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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL MARATHONS AND DISTANCE RACES AND THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETIC FEDERATIONS

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Download a readable PDF version of Distance Running at: www.inpositionmedia.co.uk/ Distance_Running.htm Front Cover: Venice Marathon, Italy 25 October 2009

Contents PRODUCTION Publisher: Frank J. Baillie Editor: Hugh Jones Production & Advertising: Gary Friar Design & Production: Paul Brannan Subscription and advertising address: Distance Running, 426 Drumoyne Road, Glasgow G51 4DA, Scotland, United Kingdom. Tel: 44 141 956 7357 Email: distancerunning@inpositionmedia.co.uk Editorial Email: aimssec@aol.com Distance Running is an official publication of AIMS and IAAF. It is produced four times a year, in January, April, July and October and distributed at races worldwide. For personal subscription and advertising enquiries, please write to Glasgow office. All material is copyright and may not be reproduced without permission. Printed in UK.

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AIMS News EXECUTIVES President Hiroaki Chosa, Japan Association of Athletics Federations, 1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050, Japan Tel: 81 3 5452 1500 Fax: 81 3 5452 1795

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

■ The Yokohama Women’s Marathon takes over from the Tokyo Women’s Marathon, held from 1979-2008, and will host 500 runners, with 10 foreign elite women athletes from 10 countries.

Honorary Vice Presidents Leonard F. Luchner, Allan Steinfeld Vice-Presidents Carlos Moya (Lisbon Half Marathon, Financial Control) Tel: +351 21 441 3182 Fax: +351 21 441 3073 Email: geral@maratonaportugal.com Francisco Borao (Valencia, Membership) Tel: +34 6 346 0707 Fax: +34 6 346 3635 Email: borao@innoveverda.com Secretary Hugh Jones 19 Kelly Street, London NW1 8PG, UK Tel: +44 20 7209 3193 Email: aimssec@aol.com Treasurer Al Boka (Las Vegas) Tel: +1 702 809 2620 Fax: +1 702 255 5492 Email: aimstreasurer@aol.com Members of the Board Horst Milde (Berlin, Children’s Series) Tel: +49 30 75 70 88 40 Fax: +49 30 75 65 71 39 Email: horst.milde@t-online.de Gordon Rogers (Vancouver, Technical) Tel: +1 604 733 6224 Fax: +1 604 733 6221 Email: gordonrogers@telus.net Dave Cundy (Canberra, Website) P.O. Box 206, Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257, Australia Tel: +61 2 43427611 Fax: +61 2 43427648 Email: cundysm@ozemail.com.au Vivek B Singh (Mumbai, Marketing) Tel: +91 22 2202 0284 Fax: +91 22 2202 5112 Email: vivek@procam.in Martha Morales (Tangamanga, Legal) Tel: +52 4448 15444 Fax: +52 4448 158921 Email: maratontangamanga@gmail.com Carlo Capalbo (Prague, Marketing) Tel: +420 224 919 209 Fax: +420 224 923 355 Email: aims@pim.cz Consultants Peter McLean (Press & Public Relations) 15 Kirklee Terrace, Glasgow G12 0JA, Scotland Tel/Fax: +44 141 357 2516 Email: petermclean@pmpr2000.fsnet.co.uk Dr David Martin (Stats) College of Health Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA Fax: +1 404 413 1230 Email: drdave@gsu.edu Distance Running Publisher: Frank Baillie 426 Drumoyne Road, Glasgow G51 4DX, Scotland Tel: +44 141 810 9000 Email: distancerunning@inpositionmedia.co.uk AIMS AFFILIATE

I wish you a happy new "Year Of The MARATHON" History tells us of the origin of the marathon race, deriving from the battle at Marathon in 490BC. In 2010 we will celebrate the 2500th anniversary of this event. The first modern Olympic Games respected historical origins by running the marathon course from Marathon to Athens, in imitation of the legendary run by Phiedippides This was the very first marathon race, but with increasing attention paid to healthy life styles, marathon and running in general is enjoying a continuing rise in participation. The Marathon is far more than just a 42.195km road race, because it brings tradition and culture to the sport. The 2500th annniversary provides us with an opportunity to learn more about Marathon and to bring greater meaning to our activities, whether they be the organisation of races or participation in them. AIMS was founded in 1982, with 28 race directors coming together to exchange ideas and to look towards the future of the Marathon movement. Today, with 300 members in 85 countries, that movement looks stronger than ever. AIMS has supported this growth not only through the technical side of conducting races but also by linking running as a social movement with other social responsibilities. One such example of this is the AIMS Children's Series. The 2500th anniversary of the Marathon legend gives us another perspective on running. I wish you all good and meaningful runs in the future.

International Marathon Medical Directors Association (IMMDA) Chairman Lewis Maraham MD 24 West 57th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10019 USA Tel: 1 212 765 5763 Email: nysportsmd@aol.com International Measurement Administrators: Americas Bernie Conway 67 Southwood Crescent, London, Ontario N6J 1S8, Canada Tel: +1 519 641 6889 Fax: +1 519 633 4887 Email: measurer@rogers.com English-speaking Europe & Africa: Hugh Jones 19 Kelly Street, London NW1 8PG, UK Tel: +44 20 7209 3193 Email: aimssec@aol.com French & Spanish-speaking Europe & Africa Jean Francois Delasalle, Domaine de Chantraigne BP 25, 80800 Corbie, France Tel: +33 3 22 48 51 90 Fax: +33 3 22 48 51 91 Email: jf.delasalle@aliceadsl.fr Asia/Oceania: Dave Cundy, P.O. Box 206, Ettalong Beach, SW 2257, Australia Tel: +61 2 43427611 Fax: +61 2 43427648 Email: cundysm@ozemail.com.au January – March 2010

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■ Held for the last seven years the GLO Lagos International Half Marathon has a highly competitive elite field of two dozen runners from 10 countries and a mass field of around 10,000 runners. Records are held by Fabiano Joseph (TAN) at 1:02.21 and Lineth Chepkirui (KEN) at 1:12.06 ■ Held for the last six years the Semi-Marathon de Rabat attracts 5000 runners (1000 of them women) including 30 foreign runners from 20 countries. Course records stand to Kwambai Chebet at 1:00:41 and Asmae Leghzaoui at 1:10:41. ■ Held for the last 24 years the Penang Int’l Bridge Marathon attracts 10000 men and 6000 women, of whom 2000 are foreign runners, coming from 38 countries. Course records are held by and Dorice Chuchumba (2:24:50 and 3:14:) ■ The Maritzburg Marathon and Half Marathon, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, accommodates 2000 men and 800 women, including 10 foreign runners from 8 countries. Bheki Nhlengethwa (RSA) and Rentia Poolman (RSA) hold the course records, which stand at 2:29:57 and 3:07:31 ■ The Neujahrsmarathon Zurich has been held on New Year’s Day for the last five years, with course records held by Pius Hunold (SUI) in 2:38:21 and Jacqueline Keller (SUI) in 3:25:13. As many as 50 foreign runners, from 20 countries make up the field of 110 men and 30 women, although numbers are greater in the half- and quarter- marathon events held in conjunction. ■ The Lucerne Marathon has over the last three years built up to a field comprising 5000 men and 2300 women, including 500 foreign runners from 25 countries. René Hauser (SUI) and Addis Gezahegne (SUI) hold the course records of 2:27:38 and 2:53:27. ■ The Zayed International Half Marathon has been held for the last seven years, with the next edition on 7 January to be held on the F1 race track in Abu Dhabi. Samuel Wanjiru and Lornah Kiplagat hold the event records and the race attracts a mass field of over 10,000 runners, including 70 foreign runners coming from 15 countries. ■ Held for the last eight years, the METRO Group Marathon Duesseldorf next takes place on 2 May. Course records stand to Luminita Zaituc (GER) at 2:26:44 and Bellor Yator (KEN) with 2:09:47.

New Associate Members ■ The Marathon de l’Ile Maurice was run this year for the first time, after several earlier attempts to set up an international marathon in this scenic Indian Ocean island nation. ■ The Australian Outback Marathon is a destination marathon run on off-road surfaces close to Ayers Rock in Central Australia.

Stepping out Mongolia’s capital city Ulaanbaatar has initiated an annual international Marathon, to be held for the first time on 5 June 2010. The Mongolian Olympic Committee and the Ar Mongol Travel Group are coorganisers and are seeking to cooperate with AIMS in order to stage the inaugural International Mongolia Marathon with maximum success. This event will open Mongolia to all those international runners who seek new running experiences. Mongolia

is a country with ancient and still intact nomadic culture, seemingly endless blue sky and grassland steppe - and clean air. This marathon will be not only involve running, but also include one of the most colourful and festive events of the running world. Special prizes and surprises, with authentic Mongolian style, await the winners. See you next summer, in the wide open spaces of Genghis Khan's ancient Mongolia.

FOR A FULL LIST OF RACE CONTACTS, SEE PAGE 82

The next edition of Distance Running will be published in April, covering races held from January – March. The advertising and editorial deadlines will be on 9 March. Distance Running

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AIMS News

AIMS Children’s Series The final race of the AIMS Children's Series 2009 went off with a bang in the remote rural community of Santa Maria de Acapulco (Mexico), near to the city of San Luis Potosi. Altogether 1200 children between 517 years of age and coming from 16 different indigenous communities from the Santa Catarina district took part and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There were seven age groups, each indicated by a different coloured strip on their sleeves. All were winners, just through participating and being given a chance to show their skills. At the finish they received an impressive medal and a goodie bag to help them recuperate containing Powerade, Coca Cola, water, fruit and a pastry. Bicycles were raffled after the races, donated by the Potosi authorities, along with school items and sweets. The event took place before dignitaries from the State Education department, the municipality, the Santa Catarina district and the traditional chief of the Santa Maria Acapulco settlement, as well as AIMS Vice President Paco Borao, who commented: "I want to say that it was a good choice to put this event on in Sta Maria Acapulco".

The Governor of San Luis Potosi Dr. Fernando Toranzo Fernández, showed great sympathy with the event and mobilised assistance to get all aspects organised. In particular, the state departments of security, of roads and transport and of education provided invaluable support.

Also present were Jaime Eduardo Morales Reyes, race director of the Maratón Tangamanga and. Martha Irene Morales, AIMS Board member and event director.

The AIMS Children's Series started with mainly African events, but has recently expanded to South America with races in Brazil and now in Mexico.

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AIMS News 3rd AIMS-IAAF Marathon Symposium The 3rd AIMS-IAAF Marathon Symposium was held on 7 November (the day before the Athens Classic Marathon)with the theme “Charity Programs within the Marathon movement”. AIMS Vice President Paco Borao set the context with reference to the forces of co-operation and solidarity that have emerged from the Marathon movement. Vivek Singh, from the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, explained what had been done to motivate corporate bodies into recruiting their own fundraising teams as part of their corporate social responsibility programmes. This frees the private enterprise organising the race itself to act as facilitators rather than with any direct contact, which would create mixed messages.

After the first session the Symposium broke up to attend the lighting of the flame ceremony. “There could not be a better place than here, at the Tomb of the fallen at the battle of Marathon, to renew our commitment to running, based on fair play, friendship and peace,” said Paco Borao. "AIMS is an association devoted to promote running through expanding knowledge and experience between members for the well-being of our favourite sport". After the official opening of the Marathon Museum, by the President of Greece, attendees returned to the Athens Classic Marathon start line in time to meet the marathon flame, which had been carried there by a school children's relay from the Marathon Tomb. The cauldron was lit and fire transferred to light two small lanterns, which were handed to representatives of two international marathons and the ambassadors of their countries to Greece: The Mumbai Mumbai on 17 January and the Vienna City Marathon on 18 April 2010 will both feature a flame from Marathon. The year 2010 marks the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, the event which eventually gave birth to the first Olympic Marathon in 1896.

The Symposium’s afternoon session opened with a presentation by John Caine, Special Projects Director of Nova International in Great Britain, which organises among other events, the Great North Run. John Caine outlined the success story of charity running in Britain. In 2008 the Great Run series had a total of 170,000 runners and generated UKL28 million for charity. Caine suggested organisers should reserve a percentage of places in their event for runners who enter through official partner charities. The race organisers pass on entry vouchers to the charities which are used by the runners themselves to secure their start number. The entrants are then treated by the organisation as any other participant. “This procedure works best in races which are sold out so that runners can no longer enter the race directly,” explained Caine. Runners who decide to run for one of the charities get a free entry from one of the official charities provided they commit to raise a certain sum for the charity which can be as much as five times more than the entry fee which the charities paid to the organisers. Back in 490BC the Persian Army launched their attack from the Sea. The Athenian forces, vastly outnumbered, met them near the small village of Marathon to the north of Athens Before the Battle a trained herald named Pheidippides had been sent from Athens to Sparta to request the support of the Spartans, renowned for their battle prowess. He ran 240 km (150 miles) over rugged terrain in two days but to no avail. The Spartans were in the midst of a religious festival, and would not respond until the ceremonies had run their course. Despite these setbacks the Athenians fought and won the battle, sustaining only. 192 casualties against 6400 Persian fallen. This battle gave the Athenians a faith in their destiny which was to endure for three centuries, during which time western culture was born. It is said that defeat in this battle could easily have changed the tide of history. Legend has it that the same

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Mark Dickinson, the race director of the Beirut Marathon, explained that charities buying entries for the marathon is not a workable proposition in Lebanon. The race itself has to go out to recruit interested charities and through them receives additional publicity when the charity partner uses its contacts to search for charity runners. In Beirut organisers also make sure that during the live TV coverage a charity phone number is shown where viewers can donate instantly. Steven Seaton, former editor of Runners World (UK), described the great efficiency with which the London Marathon "monetarises" the value of guaranteed places in a situation of over-demand. Four out of five normal entrants are rejected in London, but they can secure a guaranteed entry by agreeing to raise a certain sum for charity. This varies, but can be upwards of $3000, making the "guaranteed entry" a very valuable asset for both the charity and the race organisation, as charities buy them for around $500 each. For the race organisation this generates a large proportion of the brave messenger Pheidippides, who had previously run to Sparta and back, then ran 40km from the battlefield to Athens, to announce the Greek victory, collapsed from exhaustion and died. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. The French historian and linguist Michele Breal proposed re-enacting Pheidippides’ legendary run in an event that would test man’s powers of endurance, and offered a silver trophy for the winner. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the Modern Olympics, embraced the idea with enthusiasm. The Pheidippides’ legend was therefore honoured by a 40km (24.85 mile) run from Marathon Bridge to the Olympic Stadium in Athens. This first organized marathon on 10 April 1896 was especially important to all Greeks, who became ecstatic as Spiridon Louis won the final, climactic race of the first modern Olympiad with

overall budget. Seaton also cited the cautionary example of New York, where charities have to cover the entry fee and the costs of travel and accommodation, if the runner is coming from overseas (as many do, particularly from UK). This means that the charity requires very large sums to be raised in return for a guaranteed entry, which it seems cannot be borne by runners in sufficient numbers to ensure the reserved places are all taken up. Even in some races where there is excess demand for places, such as Berlin and Stockholm, organisers have not opted to reserve places for charities on the basis of higher fees for guaranteed places. “In many parts of the world charity running is not common. Even in Europe there is very little charity running,” said Berlin Marathon founder Horst Milde. "Even so we should continue to support the idea of charity running and encourage organisers to include it in their races, as it is an important force for society.”

a time of 2 hours, 58 minutes, 50 seconds. A long distance race called ‘The Marathon’ was born. Marathons have since become a running tradition throughout the world. Yet the annual Marathon in Athens, where it all began, has a tradition and an appeal like no other. Thousands of runners from every part of the world gather every year to run in the footsteps of Pheidippides. No matter where you run the Marathon during 2010, you will become part of Marathon history, but what better place to be than where it all started? Come to run the original course, from Marathon to Athens, to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the auspicious Battle of Marathon. A special commemorative medal marking the 2500th anniversary of the Marathon legend will be available for purchase by all runners entered into partcipating races during 2010.

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IAAF News PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

EXECUTIVES Headquarters 17 rue Princesse Florestine, MC 98000, Monaco Tel: 377 93 10 88 88 Fax: 377 93 15 95 15 Email: headquarters@iaaf.org IAAF President Lamine Diack (SEN) IAAF Council Sergey Bubka (UKR) Senior Vice President Robert Hersh (USA) Vice President Lord Sebastian Coe (GBR) Vice President Brigadier Gen. Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad (QAT) Vice President Jean Poczobut (FRA), Honorary Treasurer Pierre Weiss General Secretary Area Group Representative: Mr William (Bill) Bailey (AUS) Oceania Representative Mr Roberto Gesta de Melo (BRA) South America Representative Col. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum (CMR) Shri Suresh Kalmadi, M.P. (IND) Asia Representative Mr Neville McCook (JAM) North and Central America and Caribbean Representative Mr Hansjörg Wirz (SUI) Europe Representative Members

Dear Friends, Over the past year, our newspapers and television news have been filled with stories of the financial crises that have hit nearly all sectors of activity in the world. One extremely positive piece of news that has not hit the headlines, but should be foremost in our minds, is the fact that one area of activity appears to have escaped the troubles and turmoil that have affected negatively so many areas of our life is road running. It is extremely good and encouraging news for all lovers of athletics that road running continues to be as dynamic as ever, sustaining growth as nearly all other areas of sport are experiencing a downturn. I feel sure that we will see this trend continue in 2010, for 2010 is truly an historic year for marathon runners around the world. The rout of the Persians by the Athenian army at the Battle of Marathon in 490BC was of immense historical importance for European civilization, but what is remembered by all, since its re-enactment at the 1896 Olympic Games, is the legendary run of Pheidippides. This has given to the great sport of athletics its most widely practised discipline: the Marathon race, now run by millions around the world every year, be they elite athletes or fun runners. The IAAF is delighted to celebrate this event with our friends and colleagues of AIMS and all marathon runners around the world.

Valentin Balakhnichev (RUS) Leonard Chuene (RSA), Africa Representative

Lamine Diack

Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) Prof. Dr. Helmut Digel (GER) Nawal El Moutawakel (MAR) Abby Hoffman (CAN) Alberto Juantorena Danger (CUB) Ilkka Kanerva (FIN) Isaiah F. Kiplagat (KEN) Chaoyi Luo (CHN)

11 October 2009: 18th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Birmingham, GBR.

César Moreno Bravo (MEX) Prof José Maria Odriozola (ESP) Jung-Ki Park (KOR) Anna Riccardi (ITA) Katsuyuki Tanaka (JPN) General Secretary Mr Pierre Weiss (FRA) IAAF Road Running Commission Chairman Roberto Gesta de Melo (BRA) Members David Bedford London Marathon 115 Southwark Street, London SE1 0JF, UK Tel: 44 20 7902 0200 Fax: 44 20 7620 4208 Paco Borao (ESP) AIMS Vice-President Carlos Cardoso (POR) Avenida Gama Pinto, No. 2, 1699 Lisbon, Portugal Fax: 351 1 795 4288 Email: ccardoso@fc.ul.pt Hiroaki Chosa (JPN) C/o Japan Association of Athletics Federations 1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050, Japan Fax: 81 3 3481 2449 Hugh Jones (GBR) AIMS Secretary Otto Klappert Platanenallee 7, 59425 Unna, Germany Fax: 49 2303 21233 Email: o.klappert@gmx.de Katsuyuki TANAKA (JPN) Pierre WEISS (FRA)

Bringing out the best Birmingham is an unpretentious city with an illustrious past. Many places can be described as “unpretentious”, but few can claim to have offered the world the advantages that Birmingham did, a quarter of a millennium ago. From the fortuitous partnership of a few inventive minds, the industrial revolution sprang forth.

Mary WITTENBERG (USA)

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for the World Championships was exactly aligned with the gilded statue of Matthew Boulton – Birmingham’s “primus inter pares”, who led the race into the modern age. Those that sprang forth from alongside Boulton’s statue in the 18th World Half Marathon Championships included 2007 silver

medallist Mary Keitany (KEN), and three-time champion Zersenay Tadesse (ERI). Both showed the same characteristics of confidence, determination and versatility that served Boulton, and Birmingham, so well in times past. But this was time present, with the unrelenting clock (probably of Continued on page 15 Distance Running

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IAAF News 11 October 2009: 18th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Continued original manufacture in Birmingham) ticking off every step taken. Mary Keitany showed she was keenly aware of this basic condition. She dominated, on a difficult course, with the second fastest time ever and led Kenya to an emphatic team win in the women's race. Zersenay Tadesse proved equally determined, and won the men's race for the fourth consecutive year, with the fastest Half Marathon time ever recorded in Britain.

Women’s race Mary Keitany, after a two-year interval in which she had given birth, returned to Championship competition with renewed vigour. In the 2007 race, still the fastest ever run in both men’s and women’s events, she had the temerity to challenge defending champion and odds-on favourite Lornah Kiplagat, and trailed in only 100m adrift of her, setting a new Kenyan record in the process.

But she did. Having descended the slope from the Broad Street start and blasted through the nondescript landscape of industrial warehousing, she reached the 5km point in Canon Hill Park in 15:17. She was straining at the leash, with Aberu Kebede on the same time and others strung out behind: Mestawot Tufa and Peninah Arusei only a second adrift, but Philes Ongori three seconds behind, just ahead of Caroline Cheptonui. Keitany pressed on, but Kebede was running right on her heels, although declining to take over the lead when Keitany slowed in invitation. Keitany answered such non-cooperation with a decisive break, taking her through 10km in 31:04. This point was reached as the course ended its outward thrust on one of Birmingham’s radial routes southward, and turned off uphill into the undulating landscape of Bournville, the model village established by the Cadbury family. Kebede was only a second behind at 10km but the deed was done. The diminutive Keitany, her small frame belying the power of her performance, pulled inexorably away. She passed through 15km in what could have been a world record 46:51, but for the excessive descent from the start. By then she was 40 seconds up on Kebede who was trailed, 100m further back, by the Kenyan duo of Ongori and Kilel. In-form Peninah Arusei had taken a nasty tumble at 12.5km, falling heavily on a tight bend and a surface slick with rain, badly bruising her face in the process. Keitany continued to surge away, finishing over a minute ahead. In the closing kilometres runners reapproached the town centre and climbed significantly in the final 2km. Philes Ongori’s steady pace brought her within range of a tiring Kebede and she sprinted past to take second place just one second ahead. But it was Mary Keitany’s day, in contrast to the day before, when she had found herself trapped in a lift for nearly an hour. She controlled her impatience in that situation, and applied it in the race itself to devastating effect, finishing with the second fastest time ever recorded. Caroline Kilel closed in the Kenyan team for a convincing win, backed up with a brave finish from the injured Arusei who finished in 11th place with a bruised and bloodied face.

Men’s race Tadese lived up to his billing by taking his fourth successive World title thanks to a sustained attack which began 10km into the race. Tadese had moved ahead at 5km last year in Rio de Janeiro, but waited longer in the cooler (11°C), and rainy conditions in Birmingham. Kenyans Kiplimo Kimutai and Sammy Kitwara, and USA's Dathan Ritzenhein all took turns at the front before Tadese Continued on page 17 January – March 2010

DIARY DATES 2010

Keitany returned to competition earlier in the year, finishing a close second to Aselefech Mergia in the Bangalore 10km, but in Birmingham she proved herself an irresitible force. Setting a fearsome pace from the start, she must have been surprised that she had any company still left after 5km.

28 MARCH: IAAF World Cross-Country Championships Bydgoszcz (POL) 16 OCTOBER: IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Nanning (CHN)

DIARY DATES 2011 20 MARCH: IAAF World Cross-Country Championships Punto Umbria (ESP) 27 AUG – 4 SEPT: IAAF World Championships in Athletics Daegu (KOR)

Result MEN: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Zersenay TADESE Bernard KIPYEGO Dathan RITZENHEIM Wilson KIPROTICH Samuel TSEGAY Wilson CHEBET Kiplimo KIMUTAI Stephen MOKOKA Juan Carlos ROMERO Sammy Kiprop KITWARA

ERI KEN USA KEN ERI KEN KEN RSA MEX KEN

59:35 59:50 1:00:00 1:00:08 1:00:17 1:00:59 1:01:31 1:01:36 1:01:48 1:01:59

TEAMS: 1 2 3 4 5

Kenya Eritrea Ethiopia USA Tanzania

3:01:06 3:02:39 3:06:42 3:06:50 3:08:29

WOMEN: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Mary KEITANY Philes ONGORI Aberu KEBEDE Caroline KILEL Mestawet TUFA Tirfi TSEGAYE Kimberley SMITH Flomena Cheyech DANIEL Inge ABITOVA Silvia SKVORTSOVA

KEN KEN ETH KEN ETH ETH NZL KEN RUS RUS

1:06:36 1:07:38 1:07:39 1:08:16 1:09:11 1:09:24 1:09:35 1:09:44 1:09:53 1:09:56

TEAMS: 1 2 3 4 5

Kenya Ethiopia Russia Japan USA

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IAAF News 11 October 2009: 18th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Continued edged ahead, passing 10km in 28:30. Kitwara, the second fastest man in the world up to this point in the year, had been one of three athletes trapped in the lift the day before, along with Mary Keitany and Ritzenheim. While it took its toll on Kitwara the American, like Keitany before them, was running the race of his life (his previous best was 1:01:35). With 15km (42:20) gone the reigning champion held an eight second advantage on his nearest pursuers. Ritzenhein was strongly contesting second place and for a couple of kilometres was 5-10m clear of Tsegay and the Kenyans. These four played out some intensely competitive final kilometres with Ritzenheim seizing the advantage in the final kilometre, only to be overhauled by Kipyego in the final straight. Packing well as always Kenya took the team title with Eritrea in silver and Ethiopia with the bronze. The USA was fourth just eight seconds adrift.

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Amman International Marathon, Jordan.

OCTOBER

17 2009

Amphitheatre atmosphere By Norrie Williamson

Marathons offer a great way to mix a love of running with the chance to see some of the world’s most interesting, scenic, and historic places. The Amman International Marathon, held under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, offers all of these qualities. The inaugural race was part of the centenary celebrations of the Amman Municipality, attracting runners from over 50 nations, from Australia to Canada. The addition of a dozen elite marathoners hightened pre-race enthusiasm that saw close to 12,000 Jordanians embrace the occasion by registering for the 4km, 10km or full marathon distance. Much of the attraction was the gently inclined two-lap course through the very heart of the capital city, which lies on a basin-like floor at the foot of the seven hills. Starting from the modern municipal buildings runners ran through history and a diversity of cultures. The many souks and bazaars of Quraysh bubbled with excitement, providing a special atmosphere. Support flowed from pavements, balcony cafés, and marathon cheering stations as runners strove towards the magnificent Roman forum and amphitheatre. Even this is relatively modern architecture in what is one of the World’s oldest continually inhabited cities, dating back to Neolithic times, around 8500BC. A weekend of soaring unseasonal temperatures brought the crowds in but as the mercury climbed to 29C after the race start the pace inevitably slowed. Ethiopian pacemakers Gizaw Bekele and Desalegn Tegegn still creditably clung on to a 2:14 schedule with 34km covered. As Bekele pulled aside the leading group lost rhythm, allowing 2:12 marathoner, David Kiptum to lead Gezahagn Beyene into the 36km turn point. The race was now about who could still maintain some kind of momentum. Kiptum’s gladiatorial determination gave him a 250m winning margin as he crossed the Al Hashimiah finish line in an almost pedestrian 2:20:48 “The course is much faster than today’s times show, but it was survival in this heat,” said the 41year old Kenyan. Morrocan-born Italian Said Boudalia, who has yet to convert the potential of his track times into the marathon, maintained form to secure the final podium position as temperatures settled around 35C – so that only the top seven finishers broke 2:30. The women’s elite pack held together for 10km before the Ethiopian trio of Tadelech Telila, Alemtsehay Hailu and Etaferahu Getahun led through 15km. From there Telila emerged unchallenged with Kenyan Lilian Chelimo gaining third position when Hailu withdrew shortly before 34km. An energy-sapped Telila crossed the line January – March 2010

fully 20 minutes slower than her best time, but almost three minutes clear of Getahun. Chelimo was the only other runner to dip under three hours. Kenyan Joice Kirui provided a measure of the extraordinary conditions as her 72-minute half marathon form could only yield a time of 3:20 for fifth place, less than 100m behind Ethiopian Gashaw Mencho. Runners continued to finish the races throughout the day. Short, tall, fast and not so fast, the 11000 participants represented a vast diversity of sizes, abilities and public standing, emphatically demonstrating one of road running’s greatest strengths: that it’s a sport for everyone. While Princess Dina Mired competed the 10km with over 1000 other supporters raising funds for the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Prince Firas Raad took on and conquered his first marathon distance. Displaying enormous mental tenacity in overcoming the heat and distance the Prince was welcomed down the finishing lane by a guard of honour holding back an enthusiastic crowd. Undeterred by the six scorching hours during which he shared the road with other runners, he found the energy and humility to shake the hands of hundreds of well-wishers as he walked through the finish. As a Board member four hours later, when post-race depletion is normally at its most punishing, Prince Raad was delivering the keynote speech at the Gala Awards Dinner and prize giving.

remained little more than a small village until 1887. Then the Hejaz railway was built to link Damascus with Medina and Amman became a major stop for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. In Jordan today the modern and ancient stand cheek by jowl. It’s a rich mix reflecting the melting pot of cultures that have contributed to Jordanian heritage. From the original seven hills the city now extends over 19 hills with a population estimated at over 2.5 million people. Going beyond the city, some runners took the short 50km drive north-west to recuperate in the Dead Sea, which at 400m below sea-level is the lowest point on earth. The buoyancy of the mineral-rich water makes swimming impossible,

For many visiting runners the marathon was only a part of the experience; pre- and post-race excursions afforded participants the opportunity to explore the Jordan’s many wonders. The ancient Roman citadel on Jabel el Qala, the highest of the original seven hills, overlooks the course. An adjacent church dates back to Byzantine times before 400 AD, when the city was called Philadelphia. Several earthquakes and natural disasters destroyed the settlement, which Distance Running

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but the legendary healing and health-giving qualities of the water and mud aided post marathon recovery. Renowned religious sites are all around: Mount Nebo, where Moses died, and the Jordan River, where John baptized Jesus Christ. This is one of Jordan’s most popular tourist locations and a place of immense interest irrespective of personal faith. Nearby Jerash is one of the best preserved Roman cities anywhere, while in the valley of Wadi Al Seer lies the Hellenistic ruin of Qsar al Abd. No trip to Jordan is complete without staring in awe at “rosered Petra”, recognized as one of the seven Wonders of the World.

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Some runners took a jeep drive over the dunes in Wadi Rum where the late afternoon sun highlights the dramatic rock formations, against which many scenes from the classic movie Lawrence of Arabia were shot. To the south, Aqaba is a haven for scuba diving, and Jordan’s access to the Red Sea. To the North and east are the vineyards and fruit farms of the lush Jordan valley.

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Tadelech TELILA Etaferahu GETAHUN Lilian CHELIMO Habtamnesh Gashaw MENCHO Joyce Chepngeno KIRUI

RACE CONTACT DETAILS AMMAN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON OCTOBER Nabeel Abuata, c/o The Society for Care of Neurological Patients P.O.Box 940222, Amman 11194 Tel: 962-6-566 2999 Fax: 962-6-566 0038 Email: info@amman-marathon.com Web:www.amman-marathon.com

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Venicemarathon, Italy.

Many bridges to cross

OCTOBER

25 2009

On 24 October 2010 Venicemarathon will organize its 25th Anniversary edition, which will be rich in surprises and celebrations. The organizers hope to welcome you all in celebration of this great anniversary, and in solidarity with some particular charitable causes. For the last few years Venicemarathon has supported causes such as “Run for Water, Run for Life” which raises funds to dig wells to supply drinking water in one of the driest regions in the world - the Karamoja in Uganda. Venicemarathon is a spectacular and colorful race which begins in Stra, a small village deep in the Italian countryside. This is at the beginning of the “Riviera del Brenta”, the beautiful riverside area where the Venetian nobility built their holiday mansions in the 18th century. The first half of the race develops against the backdrop of a typical rural landscape, following the course of the River Brenta. The marathon passes through the centre of Marghera and Mestre - these are boroughs of the City of Venice, but located on the mainland. Runners take a 3km tour inside San Giuliano Park the largest urban green area in Europe - and launch themselves towards Venice over the Liberty Bridge, a 4km-long bridge, flat and straight. The race then passes through the Venice port area and reaches the city centre in the last few kilometers which are simply unique. Marathoners run next to the Giudecca Canal to Punta della Dogana. Here the race organizers build, especially for the event, a 180m-long floating bridge across the famous Grand Canal, giving marathoners a 360-degree view of the heart of Venice and its most famous site, St. Mark’s Square. This is a view unavailable to anyone else. In the final 3km there are 13 bridges, all with wooden ramps installed for the race. These are the most popular spots for spectators and give the

marathon its slogan “No Bridges, No Fun” (but of course – there are many bridges to cross, and much fun to be had). The course-side cafes are crowded with supporters who let out a communal roar as each runner crests a bridge. The ramps installed on the bridges are not just for the moment, but are part of a project to make Venice more accessible both for people with disabilities and for people with babystrollers. After passing by Piazza San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale, marathon runners arrive at the finish line in Riva Sette Martiri (seven martyrs). In the finish area athletes find food, drink, massage and changing facilities. Boats deliver runners’ bags, collected at the start, to the finish line. You can then soak your tired legs in the lagoon to help bring them back to life before walking across one

last bridge into the magic place called “I Giardini della Biennale”, the site of the Biennale International Art Exhibition, for a unique post-race pasta party. From there runners can drift back through the city on foot to absorb the history, or they can take a boat directly back to the Tronchetto. From here runners can take the bus back to their hotel or their cars - which they may have left in this area in the early morning before taking the shuttle service to get to the start. Or they can hop on the free bus service to Mestre station, from where they can take a train directly back home (even if their home may be in Rome, Paris or London). Along the race course spectators applaud all marathoners, from the elite to the amateurs, and they create a warm and appreciative atmosphere. Runners respond - smiling – and are carried along by the feeling. Supporting the same aim, 20 musical groups positioned along the course try to ease the fatigue of all participants. They also entertain all spectators and help them to cheer runners on with the rhythm of their music. In the three days before the race Venicemarathon organizes several associated events. The most important of these are the Marathon expo, and the Family Run. The Venicemarathon Exposport is an exhibition of the Sport and Leisure, held inside San Giuliano’s Park, where athletes have to collect their bib number and goody bag. It is open on Thursday afternoon (15.00-20.00), on Friday (from 10.0020.00) and on Saturday (from 09.00 to 20.00). The day before the marathon, Venice hosts a 4km Family Run in two locations: one in Mestre inside San Giuliano’s Park and one in Dolo, a small village alongside the marathon course. The family

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WOMEN: runs give marathoners a chance to share their experience with their children, wives, friends and the students of Venetian schools. These two runs are burgeoning in size year after year, and are no longer just a prelude to the marathon but assert their own presence and attract more than 10,000 participants. The charity aspect of these events is important, as they aim to raise funds to support the project “Run for Water, Run for Life”. Thanks to support for this project more than 6000 people can now drink clean water in the arid region of Karamoja. Venicemarathon has a participant cap fixed at 7000 runners due to the physical constrictions over the last part of the race course within Venice proper. In 2009, for the first time, entries had to be closed fully two months before the event. Some pre-planning is therefore necessary if you are

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interested in taking part. Keep a look out for the bib-numbers still available by checking our web site: www.venicemarathon.it and, when you are ready, proceed with registration on-line or contact the Venicemarathon office. We will be delighted to help you with any kind of information concerning registration, accommodation or any other enquiry you may have.

