The European Athletics Championships in Berlin will be staged 7-12 August. The six other sports will be staged in Glasgow through 2-12 August.        

- 4500 athletes and 52 nations will compete across the seven sports.           

- Potential TV audience of over one billion with millions more across multiple digital platforms.       

- Over half a million spectators expected.