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Contents 2016 Edition 4

Petra Desert Marathon Jordan

RACE COVERAGE 11

On the run for 30 years

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Tangamanga International Marathon, Mexico A runner experiences an emotional high in the extraordinary Tangamanga Park

The home of world running™

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A dip in the bay

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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Stavanger Marathon, Norway

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Run back in time

Petra Desert Marathon, Jordan By far my slowest and most challenging marathon but also the most beautiful and extraordinary. I am exhausted, happy, thirsty, and I want to do it all over again 17 rue Princesse Florestine BP 359, MC98007 Monaco iaaf.org

Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, Hungary Central Europe’s biggest half marathon through beautiful historic sites

NEWS 5 7 65 61

AIMS News IAAF News IAU News WMRA News

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Into the limelight

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REGULARS Cover picture: PMB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon, India. Photo: Dhiraj Zanwar Calendar Official listings for AIMS events

Running into history Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship: The Japanese “Open”

Opinion

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World leading times The top times for men and women at Marathon, 68 Half Marathon and 10km

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Hassle-free running

SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k, Estonia Estonia offers booming marathon culture in a “small and convenient” city

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The climb PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon, India

Making contact AIMS member races with full contact details

PATRON

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No bigger stage

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Podium placers Worldwide race reports and pictures

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Oromo runner Feyisa Lilesa’s Olympic protest highlights conflict at home in Ethiopia

Looking ahead Verona Marathon, Italy; KLM Curaçao Marathon, Curaçao; Nara Marathon, Japan; Tata Steel Kolkata 25k, India; Xiamen Int’l 41 Marathon, China

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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

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21 World Congress of AIMS The 21st World Congress of AIMS will be held in Athens on 10–12 November 2016 at the CROWNE PLAZA ATHENS CITY CENTER. For full information see the Congress website: http:// www.aimsworldcongress2016.gr/

Lifetime Achievement Haile Gebrselassie will be attending the fourth annual AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) Awards, to be held on 11 November in conjunction with the Congress, where he will receive the AIMS Lifetime Achievement Award. Haile enjoyed many highlights in his unparalleled career covering all aspects of distance running. His four consecutive wins at the BMW Berlin Marathon involved setting new Marathon world records in 2007 and 2008.

Doping check The US company Road Race Management maintains a listing of current and past road running and track and field athletes convicted of dope testing offences at: www.dopingsanctions.com The comprehensive online section on the RRM website (www.rrm.com) contains separate lists of those currently serving suspensions (or who have announced their retirement from the sport) and a ‘historical’ list of those who have completed suspensions and are actively competing again. The listings include athlete name, nationality, date of infraction, type of offence, start and ending date of the ban, a graphic showing how much of the ban has been served, and notes regarding the specifics of the ban. The status of groups of athletes can be checked with a single search by copying and pasting their entire elite athlete list into the search box.

Schedule: Congress Day 1 Thursday 10 November (09.0017.30) Welcome by hosting authorities and AIMS President (09.00-09.30) AIMS Business: Progress reports* (09.3011.00) Coffee break (11.00-11.30) Presentations by ASICS, Marathon Photos, Rbies (11.30-12.00) Distance Running – what is the future? Presentations by Carlo Capalbo (RRC Chairman), EAA speaker, AIMS Race directors from America and Asia (12.0013.00) Lunch (13.00 – 14.30) Int’l Institute of Race Medicine: Presentation by Chris Troyanos (14.30-15.00) “Building a Medical Infrastructure – from Budget to Deployment” Presentation of bids to host 22nd World Congress of AIMS (15.00–15.45) Coffee break (15.45-16.15) Discussion groups on “what is the future?” presentations (16.15-17.00) Report-back to Congress floor (17.00-17.30) Congress welcome reception at 20.00

Congress Day 2 Friday 11 November (09.00-17.45) Introduction of candidates for Board positions (09.00-09.45) Presentation (to be confirmed) (09.45-10.20) Presentation by Alessandra Pairin on “New Technologies for Live Broadcasting of Distance Races”(10.20-10.55) Coffee break (11.00-11.30) Voting for venue of 22nd World Congress of AIMS (11.30-12.25) Voting for Board positions (12.25-13.00) Lunch (13.00 – 14.30) Presentation by Dr Kevin Dutton: “Why do runners cheat?” (14.30-14.50) Interview with Diane Modahl: “When testing goes wrong” (14.50-15.10) Q&A session (15.10-15.30) Coffee break (15.30-16.00) Joint presentation by Arien Verkade and Yanis Pitsiladis on “Towards a better testing process” (16.30-17.00) Concluding remarks (17.00-17.15) Post Congress Press Conference (17:1517:45) Congress Reception and AIMS Awards at 20.00

Transport from Athens to Marathon (11.0012.00) Athens Marathon Opening ceremony at Tomb of the Fallen Warriors (12.3013.15) Congress photo (13.30-13.45) Marathon Flame lighting ceremony (13.4514.00) Transport to Marathon Lake (14.05-14.30) Marathon Town & SEGAS Lunch Reception at Marathon Lake (14.30-16.00) Transport back to Athens (16.00-17.00)

Sunday 13 November: Race day: Athens Marathon – The Authentic Bus Departure to Marathon Race start (07.15) 5km race start (07.45) 10k race start (08:45) "Athens Marathon. The Authentic" start at Marathon (09.00) Bus departs from Marathon Town to Panathenaikon Stadium finish line 1st male Marathon finisher (approx. 11.10) 5km evening start (16.00) City of Athens & AMA Farewell Reception at City Hall (20.00-22.00)

Notes on speakers Dr Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford with specific expertise in the psychopathic personality. He is the author of four best-selling books including ‘The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success – How to Use Your Inner Psychopath to Get the Most Out of Life’. Diane Modahl is British former middle distance runner who was falsely accused of a doping offence in 1994 and lost two years of her career in fighting to clear her name. She is a three-time medallist at the Commonwealth Games. Yannis Pitsiladis is Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton (GBR) with particular interest in distance running performance. Arien Verkade is an athlete’s representative who has had a longtime interest in anti-doping efforts to curb abuse by runners

Cluj-Napoca International Marathon (ROU) Hella Hamburg Halbmarathon (GER) Kazan Marathon (RUS) Marathon de Côte d’Ivoire (CIV) Rosa Run Half Marathon 777 (RUS)

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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

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International Measurement Administrators: AMERICAS:

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Since the last edition of Distance Running was published the following new members have joined AIMS: Tarblazer 21.1 (IND)

The next edition of Distance Running will be published in January 2017. The advertising and editorial deadlines will be on 9 December.

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Children’s Series The last of the AIMS Children’s Series races to be held in Zimbabwe was run on 18 September. The final race of those to be held in Pietermaritzburg will take place in mid-November. The first race of the 2017 Series will be held in Khanivali (India) on 22 January.

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IAAF News

Marathons of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad WOMEN: 1 Jemima SUMGONG 2 Eunice KIRWA 3 Mare DIBABA 4 Tirfi TSEGAYE 5 Volha MAZURONAK 6 Shalane FLANAGAN 7 Desiree LINDEN 8 Rose CHELIMO 9 Amy CRAGG 10 Hye-Song KIM 11 Hye-Gyong KIM 12 Jelena PROKOPCUKA 13 Valeria STRANEO 14 Kayoko FUKUSHI 15 Gladys TEJEDA

Despite August being the coolest time of year in Rio de Janeiro conditions were always going to be testing for marathon running. The course started at the “Sambadrome” with the first 500m being run between raked concrete tribunes on either side. Turning north along a broad boulevard for the next 2.5km there was little shade available until reaching the tall buildings of the centre. They offered brief respite as at 5km runners joined the 10km lap, to be run three times on the parkway alongside Flamengo Beach, out to the east as far as Botafogo. Although the surroundings were leafy the trees cast little shadow onto the course itself. After leaving the lap at 35km runners returned to the Sambadrome by a longer route following the shoreline and passing through the Naval Dockyard before retracing their steps for the final 2.5km.

14 August 2016: Women Jemima Sumgong became the first Kenyan woman to win the Olympic Marathon writes Jon Mulkeen. She waited until the final 2.7km to make her decisive move, shaking off the two women who had finished ahead of her at last year’s World Championships with a sustained run to the finish from the final turnaround point. The pace was consistent from the outset as the field joined the 10km lap and passed through 5km in 17:23 with most of the main

protagonists visible at the front. Desiree Linden (USA) moved to the front of the lead group of 30 women just before 8km. By the next kilometre split they had dwindled to just 13. Kenyans Visiline Jepkesho, Helah Kiprop and Jemima Sumgong were in the lead pack along with the Ethiopian trio of Mare Dibaba, Tigist Tufa and Tirfe Tsegaye. They passed 10km in 34:22, exactly 2:25 pace. After speeding up from 5-10km the pace settled again for the next 5km and the lead pack grew to 16. The first big development of the race happened just before 18km as Tufa suddenly stopped with what appeared to be cramp.

Volha Mazuronak of Belarus moved to the front after 18km and the 13strong group reached 20km in 1:09:07 and half way in 1:12:56. Given the calibre of the leading runners there was every chance of a quicker second half. Mazuronak put in a surge which by 25km, with two laps completed and one to run, had reduced the lead pack to nine. By 30km there were seven, who remained together through 35km when they left the lap but Eunice Kirwa, representing Bahrain, put her foot down at 36km and quickly drew Dibaba and Sumgong clear with her but dropped Tsegaye and Mazuronak. Who would get the medals seemed to be clear but who would get which colour remained to be decided. The final 6km of the course winds its way around the coastline, through the dockyard and Naval College and around the futuristic ‘Museum of Tomorrow’ before re-entering the city centre at 39km. Only 500m later a left turn was followed by the turnaround which Sumgong used to launch her drive to the finish. Dibaba began to struggle immediately but Kirwa hung on in Sumgong’s wake, staying vaguely in contention until the final kilometre. Sumgong later said “At 40km I knew the gold was mine”. She covered the second half of the race in 1:11:08, almost two minutes quicker than the first half.

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IAAF EXECUTIVES President Lord Sebastian Coe (GBR)

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CEO Kirwa went one better than she did at last year’s World Championships to earn Bahrain’s second ever Olympic medal in any sport. World Champion Mare Dibaba made her second successive global championships podium, taking the bronze medal.

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IAAF News 21 August 2016: Men Eliud Kipchoge ran strongly over the final 12km of the race to confirm his status as favourite and reinforce his reputation as the best marathon runner of his generation writes Phil Minshull. It was the biggest Olympic winning margin since 1972. He ran the second half of the race more than three minutes faster than the first, 1:05:55 to 1:02:49, but observed disarmingly: “It was a championship and it was a bit slow so I decided to take over.” The first half of the race was run with the rain falling and a lot of it remained standing in puddles for the runners to splash through. After starting at the Sambodromo and running into and then out of the city centre 5km went by in a relaxed 15:31. Runners then started the first of three laps on the Parkway just inland from Flamengo Beach. At 10km, halfway around the lap, world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie from Eritrea led a huge pack through in 31:08. After this Kipchoge started to show at the front regularly as they completed the first lap at 15km with 46:53 showing on the clock.

Berhanu started to fall back just before 34km but the other three, with Kipchoge dictating the tempo, stayed together through 35km in 1:47:40 as they completed the third lap and started on the twisting section around the waterfront and through the centre of town. Rupp was dropped coming off the lap and only about 800m later Kipchoge motioned Lelisa to take up some of the running. He must have seen that although the Ethiopian was on his shoulder he was having to work hard to stay with him. Needing no second bidding Kipchoge then put his foot down and quickly forged a gap which grew steadily to the finish. Lelisa and Rupp were faced with the challenge of hanging on to take their place alongside him on the podium. They managed to do so but Ghirmay Ghebreslasssie came MEN: 1 Eliud KIPCHOGE 2 Feyisa LILESA 3 Galen RUPP 4 Ghirmay GHEBRESLASSIE 5 Alphonce Felix SIMBU 6 Jared WARD 7 Tadesse ABRAHAM 8 Munyo Solomon MUTAI 9 Callum HAWKINS 10 Eric GILLIS 11 Abdi NAGEEYE 12 Mumin GALA 13 Lemi BERHANU 14 Stephen KIPROTICH 15 Paulo Roberto PAULA

The pace remained steady for the next 5km, and on for about a 2:11 finish, but negative splits seemed increasingly likely as hallway was passed in 1:05:55 and at 25km 37 men passed through within 10 seconds of the 1:18:12 posted by the leader. At about 27km the Kenyan trio of Kipchoge, Wesley Korir and Stanley Biwott — who had been working together and clearly communicating up to this point — started to surge. The leading pack quickly slimmed down to nine over the next two kilometres with 30km passed in 1:33:15. Kipchoge started to crank up the pace and by 32km the leading group was down to four: Kipchoge, the Ethiopian pair of Feyisa Lelisa and Lemi Berhanu and USA’s Galen Rupp, who had only run one marathon previously at the US Olympic Trials in February and who had finished fifth in the Olympic 10,000m eight days before.

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though in the final stages to pick off all the other earlier contenders. Kipchoge passed 40km in 2:02:24 with Lelisa 36 seconds back and Rupp another 12 seconds in arrears. Lelisa maintained his advantage over Rupp to the finish but Kipchoge became an increasing distant leading figure to them. Even with such an advantage Kipchoge mounted a sprint over the last 200m before easing up and giving the thumbs up to the crowd in the stands of the Sambodromo. It was the greatest athletics triumph of his life in the slowest marathon time of his career. Among the record 140 finishers defending champion and 2013 world champion Stephen Kiprotich was 14th. Distance Running | 2016 Edition 4

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Tangamanga International Marathon, Mexico 26 June 2016

A runner experiences an emotional high in the extraordinary Tangamanga Park The day had finally arrived: the date that I’d been waiting for more than six months; the one that I had chosen to complete my 30th and last marathon at 70 years of age in one of the most beautiful cities of the world, San Luis Potosi. San Luis lies halfway between Mexico City and the US border and in the middle of the triangle formed by Mexico’s three largest cities: Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. It has an altitude of 1850m and a population of around a million. The well-preserved historic centre (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010) gives it the atmosphere of a smaller, more intimate town with a more relaxed pace of life.

On the run for 30 years by Armando Augustin Berlanga Cazares

ARMANDO, together with the Mexican symbol of an eagle’s head and the word MEXICO. After a light breakfast of cereal I checked that the soles of my running shoes were properly placed. I drove towards my office to park and use the toilet before reaching the crowds and then walked towards Founders’ Square through my beautiful colonial city with its pink stone facades: the Ipiña Portals, the Loretto Chapel,

the Church of La Compañia and the Central Building of the University. I got to the start at 06.45 and took up a position near the back of the 3400 runners who were already lined up. I found myself standing very close to the School of Engineering building where I studied Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from 1963 to 1968. I managed to greet several friends but soon the countdown started and the

‘San Luis’ is the city’s patron saint and was King Louis IX of France. ‘Potosí’ was added on to lend lustre from association with the fabulously rich mines of Potosí in Bolivia, discovered 40 years before silver and gold mines were found locally which led to the founding of San Luis in 1592. There is a growing tourist industry and the Marathon has played a significant part in attracting visitors. The race starts from the Plaza de los Fundadores, right in the heart of town amid all the rich colonial architecture. I woke at 05.30. The night before I had prepared for my runner’s ritual, pinning my race number 459 on the front of my shirt, on the back you could read my name Distance Running | 2016 Edition 4

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Tangamanga International Marathon, Mexico 26 June 2016

RESULTS starting shot rang out. I spent about three minutes shuffling forward until I got to the timing mat, and in doing so passed by the podium where I got to greet AIMS President Paco Borao and race director Jaime Morales. Shortly after starting to run you fall into a contemplative silence. I remembered that in 1982 I had run my first marathon, and on 28 August 1983 my first Tangamanga Marathon — 33 years ago. As those memories flooded back to me we went past the crowded neighbourhoods of Tlaxcala and Santiago with their colonial buildings framing the marathon route. We then headed towards Tangamanga Park no.2 and took a lap around its perimeter. Next we passed by Benemerita Normal del Estado (State’s Teachers School). At 15km I met my friend Luis Manuel Ponce who would accompany me for a few kilometres. At 25km I experienced my first emotional high as I was cheered on by my son David together with my grandson Ferrán in Carranza Avenue: three generations united for this special occasion. I

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Stephen Kibet CHELAL Dismas ORUARWA Richard Ondimu OENDO Jaime ORTIZ Juan Ignacio MARTINEZ Joel RODRIGUEZ Juan SANDOVAL Valentin GONZALEZ Juan Carlos JIMENEZ Marco Antonio GUD

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Genoveva Jelegat KIGEN Salina Jebitok TARUS Misha Elena RUIZ Maria Luisa SANCHEZ Edith ROBLES Maria LISERIO Licero EGUÍZAR Candida GACHUZ Reyna Erika LOPEZ Elizabeth ALVAREZ

KEN KEN KEN MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX

2:26:48 2:27:40 2:28:38 2:45:09 2:49:39 2:50:08 2:50:10 2:59:21 3:02:41 3:03:13

KEN KEN MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX MEX

2:54:02 2:54:03 2:58:17 3:18:14 3:20:49 3:23:21 3:27:02 3:28:51 3:31:54 3:33:29

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Half marathon

Men 1 Nixon KIPLAGAT KEN 2 Francisco Javier HERNANDEZ MEX 3 Javier Francisco HERNANDEZ MEX

1:09:06 1:14:14 1:14:27

Women 1 Caroline Jebiwot KIPTOO KEN 2 Berenice RODRIGUEZ MEX 3 Xochitl OSORIO MEX

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1:19:47 1:24:42 1:27:15

kissed my grandson and pressed on through the university area, where I am now a faculty member. The kilometres rolled by until Luis Manuel said goodbye at 28km but I was awaited by Enrique Martens and Alejandro Leal Tovias who had run together with me during the first ever Tangamanga Marathon in 1983. They were joined by their children Maria and Kako, and

the great masters athlete Juanita Solano. Together we entered the extraordinary Tangamanga Park no.1: the second urban park in México and the place I call my second home. A little rain felt like a gift from heaven in preparing us to tackle a tough climb. Shortly before leaving the park my son David joined the support team and brought me some Gatorade. Then we were greeted by my sister Chiquis who had come all the way from Italy. The immensity and beauty of the park took me by surprise: I sensed moisture on my face. The park was my witness for this important challenge I was about to accomplish. My support team made the last kilometres a friendly adventure. We reached the Caja del Agua, which during colonial times served as a water reservoir for the city; then the ancient neighborhood of San Miguelito, with the church and convent of San Francisco where I got married back in in 1979. We continued along University Avenue past San Augustin Church to reach the Alameda and turn at the Templo del Carmen, where the beautiful Teatro de la Paz and Mask Museum are located. We came to the Plaza de Armas and passed in front of the Cathedral and the Municipal and Government Assemblies. At last I could see the Finish line in the distance. I reached the finish with the two colleagues with whom I ran the first edition of this marathon. They raised my arms as we crossed the line and we melted into a hug. The clock showed 5 hours 23 minutes. There are some things in life that are priceless because they are founded in imagination, solidarity, effort and friendship, all of them values that money cannot buy. That's how I managed to run my 30th BMW International Tangamanga Marathon at 70 years and 10 months of age. It was my dream come true.

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Stavanger Marathon, Norway 27 August 2016

A dip in the bay The Stavanger Marathon starts by the church steps. The grand medieval structure from 1125 is the city's oldest building. Scattered around it are a number of the small white wooden houses characteristic of the coastal town, one of Norway's most popular cruise ports. Big ships are moored right in the centre of town. People come to walk in the small cozy streets and many combine their visit to Stavanger with a trip to the nearby Pulpit Rock — Norway’s most visited mountain view. This year was the 15th anniversary race of the Stavanger Marathon. For any tourist wanting to get to know a city a marathon is often the perfect way to look around. Running the Stavanger course is like having a tour of the whole of Norway in miniature. For the halfmarathon you run around a lake and along two

fjords. The Norwegian mountains can be seen from a distance. The fittest who choose to take on the whole 42km get to see this beautiful scenery twice. I have run the Stavanger Marathon several times before. It is the variation which makes you keep coming back. Narrow gravel roads lead into stretches where the landscape opens up and your eyes breathe in the mountains on the horizon. This year I ran as a private pacemaker for my brother-in-law. Knut does not look like a typical runner. But the big man with the tousled hair will try running any kind of race. He prefers the marathon but his goal today is to run inside 1:40 for the half. It’s a dream he’s had for 20 years — and he’s been close. A few years ago he managed 1:42. But even though Knut trains and trains something always seems to happen along the

way: he gets lost or hits the wall. Today we aimed to run 1:45. The 1:40 pacemaker’s flag was waving a little way ahead of us in the starting pen. Just behind us stood Martin, whom I know from the organising club, flying the 1:50 flag. “We have to take it easy in the beginning,” warned Knut,

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At 16km it was clear that we wouldn’t make it. When I turned to look for Knut I spotted the yellow cloth with the figure 1:50 just behind. Martin smiled and laughed. His bag was filled with sweets which he handed out to everyone around him: “Want a sweet?” he shouted. Beside him ran a man with huge muscles. His running shirt sported his club logo. “Sandnes Beer and Stamina,” it said. The muscle man had music in his ears and struggled to hear himself talking. “What a wonderful day!” he shouted. “Last night I warmed up for the race with four beers and lasagna, and I’m on for a new personal best today.”

I looked at my watch as we ran through the first kilometre in 5:25. Clearly Martin was on pace: it was us who were running too slow. If we were going to make our time we had to run each kilometre in five minutes flat. “I think we have to speed up,” I said. “Must we?” breathed Knut. He stayed on my heels as we started to tack our way through the runners. I felt my pulse rise, but we had no choice. The route took us along the beautiful walking trails around Mosvannet. The lake is one of Stavanger’s most popular hiking areas. I waved to Martin as we passed. We ran through 5km in 25 minutes. “We are on the right pace,” I said. “We just need to keep it going until the end.”

Along the marina, just 1500m from the finish, Martin’s flag disappeared along with the muscle man: Knut and I were alone again. Our finishing time was already forgotten as we began the walk home. We crossed the line and took the drinks handed to us. As Knut sipped he smiled.

The next few kilometers went like a dream. Me in front and Knut just behind. Conditions were perfect: 15C, sunny, thin cloud cover and a gentle breeze. We slowed down a touch as we climbed the small hills and made up the pace when we ran down again. Soon we smelt and felt the sea and salt air. We passed the “Swords

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in Rock”, the monument commemorating Harald Hårfagre, the Viking king who united Norway. A thousand years ago a great naval battle raged in this very fjord. But we had no time to contemplate — we had to move on.

Marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Paul NAGLE IRL Bjørn Tore Kronen TARANGER NOR Raphaël GERARDIN FRA Stein Henrik OLAUSSEN NOR Anstein SKJORESTAD NOR Andreas LJUNGSTROM SWE Sjur FERKINGSTAD NOR Knut VASSBO NOR Mads RINGAS NOR Lars TRY NOR

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Cecilie KLINGTVEIT Kathrine SOMME Maris TALV-LAUGEN Ellen Marie SKIPSTAD Janne Karin RASMUSSEN Trude ALAND Oddveig ODLAND Astrid Fossaa VIGA Eline ØIDVIN Sofia BERTILSSON

2:42:39 2:44:47 2:45:23 2:53:00 2:53:53 3:01:11 3:01:55 3:02:20 3:02:59 3:04:25

Women NOR NOR EST NOR NOR NOR NOR NOR NOR SWE

“Since it’s such nice weather today let’s take a dip in the bay.”

The trail left the waterfront. As we approached the hill to Hinna something happened to Knut: “We must save a bit of gunpowder,” he muttered. The time was slipping. The last kilometre was a 5:15. Up the hill we went even slower. “We need to pick it up on the downhill,” I cried. Knut didn’t respond. The trail was headed for a new inlet. The first runner from the full marathon passed, already on his second lap. Just behind him came Taranger, Knut’s mate: “Good one, Bjørn Tore!” cried Knut.

Stavanger Marathon ■ The next event will take place on 26 August 2017 ■ For more information visit: www.stavangermarathon.no

3:07:53 3:24:22 3:24:28 3:32:44 3:34:59 3:35:57 3:35:57 3:40:36 3:40:38 3:48:27

Half marathon

Men 1 Frode STENBERG 2 Simen BERGSETH 3 Svein Ove RISA

NOR NOR NOR

1:12:22 1:12:38 1:13:40

NOR NOR NOR

1:25:17 1:26:13 1:28:26

Women 1 Therese NORDBO 2 Elise Hay OPSAHL 3 Anne Jorunn HODNE

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Petra Desert Marathon, Jordan 3 September 2016 From my vantage point on the mountain ridge I see a never-ending landscape of soft sandstone mountains like skulls popping up from the desert sand. Further in the distance Israel is visible through the heat haze of the Wadi Araba desert. Only 5km to the finish line: my legs are longing to rest but I do not want my journey through this incredible landscape to end. A few hours earlier I found myself at the starting line inside the ancient Nabatean city of Petra — one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. With its impressive tombs and façades carved out of the surrounding mountains this is definitely the most impressive backdrop for any starting line that I have ever crossed. As we begin I almost trip on the uneven sand and gravel road. My eyes are fixed on the amazing surroundings. A cave settlement to my left, more than 50m high facades to my right, the amphitheatre carved right into the mountain, and the colonnaded street are just some of the attractions diverting my attention from my footing.

“The hardest thing about this race”, as our race director said during the previous day’s briefing, “is that you’ll never find a steady pace. It is always up or down. The surfaces are always changing. And, to prepare you, we’ve included a little hill after the first 1500m”.

Run back in time By far my slowest and most challenging marathon but also the most beautiful and extraordinary. I am exhausted, happy, thirsty, and I want to do it all over again

“A little hill?” I think, as I exit Petra and see a 2km-long climb — with an average incline of 10% — into the Bedouin village of Umm Sayhoun. After 6km the route wanders into the desert. Although this part is flatter it does not allow for faster running. Soft sand is replaced by gravel, which is replaced by loose rock, only to be replaced again with soft sand. Only 10km into the race it is clear that this is

going to be the hardest marathon I have ever done — but I am already loving every single step of it. The views in the desert are breathtaking: the rising sun illuminates a kaleidoscope of red, brown and golden colours over the mountains with the everchanging shadow giving the rock surface all sorts of fabulous shapes. At times I wonder whether I am running in the Jordanian desert or on Mars.

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Petra Desert Marathon, Jordan 3 September 2016 RESULTS Marathon

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Yusheng NI Thomas BYRNE Nicholas TURNER Filip LINDEVALL Pieter CECAT Mark COOPER Christian JOBST Stephen BAKER Julian WEBB Christopher FRANKE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Georgina AYRE Zoe PYE Morven BULLOCH Laura HUCKABEE Rosanna ROASA Ilari PAOLI Alina CAMPBELL Meagan BROOKS Esther BAXTER Heidi HAUF

CHN GBR GBR DEN BEL USA GER GBR GBR USA

3:52:37 3:56:22 3:59:25 4:04:37 4:12:04 4:18:57 4:28:02 4:28:31 4:30:57 4:33:07

GBR AUS GBR USA USA ITA USA USA GBR AUS

4:27:23 4:53:23 5:02:18 5:12:53 5:22:30 5:36:35 5:37:55 5:40:57 5:47:46 5:48:15

Women

The course is well-marked so I am never in doubt about the route. I can instead enjoy the scenery and the sight of the occasional Bedouin tent and passing herds of goats. I decided not to run with my camelbak — a wise decision as it turns out: we pass 14 water stations along the course all of which are well-supplied to keep runners hydrated in the desert heat. They are manned by super-friendly staff who ask how I am doing and cheer me on.

Half marathon

Men 1 Yazan HALASA 2 Nadeem Robert SROUJI 3 Ali AL-AQBAD

JOR JOR JOR

2:03:58 2:05:51 2:06:28

NZL ISL JOR

2:20:09 2:26:37 2:33:30

Women 1 Marion PREBBLE 2 Vedis OLAFSDOTTIR 3 Areej AL-HASANI

The Petra Desert Marathon has an out-and-back stretch of just about 8.5km. Coming to the intersection where the marathon route splits off from the half marathon I am feeling a bit anxious as I usually find backtracking on myself to be psychologically demanding. Any mental fatigue, however, dissolves immediately as I take in the dramatically changing landscape. Now running on asphalt, we pass a reservoir surrounded by lush green fields, where a couple of camels are grazing and look at me with a lazy expression. I cannot decide if they are expressions of curiosity or pity for the foolishness of running through these hills… I meet the leading runner as he heads back from the turn-around. “Is it far to the turn?” I shout. “A bit,” he replies, “but it’s awesome”. Turning the next corner I see what he means: the mountains change from the rounded, golden sandstone to darker, more dramatic and pointy rock — it almost feels as if I am running in to another world. Finally I see something shimmering like a mirage in the distance – the blue umbrella signaling a water station and in this case the

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turnaround point. I would have been excited had it not been for the fact that the umbrella is at the very bottom of the hill I am standing upon. Three hairpin bends later I receive the wristband as proof that I have been all the way out (and down) to the turn. Running back I get to high-five the other runners coming out to pick up their wristband and I also see new scenery as everything looks completely different from the opposite direction. A carful of Jordanians passes me as they shout an encouraging “Yallah, yallah” (Let’s go!). Completing the out-and-back stretch and passing 31km with only a quarter of the course left, I feel fine. Until I look up… way up. There is a little blue umbrella on the mountainside — the next water station — and between me and that refreshment lies a twisting black paved road that winds its way up the mountain: it looks so hard. After running just a few steps I realize that my finishing time is irrelevant and all that matters is to complete this race within the time limit of 7 hours. I am walking, stopping to catch my breath, walking again. A continuous 3km ascent — climbing 300m and with no shade from the sun’s blazing heat — takes its toll. Then I look back down and realise I am not the only one. Runners appear as distant dots of colour slowly making their way up towards the water station. I was beginning to wonder why on Earth I signed up for this race but then I reached the water station and knew why: looking down I can see the entire desert through which I have struggled over the last few hours. The next 6km on the mountain ridge rewards all the effort with views of an unbelievably beautiful landscape. As I run the final few kilometers downhill to the finish I can’t help thinking that this marathon has gone all too fast, despite my watch showing 4.5 hours have elapsed. This is by far my slowest and most challenging marathon but also the most beautiful and extraordinary. I hear the music and see the Bedouin tent marking the finish area. The speaker calls out my name in congratulations as I cross the finish line and receive my medal. I am exhausted, happy, thirsty, and I want to do it all over again.

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Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, Hungary 11 September 2016

Central Europe’s biggest half marathon run through beautiful historic sites

Into the limelight Building on a rich history the Wizz Air Budapest Half marathon meanders through Unesco World Heritage Sites and tours the city’s art nouveau and neoclassical sites, providing a festival for nearly 15,000 runners.

attracting over 2200 international runners from 77 countries. Next year’s race, scheduled for 10 September 2017, looks as if it will be another record-setting event as ever more runners discover the race and take advantage of budget airfares to Hungary.

“You get two for the price of one: a party feeling and superb race organisation,” said James Taylor, a three-time finisher. “I keep coming back because I want to re-live this celebration of running.”

“I moved to Budapest 35 years ago and I still love it,” race director Árpád Kocsis says. “I have run 20,000km in this city and I will never get bored of it. But I’m never able to run the event and I’m jealous of those who get the chance to run through all the beautiful historic sites.”

Held since 1984 the race has grown to become Central Europe’s biggest half marathon

Starting in the City Park (Városliget), an oasis of green in the middle of the metropolis, the tour de force starts from the gun. Runners cross Heroes’ Square, a monument to Hungary’s founding fathers and most influential kings, before streaming down Andrássy Boulevard, along which lies some of the city’s most iconic architecture. “My favorite part of the course is running across the Chain Bridge,” says Managing Director István Máth. “If you look up you get a unique view of the Buda side framed by the chains and structure of the bridge”. The race also offers splendid views of the Opera House and the banks of the Danube with such magnificent sites as Buda Castle, the neoGothic domed Parliament building and Fisherman’s Bastion. Organised by the same group for over 30 years, the race is also a tribute to professionalism. Runners get what they are promised and what they need — from an accurately measured course to well stocked refreshment tables, pace runners, real time results, continuous medical Distance Running | 2016 Edition 4

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Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, Hungary 11 September 2016 Interesting facts about Budapest • The ancient part of Budapest called Aquincum was settled by the Eravisci, a Celtic tribe, before 1 AD. • The Millennium Underground Railway (now: Metro 1) was the first metro line on the continent. • Budapest has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. • There are 18 universities in Budapest. • The Opera House main hall is decorated with a bronze chandelier weighing 3050kg. • 1.8 million people live in Budapest. • The Hungarian Parliament is the biggest on the continent and was built from 40 million bricks.

supervision and a rich post-race goodie bag. A pre-race warm-up, where runners can meet, also helps athletes get in the mood and the postrace joint-stretching always converts into a picnic. A quality 3-D finishers’ medal gives runners a lasting memento of their race. To cope with the growing popularity of the event athletes start in four separate waves which limits crowding and gives everyone their space on the course. Sixteen musical points dotting the route also lift the mood. And for those who find a half marathon a bit too long, two- and three-person relays or the 2.9km fun run are also available. The British are usually the biggest group of foreign runners followed by Slovakia and Germany. But athletes from faraway places like Brazil and the US are also regulars, giving the event a distinct international flavour. Indeed, Japan’s Seiji Hamada holds the men’s course record with 1:02:44 while Romania’s Mihaela Botezan has the women’s best of 1:10:17 — proof that it’s not just a beautiful course, but also fast. Catering to both the fast and the slow, athletes enjoy a 2:30 time limit, a fully traffic-free course and plenty of cheering from the crowds. “I love hanging out after the finish because the race slowly transforms into a family picnic,” says James Taylor. “People just don’t leave but stay and enjoy the early autumn sun.”

Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon 10 September 2017 For more information visit: www.runinbudapest.com

Organisers have tried hard to increase the number of women running and largely succeeded. While only 12% of the finishers were women in 1996, that figure has risen to 38% this year and is on an upward trend. Like elsewhere in Europe running has become a national pastime in Hungary with facilities mushrooming across the country. Athletes arriving early should visit Margaret Island (Margitsziget) on the Danube, where a 5km running track with water fountains, toilets and

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Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Henry KEMBOI Abel Kibet ROP Gábor JOZSA Tamás KOVACS Dárius Ádám FARKAS Zsolt KOSZAR Csaba GALAMB Tamás BOGOS Péter JENKEI Tommi HYTONEN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Christine Moraa OIGO Zita KACSER Simona STAICU Vera GULYAS Ágnes KISS Zsanett MOCZO Lilla ROZSNYAI Roberta BOGGIATTO Tímea HORVATH Valéria Birone MOLNAR

KEN KEN HUN HUN HUN HUN HUN HUN HUN FIN

1:05:40 1:06:55 1:07:45 1:07:56 1:08:08 1:08:13 1:09:51 1:10:39 1:10:55 1:11:07

KEN HUN HUN HUN HUN HUN HUN ITA HUN HUN

1:18:53 1:19:25 1:20:10 1:21:37 1:23:43 1:23:48 1:24:32 1:26:35 1:26:48 1:27:01

nighttime lighting provide an ideal place to fine tune preparations. It is also a place to observe the city’s thriving running culture, meet new friends or take the family for a picnic. The island offers splendid views of the city. Runners should plan their time after the race to include a visit one of the city’s thermal baths, like the neo-baroque Széchenyi, just a stroll from the half marathon finish, or Rudas, a fully renovated 16th-century Turkish bath.

Women “Ruin” pubs are also a great place to relax. Built on empty lots or taking over abandoned buildings these pubs take their customers back in time and away from the bustle of a busy city. Szimpla is the best known ruin pub but dozens of them open and close every year so it’s worth a quick internet search. The area known as Gozsdu Udvar in the Jewish quarter is also one of the busiest nightlife spots with all places catering to international customers. Autumn is the season for wine festivals, which showcase the best of the country’s produce.

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SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k, Estonia 11 September 2016 Approaching the starting area of the SEB Tallinn Marathon the city greets you with a misty autumn morning. It’s 13C and you can barely feel the sun behind the fog and clouds. At 07.45 there are only a few runners gathering for the 09.00 Marathon start. Everything changes in just 15 minutes – you can see runners emerging from the adjoining streets in small and large groups. SEB Tallinn Marathon is the epitome of a hassle-free race – you get everything done easily within 30–45 minutes of the start, which is within walking distance of the biggest hotels. The start and finish are at the same place in the very heart of the city and public transport is free for participants. There are plenty of toilets, the bag drop is 35m from the starting line and the changing area is next to the bag drop. The Marathon is always on the second weekend of September and has quickly become one of the biggest in the Baltic-Nordic region. There are almost 20.000 participants but since the races have been spread over a three-day weekend it doesn’t ever really get that crowded. 2000 runners take part in the marathon, 3500 in the half marathon, 10.000 in the 10km and 2500 in the 5km. You can even “double up” by running the 5km on Friday, the 10km on Saturday and the 42km on Sunday. Every year there are some people who do this. The Marathon itself has become very international with participants from more than 50 countries: more than a third come from outside Estonia. When the half marathon starts at 12.00 the temperature has risen to 19C and marathon runners have completed the first half of the race. If you finish between 4—4.5 hours then you have the streets of Tallinn to yourself but if you are slower than that then the half marathon runners will catch you up towards the end of the race.

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The Marathon route consists of two laps. It is very flat and it takes you around the medieval centre of the city towards the beaches out to the east of town. Here you catch a glimpse of quiet suburbs while later on you can enjoy a view of the eclectic city skyline — medieval church towers mixed with modern high-rise buildings.

The 5km takes you to the old town where narrow cobblestone streets 700 years old offer you a different perspective of Tallinn. If you choose to run (or walk) the 10km then you’ll get a view of the city’s more recent past: you pass a unique Seaplane Harbour, an old Prison, a historical wooden townhouse district and even run through the old Power Plant that is known locally as the “Pot”. Water and a sports drink are offered every 2.5km. You also get bananas, raisins, bread, salt, etc. Sports gels are available at 10km and 30km.

Estonia offers booming marathon culture in a “small and convenient” city

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SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k, Estonia 11 September 2016

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bernard Kipsand CHUMBA Robert Kimaru MAGUT David Kipkorir RUTOH Heinar VAINE Kaupo SASMIN Priit LEHISMETS Anti PUUSTUS Indrek ILUMÄE Argo ESOO Veiko SULEV

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Esther Wambui KARIMI Moonika PILLI Kaisa KUKK Hillevi VELBA Merja RAUTIAINEN Jana TREIER Liina JAKOBSON Astrid Mai BARSEGJAN Klarika KUUSK Kaisa LAAPAS

KEN KEN KEN EST EST EST EST EST EST EST

2:20:52 2:21:43 2:22:09 2:23:18 2:31:42 2:32:25 2:33:21 2:39:25 2:42:22 2:44:34

KEN EST EST EST FIN EST EST EST EST FIN

2:49:20 2:52:19 2:54:59 3:01:33 3:03:50 3:04:07 3:05:55 3:07:12 3:08:13 3:11:11

Women

Half marathon

Men 1 Victir Kamuren KETIENYA KEN 2 Janis VISKERS LAT 3 Ibrahim MUKUNGA KEN

1:06:58 1:07:12 1:07:33

Women 1 Ilona MARHELE 2 Luisa DMITRIEVA 3 Jolanta LIEPINA

LAT RUS LAT

1:17:08 1:17:40 1:21:24

After crossing the finish line, you get a hefty medal and a foil-blanket to keep you warm until you collect your gear. While taking water and a bottle of sports drink I stumble and look for a place to sit. Medical personnel quickly notice me and ask whether I need any assistance. No, no — I’m just tired. I’ll soon get to the fountain where a fellow runner cools his legs. He’s from Latvia and chose Tallinn for his first marathon. He explains the reasons: it’s well organized — everything runs smoothly and you don’t get mixed up with half marathon runners on the route; and because of the food and service that marathon runners get after finishing.

Marathon runners are offered real food after the race, not just an apple or an energy bar. You’ll get pasta, wraps, pastries, soup, yoghurt, bananas, different drinks and beer. The only place you’ll see a queue is at a beer keg… Some runners stay at the food tent for hours, talking, eating, drinking and having a massage. The words “sports bar” has a completely different meaning here, all free of charge for marathon runners. After exiting the marathon area I walk 50m to the nearest bus stop and within 15 minutes I’m back home. Tallinn is a small and convenient city — the airport is just 15 minutes from the city centre and the port is right next to the old town. If you come by ferry, from Helsinki or Stockholm, then you can easily walk to the ferry terminal after finishing the race. Estonia is a small country with a population of only 1.3 million people but with a booming marathon running culture. The number of marathon runners has grown almost tenfold during the last 10 years. The first marathon held in Estonia was back in 1913. While the most famous marathon runners in Estonia are the triplets Leila, Liina and Lily Luik — the first triplets ever to participate in an Olympic Marathon, in Rio this year — there have been others before them. Jüri Lossmann won silver at the 1920

Olympics in Antwerp while Pavel Loskutov won took second in the European Championships in 2002. In Rio a total of five runners competed in the Olympic Marathon — a good achievement for such a small country. SEB Tallinn Marathon is the biggest marathon in the Baltic States although there are almost 50 smaller marathons as well. For example, there is an indoor marathon held in January where runners complete 169 laps of a 250m track. There is also a night marathon that starts just one hour before midnight (105.5 laps of a 400m track). The longest-running marathon dates from 1956 and the oldest marathon runner in Estonia is currently 83-year old Benno Viirandi. Since the country is small and marathon running as a mass participation sport started booming just a few years ago every single marathon result and runner is accounted for. As of September 2016 the number of Estonians who have run a marathon in the last 103 years has been just 6903. Every single Estonian marathon runner can look up his/her position at marathon100.com, the leading local running website. The next SEB Tallinn Marathon weekend is from 8–10 September 2017. Registration is already open. See: www.tallinnmarathon.ee, www.visittallinn.ee, www.visitestonia.com

SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k ■ Next event: 8–10 September 2017 ■ For more information visit: www.tallinnmarathon.ee

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PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon, India 18 September 2016

b m i l c e h T by Dr Sandeep Kate Photos by Dhiraj Zanwar & Anand Shah

Satara is a quaint little city nestling in the rugged and mountainous region of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra Province in India. It is now home to one of the most popular events on the country’s rapidly growing running calendar. A historically and culturally significant region, Satara is well known as the erstwhile capital of the Maratha Kingdom founded by the legendary Warrior King Shrimant Chhatrapati ShivajiRaje Bhosale.

course. We weren’t sure how the runners would respond to such gruelling terrain. “There was hardly a running culture in this city back then but we got support in the form of participation from the nearby big cities like Mumbai and Pune where running was already becoming popular. Runners fell in love with our tough yet beautiful hilly course. The difficulty of the course turned out to be an asset — a blessing in disguise.”

Participation figures have been almost doubling each year. Last year the event created a new benchmark in the Guinness World Records title for “the most people in a mountain run — single mountain” with 2618 finishers. The 5th edition which took place on 18 September 2016 saw a record number of 4100 finishers in the main event — the Half marathon — thereby surpassing the previous figure by a handsome margin (official confirmation awaited).

Started in 2012 by a small group of local runners this record-breaking event has come a very long way in just over four years. The challenging nature of this beautiful course through the clouds and past waterfalls has earned it the title of the ‘Ultra’ Half Marathon. Founder, President and Race Director Dr Sandeep Kate says: “We are an entirely community- and volunteer-based organisation. When we held the first edition in 2012 the challenges seemed insurmountable. We are working professionals who wanted to put on a running event to promote an active lifestyle and to introduce others to the wonderful world of distance running. “Being surrounded by hills we had no choice but to include a lot of them while planning the

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PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon, India 18 September 2016 RESULTS PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon ■ Next event to be confirmed ■ For more information visit: www.satarahillmarathon.com

Although most participants in the first couple of years came from outside the area the last two editions have seen an exponential increase in the numbers of local participants as well. The race has already achieved a level on par with some of the much older and professionally organised international running events.

Half marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Biruk Assefa JIFAR Dinias KUMSA Adisu ABEBE Sahilu MENGISTA Hailemichael ABEBE Nigusu TULU Yidnekachew AHMED Kebede GEDA Hagazi ABRAHA Basazin KIFETU

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Monica RAUT Janabai HIRAVE Vaishnavi SAWANT Reshma KEVATE Payal KHANNA Shreya SUNTHANKA Krishna KOHLI Sharda BHOYA Shoba DESAI Tanmaya KARMARKAR

ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH ETH

1:09:21 1:10:39 1:12:46 1:13:03 1:13:56 1:14:47 1:15:20 1:15:59 1:16:34 1:16:40

IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND

1:29:28 1:31:32 1:42:10 1:48:28 1:55:08 2:01:05 2:01:06 2:01:29 2:02:09 2:02:28

Women

What was started by a handful of local runners has now turned into something of a mass movement, motivating people to get out and participate — especially women who were at first quite apprehensive about running out on the road in public. The UNESCO World Heritage site KAAS — the plateau of flowers (23km from Satara) is just under an hour from the heart of the city. It is a beautiful drive through lush green hills and valleys. The out-and-back half marathon course follows this route. During September and October this famous plateau draws thousands of visitors from all over the country and the world. Visiting runners usually combine their run with a more leisurely visit to the plateau of flowers later on in the day. The event has come as a major shot in the arm for the local economy. Thousands of runners and their families come from outside and between them spend millions of Rupees during their stay. Many of the hotels in and around the city are now booked by runners up to a year in advance. The organisers have had to initiate home-stay options in the local community in order to accommodate the growing number of runners. This strengthens the involvement of the local population with the event. Many local runners now regularly end up hosting other runners in their own homes so that the event has become a catalyst for the development of a runners’ network in the region. Apart from the half marathon there is a fun run supporting a charitable and socially relevant cause. This year the theme was _“Beti Koi Bojh Nahi”_ — that the girl child is an asset not a liability. The aim was to raise awareness about the need to support and celebrate the girl child. Over 1300 runners came out with their daughters and ran the 3.5 km Fun Run to support the cause.

