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Contents 2016 Edition 3

Volkswagen Prague Marathon Czech Republic

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A run around two rivers

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METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf, Germany Rhine metropolis offers leafy boulevards, ultramodern architecture, fast times and the ‘longest bar in the world’

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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How to run a country Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, Turkey An opportunity to lose yourself in one of the most pulsating cities of the world

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The perfect launchpad Almaty Marathon, Kazakhstan Central Asia’s largest marathon a secret no longer 17 rue Princesse Florestine BP 359, MC98007 Monaco iaaf.org

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Running wild Borneo International Marathon, Malaysia Runners enjoy beaches, rainforests and escape tropical heat with 3am start

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AIMS News IAAF News

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WMRA News

BMO Vancouver Marathon, Canada Blue skies and sunshine attract 16500 runners to the 45th anniversary race against a scenic mountain backdrop

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Adriatic allure

Trieste Green Europe Marathon, Italy The cosmopolitan, mediterranean city on the coast attracts runners from all over the world

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IAU News

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A race for all

Running into history RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne: With open hand

REGULARS Calendar

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Opinion

Official listings for AIMS events

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The numbers game Largest Marathons held in 2015

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Looking ahead

Podium placers Worldwide race reports and pictures

BMW Oslo Marathon, Norway; Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, Great Britain; 3 Country Sparkasse Marathon, Austria; Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, Ukraine; Palma de Mallorca Marathon, Spain; Marine Corps Marathon, United States of America; Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half, United States of America; ASICS 34 Penang Bridge Int’l Marathon, Malaysia

World leading times The top times for men and women at Marathon, 66 Half Marathon and 10km

Making contact AIMS member races with full contact details

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Distance Running is an official publication of AIMS and IAAF. It is produced four times a year, in January, April, July and October, and distributed at races worldwide. Publisher: Frank J Baillie bailliefrank@aol.com Editor: Hugh Jones aimssec@aol.com Production & Advertising: Gary Friar gary@distancerunning.co.uk Production & Design: Robbie Pickering robbie@distancerunning.co.uk Production, Design & Advertising Address: Distance Running, MSC Publishing & Design, 1 Ellangowan Court, Glasgow G62 8PH, Scotland. Telephone: +44 141 956 2051. For advertising enquiries, please contact the Glasgow office. All material is copyright and may not be reproduced without permission. Printed in the UK on paper from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources. www.distancerunning.co.uk

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The birthplace of Marathon welcomes the... On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Marathon race (1896-2016), the 21st World Congress of AIMS will be held on 10-12 November, in Athens, Greece the birthplace of Marathon and host of AIMS HQ. More than 200 Race Directors of AIMS members will 2

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‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’ weekend, the AIMS Marathon Symposium, the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award, the Marathon Flame Lighting Ceremonies and the festivities for the 120th Anniversary inside the Panathenaikon ‘Marble’ Stadium, along with 50,000 runners and thousands of spectators.

The Privilege to be an AIMS member! CO-ORGANISERS

EST. 1897

HELLENIC ATHLETICS FEDERATION

AIMS PATRON

OFFICIAL CONGRESS WEBSITE: www.aimsworldcongress2016.gr

AIMS OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.aims-worldrunning.org


AIMS News aims-worldrunning.org – AIMS’ new home online

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

The home of world running™

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 :

Allan Steinfeld, 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 :

Martha Morales (Tangamanga) maratontangamanga@gmail.com

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

Hugh Jones

aimssec@aol.com TREASURER:

This new website address is part of the ongoing project to modernise the website and continue to provide a window to the world of running for races, runners, the worldwide media and running enthusiasts around the world.

Al Boka (Las Vegas)

aimstreasurer@aol.com DIRECTORS:

Gary BE Boshoff

gary8boshoff@gmail.com

Bruno Boukobza (Nice-Cannes) bruno@zapsports.fr

Andrea Eby (Vancouver)

London honours

andreaeby@shaw.ca

Fernando Jamarne (Santiago) fjamarne@alessandri.cl

Mark Milde (Berlin)

Lifetime Achievement Award for AIMS Secretary

mark.milde@scc-events.com

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

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

Theodosis Livitsanos (Administrator)

aimshq@aims-worldrunning.org

Hugh Jones, Secretary of AIMS since 1996, received the Disley Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to marathon running in the United Kingdom over several decades.

C O N S U LT A N T S :

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

Peter McLean (Press & Public Relations)

petermclean@pmpr2000.fsnet.co.uk

Horst Milde (AIMS Marathoneum, Berlin)

Hugh, a Londoner himself, was the first British winner of the London men’s title in 1982 (2:09:24), has been actively involved with the event ever since, and is the AIMS/IAAF Measurer responsible for its certification. The honour first given last year to Paula Radcliffe, world record holder and three times previous winner at London, was initiated by John Disley, co-founder of the London Marathon in 1981 who died aged 87 in February 2016. HRH Prince Harry, as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, and Mrs Sylvia Disley, John’s widow and an Olympian herself who won bronze in the 4x100m relay at the 1952 Olympics, are pictured jointly presenting the Award to Hugh after the London Marathon on 24th April 2016.

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 Photo: Alex Morton/Getty

cundysm@ozemail.com.au

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AIMS News participants in other distances if any (last edition): Male 8000, Female 4000; Total number of foreign participants in all distances (main distance & other dist. (last edition): 800; Total number of foreign countries represented in all distances (last edition): 22.

New race members ■ The Stavanger Marathon (NOR)

celebrates its 15th anniversary on 27 August this year. Founded in 2002 Stavanger Marathon starts in the central city square outside Norway's oldest cathedral, dating from the year 1125. The course goes out along Hafrsfjord where runners pass the memorial “Swords in Rock”, erected as a monument to the Viking battle as a result of which Norway became unified into one kingdom. The design of “Swords in Rock” is also the motif for the 15th anniversary participants’ medal. Initially it was assumed that adding a Half Marathon would have a negative impact on the marathon but this was done in 2004 and the number of finishers has continued to grow in recent years. In 2015 there was a total of 1423 finishers in the three distances offered (Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km). “AIMS membership will give us broader international exposure. With that, we hope for increased international participation. We are inspired to be part of an organisation with professionally organised races. We want to strengthen relationships with other organisers in an effort to raise the quality of our own event,” says race director Johannes Økland.

■ The Taipei Expressway Marathon (TPE) in Chinese Taipei is the first race to run on the express way since 1996. Three different distances are offered: a marathon, a half marathon and a 10km race. Entries in the Marathon will be limited to 500 runners. A strong international elite field is expected for the next edition in March 2017 as there are rewards on offer for good performances. Best performances in previous races have been from Kenyans Joel Kipkemboi Kiplimo (2:16:17) and Florence Jepko Sgei Chepso (2:38:56).

Total number of participants in main distance (last edition): Male 4200, Female 1800; Total number of

■ The Helsinki Half Marathon (HHM) (FIN) is the second biggest half marathon in Finland. Started in 2014, organisers wanted to create a high quality half marathon with a fast, scenic course in central Helsinki. “We are all runners ourselves – we have run in all corners of the world and for HHM, we wanted to bring together all our best experiences”, said Event Director Aki Nummela. The course runs along beautiful coastline roads and passes by all Helsinki's major landmarks. The Expo and the start and finish area are in the heart of the Finnish capital just between Central Railway Station and the historical Finlandia Hall. HHM also promise, in an effort to enhance running culture in Finland, to add something new and fun every year. This year a stroller category was added and the finisher medal designed as a bottle opener. HHM sought AIMS membership as a means of projecting its high standards and international visibility – both being important for such a new event. Currently runners from 40 different countries participate. The race is held in June. See: www.helsinkihalfmarathon.fi

World Congress The 21st World Congress of AIMS will be held in Athens on 10–12 November 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Athens City Center (190 rooms). Other nearby hotels are available to accommodate any additional requirements. For full information see the Congress website at: http://www.aimsworldcongress2 016.gr/ Schedule • Congress Day 1: Thursday 10 November (09.00-17.00) Official welcome dinner at 20.00 • Congress Day 2: Friday 11 November (09.00-18.00) Includes AIMS business/voting to be conducted in the afternoon Gala Dinner at 20.00 • Congress Day 3: Saturday 12 November AIMS Marathon Symposium (09.00–11.15) continuing with the theme of the previous Symposium: “Doping threats in Distance Running” Athens Marathon Opening ceremony including Congress photo, Marathon Flame, and lunch at Marathon Lake. AIMS Business will consist of various reports from the Board to the Congress: • Progress report (Paco Borao) • Children’s Series report (Martha Morales) • Marathoneum report (Horst Milde) • Financial statement (Al Boka) • Website Report (Frank Baillie) • Voting: For Board positions and next Congress venue

Children’s Series The first race of the AIMS Children's Series 2016 took place in Khanivali, India, back in January. The second race will be held in Zimbabwe in August and the third in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in November. These last two events will be replaced in the 2017 Series with new venues.

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Gold Races 25 Jun Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon (CZE)

3 Jul Gold Coast Airport Marathon (AUS)

31 Jul Media Maraton de Bogota (COL)

10 Sep Birell Prague Grand Prix (CZE) 17 Sep Mattoni Usti nad Labem Half Marathon (CZE)

17 Sep Beijing Marathon (CHN) 18 Sep Blackmores Sydney Marathon (AUS)

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23 Oct Medio Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso (ESP)

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20 Nov Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso (ESP)

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Marathon Singapore (SIN)

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23 Oct Venice Marathon (ITA) 13 Nov Marathon des AlpesMaritimes Nice-Cannes (FRA)

20 Nov Semi-Marathon de Boulogne

Dahlan Al Hamad (QAT)

Treasurer José Maria Odriozola (ESP)

Council Members Roberto Gesta De Melo (BRA), CONSUDATLE* 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)

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27 Nov Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (IND)

11 Dec Guangzhou Marathon (CHN)

Stephanie Hightower (USA) Hiroshi Yokokawa (JPN) Antti Pihlakovski (FIN) Mikhail Butov (RUS) Adille Sumariwalla (IND)

New IAAF Road Running Commission The newly-appointed IAAF Road Running Commission, chaired by Carlo Capalbo will convene for their first meeting in July 2016. The Commission will examine different facets of road running during their mandate with one of the first priorities being to review the IAAF Label programme. The IAAF Label programme was introduced in 2008 to recognise and reward leading international races which met certain criteria relating to quality, safety, and international exposure. Currently there are three levels of labels — Gold, Silver and Bronze and a total of 89 label races in 2016. Following a successful 10 years since the introduction of the IAAF Label programme, the IAAF Road Running Commission will review its structure,

regulations and future. The goal is to strengthen the connections between the IAAF and the global road running community and add further value to the label races through their association with the IAAF. Carlo Capalbo carries all the credentials necessary to lead the Commission during the period of 2016–2019. Carlo is well known in the road running world and has been serving for 22 years as President of the RunCzech Running League. This league comprises seven events which annually attract over 85,000 runners. All were awarded the IAAF Gold Road Race Label. Following the success of the inaugural IAAF Road Running Seminar organized in Cardiff on 25 March 2016 the IAAF plan to make this a regular event on the road

running calendar to be held biannually at the time of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. In addition to the interesting and informative discussion panels, workshops will be added to provide race organisers the opportunity to share ideas, best practices, and learn from each other. The next IAAF Road Running Seminar will be held during the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia in 2018. Finally, the IAAF wish to acknowledge the contributions of Sean Wallace-Jones, who after managing the Labels Race programme since its inception has left the IAAF to pursue other interests. We take this opportunity to wish Sean all the best in his future endeavors.

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METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf, Germany 24 April 2016

The Rhine metropolis offers leafy boulevards, ultramodern architecture, fast times and the ‘longest bar in the world’

A run around two rivers Düsseldorf is a city of two rivers: the Düssel gave the city its name, the Rhine its importance. The former fishing village at the mouth of the idyllic River Düssel, which flows into the great River Rhine, looks back on more than 800 years of eventful history. Goethe’s visit left its traces, as well as the musicians Robert and Clara Schumann; Napoleon named it “Little Paris”. According to the latest surveys Düsseldorf is the sixth best city to live in anywhere in the world. It is an international business and financial centre with a famous zest for life and with lots of carnivals and fairs attended annually by millions of people. Luckily for the city during the Second World War German resistance to the advancing Allied Forces was limited in this area. The war ended a few weeks earlier than in most other parts of Germany and consequently Düsseldorf suffered less destruction than many other cities. It is a big city but most of the sights are within walking distance of each other.

late spring in Düsseldorf is fantastic: you smell spring flowers in the air, you hear the birdsong, and you see thousands of wildly blooming magnolias, pink and white Japanese cherries, tulips and daffodils. Düsseldorf celebrated its 725th anniversary in 2013. The city harmoniously balances its old European architecture of churches, palaces and mansions — dating mostly from the 14th to 18th centuries — with its showcase ultramodern architecture like the world-famous ‘dancing’ buildings of Frank Gehry. The Marathon course passes by each and every one of all these interesting buildings, palaces and attractions. The famous Königsallee is included in the Marathon tour: a large boulevard and the main fashion center of Europe that combines the stores of Fifth Avenue with cafes of

Surprisingly for such a large metropolis, Düsseldorf is very green with lots of parks — most of them in English and French styles. Many of the city’s streets are lined with huge trees. As a result you can easily find shade along the entire course. All 42km are completely traffic-free. That helps, because the Distance Running | 2016 Edition 3

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METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf, Germany 24 April 2016

Montmartre. There is a long canal running along the middle of it as if imported by magic from Amsterdam.

organisers want to make sure that every resident of Düsseldorf is on the street to cheer the runners.

The people of Düsseldorf love life. It is clearly visible in their cafes — crammed full at any time of day. The relatively late starting time of the Marathon at 09.00 is not accidental. Most Germans like to sleep in on Sunday and the

The marathon course is totally flat and extremely fast: the course record stands at 2:07:48. The city has a very large Japanese community. Many of them participate and the rest stand under the sakura trees cheering. They add a gentle and exotic touch to this otherwise European Marathon.

RESULTS Marathon

Men

The finish of the race is in the heart of the Old City close to the romantic Rhine River. The broad promenade just metres away from the finish line is turned into an ‘Oktoberfest’ beer festival for runners. Hours after the race was over runners were still sitting at tables enjoying the view and drinking the unlimited free beer. It

was non-alcoholic but if anyone needed the real stuff right under the promenade there is one of Düsseldorf’s most famous attractions: the longest bar in the world comprising more than 300 cafes, bars, restaurants, and every kind of drinking joint that residents of Düsseldorf could think of. In total more than 16,000 runners from 80 countries participated in this year´s event which included both a relay and a children’s run. We look forward to greeting runners from all over the world next year on 30 April 2017: see you in Düsseldorf.

1 Japhet KOSGEI

KEN

2:10:44

2 Marius IONESCU

ROU

2:13:00

3 Hendrik PFEIFFER

GER

2:13:11

4 Ricardo RIBAS

POR

2:13:21

METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf

5 Mathew BOWEN

KEN

2:13:52

■ Next event: 30 April 2017

6 Patrick KIMELI

KEN

2:14:05

7 Ricardo Ramos VARGAS

MEX

2:14:58

8 Bekir KARAYEL

TUR

2:15:31

9 Francis Kiplagat LAGAT

KEN

2:15:57

10 Stsiapan RAHAUTSCU

BLR

2:16:04

Women 1 Zsofia ERDELYI

HUN 2:35:37

2 Beverly Sue Ramos MORALES PUR

2:36:31

3 Hanna VANDENBUSCHE BEL

2:39:50

4 Andrea DIETMERS

GER

2:56:07

5 Isabelle GROSSKOPFF

GER

2:56:54

6 Stefania LEONIADISS

GRE

2:57:11

7 Sophia SALZWEDEL

GER

2:57:21

8 Miriam SAUERLAND

GER

2:58:17

9 Gina DREVERS

GER

3:07:57

10 Paola Lizbeth RIVERA

PUR

3:08:48

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Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, Turkey 24 April 2016

How to run a country

by Christopher Gooding Pictures: Bob Ramsak

An opportunity to lose yourself in one of the most pulsating cities of the world In recent months Istanbul may have appeared as a somewhat tumultuous place to outside observers but behind the media headlines is a wonderfully vibrant and ancient city. For a few special days every year the city unites to showcase its beauty and mystifying history while offering the finest hospitality one could ever imagine. The occasion can best be appreciated by an adventurous sportsperson. On 23 April each year Turkey marks the first gathering of the Grand National Assembly (what would later become known as the Turkish Parliament) which took place on 23 April 1920. ‘National Sovereignty and Children’s Day’ as it

is now known commemorates the fall of the Ottoman Empire following World War I and the country’s first step towards national regeneration. On this day the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemel Ataturk, dedicated the new state to the children of Turkey. As a result on 23 April every year children sit in as the representatives of parliament in a demonstration of the country’s commitment to their future. The Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, offspring of the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon held each November, is an integral part of this important National Holiday weekend. It shares the spotlight with many national sporting events taking place at the same time as a sign of accord and peace throughout the country.

Offering ideal racing conditions the Half Marathon has quickly become known as one of the flattest and fastest half marathon courses in the world. In this year’s edition more than 5000 entrants were treated to a beautifully scenic stroll along the shores of the Sea of Marmara. A new start and finish section of the course winds around the famous Golden Horn and affords racers spectacular views of where the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara meet and the European and Asian sides of the city face each other across the water. The Golden Horn offers a very flat course which in this otherwise very hilly city can be hard to find. It was one of the original ports of the postRoman world. Vistas of the Golden Horn have been depicted in countless works of art and the Horn is now home to a thriving resurgence of wildlife, local fish and flora. It also accommodates the Turkish Navy and the area is

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10 September 2016

THE RACE: The 16th Stockholm Half Marathon will take place on Saturday 10 September 2016. Start at 15.30. THE COURSE: The Stockholm Half Marathon is run on an inspiring course through central Stockholm. The difference between the highest and the lowest point of the course is 27 metres. Start and finish in front of the Royal Palace. WEATHER CONDITIONS: Average temperature in mid September is 15 degrees C. THE CITY: Welcome to Stockholm, one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s

largest and best preserved medieval city centres, the Swedish capital is superbly positioned, with stunning and extremely varied scenery in every direction. RACE OFFICE: Phone: +46 – 854 566 440. E-mail: info@StockholmHalfMarathon.se Web site: StockholmHalfMarathon.se TOURIST INFORMATION: Stockholm Visitors Board. Web site: stockholmtown.com OFFICIAL HOTEL: Villa Brevik, Web site: villabrevik.se Organisers: Athletic clubs Hässelby SK, Spårvägens FK and Turebergs FK.

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Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, Turkey 24 April 2016

RESULTS

involved, and I will see you all at the start and finish lines.”

Half marathon

Men 1 Ali KAYA

TUR

1:00:16

2 Zersenay TADESE

ERI

1:00:31

a very popular tourist location visited by more than 10 million travelers annually.

3 Leonard LANGAT

KEN

1:00:39

4 Leonard KOMON

KEN

1:00:48

There is no better indication of unity and emphasis on the importance of the weekend for the people of Turkey than the words used to welcome runners to the event by current Mayor of Istanbul, Dr. Kadir Topbas. His address to the city and international visitors shows the country’s commitment to its future and the future of all who travel its streets.

5 Kenneth Kipkemoi KIPROP KEN

1:01:09

4 Alemitu BEKELE

ETH

1:15:26

“I welcome you all: runners, accompanying persons and supporters, to Istanbul. I believe your experience in our city will be memorable as well as enjoyable.

5 Chaltu NEGESSE

ETH

1:15:38

Women 1 Violah JEPCHUMBA

KEN

1:08:17

2 Meskerem ASSEFA

ETH

1:09:39

3 Amane GOBENA

ETH

1:09:50

“Raising levels of physical activity is a key ambition for our city. We operate many sports facilities and organise several sporting events throughout the year, of which one is the Istanbul Marathon. The Istanbul Half Marathon is another step taken to motivate and inspire people to take part in physical activity. We hope more and more people will start running and training in order to participate in this event. “I am also pleased that Istanbul offers a new challenge for runners from all over the world. I am sure many will achieve their personal best times on the flat and fast course of the Istanbul Half Marathon. Our experienced organising team offers you a world-class event. “Whether you run the Istanbul Half Marathon to win a prize, to finish in a good time or just for fun, I wish you every success. I hope it will be an enjoyable and rewarding day for all

Aside from the Half Marathon and the beauty of the Golden Horn is the beauty of the city itself. What can be seen in only a few short days constitutes a journey back in time. A brief running tour of the city can be a very exciting opportunity for someone to relive and experience a world from long ago that has been so well preserved in the city of Istanbul. A more conventional half-day tour can take you to one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages: Hagia Sophia, one of the oldest Orthodox Christian churches in the world which became converted into a Mosque by the Ottoman Turks until the building of the famed Blue Mosque just alongside it. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque (for the blue tiles that adorn the walls) is another aweinspiring site. A walk from the Mosque towards the old walled city of Istanbul leads you to the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and most famous bazaars in the world. It receives more than 300,000 visitors daily and was ranked as one of the world’s most visited places with upwards of 92 million visitors annually. Istanbul is nothing short of a magical city that is well worth the visit. The Istanbul Half Marathon and The National Day of Sovereignty weekend offer a wonderful opportunity to lose yourself in one of the most moving, pulsating and energetic cities in the world.

Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon ■ Next event: 16 April 2017 ■ For more information visit: www.istanbulyarimaratonu.org

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Almaty Marathon, Kazakhstan 24 April 2016

The perfect launchpad Central Asia’s largest marathon is secret no longer

Not so long ago Kazakhstan was a place with a most secretive identity. As part of the former Soviet Union the desert steppes of Southern Kazakhstan was the place from which Yuri Gagarin took off in Vostok 1 to become the first human in space back in 1961. Launched from the Baikonur space station – purposefully named after a village more than 300km away to divert attention from its true position – it took a U2 spyplane for the location of the launchpad to be detected. While the ‘Cosmodrome’ remains a very active facility spaceships are not the only thing in Kazahstan that are taking off. Since independence — the last of the former Soviet Republics to attain that status at the end of 1991 — oil revenues have buoyed up the economy. The national debt was repaid well ahead of schedule. The main cities of the country are booming. Almaty, with a population of 1.7million people, is the largest city of Kazakhstan. Although it lost its status as capital to the new, more centrally-located city of Astana it has recently acquired one of the essential trappings of any city with international status: a mass-participation marathon. The Almaty Marathon was first held in April 2012 and attracted 2500 runners. It was the first time a marathon with any significant numbers had been held in Kazakhstan. The race is now run on a point-to-point course which allows the city’s scenic sites to be viewed to better advantage. The freestyle tour of the city begins in the First Presidential Park and goes through several neighbourhoods, passing along one of the biggest of Almaty’s thoroughfares — the Avenue Al-Farabi. Runners pass the distinctive business centre Nurly Tau and through Abay Square before finishing in Almaty’s Central Stadium.

Picture: Alexey Malchenko

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Every year the Almaty Marathon chooses a charitable cause and sets a money-raising target to be achieved. This year the target was to buy four medical apparatuses for supportingmotor system recovery for the ARDI


Almaty Marathon, Kazakhstan 24 April 2016 Picture: Alexey Malchenko

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 Aidn KASEN

XXX

2:42:58

2 Amir VAITUKANOV

XXX

2:50:04

3 Sergei YAKOVLEV

XXX

2:52:20

4 Ivan KOLESNIKOV

XXX

2:53:59

5 Erzhan DZHANARSTANOV XXX

2:54:20

6 Ildar CHALIULLIN

XXX

2:54:30

7 Asker KOZHANOV

XXX

3:04:04

8 Vakit MOMUNALIEV

XXX

3:04:08

9 Nuratdin YASUPOV

XXX

3:07:49

10 Erzhan ZHAIMAILOV

XXX

3:08:23

1 Gulizhanat ZHANATBEK

XXX

2:56:06

2 Catherine SIMPSON

XXX

3:23:03

3 Ekaterina SHATINAYA

XXX

3:29:15

4 Dulat IMANKAZI

XXX

3:38:20

5 Nagima KERIMBAYEVA

XXX

3:42:41

6 Aizada TINALIEVA

XXX

3:45:39

Women rehabilitation centre. The uniqueness of this device is in simulation of indices of physical effects imitating a walking process: pressure level, time characteristics (pulse time, the time interval between the effect on the foot zone and the metatarsal zone, the time interval between the effect on right and left feet) which directly activates the brain cortex area responsible for walking ability. Thirteen thousand runners were in the First Presidential Park to make this charity goal come true. The most popular distance was 10km (around 9000 runners). The Half Marathon had around 3000 runners and there were 1200 brave souls who tackled the full marathon. About 600 children took part in a 3km run and 250 in a new Nordic walking race. The oldest runner was 79-year old Larissa Veselova who ran the 10km. “It was our honour to salute both old and young runners during the 5th Almaty Marathon,” said race director Saltanat Kazybayeva. “This year we had more than 12000 runners from Kazakhstan and around 400 foreign runners from 40 countries all

around the world. Next year we expect Almaty Marathon to be still more impressive and appealing to the entire field of runners and to those thousands of spectators cheering them on for the entire 42.195km.” The Almaty Marathon must be one of the fastest growing footraces anywhere, having attracted around 20,000 participants in 2015. Part of this popularity has been derived from the Almaty Marathon joining AIMS in 2013. Year after year more and more foreign runners from all around the world come to take part in the Almaty Marathon and enhance its international image. Last year’s race was not just the largest marathon in Kazakhstan, it was the largest marathon ever held in Central Asia. Taking place every April, it provides the perfect launchpad for a year of running. It’s a typically urban race, perfect for beginners, with the majority of the course downhill — apart from the beautiful mountain views of the first few kilometres.

