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Contents 2017 Edition 3

Limassol Marathon GSO Cyprus

RACE COVERAGE 14

An extraordinary day at the races GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Canada Flat, fast, scenic and a Boston Marathon qualifier The home of world running™

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Running harmony in Geneva

AIMS Headquarters Olympic Athletic Center of Athens — OACA Olympic Aquatics Center, Spyros Louis Avenue Maroussi — Athens 15123, Greece www.aims-worldrunning.org

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Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef, Switzerland Through vineyards and fields to finish at the foot of Mont Blanc

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Move over Mozart Salzburg Marathon, Austria Green credentials and atmospheric touches in birthplace of composer

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Upward and onward Thunder Dragon Marathon, Bhutan Runners who overcome political obstacles and difficult course will never regret running Bhutan’s only marathon

6–8 Quai Antoine 1er BP 359, MC 98007 Monaco www.iaaf.org

NEWS AIMS News

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IAAF News IAU News

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WMRA News

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Looking ahead Maratón de las Flores Medellín, Colombia; Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon, Russia; Trento Half Marathon, Italy; HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon, Georgia; Eilat Full Desert 29 Marathon, Israel

REGULARS 51

The “digital race experience” Personalised live video among technology innovations

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Marathon greats

Podium placers Worldwide race reports and pictures

39 Palio del Drappo Verde Revival of centuries-old race with links to the ancient world Innovation

Calendar Official listings for AIMS events

Running into history

World leading times

Grete Waitz Nine-time winner of New York City Marathon

The top times for men and women at Marathon, 65 Half Marathon and 10km

Marathon movers

Making contact AIMS member races with full contact details

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AIMS News ®

Sponsorship agreements

AIMS Headquarters OACA Olympic Complex Av Spyros Louis, Athens, Greece www.aims-worldrunning.org

aimshq@aims-worldrunning.org Tel: +30 21 0683 2550

EXECUTIVES PRESIDENT:

Paco Borao (Valencia)

borao@correcaminos.org PRESIDENT EMERITUS:

Hiroaki Chosa

H O N O R A R Y V I C E -P R ES I D E N T S :

Carlos Moya

H O N O R A R Y S T AT I S T I C I A N :

Dr. David Martin

V I C E -P R ES I D E N T S :

The Chinese sportswear manufacturer HEALTH has become the official Sports Partner of AIMS.

deal was signed by Paco Borao, President of AIMS and Michael Chen, President of Optimum Concepts.

The 5-year agreement was announced at a press conference in China on 12 April headed by Paco Borao, President of AIMS, and Juchong Wang, President of Health Corporation. Founded in 1984, Health makes a range of high quality sports shoes and sportswear.

AIMS President Paco Borao commented: “We are delighted with these two agreements. This partnership represents our common goal of promoting the practice of running at international level. Health will have the capacity to access the international sporting market and AIMS will have the chance to increase its membership in China. Our agreement with Optimum Concepts offers a more effective involvement of AIMS with Chinese Marathon organisers.”

AIMS also announced a separate agreement with Optimum Concepts, LLC. The USA-based company will assist AIMS to identify and secure sponsors in China that enhance the Association’s existing set of partners. The

Martha Morales (Tangamanga) maratontangamanga@gmail.com

Dave Cundy (Great Wall) cundysm@ozemail.com.au SECRETARY:

Hugh Jones

aimssec@aol.com TREASURER:

Al Boka (Las Vegas)

aimstreasurer@aol.com DIRECTORS:

Gary BE Boshoff

gary8boshoff@gmail.com

Fernando Jamarne (Santiago) fjamarne@alessandri.cl

Árpád Kocsis (Budapest) kocsisa@futanet.hu

Mitsugi Ogata (Fukuoka) m.ogata@jaaf.or.jp

Václav Skřivánek (Prague) Info@runczech.com

A I M S H Q (AT H E N S ):

Theodosis Livitsanos (Administrator)

Global Running Day AIMS lent its support to the second edition of “Global Running Day” organised by New York Road Runners on 7 June as a worldwide celebration of running. A significant part of the effort is directed at encouraging children to engage in physical activity involving running – perhaps a solo lap around the block or a game of tag. The key idea is for people to share their passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving. The Million Kid Run on Global Running Day aimed to get a million kids around the world pledging to run on 7 June.

The next edition of Distance Running will be published in October 2017. The advertising and editorial deadlines will be on 2 September.

aimshq@aims-worldrunning.org C O N S U LT A N T S :

Rachid Ben Meziane info@2cras.com

Frank Baillie (Magazine & Website) bailliefrank@aol.com

Peter McLean (Press & Public Relations) 2015 winners Mare Dibaba and Eliud Kipchoge at the AIMS Gala

AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award Gala The 5th AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award Gala will take place during the evening of Friday 10 November. The best male and female Marathon runners of 2017 will be declared and the AIMS Green Award, the AIMS Social Award and the AIMS Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to AIMS members races

and individual personalities for exceptional work in their respective fields. Candidates for the BMR Awards will be announced following the BMW Berlin Marathon after which the voting process among AIMS members races will start.

peter@prexcellence.com

Horst Milde (AIMS Marathoneum, Berlin) horst-milde@t-online.de

International Measurement Administrators: AMERICAS:

Bernie Conway

measurer@rogers.com

E N G L I S H -S P EA K I N G E U R O P E & AFRICA:

Hugh Jones

aimssec@aol.com

F R E N C H & S P A N I S H -S P EA K I N G EUROPE & AFRICA:

Jean Francois Delasalle jf.delasalle@aliceadsl.fr ASIA & OCEANIA:

Dave Cundy

cundysm@ozemail.com.au

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AIMS News

Fastest women’s 5K, 10K, 20K and 21K

One run… four records

New race members Since the last edition of Distance Running was published the following new members have joined AIMS: ■ Rottnest Running Festival (AUS) ■ Maratón León (MEX) ■ Au Jaipur Marathon (IND)

Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke four world records in the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon — running only her fifth half marathon.

■ Brasov International Marathon powered by

Telekom (ROU) ■ Chombeung Marathon (THA)

She reached 5km in 14:53 and 10km in 30:04 with defending champion Violah Jepchumba alongside her, besting Paula Radcliffe’s 30:21

■ 21a. Meia Maratona Internacional do Rio de

Janeiro (BRA) ■ EDP Medio Maratón de la Mujer de Madrid

(ESP) Joyciline Jepkosgei

… and what was not a record

from 2003. Thereafter a gap grew as Jepchumba trailed by 3 seconds at 15km (45:37/45:40) as Jepkosgei surpassed Florence Kiplagat’s 2015 record of 46:14. She passed through 20km in yet another world record of 1:01:25 and broke Peres Jepchichir’s recently established Half Marathon record in Ras Al Khaimah by 14 seconds. Her previous best was 1:06:08 from that same race – in which Jepchirchir recorded 1:05:06.

■ Eliud Kipchoge covered the Marathon distance in a time of 2:00:25 in a ‘closed’ event run on a 2.4km circuit on the Ferrari race track in Monza, Italy on 6 May. It was a formidably fast run by a supremely accomplished athlete but Kipchoge benefitted from several kinds of assistance which rule the performance out of consideration as a record. He was paced by relays of pacemakers and he was shielded from headwind by pacemakers and a lead vehicle. It would have been interesting to see how fast Kipchoge could have run without this assistance as it would highly likely have been a significant improvement on the existing world record of 2:02:57.

New associates ■ Crete Marathon (GRE) ■ Maratón “Las Batallas de Celaya” (MEX) ■ Xiqiao Mountain International Half

Marathon (CHN) ■ Mykonos Run (GRE) ■ Bible Marathon (ISR) ■ Medio Maraton de la Mujer Cancun (MEX)

■ Madagascar Marathon (MAD)

AIMS Regional Conference Africa

Women’s marathon record Mary Keitany ran the second fastest ever women’s marathon time in the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April. Her time of 2:17:01 is the fastest ever run in a women-only race, surpassing the 2:17:42 set by Paula Radcliffe in the 2005 London Marathon. The fastest ever Marathon time run by a woman is 2:15:25 by Paula Radcliffe in the 2003 London Marathon — a “mixed gender” race in which the women were paced by men.

AIMS Marathon Symposium The 11th AIMS Symposium will take place on Saturday 11 November focussing on ‘Developing your race through the running market in your country’. Four speakers will address this subject in two sessions. The Symposium will be followed by the Athens Marathon Opening Ceremonies and Marathon Flame Lighting. The Hellenic Athletics Federation, the Athens Authentic Marathon and the Region of Attica are co-organisers of both the AIMS BMR Gala and theAIMS Marathon Symposium. These events are both sponsored by the Greek National Tourism Organisation and Athens International Airport.

■ The AIMS Africa Conference will be held on 14–15 September in Cape Town prior to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. The focus of the conference will be on how African races can be made more appealing to overseas runners.

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IAAF News

IAAF COUNCIL President Lord Sebastian Coe (GBR)

Senior Vice President Sergey Bubka (UKR)

Vice Presidents Dahlan Al Hamad (QAT) Hamad Kalkaba Malboum (CMR) Alberto Juantorena Danger (CUB)

Treasurer José Maria Odriozola (ESP)

Individual Members

A landmark event In recent years IAAF has increasingly sought to incorporate new approaches in the staging of its championship events. That will certainly continue at this summer’s IAAF 16th World Championships in Athletics to be held in London from 4–13 August.

“There are two Bridge raises scheduled during the day,” said Geoff Wightman, London 2017 Road Events Manager, “and these are timetabled to take place while the two races are in progress on the northern side so there will be no disruption to runners but still a visual highlight for spectators.”

New world champions in the marathon will be crowned on Sunday 6 August.

Another first at the championship level is that both races -- the men’s beginning at 10:55 and women’s starting at 14:00 -- will be contested on the same day.

The route consists of a 500m out-back section from Tower Bridge to Tower Hill and four laps of approximately 10.3km each. The lap takes in some of London’s most iconic landmarks: Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and St. Paul’s Cathedral among them. What sets this course apart however is its circuitous design which allows for maximum spectator support. “A spectator just standing in one place will be able to see each runner at least four times and there is not long to wait between each circuit,” said Joe Milner, the marathon race director, from The Great Run Company. “For long sections of the Embankment they can also be viewed on the opposite side of the carriageway, making the return run.” “The marathons will be the first major races ever to start and finish on the historic but slightly narrow carriageway of Tower Bridge,” continued Milner. “That will make iconic television. The runners will pass their team managers, coaches, families, supporters, teammates several times in the race. It also makes it easier to televise.” Tower Bridge will be used in its entirety with start and finish on the northern section, athlete warm-up on the central area (between the famous bascules which are occasionally drawn up to let boats through) and giant screens and some street athletics for local youngsters are planned on the south side of the span.

“This is intended to create a focal point and a showcase for the road events on each of the Sundays of the Championships,” Wightman said, “with a Festival of Marathon Running on Sunday 6 August and a Festival of Race Walking – all three events -- in The Mall on Sunday 13 August.”

Roberto Gesta De Melo (BRA), South America* Nawal El Moutawakel (MAR) Abby Hoffman (CAN) Anna Riccardi (ITA) Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) Geoff Gardner (NFI), Oceania* Sylvia Barlag (NED) Ahmad Al Kamali (UAE) Frank Fredericks (NAM) Bernard Amsalem (FRA) Zhaocai Du (CHN) Victor Lopez (PUR), NACAC* Stephanie Hightower (USA) Hiroshi Yokokawa (JPN) Antti Pihlakoski (FIN) Mikhail Butov (RUS) Adille Sumariwalla (IND) Nawaf Al Saud (KSA) Svein Arne Hansen (NOR), Europe* David Okeyo (KEN), Africa* Karim Ibrahim (MAS), Asia* *Area Group Representatives

Chief Executive Officer Olivier Gers

Getting to and from the course for athletes and spectators alike can often be problematic at world championships staged in cities the size of London. Organisers expect those difficulties to be reduced as well. The main cluster of team hotels is within walking distance of Tower Bridge and so minimises transport issues for athletes and officials attending the marathons. The marathon route is also served by seven London Underground and Docklands Light Railway stations, assisting with the spectator experience and eliminating the need for car travel. Marathon winners will be the first athletes at an IAAF World Championships to be presented their medals outside of the main stadium, with the victory ceremony set for the former moat of the Tower of London. London 2017 will also use the moat to host the first ever Spectator Zone at a major marathon, with a purpose-built stage, giant screens, live hosting, music and seating and catering for up to 2,000 members of the public and VIPs.

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IAAF News

Marathon course map 16th World Championships in Athletics London, 6 August 2017 Guildhall Holborn Viaduct

The Gherkin St Paul’s Cathedral

City of London

Bank of England

Somerset House

Monument

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Tower of London London Bridge

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Tower Bridge The Shard London Eye

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GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Canada 7 May 2017

An extraordinary day at the races A Toronto tradition since 1977 the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon this year welcomed runners from 52 countries. The course is overall downhill and known to runners across Canada and beyond for being flat, fast, scenic and a tremendous way to earn a Boston Qualifier. The Toronto Marathon team includes a wide range of people. There’s the 40-strong group of volunteer psychologists forming the famous Psyching Team. They help runners not only with the physical challenge of racing a 5km, 10km, half marathon, marathon or relay event but also with the mental preparation demanded on race day. There are over 1000 volunteers at aid stations and doing duty as course marshals. There is a 50-person medical team and 200 massage therapists who support runners getting to the finish line safely and with smiles on their face. “It’s our job to provide runners with a great event experience,” says race director Jay Glassman. This includes the Expo — which attracts 20,000 runners and their families, the preparedness of on-course volunteers, and the cooperation of the Toronto police and the city’s departments. “Our first care is for our participants to have a safe, successful race, and we try to be friendly and professional to let runners know that they are in good hands.” Apart from the 600 US citizens who ventured north across the border for last year’s race those who have run the “GoodLife” include running legend Kathrine Switzer and her running historian husband Roger Robinson. Robinson brought 70-year old runner Dennis Moore to Toronto in a successful quest to qualify for Boston 2018. “The Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon is as close to a reliably ‘fast’ marathon, in course and weather, as you will get.” says Robinson, whose appearance at the Toronto Marathon expo, along with Kathrine Switzer, brought in big crowds. “Want a fast marathon?” asked Robinson, before answering: “The first week of May is still 14

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GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Canada 7 May 2017

RESULTS Marathon

Men

Picture: Daniel A Betts

1 Peter KEMBOI

KEN

2:41:07

2 Jeremy WALSH

CAN

2:42:01

3 Klaus MANNWEILER

GER

2:42:24

4 Arjun RATTAN

CAN

2:43:45

5 Marco LI

CAN

2:44:23

6 Ian KINSELLA

IRL

2:44:32

7 Lucas WHITE-HALLIWELL CAN

2:48:14

8 Bryan RUSCHE

CAN

2:48:35

9 Harry NEYNENS

CAN

2:49:28

10 Greg CARTMELL

CAN

2:50:59

CAN

3:00:31

Women 1 Michelle SPENCER 2 Jane WEBER

CAN

3:02:55

3 Neela DSOUZA

CAN

3:04:48

4 Brianna CAVAN

CAN

3:10:15

5 Janelle SIMMONS

CAN

3:14:16

6 Michelle CHAVEZ

CAN

3:15:05

7 Julie GRIFFIN

CAN

3:15:30

8 Jess MELVILLE

CAN

3:16:06

9 Melanie DEEKS

CAN

3:16:28

10 Erin MACNEIL

CAN

3:17:45

early spring for Toronto. The tulips came out the day after but I wore hat, gloves and several layers to watch the race and help at the awards. It's friendly, well-organised, nicely-sized (1400), competitively classy through the age-groups, charity-focused and with understated Canadian crowd support. In short a perfect BQ course: some net elevation drop; only one significant hill which comes early; plenty of long straights; a beautiful mid-race swoop down the gradual slope of the Don Valley; and the last ten miles on flat lakeshore. It’s almost always cool spring weather, sometimes with light rain. That’s why I chose it for Dennis.” The weather makes for a great race day environment. So does the course, the crowd support and the enthusiasm of the loyal race volunteers and runners. Runners arrived at the finish area in Mel Lastman Square in North Toronto to be met by 81,594 Gatorade servings, 8500 bananas, 16,000 Clif bars, 4000 apples and 7500 pitas and free beer served to all participants of age in the Moosehead recovery area.

Running the race with his sister Lisa who was visiting from Austin, Texas, iRun GM Ben Kaplan ran the half marathon and witnessed first-hand the on-course energy and highlytouted net downhill route to the finish line at Ontario Place on the shores of Lake Ontario with Toronto’s beautiful skyline as a backdrop. Lisa had been nervous about racing in Canada, in much cooler conditions than back home in Texas but said: “The weather was perfect and the race was fun — I came to enjoy something I had feared. I really was a treadmill runner and didn’t even consider racing but I think this experience will change that. It was fun. I always felt taken care of out there on the course.” There is a 40-person volunteer team dedicated to helping runners in the final 10km of the course who assist participants with encouragement and motivation so they can reach their goals. The Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon continues to evolve, improving with age. The goal is to tweak, change and improve in order to keep runners coming back for more, year after year, and help them reach their personal bests or Boston qualifying times. And also to give participants an extraordinary day at the races. Runners love the bling too. Toronto Goodlife awards one of the biggest marathon medals out there… a whopping 13cm, 0.9kg plate-sized reminder of your achievement. There’s a reason why over 130 people have the event’s famous “running man” logo tattooed on their body.

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon ■ Next event 6 May 2018

The Goodlife Toronto Marathon is a friendly event that is increasingly leaning female — 54% of half marathon finishers in 2016 were women. More than 77% of participants have run this event at least once before.

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Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef, Switzerland 7 May 2017

Running harmony in Geneva

Through vineyards and fields to finish at the foot of Mont Blanc

Eclipsing all previous records a total of 17,404 runners and walkers from 113 different countries took part across the eight race formats on offer. The popularity of the event has become such that the shorter distance races on Saturday were as busy as the Sunday races. Overall the event attracts equal numbers of men and women with over half competing in Geneva for the first time at the Harmony Geneve Marathon for Unicef. Thousands of spectators gathered near the finish line on the iconic Pont du Mont Blanc to

support the Marathon runners in the final stretch. From the lead pack to the back markers all runners were spurred on by the noise along the finishing straight as the crowds welcomed them home from their 42.2km journey passing through 13 towns set in the beautiful countryside surrounding Geneva. Over the last four kilometres Marathon runners benefitted from the support of champion Swiss runner Viktor RĂśthlin, 2010 European Marathon Champion, who distributed Isostar gels to struggling runners to help them reach the finish line. One who did not struggle was

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Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef, Switzerland 7 May 2017 William Yegon of Kenya who set a new course record. Further back, after finishing his 76th marathon, Belgian runner Dirk van Thuyne was jumping for joy after the finish line on the Pont du Mont Blanc. “I’m ecstatic. I finished in under three hours and set a new personal best. It’s been a perfect weekend of running in a beautiful city.” Within the field of Marathon runners 350 teams of colleagues, friends and families joined forces to complete the distance in a series of relay legs of between 4–10km. Enjoying the festive atmosphere they were able both to take part in the Marathon and encourage the individual runners along the way at each of the relay points. Earlier in the morning 6000 Half Marathon runners and four wheelchair athletes had set off from Chêne-Bourg. They were encouraged by Tadesse Abraham, European Half Marathon champion and Swiss Marathon record-holder with 2:06:40. Snaking through the city centre and out into the countryside they returned by descending along the lakeside to finish on the Pont du Mont Blanc. Among them was 85-year old Briton Dierdre Larkin who set a 85+ world age best of 2:05:13.

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 William YEGON

KEN

2:10:31

2 Eliud MAGUT

KEN

2:11:37

3 Duncan MAIYO

KEN

2:14:04

1 Megersa MOGU

ETH

2:40:47

2 Ruth WANJIRU

KEN

2:41:09

3 Jane KIPTOO

KEN

2:41:15

Women

Half marathon

Men 1 Sergio DIAS

SUI

1:06:13

2 Ahmed ZEZZAMZEMI

MAR

1:08:32

3 Alexandre ROCH

SUI

1:08:53

FRA

1:18:31

Women 1 Aline CAMBOULIVES

Pictures by Manuu Molle, Olivier Borgognon and Yoann Obrenovitch

Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef ■ Next event: 6 May 2018 ■ For more information visit: www.harmonygenevemarathon.com

2 Inge JENNY

SUI

1:21:51

3 Elise CHABBEY

SUI

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Having travelled across the country from Zurich for the Half-Marathon Kevin De Verteuil, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, enjoyed his first running experience in Geneva. “The course along the lake is stunning. You run through the vineyards and the colza fields and then there’s a DJ spurring you on before the descent. It worked for me — I got a new personal best and ran seven minutes faster than in my last race.”

The weekend of running had got underway with 1300 junior athletes, aged from 6–15, taking part in races of between 1–5km. Cheered on by family and friends, many of them were participating in their first ever race. Following the Junior Races it was the turn of the women’s-only 6.5km La Genevoise #LikeAGirl by Always race. Setting out from Chêne-Bourg, 1400 runners headed towards the Jardin Anglais. British runners Louisa Koe and Isabelle Howell were taking part for the first time: “It’s great! It’s a distance that is accessible but a nice little challenge as well. Hearing ‘Allez les filles’ all along the course is motivating.” As the sun began to set across Lake Geneva thousands of runners and walkers set off in the 10km race — to be welcomed by a wall of noise along the finishing straight. The popularity of this race was such that all three formats were sold out well before online registrations closed. Swiss runner Jean Cingria had already done the Half Marathon in Geneva, “But this was my first 10km here. It’s a great event, I love seeing it grow every year and becoming recognised everywhere. It’s a perfect day out.”

Over 3000 runners from the Sunday races went further by covering an extra 600m after having crossed the finish line on the Pont du Mont Blanc. By taking part in this Unicef ‘Extra Mile’ their efforts were rewarded by the Montblanc Group donating CHF 30,000 to Unicef, the official charity partner of the event.

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Salzburg Marathon, Austria 7 May 2017 Green credentials and atmospheric touches in birthplace of composer

Move over Mozart Pictures: Salzburg City Guide and Bryan Reinhart

Salzburg Marathon is the biggest running event in the west of Austria but stands out for another reason. Apart from the Vienna City Marathon it is the only event in the country that in recent years has been able to increase its number of participants at the marathon distance. This currently totals 1300. Besides the marathon itself, Salzburg Marathon also offers the Sparkasse Half Marathon (which has the most participants, at 2500), the Hervis 10km Salzburg CityRun (1000) and the “Get active” Junior Marathon (1500). In total there are around 6500–7000 participants from 70– 80 countries in the eight competitions embedded in the “Get active days”. Salzburg Marathon is a running festival with the highlight races run on the last of three days

of activity. Also known as the “Runner’s Festival in Mozart’s hometown“ it is a rolling programme of activity and entertainment. Every kind of runner and walker can easily find the distance which is best for them from among the eight-event festival. The sporting programme is accompanied by an attractive series of side events. For the past three years, Salzburg Marathon has organised an international sportsexpo, the SportMall@Salzburg Marathon. For the 2017 race the start and finish area was moved from Residenzplatz to Mirabellplatz. Thanks to its proximity to the Salzburg Congress hall, where the SportMall takes place, this makes the event much more compact. Participants can move around with maximum convenience. All races end at the same place and it is only the start of the Hervis 10km Salzburg CityRun which is outside of

Mirabellplatz or Kurgarten. The Kurgarten is an attractive park lying between Mirabellplatz and the Salzburg Congress Hall. So the event has been given a new atmospheric touch this year which participants appreciated. The half-marathon – which is one lap of the two-lap Marathon course – is the fastest in Austria (taking the average time of all finishers). Its layout respects the technical criteria concerning ‘drop‘ (gravitational assistance) and ‘separation‘ (possible wind assistance) and is classified as a flat course. The race route is a unique combination of city streets – passing by the best-known and most popular sights of Mozart’s hometown – and quiet and relaxing passages through a forest lying just outside the city. Sections along the “Hellbrunner Allee“, through Hellbrunn Palace or around the small lake near the Palace of

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excellent cooks using only those ingredients in season and supplied by local organic producers. Regular race nutrients such as bananas or oranges are procured exclusively through highquality organic fair trade suppliers).

Leopoldskron – one of the main locations at which “The Sound of Music“ was filmed – are inimitable. As hometown of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the city of Salzburg is one of the most famous destinations in Central Europe and, because of the richness of its architectural, cultural, musical and artistic treasures, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Salzburg Marathon participants additionally enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery to the south and the magnificient lakeside to the north.

In collaboration with its partners Salzburg Marathon has reduced waste production and reliance upon motorised transport journeys, has banned all aluminium cans and uses small plastic bottles and organic degradable cups at the refreshment points. The starter packages are produced with corn starch instead of plastics. Thanks to the proximity of the event venue to Salzburg’s main station and the official Salzburg Marathon hotel, which is directly beside the station, participants are encouraged to arrive in Salzburg by public transport. Their bib numbers are used as a laissez-passer for public transport on marathon day.

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 Hosea Kiprotich RUTTO KEN 2 Samuel KAMAU-NJERI KEN 3 Abraham KIPCHIRCHIR-LIMO KEN

2:17:49 2:23:19 2:25:53

Women 1 Tunde SZABO HUN 2:54:06 2 Pamela CHEMURGOR-TALAM KEN 2:55:14 3 Tatiana MITKINA RUS 2:56:49

Half marathon

Men 1 Filmon ABRAHAM

ERI

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Women 1 Conny KOPPER

Salzburg Marathon tries its very best to optimise this attractive combination of sport and culture. Spread along the course 12 bands or musicians offer a colourful mix of all genres, motivating the runners with their rhythms. The race organistion follows strict sustainability criteria. The race has received the official biocertification for the past eight years. All food offered during the event are prepared by

Salzburg Marathon ■ Next event: 6 May 2018 ■ For more information visit: www.salzburg-marathon.at

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Thunder Dragon Marathon, Bhutan 28 May 2017 Runners contend with political obstacles and a tough course but never regret running Bhutan’s only marathon

Upward and onward At some point in most marathons you question why you ever put your name down to run. In Bhutan’s Thunder Dragon Marathon that point comes at around 30km. That’s where the route, which climbs and falls up and down the Paro Valley from the first kilometre, takes another turn upwards. And this time it doesn’t seem to come back down again; it snakes away over the horizon into the distance. It’s not the steepest climb in the race but it’s long, persistent and high. Paro, a small town at the eastern edge of the Himalaya, sits at a height of 2200m but much of the route of the Marathon weaves through the hills surrounding the town between 2300–2600m. That may not sound like a big difference but you notice it when you are running uphill.

by Steven Seaton Your pace slows, your heart rate jumps and your energy drains way at an alarming rate. There is a desperation about breathing at these heights: it feels like someone has their hand over your mouth and it is difficult to maintain anything like a consistent pace. That’s if you can run at all, but there are worse places in the world to be walking uphill. The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan, squeezed between the Asian superpowers of China and India, is a Himalayan wonderland. It is a country about the size of Switzerland but less populated, geographically more impressive and more exclusive and exotic. The land of the Thunder Dragon, named for the large and violent thunder storms which

rip through the valleys of this rugged mountainous land is a mystical world of the old and the new. It’s a place where luxurious five-star hotels and celebrity tourists co-exist effortlessly with weather-beaten agricultural workers and crimson-robed monks chanting the sutras inside gold-topped temples perched miraculously on the side of cliffs. Geographically it is one of the world’s last biodiversity hotspots: still heavily forested and a refuge for some of the planet’s rarest mammals including the golden Langur, the snow leopard and the Asiatic black bear. Although the country has modernised rapidly in the last 30 years it is still largely noncommercial, unspoilt and little-visited. It is not an easy country to access. There is only one international airstrip in Bhutan, a relatively short one, squeezed into the Paro Valley and the few pilots who are qualified to land there have to twist and corkscrew their planes through the mountains to reach it.

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Thunder Dragon Marathon, Bhutan 28 May 2017 The bigger obstacle is political: the Bhutanese government puts annual limits on tourist numbers, blocks all independent travellers and insists everyone pays a fixed daily fee, which starts at $250, to cover all their expenses while in the country. As a consequence nearly all the the tourists are affluent, middle-aged Chinese, Americans or Europeans, which by happy coincidence closely matches the demographic for marathon running. Not that many people come here to run. If there is an exclusivity about visiting Bhutan, then it is doubly so for running a marathon in the country. Despite its contented population life in this Himalayan Kingdom is still hard with the majority eking out a tough living off the land. The idea of running for leisure is an oddity and a luxury few can afford. That is changing slowly in small part due to the Thunder Dragon Marathon. The race was first held in 2007 but has only been run annually for the last three years. The event is a collaboration between British company 2:09 Events and Bhutanese travel business Blue Poppy Tours. Its goals are twofold: to expose international runners to the wonders of Bhutan and to expose the Bhutanese to the joys of running. It is slowly making progress with both. The $200 race entry fee paid by the international runners subsidizes the local field, covering their cost of transport to the race, cash prizes for top performers and an elaborate postrace awards ceremony and meal where medals and certificates are awarded to all finishers. The first time the race was run there were no Bhutanese runners. This year two thirds of the finishers, which included eleven nations across the full and half-marathons, were Bhutanese including 37 local women who completed the half distance. The leading Bhutanese woman in the half marathon this year, 21-year old Chimi Dema, ran 1:53:26 – 20 minutes quicker than in 2016 – to finish second behind Finland’s Heidi Makinen. Local runners were even more successful in the marathon taking all top ten places with Sangay Wangchuk’s winning time being more than an hour faster than Britain’s Cedric Clemerson, the leading international runner. Most of the international marathon runners said they were more than an hour

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 Sangay WANGCHUK

BHU

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2 Nima DORJI

BHU

3:29:36

3 Tashi NORBU

BHU

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4 SANGAY

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BHU

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BHU

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BHU

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BHU

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BHU

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BHU

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AUS

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4 Marlee GEORGE

AUS

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Half marathon

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GBR

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2 Jeff ADAM

USA

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3 Goffrey WILSON

GBR

2:16:20

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FIN

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slower than they would have been on a comparable course at sea level. That was expected. The second half of the race, with more single-track forest trails, more hills and higher altitude, was tougher than the first. Many struggled and had brief moments of selfdoubt but no one was overly worried about their times. Bhutan is not a place to run a personal best. In fact, to run the Thunder Dragon Marathon too quickly would be to miss much of its appeal.

