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Pisa Marathon Italy

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News

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A party atmosphere

AIMS

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IAAF

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Zurich Marató de Barcelona, Spain Romantic tour of the city which leaves runners with

IAU

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WMRA

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Running through time

Split Half Marathon, Croatia Manifestation of sporting and humanitarian character organized by volunteers

Maintaining a tradition

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Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, Japan Lakeside setting for one of world’s fastest races

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Stormy weather EDP Lisbon Half Marathon, Portugal Fast course awaits better conditions in 2019

Looking ahead Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, Ireland; St Internacional do Rio 2018 Rio Half Marathon,

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Spiridon Louis Winner of first modern Olympic marathon

Brazil; Hokkaido Marathon, Japan;

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Opinion

59 Gilligan’s isle “As a child I dreamed about exploring foreign places,” says Thom Gilligan. He combined wanderlust with the marathon urge by forming Marathon Tours Inc and helped give shape to distance running as we know it today.

Regulars Calendar

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Running out of the dark

Official listings for AIMS events

Unique distance running event helps integrate

Podium placers

visually impaired people

Worldwide race reports and pictures

Lives remembered

World leading times

Dr David Martin, 1939–2018 Ken Young, 1942–2018 Roger Bannister, 1929–2018

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Marathon movers

unforgettable memories

Petersburg Half Marathon, Russia; Meia Maratona

Race coverage

Marathon greats

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The top times for men and women at Marathon, 62 Half Marathon and 10km

Making contact AIMS member races with full contact details

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AIMS News

XXII World Congress of AIMS The next World Congress of AIMS will be held in Tallinn (EST) from 6–8 September 2018. The theme is financing schemes for marathons, covering all necessary areas of finance (city, government, funds, organisation own finances, etc) or sponsorship.. There are five 90-minute sessions in all (Please see the Congress timetable below).

Friday 7 September: 08.30–09.00

Presentation of electoral candidates

09:00–10:00

Changes to articles and voting

10:00–10.30

AIMS partner presentation

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

11:00–12:30

Presentation 3

12:30–14:00

Lunch

14:00–15:30

Presentation 4

15:30–16:00

Coffee break

16.00–17.30

Congress session 5

Overall schedule:

19:00–20:00

Welcome Run, Freedom Square

Tuesday 4 – Wednesday 5 September:

Saturday 8 September:

Board meeting

08:30–09:00

Recap of bids for Candidates

Arrival of Congress delegates

09:00–09:30

Election of Board Members

Wednesday 5 September:

10:00–10:30

Voting results

20.00–22.00

10:30–11:00

Closing words

12:00–12:30

Group photo at City Hall in Old Town

Scandinavian and Baltic Marathons dinner

Thursday 6 September:

A dedicated website is available at: http://www.aimsworldcongress2018 .ee/en/welcome Registrations can be made online at: https://www.jooks.ee/AIMS18/?id= 1

New race members Since the last edition of Distance Running was published the following new members have joined AIMS: ■ Zengwen Reservoir Marathon

(TPE) ■ Maratón Internacional de

Mendoza (ARG) ■ World Marathon Challenge (IRL) ■ Saipan Marathon (MNP)

09.00–09.30

Congress opening

12.30–13.00

Press conference

09:30–10.45

AIMS reports

13.00–14.30

Short City Tour to arrive at:

10:45–11:15

Coffee break

14.30–16.00

Mayor’s reception & lunch

11:15–12:45

Presentation 1

16.30–17.00

Tallinn Marathon opening

12:45–14:15

Lunch

17.00–19.00

Tallinn 10km run

14:15–15:15

Presentation 2

Sunday 9 September

■ Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon (PRK)

15:15–16:00

Bids for XXIII World Congress

09.00

Tallinn Marathon – start

■ KLM Aruba Marathon (ARU)

16:00–16:30

Coffee break

10.45

Tallinn Half Marathon – start

■ KIX Senshu International

16:30–18.00

Interactive session

19.30–23.59

Farewell Dinner

Marathon (JPN)

20:00–23:00

Welcome dinner at National Opera House

Monday 10 September

■ Al Mouj Muscat Marathon

Delegates depart

(OMA)

■ Media Maraton “La Sele” (CRC) ■ Maraton y Medio Maraton

Municipalidad de San José (CRC)

■ Borobudur Marathon (INA) ■ International Vladivostok

Marathon (RUS)

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AIMS Children’s Series The races in the 2018 AIMS Children’s Series will be: • Erbil (Iraq) on 7 July 1000 children aged 6-15 years old • Quito (Ecuador) on 17 July • India, November: the venue, previously Khanivali village about 80km north of Mumbai, will change to another nearby location.

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IAAF News

Command performances IAAF COUNCIL President Lord Sebastian Coe (GBR)

Senior Vice President Sergey Bubka (UKR)

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

Treasurer José Maria Odriozola (ESP)

Individual Members

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IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia, Spain · 24 March 2018 WOMEN’S RACE The world record for a women-only half marathon was improved by 14 seconds to 1:06:11 writes Phil Minshull. It wasn’t beaten by race favourite Joyciline Jepkosgei though, who owns the mixedrace standard of 1:04:51, but by Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta. Gudeta made her decisive move in the 14th kilometre to shake off both Jepkosgei and her little-known Kenyan compatriot Pauline Kamulu and stride on to victory – and a personal best by 75 seconds. A 13-strong group, consisting of three Kenyan runners and the entire Ethiopian and Bahrain women’s squads, flew through the first 3km in 9:20 and reached 5km in 15:39. The Kenyan trio led with the others sheltering behind them. Between 7–8km Jepkosgei and Kamulu started to surge and dropped all but Gudeta, fellow Ethiopian Meseret Belete and Bahrain’s Asian record holder Eunice Chumba.

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

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Passing 10km in 31:38, with Belete starting to struggle and an 11-second gap behind, the leading quartette were getting stronger with every stride. Gudeta showed more regularly at the front and then made her move. Initially Kamulu gave chase but Gudeta passed 15km four seconds clear of her with Jepkosgei a further four seconds down. Gudeta looked supremely relaxed as she consistently turned the screw. She passed through 20km (1:02:53) a full 40 seconds clear of Kamulu. As she turned the corner into the finishing straight alongside Valencia’s landmark Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe the clock had not yet reached 66 minutes. Gudeta dug deep and sprinted over the final 150m to take the title and the US$50,000 world record bonus. Behind her Jepkosgei found her second wind over the last 3km and edged past Kamulu with a kilometre to go.