7 Alena UVAROVA

XXX

3:52:01

8 Jennifer SEED

XXX

3:55:31

9 Tolgonai SHAAEVA

XXX

3:58:44

10 Diana MERGENBAEVA

XXX

4:06:43

Half marathon

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XXX

1:14:54

2 Aleksandr SISOEV

XXX

1:15:35

3 Aman NURKELDI

XXX

1:15:43

1 Zhanna MAMAZHANOVA XXX

1:20:18

2 Nargza IGLIKOVA

XXX

1:36:14

3 Alissa ROGOZHINA

XXX

1:38:03

Women

Almaty Marathon ■ Next event: 23 April 2017 ■ For more information visit: www.almaty-marathon.kz

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Borneo International Marathon, Malaysia 1 May 2016 Runners enjoy beaches and rainforests while escaping the tropical heat (with a 03.00 start)

Running wild The Borneo International Marathon is fast gaining popularity among the races within the Asia Pacific region: this year it attracted over 8500 runners with 1000 of them coming from almost 40 foreign countries (it started in 2008 with a mere 529 runners). It was the first road race to be held in the East Malaysian state of Sabah after the ‘Daily Express Sabah Marathon’ back in 1984, 23 years ago. The founder of BIM was a local businessman, Andrew Voon, who organised the race for four years before his sudden death in 2011. The race organisation was then taken over by his close friends who formed the Kinabalu Running

Club and continued his legacy. In the five years since then BIM has become the third largest road race in Malaysia. This year’s theme of ‘Running Wild in Borneo’ attracted 1000 international runners to ‘run wild’ on the streets of Kota Kinabalu. The ‘wilderness’ features a lovely stretch along the coastline overlooking the islands of the South China Sea and the iconic Mount Kinabalu looming in the East as the sun rises. The race gets underway early to escape the worst of the heat which can reach up to 36C at its peak. The marathon starts at 03.00, but it is better for the runners — they just have to run

faster to beat the heat. Apart from the Marathon — in which 1600 runners participated — there are also half marathon and 10km events with 2200 and 3700 participants respectively. It is a good idea for runners to acclimatise to the weather in Sabah before the race. The heat makes personal best times unlikely but the organisers make sure that adequate water and cooling stations are available throughout the course. Silke Teubener took the trouble to write from Germany after the race: “although none of us got near our best times — the heat was a bit

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Borneo International Marathon, Malaysia 1 May 2016 RESULT Marathon 1 Noel TILLOR

PHI

2:48:11

2 Liang Wu MA

CHN

2:55:07

3 Wincentbert LATIUS

MAS

3:01:39

4 Sapirin SUMPING

MAS

3:02:42

5 Daved SIMPAT

MAS

3:03:17

6 Andri DAUNI

MAS

3:05:25

7 Wilsen SINGGEN

MAS

3:14:32

8 Tai-Ming LING

MAS

3:14:38

9 Safrey SUMPING

MAS

3:15:06

10 Elvin LAZARUS

MAS

3:20:41

1 Yu TING

CHN

3:52:44

2 Min LIU

CHN

3:54:26

3 Kartini Ahmad KAMAL

MAS

4:06:53

4 Linda Then-Yee YEN

MAS

4:10:00

5 Maria JANSSEN

NED

4:16:50

6 Elvina JIMIN

MAS

4:23:18

7 Eleyina SABTU

BRU

4:25:02

8 Dazeree Joan JOANNES

MAS

4:27:00

9 Simah MATNUR

MAS

4:32:10

10 Roziana RAMLEE

MAS

4:32:33

Women

too much for that — we all agreed that this marathon was well-organised with a nice route and sufficient water stations. The cool water sponges and water hoses were greatly appreciated. Running the final metres into the stadium was a nice way to finish. We truly enjoyed it and congratulate you on a job well done. Bravo!”

Half marathon

Men 1 Fabian Osmond DAIMON MAS

1:20:42

2 Frederick HERMAN

MAS

1:24:36

3 Muhammad Firdaus Nor OTHMAN MAS

1:26:18

Women 1 Chooi Fern LOH

MAS

1:35:41

2 Nurisjenny MUSLIM

BRU

1:43:58

3 Siaw Khim THO

MAS

1:46:06

Borneo International Marathon ■ Next event: 7 May 2017 ■ For more information visit: www.borneomarathon.com

The course passes through the old part of the town, highlighting two structures that were built 100 years ago during British colonial times: a clock tower and a government building which presently houses the tourism board. The rest of the route takes runners into the University of Malaysia Sabah where BIM’s version of heartbreak hills greets the runners. They then pass through smaller satellite towns before heading back to the finish. The final 200m on the track inside the stadium gives runners a different feeling. Sabah is well-known in Malaysia as a tourist state. Its natural attractions include plenty of

white sand beaches, rainforests and wildlife. It is a modern state with many brand hotels and shopping malls in the city of Kota Kinabalu, which was mostly ruined during WWII. But it has kept its quaint character in its people who are relaxed and hospitable — not your typical city folks. May in Sabah is traditionally the official celebration month of the Harvest Festival. Local Sabah people observe the entire month in thanksgiving to the bountiful harvest of the paddy (rice). There is a lot of merry-making and ‘open houses’ which is a typical Malaysian custom of hosting guests all day long at their houses. BIM is held close to the Sabah Fest, a three-day stage show highlighting local culture and history. Visiting runners and their supporters can take advantage of the festival to learn more about the locality. “This year we introduced motivational quotes for our Chinese and Japanese runners along the route,” said President of Kinabalu Running Club and Race Director, Dr Heng Aik Cheng. “We are pleased that the Borneo Marathon brings such benefits to tourism in Sabah every year. We are happy to see overseas runners returning year on year, especially from Singapore (50), Philippines, Brunei (180), Japan (100), China (250), UK (100) and USA. One of the most notable foreign participants came from Japan, Mdm Noriko Sakota, who at 70 years of age ran her 1116th marathon. BIM was established as a community event and remains so to this day, run by a small group of volunteers. Any profit from the race is distributed to charitable bodies around Sabah, including those committed to social improvement, education and conservation. More than 600 extra volunteers help out on race day itself including the police for security and traffic control and the hospitals for medical support. Next year’s 10th anniversary race will be held on 7 May 2017.

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BMO Vancouver Marathon, Canada 1 May 2016

A race for all Blue skies and sunshine attract 16500 runners to the 45th anniversary race against a scenic mountain backdrop

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Daniel KIPKOECH Habteselassa Lemma GEMECHU Ryan DAY Graeme WILSON Oliver UTTING Josh KAPLAN James DESALVO David FORT Jeff DILL Jamie DUNNET

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Hirut GUANGUL Allison MACSAS Ellie GREENWOOD Jessica HARPER Catrin JONES Samantha MAZER Sophia LIU Cheryl ORLOVSKY Melissa KENDRICK Vivster DAVIDSON

KEN ETH CAN CAN CAN USA CAN USA CAN CAN

2:21:04 2:23:29 2:36:44 2:36:55 2:37:47 2:39:49 2:41:10 2:43:19 2:43:42 2:44:16

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2:39:52 2:42:07 2:45:21 2:45:52 2:54:10 2:57:13 3:02:22 3:06:23 3:07:20 3:07:37

Women

Vancouverites were treated to great weather and great fun while celebrating the 45th year of the Vancouver Marathon. Nearly 16,500 people from over 60 countries signed up — a 40% increase in participation since 2011. While the Marathon is the marquee event all six races held over the weekend thrilled the crowds.

to encourage runners under the blue skies and sunshine.

There are races for everyone: a Kids Run, a 2.5km Walk, an 8km race, a Relay and the Half Marathon and Marathon. The event touched 12 neighbourhoods from Cambie to Kits, and from False Creek to Coal Harbour. Locals created crazy signs and neighbourhood cheer stations

Organisers of the event, the Vancouver International Marathon Society, made special efforts this year to celebrate the event’s rich history, including interviewing the early founders in a Legacy Talks video series and by

“In 1972 the Vancouver Marathon had 32 finishers” says Charlene Krepiakevich, Executive Director of the Vancouver International Marathon Society. “This year the six separate races led to a combined total of nearly 14,000 finishers.”

Half marathon

Men 1 Paul KIMUGUL 2 Chris CHERUIYOT 3 Solomon ROTICH

KEN KEN KEN

1:05:01 1:05:45 1:05:57

KEN KEN CAN

1:14:41 1:15:49 1:16:03

Women 1 Jane MURAGE 2 Lenah JEROTICH 3 Lisa BROOKING

BMO Vancouver Marathon ■ Next event: 7 May 2017 ■ For more information visit: www.bmovanmarathon.ca

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BMO Vancouver Marathon, Canada 1 May 2016

Australia, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Ireland, Spain, and many others.

continuing to acclaim Legacy Club members who have run the race 15 times or more. In a nice echo of the event’s history Tom Howard, the first-ever Marathon winner in 1972, 1973 and 1974, once again finished first — in his 65–69 age category for the 8km event — with a time of 36:42. Runners of all abilities joined in, including many youngsters and students along with more than 1000 participants over the age of 60. More than 700 were Run4Hope Charity runners supporting different local and national causes. Thousands of fans lined the streets to cheer them on. The marathon weekend started with a free three-day Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo at the downtown waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre West and concluded with a Street Festival. “It is incredible what can be created through a passion for community and sport,” says Krepiakevich. “We are proud to build on the legacy created 45 years ago and to expand the race experience to athletes of all abilities, young and old. We are grateful to have such support from the City of Vancouver, sponsors, and locals.” The Half Marathon incorporated the British Columbia Championships, won by Lisa Brooking and Terence Attema, but also attracted runners from as far away as Japan, United Kingdom, 28

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Organised annually by the local non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society the BMO Vancouver Marathon is truly a team effort. The Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and delivers running events with a mandate to promote healthy living, increase participation in the sport and celebrate the value the sport delivers to the local community. The event relies on the support of 4000 volunteers and many stakeholders including above all the City of Vancouver. Recognized by Forbes, CNN, USA Today and others as one of the top destination marathons in the world the event is renowned for its unique scenic views including snow-capped mountain ranges, cherry trees in blossom and 70% shoreline views.


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Trieste Green Europe Marathon, Italy 8 May 2016

Adriatic allure The cosmopolitan mediterranean city on the coast attracts runners from all over the world

Over ten thousand people took to the streets of Trieste for Bavisela 2016: a running festival which features the Green Europe Marathon, the Green Europe Half Marathon and the Bavisela Family Run. The two competitive races attracted runners from every part of the world, with a majority of Italian athletes. Among the long list of entrants, many came from nearby countries: Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Germany. With a strong symbolic value there was a large group of Norwegian women who raced in the marathon and half marathon. The team was captained by Vibeke Bjerg, founder of the “Femiroma” project, a truly brave woman who fought against cancer and went back to running in a very short time. She also involved other women in this project with the aim of lifting up their heads through the sport. Runners flocked to Trieste from throughout Europe: from Belgium, France, Russia, UK, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Romania, Ireland, Serbia, Slovakia, Finland, Switzerland, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Spain, Albania and Moldavia. The Bavisela festival is a very international event which seems destined to further widen its appeal across all borders. And to all continents: the event also attracted runners from the USA, Africa, Brazil, Iran and India. The Half Marathon is the most popular race and starts from Duino — a village along the road from Trieste to Monfalcone, perched on the scenic cliffs of the coast road. Its development and history are linked to those of its two castles. The small historical centre that grew up around the castle is the where the Rilke Path finishes, a wonderful walk along the cliffs of the Duino nature reserve which offers stunning views. The path is named after the Prague poet Rainer Maria Rilke who here found the inspiration for his famous poems ‘Duinesen Elegien’, in the early years of the 20th century, when he was guest of the Thurn and Taxis princes.

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Trieste Green Europe Marathon, Italy 8 May 2016 Picture: Fabrice Gallina

Picture: Matteo Favi

From Duino runners take the scenic coastal road and pass through a natural tunnel to reach Barcola and then Trieste. The city is located between the inland limestone Karst scenery and the sea, with the air filled by the scents of the Mediterranean scrub.

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Robert CHEMONGES Samuel KIPTUM Simon RUGUT Paolo MASSARENTI Alessio MILANI Robert KOTNIK Marco Ernesto FRIGERIO Claudio COLPANI Loris FANTON Virginio TRENTIN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Maurizia CUNICO Daniela DA FORNO Torre DALLA Elena FABIANI Fabiola GIUDICI Elisabetta RANDAZZO Jayne STOREY Gabriella BEN Kristin OPLAND Senka SENKOVIC

UGA KEN UGA ITA ITA SLO ITA ITA ITA ITA

2:11:45 2:13:44 2:20:12 2:33:39 2:37:25 2:39:59 2:43:16 2:44:10 2:47:07 2:48:42

ITA ITA ITA ITA ITA ITA GBR HUN NOR CRO

2:55:45 3:05:53 3:15:09 3:20:54 3:21:10 3:21:44 3:23:35 3:24:16 3:26:37 3:26:56

Women

Half marathon

Men 1 Alfred RONOH 2 Stefano SCAINI 3 Fabio BERNARDI

KEN ITA ITA

1:03:27 1:09:00 1:10:20

ITA ROU ITA

1:12:13 1:17:52 1:23:49

Women 1 Rosaria CONSOLE 2 Simona STAICU 3 Giulia MEROLA 32

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The Bavisela Family Run is the most popular non-competitive event in Italy. It follows a course from Miramare Castle to the Piazza Unità d’Italia — the largest European square to overlook the sea. Every year it offers fun, sport and entertainment to thousands of people ready to cover the 7km route either running or walking. Special entry terms are offered for all associations working in the field of volunteering, charity teams, and large groups. Such groups can sign up at one time and benefit from a special entry fee. The Bavisela includes other events such as the Doggy Run, a fun event with dogs; the Trieste SoloWomenRun, dedicated to women; and Bavisela Young, which gets over 2000 children running. Trieste shines brightest when the sky has been scoured by the Bora wind. It is a city of MittelPicture: Giada Genzo

Europa where great writers such as James Joyce, Italo Svevo, Umberto Saba drew their inspiration. Different architectural styles blend harmoniously: neoclassical, libertarian eclectic and Baroque stand side by side with Roman ruins, 18th century and Habsburg buildings. Trieste has also played host to many different religions with their places of worship: the Greek Orthodox Church, the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Synagogue, the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the ancient Helvetic Confession Church. The people of Trieste have a true passion for coffee and you can drink it in the elegant historical cafes where famous writers used to meet. Many runners fall in love with the city and return to it regularly.

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ģ III “Bila Tserkva Marathon” – October 2, 2016 In the framework of the "Bila Tserkva marathon" in addition to the basic distance 42,195 km it also will be half marathon (21,098 km), and races of 5 miles for adults, 2 miles for children 10 - 17 years, 1/3 mile for children 7 to 9 years and 10 fathoms for children up to 7 years.

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BMW Oslo Marathon, Norway Saturday 17 September 2016

f you thought that you have to be an elite runner to take part in a marathon you can think again. The BMW Oslo Marathon offers sporting challenges for all accompanied by a resounding roar from the public as more than 25,000 people meet on the streets of the Norwegian capital to soak up the impromptu cultural performances and cheer on their loved ones.

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The BMW Oslo Marathon is the biggest and most inclusive marathon in Norway and caters to all different fitness levels with distances of 3km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km and 73km; the ‘ultra’ event being called the Oslo Triple. “It is an inclusive event where almost anyone will

find a challenge to suit their abilities. Participants range from professionals to those recently rehabilitated from illness or injury”, says communications manager Cathrine Stensaker. The Oslo Marathon starts and finishes in front of the Town Hall facing the beautiful Oslo Fjord. Marathon runners complete two laps of the half marathon course. The route passes through several of Oslo’s varied districts and goes past many of the city’s most well-known sights like Frogner, Aker Brygge and the Opera House. From many places along the course

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runners get a view of the Oslo Fjord with its boats and harbours. This year’s events begin on 16 September with a 3km evening run as a warm-up to the big day on 17 September. While the different distances attract thousands of runners many thousands more flock to be part of the joyous atmosphere created by the entertainment, singing and dancing along the route. “Ballet dancers from the National Opera, top DJs and cheerleaders join forces to create a fantastic buzz,” says Stensaker. “Last year we had 40 different performances scattered across all Oslo and we are expecting more of them this year”.


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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, Great Britain 25 September 2016 Photos: Tim Winterburn

There are many marathons that promise spectacular scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience – but few deliver it quite like the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running. The course runs alongside the iconic Scottish loch and is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathon routes anywhere in the world. The rolling heather-clad hills, roads lined by Caledonian pine trees and the famous Loch are why the organisers say: if you are going to put yourself through the hell of running 26.2 miles then you might as well do it in heaven. The route is quintessentially Scottish. Runners are bussed from the event hub in Inverness – the capital of the Highlands – to the start line close to the village of Whitebridge. If the scenery is not enough to give runners goose bumps then the rousing sounds of a traditional pipe band that plays as they set off will.

Participants may start as strangers but at the end they are bound together in friendship Just under half of all runners who take part in the marathon come from outside Scotland. Many will travel from other parts of the UK but hundreds come from all corners of the globe to say that they have taken part in the Loch Ness Marathon. In 2015 the event welcomed participants from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia. Inverness is served by an airport which connects directly to hubs at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Schipol Airport in the Netherlands, meaning that the city is accessible from anywhere in the world.

There is also a well-connected train and bus station and the city is easily accessed by road. It has many large hotels, guests houses and charming bed and breakfast accommodation and there are lots of attractions to visit, from Inverness Castle to the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition, which focuses on the legendary monster. The inclusive nature of the event is also a huge draw. With an accompanying 10km and 5km fun run – and the Wee Nessie for pre-schoolers — there is something for runners of all stages and abilities. Entry is open now at www.lochnessmarathon.com.

The route heads towards the loch taking in the villages of Foyers and Dores where local residents come out to give their support and ensure that each and every runner experiences the warmth of Highland hospitality. Even with these groups of supporters it is a far cry from the big city marathons where thousands of people line the route: here you will find peace, tranquillity and nothing but the sound of the excited chatter of runners and the loch lapping against the shore. It is not just the course that has made the event a must-do for the thousands of runners who come from all corners of the world to collect a finisher’s medal. It is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere to runners of all abilities and unforgettable camaraderie.

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3 Country Sparkasse Marathon, Austria 9 October 2016 The Three Country Marathon on Lake Constance is unique: the route runs through three countries. The start is on the beautiful island of Lindau in Germany. From there it goes into Austria, then on through Lochau, Bregenz, Hard, Fussach, Höchst and over the Swiss border to St. Margrethen. Runners then return over the Rhine dam to finish in the stadium in Bregenz. Sixty percent of the course runs along the shore of Lake Constance. Participants traverse the largest open-air stage in the world, cross through reeds and woodland and at the finish in Bregenz Stadium they receive an enthusiastic welcome. For the duration of the race their start number replaces their passport. Marathon weekend begins on the Friday when the large Sport-Active exhibition opens its doors at 13.00 in the Festspielhaus in Bregenz. Runners pick up their race numbers there and it is where the pasta party is held. Saturday is a day for talented youngsters. Approximately 3000 children will start the children’s marathon from the Bregenz Stadium. The main event starts at 11.30 on Sunday in Lindau. The town’s mayor, Dr. Gerhard Ecker, will set off 7000 runners in three different races: the quarter marathon (10,9km), the Skinfit half-marathon (21km) and the Sparkasse marathon (42,195km). This year is 10th anniversary race of this unique marathon.

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The finish is always described by the participants as giving them a “goose-bump feeling”.

Music from George Bizet’s “Carmen” will be played on the Bregenz open-air stage. This is the largest open-air opera stage in the world and in 2008 it was a location for the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace”. The equipment manufacturer Skinfit has a lot planned for where the marathon and half-marathon courses

split just after the cycle bridge over the Bregenzer Ache River. Live bands and DJs can be found in Lindau, at the harbour in Bregenz, at the hub of the course in Hard, on the Fußacher Bridge and in the village centre of St. Margrethen. The turning point of the marathon is designed to raise the runners’ spirits. Bregenz Stadium will be transformed into a cauldron. The finish is always described by the participants as giving them a “goose-bump feeling”. For this and other reasons the ThreeCountry marathon was chosen as Austria’s Marathon of the Year in 2014. See: www.sparkasse-3-laender-marathon.at


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Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, Ukraine Sunday 9 October 2016 he Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, with its 2.8 million citizens, is the eighth largest city in Europe. It is also one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Eastern Europe, founded 1500 years ago.

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The new route for the seventh edition of the Kyiv Marathon — the largest running event of the year in Ukraine — threads its way through Kyiv as a one-lap course. It starts at Khreshchatyk Street and runs along the KyivPechersk Lavra passing by the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II, the Paton Bridge, the Desiatynna Church, St. Michael’s Cathedral and other sights of Kyiv. Kyiv is a very open and accessible city — not least due to the efforts of title sponsor Wizz Air (offering nonstop flights from London, Hamburg, Cologne and Budapest among other places). Picture: Denis Libertine Zakharchenko

The Kyiv City administration has agreed street closures in a delicate balance between the interests of the runners and the needs of the city’s transportation network. The agreement recognises the growing importance of running culture in Ukraine. Founder of the Kyiv International Marathon Dmytro Chernitsky commented: “The new singlelap course presents a challenge for the organisers and for the city but, thanks to the cooperation of all services and departments, runners will be able to enjoy the competition and spectators the sporting spectacle. Year by year more foreign runners will be coming to our race. This year we joined AIMS and this gives us a platform to project our race throughout Europe and the world. In addition to the classic marathon distance Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon also offers five other competitions: two relays (2 x 10km + 2 x 11097.5m, and 2 x 21,097.5m); 10km and 5km events and a 2km charity “RunHelp”.

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Special attention is paid to the medical credentials of runners entered for the full Marathon distance and the 2 x Half Marathon distance relay. On race day the Marathon pulls in about 500 volunteers of which 250 assist as marshals on the route. Medical support will consist of 22 ambulances, 60 volunteers from the Red Cross, 10 crews of the organisation “MotoHelp” and two medical centres equipped with defilibrators. There will be races over three distances especially catering for children — all supported by McDonalds Ukraine. These are: 100m (under 6 years old), 500m (from 7–8 years old), 1000m (from 9–13 years old). Thousands of runners are mobilising in Ukraine as participants in the new running culture. They will enjoy a very privileged view of the city on 9 October. You are invited to join them and feel the incredible energy of running as it infects and energises the city.


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Palma de Mallorca Marathon, Spain Sunday 16 October 2016 new record entry of more than ten thousand runners are expected to line up at the start of the 13th edition of the Palma de Mallorca Marathon on 16 October. They can choose to run 10km, Half Marathon or the Marathon.

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Palma is one of the main tourist destinations in Europe and its marathon is very international: around 70% of the participants are foreigners. The brand new two-lap city course will take runners on a scenic tour past the most beautiful monuments of the city centre, The Palma de Mallorca Marathon includes many varied side events which will appeal to all the family (a Breakfast Run, the Palma Kids Run, a Post Race Party, the Expo…). Runners can enjoy special entry and discounts for the main museums, activities, free guided visits, etc.