Some of that appeal is pure tourism as you run past famous landmarks, such as Paro’s fortresslike Dzong in the middle of town or the sacred Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery visible in the distance perched majestically on top of a 1000m cliff. But it’s the ordinary extraordinary sights and experiences that are more memorable: trying to squeeze past an awkward cow on a single-track forest trail; running beside a group of giggling schoolgirls immaculately dressed in their national costume; or marveling at a farmer trying to plough a field by hand. Your legs and feet might hurt for a few days after you cross the finish line but you will not ever regret having put your name down to run the Thunder Dragon Marathon.

Thunder Dragon Marathon ■ 27 May 2018 ■ For more information visit: www.thunderdragonmarathon.com

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Maratón de las Flores Medellín, Colombia 17 September 2017 Medellín’s “Marathon of the Flowers” is the most important street sports event in the city. Now anticipating its 23rd edition it has been a pioneer in Colombia. More local, national and international runners come each year thanks to Medellin’s renoun as a top travel destination. On balconies and terraces, in gardens, in parks and on sidewalk café tables, Medellín blooms

all year. The weather is typically a pleasant 22– 23°C no matter what the season. North-south breezes flow down from the surrounding mountains to help keep conditions cool. The Marathon is recognised as an asset of the city: a means to generate tourism and employment and to cement the city’s reputation as a major centre of sport and culture bringing

Promoting healthy living in a city where the “Marathon of the Flowers” is seen as a civic asset

a positive image which helps to wipe away past conceptions. Since the inaugural edition the event has been organised by MCM Operador de Eventos with the sponsorship of EPM — the city’s public utility company. It has enjoyed the support of both INDER Medellín — the city’s department of sports and recreation — and the Mayor’s Office. The entire city is committed to the Marathon and recognised as a force to promote healthy lifestyles and sustainability. This year 15,000 national and foreign runners are expected. Normally the race receives about 4000 athletes from around the world along with nearly 40 elite international athletes for the full and half marathons. Last year’s winner Amos Kiprotich commented: “There was not so much humidity and I could run a good time.” It was his fastest performance of the year. Last year’s races — including the 10km and 5km distances — attracted a total of 12,728 runners from 30 countries worldwide. After the 2016 event Gustavo Orozco, general director of the Marathon, said “All runners praised the new courses and have given positive reviews of the races. We aim for the greater enjoyment of participants and their supporters.” ■ Register now at: www.maratonmedellin.com Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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Run along the Moskva embankment and pass by the Kremlin in the Russian capital’s fast-growing marathon

Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon, Russia 24 September 2017 This year the biggest marathon in Russia celebrates its fifth anniversary. The Marathon Team invites runners from around the world to share this significant day. The Marathon offers a spectacular tour of Russia’s capital. Over the course of the race participants will be able to see more than 30 world-famous attractions including the Kremlin, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow City, and four of the Seven Sisters skyscrapers. Run along the beautiful embankment of the Moskva River and under the walls of the Kremlin, cross the Krymsky Bridge, high-five the spectators on Tverskaya Street and reach the finish line at the Luzhniki Olympic Complex. On

the run is definitely the best way to enjoy Moscow. In five years since its first edition the Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon has become a popular part of life in modern Russia. The number of participants almost doubles every year. In 2016 more than 18,700 runners finished the race and a new course record of 2:13:40 was set. Each year hundreds of runners from over 70 countries (including USA, Great Britain, China and France) participate in this greatest of Russian marathons. They appreciate the beautiful course, high standard of organisation and perfect weather for running. The average temperature on race day is +16C. This year the Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon is planning to attract 32,000 participants. They will run alongside the Marathon’s ‘ambassadors’ such as Vera Zvonareva, a famous tennis player and social activist. The main streets of Moscow will also host special hand bike and wheelchair races. Starting this year friends, families and fans from all over the world will be able to watch transmission of the race live online. Registration is already open. You can choose either the Marathon or the 10km race. See: http://moscowmarathon.org

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Trento Half Marathon, Italy 1 October 2017 Photos: Raffaele Merler/Daniele Mosna

In Trento we have joined forces by gathering together the city’s biggest running events to give birth to the “Trento Running Festival”. The Festival is a whole weekend dedicated to running for people of all levels: top runners, amateurs, families and the young. The event offers the opportunity to meet and watch top athletes running at a furious pace over 10km. But why not run just for the fun of it and discover a city with a thousand surprises? In Trento history is part of the action. The Giro al Sas is one of the oldest races in Europe. It was created in 1907 to honour the patron saint of the city and this year celebrates its 71st edition. It is run on Saturday evening on a 1km lap completed 10 times. Spectators get the chance to see the champions in action repeatedly — some of the best athletes in the world have come to race here, from Stefano Baldini to Paul Tergat and Kenesisa Bekele. The 2017 edition will not disappoint.

Designing a race for champions is difficult but putting one on that can fully satisfy amateurs is even more challenging. The race is designed to give runners the chance for fast times but also to enjoy the sparkling scenery of the city. Among the sights are the basilica of St Maria Maggiore, where the Third Session of the Council of Trento was held, the towers, the Buonconsiglio castle and the passage in front of the MUSE designed by Renzo Piano. Runners finally arrive in Piazza Duomo, the “good living room” of the city, with the fountain of Neptune and the Civic Tower. The course is a single lap nestling at the bottom of the valley and is a succession of imperceptible slopes. It is ideal for training or as a test for an autumn marathon. If the idea of taking part in the magic weekend dedicated to the race attracts you, consider the holiday packages provided by the Tourist Promotion Company, which include free admissions to the museums and castles in Trentino and the possibility of travelling for free on the local public transport. The Trento running festival is also an opportunity to enjoy a beer in the ancient hostelries of the old town, with the copper kegs in plain sight. See: www.trentorunningfestival.it

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HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon, Georgia 22 October 2017 A part of your soul will stay in Georgia forever TbilisiMarathon was established in 2012 as an initiative of HeidelbergCement Caucasus, one of the largest German investors in the Caucasus region. It has since become Georgia’s biggest and most prestigious running event. The race has more than 2000 runners and participation is increasing each year. HeidelbergCement Caucasus provides the organising team for the event which is held under the patronage of Tbilisi City Hall, the Embassy of Germany in Georgia and the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia. Tbilisi Half Marathon is held in the very heart of the capital of Georgia, beautiful Tbilisi City. Full road closures are in place for the event. The

course includes numerous attractive points of interest. Due to the undulating profile of the city it is a challenge for runners but nevertheless well manageable even for those who want to make their debut. TbilisiMarathon includes the Half Marathon the 10km and children’s runs of 500m and 1.2km. These are free and the longer events charge very modest registration fees. Besides promoting a healthy lifestyle and charity TbilisiMarathon aims at developing tourism and promoting the city of Tbilisi worldwide. Located on the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Tbilisi offers its visitors a warm and friendly atmosphere, delicious unique and healthy traditional food, amazing infrastructure and nature. The combination of original

architecture and natural beauty gives it inimitable charm and colour. Tbilisi is considered one of the safest cities in the world. The quiet winding sunny streets, terraces of houses wreathed with vines, ancient churches with tiled domes, the ruins of old monasteries, traditional Georgian yards with intricate carved porches and numerous restaurants are all simply irresistible. A part of your soul will stay forever in this charming nook in exchange for a little piece of Tbilisi which you are going to take with you… The race attracts international guests from up to 60 countries. 120 teams participated in TbilisiMarathon 2016. Funds raised from registration were matched by HeidelbergCement and dedicated to the construction of the first Children’s Hospice in Georgia. So each registered participant is contributing to the cause. The organising team plans to add a full marathon to their offering in the near future. Runners from all over the world are most welcome and invited to register from 1 April on www.tbilisimarathon.ge Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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Eilat Full Desert Marathon, Israel 17 November 2017

Eilat is a mysterious place located between imposing mountains, a steely desert and the calm Red Sea. There are spectacular views in every direction you look.

On descending back to Eilat runners are treated to a magnificent mountain panorama spreading across the territory of four different countries – Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt – all wrapped around the Gulf of Aqaba.

Then there is the warm winter sun, a refreshing ocean breeze…

Eilat is where the desert meets the sea and the sun shines all year round.

Runners start their challenge as the morning sunrise cracks over the mountains. In the early stages the route heads north along the IsraeliJordanian border and then westward into the Negev Desert towards Shchoret Mountain. A steady ascent climbs 286m to the highest point of the course.

This running experience will connect you to nature body and soul. Take up the challenge – run the International Desert Marathon in Eilat. www.desertrun.co.il

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Keeping the green flag flying Revival of centuries-old race with links to the ancient world

The Palio Del Drappo Verde in Verona is the longest held foot race anywhere in the world: this year it is run for the 600th time but it dates from 800 years ago as it was stopped in 1798 and was only revived in 2008. The race shows the continuity with the Ancient World, it documents how foot races operated in the Medieval world, and why such an event continued and survived for so many centuries. The traditions of the Verona Palio races, like others held in Italian towns in the Medieval period, are believed to be rooted in ancient games possibly dating back as far as 500 BC to when the Etruscans dominated northern Italy. Festivals including many kinds of physical activities were part of Etruscan culture and variously might involve goading buffaloes (suggesting an early form of bullfighting) and long hazardous races both on horseback and on foot. Etruscan art shows athletes competing for prizes in foot races. Over a thousand years later Palii events featuring horse races and footraces took place in towns such as Asti, Padua, Ferrara and Bologna, as well as in Verona. They were made possible by the wealth and freedom that existed in Northern Italian cities and by the competition between them. Many cities had become selfgoverning and broken away from feudalism.

by Andy Milroy with help from Indro Neri, Don Macgregor and Stefano Scevaroli

The “Palio del Drappo Verde” foot race celebrated the victory of the Verona City Republic over the Counts of San Bonifazio and the Montecchi family. The race reputedly dated from 1207 or 1208 and it is most likely that 1207 was the date of the battle and 1208 the date of the first race. It was modelled on an earlier horse race dating back to 1198 and using the same course, but was open to a wider populace. The Verona race is unusual in focussing on the footrace while palio events elsewhere were usually dominated by horse racing.

The name ‘Palio del Drappo Verde’ comes from the prize that was awarded to the winner. ‘Palio’ comes from the Latin word Pallium meaning a rectangular piece of cloth. Marco Polo's journeys in China led to an everincreasing use of silk in Western Europe. As early as the twelfth century Venetian merchants traded extensively in silk and encouraged silk growers to settle in Italy. By the 13th century Italian silk was a significant source of trade but was still very much a luxury and the prize of silk cloth would have been much sought after. A significant reason why the Palio del Drapo Verde was held over so many centuries is because the requirement to hold it was incorporated into Verona law. The Statuto Albertino of 1271, compiled for Alberto della Scala, stated that two races were to be held on the first Sunday of Lent: a horse race and a running race. The Albertino codex of laws was re-established by Cangrande I in 1328 and details of the prizes were made more specific. A green palio (cloth) would go to the winner of the footrace and a rooster to the last runner. The Statuto by Giangaleazzo Visconti, approved in 1393, prescribed a race for women. The men would now seek to win a red cloth while the palio verde for which they had previously competed would go to the Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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Running into history women’s winner. As in the men’s race the slowest woman would receive a rooster. The Statuto specified that the race was open to “honest women, even if only one is to participate; however, if no honest women are available, then prostitutes would run.” The male runners traditionally ran naked. This was probably a link to the ancient Etruscan games, where athletes ran naked to make it impossible for opponents to grab at their clothing and pull them back. The races were far more robust and combative than is permitted under modern rules. It is not known whether the women ran naked but contemporary paintings of similar palios show women runners wearing clothes. From 1207 until 1450 the races were held on the first Sunday in Lent but from 1450, after Verona came under the control of Venice, it was held on ‘Fat Thursday’ — the Thursday before Ash Wednesday. This is the traditional time for staging carnivals and eating well before the restrictions of Lent set in. The Palio races were an integral part of these celebrations. The cooler conditions at this time of year were preferable to the heat of an Italian summer for the runners but there was a greater chance of wet conditions. A report on a mid-fifteenth century race in Pienza records that: “There had been a light rain and the track was slippery. They ran naked and now one, now another was ahead and often one or another could be seen to slip and fall and roll on the ground and mud and those who had been last were now ahead.” So the event would often have been more like a muddy cross country run than a road race, particularly because an open sewer would run down the middle of each street. Fat Thursday and its carnival was a celebration for the whole community of Verona and its townsfolk were involved in the Palio itself. The losers had to tour the town, showing off their consolation prize. The last horseman would cross the city with the leg of pork tied around his horse’s neck. Under the race rules anyone could legally cut the rope and take the leg of pork. The last runner would likely have been expected to lead his reluctant rooster through the streets by a piece of string for the entertainment of the

townsfolk. Any prankster would be able to cut the string and free the fowl, which presumably would lead to free-for-all chase to capture it. The length of the Verona footrace race is documented but the course could be changed by the podestà, the local noble executive officer that held the city's administrative powers. According to Indro Neri’s detailed article the course would start from the Tomba neighbourhood (but later from the Santa Lucia neighbourhood) and would wind along the city walls south of Verona, running by the Porta al Palio. Runners would then head back to Verona, passing under the Arco dei Gavi and continuing along Corso Vecchio (the old main street) to reach the Palazzo della torre a San Fermo. Later the course would cross the current Corso to finish in piazza di Sant’Anastasia at a column called “La meta”. The horse race was held on the same course and was of the same length as the running event. Verona resident Stefano Scevaroli estimates it would have been at least 7km and perhaps over 10km. Much of it is still in existence. As silk gradually became less of a luxury, with maritime trade routes opening up to the east and the development of the European silk industry, the intrinsic value of the Drappo Verde became less important but its symbolic value

increased. By the eighteenth century the foot race in Verona was likely similar to the modernday Palio horse race at Siena; a contest between runners from different parts of the city for a painted silk banner. The Verona Palio footraces were held until 1797 when the Venetian Empire was conquered by Napoleon. Venice became part of the Austrian-held Kingdom of LombardyVenetia. The Austrians took control of the city on 18 January 1798. Venice and the cities of the former Venetian Empire fell into decline. The French Revolutionary movement was strongly anti-clerical. Religious celebrations and carnivals would have been discouraged. Those Napoleon brought to power in Verona would have thought them old-fashioned and potentially subversive. Carnival celebrations and Palio races were no longer acceptable and longheld traditions were suppressed or simply allowed to disappear. The Verona Palio race lasted 590 years. It was run far more times than any other distance race known — but it did not stop there. In the first few years of the 21st century the Siena Palio horse races were notably successful in attracting tourists to the city and in 2007 it was suggested that perhaps Verona should consider reviving the Palio del Drappo Verde to the same end. City races all over the world had proven very successful in promoting and developing a distinctive identity for their host cities. The Palio Del Drappo Verde was revived in 2008 and on 4 June was run for the 600th time, 800 years after the first time it was staged. But because of concerns about disruption to traffic it was moved outside the town and started from the Valpantera winery in Stella, a village to the east of Verona with the course taking runners through vineyards in the shadow of the Carego mountains. The organisers are very passionate about the race and want to see it back in Verona. Moving it to a date earlier in the year would make sense — historically it had been held during Lent. There are fewer tourists at that time so the impact of running tourism would be more significant, traffic less voluminous and race morning much cooler.

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Marathon greats Grete Waitz of Norway leads from Laura Fogli of Italy during the Marathon event at the 1984 Olympic Games at the Coliseum Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA. Waitz won the silver medal. Photo: Allsport UK/Allsport

Nine-time winner of New York City Marathon

Grete Waitz Grete Waitz blazed a pioneering trail which changed views on women competing in the Marathon. She had a full career at track and cross country – including two world Cross country titles up to that point – before turning her attention to what was then an infrequently contested distance for women. Competing in the New York City Marathon in 1978 she posted the first of four world records (or ‘world bests’ as they were then known) in her debut race. She improved her own world record from the 2:32:30 she recorded in that race to 2:27:33 in 1979 and 2:25:41 in 1980. Those performances blew apart the still quaintly-held notion that women competing in long distance races were endangering their health. The first continental championship at the women’s marathon was incorporated into the 1982 European Championships in Athens and the Olympic Games followed suit in 1984 in Los Angeles. Waitz finished second in those Games but continued to compete at the highest

level in the Marathon through to the end of the 1990s. Born as Grete Andersen in Oslo on 1 October 1953 she began to run as a teenager over distances from 400m and 800m – at which she won Norwegian national titles. Gradually she extended the distance at which she competed and found increasing success. In 1971 she set a 1500m European junior record of 4:17 and the following year was selected to compete at that distance (the longest at which women were allowed to compete at that time) at the 1972 Olympics Games in Munich. In the 1970s it was still almost unknown for men to make a living from running and for women it seemed impossible. Waitz’s parents, in common with nearly everyone else at that time, did not believe that her talent would be the means for her to earn a living so she studied at a teacher training college while competing. She won a bronze medal in the 1500m at the European Championships in 1974 with a time of 4:05 but at this time women were starting to

compete over 3000m on the track. Waitz showed her endurance potential by setting a world record at this distance of 8:46.6 in 1975, and improving it by a second in 1976. She competed in the Montreal Olympics that summer but at 1500m and was eliminated in the semi-finals. By contrast next year she stormed to gold at the 3000m in the inaugural IAAF World Cup with a personal best of 8:43.5. She was also able to compete over longer distances by running cross country during the winter season and had found resounding success – becoming the World Cross Country Champion in 1977 and defending her title the following year. During the 1978 track season she set her best time at 1500m of 4:00.55 and won bronze at the European Championships with 8:34.33 in the 3000m. This was the background against which she made her historic decision to contest the 1978 New York City Marathon: It must have seemed that whenever she stepped up a distance she set new world-leading marks but then the rest Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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Marathon greats Grete Waitz of Norway passes Tower Bridge during the London Marathon on 17th April 1983 in London, United Kingdom. Waitz finished in first place with a time of 2:25:29 hours. Photo: Getty Images

of the world caught up with her level of performance. Her husband and coach, Jack Waitz, advised her to give the Marathon a go and her brother Jan accompanied her not only to New York but throughout the race. Race director Fred Lebow, perhaps wary of the still financially precarious position of his race, was sceptical about the value of her likely performance. That race, despite all her earlier success, made it seem that she had now found her true calling. She went on to win the race nine times and found that, at least in the first few years, she could also be a world beater at lesser distances on the road and continue to dominate at the World Cross Country Championships, which she won from 1977–1981 and again in 1983. She smashed through the 2:30 ‘barrier’ in the 1979 New York Marathon and improved a further two minutes in the 1980 race. She won the World Championships Marathon title in Helsinki in 1983 after having set her final Marathon world record of 2:25:29 in London earlier that year. Olympic Gold eluded her: she had to give best to Joan Benoit at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles where she took silver.

17 Apr 1983: Grete Waitz of Norway crosses the line to win the Gillette London Marathon. Photo: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

She set a course record in the Stockholm Marathon in 1988 but at the Seoul Olympics she withdrew after 29km with a knee problem. Her last victory in New York came later that year but she finished fourth there in 1990. She ran the race one more time: Fred Lebow had been diagnosed with brain cancer but was in remission and the two of them completed the 1992 race together. Waitz died of cancer on 19 April 2011, aged 57. Over the last few years of her life she had dedicated herself to fundraising for her cancer care foundation. She reached an agreement with her former sponsor Adidas to set aside 5% of the proceeds from the sale of their Grete Waitz and Modern Classics collections for the foundation – a sum which ran into millions of dollars a year. The Norwegian government gave Waitz a state funeral: she was only the sixth woman to be accorded the honour. She remains an enduring national icon. The “Grete Waitz loppet” race in Oslo attracts thousands of runners each year. New York Road Runners hold an annual half marathon called “Grete's Great Gallop” in her honour.

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Innovation

The ‘digital race’ experience The organizers of the Telenor Copenhagen Marathon have identified “the digital experience” as the means to set the direction of their race with the aim of providing a more personalised and engaging marathon experience. The race held on 21 May marked the beginning of a development strategy of which a key part is to elevate the “digital presence”. “We are already a long way towards outlining and realising our digital road map” claims Dorte Vijborg, director at the organising club Sparta. “We are front-runners in live tracking and sharing video and photo content on every digital platform, but we are not stopping at this.” The race organisers are working on implementing the idea of a personalised marathon that allows every participant to access as much information about their run as possible. This would include every single participant having their own profile and being able analyse their own data. Runners would be able to watch their run from beginning to end. Not only that, says Viborg, but the idea is that “perhaps someday your mum, dad or girlfriend will be able to sit in their living rooms and run the marathon next to you thanks to virtual reality.” For the 2017 race spectators were able to watch every single runner in real-time while they were passing through four different “live zones” on the course, thanks to the race being live streamed through four live channels. On one channel it was possible to watch the entire race and when one of your favourite runners passed through a live zone you could switch channels to watch that runner in real-time. After the race this video and photo content was made available for free download. To make sure

that all runners and spectators could obtain the live stream the title sponsor Telenor boosted their mobile coverage by setting up a 22m tall mast. Peter Nødbak, network director at Telenor Denmark, says: “To us it makes perfect sense to focus on the digital aspects of the Marathon. Our customers spend much of their lives on digital platforms so of course we have to provide easy and smart solutions for them to stream, upload pictures and snap their best moment from the race.”

11,500,000 requests for results

The race offered a vast number of digital options for the benefit of both runners and spectators. The possibilities offered by the four “live zones” were eagerly seized upon, especially the chance to view live photos and videos of runners on the course at these points. “Our digital features have been very popular,” said Viborg. “We can see that there was fierce activity on our website, app, and interactive course map, with 215,000 users active during the race of which 170,000 were watching the live stream.”

60,000 live images, which are shown 2,000,000 times

38,000 active users of the Telenor CPH Marathon app (average 28 minutes)

170,000 activations of live streaming

95,000 online users at the race website

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Innovation

The massive user influx created extremely high demand on the network but the extra mast set up by Telenor allowed everyone in the start and finish area to enjoy the new features of live streaming from the course and video diplomas for the runners. This showed that the marathon has great potential for more digital exploration.

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Data traffic throughout Telenor’s network rose just before the start of the race (at 09.30) suggesting that runners were uploading one last time before the race. A similar trend repeated itself between 12.00–15.00 when network traffic reports showed that runners and spectators were back in the finish area sharing their accomplishments through pictures and videos on social media.

“We can clearly confirm the trend that runners and spectators want to document their marathon experience through Facebook or Instagram posts,” said Nødbak. “Usually downloads such as streaming video take place much more within our network but the Marathon was a classic example of Danes diligently adding content to their digital channels.”


Planning ahead

Calendar

AIMS member events for the forthcoming 16 months July 2017 – October 2018 For the latest dates visit aims-worldrunning.org/calendar.html Meia Maratona Int’l do Rio 20 21a. de Janeiro

July 2017 90

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Paavo Nurmi Marathon 92

FIN M

Gatorade Panama Int’l Half Marathon 96

PAN H

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Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon

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Tricolor TV White Nights Marathon

SUI M,H,U

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Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon CRC M,H 92

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Marathon 16 Mauritius MRI M,H,R Ring Ultra Trail 100 23 Golden RUS U,R Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96 97

Outback Marathon 29 Australian AUS M 90 Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá 30 COL H 92 Sao Paulo City Marathon 30 BRA M 90 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running 30 Festival Course not measurable to AIMS standards

AUS M

90

tbc 41st National MILO Marathon PHI M,H,R

96

August 2017 4–13 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, London GBR

5 6 6 6 6 6

9 96

The Angkor Empire Marathon CAM M,H,R

90 96 90

Da Nang Int’l Marathon VIE M,H,R

97

McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival AUS M,H,R 90

11 City Marathon 12 Helsinki FIN M Marathon 13 Kuching MAS M,H,R Half Marathon 19 Hvar CRO H Reykjavik 19 Islandsbanki Marathon

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race MDV R 94

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8-10 SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k

9 Jungfrau-Marathon SUI M Half Marathon 9 Stockholm SWE H Wizz Air Budapest Half 10 32nd Marathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Brisbane Marathon Festival AUS M,H,R

Economic Forum

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Maratón Int’l de Asunción PAR M,H,R

96

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İzmir Half Marathon 10 9TUREylül H 16 Ladakh Marathon 10 IND M,H,R,U 93 Minsk Half Marathon 10 BLR H,R 90 Volksbank-Münster-Marathon 10 GER M 92 Bank Vilnius Marathon 10 Danske LTU M,H 94 35th PKO Wroclaw Maraton 10 POL M 22 15-16 BMW Oslo Marathon

Adelaide Marathon Festival

90

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IND H,R

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8-10 Running Festival of the

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20 AUS M,H,R 90 Petra Desert Marathon 26 JOR M,H 94 La Ruta de las Iglesias 26 ECU R 92 Stavanger Marathon 26 NOR M,H,R COL M,H,R 92 96 Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone Bali Marathon 17 27 Maybank POR H 96 INA M,H,R 93 Sarajevo Half Marathon Hokkaido Marathon 17 BIH H 27 JPN M 22 93 PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Toyota Media Maratón de Lima 17 Marathon 27 21k & 10k 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

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28-30Swissalpine SUI U Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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Beach Marathon 16 Tamarindo CRC M,H,R 92 Beijing Marathon 17 CHN M,H 90 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 17 RSA M 96 Copenhagen Half Marathon 17 DEN H 24 Maratón de las Flores Medellín 17 See race preview on page 29

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Route du Vin Half Marathon 24 ING LUX H 94 Scottish Half Marathon & 10K 24 GBR H,R 92 Wall Marathon 24 Ston CRO M,R 26 Medio Maratón Int’l Tlajomulco24 Cajititlán MEX H

PZU Warsaw Marathon 24 39th POL M,R Half Marathon 30 Losinjski CRO H

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Guayaquil Marathon

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Košice Peace Marathon 20km & 10km Int’l de Marrakech MAR R 94 Silesia Marathon 96

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Torino Half Marathon 93

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Bible Marathon 32

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Tartu City Marathon 92

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LSR Colombo Marathon 28

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Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 97

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Munich Marathon 34

GER M,H,R

BMO Okanagan Marathon 90

CAN M

Portland Marathon 97

USA M

Telesia Half Marathon 93

ITA H

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon 90

CAN M

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14-15Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon 28

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Marathon 29 Podgorica MNE M 44 SwissCityMarathon Lucerne 29 SUI M 44 Toyama Marathon 29 JPN M,R 94 Maratona di Torino 29 ITA M 93 Half Marathon 29 UWI-SPEC TRI H 97 Xiqiao Mountain International 29 Half Marathon predicted date

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Amsterdam Marathon 15 TCS NED M Properties Bengaluru 15 Sriram Marathon

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Aires Int’l Marathon 15 Buenos ARG M 90 Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon 15 EDP | Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Santander Totta

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Melbourne Marathon 15 Medibank Festival

15 CAN M,H,R 90 Palma de Mallorca Marathon 15 ESP M,H,R 97 18th PKO Poznań Marathon 15 POL M 96 Linker Oevert 1/2 Marathon 15 BEL H,R 90 Yerevan Half Marathon 15 ARM H,R 90 de Maraton Ciudad de 22 ¼ Bucaramanga – FCV Niagara Falls Int’l Marathon

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Marathon 22 Lausanne SUI M Corps Marathon 22 Marine USA M Sad Marathon 22 Novi SRB M Running Festival 22 Rottnest AUS M,H,R 22 HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon See race preview on page 35 GEO H,R

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Toronto Waterfront 22 Scotiabank Marathon, Half & 5k 90

Maratón Valencia 22 Medio Trinidad Alfonso EDP ESP H

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Maraton Int’l Guadalajara Megacable 94

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Lake Maggiore Marathon 48

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TCS New York City Marathon

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French Riviera Marathon NiceCannes FRA M 92

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Chosunilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon 94

Airtricity Dublin Marathon 29 SSE IRL M 93 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 29 GER M 43 Marathon 29 Jakarta INA M,H,R 46 Kanazawa Marathon 29 JPN M 93 Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon 29 SLO M 50 EDP Medio Maratón de la Mujer 29 de Madrid ESP H