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Anne KOSGEI Jelena Yal KOREN Alena SAMOKHYALOVA Makda Haji HARUN Ana DIAS Yelena SOKOLOVA Margaret TOROITICH Giovanna VOLPATO Diana LOBACEVSKE Tadese Boru FEYSE

RACE CONTACT DETAILS VENICE MARATHON OCTOBER Enrico Jacomini A.S.D. Venicemarathon Club, Via F. Linghindal 5/5, 30172 Mestre Venice Tel: 39 041 532 1871 Fax: 39 041 532 1879 Email: info@venicemarathon.it Web: www.venicemarathon.it

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Reggae Marathon, Jamaica

A Natural Mystic

DECEMBER

5 2009

By Leisha Chen-Young “I love the early start and being able to enjoy the rest of the day” says Floridanative Terri Rejimbal, sipping piña coladas, eating lobster, wandering the beach and soaking in the sunshine: “it’s a great preChristmas vacation, and also a great run.” Speakers strapped atop cars, transforming them into mobile sound systems; live reggae and steel bands; tents that pose as makeshift homes for djs; music comes from everywhere. Bob Marley’s lyrics adorn mile markers: “Sun is shining, the weather is sweet”; “Don’t worry… ‘bout a ting, ‘cos ev’ry little ting’s… gonna be alright”. Music fuels the small island of Jamaica, and also the island’s Reggae Marathon. In its 9th staging, Jamaica’s premier road race takes place in the island’s west coast haven of Negril. Along the predominantly flat, AIMScertified course, runners are treated to breathtaking vistas of stunning coastline and lush vegetation along the world-famous 7-mile beach and beyond.

Although the race takes place in the cooler winter month of December, the heat is still testing. A 05.00 start offers some respite. There is in fact a slight chill in the air as the runners take their positions at the start. Burning tiki torches line the first few metres, and offer a warm glow. Alongside the Rastafarian drummers beating out the signature soundtrack to the race’s start, the atmosphere is almost mystical. Terri Rejimbal, a Tampa, Florida native, hugs herself to stay warm, hopping lightly from foot to foot. Making her fourth appearance at the Reggae Marathon, she is used to the conditions. Her running resume includes 13 marathons, including one full and two half Reggae Marathons, (she was the female winner of the half marathon in 2008). “This is my year,” she announces, the night before the race, at the world-famous Pasta Party (she was right, as she won in 3:00:57). “I plan to cover as much distance as possible before the sun comes up,” she says. She adds that once the sun is up, everyone suffers, no matter how much training they have done. Competing against the heat adds an extra dimension to the race.

In the early stages, run under the dark sky with the moon still high, the male winner of the 10km race pulls away from the pack. Known locally as the “Usain Bolt” of long distance running, Kemoy Campbell is set to repeat his win from 2008. He leads all the way, to win in 30:25. The 10km race has drawn increasing numbers, this year reaching 358 participants. Added to the 425 runners in the half marathon, and 126 full marathoners, the total was just under 1000. Looking ahead to their 10th anniversary in 2010, organizers expect to celebrate with double the number of participants. “We will focus on international and local marketing, increase our presence at international expos, and keep in touch with this year’s participants, to ensure that we get a great crowd next year.” As the sun begins to rise, so too do the residents of Long Bay. Children run alongside the road shouting words of encouragement, high-fiving and bumping fists with the runners. “The Reggae Marathon is very special,” says British runner Judy Hanley, who returned this year for her fifth appearance. She reminisces almost tearfully about her 2005 trip, when at 26km she felt as if she were about to hit the wall. “Suddenly, out of nowhere, two teenage volunteers ran up to me and asked if they could run alongside. We chatted and laughed, they fetched me some Gatorade and stayed with me for half a mile, giving me the extra push to carry on.”

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Back on the course, runners pass through small, sleepy towns with names like Bloody Bay, Crocodile Rock, and Orange Bay. Supporters rise and gather on the sides of the roads, cheering on the runners, some spraying water from hoses to offer temporary relief from the heat. Over 300 people volunteer to ensure the marathon runs smoothly, some handing out water and Gatorade at hydration stations set up at each mile. A few miles behind Rejimbal and Bob Marley’s son Rohan - who was running in his first half marathon - “Mighty Mark” and “The Hurricane” have (as the slogan says) “Come for the race, stay for the fun.” Otherwise known as Mark Bloomfield and Steve Kahn, the duo are celebrating Bloomfield’s 60th birthday, as well as more than a decade of running together. “I love reggae music, I love Bob Marley, and I love running, so what better way to celebrate?”

South African runner Gregory Macket takes the run in his stride. This is Macket’s first time in Jamaica, and after participating in many marathons, including the Comrades, he is not nervous, “It’s just running”, he exclaims the night before the race. With his easy smile and relaxed demeanour, he is the perfect fit for a Caribbean island. It is not surprising then, when Macket explains that his grandfather was born in Jamaica, and he is hoping to reconnect with any relatives.

Result MEN: 1 2 3 4 5

Rupert GREEN Linton MCKENZIE Justin HENRY Collin GRAHAM David ADAMS

JAM 2:31:50 JAM 2:40:11 JAM 2:56:01 JAM 3:02:52 JAM 3:03:14

WOMEN: That’s what happens to runners at the Reggae Marathon. They join the hundreds of volunteers, local residents, and other visitors who visit the beautiful island, and become part of the Reggae Marathon family.

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Bloomfield turns to one of Jamaica’s most frequently heard phrases, “Respect mon” to describe his philosophy on running. “You have to respect the race; you have to recognize that the race is bigger than you.” He should know: as the first ambassador to the United States for the grueling Comrades Ultra Marathon race in South Africa, he has run 26 marathons, including 12 ultras. Bloomfield adds: “You don’t just show up for a marathon” - especially one like the Reggae Marathon where the heat is often a concern even for the local runners. In 2008 Jamaican Rupert Green was leading the marathon, when he collapsed mid-race from an injury. This year he came back to win. The Reggae Marathon is much more than a race. The event includes the pre-race Pasta Party, the post-run breakfast at Margaritaville, and the victory party that this year featured reggae star Etana, as well the 3-day reggae expo. “These events bring fun and excitement,” says Diane Ellis, the Race’s Marketing Director. “It’s not all about running, but it’s important to fuse the reggae element and showcase Jamaica’s culture.” Passing the half marathon turnaround, the marathoners continue past Samuels Bay, towards the 26km turnaround point at Green Island. The group has thinned to a smaller contingent among them, the characters: 82-year old “Uncle” Roy Thomas; 84-year old Burt Carlson, and 67year-old Cecile Bardato.

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RACE CONTACT DETAILS The 2010 race takes place on Saturday 4 December in Negril. You can visit www.reggaemarathon.com for more information. NEGRIL, JAMAICA. 87-89 Tower Street, Kingston. Tel: 876-922-8677 / 876-922-8673 racedirector@reggaemarathon.com Full race contacts start on page ??

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Opinion

Loneliness no longer Distance running is more than a sport – it’s a whole new social movement, argues Malcolm Anderson*

In the last edition of Distance Running there were 56 advertisements for marathons around the world. There are more runners, more marathons, more exotic destinations, more merchandise and money being made from marathon running than ever before. Travel companies specialize in marathon tours, and new companies promote running in exotic places even without a race in which to participate. The Marathon is being demystified as it becomes mainstream. Last year there were over 400,000 finishers in the United States alone, up from 295,000 in 2001. Events are also becoming more festive. Briton John Wallace has run over 200 marathons dressed as Superman, raising thousands of pounds for charity by doing so. Osy Waye, also raising money for charity, ran his 100th marathon at the North Pole in a polar bear suit. I have run in the same events with Scooby-Doo and Mickey Mouse, and pounded the streets alongside Roman and Greek soldiers. Runners compete to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest times set while juggling, doing football kick-ups, or playing the flute. Technological advances allow us to log every detail of our run through GPS and heart monitors, and post them on the Internet. Cell phones have become almost commonplace race aids: I overheard, in the last mile of the Comrades Marathon in South Africa, a runner telling his father in Ireland that he was going to finish the race before the 12-hour cut-off. Companies send us photos and video footage from the event. We can purchase a vast array of memorabilia as well as the frames, shelves and cases to go with them. Modern marathons now compete with each other to offer every potential participant a medal of sufficient quality to tempt them to enter. The medal is a part of any Marathon’s sales pitch. Medals can be huge and impressive (the one from the Quebec Marathon included flashing lights). Many events provide live music along the course as another inducement. January – March 2010

The UK 100 Marathon Club members at the Frankfurt Marathon

Money aside, I could run marathons in Antarctica, along the Great Wall of China, at the base camp of Mount Everest, in an African safari park, or through the streets of any world capital. And then there are the Expos, offering merchandise to last a lifetime, or at least until the next marathon Expo: if you can commodify it, go for it. What was once an event for diehards has become an event wide open to all ages and both genders. The Marathon has become transformed into a social movement, with consequences at three inter-related levels;

Individually, there are more runners with an increasing desire for good health, who have money to spend and a desire to travel, and a more outwardly directed social consciousness. Organizationally, there are hugely diverse and competitive marathon events offered. Commercially, the commodification of the running experience has generated marathon merchandise and services offered at every possible opportunity.

All these trends are enabled by the Internet, and are contributing to marathon running becoming mainstream everywhere around the world. People used to train to run fast. Now, they run to complete, not to compete. Run-walk programs, first encouraged by Jeff Galloway in the United States, have been hugely successful in helping people complete marathons. Former Boston winner Amby Burfoot, echoing multiple world record setter Jim Peters, observes that the marathon has become “Everyman’s Everest.” Galloway thinks this is only the beginning – that new runners will come into the sport in everincreasing numbers. His aim is to allow people to run injury-free, enjoy every run, run faster when they want to, and to a very old age. “It is my belief that we were not designed to run very long distances continuously” he said, “but we were designed to go almost indefinitely by running and walking when we put the walking breaks in early and often.” Training and running a marathon have become instrumental to improving fitness, health and well-

being. The marathon creates the goal and focuses the energy for this to occur. As soon as you have run a few marathons the new multi-faceted social side of the sport works its way into your life. New goals continually present themselves – longer distances perhaps. Older runners often introduce their families to the sport. 1970s marathon star Bill Rogers thinks the growth in participation has been fuelled by the “unique person to person quality of our sport” – friends are examples to each other. This sharing of positive experiences also relates to well organized marathons. Races pay great attention to detail and making the marathon experience memorable, including pasta dinners, social interaction, guest speakers, presentations, goody bags, informative instructions, fashionable event shirts and other merchandise, and plenty of support along the race route. All this further stimulates the social movement. Growing social consciousness is another aspect, with runners increasingly raising money for charity through marathon participation. This has had great impact on volunteer and not-for-profit organizations, Distance Running

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Opinion Loneliness No Longer, continued which often provide training programs to assist their fundraising runners. In the London Marathon the majority run to raise money for charity. Some run in memory and in celebration of others. Jose Nebrida has run 58 marathons in 35 states bearing a huge American flag to honour the heroes and victims of 9/11. Runners give their time, energy

and sometimes money, to assist others. Disadvantaged children, teens and the homeless in inner-city areas of the United States are offered transformational opportunities through running and training for marathons; prisoners have been provided with training programs; free T-shirts are offered to children in schools as incentives to get them running; and handicapped people are now being encouraged to mobilise themselves for marathons. These people, and those who help

train them, are inspirational to us all. The business world is increasingly involved. Proctor and Gamble, for example, created a training program for its employees, culminating in 306 of them running the Geneva Marathon (10% of the total number of finishers). Not only is it a public relations coup for such companies, it builds corporate morale and team consciousness, and fosters individual values and aspirations that can improve work performance. For many of the new marathoners, running the distance can also be considered as part of a growing trend to combat superficiality in modern life. Finishing a marathon is a very real, tangible achievement that rewards patience and commitment. You either do it or you don’t. It’s all about you, your mind and body. That’s why it’s so rewarding. Running marathons can counterbalance many things that affect our lives, by setting a tempo giusto, a chosen inner tempo. We do this in running, and we can do it in our everyday lives if we decide to. We take our lives into our running experience, but we can also take the

essence of our running experience and apply it to enrich our lives. Although this social movement is transforming distance running, world records are still being broken, the top runners are better rewarded financially, and there is more media attention, especially at the Olympics. Where else but in marathons can world champions and those running their first race, line up and compete in the same event? This is an exciting time for distance running. The future is wide open for us. I, for one, read every advertisement in Distance Running, thinking I would love to experience every race, see every place, meet old friends and make new ones. People, place and history; it’s a winning combination.

* Malcolm Anderson is a distance runner based in Ontario, Canada. He can be contacted at: andersnm@post.queensu.ca THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR AND DO NOT NECCESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF AIMS OR IAAF.

Linda Major, Simon Beresford and John Dawson celebrating completion at the Furth Marathon

Book Review Running: a global history Thor Gotaas, Reaktion Books, London (383pp, £19.95/$35) ISBN 978-1-86189-526-4 In the foreword to this kaleidoscopic canter through the history of distance running the author offers a warning that his is “one version of the history of running…which bears the impress of its author’s preferences and sympathies.” Even so, his coverage is wide ranging. From Prehistory, through Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Classical times to the centuries-long employment of runners as messengers in places as widespread as Peru, Germany and China. Gotaas keeps his focus trained exclusively upon distance running. There is only glancing mention of middle distances and sprints in reference to the development of accurate timing methods. Otherwise the coverage is encyclopaedic, both historically and geographically. The most interesting chapters are those

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where the two come together to assert the importance of distance running as a factor in national development. Cases are cited concerning Finland, Mexico, Kenya and Ethiopia, and arguments laid out which give interesting new insights into the historical significance of a sport which is today overwhelmingly recreational. Social history is Gotaas’s strength, and makes the book far superior to the more usual histories of running that tend to quote times and distances obsessively. Where Gotaas does deal with this kind of detail he is less convincing, whether in the historical past or within recent memory. The author’s treatment of running fable seems unduly indulgent. Mensen Ernst is the most obvious case in point, where the tale of his 14-day run from Paris to Moscow (2600km), is laced with colourful detail more becoming to a

been welcome. He offers a lot of new material about Ma Junren, who coached a small group of Chinese women to world dominance in the middle and long distances in 1993. But his assertion that Junren was “unmatched in terms of competence and knowledge” can only be sustained by assuming “that the Chinese were not using dope” and admitting “it is rather unlikely, but let us be naïve.”

fairytale than an historical feat. As for the 8370km he was alleged to have run from Istanbul to Calcutta, Gotaas admits this was all “before official records… his achievements are not recorded in formal lists.” There are other cases where a little more critical analysis would have

Referring to the resounding success of Kenyan and Ethiopian runners Gotaas claims they “have had to toil like fleet-footed slaves on the away-stage, often against one another, in order to harvest as much as they can of the fruits of Mammon”. This kind of emotive comment is at odds with the bulk of his book, which offers an insightful study of running in many different times and in many different places. January – March 2010


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Opinion

Run it off Charmayne Wellington warns runners against ignoring early warning signs.

There was a time when athletes believed that to achieve their goal, pain was the essence. “No pain no gain”, “Feel the burn” or, when you had the odd niggling pain, “Run it off” were the mantras of the time. Since then sport scientists and physiologists have shown that these niggling pains were likely due to microtrauma which, when left unattended, could be catastrophic. Microtrauma is exactly what it says on the bottle, micro = small; trauma = injury, sometimes known as the “invisible injury” as more often than not there is no initial pain or soreness. This type of trauma develops when inflammation occurs in the soft tissues due to increased mechanical load placed on them before they’ve had sufficient time to adapt to a previous abnormal load. Or the cause could be friction between the tendon, the tendon sheath and other moving parts. Sport scientists have since shown that although microtrauma is needed for the biomechanical and physiological adaptations necessary to succeed in sports, it can also lead to overuse injuries, in some cases ending in withdrawal from sport. Sports psychologists agree that inactivity, for some long distance runners, can lead to mental depression and anxiety, especially in someone whose life is based around their training. Injury management during the first 24-48hrs is vitally important, and. research shows that treatment in the first few hours gives the best outcome. In contrast, the implications of ignoring any sharp twinge in your achilles tendon during a training session can be calamitous. The Achilles tendon is attached to the base of the calf and inserts into the calcaneus (heel bone). It stores and generates the massive forces required to contract the muscle. That twinge or pain you experienced while running may be short and painless enough that it affords you no further irritation during your workout - so you forget about it. You wake up the next morning and as you get out of bed your calf feels a bit stiff but it releases as you walk, so you resume your regular training. Everything still feels normal when running. Maybe January – March 2010

you notice a little tightness in the lower calf but it wears off and still doesn’t interfere with your training schedule. These symptoms of an underlying injury should not be ignored. With the right treatment in the early stages the problem can easily be resolved. Left unresolved, these underlying issues can lead to a frustrating array of injuries, such as:

Achilles Tendonitis: Inflammation, swelling and irritation of the tendon usually felt at the calf insertion point. Signs and symptoms: Ache and/or pain or sharp and/or shooting pain in or under the calf muscle where the muscles meet the tendon; inflammation swelling and/or redness; stiffness in the affected area when getting out of bed Peritendinitis: inflammation of the nourishing tissue surrounding the tendon - the paratendon. Signs and symptoms: The Achilles tendon feels swollen, tender and painful with a crackling sensation over the area; symptoms present themselves during activity, gradually getting worse and especially after exercise; in chronic cases soft tissue X-ray but may also show thickening in Kagar’s triangle, (area between the front of the tendon and the back of the tibia). Achillobursitis: Inflammation of the bursa located between the calcaneus and the Achilles, causing it to feel spongy. Usually caused by running on soft surfaces and/or uphill - also by low cut shoes. Any cause of friction between the Achilles and the back of the heels should be immediately removed. Signs and symptoms: Swelling and redness/heat and tendon insertion at the heel; heel pain, worst at the beginning of exercise; limp may develop. Tendinosis: This is chronic inflammation of the tendon leading to thickening of the tendon, reducing its mobility - which can lead to complete rupture. The type and degree of overuse injury depends on the location of the

microtrauma and the amount and duration of friction and/or overload placed on the affected tissue - as this dictates the inflammatory response within them. For the beneficial adaptations of microtrauma to take place, inflammation and its symptoms should be addressed immediately or the opposite is true. A reduction in training activities alone will reduce the overuse inflammation along with conservative treatment such as the R.I.C.E. technique: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (i.e. putting your feet up).

Intervention and Prevention Early R.I.C.E intervention increases the chances of a quick return to sports by reducing the effects of the inflammatory response. DO NOT IGNORE THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS. The R.I.C.E. technique is the gold standard treatment when dealing with inflammation. Each component, when applied correctly, reduces the injury time by limiting swelling and decreasing pain. Most effective treatment can be given during a window of opportunity available in the first 24-48 hours, but within the first 20 minutes has been shown to give the best results. Prevention of overuse injuries is possible by preplanning and preparing for each training session. If your schedule requires running on a different surface, an increase in load, duration, and/or intensity, take the following necessary precautions: i) the night before fill a disposable plastic cup with water and place it in the freezer as any changes to your training program provides the perfect condition for microtrauma. ii) After training and a good cool down session examine the Achilles tendon by taking it between your finger and thumb and squeezing it up and down like a tube of

toothpaste; any tender spots represent microtrauma. iii) Use the plastic cup of ice to massage the tendon; concentrate on any tender spots found in your examination; don’t forget the insertion point on the back of the heel. Massaging with ice forces circulation deep into the tissue structure and breaks down adhesions. This is great for localised microtrauma. A more effective way of treating this trauma however is an ice plunge: fill a bucket with cold water, put ice into the water and plunge each foot into the bucket, if you can take it for more than 8-10mins the water is not cold enough. Plunging flushes out the inflammation mediators and brings fresh nutritious blood to the area. This is important, as the tendon otherwise becomes vulnerable once microtrauma occurs due to its restriction of the blood supply, which reduces the supply of fresh nutrients and makes treatment difficult. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR AND DO NOT NECCESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF AIMS OR IAAF.

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Calendar of events 7 North Pole Marathon

2010 DATE RACE

1 2 7 7 10 16 17 17 17 20 22 24 24 24 31 31

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Neujahrsmarathon Zurich Xiamen Int’l Marathon Tiberias Marathon Zayed International Half Marathon Mizuno Hong Kong Half Marathon Championships Kinmen Marathon Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon China Coast Marathon and Half Maraton Internacional de Culiacan Corrida de Sao Sebastiao 10km Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Khon Kaen Marathon Maui Ocean Front Marathon & Half Mitja Marato Intl. Santa Pola Osaka Int’l Ladies’ Marathon Marrakech Intl. Marathon

M M M H

SUI CHN ISR UAE

90 82 86 90

H HKG M/H TPE

84 82

M M/H M R

IND HKG MEX BRA

84 84 88 82

M M M/H M M M

UAE THA USA ESP JPN MOR

90 90 90 90 86 90

M H M/H M H R M M

JPN JPN EGY ESP UAE JPN ESP ALG

M M R

CYP TAN PUR

82 6 90 88

M M M/H M H

HKG JPN RSA ITA NGR

84 86 88 86 88

U

TUN

M M M H H M H M

ESP JPN TUR ITA FRA MEX BRA ANT

February DATE RACE

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Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon Kagawa Maragume Half Marathon Egyptian Marathon Seville City Marathon RAK Half Marathon Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race (&10km) Marathon Popular de Valencia Sahara Marathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

28 28 28 28

GSO Limassol Int’l Marathon Kilimanjaro Marathon World's Best 10km Road Race Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 28 Tokyo Marathon 28 Marizburg Marathon and Half 28 Giuseppe Verdi Country Marathon GLO Lagos International Half Marathon

86 86 84 10 8 86 90

March DATE RACE

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Marato de Barcelona Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon International Oger Antalya Marathon Lago Maggiore Half Marathon Semi Marathon de Paris Maraton LaLa Sao Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Antarctica Marathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

14 14 14 18 21 21 21 21 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 31

Nagoya Int’l Women’s Marathon Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon Treviso Marathon Jerusalem Half Marathon EDP Half Marathon of Lisbon Monaco Int’l Marathon Seoul Int’l Marathon Maratona di Roma Hervis Prague Half Marathon Ferraramarathon Poznan Half Marathon Novi Sad Half Marathon IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Bydgoszcz Bratislava City Marathon Panama International Half Marathon Vattenfall Half Marathon Berlin Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great Incheon International Half Marathon Egyptian Red Sea Marathon (and Half)

M JPN M FLK M ITA H ISR H POR M MON M KOR M ITA H CZE M ITA H POL H SRB C M/H H H M H M/H

POL SVK PAN GER GRE KOR EGY

U

RSA

20 90 86 22 10 84 88 82 82 86 17 86 86 14 88 86 16 4 86 88 88 13 23 88 12 12 86 84

April DATE RACE

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3 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

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9 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 17 18 18 18 18 18 19 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

NPO

88

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Dead Sea Ultramarathon Fortis Rotterdam Marathon Canberra Marathon Paris Marathon Sao Paulo Half Marathon Corpore Zurich Marathon Milano City Marathon mds – Maratón de Santiago Daegu International Marathon Pardubice Wine Half Marathon Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon Vienna City Marathon Semi Marathon International de Nice Semi Marathon International de Rabat Belgrade Marathon BAA Boston Marathon Maraton Popular de Madrid Big Sur International Marathon Eugene Marathon and Half Cracovia Marathon Enschede Marathon Maratona Sant Antonio Mobel Kraft Marathon Hamburg Antwerp Marathon Dalian International Marathon

U M M M H M M M M H

JOR NED AUS FRA BRA SUI ITA CHI KOR CZE

86 88 25 84 82 23/24 29 82 86 28

M M H H M/H M M M/H M/H M M M M M M

JAP AUT FRA MOR SCG USA ESP USA USA POL NED ITA GER BEL CHN

86 82 28 88 88 90 32 90 90 30 88 30 26 82 82

M M M/H M M M M R M R M M M

CAN USA ITA PER BRA GER CZE CAN MKD GER SUI SLO CHN

M M R M M H H M/H M M M M M M M

POL GER IND ITA FIN SWE POR LAT RWA DEN GBR CAN CAN RSA ESP

M R M H R M M M/H M R M M H

SWE USA POL RUS ECU FIN THA NOR MRI BSH RUS MEX CAN

90 90 53 88 48 84 90 88 88 42 88 88 82

M M

MAS ECU

86 84

DATE RACE

2 2 2 2 2 2 9 9 9 9 9 15 15

BMO Vancouver Marathon New Jersey Marathon Maratona d’Europa Lima Marathon Sao Paulo Marathon METRO Group-marathon Duesseldorf Volkswagen Prague Marathon Vancouver Sun Run Skopje Marathon BIG 25 Berlin Geneve Marathon Three Hearts Marathon The Great Wall Marathon

16 16 16 22 22 22 23 23 23 23 23 30 30 30

mBank Lodz Marathon iWelt Marathon Wuerzberg Sunfeast World 10km Nightmarathon Terwamarathon Göteborg Half Marathon Douro Valley Half Marathon Nordea Riga Marathon & Half Kigali Peace Marathon Copenhagen Marathon Edinburgh Marathon Ottawa Marathon HSBC Calgary Marathon Comrades Marathon Maraton Martin Fiz

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Course not measurable to AIMS standards

82 90 41 88 82 84 4 82 36 36 90 42 82 88 84 84 86 84 90 40 86 88 39 36 36 82 88 90

June DATE RACE

5 5 6 6 6 12 13 19 20 26 27 27 27 27

Stockholm Marathon Freihofer’s 5k Run for Women Metropolis Marathon Bydgoszcz-Torun Zelenograd Half Marathon Carrera Quito Ultimas Noticias 15K Santa Claus Marathon Laguna Phuket Int'l Marathon Midnight Sun Marathon and Half Marathon de l’Ile Maurice Vidovdan Road Race Int’l “White Nights” Marathon Tangamanga Int'l Marathon Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon 27 Maraton de Quito

27 Lake Saroma 100km

U

JPN

M M M M M M/H M M U

FIN AUS SUI IND BRA USA AUS AUS SUI

PAGE

86

July DATE RACE

3 4 10 17 18 25 25 31 31

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Paavo Nurmi Marathon Gold Coast Airport Marathon Zermatt Marathon Great Tibetan Marathon City of Rio de Janiero Marathon San Francisco Marathon Westlink M7 Cities Marathon Australian Outback Marathon Swiss Alpine Marathon Davos

84 25 90 84 82 90 42 82 53

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

May

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7-14 Sahara 100k Challenge Race 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 9

M

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

January

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August DATE RACE

1 7 14 15 21 22 28 29 29 29

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Bogotá Int'l Half Marathon Siberian Int'l Marathon Helsinki City Marathon Intact Edmonton Marathon Reykjavik Marathon Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon La Ruta de las Iglesias Quebec City Marathon Victoria Falls Marathon Hokkaido Marathon

H M M M M/H H M M M M

COL RUS FIN CAN ISL BRA ECU CAN ZIM JPN

82 88 50 82 84 82 84 82 90 86

H H M/H H M H M H M

NOR POL USA HUN MEX GBR FRO GBR SUI

M

FIN

90 84

R H H M H M M/H H M R

CZE SWE RUS POL EST RUS LIT COL CRO NED

4 49 88 88 58 88 86 82 82 88

M M M M M

AUS MEX GER DEN ZIM

25 88 84 65 90

M M/H H H M

BRA USA LUX POR GER

82 90 86 14 12

M/H CAN

66

September DATE RACE

4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 11

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Fjord Norway Half Marathon Pila Int’l Half Marathon Kaua'i Marathon and Half 25th Nike Budapest Int’l Half Marathon Medio Maraton Atlas de Guadalajara Great Scottish Run Torshavn Marathon Bristol Half Marathon Jungfrau Marathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

11 Ruska Marathon 11 TESCO Prague Grand Prix – METRO Men’s Race 10 km 11 Stockholm Half Marathon 11 Novosibirsk Half Marathon 12 Wroclaw Marathon 12 Tallinn Marathon 12 Moscow Int'l Peace Marathon 12 Vilnius Maratonas & Half 12 Media Maraton Int’l Ciudad de Medellin 19 Varazdin Half Marathon 19 Dam tot Damloop 19 Blackmores Sydney Running Fesitival/Sydney Marathon 19 Maraton Leon Independencia 19 Karstadt Marathon 19 Hans Christian Andersen Marathon 19 Africa University Int’l Peace Marathon 26 Maratona Internatcional De Foz Do Iguacu 26 Lake Tahoe Marathon & Half 26 Dexia Route du Vin Half Marathon 26 Half Marathon of Portugal Vodafone 26 real Berlin Marathon 26 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Half

70 88 90 57 53 84 53 84

KEY Sports Timing Marathon Half Marathon Road Race Mountain Run

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U Ultradistance C Cross Country 88 Page number – Please use these as an index for race details.

IAAF races are highlighted in red IMPORTANT: At the time of publication, the above dates were believed correct, however, runners should confirm directly with race organisers prior to booking arrangements. RACE DIRECTORS: To correct current contact information and race dates please send details to: update@aimsworldrunning.org January – March 2010


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2011 January DATE RACE

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1 Neujahrsmarathon Zurich

M

SUI

90

1 Xiamen Int’l Marathon

M

CHN

82

6 Zayed International Half Marathon

H

UAE

90

16 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon

M

IND

84

20 Corrida de Sao Sebastiao 10km

R

BRA

82

M

UAE

90

M/H USA

90

21 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 23 Maui Ocean Front Marathon & Half

26 26 26 26 26

Nedbank Cape Town Marathon Maratonina Citta di Udine 25th Spar Budapest Int’l Marathon Turin Half Marathon Maraton de la Ciudad de Mexico 10k Int’l Costa Rica International Lake Garda Marathon Fortis Singelloop Utrecht 10km

M H M H M R M R

RSA ITA HUN ITA MEX CRC ITA NED

88 86 57 86 88 82 86 88

M M/H M M/H M M M H/R M M M M M/H M M M M

SRI GER SVK BEL ECU GBR USA ROM ITA AUS POL USA CRO CAN CAN NED SRB

90 84 74 82 84 84 90 88 86 25 76 65 82 82 82 88 88

H H M H M/H M M M M

CHN CAN KOR FRA ROM ESP NED TUR ITA

13 82 86 84 88 90 83 90 80

October DATE RACE

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 25 30 31 31 31 31 31

Colombo Marathon Cologne Marathon and Half Kosice Peace Marathon Brussels Marathon and Half Guayaquil Marathon Baxters Loch Ness Marathon Twin Cities Marathon Timisoara Half Marathon & 10km Ferrari Italian Marathon St.George Melbourne Marathon Poznan Marathon Portland Marathon Zagreb Marathon & Half Marathon Royal Victoria Marathon Okanagan Int’l Marathon Eindhoven Marathon Novi Sad Marathon 19th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Nanning Toronto Marathon and Half Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int'l Marathon St Denis Half Marathon Bucharest City Marathon & Half Mediterranean Marathon Amsterdam Marathon Istanbul Eurasia Marathon Venice Marathon See feature on page 27 Ljubljanski Marathon Niagara Falls Int'l Marathon Medio Maratón Turístico Nuevo Vallarta Grand Marathon Int’l de Casablanca Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon and Half Chosun Ilbo Chuncheon Marathon adidas Dublin Marathon 100.GI Lausanne Marathon Marine Corps Marathon Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon Athens Classic Marathon Lucerne Marathon Amman International Marathon See feature on page 21 TBIM Taichung Boulevard International Marathon Beijing Int'l Marathon Maraton Int’l de Guadalajara

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M M M M M/H M M R M M M M M M

SLO CAN MEX MOR

90 69 88 88

KEN 86 KOR 86 IRL 86 GIB 84 SUI 90 USA 65 GER 75 GRE 84+92 SUI 90 JOR 86

M TAI M/H CHN M MEX

82 82 86

November DATE RACE

5 Sharm El Sheikh Half Marathon January – March 2010

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H

EGY

84

7 7 7 14 14 14 14 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 26 26-28 28 28 28 28 28

Bass Pro Shops Springfield Marathon Porto Marathon Maraton De Zaragoza Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes Turin Marathon Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay Yokohama Women’s Marathon Medio Maraton de Valencia Great Ethiopian Run 10km 10km Corpore São Paulo Classic Penang Bridge International Marathon Marabana Half and Full Marathon Philadelphia Marathon Quito 21k Mitad del Mundo 10th Pharaonic 100km Malta Int’l Challenge Marathon Firenze Marathon Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Toray Cup Shanghai Marathon Hyderabad Half Marathon and 10km Cyprus Aphrodite Half Marathon Garda Trentino Half Marathon 21km Nuevo Leon Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon UWI-SPEC Half Marathon Airtel Delhi Half Marathon JoongAng Seoul Marathon Taroko Gorge Marathon Hanghzhou Marathon Maraton de San Sebastian Lake Kawaguchi Marathon Gran Marathon Pacifico Marathon of La Rochelle UNICEF Charity Half Marathon & 10k

M M M M M H M H R R M M/H M H U M M M/H M H H H H M H H M M/H M M M M M/H H/R

USA POR ESP FRA ITA USA JPN ESP ETH BRA MAS CUB USA ECU EGY MLT ITA USA CHN IND CYP ITA MEX THA TRI IND KOR TPE CHN ESP JPN MEX FRA HKG

90 85 90 84 86 90 86 90 84 82 86 82 90 84 84 86 87 90 82 84 82 86 88 90 90 84 86 82 82 90 86 86 84 84

December DATE RACE

4 Reggae Marathon See feature on page 33 5 Panama City Int'l Marathon 5 Blom Beirut Marathon 5 Run Barbados Marathon 5 64th Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship 5 Standard Chartered Singapore Int'l Marathon 5 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon 5 Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon 5 Lisbon Int’l Marathon 5 El Gouna International Marathon 5 Cayman Islands Marathon 5 St. Croix International Marathon 5 Poona International Marathon 5 Pampulha Lagoon Int’l Race 5 Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon 11 GLO Lagos International Half Marathon 12 Powerade Monterrey Marathon 12 Antarctic Ice Marathon 19 Taipei Marathon 19 Pisa Marathon 31 Sao Silvestre 15km Costa Rica Int’l Marathon and Half St.Catherine Int. Marathon & Half

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M

JAM

87

M PAN M LEB M/H BAR

74 87 82

23 Khon Kaen Marathon

M

THA

90

23 Mitja Marato Intl. Santa Pola

M

ESP

90

30 Marrakech Intl. Marathon

M

MOR

90

M

ISR

86

Kinmen Marathon

M/H TPE

82

China Coast Marathon and Half

M/H HKG

84

Tiberias Marathon

Maraton Internacional de CuliaCAN

M

MEX

88

Osaka Int’l Ladies’ Marathon

M

JPN

86

Mizuno Hong Kong Half Marathon Championships

H

HKG

84

18 RAK Half Marathon

H

UAE

8

20 Marathon Popular de Valencia

M

ESP

90

21 Sahara Marathon

M

ALG

82

February DATE RACE

PAGE

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

27 Kilimanjaro Marathon

M

TAN

90

27 World's Best 10km Road Race

R

PUR

88

M

ITA

86

M/H RSA

88

27 Giuseppe Verdi Country Marathon 27 Marizburg Marathon and Half 27 Seville City Marathon

M

ESP

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

M

JPN

86

Kagawa Maragume Half Marathon

H

JPN

86

M/H EGY

84

Egyptian Marathon

10

Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race (&10km)