This year’s race features several improvements. The Expo and the Race Pack Pick-up area has been redesigned and also the 10km race will now start 40 minutes later than the Marathon and Half Marathon, in order to offer a less crowded running experience. There are four animation points along the route to enliven proceedings. A striking feature of the race is that there are more participants coming from Britain and Germany than from Spain. But there are also a lot of people from countries like Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium and many more; which makes the Palma de Mallorca Marathon a global run. On the Saturday afternoon the Obra Social “La Caixa” Palma Kids Run is expected to attract

Picture: Rafa Babot

about 2,000 children. And before that, on Friday morning, the Breakfast Run will be held in order to attract participants to the Expo in the Parc de la Mar and let them relax before the competition. This area will be open on Friday and Saturday from 11.00-19.00. A novelty planned for this year is a touristic and gastronomic route featuring typical Spanish “tapas” with a stop at the Expo area. Runners also get the chance to enjoy free touristic guided routes and discounts to many of the city’s museums. Palma de Mallorca Marathon and the Fundación Vicente Ferrer have developed a partnership aimed at raising funds to support solidarity projects in India. See: www.palmademallorcamarathon.com www.twitter.com/PalmaMarathon www.facebook.com/palmademallorcamarathon www.instagram.com/palmamarathon

Picture: Rafa Babot

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Looking ahead Runners and spectators enjoy easy access to the MCM start and finish with the Metro operating from very early hours on Marathon day and throughout the event. Spectators can choose their spots from Georgetown, the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to the final leg of the marathon in Crystal City and Arlington, VA. The new MCM headquarters hotel at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center will house most of the MCM Weekend’s events and activities, including the two-day Health & Fitness Expo. This year’s Marine Corps Marathon is sold out but runners still can register through any of more than 50 charities. See: www.marinemarathon.com

Marine Corps Marathon, USA 30 October 2016 Thanks to thousands of U.S. Marines the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is among the largest and most-organised marathon events in the world. Runners from across the United States and more than 55 nations annually participate in MCM Weekend hosted each October in Arlington, VA and throughout the United States capital of Washington D.C. Organised by the United States Marine Corps the MCM supports more than 30,000 participants over the threeday weekend. Apart from the Marathon the MCM weekend includes the MCM10K and the MCM Kids Run (a one-mile fun run for ages 5 to 12) held the day prior to the Marathon. The MCM10K is held in conjunction with the Marathon. Registration for the MCM10K is available at www.marinemarathon.com. The MCM is welcoming to all types of runners; from the strong competitor to the first-time marathoner. MCM is also the grand equaliser: it is does not offer prize money but is available to any registered participant, earning its title as “The People’s Marathon.”

and Museums, the Pentagon, Potomac River and a most remarkable finish: at the Marine Corps War Memorial. The Memorial is the iconic symbol of the United States Marine Corps, depicting five Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the American Flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. There are 12 water points, four food stations and 15 medical aid stations at the start and finish and along the course. Entertainment is provided nearly every mile with musical and visual performers including rock and pop bands, jazz ensembles, marching bands and American blue grass musicians while cheerleaders, sign spinners and mascots motivate participants all along the marathon and MCM10K courses.

“The People’s Marathon” takes all kinds of runners through the USA’s capital on a route which features the most prominent sites and significant landmarks

The scenic course begins in Arlington, VA, between Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon and moves through the nation’s capital. It takes participants on a route which features the most prominent sites and significant landmarks in the United States. Monuments, parks and the scenic Potomac River characterise the route: through historic Georgetown, past the Washington Monument and the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, World War I, World War II, Korean War and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials. Runners will appreciate picturesque views of the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian Institution Distance Running | 2016 Edition 3

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Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon, USA 13 November 2016 Running down the Strip at night is unparalleled: the race combines a world-class course under dazzling lights with live, non-stop entertainment … and hundreds of runners dressed as Elvis this not-to-be-missed running event as one of the 12 Best ‘destination’ Marathons and 2016 marks the 50th running of the marathon. The experience of running down the Las Vegas Strip at night is unparalleled in the event industry. The race combines a world-class course under dazzling lights with live, non-stop entertainment from start to finish. It offers an opportunity for participants from around the globe to come together to celebrate their physical achievements in an epic fashion. Race weekend is the only private event to exclusively shut down the Las Vegas Strip at night. Race highlights include the iconic 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, the Fountains of the Bellagio, and finishing at the foot of the Mirage volcano. New Year’s Eve is the only other time the Strip is shut down in this way.

The world’s largest night-time running event lights up the Las Vegas Strip in mid-November each year with over 45,000 runners taking part in one or other of the weekend events. Registration is now open for the marathon, halfmarathon, 10km and 5km distances. Runners of all levels are invited to run down the closed lanes of the famed Las Vegas Boulevard and past iconic Las Vegas sights in a one-of-a-kind experience. Forbes Travel Guide recently named

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The running will start on the night of Saturday 12 November with a 5km race presented by Brooks. This warm-up is followed on the evening of 13 November by the marathon, half marathon and 10km races. Runners can choose to participate in the “Remix Challenge” and earn a bonus third medal by running in both the 5km on Saturday and any distance on Sunday.

Race day begins with a start line festival at the Las Vegas Village pre-race concert for the runners and their friends and family. Past headliners include Kid Rock and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. In addition to the headliner concerts live bands and DJs of every kind will play along the race courses entertaining and encouraging runners as they make their way to the finish line. To add to the live entertainment along the course the Las Vegas event is renowned for hundreds of runners dressed as Elvis. Every year the event also includes a Run-Thru Wedding Chapel where runners in love can tie the knot or renew their vows on the race route. The finish line venue in front of the Mirage Volcano is conveniently located less than one mile from more than 15 hotels, so runners only have a short walk back after the race. See: RunRocknRoll.com/Las-Vegas and follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter and Instagram


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asics Penang Bridge International Marathon, Malaysia 27 November 2016

Run on the iconic bridge that connects Penang Island to the mainland, Penang Bridge International Marathon is the largest mass-participation sporting event in Penang, bringing tens of thousands of runners out onto the streets. Penang, the second largest city in Malaysia, is home to the popular Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM). The race is organized by Penang State Tourism Development office and fully supported by the Penang State Government. First held in 1986 the marathon is run on the iconic bridge that connects Penang Island to Penang Mainland. PBIM is the largest mass-participation sporting event in Penang, bringing tens of thousands of runners out onto the streets. In 2014 the race attracted 60,000 runners. This unprecedented entry arose because it was held on the newly-opened “Second Penang Bridge” — the 24km-long Sultan Abdul Halim Muad’zam Shah Bridge – the longest in South-East Asia. Penang Bridge Run was organized twice in 2015 — the inaugural Penang Bridge Half Marathon on 14 June, on the second Penang Bridge, in conjunction with the first ever AIMS Asia-Pacific Conference.

The annual ASICS Penang Bridge International Marathon (APBIM) was held on 22 November on the iconic Penang Bridge. Prior to the marathon running clinics and a medical forum were held to help minimise the risk of injury and accidents. Experienced dieticians, physiotherapists and a medical doctor provided advice at the forum and guided runners through the various dos and don’ts. On race day runners are taken through a warmup and treated to a fireworks display before the start to boost their spirit. The Chief Minister of Penang, The Right Honorable Mr Lim Guan Eng sent the runners on their way accompanied by the Chairman of Penang Bridge International Marathon Committee, YB Danny Law Heng Kiang. The run was held in the morning to minimise disruption to normal traffic flow over the bridge. Temperatures can reach over 30C — a temperature dangerous for distance running but ameliorated on the bridge by the sea breezes. Organisers rely heavily on government agencies to ensure the safety and comfort of runners. The Royal Malaysian Police Force, medical officers of Penang Hospital, Red Crescent, St John Ambulance and other agencies are stationed along the entire route to ensure that any runner in distress can receive prompt medical assistance. Water stations are set up along the bridge — and even Prayer Rooms.

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Trophies, finisher medals and certificates are given out to those who complete the race. PBIM is popular for its fun, carnival-like atmosphere, showcasing the colours, sights and tastes of Penang. We look forward welcoming runners back to the next edition on 27 November.


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Calendar

AIMS member events for the forthcoming 16 months July 2016 – October 2017 For the latest dates visit aims-worldrunning.org/calendar.html

July 2016 2–3 Gold Coast Airport Marathon AUS M

2 2

FIN M

90

Gatorade Panama Int’l Half Marathon PAN H

2 3

87

Paavo Nurmi Marathon

96

Rovaniemi Marathon FIN M,H,R

90

Int’l Ergo White Nights Marathon

17 24 24 30 30 31 31 31

96 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon ZIM M 98 Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon CRC M,H 90 Mauritius Marathon MRI M,H,R 94 Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100 RUS U,R Course not measurable to AIMS standards 96 Tijuana Marathon MEX M planned date 94 Australian Outback Marathon AUS M Course not measurable to AIMS standards 87 Swissalpine Marathon SUI U Course not measurable to AIMS standards 98 Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá COL H 90 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival AUS M 87 40th National MILO Marathon PHI M,H,R 96

14

Brisbane Marathon Festival AUS M,H,R

87

Standard Chartered KL Marathon MAS M,H,R

7 7

98

14

Siberian Int’l Marathon

96 McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival AUS M,H,R 87 Helsinki City Marathon FIN M 93 Adelaide Marathon Festival AUS M,H,R 87 Kuching Marathon MAS M,H,R 94 Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race MDV R 94 Hvar Half Marathon CRO H 90 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon ISL M,H 92 Edmonton Marathon CAN M 87 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon AUS M,H,R 87 27–4 Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run NOR H 96 RUS M

13 14 14 19 20 20 21 21

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Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara 94

Minsk Half Marathon

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18 GBR H 90 Blackmores Sydney Running 18 Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) AUS M

Pila Int’l Half Marathon 96

POL H

10K San José – Costa Rica 90

CRC R

9–11 Running Festival of the

18 ITA H 92 19th Int’l WACHAUmarathon 18 AUT M 87 Berlin Marathon 25 BMW GER M 90 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & 25 Festival of Running See race preview on page 37 GBR M

10 SUI M Half Marathon 10 Stockholm SWE H Wizz Air Budapest Half 11 31st Marathon

20+21

Marathon 11 Ladakh IND M,H,R,U 92 Maratón de las Flores Medellín 11 COL M,H,R 22 11 Volksbank-Münster-Marathon GER M 90 Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon 11 LTU M,H 94 PKO Wroclaw Maraton 11 34th POL M 96 Golden Ring Yaroslavl Half 11 Marathon RUS H

17 See race preview on page 34 NOR M,H,R

94

9

MEX H

PZU Warsaw Marathon 25 38th POL M,R

90

96

96

Beach Marathon 17 Tamarindo CRC M,H,R 90 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 18 RSA M 22 Half Marathon 18 Copenhagen DEN H 25 Dam tot Damloop 18 NED R 96

9

tbc Beijing Marathon CHN M,H ANG H,R

87 87

1–2 Bournemouth Marathon Festival

1 1 2 2 2

EST M,H,R

26

Bila Tserkva Marathon UKR M

33

Belfius Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon 87

VEN R

98

Cardiff Half Marathon GBR H

36 31st Spar Budapest Marathon HUN M 20+21 Buenos Aires Int’l Marathon ARG M 87 Bank of America Chicago Marathon USA M 98 De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven NED M 96 Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon

9 9 9 9

See race preview on page 42 UKR M

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Munich Marathon GER M,H,R

90

Portland Marathon USA M

98

17th PKO Poznań Marathon POL M

36

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

9 CRO M,H Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l 16 Dong-A Marathon

87

Zagreb Marathon & Half

KOR M

90 94

Amsterdam Marathon 16 TCS NED M 94 Medibank Melbourne Marathon 16 Festival AUS M

87

16 SRB M 96 Palma de Mallorca Marathon 16 See race preview on page 43 Novi Sad Marathon

Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K

90

ESP M,H,R

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20th RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne See on page 59 GER M,H

2 2 2 2 2

90

H.C. Andersen Marathon DEN M

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Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon

CAN M

26

Tartu City Marathon

BEL M,H

2 2 2

90

Legends Marathon RSA U,H

See race preview on page 38 AUT M,H

ROU M,H

25 Medio Maratón Int’l Tlajomulco25 Cajititlán

96

BMW Oslo Marathon

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ING Route du Vin Half Marathon LUX H 94

GBR M,H,R

16

8

9 9 9

COL R

Jungfrau-Marathon

98

2 2 2 2

96

October 2016 90

EST M,H,R

Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP | Rock’n’Roll Portugal Half Marathon POR M,H 30 RAHAL 10k Int’l Marrakech MAR R 36 Rock ’n’ Roll Querétaro Maratón MEX M,H,R 94 Silesia Marathon POL M,H,R 96 Turin Marathon ITA M 92 8–9 BMO Okanagan Marathon CAN M 87 Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon GRE H,R 92 3 Country Sparkasse Marathon

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tbc Luanda Half Marathon

10k

2

90

Moscow 25 Promsvyazbank Marathon

96

HUN H

87

Maratonina Città di Udine

87

BLR H,R

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

92

Scottish Half Marathon

94

JOR M,H

MEX H

4 4 4

IND H,R

de la Mujer Colombia 25 Carrera 10km

Petra Desert Marathon

9–11 SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half &

The Angkor Empire Marathon CAM M,H,R

3 4

Half Marathon Sport Zone 18 Porto POR H 96 MetLife Satara Hill Half PNB 18 Marathon

RUS M,R

September 2016

POL M

Da Nang Int’l Marathon VIE M,H,R

Marathon 28 Longford IRL M 92 Day Marathon 28 Mandela RSA M,H,R 13 de la Ciudad de México Maratón 28 MEX M 94 Quebec City Marathon 28 SSQ CAN M 97

Economic Forum

August 2016

6 7 7 7

96

PER H,R

RUS M

3 10

Ruta de las Iglesias 27 La ECU R 90 Marathon 27 Stavanger NOR M,H,R 13 Maratón Int’l de Asunción 28 PAR M,H,R 96 Bali Marathon 28 Maybank INA M,H,R 92 Marathon Hokkaido 28 JPN M 92 Media Maratón de Lima 28 Toyota 21k & 10k

90

Colombo Marathon SRI M

26

Trento Half Marathon ITA H

33

Guayaquil Marathon ECU M

90

Incheon Songdo Int’l Marathon KOR M,H,R 94 Košice Peace Marathon SVK M

29

Key M Marathon H Half Marathon R Road Race U Ultradistance

IAAF Events are highlighted in red IMPORTANT: At the time of publication, the above dates were believed correct, however, runners should confirm directly with race organisers prior to booking arrangements.


Planning ahead Oevert 1/2 Marathon 16 Linker BEL H,R 87 Toronto Waterfront Scotiabank 16 Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k 35

CAN M,H,R

Half Marathon 16 Yerevan ARM H,R de Maraton Ciudad de 23 ¼ Bucaramanga – FCV

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Grand Marathon Int’l de Casablanca 94

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Chuncheon Int’l 23 Chosunilbo Marathon 94

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Marathon 23 Jakarta INA M.H,R Marathon 23 Kanazawa JPN M 23 HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon

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Maratón Valencia 23 Medio Trinidad Alfonso 40+41

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23 Venicemarathon ITA M 92 Amman Int’l Marathon 28 Samsung JOR M,H,R 47 Erbil Marathon 28 IRQ M,H,R 92 Circle Marathon 29 Polar GRN M,H 92 Maratón Aguascalientes 30 MEX M,H 94 ASB Auckland Marathon 30 NZL M,H,R 96 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 30 IRL M 92 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 30 GER M 49 Marathon 30 Lausanne SUI M 98 Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon 30 SLO M 98 Corps Marathon 30 Marine See race preview on page 45 98

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29 TRI H 12 CHI M,H 87 Charity Run Half Marathon The Authentic 29 UNICEF 13 Athens Marathon & 10km GRE M 90 HKG H,R Marathon 13 Beirut tbc Shanghai Int’l Marathon LIB M 94 CHN M Sur Half Marathon on 13 Big Monterey Bay Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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İstanbul Marathon 13 Vodafone TUR M 98 Riviera Marathon NiceFrench 13 Cannes 54

FRA M

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Ravenna City of Art Int’l Marathon 92

ITA M,H

Int’l Marathon 13 Saitama JPN M 94 Garda Trentino Half Marathon 13 ITA H 92 ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Rock 13 Marathon & Half See race preview on page 46 USA M,H

18–21 Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k 87

ATA M,U

Full Desert Marathon 18 Eilat ISR M,H,R 92 100km Pharaonic 18 EGY U 58 642 Marathon 19 GulfBank KUW M,H,R 94 Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera 19 Nayarit 94

Bangkok Marathon 20 BDMS THA M,H,R Delhi Half Marathon 20 Airtel IND H Ethiopian Run 10km 20 Great ETH R Marathon 20 Kobe JPN M Marathon Int’l de 20 Semi Laayoune

90

Marathon & Half 20 Marabana CUB M,H Nuevo Leon 20 21km MEX H Marathon 20 Philadelphia USA M Valencia Trinidad 20 Maratón Alfonso predicted date

5 5

NOR H

TPE M,H

6 6 6 6 6 6

96

Yi Lan Chiang Wei Shui Memorial Freeway Marathon 90

Maraton Megacable Guadalajara MEX M 94 Hangzhou Int’l Marathon CHN M

87

Lake Maggiore Marathon ITA M,H,R

57

TCS New York City Marathon USA M

98

Porto Marathon EDP POR M

96

JoongAng Seoul Marathon KOR M

94

90 92

90 94 98

40+41

94

26–27 Gran Maraton Pacifico 94

Hakka Marathon 26 Great CHN M,H,R Curaçao Marathon 27 KLM CUR M,H,R Marathon 27 Firenze ITA M du Gabon 27 Marathon GAB M Fuji Marathon 27 Mount JPN M Int’l Marathon 27 Panama PAN M Penang Bridge Int’l 27 ASICS Marathon predicted date

See race preview on page 48 MAS M,H,R

87 90 58 90 94 96

BAR M,H,R

69

ESP M

62+63

15

3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 9 10 11 11 11 11 11 18 18 18 18 31 31

Marathon 15 Kinmen TPE M,H,R 87 Ocean Front Marathon & 15 Maui Half

15

77

Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon IND M predicted date

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January 2017 Zürich 1 Neujahrsmarathon SUI M,H,R Int’l Marathon 2 Xiamen CHN M Winner Marathon 6 Tiberias ISR M Ice Half Marathon 7 Siberian RUS H Marathon 8 Cebu PHI M,H,R Marathon 13 Egyptian EGY M,H

Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon USA M,H 98

USA M,H

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K

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Volcano Marathon

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FRA M,H

90

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St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie Royale

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planned date

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Marathon 1.3 and Half 5 Treviso ITA M 78 Antarctica Marathon & Half May 2017 10 ATA M,H 16 87 See race feature on page 15 RiverRock Belfast City ’n’ Roll DC Marathon & 1 Deep TUR H 98 11 Rock Marathon Half Marathon GBR M 90 Marathon USA M,H,R 98 16 Nagano JPN M 94 Borneo Int’l Marathon Zurich Marato de Barcelona 7 12 ESP M See race feature on page 23 Boston Marathon 98 17 B.A.A. MAS M,H,R 94 USA M 98 Grand Prix Casablanca Diacore Gaborone Marathon 30th Belgrade Marathon 12 ASTA 7 BOT M,H,R 22 SRB M MAR R 94 87 96 Gran Maraton Mexiquense Harmony Genève Marathon for Almaty Marathon 12 MEX M 7 Unicef 23 See race feature on page 18 94 KAZ M,H,R 94 SUI M,H,R 98 Women’s Marathon 12 Nagoya JPN M 78 Antwerp Marathon Salzburg Marathon 23 DVV 7 BEL M 87 AUT M,H,R 87 Marathon, Half & 10k 17 Jerusalem Enschede Marathon Wizz Air Skopje Marathon ISR M,H,R 92 23 NED M 7 MKD M,H,R 96 90 Half Marathon 19 Athens Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon GoodLife Fitness Toronto GRE H,R 90 23 JPN H 7 92 Marathon Gdynia Half Marathon CAN M 87 19 PZU Haspa Marathon Hamburg POL H 96 23 GER M 90 BMO Vancouver Marathon 7 See race feature on page 27 Marathon GSO Marathon Łódź with PZU 19 Limassol 23 DOZ CAN M 87 CYP M,H,R 90 POL M,R 96 PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon EDP Lisbon Half Marathon Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid 14 POL H 19 POR H 23 EDP 96 96 Maratón & 1/2 ESP M,H 98 Lattelecom Riga Marathon Standard Chartered Stanley 14 19 Marathon LAT M,H 94 Int’l de Nice 23 Semi-Marathon FLK M 90 FRA H 90 GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon 20 SWE H 98 di Padova – XVII 23–2610th Lake Balaton 23 Maratona S.Antonio Supermarathon Three Hearts Marathon 20 SLO M,H,R ITA M 92 HUN U,M,H 20+21 98 The Vancouver Sun Run 10K Austrian Women’s Run 23 21 AUT R Presented By BlueShore Int’l Half Marathon 87 26 Incheon Financial KOR H 94 22nd Coca-Cola Wake Your Body CAN R 87 21 Women’s Run tbc Runatolia Marathon (Half + Vienna City Marathon HUN R 20+21 10km) 23 AUT M,H,R 86 TUR M,H,R 98 TCS World 10K Bengaluru 21 Bergen City Marathon IND R 92 tbc Maratón Int’l Lala 29 Fjordkraft NOR M,H,R 96 MEX M 94 Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 21 DEN M Sur Int’l Marathon 91 30 Big tbc Seoul Int’l Marathon USA M,H 86 KOR M 94 Erzurum Half Marathon 21 GROUP Marathon TUR H 98 30 METRO tbc Taipei Expressway Marathon Düsseldorf TPE M,H,R 87 Leiden Marathon See race feature on page 11 21 NED M,H,R 96 GER M 88+89 tbc New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon Maratón movistar Lima42k Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 21 30 PER M 96 TPE M,H,R 90 UKR H,R 98 Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Marathon Wuerzburg 21 iWelt GER M 90 Half Marathon Moonlight 27 ITA H 92 Calgary Marathon 28 Scotiabank CAN M 87 Marathon Festival Edinburgh 28 GBR M 90 Ottawa Marathon 28 Scotiabank and Ottawa 10K CAN M,R

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GER H

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Berlin Half Marathon

8–9 Australian Running Festival

tbc 21k Electrolit Guadalajara MEX H

MAR M,H,R

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great GRE M

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tbc Al Amerat Challenge Race OMA R

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92 96 94

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MEX H

tbc Kaunas Marathon

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tbc Laguna Phuket Int’l Marathon

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tbc Lanzhou Int’l Marathon

Marathon Festival 6 Brisbane AUS M,H,R City Marathon 12 Helsinki FIN M Reykjavik 19 Islandsbanki Marathon ISL M,H

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tbc JCP Swansea Half Marathon

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MEX M

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Petra Desert Marathon

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Opinion Largest Marathons held in 2015

The numbers game

100th Boston Marathon, 1996 Picture: Doug Pensinger/Allsport

Culled from last year’s statistics we list below the world’s biggest marathons (in terms of the number of finishers recorded). These figures are slightly less than the number of those starting the race which in turn is very marginally less than those registered — ie those who pick up their number from race registration. The really significant difference is between those who successfully enter a race – often several months and sometimes almost a full year before it is held – and those who pick up their number. Race organisers, from years of previous experience, have a very clear idea of what proportion of those who enter will likely not collect their number and build this into their planning. Concerning the 2015 list in particular there are several notable features. One is the large margin by which New York heads the rest – yet this is the first time it has dropped below the 50,000 mark since breaking that barrier for the first time in 2013. Paris surpassed 40,000 for the first time, a number that has only otherwise been topped by Chicago (in 2014).

Japanese runner Hitomi Niiya crosses the finish line during the Tokyo Marathon 2007. Picture: Junko Kimura/Getty

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1995 Honolulu New York London Paris Marine Corps Naha Berlin Hamburg Chicago Boston

27022 26754 25272 16197 14618 13809 13088 9598 8641 8258

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2015 Honolulu Marathon runners head past Waikiki’s historic Moana Surfrider Hotel. Picture: Cory Lum/Getty Images

London had its highest number of finishers ever but has this year added another couple of thousand to the figure. It seems set to re-enter the numbers game conducted during the 1980s and 1990s with New York. During those decades each race leap-frogged the total of their rival as successive editions were held until New York, after dipping under 24,000 during 2001 in the first post-9/11 event, then pulled ahead in the 2000s to what has so far proved an unassailable leading position, first surpassing 40,000 in 2009. So London is competing – if competing it is – for second place against races such as Paris, Chicago and Berlin. In doing so it starts from a disadvantage inasmuch as the course does not have the capacity – the roads are just not wide enough – to accommodate as many runners as any of these other races.