Carlo Capalbo (ITA), Chairperson Sonia O’Sullivan (AUS), Deputy Chair Jeff Darman (USA) Tad Hayano (JPN) Lornah Kiplagat (NED) Jakob Larsen (DEN) Massimo Magnani (ITA) Mark Milde (GER) Sarah Rowell (ENG) Marko Vasic (SRB) Pierre Weiss (FRA) Paco Borao (ESP), AIMS representative Michel Poletti (FRA), ITRA representative Nadeem Khan (CAN), IAU representative Alessio Punzi, IAAF Staff Liaison Officer

Chief Executive Officer Olivier Gers

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MEN’S RACE The men didn’t run as close to record performances as the women but there was no absence of drama as Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor romped away over the final 6km to secure his third successive title writes Phil Minshull. A sluggish early pace (14:31 at 5km) as the wind started to pick up led to a relatively modest finishing time. What will be remembered though is the 13:01 split that Kamworor threw in between 15–20km to rip the field apart. The huge initial pack of almost 70 runners gradually strung out but the pace remained modest and at 10km, reached in 29:28, there were 30 men still together at the front, battling a headwind. Changing direction over the next 5km afforded the runners some protection from the elements – with rain also starting to fall – as Kamworor began to feature more prominently at the head of the race. He led the pack at 15km (44:13) but it was looking increasingly unlikely that the one-hour barrier would be breached. For the next 2km Kamworor slowly wound up the pace as a prelude to his decisive move. At 17km he put in a brutal burst of acceleration and a sustained surge which took him well clear of the field. Behind him Bahrain’s Abraham Cheroben was working hard to move through to second place. He briefly closed the gap on Kamworor to around 10 seconds at 19km before the leader surged

again. The defending champion passed 20km 14 seconds clear of Valencia Half Marathon course record holder Cheroben and then pulled further away over the final kilometre. With 200m to go it looked as though Kamworor would break the hour but he then decided to enjoy his moment in the spotlight as he continued his streak of having taken a distance running world title every year since 2014. Down the finishing straight, his beaming smile stretched broadly across his face, he started blowing kisses to the crowd. No one could begrudge him his chance to celebrate what had been a tactically perfect race. In 31st place multiple world champion on the track Bernard Lagat didn’t succeed in reducing his recent USA over-40 best of 1:02:00 but at 43 years and 102 days no one older than him has ever run faster than his finishing time of 1:02:16.

Results Women: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Netsanet GUDETA Joyciline JEPKOSGEI Pauline KAMULU Eunice CHUMBA Zeineba YIMER Meseret BELETE Desi MOKONIN Bekelech GUDETA Dalila ABDULKADIR Shitaye ESHETE

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TEAMS: 1. Ethiopia, 3:22:27; 2. Kenya, 3:23:02; 3. Bahrain, 3:23:39

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

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TEAMS: 1. Ethiopia, 3:02:

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Split Half Marathon, Croatia 25 February 2018

Running through time The Split Half Marathon started off as a local race for regional race enthusiasts but a redesign of the course in 2015 has led to it becoming Croatia’s biggest halfmarathon. The race is a fully volunteer-based project and as a result has the heart and spirit of the local community behind it. Split is an ancient Mediterranean city nested centrally on the Adriatic coastline. It offers a unique mixture of historical experiences: the Roman Palace, built by the Emperor Diocletian who selected the nicest place in all of the

Empire to build his retirement home; French influences as administered by General Marmont; and Austro-Hungarian heritage derived from Split being one of the Hapsburg Empire’s Adriatic ports. Modern edifices are intertwined with these historical elements in a unique manner best explained by describing the city as having been ‘born of the Palace’. The race starts and finishes just outside the Palace on the central part of Riva – the pedestrian promenade between the Marina and the south side of the Palace also known as Split’s living room. From Riva the course leads you along Marmont Street, the main shopping

Manifestation of sporting and humanitarian character organized by volunteers street in the city, into an area alongside the north wall of the Palace and beside the main city park. You then step forward in time into a modern setting when you join the road which serves as the main entrance to the city. It takes you almost to the exit on the other side of town Continued on page 13

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before you turn on the overpass and head back again. On reaching the city’s newest skyscraper you turn on to a smaller road which takes you into LORA – the largest naval port in the region. You get to run through the restricted naval area and see the Croatian navy’s ships in the harbour. Then it’s on to the Hajduk stadium where, in addition to soccer legends, you will stand in the footsteps of thousands of ULTRA festival DJ stars. After one circuit around the soccer field in one of most attractive football stadiums in the world the course takes you into Marjan Forest Park – the lungs of the city. First you enjoy the shade of the north side but the real pleasure comes as you circle onto the south side where you run with high cliffs on your right and spectacular views of the beaches below you. The sea, scattered with islands, lies to your left. From here you pass by the Marina and the west part of Split port to begin the finishing stretch back where you started. Regardless of your running goals the course will amaze you more than once during the race. Supporters accompanying you can follow your progress as ‘real time’ chip readings record you passing through checkpoints at the start, every 5km split and the finish.

The city has also gained worldwide recognition as a holiday destination. It offers entertainment, unique wining and dining experiences and excellent and diverse accommodation. Split Half Marathon is not only a great race but also a great vacation opportunity.

RESULTS Half marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5

Laszio GREGOR Diego AVON Darko ZIVANOVIC Zoran ZILIC Miroslav NIKOLIC

1 2 3 4 5

Matea Matosevic HACIC Sladana PERUNOVIC Zita KACSER Csilla PAP Ana SUBOTIC

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CRO MON HUN HUN SRB

1:16:29 1:20:08 1:20:37 1:20:54 1:22:20

Women

In support of the main race the organisers offer an ‘End Polio’ 5km run alongside the half marathon and children’s races (ages 6–15) the day before dedicated to fighting cancer. The “Marathon City” Expo is held in a sports hall about a kilometre from the start/finish where you pick up your bib and can enjoy some carboloading at the Tommy Pasta Party. Among the expo exhibitor stands you can see how the half marathon has developed over the years. Split’s “House of Sports” features some of the world’s well-known sportsmen and women from Split. Split is known as a city of sport because it has the highest percentage of world top athletes in proportion to the size of its population.

Neither snowstorms nor winter chills managed to keep this year’s 18th Split Half Marathon from happening, a manifestation of sporting and humanitarian character organised by the Marjan Marathon Club. Over 2000 participants from 40 countries took part. The leading runners reflected the character of the race as a regional attraction, coming from Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro. Split Half Marathon is a sporting brand in itself. For the period outside the high season it has become a leading tourist attraction and is one of the main motives for tourist visits. The race sets new records for the number of registered competitors year after year.