A major attraction is the strong crowd support with groups of performers beating drums accompanied by the inspiring tunes of local musical instruments such as the traditional war horn – Tutaari and the Halgi. Runners can’t help but dance their way up and down the hills. At the finish line runners are rewarded with a beautifully crafted and theme-based medal depicting a sword and shield. There are three different medals for cutoff times of below 2:00 (Hill Champion), 2 to 2:30 (Hill Conqueror) and above 2:30 hours (Hill Challenger). The event has been voted one of the World’s Best 50 Half marathons for the last two years in Runners World (UK) magazine. Foreign runners come from North America, East and South Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. The course records, both set in 2015, stand at 1:07:47 and 1:19:56 to Ethiopians Biruk Jifar and Fasika Metaferiya respectively. Distance Running | 2016 Edition 4

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Verona Marathon Eventi

12 febbraio 2017

21km - 21km relay giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.it

19 novembre 2017

42km - 21km - 10km veronamarathon.it


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Verona Marathon, Italy 20 November 2016 Verona is a city of about 265,000 people in the north-east of Italy famous for its Roman architecture and artistic heritage. Three Shakespearean plays were set in the city.

Verona offers Roman architecture, artistic heritage, Christmas shopping – and the sixth largest Marathon in Italy

The 15th Verona marathon starts and finishes in in the city’s largest piazza, the Piazza Bra, in front of the Roman amphitheatre, the Arena. Completed around 30 AD it is the third largest in Italy after Rome’s Colosseum and the arena at Capua.

The city is the ideal destination in which to spend a few days in Italy. You can visit the Arena, the home of Romeo & Juliet, the magnificent Piazza delle Erbe with the tall Torre dei Lamberti, the Piazza dei Signori and the the bridges of Verona — with the Ponte Pietra, the oldest of all, and the Scaligero Bridge which leads to the Castelvecchio fortress.

Verona is the sixth largest marathon in Italy in terms of the number of finishers. Over 12,000 people are expected at the start line, to compete also in the third edition of the Half Marathon Cangrande and the “Last 10 km”. The range of events, starting at the same time in an emotional send-off, offers the chance for anyone and everyone to come to Verona to run. All the races are competitive and chip-timed.

In the immediate surroundings you can visit Lake Garda and the picturesque resorts of Sirmione, Bardolino, Garda and Malcesine. Being only five weeks before Christmas a weekend at the Verona Marathon offers the opportunity to do some shopping for quality Italian products. Your time in Verona will be packed full with emotions, culture, good food and great wines. ■ www.veronamarathon.it

Pictures: Sergio Tempera

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KLM Curaçao Marathon, Curaçao 27 November 2016 Curaçao is a Caribbean island located only a two-hour flight from Miami, six hours away from New York and nine hours from Amsterdam (with a daily KLM nonstop flight). It is an easy-to-reach destination and once there you are in a different world. The second edition of the Marathon drew runners from 34 countries. In addition to the wonderful climate the island boasts more than 35 beaches, fantastic choices of watersports and a breathtaking underwater world with more than 65 diving spots. It also offers many attractions, including iconic bridges, colourful architecture and historical points of interest. The course is beautiful and challenging. There are four different distances on the road and one trail race to choose from. The finish line is right on the beach, and the award ceremony is followed — in true Caribbean style — by a beach party. The island has a diverse heritage, a laid-back attitude and unrivalled Dutch colonial architecture. Thanks to the fine hotels, wide

Peaceful scenery, crashing waves and a challenging course in the Caribbean variety of cuisine and first-class venues and facilities Curaçao is a very popular destination both for relaxing holidays and sporting adventures. Condé Nast Traveller named the capital city, Willemstad, as among its top five in the Caribbean.

Trail starts at 06.45 and threads its way through the peaceful scenery of the Jan Thiel Salt Pans. That’s in addition to the Amstel Bright Half Marathon and KLM Marathon. All the hotels along the course are involved in this unique running festival.

The third edition of the KLM Curaçao Marathon will be held on 27 November 2016. The marathon starts at 04.00 and the half marathon at 06.00. The route takes runners along the waterfront of Curaçao, across the ‘Swinging Old Lady’ (the famous Queen Emma pontoon bridge) and over one of the highest bridges in the world, the Queen Juliana Bridge, which is 56m above sea level.

Running enthusiast Natalie Diblasio wrote an article on halfmarathons.net in which she said: “This race was a beautiful reminder that time isn’t everything. Running through the streets of Curaçao in the early morning accompanied by rooster calls, the wagging tails of stray dogs, greetings in languages I didn’t know and the sounds of crashing waves made for the most unique and beautiful 26.2 miles I’ve ever travelled. This race reminds me of the beauty of running — exploring a new place on my own two feet. Your Curaçao runcation awaits!”

This fantastic family running event suits any age, and is ideal for schools and companies. There are various distances available: the Cavalier 5km starts at 07.30 (walk or run); the Intertrust 10km starts at 07.00 (walk or run); the Royal Netherlands Navy 10.5km

■ www.klmcuracaomarathon.com

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The Most Historic Marathon in Japan

The72nd

LakeBiwa Mainichi Marathon 2017 Sunday, March 5

ENTRY THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS Osaka Office 3-4-5 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8251, Japan TEL:81-6.6346.8249 FAX:81-6.6346.8372 E-mail:jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp

www.lakebiwa-marathon.com

Rated the Best Organised Marathon in South Africa

Sat 25 & Sun 26 February 2017

Be a part of the 21st Running 24 February – Registration, Marathon Flame Lighting and Concert 25 February – Registration, Trail Runs and Kids’ Fun Runs 26 February – Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km Game Parks, Swimming, Diving and Fishing Beaches and the Historic Battlefields of the Anglo/Zulu and Boer Wars all within an easy drive of the City.

Information and entries at www.pmb42.co.za

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Looking ahead Throughout the 42195 metres of the Nara Marathon course ancient buildings from 1300 years ago, when Nara was ancient capital of Japan, appear out of the blue in the middle of the modern landscape. Like the Kyujomon, a 50mhigh five-storey pagoda upheld by vermillion-coloured pillars, popping up amidst Government offices, the courthouse and the central station. The appearance of these cultural treasures, registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just a prelude to the journey on which the Nara Marathon takes you.

Nara Marathon, Japan 11 December 2016

Entering Nara Park, one of the most famous in Japan, you become aware of wild deer beside the course – they are protected as a national treasure. They observe the scene with one eye, perhaps praying for runners to complete their race, and sometimes cross the course in groups.

The only choice left to runners is to wait and take a picture with the interlopers. That’s the Nara Marathon for you. From halfway the race becomes hilly with challenging ups and downs. That’s when you most appreciate the spectators cheering from the sidelines. Traditional Japanese drums energise you to attack the uphills. Cheers from adorable kindergarten kids remind you of your determination to complete the race as you pledged you would to your family, friends and to yourself. The brass band playing at the turnaround point lifts you enough to get back to the tough course again. At the refreshment stations your appetite is satisfied with zenzai — a sweet porridge of red beans and the local Nara speciality — Somen noodles.

As a brave soul returning to the stadium you will receive congratulations and many gentle smiles as high school students place a finisher’s medal around your neck and put a finisher’s towel over your shoulders. You again feel the warm welcome of the Nara people. This is the Japanese way of hospitality: “Omotenashi” — to make their guest’s day.

A challenging course and warm welcome awaits runners in Japan’s ancient capital

There is a 3km fun run the day before the Marathon and 10km races. As the 10km course runs through the perimeter of World Heritage Site, taking in the Todaiji Temple, it’s the best race for you if you want to enjoy historic scenery. Enjoy the 3km run with your family and friends.

The EXPO offers local foods, goods and stage shows. Of the food “Kakinohazushi”, — mackerel or salmon on top of vinegared rice wrapped with a persimmon leaf — is most popular. On the second day, enjoy an “Ashiyu” foot bath with hot water delivered from a famous hot spring resort in the southern Nara. Runners finishing the race take an Ashiyu and a blissful look shows up on their faces. Entries are already closed for this year’s race on 10–11 December. Registration opens every year in May so check out our website and Facebook page at that time. ■ www.nara-marathon.jp

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SPORT EXPO 14-16.3

Full Marathon 42.2 km, Half Marathon 21.1 km, 10 km, 5 km

FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION: WWW.JERUSALEM-MARATHON.COM

JERUSALEM MARATHON # IRANJEM


Looking ahead

Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, India 18 December 2016 The city of joy, Kolkata, is an amalgamation of colonial splendour enriched with Indian heritage. Popularly known as the cultural capital of India the city is synonymous with culinary vibrancy and sporting culture. This sports-crazy city is now host to one of the biggest mass-participation sporting events in East India — the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K. This unique distance running event gives professional athletes, serious runners, and health and fitness enthusiasts good reason to rejoice.

East India’s premier sporting extravaganza in the “city of joy”

The event is promoted by Procam International — India’s leading sports management company — which sparked a running movement in India as promoters of the groundbreaking Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, the prestigious Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and the premier Tata Consultancy Services World 10K. The third edition of the event will be flagged off from the historic Red Road and the online registration process will start on 23 September. Runners will be competing for prize money in excess of USD 34,000 across two different race categories — 25km and 10km for both elite and amateur runners. The mass-participation races, which consist of the Ananda Run (6km), the Senior Citizens’ Run (4.3 km), and Champions with Disability (1.75 km) event, attract colour and showcase the exuberant spirit of the city. These various categories give an equal opportunity to all to participate and enjoy an active sporting lifestyle. Hugh Jones, former London Marathon Winner and Secretary of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, is

the event’s race director. The course is carefully crafted to give a glimpse of the city’s most majestic features. Participants will wend their way past the Raj Bhavan, the Mecca of cricket Eden Gardens, under the behemoth Howrah Railway Bridge over the Hooghly River, past the iconic Fort William Golf Course and the ornate Victoria Memorial before returning to the Red Road finish line.

United Way Kolkata. Participants ‘run for a reason’ by choosing their own charity and supporting the cause closest to their heart. Seize your chance to join a sporting and social event that embodies the spirit of this amazing city. ■ www.tsk25.procamrunning.in

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Xiamen International Marathon, China 2 January 2017

Formerly known in the Western World as Amoy the harbor city of Xiamen is renowned as the most attractive city in Fujian Province.

Old world city charm and coastal scenery provides the backdrop for the 15th anniversary race

It is often called the Garden City due to the beautiful scenery in which it is set and its diverse botanical assets. With the distinctive folk customs of Fujian and Taiwan much in evidence throughout the city it is a place not only renowned for its environment but also its seafood, an inclusive culture and its southeastAsian architecture.

modest gradients as well as a picturesque setting and usually a cooling sea breeze.

Hugely popular with tourists Gulang Island lies just two miles off the coast of Xiamen. The history of this area is represented in its buildings which display characteristics of both Chinese and Western architecture. The island is also referred to as the World Architecture Museum and is soon to be listed as a World Heritage Site.

Kenya’s Moses Mosop set the current course record of 2:06:19 in 2015 which is also the Chinese all-comer’s record. That same year Mare Dibaba — the bronze medal winner in the marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics — took first place with a record time of 2:19: 52.

The 2017 edition is the 15th anniversary race and to celebrate and raise further awareness of the event both at home and abroad the city will be holding the 1st China Marathon Expo. The Garden City cordially invites friends from all over the globe to participate in the 2017 Xiamen International Marathon. ■ www.xmim.org/en/

Xiamen International Marathon has held an IAAF Gold Label for the last nine years.

Located just a two-hour car journey from Xiamen are the unique earth buildings of Hakka (tulou), which have already been designated a World Heritage Site. The Xiamen International Marathon is held every January when the typical daytime temperatures are 17C–20C and the average relative humidity is 62%, making it the most favourable time of year for distance running. Most of the course follows the city’s ring road, offering runners a relatively straight route with

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Planning ahead

Calendar

AIMS member events for the forthcoming 15 months October 2016 – December 2017 For the latest dates visit aims-worldrunning.org/calendar.html

October 2016 1–2 Bournemouth Marathon Festival GBR M,H,R

1 1 2 2 2

RSA U,H

90

H.C. Andersen Marathon DEN M

95

Bila Tserkva Marathon UKR M

98 90

20th RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne 90

Colombo Marathon SRI M

92

Guayaquil Marathon

90 Incheon Songdo Int’l Marathon KOR M,H,R 94 Košice Peace Marathon SVK M 95 Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP | Rock’n’Roll Portugal Half Marathon POR M,H 96 RAHAL 10k Int’l Marrakech MAR R 94 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 88 Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon GRE H,R 92 3 Country Sparkasse Marathon AUT M,H 88 Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon ROU M,H 96 31st Spar Budapest Marathon HUN M 56 Buenos Aires Int’l Marathon ARG M 88 Bank of America Chicago Marathon USA M 98 De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven NED M 96 Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon UKR M,H,R 98 Munich Marathon GER M,H,R 97 Portland Marathon USA M 98 First Postal Marathon MKD M,H,R 90 ECU M

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CAN M,H,R

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23

90 96 94 88

23

88 88 90

Grand Marathon Int’l de Casablanca MAR M,H,R

94

Chosunilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon KOR M

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

94 92 92 90

Maratón Valencia 23 Medio Trinidad Alfonso ESP H

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23 Venicemarathon ITA M 92 Amman Int’l Marathon 28 Samsung JOR M,H,R 94 Erbil Marathon 28 IRQ M,H,R 92 Circle Marathon 29 Polar GRN M,H 92 Maratón Aguascalientes 30 MEX M,H 94 Auckland Marathon 30 ASB NZL M,H,R 96 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 30 IRL M 92 Frankfurt Marathon 30 Mainova GER M 14 Lausanne Marathon 30 SUI M 98 Ljubljana Marathon 30 Volkswagen SLO M 98 Marine Corps Marathon 30 USA M 98 Chartered Nairobi 30 Standard Marathon KEN M,H predicted date

30 CAN M,H,R

Marathon 30 Osaka JPN M 94 Marathon 30 Podgorica MNE M 16 Shanghai Int’l Marathon 30 CHN M 16 – Lucerne 30 SwissCityMarathon SUI M 97 Toyama Marathon 30 JPN M,R 94 predicted date

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Sad Marathon 16 Novi SRB M 96 Palma de Mallorca Marathon 16 ESP M,H,R 98 Oevert 1/2 Marathon 16 Linker BEL H,R 88 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 16 Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k

98

Trento Half Marathon ITA H

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

KOR M

88

Cardiff Half Marathon GBR H

96

Melbourne Marathon 16 Medibank Festival

Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K VEN R

POL M

Marathon & Half 9 Zagreb CRO M,H Amsterdam Marathon 16 TCS NED M Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l 16 Dong-A Marathon

98

Belfius Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon

GER M,H

2 2 2 2 2 2

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Tartu City Marathon EST M,H,R

17th PKO Poznań Marathon

CAN M

Legends Marathon

BEL M,H

2 2 2

90

9 9

94

Niagara Falls Int’l Marathon 88

90 Maraton Megacable Guadalajara MEX M 94 Hangzhou Int’l Marathon CHN M 88 Lake Maggiore Marathon ITA M,H,R 18 TCS New York City Marathon USA M 98 Porto Marathon EDP POR M 91 JoongAng Seoul Marathon KOR M 94 St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie Royale FRA H 90 10–12 21st World Congress of AIMS Athens, Greece 5 Volcano Marathon CHI M,H Course not measurable to AIMS standards 88 Athens Marathon The Authentic GRE M predicted date 92 BLOM BANK Beirut Marathon LIB M 94 Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay USA H 98 Vodafone İstanbul Marathon TUR M 98 French Riviera Marathon NiceCannes FRA M 90 Ravenna City of Art Int’l Marathon ITA M,H 92 Saitama Int’l Marathon JPN M 94 Garda Trentino Half Marathon ITA H 92 Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon USA M,H 98 Marathon de Côte d’Ivoire CIV M 24 18–21 Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k ATA M,U 88 Eilat Full Desert Marathon ISR M,H,R Course not measurable to AIMS standards 20 Pharaonic 100km EGY U 90 Gulf Bank 642 Marathon KUW M,H,R 94 Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera Nayarit MEX H,R 94

6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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

96

Yi Lan Chiang Wei Shui Memorial Freeway Marathon TPE M,H

20 See race preview on page 41 ITA M

90 94 98

26 MYA M,H,R

92

Bagan Temple Marathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96

26–27Gran Maraton Pacifico 94

MEX M

26 CHN M,H,R Curaçao Marathon 27 KLM See race preview on page 43 Great Hakka Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

CUR M,H,R

27 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

88 90

Firenze Marathon

predicted date

29 29

92 90 94 96 94

MAS M,H,R

13

18 18 19 19

94

Verona Marathon

27

15

90

13

ESP M

13 13

13 13 13

92

Marabana Marathon & Half

3-Sjøersløpet NOR H

98

94

MAR H

November 2016

5 5

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

Maratón Donostia - San Sebastián 22+23 Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l Marathon FRA M,H 90 UWI-SPEC Half Marathon TRI H 98 UNICEF Charity Run Half Marathon & 10km HKG H,R 92 ESP M

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December 2016 2–4 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 88

BAR M,H,R

3

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K 92

JAM M,H,R

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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.


Running into history Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship, Japan

The Japanese “Open” Main picture: 33 runners start the first race from the Prefectural Government Offices of Kumamoto, 7 December 1947.

by Takanori Saito · Pictures: The Asahi Shimbun Archive

A race which was founded to honour the “father of the Japanese marathon” went on to bring good news through sport to Japan and to international athletics Amid the gloom and social upheaval of post-war Japan, at 09.50 on 7 December 1947, 33 runners began a race in Kumamoto City. Shizo Kanaguri gave the starting signal. This was the Kanaguri Prize Asahi Marathon, the first forebear of the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship which celebrates its 70th edition on 4 December 2016. Kumamoto is the birthplace of Shizo Kanaguri, the “Father of the Japanese marathon”. Kanaguri was the first Japanese Olympic athlete, competing in the Stockholm Olympic Games of 1912. The aim of inaugurating the race was to honour Kanaguri’s achievements. In reality, the hidden aims of holding the race were to bring good news through sport to the Japanese people, who were suffering post-war turmoil and depressed morale, and to reinstate the reputation of Japanese marathon running in the international sporting world. The Asahi Shimbun (Japanese Newspaper Company) and the executive members of the Japanese Amateur Athletic Federation (JAAF) organised the race. Right: Rob de Castella (AUS) after winning the 35th race on 6 December 1981.

On 3 October 1947 the Asahi Shimbun carried an official announcement: “We invite participation from all quarters, so that this race will be the springboard for the coming Olympic marathon and the foundation for resurrecting the marathon in Japan.” After the second race new host cities were named: Takamatsu, Shizuoka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Ube, Nagoya, Kamakura, Utsunomiya and Tokyo each served as subsequent race venues. The marathon played an important role

in the spread of the sport throughout Japan. Beginning with the eighth race foreign athletes were invited to participate in order to make the race an international event. The marathon has been held in Fukuoka every year since the 18th race. In the early years of the race Japan was still suffering from food shortages. Some athletes brought their own rice because they could not eat enough to run the race using the meal vouchers they received for it. Continued on page 57

Top: Officials process the results using a computer after the 1980 race. Below: Dennis Kimetto (KEN), left, and Patrick Makau (KEN) attend the pre-race press conference, 4 December 2015.