06 NOV 17 APR 09 OCT 25 SEP 10 APR 11 DEC 13 MAR 24 APR 18 APR 05 JUN 04 DEC 04 JUN 11 SEP

2005 New York London Chicago Berlin Paris Honolulu Seoul Hamburg Boston San Diego Naha Stockholm Köln

36856 35261 32995 30382 28857 24219 21067 17557 17549 15934 14882 12698 11071

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01 NOV 12 APR 26 APR 11 OCT 27 SEP 22 FEB 25 OCT 20 APR 25 OCT 15 MAR 15 MAR 13 DEC 30 AUG 11 JAN 06 DEC 11 JAN 08 MAR 15 Nov 06 DEC 19 APR 15 MAR 15 FEB 30 MAY 26 APR 22 MAR 15 NOV 26 OCT 25 JAN 08 NOV 18 OCT

2015 New York Paris London Chicago Berlin Tokyo Osaka Boston Marine Corps Los Angeles Yokohama Honolulu Mexico Disney World Naha Nanohana Nagoya Women Kobe Shonan Kasumigaura Barcelona Kyoto Stockholm Hamburg Itabashi Valencia Dublin Hong Kong Okayama Amsterdam

49312 40173 37562 37182 36820 35293 29680 26610 23197 21904 21561 21546 20516 19959 18326 18150 17231 17087 16173 15601 15492 15452 14833 14743 14119 14080 12920 12531 12412 12349

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Runners wait at the starting line prior to crossing the VerrazanoNarrows Bridge at the start of the TCS New York City Marathon on November 1, 2015. Picture: Mike Stobe/Getty Images Uta Pippig of Germany waves to the crowd after winning the 100th Boston Marathon in 1996. Picture: Doug Pensinger /Allsport

2015 Honolulu Marathon. Picture: Cory Lum/Getty Images

The demand for entries is only a subsidiary factor as most of these ‘top of the bill’ marathons have far more demand for places than they can satisfy. This is above all true of the highest Japanese entry in the list, the Tokyo Marathon, which capped its entry at 36,500. Tokyo generally receives upwards of 300,000 applications. The emergence of fully-fledged big-city mass marathons in Japan has wrought the most profound change to these lists in recent years. There are no fewer than 12 Japanese races in the top-30 (and 9 in the top 20). Yet 10 years previously only Naha Marathon would have made this list (as it would have 10 years before that when it was sixth largest in the world). The first big-city mass marathon to emerge in Japan was Tokyo in 2007, when participation leapt to 25,000 (from the previous year’s elite entry of several dozen runners who could finish within the 2 hours 30 minutes time limit). With instant success for the first mass Tokyo Marathon many other Japanese cities quickly followed its example. The 2015 list includes no fewer than eight races with between 15,000–20,000 finishers and this includes one women-only event (Nagoya) and two races (Naha and Shonan) held on the same day (6 December, with a combined total of 34,500). Yet few people outside Japan – even within the Marathon world – will have heard of these races. Perhaps the race which has suffered as a consequence of this huge upsurge in Japan is the Honolulu Marathon. Back in 1995 it was the largest race in the world with 27022 finishers to New York’s 26754 and London’s 25272. In the early 2000s it was consistently the sixth largest marathon in the world – and in 56

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2002 fourth – with a Japanese entry comprising a majority of the total. With such a proportion of high-spending overseas runners Honolulu at that time probably had the largest economic impact on its locality of any race ever. It has maintained a relatively consistent total of 21– 22,000 finishers since then but has slipped to 12th position as the overall level of participation in all the big marathons has risen. Rising overall levels of participation are reflected by the length of the three lists for 1995, 2005 and 2015. Last year 30 races are listed. Amsterdam, the 30th, had over 12000 finishers. The 15th of the 15 largest marathons of 2005 (Köln) had 11000; and the 10th of the 10 largest marathons in 1995 (Boston) had only 8250. To put it another way, the 10thplace (Boston) finisher numbers for 1995 would

2015 Honolulu Marathon runners head towards the finish line. Picture: Cory Lum/Getty Images

have placed it 19th in 2005 and 59th on the 2015 list. In1995 there were seven marathons with more than 10000 finishers: in 2005, 15; and in 2015, 42. Not only are most of the long-established large marathons getting vastly increased numbers of finishers but there are a lot of new entries pushing them hard from behind. It is partly because running is a healthy pursuit that the underlying numbers are so healthy.


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Running into history RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne, Germany

With open hand Runners in 1999

The Rheinenergiemarathon Cologne made history even in its very first edition back in 1997 with a world record: the first time more than 13,000 registered runners took part in a marathon premiere. An additional 1000 inline skaters also glided their way through the streets of the city. When planning the marathon the organising team put special emphasis on two things: firstly to showcase the city’s breath-taking facets and secondly to project the open-mindedness and tolerance of the Rhenish city. To fulfil the first ambition runners were led on an exciting course through numerous famous city districts, which together depicted broad cultural diversity and astonishing scenery, right up to the finish line in front of Cologne’s famous Cathedral. The second purpose was symbolised by carving a course on the map of the city which resembled the open hand of friendship. With more than a million citizens Cologne is Germany’s fourth largest metropolis. It can look back on 2000 years of history starting with the Romans in about AD 50. As a religious and trade city located on the River Rhine Cologne has played a crucial role during past centuries which can be seen in the expansion of the city. Many churches as well as the Old Town of Cologne bear witness to this history but many fell victim to bombing during the Second World War. Cologne's marathon may have made a later debut than most but it was hailed by the running community. A lot of national and international athletes hit the road in Cologne for the first edition on 5 October 1997 won in 2:11:58 by Olympic bronze medal winner from Barcelona 1992 Stephan Freigang — outpacing Kenyan Benson Lorkowa (2:13:25). Angelina

The last runner to complete the first Cologne Marathon is led over the finish line by Rainer Nistl (l) and Erich Tomzig (r), two of the main founders of the event 1998 Marathon winner Carsten Eich

Kanana won the women’s race in 2:27:27 and finished over seven minutes clear of Poland’s Krystina Kuta. Her time from this first race stood as the course record for 15 years. The following year another German runner won: Carsten Eich, who competed at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, finished just seconds ahead of Benson Lorkowa in 2:10:55. In doing so he improved Freigang’s inaugural course record by more than a minute. Poland’s Malgorzata Sobanska won the women’s race in 2:29:39. In this race 2700 inline skaters took part and there were 11 athletes in wheelchairs. In 1999 a marathon relay for schoolchildren was added to the events on offer: 273 students in 39 teams ran the marathon distance as an Ekiden relay.

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Stephan Freigang, winner of the first Cologne Marathon edition in 1997

The number of runners gradually increased over the years, reaching 18,000 in the 2003 race. Inline skaters were part of the marathon programme until 2014 and their participation peaked in 2002 with 5365 participants. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne in 2006 the half marathon distance was added to the portfolio of running events and has since then developed into Germany’s second largest with more than 10,000 starters. The winners that year were Pascal Meissner in 1:11:43 and Irina Mikintenko in 1:10:59. Mikitenko was Germany’s best female marathon runner for several years. Born in Kazakhstan she won the London Marathon in 2008 and 2009, and the Berlin Marathon in 2008. She is the only German female to have broken the 2:20 barrier and won the “World Marathon Majors” Series in 2007–2008 and 2008–2009.

Runners pass Cologne Cathedral. Picture: Philipp Cielen

In more recent times Kenyan runners have conclusively come to the fore in Cologne. Alfred Kering set the current course record with his 2012 winning time of 2:07:37. Helena Kirop's win that same year in 2:25:34 finally broke Kanana’s inaugural mark. These times show that the RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne is not only a beautiful and interesting course but also a fast one. With a full range of events on offer runners do not have to run a complete marathon to enjoy Cologne’s special atmosphere. The relay was initially a mass ‘fun’ event but has developed into a more serious competition with a course record of 2:30:00. Up to 600 teams cross the starting line each year.

Cologne Half Marathon 2011: Anna Hahner (3rd place), Sabrina Mockenhaupt (1st place), Eleni Gebrehiwot (2nd place). Picture: Guenter Karl

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The last 10 years of the RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne have been characterised by numerous course changes because of construction and this was also why the finish line had to be moved from Cologne Cathedral. For many years it has been in Cologne-Deutz which is from where all the various races start. But in 2013 the finish line could finally be moved back to nearby the internationally-renowned landmark of Cologne Cathedral. The famous sight with its gothic architecture stands 157m high — the second largest cathedral in Europe (after the Ulmer Münster) and the third largest in the world. The Cathedral was started in the thirteenth century

but construction paused for several hundred years and it was only completed in the nineteenth century. Returning the finish line close to the jawdropping sight of the Cathedral gives the runners a very special finishing Moment that they will never forget. The recent course and its old-cum-new finish line represents the city very well and displays the diversity of its cultures and people. The RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne offers an extraordinary experience for every runner who comes to participate. On 2 October this year the RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne celebrates its 20th anniversary. Professional and amateur runners, “Rhenanian cheerfulness” and top athletes’ ambitions, carnival costumes and hightech clothing will all mix up together and merge into a great birthday party after the race.

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The commitment of BMW Lurauto San Sebastian Marathon EDP to offer amateur athletes a race of maximum quality has produced excellent results once again. As in previous years, the organisation focused all its efforts on improving the little details, so that all the runners who take part in any of the three distances receive the treatment they deserve, especially all those brave participants facing the full marathon. More than 20% of the 2015 registered athletes sent in their questionnaires after the race, and the results show a spectacular increase in the quality of the race.

97% Satisfaction The general assessment of the 2015 edition shows 97% satisfaction of the runners. Out of 1,200 who filled in the anonymous questionnaire, 77% rated the general quality of the race as Very Good and 20% rated it as Good. In addition to this, seven out of 10 runners who took part in the survey improved their personal best, thanks to the excellence of its route — which is at sea level, almost flat, and pollution free, and runs through one of the most beautiful towns in the world. In comparison to 2014, the questionnaire results reveal a great improvement in many

areas. In fact, many of the services offered were rated as Very Good, especially the bibs pick up (73%), the luggage service (62%) refreshment stations (67%), route and security (89%), entertainment along the route (75%) and final refreshment and showers (74%). Some of the recently added services for runners have also had a very good welcome: free local buses (86%), start boxes (85%) and parking areas (65%).

Keep exceling in 2016 The main goal of the organisers of San Sebastian Marathon is to get as close as possible to 100% satisfaction of its participants. Taking into consideration the evaluations and general comments of all the athletes that have participated in the survey, the organisers will make a list of all the needs and areas that have room for improvement, and these will be the main focus until next edition on November 27th. Taking into account all the above, it looks like the next BMW Lurauto San Sebastian Marathon EDP will be another great running event. The three distances available on the same day will keep growing. The total number for all three is limited to 7,000, so if you want to

secure a spot at the start line next 27th November, and enjoy one of the fastest and most favourable marathons to improve your personal best, you should register as soon as possible because bibs will sell out.

European Capital of Culture San Sebastian is also the European Capital of Culture 2016 and you can already feel the art on the streets. This beautiful city in the Basque Country in northern Spain offers a programme full of activities and events to promote coexistence through dialogue and links with the rest of Europe. San Sebastian will continue to offer a lot of cultural activities throughout 2016, focusing especially on knowledge, technology, citizen involvement and critical thinking. Peace, life, voices and conversations are the four pillars of the endless cultural projects that are going to take place. These include workshops, art spaces, installations, conferences, food tasting events, laboratories, exhibitions, concerts and screenings. Photography, cinema, architecture and theatre are just a few of the disciplines that will be included in the programme to celebrate San Sebastian’s year as Capital of Culture. It’s a great excuse to come and enjoy such a friendly city!

Running a marathon represents a whole life experience. And it definitely reaches a new dimension in San Sebastian.


WMRA News 12 June 2016

8 June 2016

36th Monteé de Grand Ballon, France

Nova Zagora, Bulgaria

18th WMRA World Cup 1st race A cloudy but fresh day drew many spectators for this mountain race in the Alsace region, who appreciated home favourite Christel Dewalle’s superlative winning performance and new course record. MEN: (12km, +1234m) 1 Petro MAMU 2 Jan January 3 Andrew DOUGLAS WOMEN (9km, +900m): 1 Christel DEWALLE 2 Melanie NOLL 3 Celine JEANNIER

ERI CZE GBR

59:03 1:01:12 1:01:32

FRA GER FRA

49:32 51:36 52:11

Full results: http://www.lesportif.com/exe/main_resultats_fiche.asp?resm a_id=19&dis_id=%2D1&end=t The second race in the World Cup Series is on 24 July at Kamnik, Slovenia.

Romania Turkey Bulgaria

Council Members:

Gold 6 2 –

Silver 3 4 1

Bronze Total 2 11 2 8 4 5

21:30 21:34 21:54

TEAMS: 1: Romania:10 pts; Turkey: 15 pts; Bulgaria: 28 pts JUNIOR MEN: (8360km, 2 laps) 1 Gabriel BULARDA ROU 36:53 2 Atalayin TAHSIN TUR 37:44 3 Yalcin TEKIN TUR 38:46 TEAMS: 1 Turkey: 9 pts; 2 Romania: 16 pts; 3 Bulgaria: 25 pts; 4 Serbia: 42 point.

10th CONSUDATLE MR Championships

Arco (ITA) Caracas (VEN)

10 July

13th NACAC MR Championships

24 July

18th Gorski tek na Grintovec/2nd WMRA World Cup race

Tepatitlan, Jalisco (MEX)

Kamnik (SLO)

28th Int. Schlickeralmlauf/3rd WMRA World Cup race Telfes im Stubaital (AUT)

27–28 Aug 16th WMRA/WMA Master World MR Championships Susa (ITA)

11 Sep

32nd WMRA World MR Championships (mainly uphill)

11 Sep

32nd WMRA World MR Championships (mainly uphill)/4th WMRA World Cup race

tbd

8th AAC MR Championships

Sapareva Banya (BUL)

Sapareva Banya (BUL) tbd

5 Sep

43rd Int. Hochfellnberglauf/ 5th WMRA World Cup race

6 Oct

37th Smarna Gora International Mountain Race/6th WMRA World Cup race and Final

Bergen (GER)

Galia Puhaleva (BUL) Erhan Basoglu (TUR) Andrjrej Puchacz (POL) Tomo Šarf (SLO) Wolfgang Munzel (GER) Member of Honour: Raimondo Balicco (ITA)

www.wmra.info

JUNIOR WOMEN (4180m, 1 lap) 1 Yasemin ZENGIN TUR 2 Alexia HECICO ROU 3 Loredana VIZITEU ROU

3 July

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Treasurer: Nancy Hobbs (USA)

Medals:

15th EA MR Championships (up and down)

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Secretary: Pierre Weiss (FRA)

Sixty runners from Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Serbia and FYR Macedonia took part in the four championship races. Later this year the 32nd World Mountain Running Championships will be held at Sapareva Banya thanks to the interest and commitment of the Bulgarian Athletics Federation.

2 July

Ljubljana (SLO)

President: Bruno Gozzelino

8th Balkan Championships

CALENDAR 2016

31 July

EXECUTIVES

WOMEN (8360m, 2 laps): 1 Cristiana GHITA ROU 41:33 2 Denisa DRAGOMIR ROU 42:41 3 Narinale NINEVA BUL 43:42 TEAMS: 1 Romania: 7 PTS; 2 Bulgaria: 17 pts; 3 Turkey: 25 pts MEN (12540m, 3 laps): 1 Catalin ATANASOATEI ROU 55:32 2 Agyurek Muhammet CAN TUR 56:13 3 Ionut ZINCA ROU 56:45 TEAMS: 1: Romania 13 pts; 2: Turkey: 17 pts; 3 Bulgaria: 21 pts; 4: Serbia 35 pts


IAU News

New championship scheduling IAU is busy year-round recording performances, maintaining a news outlet and promoting and developing the sport of ultra running internationally. As part of this last task IAU works to set the stage for world championships. This has never been easy but in recent times the economic crisis has impacted heavily on the sustainability of our championships. Hosting championships is often an activity more locally driven than globally dependent. IAU understand the need to change our model to suit growing trends around the globe. From 2016 the 100km and 24 Hour world championships will alternate annually. The 100km will be held this year, the 24 Hour in 2017. The trail and 50km world champs will continue on an annual basis as we try to build and grow these events. Continental championships will be held in those intermediate years between world championships in the particular discipline.

The new format will allow venues to build towards hosting global championships by first staging continental championships – which involve comparatively fewer athletes, support staff and logistics. This will also allow the federations to prepare their teams and more easily manage funding for the major ‘alternating’ championships. It is hoped that this will also allow championships to be staged in regions which have not done so before and in this way help to grow the sport.

24 Hour European Championship 22-23 October 2016, Albi (FRA) Trail World Championships 29 October 2016, Geres (POR) 50km World Championships 11 November 2016, Doha (QAT) 24 Hour World Championships 1–2 July 2017, Belfast (GBR)

Growing membership IAU’s newest member federation Jordan brings membership to 80, half of which is concentrated in Europe with the other half fairly evenly spread. The increase in membership has allowed IAU to develop the sport at a continental level and enjoy closer communication with potential new members in these regions. Our goal is to continue to welcome new member federations (and more athletes) to our championships. The continued rise in numbers will bring greater competition, increased performance and greater media attention.

24 hours from friendship Over the last five years IAU 24hour championships have drawn surprisingly large numbers. Ultrarunning is known for the camaraderie it engenders. A great bond is created between people going around a looped course for a 24-hour period seeing the same 300 faces every few minutes.

EXECUTIVES President: Dirk Strumane (BEL) Vice President & Director of Competitions: Liesbeth Jansen (NED) General Secretary: Hilary Walker (GBR) Director of Communications: Nadeem Khan (CAN) Director of Protocol (coopted): Paco Rico (ESP) Director of Statistics (coopted): Jürgen Schoch (GER) Director of Organizations: Jan Vandendriessche (BEL) Africa & Oceania Representative: James Evans (RSA) Americas Representative: Lin Gentling (USA) Asia Representative: Bokjin Park (KOR) Europe Representative: Paco Rico (ESP) For more information contact: Nadeem Khan nadeem.khan@iau-ultramarathon.org

www.iau-ultramarathon.org Follow IAU on Twitter: @iaunews Connections are made, stories are shared and friendships are renewed. Enduring fatigue alone is difficult but among a group of similar-minded running enthusiasts it becomes more bearable. That is what allows 24-hour runners to keep on going around the loop time and time again.

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World leading times These lists give the current standings in the world of road racing, and are believed accurate at 24 June 2016. 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

Nation Rank Venue

2:03:05 Eliud KIPCHOGE 2:03:51 Stanley BIWOTT 2:04:24 Tesgaye ABERA 2:04:33 Hayle Berhanu LEMI 2:04:46 Asefa MEKONNEN 2:05:13 Wilson Loyanae ERUPE 2:05:16 Sisay LEMMA 2:05:33 Evans Kiplagat CHEBET 2:05:44 Mula WASIHUN 2:06:10 Mike Kipruto KIGEN 2:06:11 Marius KIPSEREM 2:06:22 Solomon DEKSISA 2:06:36 Kenenusa BEKELE 2:06:40 Tadesse ABRAHAM 2:06:45 Abayneh AYELE 2:06:51 Frankline CHEPKWONY 2:06:53 Samuel KIPLIMO 2:06:56 Feyisa LELISA 2:06:58 Tesfaye ABERA 2:07:11 Cybrian KOTUT 2:07:20 Philemon RONO 2:07:44 Lawrence CHERONO 2:07:23 Geoffrey KIRUI 2:07:29 Laban KORIR 2:07:30 Abel KIPSANG 2:07:33 Bernard KIPYEGO 2:07:34 Dickson CHUMBA

KEN KEN ETH ETH ETH KEN ETH KEN ETH KEN KEN ETH ETH SUI ETH KEN KEN ETH ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

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

Date

London London Dubai Dubai Dubai Seoul Dubai Seoul Dubai Seoul Rotterdam Rotterdam London Seoul Dubai Seoul Dubai Tokyo Hamburg Paris Hamburg Prague Rotterdam Paris Seoul Tokyo Tokyo

24 APR 24 APR 22 JAN 22 JAN 22 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 10 APR 10 APR 24 APR 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 28 FEB 17 APR 03 APR 17 APR 08 MAY 10 APR 03 APR 20 MAR 28 FEB 28 FEB

Time

Athlete

Women

Nation Rank Venue

2:07:37 Stephen CHEMLANY 2:07:46 Stephen KIPRITICH 2:07:46 Ghirmay GHEBRESLASSIE 2:07:52 Wilson KIPSANG 2:08:02 Micah KOGO 2:08:06 Abel KIRUI 2:08:11 Tilahun REGASSA 2:08:12 Amos KIPRUTO 2:08:14 Cosmas Kiplimo LAGAT 2:08:14 Felix KANDIE 2:08:15 Ernest NGENO 2:08:16 Gebretsadik ABRAHA 2:08:20 Ishmael CHEMTAN 2:08:27 Alfers LAGAT 2:08:31 Solomon YEGO 2:08:34 Thomas KIPLAGAT 2:08:35 Gideon KIPKETER 2:08:38 Kenneth MUNGARA 2:08:48 Limenih GETACHEW 2:08:52 Yatayal ATANFU 2:08:55 Eliud KIPTANUI 2:08:56 Jacob Kibet KENDAGOR 2:09:05 Reuben Kiprop KERIO 2:09:06 Edwin Kibet KOECH 2:09:11 Lucas ROTICH 2:09:16 Hisanori KITAJIMA 2:09:19 Alphonce Felix SIMBU

KEN UGA ERI KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN JPN TAN

3 4 4 5 4 5 8 1 1 2 1 5 2 6 3 9 1 2 4 7 6 7 1 1 1 2 3

Paris Tokyo London London Paris Tokyo Dubai Rome Sevilla Prague Milano Paris Milano Paris Prague Dubai Mumbai Milano Rotterdam Paris Tokyo Seoul Brescia Linz Otsu Otsu Otsu

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

Date

03 APR 28 FEB 24 APR 24 APR 03 APR 28 FEB 22 JAN 10 APR 21 FEB 08 MAY 03 APR 03 APR 03 APR 03 APR 08 MAY 22 JAN 17 JAN 03 APR 10 APR 03 APR 28 FEB 20 MAR 13 MAR 03 APR 06 MAR 06 MAR 06 MAR

Time

Athlete

2:19:41 2:20:48 2:21:27 2:21:51 2:21:54 2:22:17 2:22:29 2:22:36 2:22:40 2:22:58 2:23:01 2:23:03 2:23:16 2:23:19 2:23:20 2:23:39 2:23:54 2:23:57 2:24:00 2:24:04 2:24:09 2:24:14 2:24:24 2:24:28 2:24:31 2:24:32 2:24:32

Tirfi Tsegaye Amane Beriso Helah KIPROP Amane GOBENA Meselech MELKAMU Kayoko FUKUSHI Meselech MELKAMU Edna KIPLAGAT Eunice Jepkir KIRWA Jemima SUMGONG Aberu KEBEDE Tigist TUFA Berhanu DIBABA Tomomi TANAKA Ei OHAA Florence KIPLAGAT Volha MAZURONAK Aselefech MERGIA Sutume ASEFA Worknesh EDESA Mare DIBABA Rose CHELIMO Mulu SEBOKA Melkam GIZAW Shuko GENEMO Marta LEMA Mao KIYOTA

Nation Rank Venue

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

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

Date

Dubai 22 JAN Dubai 22 JAN Tokyo 28 FEB Tokyo 28 FEB Hamburg 17 APR Osaka 31 JAN Dubai 22 JAN Tokyo 28 FEB Nagoya 13 MAR London 24 APR Tokyo 28 FEB London 24 APR Tokyo 28 FEB Nagoya 13 MAR Nagoya 13 MAR London 24 APR London 24 APR London 24 APR Dubai 22 JAN Xiamen 02 JAN London 24 APR Seoul 20 MAR Dubai 22 JAN Seoul 20 MAR Vienna 10 APR Xiamen 02 JAN Nagoya 13 MAR

Time

Athlete

2:24:38 2:24:46 2:24:59 2:25:00 2:25:03 2:25:04 2:25:09 2:25:26 2:25:27 2:25:29 2:25:36 2:25:43 2:25:50 2:25:53 2:26:07 2:26:13 2:26:14 2:26:15 2:26:26 2:26:34 2:26:36 2:26:53 2:27:06 2:27:07 2:27:23 2:27:23 2:27:27