Split Half Marathon ■ Next event: 24 February 2019 ■ For more information visit: www.splithalf.eu/en

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Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, Japan 4 March 2018

Maintaining a tradition Lake Biwa has the longest history of any Marathon in Japan. It has throughout been a prestigious international competition and marked its 73rd anniversary this year. The number of mass marathons being held in Japan increases year by year but the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon maintains its solid tradition as being exclusively a men's international elite marathon race. The top invited athletes from home and abroad are selected from among those who have run times as fast as 2:03:00. All participants must have met a qualifying time of under 2:30:00 at least once within the past three years. The tough criteria for elite runners ensures that the race automatically qualifies for an IAAF gold label but it also makes the Lake Biwa race a dream arena for recreational runners. Approximately 300 “elite” runners aged from 20–49 participated in the most recent edition by meeting the 2:30 standard. Prior to the last Tokyo Olympic Games held in 1964 the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon was designated as a rehearsal and a selection race. Towards that end the

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 16

Macharia NDIRANGU Albert KORIR Jake ROBERTSON Michael GITHAE Abera KUMA

KEN KEN NZL KEN ETH

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Lakeside setting for one of world’s fastest races venue was temporarily switched to Tokyo and its National Stadium for two consecutive years. The achievements of the Japanese runners in the Tokyo Olympic Games greatly contributed to the popularity of the marathon and this has continued to date. Big name marathon runners have competed in the race such as Tokyo Olympic champion Abebe Bikila, 1972 Olympic Champion Frank Shorter and the Japanese legend Toshihiko Seko. The race serves as one of the national selection races for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the Olympic Games. Many runners have qualified to Continued on page 19


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compete in the global arena from the Lake Biwa race. Lake Biwa has been designated as one of the selection races for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon. It is keenly hoped that a new Japanese star will emerge from the Lake Biwa race. In 1964 NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) broadcasted the race live in its entirety for the first time. Today it is viewed in some 100 countries and regions around the world via the NHK World Premium network. The course is renowned for its scenic location which commands a splendid view of the shores of Lake Biwa – the largest freshwater lake in Japan. In contrast to most marathons, taking place in big cities, the unique course is blessed with the riches of nature and has proved popular among athletes from home and abroad. In some places the course narrows but this increases the runners’ sense of speed and heightens their awareness of the congratulatory cheers of devoted local marathon fans close by on the sidelines. The flat course also makes it favourable for setting records. The host city Otsu, in Shiga prefecture, is often cited as the “Lake Country”. It is an historic, attractive city not far from ancient Kyoto and Osaka. Citizens of Otsu eagerly look forward to the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon as an event that heralds the arrival of spring in the Lake Country. The marathon takes place on public roads and through scenery of breathtaking natural beauty. The organising committee of the race is committed to the Lake Biwa environmental conservation campaign and works closely with local government. Both Otsu City and Shiga Prefecture are eco-friendly communities and place much emphasis on tackling environmental issues in a cooperative manner. The Lake Biwa environmental conservation campaign was launched 11 years ago and has taken root firmly among citizens and their communities. On race day local environmental groups put up booths to showcase their appreciation of the ‘Mother Lake’ and carry a strong message to visiting marathon fans. In an effort to familiarise local children with the sport the race organises a popular 1000m event within the stadium while the marathon is taking place. The intention is to get local children acquainted with the marathons at early stage in their lives. The marathon organisers are committed to developing the race so that it presents world class runners with the opportunity to further improve times and attract ever greater attention from marathon fans worldwide as one of world’s fastest races.

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon ■ Next event: 10 March 2019 ■ For more information visit: www.lakebiwa-marathon.com

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EDP Lisbon Half Marathon, Portugal 11 March 2018

Stormy weather Picture: Bruno Martins

Fast course awaits better conditions in 2019

RESULTS Half marathon

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Storm Felix was the main opponent for all runners competing in the 28th edition of the race. For the first time, and only because of the bad weather, the start of the Half Marathon for non-elite runners and for the 7km Fun Run was not high up on the roadway of the 25 de Abril Bridge. The organisers were forced to change the start and the first part of the course. So thousands of national and international runners were not crossing the Bridge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is the iconic feature of the race. The Bridge spans the Tagus 70m above the surface of the River. The elite course was not affected by this change, lying wholly on the north side of the River. Five-time world Half Marathon Champion

Zersenay Tadese was counting on taking his fourth victory in the Lisbon Half Marathon and was the most obvious candidate for the 50,000 Euro bonus that the organisation made available for a new world record. Tadese set the current world record (58:23) on this course back in 2010 and ran the second fastest-ever time here in 2011. This year the rain and strong winds made such a great achievement impossible. Continued on page 23 Distance Running | 2018 Edition 2

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Despite the storm 12 men ran under 61 minutes. Winner Erick Kiptanui (1:00.05), from Kenya, in his debut said: “I can run under one hour and if I return to Lisbon I’m sure I will run faster than today, because this is a great course.” The women started 15 minutes before the men. Three of them had already run under 68 minutes: Kenyans Pasalia Chepkorir Kipkoech and Magdalyne Masai and Ethiopian Belaynesh

Oljira. But the winner was none of these as Etagegne Woldu came out on top in a relatively slow but closely-contested race. On the same course, but a few minutes earlier, the CTT Wheelchair Race took place. World record holder David Weir (GBR) ‘towed’ the race at a particularly fast pace from the beginning for an untroubled win. The seven-time London Marathon winner set the world record on this course last year and confirmed during the postrace press conference that he likes the city and particularly the organisation of the race. The women's race was contested right up to the finish line because the winner did not know that she was disputing the victory with a rival; she thought that she was up against a man. Both Cristina Vanessa and Margriet Van den Broek finished with the same time (58:43). At the first turn the Brazilian – who was given the verdict – had more than 500m advantage over the Dutch athlete. But turning into a headwind, with gusts of up to 50km per hour, the gap began to close until they arrived at the finish wheel-to wheel.