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Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon CAM H,R 88 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon 88

CAY M predicted date

4 4

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship 92

Macao Galaxy Entertainment Int’l Marathon 28

Milo Marathon Manila Finals Race 96

PHI M,H,R

4 4

Pune Int’l Marathon 92

IND M predicted date

San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon

4

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore SIN M,H,R 98

Red Sea Half Marathon 9 Ayla JOR H,R 94 Midnight Marathon 10 Bengaluru IND M,H,R 92 Goa River Marathon 11 IND M,H,R 92 Powerade Monterrey 11 Maratón MEX M 94 Nara Marathon 11 See race preview on page 45

94

Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa Pola ESP H 36

29 POR M,H 96 Prémio Fim da Europa 29 Grande POR R 96 Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon 29 THA M 98 & Semi Int’l de 29 Marathon Marrakech Maratona do Funchal

MAR M,H predicted date

90

CRC M,H

29 JPN M

94

Osaka Women’s Marathon 94

February 2017

5 5 5

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon JPN M predicted date 92 Mitja Marato Granollers 98

ESP H

92

Napoli Mostra d’Oltremare Half Marathon ITA H 92

94

JPN M

10km 94

JPN R

tbc Vadodara Int’l Half Marathon

92

5

44 18

Nafplio Marathon 92

GRE M,H

Sihanoukville Int’l Half Marathon 88

CAM H,R

Marathon 1.4 and Half 5 Treviso ITA M 92 Antarctica Marathon & Half 10 ATA M,H 88 ’n’ Roll DC Marathon & 11 Rock Half Marathon 98

Marato de Barcelona 12 Zurich ESP M 98 ASTA Grand Prix Casablanca 12 MAR R 94 Maraton Mexiquense 12 Gran MEX M 94 Nagoya Women’s Marathon 12 JPN M 94 Marathon, Half & 10k 17 Jerusalem ISR M,H,R 46 Athens Half Marathon 19 GRE H,R 90 Gdynia Half Marathon 19 PZU POL H 96 Limassol Marathon GSO 19 CYP M,H,R 90 Lisbon Half Marathon 19 EDP POR H 48 Seoul Marathon 19 KOR M 94 Chartered Stanley 19 Standard Marathon

predicted date

32

Neujahrsmarathon Zürich 32

SUI M,H,R

Xiamen Int’l Marathon See race preview on page 49 CHN M

34+35

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 Bahamas, Half & 15 Marathon Relay Course not measurable to AIMS standards

BAH M,H

15

19 JPN M Marathon 19 Kyoto JPN M Maratón de Sevilla 19 Zurich ESP M di San Valentino 19 Maratona ITA M,H Aviv Samsung Marathon 24 Tel ISR M,H,R Carthage Race Int’l 26 The Marathon Kitakyushu Marathon

January 2017

1 2

94

MEX H

92 96 96

26 TAN M City Marathon 26 Maritzburg RSA M,H,R Eco-Friendly 26 Seychelles Marathon predicted date

32

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

SEY M predicted date

42 44 92

HUN U,M,H Course not measurable to AIMS standards

98

56

tbc Maratón Int’l Lala

94

April 2017

98 94 96 88

9 9 15 15 16 16 16 17 22 23 23 23 23 23 23 23

23 23

Marathon ROU H,R

2 2 2 2 2 2

76

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great GRE M

44

9 9 9 9 9 9

predicted date

MEX M

90

Berlin Half Marathon GER H

90

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon 54 ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid ESP H 44 Milano Marathon ITA M 92 Novi Sad Half Marathon SRB H 98 SVK M,H,R

ESP M,H,R

98 88

23 23 29 30 30 30

76

Cluj-Napoca International Marathon ROU M,H,R

Int’l Half Marathon 26 Incheon KOR H 94 23 10th PKO Poznań Half Marathon 26 POL H 96

1–2 OMV Petrom Bucharest Half

Tokyo Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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Supermarathon

98

TUN M,H,R

26 JPN M Marathon 15 Kinmen TPE M,H,R 88 Best 10k Race 26 World’s PUR R Ocean Front Marathon & 15 Maui Half Marathon 28 Sahara USA M,H 98 ALG M 52

94

Kilimanjaro Marathon

32

23–2610th Lake Balaton

94

88

261 Women’s Marathon

AUS M,H,R,U

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

USA M,H,R

CHI M

8–9 32nd Telekom Vivicittá Spring

98

Lake Maggiore Half Marathon ITA H

55

Maratón de Santiago

8–9 Australian Running Festival

9

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon JPN M predicted date

ITA M

HUN H,R

Runatolia Marathon (Half + 10km) TUR M,H,R

5 5 5 5

Maratona di Roma

Half Marathon Budapest

Half Marathon 10 RAK UAE H 98 Marathon Int’l Olive Trees 11 Sfax TUN M,H 98 27km for Freedom 11 RSA R 96 Croix Int’l Marathon 11 St ISV M 98 eDreams Mitja Marató de 12 Barcelona Steel Kolkata 25k 18 Tata ESP H 98 See race preview on page 47 IND R 92 Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half 12 Marathon Hong Kong Half18 Mizuno ITA H 40 Marathon Championships HKG H 92 Standard Chartered Hong Kong 12 Marathon 18 PisaMarathon HKG M 38 ITA M,H 92 Taipei Standard Chartered Taipei Marathon FLK M 90 12 18 TPE M,H,R Charity Marathon 30 Taipei Expressway Marathon TPE M,H,R 90 19 TPE M,H,R 88 Silvestre de Luanda 10km 31 São Amerat Challenge Race ANG R 88 13 Al New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi OMA R 96 19 Marathon Corte Inglés São Silvestre de 31 ElLisboa TPE M,H,R 90 19 21k Electrolit Guadalajara POR R

2 2 2

March 2017

predicted date

Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Marathon JPN H

5

88

TPE M

tbc Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race &

IND H

98

ESP M,H

26

ESP M

tbc Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon

Maratón Int’l de Culiacán

22

Maratón Málaga

92

92

22 MEX M San Roque Gran 22 Hospital Canaria Marathon

94

KOR H

de Sao Sebastiao 20 Corrida BRA R 88 Gammon China Coast Marathon 22 & Half HKG M,H

96

POR H

MAC M,H

4 4

IND M predicted date

Discoveries Half Marathon

See on page 51 JPN M

4

tbc Gyeonggi Int’l Half Marathon

Chartered Mumbai 15 Standard Marathon

96

Dogi’s Half Marathon 92 United Airlines Guam Marathon GUM M,H,R 92 HAJ Hannover Marathon GER M,H,R 58+59 Kharkiv Int’l Marathon UKR M,H,R 98 North Pole Marathon NPO M Course not measurable to AIMS standards 96 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris FRA M 90 NN Marathon Rotterdam NED M 96 Zurich Marathon SUI M 65 Pardubice Wine Half Marathon CZE H 90 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon RSA U 70 Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon TUR H 98 Nagano Marathon JPN M 94 Semi-Marathon Int’l de Nice FRA H 90 B.A.A. Boston Marathon USA M 98 30th Belgrade Marathon SRB M 96 Almaty Marathon KAZ M,H,R 94 DVV Antwerp Marathon BEL M 88 Enschede Marathon NED M 96 Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon JPN H 92 Haspa Marathon Hamburg GER M 62 DOZ Marathon Łódź with PZU POL M,R 96 EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2 ESP M,H 64 We Run Taipei Women’s Half Marathon TPE H,R 88 Maratona di Padova – XVII S.Antonio ITA M 92 The Vancouver Sun Run 10K Presented By BlueShore Financial CAN R 88 Vienna City Marathon AUT M,H,R 88 Marathon Vert D’Agadir MAR M,H,R 94 Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon NOR M,H,R 96 Big Sur Int’l Marathon USA M,H 98 PZU Cracovia Marathon POL M 96 METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf GER M 66+67 ITA H


Planning ahead Vancouver HalfSt Germain en Laye – La 25 Scotiabank Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 21 Paris Marathon & 5k 30 Nova Course UKR H,R 98 CAN H FRA R 90 to Rhodes Marathon tbc 21k Coahuila 30 Roads 22nd Coca-Cola Wake Your Body GRE M,R 92 21 Women’s Run MEX H tbc CAF Caracas Maratón

HUN R

98

VEN M

92

Marathon Wuerzburg 21 iWelt GER M 90 RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca 21 MAR R 94

94

27–28 Edinburgh Marathon Festival

tbc Chia Laguna Half Marathon ITA H,R

tbc Daegu Int’l Marathon KOR M

GBR M

tbc Dushanbe International Half

Marathon 98

TJK H

tbc Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l

Marathon, 10km & 5km 94

KOR M,R

tbc Maratón de Montevideo

98

URU M,H

tbc São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon

84

JPN M

tbc ORLEN Warsaw Marathon

96

POL M,R

May 2017

1

tbc tbc

tbc

90

GBR M

1 7 7 7 7

Milton Keynes Marathon

7 7 7 7 7

Volkswagen Prague Marathon CZE M 70

tbc

90

GBR M

Borneo Int’l Marathon MAS M,H,R

94

88 Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de Asunción PAR H 96 Barossa Marathon Festival AUS M,H,R 88 Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de Béjaia ALG H 88 Dalian Int’l Marathon CHN M 88 Tripoli Int’l Half Marathon LIB H 94 Turin Half Marathon ITA H 92 CAN M,R

tbc

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

3–4 Laguna Phuket Marathon

Diacore Gaborone Marathon

Stockholm Marathon 3 ASICS SWE M Marathon 4 Comrades RSA U Últimas Noticias 15k 4 Quito ECU R City Marathon 5 Cork IRL M Half Marathon 10 Helsinki FIN H,R Marathon 11 Kaunas LTU M,H,R Int’l Marathon 11 Lanzhou CHN M,H,R Sun Marathon 17 Midnight NOR M,H Wroclaw Night Half 17 PKO Marathon

88

Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef SUI M,H,R 98

Rosa Run Half Marathon 777 Salzburg Marathon 88

AUT M,H,R

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon MKD M,H,R

76

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon 88

CAN M

7 CAN M 88 Luka Half Marathon 14 Banja BIH H 88 PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon 14 POL H 96 Riga Marathon 14 Lattelecom LAT M,H 94 GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon 20 SWE H 98 Great Wall Marathon 20 The CHN M 88 Three Hearts Marathon 20 SLO M,H,R 98 Austrian Women’s Run 21 AUT R 88 TCS World 10K Bengaluru 21 IND R 92 Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 21 DEN M 73 Half Marathon 21 Erzurum TUR H 98 Kazan Marathon 21 RUS M,H,R 96 International Peace 21 Kigali Marathon BMO Vancouver Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

predicted date

predicted date

RWA M,H

Marathon 21 Leiden NED M,H,R movistar Lima42k 21 Maratón PER M

predicted date

planned date

96

RUS H,R

THA M

96 96 96

88

AUS M

1 FIN M 90 Zermatt Marathon 1 Gornergrat SUI M,H,U 98 Mauritius Marathon 16 MRI M,H,R 94 Ergo White Nights 19 Int’l Marathon Paavo Nurmi Marathon

96

RUS M

Ring Ultra Trail 100 23 Golden RUS U,R 96 Australian Outback Marathon 29 AUS M Course not measurable to AIMS standards

predicted date Course not measurable to AIMS standards

September 2017

3

Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run 96

NOR H

3 3

Pila Int’l Half Marathon 96

POL H

10K San José – Costa Rica 90

CRC R

8–10 Running Festival of the Economic Forum 96

POL M

9 SUI M Half Marathon 9 Stockholm SWE H Wizz Air Budapest Half 10 32nd Marathon

96

PHI M,H,R

10k See race feature on page 31 EST M,H,R

See race feature on page 27 HUN H

Marathon 96

PAN H

tbc Rovaniemi Marathon

90

tbc Tijuana Marathon

92

tbc Westlink M7 Blacktown Running

90

FIN M,H,R

94

MEX M

Festival 88

AUS M

August 2017

5 6 6 6

Siberian Int’l Marathon 96

RUS M

15–16 BMW Oslo Marathon NOR M,H,R

88

Brisbane Marathon Festival 82 McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival AUS M,H,R 88 Helsinki City Marathon FIN M 84 Longford Marathon IRL M 92 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon ISL M,H 92 Hvar Half Marathon CRO H 90 Edmonton Marathon CAN M 88 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon AUS M,H,R 88 Petra Desert Marathon AUS M,H,R

predicted date

96

PER H,R

Day Marathon 27 Mandela RSA M,H,R predicted date

96

93 98

56

Half Marathon 10 Minsk BLR H,R 88 Volksbank-Münster-Marathon 10 GER M 90 Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon 10 LTU M,H 94 de las Flores Medellín 10 Maratón COL M,H,R 90 Ladakh Marathon 10 IND M,H,R,U 92

The Angkor Empire Marathon CAM M,H,R

87

Jungfrau-Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

90

96

92

94

MEX M

tbc Correcaminos Marathon & Half

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc Gatorade Panama Int’l Half

94

94

MAS M,H,R

tbc Maratón de la Ciudad de México

8–10 SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half &

predicted date

MEX M

94

Marathon 29 Swissalpine SUI U 98 Maratón Int’l de Bogotá 30 Media COL H 90

Penh Half Marathon 18 Phnom CAM H,R 88 12 Rio de Janeiro City Marathon 18 BRA M 88 17 City Trophy Int’l Road 18 Telesia Race 10k ITA R 92 19 Victoria Falls Marathon 18 Econet ZIM M 98 19 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run 23 ISL H,R 92 20 Big Five Marathon 24 The RSA M,H 96 20 10km Road Race 24 Vidovdan BIH R 88 26 See race feature on page 21 Viking Marathon 24 Waterford IRL M,H,R 92 JOR M,H 94 Hella Hamburg Halbmarathon Stavanger Marathon 25 GER H 26 See race feature on page 17 90 NOR M,H,R 96 Saroma 100km Ultra 25 Lake La Ruta de las Iglesias Marathon 26 ECU R 90 JPN U 94 Hokkaido Marathon JCP Swansea Half Marathon 27 JPN M 25 GBR H 92 81 Toyota Media Maratón de Lima Tangamanga Int’l Marathon 27 21k & 10k 25 See race feature on page 11 21.1 25 Tarblazer IND H,R

98

VIE M,H,R

88

78

96

POL H

96

PAR M,H,R

tbc Da Nang Int’l Marathon

MDV R

tbc 41st National MILO Marathon

81

88

AUS M,H,R

tbc Maratón Int’l de Asunción

tbc Kuching Marathon

98

84

92

tbc Adelaide Marathon Festival

1–2 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

CRC M,H

94

88

tbc Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race

Marathon

90

Quebec City Marathon 27 SSQ CAN M Bali Marathon 27 Maybank INA M,H,R

July 2017

June 2017

Trieste Green Europe Marathon ITA M,H 92 BOT M,H,R

94 tbc Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio Maratón MEX H 94 tbc Lisbon Eco Marathon POR M,R Course not measurable to AIMS standards 96

planned date

88

tbc Tokushima Marathon

90

Half Marathon 27 Moonlight ITA H 92 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 28 CAN M 88 Ottawa Marathon 28 Scotiabank and Ottawa 10K tbc

Corpore BRA H

56

88

96

17 RSA M 96 Half Marathon 17 Copenhagen DEN H 89 Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone 17 POR H 96 Blackmores Sydney Running 17 Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

88

AUS M

Int’l WACHAUmarathon 17 20th AUT M 88 BMW Berlin Marathon 24 GER M 90 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & 24 Festival of Running 93

GBR M

Moscow 24 Promsvyazbank Marathon 96

RUS M,R

Half Marathon & 10K 24 Scottish GBR H,R 90 Medio Maratón Int’l Tlajomulco24 Cajititlán 94 ING Route du Vin Half Marathon LUX H 94 Losinjski Half Marathon CRO H 90 tbc Beijing Marathon CHN M,H 88 tbc Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara MEX H 94 MEX H

24 30

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Marathon 29 Podgorica MNE M 16 SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne 29 SUI M 97 predicted date

tbc Dam tot Damloop NED R

96

tbc Luanda Half Marathon ANG H,R

88

tbc Carrera de la Mujer Colombia

10km COL R

90

tbc PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half

Marathon See race feature on page 37 IND H,R

92 90

tbc Maratonina Città di Udine ITA H

92

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc 39th PZU Warsaw Marathon POL M,R

96

tbc 35th PKO Wroclaw Maraton POL M

96

tbc Golden Ring Yaroslavl Half

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Marathon RUS H

4 3-Sjøersløpet NOR H 96 Athens Marathon The Authentic 12 GRE M 92 Vodafone İstanbul Marathon 12 TUR M 98 Marathon de Côte d’Ivoire 15 CIV M 24 Full Desert Marathon 17 Eilat ISR M,H,R 20 Gulf Bank 642 Marathon 18 KUW M,H,R 94 Great Hakka Marathon 18 CHN M,H,R 88 BDMS Bangkok Marathon 19 THA M,H,R 98 Marathon & Half 19 Marabana CUB M,H 90 Bagan Temple Marathon 25 MYA M,H,R 96 Mount Fuji Marathon 26 JPN M 94 predicted date

tbc Tamarindo Beach Marathon CRC M,H,R

November 2017

96

predicted date

October 2017

predicted date

1 1 1 1

H.C. Andersen Marathon DEN M

95

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Chisinau Int’l Marathon MDA M,H,R

94

predicted date

Guayaquil Marathon ECU M predicted date

90

Standard Chartered KL Marathon MAS M,H,R

1 1

94

December 2017 1–3 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend

Košice Peace Marathon SVK M

Turin Marathon ITA M

88

BAR M,H,R

95 92

7–8 Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon 96 3 Country Sparkasse Marathon AUT M,H 88 Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon UKR M,H,R 98 Munich Marathon GER M,H,R 97 Portland Marathon USA M 98 14–15 32nd Spar Budapest Marathon HUN M 56 Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon GRE H,R 92 Palma de Mallorca Marathon ESP M,H,R 98 Yerevan Half Marathon ARM H,R planned date 88 Polar Circle Marathon GRN M,H 92 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon GER M 14 Jakarta Marathon INA M.H,R 92 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon KEN M,H predicted date 94 ROU M,H

8 8 8 8

14 15 15 28 29 29 29

2 3 3

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K 92

JAM M,H,R

Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon CAM H,R 88 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon 88

CAY M predicted date

3 3

Pune Int’l Marathon

3

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship

92

IND M predicted date

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore SIN M,H,R predicted date 98

See race feature on page 51 JPN M

3

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San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon 90

CRC M,H

8 JOR H,R 94 Málaga 10 Maratón ESP M 28 Goa River Marathon 16 IND M,H,R 92 PisaMarathon 17 ITA M,H 92 St Croix Int’l Marathon 17 ISV M 98 São Silvestre de Luanda 10km 31 ANG R 88 Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon

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Running into history Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship, Japan

Toshikazu Wada (JPN) wins the first race, 7 December 1947, in 2 hours 45 minutes and 45 seconds.

Continued from page 51

Despite such hardship the races during that time were highly competitive and provided the public with spectacle and excitement. Race records were regularly broken. In 1950 three of the top ten times recorded in the world that year were set in the race. At the 1964 Tokyo General Assembly of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) the Managing Director of the JAAF put forward a proposal to hold a world championship marathon race. The decision was postponed but, after several twists and turns, a race in Japan was finally approved as the International Open Marathon Championship. The 20th race, held in 1966, was the world’s first marathon to receive support from the IAAF. The name of the event was changed to the “International Open Marathon Championship”. Since 1974, the title of the race has been prefixed with “Fukuoka”; today, the race is officially known as the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship.

Shizo Kanaguri, age 73, fires the starting pistol, 1965.

Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) is presented with the Hakata doll after winning the 60th race, 3 December 2006.

Two world records have been set in Fukuoka. Derek Clayton (AUS) was the first to break the barrier of 2 hours and 10 minutes by winning the 21st race, held in 1967, with a startling new world record of 2:09:36.4. In 1981 another Australian, Rob de Castella, broke the then world record in the 35th race with a time of 2:08:18 seconds. The current course record of 2:05:18 was set by Tsegaye Kebede (KEN) in the 63rd race, held in 2009.

Toshihiko Seko (JPN) wins his fourth title on 4 December 1983.

Frank Shorter (USA) achieved the great feat of four consecutive victories beginning with the 25th race. Toshihiko Seko (JPN), who also won the Boston, London and Chicago Marathons, holds a total of four championship titles, including three consecutive victories. Atsushi Fujita (JPN) won the 54th race by setting the then Japanese record time of 2:06:51. In the 60th race, held in 2006, Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) triumphed. Last year the race featured many outstanding names including world record holder Dennis Kimetto and former world record holder Patrick Makau (KEN). The Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship, which has seen many memorable races involving Japanese and overseas runners over the years has been awarded an IAAF “gold label”. The organisers hope the race will continue to serve as a dignified sporting event and continue to lead the way in the world of international Marathon running.

Spectators at the finish area during the first race on 7 December 1947.

Frank Shorter (USA) leads the 1974 race.

Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship Next event: 4 December 2016 ■ For more information visit: www.fukuokamarathon.com/en/index.html

Fukuoka’s Hakata Station features a marathon monument at which the cast footprints of past winners are on display.

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Opinion

No bigger stage Oromo runner Feyisa Lilesa’s Olympic protest highlights conflict at home in Ethiopia by Hugh Jones

When Feyisa Lilesa approached the finish line in the men’s Olympic Marathon in Rio de Janeiro he raised his arms, as anyone might expect, but then crossed them at the wrists. He repeated this awkward gesture several times as he covered the final hundred metres. Few spectators could have known what to make of it. It wasn’t the jubilation of winning – Lilesa finished second, in silver medal position – but it didn’t even look remotely joyous. His facial expression could only be described as a grimace. It was a sign of support for his Oromo people. Oromia is Ethiopia’s most productive agricultural region and responsible for 60% of GDP. Yet the Government, dominated by the minority Tigrinya ethnic group, is set upon forcibly relocating the Oromo so that their lands, immediately surrounding the capital city Addis Ababa, can be released for industrial and commercial development. The threat of government expropriation was met by fierce demonstrations in November 2015 which lasted for months. International human rights organisations estimated 500 deaths resulted and 20,000 people were imprisoned. The Oromo were using the same gesture in their protests as Lilesa made at the finish line in Rio — and during the medal ceremony on the podium.

The Ethiopian government adopts an imperious attitude towards Oromia and the Federation naturally takes Oromo (and other) runners for granted. But with rising discontent at home and increasingly greater exposure overseas it could have been predicted that one runner might sooner or later step out of line and make a protest on behalf of their community. Feyisa Lilesa became that person: the youngest man to go under 2:06 for a marathon when he ran 2:05:23 at the 2010 Rotterdam Marathon, aged 20. His personal best of 2:04:45 (in the Dubai Marathon 2013) ranks him as the 18th fastest marathon runner ever (at that time, 11th). His performance in Rio was something of a return to his early form. He must have known what he had to lose. At risk to his life, and at the sacrifice of his career and family, Lilesa made his gesture in order to bring the grievances of the Oromo to worldwide attention. While it was without the immediate recognition and impact of the Black Power salute of 1968 the story rippled through social media and fed back to the mainstream. He professed himself fearful for his personal safety should he return to Ethiopia and sceptical of assurances by the Government to the contrary. In a post-race press conference he said he would seek refuge in another country – most likely the United States. But his family, including his wife and two children, remain in Ethiopia.

Most Ethiopian runners come from the Oromia region. Haile Gebrselassie is only the foremost of a long list that includes Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh and Genzebe Dibaba, Gezahegne Abera, Elfenesh Alemu, Tsegaye Kebede, Lelisa Desisa – and Feyisa Lelisa. The Ethiopian Athletics Federation is a semigovernmental organisation. National athletics federations the world over have habitually treated “their” athletes as pawns in a game for what they define as the greater good of the nation, even if it works against the athletes’ own interests. Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent those of AIMS or IAAF

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A later representation of the Black Power salute of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Their message rang around the world at the time and has since passed into Olympic history. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty


WMRA News 2 July 2016

Junior men (8450m):

Arco, Italy

15th EA Mountain Running Championships There were 20 on-course cameras and a video wall at the finish. The weather was mixed: some sun but also strong downpours. A total of 202 runners took part representing 25 countries.

The race was dominated by Turkey and Italy for the individual medals with France filling the next positions. 1 Ferhat BOKZURT 2 Davide MAGNINI 3 Mustafa GOKSEL

TUR ITA TUR

39:00 39:35 39:36

EXECUTIVES President: Bruno Gozzelino Secretary: Pierre Weiss (FRA) Treasurer: Nancy Hobbs (USA) Council Members: Galia Puhaleva (BUL) Erhan Basoglu (TUR)

41 runners started and 40 finished.

Andrjrej Puchacz (POL)

TEAMS: 1: Turkey 10 pts; 2: Italy 20 pts; 3: France 24 pts

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

Italy Great Britain Turkey France

Gold 3 2 2 –

Silver 6 1 – –

Bronze Total 1 10 2 5 2 4 1 1

Junior women (4030m):

Michaela Stranska, second last year, confirmed predictions to win the 2016 European title more than a minute ahead of her rivals. Giulia Zanne picked up places throughout the race to work her way up to second, just one second ahead of Heidi Davies 1 2 3 4

Michaela STRANSKA Giulia ZANNE Heidi DAVIES Lucja WIKTOROWICZ

ITA ITA GBR POL

18:03 19:08 19:09 19:11

40 runners started and 39 finished. TEAMS: 1: Great Britain 18 pts; 2: Italy 27 pts; 3: Czech Republic 33 pts

Senior women (8540m):

Britain’s Emily Collinge dominated the race. 1 2 3 4 5

Emily COLLINGE Alice GAGGI Sara BOTTARELLI Pavla MATYASOVA Silvia SCHWAIGER

GBR ITA ITA CZE SVK

43:41 44:08 44:24 44:31 44:33

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The 16th European Mountain Running Championships will be held Kamnik, Slovenia on 8 July 2017.

