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Premiere winner: Dawit Seare from Eritrea won his first ten-kilometer run

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Sunday, 15 October 2023

Start of the “degewo Great 10K” 2023. 5,600 athletes took part. - Photo: Tilo WiedenSoler/Berlin runs

Fast anniversary at the “degewo Great 10K” – 5,600 athletes run through the sports metropolis / Berliner improves U18 record

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BERLIN. A surprise winner, a favorite's triumph and a happy record runner from Berlin at the anniversary of the “degewo Great 10K”.

5,600 sports enthusiasts took part in Germany's fastest “ten” this Sunday, and five athletes stayed under 28 minutes. Eritrean Dawit Seare was the first to cross the finish line (27:49 minutes). In the women's category, favorite Miriam Chebet (31:51 minutes) from Kenya triumphed. And Chiara Judis improved the Berlin U18 record.  

“That was simply fantastic,” cheered Chiara Judis (LAC Berlin) after her Berlin U18 record run (37:15 minutes) at the “degewo Great 10K”. “The section in front of the winner's column was particularly great, it goes slightly downhill, a great run.” The 17-year-old high school student improved “her” Berlin record by 27 seconds. Chiara Judis didn't have much time to celebrate. “When I get home, I have to study again for the biology and physics exams.” The fastest athlete at the anniversary of the “degewo Great 10K” was the Kenyan Miriam Chebet (31:51). Tabea Themann from the Hamburg Eilbeck Gymnastics Association was the best German and came third (33:49). The Berliners Deborah (33:51) and Rabea Schöneborn (34:26) came fourth and sixth

 Premiere winner: Dawit Seare from Eritrea won his first ten-kilometer run in 27:49 minutes. – Photo. Tilo WiedenSOLER/Berlin runs

Among the men, five athletes needed less than 28 minutes.

Dawit Seare from Eritrea won his first ten-kilometer run in 27:49 minutes ahead of Kenya's Ronald Kwemoi (27:51) and Victor Kiptoo Kimutai (27:52). “What a first,” said Dawit Seare. “The wind was very strong, but the route was simply great. I want to come back next year and break the course record.” In 2010, Kenyan Leonard Patrick Komon ran the fastest time to date at the Great 10 K with 27:12 minutes.

A total of 5,600 athletes took part in the running anniversary , including 600 children - more than ever before in the 15-year history of the Berlin Run. For the first time there were two distances for the youngsters - a bambini run (800 meters, born in 2018 - 2015) and a children's run (1500 meters, born in 2014 - 2011). Race director Martin Seeber: “It was just nice to see how many children had fun exercising and running together at the 'degewo Great 10K'. The 'degewo Great 10K' combines fast times and an attractive program for the whole family.” Germany's fastest “ten” went from Charlottenburg Palace through City West and the Berlin Zoo back to the palace.

Berlin is also running in 2024!

In 2024, Berlin's popular running series will enter the next round. These are the “Berlin runs!” dates for 2024: S 25 Berlin: May 5, 2024, VOLVO Tierparklauf: September 7 and 8, 2024; degewo Great 10K: October 13, 2024.



  1. Miriam Chebet (Kenya) 31:51 minutes
  2. Tecla Kakoka Lokrale (Kenya) 33:12
  3. Tabea Themann (TH Eilbeck) 33:49
  4. Deborah Schöneborn (Berlin Marathon Team) 33:51
  5. Maor Tiyouri (Israel) 34:13


  1. Dawit Seare (Eritrea) 27:49 minutes
  2. Ronald Kwemoi (Kenya) 27:51
  3. Victor Kiptoo Kimutai (Kenya) 27:52
  4. Vincent Kiptrotich Kibet (Kenya) 27:52
  5. Matthew Kipkoech (Kenya) 27:59

All results of the “degewo Great 10K” 2023:

Further information and registration:

Source: Berlin is running
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