R

JPN

86

GSO Limassol Int’l Marathon

M

CYP

6

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon

M

HKG

84

Tokyo Marathon

M

JPN

86

H

ITA

10

U

TUN

20 84

March DATE RACE

PAGE

6 Lago Maggiore Half Marathon 6/12 Sahara 100k Challenge Race Course not measurable to AIMS standards

6 Semi Marathon de Paris

H

FRA

6 Sao Paulo Int’l Half Marathon

H

BRA

82

13 Nagoya Int’l Women’s Marathon

M

JPN

86

20 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Punto Umbria

C

ESP

13

20 EDP Half Marathon of Lisbon

H

POR

14

27 Bratislava City Marathon

M/H SVK

27 Incheon International Half Marathon

H

23

KOR

86

M

JPN

86

27 Panama International Half Marathon

H

PAN

88

M M/H H M M/H M M M R

SIN USA CMB POR EGY CAY ISV IND BRA

88 90 82 88 84 82 90 86 82

27 Novi Sad Half Marathon

H

SRB

88

Marato de Barcelona

M

ESP

90

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon

M

JPN

86

International Oger Antalya Marathon

M

TUR

22

Maraton LaLa

M

MEX

88

Antarctica Marathon

M

ANT

82

Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon

M

FLK

17

Treviso Marathon

M

ITA

86

Jerusalem Half Marathon

H

ISR

86

Monaco Int’l Marathon

M

MON

88

Seoul Int’l Marathon

M

KOR

86

M

ITA

16

M/H EGY

84

M/H H M M/U M M R M/H M/H

MAC NGR MEX ANT TPE ITA BRA CRC EGY

89 88 90 82 82 86 82 82 84

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Maratona di Roma Red Sea Marathon (and Half) Hervis Prague Half Marathon

H

CZE

4

Ferraramarathon

M

ITA

86

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great

M

GRE

84

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Results 27 SEPTEMBER 2009:

NEDBANK CAPE TOWN MARATHON, SOUTH AFRICA MEN: 1 George MOFOKENG 2 Motlokoa NKHABUTLANE 3 Mike FOKORONI 4 Rapheal SEGODI 5 Thanduluntu MAGQAZA

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

2:14:20 2:14:51 2:15:12 2:16:58 2:17:22

WOMEN: 1 Sharon TAVENGWA 2 Tshifhiwa MUNDALAMO 3 Bulelwa MTSHAGI 4 Mpho MABUZA 5 Paulina NJEYA

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2:47:08 2:47:24 2:47:38 2:47:47 2:48:20

HALF MARATHON: MEN: 1 Sibusiso NZIMA

RSA

29:18

WOMEN: 1 Lebo PHULULA

RSA

33:08

27 SEPTEMBER 2009:

LAKE GARDA MARATHON, ITALY MEN: 1 Vincent KIPCHIRCHIR 2 Paolo BATTELLI 3 Tommasso VACCINA 4 Pietro COLNAGHI 5 Philemon Kipketer SEREM

KEN ITA ITA ITA KEN

2:18:40 2:24:27 2:24:51 2:28:18 2:28:43

WOMEN: 1 Monica CARLIN 2 Josephine Wangui NJOKI 3 Frederica BALLARINI 4 Nunez ENCARNA 5 Simonetta LAZZARAOTTO

ITA KEN ITA ESP ITA

2:50:32 2:50:51 2:53:27 2:55:33 3:09:56

The men passed through 10km in 30:27 and halfway in 1:04:18, following Hlijah Tarus's sub-2:09 pace. After 25km the pacemakers faded and Chesire took the lead. He was still on sub-2:10 pace at 35km(1:47:22), with a lead of 100m. He slowed in the final stages but still improved his best time by eight seconds. Unkown Ethiopians in their first races outside their country from the Haji Adilo coaching group achieved excellent times and life-time bests by large margins. Times recorded for positions 2-6 were the fastest in the histoty of the race. In the women's race four pacesetters went through halfway in 1:15:22 but after 27km 28-year-old Ukrainian debutante Burkovska injected pace and had a 100m lead by 30km. She remained unchallenged and won by a margin of four minutes. Her half marathon best had been only 1:15:16, so this was a real breakthrough race. Former Slovak Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda finished 151st in an excellent 3:22:08 at age 54, in his 24th marathon. The special guest was double Olympic winner Waldemar Cierpinski who also ran a leg in a special promotional relay and promised that he might come back next year and run the full distance at the age of 60. Kosice is special for him as he ran his first international marathon here in 1974 and also his last in 1985, but never won. More than 5000 runners, an event record, competed in all events. MEN: 1 Jacob CHESIRE 2 Shume LEGESE 3 Kedir KASSA 4 Yusuf SINGOKA 5 Ketema TADESSE

KEN ETH ETH KEN ETH

2:10:59 2:11:36 2:11:39 2:12:51 2:13:28

WOMEN: 1 Olena BURKOVSKA 2 Radiya ADLO 3 Florence CHEPKIRUI 4 Amelwork FIKADU 5 Dihihinet DEMSEW

UKR ETH KEN ETH ETH

2:30:50 2:35:00 2:36:01 2:37:48 2:48:03

MEN: 1 Miroslav VANKO

SVK

1:09:53

WOMEN: 1 Katarina BERESOVA

SVK

1:17:35

HALF MARATHON

4 OCTOBER 2009:

KOSICE PEACE MARATHON, SLOVAKIA In her marathon debut Ukraine's Olena Burkovska set a 2:30:50 course record in the 86th edition writes Alfons Juck. Jacob Chesire won the men's race with a personal best of 2:10:59. Burkovska's performance sliced 38 seconds from Alena Peterkova's 20-year old record while Chesire, who was alone in the second half and struggled against the wind, ran the third fastest ever men's time in Kosice.

KOSICE PEACE MARATHON – 4 OCTOBER January – March 2010

WOMEN: 1 Helena KIPROP 2 Dulce FELIX 3 Marisa BARROS 4 Magdaline CHEMJOR 5 Florence CHEPSOI

KEN POR POR KEN KEN

1:10:26 1:10:44 1:11:07 1:11:55 1:13:20

4 OCTOBER 2009:

FORD KOLN MARATHON, GERMANY MEN: 1 Evans RUTO 2 Samson BUNGEI 3 Khamis ADAM 4 Edwin KUTTO 5 Albert MATEBOR

KEN KEN BRN KEN KEN

2:08:36 2:08:36 2:09:09 2:11:55 2:12:17

WOMEN: 1 Sabrina MOCKENHAUPT 2 Rose NYANGACHA 3 Prisca KIPRONO 4 Ira KORSTEN 5 Adela SALT

GER KEN KEN GER GBR

2:30:12 2:38:07 2:46:21 2:50:50 2:55:13

4 OCTOBER 2009:

BAXTERS LOCH NESS MARATHON, GREAT BRITAIN MEN: 1 Simon TONUI 2 David KIRKLAND 3 Christopher WILSON 4 David LINDSAY 5 Philip CHRITCHLOW

KEN GBR GBR GBR GBR

2:20:13 2:23:54 2:26:55 2:35:44 2:38:09

WOMEN: 1 Joice KIRUI 2 Bridget COOMBER 3 Pamela TOSH 4 Erica CHRISTIE 5 Morgan WINDRAM-GEDDES

KEN GBR GBR GBR GBR

2:48:25 2:58:48 3:02:05 3:05:51 3:05:51

MEN: 1 Lukas WAMBUA

KEN

30:32

WOMEN: 1 Genet MEASSO

ETH

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HALF MARATHON OF PORTUGAL VODAFONE, PORTUGAL A fantastic battle between defending champion Silas Sang and the 2009 World Marathon silver medallist Emmanuel Mutai produced a course record writes Antonio Manuel Fernandes. Helena Kirop, a late entry, took the women's race ahead of a pair of Portuguese runners. Altogether 15,000 people crossed the Vasco da Gama Bridge in the mass race. Mutai was the winner here in 2007, and both he and Sang were together from 15km, after Uganda's Nicholas Kiprono fell behind. Behind them, the "European" title went to Portuguese Rui Pedro Silva who crossed the finish line six seconds ahead of Spain's Jose Manuel Martinez. In the women's race Florence Chepsoi, Magdaline Chemjor and Helena Kirop ran together to halfway. Then Kirop imposed her strong pace to cross the line in 1:10:26. Her strength seemed to have drained the other two as two Portuguese, Dulce Felix and Marisa Barros, managed to pass them. MEN: 1 Silas SANG 2 Emmanuel MUTAI 3 Nicholas KIPRONO 4 Dickson MARWA 5 Joel KIMURER

KEN KEN UGA TAN KEN

1:00:20 1:00:39 1:01:01 1:01:18 1:03:28

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PORTLAND MARATHON, USA

BRUSSELS MARATHON, BELGIUM

GUAYAQUIL MARATHON, ECUADOR

Abraham Potongole won on his debut, beating last year's winner Rik Ceulemans into second in the final marathon of his career. Brussels welcomed a record 2000 runners for the marathon, and in total there were no less than 8500 participants in all four races (including half marathon, 4km mini marathon and the Knack Weekend Ladies Run. The marathon lead group comprised four contenders at 10km along with two pacemakers: William Suparimuk and Abraham Potongole from Kenya, the Moroccan Abdelhadi El Hachimi and the Belgian Lander Van Droogenbroeck. Ceulemans trailed by 50m and Gino Van Geyte by 100m. As Van Droogenbroeck dropped back he supported Ceulemans in his chase: by 17km the pair were 20 seconds behind. By halfway (1:07:11) El Hachimi was dropped as Ceulemans came through. Pacemaking finished at 27km (1:26:08) after which Potongole started to push, and by 30km he was 32 seconds ahead of Suparimuk and 47 seconds ahead of Ceulemans. With 6km left Ceulemans had come back into second, 56 seconds behind an increasingly assured-looking Potongole. A tight endgame ended with Ceulemans seizing his chance to enter Brussels main square, the Grote Markt, as runner-up in his final marathon.

MEN: 1 Reuben KIPKEMOI 2 Edison GUERRA 3 Hugo JIMENEZ 4 Abel VILLANUEVA 5 Edgar CHANCUSIG

MEN: 1 Jason FINCH 2 Greg MITCHELL 3 Satoshi EMOTO 4 Erick STANLEY 5 John RIAK WOMEN: 1 Yuri YOSHIZUMI 2 Danita ERICKSON 3 Nickie RAFIE 4 Josi SUTER 5 Amanda RICE

USA USA JPN USA USA JPN USA USA USA USA

2:24:13 2:26:02 2:26:35 2:27:36 2:28:44 2:55:59 2:56:08 2:56:47 2:58:22 2:58:30

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TWIN CITIES MARATHON, USA MEN: 1 Jason HARTMANN 2 Augustus K MBUSYA 3 John NJOROGE 4 Joseph MUTINDA 5 Grigoriy ANDREEV WOMEN: 1 Ilsa PAULSON 2 Colleen DE REUCK 3 Kristen NICOLINI 4 Nicole BLAESSER 5 Sally MEYERHOFF

GER KEN KEN KEN

2:12:09 2:13:03 2:13:26 2:13:47 2:13:59

USA USA USA USA USA

2:31:49 2:32:37 2:35:06 2:35:09 2:35:49

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24TH SPAR BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL MARATHON, HUNGARY More than 3000 marathon runners stood at the start line and there were 13,300 participants over all distances including 500 marathon relay and Ekiden runners. The shorter distances were very popular amongst families and less experienced runners.With over 2000 runners from 55 different countries, the majority came from France, Great Britain, Finland, Germany and Italy, but there were some participants from as far away as Columbia, Japan, Thailand, Argentina and South Africa. Runners passed through the most beautiful parts of the Hungarian capital: across the Heroes' Square; down the famous Andrássy Street, past Buda Castle and the magnificent neo-gothic domed building of the Hungarian Parliament. While running, they could admire the breath-taking view of the city from the iconic Chain Bridge. As the whole world celebrates the 2500th anniversary of the legend of the marathon next year, Budapest Marathon will hold its 25th anniversary race on 26 September 2010. Come and celebrate with us. MEN: 1 Moses CHEPKWONY 2 Ferenc BIRI 3 Tomas TOTH

KEN HUN HUN

2:25:16 2:25:25 2:26:17

WOMEN: 1 Andrea SZEDERKENYI-TAKACS HUN 2 Judit FOLDINGNE NAGY HUN 3 Reka BATAI HUN

2:44:32 2:46:51 2:51:34

MEN: 1 Abraham POTONGOLE 2 Rik CEULEMANS 3 William SUPARIMUK 4 Joel LOKWIAMUK 5 Gino VAN GEYTE WOMEN: 1 Virginie SOENEN 2 Kelly WILLIS 3 Gabriele RIZZI

KEN BEL KEN KEN BEL

2:15:20 2:17:36 2:18:36 2:20:52 2:21:16

BEL

3:07:12 3:13:20 3:17:28

BEL

1:12:18

HALF MARATHON MEN: 1 Guy FAYS WOMEN: 1 Catherine LALLEMAND

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1:51:52

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WOMEN: 1 Sandra RUALES 2 Claudia TANGARIFE 3 Carla VELASQUEZ 4 Olga TABLA 5 Jakeline DELGADILLO

KEN ECU ECU ECU ECU ECU

2:19:27 2:21:58 2:24:54 2:25:24 2:27:03 2:45:25 2:50:09 2:57:44 2:59:15 3:00:19

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TAICHUNG BOULEVARD INT'L MARATHON, CHINESE TAIPEI MEN: 1 Pius Kibet ROTICH 2 Matthew Kipkorit SEGEI 3 Benson Kiprotich CHERUIYOT 4 Philip Tarus ROTICH 5 Vincent Kipyego CHERUIYOT

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:27:37 2:27:49 2:28:03 2:30:42 2:37:35

WOMEN: 1 Emily Chepkemoi SAMOEI

KEN

2:51:15

11 OCTOBER 2009:

ST GEORGE MELBOURNE MARATHON, AUSTRALIA A record field of over 23,000 runners and walkers enjoyed perfect spring weather and raised almost $300,000 for event charity, the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre. Over 4,000 runners took part in the full marathon. Every finisher had a special story but some really captured the hearts of all. Jenny Gillard celebrated the life and sporting achievement of her late sister Kerryn McCann, who gave Australia one of its greatest ever sporting moments when she won the Commonwealth Games Marathon at the MCG in 2006 Kerryn's son Benton fired the start gun for the marathon. Gillard raced in memory of her sister to finish in eighth position, in what she said was a thrilling and emotional day. "I'm happy and proud to be a part of the Melbourne Marathon. It was a great feeling running in to the MCG," she said. In the men's race, Ethiopia's Asnake Fekadu became the first international athlete in 25 years to successfully defend his Melbourne Marathon title, while Lisa Flint, a 24 year old from Newcastle, NSW, took line honours in the women's race As first Australian female and overall winner, Flint picked up the hat-trick of Melbourne Marathon champion, national marathon title and winner of the inaugural Kerryn McCann Memorial Trophy. Remarkably, Flint only started running three years ago after watching Kerryn McCann win the Commonwealth Games marathon in 2006. "I remember watching Kerryn's face at the finish (of the marathon), and she's been an inspiration. It was a buzz just entering the stadium today." Flint beat pre-race favourite, Japan's Satoko Uetani, by 46 seconds, smashed her personal best time by more than 13 minutes, and recorded a Commonwealth Games qualifying time. Fekadu was led out for the first half of the marathon by compatriot Wondwosen Geleta, who also recorded a PB to finish second overall. Fekadu left Geleta at the 25km mark but faded over the final few kilometres to win in 2:17.32, just 14 seconds quicker than in last year's more challenging conditions. January – March 2010


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Results MEN: 1 Asnake FEKADU 2 Wondwosen GELETA 3 Dale ENGLER 4 Jay PHILPOTTS 5 Richard GLEISNER

ETH ETH RSA AUS AUS

2:17:32 2:23:05 2:24:42 2:25:15 2:25:21

WOMEN: 1 Lisa FLINT 2 Satoko UETANI 3 Magda KARIMALI-POULOS 4 Michelle BLEAKLEY 5 Anita KEEM

AUS JPN AUS AUS AUS

2:34:08 2:34:54 2:40:54 2:41:21 2:45:10

11 OCTOBER 2009:

ROYAL VICTORIA MARATHON, CANADA Brilliant sunny skies greeted the record 12,492 participants in the 30th anniversary edition. The Half Marathon and the 8km race sold out prior to race day, and registration numbers showed a dramatic increase over previous years: 3887 in the Marathon, 5571 in the Half Marathon, 2609 in the 8km and 1025 in the Thrifty Foods Kids Marathon. Marilyn Arsenault set a new course record in the Women's Half Marathon. The event featured a strong elite field in all the races, and also saw three-time Marathon winner and course record holder Steve Osaduik beaten into second place. He had trailed three Kenyans, Hilary Cheruiyot, Lameth Mosoti and Philip Samoei, in the first half but although he ran a negative split was unable to catch eventual winner Cheruiyot. Cheruiyot – who trains in Calgary – was delighted with his result. He told the large finish-line crowd that he liked the course and thought the conditions were ideal. "I will be back next year to break the course record," he said. The much anticipated women's race was won by the 2008 local winner Cheryl Murphy, who put in a strong performance just shy of the 20-year course record of 2:42:32. Vancouver's Katherine Moore bettered her third place finish of last year, overcoming the challenge of three-time winner Suzanne Evans. Murphy also captured the Masters title. Victoria's Marilyn Arsenault broke the 2007 course record for the half martathon with a time of 1:15:39. The 41-year-old opera singer, who also won the Masters title, dominated the race coming in six minutes ahead of last year's winner Lindsay McLaren. Local runners swept the podium in the men's half marathon, with Jon Brown taking an isolated win. The event saw the highest number of finishers in the Half Marathon and the 8km Road Race – 4,602 and 2,150 respectively. The 2568 finishers in the Marathon was a 25% increase over last year, and the overall total of 10,352 finishers was another record for the event. MEN: 1 Hilary CHERUIYOT 2 Steve OSADUIK 3 Lameth MOSOTI 4 Philip SAMOEI 5 Graeme WILSON

KEN CAN KEN KEN CAN

2:19:26 2:22:42 2:24:43 2:25:32 2:27:58

CAN CAN CAN CAN CAN

2:44:01 2:47:29 2:48:20 2:51:45 2:52:03

MEN: 1 Jon BROWN

CAN

1:04:57

WOMEN: 1 Marilyn ARSENAULT

CAN

1:15:39

WOMEN: 1 Cheryl MURPHY 2 Katherine MOORE 3 Suzanne EVANS 4 Gillian MOODY 5 Anne-Marie MADDEN HALF MARATHON

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11 OCTOBER 2009:

EINDHOVEN MARATHON, NETHERLANDS Geoffrey Mutai defended his title with a personal best and course record in the 26th edition writes Wim Van Hemert. His very fast final stage, when he ran solo from 35-40km in 14:24, sealed the victory. Namibian Beata Naigambo also set a personal best in winning the women's race, despite strong winds in several places. From the start of the men's race there was a leading pack of more than 20 runners led by six pacemakers. They went through 10km in 30:13, and with most of them still in contention, through halfway in 1:03:56.. At 25km (1:16:09) the lead group began to splinter. Mutai was running behind the pace makers at the front of the lead group which was reduced to 10. The next 10km produced only a little change, but with all pacemaking completed by 35km Mutai then accelerated and within a few hundred metres had opened a huge gap. The following group broke up rapidly and at 40km, which Mutai passed in 2:00:56, his nearest opponents Joseph Ngeny (2:01:41) and Phillip Sanga (2:01:45) were well back. Mutai continued to push and ran 6:05 for the final 2195m to finish with 2:07:01. Sanga and Ngeny, who eventually finally finished second and third, both set huge personal best times, and nine runners broke 2:10:00. The top four women set personal bests, but Namibian Beata Naigambo overcame the challenge of the previous year's winner Lydia Kurgat to clinch the title. MEN: 1 Geoffrey MUTAI 2 Philip Kimutai SANGA 3 Josephy NGENY 4 Samson BARMAO 5 Jonathan Kosgei KIPKORIR

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:07:01 2:08:17 2:08:10 2:09:20 2:09:22

WOMEN: 1 Beata NAIGAMBO NAM 2 Lydia KURGAT KEN 3 Virginie Van DROOGENBROECK BEL 4 Inge VAN BERGEN NED 5 Ingrid PRIGGE NED

2:31:01 2:31:26 2:43:48 2:44:07 2:44:19

MEN: 1 Vasyl MATVICHUK 2 Willy Korir KIMUTAI 3 Lee TROOP 4 Oleg GUR 5 Abdelhadi El HACHIMI

UKR KEN AUS BLR MAR

2:11:44 2:15:18 2:16:13 2:20:31 2:20:52

WOMEN: 1 Anne Cheptanui BERERWE 2 Marcella MANCINI 3 Natalia SERGEVA

KEN ITA RUS

2:32:03 2:36:53 2:38:55

11 OCTOBER 2009:

ZAGREB MARATHON, CROATIA MEN: 1 Andrey BRYZGALOV 2 Ashenafi ERKOLO 3 Duro KIDZO 4 Sergiej FISIKOVICZ 5 Ferenc BIRI

RUS ETH BIH UKR HUN

2:18:35 2:20:13 2:24:42 2:26:17 2:29:43

WOMEN: 1 Irina MASHKANTSEVA 2 Nadezda SEMILETOVA 3 Veronika LOPATINA 4 Ida KOVACS 5 Nina MAXIMOVA

RUS RUS RUS HUN RUS

2:38:58 2:40:05 2:42:28 2:47:51 2:49:20

11 OCTOBER 2009:

POZNAN MARATHON, POLAND MEN: 1 Samson Kimeli CHEBII 2 Abraham YILMA BELETE 3 Frimin Kiplagat KIPCHOGE 4 Elisha Kiprotich SAWE 5 Piotr POB?OCKI

KEN ETH KEN KEN POL

2:19:14 2:21:59 2:22:56 2:22:58 2:27:15

WOMEN: 1 Agnieszka GORTEL 2 Agnieszka JANASIAK 3 Areleta MELOCH 4 Wioletta URYGA 5 Katarzyna CZYZ

POL POL POL POL POL

2:37:08 2:37:33 2:38:13 2:46:32 2:53:59

11 OCTOBER 2009:

MARATONA D'ITALIA MEMORIAL ENZO FERRARI, ITALY Men's winner Vasyl Matvichuk, who is based in Northern Italy for most of the year, took his first Marathon title writes Diego Sampoalo. As runners passed through the four towns of Maranello, Formigine, Modena and Soliera, the temperature rose to above 20°C at the finish in the historic Central Square Piazza Martiri in Carpi. Anne Cheptanui Bererwe took an unchallenged win in the women's race in her debut at the distance. Six men were running at a 2:10 pace until 15km and although the pace slowed Lee Troop was then dropped as the lead pack went through halfway in 1:05:27. The pacemakers dropped out at halfway leaving Matvichuk alone in the lead, 13 seconds ahead of Willy Korir. By 30km Matvichuk had carved out a gap of 34 seconds and he continued to increase his lead to 1:13 at 35km, but then began to suffer cramps. He nonetheless passed 40km 2:57 up. A leading pack of Bererwe, Russians Natalia Sergeva and Valentina Galimova and Marcella Mancini went through 10km in 35:52, halfway in 1:16:07 and 25km in 1:30:48, Cheptanui began pushing the pace at 26km. She led Mancini by 46 seconds at 30km and thereafter continued to pull away. "I am happy because it was my first marathon race," she said. "I plan to run another marathon next spring."

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OKANAGAN MARATHON, CANADA

AMMAN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON, JORDAN

MEN: 1 Brent PICKERL 2 Steve RUSSELL 3 Colin MILLER 4 Justin BIRKS 5 Phil BRUCH

CAN CAN CAN CAN CAN

2:51:54 2:54:08 2:56:13 2:59:21 2:59:43

WOMEN: 1 Kellie YOUNG 2 Paige HOWAT 3 Deb RUSELL 4 Jen PANTELUK 5 Caila PATTERSON

CAN CAN CAN CAN CAN

3:07:52 3:11:50 3:12:10 3:14:47 3:15:50

11 OCTOBER 2009:

NOVI SAD MARATHON, SERBIA Serbia's second largest city, the capital of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, hosted the 17th edition this year with the start and finish right in the centre of town in front of City Hall. The course runs mostly along the Danube, beside newly constructed bridges and city districts, past the University campus and the old palace of the Assembly and Government of Vojvodina, and along the left bank of the river, across from the famous Petrovaradin Fortress. The weather was sunny (12C) for the 200 participants in the Marathon, coming from 13 countries, which also included a relay race. Additionally, there were 1000 pupils from primary and secondary schools, and more than 150 children of preschool age who took part in the Joy Race, together with their teachers and parents. MEN: 1 Goran CEGAR 2 Nebosja MILENKOVIC 3 Ivan OGNJANOVIC 4 Attila HILEP 5 Nemanja NIKOLIC 5 Milos KESIC

SRB SRB SRB SRB SRB SRB

2:47:21 2:50:33 2:51:07 2:51:12 2:51:53 2:58:16

WOMEN: 1 Haina WANG 2 Tanja FADUMILO

CHN SRB

2:58:31 3:39:08

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18 OCTOBER 2009:

DONG-A ILBO GYEONGJU INT'L MARATHON, KOREA MEN: 1 Yemane ADHANE 2 Abraham TADESSE 3 Tesfaye ETICHA 4 Moses ARUSEI 5 Henry KAPKIAI

ETH ETH ETH KEN KEN

2:08:52 2:11:11 2:12:02 2:12:50 2:13:03

WOMEN: 1 Young-Jin KIM

KOR

2:46:42

18 OCTOBER 2009:

HYX BEIJING MARATHON, CHINA World Champion Bai Xue of China defended her Beijing title in a time eight minutes slower than last year while Kenyan Samuel Mugo won the men’s race with a personal best writes Jean Yung. Conditons at race start were good (8C), but it turned windy in the second half. Pacemaker Nicholas Manza set a fierce pace, towing a group of six Kenyans through 10km in 30:00. By halfway they had split into two groups with Manza leading Mugo, Benson Barus and Rachid Kisri of Morocco. They reached 30km still on 3mins/km pace but Kisri started to fade soon afterwards. At 32km Barus and Mugo took over the lead, although Manza kept up. Mugo continued to press on and surged more than 10m ahead of Manza as the two ran past the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium on Olympic Boulevard. Mugo glanced back several times but claimed victory with a personal best of 2:08:20, In the absence of current world leaders, Chinese women swept the podium for the second year. Bai Xue, 20, the youngest ever World Marathon champion, took the win followed by newcomers Zhang Xin and Zhu Xiaoling. At halfway Zhu was in the lead, chased by Ethiopia's Hayato Hasso and Bai. By 30Km Alice Timbilili was only non-Chinese remaining in the fivestrong leading group. She hung in tenaciously until, approaching 40km, Bai made her move and sprinted ahead for an unassailable lead.

MEN: 1 Samuel MUGO 2 Nicholas MANZA 3 Benson BARUS 4 Rachid KISRI 5 Berga Bekele BERGA

KEN KEN KEN MAR ETH

2:08:20 2:08:42 2:08:51 2:09:36 2:09:41

WOMEN: 1 Xue BAI 2 Xin ZHANG 3 Xiaoling ZHU 4 Chunxiu ZHOU 5 Alice TIMBILILI

CHN CHN CHN CHN KEN

2:34:44 2:34:49 2:34:55 2:34:57 2:35:48

18 OCTOBER 2009:

ISTANBUL MARATHON, TURKEY Kasime Roba defended his title in the 31st edition, with fellow Ethiopian and debutante Bizunesh Urgesa taking the women's race. A big men's group thinned out slowly, with no significant move from Roba as Daniel Gatheru did most of the leading. It was only after 35km, as Gatheru faded, that Roba started to take control, gradually outpacing his closest rivals to win in a time a minute slower than he recorded the previous year. Ashu Kasim was the longtime leader of the women’s race, passing halfway in 1:13:55 and staying ahead until 38km. She then faded, allowing the 20-year old Urgesea to come through for her debut victory. MEN: 1 Kasime Adilo ROBA 2 Faisal Bader SHEBTO 3 Joseph KAHUGU 4 Dennis Musembi NDISO 5 Daniel Nderitu GATHERU

ETH QAT KEN KEN KEN

2:12:14 2:12:54 2:13:32 2:13:51 2:14:02

WOMEN: 1 Bizunesh URGESA 2 Ashu KASIM 3 Svetlana SEMOVA 4 Margaret ATODONYANG 5 Bahar DODAN

ETH ETH RUS KEN TUR

2:32:45 2:34:54 2:37:04 2:38:25 2:38:54

18 OCTOBER 2009:

BUCHAREST CITY MARATHON, ROMANIA MEN: 1 Chemboi Erik YATOR 2 Musila J KIOKO 3 Kiprop J MIBEI 4 Oloisa D KELLUM 5 Kamau M MACHARIA

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:20:35 2:21:04 2:21:29 2:25:03 2:25:19

WOMEN: 1 Daniela E CIRLAN 2 Valentina DELION 3 Claudia P TODORAN 4 Alina N PETRESCU 5 Raula S MAXIM

ROM ROM ROM ROM ROM

2:44:49 2:48:44 2:51:32 2:52:31 2:55:00

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In his Marathon debut Gilbert Yegon won the 34th edition and broke Haile Gebrselassie's 2005 course record by two seconds writes Wim Van Hemert. The 21-year-old Kenyan was an impressive winner ahead of compatriots Elijah Keitany and Paul Biwott, who also both set personal best times. In nearly ideal weather (11C, light wind and sunny) a large group of 26 set out fast, passing 5km in 14:48. The pace stayed sharp and 12 men passed the half way mark in 1:02:57. That group stayed together until 30km (1:29:38) but the pace told in the next 5km with only four runners together at 35km January – March 2010


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Results (1:44:22) Yegon, Keitany, Biwott and Nicolas Chelimo. Yegon broke away soon after and was never in danger. He covered 35-40km in 14:48. “In the last stretch to the Olympic Stadium I was hindered by cramps in my legs" he said. "Had I not had this problem I could have gone under 2:06:00”. Eyerusalem Kuma won the women's race ahead of compatriot Woinshet Girma. Hilda Kibet, Dutch by marriage, took the national title in third place. Kuma and Kibet led from the start with another another Ethiopian, Etalemahu Kidane. Only after 35km did Kuma break away, as Girma finished strongly to take the runner-up spot. MEN: 1 Gilbert YEGON 2 Elijah KEITANY 3 Paul BIWOTT 4 Teferi WODAJO 5 Nicholas CHELIMO

KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN

2:06:18 2:06:41 2:07:02 2:07:45 2:07:46

WOMEN: 1 Eyerusalem KUMA 2 Woinshet GIRMA 3 Hilda KIBET 4 Etalemahu KIDANE 5 Teresa PULIDO

ETH ETH NED ETH ESP

2:27:43 2:29:50 2:30:33 2:31:11 2:32:53

18 OCTOBER 2009:

MEDITERRANEAN MARATHON, SPAIN MEN: 1 Otmane BTAINI 2 Rober G GORRIS 3 Enrique P DEL REY 4 Antonio SEVILLANO 5 Abdelali AFIA

2:19:40 2:40:27 2:41:21 2:42:46 2:47:37

WOMEN: 1 Olga G MONDET 2 Maria DE MONTAN C BERTRAN 3 Raquel S CEPEDA 4 Rebecca WALTER 5 Purificacion S CEUVAS

3:09:02 3:50:12 3:50:32 4:08:19 4:58:42

HALF MARATHON: MEN: 1 Victor MARTINEZ

1:09:30

WOMEN: 1 Susana LOREZ SANTOS

1:26:59

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TORONTO MARATHON, CANADA

COMMERZBANK FRANKFURT MARATHON, GERMANY

MEN: 1 Paul RUGUT 2 Joel KIMARU 3 John REULAND 4 Louis Philippe GARNEAU 5 Michael LAVOIE WOMEN: 1 Elizabeth RANDELL 2 Joanne BINK 3 Vanessa MORRIS 4 Lyne BESSETTE 5 Adrienne MOORE

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2:26:09 2:33:40 2:35:10 2:36:56 2:37:43

USA CAN CAN CAN CAN

2:57:54 2:58:57 3:01:35 3:02:31 3:08:26

18 OCTOBER 2009:

MARATON INT’L DE GUADALAJARA, MEXICO MEN: 1 Philip K METTO 2 Franco H PROCOPIO 3 Christopher K TOROITICH 4 Fidel G QUINTANA 5 Cornelius L KIRWA

KEN KEN KEN MEX KEN

2:16:39 2:17:23 2:19:00 2:19:06 2:19:21

WOMEN: 1 Adriana F MIRANDA 2 Karina P DELGADO 3 Monica MUTHONI 4 Paula A JUAREZ 5 Patricia R GUTIERREZ

MEX MEX KEN MEX MEX

2:35:55 2:38:35 2:43:47 2:44:27 2:45:14

18 OCTOBER 2009:

ST DENIS HALF MARATHON, FRANCE MEN: 1 Hermano FERREIRA 2 Helder ORNELAS 3 Fernando SILVA 4 Pascal M SARWAT 5 Youssef EL KALAI WOMEN: 1 Oleksandra AZAROVA 2 Olena BURKOVSKA 3 Heidi WILD 4 Kerstin KOCH 5 Maud DELAUNAY

POR POR POR CZE POR

1:02:53 1:02:57 1:02:58 1:03:00 1:03:07

UKR UKR

1:17:06 1:20:12 1:29:50 1:43:49 1:44:41

FRA

Gilbert Kirwa of Kenya broke both the defending champion and the course record writes Pat Butcher. When defending champion Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot took the lead shortly after 25km, it looked as if he was on his way to victory, but Kirwa pegged him back within 5km. They ran together until 38km when Kirwa gradually moved ahead to win by over 50m with Cheruiyot improving his winning time of last year by almost a minute. Cheruiyot blamed an ongoing hamstring problem, for causing him to slow down, and let Kirwa take the advantage. He said, "It's the same problem I had in Boston," where he finished fifth in April. Although he was on paper the fastest man in the field, with his 2:06:50 from ten years ago, William Kiplagat, 37, claimed beforehand that he is more of coach nowadays, principally to Cheruiyot. Yet he showed many of his young compatriots how to do it, by finishing third, also inside the previous record. Guenther Weidlinger, tenth, broke the 23-year old Austrian national record of Gerhard Hartmann by almost two minutes. After overnight rain and a misty early morning, the temperature for the 10:00 start was perfect at 12°C, with the sun breaking through. A group of 20 went through halfway in 63:35, half a minute slower than anticipated, but it gave the leaders the opportunity to run a faster second half, infinitely preferable to hanging on for grim death at the end. Kirwa recorded the 17th equal fastest marathon time on record and earnings of well over $100,000. MEN: 1 Gilbert KIRWA 2 Robert K CHERUIYOT 3 William KIPLAGAT 4 Elias KEMBOI 5 Alemayehu TAFERE

KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH

2:06:14 2:06:23 2:07:05 2:08:15 2:08:46

WOMEN: 1 Agnes KIPROP 2 Hellen KIMUTAI 3 Karolina JARZYNSKA 4 Firehiwot DADO 5 Rasa DRAZDAUSKAITE