52 runners started and finished. TEAMS: 1: Italy 11 pts; 2: Great Britain 21 pts; 3: Czech Republic 31 pts Senior men (12310m):

The three medals winners led throughout, detached from each other. Bernard Dematteis led until 200m from the finish when he waited for his twin brother Martin and ran the final straight with him, letting him win. Bernard’s gesture of assisting his brother to the European title followed the death last year of Martin’s 11-month old son.. The first three between them have 16 podium finishes in this race, plus another five in the World Championships. 1 Martin DEMATTEIS 2 Bernard DEMATTEIS 3 Ahmet ARSLAN

ITA ITA TUR

53:33 53:54 54:09

69 runners started and 66 finished the race. TEAMS: 1: Italy 8 pts; 2: Czech Republic 29 pts; 3: Great Britain 33 pts

10 July 2016

Jalisco, Mexico

13th NACAC Mountain Running Championships. The City of Tepatitlan hosted the event and provided a friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere. The venue offered a challenging 9km course which ascended over rocky and craggy terrain from 2100m to the summit of Cerro Gordo at 2600m. Team scores were based on three men and two women. USA Mexico Canada

Gold 2 2 –

Silver 3 – 1

MEN: 1 Juan Carlos Carera CASAS 2 Josh EBERLY 3 Victor Daniel Mercado MIRANDA WOMEN: 1 Megan ROCHE 2 Ladia ALBERTSON-JUNKANS 3 Megan FRANKS

Bronze Total – 5 2 4 1 2 MEX USA MEX

41:15 41:43 41:58

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WMRA News Dobromir Karamarinov attended the championships along with the Mayor of Sapareva Banya. On his ninth consecutive appearance in these championships Joe Gray took victory in the senior men’s race from Ugandan runner Robert Chemonges. Chemonges passed Gray in the last kilometre but was disqualified for a pacing violation. Andrea Mayr, the Austrian record holder in the half marathon and marathon, seems to be at her best when competing in these championships in even years. The 37-year-old has won every other year since 2006, amassing 6 gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the World Championships. Medals table:

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18 Grintovec Mountain Running race (2nd World Cup race)

Telfes-Stubaitall, Austria

Sunny summer conditions attracted hundreds of spectators to encourage more than 200 runners. The atmosphere was particularly intense on the upper part of the course so that runners were motivated to stretch themselves to their limits.

After some sunny days in the Stubai Valley it started to rain an hour before 200 runners from 11 countries gathered on the start line in Telfes. It stopped raining just before the start but the ground remained slippery. The 11.5km course gained almost 1300m in elevation..

Antonella Confortola, the standard bearer of Italian mountain running and cross country skiing teams for two decades, was too strong for the local favourite Lucija Krkoc and last year’s winner Karmen Klancnik. From the start Confortola set a pace that the others just could not follow.

The five African runners started fast on the flat part of the course and only Britain’s Robbie Simpson followed them. Petro Mamu, last year’s winner, attacked on the steep middle part where he gained a one-minute advantage after which he controlled what was going on behind him. Runners from five countries filled the top seven positions. Andrea Mayr demonstrated her continuing dominance among the women – winning by nearly three minutes and improving her own course record by 14 seconds.

28th Int’l Schlickeralmlauf (3rd World Cup race)

Uganda USA Italy Czech Republic Germany Austria Mexico France Gt Britain/Turkey

Gold 2 2 1 1 1 1 – – –

Silver 1 – 3 2 1 – 1 – –

Bronze Total 1 4 1 3 1 5 – 3 – 2 – 1 1 2 2 2 1 1

Junior women (3.5km, 500m climb) 1 Sarah KISTNER GER 2 Michæla STRANSKA CZE 3 Bronwen JENKINSON GBR 4 Agatha THIBERT FRA 5 Barbora HALOKOVA CZE

22:48 23:31 23:56

TEAMS: 1: Czech Republic, 19 pts; 2: Germany, 25 pts; Italy: 33 pts

51 started and 50 finished. 11 teams completed.

In the men’s race the African runners started very cautiously, knowing that the course becomes steeper and rocky stairs make the steepness even more difficult to negotiate. Five runners were together on the Saddle with twothirds of the distance run. Petro Mamu had heard all the stories about this famous course which rises 2000m in less than 10km. The Kenyan runners knew the course but this did not help them to beat Mamu who won in a good time for such summer weather. Next year the European Mountain Running Championships will take place on the nearby mountain “Velika Planina”, so the Grintovic race will not be held. MEN: 1 Petro MAMU 2 Francis WANGIRI 3 Rok BRATINA 4 Isaac KOSGEI 5 Nejc KUHAR WOMEN: 1 Antonella CONFORTOLA 2 Lucija KRKOC 3 Karmen KLANCNIK 4 Jasmina JELOVŠEK 5 Maja MARUKIC

ERI KEN SLO KEN SLO

1:22:30 1:23:19 1:23:56 1:26:01 1:26:32

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1:39:11 1:42:27 1:46:52 1:52:57 1:55:49

MEN: 1 Petro MAMU 2 Robbie SIMPSON 3 Francis WANGIRI 4 Isaac KOSGEI 5 Toni LAUTENBACHER WOMEN: 1 Andrea MAYR 2 Sylvia SCHWAIGER 3 Annie BERSAGEL 4 Petra NOVAKOVA 5 Susanne MAIR

ERI GBR KEN KEN GER

56:07 57:39 58:16 58:31 59:27

AUT SVK USA CZE AUT

1:04:13 1:07:00 1:08:15 1:10:47 1:11:16

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32nd World Mountain Running Championships 323 athletes coming from 35 nations and all continents of the world contested eight medals and six countries took gold medals (see table below). Balkan Athletic Federation President

Junior men (7.3km, 700m climb) 1 Joel AYEKO UGA 2 Victor KIPLANGAT UGA 3 Albert CHEMUTAI UGA

33:53 35:39 35:50

TEAMS: 1: Uganda, 6 pts; 2: Italy, 41 pts; 3: France, 49 pts

United States tied on points but lost bronze on countback, their third scorer finishing 22nd to France’s 19th. Turkey lost a potential medal because their third runner did not finish. 65 started and 63 finished. 15 teams completed. Women: (7.3km, 700m climb) 1 Andrea MAYR AUT 39:04 2 Valentina BELOTTI ITA 40:47 3 Christel DEWALLE FRA 41:05 TEAMS: 1: Italy, 17 pts; 2: Czech Republic, 32pts; 3: United States, 36 pts

67 started and finished. 13 teams completed. Men: (12.7km, 1468m climb) 1 Joe GRAY USA 1:02:13 2 Isræl MORALES MEX 1:03:52 3 Ahmet ARSLAN TUR 1:04:49 TEAMS: 1: Italy, 32 pts; United States, 33 pts; 3: Mexico, 69 pts

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Plus ça change… By Nadeem Khan Since the turn of the century ultrarunning has been constantly growing in popularity. Performances are surpassed with each succeeding year and the number of participants is exponentially increasing. Technology, products and accessories have kept up with the pace of the sport. The rise of social media allows us to document these changes. I see pictures of

24 Hour European Championship 22–23 October 2016, Albi, France

Trail World Championships 29 October 2016, Geres, Portugal

athletes setting out their gear prior to the race and posting these pictures online. A couple of decades ago few would have thought to take pictures but if they had they would have consisted of shorts, vest with number bib pinned on, shoes and perhaps a hat. Technological innovation has changed all that with high-tech running gear and state of the art tracking devices. Now the customary pre-race pictures also include compression socks or compression calf sleeves, compression elbow sleeves, fluid belts and tracking and music devices.

50km World Championships 11 November 2016, Doha, Qatar

24 Hour Asian Championship 19–20 November 2016, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei

100km World Championships 27 November 2016, Los Alcazares, Spain

24 Hour World Championships 1–2 July 2017, Belfast, Great Britain

In former times we only used to keep track of time – with a simple wristwatch. Then heart rate monitors came in requiring the techno fiends to wear devices on each wrist to keep one eye on the time and the other on their cardio readings. Now we have watches that combine timing, heart rate monitoring, global positioning, music and sundry other functions all in one unit.

A lot of research has been done to get us to where we are now but as time passes we can be sure that more research will be done, more product funding put in place and more discussion on how we can improve performance will take place. As we embark on another year of international world and continental championships I will once again be amazed and educated on what new gear our sport has to offer. But I can also be certain that alongside this new technology the foundation of our sport: training for hills, for speed and for distance will bring innovation and tradition together under the same open sky.

Busy times ■ Starting with the 24-hour European Championships the following five weeks takes in all IAU world and continental championships for this calendar year. This ‘clustering’ is not ideal but has happened for historical or marketing reasons relating to the hosting venues. Those five weeks will be an extended ultra celebration in which we will see top athletes running over varied terrain and distances in championships across the globe.

EXECUTIVES President: Dirk Strumane (BEL) Vice President: Liesbeth Jansen (NED) General Secretary: Hilary Walker (GBR) Director of Communications: Nadeem Khan (CAN) Director of Protocol (coopted): Paco Rico (ESP) Director of Organizations & Competitions: 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

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World leading times These lists give the current standings in the world of road racing, and are believed accurate at 1 October 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

2:03:03 Kenenisa BEKELE 2:03:05 Eliud KIPCHOGE 2:03:13 Wilson KIPSANG 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 2:05:31 Evans CHEBET 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 2:06:56 LEMMA 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

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

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

Date

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

25 SEP 24 APR 25 SEP 24 APR 22 JAN 22 JAN 22 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 25 SEP 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 10 APR 10 APR 24 APR 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 28 FEB 25 SEP 17 APR 03 APR 17 APR 08 MAY 10 APR

Time

Athlete

Women

Nation Rank Venue

2:07:29 Laban KORIR KEN 2:07:30 Abel KIPSANG KEN 2:07:33 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 2:07:34 Dickson CHUMBA KEN 2:07:37 Stephen CHEMLANY KEN 2:07:46 Stephen KIPRITICH UGA 2:07:46 Ghirmay GHEBRESLASSIE ERI 2:07:47 Eliud KIPTANUI KEN 2:07:52 Wilson KIPSANG KEN 2:08:02 Micah KOGO KEN 2:08:06 Abel KIRUI KEN 2:08:11 Tilahun REGASSA ETH 2:08:12 Amos KIPRUTO KEN 2:08:14 Cosmas Kiplimo LAGAT KEN 2:08:14 Felix KANDIE KEN 2:08:15 Ernest NGENO KEN 2:08:16 Gebretsadik ABRAHA ETH 2:08:20 Ishmael CHEMTAN KEN 2:08:27 Alfers LAGAT KEN 2:08:31 Solomon YEGO KEN 2:08:34 Thomas KIPLAGAT KEN 2:08:35 Gideon KIPKETER KEN 2:08:38 Kenneth MUNGARA KEN 2:08:41 Asefa NEGEWO ETH 2:08:44 Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN 2:08:47 Emmanuel Keter TIROP ETH 2:08:48 Limenih GETACHEW ETH

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

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

Paris 03 APR Seoul 20 MAR Tokyo 28 FEB Tokyo 28 FEB Paris 03 APR Tokyo 28 FEB London 24 APR Berlin 25 SEP London 24 APR Paris 03 APR Tokyo 28 FEB Dubai 22 JAN Rome 10 APR Sevilla 21 FEB Prague 08 MAY Milano 03 APR Paris 03 APR Milano 03 APR Paris 03 APR Prague 08 MAY Dubai 22 JAN Mumbai 17 JAN Milano 03 APR Cape Town 18 SEP Rio de Janeiro 21 AUG Cape Town 18 SEP Rotterdam 10 APR

Time

Athlete

2:19:41 2:20:45 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 2:23:58 2:24:00 2:24:04 2:24:04 2:24:09 2:24:13 2:24:14 2:24:24

Tirfi TSEGAYE Aberu KEBEDE 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 Berhane DIBABA Sutume ASEFA Worknesh EDESA Jemima SUMGONG Mare DIBABA Eunice Jepkirui KIRWA Rose CHELIMO Mulu SEBOKA

Nation Rank Venue

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

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

Date

Dubai 22 JAN Berlin 25 SEP 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 Berlin 25 SEP Dubai 22 JAN Xiamen 02 JAN Rio de Janeiro 14 AUG London 24 APR Rio de Janeiro 14 AUG Seoul 20 MAR Dubai 22 JAN

Time

Athlete

2:24:28 2:24:30 2:24:31 2:24:32 2:24:32 2:24:38 2:24:41 2:24:46 2:24:47 2:24:48 2:24:59 2:25:00 2:25:03 2:25:04 2:25:09 2:25:26 2:25:26 2:25:27 2:25:29 2:25:36 2:25:43 2:25:50 2:25:53 2:25:56 2:26:07 2:26:08 2:26:10

Melkam GIZAW ETH Mare DIBABA ETH Shuko GENEMO ETH Marta LEMA ETH Mao KIYOTA JPN Eia IWADE JPN Ruti AGA ETH Lucy KARIMI KEN Tirfi TSEGAYE ETH Volha MAZURONAK BLR Agnes Jeruto BARSOSIO KEN Purity RIONORIPO KEN Feyse TADESE ETH Shure DEMISE ETH Ayaka KUWAHAA JPN Valary Jemeli AIYABEI KEN Shalane FLANAGAN USA Ruti AGA ETH Hiho TAKECHI JPN Shitaye ESHETE BRN Meseret LEGESE ETH Ashete DIDO ETH Visiline JEPKESHO KEN Meseret MENGISTU ETH Biruktayit ESHETU ETH Desiree LINDEN USA Melkam GIZAW ETH

Nation Rank Venue

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

Date

Seoul 20 MAR Rio de Janeiro 14 AUG Vienna 10 APR Xiamen 02 JAN Nagoya 13 MAR Nagoya 13 MAR Berlin 25 SEP Prague 08 MAY Rio de Janeiro 14 AUG Rio de Janeiro 14 AUG Seoul 20 MAR Prague 08 MAY London 24 APR Tokyo 28 FEB Nagoya 13 MAR Barcelona 13 MAR Rio de Janeiro 14 AUG Vienna 10 APR Nagoya 13 MAR Dubai 22 JAN Wuhan 10 APR Tokyo 28 FEB Paris 03 APR Beijing 17 SEP Houston 17 JAN Rio de Janeiro 14 AUG Beijing 17 SEP

Half Marathon Men Time

Athlete

59:07 59:10 59:12 59:15 59:20 59:28 59:29 59:30 59:31 59:32 59:35 59:36

James Mwangi WANGARI Geoffrey KAMWOROR James Ndirangu MWANGI Barselius KIPYEGO Daniel WANJIRU Stephen Kosgei KIBET Albert KANGOGO Barselius KIPYEGO Gilbert MASAI Bedan KAROKI Richard MENGICH KAROKI

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

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

Date

Copenhagen 18 SEP Cardiff 26 MAR Milano 20 MAR Usti Nad Labem 17 SEP Prague 02 APR Copenhagen 18 SEP Copenhagen 18 SEP Prague 02 APR Copenhagen 18 SEP Copenhagen 18 SEP Goteborg 21 MAY Cardiff 26 MAR

Time

Athlete

59:36 59:40 59:42 59:44 59:47 59:48 59:49 59:50 59:54

Abraham KIPTUM KEN Adugna TEKELE ETH Robert Kipkoech KIGEN KEN Geoffrey YEGON KEN Sammy KITWARA KEN Kenneth KETER KEN Yigrem DEMELASH ETH Peter CHERUIYOT KEN Edwin Kipsang ROTICH KEN

Nation Rank Venue

6 3 4 1 1 2 3 5 7

Date

Copenhagen 18 SEP Prague 02 APR Prague 02 APR Venlo 20 MAR Lisbon 20 MAR Venlo 20 MAR Venlo 20 MAR Prague 02 APR Copenhagen 18 SEP

Other performances

58:44 Solomon YEGO KIRWA KEN 1 Ostia 59:18 Leonard LANGAT KEN 2 Ostia

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

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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 1:07:24

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 Khaimah 12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Prague 02 APR Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Houston 17 JAN Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Houston 17 JAN Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Yangzhou 24 APR Usti Nad Labem 17 SEP

Time

Athlete

1:07:31 1:07:32 1:07:34 1:07:41 1:07:41 1:07:47 1:07:54 1:07:55

JEPCHIRCHIR DEGEFA LIMO Molly HUDDLE Joyce CHEPKIRUI Berhane DIBABA NGUGI Mare DIBABA

Nation Rank Venue

KEN ETH KEN USA KEN ETH KEN ETH

1 7 2 1 2 2 3 3

Date

Cardiff 26 MAR Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Cardiff 26 MAR New York 20 MAR New York 20 MAR Yangzhou 24 APR Cardiff 26 MAR Houston 17 JAN

Other performances

1:07:08 DEGEFA 1:07:16 Angela TANUI 1:07:31 Magdalyne MASAI

ETH 1 Ostia KEN 2 Ostia KEN 3 Ostia

20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR

Aberu Kebede Photo: Jiro Mochizuki/SCC Events

10km Men

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

Time

Athlete

27:40 27:42 27:42 27:43 27:46

Abraham KIPYATICH KEN Bedan KAROKI KEN Leonard BARSOTON KEN Daniel Kinyua WANJIRUKEN Joshua CHEPTEGEI KEN

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Athlete

27:47 27:48 27:50 27:53 27:55

Emmanuel KIPSANG KEN Stephen SAMBU KEN Kenneth KETER KEN Mathew Kipkorir KIMELI KEN Daniel CHEBII KEN

Nation Rank Venue

3 3 4 5 1

Prague San Juan Prague Prague Boston

Women Date

10 SEP 28 FEB 10 SEP 10 SEP 26 JUN

Time

Athlete

30:24 30:52 31:06 31:07 31:08

Violah JEPCHUMBA Shalene FLANAGAN Edna KIPLAGAT Edith CHELIMO Joyceline JEPKOSGEI

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

KEN USA KEN KEN KEN

1 1 2 1 2

Date

Prague 10 SEP Boston 26 JUN Boston 26 JUN Brunssum 03 APR Prague 10 SEP

Time

Athlete

Nation Rank Venue

Date

31:16 Tirunesh DIBABA ETH 1 Manchester 22 MAY 31:25 Edna KIPLAGAT KEN 2 Manchester 22 MAY 31:26 Jemima Jelagat SUMGONG KEN 1 New York 11 JUN Other performances

30:45 Mary Jepkosgei KEITANY KEN 1 Cape Elizabeth 06 AUG


Podium placers

Results 27 June 2016 – 2 October 2016 23 June 2016 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run Iceland Half marathon Men

1 Benjamin ZYWYCKI

USA 1:07:47

2 Kári Steinn KARLSSON

ISL 1:09:28

3 Harry LUPTON

IRL 1:13:15 Women

1 Sigrún SIGURDARDOTTIR

ISL 1:33:22

2 Helen KEELEY

GBR 1:33:49

3 Bergey STEFANSDOTTIR

ISL 1:34:53

10km Men

1 Ingvar HJARTARSON

ISL

33:57

ISL

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Women

1 Arndís HAFTHORSDOTTIR

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25 June 2016 The Big Five Marathon Republic of South Africa Marathon Men

1 Justin KEANE

AUS 3:53:18

2 Riaan BARNARD

RSA 4:03:29

3 William MCBRIDE

USA 4:11:30 Women

The Big Five Marathon Republic of South Africa

1 Anne-Sophie Eriksen WENDELL DEN 3:45:24 2 Sabine Hvam PEDERSEN

DEN 3:45:24

3 Meghan CARNEY

USA 3:52:50

Half marathon

25 June 2016 Waterford Viking Marathon

26 June 2016 Lake Saroma 100km Ultra Marathon

Men

1 Raoul MABIRIMISA

RSA 1:37:21

Ireland

RSA 1:57:42

Marathon

Women

1 Lorraine BOSHOFF

1 Philip HARTY

25 June 2016 Vidovdan 10km Road Race

Men

KEN KEN

3 Erik TIROP

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3 Luke IZARD

2:56:25

26 June 2016 JCP Swansea Half Marathon

KEN

1 Pauline CURLEY

IRL 2:50:49

2 Sally FORRISTAL

IRL 2:59:10

Half marathon

3 Dolores DUFFY

IRL 3:12:36

Men

Half marathon

29:34

Women

1 Atsede BESUYE

ETH

33:14

2 Martha AKENO

KEN

33:50

3 Zita KACSER

HUN

35:47

www.vidovdanskatrka.org Next date: 24 June 2017

Canada

IRL 1:21:37

www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com Next date: 24 June 2017

Men

GBR 1:01:30

2 Dewi GRIFFITHS

GBR 1:05:39 GBR 1:07:01

1 Kip KANGOGO

CAN 1:07:03

2 Pius Kipsang KORIR

KEN 1:07:28

3 Willy KIMOSOP

CAN 1:08:11 Women

Women

ROU 1:07:44 Women

1 Molly NUNN

26 June 2016 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k

Half marathon

1 Richie POWELL 3 Danal DESTA

Men

1 Sergiu CIOBANU

Next date: 25 June 2017

Great Britain

28:50 28:53

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[Results unobtainable]

Women

10km

2 Robert KAPTINGEI

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IRL 2:37:17

2 Brian MURPHY

Bosnia

1 Victor KETIENYA

Japan

Men

www.big-five-marathon.com Next date: 24 June 2017

26 June 2016 Tangamanga Int’l Marathon

1 Hannah WALKER

GBR 1:14:32

1 Adriana NELSON

USA 1:14:35

2 Tracy BARLOW

GBR 1:15:04

2 Lyndsay TESSIER

CAN 1:17:30

3 Rachel FELTON

GBR 1:16:34

3 Robyn MILDREN

CAN 1:18:55

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Australian Outback Marathon Australia

2 July 2016 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

2 July 2016 Paavo Nurmi Marathon

2 July 2016 Rovaniemi Marathon

Finland

Finland

Australia

A total of 26,473 runners took part: 6216 in the Marathon, 9891 in the Half and 5281 in the 10km with another 5000 in the two fun runs and children’s races.

Marathon Men

1 Kenneth MUNGARA

Zimbabwe Marathon

Marathon

Kenneth Mungara kept a few strides ahead of Yuki Kawauchi to defend his title while Misato Horie, in the latest of five consecutive Japanese wins, set a new women’s record at the 38th edition. New Zealand took both ‘Oceania’ titles.