Picture: Bruno Martins

Despite the last-minute change for the mass race the organisation was gratified by the

number of participants – around 30.000 of them. “Lisbon is a wonderful city, and everyone wants to visit it. I think most foreign athletes came in spite of the bad weather because they came for the purpose of running,” said race director Carlos Moia. The sports representative of the Government, João Paulo Rebelo, and city mayor representatives from both Almada (on the south side of the river) and Lisbon all confirmed the importance of the event for both cities. There was general recognition of the exemplary way the organisation had handled all the contingencies in the successful implementation of “Plan B”. Portuguese winners Bruno Paixão and Filomena Costa praised the race organisers for the way they reacted to the setbacks and minimised the inconvenience. “Although the elite athletes’ course was not affected it was important to feel that the environment was happy for everyone,” said Costa. That such bad weather required the course for this emblematic race to be changed ended up being the reason why the race was covered by so many international media outlets. The Half Marathon course in Lisbon is famous for being flat and fast. Many of the amateur athletes come to Lisbon to beat their own personal record. Many are also traveling with their families to combine the race with a visit to the city. It is almost certain that the good weather will return in 2019. Perhaps the ‘news storm’ has aroused the interest of more international runners. More than 7000 foreign runners participated this year and even more are expected, coming from all over the world, for the next race set for 17 March 2019.

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Zurich Marató de Barcelona, Spain 11 March 2018 The Avenue Mª Cristina in Barcelona this year was the scene of great celebration for the 40th anniversary edition of the Zurich Marató de Barcelona. The race was the culmination of a weekend dedicated to sport. The sports Expo exceeded its previous record attendance with more than 70,000 visitors in two days. The Breakfast Run by MRW, with its 2000 bib numbers snapped up weeks ago, was run the day before the Marathon over a course consisting of the last four kilometres of the 1992 Olympic Marathon route. The stage was set on race morning by the Caixabank children’s race as 650 participants performed on the Avenue Mª Cristina before the start of the marathon.

A party atmosphere

More than 17,000 runners of 87 different nationalities gathered at 08.30 under a cloudy sky and a temperature of 12ºC. In total 46% of them were foreigners and came from countries as diverse as Indonesia, South Korea, USA, Ecuador and Armenia. They enjoyed a completely urban race circuit. The Zurich Marathon of Barcelona offers five-star service to its runners and this has been recognised by European Athletics with the five-star label that it has granted to the race. It is recognition of the sixteen water stations along the route; of the corresponding medical and physiotherapy services; of the many pace group leaders; of the convenience of having the start and the finish of the race at the same point; of hosting an Expo which is a leader in its sector in southern Europe; of the 57 animation points which ensure that the race has a party atmosphere throughout the entire route. For the ordinary runner the Zurich Marató de Barcelona course is fast and has definite tourist appeal. These are two of the main elements that define Barcelona’s marathon. The fully Continued on page 27 All pictures: C. Casal

Romantic tour of the city which leaves runners with unforgettable memories

Zurich Marató de Barcelona ■ Next event: 10 March 2019 ■ For more information visit: www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es

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Pedrera and Casa Batlló. A few kilometres later runners pass in front of the greatest work of this Catalan architect, the monumental Church of the Sagrada Familia. The race also takes participants to lesser-known but no less attractive sights of Barcelona such as the Calatrava Bridge, built as part of the new infrastructure for the 1992 Olympics, and the Agbar Tower – a huge modernist office block known for its nocturnal lighting. Next comes perhaps the most attractive part of the course – a 3km long stretch by the seaside – before arriving at the Arc de Triomf and continuing until reaching the Plaza Catalonia in the city centre.

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urban route that combines both these qualities offers a unique and unforgettable experience. After the start from the Avenue Mª Cristina just behind the majestic Montjuic Palace that welcomes the participants runners pass by the famous Camp Nou Stadium, the home of Barcelona Football Club. From here a wide avenue, the Avenue Diagonal, takes runners to the centre of the city and along the Paseo de Gracia graced by Antoni Gaudi’s modernist monuments such as the

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The Via Laietana then takes runners past the 60-metre tall Monument a Colom (Monument to Colombus) to complete the last few kilometres of the circuit along the Avenue Paralel which brings them back to the Avenue Mª Cristina. It’s a romantic tour of the city which leaves runners with unforgettable memories. All this without losing the qualities which make it possible for runners to achieve fast times and new records. In the last few years the people of Barcelona have dedicated themselves to supporting the race. On Sunday morning thousands come out into the streets along the whole route to encourage the runners and turn the race into a great citizens’ party.

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Looking ahead

Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, Ireland 3 June 2018 It’s the taking part that counts on flattest course in Ireland Cork may be Ireland’s second city but as the country’s unofficial ‘real capital’ its countless attractions and attributes frequently place it at the top of the polls. Fondly known as the ‘Rebel County’ Cork promises visitors some of the most enjoyable experiences on the Emerald Isle. It claims the reputation of food capital of Ireland and boasts a lively café, pub and music scene. This picturesque city on the south coast, steeped in history, combines relaxed vibes with tourist hotspots such as Blarney Castle, Fota Wildlife Park and the Jameson Experience. You won’t be at a loose end during your visit. You can soak up all the sights, sounds and experiences this eclectic city has to offer on foot. The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon course is one of the flattest in the country and takes runners on an exploration of the city. It runs through the historic suburb of Blackpool; along the banks of the River Lee; on the line of the 19th-century Passage West Railway with its steep tree-lined embankments guiding your run; through the 620m-long Jack Lynch Tunnel that runs beneath the River Lee; by the iconic Blackrock Castle and its observatory – all leading back to the heart of the city. The approach to the finish is along the medieval spine and onto an exhilarating finish on the city’s main thoroughfare, St Patrick’s Street, to the cheers of thousands of enthusiastic supporters. Don’t fret if you feel that a marathon is too much of a stretch for you. The Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon offers categories to satisfy both seasoned and recreational runners. Alongside the marathon there’s the option of entering a relay team to share the marathon distance or the half marathon that joins the marathon for the last 19km of the full course. For younger enthusiasts there’s a Youth Challenge that gives those over 16 years of age an opportunity to be part of a relay team. This must-attend event in the Irish sporting calendar is not all about winning; it’s the taking part that counts. Recognised for its inclusivity, it’s for runners, walkers, wheelchair athletes, fitness enthusiasts and supporters. It’s for those looking for a way to get fit, to set a new PB or to set a Boston qualifier, a way to raise money for charity, a fun day out with family and friends and one of the best ways to see all that Cork has to offer. Now in its 12th year the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is a not-for-profit event organised by Cork City Council in partnership with the athletics bodies, the emergency and health services, Garda Síochána, voluntary medics, and is enthusiastically assisted by local groups, communities and volunteers.