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Curaçao Marathon 26 KLM CUR M,H,R 92 Ethiopian Run 10km 26 Great ETH R 92 Firenze Marathon 26 ITA M 59 Mount Fuji Marathon 26 JPN M 94 Marathon 26 Osaka JPN M 94 Panama Int’l Marathon 26 PAN M 96 Penang Bridge Int’l Marathon 26 MAS M,H,R 58 Maratón Donostia San 26 Sebastián 60+61

ESP M

Vigot La Rochelle Int’l 26 Serge Marathon 92

FRA M,H

Charity Run Half 27 UNICEF Marathon EDP 5 Porto Marathon & 10k POR M 96 HKG H,R 93 Seoul Marathon 5 JoongAng tbc Hangzhou Int’l Marathon KOR M 94 CHN M 90 Athens Marathon The Authentic 12 GRE M tbc Semi Marathon Int’l de 92 Laayoune MAR H 94 BANK Beirut Marathon 12 BLOM LIB M,H 94 Bay Half Marathon December 2017 12 Monterey USA H 97 1-3 Run Barbados Marathon City Half Marathon 12 Brasilia Weekend BRA H 50 BAR M,H,R 90 Vodafone İstanbul Marathon 12 TUR M 2-3 Gran Maraton Pacifico 97 MEX M 94 Ports Maratona di 12 Global Marathon, Half & 10K Ravenna – City of Art 2 Reggae JAM M,H,R 93 ITA M,H 93 Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon Int’l Marathon 3 CAM H,R 12 Saitama 90 JPN M 94 Intertrust Cayman Islands Shanghai Int’l Marathon 3 Marathon 12 CHN M 90

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22 Venicemarathon ITA M 93 Marathon 27 Erbil IRQ M,H,R 93 Polar Circle Marathon 28 GRN M,H ’n’ Roll Las Vegas 93 12 Rock Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Maratón Aguascalientes, Half, USA M,H 29 5K & 10k de Côte d’Ivoire MEX M,H,R 94 15 Marathon CIV M Auckland Marathon 29 ASB Marathon NZL M,H,R 44 16 Volcano CHI M,H Grand Marathon Int’l de 29 Casablanca Full Desert Marathon 17 Eilat See race preview on page 37 MAR M,H,R 94 29

SFAX Marathon Int’l 10 SOPAL Marathon Olive Trees 19 Verona ITA M 93 TUN M,H 97 Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k 16-17Bangsaen21 Half Marathon 24 ATA M,U 90 THA H,R 97 Temple Marathon 25 Bagan Midnight Marathon 16 Bengaluru MYA M,H,R 94 IND M,H,R 93 Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera 25 Nayarit River Marathon 16 Goa IND M,H,R 93 MEX H,R 94

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Steel Kolkata 25k 17 Tata IND R

93

17 PisaMarathon ITA M,H

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Croix Int’l Marathon 17 St ISV M

97

Marathon 17 Taipei TPE M,H,R

92

Corte Inglés São Silvestre de 30 ElLisboa

92

3 3

Silvestre de Luanda 10km 31 São ANG R 90 predicted date

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Sea of Galilee Tiberias Marathon

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Siberian Ice Half Marathon

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Merida Marathon

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Xiamen Marathon

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CHN M

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Egyptian Marathon

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BAH M,H

14 PHI M,H,R

Cebu Marathon

14

96

Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon USA M,H 97

Marathon 14 Kinmen TPE M,H,R

14

92

Maui Ocean Front Marathon & Half USA M,H 70 97

Int’l de Culiacán 21 Maratón MEX M

94

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97

93

21

64

Marathon 21 Mumbai IND M

93

Macao Galaxy Entertainment Int’l Marathon Pune Int’l Marathon San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon CRC M,H

55

97

SUI M,H,R

Marathon 21 Chombeung THA M,H,R

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship

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POR H

MAC M,H

54

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Discoveries Half Marathon

JPN M

90

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ESP M

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KOR M

34

AUS M

90

CHN H

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Marathon 10 Nara JPN M

Valencia Trinidad 19 Maratón Alfonso EDP

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon SIN M,H,R predicted date 96

Gran Canaria Marathon Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon HKG M 93 93

China Coast Marathon 28 Gammon & Half

HKG M,H Red Sea Half Marathon 8 Ayla JOR H,R 94 Marathon 28 Funchal Maratón Málaga POR M,H 10 Zurich ESP M 97 Kaen Int’l Marathon 28 Khon Marathon Manila Finals THA M 10 Milo Race PHI M,H,R 96 & Semi Int’l de 28 Marathon Marrakech Mizuno Hong Kong Half10 Marathon Championships MAR M,H HKG H 93 Standard Chartered 28 Taipei Charity Marathon Maratón Powerade Monterrey 10 MEX M TPE M,H,R 94

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tbc Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa

Pola 97

ESP H

tbc Corrida de Sao Sebastiao

90

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February 2018

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Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon JPN M predicted date 93 Mitja Marato Granollers 97

ESP H

93

93

City Half Marathon 4 Napoli ITA H Int’l Marathon 4 Vadodara IND M,H Half Marathon 9 RAK UAE H for Freedom 10 27km RSA R Mitja Marató de 11 eDreams Barcelona

93 93 97 96

93

ITA H

Marathon 18 Kitakyushu JPN M Marathon 18 Kyoto JPN M di San Valentino 18 Maratona ITA M,H Aviv Samsung Marathon 23 Tel ISR M,H,R Carthage Race Int’l 25 The Marathon

93

70 93

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Maratón de Sevilla 25 Zurich ESP M Eco-Friendly 25 Seychelles Marathon SEY M predicted date

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97

92

Taipei City Wan Jin Shi 18 New Marathon 92

TPE M,H,R

18 CHN M,H,R World Half Marathon 24 IAAF Championships, Valencia Wuxi Marathon

90

9

ESP

25 KOR H Sad Half Marathon 25 Novi SRB H Treviso Marathon 25 15a ITA M Warsaw Half Marathon 25 PZU POL H Mutual Two Oceans 31 Old Marathon

Incheon Int’l Half Marathon

City Marathon 25 Maritzburg RSA M,H,R 70 IDBI Federal Life Insurance New 25 Delhi Marathon IND M,H

94

Half Marathon 18 Athens GRE H,R 92 ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon 18 POL H 96 Limassol Marathon GSO 18 CYP M,H,R 92 Standard Chartered Stanley 18 Marathon

94

97

TUN M,H,R

Marathon & Half 16 Antarctica ATA M,H ’n’ Roll DC Marathon & 17 Rock Half Marathon

FLK M

Giulietta & Romeo Half 18 Gensan Marathon

96

90

USA M,H,R

97

ESP H

Lisbon Half Marathon 11 EDP POR H Women’s Marathon 11 Nagoya JPN M Int’l Half 11 Sihanoukville Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Marathon JPN H

93

ITA H,R

CAM H,R

Au Jaipur Marathon IND M,H,R

Marathon, Half & 10k 9 Jerusalem ISR M,H,R 73 Marato de Barcelona 11 Zurich ESP M 97 AUDIREVI Lake Maggiore Half 11 Marathon & 10K

93

predicted date

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96

RSA U

tbc Runatolia Marathon (Half +

10km) 97

97

TUR M,H,R

tbc CAF Caracas Maratón

97

VEN M

96

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tbc Maratón Int’l Lala

94

MEX M

94

KOR M

MEX H

92

TPE M,H,R

tbc Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon TPE M

10km JPN R

94

tbc World’s Best 10k Race PUR R

96

March 2018

4 4 4 4 4

Logicom Cyprus Marathon CYP M,H,R

92

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon JPN M predicted date

93

Kilimanjaro Marathon TAN M

tbc Tokushima Marathon

97

Medio Maraton de la Mujer MEX H

94

planned date

ESP M,H

Marathon 22 Padova ITA M Vancouver Sun Run 22 The Presented by Ford CAN R

97 93

90

92

FRA H

tbc Pardubice Wine Half Marathon

92

CZE H

tbc Rio City Half Marathon

90

BRA H

tbc Maratón de Santiago

90

CHI M

tbc São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon

Corpore 83

BRA H

tbc ORLEN Warsaw Marathon

96

POL M,R

tbc Women Run Taipei

92

TPE H,R

May 2018

6 6 6

RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca 94

MAR R

Trieste Europe Marathon 93

ITA M,H

Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef See race feature on page 17+19 SUI M,H,R

6 6

97

Rosa Run Half Marathon 777 96

RUS H,R

Salzburg Marathon See race feature on page 21+23 AUT M,H,R

90

6 MKD M,H,R 92 City Marathon 22 Vienna AUT M,H,R 90 GoodLife Fitness Toronto 6 Marathon Marathon 22 Zurich See race feature on page 14+15 SUI M 97 CAN M 90 Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon 28 NOR M,H,R BMO Vancouver Marathon 96 6 CAN M 90 Big Sur Int’l Marathon 29 USA M,H Volkswagen Prague Marathon 97 6 CZE M 95 Marathon Düsseldorf 29 METRO Deep RiverRock Belfast City GER M 86+87 7 Marathon Marathon Hamburg GBR M 92 29 Haspa GER M 89 12-13OMV Petrom Bucharest Half Int’l Marathon Marathon 29 Kharkiv UKR M,H,R 97 ROU H,R 96 to Rhodes Marathon Okpekpe Int’l 10km Road Race 29 Roads 12 NGR R GRE M,R 93 96 tbc DVV Antwerp Marathon World 10K Bengaluru 13 TCS BEL M 90 IND R 93 tbc Australian Running Festival Telenor Copenhagen Marathon AUS M,H,R,U 90 13 See feature on page 49+50 96

tbc Maratón “Las Batallas de MEX M,H,R ROU M,H,R

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon

91

DEN M

tbc 31st Belgrade Marathon

94 96

Marathon Wuerzburg 13 iWelt GER M 92 Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 19 SWE H 97 The Great Wall Marathon 19 CHN M 90 Three Hearts Marathon 19 SLO M,H,R 97 Lattelecom Riga Marathon 20 LAT M,H 94 Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc Daegu Int’l Marathon KOR M

94

1

GRE M,R

1 8 8 8 8

8

JOR U,H,R

83

tbc Dogi’s Half Marathon

96

tbc Dushanbe International Half

ITA H

UNIQA Bucharest 10K ROU R planned date

Berlin Halfmarathon 92

GER H

93

96

SVK M,H,R

TJK H GUM M,H,R

78+79

Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon

97 93

Marathon, 10km & 5km KOR M,R

94

tbc Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon

74

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon

UKR H,R

96

tbc ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid ESP H

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris FRA M 92

97

tbc DOZ Marathon Łódź POL M,R

93

97

27 AUT R 90 Calgary Marathon 27 Scotiabank CAN M 90 Leiden Marathon 27 NED M,H,R 96 Thunder Dragon Marathon 27 See race feature on page 25+27 BHU M,H Course not measurable to AIMS standards

97

90

tbc Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de

Asunción 96

PAR H

tbc Banja Luka Half Marathon

90

BIH H

tbc Maratón de Montevideo URU M,H

92

Austrian Women’s Run

tbc Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l

HAJ Hannover Marathon

26-27Edinburgh Marathon Festival GBR M

tbc United Airlines Guam Marathon

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon

GER M,H,R

94

Marathon

TUR H

8

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Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great

ITA M

92

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94

JPN M

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predicted date

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94

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90

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93

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Planning ahead tbc Paris St Germain en Laye –

Continued from page 53 90

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de Béjaia ALG H

90

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96

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94 96

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90

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97

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94

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96

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96

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96

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92

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8

22nd World Congress of AIMS, Tallinn EST 92

hamburg halbmarathon 1 hella Half Marathon GER H 92 16 Sarajevo BIH H Zermatt Marathon 7 Gornergrat Run SUI M,H,U 97 22 Mykonos GRE M Outback Marathon 28 Australian León AUS M 90 23 Maratón MEX M,H,R

Stockholm Marathon 2 ASICS SWE M 97 Quito Últimas Noticias 15k 3 ECU R 92 August 2018 de Janeiro City Marathon 3 Rio BRA M 90 Marathon Festival 5 Brisbane AUS M,H,R 90 Half Marathon 9 Helsinki FIN H,R 92 Stavanger Marathon 25 NOR M,H,R 96 Phuket Marathon 10 Laguna THA M 97 Hokkaido Marathon 26 JPN M 93 Marathon 10 Kaunas LTU M,H,R 94 Mandela Day Marathon 26 RSA M,H,R 96 Marathon 10 Comrades RSA U 96 Sun Marathon 16 Midnight NOR M,H 95 Keep up to date! Madagascar Marathon & Half 17 MAD M,H 94 For the latest race dates please Penh Half Marathon 17 Phnom CAM H,R 90 also consult the official online AIMS calendar at Econet Victoria Falls Marathon 17 ZIM M 97 aims-worldrunning.org/ 21.1 24 Tarblazer You can also subscribe to the IND H,R 93 AIMS calendar in your Saroma 100km Ultra 24 Lake calendaring application of Marathon

90 92

predicted date Course not measurable to AIMS standards

predicted date

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc Kigali International Peace RWA M,H

90

CAN M,R

predicted date

Marathon

RUS M,H,R

July 2018

and Ottawa 10K

September 2018

94

October 2018 Marathon 7 Guayaquil ECU M Thessaloniki Night Half 13 Int’l Marathon predicted date

GRE H,R

predicted date

90

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tbc Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

94

predicted date

tbc Brasov Int’l Marathon ROU M,H,R

92

FRA R

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Int’l Marathon 24 Tangamanga MEX M

La Course

93

JPN U predicted date

Swansea Half Marathon 24 JCP GBR H

94 92

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92

93

Properties Bengaluru 14 Sriram Marathon IND M,H

93

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predicted date

97

ESP H

28

Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon KEN M,H predicted date

94

28 MNE M 94 Xiqiao Mountain International 28 Half Marathon Podgorica Marathon predicted date

CHN H

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WMRA News

Mountain Running World Cup

Treasurer: Nancy Hobbs (USA)

1st race, Mountain Running World Cup

Council Members: Galia Puhaleva (BUL) Erhan Basoglu (TUR)

Arco, Italy

Andrjrej Puchacz (POL)

The race is one of the Italian National Championships races and also served as the Italian trial race for the European Championships so all the top Italian runners were present among more than 250 runners from 8 countries. Petro Mamu, winner of the World Cup in 2016, delivered an outstanding performance to win by nearly a minute lead over the top Italians Xavier Chevrier and Cesare Maestri. With the silver medal at the World Championships, Valentina Belotti was also coming off a great 2016 season. She topped a comprehensive Italian sweep: the only nonItalian in the top10 was the Czech Pavla Shorna. The Bolognano-Velo race is traditionally an uphill race which alternates with the ArcoCastle up-down hill race, that has been also a World Cup race. The uphill course has been changed several times so the results are not comparable to those of previous editions. This year the course for women was 9.1km with 1140m in elevation gain while the men's course was 11.1 km with 1240m in elevation gain. ERI ITA ITA GBR ITA

58:11 59:10 59:12 59:13 59:19

ITA ITA ITA ITA ITA

1:00:34 1:02:50 1:03:07 1:03:23 1:04:10

Tomo Šarf (SLO) Wolfgang Munzel (GER) Member of Honour: Raimondo Balicco (ITA)

www.wmra.info Runners from 5 countries finished in the top 10 of both women’s and men’s races. Conditions were ideal for running – the course was dry and the temperatures excellent for this part of the year.

4 June 2017

2nd race, Mountain Running World Cup Bludenz, Austria The World Cup race was incorporated within the Austrian National Championships on a course 8.46km with an elevation gain of 1180m. From the start in Bludenz runners ascended to the peak of Frasen (1740 m). Rain fell heavily throughout the race. Petro Mamu led by 50m from a group of five at 5km and on the very steep trail up to the finish line Mamu pushed on to win in a new record time. Second-placed Italian Francesco Puppi and the third-placed Austrian champion Manuel Innerhofer were also both faster than the old record.

About 200 runners from 14 countries finished the Muttersberglauf race encouraged by hundreds of spectators along the course. MEN: 1 Petro MAMU 2 Francesco PUPPI 3 Manuel INNERHOFER 4 Filimon ABRAHAM 5 Manuel SEIBALD WOMEN: 1 Andrea MAYR 2 Monique SEIGEL 3 Alexandra HAUSER 4 Karin FREITAG 5 Susanne MAIR

MEN: 1 Petro MAMU 2 Julien RANCON 3 Alex BALDACCINI 4 Simon LECHLEITNER 5 Nicolas ANSIAUX WOMEN: 1 Alice GAGGI 2 Valentina BELOTTI 3 Pavla SCHORNA` 4 Kamila GEGOROVA 5 Celine JEANNIER

ERI FRA ITA AUT FRA

59:58 1:01:31 1:02:32 1:03:07 1:04:28

ITA ITA CZE CZE FRA

50:38 52:39 52:41 52:42 53:15

CALENDAR 2017 8 July

16th EA Mountain Running Championships Kamnik (SLO)

ERI ITA AUT ERI AUT

46:45 47:19 47:38 48:22 49:29

AUT GER AUT AUT AUT

54:07 57:37 1:00:11 1:00:29 1:00:54

30 July

33rd WMRA World Mountain Running Championships / 4nd WMRA World Cup race Premana (ITA)

3rd race, Mountain Running World Cup Grand Ballon, France Petro Mamu continued his dominance of the world cup standings into the third race. He took charge after 4km of the 13.2km course with 1160m elevation gain and went on to win by over 90 seconds. In the women’s race former world champion and specialist for mixed courses, Alice Gaggi had an even more emphatic win. The next three in all finished within three seconds. The course was 9km with 850m elevation gain. Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

The next stage of the World Cup will be the World Championships in Premana, Italy at the end of July.

Andrea Mayr recorded an emphatic 3-minute win over her nearest opposition in the women’s race.

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28 May 2017

MEN 1 Petro MAMU 2 Xavier CHEVRIER 3 Cesare MÆSTRI 4 Andrew DOUGLAS 5 Alex BALDACCINI WOMEN 1 Valentina BELOTTI 2 Alice GAGGI 3 Samantha GALASSI 4 Sara BOTTARELLI 5 Arianna OREGIONI

EXECUTIVES

6 Aug

14th WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships Premana (ITA)

27 Aug

29th Challenge Stellina / 5th WMRA World Cup race Susa (ITA)

2 Sep

17th WMRA/WMA Masters’ World Mountain Running Championships Dubnica nad Vahom (SVK)

24 Sep

44th Hochfelln Berglauf / 6th WMRA World Cup race Bergen (GER)

7 Oct

38th Smarna Gora Int. mountain race / final and 7th WMRA World Cup race Ljubljana (SLO)


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IAU News NEWS IN BRIEF

8 April 2017

European Partnership

1st IAU 100km Americas Championships

European Athletics (EA) and IAU signed an agreement to jointly promote distance and ultrarunning across Europe, engage Member Federations to this segment of Athletics and use best efforts to integrate Ultrarunning Associations to the Member Federations of EA. EA will pay an annual grant to IAU to promote European ultrarunning. The agreement will be subject to annual renewal.

WMA Partnership IAU and World Masters Athletics have signed a cooperation agreement for the next five years. Both Associations are expecting to extend this cooperation to other events as well as the 100km.

Madison, Wisconsin, USA MEN: 1 Jesse DAVIS 2 Isaiah JANZEN 3 Mike BIALICK

USA USA USA

7:06:08 7:10:42 7:12:55

USA CAN USA

7:51:02 8:03:46 8:03:58

WOMEN: 1 Caroline BOLLER 2 Julie HAMULECKI 3 Katalin NAGY

10 June 2017

World Trail Running Championships 50km Badia Prataglia, Italy The 50km championships event was run through the Sacred Forest featuring some of the most scenic routes to be seen in any championship. Luis Hernando was always in the mix and he knew these trails well but left it to Andy Wacker (USA)

and Cedric Fleureton to set the early pace. Henri Ansio (FIN) moved up into second place during the middle sections and held on to eventually finish fourth. Cristofer Clemente ran a calculated pace and moved past Fleureton in the later stages to take the silver medal. In the women’s race Ragna Debats (NED) and Ladia Albertson (USA) were the early leaders. As the trails got steeper, both going up and down, Adeline Roche showed her strength while Amandine Ferrato and Silvia Rampazzo came through to take the podium places behind her. Debats slipped one place from her bronze medal finish last year and Nathalie Mauclair’s 5th spot secured team gold for France.

MEN: 1 Luis Alberto HERNANDO ESP 2 Cristofer CLEMENTE ESP 3 Cedric FLEURETON FRA

4:23:31 4:24:31 4:28:03

EXECUTIVES President: Vice President: Nadeem Khan (CAN) General Secretary: Hilary Walker (GBR) Directors: Liesbeth Jansen (NED); Paco Rico (ESP); Jan Vandendriessche (BEL); Robert Boyce (AUS) Africa Representative: Solomon Ogba (NGR) Americas Representative: Lin Gentling (USA) Asia & Oceania Representative: Gilsoo Park (KOR) Europe Representative: Walter Hill (GBR)

For more information contact: Jan Vandendriessche jan.vandendriessche@iau-ultramarathon.org

www.iau-ultramarathon.org Follow IAU on Twitter: @iaunews

TEAMS: 1. France 15:17:43; 2. Italy 16:05:08; 3 Spain 16:26:05

DIARY

WOMEN:

IAU World 50km Championships

1 Adeline ROCHE FRA 2 Amandine FERRATO FRA 3 Silvia RAMPAZZO ITA

5:00:44 5:00:47 5:11:07

November 2017, Doha (QAT)

TEAMS: 1. Spain 13:17:32; 2. France 13:43:06; 3 United States 14:16:53

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Marathon movers

A hardy perennial One of world’s most remote races features on many bucket lists

The Stanley Marathon in the Falkland Islands claims the distinction of being the World’s most southerly certified Marathon. It lies at 51 degrees 41 minutes south, only a few miles further south from the equator than London is to the north. There are other races further south – within the AIMS membership there are the two Antarctica Marathons at 62 degrees S and 80 degrees S – but these are run on surfaces where official methods of measurement do not apply. Stanley Marathon sticks steadfastly to the small amount of tarmac road that exists on East Falkland (there are no other tarmac roads on West Falkland or any of the 700-odd smaller islands that make up the archipelago). Despite its remote location the race is wellconnected to its sister marathons. It shares the benefits of having Standard Chartered Bank as the title sponsor with such huge events as the Hong Kong Marathon and the Singapore Marathon. Standard Chartered is the only bank on the islands, serving a population of about 3000 people. In 2005 Standard Chartered developed a marathon circuit which included the best-known races that they sponsored or in some cases directly set up themselves. These comprised those marathons in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Nairobi and Singapore. This was “The Greatest Race on Earth” series, where individuals and teams competed on the basis of nationality. One participant in the series was Stuart Horsewood who at the age of 21 had joined the bank for an overseas assignment and has

remained with them for the 48 years since. He had been active from an early age and somewhat precociously made his race debut in a 50-mile (80km) race across hills in rural England. This was the John F. Kennedy Memorial Run, a race he did for three successive years – before medical belief concluded that doing so much so early could present problems for bone development. But his job with Standard Chartered offered the opportunity to get involved in running all around the world. He started with the China Coast Marathon in the New Territories of Hong Kong (Standard Chartered’s centre of operations). Macau, a short jetfoil ride away

was next and was repeated five times subsequently. He then ran the Hong Kong Marathon after it became firmly established from 1997. Standard Chartered grew their portfolio of races beyond ‘The Greatest Race on Earth’ to include at various times those in Dubai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and the Channel Island’s Jersey Marathon – and Stanley. Because of his enthusiasm for running his employer invited Horsewood to the Falkland Islands in 2005 to help organise the very first edition of the Stanley Marathon. The highlights of this race are a hole in the Ozone layer that makes exposure to the sun potentially dangerous, strong and cold winds coming up from nearby Antarctica, driving rain and even the threat of snow. The field is usually around 100 individuals with another 100 in relay teams of four runners each. Despite its modest size the exotic location attracts interest and entries from around the world as a race featuring on people’s ‘bucket lists’. Horsewood is now the race director and, taking advantage of his new location, has used it as a jumping-off point to complete his project of running marathons on all seven continents: he finished the Antarctica Ice Marathon last November. Next up will be the North Pole Marathon in April 2018 where the ice will only be a few metres thick above the clearly visible Arctic Ocean. But before that there’s a race to organise: the 2018 Falkland Islands Marathon on 18 March 2018. It will be the 14th running – races in those parts seem about as hardy a breed as the flora and fauna. Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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World leading times These lists give the current standings in the world of road racing, and are believed accurate at 23 June 2017. They have been drawn from the website of the Association of Road Racing Statisticians www.arrs.net and focus primarily on the Marathon and Half Marathon, as these constitute 75% and 18% of the AIMS membership respectively.

Marathon Present world record: Dennis Kimetto (KEN); 2:02:57; Berlin; 29 SEP 2014

Men Time

Athlete

2:03:58 Wilson KIPSANG 2:04:11 Tamirat TOLA 2:05:48 Daniel WANJIRU 2:05:51 Gideon KIPKETER 2:05:54 Amos Choge KIPRUTO 2:05:57 Kenenisa BEKELE 2:06:03 Felix KANDIE 2:06:04 Marius KIMUTAI 2:06:05 Mark KORIR 2:06:07 Norbert Kipkoech KIGEN 2:06:10 Paul LONYANGATA 2:06:21 Lawrence CHERONO 2:06:25 Dickson CHUMBA 2:06:25 Laban KORIR 2:06:27 Wilson LOYANAE 2:06:42 Evans CHEBET 2:06:46 Mule WASIHUN 2:06:57 Stephen CHEBOGUT 2:07:13 Edwin KOECH 2:07:13 Solomon YEGO 2:07:19 Lucas Kimeli ROTICH 2:07:21 Yitayal ATNAFU 2:07:26 Tsegaye MEKKONEN

Nation Rank Venue

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1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 3 4 1 2 3 3 5 4 2 2 1 3 5 4 1

Date

Tokyo Dubai London Tokyo Seoul London Seoul Rotterdam Seoul Seoul Paris Rotterdam Tokyo Rotterdam Seoul Tokyo Dubai Paris Milano Paris Rotterdam Paris Hamburg

26 FEB 20 JAN 23 APR 26 FEB 19 MAR 23 APR 19 MAR 09 APR 19 MAR 19 MAR 09 APR 09 APR 26 FEB 09 APR 19 MAR 26 FEB 20 JAN 09 APR 02 APR 09 APR 09 APR 09 APR 23 APR

Time

Athlete

Nation Rank Venue

2:07:28 Shura KITATA ETH 2:07:29 Kelkile GEZAHEGN ETH 2:07:31 Stephen KIPROTICH UGA 2:07:32 Mathew KISORIO KEN 2:07:33 Jacob KENDAGOR KEN 2:07:39 Alfers LAGAT KEN 2:07:41 Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI KEN 2:07:42 Abayneh AYELE ETH 2:07:43 Titus EKIRU KEN 2:07:45 Abel KIRUI KEN 2:07:48 Tariku KINFU ETH 2:08:04 Sisay LEMMA ETH 2:08:09 Sisay JIGSA ETH 2:08:10 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 2:08:12 Felix Kiptoo KIRWA KEN 2:08:14 Yohannes GHEBREGERGISH ERI 2:08:22 Hiroto INOUE JPN 2:08:26 Kipkempoi KIPSANG KEN 2:08:27 Lemi BERHANU ETH 2:08:29 Abel KIPSANG KEN 2:08:39 Mark LOKWANAMOI KEN 2:08:39 Samuel Kiplimo KOSGEI KEN 2:08:40 Albert KORIR KEN

1 6 2 1 6 5 3 5 1 4 2 3 4 6 7 7 8 3 1 6 5 7 1

Rome Rotterdam Hamburg Daegu Seoul Tokyo London Paris Sevilla London Sevilla Dubai Dubai Tokyo Rotterdam Tokyo Tokyo Sevilla Xiamen Paris Dubai Paris Vienna

Present world record (mixed race): Paula Radcliffe (GBR); 2:15:25; London; 13 APR 2003 New world record (women’s-only race) Mary Keitany (KEN); 2:17:01; London; 23 APR 2017

Women Date

02 APR 09 APR 23 APR 02 APR 19 MAR 26 FEB 23 APR 09 APR 19 FEB 23 APR 19 FEB 20 JAN 20 JAN 26 FEB 09 APR 26 FEB 26 FEB 19 FEB 02 JAN 09 APR 20 JAN 09 APR 23 APR

Time

Athlete

2:17:01 2:17:56 2:19:47 2:20:55 2:20:57 2:21:17 2:21:19 2:21:22 2:21:36 2:21:36 2:21:58 2:22:15 2:22:36 2:22:51 2:22:57 2:23:08 2:23:09 2:23:13 2:23:23 2:23:47 2:23:50 2:24:04 2:24:04

Mary KEITANY Tirunesh DIBABA Sarah CHEPCHIRCHIR Purity RIONORIPO Agnes BARSOSIO Eunice KIRWA Berhane DIBABA Flomena CHEYCH Yuka ANDO Visiline JEPKESHO Valary AYABEI Amane BERISO Worknesh DEGEFA Yebrgual MELESE Shure DEMISE Aselefech MERGIA Amane GOBENA Yebrgual MELESE Tadelech BEKELE Mao KIYOTA Vivian CHERUIYOT Tadelech BEKELE Hirut TIBEBU