KEN 2:09:00

2 Yuki KAWAUCHI

JPN 2:09:01

3 Abdelhadi EL HACHIMI

MAR 2:10:35 JPN 2:26:40

2 Gulume CHALA

ETH 2:27:49

3 Leah KIPRONO

KEN 2:34:02

Asics Half Marathon

1 Thijs FEUTH

FIN 2:35:11

2 Henri ANSIO

FIN 2:37:45

3 Kimmo KERMAN

FIN 2:50:02 Women

1 Biljana CVIJANOVIC

FIN 3:05:06

2 Mari BOIKOV

EST 3:11:19

3 Merja RAUTIAINEN

FIN 3:11:39

AUS 1:03:50 AUS 1:11:21

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FIN 2:49:49 FIN 2:53:35 GBR 2:57:07

Women

1 Elina JUNNILA 2 Paula RAUDASOJA 3 Essi STALANCKE

FIN 3:06:43 FIN 3:36:07 FIN 3:46:44

Half marathon 1 Teppo RONKAINEN

Men

1 Juha HELLSTEN

FIN 1:14:40 Women

1 Maria SODERSTROM

FIN 1:20:37

1 Marja-Riitta OJALA

FIN 1:23:12

www.rovaniemimarathon.com/en Next date: tbc

www.paavonurmimarathon.fi Next date: 1 July 2017

3 July 2016 Int’l Ergo White Nights Marathon

2 July 2016 Gatorade Panama Int’l Half Marathon

Russia

Panama Half marathon

2 Bisluke KIPKORIR

KEN 1:05:33

3 Alexis PEÑA

VEN 1:07:45

1 Nadezhda YESHCHINSKAYA 2 Inna PODNEBESNOVA 3 Marina KOVALEVA

COL 1:15:21

2 Margaret MAINA

KEN 1:16:45

3 Yeisy Noraima ALVAREZ

VEN 1:19:57

www.panamahalfmarathon.com Next date: tbc

Men

1 Wirimai JUWAWO

1:06:16 Women

1 Patience MUTROWE

10 July 2016 Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon

Men

RUS 2:39:58 RUS 2:47:26 RUS 2:48:15

1 Elizabeth HERNANDEZ 2 Teresita ARGUEDAS 3 Laura MARIN

USA 3:04:54 CRC 3:15:53 3:20:24

Half marathon Men

RUS

31:21

Women

1 Olga TARANTINOVA

CRC 2:24:32 CRC 2:26:53 COL 2:31:31

Women

Men

1 Oleg GRIGORYEV

ZIM 1:19:50

www.vicfallsmarathon.com Next date: 18 June 2017

1 Pedro MORA 2 Jonathan VARELA 3 Juan Carlos CARDONA

10km

1 Kellys ARIAS

ZIM 2:50:45 ZIM 2:51:00 ZIM 2:54:45

RUS 2:20:28 RUS 2:24:47 RUS 2:26:21 Women

KEN 1:05:23

Women

1 Tabitha TSATSA 2 Olivia PHITATE 3 Lizih CHOKORE

Marathon

Men

Men

1 David KIPROTICH

ZIM 2:19:03 ZIM 2:19:36 ZIM 2:19:53

Costa Rica

Marathon 1 Yuriy CHECHUN 2 Aleksei REUNKOV 3 Aleksei TROSHKIN

Men

1 Shadreck MUDIMBU 2 Tapiwa RANGWANI 3 Mathews MUTANYA

Half marathon FIN 1:18:09

Women

Women

Women

1 Cassie FIEN

1 Ilkka-Petri VALITALO 2 Risto MOURUJARVI 3 Graham HEDGER

Men

Half marathon

Men

1 Duer YOA

Marathon

Men

Men

Women

1 Misato HORIE

3 July 2016 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon

1 Jeffrey EGGLESTON

USA 1:04:11

Women

RUS

www.wnmarathon.ru Next date: 19 July 2017

36:04

1 Esmeralda REBOLLO

CRC 1:13:41

www.maratoncorrecaminos.com Next date: tbc Distance Running | 2016 Edition 4

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17 July 2016 Mauritius Marathon

Men

1 Tadese TOLA 2 Marius KIPSEREM 3 Kiprop LIMO

Mauritius Marathon

Women

Men

1 Albert Kipngetich KANGOR 2 Jochen JACOBY 3 Harris KHELAWON

1 Purity RIONORIPIO 2 Veronicah NYARUAI 3 Amane GOBENA

KEN 2:46:47 GER 3:04:14 MRI 3:05:41 MRI 3:28:20 RSA 3:30:40 CHN 3:40:39

31 July 2016 40th National MILO Marathon

Half marathon Men

1 Jean Francois LEBON

KEN 1:11:56 KEN 1:13:41 ETH 1:14:11

www.mediamaratonbogota.com Next date: 30 July 2017

Women

1 Sophie LAPLANE 2 Angelique RABIE 3 Yingjie SUN

ETH 1:05:16 KEN 1:05:31 KEN 1:06:19

FRA 1:12:25

Philippines

FRA 1:42:19

Marathon

Women

1 Isabelle LAUDE

www.mauritiusmarathon.com Next date: 16 July 2017

Men

1 Eduardo BUENAVISTA 2 Cresencioano SABAL 3 Roger DENOLO

24 July 2016 Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100

PHI 2:45:34 PHI 2:54:20 PHI 2:54:53

Women

1 Luisa RATERTA 2 Jhoan BANAYAG 3 Cinderella LORENZO

Russia 100km

PHI 3:15:00 PHI 3:17:47 PHI 3:20:03

Men

1 Anton GOLOVIN 2 Vasiliy LARKIN 3 Maxim ANFIMOV

RUS 8:44:26 RUS 8:55:20 RUS 9:52:27

Half marathon Standard Chartered KL Marathon Malaysia

Men

1 Immanuel CAMINO

Women

1 Ekaterina ANDRITSEVA 2 Evgenia TESHCHINA 3 Olga UKOLOVA

RUS 9:41:49 RUS 10:31:08 RUS 10:57:11

Men

AUS 1:35:30 Women

Men

RUS 3:31:55

Women

1 Maria ZHALBINA

Half marathon 1 Mike MISSO

50km 1 Mikhail VYAGINTSEV

RUS 4:30:21

1 Heidi MAKINEN

FIN 1:37:43

www.australianoutbackmarathon.com Next date: 29 July 2017

www.goldenultra.ru Next date: 23 July 2017

30 July 2016 Swissalpine Marathon

24 July 2016 Tijuana Marathon

Switzerland

Mexico

Men

Men

KEN 2:17:28 KEN 2:18:51 KEN 2:22:18 Women

1 Mary AKOR 2 Leah KIGEN 3 Scola JEPKEMOI

Ultramarathon 78km 1 Vajin ARMSTRONG 2 Evgenii GLYVA 3 Bernhard EGGENSCHWILER

Marathon 1 Stephen NJOROGE 2 Isay KIMAIYO 3 Nixon KIPLAGAT

SUI 7:05:41 SUI 7:20:22 GER 7:27:16

Marathon Men

1 Stephan WENK

Half marathon

NZL 6:25:23 UKR 6:41:17 SUI 6:44:11

Women

1 Jasmin NUNIGE 2 Andrea HUSER 3 Susanne WINGS

USA 2:43:06 KEN 2:44:41 KEN 2:45:47

SUI 3:26:23 Women

Men

1 Geoffrey KENISI

1 Evelyne BLUMENTHAL KEN 1:05:42

www.imdet.tijuana.gob.mx Next date: tbc

30 July 2016 Australian Outback Marathon

SUI 4:21:37

www.swissalpine.ch Next date: 29 July 2017

31 July 2016 Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá Colombia

Australia Marathon Men

1 Oliver CAREY 2 Noriuki UEDA 3 Tim LINDOP

AUS 3:14:22 JPN 3:16:48 AUS 3:17:12 Women

1 Loz YOUNG 2 Chantel PEACOCK 3 Danielle HART

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Women

AUS 3:22:24 AUS 3:24:58 AUS 3:25:37

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Tadese Tola broke away from three Kenyan rivals – Kiprop Limo, Kimutai Kiplimo and Mariu Kipserem – after 9km. Kipserem got back to him at 13km and the pair ran relatively easily for the next 4km. Then Tola surged again and forged ahead to win by 80m. He ended a five-year winning streak by

Kenyan men at the race and became just the second Ethiopian winner in the 17-year history of the event. His winning time was the slowest in the history of the race but the Colombian capital lies at 2600m, the course is undulating and there were some stiff breezes. The Kenyans were not willing to push the pace and challenge Tola. By contrast Purity Rionoripo posted the second fastest ever women’s time and won by almost two minutes. She broke away after 7km and seemed immune to the adverse conditions. Only Susan Chepkemei has ever run faster — when she set the outstanding course record of 1:10:29 back in 2003. Defending champion Amane Gobena, from whom much was expected after her personal best of 2:21:51 in the Tokyo Marathon, was second for much of the race but struggled in the final 2km and was passed by Veronicah Nyaraui. “I’m very happy because Tadese Tola did not reach me,” said Rionoripo “I did not let him reach me” — the elite women started 10 minutes before the men. More than 40,000 runners participated in the half marathon and the associated 10km race.

1 Nhea Ann BARCENA

PHI 1:31:46

www.runrio.com Next date: tbc

31 July 2016 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival Australia Marathon Men

1 Matthew COX 2 Barry KEEM 3 Michael HO

AUS 2:21:44 AUS 2:32:15 AUS 2:36:20 Women

1 Kirsten MOLLOY 2 Belinda MARTIN 3 Magda KARIMALI-POULOS

AUS 2:51:17 AUS 2:58:18 AUS 3:04:11

https://regonline.activeeurope.com/build er/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1131106 Next date: tbc

6 August 2016 Da Nang Int’l Marathon Vietnam Marathon Men

1 Kentaro MASUDA 2 Tran QUANG 3 Takashi ISHIDA

JPN 2:57:53 VIE 3:09:16 JPN 3:11:33 Women

1 Kyoko OTSUKA 2 Louise ADDERLEY 3 Anneli SODERGARDS

JPN 3:44:30 AUS 3:47:10 SWE 4:03:17

Half marathon Men

1 Le LAM

VIE 1:28:36 Women

1 Ashley LIN

USA 1:31:06

www.rundanang.com Next date: tbc


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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 7 August 2016 McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival Australia Marathon Men

1 Shigenobu SATO

JPN 2:53:47

2 Richard BANKS

AUS 2:59:52

3 Phil COPP

AUS 2:59:58 Women

1 Sarah CROWLEY

AUS 2:52:59

2 Liz MAGUIRE

AUS 3:03:57

3 Mel SELBY

AUS 3:07:27

Half marathon Men

1 Philip BRADSHAW

AUS 1:13:12

Women

1 Victoria BECK

AUS 1:19:51

www.townsvillerunningfestival.com Next date: 6 August 2017

Brisbane Marathon Festival Australia

7 August 2016 The Angkor Empire Marathon

7 August 2016 Standard Chartered KL Marathon

Cambodia

Malaysia

13 August 2016 Helsinki City Marathon

Marathon

Finland

Men

1 Andrei BRYZGALOV 2 Maksim NIKOLNIKOV 3 Aleksey SOKOLOV

RUS 2:21:33 RUS 2:22:32 RUS 2:27:52

Women

Marathon

Marathon

Men

Men

1 Jeff CHASELING 2 Fan YANG 3 Cheonho YOON

2:49:56 3:12:20 CHN 3:18:39 Women

1 Erina NAKAI 2 Karen SOBRINO 3 Sophie CLARKE

JPN 3:19:34 3:20:35 3:42:26

Half marathon

1:33:38

www.cambodia-events.org Next date: 6 August 2017

7 August 2016 Brisbane Marathon Festival Australia Marathon Men

AUS 2:35:27 AUS 2:38:53 AUS 2:46:11

Women

1 Marita EISLER 2 Kerri HODGE 3 Sally MATSUBARA

AUS 2:57:31 AUS 3:04:11 AUS 3:13:36

Half marathon Men

1 Isaias BEYN

AUS 1:07:50 Women

1 Cassie FIEN

AUS 1:15:48

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Half marathon

1 Igor MAXIMOV

RUS

45:41

Women

1 Ekaterina SOKOLENKO

RUS

52:14

www.runsim.ru Next date: tbc

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KEN 1:22:20

www.kl-marathon.com Next date: 1 October 2017

7 August 2016 Siberian Int’l Marathon Russia Over 9000 runners took part in all events with 500 men and 74 women going the full distance in the Marathon. Among them were over 100 foreign runners from 14 countries. The race celebrated the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city of Omsk. The mayor gave the starting shot with a cannon salvo.

Adelaide Marathon Festival Australia Photo: Kathryn Thomas

KEN 2:27:31

2 Silvio TRIVELLONI

ITA 2:31:28

3 Jeremiah Kipiwot KIMAIYO

KEN 2:32:50

Women

Men

KEN 1:07:44

Andrei Bryzgalov repeated his win of 2008. In the last three years the men’s marathon has been won by African runners. Marina Kovaleva previously won the race in 2010. This year she strode away from her rivals for a two-minute winning margin.

Men

1 Magut Robert KIMARU

15km

Women

1 Hannah Wabera GATHINGI

Women

1 Klatie MCINTYRE 2 Clay DAWSON 3 Cameron BLACKLOCK

ETH 2:39:02 KEN 2:39:14 KEN 2:41:10

RUS 2:36:13 RUS 2:37:56 RUS 2:41:05

Men

1:18:32

1 Miki IMAIZUMI

KEN 2:18:57 KEN 2:18:59 KEN 2:19:24

Women

1 Hirut Beyene GUANGUL 2 Naomi Jepkogei MAIYO 3 Elizabeth Jeruiyot CHEMWENO

1 Charles Munyua NJOKI

Men

1 Mark WERNER

1 Kennedy Kiptoo LILAN 2 Tonui KIPROP 3 Luka KIPLIMO

1 Marina KOVALEVA 2 Alina PROKOPIEVA 3 Irina YUMANOVA

Marathon

1 Anna HERZBERG

GER 2:56:29

2 Elina JUMMILA

FIN 2:57:22

3 Eeva SAJANTI

FIN 3:00:46

www.helsinkicitymarathon.fi Next date: 12 August 2017


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Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon Iceland Photo: Ian Siepmann

14 August 2016 Adelaide Marathon Festival

19 August 2016 Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race

Australia

Maldives [Race postponed]

Marathon Men

1 Josh HARRIS

AUS 2:24:13

2 Yosuke MAEDA

JPN 2:29:58

3 Sam HICKS

AUS 2:45:06

www.dmrr.mv Next date: tbc

20 August 2016 Hvar Half Marathon

Women

Croatia

1 Julianne BROBERG

AUS 2:54:01

2 Bronwyn YOUNG

AUS 3:02:06

3 Mandy TOWLER

AUS 3:18:15

Men

1 Srdjan SAMARDZIC 2 Janez MAROEVI 3 Aleksandar BALAŽINEC

Half marathon Men

1 Chris ONEILL

Half marathon

AUS 1:10:59 Women

1 Micarla SEXTON

AUS 1:27:05

www.adelaidemarathon.com.au Next date: tbc

14 August 2016 Kuching Marathon Malaysia

Women

1 Danijela KUNA 2 Nikolina ŠUSTIC 3 Natasa ŠUSTI

20 August 2016 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

Canada

KEN 2:38:05

3 Bosuben Benard KIPKEMOI

KEN 2:38:35

Women

KEN 3:07:42

Half marathon

1 David LE PORHO 2 Arnar PETURSSON 3 Bruce CARMICHAEL

CAN 2:29:45 ISL 2:33:15 GBR 2:40:38

Women

1 Betty BOHANE 2 Tanja ILOMAKI 3 Rachel PARKER

KEN 1:06:43

Women

GBR 3:06:27 FIN 3:09:36 GBR 3:11:19

CAN 2:35:21

2 Chris STONE

CAN 2:36:49

3 B KENNY

CAN 2:39:04

www.marathonkuching.com Next date: tbc

1 Helen OLAFSDOTTIR

ETH 2:22:16

2 Jonathan PETERS

AUS 2:23:08

3 Dion FINOCCHIARIO

Women

1 Dawn LADDS-BOND

CAN 3:10:32

2 Melissa KENDRICK

CAN 3:12:17

3 Kim MARSH

CAN 3:15:17

Half marathon 1 Daniel KIPKOECH

ISL 1:10:04

Women

KEN 1:25:32

Men

1 Samual WOLDAMANUEL

ISL 1:24:32

1 Clare GERAUGHTY

AUS 2:50:47

2 Roxie FRASER

AUS 2:55:49

3 Elkie BELCHER

AUS 2:56:58

Half marathon

marathon.is/reykjavik-marathon Next date: 19 August 2017

Men

KEN 1:05:42

1 David DELLOW

Women

1 Jane MURAGE

AUS 2:27:25

Women

Men

Men

1 Hlynur ANDRESSON

Marathon

1 Brendan LUNTY

Half marathon

Men

1 Beatrice Jepkorir RUTTO

Men

KEN 2:55:01

2 Fridah Chepkemoi DOMONGOLE KEN 2:57:03

1 Joseph Mwangi NGARE

Australia Men

Marathon KEN 2:27:17

21 August 2016 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

Marathon

Iceland

2 Samson Kiplagat TENAI

3 Esther Wambui KARIMI

Edmonton Marathon Canada

21 August 2016 Edmonton Marathon

Men

1 Susan Jemutai KOSGEI

CRO 1:26:22 CRO 1:28:45 CRO 1:33:44

www.hvarmarathon.com Next date: tbc

Marathon 1 John Lorono LORIRA

BIH 1:22:40 CRO 1:24:30 CRO 1:26:33

AUS 1:13:23 Women

KEN 1:18:10

www.edmontonmarathon.ca Next date: 20 August 2017

1 Cassie FIEN

AUS 1:13:25

www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au Next date: 20 August 2017 Distance Running | 2016 Edition 4

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org

Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara Mexico

27 August 2016 Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run Norway

Men

ERI 1:06:50 ETH 1:08:13 NOR 1:10:23

Women

1 Anne-Mette JUHL 2 Margun Bye TOSDAL 3 Randi-Marie DYRKOLBOTON

NOR 1:28:36 NOR 1:29:03 NOR 1:33:42

10km (3 September)

Indonesia

Marathon

Marathon

1 David Kiprotich BOWEN 2 Derlys AYALA 3 Elias Rodrigues BASTOS Women

1 Priscilla LORCHIMA 2 Adriana Sutil DA COSTA 3 Hermelinda LOPEZ

ERI

30:14

GBR

34:35

1 Julius Kangethe MBUGUAB 2 Kiprop TONUI 3 Charles KIPSANG

Japan Marathon KEN 2:29:46 KEN 2:29:46 KEN 2:34:46

Women

KEN 2:49:16 BRA 2:59:52 PAR 3:05:41

1 Edinah JERUTO 2 Evelin Nyamu ATTANCHA 3 Irine KIPCHUMBA

Half marathon

Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Maria Leticia ANAZCO

28 August 2016 Hokkaido Marathon

Men

KEN 2:25:05 PAR 2:25:28 PAR 2:29:03

BRA 1:13:29

Women

Women

1 Rebecca HILLAND

Paraguay

1 Leonardo Morais AMORIM

Men

1 Senay FISSEHATSION

28 August 2016 Maybank Bali Marathon

Men

Half marathon 1 Senay FISSEHATSION 2 Frew Zenebe BRKINEH 3 Tomas BEREKET

28 August 2016 Maratón Int’l de Asunción

1 Stanley Kipkoech KIRUI

KEN 2:55:45 KEN 3:02:27 KEN 2:56:49

KEN 1:06:29

Women

PAR 1:29:50

www.pmcpy.org Next date: tbc

www.knarvikmila.no Next date: tbc

27 August 2016 La Ruta de las Iglesias

1 Gladys Jepkechi TARUS

KEN 1:22:37

www.balimarathon.com Next date: tbc

Men

1 Ryo KINAME

JPN 2:13:16

2 Cyrus NJUI

KEN 2:14:38

3 Kaito KOITABASHI

JPN 2:15:02 Women

1 Kaori YOSHIDA

JPN 2:32:33

2 Yuko MIZUGUCHI

JPN 2:33:45

3 Yuka TAKEMOTO

JPN 2:36:41

www.hokkaido-marathon.com Next date: 27 August 2017

28 August 2016 Toyota Media Maratón de Lima 21k & 10k Peru

Ecuador

Half marathon

10km

Men

Men

1 Bisluke Kipkorir KIPLAGAT 2 Fabian Jimmy GOMEZ 3 Edison Vinicio CONLAGO

KEN ECU ECU

31:47 32:12 32:35

1 Luis Ostos CRUZ

PER 1:02:07

2 Willy David CANCHANYA

PER 1:02:18

3 Ulises Jamer MARIN

PER 1:02:52

Women

Women

1 Karie Margaret TOROITCH 2 Diana Judith LANDI 3 Carmen Amelia TOAQUIZA

KEN ECU ECU

36:00 36:04 36:45

1 Luz Mery ROJAS

www.rutadelasiglesias.com Next date: tbc

PER 1:11:59

3 Wilma ARIZAPANA

PER 1:12:12

10km

27 August 2016 Stavanger Marathon

Men

1 Jose Luis ROJAS

PER

30:25

PER

35:32

Women

See race feature on page 17 www.stavangermarathon.no Next date: 26 August 2017

PER 1:11:55

2 Rocio Marisol CANTARA

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Australia

1 Soledad Torre MARIN

Next date: 27 August 2017 Distance Running | 2016 Edition 4

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On Saturday 3 June 2017 the ASICS Stockholm Marathon will take place for the 39th consecutive year. With a course which passes many of Stockholm’s famous landmarks, and with the finish in the Olympic Stadium the race has been called one of the world’s most beautiful.

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SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2017

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stockholmmarathon.se


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 28 August 2016 Longford Marathon

4 September 2016 Pila Int’l Half Marathon Poland

Ireland

Half marathon Marathon

Men

1 Symon KULKA 2 Adam NOWICKI 3 Tomasz GRYCKO

Men

1 Gary OHANLON

IRL 2:28:49

2 Freddy Keron SITTUK

KEN 2:42:04

3 Brian OKELLY

Women

1 Izabela TRZASKALSKA 2 Olga OCHAL KALENDAROVA 3 Marta KRAWCZY SKA

IEL 2:46:44 Women

1 Pauline CURLEY

IRL 2:56:27

2 Christine KINSELLA

IRL 3:27:01

3 Lorraine MCMAHON

IRL 3:37:56

POL 1:04:28 POL 1:05:04 POL 1:05:24 POL 1:12:44 POL 1:15:49 POL 1:15:52

www.pila.halfmarathon.pl Next date: tbc

4 September 2016 10K San José – Costa Rica

Half marathon

Costa Rica

Men

1 Richard GORMAN

10km

IRL 1:11:27

Men

Women

1 Adele WALSH

1 Oscar ALVARENGA 2 Pedro MORA 3 Cesar MIRAVETE

IRL 1:23:55

www.longfordmarathon.com Next date: tbc

28 August 2016 Mandela Day Marathon Republic of South Africa

SSQ Quebec City Marathon Canada

28 August 2016 SSQ Quebec City Marathon Canada Marathon

Marathon

Men

Men

1 Tsepang RAMONENE

LES 2:29:07

2 Tekletsion Kassahun TETERA

ETH 2:30:10

3 Kennedy MELLY

KEN 2:30:38 Women

1 Selam Abere ALEBACHEW

ETH 2:51:47

2 Chelitu Bogale ASEFA

ETH 2:59:14

3 Makhosazane Ladyfair MHLONGO RSA 3:14:16

RSA 1:04:36 Women

ZIM 1:19:28

www.mandelamarathon.co.za Next date: 27 August 2017

28 August 2016 Maratón de la Ciudad de México Mexico

Men

1 Emmanuel MNANGAT

KEN 2:19:30

2 Isaak Kemboi KIMAIYO

KEN 2:19:30 KEN 2:19:50

Women

1 Diana LOBACEVSKE

LTU 2:40:31

2 Shewarge AMARE

ETH 2:43:20

3 Karina VILLAZANA

PER 2:43:54

www.maratoncdmx.com/index.php Next date: tbc

1 Andree PAQUET 2 Joanne NORMAND 3 Mylene SANSOUCY

CAN 2:50:48 CAN 3:00:07 CAN 3:00:32

Half marathon

Women

only by Joseph Nyokwoyo and Eloy Sanchez. From 18km he enjoyed the final downhill, his speciality, to record his third win at this event. As the women’s race entered the final stages favourite Dulce Maria Rodriguez faced a determined challenge from Caroline Jebiwot which she was unable to resist, ending hopes of another Mexican double.