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Looking ahead This new race, to be held in the centre of St Petersburg, is organised by the ‘Running Community’ team that has successfully conducted the Moscow Marathon (Russia’s largest) and the two largest half-marathons in the country: the Moscow Half Marathon and the Luzhniki Half Marathon, also in Moscow. St Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and the northernmost city in the world with more than a million people. It receives more tourist visitors than Moscow and is rated one of Europe’s leading destinations – among the top 25 in the world. Fyodor Dostoevsky called Petersburg “the most intentional city”. It was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, the last Russian Tsar and the first emperor of the Russian Empire. St Petersburg was conceived partly in the image of such cities as Venice and Amsterdam. For centuries the best architects of the world have adhered to the high style of the city. Today its image is determined by architectural ensembles and straight streets, spacious squares and monumental sculptures, gardens and parks, rivers and canals, embankments and bridges. St Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia. Almost all the historical centre’s structures and artefacts are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The SPB Half Marathon race course passes by most of them. Organisers also offer a 10km race. The start and finish of both distances are in Palace Square in front of the Winter Palace, in which the Hermitage Museum is located. Participants of the half marathon run along the main street of the city, Nevsky Prospekt, and over the famous bridges of St. Petersburg. From the race course athletes will see views of world famous sights: Kazan Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Rostral Columns, the Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Both races are circular courses. On the morning of the race most central streets will be closed. Medical aid points and food and refreshment

St Petersburg Half Marathon, Russia 5 August 2018 Inaugural event takes 8000 international runners past architectural ensembles, spacious squares and monuments stations will be provided along the course. Chip timings will be available every 5km as well as at the finish. Preliminary results in real time can be tracked on the race website and in the mobile application. A special zone for spectators is provided at the finish line. The event video will be streamed live over the internet. Doping control procedures will be stringently enforced. For the inaugural event 8000 runners are expected from all over the world. The Moscow Marathon has shown that routes through the city centre and a high level of organisation attracts runners from all over the world: Europe, the USA and China. There are daily direct flights to Pulkovo Airport from Helsinki (1 hour), Berlin (2.5 hours), Frankfurt am Main and Zurich (3 hours),

London (3.5 hours) and other major European capitals. Return ticket prices are from 100 euros. Daily high-speed trains connect with Moscow (3.5 hours): you can get to the Russian capital and even come back on the same day. St. Petersburg has an average temperature for August of about 17ºC: comfortable for running and for long walks. The centre’s original baroque, classicist, imperial and modernist styles are not the only things that St. Petersburg can offer to guests. World-class museums, cosy cafés and restaurants, rooftop walks and boat rides make pleasant additions to the travel itinerary.

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Meia Maratona Internacional do Rio 2018 Rio Half Marathon, Brazil 19 August 2018 The most beautiful race in the country, the Rio Half Marathon, is run along the South Zone of the “Cidade Maravilhosa”, starting at São Conrado and finishing beside Flamengo Beach. Along the course lie the most beautiful and famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, highlighting Copacabana. It will be the 22nd edition of the event, which brings together 20,000 runners from all over the country and from abroad. Throughout its history the race has attracted some of the world’s most accomplished distance runners including Kenya’s Geofrey Mutai, champion of the Boston, Berlin and New York marathons. In 2016 Brazilian runners reclaimed the top of the podium in the men's and women's races with victories from Giovani Santos and Joziane Cardoso. Considered the best half marathon in the country it has a fast but ‘technical’ route. The race confirmed its importance in 2008 when it

Fast technical course is also “most beautiful race in Brazil” incorporated the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. Zersenay Tadese and Lornah Kiplagat became champions with Tadese running 59:56. Apart from Mutai, who ran a second slower in 2013, no one has come within 90 seconds of this time. Besides its technical appeal runners can also take advantage of the city’s touristic attractions. There are many famous sights to see such as the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Pão de Açúcar or ‘Sugar Loaf’ mountain and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

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Hokkaido Marathon, Japan 26 August 2018

Summer marathon in temperate Sapporo

Kyoko Yamashita

Japanese summers are generally hot and humid and offer very poor conditions for running marathons. But Sapporo, on the far side of the North Island of Hokkaido, enjoys a more temperate climate and hosts the only full distance marathon to take place in summer. In 1987 only 439 runners entered the race but by 2016 it had expanded entries to 20,000.

The course starts and finishes in Odori Park, beloved by citizens and tourists alike, located in the heart of Sapporo. The race starts with a countdown using the digital clock of the landmark Sapporo TV Tower. Runners pass through the green campus of Hokkaido University, then by the former Hokkaido Government red-brick office building, an important cultural property of the country.

Japanese elite athletes as well as domestic and overseas amateur runners participate in the race. Last year 519 foreign entrants from 22 countries and regions took part.

Apart from the marathon, which is open to runners who can complete the distance within five hours, there is also a 12.1km fun run, which is subject to a 1 hour 45 minute time limit.

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Hokkaido is a popular tourist destination blessed with abundant nature and panoramic scenery. A variety of gourmet delights tempt visitors such as the fresh marine and farm products, ramen noodles and Genghis Khan mutton barbecue. Summer is the best time to visit Sapporo for sightseeing as the weather is usually comfortable with low humidity and cool refreshing air. Join us in the Hokkaido Marathon and enjoy summer in Hokkaido to the fullest.

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Running out of the dark

Unique distance running event helps integrate visually impaired people Xiqiao is a town in China’s Guandong province known for its efforts to achieve ecological balance. Outside of the city is a forest park around Xiqiao mountain. This location has provided the stage for a remarkable new initiative: the Xiqiao Mountain Blind Half Marathon. It is China’s first charitable marathon especially for visually impaired people. The aim is to provide opportunities for visually impaired people to get outdoors and ‘run out of the dark’. It acts as a vehicle by which the media passes on the message of disability awareness. At an individual level the marathon offers a means to rekindle hope, recover beliefs and goals and promote physical and mental health. It also expands runners’ social circle as they establish relationships with escort guides which help their integration into society. As they do so sighted people with whom they come into contact become advocates for groups disadvantaged in this way. Starting with only seven blind runners in 2016 the second event on 19 March 2017 attracted 154 blind runners and 184 escort guides from 40 cities of 19 provinces. Among them was Qi Shun, world record holder and Gold medalist in the Paralympic Games. There were 78 blind runners in the Half Marathon, 49 in the 3km run and 27 in the 6km. Of all starters 99% finished and runner satisfaction rated 99%. One-third of participants came from outside Guangdong Province. Supporting events were integrated around the running including a concert, a forum on visual impairment running and a food festival. The blind half marathon has reached millions through a public welfare platform for national

crowdfunding. This has increased overall funds by 10%. The event is oriented towards the national public interest. The organising committee covers the cost of transportation, accommodation and catering for all the participants and staff. All surpluses are donated to relevant public organisations. A special voice-controlled running app has been developed which makes running more convenient for the visually impaired. This has helped blind runners to train three times weekly for at least 45 minutes and doubled the time spent running outdoors. On the mountain itself the expansion of barrierfree facilities and services have attracted 10 times as many blind people to visit Xiqiao Mountain throughout the year. The event has inspired visually impaired people to go out Distance Running | 2018 Edition 2