Nation Rank Venue

KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN BRN ETH ETH JPN KEN KEN ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH JPN KEN ETH ETH

1 2 1 1 2 1 2 3 2 4 1 2 1 5 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4

Date

London London Tokyo Paris Paris Nagoya Tokyo Paris Nagoya Paris Prague Prague Dubai Paris Dubai London Tokyo Dubai Prague Nagoya London Dubai Prague

23 APR 23 APR 26 FEB 09 APR 09 APR 12 MAR 26 FEB 09 APR 12 MAR 09 APR 07 MAY 07 MAY 20 JAN 09 APR 20 JAN 23 APR 26 FEB 20 JAN 07 MAY 12 MAR 23 APR 20 JAN 07 MAY

Time

Athlete

2:24:18 2:24:20 2:24:22 2:24:25 2:24:27 2:25:01 2:25:04 2:25:12 2:25:15 2:25:17 2:25:17 2:25:30 2:25:38 2:25:39 2:25:44 2:25:45 2:25:52 2:25:52

Meskerem ASSEFA Nancy KIPROP Risa SHIGETOMO Rebecca CHESIR Eunice CHUMBA Letebrhan HAYLAY Helen BEKELE Hirut TIBEBU Lisa WEIGHTMAN Lucy KARIMI Roza DEREJE Jessica AUGUSTO Laura THWEATT Helah Jelagat KIPROP Misato HORIE Hiwot GEBREKIDAN Margaret AGAI Tigist TUFA

Nation Rank Venue

Date

ETH KEN JPN KEN KEN ETH ETH ETH AUS KEN ETH POR USA KEN JPN ETH KEN ETH

1 1 1 2 2 1 1 5 5 3 3 1 6 7 2 1 1 8

Rotterdam Vienna Osaka Vienna Rotterdam Donying Barcelona Dubai London Rotterdam Vienna Hamburg London London Osaka Tiberias Seoul London

09 APR 23 APR 29 JAN 23 APR 09 APR 07 MAY 12 MAR 20 JAN 23 APR 09 APR 23 APR 23 APR 23 APR 23 APR 29 JAN 06 JAN 19 MAR 23 APR

KEN KEN USA USA

1 2 3 4

Boston Boston Boston Boston

17 APR 17 APR 17 APR 17 APR

Other performances:

2:21:52 2:22:51 2:23:00 2:25:06

Edna KIPLAGAT Rose CHELIMO Jordan HASAY Desiree LINDEN

Half Marathon Men

Present world record: Zersenay Tadese (ERI); 58:23; Lisboa; 21 MAR 2010

Time

Athlete

59:10 59:19 59:26 59:36 59:50 59:56 59:57 59:59 1:00:00 1:00:01 1:00:04 1:00:04 1:00:05 1:00:07 1:00:08 1:00:09 1:00:11 1:00:10 1:00:19 1:00:20 1:00:21 1:00:22 1:00:24 1:00:24 1:00:24 1:00:28 1:00:28 1:00:28 1:00:32 1:00:33 1:00:37 1:00:37 1:00:38 1:00:38

Bedan KAROKI KEN Yigrem DEMELASH ETH Augustine CHOGE KEN Tamirat TOLA ETH Solomon YEGO KEN Geoffrey YEGON KEN Gilbert MASAI KEN Edwin KIPTOO KEN Callum HAWKINS GBR Jake ROBERTSON NZL Nguse AMSOLOM ERI Feyisa LILESA ETH Edwin KIPYEGO KEN Shadrack KIMINING KEN Callum HAWKINS GBR Ismail JUMA TAN James MWANGI KEN Meshack Kiprop KOECH KEN Geoffrey YEGON KEN Jorum Lumbasi OKOMBO KEN Albert KANGOGO KEN Terefa DEBELA ETH Edwin KOECH KEN Kenneth KIPKEMOI KEN Amos KIPRUTO KEN Mohamed ZIANI MAR Teshome MEKONEN ETH Noah Kiprotich KIGEN KEN Vincent KIPCHUMBA KEN Leonard LANGAT KEN Joseph Kiprono KIPTUM KEN Edwin Kipsang ROTICH KEN Morris GACHAGA KEN Josphat TANUI KEN

Nation Rank Venue

1 2 3 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 1 6 7 2 1 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 4 2 1 3 5 2 3 1 3 1 2

Date

Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Prague 01 APR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Den Haag 12 MAR Berlin 02 APR Den Haag 12 MAR Marugame 05 FEB Lisboa 19 MAR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB New York 19 MAR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB New York 19 MAR Istanbul 30 APR Lisboa 19 MAR Venlo 26 MAR Goteborg 20 MAY Venlo 26 MAR Venlo 26 MAR Istanbul 30 APR Verona 12 FEB Venlo 26 MAR Goteborg 20 MAY Marrakech 29 JAN New York 19 MAR Venlo 26 MAR Berlin 02 APR Goteborg 20 MAY Azpeitia 01 APR Istanbul 30 APR Paris 05 MAR Prague 01 APR

1:00:39 1:00:40 1:00:41 1:00:42 1:00:45 1:00:45 1:00:46 1:00:47 1:00:48 1:00:51 1:00:52 1:00:52 1:00:54 1:00:54 1:00:55 1:00:56 1:00:56 1:00:57 1:00:57 1:00:57 1:00:57 1:00:57 1:00:58 1:00:58 1:00:59 1:00:59 1:00:59 1:01:00 1:01:00

John LOITANG KEN 4 Paul LONYANGATA KEN 2 Geoffrey YEGON KEN 3 Alex KORIO KEN 3 Edwin KOECH KEN 3 Adugna Takele BIKILA ETH 4 Tadu ABATE ETH 4 Barselius KIPYEGO KEN 4 James RUNGARU KEN 3 Kaan Kigen ÷ZBILEN TUR 5 Leonard LANGAT KEN 1 El Hassan ELABBASSI BRN 1 Meshack KOECH KEN 2 Wilfred Kimeli KIMITAI KEN 1 Stephen SAMBU KEN 4 Peter Cheruiyot KIRUI KEN 1 Mosinet GEREMEW ETH 1 Kenta MURAYAMA JPN 5 Alexander MUTISO KEN 1 Macharia NDIRANGU KEN 2 Edwin Kimutai KIPLAGAT KEN 2 Timothy KIMELI KEN 3 Atsedu TSEGAYE ETH 2 Abraham CHEROBEN KEN 2 Joel KIMURER KEN 3 Joel KIMUTAI KEN 3 Evans CHERUIYOT KEN 4 Abraham KIPYATCH KEN 4 Geoffrey KOECH KEN 5

Goteborg 20 MAY Paris 05 MAR Prague 01 APR Paris 05 MAR Lisboa 19 MAR Istanbul 30 APR Lisboa 19 MAR Prague 01 APR Den Haag 12 MAR Istanbul 30 APR Barcelona 12 FEB Casablanca 21 MAY Barcelona 12 FEB Karlovy Vary 21 MAY New York 19 MAR Santa Pola 22 JAN Yangzhou 23 APR New York 19 MAR Gifu Seiryu 23 APR Gifu Seiryu 23 APR Karlovy Vary 21 MAY Karlovy Vary 21 MAY Marugame 05 FEB Yangzhou 23 APR Marugame 05 FEB Barcelona 12 FEB Karlovy Vary 20 MAY Marugame 05 FEB Prague 01 ARR

Other Performances:

59:18 59:31 1:00:13 1:00:57

Guye ADOLA Justus KANGOGO Peter NDOROBO Philip KANGOGO

ETH KEN KEN KEN

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12 MAR 12 MAR 12 MAR 12 MAR

Nation Rank Venue

Date

10km Men Time

Athlete

27:18 27:52 27:55 27:55 27:57 27:59 28:00

Benard KIMELI Nicholas KOSIMBEI Jake ROBERTSON Hassan EL ABBASI Peter LANGAT Stephen Omiso ARITA ARITA

Women Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN NZL BRN KEN KEN KEN

1 1 1 1 2 1 2

Date

Paderborn 15 APR Valencia 08 JAN New Orleans 15 APR Casablanca 07 MAY Casablanca 07 MAY Laredo 18 MAR Valencia 08 JAN

Time

Athlete

30:45 30:57 31:03 31:15 31:20 31:23 31:35

Caroline KIPKIRUI Violah JEPCHUMBA Tirunesh DIBABA Gladys Jerop KIMAINA Mary KEITANY Sofiya SHEMSU Netsanet GUDETA

KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN ETH ETH

1 2 1 1 1 2 1

Birmingham 26 MAY Birmingham 26 MAY Manchester 28 MAY Paderborn 15 APR New York 10 JUNE Paderborn 15 APR Ottawa 27 MAY

Mary Keitany New world record (pending ratification) (mixed race): Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN); 1:04:52, Prague, 01 APR 2017 Present world record (women’s-only race) Lornah Kiplagat (KEN); 1:06:24; Udine; 14 OCT 2007

Women Time

Athlete

1:04:52 1:05:06 1:05:13 1:05:22 1:06:08 1:06:19 1:06:43 1:06:46 1:06:50 1:06:58 1:07:35 1:07:42 1:07:44 1:07:48 1:07:50 1:07:51 1:07:55 1:07:58 1:07:58 1:08:06 1:08:07 1:08:08 1:08:10 1:08:15 1:08:19 1:08:19 1:08:19 1:08:21 1:08:27

Joyciline JEPKOSGEI Peres JEPCHIRCHIR Mary KEITANY Violah JEPCHUMBA Joyciline JEPKOSGEI Ruth CHEPNGETICH Jemima SUMGONG Eunice KIRWA Tirunesh DIBABA Fancy CHEMUTAI Brigit KOSGEI Ruth CHEPNGETICH Joyciline JEPKOSGEI Helah KIPROP Valary AIYABEI Gladys CHESIRE Jordan HASAY Veronicah WANJIRU Fancy CHEMUTAI Dera DIDA Eunice Jepkirui KIRWA Ruth CHEPNGETICH Violah JEPCHUMBA Florence KIPLAGAT Molly HUDDLE Belaynesh OLJIRA Yvonne JELEGAT Emily SISSON Amy CRAGG

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN BRN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN USA KEN KEN ETH BRN KEN KEN KEN USA ETH KEN USA USA

1 1 2 2 3 1 4 2 5 3 1 1 1 6 4 5 6 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2

Date

Prague 01 APR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Prague 01 APR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Istanbul 30 APR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Istanbul 30 APR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Prague 01 APR Verbiana 12 MAR Milano 19 MAR Gifu Seiryu 23 APR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Prague 01 APR Prague 01 APR Prague 01 APR Houston 15 JAN Goteborg 20 MAY Houston 15 JAN Marugame 05 FEB Paris 05 MAR Goteborg 20 MAY Barcelona 12 FEB New York 19 MAR Gifu Seiryu 23 APR Karlovy Vary 20 MAY New York 19 MAR Marugame 05 FEB

Time

Athlete

1:08:37 1:08:38 1:08:40 1:08:40 1:08:45 1:08:55 1:08:57 1:09:01 1:09:04 1:09:05 1:09:06 1:09:13 1:09:15 1:09:25 1:09:25 1:09:33 1:09:33 1:09:37 1:09:43 1:09:43 1:09:44 1:09:46 1:09:49

Rose CHELIMO Mary WACERA Jordan HASAY Sutume ASEFA Joan MELLY Worknesh DEGEFA Edith CHELIMO Mamitu DASKA Yvonne JELAGAT Vivian KIPLAGAT Ruth CHEPNGETICH Diane NKURI Mimi GEBREGIORGIOS Betty LEMPUS Desi MOKONIN Stellah BARSOSIO Veronicah WANJIRU Edna KIPLAGAT Mare DIBABA Margaret AGAI Vivian CHERUIYOT Muliye DEKEBO Antonina KWAMBAI

Nation Rank Venue

Date

BRN KEN USA ETH KEN ETH KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN BDI BRN KEN BRN KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN ETH KEN

7 3 4 2 1 3 2 5 7 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 8 4 1 3 2 6 1

Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Houston 15 JAN Houston 15 JAN Karlovy Vary 20 MAY Berlin 02 APR Istanbul 30 APR Berlin 02 APR Houston 15 JAN Prague 01 APR Verbiana 12 MAR Adana 08 JAN New York 19 MAR Verona 12 FEB Milano 19 MAR Azpeitia 01 APR Limassol 19 MAR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB New York 19 MAR Lisboa 19 MAR Goteborg 20 MAY Lisboa 19 MAR Houston 15 JAN Santa Pola 22 JAN

KEN KEN ETH KEN ETH

1 2 3 4 5

Ostia Ostia Ostia Ostia Ostia

Other performances:

1:07:01 1:07:43 1:08:46 1:09:01 1:09:10

Gladys KIPRONO Angela TANUI Aselefech MERGIA Rewbecca KANGOGO Muliye DEKEBO

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Podium placers

Results 1 April – 18 June 2017 1 April 2017 Novi Sad Half Marathon Serbia Half marathon Men

1 Ognjen STOJANOVIC 2 Milos SEGEDI 3 Niksha PAPIC

SRB 1:15:49 SRB 1:16:51 SRB 1:18:27

Women

1 Natasa DULAFUC 2 Ksenuja BUBNJEVIC 3 Tijana KABIC

SRB 1:23:54 SRB 1:29:39 SRB 1:35:21

www.marathon.org.rs Next date: 25 March 2018

2 April 2017 Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great Greece Marathon Men

1 Michalis PARMAKIS 2 Kyriakos SIMIRIOTIS 3 Illir KELLEZI

GRE 2:28:12 GRE 2:29:20 ALB 2:35:11

Berlin Halfmarathon Germany Photo: Petko Beier

Women

1 Sonia CEKINI 2 Marija VRAJIC 3 Stefania LEONTIADOU

GRE 2:45:02 CRO 2:50:53 GRE 2:56:40

www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org Next date: 1 April 2018

2 April 2017 Berlin Halfmarathon Germany

2 April 2017 UNIQA Bucharest 10K Romania 10km Men

1 Kinde Atanaw AYALEW 2 Hillary Kiptum MAIYO 3 Bernard Muinde MATHEKA

ETH KEN KEN

28:52 29:00 29:38

ETH ROU KEN

34:43 33:50 33:59

Women

Half marathon Men

1 Gilbert MASAI 2 Vincent KIPCHUMBA 3 Reubern LIMAA

KEN 59:57 KEN 1:00:32 KEN 1:01:43

1 Tejitu Siyum ALEMAYEHU 2 Andreea Alina PISCU 3 Christne MORAA

www.bucuresti10km.ro Next date: 1 April 2018

Women

1 Joan MELLY 2 Edith CHELIMO 3 Elizeba CHERONO

KEN 1:08:45 KEN 1:08:57 NED 1:10:43

www.berliner-halbmarathon.de Next date: 8 April 2018

2 April 2017 ČSOB Bratislava Marathon Slovakia Marathon Men

1 Jozef URBAN 2 Boris KOTMAN 3 Jan ZEMANÍK

SVK 2:29:44 SVK 2:36:19 CZE 2:37:10 Women

1 Michaela MERTOVÁ 2 Ulrike SCHWALBE 3 Sylvia ŠEBESTIAN

CZE 2:51:49 GER 3:01:42 SVK 3:05:01

www.bratislavamarathon.com Next date: 8 April 2018

2 April 2017 Daegu Int’l Marathon Korea Pamela Rotich waited until the final few metres to break free from her last remaining opponent but Mathew Kisorio ran alone for the last 5km writes John Mulkeen. Six men passed through 10km in 29:41 and 15km in 44:31 but then the pace dropped as they reached halfway in 63 mins and 30km in 1:29:56. Marathon debutant Bernard Korir was the first to drop back, followed by Evans Kipkoech and Mohamed Reda. Kisorio had just Kipsang for company at 35km, reached in

1:45:08, but he too soon drifted behind. The gap behind Kisorio continued to grow as he went on to win. Kipsang faded to fourth as Peter Some came through to take second. Six women passed through halfway in 1:13:49 but the lead pack split up soon afterwards as Winnie Jepkorir and Loice Kiptoo opened up a gap on Rotich with Nancy Koech further behind. But Rotich caught and ran with Jepkorir for the closing few kilometres before kicking to victory and taking more than a minute off her best time. Jepkorir was just four seconds behind with another personal best. Marathon Men

1 Mathew KISORIO 2 Peter SOME 3 Mohamed REDA

KEN 2:07:32 KEN 2:09:22 MAR 2:09:50 Women

1 Pamela ROTICH 2 Winnie JEPKORIR 3 Loice Jebet KIPTOO

KEN 2:27:48 KEN 2:27:52 KEN 2:28:39

marathon.daegusports.or.kr Next date: tbc

2 April 2017 ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid Spain Half marathon Men

1 Moses KIBET 2 Moussab HADOUT 3 Ben SIWA

KEN 1:01:54 MAR 1:02:22 KEN 1:03:02 Women

1 Joy Kemuna LOYCE 2 Polloine Wanjiku NJERO 3 Alessandra Aguilar MORAN

KEN 1:10:27 KEN 1:12:41 ESP 1:15:11

www.mediomaratonmadrid.es Next date: tbc

2 April 2017 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon Italy Edwin Kipngetich Koech broke the Italian all-comers’ record by 4 seconds while Sheila Chepkoech broke her personal best by more than 10 minutes writes Diego Sampaolo. Seven men were paced through halfway in 1:03:17. Pacemakers dropped out at 28km and 30km after which Koech broke away to build a lead which grew to over two minutes by the finish. He smashed his previous personal Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org best of 2:10:52 set in Verona last November. It also improved the previous course record of 2:07:53 set by Duncan Kibet in 2008. Sheila Chepkoech held off 2010 European champion and 2008 Milan Marathon winner Anna Incerti by six seconds. Five women had passed through halfway in 1:14:30 and 30km in 1:46:31. Chepkoech and Incerti pulled away after 35km and built up a 14-second lead over Vivian Kiplagat at 38km before battling it out in the last 2km as Chepkoech finally broke away in the last kilometre. Marathon Men

1 Edwin KOECH 2 Kenneth MUNGARA 3 Abdela GODANA

KEN 2:07:13 KEN 2:09:37 ETH 2:10:05

Women

1 Sheila CHEPKOECH 2 Anna INCERTI 3 Waka CHALTU

KEN 2:29:52 ITA 2:29:58 ETH 2:31:38

www.milanomarathon.it Next date: 8 April 2018

2 April 2017 Maratona di Roma Italy With rain falling heavily in the Italian capital, the men’s race set off fast writes John Mulkeen. Seven men, including four pacemakers, went through halfway in 1:03:25 on course record schedule. But the pace slipped after the last of the pacemakers dropped out at 30km. Four men were then left: Kitata, fellow Ethiopians Werkunesh Seyoum and Solomon Lema, plus Kenya’s Dominic Ruto. Lema dropped back while the others ran together to reach 35km in 1:46:03. Kitata then pushed the pace and opened up a gap of almost a minute over the next 5km. The course record slipped away but he took more than a minute off his best time. The women’s elite field largely ignored the pacemakers, passing through halfway in 1:14:23 before defending champion Rahma Tusa went ahead to lead by 27 seconds at 25km and 77 seconds at 30km. Beatrice Cherop, Halima Hussen and Abeba Tekulu drifted further and further behimd her. Former 1500m specialist Mestawot 68

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CSOB Bratislava Marathon Slovakia Tadesse made up ground to take second place and chop more than five minutes off her best time. Marathon Men

1 Shura KITATA

ETH 2:07:30

2 Dominic RUTO

KEN 2:09:10

3 Benjamin BITOK

KEN 2:09:16 Women

1 Rahma TUSA

ETH 2:27:23

2 Mestawot TADESSE

ETH 2:31:41

3 Abebe TEKULU

ETH 2:32:08

www.maratonadiroma.it Next date: 8 April 2018

2 April 2017 Maratón de Santiago

In the women’s race Melchor started to push the pace after reaching halfway in 1:18:39 and found herself already alone by 25km (1:32:44). The 30-year-old Peruvian, a lawyer by profession and South American record holder with 2:26:48 (2014), kept the pace steady through 35km to repeat her 2015 victory with a second half more than a minute faster than the first. A total of 28,000 runners took part in the three-race event. Conditions were pleasant with 12–16°C and low humidity.

Chile Kenyan Luka Rotich Lobuwan and Inés Melchor of Peru cruised to victory in the 11th edition of the race writes Eduardo Biscayart. Four men passed halfway in 1:05:27 but by 25km (1:17:42) Lobuwan only had Julius Kipyego Keter for company. They reached 35km in 1:50:21, with the duel between 2015 winner Lobuwan and Keter, who won the race in 2011 and 2013, decided in the final 3km.

2 April 2017 São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore Brazil Half marathon Men

1 Vanilson NEVES 2 José Cássio DE OLIVEIRA 3 Nilton Lúcio EVANGELISTA Women

1 Beatriz NERES 2 Conce CARVALHO 3 Lilian PEREIRA

8 April 2017 Australian Running Festival Australia

Men

KEN 2:09:37 KEN 2:09:55 KEN 2:12:10

Women

1 Ines MELCHOR 2 Alena Shewarge AMARE 3 Ogla KIMAIYO

PER 2:34:12 ETH 2:36:46 KEN 2:37:02

Half marathon

Marathon Men

1 Matthew COX 2 Samuel GEBREMICHAEL 3 Bradley CROKER Women

1 Leah FITZGERALD 2 Pippa FEATHERSTON 3 Lindsay BARWICK

CHI 1:05:14

2:58:41 2:59:14 3:06:52

Men

1 Joshua TORLEY

Women

1 Rocío CANTARA

2:21:38 2:23:31 2:24:09

Half marathon

Men

1 Enzo YANEZ

BRA 1:21:30 BRA 1:22:44 BRA 1:28:33

www.corpore.org.br Next date: tbc

Marathon 1 Luka Rotich LOBUWAN 2 Julius KETER 3 Richard SIGEI

BRA 1:12:37 BRA 1:15:05 BRA 1:15:40

1:10:14 Women

PER 1:17:17

www.maratondesantiago.com Next date: tbc

1 Milly CLARK

1:16:08

www.runningfestival.com.au Next date: tbc



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9 April 2017 United Airlines Guam Marathon Guam

Hungary

Marathon Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Dan NASH

GBR 1:06:51

2 Csaba GALAMB

HUN 1:07:00

3 Gáspár CSERE

HUN 1:07:08 Women

1 Simona STAICU

HUN 1:21:44

2 Lilla ROZSNYAI

HUN 1:22:47

3 Valéria BIRONE MOLNAR

HUN 1:24:53

springhalfmarathon.runinbudapest.co m Next date: 15 April 2018

9 April 2017 Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon Romania Marathon Men

1 Henry KEMBOI

KEN 2:28:08

2 Stefan LUPULESCU DANIEL

ROU 2:31:06

3 Cristian GORGAN CLAUDIU

ROU 2:33:55

Women

1 Tunde SZABO

HUN 2:50:37

2 Agnes KISS

HUN 2:57:13

3 Magdalena VELISCU

ROU 2:59:36

Half marathon Men

1 Moses KIPRUTO

KEN 1:05:43 Women

1 Teresa KWAMBOKA

KEN 1:16:20

www.maraton-cluj.ro/en Next date: tbc

9 April 2017 Crete Marathon Greece

1 Hiroki NAKAJIMA 2 Satoshi EMOTO 3 Yusuke INOSE

2:30:37 2:36:33 2:46:29 Women

1 Sunghwa RYU 2 Tomomi INOUE 3 Azusa NOJIRI

3:01:58 3:13:29 3:14:05

Half marathon Men

1 Shun GOROTANI

1:09:20 Women

1 Maria YANO

1:22:29

www.guammarathon.com Next date: tbc

9 April 2017 HAJ Hannover Marathon Germany Allan Kiprono achieved his biggest career win while Fate Tola, formerly Ethiopian, secured her place on the German team for the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London in August. Nine runners passed halfway in 1:05:04 but soon after 30km this reduced to five. Then Phillip Sanga, the fastest man in the field with a PB of 2:06:07, took the lead. The group stretched out but Kiprono, Norway’s Sondre Moen, defending champion Lusapho April of South Africa and Nicholas Kamakya all caught Sanga. He pushed the pace again at 35km and April and Kamakya dropped back. With thousands of spectators lining the sunny streets a thrilling battle for the podium positions began: Moen dropped back and

[Results unobtainable] www.crete-marathon.gr Next date: 15 April 2018

9 April 2017 Dogi’s Half Marathon Italy Half marathon Men

1 Philimon Kipkorir MARITIM

KEN 1:02:44

2 Julius Rono KIPNGETICH

KEN 1:02:47

3 Joash Kipruto KOECH

KEN 1:06:02

Women

1 Pauline Esikon NARAGOI

KEN 1:11:31

2 Ivyne LAGAT

KEN 1:11:59

3 Viola CHEPNGENO

KEN 1:15:21

www.dogishalfmarathon.it Next date: tbc

HAJ Hannover Marathon Germany

Kiprono overtook Sanga with about 4km to go before forging onwards to win. Moen also passed Sanga just before the 40km but Sanga squeezing by for second as they approached the finish. Moen broke the Norwegian record set 30 years ago by Geir Kvernmo who clocked 2:10:17 at the 1987 London Marathon. In the women’s race at 15km Tola was already ahead by a minute. She went through halfway in 1:13:06 and was on target for the course record before slowing as her pacemakers dropped out but then picking up again. “It was getting tough without the pacemakers,” she said. “I am not disappointed about the time.” Marathon KEN 2:09:52 KEN 2:10:07 NOR 2:10:07 Women

1 Fate TOLA 2 Nataliya LEHONKOVA 3 Mulunesh ASEFA

Half marathon Men

1 Lencho Tesffaye ANBESSA 2 Szymon KULKA 3 Roman ROMANENKO

ETH 1:03:56 POL 1:05:26 UKR 1:05:41

Women

1 Belaynesh Tsegaye BEYENE ETH ETH 1:13:58 2 Sofiia YAREMCHUK UKR 1:15:04 3 Vira OVCHARUK UKR 1:16:19

www.kyivhalfmarathon.org Next date: tbc

9 April 2017 North Pole Marathon North Pole Marathon Men

1 Piotr SUCHENIA 2 Bhim GURUNG 3 Samir TAMANG

POL 4:06:34 NEP 4:18:50 NEP 4:31:23 Women

Men

1 Allan KIPRONO 2 Phillip SANGA 3 Sondre MOEN

along the route there was music of those countries represented at the song contest.

GER 2:27:48 UKR 2:33:20 ETH 2:37:27

www.marathon-hannover.de Next date: 8 April 2018

9 April 2017 Kharkiv Int’l Marathon Ukraine [Results unobtainable] www.kharkivmarathon.com Next date: 29 April 2018

9 April 2017 Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon Ukraine The Ukrainian capital hosted a great festival of running in which 9,000 participants came from 43 countries to run down the picturesque streets of Kyiv. Among them there were 400 foreign runners. Around 25,000 spectators came to the city to support the runners and more than 15,000 fans watched the competition online. The route was a circuit along the Dnipro river with the start and finish at Kontraktova Square. For the first time, Kyiv half marathon organized a unique support zone for the participants – a musical half marathon honouring “Eurovision-2017”. Runners ran the course accompanied by music from 43 Ukrainian bands. Every 500m

1 Frederique LAURENT 2 Simona DUMITRISCU 3 Kit Ching YIU

FRA 6:21:03 ROU 6:25:41 HKG 6:37:18

www.npmarathon.com Next date: 9 April 2018

9 April 2017 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris France Husband-wife duo Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo won their respective titles with Rionoripo breaking the women’s course record writes Quentin Guillon. A women’s lead pack consisting of Netsanet Gudeta, defending champion Visiline Jepkesho, Yebrgual Melese, Flomena Cheyech, Rionoripo and Agnes Barsosio passed halfway in 1:10:19 on course record pace. Gudeta fell back just before 30km, and Melese soon after, as Jepkesho set a testing pace. Rionoripo withstood the test and set one of her own by surging at 36km. She passed 40km 10m ahead of Barsosio with Jepkesho a further 50m back. But Barsosio caught the leader although Rionoripo broke away again in the final kilometre to win by 11 seconds and smash her lifetime best by nearly four minutes. She posted the second fastest time of the year so far; behind her, Barsosio improved her best by three minutes. A lead group of 15 men went through halfway in 1:02:56. When pacing ceased at 30km (1:29:38) the fastest man in the field, Kenyan Stephen Chebogut (best Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org Swiss cantons were represented as were all generations: ranging from 11-year-olds to 81-year-olds in the associated events. There was a 4person relay event with more than 1,100 teams.