1 Anthony LAROUCHE

Men

CAN 1:07:51 KEN 1:20:48

quebecmarathon.com Next date: 27 August 2017

3 September 2016 Petra Desert Marathon See race feature on page 21 www.petra-desert-marathon.com Next date: 26 August 2017

4 September 2016 Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara Mexico

1 Daniel VARGAS 2 Joseph NYOKWOYO 3 Eloy SANCHEZ

MEX 1:06:20 KEN 1:06:44 MEX 1:06:52

The race, marking the centenary of the Atlas Sport Club, attracted over 5500 enthusiastic runners for whom the forecasted rainfall disappeared, making it a perfect morning.

KEN 1:16:41 MEX 1:17:19 KEN 1:18:03

www.mediomaratonatlas.com Next date: tbc

4 September 2016 Minsk Half Marathon Belarus

Of the two defending champions and favourites Daniel Vargas retained his title. It was not an easy task. Mexican runners Juan Carlos Romero, Eloy Sanchez, Jorge Rivera and the surprising Jose Luis Santana fought Daniel for the lead with a group of runners from Kenya. After 16km Daniel broke away followed

Marathon Men

1 Rafal CZARNECKI 2 Joesl Maina MWANGI 3 Grzegorz CZY

POL 2:39:44 KEN 2:39:51 POL 2:44:44

1 Ruth Chemisto MATEBO 2 Katarzyna WESOŁOWSKA 3 Anna BODZIONY

KEN 2:57:35 POL 3:34:55 POL 3:36:08

Half marathon 1 Dominic Mailu MUSYIMI

KEN 1:05:15

Women

1 Lilia FISKOVICZ

MDV 1:16:16

www.festiwalbiegowy.pl Next date: 8 September 2017

9 September 2016 SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k

10 September 2016 Jungfrau-Marathon

1:10:12 BLR 1:11:40 BLR 1:11:51

Marathon

Men

Switzerland Men

1 Robbie SIMPSON 2 Birhannu MEKONNEN 3 Stephan WENK

GBR 3:00:12 ETH 3:05:34 SUI 3:06:18

Women

LTU

32:34

BLR

37:34

Women

1 Anastasia GUZAKOVA

Poland

KEN 1:03:01 KEN 1:03:38 UKR 1:04:12

10.5km 1 Dmitris SERJOGINS

9 September 2016 Running Festival of the Economic Forum

www.tallinnmarathon.ee Next date: 8 September 2017

Women

1 Olga PRONKO 2 Volha MAZURONAK 3 Nina SAVINA

www.marathoncostarica.com Next date: tbc

See race feature on page 31

Half marathon 1 Hillary KIPTUM 2 Abel Kibet KIPROP 3 Vitaliy SHAFAR

42:21 44:13 44:42

Men

Women

1 Caroline JEBIWOT 2 Dulce Maria RODRIGUEZ 3 Leah KIGEN

1 Heidy ARIAS 2 Sonia HERNANDEZ 3 Mayra PEREIRA

Women

Half marathon

Men

Men

Marathon

3 Rogers Ondato GESABWA

Women

1 Jane MURAGE

Men

1 Rutendo NYAHORA

ETH 2:30:41 KEN 2:36:08 CAN 2:39:37

Women

Half marathon 1 Elroy GELANT

1 Ebisa EJIGU 2 Evans MAIKO 3 Brendan LUNTY

28:36 33:54 34:02

www.polomarathon.by Next date: 10 September 2017

1 Martina STRAHL 2 Michelle MAIER 3 Aline CAMBOULIVES

SUI 3:19:16 GER 3:30:23 FRA 3:39:39

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10 September 2016 Stockholm Half Marathon Sweden

Lithuania Half marathon Marathon

Men

1 Mustafa MOHAMED 2 Abraham ADHANOM 3 Nasir DAWUD

Men

SWE 1:04:51 ERI 1:05:21 ERI 1:09:19

1 Christopher ZABLOCKI 2 Dzimitry HRYHORYEU 3 Vilius ALELIUNAS

Women

1 Roman MENGISTU 2 Camilla RICHARDSSON 3 Charlotte KARLSSON

POL 2:25:55 UKR 2:26:09 LTU 2:33:09

Women

ETH 1:16:03 FIN 1:17:38 SWE 1:19:42

1 Loreta PETKEVICIENE 2 Alionka KORNIJE 3 Elena MAKAREVICH

www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se Next date: 9 September 2017

LTU 3:02:31 3:10:38 3:18:15

Half marathon Men

11 September 2016 31st Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon

1 Valdas DOPOLSKAS 1 Diana LOBACEVSKE

www.runinbudapest.com Next date: 10 September 2017

11 September 2016 34th PKO Wroclaw Maraton

11 September 2016 Ladakh Marathon

Poland

India

Marathon Men

Marathon

1 Cosmas Mutuku KYEVA 2 Silas Kiprono TOO 3 Moses Kipruto KIBIRE

Men

IND 3:12:10 IND 3:17:05 IND 3:17:18 IND 3:34:26 IND 4:08:47 IND 4:22:07

11 September 2016 Golden Ring Yaroslavl Half Marathon

Men

IND 6:53:36 Women

1 Sonam CHUSKIT

KEN 2:34:09 KEN 2:42:21 KEN 2:46:17

www.wroclawmaraton.pl Next date: tbc

Khardung-La Challenge (72km) 1 Tsewang TOKDAN

KEN 2:14:38 KEN 2:18:37 KEN 2:18:55

Women

1 Stella Jepngetich BARSOSIO 2 Gladys Jepkirui BIWOTT 3 Hellen KIMUTAI

Women

1 Tsetan DOLKAR 2 Shikha PAHWA 3 Namgyal LHAMO

LTU 1:14:57

www.vilniusmarathon.lt Next date: 10 September 2017

See race feature on page 27

1 Jigmet NAMIGAL 2 Stanzin NURBU 3 Jigmet NORBOO

LTU 1:07:40

Women

Russia

IND 9:41:20

www.ladakhmarathon.com Next date: tbc

The race incorporated the Russian National Championships and was won in a new course record time. There were 5500 participants overall of which 1600 ran the half marathon.

11 September 2016 Maratón de las Flores Medellín Colombia

Half marathon Among the four races held a total of 12,728 runners took part, coming from 30 different countries and 180 districts of Colombia. Countries represented included Germany, Brazil, USA, France, Great Britain, India and many more.

Marathon

Men

Maratón de las Flores Medellín Colombia

11 September 2016 Volksbank-MünsterMarathon

11 September 2016 Quito Últimas Noticias 15k

Germany

Ecuador

KEN 2:17:52 KEN 2:21:33 COL 2:23:43

Marathon

KEN 2:37:32 KEN 2:39:29 COL 2:45:10

1 David KIPROTICH Women

1 Ogla KIMAIYO

KEN 1:14:19

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RUS

33:52

www.yaroslavlhalfmarathon.com Next date: tbc

Men

KEN 2:12:59

1 Kipkorir BISLUKE

KEN

46:48

17 September 2016 Beijing Marathon

2 Rogers MELLY

KEN 2:13:37

2 Raúl MACHACUAY

ECU

46:58

China

3 Hosea KIPKEMBOI

KEN 2:13:59

3 Miguel ALMACHI

ECU

47:07

Women

KEN 1:06:04

RUS 1:19:19 RUS 1:27:32 RUS 1:29:15

1 Duncan KOECH

Half marathon Men

1 Elena DANILOVA 2 Elena SKOBLINA 3 Lyudmila KHODAKOVA

1 Dmitriy KOSTROV

15km

Men

Women

1 Caroline Chemutai TOMEN 2 Pauline WANGUI 3 Sandra Marcela ROSAS

RUS 1:10:12 RUS 1:10:45 RUS 1:11:22

Women

Men

1 Amos Kiprotich KIPLAGAT 2 Peter LEMAYIAN 3 Jose David CARDONA

1 Andrey BRYUKHANKOV 2 Andrey BARISHNIKOV 3 Dmitriy KOROVIN

Women

1 Elizabeth RUMOKOL

KEN 2:33:01

1 Wilma ARIZAPANA

ECU

2 Yoshiko SAKAMOTO

JPN 2:38:46

2 Carmen Amelia TOAQUIZA

ECU

53:42 54:17

3 Salina JEBET

KEN 2:42:27

3 Grace WOANBOI

KEN

55:37

www.volksbank-muenster-marathon.de

www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.ec

Next date: 10 September 2017

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Copenhagen Half Marathon Denmark 2:23:26 in Paris last year. It was also the best women’s time in Beijing for 11 years. She led with compatriots Melkam Gizaw and Hamila Hussen for the first 13km. Hussen slowed from 14km leaving the other two to run together for another 26km before Mengistu pulled away. North Korean Jo UnOk, who improved by more than five minutes at the 2016 Pyongyang Marathon this year, came a distant third. The men’s race was also decided after 40km but the winning time was slow. Ayenew stunned a field that included eight sub-2:10 runners to register the slowest winning time since countryman Siraj Gena’s 2:15:45 in 2010, nearly four minutes slower than Tadese Tola’s 2013 course record of 2:07:16. The lead pack began to shrink after 16km with eight men left at 20km and only four — all Ethiopians — at 25km. Andualem Belay dropped back at 33km and Mesfin Teshome at 38km leaving Ayenew and 2014 Hong Kong Marathon winner Feyera Gemeda to run shoulder-to-shoulder for 2km more before Ayenew sped away to win. 30,000 runners took part. This year’s race started in the landmark Tian’anmen Square and finished

outside the “Bird’s Nest” stadium, host to the 2008 Olympic Games and 2015 IAAF World Championships.

Marathon Men

1 Mekuant AYENE 2 Feyera GEMEDA 3 Mesfin TESHOME

ETH 2:11:09 ETH 2:11:30 ETH 2:11:56 Women

1 Meseret MENGISTU 2 Melkan GIZAW 3 Un-Ok JO

18 September 2016 Copenhagen Half Marathon

Costa Rica

Denmark

Marathon

Half marathon Men

Men

1 Hillary Kipchirchir KIMAIYO 2 Pedro Mora SUESCUN 3 Juan Carlos CARDONA

KEN 2:28:31 CRC 2:35:45 COL 2:41:10

1 James Mwangi WANGARI 2 Stephen Kosgei KIBET 3 Albert KANGOGO

KEN 2:55:52 CRC 2:56:27 CRC 3:02:29

1 Hiwot Gebrekidan GEBREMARYAMETH 1:08:00 2 Eunice Chebichii CHUMBA BRN 1:08:04 3 Veronicah Nyaruai WANJIRU KEN 1:08:06

www.beijing-marathon.com/en Next date: tbc

17 September 2016 BMW Oslo Marathon Norway

1 Genoveva Jelagat KIGEN 2 Heidy Arias OVARES 3 Jenny Méndez SUANCA

Men

CRC 1:09:25

Women

1 Ana Maria SEGURA

CRC 1:24:15

www.tamarindobeachmarathon.com Next date: tbc

Marathon Men

NOR 2:21:50 ETH 2:28:53 NOR 2:30:18

18 September 2016 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Republic of South Africa

Women

1 Marthe Katrine MYHRE 2 Hilde ADERS 3 Laila MEHUS

NOR 2:43:31 NOR 2:51:03 NOR 2:59:33

Half marathon Men

1 Okubamichael FISSEHATSION

Men

ETH 2:08:41 KEN 2:08:47 KEN 2:09:21

18 September 2016 Dam tot Damloop Netherlands Edwin Kiptoo launched his attack after 11km so fiercely that he shook all competition off with only Joshua Chetegei able to keep vaguely in touch with him. Alice Aprot broke away right from the start. It was a lonely race for the 4th-placer from the Olympic 10,000m in Rio and her longest distance so far. Kiptoo won the man-woman race where women are given a head start.

Women

ERI 1:05:49

Women

1 Rebecca Louise HILLAND

Marathon 1 Asefa NEGEWO 2 Emmanuel Keter TIROP 3 Barnabas KIPTUM

59:07 59:28 59:29

copenhagenhalfmarathon.dk Next date: 17 September 2017

Half marathon 1 Juan Carlos TRUJILLO

KEN KEN KEN

Women

Women

ETH 2:25:56 ETH 2:26:10 PRK 2:33:38

1 Marius VEDVIK 2 Frew Zenebe BRKINEH 3 Kenneth SMEBY

17 September 2016 Tamarindo Beach Marathon

NOR 1:16:46

www.oslomaraton.no/en Next date: 15–16 September 2017

1 Tish JONES 2 Megertu GELETU 3 Lebogang PHALULA

RSA 2:36:13 ETH 2:36:34 RSA 2:38:00

www.capetownmarathon.com Next date: 17 September 2017

A total of 45,000 runners took part making the event the largest 10 English Mile race in the world. In the morning 4000 children took part in the Mini Dam tot Damloop Distance Running | 2016 Edition 4

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10 Miles (16.1km) Men

1 Edwin KIPTOO 2 Joshua CHETEGEI 3 Abrar OSMAN

KEN KEN ETH

45:25 45:38 46:12

KEN ETH KEN

51:59 52:34 53:03

Women

1 Alice APROT 2 Tejitu DABA 3 Luci KARIMI

www.damloop.nl Next date: 16–17 September 2017

18 September 2016 Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone Portugal Half marathon Men

1 Daniel ROTICH 2 Pius Maiyo KIROP 3 Sammy KURUI

UGA 1:00:59 KEN 1:01:54 KEN 1:01:55 Women

1 Nao ISAKA 2 Martha AKENO 3 Filomena COSTA

JPN 1:12:12 KEN 1:13:16 POR 1:13:27

www.meiamaratonasportzone.com Next date: 17 September 2017

18 September 2016 PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon See race feature on page 37 www.satarahillmarathon.com Next date: tbc

18 September 2016 Scottish Half Marathon & 10K Great Britain Over 5000 runners took part in the Half Marathon and 10km which both finished at the spectacular Musselburgh Racecourse. 4000 half marathon runners set off from Meadowmill Sports Centre on a bright, sunny day to a great reception from the crowds of roadside spectators. An estimated £500,000 was raised for charity by runners, in particular for official race charity Cancer Research UK. Dianne Lauder beat the women’s course record by four minutes. Natasha Wilson completed both races, starting the 10km at 09.00 and just two hours later set off with the half marathon runners. These challenges came off the back of a

BMW Oslo Marathon Norway Photo: Ian Siepmann

turbulent year where the University of Glasgow student was struck by the official motorcyclist when competing for Great Britain in a Duathlon event. Soon after she was dragged along by the wind of a lorry driver speeding along the cycle course and flipped off her bike. After a suspected broken neck, Natasha walked away with an AC dislocation and internal bleeding in her right kidney. She says her experiences have made her appreciate sport — and particularly running — even more.

Half marathon

18 September 2016 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) Australia Marathon Men

1 Tomohiro TANIGAWA

JPN 2:12:13

2 Belachew Alemayehu AMETA

ETH 2:13:09

3 Julius Muriuki WAHOME

KEN 2:14:15

Women

1 Makda HARUN

BRN 2:39:02

3 Yinli HE

CHN 2:44:17

Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Bryan MACKIE

GBR 1:11:36

2 James BENNETT

GBR 1:13:22

3 Craig REID

GBR 1:13:55 Women

1 Dianne LAUDER

ETH 2:32:22

2 Merima MOHAMMED

1 Kei KATANISHI

JPN 1:05:22 Women

1 Victoria BECK

AUS 1:18:25

www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au GBR 1:20:14

2 Mia LUTSCH

Next date: 17 September 2017

1:26:21

3 Jo NEWENS

GBR 1:26:24

10km Men

1 Scott STIRLING

18 September 2016 Medio Maratón Int’l Tlajomulco-Cajititlán

GBR

31:19

Mexico

GBR

37:53

[Results unobtainable]

Women

1 Sarah LAVERTY

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) Australia

www.scottishhalfmarathon.com Next date: 24 September 2017

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Men

KEN 1:02:04 KEN 1:03:49 KEN 1:03:55

Women

1 Pauline EYAPAN 2 Haruna TAKADA 3 Pauline Naragoi ESIKON

KEN 1:12:52 JPN 1:13:05 KEN 1:13:39

www.maratoninadiudine.it Next date: tbc

18 September 2016 19th Int’l WACHAUmarathon

Marathon Men

ETH 2:03:03

2 Wilson KIPSANG

KEN 2:03:13

3 Evans CHEBET

KEN 2:05:31 Women

Men

ETH 2:20:45

2 Birhane DIBABA

ETH 2:23:58

3 Ruti AGA

ETH 2:24:41

GBR 2:32:59 AUT 2:38:01 AUT 2:42:54

Great Britain

AUT 3:08:29 AUT 3:12:03 AUT 3:13:12

1 Mohammad ABU-REZEQ

GBR 2:20:52

2 Patryk GIERJATOWICE

POL 2:25:28

3 Kyle GREIG

GBR 2:26:22

1 Kirui CHERUIYOT

1 Jennifer WETTON KEN

59:53

Women

1 Perendis LEKAPANA

KEN 1:09:49

Germany Kenenisa Bekele ran the second fastest time ever in a thrilling duel with former world record holder Wilson Kipsang. He smashed Haile Gebrselassie's Ethiopian record of 2:03:59 set in Berlin back in 2008, then a world record. After a quick first 5km in 14:18 the pace settled at around world record schedule (halfway was passed in 1:01:10). After 30km Kipsang edged ahead but Bekele gradually clawed his way back into contention. But at 34km Kipsang went ahead again, holding an advantage of 30-40m through to about 38km before Bekele closed down on him again. They ran together up to 41km after which Bekele started his winning surge. Ethiopia’s Aberu Kebede took the women’s race in the second fastest time in the world this year. It was her third win in Berlin after victories in 2010 and 2012. She had a relatively easy time of it beating compatriot Birhane Dibaba by over 86

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2 Victoria HUNTER

GBR 2:59:37

3 Jill MYKURA

GBR 3:07:05

KEN 1:04:10 Women

KEN 1:12:31

2 Cherono Beatrice KEN

KEN 1:13:57

3 Maryanne WANJIRU

KEN 1:15:41

www.ingrouteduvin.lu Next date: tbc

25 September 2016 38th PZU Warsaw Marathon

1 Neil RENAULT

2 Douglas Kipsanai CHEBII

KEN 2:11:26

3 Dominic Kangor KIMWETICH

KEN 2:11:49

1 Gladys KIBIWOTT

BRN 2:36:34

Men

1 Artem ALEKSEEV

RUS 2:13:40

2 Fedor SHUTOV

RUS 2:14:31

3 Yuri CHECHUN

RUS 2:15:07 Women

1 Tatiana ARYASOVA 2 Natalya STARKOVA 3 Olga TARANTINOVA

RUS 2:32:34 RUS 2:33:36 RUS 2:36:04

moscowmarathon.org Next date: tbc

25 September 2016 Carrera de la Mujer Colombia 10km Colombia [Results unobtainable] www.carreradelamujercolombia.com Next date: tbc

KEN 2:40:38

2 Hildah CHEBOI

KEN 2:45:39

3 Emma PRIDEAUX

GBR 3:01:15

Half marathon Men

1 Alex WALL-CLARKE

GBR 1:11:04

Women

1 Emma DEWS

GBR 1:21:26

www.run-bmf.com

Estonia Marathon 1 Raivo ALLA

EST 2:28:09 LAT 2:34:28

2 Tizita Niguse WUBISHET

ETH 2:37:31

2 Jevgenijs TURKINS

3 Jane Mwikli MUIA

KEN 2:39:11

3 Rait RATASEPP

www.warsawmarathon.com Next date: tbc

Great Britain

Marathon

1 Eddah JEPKOSGEI

Men

35:03

Russia

KEN 2:25:44

Women

Women

GBR

25 September 2016 Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon

3 Julius Kiplagat KORIR

KEN 2:08:55

30:37

www.lochnessmarathon.com Next date: 24 September 2017

MAR 2:20:45

1 October 2016 Tartu City Marathon

GBR Women

1 Fanni

KEN 2:17:59

2 Abdelhadi EL MOUAZIZ

Next date: tbc

1 October 2016 Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Men

1 Stanley Kiprotich BETT

Poland

River Ness 10km

www.wachaumarathon.com Next date: 17 September 2017

25 September 2016 BMW Berlin Marathon

3 Erick KOSKEI

Men

Women

Men

ETH 1:03:59

1 Ezekial OMULLO

Men

Half marathon

KEN 1:03:57

2 Mengistu Zelalem GEZAHAGN

Marathon

Marathon

Women

1 Christina OBERNDORFER 2 Alexandra SCHOSSER 3 Katharina LEUTHNER

Men

1 Kalipus LOMWAI

1 Nancy ARUSEI

1 Aberu KEBEDE

25 September 2016 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

Marathon

Marathon

Men

1 Kenenisa BEKELE

challenge to run 401 marathons in as many days as a charity fundraiser.

Luxembourg Half marathon

www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com Next date: 24 September 2017

Austria

1 Ben GAMBLE 2 Mario STURMLECHNER 3 Herbert RIETER

25 September 2016 ING Route du Vin Half Marathon

41,283 runners from 122 countries entered the 43rd edition of the race.

Half marathon 1 Joash Kipruto KOECH 2 Henry Kimtai KIBET 3 Dennis Kopkorir RUTOH

three minutes. Ruti Aga aged 22, made it an Ethiopian sweep of the podium.

Under brilliant blue skies Kenyans Stanley Kiprotich Bett, Julius Kiplagat Korir and Japhet Koech along with Moroccan Abdelhadi El Mouaziz broke clear early on. They were still together as they ran over Bournemouth Pier and with nine miles remaining. Bett surged clear in the closing stages to take the win and said: “There was some strong wind but I just ran my own race. I enjoyed the Bournemouth sunshine too.” Eddah Jepkosgei of Kenya held off a strong challenge from compatriot Hildah Cheboi in the women’s race. Jepkosgei said: “I liked the route. The day and the sunshine was lovely.”