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running and increased the number of escort guides available to support them three times over. Although the Xiqiao Mountain Blind Half Marathon targets visual impaired runners and escort guides it attracts thousands of spectators who come to Xiqiao Mountain for the race and for sightseeing. Government entities coordinate the event by securing the site and providing security and medical services. Foshan Chaoma Cultural Activity Planning Co. Ltd. is responsible for delivering the event, including receiving and entertaining the participants. Athletic and other associations located throughout China recruit runners to sign up and help in managing the event. Many provincial and national TV stations and network media promote the Xiqiao Mountain Marathon and help to attract investment. It is China’s first and only marathon purposefully designed for blind runners, with the route fully meeting their special needs. The Half Marathon partly competes with publicinterest activities for the blind but media attention, exposure and return are much greater for running events than for general activities

and the message is carried more widely. Through being a running event specially designed for the blind Xiqiao offers broader accessibility to barrier-free sport. Government provides 40% of the funding, 30% comes from online and offline sponsorship by local enterprises, TV and network media. The remaining 30% is from charitable donations and crowdfunding.

Xiqiao Mountain Half Marathon has created two new records: one is “Chinese blind groups running a half marathon” (by the numbers of participants); the other is “China’s first guide dog leading the blind to finish a half marathon”. Xiqiao Mountain Blind Half Marathon is in the running for “China’s Best Charity Event” Award. It has been nominated as one of China’s top 10 activities for the blind. Through the advocacy of Qi Shun and the prominent platform that the race provides millions of visually impaired people are motivated to go out and take up running. It is one of the sports that is most beneficial to them and is fast becoming vastly more accessible. Xiqiao Mountain Blind Half Marathon is China's initiative to allow visually impaired people to get onto the runway and out of the dark. Distance Running | 2018 Edition 2

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Marathon greats The first marathon runner to be widely known, and whose fame lasted down the years, was Spiridon Louis. He won the marathon event in the inaugural Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896.

Winner of first modern Olympic marathon

No other marathon runner’s name came to widespread public notice until Dorando Pietri was disqualified in the 1908 London Olympic Games and had victory dramatically denied to him. The Marathon was something new in 1896. Nothing like it had been seen in the Ancient Olympics at which the longest distance contested was no more than 5km. The French philologist and classicist Michel Bréal proposed the idea of a long-distance race, specifically from the town of Marathon to the purpose-built Panathanaikos Stadium in Athens, to his friend Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Games. It was to commemorate the legendary run supposedly made in 490BC by the soldier-messenger Pheidippides to inform the authorities in Athens of the Athenian victory over the Persian army on the Plain of Marathon. According historians recording their versions centuries later he did this, gasping “rejoice – we conquer”, and then dropped dead. Unlikely as history but with powerful romantic appeal Pheidippides’ death run from Marathon to Athens was incorporated into a poem by Robert Browning and this accounts for the currency it had at the time de Coubertin was attempting to resurrect the Olympic Games for the modern era. Once it was known that a race over such a long distance – approximately 40km – was to be included in the Olympic programme the Greeks decided that an earlier race was needed to see which runners would be best at tackling this new kind of challenge. In fact there were two: the first qualifying race was the first ever marathon. It was held on 22 March and won by Charilaos Vasilakos in 3 hours 18 minutes. Louis took part in the second trial held two weeks later – only one week before the Olympic Marathon was held. Spiridon Louis was born on 12 January 1873 in the town of Marousi, now a suburb in northern Athens. Louis was a ‘water carrier’: his father sold mineral water in Athens and he helped in transporting it. Louis had done his military service between 1893–1895 and served under a Colonel Papadiamantopoulos. Papadiamantopoulos became one of the main organisers of the Olympic Marathon. He would act as starter and effectively serve as the race referee. It was he who, knowing of Louis’ running ability, had encouraged him to run the second trial. It could even be speculated that the Colonel set up the second trial specifically as a means of getting Louis into the Greek team. Eighteen runners gathered at Marathon Bridge for the start of the Olympic Marathon: 13 Greeks and five foreigners. Albin Lermusiaux, a Frenchman who had earlier placed third in the 1500m, took the early lead. Louis lagged but, taking refreshment as he passed through the

Photo kindly supplied by the Louis family

Spiridon Louis village of Pikermi, declared he would overtake all those in front. Lermusiaux was slowing and at 26km the Australian Edwin Flack, who had won the 800m and 1500m races, took over the lead. Louis began slowly to close in on Flack and overtook him at 33km (he withdrew at 37km). The Stadium crowd was first informed that Flack was ahead but when Louis overtook him a messenger was sent out by the police escorting the runners to deliver the welcome news that a Greek was now leading. The crowd, previously denied a Greek victory in all the events of the athletics programme, enthusiastically chanted “Hellene, Hellene!” As Louis entered the stadium the crowd erupted with joy as Crown Prince Constantine and Prince George ran the final lap with him. Louis’ victory, in 2:58:50, was rapturously received: “the King rose from his seat and congratulated him most warmly on his success. Some of the King’s aides-de-camp and several members of the Committee went so far as to kiss and embrace the victor, who finally was carried in triumph to the retiring room.” Two more Greek runners followed but Spiridon Belokas, who finished third, was disqualified after having been found to have taken a ride during the race. The Hungarian Gyula Kellner took his place. The King is supposed to have offered Louis any reward he wanted but Louis could only think of a donkey-drawn cart to help him with the watercarrying. He was offered many other gifts ranging from jewelry to free shaves for life from a local barber. He went back to Marousi with the new donkey cart and continued his quiet