NN Marathon Rotterdam Netherlands of 2:05:52), moved to the front. But only 1km later Lonyangata made his first move to reduce his contenders to Chebogut, Solomon Yego and Yitayal Atnafu. Lonyangata redoubled his effort at 38km and edged ahead, continuing to extend his lead until reaching the finish line and setting a personal best time by over a minute. Marathon Men

1 Paul LONYANGATA 2 Stephen CHEBOGUT 3 Solomon YEGO

KEN 2:06:10 KEN 2:06:58 KEN 2:07:13

Women

1 Purity RIONORIPO 2 Agnes BARSOSIO 3 Flomena CHEYCH

KEN 2:20:55 KEN 2:20:57 ETH 2:21:22

www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.co m Next date: 8 April 2018

9 April 2017 NN Marathon Rotterdam Netherlands Running in unseasonably warm conditions Marius Kimutai and Meskerem Assefa took the titles with Assefa improving her personal best by a minute writes Cors Van Den Brink. Three pacemakers started overenthusiastically by passing 5km in 14:36 but moderated the pace to record further 5km splits of 14:56 and 15:06 and pass through halfway at 1:02:51. Pacing continued to 30km (1:29:51) after which Laban Korir pushed on to reach 35km in 1:44:54. But Kimutai took over at 40km and quickly carved a decisive gap.

Vincent Tonui, in his first competitive marathon, debuted with an impressive win nearly four minutes ahead. Women’s winner Vera Nunes improved her personal best by three minutes. The Swiss favourite, Michèle Gantner, unfortunately had to quit the race at 37km due to stomach issues. Marathon Men

1 Vincent TONUI 2 Patrick ERENG 3 Samuel KARANI

KEN 2:12:58 KEN 2:16:48 KEN 2:16:51 Women

1 Vera NUNES 2 Ivy CHEPKOK 3 Franziska INAUEN

POR 2:34:18 KEN 2:52:17 SUI 2:56:19

www.zuerichmarathon.ch Next date: 22 April 2018

14 April 2017 Dead Sea Ultramarathon Jordan Ultramarathon 50km Men

1 Ahmad MUHESIN 2 Yousef HASAN 3 Methqal AL ABBADI

3:05:31 3:09:25 3:10:03

Women

1 Hanoia HASABALLA 2 Tiago JONES 3 Marta MARTIN

SUD 3:50:31 4:03:30 4:23:55

Half marathon Men

1 Ahmad SAMOUR

9 April 2017 Roads to Rhodes Marathon Greece Marathon Men

1 Michalis CHATZIOUANNOU 2 Alexandros BOLIAS 3 Christopher BRONTE

GRE 2:49:49 GRE 2:52:36 GBR 3:05:59

Women

1 Sabine CHALUPA 2 Eva VASILAKOPOULOU 3 Shir BLUSTEIN

AUT 3:27:00 GRE 3:34:18 ISR 3:43:33

www.roadstorhodes.com Next date: 29 April 2018

9 April 2017 Rio City Half Marathon Brazil Men

BRA 1:04:30 KEN 1:05:16 BRA 1:06:19 Women

1 Roselaine BENITEZ 2 Rejane SILVA 3 Grazielle PEDROSO

BRA 1:20:58 BRA 1:21:17 BRA 1:23:21

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Marathon 1 Marius KIMUTAI 2 Lawrence CHERONO 3 Laban KORIR

KEN 2:06:04 KEN 2:06:21 KEN 2:06:25

Women

1 Meskerem ASSEFA 2 Eunice CHUMBA 3 Lucy KARIMI

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1 Georgia COTTLE

1:23:00

www.runjordan.com Next date: tbc

15 April 2017 Dushanbe International Half Marathon Tajikistan [Results unobtainable] www.dushanbe-marathon.com Next date: tbc

Men

ETH 2:24:18 KEN 2:24:27 KEN 2:25:17

www.nnmarathonrotterdam.org/home Next date: 8 April 2018

Half marathon 1 Giovani SANTOS 2 Elijah CHEBONEI 3 Gilmar LOPES

As early as 15km in the women’s race it was down to four: Lucy Karimi, Eunice Chumba, Jane Jelegat Seurey and Assefa. The quartette reached halfway in 1:11:35 and were still together at 30km. Seuray dropped back then but the final move only came in the last 500m when Assefa broke away.

9 April 2017 Zurich Marathon Switzerland In warm sunshine 8,569 runners finished the 16th edition, coming from 87 different countries. All

15 April 2017 Pardubice Wine Half Marathon Czech Republic

15 April 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Republic of South Africa Olympic marathon runner Lungile Gongqa took a comfortable win to become the first home town winner since 1973. He broke away at 47km and surged again at 52km to drop the Lesothan pair Warinyane Lebopo and Teboho Sello. Belarussian runner Maryna Damantsevich built up a big lead by the half marathon mark and finished the race 10 minutes ahead. She suffered a mishap at the start: “Someone bumped into me and I fell… I thought I was in second place, but couldn’t find the woman in front of me, so I ran faster to catch up,” she explained. The women’s race was left wide open after a hamstring injury brought defending champion Caroline Wöstmann’s race to an abrupt end at 11km. In the Half Marathon men’s race Namakoe Nkhasi defended his title and set a new course record. After a few days of rain race morning was cool and windy but runners described conditions as great for running. Title Sponsor Old Mutual’s 1-million Rand bonus to anyone breaking the the 56km records stayed safe – as they have remained unbroken since 1988 and 1989, standing to Thompson Magawana (03:03:44) and Frith van der Merwe (03:30:36). Ultramarathon 56km Men

1 Lungile GONGGA

RSA 3:09:43

2 Warinyane LEBOPO

LES 3:10:21

3 Teboho SELLO

LES 3:11:48 Women

1 Maryna DAMANTSEVICH

BLR 3:37:13

Half marathon

2 Jenna CHALLENOR

RSA 3:47:32

Men

3 Tanith MAXWELL

RSA 3:55:42

1 Hillary KIMAIYO 2 Silas TOO 3 Joel MWANGI

KEN 1:03:39 KEN 1:05:34 KEN 1:05:50 Women

1 Stellah BARSOSIO 2 Betty CHEPLETENG 3 Teresa KWAMBOKA

Half marathon Men

1 Namakoe NKHASI KEN 1:12:39 KEN 1:15:47 KEN 1:17:23

www.pardubickyvinarskypulmaraton.cz Next date: tbc

LES 1:03:15 Women

1 Irvette VAN ZYL

RSA 1:13:53

www.twooceansmarathon.org.za Next date: 31 March 2018




Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 16 April 2017 Nagano Marathon

17 April 2017 B.A.A. Boston Marathon

22 April 2017 30th Belgrade Marathon

23 April 2017 DVV Antwerp Marathon

Japan

United States of America

Serbia

Belgium

Taiga Ito came through to win in the last 5km while Kenya’s Rachel Jemutai Mutgaa made an early winning break in the women’s race writes Ken Nakamura.

Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat and relative unknown Geoffrey Kirui were crowned champions at the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, the first double win for Kenya in five years writes Parker Morse.

Belgrade Marathon celebrated its 30th anniversary with a third victory by local hero and five-time Olympian Olivera Jevtic writes Pat Butcher.

Junichi Shioya and Tatsunori broke away early in the men’s race and passed through 20km 31 seconds up. Then Ser-Od Bat-Ochir started to chase them. Shioya was passed before 25km and Bat-Ochir also caught Hamasaki to move into the lead. The chase pack, including eventual winner Ito was 15 seconds behind. Bat-Ochir passed 30km 30 seconds clear but by 35km Ito had halved the deficit and at 37km caught him, pulling away to win. Ito became just the third Japanese runner to win the Nagano Marathon in its 19-year history. Soon after the women started Rachel Jemutai Mutgaa broke away with Miriam Wangari and Famtu Eticha in tow and by 5km they were 50 seconds ahead. Mutgaa then went clear to pass 10km 20 seconds clear. She continued to extend her lead all the way to the finish. Marathon Men

1 Taiga ITO 2 Ser-od BAT-OCHIR 3 Yuki OSHIKAWA

JPN 2:14:39 MGL 2:15:12 JPN 2:15:27 Women

1 Rachel Jemutai MUTGAA 2 Famtu ETICHA 3 Miriam WANGARI

KEN 2:33:00 ETH 2:37:10 KEN 2:38:29

www.naganomarathon.gr.jp Next date: tbc

16 April 2017 Semi-Marathon Int’l de Nice France Half marathon Men

1 John KIPKOECH 2 Emmanuel BOR 3 Elias MOLA Women

FRA 1:27:07 FRA 1:33:19 1:37:18

www.nicerunningdays.com Next date: tbc

Geoffrey Kirui flew completely under the radar before the race, his best previous marathon being a third-place debut in Rotterdam last year and his PB a 2:06:27 for seventh in Amsterdam. The men’s pack stayed together much longer than the women. Around 25km, as the course descends into Lower Falls to cross the Charles River from Wellesley into Newton, Olympic bronze medallist Galen Rupp moved to the front of the pack. Eventually a duel developed between Rupp and Kirui as they led Oregon-based Japanese Suguru Osako by a dozen seconds at 35km. Then Kirui stomped on the accelerator and Rupp couldn’t answer. Although there was a tailwind in many places winds were gusty and occasionally head on. Some 27,228 runners in four waves crossed the start line in Hopkinton. Men

1 Geoffrey KIRUI 2 Galen RUPP 3 Suguru OSAKO

KEN 2:09:37 USA 2:09:58 JPN 2:10:28 Women

1 Edna KIPLAGAT 2 Rose CHELIMO 3 Jordan HASAY

Men

1 Stephen KIPNGETICH KATAM

KEN 2:21:52 KEN 2:22:51 USA 2:23:00

www.baa.org Next date: 16 April 2018

Men

1 David CHEROP 2 Vitalis KWEMOI 3 Willem SCHUERBEECK

UGA 2:17:13 UGA 2:17:27 BEL 2:17:55

Women

1 Mieke DUPONT 2 Els HOOYDONCK 3 Soetkin DEMEY

BEL 2:54:16 BEL 2:55:23 BEL 2:55:37

www.dvvantwerpmarathon.be Next date: tbc

23 April 2017 Maratón “Las Batallas de Celaya” Mexico [Results unobtainable]

Marathon KEN 2:21:12

2 Darko ZIVANOVIC

SRB 2:30:15

3 Kennedy KIPRUTO MAYO

KEN 2:33:40

Women

1 Olivera JEVTIC

SRB 2:38:03

2 Teodora SIMOVIC

SRB 2:41:47

3 Nataša CULAFIC

SRB 3:02:41

www.bgdmarathon.org Next date: tbc

23 April 2017 Marathon Vert D’Agadir Morocco [Shortened course, unknown distance] Marathon

www.maratoncelaya.com Next date: tbc

23 April 2017 Enschede Marathon Netherlands Marathon Men

1 Jonas ROELS 2 David STEVENS 3 Riekele KOBES

NED 2:31:10 BEL 2:31:15 NED 2:33:30 Women

1 Betty LEMPUS 2 Agnes MUTUNE 3 Rose MARU

KEN 2:29:31 KEN 2:33:21 KEN 2:35:05

www.enschedemarathon.nl Next date: 22 April 2018

23 April 2017 Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon Japan

Men

1 Hamza SAHLI

MAR 2:07:52

2 Milton Kiplagat ROTICH

KEN 2:07:57

3 Mengistu SHUMET

ETH 2:08:07 Women

1 Roman MENGISTU

ETH 2:28:20

2 Nancy Jebichi ARUSEI

KEN 2:29:12

3 Meseret HUSSEN

ETH 2:38:45

www.agadirmarathon.com Next date: 22 April 2018

23 April 2017 Almaty Marathon Kazakhstan

Half marathon Men

1 Alexander MUTISO 2 Macharia NDIRANGU 3 Paul KUIRA

KEN 1:00:57 KEN 1:00:57 KEN 1:01:19

Women

1 Joyciline JEPKOSGEI 2 Belaynesh OLJIRA 3 Yuka ANDO

KEN 1:07:44 ETH 1:08:19 JPN 1:12:12

www.gifu-marathon.jp Next date: 22 April 2018

23 April 2017 Haspa Marathon Hamburg Germany

Marathon

Marathon

Men

Marathon KEN 1:03:35 KEN 1:04:28 KEN 1:04:55

1 Amandine GINOUVES 2 Celine MANNIC 3 Gabriela BRIEN

The elite women started 28 minutes before the men and were led out at a brisk pace by Desiree Linden which reduced the pack to eight by halfway and five by 25km. Defending champion Atsede Baysa and former winner Caroline Rotich were dropped. The group of five: Linden, Kiplagat, Rose Chelimo, Jordan Hasay, and Valentine Kipketer held together for another 5km but on the second of three hills in Newton Kiplagat abruptly accelerated and broke away. At the 35km drink station Kiplagat mistakenly picked up another athlete’s bottle but actually went back to replace it before getting her own.

On a cool (8C) sunny morning Jevtic took the lead at halfway from Teodora Simovic and eventually won by nearly four minutes. Men’s winner Stephen Kipngetich went into the lead after 6km and won by nine minutes.

Marathon

1 Nicolai GRIGOROV

RUS 2:30:09

2 Amir BAITUKANOV

KZK 2:33:11

3 Aidn KASEN

KZK 2:35:52 Women

1 Polina REPINA

KZK 3:16:15

2 Alena UVAROVA

KZK 3:23:12

3 Marija KIREEVA

KZK 3:23:15

www.almaty-marathon.kz Next date: 22 April 2018

Men

1 Tsegaye MEKKONEN 2 Stephen KIPROTICH 3 Jacob KENDAGOR

ETH 2:07:26 UGA 2:07:31 KEN 2:08:50

Women

1 Jessica AUGUSTO 2 Ifa MEGERTU 3 Viola KIBIWOTT

POR 2:25:30 ETH 2:29:47 KEN 2:30:33

www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de Next date: 29 April 2018 Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 23 April 2017 DOZ Marathon Łódź Poland The race was an upset for the Polish female favourite, Agnieszka Mierzejewska, who had to drop out with an injury. A group of five men went through 10km in 31:19. Jafred Kipchumba

DOZ Marathon Lodz Poland Photo: www.sportevolution.pl

Chirchir seemed to be willing to push but did not take the risk of kilometre did Samson Kiprono

23 April 2017 EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2

Barmao make a decisive attack.

Spain

leading alone. Only in the 34th

Asmare Workneh covered the keeping ahead of Chirchir in third.

Men

1 Michael Njenga KUNYUGA

Men

1 Bonsa DIDA

ETH 2:10:16

Local favourite in the women’s

2 Belete MEKONEN

ETH 2:13:04

race, Agnieszka Mierzejewska,

3 Ronal Kipkoech KORIR

injury. Kenza Dahmani and the Ethiopians Amelework Fikadu and

KEN 2:13:07

Women

withdrew with an Achilles tendon

Italy Marathon

Marathon

move but soon dropped back,

23 April 2017 Padova Marathon

1 Elizabeth Chepkanan RUMOKOL KEN 2:33:55 2 Joan Jepchirchir KIGEN

KEN 2:34:41

3 Bedatu HIRPA

ETH 2:34:47

KEN 2:10:43

2 Eliud KIBET

KEN 2:13:06

3 Shedrack Kiptoo KIMAIYO

KEN 2:15:28

23 April 2017 Vienna City Marathon

1 Fatna MARAOUI

ITA 2:32:52

Austria

2 Federica DAL RI

ITA 2:37:54

3 Maurizia CUNICO

ITA 2:51:21

Women

www.padovamarathon.com Next date: 22 April 2018

Tigist Shetu completed the first half in 1:15:42. The Algerian saved her effort for the final

Half marathon Men

1 Joseph Kiprono KIPTUM

stages and prevailed in a new personal best time.

another 2500 in the associated 10km race. DOZ Marathon Lodz 2017 was announced the “Loudest Marathon in Poland”

Canada ETH 1:11:29

www.rocknrollmadrid.com

10km

Next date: 22 April 2018

Men

23 April 2017 Maratón de Montevideo

performed by local bands selected by Piotr Rogucki — artistic director

1 Joseph GRAY

USA

29:38

2 Geoff MARTINSEN

CAN

29:46

3 Daniel KIPKOECH

CAN

29:54

Women

Uruguay

with 52 official cheering points. Half of them played live music

23 April 2017 The Vancouver Sun Run Presented by Ford

Women

1 Tejitu DABA

1500 runners participated with

KEN 1:01:44

[Results unobtainable] www.maratonmontevideo.com.uy Next date: tbc

of the event and the leader of a

Vancouver Sun Run Presented By Ford Canada

1 Karolina JARZYNSKA-NADOLSKAPOL 32:39 2 Kinsey GOMEZ

CAN

33:20

3 Rachel CLIFF

CAN

33:35

www.vancouversunrun.com Next date: 22 April 2018

In windy conditions Albert Korir edged ahead in the final 150m to win by two seconds. Despite the winds Nancy Kiprop clocked the second fastest time ever run in the women’s race after battling with fellow-Kenyan Rebecca Chesir. She moved ahead with around 400m to go. A record number of 42,766 runners from 125 nations entered the various events of the 34th Vienna City Marathon, which is Austria’s biggest sporting event. Almost 9000 entered the marathon. 15 men passed halfway in 64:13 with three pacers trying to protect the other athletes from the wind. The wind calmed down over the last 12km as the 12-strong group remaining first thinned to seven

popular Polish rock band — COMA. Rogucki himself finished the marathon in 3:59:31. Marathon Men

1 Samson Kiprono BARMAO

KEN 2:14:19

2 Asmare WORKNEH

ETH 2:15:08

3 Jafred Kipchumba CHIRCHIR

KEN 2:16:29

Women

1 Kenza DAHMANI

ALG 2:33:21

2 Amelawork Fikadu BOSHO

ETH 2:34:25

3 Tigist Shetu BILTO

ETH 2:34:37

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Vienna City Marathon Austria

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org and then just three at around 35km: Ishmael Bushendich, Albert Korir and Suleiman Simotwo. Simwoto dropped back at 36km but Bushendich and Korir ran shoulder to shoulder until they could see the finish line. In a thrilling sprint finish Korir edged ahead, improving his personal best from 2:10:08 to 2:08:40. The women’s leading group contained six runners when they reached halfway in 1:12:36. At 30km (1:42:23) Roza Dereje, Rebecca Chesir and Kiprop were left in the lead. Dereje held on until 39km while Kiprop and Chesir produced a great fight for victory. Marathon Men

1 Albert KORIR

KEN 2:08:40

2 Ishmael BUSHENDICH

KEN 2:08:42

3 Ezekiel OMULLO

KEN 2:09:10 Women

1 Nancy KIPROP

KEN 2:24:20

2 Rebecca CHESIR

KEN 2:24:25

3 Roza DEREJE

ETH 2:25:17

www.vienna-marathon.com Next date: 22 April 2018

23 April 2017 ORLEN Warsaw Marathon Poland Marathon

Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon Norway

29 April 2017 Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon

30 April 2017 PZU Cracovia Marathon Poland

Turkey

Norway

Marathon

Men

1 Felix KIMUTAI

KEN 2:10:34

2 Alex SAEKWO

KEN 2:12:01

3 Artur KOZŁOWSKI

POL 2:12:38 Women

1 Natassia IVANOVA

BLR 2:28:44

2 Izabela TRZASKALSKA

POL 2:29:56

3 Viola YATOR

KEN 2:30:03

www.orlenmarathon.pl Next date: tbc

23 April 2017 Women Run Taipei Chinese Taipei Half marathon Women

1 Chen Wei LIN

CHI 1:25:21

2 Chen Ya FEN

CHI 1:30:35

30 April 2017 Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon

Marathon

Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Cosmas Mutuku KYEVA

KEN 2:12:52

Men

1 Sondre Ovre HELLUND

NOR 2:38:54

2 Moses TOO

KEN 2:15:02

1 Ismail JUMA

2 Sindre NAS

NOR 2:46:11

3 Dominic MAILU

KEN 2:16:23

2 Terefa DEBELA

ETH 1:00:22

3 Edwin Kipsang ROTICH

KEN 1:00:37

3 Kenneth SMEBY

Women

NOR 2:47:40 1 Stellah BARSOSIO

KEN 2:33:01

1 Trine LARSEN

NOR 3:10:59

2 Lemlewm Berha YACHEM

ETH 2:41:09

2 Louise SKAK

NOR 3:14:11

3 Derebe ALEMU

Women

3 Vivian KYTE

NOR 3:18:00

www.bergencitymarathon.no Next date: 28 April 2018

ETH 2:41:50

www.pzucracoviamaraton.pl Next date: 22 April 2018

30 April 2017 Big Sur Int’l Marathon

30 April 2017 METRO Marathon Düsseldorf

United States of America

Germany

Marathon

Marathon

Men

Men

TAN 1:00:09

Women

1 Ruth CHEPNGETICH

KEN 1:06:19

2 Eunice KIRWA

BRN 1:06:46

3 Worknesh DEGEFA

ETH 1:08:55

www.istanbulyarimaratonu.org Next date: 8 April 2018

1 May 2017 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Great Britain Marathon

3 Jian Pei YU

CHI 1:30:52

4 Mok Chi LING

CHI 1:31:09

1 Michael WARDIAN

USA 2:30:29

1 Robert CHEMONGES

UGA 2:10:32

1 Bernard ROTICH

5 Lin Pei YI

CHI 1:32:19

2 Adam ROACH

USA 2:31:51

2 Weldu Negash GEBRESADIK

NOR 2:11:16

2 Daniel TANUI

KEN 2:17:40

6 Xie Bo SHAO

CHI 1:35:06

3 Chris KNORZER

USA 2:42:46

3 Yared SHEGUMO

POL 2:12:33

3 Emanuel Kiprotich MELLY

KEN 2:18:11

7 Yan Xiao QING

CHI 1:35:23

8 Lin Guan RU

CHI 1:35:39

1 Tegan SEARLE

USA 3:01:47

1 Doroteia Alves PEIXOTO

POR 2:32:00

1 Laura GRAHAM

9 Chen Yun NIAN

CHI 1:35:44

2 Jaymee MARTY

USA 3:07:10

2 Sara RAMADHANI

TAN 2:33:08

2 Els RENS

BEL 2:46:20

10Luo Hui PING

CHI 1:36:08

3 Serena KESSLER

USA 3:09:54

3 Carmen Patricia MARTINEZ

PAR 2:35:17

3 Salome Jepkoech KIMUTAI

KEN 2:54:00

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Men

Women

www.bsim.org Next date: 29 April 2018

KEN 2:16:03

Women

www.metro-marathon.de Next date: 29 April 2018

GBR 2:41:46

www.belfastcitymarathon.com Next date: 7 May 2018


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 1 May 2017 Milton Keynes Marathon Great Britain

7 May 2017 Trieste Green Europe Marathon Italy

Marathon Marathon

Men

1 Gareth COOKE

GBR 2:40:08

2 Kurtis GIBSON

GBR 2:42:02

3 Adam HOLLAND

GBR 2:42:27 Women

1 Asia ZMYSLONA

Men

1 Simon RUGUT 2 Faye SAMBA 3 Michael BRYANT Women

2:57:37

2 Jennifer SANFSTER

GBR 3:12:12

3 Hazel BEHAGG

GBR 3:12:20

Half marathon

1 Simona STAICU 2 Laura PEDERZOLI 3 Anna ZILIO

HUN 2:57:38 ITA 2:58:20 ITA 2:58:44

Half marathon

Men

1 David HUDSON

UGA 2:24:58 SEN 2:33:19 GBR 2:46:55

Men

GBR 1:14:16 1 Fredrik UHRBOM

Women

1 Rebecca MOORE

GBR 1:16:50

www.mkmarathon.com Next date: tbc

SWE 1:08:58 Women

1 Teresa MONTRONE

ITA 1:19:27

www.triestemarathon.it Next date: 6 May 2018

7 May 2017 Borneo Int’l Marathon Malaysia

7 May 2017 Diacore Gaborone Marathon

Marathon

Botswana

Men

1 Kentaro MASUDA

JPN 2:58:28

2 Sapirin SUMPING

MAS 3:00:45

3 Safrey SUMPING

MAS 3:03:41 Women

1 Nojiri AZUSA

JPN 3:02:59

2 Eunice Ong Huey SHEN

MAS 3:55:04

3 Holly BURRELL

AUS 4:05:17

Half marathon

Men

1 Gilbert MUTANDIRO 2 Paulus IIYAMBO 3 Albert KANGOR Women

1 Alina ARMAS NAM 2:40:06 2 Lavinia Ndatyooli HAITOPE NAM 2:40:47 3 Ekandjo Ndeshimona NANGULA NAM 2:45:54

KEN 1:10:35 Women

1 Wong Mei YAN

ZIM 2:19:10 NAM 2:19:18 KEN 2:21:10

Milton Keynes Marathon Great Britain

Half marathon

Men

1 David MUTAI

Marathon

Men

1 David MANJA

RSA 1:05:08

CHN 1:27:33

www.borneomarathon.com Next date: tbc

Women

1 Onneile DINTWE

BOT 1:17:31

www.diacoregaboronemarathon.com Next date: tbc

7 May 2017 RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca

7 May 2017 Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef

Morocco

See race feature on page 17

10km Men

www.harmonygenevemarathon.com Next date: 6 May 2018

1 Hassan EL ABBASI

BRN

27:55

2 Peter LANGAT

KEN

27:57

3 Rhonzas Lokitam KILIMO

KEN

28:22

1 Belaynesh TSEGAYE

ETH

32:09

7 May 2017 Volkswagen Prague Marathon

2 Damaris Muthuee MUTUA

BRN

32:36

Czech Republic

3 Martha AKENO

KEN

32:40

Women

www.running.ma Next date: 6 May 2018

7 May 2017 Erzurum Half Marathon Turkey [Results unobtainable] www.erzurumyarimaratonu.org Next date: tbc

Marathon Men

1 Abraha GEBRETSADIK 2 Worku BAZU 3 Ayenew MEKUANT

ETH 2:08:47 ETH 2:08:48 ETH 2:09:00

Women

1 Valary AYABEI 2 Amane BERISO 3 Tadelech TADELECH

KEN 2:21:58 ETH 2:22:15 ETH 2:21:23

www.runczech.com Next date: 6 May 2018

Volkswagen Prague Marathon Czech Republic Photo: Giancarlo Colombo

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 7 May 2017 Rosa Run Half Marathon 777

13 May 2017 Dalian Int’l Marathon China

Russia [Results unobtainable] [Results unobtainable] www.rosarun.ru/en Next date: 6 May 2018

7 May 2017 Salzburg Marathon

www.dlmls.org Next date: tbc

13 May 2017 Okpekpe Int’l 10km Road Race Nigeria

See race feature on page 21 www.salzburg-marathon.at Next date: 6 May 2018

7 May 2017 Wizz Air Skopje Marathon FYR Macedonia Marathon Men

1 Kirotich KIRUI 2 Edwin Kipruto KIRWA 3 Samuel Kimutai KIPTUM

KEN 2:12:59 KEN 2:16:15 KEN 2:16:32

Women

1 Stellah Jepngetich BARSOSIO 2 Salina JEBET 3 Gladys Jepkurui BIWOTT

KEN 2:33:42 KEN 2:44:19 KEN 2:47:06

www.skopjemarathon.com Next date: 6 May 2018

7 May 2017 GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon See race feature on page 14 www.torontomarathon.com Next date: 6 May 2018

After an opening half of 14:25 with nine athletes still in contention the men’s race came alive in the second half. Leul Gebresilase, second in 2015, forged ahead to victory in the closing stages. In the women’s race Veronica Maina held a 12-second lead at half way (16:16) but Ethiopia’s 2011 African junior 3000m champion Azemra Gebru caught Maina in the second half. Men

ETH ETH ETH

29:28 29:34 29:39

ETH KEN KEN

33:59 34:19 34:39

Women

1 Azmera GEBRU 2 Veronica MAINA 3 Alice TIMBILILI

www.okpekperoadrace.com Next date: 12 May 2018

7 May 2017 BMO Vancouver Marathon

14 May 2017 Banja Luka Half Marathon

Canada

Bosnia

Marathon

1 Samul Naibei KIPLIMO 2 Tamas NAGY 3 Lajos BERECZ Women

KEN 2:39:38 CAN 2:39:42 CAN 2:41:24

1 Olivera JEVTIC 2 Marija VRACIC 3 Danijela KUNA

SRB 1:16:48 CRO 1:20:40 1:22:32

www.bmovanmarathon.ca Next date: 6 May 2018

www.banjalukamarathon.com Next date: tbc

13 May 2017 OMV Petrom Bucharest Half Marathon

14 May 2017 PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon

Romania

Poland

Half marathon

Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Lencho Tesfaye ANBESA 2 Kenneth Kibet RONO 3 Jiksa Tadesse TOLOSA

ETH 1:01:08 KEN 1:01:45 ETH 1:02:00

1 Slas Kiprono TOO 2 Abel Kibet ROP 3 Pavel OCHAL

ROU 1:11:43 ETH 1:12:53 ROU 1:13:15

1 Christine Moraa OIGO 2 Anna ŁAPI SKA 3 Olga KRAUTSOVA

Women

1 Ancuta BOBOCEL 2 Tejitu Siyum ALEMAYEHU 3 Andreea PISCU

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Marathon 1 Joseph Kyengo MUNYWOKI 2 Gadisa Birhanu SHUMIE 3 Duncan Cheruiyot KOECH

halfway in 1:15:03. Eunice Kioko then dropped back, trailing by 14 seconds at 25km. Meseret Dekebo tailed off after 35km to leave

KEN 2:12:14 ETH 2:13:09 KEN 2:14:14

Women

1 Bekelech DABA 2 Kikuyo TSUZAKI 3 Meseret Gebre DEKEBO

ETH 2:31:22 JPN 2:31:33 ETH 2:33:28

lattelecomrigamarathon.lv Next date: 20 May 2018

Bekelech Daba and Japan’s Kikuyo Tsuzaki to battle on. With just a few kilometres remaining

19 May 2017 Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de Béjaia

Daba managed to open a gap on

in 30:28 and halfway in 1:05:10. Behind them, Valerijs Zolnerovics was running his own race in a bid to break his Latvian record of 2:14:33. Richard Bett dropped out of the quartet at 25km. He was followed by Duncan Koech which left Joseph Munywoki and Ethiopia’s Gadisa Birhanu at the

Algeria Half marathon Men

1 Titus MBISHEI 2 Joseph Kiprono KIPTUM 3 Belete Adere TOLA

KEN 1:02:46 KEN 1:03:39 ETH 1:04:18

Women

1 Marion Jepkurui LIMO 2 Sule UTURA 3 Birke Debele BEYENE

KEN 1:11:38 ETH 1:14:29 ETH 1:17:12

www.semimarathondebejaia.com Next date: tbc

20 May 2017 GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon Sweden

front. Munywoki broke from Birhanu in the final few kilometres KEN 1:05:58 KEN 1:06:25 POL 1:06:50

Women

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10km in 35:17 and reached

A group of four men passed 10km KEN 1:04:06 HUN 1:11:11 HUN 1:11:15

missed the podium by just 10 seconds he was rewarded with a Latvian record of 2:14:24. Men

Tsuzaki which proved decisive.