EST 2:35:45 Women

1 Jana TREIER

EST 3:07:47

2 Margit MÄLTER

EST 3:11:01

3 Sille PUHU

EST 3:11:26

Half marathon Men

1 Indrek TOBRELUTS

EST 1:14:32

Women

1 Ilona MARHELE

LAT 1:18:03

www.tartumaraton.ee Next date: tbc

2 October 2016 RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne Germany Marathon Men

1 Raymond Kipchumb CHOGE

KEN 2:08:39

2 Nicholas KAMAYKA

KEN 2:10:22

3 Allan KIPRONO

KEN 2:10:41 Women

1 Bornes KITUR

KEN 2:32:16

2 Maike SCHOEN

GER 2:47:51

3 Claudia Maria HENNEKEN

GER 3:03:00

Half marathon Men

Ben Smith sounded the start of the race at 10.00 and ran the coastal marathon route around Bournemouth and Poole to record the 398th marathon of his

1 Tom GROSCHEL

GER 1:04:52 Women

1 Laura HOTTENROTT

GER 1:15:15

www.cologne-marathon.com Next date: tbc


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

Feb

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Sep

Dec

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

Argentina Buenos Aires Int’l Marathon Oct 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 fb: facebook.com/Yerevanhalfmarathon/ Australia Adelaide Marathon Festival Pieter de Wit E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.adelaidemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ AdelaideRunningFestival

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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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

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) Sep Wayne Larden E: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au W: www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/officialbsrf

Linker Oevert 1/2 Marathon Oct Kid Van Thienen E: kvth@telenet.be W: www.linkeroeverthalfmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/ZPKj2k

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

Jul

Austria 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 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

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

Sep

Jan

Run Barbados Marathon Weekend Dec Island Races (Zary Evelyn, Kristina Evelyn & Peter Gibbs) E: runbarbados@gmail.com W: www.runbarbados.org fb: facebook.com/RunBarbadosSeries/

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Bosnia *Banja Luka Half Marathon May Vladimir Selec E: info@banjalukamarathon.com W: www.banjalukamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/banjalukamarathon/ Vidovdan 10km Road Race Borislav Djurdjevic E: vidovdanskatrka@gmail.com W: www.vidovdanskatrka.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWyifL

Jun

Botswana

Barbados Aug

Apr

Belfius Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon Oct Greg Broekmans E: info@golazo.com W: www.belfiusbrusselsmarathon.be fb: facebook.com/brusselsmarathon

McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival Aug Brian Armit E: admin@townsvillerunningfestival.com W: www.townsvillerunningfestival.com fb: facebook.com/townsvillerunningfest

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

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

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

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Aug Jason Crowther E: jason@atlasmultisports.com.au W: www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ SunshineCoastMarathon

Bahamas

May

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

Jun

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

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

May

Scotiabank Vancouver Jun Half-Marathon & 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 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 Oct 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 Kinmen Marathon Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw We Run Taipei 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

Feb

Jan

Apr

Dec

Mar


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

Mar

Losinjski Half Marathon sep Miroslav Cavlek E: miroslav.cavlek@ri.t-com.hr W: www.ak-losinj.hr Zagreb Marathon & Half Oct Franjo Kordic E: zagrebacki.atletski. savez@gmail.com W: www.zagreb-marathon.com fb: hr-hr.facebook.com/zagreb.marathon Cuba

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

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

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

Jul

Cyprus

¼ de Maraton Ciudad de Bucaramanga – FCV Oct Mariela Sanchez Aguirre E: marielasanchez@fcv.org W: www.fcv.org/maraton fb: facebook.com/FCVColombia Maratón de las Flores Medellín Sep Gustavo Orozco Posada E: direccion@maratonmedellin.com W: www.maratonmedellin.co fb: facebook.com/maratonmedellin 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 Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon Gustavo Alvarez E: info@correcaminoscr.com W: www.maratoncorrecaminos.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEc 10K San José – Costa Rica Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEg San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWyj3p

Jul

Sep

Dec

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

90

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

Mar

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

May

H.C. Andersen Marathon Oct Torben Simonsen E: ts@hcamarathon.dk W: www.hcamarathon.dk fb: on.fb.me/1bWymfl

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

May

Sep

Aug

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: https://facebook.com/UN15K

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Aug

Paris St Germain en Laye – La Course May Bruno Boukobza E: bruno.boukobza@gmail.com W: www.parissaintgermainlacourse.com fb: on.fb.me/1vnXjoB Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l Marathon Nov Mauny Nicolas E: info@marathondelarochelle.com W: marathondelarochelle.com fb: facebook.com/marathonLR

SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k Sep Mati Lilliallik E: info@tallinnmarathon.ee W: www.tallinnmarathon.ee fb: facebook.com/SEBTallinnMarathon/

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/

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

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

Estonia

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon Stuart Horsewood E: bank.info@sc.com W: www.sc.com/fk/marathon

Mar

*Helsinki Half Marathon Jun Aki Nummela E: info@helsinkihalfmarathon.fi W: www.helsinkihalfmarathon.fi fb: facebook.com/helsinkihalfmarathon Paavo Nurmi Marathon Kari Ahonen E: info@paavonurmisports.fi W: www.paavonurmimarathon.fi fb: on.fb.me/1SlsUaQ

Jul

Jul

France French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes Nov Hugues Lelievre E: communication@azur-sport.org W: www.frenchrivieramarathon.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

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 Georgia

Helsinki City Marathon Aug Markku Haverinen E: maraton@sul.fi W: www.helsinkicitymarathon.fi fb: facebook.com/HelsinkiCityMarathon

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

Guayaquil Marathon Oct Diego Maruri E: diegomaruri@dm3.com W: www.dm3.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymvQ

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

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

Finland

Denmark

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon Dorte Vibjerg E: vibjerg@sparta.dk W: www.copenhagenmarathon.dk fb: facebook.com/cphmarathon

Jan

Great Ethiopian Run 10km Nov Ermias Ayele E: ermias@ethiopianrun.org W: www.ethiopianrun.org fb: facebook.com/GreatEthiopianRun

Ecuador

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

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

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

Apr

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Oct Jo Schindler E: mail@frankfurt-marathon.com W: www.frankfurt-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/ffmmarathon Hella Hamburg Halbmarathon Karsten Schölermann E: schoelermann@ dielaufgesellschaft.de W: www.hamburg-halbmarathon.de

Jun

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

HAJ Hannover Marathon Apr Stefanie Eichel E: kontakt@marathon-hannover.de W: www.marathon-hannover.de fb: facebook.com/MarathonHannover Munich Marathon Oct Gernot Weigl E: info@muenchenmarathon.de W: www.muenchenmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/muenchenmarathon Volksbank-Münster-Marathon Sep Michael Brinkmann E: info@volksbank-muenstermarathon.de W: www.volksbank-muenster-marathon.de fb: on.fb.me/1bWylIv iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg May Guenter Herrmann E: g.herrmann@wuerzburgmarathon.de W: www.wuerzburg-marathon.de fb: facebook.com/Wuerzburg.Marathon Great Britain Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Claire O Neill E: claire.oneill@ belfastcitymarathon.org W: www.belfastcitymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjv

May

*Bournemouth Marathon Festival Oct Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.run-bmf.com fb: on.fb.me/WWhtwp 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: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.edinburghmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ EdinburghMarathonFestival Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running Malcolm Sutherland E: info@lochnessmarathon.com W: www.lochnessmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/lochnessmarathon

May

Sep

Milton Keynes Marathon May Andrew Hully E: run@miltonkeynesmarathon.co.uk W: www.mkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MiltonKeynesMarathon *Scottish Half Marathon & 10K Sep Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.scottishhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ScottishHalfMarathon JCP Swansea Half Marathon 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 fb: bit.ly/2bvGYfV

Mar

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great Apr Drosos Christopoulos E: info@atgm.gr, info@ alexanderthegreatmarathon.org W: www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWylYY


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

Spar Budapest Marathon Oct Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: www.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/

*Nafplio Marathon Mar Evangelos Papapostolou E: racedirector@nafpliomarathon.gr W: www.nafpliomarathon.gr fb: on.fb.me/1DXeYsT

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

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

Apr

May

Iceland

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

Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon Aug Svava Oddný Ásgeirsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/reykjavik-marathon fb: facebook.com/Reykjavikurmarathon Suzuki Midnight Sun Run Svava Oddný Ásgeirsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/midnight-run fb: on.fb.me/1bWyoUI

Jun

Greenland Polar Circle Marathon Oct Lars Fyhr E: lf@albatros-adventure.com W: www.polar-circle-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/polarcirclemarathon/ Guam United Airlines Guam Marathon Apr Ben Ferguson E: info@guaminternationalmarathon.com W: www.guammarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ guaminternationalmarathon Hong Kong, China Gammon China Coast Marathon & Half Jan David Smith E: chinacoastmarathon2017@gmail.com W: www.avohk.org Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon William Ko E: hkmarathon@hkaaa.com W: www.hkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/hkmarathon Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Championships Alan Wong Kim Lun E: inquiry@hkaaa.com W: www.hkaaa.com fb: facebook.com/ilovehkaaa

Dec

*Tata Steel Kolkata 25k Hugh Jones E: tsk25@procam.in, aimssec@aol.com W: www.tsk25.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/TSKolkata25

Hungary 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/

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Sep

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

Feb

UNICEF Charity Run Half Marathon & 10km Nov Ann Choy E: ann.choy@unicef.org.hk W: run.unicef.org.hk fb: facebook.com/runforchildren

Lake Balaton Supermarathon Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: www.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/

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

Goa River Marathon Nitin Bandekar E: nbandekar@nrbgroup.biz W: www.goarivermarathon.com fb: facebook.com/goarivermarathon

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 *Tarblazer 21.1 S. Shashidhar E: shashi@sportman.in W: www.sportman.in/tarblazer/

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Feb

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

Aug

Jakarta Marathon Oct Jacqueline Losung E: jacqueline@inspirogroup.co.id W: www.thejakartamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TheJKTMarathon Iraq Erbil Marathon Oct Abdulsattar Younus E: erbilmarathon@yahoo.com W: www.erbilmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/JifjR5 Ireland

India

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

Vadodara Int’l Half Marathon Amit Bhatnagar E: baptistd_02@rediffmail.com W: www.vadodaramarathon.com

Dec

Dec

Cork City Marathon Jim O’Donovan E: info@corkcitymarathon.ie W: www.corkcitymarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/corkcitymarathon

Jun

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Oct Jim Aughney E: office@dublinmarathon.ie W: www.sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/dublinmarathon Longford Marathon Fr Ciaran McGovern E: info@longfordmarathon.com W: www.longfordmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/longfordmarathon

Aug

Waterford Viking Marathon Jun Joe Cawley E: info@waterfordvikingmarathon.com W: www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1HWuFDI 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

Sep

Jan

Dec

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

Sep

Jun

Chia Laguna Half Marathon Apr Marcello Magnani E: marcello@mgsport.it W: www.chialagunahalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ chialagunahalfmarathon Trento Half Marathon Oct Ferruccio Demadonna E: gilbertoconati@gmail.com W: www.trentorunningfestival.it fb: facebook.com/trentorunningfestival

Dogi’s Half Marathon Michele Stellon E: info@dogishalfmarathon.it W: www.dogishalfmarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1UGyWR0 Trieste Green Europe Marathon Fabio Carini E: fabio.carini@bavisela.it W: www.bavisela.it fb: facebook.com/baviselatrieste

Apr

May

Treviso Marathon 1.4 and Half Mauro Miani E: info@trevisomarathon.com W: www.trevisomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonaDiTreviso Turin Half Marathon Luigi Chiabrera E: info@turinmarathon.it W: www.turinmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/turinmarathon

Mar

May

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

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

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

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

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

Maratona di San Valentino 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

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

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

Mar

Apr

May

Feb

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

Verona Marathon Nov Stefano Stanzial E: stefano@veronamarathon.it W: www.veronamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/veronamarathon Jamaica Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K Dec Alfred Francis E: racedirector@reggaemarathon.com W: www.reggaemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ReggaeMarathon Japan

Dec

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

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

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

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

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Apr

Aug

Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Marathon Feb Masaharu Kaji E: marugame-half@aroma.ocn.ne.jp W: www.km-half.com *Kanazawa Marathon Oct Yukiyoshi Yamano E: marathon@city.kanazawa.lg.jp W: www.kanazawa-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/kanazawa.marathon. soshiki


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*Kitakyushu Marathon Feb Kenji Kitahashi E: toiawase@kitakyushu-marathon.jp W: kitakyushu-marathon.jp fb: on.fb.me/VyPKjJ 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 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.nagoya fb: facebook.com/nagoya.womens. marathon Nara Marathon Shogo Arai E: athletic@nara-marathon.jp W: www.nara-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/naramarathon.jp

Apr

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.marathon.tokyo/en/ fb: facebook.com/tokyo42195.org

Feb

*Toyama Marathon Oct Takakazu Ishii E: tm-info@toyamamarathon.com W: www.toyamamarathon.com/entry/ oversea.html

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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

Dec

Aug

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

Apr

Korea

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

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

Daegu Int’l Marathon Rachel Lee E: rachel.soul.lee@gmail.com W: marathon.daegusports.or.kr fb: facebook.com/daegumarathon

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

Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l Marathon, 10km & 5km Apr Kim Ok Sun E: sn1976@korea.kr, sn1976@hanmail.net W: www.smgmara.com 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

Seoul 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

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Macau, China 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

May

Standard Chartered KL Marathon Oct 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

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

Mexico Maratón Aguascalientes Oct Jose Luis Trujillo Alcala E: maratonaguascalientes@ hotmail.com W: www.maratonaguascalientes.com.mx fb: facebook.com/maratonaguascalientes

Lithuania

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

Incheon Int’l Half Marathon Jaeyoung Kwak E: tingi@naver.com W: www.incheonmarathon.co.kr

May

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

Chosunilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon Oct Ina Choi E: marathon@chosun.com W: marathon.chosun.com fb: facebook.com/marathonchosun Apr

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

Latvia

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

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

Gyeonggi Int’l Half Marathon We Jang Ryang E: artwjr@empas.com W: www.ggimarathon.com

Mauritius

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

Lebanon

Kazakhstan

Dec

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

Kuwait

Kenya

Ohme-Hochi 30km Feb Road Race & 10km 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

Jordan Samsung Amman Int’l Marathon Oct Lina El Kurd E: l.kurd@runjordan.com W: www.runjordan.com fb: on.fb.me/1f9ilRz

Aug

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

Jun

Sep

Jan

Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio Maratón Jun Adriana Corach E: corach@corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx W: www.corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx fb: bit.ly/2cEPAVs 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 Feb Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: medio.maratonguadalajara.org fb: https://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

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

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

Jul

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 Oct Dmitri Voloshin E: marathon@marathon.md W: www.marathon.md fb: facebook.com/ chisinaumarathon/?fref=ts Montenegro Podgorica Marathon Oct Milan Madžgalj E: maraton@t-com.me W: www.maraton.co.me fb: on.fb.me/1Sh24z2 Morocco *Marathon Vert D’Agadir 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

Mar

Semi Marathon Int’l de Laayoune Nov Mohamed Derhim E: mohamedderhim@atlassahara.ma W: www.semi-marathon-laayoune.ma

Maratón Powerade Monterrey Dec Edilberto González Serna E: edilbertogonzalez.accnl@gmail.com W: www.maratonmonterrey.com fb: facebook.com/Maratonmty

RAHAL 10k Int’l Marrakech Oct Rachid Ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com, info@running.ma W: www.running.ma

21km Nuevo Leon Nov Luciano Ramirez Gallardo E: atletismonuevoleon@gmail.com W: www.asociaciondeatletismonl.com fb: facebook.com/21knl

Marathon & Semi Int’l Jan de Marrakech Mohamed Knidiri E: marathonmarrakech@gmail.com W: www.marathon-marrakech.com fb: facebook.com/marathon2marrakech


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Myanmar Bagan Temple Marathon Nov Rune Nortoft E: rn@albatros-adventure.com W: www.bagan-temple-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/bagantemplemarathon

Stavanger Marathon Aug Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.stavangermarathon.no fb: facebook.com/StavangerMarathon/ Oman

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Netherlands TCS Amsterdam Marathon Oct Cees Pronk E: info@tcsamsterdammarathon.nl W: www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl fb: facebook.com/ TCSAmsterdamMarathon Dam tot Damloop Jan Willem Mijderwijk E: info@lechampion.nl W: www.damloop.nl fb: facebook.com/damtotdamloop

Sep

De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven Oct

Hans de Greef E: hansdegreef@ marathoneindhoven.nl W: www.marathoneindhoven.nl fb: facebook.com/marathon.eindhoven Enschede Marathon Apr Sabine Boshuis - van der Snoek E: info@enschedemarathon.nl W: www.enschedemarathon.nl fb: facebook.com/EnschedeMarathon Leiden Marathon Tjeerd Scheffer E: info@marathon.nl W: www.marathon.nl fb: facebook.com/Leidenmarathon

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: nzinfo@ironman.com W: www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz fb: facebook.com/aucklandmarathon North Pole North Pole Marathon Richard Donovan E: rd@npmarathon.com W: www.npmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/npmarathon

Apr

Norway Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon Apr Janne Jensen E: post@bergencitymarathon.no W: www.bergencitymarathon.no fb: facebook.com/BergenCityMarathon Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run sep Helge Brekke E: Info@knarvikmila.no W: www.knarvikmila.no fb: on.fb.me/IR5057

BMW Oslo Marathon Edwin Ingebrigtsen E: edwin@skvidar.no W: www.oslomaraton.no/en fb: facebook.com/oslomaraton

Jun

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

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 Asunción May Marcelo Ithurralde E: pmc.paraguay@gmail.com W: www.paraguaymarathonclub.org fb: facebook.com/ParaguayMarathonClub Peru Toyota Media Maratón de Lima 21k & 10k Aug 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

May

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

Jan

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

Sep

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

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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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Apr

Sep

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 Marek Tokarczyk E: festiwalbiegowy@isw.org.pl W: www.festiwalbiegowy.pl fb: facebook.com/festiwalbiegowy

Mar

Sep

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

Jul

May

Apr

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Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone Sep Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.meiamaratonasportzone.com fb: on.fb.me/1bqbekL Porto Marathon EDP Nov Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.maratonadoporto.com fb: on.fb.me/19tXqKC El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa Dec Hugo Miguel Ramos Sousa E: info@saosilvestredelisboa.com W: www.saosilvestredelisboa.com fb: facebook.com/saosilvestredelisboa

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

Apr

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Janet Welham E: running@capetownmarathon. com, janet@saige.co.za W: www.capetownmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/CTMarathon

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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

Feb

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

OMV Petrom Bucharest Half Marathon Oana Nastase/Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest21km.com fb: facebook.com/Bucharest21km Cluj-Napoca International Marathon Horatiu Morar E: office@runnersclub.ro W: www.maraton-cluj.ro/en

Apr

Apr

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

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

May

Sep

Aug

May

Jan

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Golden Ring Yaroslavl Half Marathon

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

Romania 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

Kazan Marathon Vadim Yangirov E: vadim@youngirov.ru W: www.kazanmarathon.org

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

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

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

Lisbon Eco Marathon Jun Luis Sousa E: ls@honoris.pt W: www.lisbonmarathon.pt fb: facebook.com/LisbonECOMarathon

Sep

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

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

EDP Lisbon Half Marathon Mar Carlos Moya E: info@maratonaportugal.com W: www.meiamaratonadelisboa.com fb: facebook.com/MeiaMaratonaLisboa

Puerto Rico

PKO Wroclaw Maraton Sep Wojciech Gestwa E: biuro@wroclawmaraton.pl W: www.wroclawmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/maraton.wroclawski

Poland

3-Sjøersløpet Nov Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.3sjoers.no fb: facebook.com/3sjoers

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Philippines

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Midnight Sun Marathon Nils I. Haetta E: info@msm.no W: www.msm.no fb: on.fb.me/18FhPtw

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

PZU Gdynia Half Marathon Michal Drelich E: biuro@sportevolution.pl W: www.pzugdyniapolmaraton.pl fb: bit.ly/1XX3bVs

Feb

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

Sep

Grigorii Krichmara E: gkrichmara@gmail.com W: www.yaroslavlhalfmarathon.com Rwanda Kigali International Peace Marathon

May

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


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

Apr

Seychelles Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon Feb Giovanna Rousseau E: ceonsc@seychelles.net W: www.seychelles-marathon.com Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore Thibault Vellard E: thibault.vellard@ironman.com W: www.marathonsingapore.com fb: facebook.com/MarathonSG

Dec

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 Feb de Barcelona 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

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Maratón Málaga Pepe Checa Fajardo E: info@maratonmalaga.com W: www.maratonmalaga.com fb: facebook.com/maratondemalaga/

Dec

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

Feb

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

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Jan

Feb

Apr

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 Switzerland

Apr

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

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

Jan

SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne Oct Reto Schorno E: info@swisscitymarathon.ch W: www.swisscitymarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/SwissCityMarathon Swissalpine Marathon Andrea Tuffli E: info@swissalpine.ch W: www.swissalpine.ch fb: on.fb.me/1bGsftU

Jul

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon Jul Andrea Schneider E: rennleitung@zermattmarathon.ch W: www.zermattmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/zermattmarathon Zurich Marathon Bruno Lafranchi E: info@zuerichmarathon.ch W: www.zuerichmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/zurichmarathon

Apr

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

Apr

Dec

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

May

Apr

Vodafone İstanbul Marathon Nov Ismail Ozbayraktar E: info@istanbulmarathon.org W: www.istanbulmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IRa8pQ U.S. Virgin Islands St Croix Int’l Marathon Wallace Williams E: wallacewilliams@msn.com W: virginislandspace.org/ stxmarathonregistration2016.html

Dec

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

Kilimanjaro Marathon Feb John Addison E: john@wildfrontiers.com W: www.kilimanjaromarathon.com fb: facebook.com/kilimanjaromarathon/ 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 Laguna Phuket Marathon Roman Floesser E: info1@phuketmarathon.com W: www.phuketmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/phuketmarathon

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

Ukraine

Tanzania

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

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

Sep

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

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

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

Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivhalfmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/ kyivhalfmarathon/?fref=ts

Apr

Apr

United Arab Emirates Feb

Jun

Trinidad & Tobago UWI-SPEC Half Marathon Nov Dr. Iva Gloudon E: specinfo@sta.uwi.edu W: www.sta.uwi.edu/spec fb: facebook.com/UWISPEC Tunisia *The Carthage Race Int’l Marathon Feb Naamen Bouhamed E: info@the-carthage-race.com W: www.the-carthage-race.com fb: bit.ly/20VpGLC

United States of America 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

Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Brant Kotch E: bkotch@craincaton.com W: www.houstonmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/houstonmarathon

Jan

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

Mar

Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Nov Kevin LaRue E: RnRvegas@competitorgroup.com W: runrocknroll.com/las-vegas fb: facebook.com/RnRLasVegas Uruguay

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

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

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Oct Carey Pinkowski E: office@chicagomarathon.com W: www.chicagomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ChicagoMarathon

Apr

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

*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: https://facebook.com/ dananginternationalmarathon

Aug

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


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