life, never competing in any other running event. He worked as a farmer and later as a policeman. Forty years after his victory Louis momentarily stepped back into the limelight. He was invited as guest of honour to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. He was standard-bearer for the Greek team during the opening ceremonies and was received by Adolf Hitler: “The Greek peasant Spiridon Louis, winner of the first Olympic Marathon in 1896, handed the Führer an olive branch plucked from Mount Olympus.” Louis died on 26 March 1940, some months before the Italian Army invaded Greece. He earlier recalled his historic victory: “…it still appears to me in my memory like a dream … Twigs and flowers were raining down on me. Everybody was calling out my name and throwing their hats in the air.” Louis is buried in the local cemetery in Marousi. Many sports clubs, both in Greece and abroad, still carry his name. The main stadium for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games was named after him as well as the road passing by outside (Spyros Louis Avenue) on which the AIMS Headquarters is located. A silver cup donated by Michel Bréal and given to Louis for his Olympic victory sold for £541,250 ($860,000) at Christie’s in London on 18 April 2012, breaking the auction record for Olympic memorabilia. It is just 15cm tall and was offered for sale at Christie’s by Louis’ grandson. The successful buyer was the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The cup is displayed at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens, and open to public view.

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1 1 1 8 8 8 8

Daegu Int’l Marathon 95

KOR M

Berlin Halfmarathon 90

GER H

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon SVK M,H,R

98

VEN M

Dogi’s Half Marathon 94

ITA H

United Airlines Guam Marathon GUM M,H,R 94 HAJ Hannover Marathon GER M,H,R

95

Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid 98

Mangyongdae Prize Int’l Marathon 90

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon 94

8

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris FRA M 90

8 8 8 8 8

Rio City Half Marathon 89

BRA H

Maratona di Roma 91

ITA M

NN Marathon Rotterdam 96

NED M

89

Maratona de São Paulo 2018 São Paulo Int’l Marathon BRA M,R

9 NPO M Dead Sea Ultra Marathon 13 LG JOR U,H,R

89

North Pole Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

98

98

94

tbc Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l

Marathon, 10km & 5km KOR M,R

95

14 95

26–27 Edinburgh Marathon Festival

5–6 Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7

95

MAR R

Lisbon Eco Marathon POR M,R Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96

Volkswagen Prague Marathon CZE M 90 Rosa Run Half Marathon 777 RUS H,R

96

Salzburg Marathon AUT M,H,R

89

96 95

90

GBR M

RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca

20

20

CRC M,H

Borneo Marathon MAS M,H,R

96

RWA M,H

20 PER M,H,R Half Marathon 20 Moscow RUS H,R Riga Marathon 20 Lattelecom LAT M,H y Medio Maraton 20 Maraton Municipalidad de San José

Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de Béjaia ALG H 89

SUI M,H,R

96

Maratón movistar Lima42k

May 2018

4

Marathon 20 Kazan RUS M,H,R International Peace 20 Kigali Marathon

26 ITA H 20 Marathon Festival Adelaide 27 AUS M,H,R 89 Asics Austrian Women’s Run 27 AUT R 89 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 27 CAN M 89 Marathon 27 Leiden NED M,H,R 96 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon 27 and Ottawa 10K Moonlight Half Marathon

22 MAR M,H,R Wizz Air Skopje Marathon 95 MKD M,H,R 90 Marathon 22 Almaty Toronto Marathon CAN M,R 89 KAZ M,H,R 95 CAN M 89 Paris St Germain en Laye – AG Antwerp Marathon 27 La Course 22 BEL M Trieste Running Festival 89 ITA H 94 FRA R 90 Cracovia Marathon 22 PZU Deep RiverRock Belfast City Thunder Dragon Marathon POL M 96 27 BHU M,H Marathon 89 GBR M 90 Enschede Marathon 22 NED M tbc Erzurum Half Marathon 96 TUR H 98 Keynes Marathon & Half 7 Milton GBR M,H,R 94 Gifu Half Marathon 22 JPN H 95 Luka Half Marathon June 2018 12 Banja BIH H 14 Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 22 Nova UKR H,R 98 Stockholm Marathon 12–13Volkswagen Bucharest Half 2 ASICS SWE M 98 Marathon Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid 22 EDP ROU H,R 18 Maratón & 1/2 KLM Aruba Marathon 3 ARU M,H,R ESP M,H 98 89 Okpekpe Int’l 10km Road Race 12 NGR R 96 Padova Marathon Irish Examiner Cork City 22 ITA M 3 Marathon 94 TCS World 10K Bengaluru 13 See race preview on page 31 IND R 22 Vancouver Sun Run IRL M 94 22 The Presented by Ford PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon 13 POL H CAN R 89 Quito Últimas Noticias 15k 96 3 ECU R 20 City Marathon Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 22 Vienna 13 DEN M AUT M,H,R 89 Rio de Janeiro City Marathon 97 3 BRA M 24 Warsaw Marathon Diacore Gaborone Marathon 22 ORLEN 13 POL M,R 96 Helsinki Half Marathon BOT M,H,R 89 9 FIN H,R 90 Marathon Marathon Wuerzburg 22 Zurich 13 iWelt SUI M 98 Marathon & Half GER M 90 — Madagascar Event cancelled Bergen City Marathon MAD M,H 24 Dalian Int’l Marathon 28 Fjordkraft 13 CHN M NOR M,H,R 96 89 Comrades Marathon 10 RSA U 28–29 Du Motion-Runners’ Days 96 19–20 Brasov Int’l Marathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

predicted date

Maratón de Santiago CHI M

98

Marathon Vert D’Agadir

98

ITA M

15 Boston Marathon 16 B.A.A. USA M Belgrade Marathon 21 31st SRB M International Half 21 Dushanbe Marathon

89

2018 Taishin Women Run Taipei TPE H,R 90

TJK H

Standard Chartered KL Marathon

PRK M,H,R

8

90

Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon

ESP H

8

95

15

Marathon Łódź 15 DOZ POL M,R 96 de Montevideo Maratón 15 URU M,H 98 Marathon Nagano 15 JPN M 95 Running Days Nice 15 FRA H 90 PKO Poznań Half Marathon 11th 15 POL H 96 Paulo Int’l Half Marathon 15 São Corpore BRA H

Maratón “Las Batallas de Celaya”

MAS M,H,R

8

98

CAF Caracas Maratón

TUR H

8

94

UNIQA Asigurari Bucharest 10K ROU R 96

MEX M,H,R

8 8 8 8

ITA H,R

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great GRE M,R

Marathon 29 Rhodes GRE M,R

Lake Maggiore Half 15 AUDIREVI Marathon & 10K

April 2018

96

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

95

presented by TCS

Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik Half Marathon)