KEN KEN POL ETH LTU

2:26:57 2:27:50 2:29:10 2:29:20 2:30:29

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STANDARD CHARTERED NAIROBI MARATHON, KENYA MEN: 1 Moses KIGEN 2 Nathan NABEI 3 Peter Kiplagat SITIENI 4 Simon MUKUM 5 Meshack KOSGEI

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:10:12 2:11:16 2:11:32 2:11:39 2:11:45

WOMEN: 1 Irene JEROTICH 2 Alice Cheplangat NYERECHI 3 Sharon Jemutai CHEROP 4 Irene Mogaka KEMUNTU 5 Rebby Cherono KOECH

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:28:57 2:30:38 2:33:53 2:35:51 2:38:23

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1:01:54

WOMEN: 1 Magdalene Jepkorir CHEMJOR KEN

1:12:18

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25 OCTOBER 2009:

VENICE MARATHON, ITALY See separate feature, p27

25 OCTOBER 2009:

KEN

1:01:54

WOMEN: 1 Magdalene Jepkorir CHEMJOR KEN

1:12:18

MEN: 1 Ernest Kiprugut KEBEMEI

The 63rd edition attracted some 20,000 runners representing 20 countries. The lakeside loop course has great scenic beauty with autumnal colours on one side and crystal waters on the other. Both races were dominated by East African runners who occupied all the top placings. Mulugeta Wami, younger brother of Ethiopian legend Gete Wami, ran a personal best to win the men's race, beating a bevy of Kenyan runners. Running shoulder to shoulder, Wami broke away from second-placed Nelson Rotich at the kilometre-long hill starting 41km and ran through to the finish. The first Korean to cross the line was Shin Chul-woo in 12th with 2:18:18. In the women's race Korean Kim Seon-jeong was a clear winner ahead of her compatriot Noh Hyun-jin, who debuted at the distance. MEN: 1 Mulugeta WAMI 2 Nelson Kirwa ROTICH 3 Kiplagat Shadrack KIPCHUMBA 4 Jackson KOECH 5 Sylvester Kimeli TEIMET

ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN

KOR KOR

2:09:50 2:10:13 2:10:25 2:10:35 2:11:24

2:49:35 2:52:35

25 OCTOBER 2009:

STANDARD CHARTERED NAIROBI MARATHON, KENYA MEN: 1 Moses KIGEN 2 Nathan NABEI 3 Peter Kiplagat SITIENI 4 Simon MUKUM 5 Meshack KOSGEI

2:28:57 2:30:38 2:33:53 2:35:51 2:38:23

HALF MARATHON

CHOSUNILBO CHUNCHEON INT'L MARATHON, KOREA

WOMEN: 1 Seon-jeong KIM 2 Hyun-jin NOH

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:10:12 2:11:16 2:11:32 2:11:39 2:11:45

25 OCTOBER 2009:

NIAGARA FALLS INT'L MARATHON, CANADA Married Marathoners Andrew Smith and Tara QuinnSmith from Toronto took the top places on their respective races. Andrew broke away from the pack in the first kilometres of the race. Trailing behind him were Janusz Sarnicki (Poland), Niklas Kroehn (Austria), and Brian Grudowski (USA). Andrew finished seven minutes ahead of his nearest rival. Tara Quinn-Smith followed up at 2:46:20, seven minutes ahead of female runner-up Emily Tallen. Husband and wife hope to compete in the 2012 London Olympics. The event attracted over 5000 participants. They came out to run in the Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km. 1000 students also came to run in the Schools Marathon Challenge bring the number of participants to over 6000. The day offered perfect running conditions. Next year's Niagara Falls International Marathon will be held on 24 October 2010. MEN: 1 Andrew SMITH 2 Janusz SARNICKI 3 Niklas KROEHN 4 Brian GRUDOWSKI 5 Daniel FELEKE

CAN POL AUS USA CAN

2:27:54 2:34:57 2:35:26 2:39:56 2:43:27

WOMEN: 1 Tara QUINN-SMITH 2 Emily TALLEN 3 Myriam GRENON 4 Nathalie GOYER 5 Colleen BERRY

CAN CAN CAN CAN CAN

2:46:21 2:53:56 2:54:27 2:56:06 3:09:15

Ukraine and gave it her all over the final stages. Filonyuk held on for second and improved her personal best by almost a minute. The previous course record was Slovenian record holder Helena Javornik's 2:32:33 from 1998. In the men's race solid pace-setting kept the tempo on a sub-2:10 target through to 35km with five men remaining in contention. William Biama was clearly the strongest, dropping William Kwambai Kipchumba by 40km. But Iaroslav Musinschi of Moldova came through strongly in the final stages, running almost stride-for-stride with Biama with 400m to go. Biama had enough left to dispose of the challenge and won in a time just 19 seconds shy of his career best. Musinschi, three seconds behind, improved his best by a minute-and-a-half. The first six finishers all dipped under the 2:12:49 event record set by Ukrainian Oleksandr Sitkovsky in 2007. The race, run in ideal conditions on a new more picturesque course, was also the farewell marathon for Slovenian record holder (2:11:50, 2000) Roman Kezjar. The 42-year-old, a three-time Olympian, was 12th overall in 2:19:24. Including Saturday's children's races and Sunday's marathon, half-marathon and 9.2km fun run, just under 20,000 people participated, approximately eight percent of the Slovenian capital's population. MEN: 1 William BIAMA 2 Musinschi IAROSLAV 3 Kipchumba W KWAMBAI 4 Chumba S KIPKOSGEI 5 Kwaila P NEIBEI

KEN MDA KEN KEN KEN

2:10:12 2:10:15 2:10:52 2:11:08 2:12:07

WOMEN: 1 Caroline K CHEPTONUI 2 Teytyana FILONYUK 3 Selomie K GETNET 4 Fate G TOLA 5 Nadezda TRILINSKAYA

KEN UKR ETH ETH RUS

2:25:24 2:26:55 2:31:15 2:35:22 2:36:55

MEN: 1 Mitja KOSOVELJ

SLO

1:07:33

WOMEN: 1 Lucija KRKOC

SLO

1:18:29

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25 OCTOBER 2009:

MARINE CORPS MARATHON, USA MEN: 1 John MENTZER 2 Jacob JOHNSON 3 Salvador MIRANDA

USA USA MEX

2:21:47 2:25:02 2:25:24

WOMEN: 1 Muliye GURMU 2 Jaymee MARTY 3 Kyla BARBOUR

ETH USA USA

2:49:48 2:50:15 2:50:47

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Just two weeks after her fourth place in the World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham Caroline Cheptanui Kilel smashed her marathon best by five minutes in winning the 14th Ljubljana Marathon writes Bob Ramsak. She had set a best half marathon time of 1:08:16 in Birmingham. In between times "I just mostly relaxed" said Kilel, whose modest pre-race ambition was to break 2:30. She was in the lead group of four which passed halfway in 1:12:45, led by her husband, Vincent Kipkemboi, who continued to pace to 30km. By 35km she had dropped the 2007 champion Tetyana Filonyuk of

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25 OCTOBER 2009:

LAUSANNE MARATHON, SWITZERLAND

MEDIO MARATON TURISTICO NUEVO VALLARTA, MEXICO

WOMEN: 1 Mary KEITANY 2 Ayelew WUDE 3 Aberu KEBEDE 4 Mamitu DASKA 5 Peninah ARUSEI

MEN: 1 Urgessa WEYESSA 2 Girma WOYASA 3 Lucien EPINEY 4 Laurent CHAMBRON 5 Bruno PHILIPONA

ETH ETH SUI SUI SUI

2:21:01 2:22:10 2:33:15 2:35:47 2:37:20

WOMEN: 1 Joanna CHMIEL-GRONT 2 Laurence YERLY-CATTIN 3 Lucilia DELPEDRO 4 Fabiola O RUEDA 5 Simone SCHWARZ

MEN: 1 Carlos J RAZO 2 Arnulfo V SALDIVAR 3 Silviano V DE LA CRUZ 4 Manuel H R GUTIERREZ 5 Adan V MIRANDA

1:15:46 1:18:39 1:22:43 1:23:22 1:26:26

POL SUI SUI SUI SUI

2:54:59 2:55:56 2:59:58 3:05:37 3:07:27

WOMEN: 1 Leticia E E JOYA 2 Patricia L B FAMOSO 3 Hortencia PICHARDO 4 Angelica M M ALVAREZ 5 Laura C DIAZ

1:29:15 1:40:08 1:42:16 1:44:10 1:47:31

MEN: 1 Hailu BEGASHEWE

ETH

1:05:59

WOMEN: 1 Tsige WORKU

ETH

1:14:37

HALF MARATHON

25 OCTOBER 2009:

GRAND MARATHON INT'L DE CASABLANCA, MOROCCO Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated at the front of the 15,000 strong field for the second edition of the race, writes Mohammed Benchrif. Kenyan Hillary Kipchumba, fourth last year, won the men's race ahead of his compatriots Sammy Rotich and Amos Matei Tirop. The first Moroccan to cross the line was Abdelkarim Boubker in 12th in 2:21:59. Ethiopian Amane Chawo was a clear winner in front of compatriots Yeshi Esayais, who was third in 2008, and Tigist Abdi. Morroco's Samira Raif ended up fourth in 2:41:00, the same finishing position as last year when she clocked 2:38:19. MEN: 1 Hillary KIPCHUMBA 2 Sammy ROTICH 3 Amos M KIROP 4 Samson RAMADHANI 5 Berhanu GIRMA WOMEN: 1 Amane CHAWO 2 Yeshi ESAYAIS 3 Tigist ABDI 4 Samira RAAIF 5 Eva Maria GRADWOHL

KEN KEN KEN TAN ETH

2:12:37 2:13:36 2:13:57 2:15:25 2:15:57

ETH ETH ETH MAR

2:34:32 2:36:09 2:39:38 2:41:04 2:42:22

ALAND MARATHON & HALF, FINLAND

WOMEN: 1 Anna STOCKHAMMER 2 Asa KARLSSON 3 Susanne REIMAN 4 Anu OSSBERG 5 Kaisa TIITINEN

FIN

2:44:20 2:47:36 2:54:12 2:54:45 2:55:02 3:20:56 3:21:33 3:23:13 3:24:00 3:28:13

HALF MARATHON: MEN: 1 Olle NORBERG

1:17:05

WOMEN: 1 Johanna KAHLROTH

1:31:55

January – March 2010

LIFESTYLE SPORTS DUBLIN CITY MARATHON, IRELAND MEN: 1 Feyisa LILESA 2 Aleksey SOKOLOV 3 Serem NOAH 4 Aleksey SOKOLOV 5 Ruben INDONGO

ETH RUS KEN RUS NAM

2:09:12 2:10:38 2:11:14 2:12:35 2:12:38

WOMEN: 1 Kateryna STETSENKO 2 Helalia JOHANNES 3 Tiki GELANA 4 Hadish L NAGASH 5 Larissa ZOUSKO

UKR NAM ETH ETH RUS

2:32:45 2:33:26 2:33:49 2:34:50 2:35:46

31 OCTOBER 2009:

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1:06:54 1:07:58 1:07:59 1:08:07 1:08:30

1 NOVEMBER 2009:

JOONGANG SEOUL MARATHON, KOREA In the 11th edition of the race 11,000 runners from 25 countries ran the marathon, and nearly as many again ran the associated 10km event. Kenyans dominated the men's event but the women's race was effectively a domestic competition. Eight runners went through 10km in 30 minutes and slowed only slightly to pass 20km in 61 minutes. After 25km the group slowly splintered under a pace set mainly by Francis Kibiwott. Between 35-40km he traded surges with his remaining opponent, David Kipkorir. It was only in the final desperate lunge for the line that Kibiwott prevailed. In the women's race Sung-Young Lee defended her title with cautious racing tactics. She lagged the leaders in the early stages but by halfway had race leader Seong Eun Kim in her sights. She continued to run strongly and went on to take a convincing win. MEN: 1 Francis Kibiwott LARABAL 2 David Mandago KIPKORIR 3 Stephen Kipkoech KIBIWOT 4 David Kemboi KIYENG 5 Jacob Kiplagat YATOR

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:09:00 2:09:01 2:09:24 2:10:45 2:11:33

WOMEN: 1 Sun Young LEE 2 Seong Eun KIM 3 So Jeong HEO

KOR KOR KOR

2:34:22 2:37:30 2:47:42

1 NOVEMBER 2009:

See separate report on p81

25 OCTOBER 2009: MEN: 1 Olof THUNEGAARD 2 Stefan SUNDSTROM 3 Marcus HULTGREN 4 Jiri VILPPOLA 5 Fritjof FAGERLUND

26 OCTOBER 2009:

KEN ETH ETH ETH KEN

UWI-SPEC HALF MARATHON, TRINIDAD 1 NOVEMBER 2009:

AIRTEL DELHI HALF MARATHON, INDIA Cool early morning conditions promised some fast running, but the fierce pace at the start was probably what prevented even faster winning times than that under the hour by Deriba Merga and under 67 minutes by Mary Keitany. The women's World Half Marathon champion from Birmingham three weeks previously started particularly fast, passing the first kilometre in 2:59 and 10km in 30:40. By that point she had shed all opposition, with Peninah Arusei trying in vain to prevent the gap widening. The only question was quite how fast a time she would end up with. Ayelew Wude, who had started more cautiously, came through the field in the final stages for a welljudged runner up spot. Merga was almost as enthusiastic a starter as Keitany, and by 7km he had strung out the early pack as only his countrymen Eshetu Wendimu and Tilahun Regassa remained alongside him. Wilson Kipsang and Titus Masai lagged by around 40m as they took the first turnaround in Rajpath just after 9km. They passed through 10km in 27:45, practically on world record schedule, but inevitably slowed on the return journey. Regassa dropped back shortly after halfway, and Merga edged ahead of Wondimu in the closing kilometres to retain the title he won last year. MEN: 1 Deriba MERGA 2 Eshetu WENDIMU 3 Wilson KIPSANG 4 Tilahun REGASSA 5 Titus MASAI

ETH ETH KEN ETH KEN

59:54 1:00:02 1:00:04 1:00:37 1:00:43

MEN: 1 Alfonsi YATICH 2 Simon SAWE 3 Zepherinus JOSEPH 4 Richard JONES 5 Ronnie HOLASSIE

KEN KEN STL TRI TRI

1:06:48 1:08:56 1:09:10 1:10:10 1:10:56

WOMEN: 1 Mary AKOR 2 Tanice BARNETT 3 Shermin LASALDO 4 Ruth METIVIER 5 Samantha SHUKLA

USA JAM TRI TRI TRI

1:18:46 1:24:58 1:27:38 1:31:22 1:32:38

1 NOVEMBER 2009:

BASS PRO SHOPS SPRINGFIELD MARATHON, USA MEN: 1 James CHERUICH 2 Kipruto ROTICH 3 Steve WERTHS 4 Dan HAY 5 Jonathan GARRETT

KEN KEN

WOMEN: 1 Traci KRESSER 2 Andrea MCGEHEE 3 Rosie LAUGHLIN 4 Cherie MEEK 5 Christy CURTIS

2:25:03 2:32:48 2:35:28 2:46:03 2:56:56 2:56:39 3:15:10 3:23:25 3:35:46 3:37:15

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SHARM EL SHEIKH HALF MARATHON, EGYPT MEN: 1 Ottavio ANDRIANI 2 Mohammed EL HUSSAIN 3 Marzwq HASN 4 Amer Ayad EID 5 Marzwq SID

ITA EGY EGY EGY EGY

1:10:09 1:11:09 1:11:44 1:12:33 1:13:09

WOMEN: 1 Rasa DRAZDALISKAITE 2 Mulu Emebet FIKENDA 3 Marta SANTAMARIA 4 Paola ZAGHI 5 Emma DELFINE

LIT ETH ITA ITA ITA

1:21:54 1:28:31 1:29:48 1:30:43 1:31:48

7 NOVEMBER 2009:

TAROKO GORGE INT'L MARATHON, CHINESE TAIPEI MEN: 1 James CHERUIYOT 2 Francis KIPROP 3 Motoharu FUKUNAGA

KEN KEN JPN

2:24:20 2:24:24 2:43:23

WOMEN: 1 Esther Wanjiku MUTUKU 2 Junko SUZUKI

KEN JPN

2:53:24 2:57:50

8 NOVEMBER 2009:

ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON, GREECE Josephat Kipkirui Ngetich proved the best of the inheritors of the legend of Phillipides (who reputedly ran to Athens with news of the victory, then died) writes Pat Butcher. On one of the toughest courses in the world, the 23 year old Kenyan, running only his second marathon, improved his personal best by over three minutes, and posted the second fastest time in the race's 26-year history. Ngetich had dropped 25m behind at 28km but rallied shortly afterwards and by 35km was engaged in a head to head with Ethiopian Alemayehu Ameta, with Edwin Kipchom a further 100m behind. As Ameta cracked completely in the last 5km, Kipchom came

past to finish second in what up until last year would have been an event record. Persistent early morning rain lasted well into the race but Ngetich said: "the rain wasn't really a problem, but the course is tough". After a flat start, which takes the runners round the tomb of the Athenian soldiers who died in the celebrated battle in 490BC, the road from Marathon to Athens climbs from 11-31km, which is to say, a half-marathon uphill, before the gentle decline into the city, with the finish in the atmospheric Panathenaiko, the marble stadium built for the inaugural modern Olympics in 1896. Akemi Ozaki of Japan was overjoyed to have won the women's race on what she called "this historic course". Ozaki tracked the leading trio of Natalia Volgina of Russia, Sviatlana Kouhan of Belarus, and Ethiopian Eshetu Degefa through halfway before dropping away at 30km. "I decided it was wiser to run at a steady pace," she said. She was back with the leaders within 2km and broke away with Degefa at 35km, dropping the Ethiopian at 39km. "I was a little worried at first, because the surface was really slippery with the rain. But when I got to 39km, I said to myself, now is the time to really run". Next year's event marks the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, a little skirmish described by many historians as the most crucial event in European history. But it is also an opportunity for every marathon runner to come and pay their respects to the place (and the time) where their event truly began. But you'd better be sharp, because entries will be limited. MEN: 1 Josephat K NGETICH 2 Edwin KIPCHOM 3 Pius MUTUKU 4 Alemayehu AMETA 5 Philemon ROTICH

KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN

2:13:44 2:14:18 2:14:39 2:14:51 2:16:14

WOMEN: 1 Akemi OZAKI 2 Eshetu DEGEFA 3 Sviatlana KOUHAN 4 Natalia VOLGINA 5 Georgia AMPATZIDOU

JPN ETH BLR RUS GRE

2:39:56 2:40:32 2:40:54 2:41:48 2:44:23

8 NOVEMBER 2009:

PORTO MARATHON, PORTUGAL In a very tight race for the podium places in the women's race, Priscah Jeptoo came out on top and set a course record. In 4th place, Fernanda Ribeiro recorded a qualifying time for the European Championships in Barcelona next year, as did second-placed Alberto Chaiça in the men's event. A record number of 844 finishers came from 30 different countries, with another 1044 runners completing the 14km Family Run.

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MEN: 1 Johnstone CHANGWONY 2 Alberto CHAIÇA 3 Gilbert ROTICH 4 Mandefru Bira GERMECHU 5 Paul LOMOL

KEN POR KEN ETH KEN

2:13:12 2:13:18 2:14:40 2:18:37 2:21:59

WOMEN: 1 Priscah JEPTOO 2 Yeshimabet Tedese BIFA 3 Debola Wudnesh NEGA 4 Fernanda RIBEIRO 5 Patricia PEREIRA

KEN ETH ETH POR POR

2:30:40 2:30:41 2:30:56 2:31:11 2:52:46

8 NOVEMBER 2009:

MARATHON DES ALPES MARITIMES NICECANNES, FRANCE MEN: 1 Adelo ROBA 2 Gebo BURKA 3 Gemechu LEMMA 4 Philip BIWOTT 5 Philemon KEMBOI WOMEN: 1 Merima MOHAMED 2 Elizabeth KURKOR 3 Sandra ANNEN-LAMARD 4 Vicky COTTER 5 Frederica VIANO

ETH ETH ETH KEN KEN

2:10:17 2:10:18 2:10:19 2:10:27 2:10:58

ETH

2:33:56 2:50:26 2:57:23 2:58:14 2:59:05

FRA

8 NOVEMBER 2009:

HANGZHOU MARATHON, CHINA MEN: 1 Moris Mureithi MWANGI 2 Yilang DING 3 Sadik JEMAL 4 Xiaoyan LIU 5 Shankuan WU

KEN CHN ETH CHN CHN

2:18:37 2:27:47 2:36:17 2:43:00 2:49:56

WOMEN: 1 Chao YUE 2 Junxia WU 3 Jie WEI 4 Di WU 5 Bizunesh TADESSE

CHN CHN CHN CHN ETH

2:39:58 2:43:01 2:46:38 2:50:20 2:59:05

MEN: 1 Shaobo CAO

CHN

1:15:05

WOMEN: 1 Meimei TAO

CHN

1:21:16

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Results 13 NOVEMBER 2009:

PHARAONIC 100KM, EGYPT MEN: 1 Ahmed M EL-MAGRABI 2 Mahmoud DEHIS 3 Brian PEARCE 4 Daniel DYKES 5 Kazuo SHIMIZU

EGY EGY CAN USA JPN

9:43:20 10:24:55 10:52:30 10:54:25 11:29:28

WOMEN: 1 Ruth OCONNELL

GBR

11:41:24

EGY EGY

6:29:11 6:45:49 7:27:07 7:36:30 8:10:18

TEAMS: 1 Egypt 1 (5 members) 2 Egypt 2 (5 members) 3 Anglo-American (2 UK, 2 US) 4 FRA/ITA/USA/EGY 5 Holland (4 members)

NED

14 NOVEMBER 2009:

CHOTT MARATHON EXTREME, TUNISIA MEN: 1 Paolo VENTURINI 2 Nicola DAL GRANDE 3 Gianluca BARBERO 4 Giovanni SEMERARO 5 Massimio STAFFOLANI

ITA ITA ITA ITA ITA

3:07:00 3:07:42 3:12:36 3:20:34 3:25:43

WOMEN: 1 Alice MODIGNANI 2 Rita SERRA 3 Frederica BUDONI 4 Giovanna VILLA 5 Natascia BERTONCELLI

ITA ITA ITA ITA ITA

3:41:08 3:48:45 3:50:33 3:55:32 3:59:59

15 NOVEMBER 2009:

YOKOHAMA WOMEN'S MARATHON, JAPAN WOMEN: 1 Inga ABITOVA 2 Kiyoko SHIMAHARA 3 Catherine NDEREBA 4 Bruna GENOVESE 5 Miki OHIRA 6 Robe GUTA 7 Zivile BALCIUNAITE 8 Hiroko MIYAUCHI 9 Hiromi OMINAMI 10 Naoko TSUCHIYA

RUS JPN KEN ITA JPN ETH LTU JPN JPN JPN

2:27:18 2:28:51 2:29:13 2:29:57 2:30:22 2:31:49 2:32:09 2:32:30 2:33:16 2:35:12

15 NOVEMBER 2009:

BIG SUR HALF MARATHON ON MONTEREY BAY, USA Near perfect racing conditions made for fast times and a memorabble experience for 5500 finishers. Foremost among these was Stephen Muange originally from Kenya, who recorded the second fastest time in the event's seven-year history. A tight pack of elites tore through the first two miles in 9:57. Near mile 3, Muange and Ezkyas Sisay pulled away from the other hopefuls, opening a 26 second lead by mile 4. On the event's steepest hill rising into downtown Pacific Grove, Muange powered ahead to put away Sisay, his final challenger. A 4:38 fifth mile ended any questions about the winner of this year's event. As Muange continued his solo race, Sergio Reyes slowly closed in on Sisay. Sisay, a native Ethiopian who now trains in Flagstaff, AZ, won an all-out sprint for second with Reyes one second behind. The female competition was a four woman battle until the turnaround point just prior to mile 8. Mary Akor (CA), the 2005 Big Sur International Marathon champion, Lauren Johnson (OR), Fiona Docherty (CO), January – March 2010

and Peris Chumba (CO) jostled for position while drafting behind some fast male runners. Akor, originally from Nigeria, made her move just past the turnaround and pulled away to win by almost one minute. Docherty, a native New Zealander, who now trains in Boulder took second. In the Master's race, Kevin Sheehy of Boise, ID, dominated the 40 and older crowd with a new Masters course record of 1:10:29, breaking Fred Arapmayiek's 2006 record by a minute and a half. Magdalena Visser and Mary Coordt waged a good battle for the women's Master's crown with Visser of San Francisco, CA, taking the title in a time of 1:20:13, 14 seconds ahead of Coordt. MEN: 1 Stephen MUANGE 2 Ezkyas SISAY 3 Sergio REYES 4 Moses KORORIA 5 Crosby FREEMAN WOMEN: 1 Mary AKOR 2 Fiona DOCHERTY 3 Lauren JOHNSON 4 Peris CHUMBA 5 Brooke WELLS

KEN ETH KEN

USA KEN

1:03:37 1:05:25 1:05:26 1:06:32 1:06:43 1:15:55 1:16:37 1:17:04 1:17:47 1:19:24

15 NOVEMBER 2009:

MARABANA HALF AND FULL MARATHON, CUBA MEN: 1 Jorge L SUAREZ J 2 Elizardo LEON A 3 Jorge L MORA A 4 Yoel RICARDO H 5 Yumier FOUMAN S

CUB CUB CUB CUB CUB

2:27:42 2:33:06 2:34:00 2:36:00 2:38:38

WOMEN: 1 Liuris M FIGUEREDO S 2 Yadira GONZALEZ H 3 Raquel MARTINEZ M 4 Monica RIVERA DE AMADO 5 Ana Maria HERNANDEZ V

CUB CUB CUB CUB CUB

3:03:23 3:11:57 3:19:32 3:26:55 3:44:05

MEN: 1 Henry JAEN

CUB

1:06:16

WOMEN: 1 Dailin BELMONTE T

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1:18:09

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week earlier when she had won the season's first domestic cross-country race of 2009 by breaking clear of Mestawot Tufa and Belaynesh Oljira in the last mile of the race. Regassa had a much harder struggle in a race led for most of the way by Abera Kuma, only getting the better of his younger rival in a fierce sprint over the final 200m. In breaking the course records, both athletes picked up a bonus of 10,000 birr ($800) to add to their prizewinning 25,000 Birr ($2,000). An estimated 34,000 took part in the race which included around 2,000 unofficial runners, thus beating the previous total of 31,500 set last year. The races were started by the Mayor of Addis Ababa Kuma Demeksa standing alongside Haile Gebrselassie, Derartu Tulu and Paula Radcliffe. Radcliffe had been in Addis Ababa for the weekend supporting a number of events and projects connected with the race. The TOYOTA Ambassadors' Competition was won for a fourth consecutive year by Norwegian Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemperud in a time of 50 minutes. The first foreigner to finish in a time of 38 minutes, came to Addis Ababa as part of a group of 72 Irish runners raising funds for ORBIS Ireland. Assefa Gebrselassie, the older brother of Haile Gebrselassie finished his ninth consecutive Great Ethiopian Run in just under 39 minutes. MEN: 1 Tilahun REGASSA 2 Abera KUMA 3 Feyisa LELISA 4 Getu FELEKE 5 Tadesse TOLLA

ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH

28:36 28:37 28:41 28:49 28:54

WOMEN: 1 Koreni JELILA 2 Amane GOYNA 3 Belaynesh ALGIRA 4 Mestawet TUFA 5 Workinesh SHASHA

ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH

33:03 33:18 33:31 33:38 33:43

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

VALENCIA HALF MARATHON, SPAIN Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai, in his first ever half marathon run outside of his country Kenya, won with an outstanding performance of 59:30. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich pushed him all the way to finish only three seconds adrift. The race attracted a record 6050 entries and ended up with 5353 finishers.

15 NOVEMBER 2009:

GARDA TRENTINO HALF MARATHON, ITALY MEN: 1 Julius TOO 2 Mohkraji LAHCEN 3 Isaac Kipkoech KIPLAGAT 4 Rachid JARMOUNI 5 Ahmed NASF WOMEN: 1 Ivana IOZZIA 2 Emily CHERUIYOT 3 Frederica BALLARINI 4 Elaine LAVER 5 Rosalia ZANONER

KEN ITA KEN MAR ITA

1:05:01 1:05:10 1:05:31 1:05:42 1:07:04

ITA KEN ITA

1:12:55 1:14:40 1:19:40 1:24:23 1:26:19

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES GREAT ETHIOPIAN RUN Koreni Jelila and Tilahun Regassa won the 9th edition of the race in new course records, writes Elshadai Negash. Jelila reproduced her winning form of one

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Results A very competitive course, mild weather (18°C at the start, 20°C at the finish), and very little wind, gave the talented elite field perfect conditions in which to realise the organizers’ target of running under the hour. Guided by the first pacemaker Boniface Kirui, the leaders passed 5km in 14:02, 10km in 28:21, and 15km in 42:34, at which point only Mutai and Kiprotich were left. Victory was decided in the last 800m, with a strong surge by the winner, using the same strategy as he employed in the Eindhoven Marathon. Both Mutai and Kiprotich said that without the wind they might have made even a better performance, maybe 20 to 30 seconds better. In the women's race, there was no fight, and Beatrice Jepchumba from Kenya led the race from start to finish, crossing the line in 1:15:31.

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

PHILADELPHIA MARATHON, USA

PENANG BRIDGE MARATHON, MALAYSIA

MEN: 1 John CREWS 2 Emory MORT 3 Karl SAVAGE 4 Cesar LIZANO 5 Conor LANZ

USA USA USA CRC USA

2:17:15 2:24:31 2:26:04 2:26:15 2:26:46

WOMEN: 1 Jutta MERLAINEN 2 Doreen MCCOUBRIE 3 Muliye GURMU 4 Mary BERTRAM 5 Kristin WHITE

CAN USA ETH USA USA

2:46:44 2:49:09 2:49:24 2:49:35 2:53:58

MEN: 1 Geoffrey Kiprono MUTAI 2 Wilson Kipsang KIPROTICH 3 Shumi Eticha GERBABA 4 Joseph Kiptoo BIRECH 5 Adam Ishmael KHAMIS

KEN KEN ETH KEN BRN

59:30 59:33 1:00:43 1:01:11 1:01:35

MEN: 1 Steve HALLINAN

USA

1:05:34

WOMEN: 1 Teyba NASER

ETH

1:14:44

WOMEN: 1 Beatrice JEPCHUMBA 2 Maria Yolanda GUTIERREZ 3 Carmen SALA 4 Teresa GRACIA 5 Patricia MONTALVO

KEN ESP ESP ESP ESP

1:15:31 1:18:31 1:23:12 1:26:44 1:27:20

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

HALF MARATHON

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

21KM NUEVO LEON, MEXICO MEN: 1 Patrick NTHIWA 2 Alene RETA 3 Isaack KIMAIYO

KEN ETH KEN

1:00:57 1:02:27 1:02:59

WOMEN: 1 Genoveva JELAGAT 2 Ogla KIMAIYO 3 Adriana F MIRANDA 5 Patricia MONTALVO

KEN KEN MEX ESP

1:10:26 1:11:04 1:13:03 1:27:20

15TH SAMSUNG CORPORE 10KM SAO PAULO CLASSIC

CYPRUS APHRODITE HALF MARATHON MEN: 1 Kassahun EBEL 2 Zsolt BENEDEK 3 Dan HORNERY 4 Theofnis SKOUFIAS 5 Amine KHADIRE

ETH HUN AUS GRE MAR

1:08:03 1:08:04 1:11:09 1:13:20 1:14:48

WOMEN: 1 Georgia AMBATZIDOU 2 Magda GAZEA 3 Irini KOKKINARIDOU 4 Paraskevi KATSIAKORI 5 Gabriele TENDLER

GRE GRE GRE GRE GER

1:19:13 1:20:26 1:28:06 1:30:47 1:41:48

22 NOVEMBER 2009: MEN: 1 Irappa D AKKI 2 Mukesh Kumar YADAV 3 Deepak SINGH 4 Keteme Made SESIBE 5 Nitendra SINGH

IND IND IND ETH IND

1:06:36 1:06:53 1:07:10 1:07:20 1:13:04

WOMEN: 1 Kavitha RAUT 2 Giday Walde GEBRIEL 3 Gebre Meskele AREGAY 4 BHAGWATI 5 G Uma MAHESHWARI

IND ETH ETH IND IND

1:14:52 1:16:59 1:24:58 1:30:40 1:35:59

After a few very hot days, rain arrived in time to refresh the athletes at the 08.00 start of the 15th edition. Kenyan Titus Kipkosgei Kibii, Ethiopian Kende Ademe and Brazilian David Benedito de Macedo took the early lead, but Kibii proved by far the strongest. Likewise in the women's race, where the Kenyan Maurine Jelagat Kipchumba dominated from the start. As part of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Brazil and South Korea there was a Tae Kwon Do presentation before the awards ceremony, when Sports Secretary Walter Feldman presented the Zumbi dos Palmares Trophy and spoke about the event: "Today, we see a massive public presence in one of the best races in São Paulo, and we pay tribute to Zumbi dos Palmares."

MEDIO MARATON MITAD DEL MUNDO, ECUADOR

MEN: 1 Titus Kipkosgei KIBII 2 Yetwale Kende ENDEME 3 David Benedito de MACEDO 4 Jose Magno dos Santos MOTA 5 Reginaldo O CAMPOS

KEN ETH BRA BRA BRA

29:38 30:20 30:25 30:43 30:55

MEN: 1 Segundo Osvaldo JAMI 2 Cristobal Jose Anrango NARVAEZ 3 Paul Roberto BUENANO 4 Juan Antonio Manjarres ORTEGA 5 Walter Benjamin Acero BALBOA

ECU ECU ECU ECU ECU

1:04:40 1:05:20 1:06:36 1:07:56 1:08:08

WOMEN: 1 Maurine Jelegat KIPCHUMBA 2 Edielza dos Santos GUIMARAES 3 Camila Aperecida Dos SANTOS 4 Ma Lucia Dos Santos NASCIMENTO 5 Ma Lucia Alves Viera MORAES

BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA

34:26 35:46 36:24 36:40 37:42

WOMEN: 1 Diana Judith Landi ANDRADE 2 Nancy Mercedes Otranjo OSORIO 3 Wendy Estefania Herrera PANCHI 4 Zuniga Fani VILACUNDO 5 Edith Geanine SUNTAXI

ECU ECU ECU ECU ECU

1:17:26 1:21:16 1:21:50 1:23:46 1:24:14

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KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:23:55 2:25:57 2:28:46 2:29:51 2:30:04

WOMEN: 1 Dorice Chepchumba TODOPUS 2 Lucy Karimi MUGAMBI 3 Susan Jemutai CHEPKWONI 4 Kari ELLIOTT 5 Poywo Peris CHEPKOECH

KEN KEN KEN CAN KEN

3:08:37 3:09:44 3:27:52 3:31:28 3:33:07

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

HYDERABAD HALF MARATHON, INDIA 22 NOVEMBER 2009:

MEN: 1 Kenedy Kiptoo LILAN 2 Mwelu Daniel MUEMA 3 Benjamin METO 4 Silas Kipruto SEMETEI 5 Richard Mutua MUTISYA

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

MARATONA INTERNACIONAL DE ZARAGOZA, SPAIN MEN: 1 Zerihun AMBAYE 2 Belachew KIFLE 3 J Carlos CYPRIAN 4 Jose Maria CAMARA 5 Victor Gonzalo GUIRAO WOMEN: 1 Luisa Larrago CACHO 2 Kristinja LOONEN 3 Carmen Felix VIDAL 4 Sabina Moreno GARRIDO 5 Estela San Pedro SORIA

ETH ETH ESP ESP

2:17:38 2:18:18 2:25:37 2:27:16 2:33:40

ESP NED ESP ESP ESP

2:53:55 2:57:00 3:04:15 3:17:45 3:18:34

22 NOVEMBER 2009:

STANDARD CHARTERED BANGKOK MARATHON, THAILAND MEN: 1 Francis Kiptoo KIBII 2 John Chirchir TUBEI 3 Edward KIPKORIR 4 David Kiplagat KUNIO 5 John Kiprop SAMOEI

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:16:41 2:21:38 2:22:51 2:25:40 2:25:45

WOMEN: 1 Eclfr LORWAPEI 2 Fridah Jeprite LODEPA 3 Sunisa SAILOMYEN 4 Wioletta URYGA 5 Amnuay KIAM-NGOOLEORM

KEN KEN THA POL THA

2:43:49 2:46:12 2:47:54 2:50:51 3:08:25

28-30 NOVEMBER 2009:

MALTA CHALLENGE MARATHON The first stage of 11.195km stage of the 19th edition started at Mdina with 133 runners, of which 98 were Maltese and 35 from overseas. Previous four-time female winner, Carmen Hili was recovering from injury and last year's and also a fourtime winner, Carol Walsh was injured in training the day before, leaving the women's race wide open.