Eia IWADE JPN 5 Lucy KARIMI KEN 1 Agnes Jeruto BARSOSIO KEN 3 Purity RIONORIPO KEN 2 Feyse TADESE ETH 7 Shure DEMISE ETH 6 Ayaka KUWAHAA JPN 6 Valary Jemeli AIYABEI KEN 1 Ruti AGA ETH 2 Hiho TAKECHI JPN 7 Shitaye ESHETE BRN 6 Meseret LEGESE ETH 1 Ashete DIDO ETH 7 Visiline JEPKESHO KEN 1 Biruktayit ESHETU ETH 1 Ruihuan LIU CHN 1 Gulume CHALA ETH 2 Leterbrhan GEBRESLASEA ETH 1 Meseret HAILU ETH 2 Mestawet TUFA ETH 7 Betelhem MOGE ETH 8 Fantu ETICHA ETH 3 Koren JELALA ETH 1 Meseret LEGESE ETH 4 Janet Jelagat RONO KEN 4 Risper CHEBET KEN 3 Michi NUMATA JPN 9

Nation Rank Venue

Nagoya Prague Seoul Prague London Tokyo Nagoya Barcelona Vienna Nagoya Dubai Wuhan Tokyo Paris Houston Chongqing Paris Rotterdam Hamburg Dubai Nagoya Xiamen Ottawa Xiamen Seoul Prague Nagoya

Date

13 MAR 08 MAY 20 MAR 08 MAY 24 APR 28 FEB 13 MAR 13 MAR 10 APR 13 MAR 22 JAN 10 APR 28 FEB 03 APR 17 JAN 20 MAR 03 APR 10 APR 17 APR 22 JAN 13 MAR 02 JAN 29 MAY 02 JAN 20 MAR 08 MAY 13 MAR

Half Marathon Men Time

Athlete

59:10 59:12 59:20 59:30 59:35 59:36 59:40 59:42 59:44 59:47 59:48 59:49

Geoffrey KAMWOROR James Ndirangu MWANGI Daniel WANJIRU Barselius KIPYEGO Richard MENGICH Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI Adugna TEKELE Robert Kipkoech KIGEN Geoffrey YEGON Sammy KITWARA Kenneth KETER Yigrem DEMELASH

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH

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

Date

Cardiff Milano Prague Prague Goteborg Cardiff Prague Prague Venlo Lisbon Venlo Venlo

26 MAR 20 MAR 02 APR 02 APR 21 MAY 26 MAR 02 APR 02 APR 20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR

Time

Athlete

59:50 59:58 59:59 59:59 1:00:04 1:00:05 1:00:06 1:00:11 1:00:12 1:00:12 1:00:14 1:00:16

Peter CHERUIYOT Richard MENGICH Mohamed FARAH Abayneh AYELE Felix KANDIE Keneth Kiprop KIPKEMOI Tamirat TOLA Paul Lonyangata Simon CHEPROT Geoffrey YEGON Emmanuel KIPSANG Abraham KIPYATICH

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN GBR ETH KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

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

Prague Berlin Cardiff Cardiff Prague Lisbon Cardiff Lisbon Cardiff Goteborg Lisbon Prague

Present world record (mixed race): Florence Kiplagat (KEN); 1:05:09; Barcelona; 15 FEB 2015 Present world record (women’s-only race) Lornah Kiplagat (KEN); 1:06:24; Udine; 14 OCT 2007

Women

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

02 APR 03 APR 26 MAR 26 MAR 02 APR 20 MAR 26 MAR 20 MAR 26 MAR 21 MAY 20 MAR 02 APR

Time

Athlete

1:05:51 1:06:04 1:06:07 1:06:14 1:06:26 1:06:29 1:06:39 1:06:41 1:06:57 1:06:58 1:07:21 1:07:31

Viola JEPCHUMBA Cynthia LIMO Gladys CHERONO Worknesh DEGEFA Genet YALEW Mary Wacera NGUGI Peres JEPCHIRCHIR LIMO Gladys CHESIR Jemima JELEGAT JEPCHIRCHIR JEPCHIRCHIR

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN KEN ETH ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

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

Date

Prague 02 APR Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Prague 02 APR Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Houston 17 JAN Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Houston 17 JAN Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Yangzhou 24 APR Cardiff 26 MAR

Time

Athlete

1:07:32 1:07:34 1:07:41 1:07:41 1:07:47 1:07:54 1:07:55 1:07:58 1:08:01 1:08:01 1:08:04 1:08:06

DEGEFA LIMO Molly HUDDLE Joyce CHEPKIRUI Berhane DIBABA NGUGI Mare DIBABA Pascalia KIPKOECH Netsanet GUDETA JEPCHUMBA Priscah JEPTOO Eunice KIRWA

Nation Rank Venue

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

7 2 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 1 8 1

Date

Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Cardiff 26 MAR New York 20 MAR New York 20 MAR Yangzhou 24 APR Cardiff 26 MAR Houston 17 JAN Yangzhou 24 APR Cardiff 26 MAR Goteborg 21 MAY Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Marugame 07 FEB

Eliud Kipchoge Picture: Stephen Pond/Getty

Geoffrey Kamworor Picture: Jordan Mansfield/Getty

10km Men Time

Athlete

27:42 27:42 27:46 27:48 28:00

Bedan KAROKI Leonard BARSOTON Joshua CHEPTEGEI Stephen SAMBU John MWANGANGI

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Present world record: Leonard Patrick Komon (KEN); 26:44; Utrecht; 26 SEP 2010 Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

1 2 1 3 4

San Juan San Juan Laredo San Juan San Juan

Date

28 FEB 28 FEB 19 MAR 28 FEB 28 FEB

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Doubtful accuracy:

27:26 27:27 27:28 27:28 27:35

Hassan EL ABBASSI BRN Morris Munene GACHAGA KEN Mohamed ZIANI MAR Amos Kiprono KAPTICH KEN Fathi ABDENASIR MAR

1 2 3 4 5

Casablanca Casablanca Casablanca Casablanca Casablanca

06 MAR 06 MAR 06 MAR 06 MAR 06 MAR

Women

Present world record: Paula Radcliffe (GBR); 30:21; San Juan; 23 FEB 2003

Time

Athlete

31:07 31:16 31:25 31:26 31:29

Edith CHELIMO KEN Tirunesh DIBABA ETH Edna KIPLAGAT KEN Jemima Jelagat SUMGONG KEN Peres JEPCHIRCHIR KEN

Nation Rank Venue

1 1 2 1 1

Brunssum Manchester Manchester New York Ottawa

Date

03 APR 22 MAY 22 MAY 11 JUN 28 MAY

Time

Athlete

Nation Rank Venue

Date

31:36 Karoline GROVDAL NOR 1 Paderborn 26 MAR 31:48 Mary Ngugi WACERA KEN 1 San Juan 28 FEB 31:49 Diane NUKURI BDI 3 Manchester 22 MAY Doubtful accuracy:

31:14

Pascalia KIPKOECH

KEN 1 Casablanca 06 MAR


Podium placers

Results 26 March 2016 – 19 June 2016 26 March 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

3 April 2016 Daegu Int’l Marathon Korea

Republic of South Africa

Marathon

Mike Fokoroni raced to a comfortable finish, outpacing fellow countryman and club mate Collen Makaza with defending champion Motlokoa Nkhabutlane third. “I was just holding back” said Fokoroni “[but] at 45km I saw victory could be mine if I tried.” Defending champion Carol Wostman maintained her distance from race leader Tanith Maxwell but took the lead in the final kilometres of the race.

Men

1 James KWAMBAI

Mokaedi Dilotsotlhe, Chief Marketing Officer at Old Mutual paid tribute to Chet Sainsbury who passed away a few weeks ago: “If it was not for him, Old Mutual would not have been a part of this outstanding event. We salute you Chet.”

56km

1 Caroline WOSTMANN 2 Tanith MAXWELL 3 Amelework FIKADU

Italy Half marathon Men

ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid Spain

RSA 1:03:38 Women

1 Irvette VAN ZYL

RSA 1:13:14

www.twooceansmarathon.org.za Next date: 15 April 2017

1 Alfred Ronoh KIMELI

KEN 1:02:43

2 Henry Kimtai KIBET

KEN 1:03:14

3 Paul Kariuki MWANGI

KEN 1:03:34

Women

Picture: Jose D. Sacristan

1 Lucy Wambui MURIGI

KEN 1:12:30

2 Pauline EAPAN

KEN 1:13:33

3 Luisa GELM

ITA 1:22:08

27 March 2016 Incheon Int’l Half Marathon

3 April 2016 Berlin Half Marathon Germany

Next date: 9 April 2017

Korea

Half marathon

3 April 2016 Diacore Gaborone Marathon

Men

[Results unobtainable] www.incheonmarathon.co.kr

1 Richard MENGICH 2 Simon TESFAYE 3 Emmanuel NGATUNY

Next date: 26 March 2017

3 April 2016 Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great

Marathon Men

1 Abel Kibet ROP

KEN 2:17:41

2 Silas Kiprono TOO

KEN 2:17:54

3 Moses Kipru KIBIRE

KEN 2:18:10

Half marathon 1 Namakoe NKHASI

ETH 2:32:40

3 April 2016 Dogi’s Half Marathon

Women

Men

PER 2:27:40

3 Shewarge ALENE

Next date: tbc

Greece

RSA 3:44:44 RSA 3:45:55 ETH 3:47:40

KEN 2:27:39

2 Ines MELCHOR

marathon.daegusports.or.kr

ZIM 3:13:33 ZIM 3:14:45 LES 3:16:22

Women

MAR 2:11:34

Women

Men

1 Mike FOKORONI 2 Collen MAKAZA 3 Motlokoa NKHABUTLANE

KEN 2:10:49

3 Abdellah TAGHARRAFET

1 Caroline KILEL

Fokoroni’s finish time was the slowest in 22 years. Wöstmann noted that the absence of the Russian athletes (still banned from international participation) contributed to a slower race overall. South African-born Colleen de Reuck travelled from the USA to make her Ultra Marathon debut and finished 5th in 3:53:07 which smashed the 50–60 year age group record by over 20 minutes. She also recorded a new world record for her age group by reaching 50km in 3:27:28. The previous 50km record in the 50–54 age category was 3:41:57, set in 1994.

KEN 2:10:46

2 John LANGAT

1 Hellen Jepkogei KIMUTAI

KEN 2:41:50

2 Marija VRAJIC

CRO 2:52:29

3 Maria-Magdalena LUCA

ITA 2:58:42

www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org Next date: 2 April 2017

KEN 59:58 ERI 1:01:00 KEN 1:02:07

www.dogishalfmarathon.it

Botswana

Women

1 Elizeba CHERONO 2 Susan JEPTOO 3 Agnieszka MIERZEJEWSKA

NED 1:10:43 FRA 1:10:49 POL 1:11:41

www.berliner-halbmarathon.de Next date: 2 April 2017

Marathon Men

1 Gilbert MUTANDIRO

ZIM 2:19:10

2 Paulus IIYAMBO

NAM 2:19:18

3 April 2016 ČSOB Bratislava Marathon

3 Albert KANGOR

Slovakia

1 Alina ARMAS

NAM 2:40:06

2 Lavinia Ndatyooli HAITOPE

NAM 2:40:47

Marathon

3 Ekandjo Ndeshimona NANGULA NAM 2:45:54

Men

1 Jiri ÍPA 2 Hubert WIERDAK 3 Boris KOTMAN

CZE 2:27:41 POL 2:29:37 SVK 2:37:52

Half marathon Men

1 David MANJA

Women

1 Zsofia BÓDI 2 Kristyna CHMELKOVÁ 3 Lucie JOHANÍKOVÁ

KEN 2:21:10 Women

HUN 3:12:39 CZE 3:16:44 CZE 3:23:05

www.bratislavamarathon.com Next date: tbc

RSA 1:05:08 Women

1 Onneile DINTWE

BOT 1:17:31

www.diacoregaboronemarathon.com Next date: 7 May 2017 Distance Running | 2016 Edition 3

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org womens’ marathon titles with Víctor Kipchirchir setting a new event record.

Marathon Men

1 Víctor KIPCHIRCHIR

KEN 2:11:01

2 Luka LOBUWAN

KEN 2:11:44

3 Stephen TUM

KEN 2:14:11 Women

1 Ogla KIMAIYO

KEN 2:35:24

2 Mestawet TADESSE

ETH 2:37:40

3 Jemila WORTESA

ETH 2:39:54

Half marathon Men

1 Daniel ESTRADA

CHI 1:07:08 Women

1 Clara MORALES

CHI 1:19:40

www.maratondesantiago.com Next date: 2 April 2017

9 April 2016 Australian Running Festival

HAJ Hannover Marathon Germany Picture: Norbert Wilhelmi

Australia

3 April 2016 ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid

3 April 2016 Milano Marathon

Serbia

2:28:41

2 Michael HO

2:29:15

Marathon

Half marathon

3 Brendan DAVIES

Men

Men

Spain Men

1 Morris GACHAGA 2 John Kipsang LOTIANG 3 Philip KOECH

KEN 1:02:41 KEN 1:02:54 KEN 1:04:33

1 Ernest NGENO

KEN 2:08:15

2 Ishmael CHEMTAN

KEN 2:08:20

3 Kenneth MUNGARA

KEN 2:08:38

KEN 1:12:41 MAR 1:14:53 ESP 1:15:14

www.mediomaratonmadrid.es Next date: tbc

1 Ognjen STOJANOVIC 2 Dario IVANOVSKI

SRB 1:11:18 MKD 1:14:44

3 Miloš DAJEVIC

1 Brigid KOSGEI

KEN 2:27:45

2 Vera NUNES

POR 2:37:11

3 Dalin BELMONTE

CUB 2:42:44

www.milanomarathon.it Next date: 2 April 2017

2:32:50 Women

SRB 1:14:58

Women

Women

1 Poline WANJIKU NJERI 2 Rehima SERRO HUSSEN 3 Clarisse CRUZ

Men

1 Rowan WALKER

Italy

Half marathon

Marathon

3 April 2016 Novi Sad Half Marathon

Women

1 Mariana LUKIC-CEGAR

SRB 1:26:20

2 Ksenija BUBNJEVIC

SRB 1:29:20

3 Aleksandra MARINKOV

SRB 1:29:33

1 Ruth WILSON

2:46:54

2 Pippa FEATHERSTON

2:59:48

3 Kathie DENT

3:00:56

www.runningfestival.com.au Next date: 8 April 2017

9 April 2016 Kharkiv Int’l Marathon

www.marathon.org.rs Next date: tbc

Ukraine Marathon

3 April 2016 Schneider Electric Paris Marathon

1 Sergiy UKRAINETS 2 Dmitriy POZHEVILOV

2:29:06

France

3 Artem PODDUBNIY

2:32:35

Men

2:23:01

Women

Marathon

1 Oksana UGRINCHUK

2:56:44

Men

2 Tatyana RYBALCHENKO

3:05:07

3 Inna LEVENGARU

3:44:41

1 Cybrian KOTUT

KEN 2:07:11

2 Laban KORIR

KEN 2:07:29

3 Stephen CHEMLANY

KEN 2:07:37

Women

1 Visiline JEPKESHO

KEN 2:25:53

2 Gulume CHALA

ETH 2:26:14

3 Dinknesh TEFERA

ETH 2:28:12

www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.co m Next date: 9 April 2017

3 April 2016 Maratón de Santiago Chile

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www.kharkivmarathon.com Next date: 9 April 2017

9 April 2016 North Pole Marathon North Pole Marathon Men

1 Dorn WENNIGER

USA 5:17:33

2 Colin WRIGHT

AUS 5:30:47

3 Marat YUSUPOV

RUS 5:31:51 Women

1 Gulzhamal DEFELICE

USA 5:50:12

2 Alexandra HANSON

USA 6:09:50

3 Anna Maria SZETELA

POL 6:33:48

www.npmarathon.com Next date: 9 April 2017



Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org

NN Marathon Rotterdam Netherlands

10 April 2016 Guam Int’l Marathon

10 April 2016 Limassol Marathon GSO

Guam

Cyprus

JPN 2:30:38

2 Akiyoshi KAMIJO

JPN 2:38:21

3 Yusuke INOSE

JPN 2:41:02 Women

1 Sunghwa RYU

KOR 3:03:37

2 Tomomi INOUE

JPN 3:18:16

3 Yukiko KASANO

JPN 3:30:57

www.guaminternationalmarathon.com Next date: 9 April 2017

10 April 2016 HAJ Hannover Marathon

Half marathon POL 2:41:48 CYP 2:43:24 CYP 2:44:32

Women

1 Sylwia BONDARA 2 Dagmara HANDZLIK 3 Ioulia ANDREOU

POL 3:12:40 CYP 3:15:09 CYP 3:16:19

www.limassolmarathon.com Next date: 19 March 2017

10 April 2016 Maratón de Montevideo

Men

1 Chien-Ho HSIEH

1:19:25

2 Shu-Ping FU

1:19:39

2:17:32 2:22:40 2:28:17

RSA 2:11:27

2 Martin KOSGEI

KEN 2:11:54

3 Moses MASAI

KEN 2:15:43

1 Gladys Celia MACHACUAY 2 Hortencia ARZAPALO RAMOS 3 Rosangela PEREIRA

1 Edinah KWAMBAI

KEN 2:29:17

2 Anna HAHNER

GER 2:30:35

1:24:43

Women

5 Yun-Cheng CHU

1:25:28

1 Leterbrhan Haylay GEBRESLASEAETH 2:26:15

6 Yu-Xuan CHEN

1:26:19

2 Sutume Asefa KEBEDE

ETH 2:28:04

7 Jia-Ying LAI

1:29:00

3 Rebecca KORIR

KEN 2:29:16

8 Wei-Lin CHEN

1:30:50

www.nnmarathonrotterdam.org/home

9 Kit-Yee CHAN

1:31:09

10Pei-Yi LIN

1:33:23

10 April 2016 Maratona di Roma Italy

3 Salome BIWOTT

KEN 2:30:47

www.marathon-hannover.de Next date: 9 April 2017 Distance Running | 2016 Edition 3

10 April 2016 São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore Brazil

Men

1 Vagner da Silva NORONHA

1 Amos KIPRUTO

KEN 2:08:12

2 Birhanu ACHAMIE

ETH 2:09:27 KEN 2:09:28

BRA 1:07:36

2 Vanilson NEVES

BRA 1:11:04

3 Denis Patrocínio AUGUSTO

BRA 1:13:06

Women

Women

1:11:11

Women

1 Katherine TISALEMA

Next date: 9 April 2017

Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Geymonat GASPAR

KEN 2:07:23

1:21:30

3 Dominic RUTO

Half marathon

Women

ETH 2:06:22

3 Geoffrey KIRUI

Marathon 2:42:20 2:46:28 2:48:31

KEN 2:06:11

2 Solomon DEKSISA

4 Chih-Xuan CHANG

Women

1 Lusapho APRIL

1 Marius KIPSEREM

3 Ya-Jun YO

Marathon 1 Aguelmis ROJAS 2 Matias Silva LASTRA 3 Lucas VILLANUEVA

Marathon

Men

Women

www.sportsnet.org.tw Next date: tbc

Uruguay

Men

Germany

70

1 Tomasz KLISZ 2 Pavel BORODIN 3 Michael KEENAN

Netherlands Marathon

Men

Men

10 April 2016 NN Marathon Rotterdam

Chinese Taipei

Marathon

Marathon 1 Hiroki NAKAJIMA

10 April 2016 Nike Women’s Half Marathon

1:19:51

www.maratonmontevideo.com.uy Next date: tbc

1 Raisa Marcelino DO NASCIMENTOBRA1:28:07

1 Rahma TUSA

ETH 2:28:49

2 Melka DURU

ETH 2:29:59

2 Leone Justino DA SILVA

BRA 1:29:03

ALG 2:33:53

3 Emeusa de Jesus SANTOS

BRA 1:29:53

3 Kenza DAHMANI

www.maratonadiroma.it Next date: 2 April 2017

www.corpore.org.br Next date: tbc


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 10 April 2016 Vienna City Marathon Austria

10 April 2016 261 Women’s Marathon Spain

Kenya’s Robert Chemosin won in very windy conditions writes Jorg Wenig.

Marathon Women

After two Ethiopian victories in the past two years, the men’s race at this edition was dominated by Kenyan runners as four of his compatriots followed Chemosin home.

Marathon Men

1 Robert CHEMOSIN 2 Charles CHERUYIOT 3 Suleiman SIMOTWO

KEN 2:09:48 KEN 2:10:09 KEN 2:10:15

Women

1 Shuko GENEMO 2 Ruti AGA 3 Doris CHANGEYWO

ETH 2:24:31 ETH 2:25:27 KEN 2:31:50

www.vienna-marathon.com Next date: 23 April 2017

1 Cristina González GARCIA

ESP 3:06:53

2 Debra PATSKOWSKI

3:15:18

3 María Lora RUT

3:23:41

4 Charlie BRADBURN

3:27:20

5 Ben ATKIN

3:27:20

6 Ascension Cano NARANJO

3:34:11

7 Joana M. Coll NICOLAU

3:38:19

8 Karin HADNER

3:40:12

9 Maria Fernandez VALENTI

3:42:15

10Petra RATH

3:42:41

DOZ Marathon Łódz with PZU Poland Picture: www.sportografia.pl

16 April 2016 29th Belgrade Marathon Serbia

17 April 2016 31st Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon Budapest Hungary

Marathon

www.261wm.com

Half marathon

Men

Next date: tbc 1 Abel Kibet ROP

KEN 2:23:59

2 Moses Ruto KIBIRE

KEN 2:28:49

3 Tamas NAGY

HUN 2:36:19

Men

1 Gáspár CSERE 2 Tamás BOGOS 3 Ádám HALASZ

HUN 1:07:34 HUN 1:10:33 HUN 1:12:24

Women

Women

1 Stellah Jepngetich BARSOSIO

KEN 2:43:41

2 Hellen KIMUTAI

KEN 2:49:03

3 Tanja IVANDIC

USA 3:17:29

1 Tímea MERENYI 2 Valéria MOLNAR 3 Katalin FERENC

10km

www.bgdmarathon.org Next date: tbc

HUN 1:23:13 HUN 1:24:14 HUN 1:24:56

Men

1 Ferenc BURUCS

16 April 2016 Dushanbe International Half Marathon

HUN 33:00 Women

1 Simona STAICU

HUN 36:42

www.runinbudapest.com Next date: 9 April 2017

17 April 2016 Chisinau Int’l Marathon

Tajikistan

Moldova

[Results unobtainable] www.dushanbe-marathon.com

Marathon

Next date: tbc

Men

16 April 2016 Pardubice Wine Half Marathon Czech Republic Half marathon

1 Vitalie GHEORGHITA 2 Marcin SOSZKA 3 Liviu CROITORU

MLD 2:27:54 POL 2:42:51 MLD 2:42:56

Women

1 Nadezhda ANFIMOVA 2 Anastasia AVERYANOVA 3 Anastasia LUNGU

MLD 3:21:41 MLD 3:44:16 MLD 3:48:29

Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Joel Maina MWANGI

KEN 1:05:25

2 Henry KEMBOI

KEN 1:05:27

3 Silaas Kiprono TOO

KEN 1:05:28 Women

1 Nikolai GORBUSHKO

MLD 1:11:17

Women

1 Natalia CLIPCA

MLD 1:30:38

www.marathon.md Next date: tbc

1 Gladys BIWOTT

KEN 1:15:19

2 Petra KAMINKOVA

CZE 1:17:31

17 April 2016 Enschede Marathon

3 Petra PASTOROVA

CZE 1:18:13

Netherlands

www.pardubickyvinarskypulmaraton.cz Next date: 15 April 2017

Marathon Men

17 April 2016 DVV Antwerp Marathon Belgium [Results unobtainable]

Haspa Marathon Hamburg Germany

www.dvvantwerpmarathon.be Next date: 23 April 2017

1 David STEVENS 2 Christian DE LIE 3 Erik SANDER

BEL 2:31:34 NED 2:33:49 NED 2:35:22 Women

1 Sarah JEBET 2 Priscah JEPLETENG 3 Rose JEPCHUMBA

KEN 2:27:59 KEN 2:29:08 KEN 2:29:09

www.enschedemarathon.nl Next date: 23 April 2017 Distance Running | 2016 Edition 3

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17 April 2016 Roads to Rhodes Marathon

18 April 2016 B.A.A. Boston Marathon

Germany

Greece

United States of America

Marathon

Marathon 1 Vlassis KARAVASILIS 2 Pierre Antoine CHARBONNEL 3 Michail CHATZIOANNOU

ETH 2:06:58 KEN 2:07:20 KEN 2:10:44

1 Ana Maria FERNANDES 2 Louiza KAMARINOU 3 Charlotte WEST

ETH 2:21:54 ETH 2:26:26 GER 2:27:50

17 April 2016 Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon Ukraine Half marathon UKR 1:04:42 UKR 1:04:47 UKR 1:06:11

Women

1 Ganna NOSENKO 2 Svitlana STANKO 3 Lilya FISKOVIY

UKR 1:13:55 UKR 1:15:40 UKR 1:16:26

www.kyivhalfmarathon.org Next date: 30 April 2017

17 April 2016 DOZ Marathon Łódź with PZU Poland Marathon Men

1 Abraw MISGANAW 2 Rogers KIPCHIRCHIR 3 Mutai KIPKEMEI

ETH 2:13:24 KEN 2:13:45 KEN 2:14:15

Women

1 Rachael Jemutai MUTGAA 2 Agnieszka MIERZEJEWSKA 3 Natassia IVANOVA

The Vancouver Sun Run 10K Presented By BlueShore Financial Canada Picture: Dhruv Mehta

Men

KEN 2:31:41 POL 2:32:04 BLR 2:34:47

www.lodzmaraton.pl Next date: 23 April 2017

17 April 2016 Nagano Marathon Japan Jairus Chanchima and women’s winner Shasho Insermu battled strong winds to win in slow times writes Ken Nakamura. Chanchima surged away from six rivals at 28km leaving Fabiano Joseph, Laban Mutai, Ser-Od Bat-Ochir Taiga Ito, Kazuya Ishida and Shoji Takada all chasing. At 30km he led by 38 seconds and at 35km by nearly a minute and a half. Bat-Ochir closed part of the gap to finish 25 seconds adrift with Taiga a further minute behind.