Men

KEN 2:19:09 KEN 2:26:57 KEN 2:32:08

Women

1 Gladys Jepkechei TARUS 2 Allison MACSAS 3 Lioudmila KORTCHAGUINA

Latvia

Half marathon

Men

1 Daniel KIPKOECH 2 George TOWETT 3 Jonathan Kipchirchir CHESOO

14 May 2017 Lattelecom Riga Marathon

A lead pack of four women passed

10km 1 Leul GEBRESILASIE 2 Dawit Fikadu ADMASU 3 Jemeli BEKELE

Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de Béjaia Algeria

KEN 1:14:41 POL 1:20:50 BLR 1:21:35

www.bialystokpolmaraton.pl Next date: tbc

and went on to win by almost a minute. Zolnerovics’ controlled approach paid off. He passed a fading Bett with about 5km to go and almost caught Koech. Although he

Half marathon Men

1 Geoffrey YEGON 2 Amos KIPRUTO 3 Leonard LANGAT

KEN 1:00:19 KEN 1:00:24 KEN 1:00:33 Women

1 Fancy CHEMUTAI 2 Violah JEPCHUMBA 3 Margaret AGAI

KEN 1:07:58 KEN 1:08:10 KEN 1:09:43

www.goteborgsvarvet.se Next date: 19 May 2018


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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 20 May 2017 The Great Wall Marathon

21 May 2017 TCS World 10K Bengaluru

China

India

Marathon

World Cross Champion Irene Cheptai made a winning debut in her first international road race. She made her decisive move at 7km which, by the time she reached 8km, had convinced her that she would win. In the men’s race 2013 winner Alex Korio made his push at the same point in the race and it became clear that no one would be able keep pace.

Men

1 Marcin Joachim SWIERCZ 2 Loren David NEWMAN 3 Loic LAPEZE-DIGIANANTONIO

POL 3:14:34 USA 3:32:38 FRA 3:41:18

Women

1 Anna Sofie NELSSON 2 Lauren DRAPER 3 Rosalyn VALDEZ

SWE 4:11:21 GBR 4:31:09 USA 4:35:39

Half marathon Men

1 William GHIBAUDO

FRA 1:44:05

Women

1 Elisa ALMONDO

ITA 2:00:03

www.great-wall-marathon.com Next date: 19 May 2018

20 May 2017 Three Hearts Marathon Slovenia Marathon Men

1 Joel Maina MWANGI 2 Moses Kipruto KIBIRE 3 Edwin Cheruyiot MELLY

KEN 2:21:50 KEN 2:25:53 KEN 2:26:40

Women

1 Gladys Jepkurui BIWOTT 2 Hellen KIMUTAI 3 Marija VRAJIC

KEN 2:51:31 KEN 2:56:58 CRO 3:09:17

Half marathon Men

1 Silas Kiprono TOO

KEN 1:05:45 Women

1 Stellah BARSOSIO

KEN 1:14:58

www.maraton-radenci.si Next date: 19 May 2018

21 May 2017 Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de Asunción Paraguay Half marathon Men

1 Derlys Ramon AYALA 2 Jose Souza DO NASCIMENTO 3 Orlando Javier ELIZECHE

PAR 1:05:21 PAR 1:08:49 PAR 1:09:08

Women

1 Carmen MARTINEZ 2 Maria Leticia ANAZCO 3 Maria Veronica DOMINGUEZ

PAR 1:17:09 PAR 1:21:46 PAR 1:22:30

After overnight storms which left roads flooded and strewn with debris conditions were cool but humid. The women set off at leisurely pace so that Worknesh Degefa took it upon herself to lead a strong Kenyan group of Cheptai, Helah Kiprop, Gladys Chesir and Magdalyne Masai. Masai fell back after the group passed 5km in 16:19 and the pace began to pick up. Gladys Chesir was the next to drop back but when Cheptai made her move the race looked like it was well and truly over. Zane Robertson was the early leader of the men’s race alongside pacemaker Stephen Kissa but the 5km split of 14:10 seemed to act as a spur for Kissa to press on with the race rather than finish his pacing duties. He drew clear of Robertson at about 6km and was pressed only by Korio. While Korio soon took over from Kissa Robertson slipped back several places over the closing kilometres, but remained ahead of world record holder Leonard Komon. The champion for the last two years, Mosinet Geremew, followed them in in 10th place.

21 May 2017 Austrian Women’s Run Austria Women

POR NED KEN HUN CAN GER CZE CRO AUT HUN

15:36 15:41 15:54 16:06 16:10 16:23 16:33 16:44 16:52 16:59

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KEN KEN UGA

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28:12 28:26 28:28

Half marathon Men

1 Mihail BIZNIUC

ROU 1:12:44 Women

1 Adela Paulina BALTOI

ROU 1:28:14

www.maratonulbrasov.ro/en Next date: tbc

21 May 2017 Telenor Copenhagen Marathon See race feature on page 49 www.copenhagenmarathon.dk Next date: 13 May 2018

iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg Germany Women

21 May 2017 Kazan Marathon Russia

1 Jemila WORTESA 2 Suzan NIEMAN 3 Alieke HOOGENBOOM

ETH 2:37:32 NED 3:03:37 NED 3:07:23

www.marathon.nl Next date: 27 May 2018

Marathon Men

1 Aleksei TROSHKIN 2 Yuri CHECHUN 3 Andrei MINYUKOV

RUS 2:16:23 RUS 2:17:10 RUS 2:17:30

21 May 2017 Maratón movistar Lima42k

RUS 2:31:13 RUS 2:31:23 RUS 2:40:22

Marathon

Peru

Women

1 Tatiana ARYUSOVA 2 Alina PROKOLEVA 3 Ilempi MADEEVA

www.kazanmarathon.org Next date: tbc

21 May 2017 Kigali International Peace Marathon Rwanda

Men

1 Jeffrey EGGLESTON 2 Julius WAHOME 3 Ito Ccuro NELSON

[Results unobtainable] www.kigalimarathon.org Next date: tbc

Women

1 Ayelu LEMMA GEDA 2 Carmen Amelia TOAQUIZA 3 Wodaj TEMESGEN

ETH 2:30:22 2:40:08 ETH 2:46:05

21 May 2017 Lisbon Eco Marathon Portugal

21 May 2017 Standard Chartered KL Marathon Malaysia

Marathon Men

1 Nuno ANJOS 2 Victor SILBERER 3 CLEGUER

Marathon

POR 3:34:50 POR 3:40:14 3:48:05

Men

1 Cosmas Matolo MUTETI 2 Kennedy Kiproo LILAN 3 Kiprop TONUI

USA 2:15:25 KEN 2:15:55 2:16:01

www.lima42k.com Next date: tbc

Women

KEN 2:18:42 KEN 2:19:34 KEN 2:20:37

1 Elizabeth RUMOKOL 2 Vicoty CHEPKEMOI 3 Zeritu Begashaw WAKIJIRA

KEN 2:36:13 KEN 2:40:07 ETH 2:42:55

1 Patricia Marto CARREIRA 2 Suzana RAMALHO 3 Veronica CORREIA

POR 3:54:21 POR 4:22:15 POR 4:25:19

KEN ETH KEN

31:51 32:00 32:02

Half marathon 1 John Muiruri MBURU

Men

1 Joao TRIGUEIROS

POR 1:27:34

1 Graca ROLDAO KEN 1:07:13

Women

1 Shieys CHEPKOSGEI

Half marathon Women

Men

Women

1 Irene CHEPTAI 2 Worknesh DEGEFA 3 Helah KIPROP

5km 1 Sara MOREIRA 2 Susan KREMINS 3 Pauline ESIKON 4 Krisztina PAPP 5 Jessica OCONNELL 6 Sabrina MOCKENHAUPT 7 Eva KRCHOVA 8 Kristina BOZIC 9 Jennifer WENTH 10Zita KACSER

Men

1 Alex KORIO 2 Edwin KIPTOO 3 Stephen KISSA

ROU 3:08:33 ROU 3:15:42 ROU 3:19:37

Women

10km

www.paraguaymarathonclub.org Next date: tbc

Women

1 Iulia GAINARIU 2 Maria Magdalena VELISCU 3 Natalia ZBIRNEA

KEN 1:21:45

POR 1:59:33

www.lisbonmarathon.pt Next date: tbc

tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in Next date: 20 May 2018

www.kl-marathon.com Next date: tbc

21 May 2017 Paris St Germain en Laye – La Course

21 May 2017 Brasov Int’l Marathon

21 May 2017 Leiden Marathon

France

Romania

Netherlands

Marathon

Marathon

Men

Men

Half marathon Men

1 Viorel TAMS 2 Liviu CROITORU 3 Claudiu Cristian GORGAN

ROU 2:38:53 ROU 2:42:23 ROU 2:44:52

1 Tsgabu GEBREMARIAM 2 Terefe SEIFU 3 Degefa YOHANNES

1 Guillaume CROUZIL

FRA 1:12:18

Women

ETH 2:18:46 ETH 2:20:18 ETH 2:24:11

1 Florence REBEILLE

FRA 1:25:25

www.parissaintgermainlacourse.com Next date: tbc


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org together until Gebresilase put in a hard surge at 8km. Bor was dropped immediately and Hehir eventually slipped back as Gebresilase gave chase to fellow Ethiopian Netsanet Gudeta in the gender challenge. Gudeta battled hard to stay in front and made it by 8 seconds.

21 May 2017 iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg Germany Marathon Men

1 Andre ZIEGERT 2 Janek BINZEN 3 Oliver TZSCHOPPE

GER 2:42:57 GER 2:47:50 GER 2:49:43 Women

1 Sonja SCHONING 2 Jane FRAHM 3 Katherine JONES

GER 3:16:49 GER 3:19:24 USA 3:22:41

Half marathon Men

1 Ismaacil CABDIGANI

SOM 1:10:42

Women

1 Verena IBEL

GER 1:31:27

www.wuerzburg-marathon.de Next date: 13 May 2018

27 May 2017 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Great Britain Over 30,000 runners took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival — Scotland’s biggest running festival which includes a Half Marathon, Team Relay, 10km, 5km and Junior Races. Julius Kiplagat Korir took a decisive victory in the men’s marathon after breaking clear in the later stages. Women’s winner Eddah Jepkosgei won by a mile two minutes faster than her time the previous year. Local Scott Hutchison completed all senior events of the Fesitval: 5km and 10km the previous day and then the Half Marathon followed by the Marathon. “Half way through the marathon was the hardest part but I’m so pleased that I finished.”

Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K Canada

27 May 2017 Moonlight Half Marathon Italy

Men

1 Julius Kiplagat KORIR 2 Stanley Kiprotich BETT 3 Japhet KOECH

KEN 2:17:13 KEN 2:19:09 KEN 2:20:35

Women

1 Eddah JEPKOSGEI 2 Olga DUBOVSKAYA 3 Dianne LAUDER

KEN 2:37:46 BLR 2:43:40 GBR 2:54:48

Marathon

Men

Men

1 Julius Kipngetich RONO

KEN 1:04:08

2 Henry Kimani KIMANI

KEN 1:04:12

3 Pontien NTAWUYRUSHINTEGE

RWA 1:04:12

Women

1 Pauline EAPAN

KEN 1:15:26

2 Clementine MUKANDANGA

RWA 1:15:47

3 Ivyne Jeruto LAGAT

KEN 1:19:17

www.moonlighthalfmarathon.it Next date: tbc

GBR 1:19:49

KEN 2:42:15 KEN 2:42:51 KEN 2:52:26

Half marathon Men

1 Kip KANGOGO

CAN 1:06:27 CAN 1:17:16

www.calgarymarathon.com Next date: 27 May 2018

Australia

28 May 2017 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K

Marathon Men

Canada

1 Mohd Syahidan BIN ALIAS

2:36:46

2 Shane ADAM

2:46:28

3 Fraser DARCY

2:47:19 Women

1 Victoria ALLAN

3:09:40

2 Chantel PEACOCK

3:16:43

3 Karen RODIN

3:23:32

Half marathon

1 Pasquale Roberto RUTIGLIANO ITA 1:09:39

www.edinburghmarathon.com Next date: 26 May 2018

Women

1 Gladys Jepkechei TARUS 2 Caroline KIPTOO 3 Monicah MENGICH

1 Rachel HANNAH

1 Thomas BEILBY

Women

CAN 2:22:33 KEN 2:28:01 USA 2:28:56

Women

Men

Men

1 Daniel KIPKOECH 2 Jonathan Kipchirchir CHESOO 3 Thomas Rivers PUZEY

28 May 2017 Barossa Marathon Festival

Half marathon

1 Avril MASON

Canada

Half marathon

Around 850 youngsters took part in Saturday’s junior races, ranging from 1.5km to 5km. Next year’s Festival is on 26–27 May. Marathon

28 May 2017 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

1:10:38 Women

1 Lisa DAVIS

1:27:20

www.barossamarathon.com.au Next date: tbc

Almost 43,000 runners descended on Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend to join in the festival of running and celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday writes Alan Brookes. They came from every Canadian province, 41 American states and 63 countries. The 10km race on a warm Saturday evening was a contest between Kenya’s Nicholas Bor, American Martin Hehir and Ethiopia’s Leul Gebresilase. They broke away after 3km and battled

Temperatures dropped overnight but climbed to 20C during Marathon morning. Eight men, including 3 pacers, whipped through halfway in 63:39 before conditions took their toll. Four were left after the final pacer dropped out at 30km (1:31:33): Kenyans Eliud Kiptanui and Levy Matebo, Uganda’s Moses Kipsiro, and Ethiopian Seboka Dibaba. At 37km Kiptanui began to turn the screw and dropped Kipsiro, his final challenger. Kipsiro paid for his effort and was passed in the final kilometre by Dibaba and on the line by Matebo. The top four finished within 35 seconds of each other. In the women’s race Hiwot Gebrekidan charged out at a reckless pace passing 10km in 34:06 and halfway in 71:10. She wilted in the second half: from 40km she took 10:14 to cover that last 2195m and was caught by fellow Ethiopian Guteni Shone. Vancouver’s Dayna Pidhoresky ran strongly on her own almost the whole way to finish 7th overall and first Canadian. Marathon Men

1 Elius KIPTANUI 2 Seboka DIBABA 3 Levy MATEBO

KEN 2:10:14 ETH 2:10:31 KEN 2:10:48 Women

1 Guteni SHONE 2 Hiwot GEBRKIDAN 3 Aberash FAYESA

ETH 2:30:18 ETH 2:30:53 ETH 2:31:27

10km Men

1 Leul GEBRESILASE

ETH

28:43

ETH

31:35

Women

1 Netsanet GUDETA

www.runottawa.ca Next date: tbc

28 May 2017 Thunder Dragon Marathon See race feature on page 25 www.thunderdragonmarathon.com Next date: 27 May 2018 Distance Running | 2017 Edition 3

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 3 June 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon Thailand

4 June 2017 Quito Últimas Noticias 15k Ecuador

Marathon Men

1 Hiroki NAKAJIMA 2 David Escolar BALLESTEROS 3 Cheng-Ya SHA

JPN 2:34:58 ESP 3:05:17 CHN 3:09:04

Women

1 Inoue TOMOMI 2 Ana FERREIRA 3 Martyna JAKOBCZYK

JPN 3:10:35 3:31:06 POL 3:38:20

Half marathon Men

1 Danchai PUMKONG

THA 1:19:38

Women

1 Elle BROOKS

Men

Men

1 Kelkile Gezahegn WOLDAREGAY ETH 2:11:53 2 Fikadu Kebebe DEBELE ETH 2:12:05 3 Ernest Kiprono NGENO KEN 2:12:21

1 Christian PACHECO 2 Daniel MUINDI 3 Raul MACHUACAY

ECU KEN ECU

46:05 46:15 47:40

Women

1 Diana LANDI 2 Margaret TOROITICH 3 Wilma ARIZAPANA

ECU KEN ECU

54:10 55:05 55:16

www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.ec Next date: 3 June 2018

10 June 2017 Helsinki Half Marathon

3 June 2017 ASICS Stockholm Marathon

Finland

1 Abrha MILAW 2 Samuel GETACHEW 3 Samuel KALALEI

ETH 2:11:36 ETH 2:12:27 KEN 2:12:36

Women

1 Konjit TILAHUN 2 Balaynesh SHIFERA 3 Alice KIBOR

ETH 2:35:45 ETH 2:36:00 KEN 2:36:19

www.stockholmmarathon.se Next date: 2 June 2018

KEN 1:07:49 HUN 1:08:34 FIN 1:11:08

Women

1 Kabira El GMIRI 2 Katarina SKRADDAR 3 Josefin SJOLIND-KOHTAMAKI

MAR 1:18:30 FIN 1:20:05 FIN 1:21:28

www.helsinkihalfmarathon.fi Next date: 9 June 2018

4 June 2017 Comrades Marathon

Mexico

Republic of South Africa

Half marathon

Men

1 Bongmusa MTHEMBU 2 Hatiwande NYAMANDE 3 Gift KELEH

RSA 5:35:34 ZIM 5:38:48 RSA 5:41:48

Women

1 Camille HERRON 2 Alexandra MOROZOVA 3 Charne BOSMAN

USA 6:27:35 RUS 6:31:45 RSA 6:39:51

www.comrades.com Next date: 10 June 2018

4 June 2017 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon

1 Caroline Jebiwot KIPTOO 2 Dulce Maria RODRIGUEZ 3 Maria Isabel VELEZ

1 Jill HODGINS 2 Nollaigh ONIELL 3 Joan ENNIS

2:48:17 IRL 3:02:32 IRL 3:07:34

Men

1:07:47

1 Mindaugas VIRSILAS 2 Andrius JAKCEVICIUS 3 Antanas ŽUKAUSKAS

2:23:49 2:28:20 2:37:28

Women

1 Natalia KAN 2 Anastasiia ZACHAROVA 3 Gitana AKMANAVICIUTE

2:52:17 2:59:37 3:01:36

1 Diego AVON

IRL 1:16:33

www.corkcitymarathon.ie Next date: tbc

1:08:15

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1 Loreta PETKEVICIENE

www.kaunasmarathon.lt Next date: 10 June 2018

Men

1 Godfrey KIPKOSGEI 2 Edminson DOS REIS 3 Sivaldo SANTO 1 Ednah MUKHWANA 2 Mirela SATURNINHO 3 Priscila LORCHIMA

Men

NOR 1:12:18 NOR 1:20:13

17 June 2017 PKO Wroclaw Night Half Marathon Poland

ETH 1:03:49 KEN 1:03:57 POL 1:04:03 POL 1:15:30 POL 1:15:39 POL 1:18:58

18 June 2017 Phnom Penh Half Marathon Cambodia

1 Joziane CARDOSO

1:25:23

BRA 1:18:09

18 June 2017 Telesia City Trophy Int’l Road Race 10k Italy 10km Men

1 Najibe Marco SALAMI 2 Paul Kariuki MWANGI 3 Faniel EYOB GHEBREHIWET

ITA KEN ITA

29:20 29:32 29:35

1 Lucy LIAVOGA 2 Sofiya YAREMCHUK 3 Silvia WEISSTEINER

KEN UKR ITA

34:20 34:30 34:43

www.trofeotelesia.it Next date: tbc

18 June 2017 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon Zimbabwe Marathon Men

1 Mathews MUTANYA 2 Mike FOKORONI 3 Lyno MUCHENA

ZIM 2:21:32 ZIM 2:22:16 ZIM 2:22:24

Women

Half marathon Men

JPN 1:16:45 CAM 1:21:38 CAM 1:23:00

1 Veronique MESSINA 2 Nadiya HERASHCHENKO 3 Natsuko SASAKI

BRA 1:04:42

Women

Women

Men

1 Takizaki KUNIAKI 2 Ma VIRO 3 Kang THOEUN

1 Giovani DOS SANTOS

www.maratonadorio.com.br Next date: 3 June 2018

Half marathon

1 Mengistu ZELALEM 2 Joseph Mutwanthei MUMO 3 Adam NOWICKI

KEN 2:38:30 BRA 2:38:58 BRA 2:42:25

Men

GER 3:00:32 NOR 3:11:28 ESP 3:13:44

1 Kristian ULRIKSEN

KEN 2:17:41 BRA 2:21:01 BRA 2:22:54

Half marathon

1 Tabitha TSATSA 2 Lizih CHOKORE 3 Samukeliso MOYO

ZIM 2:57:06 ZIM 3:01:02 ZIM 3:03:57

Half marathon

Women

Women

Women

1 Nina KREISHERR 2 Mona GRINDBERG 3 Ana GOMEZ

pol.wroclawmaraton.pl Next date: tbc

Men

1 Peter SAMBA

ETH 2:26:30 ERI 2:28:30 USA 2:30:13

Women

Lithuania

Brazil

Women

1 Olga OCHAL 2 Ewa JAGIELSKA 3 Ana ROSTKOWSKA

Half marathon

Half marathon

1 Claire MCCARTHY

KEN 1:17:32 MEX 1:19:36 MEX 1:21:34

11 June 2017 Kaunas Marathon

Men

Women

1 Frew Zenebe BRKINEH 2 Okubamichael FISSEHATSION 3 Christopher ZABLOCKI

Half marathon

www.21kcoahuila.org Next date: tbc

Marathon 2:26:42 IRL 2:29:20 IRL 2:30:19

KEN 1:04:56 KEN 1:05:58 KEN 1:06:49

18 June 2017 Rio de Janeiro City Marathon

Women

www.msm.no Next date: 16 June 2018

Women

Marathon

1 Chris MOCKO 2 David MANSFIELD 3 Gary OHANLON

88

1 Geoffrey Kenisi BUNDI 2 Robert Gaitho GITITO 3 Christopher KIPYEGO

Ireland Men

Norway

1 Kathrine KVERNMO

Men

Ultramarathon 89km

Next date: 17 June 2018

Marathon

17 June 2017 Midnight Sun Marathon

Women

11 June 2017 21k Coahuila

www.madagascarmarathon.com

www.lanzhoumarathon.org Next date: tbc

Men

Men

Men

ETH 2:32:01 ETH 2:32:13 ETH 2:32:31

Marathon

Half marathon 1 Robert Kimaru MAGUT 2 Csere GASPAR 3 Jussi UTRIAINEN

[Results unobtainable]

Women

1 Ashete Bekere DIDO 2 Tigist Girma GETACHEW 3 Abeba Tekulu GEBREMESKEL

18 June 2017 Madagascar Marathon & Half Madagascar

15km

www.phuketmarathon.com Next date: 10 June 2018

Marathon

China Marathon

1:38:39

Sweden

11 June 2017 Lanzhou Int’l Marathon

Men

FRA 1:36:13 UKR 1:44:25 JPN 1:46:38

www.cambodia-events.org Next date: 17 June 2018

1 Robson CHIGARA

ZIM 1:06:02 Women

1 Patience GARAUZIYE

ZIM 1:21:03

www.vicfallsmarathon.com Next date: 17 June 2018


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Algeria Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de May Béjaia Haddad Fatsah E: fatsahmarathon@hotmail.fr W: www.semimarathondebejaia.com fb: facebook.com/semimarathondebejaia Sahara Marathon James E. B. Carney E: saharamarathon@aol.com W: www.saharamarathon.org fb: facebook.com/saharamarathonorg

Feb

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Angola São Silvestre de Luanda 10km Carlos Rosa de Souza E: crabreluz@gmail.com W: www.saosilvestreangola.co.ao fb: facebook.com/saosilvestreangola

Dec

Antarctica Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k Nov Richard Donovan E: rd@npmarathon.com W: www.icemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/AntarcticIceMarathon Antarctica Marathon & Half Mar Thom Gilligan E: info@marathontours.com W: www.antarcticamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/AntarcticaMarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Argentina Buenos Aires Int’l Marathon Oct Luis Vinker E: info@maratondebuenosaires.com W: www.maratondebuenosaires.com fb: facebook.com/maratonbuenosaires Armenia *Yerevan Half Marathon Oct Anahit Adamyan E: anahit.adamyan@ armeniamarathon.org W: www.armeniamarathon.org fb: facebook.com/Yerevanhalfmarathon/ Australia Adelaide Marathon Festival Aug Simon Duncan E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.adelaidemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/SARoadRunnersClub Australian Outback Marathon Jul Michael Walton E: michael.walton@travellingfit.com W: www.australianoutbackmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/outbackmarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Australian Running Festival Apr Sarah Young E: sarah.young@fairfaxmedia.com.au W: www.runningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/austrunningfest Barossa Marathon Festival Simon Duncan E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.barossamarathon.com.au fb: on.fb.me/1lb7Y1t Brisbane Marathon Festival Steve Manning E: info@brisbanemarathon.com W: www.brisbanemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/brisbanemarathon

May

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) Sep Wayne Larden E: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au W: www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/officialbsrf McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival Aug Brian Armit E: admin@townsvillerunningfestival.com W: www.townsvillerunningfestival.com fb: facebook.com/townsvillerunningfest Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival Jul Mark Gibson E: mark.gibson@blacktown.nsw.gov.au W: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/ runningfestival fb: facebook.com/BlacktownCityCouncil Austria 3 Country Sparkasse Marathon Oct Günter Ernst E: info@sparkasse-3-laender-marathon.at W: www.sparkasse-3-laender-marathon.at fb: facebook.com/ Sparkasse3LaenderMarathon Austrian Women’s Run May Ilse Dippmann, Andreas Schnabl E: office@oesterreichischerfrauenlauf.at W: www.austrianwomensrun.com Salzburg Marathon Johannes Langer E: office@salzburg-marathon.at W: www.salzburg-marathon.at fb: facebook.com/salzburg.marathon

May

Vienna City Marathon Apr Wolfgang Konrad E: office@vienna-marathon.com W: www.vienna-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/vienna.city.marathon Int’l WACHAUmarathon Sep Mag. Michael Buchleitner E: office@wachaumarathon.com W: www.wachaumarathon.com fb: facebook.com/wachaumarathon Bahamas Marathon Bahamas, Half & Relay Pamela Richardson E: info@marathonbahamas.com W: www.marathonbahamas.com fb: facebook.com/marathon242

Aug

Jan

Run Barbados Marathon Weekend Dec Island Races (Zary Evelyn, Kristina Evelyn & Peter Gibbs) E: runbarbados@gmail.com W: www.runbarbados.org fb: facebook.com/RunBarbadosSeries/ Belarus Minsk Half Marathon Sep Vadim Devyatovskiy E: belarus.athletics@gmail.com W: minskhalfmarathon.by fb: facebook.com/minskhalfmarathon/

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Belgium DVV Antwerp Marathon Greg Broekmans E: info@golazo.com W: www.dvvantwerpmarathon.be fb: facebook.com/antwerp10miles

Cambodia Apr

Belfius Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon Oct Greg Broekmans E: info@golazo.com W: www.belfiusbrusselsmarathon.be fb: facebook.com/brusselsmarathon Linker Oevert 1/2 Marathon Oct Kid Van Thienen E: kvth@telenet.be W: www.linkeroeverthalfmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/ZPKj2k Bhutan Thunder Dragon Marathon May Mike Gratton E: mike@209events.com W: www.thunderdragonmarathon.com Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Bosnia *Banja Luka Half Marathon May Vladimir Selec E: info@banjalukamarathon.com W: www.banjalukamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/banjalukamarathon/ Sarajevo Half Marathon Sep Franjo Sola E: franjo.sola@sarajevomarathon.ba W: sarajevomarathon.ba/en Vidovdan 10km Road Race Borislav Djurdjevic E: vidovdanskatrka@gmail.com W: www.vidovdanskatrka.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWyifL

Jun

Botswana Diacore Gaborone Marathon May Danny Blumberg E: info@diacoregaboronemarathon.com W: www.diacoregaboronemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ Diacoregaboronemarathon Brazil Brasilia City Half Marathon Nov Paulo Roberto Passos Carelli E: paulo@iguanasports.com.br W: runcities.com.br/brasilia/home