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Results Defending champion and two-time winner Jonathan Balzan was on the start line. It was evident from the start that he meant business and soon opened a gap from previous winner Brian Magri. Debuting Challenge runner Marisa Muscat took the women's race by 18 seconds from Caroliine Ciappara. Stage 2, 6km, started and finished in Birzebbuga on Saturday 28th November with no dropouts This short loop normally sees the appearance of the faster runners but really held no suprises as Balzan & Muscat led the whole way. Balzan's lead over Magri and Muscat's a lead over Ciappara left them in commanding positions, but neither ran defensively - they set out with vengence and substatially increased their winning margins. Both are coached by Roger Zammit of St Patrick's AC. Eight days of excellent weather left all the visitors very well satisfied. STAGES on 28, 29 & 30:

11.195km 6km

25km

total

MEN: 1 Jonathan BALZAN 2 Brian MAGRI 3 Joseph ABDILLA 4 Joseph SALIBA 5 Antonius STOUTEN

MLT MLT MLT MLT NED

38:11 38:58 40:14 40:14 40:18

19:56 20:27 20:50 20:49 21:21

1:28:01 1:31:59 1:32:25 1:32:31 1:32:19

2:26:08 2:31:24 2:33:29 2:33:34 2:33:58

WOMEN: 1 Marisa MUSCAT 2 Caroline CIAPPARA 3 Pauline VELLA 4 Daniela CASHA 5 Greta TREEBY

MLT MLT MLT MLT MLT

48:32 48:50 51:05 51:38 54:01

25:04 25:22 26:40 28:06 28:18

1:51:51 1:54:50 1:58:18 2:02:07 2:04:24

3:05:27 3:09:02 3:16:03 3:21:51 3:26:43

29 NOVEMBER 2009:

19TH MARATHON DE LA ROCHELLE - SERGE VIGOT, FRANCE There was quite a strong wind on race morning, faced first by the wheelchair and blind athletes who set off five minutes ahead of the main field. Despite the poor weather and later rain showers, a record 6800 runners started. There was also a record at the finish, thanks to the Ukrainian Oleksandr Sitkovsky running the outstanding time of 2:10:27 The women’s race was won by a newcomer to La Rochelle, Selomie Getnet followed by her compatriot Konjit Tilahun. MEN: 1 Oleksandr SITKOVSKY 2 Mark TANUI 3 Sentayehu MERGA 4 Simon NJOROGE 5 Pawel OCHAL

UKR KEN ETH KEN POL

WOMEN: 1 Selomie GETNET 2 Konjit TILAHUN 3 Malgorzata SOBANSKA 4 Yekaterina FATEYEVA 5 Olga KALENDAROVA-OCHAL

ETH ETH POL RUS RUS

2:33:28 2:34:23 2:35:05 2:38:12 2:39:16

29 NOVEMBER 2009:

XXVI FIRENZE MARATHON, ITALY MEN: 1 Ben Kipruto CHEBET 2 Reuben Seroney KOSGEI 3 Assefa Reta GIRMA 4 Danilo GOFFI 5 Daniele CAIMMI

KEN KEN ETH ITA ITA

2:11:21 2:11:22 2:12:42 2:12:45 2:15:14

WOMEN: 1 Eva Maria GRADWOHL 2 Lena GAVELIN 3 Tedesse GIRMA 4 Ivana IOZZIA 5 Anna PICHRTOVA

POL SWE ETH ITA CZE

2:35:41 2:37:11 2:37:28 2:37:35 2:41:58

AMICA INSURANCE SEATTLE MARATHON, USA MEN: 1 Charlie SUNDERLAGE 2 Jesse STEVICK 3 Brandon FALLOWS 4 Spencer WALSH 5 Matias SAARI WOMEN: 1 Lauren BREIHOF 2 Katrina TUCKER 3 Catrin JONES 4 Nell STEPHENSON 5 Rebecca GALLAGHER

USA USA USA USA

2:32:27 2:33:33 2:35:19 2:35:41 2:39:08

USA USA USA USA USA

2:58:58 3:01:03 3:03:28 3:04:21 3:04:44

29 NOVEMBER 2009:

LAKE KAWAGUCHI MARATHON, JAPAN No results obtained

29 NOVEMBER 2009:

MARATHON DONOSTIA - SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN MEN: 1 Rafael Iglesias BORREGO 2 Seboka Diababa TOLA 3 Tiruneh Worknesh TESFA 4 Hilario Olano INTXAUSTI 5 Jose Ignacio Martin GARCIA

29 NOVEMBER 2009:

ESP ETH ETH ESP ESP

2:10:44 2:17:03 2:20:41 2:20:25 2:27:02

WOMEN: 1 Maria Jose PUEYO ESP 2 Ana Casares POLO ESP 3 Amada de Jesus Sanchez RIVERO ESP 4 Natasha PITMAN GBR 5 Genma Arenas ALCAZAR ESP

2:36:28 2:43:27 2:57:44 2:58:15 2:58:38

29 NOVEMBER 2009:

SHANGHAI MARATHON FOR THE TORAY CUP, CHINA MEN: 1 Gashaw MELESE 2 Isaac MACHARIA 3 Hang GANG 4 Robert CHERUIYOT CHEBORBOR 5 Shuo WANG

ETH KEN CHN KEN CHN

2:10:10 2:11:36 2:13:19 2:13:48 2:15:08

WOMEN: 1 Yanan WEI 2 Tirfi Tsegaye BEYENE 3 Chengcheng WANG 4 Irina TIMOFEYEVA 5 Linlin JIN

CHN ETH CHN RUS CHN

2:27:49 2:28:16 2:31:03 2:33:33 2:37:32

29 NOVEMBER 2009:

UNICEF HONG KONG HALF MARATHON

2:10:27 2:12:32 2:12:48 2:14:05 2:15:39

MEN: 1 Thomas KIPROTICH 2 Ka Ho CHAN 3 Hok Yan LAI 4 Wang Keun WONG 5 Tat Ming CHOI

1:09:48 1:13:58 1:14:20 1:15:08 1:15:46

WOMEN: 1 Ying Suet LEUNG 2 Sui Ping FAN 3 Kit Yee CHAN 4 Pui Shan CHAN 5 Angelina KONG

1:24:15 1:25:22 1:27:31 1:27:50 1:28:29

10km MEN: 1 Ka Man GI

32:46

WOMEN: 1 Kit Ching YIU

36:59

5 DECEMBER 2009: MARATHON DE LA ROCHELLE – 29 NOVEMBER January – March 2010

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RUN BARBADOS NATURE VALLEY 10KM MEN: 1 Phillip LAGAT

KEN

30:01

WOMEN: 1 Peninah SAWE

KEN

38:29

6 DECEMBER 2009:

FUKUOKA OPEN INT'L MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP, JAPAN Defending champion Tsegaye Kebede won in a record time and a personal best by two seconds writes Ken Nakamura. Kebede became the first runner to defend the title in Fukuoka since Gezehagne Abera in 2001/2. Frank Shorter, 1972 Olympic Champion Frank Shorter won four Fukuoka Marathon tiles from 1971/5, while Toshihiko Seko won three in a row from 1978/80 and again in 1983. “I was convinced of my win after 30km and I knew I had a chance for a personal best when I passed 40km 44 seconds faster than I did last year." Kebede won by 2:34, slightly less than last year. Averaging his top 5 times makes him the fourth fastest marathon runner ever. His personal best is ninth fastest on the list. Behind him, two Ethiopians improved their personal best by huge margins. Tekeste Kebede by two minutes and Dereje Tesfaye, Tsegaye Kebede’s training partner, by over three minutes. In between the two Ethiopians, Dmytro Baranovsky recorded his first sub-2:10 marathon since 2006, and the second fastest time of his career. Tomoyuki Sato, coached by Takeshi Soh, was about the only Japanese hope, but had a dismal day as his form completely folded in the later stages of the race. His pacemaker Yu Mitsuya, who did a fine job, is one of the best distance runners in Japan and plans his marathon debut in next February’s Beppu-Oita marathon. Passing the half marathon in 1:03:05, the leaders were right on course record pace. Eight runners in the lead pack were still together at 25km. From there Tsegaye Kebede started to run slightly ahead of Samson Ramadhani, the only pace maker left in the race. He led three other runners (Dereje Tsefaye, Evans

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Cheruiyot and Tekeste Kebede) at 30km (1:29:47). Tsegaye’s training partner Dereje Tesfaye was the only runner able to stay with him after 32km, and even he lost contact by 33km. At 38.6km Tekeste Kebede caught and eventually eased past Dereje Tesfaye. MEN (ONLY): 1 Tsegaye KEBEDE 2 Tekeste KEBEDE 3 Dmytro BARANOVSKY 4 Dereje TESFAYE 5 Evans CHERUIYOT 6 Luis FEITEIRA 7 Oleg KULKOV 8 Harun NJOROGE 9 Tadashi SHITAMORI 10 Vitaliy SHAFAR

ETH ETH UKR ETH KEN POR RUS KEN JPN UKR

2:05:18 2:07:52 2:08:19 2:08:36 2:09:46 2:13:07 2:13:49 2:14:17 2:14:42 2:15:07

6 DECEMBER 2009:

MACAU GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT INT'L MARATHON Organized by the Macau Sports Development Board and the Macau Athletic Association, the race attracted over 3700 local and international runners to the start from the Macau Stadium at 06.00 Mykhaylo Iveruk from Ukraine, runner-up in 2008, went one better this time, winning US $15000 in prize money. Roman Gebre Gessese from Ethiopia was crowned champion in the female category with the same prize money. MEN: 1 Mikhail IVERUK 2 Micah Kipserem CHUMA 3 Jusius Kibet MEBUR 4 Frimin Kiplagat KIPCHOGE 5 Gang HAN

UKR KEN KEN KEN CHN

2:17:45 2:17:51 2:17:58 2:18:01 2:18:08

WOMEN: 1 Roman Gebre GESSESE 2 Lili YUAN 3 Agnieszka JANASIAK 4 Goitetom Haftu TESEMA 5 Elisabete LOPES

ETH CHN POL ETH POR

2:37:08 2:41:44 2:42:09 2:43:40 2:44:40

a formality for Morgunova until Albina MayorovaIvanova caught her at 35km. From 10th at halfway, in 1:17:28, over a half minute behind the leaders, she ran a faster second half of 1:15:21, to win easily in a time second only to Salina Kosgei’s 2.31.55 course record in 2006. As Morgunova hung in to finish second Mary Akor Beasley of the USA came through to take a surprise third although she collapsed over the finish line, and had to be stretchered off to recover. MEN: 1 Luke KIBET 2 Johnstone CHEPKWONY 3 Vincent KROP 4 John KELAI 5 Leonard MUCHERU

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:11:25 2:11:33 2:11:51 2:13:14 2:15:18

WOMEN: 1 Albina MAYOROVA-IVANOVA 2 Lyubov MORGUNOVA 3 Mary AKOR-BEASLEY 4 Jacquiline NYETIPI 5 Leah MALOT

RUS RUS USA KEN KEN

2:32.49 2:34.49 2:36.44 2:37.56 2:38.02

6 DECEMBER 2009:

ANGKOR WAT INT'L HALF MARATHON, CAMBODIA MEN: 1 Kien Mau LIM 2 MOK BUNTHOEUN 3 Andrew FARGUS 4 Tony SEAKINS 5 Daisuke HASEGAWA

MAS CAM GBR GBR JPN

1:13:26 1:18:27 1:19:12 1:19:32 1:21:37

WOMEN: 1 Vivian TANG 2 Victoria HILL 3 MIO SADAKATA 4 Erica MURPHY 5 Ann CHENG-ECHEVARRIA

SIN GBR JPN USA GBR

1:24:00 1:29:18 1:33:37 1:33:56 1:34:28

06 DECEMBER 2009:

POONA INT'L MARATHON, INDIA 6 DECEMBER 2009:

STANDARD CHARTERED SINGAPORE MARATHON Luke Kibet hobbled away from the finish grateful to have broken the course record rather than break his tendon, an injury to which had been troubling him since well before the race. The former world champion's winning time looks a lot more impressive in Singapore's 31C heat and oppressive 77% humidity than it would almost anywhere else. He was pushed all the way by Johnstone Chepkwony and won in a sprint. Last year, he had beaten him, in 2:13, by over two minutes. A dozen or more men were a minute up on record pace after 10km. Vincent Krop, more a halfmarathoner, was the agreed pacemaker but went on to finish third. Kibet, favouring his left achilles’ tendon, had kept to the back of the pack, while Krop, Leonard Mucheru, and Chepkwony had forced the pace. Mucheru was first to drop, at 36km, followed by Krop, just before 40km. Kibet then tested Chepkwony with a surge, to which the 25 year old responded. But when they entered the finishing straight Kibet eased away to victory. Chepkwony and Krop were also under the previous record. “Two-eleven here is like 2.06, 2.07 in a cooler place” said Chepkwony. Lyubov Morgunova, 38, and a veteran of more than 40 marathons, had taken up the running after a slowish first 10km, and her pace eventually dropped all but Magdaline Chemjor of Kenya. Then Chemjor fell back, fading to seventh. The last 10km looked like

MEN: 1 Augustine RONO 2 Peter MUTISYA 3 Andrea MATHIYA 4 Eyop WOLDEGEORGIS 5 Benson KIPKOSGEI

KEN KEN TAN ETH KEN

2:13:05 2:15:17 2:15:59 2:16:34 2:17:09

WOMEN (HALF MARATHON, results pending confirmation): 1 Agnes MUTUNE KEN 1:10:30 2 Pauline THITU KEN 1:10:40 3 Hellen MUSYOKA KEN 1:10:50 4 Kavita RAUT IND 1:12:50 NR 5 Josephine KIMUYU KEN 1:15:10

6 DECEMBER 2009:

BLOM BEIRUT MARATHON, LEBANON More than 30,000 took to the streets in the seventh edition of the Lebanese capital’s festival of endurance, including 5km and 10km competitions writes Andy Edwards. Mohamed Temam emerged victorious by over two minutes. This was Temam’s third marathon at the tender age of 20 - all three this year. Beginning at 07.00 with overcast skies and the temperature gauge showing 13 degrees Centigrade, these were made to measure conditions for marathoners on a largely flat course. The former world record holder in the marathon, Paul Tergat of Kenya, watched from the VIP stand as 550 competitors set off along Jamal Abdel Naser street. January – March 2010


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Results Temam played a waiting game, allowing a quartet to go clear with barely five minutes on the clock. Three Kenyans, Eston Ngira, Stephen Maina and Stanley Mayo took out the pace with Abraham Yilma slotting in behind them. This group of four led through 10km in 32:45 and 20k in 1:04:52. Temam had joined them shortly after 20km, looking comfortable. With 33km covered he made his decisive move, and went through 35km alone in 1:53:50, 50m clear of his compatriot Yilma, and on course for a personal best. Behind him Yilma, second and third in successive years from 2006, is building a solid set of Beirut performances. Mihret Tadesse completed the Ethiopian double as she made it two wins out of two in her marathon career. She improved her best by 31 seconds from her winning debut in Barcelona last year.

MEN: 1 Billy BOHLKE 2 Calvin DALLAS 3 Bob HALK 4 Wayne NICHOLS 5 Andy HAYWARD

ISV ISV ISV ISV GBR

2:55:28 3:18:19 3:44:27 3:56:19 3:56:29

WOMEN: 1 Heidi SNOW 2 Elizabeth NURNBERGER 3 Annmarie HAYES 4 Carol MURPHY 5 Amanda WAREHIME

ISV ISV USA ISV ISV

4:14:55 4:31:50 4:43:32 4:47:50 5:50:04

MEN: 1 Juan ROBLES

ISV

1:17:49

MEN: 1 Mohammed TEMAM 2 Eston NGIRA 3 Abraham YILMA 4 Stephen MAINA 5 Stanley MAYO

ETH KEN ETH KEN KEN

2:16:12 2:18:26 2:18:34 2:22:30 2:26:25

WOMEN: 1 Ruth-Ann DAVID

ISV

1:37:11

WOMEN: 1 Mihret TADESSE 2 Jackline NYANGERI 3 Sisay MIASOU

ETH KEN ETH

2:42:41 2:43:24 2:44:00

6 DECEMBER 2009:

LISBON MARATHON, PORTUGAL MEN: 1 Vasco AZVEDO 2 Oleksiy RYBALCHENKO 3 Mark DALKINS 4 Gil FERREIRA 5 Antonio CUSTODIO

POR UKR GBR POR POR

2:20:42 2:22:16 2:30:25 2:30:32 2:34:29

WOMEN: 1 Yulia MOCHOLOVA 2 Madina BIKTAGIROVA 3 Veronica CORREIA 4 Katharine KOSSE 5 Antonia Hermoso PUA

RUS RUS POR NED ESP

2:40:44 2:54:07 3:20:14 3:26:40 3:28:04

HALF MARATHON MEN: 1 Bekana DABA

ETH

1:01:40

WOMEN: 1 Werknesh KIDANE

ETH

1:10:55

6 DECEMBER 2009:

8TH ST CROIX INTERNATIONAL MARATHON, US VIRGIN ISLANDS With a moonlit sky in the wee hours of the morning, a group of truly dedicated long distance runners took to the roads in historic Frederiksted. To run the half or the full was a new decision, as the half was offered for the first time. Billy Bohlke opted to defend his title. He eased through more than three quarters of the race uncontested mostly at sub 6 minutes per mile, until he hit the wall at 17 miles, but hung on to eun under three hours. Leading a strong group of aged 50+ men two-time Olympic Marathon runner Calvin Dallas finished second. Heidi Snow enjoyed her first marathon victory as she worked her way through the two groups of runners racing on the same course to finish first among the women. Juan Robles a CARIFTA medalist and now a student athlete at Turabo University in Puerto Rico led all the way in his the longest distance race to date. Ruth Ann-David, V.I. National Marathon Champion, won the women's race and was second overall. January – March 2010

RUN BARBADOS SCOTIABANK HALF MARATHON

HALF MARATHON:

6 DECEMBER 2009:

CAYMAN ISLANDS MARATHON MEN: 1 Steve SPIERS 2 Eduardo TORRES 3 Daryl HULTQUIST 4 Colin PARRACK 5 Dean GAFFIGAN

USA CAY USA GBR CAY

2:59:05 3:20:34 3:33:06 3:36:09 3:38:34

WOMEN: 1 Beth SCHREADER 2 Kathrin JONES 3 Laura COUVRETTE 4 Caroline CAHILL 5 Elizabeth RAMSAY

CAY GBR CAN CAY USA

3:08:24 3:14:24 3:20:21 3:40:11 4:13:04

MEN: 1 Phillip LAGAT WOMEN: 1 Erin OMARA

KEN

1:07:02

USA

1:26:45

6 DECEMBER 2009:

PAMPULHA LAGOON 17.8KM INT'L ROAD RACE, BRAZIL 12500 runners entered the 11th edition, a new participation record. Among these were seven Africans - four men and three women - against whom the Brazilians pitted themselves. The African runners had all competed successfully elsewhere in Brazil, and they continued their efforts by filling the top two places in the men's race and the top three places in the women's. Local runner and three-time winner Franck Caldeira put up the best challenge, finishing just one second behind second-placed Martin Sulle and 12 seconds behind the winner Nicholas Koech. MEN: 1 Nicholas Kipruto KOECH 2 Martin SULLE 3 Franck Caldeira de ALMEIDA 4 Giomar Pereira DA SILVA 5 Giovani DOS SANTOS

KEN TAN BRA BRA BRA

52:48 52:59 53:00 53:29 53:36

WOMEN: 1 Pasalia Kipkoech CHEPKORIR 2 Eunice Jepkirui KIRWA 3 Margaret Karie TOROITICH 4 Rosangela Pereira FARIA 5 Marizete Moreira DOS SANTOS

KEN KEN KEN BRA BRA

1:00:39 1:01:29 1:03:41 1:03:48 1:03:55

6 DECEMBER 2009:

6 DECEMBER 2009:

RUN BARBADOS POWERADE MARATHON

GRAN MARATON PACIFICO, MEXICO

The race festival kicks off with a "Midnight Mile" on the island's south coast early on Saturday morning, followed in the late afternoon by a 10km road race on an out-and-back course which passes through the centre of town. Many of the visiting runners do one of these races before going on to run either the Marathon or the half marathon early on the Sunday morning, passing up and down the west coast. The visiting elite runners cleaned up in both the 10km and the Half Marathon in this way, but the Marathon proved a tougher proposition. Despite starting 30 minutes earlier than in previous years, conditions in the Marathon are still hot and humid, and take their toll on those not used to them. Defending champion Victor Ledger, from the neighbouring Caribbean island of St Lucia, used his familiarity with the race to bide his time and wear down his more fancied Kenyan opponents. Ledger won this battle of attrition in which first Samuel Njunga and then Simon Sawe, with a personal best 10 minutes faster than Ledger's, were left in his wake. While Ledger cruised through to fininsh in good shape, Ndunga slumped to eighth, in some distress. Peninah Sawe faced no such difficulty in taking the women's race well ahead of Josiane Aboungono, just returning from injury and a bit short on marathon training. MEN: 1 Victor LEDGER 2 Simon SAWE 3 Zepherinus JOSEPH 4 Curtis COX 5 Pamenos BALLANTYNE

STL KEN STL TRI VIN

2:32:29 2:33:59 2:34:56 2:38:18 2:39:59

WOMEN: 1 Penninah SAWE 2 Josiane ABOUNGONO 3 Kim GOUGH 4 Carmen JACKSON 5 Rosalind ADAMSON

KEN CAN USA CAN BAR

3:13:34 3:26:18 3:43:18 3:50:56 4:08:02

MEN: 1 Christopher KIPYEGO 2 Fetus Kioko KIKUMO 3 Isaac Waweru MACHARIA 4 Mark Chepses KISKOGEI 5 Cornelius Lel KIRWA

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

2:16:12 2:16:55 2:17:34 2:18:11 2:21:40

WOMEN: 1 Janet RONO 2 Daniela Alonso ARREOLA 3 Ma.Guadalupe Santana MARIN 4 Irma Carina Sanchez MOCTEZUMA 5 Alicia Rodriguez SALDIVAR

KEN MEX MEX MEX MEX

2:37:08 2:43:26 2:52:26 2:52:40 2:52:54

MEN: 1 Juan Gualberto Vargas SANCHEZ

MEX

1:04:00

WOMEN: 1 Watetu Nfungu RAHAB

KEN

1:14:03

HALF MARATHON

6 DECEMBER 2009:

ROCK 'N' ROLL LAS VEGAS MARATHON, USA In the city best known for high-rollers, late nights and adult attractions many are surprised to learn that Las Vegas has hosted a marathon, continuously, since 1967; the seventeenth longest string anywhere. This year's edition was the most spectacular ever. A capacity 27,600 runners started. For the first time in Las Vegas marathon history, the entire Strip was closed in both directions for the runners. The elite women set off 19 minutes ahead of the elite men in a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ competition for a $10,000 first prize bonus. Caroline Rotich of Kenya emerged victorious by dramatically making up a 23 second gap over the final 3km to catch long-time race leader Alevtina Distance Running

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Results Ivanova of Russia with 800m to go. The win caps a banner year for Rotich, who so far in 2009 has run personal bests at 10km, 10 miles, and the half-marathon. Christopher Toroitich won the men's race Ethiopians took both Half Marathon races, with Bekana Daba winning the men’s race by over a minute, and Werknesh Kidane, an eight-time medalist at the World Cross Country Championships, won the women’s halfmarathon. For the first time the entire half marathon was conducted on the Las Vegas Strip, adding to the excitement for the 20,000 plus competitors. The marathon shared the first 16km on the Strip, then had a natural turnaround at 32km. The final 10km was downhill, allowing the marathoners to attack what is usually the most difficult stretch in any marathon. Runners from all 50 states and 39 countries participated in the event which was highlighted by live bands at every mile of the course. The next Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon is set for 5 December 2010 and is expected to top 30,000 runners. MEN: 1 Christopher TOROITICH 2 Terefe YAE 3 Assefa TESFAYE 4 Augustus KAVUTU 5 Stephen HAAS WOMEN: 1 Caroline ROTICH 2 Alevtina IVANOVA 3 Serkalem ABRHA 4 Adanech ZEKIROS 5 Jane KIBII

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COSTA RICA INT'L MARATHON MEN: 1 Gerardo MORALES 2 Miguel Vargas GUERRO 3 Jose Rojas CASTRO 4 Kenneth Rocha GUTIERREZ 5 Ramon Fallas NAVARRO WOMEN: 1 Sandra RUALES 2 Isabel ORELLANA 3 Nadezda TUPTOVA 4 Sonia Rojas ROMERO 5 Carmen Castillo VILLEGAS

2:32:33 2:43:00 2:43:17 2:43:24 2:49:19 ECU

2:48:46 2:59:50 3:09:18 3:18:21 3:31:28

HALF MARATHON MEN: 1 Roy Vargas CORDERO

1:08:38

WOMEN: 1 Cristina Marin GONZALEZ

1:27:25

2:15:15 2:16:42 2:16:43 2:18:06 2:18:45

POWERADE MONTERREY MARATHON, MEXICO

2:29:27 2:30:05 2:36:25 2:39:19 2:40:12

MEN: 1 Alfredo Moctezuma EVARISTO 2 Leonardo Rodrriguez NARVAEZ 3 David Gutierrez MIRANDA 4 Jaime Samuel A DE LA FUENTE 5 Armando Martinez VELAZQUEZ

12 DECEMBER 2009:

MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX

2:31:41 2:33:27 2:36:51 2:37:15 2:41:23

WOMEN: 1 Angelica Martinez SANCHEZ 2 Monica Luna GUTIERREZ 3 Nancy Cerda CISNEROS 4 Estefania Muniz HERNANDEZ 5 Jessica Guajardo LOPEZ

MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX

3:06:08 3:10:37 3:14:59 3:16:58 3:20:52

15 DECEMBER 2009:

ANTARCTICA ICEMARATHON Richard Donovan was first of the hardy few to tackle the 100km, over four 25km laps. Conditions underfoot were brutal as snowfall made it feel like running through sand, combined with -14C temperatures and climbing for a total of 26 miles of the course. The main marathon began in much better conditions with a temperature of only -8C and little or no wind. The first 25km was run over the churned lap from the 100km, but there were much more favourable underfoot conditions for the final 17km. MEN: 1 Jason WOLFE 2 Marc DE KEYSER 3 Mark PARNELL 4 Jacues FOX 5 Gavin MELGAARD

USA BEL GBR LUX AUS

4:46:50 4:58:20 5:55:59 6:07:02 6:58:09

WOMEN 1 Richelle TURNER 2 Sharyn FITZGERALD

AUS AUS

6:23:34 7:09:42

IRL

18:39:57

100km RACE MEN: 1 Richard DONOVAN

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WMRA News EXECUTIVES President Bruno Gozzelino (ITA)

Results 3 OCTOBER 2009:

Secretary Adrian Woods (GBR) Treasurer Nancy Hobbs (USA) Reserved Position – Women Galia Puhaleva (BUL) Director of Marketing Erhan Basoglu (TUR) Director of Competition Raimondo Ballico (ITA) Director of Development Tomo Sarf (SLO) Director of Organisation Wolfgang Munzel (GER)

www.wmra.info

SMARNA GORA MOUNTAIN RUNNING FESTIVAL, SLOVENIA The Smarna gora race celebrated its 30th anniversary and is one of the mountain races with the longest tradition. It again hosted the Grand Prix final. More than 250 runners competed on the steep slopes of Smarna gora. Nine kilometres of the technical and slippery course were not a problem for the race winner Antonio Toninelli (ITA). Jonathan Wyatt (NZL) did enough to place himself first in the final Grand Prix ranking. He finished sixth in the race, but it was enough to win overall with 352 points. In the women's division, Andrea Mayr (AUT) after her brilliant performance last year when she set the course record, won again. Although she completed only three Grand Prix races and she won all of them, that was only enough to place her second in the final rankings with 320 points. Iva Milesova (CZE) gathered 327 points from 5 races. Slovenian brother and sister Mitja and Mateja Kosovelj both finished the final race in 4th position and found themselves in 3rd place overall. As a part of celebration of the 30th anniversary the organizer invited all women and men winners since 1979 when the race was held for the first time. Many of them responded to the kind invitation and it was interesting to see the very first winners standing together with all the winners since 1994 when the race became an international Mountain running event. WOMEN: 1 Andrea MAYR 2 Anna FROST 3 Lucija KRKOC 4 Mateha KOSOVELJ 5 Maria Grazia ROBERTI

AUT NZL SLO SLO ITA

45:41 47:19 47:35 48:48 49:46

MEN: 1 Antonio TONINELLI 2 Robert KRUPICKA 3 Marco DE GASPERI 4 Mitja KOSOVELJ 5 Emanuele MANZI 6 Jonathan WYATT

ITA POL ITA SLO ITA NZL

40:03 40:09 40:16 40:24 40:38 40:58

WMRA GRAND PRIX 2009 - 11TH EDITION Andrea MAYR Antonio TONINELLI and Robert KRUPICKA

Final standings

MEN: 1 Marc LAUENSTEIN 2 Jonathan WYAT 3 Ricky LIGHTFOOT 4 Kemboi CHEMUNGOR 5 Marco STURM 6 Daniel BETT TEAMS: 1 Kenya 2 England 3 Scotland

3:06:20 3:12:05 3:14:05 3:14:51 3:18:23 3:19:02 9:55:05

9:58:16 10:13:58

WOMEN: 1 Anna PICHRTOVA 2 Evgenya DANILOVA 3 Anna FROST 4 Elena RUKHLYADA 5 Angela BATEUP 6 Inna PAMKOVSKAYA TEAMS: 1 Russia 2 Australia 3 Germany

SUI NZL GBR KEN GER KEN

CZE RUS NZL RUS AUS RUS

3:28:57 3:29:23 3:33:20 3:38:19 3:48:35 3:48:55

10:56:37 11:28:11 12:03:20

CALENDAR 2010 13 May

1st WMRA Grand Prix race Grand Ballon, France

6 June

3rd Balkan Championships Sarapeva Banya, Bulgaria

12 June

7th NACAC Championships (tbd) Canada

27 June

5th Youth Challenge Susa, Italy

WOMEN: 1 Iva MILESOVA 2 Andrea MAYR 3 Mateja KOSOVELJ 4 Anna PICHRTOVA 5 Lucija KRKOC 6 Maria Grazia ROBERTI

CZE 327 points AUT 320 points SLO 298 points CZE 257 points SLO 243 points ITA 168 points

4 July

9th European Championships Sarapeva Banya, Bulgaia

1 August

2nd WMRA Grand Prix race Mayrhofen, Austria

8 August

3rd WMRA Grand Prix race Ebensee, Austria

MEN: 1 Jonathan WYATT 2 Robert KRUPICKA 3 Mitja KOSIVELJ 4 Ricky GATES 5 Marcus KROELL 6 Marco DE GASPERI

NZL 352 points POL 324 points SLO 227 points GBR 190 points AUT 159 points ITA 150 points

21 August

7th World Long Distance Challenge Pikes Peak, USA

28 August

10th Masters World Championships Korbielow, Poland

6 September

26th World C’ships/4th GP race Kamnik, Slovenia

27 November

2nd AAC Championships Obudu Ranch, Nigeria

10 OCTOBER 2009:

WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING LONG DISTANCE CHALLENGE, SOLL, SWITZERLAND Almost 500 runners from 22 counties participated in the race, with 1800m ascent and 600m descent over a classic marathon distance. Marc Lauenstein (SUI) won the Kaisermarathon by almost 6 minutes although all-time-Kaisermarathon favorite Jonathan January – March 2010

Wyatt finished very strongly to take second. Third place went to Ricky Lightfoot from England. Raymond Kemboi Chemungo finished out of the medals by only a few seconds, but he led the Kenyan team to victory. Last year’s winner Anna Pichrtova (CZE) again dominated the women’s race with a fantastic time of 3.28.57, only 23 minutes down on the men’s champion.