3:42:29 GRE 3:44:02 3:45:28

www.roadstorhodes.com Next date: tbc

www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de Next date: 23 April 2017

1 Salo TARAS 2 Yuriy RUSYUK 3 Oleksandr BABARIKA

GRE 2:56:51 FRA 2:56:51 GRE 2:59:36

Women

Women

1 Meselech MELKAMU 2 Meseret HAILU 3 Anja SCHERL

Marathon

Men

Men

1 Tesfaye ABERA 2 Philemon RONO 3 Josphat KIPRONO

woman to win in Nagano after Elfnesh Alemu in 2000 and Fatuma Roba in 2004. The race also went out slow, but by 5km (18:12) only five runners remained in contention: Insermu, Tejada, Helen Mugo, Winfridah Kebaso and Kaori Yoshida. Tejada made the first move, breaking away from Insermu at 20km to lead by six seconds, and extending it to nearly a minute by 30km (1:46:48). But Insermu regrouped and began to chip away at the gap, reducing it to 19 seconds by 40km before securing the victory in the final kilometre. Yoshida, who also ran a strong final 10km, finished third in 2:35:14.

Marathon

1 Ruggero PERTILE 2 Celestine NIHORIMBER 3 Edwin KIPTANUI

ITA 2:12:17 BDI 2:15:04 KEN 2:25:31

Women

1 Federica DAL RI 2 Lilian Jepkorir CHEMWENO 3 Teresa MONTRONE

ITA 2:37:05 KEN 2:41:26 ITA 2:43:52

www.maratonasantantonio.it Next date: 23 April 2017

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KEN 2:30:50

www.baa.org Next date: 17 April 2017

Marathon Men

1 Atef SAAD

TUN 2:13:51

2 Duglas Kipsanai CHEBII

KEN 2:14:59

3 Kahuthu ANTONY

KEN 2:15:11 Women

ETH 2:45:33

2 Tsion Ababu LEMMA

ETH 2:45:56

3 Salima CHARKI

MAR 2:46:04

Half marathon Men

1 Lahcen BENQIH

MAR 1:15:45 Women

10km

1 Zinash Debele DEGAFA

Men

1 Eric GILLIS 2 Christopher CHERUIYOT 3 Paul KIMUGUL

CAN KEN KEN

28:52 29:03 29:17

CAN KEN KEN

32:15 32:20 33:26

Women

1 Lanni MARCHANT 2 Risper GESABWA 3 Jane MURAGE

17 April 2016 9th PKO Poznan Half Marathon Poland Half marathon Men

KEN 1:03:44 KEN 1:03:49 KEN 1:03:53

www.halfmarathon.poznan.pl Next date: tbc

ETH 2:30:03

3 Joyce CHEPKIRUI

1 Kumela Dirbabisa AYANTU

17 April 2016 The Vancouver Sun Run 10K Presented By BlueShore Financial

KEN 2:15:06 MGL 2:15:31 JPN 2:16:32

KEN 1:14:31 POL 1:14:46 POL 1:16:18

ETH 2:29:19

2 Tirfi TSEGAYE

Morocco

www.naganomarathon.gr.jp Next date: 16 April 2017

1 Flavious KWAMBOKA 2 Marta KRAWCZY SKA 3 Olga OCHAL

Women

1 Atsede BAYSA

Men

Women

In the women’s race, Insermu came from behind after 40km to seal her victory, 40 seconds clear of Peruvian Gladys Tejeda who clocked 2:34:54. Insermu became the third Ethiopian

ETH 2:14:02

Marathon

ETH 2:34:14 PER 2:34:54 JPN 2:35:14

1 Daniel MUTETI 2 Cosmas Mutuku KYEVA 3 David Kiprono METTO

ETH 2:13:32

3 Yemane Adhane TSEGAY

24 April 2016 Marathon Vert D’Agadir

Women

1 Shasho INSERMU 2 Gladys TEJADA 3 Kaori YOSHIDA

ETH 2:12:45

2 Lelisa DESISA

Italy

www.vancouversunrun.com Next date: 23 April 2017

Men

1 Jairus CHANCHIMA 2 Ser-Od BAT-OCHIR 3 Taiga ITO

17 April 2016 Maratona di Padova – XVII S.Antonio

Men

1 Lemi Berhanu HAYLE

Big Sur Int’l Marathon USA Photographer

ETH 1:17:11

www.agadirmarathon.com Next date: tbc

24 April 2016 Almaty Marathon See race feature on page 18 www.almaty-marathon.kz Next date: 23 April 2017



Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 24 April 2016 Big Sur Int’l Marathon

24 April 2016 Zurich Marathon

United States of America

Switzerland

Marathon

Marathon

Men

1 Adam ROACH 2 Justin PATANANAN 3 Jason KARBELK

Men

USA 2:35:36 USA 2:36:41 USA 2:38:31

1 Yuki KAWAUCHI 2 Abere BELAY 3 Julien LYON

Women

1 Magdalena BOULET 2 Tyler STEWART 3 Elizabeth PITTAWAY

Women

USA 3:01:27 USA 3:03:15 USA 3:07:51

1 Daniela AESCHBACHER 2 Jane FARDELL 3 Bojana BJELJAC

21 Miles USA 2:23:19

30 April 2016 Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon

Women

1 Sarah SHEPARD

USA 2:47:38

www.bsim.org Next date: 30 April 2017

Norway

24 April 2016 CAF Caracas Maratón

Marathon Men

Venezuela

1 Jonathan ALBON 2 Kenneth SMEBY 3 Sondre OVER-HELLAND

Marathon Men

1 William RODRIGUEZ 2 Ronald PAUCAR 3 Eric KIPLETENG

1 Louise SKAK 2 Trine LARSEN 3 Vilde Stole MELSOM

30 April 2016 Losinjski Half Marathon

Men

Croatia

USA 1:09:40 Women

1 Mirena GONCALVES

VEN 1:25:02

maraton.caf.com Next date: tbc

24 April 2016 Chia Laguna Half Marathon Italy

24 April 2016 EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2

1 Peter KIPLAGAT 2 Patrick Kibet CHERUIYOT 3 Alphonce Kibiwot KIGEN

ITA 1:26:26 ITA 1:29:06 ITA 1:32:27

1 Askale ALEMAYEHU 2 Abebech TSEGAY 3 Vivian Jerono KIPLAGAT

Women

24 April 2016 METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf See race feature on page 11 www.metrogroup-marathon.de Next date: 30 April 2017

24 April 2016 Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon See race feature on page 15 www.istanbulyarimaratonu.org Next date: 16 April 2017 74

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ETH 2:33:08 ETH 2:40:33 KEN 2:42:22

Half marathon Men

30:13

FRA

35:52

Women

24 April 2016 Tokushima Marathon

www.tokushima-marathon.jp Next date: tbc

Poland

France

POL 2:11:54 POL 2:12:40 KEN 2:12:55 Women

Half marathon Men

KEN 1:01:46

Women

ETH 1:11:09

1 May 2016 Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de Béjaia Half marathon Men

1 Biru Dida LEMA 2 Gezahegne Kene KEBEDE 3 Mone Joel MOHAU

ETH 1:03:52 ETH 1:03:54 RSA 1:04:01

Women

Men

1 Kumeshi SICHALA 2 Peninah ARUSEI 3 Maryna DAMANTSEVICH

KEN 1:16:38 KEN 1:18:05 CRO 1:23:21

www.ak-losinj.hr Next date: tbc

1 Gemechu AYANTU 2 Beyene Bilke DEBELE 3 Zinash Debala DEGEFA

Marathon 1 Artur KOZŁOWSK 2 Henryk SZOST 3 Charles MUNYEKI

1 Christine Moraa OIGO 2 Hellen Jepkosgei KIMUTAI 3 Marija VRAJI

Algeria

[Results unobtainable]

MAR 1:16:50

24 April 2016 Semi-Marathon Int’l de Nice

1 Muliye DEKEBO

FRA

24 April 2016 ORLEN Warsaw Marathon

www.rocknrollmadrid.com Next date: 23 April 2017

1 Kennedy KIPYEKO

1 Bruce BAUTISTA

KEN 1:04:58 KEN 1:09:04 KEN 1:09:56

Women

Men

KEN 1:01:52 Women

1 Boulaid KOUTAR

10km

Japan

Women

1 Abraham KIPTUM

1 Wycliffe Kipkorir BIWOTT 2 Samson Mungai KAGIA 3 Moses Kipruto KIBIRE

www.nicesemimarathon.com Next date: 23 April 2017

Men

ITA 1:10:07 ITA 1:16:26 ITA 1:16:40

www.chialagunahalfmarathon.com Next date: tbc

Men

1 Bénédicte ROBIN

Marathon

Men

1 Stefano LA ROSA 2 Salvatore CICONTE 3 Paolo CANNAS

Half marathon Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon Norway

Spain

Half marathon

DEN 3:10:11 NOR 3:21:53 NOR 3:23:44

www.bergencitymarathon.no Next date: 29 April 2017

VEN 2:54:40 VEN 2:54:45 COL 2:55:18

Half marathon 1 Adelson ALVES

NOR 2:26:20 NOR 2:32:01 NOR 2:39:08

Women

COL 2:25:07 PER 2:25:33 KEN 2:27:25

Women

1 Zuleima AMAYA 2 Magaly GARCIA 3 Yolanda FERNANDEZ

1 Paola BERNARDO 2 Antonella ALTEA 3 Stefania CAROLA

SUI 2:47:40 AUS 2:48:12 BIH 2:48:18

www.zuerichmarathon.ch Next date: tbc

Men

1 David FELLOWS

JPN 2:12:04 ETH 2:13:09 SUI 2:16:17

ETH 2:28:42 KEN 2:29:21 BLR 2:32:11

www.orlenmarathon.pl Next date: tbc

ETH 1:11:00 ETH 1:11:49 ETH 1:13:26

www.semi-marathondebejaia.com Next date: tbc

1 May 2016 Borneo Int’l Marathon See race feature on page 23 www.borneomarathon.com Next date: 7 May 2017


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Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de Béjaia Algeria Picture: Zoubir Djamel

Half marathon

1 May 2016 Salzburg Marathon Austria

Men

1 Nick BEST

CAN 1:09:18

1 Kathleen DEVINE

Men

CAN 1:20:01

1 Temesgen-Habtemariam BEKELEETH 2:23:11 2 Abay-Girma TADESSE ETH 2:25:08 3 Robert GRUBER AUT 2:25:17

www.torontomarathon.com

Women

1 May 2016 BMO Vancouver Marathon

ETH 2:39:15 AUT 2:42:35 AUT 2:44:27

Half marathon

Next date: 7 May 2017

See race feature on page 27 www.bmovanmarathon.ca

Men

1 Mohamed-Abdirizak HASSAN

SOM 1:09:15

Next date: 7 May 2017

1 Joel KOSITANY 2 Eric KEOCH 3 Dan TANUI

KEN 2:17:39 KEN 2:18:43 KEN 2:18:46

1 Berhan GEBREMICHAEL 2 Laura GRAHAM 3 Radka CHURANOVA

GBR 2:31:14

2 James BAKER

GBR 2:36:51

3 Paul ADAMS

NED 1:13:01

GBR 2:38:09 Women

ETH 2:48:26 GBR 2:48:56 CZE 2:51:38

www.belfastcitymarathon.com Next date: 1 May 2017

1 Kate WRIGHT

GBR 3:03:41

2 Lindy-Lee FOLSCHER

GBR 3:07:52

3 Melissah GIBSON

GBR 3:08:48

www.mkmarathon.com Next date: tbc

8 May 2016 Banja Luka Half Marathon Bosnia Half marathon Men

Canada Marathon

1 Hillary Kiptum KIMAIYO

KEN 1:04:03

2 Abel Kibet ROP

KEN 1:04:39

3 Joel Maina MWANGI

Men

CAN 2:35:55 KEN 2:37:47 CAN 2:40:00 CAN 2:56:04 CAN 3:01:09 CAN 3:01:42

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1 Christine Moraa OIGO

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1 May 2016 GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon

1 Julie HAMULECKI 2 Reina AINSWORTH 3 Michelle SPENCER

Marathon

Men

www.salzburg-marathon.at Next date: 7 May 2017

1 Bryan RUSCH 2 David KETER 3 Joe MORROW

Great Britain

Marathon

Women

1 Ruth VAN DER MEIJDEN

2 May 2016 Milton Keynes Marathon

Great Britain

Women

Marathon

1 Fatuma-Usen TAYR 2 Anita BAIERL 3 Karin FREITAG

2 May 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef Switzerland

KEN 1:13:36

2 Stellah Jepngetich BARSOSIO

KEN 1:14:29

3 Agnes CHEBET

KEN 1:15:17

www.banjalukamarathon.com Next date: tbc


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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 8 May 2016 Trieste Green Europe Marathon See race feature on page 31 www.bavisela.it Next date: tbc

8 May 2016 Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef Switzerland Marathon Men

1 Julius CHEPKWONY 2 Emmanuel SIKUKU 3 Rony KIBOOS

KEN 2:11:11 KEN 2:12:44 2:14:53

Women

1 Jane KIPTOO 2 Helen JEPKURGAT 3 Roze DEREJE

KEN 2:35:04 KEN 2:35:16 ETH 2:36:55

Half marathon Men

1 Temesegne DABA

ETH 1:05:57 Women

1 Elise CHABBEY

FRA 1:24:52

www.harmonygenevemarathon.com Next date: 7 May 2017

8 May 2016 Volkswagen Prague Marathon Czech Republic

KEN 2:07:24 KEN 2:08:14 KEN 2:08:31

Women

KEN 2:24:46 KEN 2:25:00 KEN 2:27:23

www.runczech.com Next date: tbc

8 May 2016 Wizz Air Skopje Marathon FYR Macedonia

15 May 2016 PZU Cracovia Marathon

15 May 2016 Lattelecom Riga Marathon

Poland

Latvia

Marathon

Marathon

Romania Half marathon Men

1 Dire TUNE 2 Shiela Jepkoskei CHESANG 3 Ioan Florin MADALIN

KEN 1:02:30 KEN 1:02:52 KEN 1:03:06 ETH 1:13:24 KEN 1:13:25 ROM 1:14:27

1 Cosmas Mutuku KYEVA 2 David Kiprono METTO 3 Elisha Kipchirchir ROTICH

Men

1 Kiprotich KIRUI 2 Richard Kiprono BETT 3 Edwin Kipruto KIRWA

KEN 2:12:36 KEN 2:14:36 KEN 2:15:08

Women

1 Gladys Jepkurui BIWOTT 2 Shewaye Gemechu DEBELU 3 Fabiola John WILLIAM

KEN 2:40:10 ETH 2:45:30 TAN 2:49:13

www.skopjemarathon.com Next date: 7 May 2017

8 May 2016 Tripoli Int’l Half Marathon Lebanon [Results unobtainable] www.tripolihalfmarathon.com Next date: tbc

KEN 2:11:58 KEN 2:12:50 KEN 2:13:45

1 Dominic Kangor KIMWETICH 2 Kaleab Selomon GHILAGABR 3 Charles Wachira MAINA

KEN 2:30:30 UKR 2:34:57 KEN 2:39:52

1 Shitaye Gemechu DEBELLU 2 Divina JEPKOGEI 3 Mulunesh Zwedu ASEFA

KEN 2:11:45 ERI 2:12:22 KEN 2:13:55

Women

Women

1 Gladys CHEMWENO 2 Hanna NOSENKO 3 Agnes CHEBET

ETH 2:38:41 KEN 2:40:02 ETH 2:44:08

www.bucharest21km.com Next date: tbc

www.pzucracoviamaraton.pl Next date: tbc

lattelecomrigamarathon.lv Next date: 14 May 2017

15 May 2016 TCS World 10K Bengaluru

15 May 2016 Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon

India

Japan

21 May 2016 GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon

10km

Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Mosinet GEREMEW 2 John LANGAT 3 Bonsa DIDA

ETH KEN ETH

28:36 28:37 28:42

1 Patrick Muend MWAKA 2 Paul KUIRA 3 Martin MATHATHI

KEN KEN ETH

32:15 32:28 32:33

1 Eunice KIRWA 2 Betelhem MOGES 3 Rebecca CHESIR

Women

Marathon

Men

Men

Women

Men

1 Lucy KARIMI 2 Purity RIONORIPO 3 Risper CHEBET

14 May 2016 OMV Petrom Bucharest Half Marathon

1 Cosmas BIRECH 2 Nicholas Mulinge MAKAU 3 Daniel KEMOI

Marathon 1 Lawrence CHERONO 2 Felix KANDIE 3 Solomon YEGO SOLOMON

Volkswagen Prague Marathon Czech Republic

1 Peres JEPCHIRCHIR 2 Helah KIPROP 3 Wude AYALEW

15 May 2016 PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon

KEN 1:01:51 KEN 1:01:54 KEN 1:02:12 BRN 1:08:05 ETH 1:11:09 KEN 1:11:09

www.gifu-marathon.jp Next date: 23 April 2017

15 May 2016 Maratón movistar Lima42k Peru

Poland

Men

1 Richard MENGICH 2 Geoffrey YEGON 3 Leonard LANGAT

KEN 59:35 KEN 1:00:12 KEN 1:01:40 Women

1 Viola JEPCHUMBA 2 Worknesh DEGEFA 3 Angela TANUI

KEN 1:08:01 ETH 1:08:54 KEN 1:09:32

www.goteborgsvarvet.se Next date: 20 May 2017

21 May 2016 The Great Wall Marathon China

Marathon

Half marathon

Marathon

Men

Men

KEN 1:05:38 BLR 1:05:46 KEN 1:06:16

1 Nicholas MANZA 2 Haile TOLOSSA 3 Julius MURIUKI

BLR 1:13:32 KEN 1:15:48 POL 1:16:33

1 Caroline Jebiwot KIPTOO 2 Lemelem BERHA 3 Joan CHEROP

Men

KEN 2:13:57 ETH 2:16:29 KEN 2:19:33

1 Jason SHEN 2 José Carlos RIBEIRO 3 Penghui ZHANG

KEN 2:39:15 ETH 2:41:42 KEN 2:43:19

1 Michelle Allene FONT USA 4:15:45 2 Hannah Andras Muir HUTCHINSONCAN 4:25:35 3 Xue CHEN CHN 4:28:53

Women

Women

1 Ityna SOMOVA 2 Christine Moraa OIGO 3 Izabela TRZASKALSKA

Half marathon

Women

tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in Next date: 21 May 2017

1 Silas Kiprono TOO 2 Uladzislau PRAMAU 3 Edwin Cheruiyot MELLY

Sweden

www.bialystokpolmaraton.pl Next date: 14 May 2017

CHN 3:30:49 POR 3:46:22 CHN 3:51:45

Women

www.lima42k.com Next date: 21 May 2017

www.great-wall-marathon.com Next date: tbc Distance Running | 2016 Edition 3

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 28 May 2016 Moonlight Half Marathon Italy Half marathon Men

1 Paul TIONGIK 2 Simon Kirthi MUTHONI 3 Alfred Kimeli RONOH

KEN 1:03:39 KEN 1:04:07 KEN 1:04:55

Women

1 Fatna MARAOUI 2 Veronica PATERLINI 3 Deborah TONIOLO

ITA 1:15:00 ITA 1:17:44 ITA 1:17:54

www.moonlighthalfmarathon.it Next date: 27 May 2017

28 May 2016 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K Canada The 42nd edition attracted 47,000 runners from 60 countries to the five events and a children’s run held over race weekend.

Three Hearts Marathon Slovenia Picture: Jure Makovec

21 May 2016 Three Hearts Marathon

22 May 2016 Erzurum Half Marathon

22 May 2016 Leiden Marathon

Slovenia

Turkey

Netherlands

Half marathon

Marathon

Marathon Men

1 Samson MUNGAI 2 Joel Maina MWANGI 3 Janez MULEJ

KEN 2:26:27 KEN 2:26:43 SLO 2:34:57

Women

1 Hellen KIMUTAI 2 Marija VRAJIC 3 Helena JAVORNIK

1 Bekele Asefa LEGESE

ETH 1:08:54

2 Moses TOO

KEN 1:09:19

3 Bernard SANG KEN 2:47:59 CRO 2:58:32 SLO 3:01:32

Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Robert WILLEMSE 2 Geordie KLEIN 3 Maarten VAN OMMEN

KEN 1:09:33 Women

1 Melka Mulu DIRO

ETH 1:17:10

2 Loice Jebet KIPTOO

KEN 1:17:32

3 Chawo Chaltu NEGESSE

ETH 1:19:31

Women

1 Jordania DIAZ 2 Suzan NIEMAN 3 Angewli DE KONING

Women

1 Stellah BARSOSIO

KEN 1:17:03

1 Sevilay EYTEM

Austria 5km Women

POR AUS AUT

1 Assefa Argachew TOLA

15:38 15:52 16:02

22 May 2016 Telenor Copenhagen Marathon

TUR

36:31

Rwanda Marathon Men

1 James TALLAM

KEN 2:19:03

2 Rono KIBET

KEN 2:19:20

3 William Rutto CHEBDI

KEN 2:20:11

Women

Marathon Men

ETH 2:20:47 MAR 2:21:14 KEN 2:21:15

Women

BRN 2:36:58 ETH 2:38:58 ETH 2:39:04

www.copenhagenmarathon.dk Next date: 21 May 2017 80

31:49

22 May 2016 Kigali International Peace Marathon

Denmark

1 Gladys KIBIWOT 2 Almenesh HERPHA 3 Zinash ESTIFO

ETH

www.erzurumyarimaratonu.org Next date: 21 May 2017

www.austrianwomensrun.com Next date: 21 May 2017

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KEN 2:38:20

2 Alice Cheroti SERSER

KEN 2:41:32

3 Jacqueline Kiplimo NYETIPEI

KEN 2:43:56

Half marathon Men

KEN 1:04:13 Women

1 Agnes JERUTO

1 Gladys GANIEL

IRL 1:18:27

www.marathon.nl Next date: 21 May 2017

22 May 2016 Turin Half Marathon Italy [Results unobtainable] www.turinmarathon.it Next date: tbc

22 May 2016 21st Coca-Cola Wake Your Body Women’s Run Hungary 10km Women

1 Jeruiyot CHEMWENO

1 Benson KIPRUTO

NED 1:03:30

Women

Women

22 May 2016 Austrian Women’s Run

1 Aschalew Biru HUNDE 2 Lahcen MOKRAJI 3 Evans KIPROTICH

1 Khalid CHOUKOUD

Men

www.maraton-radenci.si Next date: 20 May 2017

1 Sara MOREIRA 2 Eloise WELLINGS 3 Jennifer WENTH

Men

10km

KEN 1:03:59

ESP 2:53:40 NED 3:04:17 NED 3:11:28

Half marathon

Men

1 Philimon Kipkorir MARITIM

NED 2:38:04 NED 2:38:29 NED 2:41:28

KEN 1:13:31

www.kigalimarathon.org Next date: tbc

1 Simona STAICU 2 Zsuzsa Szabina LALUSKA 3 Csilla PAP 4 Lilla ROZSNYAI 5 Adrienn SZATMARI 6 Csilla NAGY 7 Ágnes MARKO 8 Edit HUZSVAY 9 Krisztina GULYAS 10Janosne VARGA

HUN 37:40 HUN 38:06 HUN 40:15 HUN 41:47 HUN 43:25 HUN 43:32 HUN 43:56 HUN 44:07 HUN 44:09 HUN 46:31

www.runinbudapest.com Next date: 14 May 2017

Saturday afternoon’s 2km and 5km races were unseasonably hot at 31C and the highly competitive 10km event was delayed by 30 mins (to 19.00) to reduce the heat exposure. Heavy rain in the first few kilometres helped damp down the temperature and push up the tempo as Moroccan Mohammed Zianni put in a final surge to pass Ethiopia’s Yitayal Atnafu Zerihun at the line. Peres Jepchirchir, the new World Half Marathon Champion, was fully 200m clear of Mamitu Daska. Given a 3:15 head-start over the men, she also won the “gender challenge” handicap, worth USD 2,000. The race incorporated the national championships won by Rio-bound Reid Coolsaet (30:19, 8th overall) and Lanni Marchant (33:26, 4th overall). Next morning 5400 Marathon runners faced overcast skies with a refreshing light breeze and a temperature of 18C Three pacers led Dino Sefir and five others through 10km in 30:14 and halfway in 63:50. From 25km it was just Sefir, fellow Ethiopian Shura Kitata and Kenyan Evans Ruto with Dominic Ondoro just behind the trio. Sefir upped the pace at 27km to drop the two Kenyans and again at 33km to put himself out in front. The pace dropped over the last 5km but his 2:08:14 finish was impressive in the challenging conditions. Koren Jelala, joint Canadian Allcomers record holder with 2:22:43 set at Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2011, dominated the women’s race. She led through halfway in 1:12:30 with defending champion Aberu Mekuria and Kenyan veteran Isabella Ochichi just behind her. In the second half Jelala battled the


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org conditions to finish almost almost three minutes ahead of Mekuria while Ochichi dropped out after 30km. Canadian Tarah Korir finished fifth with a 14-minute improvement over her marathon debut last October. She was paced most of the way by her husband Wesley, Kenyan MP and Boston 2012 champion.