Barbados

Gold Coast Airport Marathon Jul Cameron Hart E: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au W: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/gcmarathon

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Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival Oct Marcus Gale E: enquiries@melbournemarathon.com.au W: www.melbournemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ melbournemarathonfestival Rottnest Running Festival Oct Raymond Lampard E: wamc@wamc.org.au W: www.wamc.org.au fb: bit.ly/2pbsPuK 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Aug Jason Crowther E: jason@atlasmultisports.com.au W: www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ SunshineCoastMarathon

Rio de Janeiro City Marathon Jun Joao Traven E: maratonadorio@ maratonadorio.com.br W: www.maratonadorio.com.br fb: facebook.com/maratonadoriodejaneiro Rio City Half Marathon Paulo Roberto Passos Carelli E: paulo@iguanasports.com.br W: runcities.com.br/rio/home/

Apr

21a. Meia Maratona Int’l do Rio de Aug Janeiro Thadeus Gilberto Kassabian E: tgk@yescom.com.br W: www.riohalfmarathon.com *Sao Paulo City Marathon Paulo Roberto Passos Carelli E: paulo@iguanasports.com.br W: www.spcitymarathon.com.br São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore Octávio José Aronis E: corpore@corpore.org.br W: www.corpore.org.br fb: facebook.com/CorporeBrasil

Jul

Apr

Corrida de Sao Sebastiao Jan Joao Traven E: spiridon@spiridon.com.br W: www.corridadesaosebastiao.com.br

Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon Dec Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: facebook.com/angkorwathalfmarathon *The Angkor Empire Marathon Aug Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: facebook.com/angkorempiremarathon Phnom Penh Half Marathon Mr. Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: on.fb.me/1nfsVir

Jun

Sihanoukville Int’l Half Marathon Mar Mr. Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: facebook.com/sihanoukvillemarathon Canada Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Cheryl Lowery E: info@calgarymarathon.com W: www.calgarymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWyk7c Servus Edmonton Marathon Tom Keogh E: info@edmontonmarathon.ca W: www.edmontonmarathon.ca fb: facebook.com/EdmMarathon

May

Aug

Niagara Falls Int’l Marathon Oct Diane Chesla & Henri Ragetlie E: racedirector@ niagarafallsmarathon.com W: www.niagarafallsmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1Egojj7 BMO Okanagan Marathon Oct Tom Keogh E: info@okanaganmarathon.ca W: www.okanaganmarathon.ca fb: facebook.com/okanaganmarathon.ca Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K John Halvorsen E: info@runottawa.ca W: www.runottawa.ca fb: facebook.com/OttawaMarathon SSQ Quebec City Marathon Patrice Gagnon E: info@jecoursqc.com W: jecoursqc.com fb: facebook.com/jecoursqc

May

Aug

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Oct Rob Reid E: info@runvictoriamarathon.com W: www.runvictoriamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/Victoria.Marathon Cayman Islands Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon Dec Rhonda Kelly E: info@caymanislandsmarathon.com W: www.caymanislandsmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/CaymanMarathon Chile Maratón de Santiago Fernando Jamarne E: fjamarne@alessandri.cl W: www.maratondesantiago.com fb: facebook.com/maratondesantiago

Apr

Volcano Marathon Nov Richard Donovan E: npmarathon@gmail.com W: www.volcanomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/thevolcanomarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

China Beijing Marathon Wang Dawei E: oc@beijing-marathon.com W: www.beijing-marathon.com/en Dalian Int’l Marathon Sun Xinsheng E: mls@dl.cn W: www.dlmls.org

Sep

May

*Great Hakka Marathon Nov Dave Cundy E: guo.feng@great-hakkamarathon.com W: www.great-hakka-marathon.com Course not measurable to AIMS standards

The Great Wall Marathon May Dave Cundy E: gwm_booking@263.net.cn, kent. wang@great-wall-marathon.com.cn W: www.great-wall-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/greatwallmarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Hangzhou Int’l Marathon Nov Mr. Long Jiang E: marathon@hzim.org W: www.hzim.org fb: facebook.com/hangzhou.marathon Lanzhou Int’l Marathon Long Fuguo E: lzmarathon@126.com W: www.lanzhoumarathon.org

Jun

Shanghai Int’l Marathon Nov Yong Yang E: general@shmarathon.com W: www.shang-ma.com

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k Oct Alan Brookes E: alan@canadarunningseries.com W: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TorontoWaterfront42k GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon May Jay Glassman E: info@torontomarathon.com W: www.torontomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/torontomarathon

Wuxi Marathon Wang Lei E: wanglei@ihuipao.com W: www.wuximarathon.com Xiamen Marathon Fu Yimin E: xmmarathon@126.com, ealin_zhuo@126.com W: www.xmim.org/en/ fb: https://facebook.com/ xiamenmarathon

Mar

Jan

The Vancouver Sun Run Presented by Apr Ford Tim Hopkins E: info@vancouversunrun.com W: www.vancouversunrun.com fb: facebook.com/#!/vancouversunrun

*Xiqiao Mountain International Half Marathon Oct Tony Chu E: 18611141668@163.com W: www.ultramarathon.cn

BMO Vancouver Marathon Andrea Eby E: andrea@runvan.org W: www.bmovanmarathon.ca fb: facebook.com/BMOVanMarathon

Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon Huang Yu E: khmskhms@kcg.gov.tw W: www.khm.com.tw fb: facebook.com/khmarathon/

May

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Kinmen Marathon Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw Taipei Marathon Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw Taipei Expressway Marathon Sunny Chen/Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

Jan

Dec

Mar

Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Jan Marathon Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw fb: facebook.com/scbmarathon?fref=ts New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon Ching-Cheng Wang E: tpe@mf.iaaf.org W: www.wanjinshi-marathon.com.tw fb: on.fb.me/1bWyj3d Women Run Taipei Sunny Chen/Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

Mar

Apr

Jul

Costa Rica

San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWyj3p

Jul

Sep

Dec

Côte d’Ivoire Marathon de Côte d’Ivoire Nov Yapobi Attie Vicotr Jean Michel E: yapobi_v2@mediajoker.com W: www.marathondecotedivoire.com Croatia

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Marabana Marathon & Half Nov Carlos R. Gattorno Correa E: marabana@inder.cu W: www.inder.cu/marabana KLM Curaçao Marathon Nov Kees van Muiswinkel and Willem Cordelia E: kees@curacaomarathon.com W: www.curacaomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/klmcuracaomarathon *Logicom Cyprus Marathon Mar Stavros Kakourides E: run@cyprusmarathon.com W: www.cyprusmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/CyprusMarathonOfficial Mar

Czech Republic Pardubice Wine Half Marathon Apr Oldřich Bujnoch E: oldrichbujnoch@seznam.cz W: www.pardubickyvinarskypulmaraton.cz fb: on.fb.me/1HWsAYy Volkswagen Prague Marathon Václav Skřivánek E: info@runczech.com W: www.runczech.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEs

May

Aug

H.C. Andersen Marathon Oct Torben Simonsen E: ts@hcamarathon.dk W: www.hcamarathon.dk fb: on.fb.me/1bWymfl Copenhagen Half Marathon Dorte Vibjerg E: vibjerg@sparta.dk W: copenhagenhalfmarathon.dk fb: facebook.com/cphhalf Telenor Copenhagen Marathon Dorte Vibjerg E: vibjerg@sparta.dk W: www.copenhagenmarathon.dk fb: facebook.com/cphmarathon

Sep

May

Ecuador Guayaquil Marathon Oct Diego Maruri E: diegomaruri@dm3.com W: www.dm3.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymvQ Quito Últimas Noticias 15k Jun Pablo Gonzalez Peña E: pabloarturogonzalez@gmail.com W: www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.ec fb: https://facebook.com/UN15K

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Aug

Egyptian Marathon Gasser Riad E: info@egyptianmarathon.net W: www.egyptianmarathon.net fb: on.fb.me/1bWykUW

Jan

Pharaonic 100km Nov Gasser Riad E: info@egyptianmarathon.net W: www.egyptianmarathon.net fb: facebook.com/egytpian.marathon Estonia SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k Sep Mati Lilliallik E: info@tallinnmarathon.ee W: www.tallinnmarathon.ee fb: facebook.com/SEBTallinnMarathon/ Tartu City Marathon Oct Indrek Kelk E: kristina@tartumaraton.ee W: www.tartumaraton.ee fb: facebook.com/tartumaraton Ethiopia Great Ethiopian Run 10km Nov Ermias Ayele E: ermias@ethiopianrun.org W: www.ethiopianrun.org fb: facebook.com/GreatEthiopianRun Falkland Islands Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon Stuart Horsewood E: bank.info@sc.com W: www.sc.com/fk/marathon

Mar

Finland

Denmark

Tamarindo Beach Marathon Sep Victor López Jiménez E: info@tamarindobeachmarathon.com W: www.tamarindobeachmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ tamarindobeachmaraton

Hvar Half Marathon Boris Reinic E: info@hvarmarathon.com W: www.hvarmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/HvarHalfMarathon

Sep

Zagreb Marathon & Half Oct Franjo Kordic E: zagrebacki.atletski. savez@gmail.com W: www.zagreb-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/zagreb.marathon

Limassol Marathon GSO Spyros Spyrou E: info@limassolmarathon.com W: www.limassolmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/limassolmarathon

La Ruta de las Iglesias Samia Solah, Nina Solah E: samia@tventasec.com, nsolah@tventasec.com W: www.rutadelasiglesias.com fb: facebook.com/rutaiglesias Egypt

Cyprus

Maratón de las Flores Medellín Sep Gustavo Orozco Posada E: direccion@maratonmedellin.com W: www.maratonmedellin.co fb: facebook.com/maratonmedellin

10K San José – Costa Rica Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEg

Ston Wall Marathon Zeljko Konosic E: info@ston-wall-marathon.com W: www.ston-wall-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/StonWallMarathon

Feb

Curaçao

¼ de Maraton Ciudad de Bucaramanga – FCV Oct Mariela Sanchez Aguirre E: marielasanchez@fcv.org W: www.fcv.org/maraton fb: facebook.com/FCVColombia

Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon Gustavo Alvarez E: info@correcaminoscr.com W: www.maratoncorrecaminos.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEc

Split Half Marathon Krisitjan Sindik E: maraton.hr@gmail.com W: www.splithalf.eu/en

Sep

Cuba

Colombia Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá Martha Santos E: msantos@ correcaminoscolombia.com W: www.mediamaratonbogota.com fb: facebook.com/mmboficial

Losinjski Half Marathon Miroslav Cavlek E: miroslav.cavlek@ri.t-com.hr W: www.ak-losinj.hr fb: facebook.com/losinjhalfmaraton/

Helsinki City Marathon Aug Markku Haverinen E: maraton@sul.fi W: www.helsinkicitymarathon.fi fb: facebook.com/HelsinkiCityMarathon *Helsinki Half Marathon Jun Aki Nummela E: info@helsinkihalfmarathon.fi W: www.helsinkihalfmarathon.fi fb: facebook.com/helsinkihalfmarathon Paavo Nurmi Marathon Kari Ahonen E: info@paavonurmisports.fi W: www.paavonurmimarathon.fi fb: on.fb.me/1SlsUaQ

Jul

France French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes Nov Hugues Lelievre E: communication@azur-sport.org W: www.frenchrivieramarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymMt Nice Running Days Apr Hugues Lelievre E: communication@azur-sport.org W: www.nicerunningdays.com fb: bit.ly/2puw3tt Schneider Electric Apr Marathon de Paris Edouard Cassignol E: parismarathon@aso.fr W: www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com fb: facebook.com/parismarathon Paris St Germain en Laye – May La Course Bruno Boukobza E: bruno.boukobza@gmail.com W: www.parissaintgermainlacourse.com fb: on.fb.me/1vnXjoB

Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l Marathon Nov Mauny Nicolas E: info@marathondelarochelle.com W: marathondelarochelle.com fb: facebook.com/marathonLR St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie Royale Nov Thierry Vernay / Antonio Agostinho E: info@wanago.com W: www.lavoieroyale.fr fb: facebook.com/semimarathon. saintdenis/ FYR Macedonia

iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg May Guenter Herrmann E: g.herrmann@wuerzburgmarathon.de W: www.wuerzburg-marathon.de fb: facebook.com/Wuerzburg.Marathon Great Britain Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Claire O’Neill E: claire.oneill@ belfastcitymarathon.org W: www.belfastcitymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjv

May

*First Postal Marathon Oct Vlatko Atanasoski E: contact@postalmarathon.com W: www.postalmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/postalmarathon

*Bournemouth Marathon Festival Oct Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.bournemouthmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/WWhtwp

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon Kire Sinadinovski E: kire@skopskimaraton.com.mk W: www.skopjemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/skopskimaraton

Cardiff Half Marathon Oct Steve Brace E: cardiffhalfmarathon@ run4wales.org W: www.cardiffhalfmarathon.co.uk fb: facebook.com/Cardiffhalf

May

Georgia HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon Oct Peter Gottwald E: info@tbilisimarathon.ge W: www.tbilisimarathon.ge fb: facebook.com/Tbilisimarathon Germany BMW Berlin Marathon Mark Milde W: www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/berlinmarathon Berlin Halfmarathon Mark Milde W: www.berliner-halbmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/sccevents

Sep

Apr

RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne Oct Markus Frisch E: info@koeln-marathon.de W: www.cologne-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/koelnmarathon METRO Marathon Düsseldorf Jan Winschermann E: info@rhein-marathon.de W: www.metro-marathon.de fb: bit.ly/2mIOkT2

Apr

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Oct Jo Schindler E: mail@frankfurt-marathon.com W: www.frankfurt-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/ffmmarathon hella hamburg halbmarathon Jul Karsten Schölermann E: info@hamburg-halbmarathon.de W: www.hamburg-halbmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/laufgesellschaft/?fref=ts Haspa Marathon Hamburg Apr E: service@marathonhamburg.de W: www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de fb: facebook.com/ haspamarathonhamburg HAJ Hannover Marathon Apr Stefanie Eichel E: kontakt@marathon-hannover.de W: www.marathon-hannover.de fb: facebook.com/MarathonHannover Munich Marathon Oct Gernot Weigl E: info@muenchenmarathon.de W: www.muenchenmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/muenchenmarathon Volksbank-Münster-Marathon Sep Michael Brinkmann E: info@volksbank-muenstermarathon.de W: www.volksbank-muenster-marathon.de fb: on.fb.me/1bWylIv

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.edinburghmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ EdinburghMarathonFestival Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running Malcolm Sutherland E: info@lochnessmarathon.com W: www.lochnessmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/lochnessmarathon

May

Sep

Milton Keynes Marathon May Andrew Hully E: run@miltonkeynesmarathon.co.uk W: www.mkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MiltonKeynesMarathon *Scottish Half Marathon & 10K Sep Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.scottishhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ScottishHalfMarathon JCP Swansea Half Marathon David Martin-Jewell E: david@frontrunnerevents.co.uk W: swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk fb: facebook.com/SwanseaHalf

Jun

Greece Athens Half Marathon Evangelos Papapostolou E: info@athinahalfmarathon.gr W: www.athinahalfmarathon.gr fb: bit.ly/2bvGYfV

Mar

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great Apr Drosos Christopoulos E: info@atgm.gr, info@ alexanderthegreatmarathon.org W: www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWylYY Athens Marathon The Authentic Nov Evangelos Papapostolou E: info@athensauthenticmarathon.gr W: www.athensauthenticmarathon.gr fb: facebook.com/athensclassicmarathon *Crete Marathon Apr Evangelos Papapostolou E: racedirector@crete-marathon.gr W: www.crete-marathon.gr *Mykonos Run Sep Christina Nikolopoulou E: outloudeventservices@yahoo.gr W: www.mykonosrun.com *Nafplio Marathon Mar Evangelos Papapostolou E: racedirector@nafpliomarathon.gr W: www.nafpliomarathon.gr fb: on.fb.me/1DXeYsT


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*Roads to Rhodes Marathon Nikolaos Polias E: segasdod@gmail.com, rodiga@otenet.gr W: www.roadstorhodes.com fb: facebook.com/roads2rhodes

Apr

Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon Oct Drosos Christopoulos E: info@thesshalfmarathon.org W: www.thesshalfmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjE Greenland Polar Circle Marathon Oct Lars Fyhr E: lf@albatros-adventure.com W: www.polar-circle-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/polarcirclemarathon/ Guam United Airlines Guam Marathon Apr Ben Ferguson E: info@guaminternationalmarathon.com W: www.guammarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ guaminternationalmarathon Hong Kong, China Gammon China Coast Jan Marathon & Half David Smith E: chinacoastmarathon2018@gmail.com W: www.avohk.org Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon William Ko E: hkmarathon@hkaaa.com W: www.hkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/hkmarathon Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Championships Alan Wong Kim Lun E: inquiry@hkaaa.com W: www.hkaaa.com fb: facebook.com/ilovehkaaa

Jan

Dec

UNICEF Charity Run Half Marathon & 10km Nov Lando Cheung E: lando.cheung@unicef.org.hk W: run.unicef.org.hk fb: facebook.com/runforchildren Hungary Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Apr Marathon Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: springhalfmarathon.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/ Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: halfmarathon.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/

Sep

SPAR Budapest Marathon Festival Oct Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: marathon.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/ Iceland Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon Aug Svava Oddný Ásgeirsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/reykjavik-marathon fb: facebook.com/Reykjavikurmarathon Suzuki Midnight Sun Run Svava Oddný Ásgeirsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/midnight-run fb: on.fb.me/1bWyoUI

India Bengaluru Midnight Marathon Dec Gul Mohamed Akbar E: gul@bangaloretalkies.co W: midnightmarathon.in fb: facebook.com/midnightmarathon.in

Jun

Sriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon Oct Nagaraj Adiga E: adiga@nebsports.in W: www.bengalurumarathon.in fb: facebook.com/marathonbengaluru/ TCS World 10K Bengaluru Hugh Jones E: tcsworld10K@procam.in W: tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/tcsw10k

May

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Nov Hugh Jones E: adhm@procam.in, arati@procam.in W: adhm.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/runadhm?fref=ts Goa River Marathon Nitin Bandekar E: nbandekar@nrbgroup.biz W: www.goarivermarathon.com fb: facebook.com/goarivermarathon Au Jaipur Marathon Mukesh Mishra E: jaipurmarathon@gmail.com W: www.marathonjaipur.com *Tata Steel Kolkata 25k Hugh Jones E: tsk25@procam.in, aimssec@aol.com W: www.tsk25.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/TSKolkata25 Ladakh Marathon Chewang Motup Goba E: info@ladakhmarathon.com W: www.ladakhmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ladakhmarathon

Dec

Feb

Dec

Sep

IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon Feb Nagaraj Adiga E: adiga@nebsports.in W: www.newdelhimarathon.com

PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon Dr Sandeep Suryakant Kate E: runsatara@shhm.co.in W: www.shhm.co.in fb: facebook.com/SataraHillMarathon *Tarblazer 21.1 S. Shashidhar E: shashi@sportman.in W: www.sportman.in/tarblazer/ fb: facebook.com/hellosportman/ Vadodara Int’l Marathon Sameer Khera E: samkhera@gmail.com W: www.vadodaramarathon.com fb: facebook.com/VadodaraMarathon

Dec

Ireland Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Jun Jim O’Donovan E: info@corkcitymarathon.ie W: www.corkcitymarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/corkcitymarathon/ SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Oct Jim Aughney E: office@dublinmarathon.ie W: www.sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/dublinmarathon Longford Marathon Fr Ciaran McGovern E: info@longfordmarathon.com W: www.longfordmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/longfordmarathon

Aug

Waterford Viking Marathon Jun Joe Cawley E: info@waterfordvikingmarathon.com W: www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1HWuFDI *Bible Marathon Oct Ofer Padan E: ofer@marathonisrael.co.il W: www.biblemarathon.co.il Eilat Full Desert Marathon Nov Ofer Padan E: ofer@marathonisrael.co.il W: www.desertrun.co.il fb: facebook.com/desertrun.co.il/ Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10k Simon Avraham E: JEM@target-market.co.il W: www.jerusalem-marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/WCyXOj Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon Ofer Shytrit “Kapaim” E: marathon@kapaim.co.il W: www.tlvmarathon.co.il fb: facebook.com/TelAvivMarathon

Mar

Feb

Sea of Galilee Tiberias Marathon Jan Doron Amir E: dorona88@gmail.com W: www.tiberiasmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TiberiasMarathonIL Sep

Italy

Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Feb Marathon Stefano Stanzial E: matteo@veronamarathon.it W: www.giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/veronamarathon

Maratonina Città di Udine Sep Paolo Bordon E: info@maratoninadiudine.it W: www.maratoninadiudine.it fb: facebook.com/asdmaratoninaudinese

Lake Maggiore Marathon Nov Paolo Ottone E: LMM@pro-motion.it W: www.lagomaggioremarathon.com fb: facebook.com/lagomaggiore. marathon

Maratona di San Valentino Feb Marcello Vettese E: info@maratonadisanvalentino.it W: www.maratonadisanvalentino.it fb: facebook.com/maratona.disanvalentino

AUDIREVI Lake Maggiore Half Marathon & 10K Paolo Ottone E: LMHM@pro-motion.it W: www.LMHM.it fb: facebook.com/lagomaggiore. marathon EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon Andrea Trabuio E: info@milanomarathon.it W: www.milanomarathon.it fb: facebook.com/MilanoMarathon Moonlight Half Marathon Piero Rosa Salva E: info@venicemarathon.it W: www.moonlighthalfmarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1zhSboz *Napoli City Half Marathon Carlo Capalbo E: info@napolirunning.com W: www.napolirunning.com fb: facebook.com/napolirunning Padova Marathon Leopoldo Destro E: info@padovamarathon.com W: www.padovamarathon.com fb: bit.ly/2h0vdjZ PisaMarathon Andrea Maggini E: info@1063ad.it W: www.maratonadipisa.com

Mar

Apr

Feb

Telesia City Trophy Int’l Road Race 10k Viscusi Diego E: info@trofeotelesia.it W: www.trofeotelesia.it fb: facebook.com/trofeotelese

Apr

Dec

Apr

Jun

Jun

*Telesia Half Marathon Oct Diego Viscusi E: info@telesiahalfmarathon.it W: www.telesiahalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/telesiahalfmarathon/

Feb

Dogi’s Half Marathon Michele Stellon E: info@dogishalfmarathon.it W: www.dogishalfmarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1UGyWR0

15a Treviso Marathon Mauro Miani E: info@trevisomarathon.com W: www.trevisomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonaDiTreviso

Trieste Europe Marathon Fabio Carini E: info@triestemarathon.it W: www.triestemarathon.it fb: facebook.com/triestemarathon/ Aug

Apr

May

Firenze Marathon Nov Giancarlo Romiti E: staff@firenzemarathon.it W: www.firenzemarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1lpsOz8

Verona Marathon Nov Stefano Stanzial E: stefano@veronamarathon.it W: www.veronamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/veronamarathon

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K Dec Alfred Francis E: racedirector@reggaemarathon.com W: www.reggaemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ReggaeMarathon Japan Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon Mr Megumi Furuichi E: furuichi-m@mainichi.co.jp

Global Ports Maratona di Ravenna – City of Art Nov Stefano Righini E: info@maratonadiravenna.com W: www.maratonadiravenna.com fb: facebook.com/maratonadiravenna/ Maratona di Roma Enrico Castrucci E: info@maratonadiroma.it W: www.maratonadiroma.it fb: facebook.com/maratonadiroma

Venicemarathon Oct Piero Rosa Salva E: info@venicemarathon.it W: www.venicemarathon.it fb: facebook.com/ ASDVenicemarathon?fref=ts

Jamaica May

Trento Half Marathon Oct Ferruccio Demadonna E: demadonna@inwind.it W: www.trentorunningfestival.it fb: facebook.com/trentorunningfestival

Indonesia Maybank Bali Marathon Wahyu Rizky E: info@balimarathon.com W: www.balimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/BaliMarathon

Iraq Erbil Marathon Oct Abdulsattar Younus E: erbilmarathon@yahoo.com W: www.erbilmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/JifjR5

Israel

Mumbai Marathon Jan Hugh Jones E: info@procam.in, arati@procam.in W: scmm.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/ scmumbaimarathon?fref=ts

Pune Int’l Marathon Mr. Pralhad M. Savant E: Marathonpune@yahoo.com W: www.marathonpune.com fb: facebook.com/marathonpune

Jakarta Marathon Oct Jacqueline Losung E: jacqueline@inspirogroup.co.id W: www.thejakartamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TheJKTMarathon

Mar

Torino Half Marathon Oct Simone Oneglio E: registration@teamarathon.it W: www.teamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/TeamMarathonTorino Maratona di Torino Oct Simone Oneglio E: registration@teamarathon.it W: www.teamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/TeamMarathonTorino

Feb

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Hiroshige Nakata E: jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.lakebiwa-marathon.com

Mar

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Dec Championship Takanori Saito E: fukuoka_marathon@yahoo.co.jp W: www.fukuoka-marathon.com/en/ index.html Gifu Half Marathon Tetsuya “Teddy” Okamura E: okamura.chunichi@biz.nifty.jp W: www.gifu-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/gifu.marathon

Apr

Hokkaido Marathon Konosuke Matsushima E: k-matsu@hokkaido-np.co.jp W: www.hokkaido-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/hokkaidomarathon

Aug

Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Feb Marathon Masaharu Kaji E: marugame-half@aroma.ocn.ne.jp W: www.km-half.com fb: bit.ly/2mrsm5x *Kanazawa Marathon Oct Yukiyoshi Yamano E: marathon@city.kanazawa.lg.jp W: www.kanazawa-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/kanazawa.marathon. soshiki *Kitakyushu Marathon Feb Kenji Kitahashi E: toiawase@kitakyushu-marathon.jp W: kitakyushu-marathon.jp fb: on.fb.me/VyPKjJ Kobe Marathon Nov Takeshi Torigata E: kobemarathon1@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.kobe-marathon.net fb: facebook.com/Kobe.Marathon.Office

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Kyoto Marathon Feb Masayoshi Sakoda E: isono@runners.co.jp W: www.kyoto-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/kyoto.marathon.2013

LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon Lina El Kurd E: l.kurd@runjordan.com W: www.runjordan.com fb: on.fb.me/1f9ilRz

Mount Fuji Marathon Nov Nikkan Sports Press E: m.koike@sports-info.co.jp W: www.fujisan-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/fujisanmarathon

Petra Desert Marathon Lars Fyhr E: lf@albatros-adventure.com W: www.petra-desert-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/petramarathon

Nagano Marathon Shinichi Maejima E: info@naganomarathon.gr.jp W: www.naganomarathon.gr.jp fb: facebook.com/naganomarathon Nagoya Women’s Marathon Tetsuya “Teddy” Okamura E: okamura.chunichi@biz.nifty.jp W: womens-marathon.nagoya fb: facebook.com/nagoya.womens. marathon Nara Marathon Shogo Arai E: athletic@nara-marathon.jp W: www.nara-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/naramarathon.jp

Dec

Jan

Saitama Int’l Marathon Nov Hiroki Sugiyama E: info@saitama-internationalmarathon.com W: saitama-international-marathon.jp Jun

Tokushima Marathon Mar Kamon Iizumi E: hashiru_ahoo@circus.ocn.ne.jp W: www.tokushima-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/tokushima.marathon Tokyo Marathon Tad Hayano E: hayano@tokyo42195.org W: www.marathon.tokyo/en/ fb: facebook.com/tokyo42195.org

Feb

*Toyama Marathon Oct Takakazu Ishii E: tm-info@toyamamarathon.com W: www.toyamamarathon.com/entry/ oversea.html fb: bit.ly/2qjEk6i Jordan Samsung Amman Int’l Marathon Oct Lina El Kurd E: l.kurd@runjordan.com W: www.runjordan.com fb: on.fb.me/1f9ilRz Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon Lina El Kurd E: l.kurd@runjordan.com W: www.runjordan.com fb: on.fb.me/1f9ilRz

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Apr

Kaunas Marathon Algirdas Pukis E: info@kaunasmarathon.lt W: www.kaunasmarathon.lt fb: facebook.com/KaunoMaratonas

Lithuania

Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon Darius Mikulis E: info@vilniausmaratonas.lt W: www.vilniusmarathon.lt fb: facebook.com/vilniusmarathon

Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Oct Dennis Sitieney E: Dennis.Sitieney@sc.com W: www.nairobimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/StandardCharteredKE

Dec

Chosunilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon Oct Ina Choi E: marathon@chosun.com W: marathon.chosun.com fb: facebook.com/marathonchosun Daegu Int’l Marathon Rachel Lee E: rachel.soul.lee@gmail.com W: marathon.daegusports.or.kr fb: facebook.com/daegumarathon

Apr

Feb

Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l Marathon Oct In-Cheol Lee E: marathon@donga.com W: marathon.donga.com/gyeongju.html Incheon Songdo Int’l Marathon Oct SooHong Woo E: road42195@naver.com W: www.songdorun.com Incheon Int’l Half Marathon Jaeyoung Kwak E: tingi@naver.com W: www.incheonmarathon.co.kr Seoul Marathon Inchul Lee E: joong4n2@donga.com W: www.seoul-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/dongamarathon

Mar

Kuwait Gulf Bank 642 Marathon Nov Ahmed Almajed E: events@pro-vision.com W: www.gulfbank642marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1Pz6xYJ Latvia