To be decided

5th Consudatle Championships (tbd) Argentina 5th WMRA Grand Prix race (tbd)

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World Leading Times LATEST STANDINGS AT 10km, HALF MARATHON AND MARATHON By David E. Martin, AIMS Statistician These lists provide a glimpse into the world of global road-racing activity and were believed accurate at 17 Dec 2009. They focus primarily on the half-marathon and marathon, as these represent the primary event membership within AIMS. The lists are updated periodically based upon availability of results. Amendments, corrections, and additions are always welcome; there is no such thing as a perfect or complete list, as accumulation of new information continually provides new perspective. Please send relevant results to Drdave@gsu.edu

Marathon Men Present world record: Haile Gebrselassie (ETH), 2:03:59, Berlin 28 SEP 2008 Time

Athlete

Nation

Rank

Venue

Date

Time

Athlete

Nation

Rank

Venue

Date

2:04:27 2:04:27 2:05:04 2:05:10 2:05:18

Duncan Kibet Kirong James Kipsang Kwambai Abel Kirui Samuel Kamau Wanjiru Tsegay Kebede

KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH

1 2 3 1 1

Rotterdam Rotterdam Rotterdam London Fukuoka

05 APR 05 APR 05 APR 26 APR 06 DEC

2:07:17 2:07:31 2:07:41 2:07:44 2:07:45

Benjamin Kolum Kiptoo Jonathan Kosgei Kipkorir Negari Terfa Hendrick Ramaala Teferi Wodajo

KEN KEN ETH RSA ETH

1 7 3 2 4

Roma Paris Berlin London Amsterdam

22 MAR 05 APR 20 SEP 26 APR 18 OCT

2:05:20 2:05:27 2:05:29 2:05:41 2:05:47

Tsegay Kebede Jaouad Gharib Haile Gebrselassie Wanjiru Vincent Kipruto

ETH MAR ETH KEN

2 3 1 1 1

London London Dubai Chicago Paris

26 APR 26 APR 16 JAN 11 OCT 05 APR

2:07:46 2:07:48 2:07:48 2:07:52 2:07:52

Nicholas Kipkorir Chelimo KEN Patrick Mutuku Ivuti KEN Mutai Deriba Merga ETH Kebede Tekeste ETH

5 1 2 1 2

Amsterdam Praha Berlin-WC Houston Fukuoka

18 OCT 10 MAY 22 AUG 18 JAN 06 DEC

2:06:04 2:06:08 2:06:08 2:06:14 2:06:14

Abderrahim Goumri MAR Gebrselassie Kipruto Patrick Makau Musyoki KEN Gilbert Kipruto Kirwa KEN

2 1 3 4 1

Chicago Berlin Chicago Rotterdam Frankfurt

11 OCT 20 SEP 11 OCT 05 APR 25 OCT

2:07:54 2:07:54 2:07:54 2:08:07 2:08:11

Deressa Chimsa Moses Kimeli Arusei Stephen Kipkoech Kibiwott Jackson Kipkoech Kotut Shadrack Kiplagat

ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN

2 1 2 1 8

Dubai Seoul Praha Tiberias Paris

16 JAN 15 MAR 10 MAY 08 JAN 05 APR

2:08:41 2:08:43 2:08:51 2:08:58 2:09:00

Joseph Kipkemei Ngeny Abraham Chelanga Samuel Mugo Kipkoech Kotut Francis Kibiwott Larabal

KEN KEN KEN

2:06:15 2:06:18 2:06:23 2:06:26 2:06:30

Bazu Worku Gilbert Yegon Robt. Kiprono Cheruiyot David Kemboi Kiyeng Yemane Tsegay

ETH KEN KEN KEN ETH

2 1 2 3 4

Paris Amsterdam Frankfurt Paris Paris

05 APR 18 OCT 25 OCT 05 APR 05 APR

2:08:12 2:08:13 2:08:15 2:08:19 2:08:20

John Kipkorir Komen Komen Elias Kemboi Chelimo Dmytro Baranovskyy Samuel Muturi Mugo

KEN

9 1 4 3 1

Paris Venezia Frankfurt Fukuoka Beijing

05 APR 25 OCT 25 OCT 06 DEC 18 OCT

2:09:01 2:09:01 2:09:02 2:09:07 2:09:08

Negari Terfa David Mandago Kipkorir Jacob Kiplagat Yator Benson Barus Dereje Debele

2:06:41 2:06:48 2:06:53 2:06:53 2:06:54

Elijah Keitany Rachid Kisri David Mandago Kipkorir Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai Kirui

KEN MAR KEN KEN

2 5 6 4 1

Amsterdam Paris Paris London Berlin-WC

18 OCT 05 APR 05 APR 26 APR 22 AUG

2:08:20 2:08:21 2:08:23 2:08:24 2:08:25

Daniel Kipkoech Yego Kirwa Paul Kiprop Kirui Wesley Korir Goumri

KEN KEN MAR

6 1 2 1 6

Amsterdam Wien Roma L.A. London

18 OCT 19 APR 22 MAR 25 MAY 26 APR

2:09:13 2:09:16 2:09:19 2:09:21 2:09:23

2:07:01 2:07:02 2:07:04 2:07:05 2:07:06

Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai Paul Biwott Francis Kiprop William Kiplagat Charles Munyeki

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

1 3 2 3 4

Eindhoven Amsterdam Berlin Frankfurt Chicago

11 OCT 18 OCT 20 SEP 25 OCT 11 OCT

2:08:28 2:08:30 2:08:30 2:08:38 2:08:41

Yonas Kifle Dejene Yirdaw Ji Young-Joon Daniel Kiprugut Too Eshetu Wendimu

ERI ETH KOR KEN ETH

7 2 1 10 3

London Seoul Daegu Paris Dubai

26 APR 15 MAR 12 APR 05 APR 16 JAN

2:09:24 2:09:25 2:09:29 2:09:32 2:09:32

Time

Women Present world record (mixed race): Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:15:25, London, 13 APR 2003 Present world record (women’s-only race): Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:17:42, London, 17 APR 2005

Time

Athlete

Nation

Rank

Venue

Date

Athlete

KEN UKR KEN KEN

Nation

Rank

Venue

Date

Zersenay Tadese Time

Time

Athlete

Nation

Rank

Venue

Date

3 11 1 5

Roma Paris Xiamen Rotterdam Seoul

22 MAR 05 APR 03 JAN 05 APR 01 NOV

ETH KEN KEN KEN ETH

2 1 1 2

Xiamen Seoul Enschede Torino Wien

03 JAN 01 NOV 26 APR 19 APR 19 APR

Francis Kibiwott Larabal Atsushi Sato Alfred Kering Mebrahtom Keflezighi Samson Bungei

ETH JPN KEN USA KEN

12 8 6 9 1

Paris London Rotterdam London Essen

05 APR 26 APR 05 APR 26 APR 17 MAY

Stephen Kipkoech Kibiwott Joseph Maregu Hillary Bett Kiplagat Mesfin Adimasu Tariku Jufar

KEN KEN KEN ETH ETH

3 2 7 2

Wien Essen Rotterdam L.A.

19 APR 17 MAY 05 APR 25 MAY

Athlete

2:25:39 2:25:40 2:25:43 2:25:49 2:25:53

Zhou Chunxiu Yukiko Akaba Christelle Daunay Ashu Kasim Tatyana Petrova

CHN JPN FRA ETH RUS

4 2 3 4 4

Berlin-WC Osaka Paris Paris Dubai

23 AUG 25 JAN 05 APR 05 APR 16 JAN

2:27:08 2:27:08 2:27:09 2:27:14 2:27:16

Firehiwot Dado Yulamanova Getaneh Lidia Simon Mika Okunaga

2:25:55 2:25:56 2:25:59 2:26:03 2:26:08

Inga Abitova Shobukhova Tatyana Petrova Marisa Barros Zhu Xiaolin

RUS POR CHN

6 1 1 1 5

London Chicago Los Angeles Sevilla Berlin-WC

26 APR 11 OCT 25MAY 22 FEB 23 AUG

2:27:18 2:27:25 2:27:37 2:27:38 2:27:39

Abitova Nuta Olaru Yuliya Gromova Ruth Wanjiru Alevtina Biktimirova

KEN

Nation

ETH

Rank

Venue

Date

ROM JPN

1 8 5 5 6

Roma Berlin-WC Berlin Osaka Osaka

22 MAR 23 AUG 20 SEP 25 JAN 25 JAN

ROM RUS KEN RUS

1 2 1 7 9

Yokohama Houston San Diego Osaka Berlin-WC

15 NOV 18 JAN 31 MAY 25 JAN 23 AUG

1 10 2 1 1

Ottawa London Roma Amsterdam Venezia

24 MAY 26 APR 22 MAR 18 OCT 25 OCT

7 2 10 2

Dubai Seoul Berlin-WC Shanghai Frankfurt

16 JAN 15 MAR 23 AUG 29 NOV 25 OCT 23 AUG 25 JAN 22 MAR 05 APR 08 MAR

2:22:11 2:23:12 2:23:42 2:24:02 2:24:18

Irina Mikitenko Mara Yamauchi Yoko Shibui Bezunesh Bekele Teyiba Erkesso

GER GBR JPN ETH ETH

1 2 1 1 1

London London Osaka Dubai Houston

26 APR 26 APR 25 JAN 16 JAN 18 JAN

2:26:22 2:26:22 2:26:24 2:26:29 2:26:30

Agnes Kiprop Catherine Ndereba Silviya Skvortsova Tomo Morimoto Nailiya Yulamanova

KEN KEN RUS JPN RUS

1 7 2 8 1

Torino London Berlin London Rotterdam

19 APR 26 APR 20 SEP 26 APR 05 APR

2:27:41 2:27:42 2:27:43 2:27:43 2:27:43

Asmae Leghzaoui Lyudmila Petrova Filonyuk Kuma Anne Kosgei

2:24:24 2:24:42 2:24:47 2:25:02 2:25:06

Liliya Shobukhova Atsede Bayissa Atsede Habtamu Aselefech Mergia Svetlana Zakharova

RUS ETH ETH ETH RUS

3 1 1 2 4

London Paris Berlin Paris London

26 APR 05 APR 20 SEP 05 APR 26 APR

2:26:31 2:26:37 2:26:38 2:26:45 2:26:47

Mikitenko Genet Getaneh Mamitu Deska Rosaria Console Lidiya Grigoryeva

ETH ETH ITA RUS

2 5 3 4 3

Chicago Dubai Berlin Berlin Chicago

11 OCT 16 JAN 20 SEP 20 SEP 11 OCT

2:27:47 2:27:48 2:27:48 2:27:49 2:27:50

Adere Lee Sun-Young Kara Goucher Wei Yanan Helen Kimutai

KOR USA CHN KEN

2:25:10 2:25:15 2:25:17 2:25:24 2:25:25

Kiyoko Shimahara Bai Xue Habtamu Caroline Kilel Yoshimi Ozaki

JPN CHN

1 1 2 1 2

Sapporo Berlin-WC Dubai Ljubljana Berlin-WC

30 AUG 23 AUG 16 JAN 25 OCT 23 AUG

2:26:50 2:26:51 2:26:53 2:26:54 2:26:55

Barros Eyerusalem Kuma Amane Gobena Getenesh Wami Tetyana Filonyuk

ETH ETH ETH UKR

6 6 2 9 2

Berlin-WC Dubai Los Angeles London Ljubljana

23 AUG 16 JAN 25MAY 26 APR 25 OCT

2:27:53 2:27:56 2:28:08 2:28:09 2:28:13

Desiree Davila Madoka Ogi Haile Lema Kebebush Lydia Cheromei Yoshiko Fujinaga

USA JPN ETH KEN JPN

11 8 3 2 1

Berlin-WC Osaka Roma Rotterdam Nagoya

2:25:30 2:25:32 2:25:35 2:25:37 2:25:38

Berhane Adere Mergia Hellen Kiprop Robe Tola Guta Mizuho Nasukawa

ETH

5 3 3 1 1

London Berlin-WC Dubai Seoul Tokyo

26 APR 23 AUG 16 JAN 15 MAR 22 MAR

2:26:56 2:26:57 2:26:57 2:26:57 2:27:08

Erkesso Yumiko Hara Yuri Kano Kiprop Miki Ohira

JPN JPN KEN JPN

4 3 7 1 4

Chicago Osaka Berlin-WC Frankfurt Osaka

11 OCT 25 JAN 23 AUG 25 OCT 25 JAN

2:28:26 2:28:27 2:28:31 2:28:34 2:28:35

Shiru Deriba Olga Glok Gobena Pyo Un-Suk Skvortsova

ETH RUS

8 1 1 1 3

Dubai 16 JAN Praha 10 MAY Toronto 27 SEP Pyongyang 12 APR Los Angeles 25 MAY

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World Leading Times Mary Jepkosgei Keitany

Half Marathon Time

Men

Women

Present World Record: Samuel Kamau Wanjiru (KEN) 58:33, Den Haag, 17 MAR 2007

Present World Record: Lornah Kiplagat (KEN) 1:06:25, Udine, 14 OCT 2007

Athlete

Nation

Rank

Venue

Date

Time

Athlete

Nation

58:52 58:58 58:59 59:08 59:09

Patrick Makau Musyoki Sammy Kirop Kitwara Wilson Kiprotich Jonathan Maiyo James Kipsang Kwambai

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

1 1 2 2 3

Ras Al Kha Rotterdam Ras Al Kha Rotterdam Rotterdam

20 FEB 13 SEP 20 FEB 13 SEP 13 SEP

1:06:36 1:06:54 1:07:00 1:07:18 1:07:38

Mary Jepkosgei Keitany Keitany Keitany Dire Tune Arissi Philes Moora Ongori

KEN

59:10 59:15 59:18 59:23 59:30

Bernard Kiprop Kipyego Wilson Kwambai Chebet Deriba Merga John Kiprotich Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai

KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN

4 5 3 6 1

Rotterdam Rotterdam Ras Al Kha Rotterdam Valencia

13 SEP 13 SEP 20 FEB 13 SEP 22 NOV

1:07:39 1:07:48 1:07:50 1:07:57 1:07:58

Aberu Kebede Aselefech Mergia Ongori Abebu Gelan Wude Ayalew

ETH ETH

59:32 59:33 59:34 59:35 59:36

Chebet W. Kiprotich Kipyego Zersenay Tadese Samuel Kosgei

ERI KEN

4 2 1 1 2

Ras Al Kha Valencia Berlin Birmingham Berlin

20 FEB 22 NOV 05 APR 11 OCT 05 APR

1:07:59 1:08:05 1:08:07 1:08:14 1:08:16

Kebede Kara Goucher Mamitu Daska Lydia Cheromei Amane Gobena

59:37 59:38 59:47 59:50 59:50

Stephen Kibiwott KEN W. Kiprotich Samuel Kirop Kitwara KEN Haile Gebrselassie ETH Gedion Ngatuny KEN

1 3 1 2 1

Lille Berlin Den Haag Den Haag Nagoya

05 SEP 05 APR 14 MAR 14 MAR 23 NOV

1:08:16 1:08:29 1:08:30 1:08:30 1:08:39

Caroline Cheptanui Kilel Mara Yamauchi Goucher Peninah Arusei Teyba Erkesso

59:54 59:54 59:55 59:56 59:56

Matthew Koech Merga Samuel Mwangi Martin Lel Evans Kiplagat

5 1 4 1 3

Ras Al Kha New Delhi Berlin Lisboa Lille

20 FEB 01 NOV 05 APR 22 MAR 05 SEP

1:08:43 1:08:44 1:08:45 1:08:45 1:08:47

Kebede Flomena Cheyech Sabrina Mockenhaupt Mare Ibrahimova Arusei

59:59 59:59 1:00:00 1:00:00 1:00:02

Jaouad Gharib Kipyego Titus Masai Dathan Ritzenhein Joseph Maregu

KEN USA KEN

2 2 1 3 6

Lisboa 22 MAR Birmingham 11 OCT Nice 19 APR Birmingham 11 OCT Ras Al Kha 20 FEB

1:08:50 1:09:00 1:09:03 1:09:03 1:09:05

Yukiko Akaba Alice Timbilili Rose Kosgei Kilel Erkesso

1:00:02 1:00:02 1:00:04 1:00:04 1:00:05

Dereje Tesfaye ETH Eshetu Wendimu ETH Gebrselassie W. Kiprotich Robt.Kipkoech Cheruiyot KEN

3 2 1 3 3

Den Haag New Delhi Porto New Delhi Lisboa

14 MAR 01 NOV 18 OCT 01 NOV 22 MAR

1:09:06 1:09:07 1:09:11 1:09:14 1:09:17

1:00:06 1:00:07 1:00:08 1:00:09 1:00:11

Ngatuny Nicholas Kipruto Koech KEN W. Kiprotich Nicholas Manza Kamakya KEN Charles Munyeki KEN

4 1 4 2 7

Lisboa 22 MAR Praha 29 MAR Birmingham 11 OCT Praha 29 MAR Ras Al Kha 20 FEB

1:00:13 1:00:15 1:00:16 1:00:18 1:00:19

Joseph Birech Matthew Kipkorir Tujuba Megersa Munyeki Chala Dechase

ETH

5 3 8 8 9

Berlin Praha Ras Al Kha Rotterdam Ras Al Kha

1:00:19 1:00:20 1:00:25 1:00:27 1:00:33

Kibiwott Silas Kipngetich Sang Nicholas Kiprono Abel Kirui Samwel Shauri

KEN UGA KEN TAN

4 1 2 10 6

1:00:34 1:00:34 1:00:35 1:00:36 1:00:37

Wilson Kiprop Stephen Kibet Peter Kamais Getu Feleke Mekubo Mogusu

KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN

1:00:37 1:00:38 1:00:39 1:00:41 1:00:41

Kiprono John Kiprotich Ngatuny Ezekiel Jafari Ngimba Chebet

1:00:42 1:00:43 1:00:43 1:00:43 1:00:44

David Kisang David Mandago Kipkorir Jacob Kiplagat Yator Josphat Kamzee David Kemboi Kiyeng

1:00:45 1:00:49 1:00:51 1:00:53 1:00:57

Emmanuel Mutai Chebet Evans Barkokwet Paul Malakwen Kosgei Martin Fagan

January – March 2010

Rank

Venue

Date

1 1 1 1 2

Birmingham WC 11 OCT New Delhi 01 NOV Lille 05 SEP Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB Birmingham WC 11 OCT

ETH ETH

3 2 3 4 2

Birmingham WC 11 OCT Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB New Delhi 01 NOV

USA KEN KEN ETH

3 1 4 5 6

New Delhi Chicago New Delhi Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah

4 1 1 5 2

Birmingham WC 11 OCT Marugame 01 FEB Lisboa 22 MAR New Delhi 01 NOV Lille 05 SEP

1 1 1 6 2

Milano Yamaguchi Berlin New Delhi Milano

05 APR 15 MAR 05 APR 01 NOV 05 APR

JPN KEN KEN

1 2 1 1 7

Sendai Lisboa Praha Glasgow New Delhi

10 MAY 22 MAR 29 MAR 06 SEP 01 NOV

27:01 27:09 27:10 27:24 27:26

Micah Kogo Peter Kamais Leonard Komon Deriba Merga Samson Kirop Kitwara

KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN

1 1 1 1 1

Brunssum Tilburg Utrecht Ottawa San Juan

29 MAR 06 SEP 27 SEP 23 MAY 01 MAR

Salina Jebet Kosgei Jane Kiptoo Mestawet Tufa R. Kosgei Arusei

KEN KEN ETH

7 3 5 8 split

Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB Lisboa 22 MAR Birmingham WC 11 OCT Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB Berlin 05 APR

27:32 27:34 27:39 27:39 27:41

Josphat Kiprono Menjo Vincent Yator Haile Gebrselassie Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai Boniface Kirui

KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN

1 2 1 1 3

Barcelona Utrecht Manchester Voorthuizen Utrecht

05 APR 27 SEP 17 MAY 15 JUL 27 SEP

1:09:19 1:09:20 1:09:22 1:09:24 1:09:24

Christelle Daunay Yurika Nakamura Yuri Kano Anna Incerti Tirfi Tsegaye

FRA JPN JPN ITA ETH

1 1 2 1 6

Nancy 03 OCT Sapporo 05 JUL Marugame 01 FEB Ostia 01 MAR Birmingham WC 11 OCT

27:42 27:42 27:42 27:42 27:42

Wilson Kwambai Chebet Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich Matthew Koech Merga Patrick Makau

KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN

split split split split split

Ras al Khaimah Ras al Khaimah Ras al Khaimah Ras al Khaimah Ras al Khaimah

20 FEB 20 FEB 20 FEB 20 FEB 20 FEB

05 APR 28 MAR 20 MAR 13 SEP 20 FEB

1:09:26 1L09:26 1:09:27 1:09:27 1:09:29

Gladys Cherono Firehiwot Dado Irene Kwambai Kipchumba Helen Jemaiyo Kimutai Helah Kiprop

KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN

1 1 2 2 1

Valladolid Billancourt Praha Berlin Nice

27:43 27:43 27:43 27:44 27:44

Joseph Maregu Silas Kipruto Chebet Rob.Kipkorir Kipchumba John Kiprotich

KEN split Ras al Khaimah 20 FEB KEN 1 Marseille 01 MAY split Rotterdam 13 SEP KEN split Rotterdam 13 SEP KEN split Rotterdam 13 SEP

Praha Lisboa Nice Ras Al Kha Lisboa

29 MAR 04 OCT 19 APR 20 FEB 22 MAR

1:09:30 1:09:31 1:09:32 1:09:35 1:09:36

Julia Mumbi Muraga Arusei Gobena Kimberly Smith Yukari Sahaku

KEN

2 1 8 7 3

Sapporo 05 JUL Vitry-sur-Seine 26 APR New Delhi 01 NOV Birmingham WC 11 OCT Sapporo 05 JUL

6 3 7 4 1

Berlin Nice Berlin Den Haag Marugame

05 APR 19 APR 05 APR 14 MAR 01 FEB

1:09:37 1:09:40 1:09:41 1:09:43 1:09:44

Erkesso Muraga Fortuna Zegergish Catherine Ndereba Cheyech

9 10 ERI split KEN 1 8

1 2 1 1 1

Vitry/Seine Vitry/Seine Sapporo Verbania Rabat

26APR 26APR 05 JUL 08 MAR 10 MAY

1:09:45 1:09:46 1:09:46 1:09:51 1:09:53

Paula Radcliffe GBR Caroline Chepkorir Kwambai Irene Limika KEN Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet KEN Inga Abitova RUS

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

3 11 2 8 3

Vitry/Seine Ras Al Kha Verbania Berlin Verbania

26APR 20 FEB 08 MAR 05 APR 08 MAR

1:09:54 1:09:54 1:09:56 1:09:56 1:09:57

Malika Asahssah Agnes Kiprop Pasalia Chepkorir Silviya Skvortsova Kilel

KEN

6 1 9 12 5

Lisboa Pardubice Berlin Ras Al Kha Den Haag

22 MAR 18 APR 05 APR 20 FEB 14 MAR

1:09:58 1:09:59 1:09:59 1:10:00 1:10:02

Yelena Prokopcuka Winfridah Kebaso Werknesh Kidane Nakamura Mergia

KEN KEN KEN KEN MAR

KEN KEN ETH

KEN TAN

KEN KEN IRL

ETH KEN

KEN GBR KEN ETH KEN GER AZE

NZL JPN

01 NOV 02 AUG 01 NOV 20 FEB 20 FEB

20 SEP 15 NOV 28 MAR 10 MAY 19 APR

Mary Jepkosgei KEITANY of Kenya celebrates with the team and individual medals after winning the Women's IAAF/EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships 2009 on October 11, 2009 in Birmingham, England.

10km Road Men World Record: Micah Kogo (KEN), 27:01, Brunssum, 29 Mar 2009 Time

Athlete

Nation

Rank

Venue

Date

Women World Record: Paula Radcliffe (GBR), 30:31, San Juan, 23 Feb 2003 Time

Athlete

Nation

Rank

Venue

Date

Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB Berlin 10 MAY Philadelphia 20 SEP Birmingham WC 11 OCT

31:12 31:15 31:22 31:23 31:24

Vivian Cheruiyot Mestawet Tufa Irina Mikitenko Beylanesh Fekadu Tirunesh Dibaba

KEN 1 ETH 1 GER 1 ETH 2 ETH split

San Juan Tilburg Paderborn Tilburg Nijmegen

01 MAR 06 SEP 11 APR 06 SEP 15 NOV

1 2 2 2 9

New York 16 AUG Vitry-sur-Seine 26 APR Philadelphia 20 SEP Nice 19 APR Birmingham WC 11 OCT

31:29 31:30 31:32 31:34 31:36

Karoline Groevdal Linet Chepkwemoi Masai Grace Kwamboka Momanyi Masai Caroline Cheptanui Kilel

NOR KEN KEN

1 1 1 split KEN 1

Oslo Glasgow Wuerzburg Zaandam Groesbeek

03 MAY 10 MAY 26 APR 20 SEP 07 JUN

MAR KEN KEN RUS

1 1 3 10 split

Marrakech 25 JAN Torino 20 SEP Praha 29 MAR Birmingham WC 11 OCT Berlin 10 MAY

31:38 31:39 31:39 31:40 31:40

Kimberly Smith Peninah Arusei Momanyi Sylvia Jibiwott Kibet Gladys Cherono

NZL 1 KEN split split KEN 1 KEN 1

London Zaandam Zaandam Marseille La Coruna

25 MAY 20 SEP 20 SEP 01 MAY 11 OCT

LAT KEN ETH

4 2 4 3 9

Lisboa Yamaguchi Praha Yamaguchi New Delhi

31:42 31:42 31:43 31:45 31:45

Arusei Aberu Kebede Momanyi Lornah Kiplagat Arusei

split ETH split 2 NED 2 3

Milano Milano Marseille San Juan Marseille

05 APR 05 APR 01 MAY 01 MAR 01 MAY

22 MAR 15 MAR 29 MAR 15 MAR 01 NOV

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IAU News New Championship

EXECUTIVES

The inaugural IAU Asian 100km Championship takes place on 27 March 2010 on Jeju Island (KOR), 450km from Seoul. The course is flat and scenic there are also 200km, 148km and 50km races being run concurrently with the 100km race. For more information see www.iau-ultramarathon.org

President: Dirk Strumane (BEL) Vice President: Norman Wilson (GBR) Secretary: Hilary Walker (GBR)

Pascal Fetizon

Director of Communications: Nadeem Khan (CAN) Director of Competition: Liesbeth Jansen (NED)

Most ultrarunners come to the sport through the Marathon, before finally hanging up their running shoes - few take it up as a rookie and stay in ultrarunning. Pascal Fetizon, an ultrarunning icon in France, and an international ambassador for the sport, tried all disciplines of athletics before finding his niche in ultrarunning.

Director of Marketing & Protocol: Roger Bonnifait (FRA) Director of Organizations: Jan Vandendriessche (BEL)

He first represented France at the 1992 World Cross Country Championships. “I started running at the age of 13 and moved through track distances from 800m up. I ran internationally at cross country, half marathon and marathon before moving on to 100km.”

Africa & Oceania Representative: James Evans (RSA) Americas Representative: Roy Pirrung (USA)

Fetizon’s greatest running achievement was his 1:02:11 in the inaugural World Half Marathon Championships on Tyneside in 1992, but he also took the World title at 100km at Winschoten (NED) in 2000.

Asia Representative: To Be Confirmed Europe Representative: Stefano Scevaroli (ITA)

Since 1999 he has consistently run under seven hours for 100km, with a personal best of 6:23:15. After competing at the 2009 IAU 100km World Cup in Torhout he announced his retirement. Why? Because of “the wear and tear which comes with many years of intensive training and competition.” Fetizon also notes “stagnation or even decline over the 100km distance since 2002 with athletes more attracted to trail events.”

For more information contact: Nadeem Khan, Director of Communications nadeem.khan@iau-ultramaratrhon.org

Fetizon values team accomplishments more than his individual wins, with his most memorable running moment coming at Cleder in France in 2001 when the French team became 100km World Champions by taking the third, fourth, fifth and sixth places.

iau-ultramarathon.org

Results 26 SEPTEMBER 2009:

100KM OF BEZANA, SPAIN MEN: 1 Miguel Angel Jimenez PAREJO 2 Jorge Aubeso MARTINEZ 3 Jose Luis RODRIGUEZ 4 Santos Llamosas Ruiz MARTINEZ

ESP ESP ESP ESP

7:06:35 7:29:46 7:39:34 8:05:31

WOMEN: 1 Cristina Gaonzalez GARCIA 2 Ma Jose Tomaz de AQUINO 3 Estefania Climint SOLANS 4 Ma Cristina Raquel DOS SANTOS

ESP BRA ESP BRA

9:31:52 10:10:53 10:43:46 10:43:58

26 SEPTEMBER 2009:

12HOURS OF BRUGG, SWITZERLAND MEN: 1 Vsevolod KHUDYAKOV 2 Daniel SCHWITTER 3 Mario LEUMANN 4 Jurg ZWAHLEN

RUS SUI SUI SUI

151.557km 130.267km 116.229km 110.139km

WOMEN: 1 Dorothee LOTZ 2 Katja WEILER 3 Rosemarie MAROLF 4 Gabi RONIGER

SUI SUI SUI GER

88.051km 77.963km 74.326km 71.044km

LUPATOTISSIMA 24 HOURS, SAN GIOVANNI LUPATOTO, ITALY

January – March 2010

ITA 161.352km ITA 156:807km

WOMEN: 1 Monika MOLING 2 Giuliana MONTAGNIN 3 Sara VALDO

ITA 163.126km ITA 122.421km ITA 98.918km

10 OCTOBER 2009:

NORTH COAST 24HOUR RACE, CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA MEN: 1 Philip MCCARTHY 2 John GEESLER 3 Dan ROSE 4 Keith STRAW 5 Tim CLEMENT

USA USA USA USA USA

WOMEN: 1 Jill PERRY 2 Anna PISKORSKA 3 Debra HORN

USA 219.349km USA 212.831km USA 207.477km

243.809km 224.336km 224.063km 221.882km 215.992km

24 OCTOBER 2009:

CPH 6 HOURS, ALBERTSLUND, DENMARK

26-27 SEPTEMBER 2009:

MEN: 1 Antonio MAMMOLI 2 Marco CATTANEO 3 Vicenzo TARASCIO

4 Silvio SCUKA 5 Acille DALLA SAVINA

ITA 195.519km ITA 179.723km ITA 177.956km

MEN: 1 Kenneth MUNK 2 Kim HAMMERICH 3 Thomas STEENBERG 4 Alex HENRIKSEN 5 Jan SORENSEN WOMEN: 1 Kirsten NIELSON 2 May-Britt HANSEN 3 Britta KARLSSON 4 Tracy HOEG 5 Helle ANDERSSON

DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN FEN

82.421km 76.076km 74.574km 70.737km 68.232km 64.384km 64.192km 63.823km 61.412km 59.987km

31 OCTOBER 2009:

IAU 50KM TROPHY FINAL, GI 100, GIBRALTAR Gibraltar, a nation of close to 30,000 people, is one of IAU's newest members writes Nadeem Khan. It was the venue chosen for the IAU 50km Trophy Final in which selected runners were invited to compete on the basis of their times in 50km races around the world. Slightly misty and with temperatures in the mid-20s, the race was run over a 2km start section and six 8km laps. Lucas Nonyana won the men's race after a fierce competition with Michael Wardian (USA). Only in the last 8km did Nonyana move ahead. Briton Paul Molineux, who had run very conservative race then came past Wardian to take second. Nonanya said he is aiming at 2:16 for the marathon in the South African Championships, and will then be better prepared to win the Comrades Marathon. Kami Semick took the lead in the early stages of the women's race and never relinquished it, although she slowed to finish outside her 3:20 target. Monica Carlin had started fast but faded in the middle stages before rallying at the end to regain silver medal position. “I ran more for place than time” said Kamick. “It was a demanding course and the conditions were warm and humid.” MEN: 1 Lucas NONYANA 2 Paul MOLINEUX 3 Michael WARDIAN 4 David KIRKLAND 5 Julian RENDALL 6 Pieter VERMEESCH

RSA USA GBR

WOMEN: 1 Kami SEMICK 2 Monica CARLIN 3 Lesley TRAIN 4 June PETRIE 5 Amanda STICKEL 6 Heather FOUNDLING-HAWKER

USA ITA

GBR

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Race Contact Details Race Directors: send updated race contact details to: update@aimsworldrunning.org Algeria

Brazil

Sahara Marathon FEBRUARY James E. B. Carney P.O. Box 455, Marshall, VA 20116, USA Tel: 703 969 0049 Fax: 503 905 9526 Email: saharamarathon@aol.com Web: saharamarathon.org Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Antarctica Antarctica Marathon Thom Gilligan C-5 Shipway Place, Boston, MA 02129 Tel: 1 617 242 7845 Fax: 1 617 242 7686 Email: info@marathontours.com Web: www.marathontours.com

MARCH

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k DECEMBER Richard Donovan Polar Running Adventures, 95 Rosan Glas Rahoon Road, Galway, Ireland Tel/Fax: 353 91 443408 Email: rd@npmarathon.com Web: www.icemarathon.com Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Australia *Australian Outback Marathon JULY Dave Cundy PO Box 206, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257 Tel: 61 2 43427611 Fax: 61 2 43427648 Email: michael@travellingfit.com Blackmores Sydney Running SEPTEMBER Fesitival (incl.) Sydney Marathon Wayne Larden Locked Bag 1596, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2010 Tel: 61 2 9282 0402 Fax: 61 2 9282 0499 Email: info@runthebridge.com.au Web: www.runthebridge.com.au Gold Coast Airport Marathon JULY Cameron Hart Marina Annexe, Royal Pines Resort, Ross Street, Ashmore, Queensland, 4214 Tel: 61 7 5564 8733 Fax: 61 7 5564 9733 Email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au Web: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au Canberra Marathon APRIL Dave Cundy P.O. Box 206, Ettalong Beach, NSW 2257 Tel: 61 2 434 27611 Fax: 61 2 434 27648 Email: cundysm@ozemail.com.au Web: www.canberramarathon.com.au St George Melbourne Marathon OCTOBER Dallas O'Brien c/o level 3, 480 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Tel: 61 3 9864 1137 Fax: 61 3 9864 1190 Email: enquiries@melbournemarathon.com.au Web: www.melbournemarathon.com.au Westlink M7 Cities Marathon JULY Mark Gibson (Blacktown City Council) PO Box 63, Blacktown, NSW, 2148 Tel: 61 2 9839 6075 Fax: 61 2 9839 6389 Email: mark.gibson@blacktown.nsw.gov.au Web: www.wm7citiesmarathon.com.au

Austria Vienna City Marathon Wolfgang Konrad Enterprise Sport Promotion GmbH, P.O. Box 145, 1100 Wien/Vienna Tel: 43 1 606 9510 Fax: 43 1 606 9540 Email: office@vienna-marathon.com Web: www.vienna-marathon.com

APRIL

Barbados Run Barbardos Marathon DECEMBER Winston Carter Barbardos Tourism Authority, Harbour Road, St. Michael, P.O. Box 242 Bridgetown Tel: 246 427 2623 Fax: 246 426 4080 Email: sportsbarbados@usa.net Web: www.runbarbados.org

Belgium Antwerp Marathon APRIL Greg Broekmans Schoebroekstraat, 8, 3583 Paal-Beringen, BELGIUM Tel: 32 114 59924 Fax: 32 114 59910 Email: greg.broekmans@golazo.com Web: www.ingantwerpmarathon.be Brussels Marathon and Half OCTOBER Christophe Impens Schoebroekstraat 8, 3583 Paal-Beringen Tel: 32 11 45 99 99 Fax: 32 11 45 99 10 Email: greg.broekmans@golazo.com Web: www.brusselsmarathon.be

Bosnia Vidovdan 10km Road Race Borislav Djurdjevic Brace Ribnikar 17, 76100 Brcko Tel: 387 49 217 771 Fax: 387 49 217 771 Email: mpc1@teol.net Web: www.vidovdanskatrka.org

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City of Rio de Janeiro Marathon JUNE Joao Traven Rua Felix Pacheco 150 Bldg C Apt. 102, Leblon 22450-080 Tel: 55 21 222 33 073 Fax: 55 21 222 32 773 Email: traven@dh.com.br Web: www.maratonadorio.com.br Corrida de Sao Sebastiao 10km JANUARY Joao Traven Rua Felix Pacheco 150 BL C-Apt 102 Leblon, Rio - RJ Tel: 55 21 2223 2773 Fax: 55 21 2223 3073 Email: spiridon@spiridon.com.br Web: www.corridadesaosebastiao.com.br 10km Corpore São Paulo Classic NOVEMBER *São Paulo Half Marathon Corpore APRIL Jose Octavio Aronis Rua Bento De Andrade, 436, Cep 04503-001 - Sao Paulo - SP Tel: 55 11 3884 4188 Fax: 55 11 3885 0213 Email: corpore@corpore.org.br Web: www.corpore.org.br São Paulo Marathon MAY Pampulha Lagoon Int’l Race DECEMBER Rio De Janeiro Half Marathon AUGUST Thadeus Kassabian Alameda Amazonas, 938 first floor, Barueri - SP, CEP 06454-070 Tel: 55 11 4208 7633 Fax: 55 11 4208 7286 Email: thadeus@yescom.com.br Web: www.yescom.com.br São Paulo Marathon Int’l Half Marathon MARCH Thadeus Kassabian Alameda Amazonas, 938 first floor Barueri - SP, CEP 06454-070 Tel: 55 11 4208 7633 Fax: 55 11 4208 7286 Email: thadeus@yescom.com.br Web: www.yescom.com.br São Silvestre Int’l Road Race DECEMBER Thadeus Kassabian Alameda Amazonas, 938 first floor Barueri - SP, CEP 06454-070 Tel: 55 11 4208 7633 Fax: 55 11 4208 7286 Email: thadeus@yescom.com.br Web: www.yescom.com.br Maratona Int’l SEPTEMBER De Foz Do Iguacu Marcus Vinícius de Mello Rua: Visconde do Rio Branco, 931 CEP: 80.010-000, Curitiba Tel: 55 41 3304 2118 Fax: 55 41 3304 2180 Email: marcusmello@sescpr.com.br Web: www.sescpr.com.br