Australia

Men

ETH 2:08:14 ETH 2:10:04 KEN 2:11:39

1 Matthew Paul FENECH

AUS 1:11:00

Women

1 Micarla SEXTON

AUS 1:25:56

www.barossamarathon.com.au Next date: tbc

10km

Men

1 Dawit FIKADU

ETH

27:56

2 Rhonzas KILIMO

KEN

27:57

KEN

27:58

ETH

33:05

3 Edwin KIPSANG

1 Shewaye WOLDEMESKEL

MAR 28:37 Women

1 Peres JEPCHIRCHIR

KEN

31:29

www.runottawa.ca Next date: tbc

29 May 2016 Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de Asunción Paraguay

Canada

Men

Men

1 Jonathan Kipchirchir CHESOO KEN 2:21:55 ETH 2:25:07 2 Gelaw SIRAW 3 Mohamed OUMAARIR MAR 2:27:46

BRA 1:04:29 BRA 1:04:34 BRA 1:04:36

1 Andrea GLOVER 2 Tara RISLING 3 Isha SHARIF

CAN 3:02:14 CAN 3:09:24 CAN 3:20:53

MAR

33:09

3 Keltoum BOUASSRIA

MAR

33:15

Men

GBR 1:10:38 Women

1 Tracy MILLMORE

www.running.ma Next date: tbc

29 May 2016 Comrades Marathon

Ultramarathon 89km Men

1 David GATEBE

RSA 5:18:12

2 Ludwick MAMABOLO

RSA 5:24:05

3 Bongmusa MTHEMBU

RSA 5:26:39

1 Charné BOSMAN

RSA 6:25:55

Men

BRA 1:14:38 1:14:41 1:15:08

www.paraguaymarathonclub.org Next date: tbc

1 Thomas TOTH

USA 1:07:27 Women

1 Emily SETLACK

CAN 1:15:45

www.calgarymarathon.com Next date: 28 May 2017

GBR 1:18:41

www.edinburgh-marathon.com Next date: 28 May 2017

Women

Half marathon

KEN 2:39:53 GBR 2:43:03 GBR 2:47:40

1 Darrell HASTIE

29 May 2016 Paris St Germain en Laye – La Course France

Republic of South Africa

Marathon

Women

1 Joziane DA SILVA 2 Rocio CANTARA 3 Wilma ARIZAPANA

Women

1 Eddah JEPKOSGEI 2 Hayley HAINING 3 Katie WHITE

20km Men

1 Mehdi AKAOUCH 2 Hamid BELHAJ 3 Yoan MORANGE

2 Caroline WUSTMAN

RSA 6:30:44

3 Kajsa BERG

SWE 6:39:04

www.comrades.com

FRA 1:08:19 FRA 1:10:38 FRA 1:11:15 Women

Women

Half marathon 1 Ferdinan PACHECO 2 Gilmar Silvestre LOPES 3 Daverson RAMONS

29 May 2016 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

KEN 2:19:55 MAR 2:20:14 KEN 2:22:50

Half marathon

2 Hajiba HASSNAOUI

Men

1 Mohammed ZIANI

1 Boaz KIPRONO 2 Abdelhadi EL MOUAZIZ 3 Japhet KOECH

Women

Men

ETH 2:27:06 ETH 2:29:51 ETH 2:32:46

10km

Half marathon

Women

1 Koren JELALA 2 Aberu MERKURIA 3 Sechale DALASA

AUS 3:05:51 AUS 3:09:57 AUS 3:15:38

Marathon Men

AUS 2:42:22 AUS 2:44:22 AUS 2:47:10

1 Sheena JACKSON 2 Jackie MARITZ 3 Chantel PEACOCK

Great Britain

Morocco

Men

1 David STAEHR 2 David BLENKIRON 3 Rohan WARD

29 May 2016 Edinburgh Marathon Festival

29 May 2016 RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca

Marathon

Women

Marathon 1 Dino SEFIR 2 Shura KITATA 3 Dominic ONDORO

29 May 2016 Barossa Marathon Festival

1 Alicia POIREL 2 Aude Sophie CAGNET 3 Sophie BERNARD

FRA 1:25:20 FRA 1:26:11 FRA 1:27:41

www.parissaintgermainlacourse.com Next date: tbc

29 May 2016 Rio de Janeiro City Marathon Brazil

Next date: 4 June 2017

Marathon Men

1 Elijah Kipkemei KEMBOI 2 Dickson Kimeli CHERUIYOT 3 Willy Kangogo KIMUTAI

KEN 2:17:05 KEN 2:18:01 KEN 2:18:28

Women

1 Priscila LORCHIMA 2 Leah JEROTICH 3 Mirela Saturnino DE ANDRADE

KEN 2:41:23 KEN 2:43:30 BRA 2:47:02

www.maratonadorio.com.br Next date: 18 June 2017

4 June 2016 Laguna Phuket Int’l Marathon Thailand Marathon Men

1 Koji NISHIZAWA 2 Neil PEARSON 3 Mario MAGLINAO

JPN 2:37:54 GBR 2:47:17 PHI 2:49:55 Women

1 Lany CARDONA 2 Wilaiwan KUMPITUK 3 Xiomara TEMPLETON

PHL 3:23:00 THA 3:24:34 USA 3:31:11

Half marathon Men

1 Richard SALANO

Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon Canada Picture: Bruce Wodder

PHI 1:15:19 Women

1 Vivian TANG

SIN 1:27:12

www.phuketmarathon.com Next date: tbc Distance Running | 2016 Edition 3

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 4 June 2016 ASICS Stockholm Marathon

11 June 2016 Helsinki Half Marathon

12 June 2016 21k Coahuila

18 June 2016 Lisbon Eco Marathon

Sweden

Finland

Mexico

Portugal

Marathon

Half marathon

Half marathon

Men

Men

Men

Marathon Men

1 Stanley Kipchirchir KOECH

KEN 2:10:58

1 Ibrahim MUKUNGA

KEN 1:07:47

1 Geoffrey Kenisi BUNDI

KEN 1:05:42

2 Daniel Kiprop LIMO

KEN 2:12:00

2 Jussi UTRIAINEN

FIN 1:09:08

2 Emmanuel Mnangat CHAMER

KEN 1:05:49

3 Benjamin BITOK

KEN 2:14:01

3 Tuomas JOKINEN

FIN 1:09:41

3 Nixon Kiplagat CHERUTICH

KEN 1:07:16

Women

Women

Women

1 Jane Moraa ONYANGI

KEN 2:31:46

1 Paula TODORAN

FIN 1:16:04

1 Risper Rayo CHAVEZ

MEX 1:14:35

2 Isabellah ANDERSSON

SWE 2:35:47

2 Laura MARKOVAARA

FIN 1:16:35

2 Margarita Hernandez FLORES

MEX 1:14:36

3 Charlotte KARLSSON

SWE 2:46:29

3 Suvi MIETTINEN

FIN 1:24:20

3 Scola Jepkemoi KIPTOO

KEN 1:17:45

1 Joao Hora FAUSTINO 2 Rui SEQUEIRA 3 João GINJA

POR 3:05:20 POR 3:15:18 POR 3:16:42

Women

1 Chantal XHERVILLE 2 Paula Rios MARQUES 3 Ana RIBEIRO

FRA 3:49:45 POR 4:08:51 POR 4:16:44

www.lisbonmarathon.pt Next date: tbc

www.stockholmmarathon.se Next date: 3 June 2017

www.helsinkihalfmarathon.fi Next date: 10 June 2017

www.21kcoahuila.org Next date: tbc

18 June 2016 Midnight Sun Marathon

5 June 2016 Gran Maraton Mexiquense

11 June 2016 Lanzhou Int’l Marathon

12 June 2016 Kaunas Marathon

Marathon

Mexico

China

Lithuania

Marathon

Robert Kwambai hid himself patiently in the leading pack for the first 35km writes Vincent Wu. He passed 20km in 1:03:32 and 30km in 1:30:18 along with five others. After 35km Kwambai started to speed up and dropped all except Workneh Tesfa, but he also fell back after 37km as Kwambai extended his lead in the final 5km. His winning time was enough to win by almost 200m but was five minutes slower than his personal best.

[Results unobtainable]

The 24-year-old Tsehay Desalegn upset a deep field that contained 10 sub-2:30 runners (her own best is 2:31:25) to win the women’s race. After 30km the race was down to a duel between Desalegn and her compatriot Azalech Masresha but was decided only in the last 200m. Masresha, with a best of 2:25:34 was up front for most of the race but could not withstand Desalegn’s powerful late charge. Her winning time was 54 seconds shy of the course record of 2:31:22, set by Kenya’s Rael Kiyara last year.

1 Jill HAMILL

GBR 1:31:01

2 Veronique MESSINA

FRA 1:36:35

3 Caroline GIRARD

FRA 1:51:09

Men

1 Isaak Kemboi KIMAIYO

KEN 2:25:31

2 Peter LEMAIYAN

KEN 2:26:58

3 Jorge Rivera HERNANDEZ

MEX 2:27:29

Women

1 Scola Jepkemei KIPTOO

KEN 2:47:58

2 Genoveva JELAGAT

KEN 2:54:17

3 Irene Olmos ESPARZA

MEX 3:24:48

Half marathon Men

1 Emmanuel Chamer MNANGAT KEN 1:06:44 Women

1 Karina Garcia GARCIA

MEX 1:21:51

www.maratonmexiquense.mx Next date: 12 March 2017

5 June 2016 Quito Últimas Noticias 15k Ecuador [Race postponed] www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.ec Next date: 4 June 2017

6 June 2016 Cork City Marathon Ireland Marathon Men

1 Philip HARTY

IRL 2:32:58

2 Eoin SUGRUE

IRL 2:36:47

3 Brian HEGARTY

IRL 2:38:10

The sixth edition attracted a total of 6000 runners with another 34,000 in the associated half marathon and 5km fun run events.

Women

1 Nollaigh ONEILL

IRL 3:00:40

2 Una Murphy PLANT

IRL 3:03:01

3 Dolores DUFFY

IRL 3:14:08

Half marathon

Men

1 Robert KWAMBAI

KEN 2:13:20

2 Workneh TESFA

ETH 2:13:54

3 William YEGON

KEN 2:14:37

1:11:19 Women

1 Aoife COOKE

IRL 1:25:28

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www.kaunasmarathon.lt Next date: tbc

12 June 2016 Phnom Penh Half Marathon Cambodia

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ETH 2:32:16

2 Azalech MASRESHA

ETH 2:32:25

3 Abeba GEBREMESKEL

ETH 2:35:41

www.lanzhoumarathon.org Next date: tbc

Women

1 Leah KUSAR 2 Mona GRINBERG 3 Christina OBERNDORFER

KEN 2:59:33 NOR 3:06:12 AUT 3:06:13

Half marathon Men

1 Eirik GRAMSTAD

NOR 1:06:22

1 Marthe Katrin MYHRE

Half marathon Men

1 Kuniaki TAKIZAKI

CAM 1:15:25

2 Ma VIRO

CAM 1:16:35

3 Tsubasa NAKAMURA

JPN 1:26:28

Women

10km Men

1 Samorn KIENG

CAM 38:03 Women

1 Meyjou HENG

CAM 48:19

NOR 1:18:24

www.msm.no Next date: 17 June 2017

18 June 2016 PKO Wroclaw Night Half Marathon Poland Half marathon Men

1 Dominic Mailu MUSYIMI 2 Zelalem MENGISTU 3 Marcin CHABOWSKI

KEN 1:03:04 ETH 1:03:05 POL 1:03:09

Women

1 Maryna DAMANTSEVICH 2 Iwona LEWANDOWSKA 3 Ewa JAGIELSKA

BLR 1:13:13 POL 1:14:07 POL 1:17:29

www.phnompenhmarathon.org Next date: 18 June 2017

pol.wroclawmaraton.pl Next date: tbc

12 June 2016 iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg

19 June 2016 Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio Maratón Mexico

Germany

[Results unobtainable]

Marathon Men

www.corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan.com. mx Next date: tbc

1 Johannes ARENS

GER 2:38:49

2 Michael CHALUPSKY

GER 2:45:20

3 David PERLICH

GER 2:46:48

19 June 2016 Telesia City Trophy Int’l Road Race 10k

1 Valeria STRANEO

ITA 2:39:50

Italy

2 Barbora NEKOLOVA

CZE 2:54:10

3 Friederike MUELLER

GER 2:59:47

Half marathon 1 Kedir BURKA

GER 1:09:58 Women

1 Julia SKALA

10km Men

1 Robert CHEMONGES 2 Edwin Melly MELLY 3 Domenico RICATTI

Men

1 Tsehay DESALEGN

KEN 2:31:53 KEN 2:32:10 POL 2:46:45

Women

Women

Men

1 Peter SOMBA

Men

1 Mathew KIPKORIR 2 Anthony MUGO 3 Damian SZMELTER

Women

Marathon

Norway

GER 1:31:27

www.wuerzburg-marathon.de Next date: tbc

UGA KEN ITA

29:22 29:57 30:08

ITA ITA KEN

33:40 34:38 35:25

Women

1 Laila SOUFYANE 2 Rosaria CONSOLE 3 Lucy Wambui MURIGI

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Angola Luanda Half Marathon Bernardo Manuel E: bmanuel@arquiber.com W: www.luandahalfmarathon.com São Silvestre de Luanda 10km Carlos Rosa de Souza E: crabreluz@gmail.com W: www.saosilvestreangola.co.ao fb: facebook.com/saosilvestreangola

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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

Gold Coast Airport Marathon Jul Cameron Hart E: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au W: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/gcmarathon Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival Oct Marcus Gale E: enquiries@melbournemarathon.com.au W: www.melbournemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ melbournemarathonfestival 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Aug Jason Crowther E: jason@atlasmultisports.com.au W: www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ SunshineCoastMarathon 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 Mark Gibson E: mark.gibson@blacktown. nsw.gov.au W: https://regonline.activeeurope. com/builder/site/Default. aspx?EventID=1131106

Buenos Aires Int’l Marathon Oct Mario Petrucci E: info@maratondebuenosaires.org W: www.maratondebuenosaires.org fb: facebook.com/maratonbuenosaires Armenia *Yerevan Half Marathon Oct Anahit Adamyan E: anahit.adamyan@ armeniamarathon.org W: www.armeniamarathon.org Australia Aug

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 Christopher Secker E: christopher.secker@ fairfaxmedia.com.au W: www.runningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/austrunningfest Barossa Marathon Festival Pieter de Wit 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

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Salzburg Marathon Johannes Langer E: office@salzburg-marathon.at W: www.salzburg-marathon.at fb: facebook.com/salzburg.marathon

May

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 Mag. Michael Buchleitner E: office@wachaumarathon.com W: www.wachaumarathon.com fb: facebook.com/wachaumarathon

Sep

May

Jan

Barbados Aug

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/

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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 Bosnia *Banja Luka Half Marathon May Vladimir Selec E: info@banjalukamarathon.com W: www.banjalukamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/banjalukamarathon/ Jun

Diacore Gaborone Marathon May Danny Blumberg E: info@diacoregaboronemarathon. com W: www.diacoregaboronemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ Diacoregaboronemarathon Brazil Rio de Janeiro City Marathon Jun Joao Traven E: maratonadorio@ maratonadorio.com.br W: www.maratonadorio.com.br fb: facebook.com/maratonadoriodejaneiro São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore Octávio José Aronis E: corpore@corpore.org.br W: www.corpore.org.br fb: facebook.com/CorporeBrasil

Apr

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

Bahamas Marathon Bahamas, Half & Relay Pamela Richardson E: info@marathonbahamas.com W: www.marathonbahamas.com fb: facebook.com/marathon242

Apr

Botswana

3 Country Sparkasse Marathon Oct Günter Ernst E: info@sparkasse-3laender-marathon.at W: www.sparkasse-3-laender-marathon.at fb: facebook.com/ Sparkasse3LaenderMarathon Austrian Women’s Run Ilse Dippmann, Andreas Schnabl E: office@oesterreichischerfrauenlauf.at W: www.austrianwomensrun.com

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

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

Sihanoukville Int’l Half Marathon Mr. Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.sihanoukville-marathon.org fb: facebook.com/sihanoukvillerun

Mar

Dec

Aug

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Cheryl Lowery E: info@calgarymarathon.com W: www.calgarymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWyk7c Edmonton Marathon Tom Keogh E: info@edmontonmarathon.ca W: www.edmontonmarathon.ca fb: facebook.com/EdmMarathon

May

BMO Okanagan Marathon Oct Tom Keogh E: info@okanaganmarathon.ca W: www.okanaganmarathon.ca fb: facebook.com/okanaganmarathon.ca

SSQ Quebec City Marathon Denis Therrien E: info@marathonquebec.com W: quebecmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/marathonquebec

May

Aug

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 The Vancouver Sun Run 10K Presented By BlueShore Financial Apr Tim Hopkins E: info@vancouversunrun.com W: www.vancouversunrun.com fb: facebook.com/#!/vancouversunrun BMO Vancouver Marathon Andrea Eby E: andrea@runvan.org W: www.bmovanmarathon.ca fb: facebook.com/BMOVanMarathon

May

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Jun & 5k Clifton Cunningham E: svhm@canadarunningseries.com W: www.vancouverhalf.com fb: facebook.com/vancouverhalf GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Oct Rob Reid E: info@runvictoriamarathon.com W: www.runvictoriamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/Victoria.Marathon Cayman Islands

Jun

Apr

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

Aug

Niagara Falls Int’l Marathon Oct Henri Ragetlie/Diane Chesla E: racedirector@ niagarafallsmarathon.com W: www.niagarafallsmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1Egojj7

Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Ottawa 10K John Halvorsen E: info@runottawa.ca W: www.runottawa.ca fb: facebook.com/OttawaMarathon

Chile Maratón de Santiago Fernando Jamarne E: fjamarne@alessandri.cl W: www.maratondesantiago.com fb: facebook.com/maratondesantiago

Canada

Belgium

Vidovdan 10km Road Race Borislav Djurdjevic E: vidovdanskatrka@gmail.com W: www.vidovdanskatrka.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWyifL

Austria

Argentina

Adelaide Marathon Festival Pieter de Wit E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.adelaidemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ AdelaideRunningFestival

Jul

Belarus Minsk Half Marathon Sep Vadim Devyatovskiy E: belarus.athletics@gmail.com W: www.polomarathon.by fb: facebook.com/minskhalfmarathon/

Intertrust Cayman Islands Dec Marathon Rhonda Kelly E: info@caymanislandsmarathon.com W: www.caymanislandsmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/CaymanMarathon

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.shmarathon.com Xiamen Int’l Marathon Fu Xiaochun E: xmmarathon@126.com, ealin_zhuo@126.com W: www.xmim.org/en/

Jan

Chinese Taipei Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon Huang Yu E: khmskhms@kcg.gov.tw W: www.kaohsiungmarathon.com

Feb

Kinmen Marathon jan Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw Nike Women’s Half Marathon Sunny Chen/Queenie Juang E: sunny@sportsnet.org.tw, 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: sunny@sportsnet.org.tw, queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

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Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon Jan 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

Marabana Marathon & Half Nov Carlos R. Gattorno Correa E: marabana@inder.cu W: www.inder.cu/marabana

Colombia

Carrera de la Mujer Colombia 10km Sep Maria Stella Granados Acosta E: sgranados@ carreradelamujercolombia.com W: www.carreradelamujercolombia.com fb: facebook.com/carreramujercol 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

Croatia

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

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Mar

Czech Republic

Volkswagen Prague Marathon Václav Skřivánek E: info@runczech.com W: www.runczech.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEs

May

Denmark

Copenhagen Half Marathon Niels Jorgen Holdt / Dorte Vibjerg E: vibjerg@sparta.dk W: copenhagenhalfmarathon.dk fb: facebook.com/cphhalf

May

Sep

Ecuador Guayaquil Marathon Oct Diego Maruri E: diegomaruri@dm3.com W: www.dm3.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymvQ Quito 21k Mitad del Mundo Oct Marialuz Arellano E: marialuzarellano@sportime.com.ec W: www.quito21k.com Quito Últimas Noticias 15k Jun Pablo Gonzalez Peña E: pabloarturogonzalez@gmail.com W: www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.ec fb: facebook.com/UN15K La Ruta de las Iglesias Samia Solah, Nina Solah E: samia@tventasec.com, nsolah@tventasec.com W: www.rutadelasiglesias.com fb: facebook.com/rutaiglesias

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Pharaonic 100km Nov Gasser Riad E: info@egyptianmarathon.net W: www.egyptianmarathon.net fb: facebook.com/egytpian.marathon

SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k Mati Lilliallik E: info@tallinnmarathon.ee W: www.tallinnmarathon.ee fb: on.fb.me/1vnYjZO

Sep

Tartu City Marathon Oct Indrek Kelk E: indrek@tartumaraton.ee W: www.tartumaraton.ee fb: facebook.com/tartumaraton

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

Aug

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 Rovaniemi Marathon Olli Tiuraniemi E: rovaniemimarathon@gmail.com W: www.rovaniemimarathon.com/en fb: on.fb.me/1bWymMp

Jul

Jul

France French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes Nov Hugues Lelievre E: communication@azur-sport.org W: www.marathonfrenchriviera.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymMt Semi-Marathon Int’l de Nice Hugues Lelievre E: communication@azur-sport.org W: www.nicesemimarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWylrU

Paris St Germain en Laye – La Course May Bruno Boukobza E: bruno.boukobza@gmail.com W: www.parissaintgermainlacourse.com fb: on.fb.me/1vnXjoB

Volksbank-Münster-Marathon Sep Michael Brinkmann E: info@volksbank-muenstermarathon.de W: www.volksbank-muenster-marathon.de fb: on.fb.me/1bWylIv

Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l Marathon Nov Mauny Nicolas E: info@marathondelarochelle.com W: marathondelarochelle.com fb: facebook.com/marathonLR

iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg Jun Guenter Herrmann E: g.herrmann@wuerzburgmarathon.de W: www.wuerzburg-marathon.de fb: facebook.com/Wuerzburg.Marathon

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

May

Gabon Marathon du Gabon Nov Sebastien Bottari E: s.bottari@marathondugabon. com, bburlot@hotmail.com W: www.marathondugabon.com fb: facebook.com/marathondugabon

Apr

Schneider Electric Apr Marathon de Paris Edouard Cassignal E: parismarathon@aso.fr W: www.schneiderelectricparismarathon. com fb: facebook.com/parismarathon

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 Half Marathon 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 GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf Jan Winschermann E: info@metrogroup-marathon.de W: www.metrogroup-marathon.de fb: on.fb.me/1bWyn31

Great Britain Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Claire O’Reilly E: claire.oreilly@ belfastcitymarathon.org W: www.belfastcitymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjv

May

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

Georgia

Finland

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

Jan

Ethiopia

Pardubice Wine Half Marathon Apr Oldřich Bujnoch E: oldrichbujnoch@seznam.cz W: www.pardubickyvinarskypulmaraton.cz fb: on.fb.me/1HWsAYy

Dec

Tamarindo Beach Marathon Sep Victor López Jiménez E: runners@racsa.co.cr 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