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Luxembourg ING Route du Vin Half Marathon Frédéric Kimmlingen E: routeduvin.info@fla.lu W: www.ingrouteduvin.lu

Sep

Macao Galaxy Entertainment Int’l Marathon José Tavares E: sport@macau.ctm.net W: www.macaumarathon.com

Dec

Madagascar *Madagascar Marathon & Half Thom Gilligan E: info@marathontours.com W: www.madagascarmarathon.com

Jun

Malaysia Borneo Int’l Marathon Datuk Dr Heng Aik Cheng E: 1234heng@gmail.com W: www.borneomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/borneomarathon Standard Chartered KL Marathon Rainer Biemans E: rainer.biemans@dirigo.com.my W: www.kl-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/SCKLmarathon *Kuching Marathon Liew Tang Chieh E: kchmarathon@gmail.com W: www.marathonkuching.com fb: on.fb.me/1OhT46J

May

May

Aug

Penang Bridge Int’l Marathon Nov Law Heng Kiang E: info@penangmarathon.gov.my W: www.penangmarathon.gov.my fb: facebook.com/penangbridgemarathon Maldives

Mar

JoongAng Seoul Marathon Nov E: marathon@joins.com W: marathon.joins.com fb: facebook.com/marathon.joins

Lattelecom Riga Marathon Aigars Nords E: marathon@necom.lv W: lattelecomrigamarathon.lv fb: facebook.com/ LattelecomRigaMarathon

Sep

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l Marathon, Apr 10km & 5km Kim Ok Sun E: sn1976@korea.kr, sn1976@hanmail.net W: www.smgmara.com Gyeonggi Int’l Half Marathon We Jang Ryang E: artwjr@empas.com W: www.ggimarathon.com

Jun

Macau, China

Korea

Osaka Marathon Nov Mr. Kazuhiro Kawachi E: kawachi@osaka-marathon.com W: www.osaka-marathon.com/ index_en.html fb: on.fb.me/IR9M2y

Lake Saroma 100km Ultra Marathon Jiro Hashimoto E: saroma@runners.co.jp W: saromanblue.jp/index.shtml fb: facebook.com/saroma100km

Aug

Kenya

Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race & 10km Feb Daijiro Asahara E: info@ohme-marathon.sakura.ne.jp W: www.ohme-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/ohme.marathon

Osaka Women’s Marathon Satoru Takeda E: s-takeda@ktv.co.jp W: www.osaka-marathon.jp

Almaty Marathon Saltanat Kazybayeva E: saltanat.k@wclass.kz W: www.almaty-marathon.kz fb: facebook.com/almatymarathon

Lebanon BLOM BANK Beirut Marathon Nov Mr. Wissam Terro E: wissam.terro@beirutmarathon.org W: www.beirutmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/beirutmarathon

Kazakhstan

Apr

Mar

Apr

May

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race Mirshan Hassan E: mirshan@dhiraagu.com.mv W: www.dmrr.mv

Aug

Mauritius Mauritius Marathon Jean Marie Grall E: eventsip@gmail.com W: www.mauritiusmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/mauritiusmarathon/

Jul

Mexico Maratón Aguascalientes Oct Jose Luis Trujillo Alcala E: maratonaguascalientes@ hotmail.com W: www.maratonaguascalientes.com.mx fb: facebook.com/maratonaguascalientes *Medio Maraton de la Mujer Cancun Mar Carly Casarrubias E: carly@masaccion.com.mx W: www.masaccion.com.mx

*Maratón “Las Batallas de Celaya” Apr Fernando Gabriel García Carrillo E: fgarcia@fecodi.com.mx W: www.maratoncelaya.com 21k Coahuila Jun Arq. Dora Maria Galindo Ramos E: coahuila21k@hotmail.com W: www.21kcoahuila.org Medio Maratón Atlas Sep de Guadalajara Saúl Figueroa E: medio.maraton@ atlascolomos.com.mx W: www.mediomaratonatlas.com fb: on.fb.me/IR59pk Maratón Int’l de Culiacán Jan Tomás Villa Velázquez Santillanes E: eldsin@hotmail.com W: maratonculiacan.org fb: on.fb.me/1zhRUC4 Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio Jun Maratón Adriana Corach E: corach@corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx W: www.corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx fb: bit.ly/2cEPAVs Gran Maraton Pacifico Dec Karla Angelica Camacho Guzman E: paisajismo_karlac@hotmail.com W: www.maraton.org fb: facebook.com/gran.maratonpacifico Maraton Int’l Guadalajara Megacable Nov Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: www.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL 21k Guadalajara Electrolit Feb Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: medio.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL Maratón Int’l Lala Mar María Luisa Marroquín E: marialuisa.marroquin@ ucialsa.com.mx W: www.maratonlala.org fb: on.fb.me/1f9fPdX Maratón León Sep Dr. Antonio Eugenio Rivera Cisneros E: antonio.rivera@comudeleon.gob.mx W: www.maratonleon.mx Merida Marathon Jan Pablo Suinaga Sainz E: psuinaga@asdeporte.com W: www.merida.gob.mx Maratón de la Ciudad de México Aug Telcel Javier Carvallo Chinchilla E: contacto@maratoncdmx.com W: www.maratoncdmx.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCdMx Maratón Powerade Monterrey Dec Edilberto González Serna E: edilbertogonzalez.accnl@gmail.com W: www.maratonmonterrey.com fb: facebook.com/Maratonmty 21km Nuevo Leon Nov Luciano Ramirez Gallardo E: atletismonuevoleon@gmail.com W: www.asociaciondeatletismonl.com fb: facebook.com/21knl Rock ’n’ Roll Querétaro Maratón Oct Luis Galvez E: lgalvez@asdeporte.com W: www.runrocknroll.com/queretaro fb: facebook.com/RnRQueretaro/

*Medio Maratón Int’l Tlajomulco-Cajititlán Sep Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: mediomaratontlajomulco@ gmail.com W: medio-maraton.tlajomulco.gob.mx fb: facebook.com/mediomaratontlajomulco

Tangamanga Int’l Marathon Jun Jaime Eduardo Morales Reyes E: maratontangamanga@gmail.com W: www.maratontangamanga.com fb: facebook.com/maratontangamanga

Dam tot Damloop Jan Willem Mijderwijk E: info@lechampion.nl W: www.damloop.nl fb: facebook.com/damtotdamloop

Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera Nayarit Nov Arturo García Ruiz Velasco E: arturo@conserviexpress.com W: www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com fb: on.fb.me/Jic0Js Moldova *Chisinau Int’l Marathon Oct Dmitri Voloshin E: info@marathon.md W: www.marathon.md fb: facebook.com/ chisinaumarathon/?fref=ts Montenegro Podgorica Marathon Oct Milan Madžgalj E: maraton@t-com.me W: www.maraton.co.me fb: on.fb.me/1Sh24z2 Morocco *Marathon Vert D’Agadir Mr. Rachid ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com W: www.agadirmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ MarathonAgadir/?fref=ts

Apr

Grand Marathon Int’l de Casablanca Oct Said Ibrahimi Moulay Skali E: contact@casablancamarathon.com, m.skali@ casablanca-marathon.com W: www.casablanca-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/casablanca.marathon RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca Mr. Rachid ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com W: www.running.ma

May

Semi Marathon Int’l de Laayoune Nov Mr. Rachid ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com W: www.running.ma 20km & 10km Int’l de Marrakech Oct Rachid Ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com, info@running.ma W: www.running.ma fb: facebook.com/ marrakech10km/?fref=ts Marathon & Semi Int’l de Marrakech Jan Mohamed Knidiri E: marathonmarrakech@gmail.com W: www.marathonmarrakech.ma fb: facebook.com/marathon2marrakech Myanmar Bagan Temple Marathon Nov Rune Nortoft E: rn@albatros-adventure.com W: www.bagan-temple-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/bagantemplemarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Netherlands TCS Amsterdam Marathon Oct Cees Pronk E: info@tcsamsterdammarathon.nl W: www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl fb: facebook.com/ TCSAmsterdamMarathon Sep


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Marathon Eindhoven Oct Edgar de Veer E: info@marathoneindhoven.nl W: www.marathoneindhoven.nl fb: facebook.com/marathon.eindhoven Enschede Marathon Sandra Melief E: info@enschedemarathon.nl W: www.enschedemarathon.nl fb: nl-nl.facebook.com/ EnschedeMarathon Leiden Marathon Tjeerd Scheffer E: info@marathon.nl W: www.marathon.nl fb: facebook.com/Leidenmarathon

Apr

May

New Zealand ASB Auckland Marathon Oct E: aucklandmarathon@ironman.com W: www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz fb: facebook.com/aucklandmarathon Nigeria

North Pole Marathon Richard Donovan E: rd@npmarathon.com W: www.npmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/npmarathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Norway Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon Apr Janne Jensen E: post@bergencitymarathon.no W: www.bergencitymarathon.no fb: facebook.com/BergenCityMarathon/ Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run Sep Helge Brekke E: Info@knarvikmila.no W: www.knarvikmila.no fb: on.fb.me/IR5057 Midnight Sun Marathon Nils I. Haetta E: info@msm.no W: www.msm.no fb: on.fb.me/18FhPtw BMW Oslo Marathon Edwin Ingebrigtsen E: edwin@skvidar.no W: www.oslomaraton.no/en fb: facebook.com/oslomaraton

Jun

Sep

3-Sjøersløpet Nov Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.3sjoers.no fb: facebook.com/3sjoers Stavanger Marathon Aug Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.stavangermarathon.no fb: facebook.com/StavangerMarathon/ Panama Panama Int’l Marathon Nov Rodrigo Espinosa E: rodriespinosa@gmail.com W: www.corredoresdelistmo.com fb: on.fb.me/19tYlKX

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Peru Maratón movistar Lima42k Andreas Müller E: info@zmpromociones.org W: www.lima42k.com fb: facebook.com/maratonlima42k/ Toyota Media Maratón de Lima 21k & 10k Gonzalo Rodriguez Larrain de Lavalle E: alejandra@perurunners.com fb: facebook.com/perurunners

May

Aug

Philippines Cebu Marathon Rio de la Cruz E: Rio.delacruz316@gmail.com W: www.cebumarathon.net fb: facebook.com/cebumarathon

Apr

Aug

Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de Asunción May Marcelo Ithurralde E: pmc.paraguay@gmail.com W: www.paraguaymarathonclub.org fb: facebook.com/ParaguayMarathonClub

May

North Pole

Jul

Paraguay Maratón Int’l de Asunción Myrta Doldan Roman E: pmc.paraguay@gmail.com W: www.pmcpy.org fb: facebook.com/PyMarathonClub

NN Marathon Rotterdam Apr Mario J Kadiks E: info@marathonrotterdam.nl W: www.nnmarathonrotterdam.org/home fb: facebook.com/MarathonRdam

Okpekpe Int’l 10km Road Race Mike Itemuagbor E: mike@pamodzi-ng.com W: www.okpekperoadrace.com fb: facebook.com/okpekperoadrace

Gatorade Panama Int’l Half Marathon Elmer Ortiz Nunez E: panamarunners@gmail.com W: www.panamahalfmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1zQ4212

Jan

Milo Marathon Manila Finals Race Dec Rio de la Cruz E: Rio.delacruz316@gmail.com W: www.runrio.com fb: on.fb.me/18FmfR5 National MILO Marathon Rio de la Cruz E: Rio.delacruz316@gmail.com W: www.runrio.com fb: on.fb.me/18FmfR5

Jul

PZU Cracovia Marathon Krzysztof Kowal E: strona@zis.krakow.pl W: www.pzucracoviamaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/CracoviaMaraton ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon Michal Drelich E: biuro@sportevolution.pl W: www.gdyniapolmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/gdyniapolmaraton DOZ Marathon Łódź Michal Drelich E: michal@sportevolution.pl W: www.lodzmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/lodzmaraton Pila Int’l Half Marathon Henryk Paskal E: info@pila.halfmarathon.pl W: www.pila.halfmarathon.pl fb: facebook.com/polmaraton.pila

May

Apr

Mar

Apr

Sep

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Silesia Marathon Oct Bohdan Witwicki E: info@silesiaproactive.pl W: www.silesiamarathon.pl/en/ fb: on.fb.me/18FdJS0 PZU Warsaw Marathon Marek Tronina E: info@warsawmarathon.com W: www.warsawmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/WarsawMarathon ORLEN Warsaw Marathon Czeslaw Zapala E: zapala.czeslaw@gmail.com W: www.orlenmarathon.pl fb: facebook.com/ORLENMarathon PZU Warsaw Half Marathon Marek Tronina E: info@warsawmarathon.com W: www.warsawhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/WarsawMarathon

Sep

Apr

Mar

PKO Wroclaw Maraton Sep Wojciech Gestwa E: biuro@wroclawmaraton.pl W: www.wroclawmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/maraton.wroclawski PKO Wroclaw Night Half Marathon Jun Wojciech Gestwa E: wojciech.gestwa@mcs.wroc. pl, biuro@wroclawmaraton.pl W: pol.wroclawmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/maraton.wroclawski Portugal

Funchal Marathon Mario Machado E: geral@atletismomadeira.pt W: www.madeiramarathon.com

Jan

Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP | Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Santander Totta Oct Carlos Moya E: info@maratonaportugal.com W: www.rocknrollLisbon.com fb: facebook.com/RnRPortugal EDP Lisbon Half Marathon Mar Carlos Moya E: info@maratonaportugal.com W: www.meiamaratonadelisboa.com fb: facebook.com/MeiaMaratonaLisboa Lisbon Eco Marathon May Luis Sousa E: ls@honoris.pt W: www.lisbonmarathon.pt fb: facebook.com/LisbonECOMarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

PKO Poznań Marathon Oct Lukasz Miadziolko E: info@marathon.poznan.pl W: www.marathon.poznan.pl fb: facebook.com/PoznanMaraton PKO Poznań Half Marathon Łukasz Miadziołko E: info@halfmarathon.poznan.pl W: www.halfmarathon.poznan.pl fb: facebook.com/PoznanMaraton

Sep

Discoveries Half Marathon Dec António Campos E: geral@xistarca.pt W: www.discoverieshalfmarathon.com fb: https://facebook.com/Xistarca

Poland PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon Grzegorz Kuczynski E: fundacja@bialystokbiega.pl W: www.bialystokpolmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/bialystokbiega

Running Festival of the Economic Forum Marek Tokarczyk E: festiwalbiegowy@isw.org.pl W: www.festiwalbiegowy.pl fb: facebook.com/festiwalbiegowy

Apr

Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone Sep Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.meiamaratonasportzone.com fb: on.fb.me/1bqbekL Porto Marathon EDP Nov Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.maratonadoporto.com fb: on.fb.me/19tXqKC

El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Dec Lisboa Hugo Miguel Ramos Sousa E: info@saosilvestredelisboa.com W: www.saosilvestredelisboa.com fb: facebook.com/saosilvestredelisboa

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Puerto Rico World’s Best 10k Race Rafael B. Acosta Rosario E: rafael.acosta@wb10k.com W: www.wb10k.com fb: on.fb.me/1f9fJTB

Feb

Republic of South Africa The Big Five Marathon Rune Nortoft E: rn@albatros-adventure.com W: www.big-five-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/bigfivemarathon Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Janet Welham E: running@capetownmarathon. com, janet@saige.co.za W: www.capetownmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/CTMarathon

Jun

Sep

Comrades Marathon Jun Rowyn James E: rowyn@comrades.com W: www.comrades.com fb: facebook.com/ComradesMarathon 27km for Freedom Kevin Lodge E: info@topevents.co.za W: www.27forfreedom.co.za fb: facebook.com/27FORFREEDOM Legends Marathon Meta Scott E: meta@legendsmarathon.co.za W: www.legendsmarathon.co.za fb: facebook.com/legendsmarathon

Feb

Sep

Feb

Romania Brasov Int’l Marathon May Bogdan Antohe E: bogdan.antohe@smartatletic.ro W: www.maratonulbrasov.ro/en Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon Oct Oana Nastase/Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro, register@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/BucharestMarathon

*UNIQA Bucharest 10K Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucuresti10km.ro fb: facebook.com/Bucharest10km Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon Horatiu Morar E: office@runnersclub.ro W: www.maraton-cluj.ro/en fb: bit.ly/2fUJuR1

Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@moscowmarathon.org W: moscowmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/moscowmarathon *Rosa Run Half Marathon 777 Sergey Makeenkov E: info@rosarun.ru W: www.rosarun.ru/en Siberian Int’l Marathon Konstantin Podbelsky E: mail@runsim.ru W: www.runsim.ru fb: on.fb.me/1lttnsK Siberian Ice Half Marathon Konstantin Podbelsky E: mail@runsim.ru W: www.runsim.ru fb: on.fb.me/1zzM9nj

May

Sep

May

Aug

Jan

Tricolor TV White Nights Marathon Jul Mikhail Kochetkov / Anton Uyk E: info@wnmarathon.ru, whitenights1@ mail.ru, uyk@startspb.ru W: www.wnmarathon.ru fb: facebook.com/wnmarathon/ Rwanda Kigali International Peace Marathon May Jean Pierre Ndacyayisenga E: coach2020a@gmail.com W: www.kigalimarathon.org fb: bit.ly/2llV4W3 Serbia

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Mar Carol Vosloo E: stefanie@twooceansmarathon.org.za W: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za fb: facebook.com/TwoOceansMarathon

OMV Petrom Bucharest Half Marathon Oana Nastase/Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest21km.com fb: facebook.com/Bucharest21km

*Kazan Marathon Vadim Yangirov E: vadim@youngirov.ru W: www.kazanmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/kazanmarathon/

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Mandela Day Marathon Aug Sbu Khuzwayo E: mm@umdm.gov.za W: www.mandelamarathon.co.za fb: facebook.com/mandeladay.marathon Maritzburg City Marathon John Hall E: rd@pmb42.co.za W: www.pmb42.co.za fb: facebook.com/pmb42

Russia Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100 Jul Michael Dolgy E: info@goldenultra.ru W: www.goldenultra.ru fb: facebook.com/GoldenRingUltraTrail/

May

Belgrade Marathon Dejan Nikolic E: office@bgdmarathon.org W: www.bgdmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/Belgrade.Marathon

Apr

Novi Sad Marathon Oct Milan Dolga E: marathon@sbb.rs W: www.marathon.org.rs fb: facebook.com/novisad.marathon Novi Sad Half Marathon Dimitrije Dolga E: marathon@sbb.rs W: www.marathon.org.rs fb: facebook.com/novisad.marathon

Mar

Seychelles Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon Feb Giovanna Rousseau E: ceonsc@seychelles.net W: www.seychelles-marathon.com Singapore

Apr

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Thibault Vellard E: thibault.vellard@ironman.com W: www.singaporemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MarathonSG

Dec

Slovakia Apr

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon Apr Jozef Pukalovič E: info@becool.sk W: www.bratislavamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/bratislava.marathon


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Košice Peace Marathon Oct Branislav Koniar E: info@kosicemarathon.com W: www.kosicemarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/IR7Nvl

Zurich Maratón de Sevilla Francisco Javier Gavela Rodríguez E: info@zurichmaratonsevilla.es W: www.zurichmaratonsevilla.es fb: facebook.com/MaratonDeSevilla

Feb

Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon Oct Gojko Zalokar E: info@timingljubljana.si W: www.vw-ljubljanskimaraton.si fb: facebook.com/ljmaraton

Medio Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Oct Paco Borao E: gerencia@correcaminos.org W: www.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/ medio-maraton fb: facebook.com/mediomaratonvalencia

Three Hearts Marathon Marko Pintaric E: info@maraton-radenci.si W: www.maraton-radenci.si fb: facebook.com/MaratonTrehSrc

Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Nov Paco Borao E: gerencia@correcaminos.org W: www.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com fb: facebook.com/maratonvalencia

Slovenia

May

Spain eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona Feb Cristian Llorens E: cllorens@rpmracing.es W: www.mitjabarcelona.com fb: facebook.com/mitjamaratobarcelona Zurich Marato de Barcelona Cristian Llorens E: cllorens@rpmracing.es, cllorens@ghcsports.com W: www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es fb: facebook.com/ ZURICHMARATODEBARCELONA Gran Canaria Marathon Orlando Montesdeoca Santana E: orlando@grupojuanarmas.com W: www.grancanariamaraton.com fb: facebook.com/GCMaraton Mitja Marato Granollers Joan Villuendas Bornau E: joanvilluendas@lamitja.cat W: www.lamitja.cat fb: facebook.com/lamitja ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid Guillermo Ferrero Centeno E: gferrero1944@yahoo.es W: www.mediomaratonmadrid.es fb: on.fb.me/1f9hRLh

Mar

Zurich Maratón Málaga Pablo Gálvez Martín E: info@maratonmalaga.com W: www.maratonmalaga.com fb: facebook.com/maratondemalaga/

LSR Colombo Marathon Oct Mr P.T. Weerasinghe E: colombomarathon@LSR-srilanka. com, LSRtilak@sltnet.lk W: www.colombomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/LSRColomboMarathon Sweden

Jan

Feb

Apr

EDP Medio Maratón de la Mujer de Madrid Oct Francisco Javier Gavela Rodríguez E: fjgavela@mpib.es W: www.edpmediomaratondelamujer.es EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2 Pedro Rumbao E: drumbao@mapoma.es W: www.rocknrollmadrid.com fb: facebook.com/RnRMadrid

Sri Lanka

Apr

Dec

Palma de Mallorca Marathon Oct David Thompson Foronda E: info@palmademallorcamarathon.com W: www.palmademallorcamarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1RZOiR8 Maratón Donostia - San Sebastián Nov Patxi Larrea Perurena E: info@maratondonostia.com (sport questions), maraton@ flygroupnet.com (registrations) W: www.maratondonostia.com fb: facebook.com/maratonsansebastian Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa Pola Jan Roque M. Alemañ Bonet E: chiplevante@gmail.com W: www.mitjasantapola.com fb: facebook.com/MitjaMaratoSantaPola

Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Bo Edsberger E: info@goteborgsvarvet.se W: www.goteborgsvarvet.se fb: facebook.com/goteborgsvarvet

May

Zurich Marathon Bruno Lafranchi E: info@zuerichmarathon.ch W: www.zuerichmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/zurichmarathon

Apr

Tajikistan Dushanbe International Half Marathon Dilshod Kurbanov E: dilshod197779@mail.ru W: www.dushanbe-marathon.com

Apr

Tanzania Kilimanjaro Marathon Mar John Addison E: john@wildfrontiers.com W: www.kilimanjaromarathon.com fb: facebook.com/kilimanjaromarathon/ Thailand BDMS Bangkok Marathon Nov Gen. Manus Klaimanee E: admin@bkkmarathon.com W: www.bkkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/Bkkmarathon *Bangsaen21 Half Marathon Dec Rut Jiroajvanichakorn E: info@Bangsaen21.com W: www.bangsaen21.com/index_eng.html fb: facebook.com/bangsaen21/

Stockholm Half Marathon Sep Ulf Saletti E: info@stockholmhalfmarathon.se W: www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se fb: facebook.com/stockholmhalfmarathon

Chombeung Marathon Dr. Akom Chareonsuk E: Akom_ch@hotmail.com W: www.chombeungmarathon.com

ASICS Stockholm Marathon Jun Ulf Saletti E: info@stockholmmarathon.se W: www.stockholmmarathon.se fb: facebook.com/stockholmmarathon.se

Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon Jan Assoct. Prof.Piansak Pakdee E: info@khonkaenmarathon.com W: www.khonkaenmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/khonkaenmarathon

Switzerland Harmony Genève Marathon May for Unicef Benjamin Chandelier E: info@genevemarathon.org W: www.harmonygenevemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/GeneveMarathon Jungfrau-Marathon Richi Umberg E: info@jungfrau-marathon.ch W: www.jungfrau-marathon.ch fb: facebook.com/JungfrauMarathon

Sep

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Lausanne Marathon Oct Josette Bruchez E: info@lausanne-marathon.com W: www.lausanne-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/LausanneMarathon Neujahrsmarathon Zürich Roger Kaufmann E: info@neujahrsmarathon.ch W: www.neujahrsmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/neujahrsmarathon

Jan

SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne Oct Reto Schorno E: info@swisscitymarathon.ch W: www.swisscitymarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/SwissCityMarathon Swissalpine Andrea Tuffli E: info@swissalpine.ch W: www.swissalpine.ch fb: facebook.com/swissalpinedavos

Jul

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon Andrea Schneider E: info@zermattmarathon.ch W: www.zermattmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/zermattmarathon

Jul

Laguna Phuket Marathon Roman Floesser E: info1@phuketmarathon.com W: www.phuketmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/phuketmarathon

Jan

Jun

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia *The Carthage Race Int’l Marathon Feb Naamen Bouhamed E: info@the-carthage-race.com W: www.the-carthage-race.com fb: bit.ly/20VpGLC

Dec

9 Eylül İzmir Half Marathon Ganime Nalbantoglu E: international@izmir.bel.tr W: www.9eylulyarimaratonu.com

Sep

U.S. Virgin Islands St Croix Int’l Marathon Wallace Williams E: wallacewilliams@msn.com W: virginislandspace.org/ stxmarathonregistration2016.html

Dec

Ukraine Bila Tserkva Marathon Oct Sergey Bocharov E: org@bc-marathon.org.ua W: www.bc-marathon.org.ua fb: on.fb.me/1oWXmp8 Kharkiv Int’l Marathon Dmitry Garmash E: info@kharkivmarathon.com W: www.kharkivmarathon.com Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivhalfmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/ kyivhalfmarathon/?fref=ts

Apr

Apr

Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon Oct Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/kyivmarathon/?fref=ts

RAK Half Marathon Nathan Clayton E: registration@rakmarathon.org W: www.rakmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/rakmarathon

Feb

United States of America

Runatolia Marathon (Half + 10km) Mar Mr. Ali Dogan / Ms. Nergiz Gürler E: info@runatolia.com W: www.runatolia.com fb: facebook.com/runtalya.de May

Marine Corps Marathon Oct Rick Nealis E: mcmcustomerservice@ usmc-mccs.org W: www.marinemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MarineCorpsMarathon Maui Ocean Front Marathon & Half Jan Les Wright E: RunMaui@gmail.com W: www.RunMaui.com fb: on.fb.me/1bGrMbk TCS New York City Marathon Nov Peter Ciaccia E: pciaccia@nyrr.org W: www.tcsnycmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/nycmarathon Philadelphia Marathon Nov Jim Marino E: info@philadelphiamarathon.com W: www.philadelphiamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/PhiladelphiaMarathon Portland Marathon Oct Les Smith E: info@portlandmarathon.org W: www.portlandmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IR7VuL Rock ’n’ Roll DC Marathon & Half Marathon Kevin Buffalino E: rnrdc@competitorgroup.com W: www.runrocknroll.com/DC fb: facebook.com/RocknRollDC

Mar

Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Nov Kevin LaRue E: RnRvegas@competitorgroup.com W: runrocknroll.com/las-vegas fb: facebook.com/RnRLasVegas Uruguay *Maratón de Montevideo Apr Lionel de Mello E: secretariacau2016@gmail.com W: www.maratonmontevideo.com.uy fb: facebook.com/maratonmontevideo42km Venezuela

Monterey Bay Half Marathon Nov Doug Thurston E: doug@bsim.org W: www.montereybayhalfmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IRalcA

CAF Caracas Maratón Mar Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia E: maratoncaf@caf.com W: maraton.caf.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCafCaracas

Big Sur Int’l Marathon Doug Thurston E: info@bsim.org W: www.bsim.org fb: on.fb.me/1f9jxV9

Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K Oct Sonia Rosales E: srosales@hipereventos.com W: www.hipereventos.com fb: on.fb.me/IRe3mA

Apr

B.A.A. Boston Marathon Apr Dave McGillivray E: info@baa.org W: www.baa.org fb: facebook.com/TheBostonMarathon

Turkey

*Erzurum Half Marathon Ahmet Dal E: ahmetdalsau@gmail.com W: www.erzurumyarimaratonu.org

Vodafone İstanbul Marathon Nov Ismail Ozbayraktar E: info@istanbulmarathon.org W: www.istanbulmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IRa8pQ

United Arab Emirates

UWI-SPEC Half Marathon Oct Dr. Iva Gloudon E: specinfo@sta.uwi.edu W: sta.uwi.edu/spec/marathon fb: facebook.com/UWISPEC

SOPAL SFAX Marathon Int’l Olive Trees Naamen Bouhamed E: contact@marathon-desoliviers-sfax.com W: www.sfaxmarathon.com fb: bit.ly/20VpGLC

Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon Apr Ismail Ozbayraktar E: istanbulyarimaratonu@sporas.com.tr W: www.istanbulyarimaratonu.org fb: on.fb.me/1OYHCP2

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Oct Carey Pinkowski E: office@chicagomarathon.com W: www.chicagomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ChicagoMarathon Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Brant Kotch E: bkotch@craincaton.com W: www.houstonmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/houstonmarathon

Jan

Vietnam *Da Nang Int’l Marathon Phillip Nguyen E: info@pulse.vn W: www.rundanang.com fb: https://facebook.com/ dananginternationalmarathon

Aug

Zimbabwe Econet Victoria Falls Marathon Jun John Addison E: john@wildfrontiers.com W: www.vicfallsmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/VictoriaFallsMarathon

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