Cambodia Angkor-Wat Int’l Half Marathon DECEMBER Muy Lath National Olympic Stadium, PO Box 101, Phnom Penh Tel: 855 1293 0177 Fax: 855 2335 3536 Email: coop@angkormarathon.org Web: www.angkormarathon.org

Canada BMO Vancouver Marathon MAY Tom Keogh PO BOX 3213, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X8 Tel: 1 780 504 0005 Fax: 1 888 240 2469 Email: tom.keogh@21one.ca Web: www.bmovanmarathon.ca HSBC Calgary Marathon and Half MAY Helen Kolodziejzyk PO Box 296, Stn M, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H9 Tel: 1 403 264 2996 Fax: 1 403 251 9070 Email: info@calgarymarathon.com Web: www.calgarymarathon.com Intact Edmonton Marathon AUGUST Tom Keough 9750 47 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 5P3 Tel: 1 780 504 0005 Fax: 1 888 240 2469 Email: info@edmontonmarathon.ca Web: www.edmontonmarathon.ca Ottawa Marathon MAY Jim Robinson PO Box 426, Stn A, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Tel: 1 613 234 2221 Fax: 1 613 234 5880 Email: info@runottawa.ca Web: www.runottawa.ca Niagara Falls Int’l Marathon OCTOBER Jim R. Ralston 5300 Willmott Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 2A7 Tel: 1 905 356 9460 Fax: 1 905 356 7156 Email: racedirector@niagarafallsmarathon.com michele@niagarafallsmarathon.com Web: www.niagarafallsmarathon.com Okanagan Int’l Marathon OCTOBER Tom Keogh 9750 47 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 5P3 Tel: 1 780 504 0005 Fax: 1 888 240 2469 Email: info@okanaganmarathon.ca Web: www.okanaganmarathon.ca

aimsworldrunning.org *Associate member Quebec City Marathon AUGUST Denis Therrien 1173 boulevard Charest Ouest bureau 290, Quebec, G1N 2C9 Tel: 1 418 694 4442 Fax: 1 418 694 4441 Email: info@marathonquebec.com Web: www.quebecmarathon.com Royal Victoria Marathon OCTOBER Rob Reid P.O. Box 675, 185-911 Yates Street, Victoria, British Colombia, V8V 4Y9 Tel: 1 250 658 4520 Fax: 1 250 658 4580 Email: info@royalvictoriamarathon.com Web: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Half SEPTEMBER Alan Brookes 260 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON, M5A 4J6 Tel: 1 416 944 2765 x505 Fax: 1 416 944 8527 Email: alnbrookes@aol.com Web: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon JUNE Clifton Cunningham 410-211 12th Street New Westminster, BC V3M 4H4 Tel: 1 778 786 3116 Fax: 1 778 786 3117 Email: svhm@canadarunningseries.com Web: www.vancouverhalf.com Toronto Marathon and Half OCTOBER Jay Glassman 450 Walmer Road, Suite 412, Toronto, ON, M5P 2X8 Tel: 1 416 972 1062 Fax: 1 416 972 1238 Email: info@torontomarathon.com Web: www.torontomarathon.com Vancouver Sun Run 10km MAY Jamie Pitblado 1-200 Granville St, Vancouver BC, V6C 3N3 Tel: 1 604 605 2316 Fax: 1 604 605 2342 Email: jpitblado@png.canwest.com Web: www.sunrun.com

Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Marathon Rhonda Kelly PO BOX 2712 GT, Grand Caymen, Tel: 1 345 946 8822 Fax: 1 345 946 8811 Email: rhonda@kellyholding.com Web: www.caymanislandsmarathon.com

DECEMBER

Chile mds – Maratón de Santiago Francisco Riquelme La Capitania 986 Las Condes, Santiago. Tel: 562 248 0631 Fax: 562 248 0536 Email: francisco.riquelme@prokart.cl Web: www.fedachi.cl www.adidasrunning.cl

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China Beijing Int’l Marathon OCTOBER Wang Dawei Chinese Athletic Association, 2 Tiyuguan Road, 100763 Beijing, Tel: 86 10 8718 3441 Fax: 86 10 6714 0801 Email: chn@athletics.com Web: www.beijing-marathon.com Dallian Int'l Marathon APRIL Sun Xinsheng KDalian Sports Bureau, 66 Wusi Road, Xigang District, Dalian Tel: 86 411 8368 2293 Fax: 86 411 8368 2693 Email: kouzhengjie@sina.com Web: www.tyj.dl.gov.cn/2007 The Great Wall Marathon MAY Dave Cundy, Culturestone Travel, China Comfort International Travel Service, Great Wall Marathon Head Office, Room A-2-1201, Fenghua Square, No.6 Guanganmennei Street, Beijing, 100053, PRC Tel: 86 10 635 52521, 685 12395 Fax: 86 10 635 53573 Web: www.great-wall-marathon.com Email: gwm_booking@263.net.cn grace.li@great-wall-marathon.com.cn kent.wang@great-wall-marathon.com.cn Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Hangzhou Int’l Marathon NOVEMBER Michelle Hsia Rm 701, China Lifetower, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China Tel: 86 10 8525 1200 Fax: 86 10 8525 1789 Email: michelle.hsia@octagon.com Web: www.hangzhoumarathon.com Toray Cup Shanghai Int’l Marathon NOVEMBER Haiyou Xu Room 602 & 603, Dongya Building, 1500 Zhongshan Er Rd(S), Shanghi 200030 Tel/Fax: 86 21 6629 8808/6088 Email: shmarathon@126.com Web: www.shmarathon.com Xiamen Int’l Marathon JANUARY Yu Zhenjie No. 2 Tiyu Road, Xiamen Tel: 86 592 509 4800 Fax: 82 592 512 1241 Email: alice.chen@126.com Web: www.xmim.org

Chinese Taipei Taipei Marathon DECEMBER Woon Kong Lee Post Office Box 47-110 Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C Tel: 886 2 2585 5659 Fax: 886 2 2599 6716 Email: sunny@sportsnet.org.tw aspire@sportsnet.org.tw Web: www.sportsnet.org.tw Kinmen Marathon JANUARY Taroko Gorge Marathon NOVEMBER Woon Kong Lee Post Office Box 47-110 Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C Tel: 886 2 2585 5659 Fax: 886 2 2599 6716 Email: aspire@sportsnet.org.tw Web: www.sportsnet.org.tw TBIM Taichung Boulevard OCTOBER Int’l Marathon Sunny Chen Room206, 2F NO.55 ChangJi st Datong District Taipei 10363 Taiwan Tel: 886 2 25855659 Fax: 886 2 25996716 Email: sunny@sportsnet.org.tw queenie@sportsnet.org.tw Web: www.sportsnet.org.tw

Colombia Bogota Int’l Half Maraton AUGUST Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá Martha Santos Calle 93B No.15 - 34 Oficina 207-208, Bogota Tel/Fax: 57 1 257 3107 Email: msantos@correcaminoscolombia.com Web: www.correcaminoscolombia.com Media Maraton Int’l SEPTEMBER Ciudad de Medellin Gustavo Orozco Posada Calle 49B, nro 63-21, Piso 3, Edificio Camacol Medellin Tel: 574 230 4872 Fax: 574 230 1123 Email: maratonmedellin@epm.net.co Web: www.maratonmedellin.com

Costa Rica Costa Rica Int'l Marathon and Half DECEMBER 10km Int’l Costa Rica SEPTEMBER Guillermo Saenz 200 Metros Norte Edificio Ina, Paseo Colon, San Jose, Costa Rica Tel: 506 22 3274 11 Fax: 506 22 3245 43 Email: maraintercostarica@hotmail.com Web: www.marathoncostarica.com

Croatia Zagreb Marathon & Half Marathon OCTOBER Franjo Kordic UlicaGrada Vukovara 284, 10000 Zagreb Tel: 385 1 6398 586 Fax: 385 1 6398 564 Email: zagrebacki.atletski.savez@zg.t-com.hr Web: www.z-as.hr Varazdinski Polumarathon SEPTEMBER Krunoslav Borovec TK Marathon 95 - Varazdin, Gornji Kucan, Varazdinska 73, 42000 Varazdin Tel: 385 42 641 705 Fax: 385 42 400 402 Email: krunoslav@gmail.com Web: www.marathon95.hr

Cuba Marabana Marathon and Half NOVEMBER Carlos Gattorno Ciudad Deportiva, Apartado 5130 La Habana Tel: 53 7 641 0911 / 57 7 641 0953 Fax: 53 7 204 1914 Email: marabana@inder.cu Web: www.inder.cu./beta/competitions/marabana

Cyprus G.S.O. Limassol Int’l Marathon FEBRUARY Georgios Karagiannis Paxon 13, 56533 Polichni, Thessaloniki, Greece Tel: 30 694 856 0186 Fax: 30 231 030 1064 Email: karas137@yahoo.com Web: www.limassolmarathon.com Cyprus Aphrodite Half Marathon NOVEMBER P.O.Box 28167, 2091 Strovolos, Nicosia Tel: 357 224 20559 Fax: 357 224 20559 E-Mail: runclub@cytanet.com.cy Web: www.runclub.com.cy

Czech Republic Hervis Prague Half Marathon Carlo Capalbo Záhořanského 3, Prague 2, 120 00 Tel: 420 224 919 209 Fax: 420 224 923 355 Email: marathon@pim.cz Web: www.praguemarathon.com Pardubice Wine Half Marathon Oldrich Bujnoch Topolská 739, 537 05 Chrudim Tel: 420 602 490 127 Fax: 420 466 798 712 Email: recepce@hotelbujnoch.cz Web: www.winehalfmaraton.cz

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Denmark Copenhagen Marathon MAY Niels Jorgen Holdt Gunner Nu Hansens Plads 11, DK 2100 KBH, Copenhagen Tel: 45 35 26 69 00 Email: vibjerg@sparta.dk Web: www.copenhagenmarathon.dk H. C. Andersen Marathon SEPTEMBER Torben Simonsen Gråbrødre Plads 3, 1 DK - 5000 Odense C Tel: 45 3059 2444 Email: ts@hcamarathon.dk Web: www.hcamarathon.dk

Ecuador Guayaquil Marathon OCTOBER Diego Maruri Av Las Aguas 640, Edf. MCG, ofc. Guayaquil, Ecuador Tel: 593 4 288 5008 Fax: 593 4 288 4746 Email: diegomaruri@dm3.com Web: www.dm3.com *La Ruta de las Iglesias AUGUST Samia Solah Juan de Ascaray 355 y Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador Tel: 593 2 244 8850 Fax: 593 2 244 8857 Email: samia@tventas.net Web: www.rutadlasiglesias.com *Quito 21k Mitad del Mundo NOVEMBER Marialuz Arellano Carlos Tobar 155 y Eloy Alfaro Quito, Ecuador Tel: 593 9 980 3237 Fax: 593 2 2505203 Email: marellano@andinanet.net Web: www.quito21k.com *Carrera Quito Ultimas Noticias 15K JUNE Pablo Gonzalez Peña Av. Pedro Vicente Maldonado 11515, Quito, Ecuador Tel: 593 2 2670 999 Fax: 593 2 2670 214 (ext.2340) Email: pgonzalez@elcomercio.com Web: www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.com *Maraton De Quito JUNE Fredy Vivanco Benavides Isla Marchena N-24-138, Portal De Aragòn Dep. 5 - 402, Ecuador Tel: 593 9 9011 780 593 2 33 41 253 Fax: 593 2 2242242 Email: fvivanco1@hotmail.com Web: www.maratondequito.com

Egypt Egyptian Marathon FEBRUARY Pharaonic 100km NOVEMBER Gasser Riad Event Sports, 1/4 Anwer El-Mofty St, (Area No.1), Nasr City, Cairo Tel: 202 2260 6930 Fax: 202 2260 6932 Email: info@egyptianmarathon.net Web: www.egyptianmarathon.com Egyptian Red Sea Marathon & Half MARCH St.Catherine Int. Marathon & Half DECEMBER Tarek Moshref Salah Salem St. 1 – Ard El Gamiea, Cairo Tel: 202 2531 5781 202 2531 7581 Fax: 202 2532 2094 Email: info@prontotours.com.eg Web: www.redseamarathon.prontotours.com.eg Web: www.catherinemarathon.com Sharm El Sheikh Half Marathon NOVEMBER Francesco Nazzaro via T. Valfrè, 11 00165 Rome, ITALY Tel: 39 06 639 0135 Fax: 39 06 3991 8460 Email: info@sharmarathon.com Web: www.sharmelsheikhhalfmarathon.com El Gouna Int’l Marathon DECEMBER Dr. Ahmed M. El Ashker Uferweg 1, 6022 Grosswangen, Switzerland Tel: 41 41 980 45 88 Fax: 41 41 980 40 70 Email: info@elgouna-marathon.com Web: www.elgouna-marathon.com

Estonia Tallinn Marathon SEPTEMBER Mati Lilliallik Spordiurituste Korraldamise Klubi Parnu Street 142a 11317 Tallinn Tel: 372 654 8462 Fax: 372 654 8401 Email: jooks@jooks.ee Web: www.tallinnmarathon.ee

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Ethiopia Great Ethiopian Run 10km Ermias Ayele Tel: 251 11 663 36 46 Fax: 251 11 662 78 76 Email: ermias@ethiopianrun.org Web: www.ethiopiarun.org

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Falkland Islands Standard Chartered Bank Stanley Marathon Rino S Donosepoetro Standard Chartered Bank, Ross Road, Stanley Tel: 500 22220 Fax: 500 22219 Email: bank.info@sc.com Web: www.standardcharter.com/fk/marathon

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Faroe Islands Torshavn Marathon Robert Vilhelmsen Box 3004, 110 Torshavn Tel: 298 230240 Email: info@torshavnmarathon.com Web: www.torshavnmarathon.com

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Finland Helsinki City Marathon AUGUST Pertti Raunio Finnish Athletics Federation, Radiokatu 20, 00240 Helsinki Tel: 358 9 3481 2405 Fax: 358 9 3481 2367 Email: sul.harraste@sul.fi Web: www.helsinkicitymarathon.com Paavo Nurmi Marathon JULY Jari Salonen Turun Urheiluliitto Urheilupuisto, Paavo Nurmen Stadion, 20810 Turku, Finland Tel: 358 2 431 0810 Fax: 358 2 431 0812 Email: info@paavonurmisports.com Web: www.paavonurmisports.com Ruska Marathon SEPTEMBER Pekka Erikkson Valtatie 15, 99100 Kittila Tel: 358 400 808 784 Fax: 358 16 642 259 Email: pekka.eriksson@kittila.fi Web: www.ruskamaraton.com Santa Claus Marathon JUNE Mr. Rauno Riekkinen Kivirinne 16, 96910 Rovaniemi Tel: 358 403 44 7775 Fax: 358 403 44 7771 Email: info@santaclausmarathon.com Web: www.santaclausmarathon.com Terwamarathon MAY Asko Vääräniemi Keluveneenväylä 22, 90650 OULU Tel: 358 405 06 8803 Email: asko.vaaraniemi@elisanet.fi Web: www.terwamaraton.fi/english

France *Marathon des Alpes NOVEMBER Maritimes Nice-Cannes Matthieu Etancelin Azur Sport Organisation 16 bvd Pape Jean XXIII, 06300 Nice, FRANCE Tel: 33 4 93 26 19 12 Fax: 33 4 93 26 19 34 Email: communication@azur-sport.org Web: www.marathon06.com Marathon of La Rochelle NOVEMBER Mauny Nocolas B.P. 97, 17004 La Rochelle, Cedex 01 Tel: 33 5 46 44 42 19 Fax: 33 5 46 45 09 04 Email: info@marathondelarochelle.com Web: www.marathondelarochelle.com Semi Marathon Int’l de Nice APRIL Matthieu Etancelin Azur Sport Organisation, 16 bvd. Pape Jean XXIII, 06300 Nice Tel: 33 4 93 26 19 88 Fax: 33 4 93 26 19 34 Email: communication@azur-sport.org Web: www.nicesemimarathon.com Paris Int'l Marathon APRIL Joël Laine Immeuble Panorama B - 253, quai de la Bataille de Stalingrad - 92137 Issy les Moulineaux Cedex Tel: 33 1 41 33 46 62 Fax: 33 1 41 33 14 74 Email: infos@parismarathon.com Web: www.parismarathon.com Semi Marathon de Paris MARCH Joel Laine ASO - Direction Marketing & Commerciale Partenariats, Immeuble Panorama - 253, rue de la Bataille de Stalingrad - 92137 Issy les Moulineaux Cedex Tel: 33 1 41 33 14 77 Fax: 33 1 41 33 14 29 Email: infos@parismarathon.com Web: www.semideparis.com St. Denis Half Marathon OCTOBER Thierry Vernay / Antonio Agostinho 34 rue la Boulangerie, 93200, St Denis Tel: 33 1 48 20 56 81 / 33 06 81 63 53 82 Fax: 33 1 49 22 01 74 Email: info@wanago.com Web: www.saint-denis-marathon.com

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Vattenfall Half Marathon Berlin MARCH Mark Milde SCC-Running Events, Glockenturmstrasse 23, D-14055, Berlin Tel: 49 30 301 288 10 Fax: 49 30 301 288 20 Email: info@berlin-marathon.com Web: www.scc-events.com real Berlin Marathon SEPTEMBER Mark Milde SCC-Running Events, Glockenturmstrasse 23, D-14055, Berlin Tel: 49 30 301 288 10 Fax: 49 30 301 288 20 Email: info@berlin-marathon.com Web: www.scc-events.com BIG 25 Berlin MAY Gerhard Janetzky Berlin laeuft! GmbH Olympischer Platz 5, 14053 Berlin Tel: 49 30 243 199 77 Fax: 49 30 243 199 99 Email: info@berlin-laeuft.de Web: www.berlin-runs.com Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon OCTOBER Jo Schindler Sonnemannstr 5, 60314 Frankfurt Tel: 49 69 370 0468 0 Fax: 49 69 370 0468 11 Email: mail@frankfurt-marathon.com Web: www.frankfurt-marathon.com Cologne Marathon and Half OCTOBER Markus Frisch Peter-Gunther-Weg, Radstadion/Sportpark Mungersdorf 50933 Koln Tel: 49 221 33 77 73 13 Fax: 49 221 58 94 233 Email: lauf2009@koeln-marathon.de Web: www.koeln-marathon.de iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg MAY Guenter Herrmann Domweg 12, 97084, Wuerzburg Tel: 49 931 65616 Fax: 49 936 65619 Email: herrman@wuerzburg-marathon.de Web: www.wuerzburg-marathon.de Karstadt Marathon SEPTEMBER Michael Mronz MMP Veranstaltungs- und Vermarktungs GmbH, Widdersdorfer Straße 190 (Altes Gaswerk) 50825 Köln Tel: 49 221 940 577 18 Fax: 49 221 940 577 42 Email: katrin.flad@mmpromotion.de Web: www.karstadt-marathon.de Marathon Hamburg APRIL Wolfram Goetz Act Agency GmbH, Himmelstraße 9, 22299 Hamburg Tel: 49 40 4146 4171 Fax: 49 40 4146 4113 Email: goetz@act-agency.com Web: www.marathon-hamburg.de METRO Group-marathon Duesseldorf MAY Jan Winschermann Faunastrasse 3; 40239 Duesseldorf Tel: 49 211 6101 90-0 Fax: 49 211 6101 90-20 Email: jan.winschermann@metrogroup-marathon.de Web: www.metrogroup-marathon.de

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Hong Kong, China China Coast Marathon JANUARY Catherine Leonard AVOHK, P.O. Box 28893, Gloucester Road Post Office, Wanchai Tel: 852 9038 5460 Email: avohkccm@yahoo.com Web: www.avohk.org Mizuno Hong Kong Half Marathon Ch’mps JANUARY Alan Wong Kim Lun Rm 2015, Sports House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Tel: 852 2504 8215 Fax: 852 2577 5392 Email: hkaaa@hksdb.org.hk Web: www.hkaaa.com Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon FEBRUARY William Ko Rm 2015, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Tel: 852 2367 6648 Fax: 852 2367 6166 Email: hkmarathon@hkaaa.com Web: www.hkmarathon.com Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

*UNICEF Charity Half Marathon and 10km NOVEMBER Anna Choy / Keith Noyes 3/F 60Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, HONG KONG Tel: 852 2833 6139 / 2812 0741 Fax: 852 2834 0996 / 2792 7064 Email: achoy@inicef.org.hk , keith@seyonasia.com Web: www.unicef.org.hk/runforchildren

Hungary Nike Budapest Int’l Half Marathon Árpád Kocsis 1138 Budapest, Váci út 152-156 Tel: 36 1 273 0939 Fax: 36 1 273 0936 Email: budapest.run@futanet.hu Web: www.budapestmarathon.com 24th Spar Budapest Int’l Marathon Árpád Kocsis 1138 Budapest, Váci út 152-156 Tel: 36 1 273 0939 Fax: 36 1 273 0936 Email: budapest.run@futanet.hu Web: www.budapestmarathon.com

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Iceland Reykjavik Marathon and Half Friman Ari Ferdinandsson Engjavegur 6, 113 Reykjavik Tel: 354 535 3700 Fax: 354 568 7566 Email: marathon@marathon.is Web: www.marathon.is

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Gibraltar 100.GI

Athens Classic Marathon OCTOBER Evangelos Papapostolou 137, Syngrou Avenue, 17121 Nea Smirni, Athens Tel: 30 210 931 5886 / 0 210 933 1113 Tel: 30 210 933 1152 Email: info@athensclassicmarathon.gr Web: www.athensclassicmarathon.gr *Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great MARCH Georgios Konstantopoulos Agioy Dimitrioy 192, 54638 Thessaloniki, Tel: 30 69 4426 9962 Fax: 30 23 1072 5076 Email: info@atgm.gr Web: www.atgm.gr

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Fred Chappory PO Box 483, Gibraltar 350 54026142 / 350 20077422 350 200 42398 100km@skynet.be ; francar@gibtelecom.net www.gaaa.gi

Great Britain Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon & OCTOBER Festival of running Malcolm Sutherland Caledonian Concepts PO Box 26, Muir of Ord IV6 7WZ Tel: 44 870 127 8000 Fax: 44 845 838 2764 Email: info@lochnessmarathon.com Web: www.lochnessmarathon.com Bristol Half Marathon SEPTEMBER Bristol half marathon, c/o FRsystems, PO Box 512, Cheadle, Stoke on Trent ST10 4RJ. Tel: 44 178 239 6113 Fax: 44 117 922 3744 Email: bristol@frsystems.co.uk Web: www.bristolhalfmarathon.com Edinburgh Marathon MAY Neil Kilgour, GSi Events, North Berwick Business Centre, Melbourne Place, North Berwick EH39 4JS Tel: 44 1620 890 444 Fax: 44 1620 890 787 Email: info@gsi-events.com Web: www.edinburgh-marathon.com Great Scottish Run SEPTEMBER Frank Clement Admail, ADM3909, Glasgow G1 5ZY, Scotland Tel: 44 845 270 0166 Email: run.glasgow@cls.glasgow.gov.uk Web: www.runglasgow.org

Hyderbad Half Marathon & 10km NOVEMBER B.E. Stanley Jones 16-2 New Mirjalaguda, Malkajgiri, Hyderabad 500047, A.P. INDIA Tel: 91 40 2705 0324 Email: stanleyjones.b@gmail.com Web: www.hyderabad10k.com *Sunfeast World 10km MAY Hugh Jones Procam International, 14, St. James Court, Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20 Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84 Fax: 91 22 2202 5112 Email: sw10k@procamintl.com Web: www.procamintl.com Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon JANUARY Hugh Jones Procam International, 14, St. James Court, Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20 Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84 Fax: 91 22 2202 5112 Email: punita@procamintl.com Web: www.procamintl.com Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon NOVEMBER Hugh Jones Procam International, 14, St. James Court, Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20 Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84 Fax: 91 22 2202 5112 Email: punita@procamintl.com Web: www.procamintl.com Great Tibetan Marathon JULY Nazir Rah A-51, IInd Floor, DDA Flats, Mount Kailash, East of Kailash, New Delhi Tel: 91 11 26 222216 Fax: 91 11 26 222211 Email: gtm@mountainadventuresindia.com Web: www.great-tibetan-marathon.com Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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Poona Int’l Marathon DECEMBER Pralhad M. Savant Sharayu, Patrakar Nagar, Senapati Bapat Road Pune – 411 016, Maharashtra Tel: 91 20 24 448360 Fax: 91 20 24 448390 Email: marathonpune@yahoo.com Web: www.marathonpune.com

Lake Saroma 100km Ultra Marathon JUNE Jiro Hashimoto 2-4-12 Jingumae, Sibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001 Tel: 81 3 5771 7907 Fax: 81 3 3405 8496 Email: saroma@runners.co.jp Web: www.runnet.co.jp Nagoya Int’l Women’s Marathon MARCH Kosuke Sakakibara 1-6-1, Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya Tel: 81 52 290 0013 Fax: 81 52 221 0739 Email: sakkbr.k@chunichi.co.jp Web: www.chunichi.co.jp/niwm/ Olympic Commemorative Nagano Marathon APRIL Ken Onishi 1-3-8 Hakoshimizu, Nagano City, 380-0801 Tel: 81 26 234 6380 Fax: 81 26 234 6381 Email: marathon@avis.ne.jp Web: www.naganomarathon.gr.jp Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race (&10km) FEBRUARY Daijiro Asahara Publicity & Promotion Dept, 4-6-49 Kohnan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-8485 Tel: 81 3 5479 1294 Fax: 81 3 5479 1155 Email: event@hochi.co.jp Web: www.ohme-marathon.jp Osaka Int’l Ladies’ Marathon JANUARY Motonobu Shimamoto KTV, 2-1-7, Ogimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8408 Tel: 81 6 6314 8277 Fax: 81 6 6314 8549 Email: m-shimamoto@ktv.co.jp Tokyo Marathon FEBRUARY 2-8-1- Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 163 8001 Tel: 81 3 3 5320 6894 Fax: 81 3 3 5388 1739 Email: iwatani@tokyo42195.org Web: www.tokyo42195.com Yokohama Women’s Marathon NOVEMBER Keisuke Sawaki Jinnan 1-1-1,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Tel: 81 3 3481 2300 Fax: 81 3 3481 2449 Web: www.yokohamawomensmarathon.com

Ireland adidas Dublin Marathon OCTOBER Jim Aughney Donore Harriers Sports, Complex, Chapelizod, Dublin 20 Tel: 353 1 623 2250 Fax: 353 1 626 3757 Email: office@dublinmarathon.ie Web: www.dublinmarathon.ie

Israel Tiberias Marathon JANUARY Jack Cohen, Israeli Athletic Association 10 Shitrit St, Tel Aviv, 89482 Tel: 972 3 648 6256 Fax: 972 3 648 6255 Email: iaa@zahav.net.il Web: www.tiberias-marathon.co.il Jerusalem Half Marathon MARCH Simon Avraham Sports Authority. 10 Safra Square, Jerusalem 91007 Tel: 972 2 629 8047 Fax: 972 2 629 7411 Email: hmarathon@jerusalem.muni.il Web: www.hmarathon.jerusalem.muni.il

Italy Ferraramarathon MARCH Nicola Stella ASD Vigaranomaratona via Municipo 1 4409 Vigarano Mainarda (FE) Tel: 39 0532 43 196 Fax: 39 0532 73 9126 Email: post@vigaranomarathon.it Web: www.ferraramarathon.it Firenze Marathon NOVEMBER Giancarlo Romiti Organizzazione Firenze Marathon Viale Manfredo Fanti, 2 Firenze 50137 Tel: 39 055 5522 957 Fax: 39 055 5536 823 Email: direzione@firenzemarathon.it Web: www.firenzemarathon.it Garda Trentino Half Marathon NOVEMBER Poli Sandro Via Vittorio Veneto 20/A, 38062 Arco (TN) Mob: 339 646 7887 Fax: 390 464 5209 00 Email: event@trentinoevents.it Web: www.trentinoevents.it Guiseppe Verdi Country Marathon FEBRUARY Giancarlo Chittolini Via Adhemar 2, 43039 Salsomaggiore, Terme,Parma Tel: 390 524 589 500 Fax: 390 524 575 055 Email: info@verdimarathon.it Web: www.verdimarathon.it Ferrari Italian Marathon OCTOBER Ivano Barbolini VIA Lago Maggiore, 13 - 41012 Carpi (MO) Tel: 39 059 65 02 97 Fax: 39 059 65 13 30 Email: info@italianmarathon.it Web: www.italianmarathon.it Lago Maggiore Half Marathon MARCH Paolo Ottone Via Marconi, 3 - 28831 Baveno (VB) Tel: 39 0323 58 54 03 Fax: 39 0323 92 27 61 Email: p.ottone@pro-motion.it Web: www.lagomaggiorehalfmarathon.com *Int’l Lake Garda Marathon SEPTEMBER Stefano Ballardini Viale Pernici, 24 38066 Riva Del Garda (TN) Tel: 39 348 9136628 39 335 8460132 Fax: 39 0365 954355 Email: info@lakegardamarathon.com Web: www.lakegardamarathon.com Maratona d’Europa MAY Enrico Benedetti Via San Nicolo 7, 34121 Trieste (TS) Tel: 39 040 410 399 Fax: 39 040 418 634 Email: info@bavisela.it Web: www.bavisela.it Maratona di Roma MARCH Enrico Castrucci Viale Battista Bardanzellu 65, 00155 Rome Tel: 39 06 40 65 064 Fax: 39 06 40 65 063 Email: info@maratonadiroma.it Web: www.maratonadiroma.it Pisa Marathon DECEMBER Andrea Maggini Via di Gello 47/A, 56123 Pisa Tel: 39 050 556135 Fax: 39 050 503119 Email: maggini@pisamarathon.it Web: www.pisamarathon.it

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Maratona S.Antonio APRIL Silvana Santi Via E. P. Masini 2, 35131 Padova Tel: 39 049 822 7114 Fax: 39 049 822 7164 Email: info@maratonasantantonio.com Web: www.maratonasantantonio.com Milano City Marathon APRIL Ennio Mazzei Via degli Orombelli, 11 - 20133 Milano (MI) Tel/Fax: 39 02 3658 6686 Email: info@milanocitymarathon.it Web: www.milanocitymarathon.it *Nightmarathon MAY Roberto Stagnetti Via dello Squero N°50 I 30172 Venezia Mestre Tel: 390 41 268 5006 Fax: 390 41 961 951 Email: info@nightmarathon.it Web: www.nightmarathon.it Treviso Marathon MARCH Aldo Zanetti via Martiri delle Foibe, 20 - 31015 Conegliano (Z.I. Scomigo) Tel: 39 0438 413 255 Fax: 39 0438 413 475 Email: info@trevisomarathon.com Web: www.trevisomarathon.com Turin Marathon NOVEMBER Turin Half Marathon SEPTEMBER Corso Regina Magherita 371, 10151 Torino Tel: 39 011 455 9959 Fax: 39 011 407 6054 Email: info@turinmarathon.it Web: www.turinmarathon.it *Maratonina Citta Di Udine SEPTEMBER Paolo Bordon Via C. Percoto 17/C, 33100 Udine Tel/Fax 390 324 501 612 Email: info@maratoninadiudine.it Web: www.maratoninadiudine.it Venice Marathon OCTOBER Enrico Jacomini A.S.D. Venicemarathon Club, Via Linghindal 5/5, 30172 Mestre Venice Tel: 39 041 532 1871 Fax: 39 041 532 1879 Email: info@venicemarathon.it Web: www.venicemarathon.it

Jamaica Reggae Marathon Alfred Francis 87-89 Tower Street, Kingston Tel: 1 876 922 8677 Fax: 1 876 922 0155 Email: racedirector@reggaemarathon.com Web: www.reggaemarathon.com

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Japan Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon FEBRUARY Minoru Kubota Sports Dept, RKB Mainichi Radio-TV Broadcasting Company, 2-3-8 Momochihama Sawara-Ku, Fukuoka, 814-8585 Tel: 81 92 852 6611 Fax: 81 92 852 6658 Email: m-kubota@rkb.ne.jp Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship DECEMBER Hiroaki Chosa Japan Association of Athletics Federations 1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050 Tel: 81 3 3481 2300 Fax: 81 3 3481 2449 Email: jaaf@rikuren.or.jp Web: www.asahi.com/fukuoka-marathon/ Hokkaido Marathon AUGUST Seiji Teramachi The Hokkaido Marathon Secretariat, The Hokkaido Shimubun Press, Nishi-3, Odori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-8711 Tel: 81 11 232 0840 Fax: 81 11 210 5734 Email: t-seig@hokkaido-np.co.jp Web: www.hokkaido-marathon.com Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Marathon FEBRUARY Tetsuji Araj Marugame Shimin Gymnastics, 924-1, Kanakura-cho, Marugame-shi, Kagawapref 763 0053 Tel: 81 877 24 6274 Fax: 81 877 24 7966 Email: marugame-half@aroma.ocn.ne.jp Web: www.km-half.com Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon MARCH Yasuo Inoue The Mainichi Newspapers Osaka Office, 3-4-5 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8251 Tel: 81 6 6346 8249 Fax: 81 6 6346 8372 Email: jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp Web: www.lakebiwa-marathon.com Lake Kawaguchi Marathon NOVEMBER Nikkan Sports Press c/o Sports Information Centre Co., Ltd., 502 Bureau Shimbashi Bldg, 5-7-13, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-004 Tel: 81 3 5733 2451 Fax: 81 3 5733 2452 Email: m.koike@sports-info.co.jp Web: www.sports-info.co.jp

Jordan Dead Sea Ultra Marathon APRIL Ghazi Farouk 5 Hussain El Jesser Street, Shemesani, Amman Tel: 962 6 567 7660 Fax: 962 6 566 0296 Email: registration@deadseamarathon.com Web: www.deadseamarathon.com Amman Int’l Marathon OCTOBER Nabeel Abuata c/o The Society for Care of Neurological Patients P.O.Box 940222, Amman 11194 Tel: 962 6 566 2999 Fax: 962 6 566 0038 Email: info@amman-marathon.com Web: www.amman-marathon.com

Kenya Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon and Half OCTOBER John Velzian PO Box 328, Sarit Centre, Nairobi Tel: 254 2086 0186 Email: johnrdc@africaonline.co.ke Web: www.nairobimarathon.com Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