KLM Curaçao Marathon Nov Kees van Muiswinkel and Willem Cordelia E: kees@curacaomarathon.com W: www.klmcuracaomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/klmcuracaomarathon 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

Curaçao

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

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

Estonia

Jul

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.mediacorrecaminos.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEc

Cuba

Mar

Yi Lan Chiang Wei Shui Memorial Freeway Marathon Nov Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

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

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

Apr

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Oct Jo Schindler E: mail@frankfurt-marathon.com W: www.frankfurt-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/ffmmarathon

Cardiff Half Marathon Oct Steve Brace E: cardiffhalfmarathon@ run4wales.org W: www.cardiffhalfmarathon.co.uk fb: facebook.com/Cardiffhalf Edinburgh Marathon Festival Neil Kilgour E: james@gsi-events.com W: www.edinburgh-marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWylYR 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 Sep Neil Kilgour E: james@gsi-events.com W: www.scottishhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ScottishHalfMarathon JCP Swansea Half Marathon Jun David Martin-Jewell E: david@swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk W: swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk fb: facebook.com/SwanseaHalf Greece Athens Half Marathon Evangelos Papapostolou E: info@athinahalfmarathon.gr W: www.athinahalfmarathon.gr

Mar

Haspa Marathon Hamburg Apr E: office@marathonhamburg.de W: www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de fb: facebook.com/ haspamarathonhamburg

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

HAJ Hannover Marathon Apr Stefanie Eichel E: kontakt@marathon-hannover.de W: www.marathon-hannover.de fb: facebook.com/MarathonHannover

Athens Marathon The Authentic Nov Evangelos Papapostolou E: info@athensauthenticmarathon.gr W: www.athensauthenticmarathon.gr fb: facebook.com/athensclassicmarathon

Munich Marathon Oct Gernot Weigl E: info@muenchenmarathon.de W: www.muenchenmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/muenchenmarathon

*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 Giorgios Michalakis/Takis Michailidis E: segasdod@gmail.com, rodiga@otenet.gr W: www.roadstorhodes.com fb: facebook.com/roads2rhodes

Iceland

Apr

Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon Oct Drosos Christopoulos E: info@thesshalfmarathon.org W: www.thesshalfmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjE

Suzuki Midnight Sun Run Svava Oddný Ásgeirsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/midnight-run fb: on.fb.me/1bWyoUI

Polar Circle Marathon Oct Lars Fyhr E: lf@albatros-adventure.com W: www.polar-circle-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/polarcirclemarathon/ Guam Guam Int’l Marathon Apr Ben Ferguson E: info@guaminternationalmarathon.com W: www.guaminternationalmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ guaminternationalmarathon Hong Kong, China

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

Feb

Dec

UNICEF Charity Run Half Marathon & 10km Nov Ann Choy E: ann.choy@unicef.org.hk W: run.unicef.org.hk fb: facebook.com/runforchildren Hungary Lake Balaton Supermarathon Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: www.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/

Mar

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon Budapest Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: www.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/ Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: www.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/

Apr

Sep

Spar Budapest Marathon Oct Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: www.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/ Coca-Cola Wake Your Body Women’s May Run Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: www.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/

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Jun

Erbil Marathon Oct Abdulsattar Younus E: erbilmarathon@yahoo.com W: www.erbilmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/JifjR5 Ireland Cork City Marathon Jim O’Donovan E: info@corkcitymarathon.ie W: www.corkcitymarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/corkcitymarathon

India

Greenland

Gammon China Coast Marathon & Half David Smith E: chinacoastmarathon2017@ gmail.com W: www.avohk.org

Iraq

Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon Aug Svava Oddný Ásgeirsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/reykjavik-marathon fb: facebook.com/Reykjavikurmarathon

Jun

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

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Oct Jim Aughney E: office@dublinmarathon.ie W: www.dublinmarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/dublinmarathon

TCS World 10K Bengaluru Hugh Jones E: tcsworld10K@procam.in W: tcsworld10k.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/tcsw10k

Longford Marathon Fr Ciaran McGovern E: info@longfordmarathon.com W: www.longfordmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/longfordmarathon

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 *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 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon Hugh Jones E: scmm@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 PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon Dr Sandeep Suryakant Kate E: hillmarathonsatara@gmail.com W: www.satarahillmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/SataraHillMarathon Vadodara Int’l Half Marathon Amit Bhatnagar E: baptistd_02@rediffmail.com W: www.vadodaramarathon.com

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Sep

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Aug

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

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

Indonesia Maybank Bali Marathon Satyo Haryo Wibisono E: info@balimarathon.com W: www.balimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/BaliMarathon

Aug

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

Tiberias Winner Marathon Jan Jack Cohen E: iaa@zahav.net.il W: www.tiberiasmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TiberiasMarathonIL Italy Chia Laguna Half Marathon Apr Marcello Magnani E: marcello@mgsport.it W: www.chialagunahalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ chialagunahalfmarathon

Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon Feb Stefano Stanzial E: info@giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.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 Marcello Vettese E: info@maratonadisanvalentino.it W: www.maratonadisanvalentino.it fb: facebook.com/maratona. disanvalentino

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

Mar

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

Apr

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

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 Mostra d’Oltremare Half Marathon Benedetto Scarpellino E: bennyscarpellino@gmail.com W: www.napolimohm.org fb: on.fb.me/WCyj3j PisaMarathon Andrea Maggini E: info@pisamarathon.it W: www.maratonadipisa.com

May

Maratona di Padova – XVII S.Antonio Federico dè Stefani E: info@maratonasantantonio.it W: www.maratonasantantonio.it fb: on.fb.me/1f9jmJp Telesia City Trophy Int’l Road Race 10k Viscusi Diego E: info@trofeotelesia.it W: www.trofeotelesia.it fb: facebook.com/trofeotelese

Jamaica

Feb

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K Dec Alfred Francis E: racedirector@reggaemarathon.com W: www.reggaemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ReggaeMarathon

Dec

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon Mr Megumi Furuichi E: furuichi-m@mainichi.co.jp

Japan

Ravenna City of Art Int’l Marathon Nov Stefano Righini E: info@maratonadiravenna.com W: www.maratonadiravenna.com fb: on.fb.me/IReDAL Maratona di Roma Enrico Castrucci E: info@maratonadiroma.it W: www.maratonadiroma.it fb: facebook.com/maratonadiroma

Feb

Apr

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Hiroshige Nakata E: jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.lakebiwa-marathon.com Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship Takanori Saito E: saito-t5@asahi.com W: www.fukuoka-marathon.com/en/ index.html Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon Kosuke Sakakibara E: sakkbr.k@chunichi.co.jp W: www.gifu-marathon.jp

Apr

Jun

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

Feb

Mar

Dec

Apr

Aug

Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Feb Marathon Masaharu Kaji E: marugame-half@aroma.ocn.ne.jp W: www.km-half.com

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

Garda Trentino Half Marathon Nov Poli Sandro E: eventi@trentinoeventi.it W: www.trentinoeventi.it fb: facebook.com/ gardatrentinohalfmarathon

*Kanazawa Marathon Oct Yukiyoshi Yamano E: marathon@city.kanazawa.lg.jp W: www.kanazawa-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/kanazawa.marathon. soshiki

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

Apr

Treviso Marathon 1.3 and Half Mauro Miani E: info@trevisomarathon.com W: www.trevisomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonaDiTreviso

*Kitakyushu Marathon Feb Kenji Kitahashi E: toiawase@kitakyushu-marathon.jp W: kitakyushu-marathon.jp fb: on.fb.me/VyPKjJ

May

Turin Half Marathon Luigi Chiabrera E: info@turinmarathon.it W: www.turinmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/turinmarathon

Trieste Green Europe Marathon Fabio Carini E: fabio.carini@bavisela.it W: www.bavisela.it fb: facebook.com/baviselatrieste

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

Mar

May

Turin Marathon Oct Luigi Chiabrera E: info@turinmarathon.it W: www.turinmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/turinmarathon

Kobe Marathon Nov Masaaki Uetsuki E: kobemarathon1@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.kobe-marathon.net fb: facebook.com/Kobe.Marathon.Office Kyoto Marathon Feb Masayoshi Sakoda E: isono@runners.co.jp W: www.kyoto-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/kyoto.marathon.2013


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Mount Fuji Marathon Nov Nikkan Sports Press E: m.koike@sports-info.co.jp W: www.fujisan-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/fujisanmarathon 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-festival.com fb: facebook.com/gowomencity Nara Marathon Shogo Arai E: athletic@nara-marathon.jp W: www.nara-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/naramarathon.jp

Apr

Oct Mar

Jan

Saitama Int’l Marathon Nov Hiroki Sugiyama E: sugi8043@yomiuri.com W: saitama-international-marathon.jp Jun

Tokushima Marathon Apr 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.tokyo42195.com fb: facebook.com/tokyo42195.org

Feb

*Toyama Marathon Oct Takakazu Ishii E: tm-info@toyamamarathon.com W: www.toyamamarathon.com/entry/ oversea.html 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 Petra Desert Marathon Lars Fyhr E: lf@albatros-adventure.com W: www.petra-desert-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/petramarathon

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Joy Ochuka E: Joy.Ochuka@sc.com W: www.nairobimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/StandardCharteredKE Korea

Dec

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: cchasooh@hanmail.net W: www.songdorun.com Incheon Int’l Half Marathon Jaeyoung Kwak E: tingi@naver.com W: www.incheonmarathon.co.kr Seoul Int’l Marathon Inchul Lee E: joong4n2@donga.com W: www.seoul-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/dongamarathon

Mar

Mar

JoongAng Seoul Marathon Nov E: marathon@joongang.co.kr W: marathon.joins.com fb: on.fb.me/IRdOYV Kuwait GulfBank 642 Marathon Nov Ahmed Almajed E: events@pro-vision.com W: www.gulfbank642marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1Pz6xYJ Latvia Lattelecom Riga Marathon Aigars Nords E: marathon@necom.lv W: lattelecomrigamarathon.lv fb: facebook.com/ LattelecomRigaMarathon

May

Lebanon Sep

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

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May

Kaunas Marathon Algirdas Pukis E: info@kaunasmarathon.lt W: www.kaunasmarathon.lt fb: facebook.com/ KaunoMaratonas/?fref=ts Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon Darius Mikulis E: info@vilniausmaratonas.lt W: www.vilniusmarathon.lt fb: facebook.com/vilniusmarathon

Jun

Sep

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

Sep

Macau, China

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

Tripoli Int’l Half Marathon Rabih Lazkani/Mrs Bassima Elnahi E: Rabih@maanloubnan.org, Bassima@maanloubnan.org W: www.tripolihalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/Maanloubnan Lithuania

Kenya

Osaka Marathon Oct 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

Apr

Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon

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

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

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

Dec

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

Aug

Aug

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

Jul

Maratón Int’l de Culiacán Tomás Villa Velázquez Santillanes E: eldsin@hotmail.com W: maratonculiacan.org fb: on.fb.me/1zhRUC4

Sep

Jan

Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio Jun Maratón Adriana Corach E: corach@ corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx W: www.corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx Gran Maraton Pacifico Nov Juan Francisco Ayla Barajas E: francisco.ayala@gmodelo.com.mx W: www.maraton.org fb: facebook.com/gran.maratonpacifico Maraton Megacable Guadalajara Nov Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: www.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL 21k Electrolit Guadalajara Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: medio.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL Maratón Int’l Lala Luis Rey Delgado García E: nydia.rocha@grupolala.com W: www.maratonlala.org fb: on.fb.me/1f9fPdX

Feb

Mar

Maratón de la Ciudad de México Aug Mtro. Horacio de la Vega Flores E: contacto@maratoncdmx.com W: www.maratoncdmx.com/index.php fb: facebook.com/MaratonCdMx *Gran Maraton Mexiquense Enrique Aquino E: eaquino@meta.mx W: www.maratonmexiquense.mx

Mar

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 German Silva/Luis Galvez E: tecomatedesilva@gmail.com, lgalvez@asdeporte.com W: www.runrocknroll.com/queretaro fb: facebook.com/RnRQueretaro/

Mexico Maratón Aguascalientes Oct Jose Luis Trujillo Alcala E: maratonaguascalientes@ hotmail.com W: www.maratonaguascalientes.com.mx fb: facebook.com/maratonaguascalientes 21k Coahuila Arq. Dora Maria Galindo Ramos E: coahuila21k@hotmail.com W: www.21kcoahuila.org

Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara Saúl Figueroa E: medio.maraton@ atlascolomos.com.mx W: www.mediomaratonatlas.com fb: on.fb.me/IR59pk

Jun

Tangamanga Int’l Marathon Jun Jaime Eduardo Morales Reyes E: maratontangamanga@gmail.com W: www.maratontangamanga.com fb: facebook.com/maratontangamanga Tijuana Marathon Komar Rivera Fernández E: komarimdet@gmail.com W: www.imdet.tijuana.gob.mx fb: facebook.com/IMDET

Jul

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

Sep

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 Dmitri Voloshin E: marathon@marathon.md W: www.marathon.md fb: facebook.com/ chisinaumarathon/?fref=ts

Apr

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 Rachid Ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com W: www.agadirmarathon.com

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 Abdelouahed Essoulami Rahal E: arahal@grouperahal.ma W: www.running.ma ASTA Grand Prix Casablanca Mohamed Astaib E: info@2cras.com W: www.running.ma

May

Mar

Semi Marathon Int’l de Laayoune Nov Mohamed Derhim E: mohamedderhim@atlassahara.ma W: www.semi-marathon-laayoune.ma RAHAL 10k Int’l Marrakech Oct Rachid Ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com, info@running.ma W: www.running.ma Marathon & Semi Int’l de Marrakech Jan Mohamed Knidiri E: marathonmarrakech@gmail.com W: www.marathon-marrakech.com 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



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

De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven Oct Hans de Greef E: hansdegreef@ marathoneindhoven.nl W: www.marathoneindhoven.nl fb: facebook.com/marathon.eindhoven Enschede Marathon Sabine Boshuis - van der Snoek 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

Panama Int’l Marathon Nov Rodrigo Espinosa E: rodriespinosa@gmail.com W: www.corredoresdelistmo.com fb: on.fb.me/19tYlKX Gatorade Panama Int’l Half Marathon Elmer Ortiz Nunez E: panamarunners@gmail.com W: www.panamahalfmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1zQ4212

Apr

May

NN Marathon Rotterdam Apr Mario J Kadiks E: info@marathonrotterdam.nl W: www.nnmarathonrotterdam.org/home fb: facebook.com/MarathonRdam New Zealand ASB Auckland Marathon Oct E: info@aucklandmarathon.co.nz W: www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz fb: facebook.com/aucklandmarathon

Jul

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

Aug

Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de May Asunción Marcelo Ithurralde E: pmc.paraguay@gmail.com W: www.paraguaymarathonclub.org fb: facebook.com/ParaguayMarathonClub Peru Toyota Media Maratón de Lima 21k & 10k Gonzalo Rodriguez Larrain de Lavalle E: alejandra@perurunners.com fb: facebook.com/perurunners Maratón movistar Lima42k Andreas Müller E: info@zmpromociones.org W: www.lima42k.com fb: on.fb.me/18FfgaU

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

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Apr

Philippines

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Norway

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

Jan

Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon Apr Janne Jensen E: post@bergencitymarathon.no W: www.bergencitymarathon.no fb: facebook.com/BergenCityMarathon

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

Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run Aug Helge Brekke E: Info@knarvikmila.no W: www.knarvikmila.no fb: on.fb.me/IR5057

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

Midnight Sun Marathon Nils I. Haetta E: post@msm.no W: www.msm.no fb: on.fb.me/18FhPtw BMW Oslo Marathon Odd Arne Støstad Marsteinstredet E: cathrine@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 Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.stavangermarathon.no

Aug

Oman *Al Amerat Challenge Race Feb Rashid Ibrahim Alkindi E: rashid@excellencperformance.com, info@excellencperformance.com W: www.alameratchallenge.com fb: facebook.com/ameratchallenge

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Poland PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon Grzegorz Kuczynski E: fundacja@bialystokbiega.pl W: www.bialystokpolmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/bialystokbiega PZU Cracovia Marathon Krzysztof Kowal E: strona@zis.krakow.pl W: www.pzucracoviamaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/CracoviaMaraton PZU Gdynia Half Marathon Michal Drelich E: biuro@sportevolution.pl W: www.pzugdyniapolmaraton.pl fb: bit.ly/1XX3bVs DOZ Marathon Łódź with PZU 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

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Mar

Apr

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

Apr

Sep

ORLEN Warsaw Marathon Czeslaw Zapala E: zapala.czeslaw@gmail.com W: www.orlenmarathon.pl fb: facebook.com/ORLENMarathon

Sep

Apr

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@msc.wroc. pl, biuro@wroclawmaraton.pl W: pol.wroclawmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/maraton.wroclawski Portugal

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: karen@topevents.co.za W: www.27forfreedom.co.za fb: facebook.com/27FORFREEDOM

Feb

Maratona do Funchal Mario Machado E: mario.spiridon@gmail.com W: www.funchalmarathon.com

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

Grande Prémio Fim da Europa Luis Sousa E: info@sportscience.pt W: www.fimdaeuropa.com fb: facebook.com/FimDaEuropa

Jan

Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP | Rock’n’Roll Portugal Half Marathon 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 Jun Luis Sousa E: ls@honoris.pt W: www.lisbonmarathon.pt fb: facebook.com/LisbonECOMarathon Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone Sep Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.meiamaratonasportzone.com fb: on.fb.me/1bqbekL

Maritzburg City Marathon John Hall E: rd@pmb42.co.za W: www.pmb42.co.za fb: facebook.com/pmb42

Jul

Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100 Jul Michael Dolgy E: info@goldenultra.ru W: www.goldenultra.ru fb: facebook.com/GoldenRingUltraTrail/ Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Siberian Int’l Marathon Inna Chernoblavskaya E: mail@runsim.ru W: www.runsim.ru fb: on.fb.me/1lttnsK Siberian Ice Half Marathon Inna Chernoblavskaya E: mail@runsim.ru W: www.runsim.ru fb: on.fb.me/1zzM9nj

Sep

Aug

Jan

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Golden Ring Yaroslavl Half Marathon Grigorii Krichmara E: gkrichmara@gmail.com W: www.yaroslavlhalfmarathon.com

Sep

Rwanda

Legends Marathon Oct Meta Scott E: meta@legendsmarathon.co.za W: www.legendsmarathon.co.za fb: facebook.com/legendsmarathon

Jan

Russia Int’l Ergo White Nights Marathon Mikhail Kochetkov / Anton Uyk E: info@wnmarathon. ru, whitenights1@mail. ru, uyk@startspb.ru W: www.wnmarathon.ru fb: facebook.com/wnmarathon/

Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@newathletics.ru W: moscowmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/moscowmarathon

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

Course not measurable to AIMS standards Sep

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

Silesia Marathon Oct Bohdan Witwicki E: info@silesiaproactive.pl W: www.silesiamarathon.pl fb: on.fb.me/18FdJS0 PZU Warsaw Marathon Marek Tronina E: info@warsawmarathon.com W: www.warsawmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/WarsawMarathon

Porto Marathon EDP Nov Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.maratonadoporto.com fb: on.fb.me/19tXqKC

Feb

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

Kigali International Peace Marathon Jean Pierre Ndacyayisenga E: coach2020a@gmail.com W: www.kigalimarathon.org fb: bit.ly/1WbaJqH

May

Serbia 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

Apr

Seychelles

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

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

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

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Thibault Vellard W: www.marathonsingapore.com fb: facebook.com/MarathonSG

May

Singapore Dec



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Slovakia ČSOB Bratislava Marathon Apr Jozef Pukalovič E: info@becool.sk W: www.bratislavamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/bratislava.marathon Košice Peace Marathon Oct Dr. Stefan Dano E: info@kosicemarathon.com W: www.kosicemarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/IR7Nvl Slovenia Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon Oct Gojko Zalokar E: info@timingljubljana.si W: www.vw-ljubljanskimaraton.si fb: facebook.com/ljmaraton Three Hearts Marathon Marko Pintaric E: info@maraton-radenci.si W: www.maraton-radenci.si fb: facebook.com/MaratonTrehSrc

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 Hospital San Roque Gran Canaria Marathon Carlos Javier Arteaga Herrera E: carteaga@ grancanariadeportes.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 EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2 Pedro Rumbao E: drumbao@mapoma.es W: www.rocknrollmadrid.com fb: facebook.com/RnRMadrid Maratón Cabberty Málaga Pepe Checa Fajardo E: info@maratonmalaga.com W: www.maratonmalaga.com fb: facebook.com/maratondemalaga/

Mar

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

Feb

Jan

Feb

Apr

Dec

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

Swissalpine Marathon Andrea Tuffli E: info@swissalpine.ch W: www.swissalpine.ch fb: on.fb.me/1bGsftU Zurich Marathon Bruno Lafranchi E: info@zuerichmarathon.ch W: www.zuerichmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/zurichmarathon

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

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

*261 Women’s Marathon José Luis Carrera E: jlcarrera@smm.es W: www.261wm.com fb: facebook.com/261WM

Apr

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

May

Stockholm Half Marathon Sep Ulf Saletti E: info@stockholmhalfmarathon.se W: www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se fb: https://facebook.com/ stockholmhalfmarathon ASICS Stockholm Marathon Jun Ulf Saletti E: info@marathon.se W: www.stockholmmarathon.se fb: facebook.com/stockholmmarathon.se

Jungfrau-Marathon Richi Umberg E: info@jungfrau-marathon.ch W: www.jungfrau-marathon.ch fb: facebook.com/JungfrauMarathon

Apr

Tanzania

Thailand BDMS Bangkok Marathon Nov Songkram Kraisonthi E: amazingfield@hotmail.com W: www.bkkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/NJAThailand Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon Jan Assoct. Prof.Piansak Pakdee E: info@khonkaenmarathon.com W: www.khonkaenmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/khonkaenmarathon Jun

Sep

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

*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

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Lausanne Marathon Oct Robert 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

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Jan

Turkey Runatolia Marathon (Half + 10km) Mar Mr. Ali Dogan / Ms. Nergiz Gürler E: info@runatolia.com W: www.runatolia.com fb: facebook.com/runtalya.de *Erzurum Half Marathon Ahmet Dal E: ahmetdalsau@gmail.com W: www.erzurumyarimaratonu.org

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

Apr

Apr

Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon Oct Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivmarathon.org United Arab Emirates RAK Half Marathon Nathan Clayton E: registration@rakmarathon.org W: www.rakmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/rakmarathon

Feb

United States of America

Trinidad & Tobago

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

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

St Croix Int’l Marathon Wallace Williams E: wallacewilliams@msn.com W: http://virginislandspace.org/ stxmarathonregistration2015.html

Tunisia

Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef May Benjamin Chandelier E: info@genevemarathon.org W: www.harmonygenevemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/GeneveMarathon

Apr

U.S. Virgin Islands

Tajikistan

Laguna Phuket Int’l Marathon Roman Floesser E: info@gotorace.com W: www.phuketmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/phuketmarathon

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

Apr

Kilimanjaro Marathon Feb John Addison E: john@wildfrontiers.com W: www.kilimanjaromarathon.com fb: facebook.com/kilimanjaromarathon/

Sri Lanka

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

Jul

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Switzerland Apr

SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne Oct Reto Schorno E: info@swisscitymarathon.ch W: www.swisscitymarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/SwissCityMarathon

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

Sweden

Palma de Mallorca Marathon Oct David Thompson Foronda E: info@palmademallorcamarathon.com W: www.palmademallorcamarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1RZOiR8

98

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

May

Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay Nov Doug Thurston E: doug@bsim.org W: www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IRalcA Big Sur Int’l Marathon Doug Thurston E: info@bsim.org W: www.bsim.org fb: on.fb.me/1f9jxV9

Apr

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

Marine Corps Marathon Oct Rick Nealis E: marine.marathon@usmc.mil 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 & Half Nov Kevin LaRue E: RnRvegas@competitorgroup.com W: runrocknroll.com/las-vegas fb: facebook.com/RnRLasVegas Uruguay *Maratón de Montevideo Pablo Sanmartino E: uru@mf.iaaf.org W: www.maratonmontevideo.com.uy fb: facebook.com/ maratonmontevideo42km

Apr

Venezuela CAF Caracas Maratón Apr Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia E: maratoncaf@caf.com W: maraton.caf.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCafCaracas Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K Oct Sonia Rosales E: srosales@hipereventos.com W: www.hipereventos.com fb: on.fb.me/IRe3mA Vietnam *Da Nang Int’l Marathon Phillip Nguyen E: info@pulse.vn W: www.rundanang.com fb: facebook.com/ dananginternationalmarathon

Aug

Zimbabwe Jan

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



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