Korea Chosun Ilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon OCTOBER The Chosunilbo Daily, Eunji Lee The Organizing Committee of Chuncheon Marathon, 61, 1-ga, Taepyeongno, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea Tel: 82 2 724 6314 Fax: 82 2 724 6309 Email: marathon@chosun.com Web: www.marathon.chosun.com *Daegu Int’l Marathon APRIL Suk-Joon Chang Gosungdong 3-ga bu8k-gu, Daegu 702-073 Tel: 82 53 358 3261~2 Fax: 82 53 354 0491 Email: daegu@sports.or.kr Web: www.marathon.daegusports.or.kr *Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l Marathon OCTOBER Wha-Kyung Choi 139 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-715 Tel: 82 2 2020 0311 Fax: 82 2 2020 1639 Email: marathon@donga.com Web: www.marathon.donga.com/gyeongju.html Incheon Int’l Half Marathon MARCH Chul-Hoon Yoon Half Marathon Organizing Committee, 18-1 Handong-4ga, Jung-Gu, Incheon, Korea Tel: 82 32 882 7722 Fax: 82 32 887 0085 Email: nextration@hanmail.net Seoul Int’l Marathon MARCH Joong San Ahn, 7th Floor, Dong - A Ilbo, 139 Sejongno, Chongnogu, Seoul 110-715 Tel: 82 2 2020 0708 Fax: 82 2 2020 1639 Email: marathon@donga.com Web: www.seoul-marathon.com

JoongAng Seoul Marathon JoongAng Culture Media 7 Soonhwa-dong, Chung-ku Seoul, 100-759 Korea Tel: 82 2 751 9685 Fax: 82 2 751 9625 Email: marathon@joongang.co.kr Web: marathon.joins.com

NOVEMBER

Latvia Nordea Riga Marathon & Half MAY Nordea Riga Marathon Aigars Nords, Brivibas 40-37, Riga LV-1050 Tel: 371 6750 4931 Fax: 371 6750 5286 Email: marathon@necom.lv Web: nordearigamarathon.lv

Lebanon *Beirut Int’l Marathon DECEMBER Mark Dickinson 4th floor, Makateb Building, Mar Takla, Hazmieh Baabda Tel: 961 5 959 262 Fax: 961 5 959 263 Email: md@beirutmarathon.org Web: www.beirutmarathon.org

Lithuania Vilnius Maratonas & Half Evaldas Martinka Odminiu str. 8, Vilnius, Lithuania Tel: 370 6 502 8225 Fax: 370 5 212 3099 Email: info@maratonas.lt Web: www.maratonas.lt

SEPTEMBER

Luxembourg Dexia Route du Vin Half Marathon SEPTEMBER Georges Klepper Federation Luxembourgeoise D’Athletishe, 3, route d’Arlon; L-8009 Strassen Tel: 352 48 06 70 Fax: 352 48 05 72 Email: routeduvin@fla.lu Web: www.fla.lu

Macau, China Macau Galaxy Entertainment Int’l Marathon DECEMBER José Tavares, Macau Sport Development Board Av. Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, s/n, Forum de Macau, Edif. Complementar, Bloco 1, 4 andar, Macau Tel: 853 2858 0762 Fax: 853 2834 3708 Email: sport@macau.ctm.net Web: www.macaumarathon.com

Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Rep. of) Skopje Marathon (MKD) Kire Sinadinovski J.H.Dzinot 12a, 1000 Skopje Tel: 389 70 246935 / 389 2 3228624 Fax: 389 2 3228624 Email: kire@skopskimaraton.com.mk Web: www.skopskimaraton.com.mk

MAY

Malta Int’l Malta Challenge Marathon NOVEMBER Barry M. Whitmore P.O. Box 5, New Mill Street, Mellieha, MLH 1000 Malta Tel: 356 79 33 90 46 Email: bmw@marathonchallengemalta.com Web: www.marathonchallengemalta.com

Malaysia Penang Bridge Int’l Marathon NOVEMBER Law Heng Kiang Penang State Tourism Development and Culture Komtar 534d Floor, 10503 Penang, Malaysia Tel: 601 2498 8630 Fax: 604 2618 744 Email: info@penangmarathon.gov.my Web: www.penangmarathon.gov.my Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon JUNE Hemant Dua Octagon, 4.01, 4th Floor, Wisma LYL, 12 Jalan 51A/223 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel: 603 7843 3180 Fax: 603 7843 3199 Email: kl-marathon@octagon.com Web: www.kl-marathon.com

Mexico Gran Maraton Pacifico Alejandro Irarragorri Gutiérrez Javier Barros Sierra 555 3 Piso Zedec Ed Plaza Santa Fe Delegacion Alvaro Obregon Distrito Federal, CP 01210 Tel: 525 552 833 600 (ext 2208) Fax: 525 552 801 716 Email: francisco.ayala@gmodelo.com.mx Web: www.maraton.org

NOVEMBER

Maraton Int’l de Guadalajara OCTOBER Enrique Gomez Espejel 100 Nevado de Toluca St, Colonia Independencia, Guadalajara, jalisco 44290 Tel: 52 33 3637 0408 Fax: 55 33 3651 8271 Email: leqomez@guadalajara.gob.mx Web: www.maraton.com.mx January – March 2010


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Race Directors: send updated race contact details to: update@aimsworldrunning.org Maraton Int’l de la Ciudad de Mexico SEPTEMBER Lic. Rodolfo Martinez Figueroa Instituto del Deporte del Distrito Federal. Calzada Del Hueso n° 400 esquina Rancho el Arenal, Colonia Girasoles cp. 04920 Delegacion Coyoacan MEXICO DISTRITO FEDERAL Tel: 52 55 5679 4278 Email: rodolfomartinez01@hotmail.com Web: www.maraton.df.gob.mx Maraton Internacional de Culiacan JANUARY Juan Antonio Lopez Garibaldi Constitución 175 pte., Colonia Almada C.P. 80200, Culiacán, Sinaloa Tel: 667 712 4710 Fax: 667 713 9116 Email: boletinaa@hotmail.com Web: www.maratonculiacan.org.mx Maraton LaLa Internacional MARCH Héctor Guerrero Herrera Calle Martires de Rio Blanco s/n (esquina con Lerdo de Tejada), Col. Centro, CP27000 Torreon, Coahuila Tel: 52 871 729 2453 Fax: 52 871 729 2436 Email: marballo@grupolala.com, kilometro42@prodigy.net.mx Web: www.maratonlala.org Maraton Leon Independencia SEPTEMBER Jose Manuel Orozco Hernandez Blvd Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1721 Col. Los Gavilanes, Leon, Guanajuato, CP37270 Tel: 52 477 7630410 Fax: 52 477 763 0492 Email: maratonindependencia@hotmail.com Web: www.maratonindependencia.com.mx *Maraton Powerade Monterrey DECEMBER Gerardo Cervantes Padilla Rio Pilon 2124, Fraccionamiento Bernardo Reyes Monterrey (NL), CP 64280 Tel: 52 81 8373 9254 Fax: 52 81 8373 2026 Email: gcervantes@ssnl.gob.mx Web: www.maratonmonterrey.com Medio Maraton Atlas de Guadalajara SEPTEMBER Javier Peña de la Mora Paseo Atlas Colomos, 2000 Col. Lomas del Bosque, C.P. 45110 Zapopan, Jalisco Tel: 52 333 648 0120 Ext. 145 Fax: 52 333 648 0120 Ext. 145 Email: direccion@mediomaratonatlas.com Web: www.mediomaratonatlas.com 21km Nuevo Leon NOVEMBER Luciano Ramirez Gallardo Francisco Murguia 4200, Col Guadalupe Victoria, Guadalupe NL Tel: 52 818 161 6725 Fax: 52 811 505 1799 Email: atletismo_nl@axtel.net Tangamanga Int'l Marathon JUNE Jaime Eduardo Morales Reyes Avenida Mariano Jimenez, 1450 Fraccionamiento del Real C.P 78280 San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. Tel: 52 44 48 15 4444 Fax: 52 44 48 15 8921 Email: maratontangamanga@gmail.com Web: www.maratontangamanga.com Medio Maratón Turístico Nuevo Vallarta OCTOBER Javier Peña de la Mora Nelson # 48 Vallarta Poniente Guadalajara, Jal., c.p. 44690 Tel: 52 333 616 6428 Fax: 52 333 616 6428 Email: deportres@mediomaratonnuevovallarta.com Web: www.mediomaratonnuevovallarta.com

Monaco Monaco Int’l Marathon Jean-Pierre Schoëbel Stade Louis II, 7 Avenue Des Castelans, 98000, Monaco Tel: 377 92 05 43 05 Fax: 377 92 05 68 08 Email: info@monacomarathon.com Web: www.monacomarathon.org

MARCH

Morocco Marrakech Intl. Marathon Mohamed KNIDIRI Dar Talib, unité 4 Daoudiat, Marrakech Tel: 2 12 24 31 35 72 Fax: 2 12 24 31 31 95 Email: marathonmarrakech@yahoo.fr Web: www.marathon-marrakech.com Grand Marathon Int’l de Casablanca Said Mouhid 61bis Avenue Hassan II – C/O CRT – Casablanca Tel: 2 12 61 17 30 17 Fax: 2 12 22 20 54 05 Email: info@casablanca-marathon.com Web: www.casablanca-marathon.com

JANUARY

OCTOBER

Semi Marathon Int’l De Rabat APRIL Bennis Badr Fhs Athletisme, Avenue Misr, Tamejjajt, Rabat Tel: 212 5377 38827 Fax: 212 5377 38827 Email: unionsport@menara.ma Web: semimarathon-rabat.ma

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* Marathon de l’Ile Maurice JUNE Jean Marie Grall - C/O Incentive Partners Ltd Queen Mary Avenue – Floreal – Ile Maurice Tel: 230 697 79 41 Fax: 230 697 21 60 Email: inscription@Ilemauricemarathon.Com Web : www.Ilemauricemarathon.Com

Netherlands Dam Tot Damloop SEPTEMBER Jan Willem Mijderwijk P.O. Box 5029, 1802 Alkmaar Tel: 31 725 338 136 Fax: 31 725 339 398 Email: j.mijderwijk@lechampion.nl Web: www.damloop.nl Fortis Marathon Rotterdam APRIL Mario J Kadiks P.O. Box 21955, 3001 AZ Rotterdam Tel: 31 10 291 9230 Fax: 31 10 291 9172 Email: info@rotterdammarathon.nl Web: www.fortismarathonrotterdam.nl Fortis Singelloop Utrecht 10km SEPTEMBER Wim Verhoorn Wetering 1, 3451 BN Vleuten Tel: 31 30 677 4850 Fax: 31 30 666 3241 Email: info@fortissingellooputrecht.nl Web: www.fortissingellooputrecht.nl Eindhoven Marathon OCTOBER Ronald van den Hurk O.L. Vrouwestraat 1, 5612 AW, Eindhoven Tel: 31 40 247 80 42 Fax: 31 40 2118 727 Email: Ronaldvandenhurk@marathoneindhoven.nl Web: www.marathoneindhoven.nl Enschede Marathon APRIL Rian Stamsnieder Postbus 555, 7500 AN Enschede Tel: 31 53 430 5486 Fax: 31 53 434 4768 Email: info@enschedmarathon.nl Web: www.enschedemarathon.nl Amsterdam Marathon OCTOBER Cees Pronk Postbox 5029, 1802 TA, Alkmaar Tel: 31 72 533 8136 Fax: 31 72 533 9398 Email: info@amsterdammarathon.nl Web: www.amsterdammarathon.nl

Nigeria GLO Lagos Int’l Half Marathon DECEMBER Ulf Saletti, Åkerbyvägen 236, 187 37 Täby, Sweden Tel: 46 70 3404 804 Email: ulfsa@hotmail.com Web: www.glolagosmarathon.com

North Pole North Pole Marathon APRIL Richard Donovan Polar Running Adventures, 95 Rosan Glas Rahoon Road, Galway, Ireland Tel/Fax: 353 91 443 408 Email: rd@npmarathon.com Web: www.npmarathon.com Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Norway Midnight Sun Marathon Nils I. Haetta P.O. Box 821, N-9258, Tromsø Tel: 47 776 73363 Fax: 47 776 73364 Email: post@msm.no Web: www.msm.no Fjord Norway Half Marathon Helge Brekke Boks 177, 5903 Isdalstø, Norway Tel: 47 971 45 628 Fax: 47 56375053 Email: Info@knarvikmila.no Web: www.knarvikmila.no

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SEPTEMBER

Panama Panama City Int’l Marathon DECEMBER Gregorio Miró San Francisco Avenida 3B-SUR entre calle 68 y 67 Casa # 1 Panama Republic of Panama Tel: 507 6030 0843 Fax: 507 226 6277 Email: bebymiro@cwpanama.net Web: www.corredoresdelistmo.com Panama Internatioal Half Marathon MARCH Elmer Ortiz Nuñez Plaza Real San Francisco 3d, Panama Tel: 507 264 1038 / 507 6672 8855 Fax: 507 204 6146 Email: panamahalfmarathon@gmail.com info@panamahalfmarathon.com Web: www.panamahalfmarathon.com

Peru Lima Marathon Andreas Müller Calle Andalucía 154 - 703 Miraflores – Lima, Peru Tel: 51 1 441-0339 Fax: 51 1 421-6282 Email: andreas@waterplanet.de Web: www.lima42k.com

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MAY

IX Cracovia Marathon APRIL Krzysztof Kowal Zarzad Infrastruktury Sportowej w Krakowie ul. Walerego Slawka 1030-633 Krakow Tel: 48 12 616 63 00 Fax: 48 12 616 63 01 Email: biuro@cracoviamaraton.pl Web: www.cracoviamaraton.pl Poznan Marathon OCTOBER Janusz Rajewski POSIR, Chwialkowskiego 34, 61-553 Poznan Tel: 48 61 835 79 17 Fax: 48 61 835 79 20 Email: info@marathon.poznan.pl Web: www.marathon.poznan.pl *Poznan Half Marathon MARCH Janusz Rajewski POSIR, Chwialkowskiego 34, 61-553 Poznan Tel: 48 61 835 79 17 Fax: 48 61 835 79 20 Email: info@halfmarathon.poznan.pl Web: www.halfmarathon.poznan.pl Pila Int’l Half Marathon SEPTEMBER Henryk Paskal Stowarzyszenie Biegow Ulicznych Al. Powstancow Wlkp. 164 64-920 PILA Tel: 48 67 351 0478 Fax: 48 67 212 5975 Email: info@pila.halfmarathon.pl Web: www.pila.halfmarathon.pl Metropolis Marathon Bydgoszcz-Torun/ Stowarzyszenie Maraton Torunski JUNE Rafal Flis, 87-100 Torun, ul. Mickiewicza 142-4 Tel: 48 56 471 38 29 Fax: 48 56 623 01 62 Email: rafal.flis.op.pl Web : www.torunski.maraton.pl Wroclaw Marathon SEPTEMBER Waldemar Biskup Al.I.J. Paderewskiego 35 51-612, Wroclaw Tel: 48 71 733 40 60 Fax: 48 71 315 43 18 Email: biuro@wroclawmaraton.pl Web: www.wroclawmaraton.pl mBank Lódz Maraton MAY Lech Krakowiak Rudzki Klub Sportowy Ul., Rudzka 37, 93-423 Lódz Tel: 48 42 638 25 03 Fax: 48 42 638 25 03 Email: maraton@mbank.pl Web: www.maraton.com.pl

Portugal Douro Valley Half Marathon MAY Paulo Jorge Alves da Cruz Costa Av. Osnabruck, Bloco F, Loja H, 5000-427 Vila Real, PORTUGAL Tel: 351 916 345 454 Fax: 351 259 372 339 Email: paulo.costa@globalsportdouro.com Web: www.meiamaratonadouro.com EDP Half Marathon of Lisbon MARCH Vodafone Half Marathon of Portugal SEPTEMBER Carlos Moya B Francisco Sá Carneiro, Av. João Freitas Branco, 10, Laveiras - 2760-073 Caxias Tel: 351 21 441 3182 Fax: 351 21 441 3073 Email: geral@maratonaportugal.com Web: www.meiamaratonadelisboa.com Lisbon Int’l Marathon DECEMBER António Campos Calçada da Tapada, 67-A, 1349-012 Lisboa Tel: 351 21 361 6160 Fax: 351 21 361 6169 Email: xistarca1986@sapo.pt Web: www.lisbon-marathon.com Porto Marathon NOVEMBER Jorge Teixeira Loja do Corredor, Rua Santa Luzia, 808 4250-415, Porto Tel: 352 91 78 50 216 Fax: 351 22 03 04 726 Email: runporto@sapo.pt Web: www.maratonadoporto.com

Puerto Rico World’s Best 10k Road Race FEBRUARY Rafael B. Acosta P.O. Box 29227, San Juan, PR 00929-0227 Tel: 1 787 767 2000 Fax: 1 787 763 2000 Email: lynns@ptmpr.com Web: www.wb10k.com

Republic of South Africa Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon APRIL Rowyn James PO Box 2276, Clareinch, 7740, Cape Town, Tel: 27 21 657 5140 Fax: 27 21 671 6892 Email: rowyn@twooceansmarathon.org.za Web: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za Comrades Marathon MAY Craig Fry 18 Connought Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 South Africa Tel: 27 33 897 8650 Fax: 27 033 0897 8660 Email: craig@comrades.com Web: www.comrades.com

Marizburg Marathon and Half FEBRUARY John Hall PO Box 860, Pietermaritzburg, 3200, KwaZulu Natal, RSA. Tel: 273 3342 3284 Fax: 270 8661 67500 Email: info@pmb42.co.za Web: www.pmb42.co.za Nedbank Cape Town Marathon SEPTEMBER James Evans PO Box 101, Lansdowne, 7779, South Africa Tel: 27 21 699 0615 Fax: 27 086 649 8340 Email: jtevans@mweb.co.za wpathletics@iafrica.com Web: www.wpa.org.za

Romania Timisoara Marathon Atletic Club Maraton O.P. 1 C.P. 283 300024 Timisoara Tel: 40 722 801 440 Email: dumitra@marathon.ro Web: www.marathon.ro Bucharest City Marathon & Half Paolo Ottone Atena Street 20 Sector 1 - 011832 Bucharest Tel: 39 0323 58 54 03 Fax: 39 0323 92 27 61 Email: p.ottone@pro-motion.it Web: www.bucharestcitymarathon.com

OCTOBER

OCTOBER

Russia Int’l “White Nights” Marathon JUNE Michael Andreevich Kochetkov, Anton Uyk 191186 Russia, St.-Petersburg, street Millionnaya, 22 Tel: 7 812 493 21 20 Fax: 7 812 493 21 20 Email: start2009@startspb.ru whitenights1@mail.ru Web: www.wnmarathon.ru Moscow Int’l Peace Marathon SEPTEMBER Boris Fadeev 18 Milyutinsky Pereulok, Moscow 101000 Tel: 7 495 624 0824 Fax: 7 495 624 0824 Email: fond@marafon.msk.ru Web: www.marafon.msk.ru Novosibirsk Half Marathon SEPTEMBER Alexandr Chepasov Suharnaya Str. 35, Novosibirsk 630001 Tel: 7 383 204 77 68 Fax: 7 383 204 77 22 Email: info@marafon.nsk.ru Web: www.marafon.nsk.ru Siberian Int’l Marathon AUGUST Konstantin Podbelski Ul. Pevtsova, 1, Omsk 644043 Tel: 7 3812 231 526 Fax: 7 3812 242 567 Email: sim@omsknet.ru Web: www.sim.omsknet.ru Zelenograd Half Marathon JUNE Oleg Manzha 2-nd Zvenigorodskaya, 13-36, 123022 Moscow Tel: 7 495 363 1090 Fax: 7 495 783 3105 Email: info@sportima.ru; zelinfo@sportima.ru Web: www.zelrun.ru; www. sportima.ru

Rwanda Kigali Peace Marathon Bettina Scholl-Sabatini Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture P.O. Box 1044, Kigali Tel: 352 21 21 4804 Fax: 352 26 61 5264 Email: minicult@rwanda1.com betmar@pt.lu Web: www.kigalimarathon.com

MAY

Serbia Novi Sad Marathon OCTOBER Novi Sad Half Marathon MARCH Milan Dolga Trg Republike 13, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbie Tel: 381 21 527 214 Fax: 381 21 4722120 Email: marathon@sbb.rs Web: www.marathon.org.rs Belgrade Marathon APRIL Dejan Nikolic Humska 4, 11000 Belgrade Tel: 381 11 369 0709 Fax: 381 11 306 5720 Email: office@bgdmarathon.com Web: www.bgdmarathon.com

Singapore Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon DECEMBER Mr Wong Tien Choy, 3 Champions Way, #01-10, Singapore Sports School, Singapore 737912 Tel: 65 6386 2721 Fax: 65 6386 7773 Email: athletics@pacific.net.sg Web: www.singaporemarathon.com Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

Slovakia Bratislava City Marathon Jozef Pukalovi Rusovská cesta 9, 851 01 Bratislava Tel: 421 903 760 777 Fax: 421 255 568 173 Email: jozo@becoolagency.sk Web: www.bratislavamarathon.com

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Kosice Peace Marathon OCTOBER Dr. Stefan DANO Marathon Club Kosice, Pri Jazdiarni 1, PO Box F-24, 043 04 Kosice Tel: 421 55 622 00 10 Fax: 421 55 622 41 58 Email: info@kosicemarathon.com Web: www.kosicemarathon.com

Laguna Phuket Int’l Marathon JUNE Raimund Wellenhofer Chip Timing Co. Ltd, 5th floor. CCT Building 109 Surawong Road, Bangkok, 10500 Tel: 662 236 2921 Fax: 662 237 2321 Email: info@goadventureasia.com Web: www.phuketmarathon.com

Slovenia Ljubljanski Marathon Gojko Zalokar Timing Ljubljana, Staniceva 41, 1000 Ljubljana Tel: 386 1 234 8000 Fax: 386 1 234 8005 Email: info@timingljubljana.si Web: www.ljubljanskimarathon.si

OCTOBER

Three Hearts Marathon Marko Pintaric, Maraton treh src, p.p. 69 SI – 9252 Radenci Tel: 386 2 565 1170 / 386 4 182 1223 Fax: 386 2 566 91 95 Email: info@marathon-radenci.si Web: www.marathon-radenci.si

MAY

Switzerland

Spain Maraton De Zaragoza NOVEMBER David Constante Running Zaragoza, Calle Ricla, No 2, 55055 Zaragoza Tel: 34 976 22 14 28 Fax: 34 976 22 14 28 Email: gestion@zaragozamaraton.com Web: www.zaragozamaraton.com Marato de Barcelona Cristian Llorens Gran via 8-10 6a Planta Tel: 34 93 431 55 33 Fax: 34 93 422 10 96 Email: bporcar@rpmracing.es Web: www.maratobarcelona.com Maraton San Sebastian Jesus Lopez Jimenez Federacion Atletica Guipuzcoana, Paseo Anoeta, 5, Kirol Etxea, 20014 - Donostia, San Sebastian Tel: 34 943 45 17 57 Fax: 34 943 45 39 82 Email: info@maratondonostia.com Web: www.maratondonostia.com

MARCH

NOVEMBER

JANUARY

Seville City Marathon FEBRUARY Manuel Nieto Gonzalez Instituto de Deportes, Estadio Olimpico, Puerto E, 2a y 3a Planta 41092 Sevilla Tel: 34 95459 6847 Fax: 34 95459 6871 Email: maraton@imd.sevilla.org Web: www.imd.sevilla.org Maraton Internacional Martin Fiz,Vitoria-Gasteiz Eduardo Martinez Lobera Pintor Ortiz de Urbina No3, Of. 19 01008 Vitoria Tel: 34 945 214 278 Fax: 34 945 214 279 Email: info@ascentium.org Web: www.maratonmartinfiz.com

MAY

Madrid Marathon Guillermo Jimenez C/ Galileo No 74 (28015 Madrid) Tel: 914479631 / 914479641 / 913540389 Fax: 913651001 Email: vlopez@mapoma.es Web: www.maratonmadrid.org Mediterranean Marathon Josep-Maria Antentas Elisabets, 5 Entr.2 0 8001, Barcalona Tel: 34 699 000 499 Fax: 34 933 189 820 Email: antenas@gmail.com Web: www.maratomediterrani.com

APRIL

OCTOBER

Maratón Popular de Valencia FEBRUARY Medio Maraton de Valencia NOVEMBER Paco Borao Arz. Fabian y Fuero, 14, 46009 Valencia Tel: 34 96 346 0707 Fax: 34 96 346 3635 Email: recepcion@correcaminos.org Web: www.correcaminos.org

Sri Lanka Colombo Marathon OCTOBER Mr P.T. Weerasinghe 29 B, S.De S. Jayasinghe Mawathe, Kalubowila, Dehiwela Tel: 94 11 2824500 Fax: 94 11 2826125 Email: lsrhotels@sltnet.lk / lsrtilak@sltnet.lk Web: www.lsr-srilanka.com

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Geneve Marathon & Semi Marathon Association Geneve Marathon Case Postale 6572 1211 Geneve 6, Switzerland Tel: 41 22 787 0753 Fax: 41 22 787 0750 Email: info@genevemarathon.ch Web: www.genevemarathon.ch Jungfrau Marathon Richard Umberg Strandbadstr. 44, PO Box 243 CH-3800, Interlaken Tel: 41 33 827 62 90 Fax: 41 33 827 62 05 Email: info@jungfrau-marathon.ch Web: www.jungfrau-marathon.ch

MAY

SEPTEMBER

Lausanne Marathon Robert Bruchez Av, de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne Tel: 41 21 806 3016 Fax: 41 21 806 2548 Email: robert@bruchez-organisations.com Web: www.lausanne-marathon.com Lucerne Marathon Reto Schorno Lidostrasse 5, CH- 6006 Luzern Tel: 41 41 375 03 30 Fax: 41 41 375 03 31 Email: reto.schorno@lucernemarathon.ch Web: www.lucernemarathon.ch Neujahrsmarathon Zurich Roger Kaufmann Verein Neujahrsmarathon CH - 8000 Zürich Email: info@neujahrsmarathon.ch Web: www.neujahrsmarathon.ch Swiss Alpine Post Marathon Davos Andrea Tuffli P.O. Box 536, CH - 7270 Davos Platz Tel: 41 81 401 1490 Fax: 41 81 401 1489 Email: info@swissalpine.ch Web: www.swissalpine.ch

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Tunisia *Sahara 100k Challenge Race Adriano Zito Via delle Costellazioni, 118, 41100 Modena, Italy Tel/Fax: 39 059 359813 Email: info@zitoway.com Web: www.100kmdelsahara.com

MARCH

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

*Int’l OGER Antalya Marathon MARCH Okan Doganaslan Sportallee 4 22335 Hamburg - Germany Tel: 49 40 3200 1141 Fax: 49 40 3200 310 Email: o.doganaslan@oger.de Web: www.runtalya.com Istanbul Eurasia Marathon OCTOBER Ilker Astarci IBB Spor as Kaleboyu Cad. 111, Faith Tel: 90 212 453 3000 Fax: 90 212 621 3848 Email: info@istanbulmarathon.org Web: www.istanbulmarathon.org

United Arab Emirates Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon JANUARY Peter Connerton P.O. Box 57176, Dubai Tel: 97 14 367 1062 Fax: 97 14 367 2524 Email: marathon@dubaimarathon.org Web: www.dubaimarathon.org RAK Half Marathon FEBRUARY Nathan Clayton PO Box 34878, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Tel: 971 50 347 64 74 Fax: 971 7 244 7627 Email: mail@rakmarathon.org Web: www.rakmarathon.org Zayed Int’l Half Marathon JANUARY Mohamed Ali Amer Ali P.O. Box 12364, Dubai, U.A.E. Tel: 971 50 625 66 69 Fax: 971 25 588 66 4 Email: Mohamedaaa@hotmail.com Web: www.zayedmarathon.com

United States of America

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Zermatt Marathon Andrea Kummer-Schneider Postfach 94, CH-3924, St Niklaus Tel: 41 27 946 0033 Fax: 41 27 956 2793 Email: andrea@zermattmarathon.ch Web: www.zermattmarathon.ch Zurich Marathon Bruno Lafranchi Spindelstrasse 2 8041 Zurich Tel: 41 480 25 57 Fax: 41 480 25 56 Email: marathon@42195km.com Web: www.zurichmarathon.ch

Trinidad & Tobago UWI-SPEC Half Marathon Dr Iva Gloudon Sport & Physical Ed. Centre, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad Tel/Fax: 868 645 9239 Email: info@spec.uwi.tt Web: www.sta.uwi.edu/spec

Turkey

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Mitja Marato Intl. Santa Pola Roque M. Aleman Boñet C/ Logroño, 10-BW 21, 03130 Santa Pola, Alicante Tel: 34 670 736 040 Fax: 34 966 696 049 Email: chiplevante@gmail.com Web: www.mitjasantapola.com

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Sweden Göteborg Half Marathon MAY Bo Edsberger P.O. Box 12174, S-40242 Göteborg Tel: 46 31 772 7880 Fax: 46 31 772 7890 Email: varvet@gfif.se Web: www.goteborgsvarvet.com Stockholm Marathon JUNE Ulf Saletti P.O. Box 10023, SE 10055, Stockholm Tel: 46 8 545 66 440 Fax: 46 8 664 38 22 Email: info@marathon.se Web: www.stockholmmarathon.se Stockholm Half Marathon SEPTEMBER Anders Tallgren Stockholm Marathon, Box 10023, 100 55 Stockholm Tel: 46 8 545 66 440 Fax: 46 8 664 38 22 Email: anders.tallgren@marathon.se Web: www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se

JULY

APRIL

Tanzania *Kilimanjaro Marathon FEBRUARY John Addison Wild Frontiers, Box 844, Halfway House 1685, Republic of South Africa Tel: 27 11 702 2035 Fax: 27 11 468 1655 Email: john@wildfrontiers.com Web: www.kilimanjaromarathon.com

Thailand Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon NOVEMBER Songkram Kraisonthi 20/1 Inthamara, 38 Suthisarn Road Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400 Tel: 66 22 77 6670 Fax: 66 22 77 2567 Email: info@amazingfield.org Web: www.bkkmarathon.com Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon JANUARY Apsit Rujikeatkamjorm Khon Kaen University Alumni Association, Khon Kaen University, 123/101 Moo 16, Tumbol Nai Muang, Amphur Muang, Khon Kaen 40002 Tel: 66 43 202 750 / 66 43 202 388 Fax: 66 43 202 750 / 66 43 202 388 Email: thasor@kku.ac.th Web: www.khonkaenmarathon.com

BAA Boston Marathon APRIL Dave McGillivray Boston Athletic Association 40 Trinity Place, 4th Floor, Boston MA 02116 Tel: 1 617 236 1652 Fax: 1 617 236 4505 Email: info@baa.org Web: www.baa.org *Bass Pro Shops Springfield Marathon NOVEMBER Dean Cheatham 1935 S.Campbell, Springfield, MO 65807, USA Tel: 1 417 891 5216 Fax: 1 417 882 0072 Email: dcheatham@basspro.com Web: www.basspro.com/fitness *Eugene Marathon and Half APRIL Richard Maher 541 Williamette St, Suite 312, Eugene, OR 97401, USA Tel: 1 541 345 2230 Fax: 1 541 345 3227 Email: contact@eugenemarathon.com Web: www.eugenemarathon.com Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay NOVEMBER Big Sur Int’l Marathon APRIL Wally Kastner P.O. Box 222620, Carmel, CA 93922 Tel: 1 831 625 6226 Fax: 1 831 625 2119 Email: info@bsim.org Web: www.bsim.org Freihofer’s 5k Run for Women MAY George P. Reagan 233 Fourth Street, Troy, Ny 12180 USA Tel: 1 518 273-5552 Tel: 1 518 273-0647 Email: greagan@freihofersrun.com Web: www.freihofersrun.com Lake Tahoe Marathon & Half SEPTEMBER Les Wright PO Box 20,000 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151 Tel: 1 530 544 7095 Fax: 1 484 346 3651 Email: Leswright@sbcglobal.net Web: www.laketahoemarathon.com

*Maui Ocean Front Marathon & Half JANUARY Les Wright 2480 S. Kihei #28, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753 Tel: 1 808 344 3651 Fax: 1 484 346 3651 Email: RunMaui@gmail.com Web: www.mauioceanfrontmarathon.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon Adam Zocks/Brewer Baker 9401 Waples Street, STE 150 San Diego, CA 92121 Tel: 1 858 450 6510 Fax: 1 858 450 6905 Email: bbaker@competitorgroup.com Web: www.runrocknroll.com Marine Corps Marathon Rick Nealis PO Box 188, Quantico, VA 22134 Tel: 1 703 432 8022 Fax: 1 703 784 2265 Email: marine.marathon@usmc.mil Web: www.marinemarathon.com

DECEMBER

OCTOBER

New Jersey Marathon Art Castellano PO Box 198, Oceanport, NJ 07757, Tel/Fax: 1 732 578 1771 Email: racedirector@njmarathon.org Web: www.njmarathon.org

MAY

Philadelphia Marathon Michael Thompson 9 King Charles Dr. Londonderry, NH 03053 Tel: 1 617 212 2928 Fax: 1 215 683 2094 Email: eagleevents@comcast.com Web: www.philadelphiamarathon.com

NOVEMBER

Portland Marathon Les Smith 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1900, Portland, Oregon 97205 Tel: 1 503 248 1134 Fax: 1 503 224 8851 Email: info@portlandmarathon.org Web: www.portlandmarathon.org

OCTOBER

San Francisco Marathon PO Box 77148, San Francisco, CA 94107 Tel: 1 415 814 2823 Fax: 1 415 276 4179 Email: info@runsfm.com Web: www.runsfm.com Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Seattle Marathon Association Louise Long P.O. Box 31849, Seattle, WA 98103 Tel: 1 206 729 3660 Fax: 1 206 729 3662 Email: info@seattlemarathon.org Web: www.seattlemarathon.org

JULY

NOVEMBER

Twin Cities Marathon OCTOBER Virginia Brophy Achman 4050 Olson Memorial Hwy, Suite 26.2, Minneapolis, MN55422 Tel: 1 763 287 3888 Fax: 1 763 287 3889 Email: info@mtcmarathon.org Web: www.mtcmarathon.org Kaua’i Marathon and Half SEPTEMBER Bob Craver – Jeff Sacchini P.O. BOX 573, Koloa, Kaua’i, 96756 Hawaii Tel: 1 808 283 2078 Email: infothekauaimarathon@yahoo.com Web: www.thekauaimarathon.com

Virgin Islands St Croix Int'l Marathon DECEMBER Wallace Williams P.O. Box 222720, Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands 00822 Tel: 1 340 643 2557 Fax: 1 340 692 5305 Email: wallacewilliams@msn.com Web: www.virginislandspace.org

Zimbabwe Africa University Int’l SEPTEMBER Peace Marathon Chenjerai Tanyongana Africa University, Box 1320, Mutare Tel: 263 20 60026/75 Fax: 263 20 61785 Email: ausport@africau.ac.zw Web: www.africau.ed Victoria Falls Marathon and Half AUGUST John Addison BOX 844, Halfway House, 1685, SOUTH AFRICA Tel: 27 11 7022035 Fax: 27 11 4681655 email: john@wildfrontiers.com Web: www.vicfallsmarathon.com January – March 2010


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Distance Running 54, January-March 2010  

The official quarterly magazine of AIMS and IAAF

Distance Running 54, January-March 2010  

The official quarterly magazine of AIMS and IAAF

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