AUS M,H,R,U

CRO H,R

14–15 Australian Running Festival 89

ROU M,H,R

90

Sur Int’l Marathon Wine Half Marathon 29 Big 14 Pardubice USA M,H 98 CZE H 90 METRO Marathon Düsseldorf Telekom Vivicittá Spring 29 GER M 15 33rd 92+93 Half Marathon HUN H,R 14 Haspa Marathon Hamburg 29 GER M 17 Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon 15 Wizz ROU M,H,R 96 Maratón Internacional de 29 Mendoza Marathon 15 Crete ARG M,H,R 89 GRE M,R 94

96

Half Marathon 19 Göteborgsvarvet SWE H 98 The Great Wall Marathon 19 CHN M 89 Helsinki City Marathon 19 FIN M,H,R 90 Three Hearts Marathon 19 SLO M,H,R 98 Asunción Half Marathon 20 Int’l PAR H 96 Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Continued on page 52

Key M Marathon H Half Marathon R Road Race U Ultradistance

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Planning ahead Continued from page 51 Marathon 10 Kaunas LTU M,H,R Phuket Marathon 10 Laguna THA M Int’l Marathon 10 Lanzhou CHN M,H,R Sun Marathon 16 Midnight NOR M,H Wroclaw Night Half 16 PKO Marathon

24 98

26

Penh Half Marathon 17 Phnom CAM H,R 89 City Trophy Int’l Road Telesia 17 Race 10k 94

ITA R

Midnight Sun Run 21 Suzuki ISL H,R Big Five Marathon 23 The RSA M,H Half Marathon 23 Hvar CRO H Saroma 100km Ultra 24 Lake Marathon

5

24

96

POL H

5 5

24 GBR H Int’l Marathon 24 Tangamanga MEX M 21.1 24 Tarblazer IND H,R AUS M

Viking Marathon 30 Waterford IRL M,H,R

96 26

McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival AUS M,H,R 89 29 98 95 90

94

19 AUS M,H,R 89 Edmonton Marathon Servus 19 CAN M 89 Maratona Internacional do Meia 19 Rio 2018 Rio Half Marathon Barossa Marathon Festival

See race preview on page 37 BRA H

28 95 94 89 94 95

Maratón 95

89 29 29 90 96

95

JPN M predicted date

Runners – Lima Half 26 Peru Marathon 96

PER H,R

July 2018

1 1 7 8

hella hamburg halbmarathon 90

GER H

Econet Victoria Falls Marathon ZIM M 26

Marathon 26 Longford IRL M 94 Mandela Day Marathon 26 RSA M,H,R 96 Maratón de la Ciudad de México 26 Telcel predicted date

SUI M,H,U

98

31–2 Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run

Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon CRC M,H 90

Marathon 15 Mauritius MRI M,H,R

21–29 Swissalpine Irontrail SUI U Course not measurable to AIMS standards

95 98

Ring Ultra Trail 100 22 Golden RUS U,R 28 White Nights Marathon 22 RUS M 96 Australian Outback Marathon 28 AUS M 89 Maratón Int’l de Bogotá 29 Media COL H 90 Sao Paulo City Marathon 29 BRA M 89 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running 29 Festival Course not measurable to AIMS standards

89

tbc 42nd National MILO Marathon PHI M,H,R

96

tbc Gatorade Panama Int’l Half

Marathon PAN H

96

August 2018

4 5 52

Siberian Int’l Marathon RUS M,H,R

28

The Angkor Empire Marathon CAM M,H,R

89

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NOR H

September 2018

1 2

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

AUS M

95

MEX M

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon

Petra Desert Marathon 95

JOR M,H

Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara 95

MEX H

2 2

Pila Int’l Half Marathon 30

POL H

PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon 94

IND H,R

2

33rd Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon

9 Bank Vilnius Marathon 9 Danske LTU M,H 95 PKO Wroclaw Maraton 36th 9 POL M 30 Oslo Marathon BMW 15 NOR M,H,R 96 Half Marathon 15 Stockholm SWE H 34 BMW Berlin Marathon 16 GER M 90 Copenhagen Half Marathon 16 DEN H 36 Maratón de las Flores Medellín 16 COL M,H,R 90 Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone 16 POR H 39 Half Marathon 16 Sarajevo BIH H 89 Blackmores Sydney Running 16 Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) AUS M

Run 22 Mykonos GRE R Vladivostok 22 International Marathon RUS M,H,R

89 94

96

GBR M

CHN M,H

89

tbc 10K San José – Costa Rica

6–9 Minsk Half Marathon

CRC R

89

BLR H,R

90

tbc Medio Maratón Int’l

7–9 Ladakh Marathon & Ultra

Tlajomulco-Cajititlán

94

IND M,H,R,U

MEX H

95

7–9 Tallinna Maraton, Half & 10k EST M,H,R

8 8 8 9

32+33

22nd World Congress of AIMS, Tallinn EST 32+33 Jungfrau-Marathon SUI M Course not measurable to AIMS standards

98

Tamarindo Beach Marathon CRC M,H,R

30

Maybank Bali Marathon INA M,H,R

94

7 7 7

Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K VEN R GBR H

90

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 98

22nd RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne GER M,H

7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

98

Cardiff Half Marathon

USA M

7

40

Marathon 23 Moscow RUS M,R 30 Scottish Half Marathon & 10K 23 GBR H,R 94 Ston Wall Marathon 23 CRO M,R 90 Maratonina Città di Udine 23 ITA H 94 21st Int’l WACHAUmarathon 23 AUT M 89 Marathon 24 Legends RSA U,H 96 Losinjski Half Marathon 29 CRO H 90 H.C. Andersen Marathon 30 DEN M 41 Int’l Marathon 30 Chisinau MDA M,H,R 95 ING Route du Vin Half Marathon 30 LUX H 95 40th PZU Warsaw Marathon 30 POL M,R 96

96

RSA M,H,R

33rd SPAR Budapest Marathon Festival HUN M 14

42

LSR Colombo Marathon SRI M

98

Guayaquil Marathon ECU M predicted date

90

Incheon Songdo Int’l Marathon KOR M,H,R 95 Košice Peace Marathon SVK M

44

Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon UKR M,H,R

98

Okanagan Marathon CAN M

89

Portland Marathon USA M,H

98

Silesia Marathon POL M,H,R

40

Telesia Half Marathon ITA H

94

Aires Int’l Marathon Trento Half Marathon 23 Buenos ARG M 89 ITA H 94 Cape Town Marathon GoodLife Fitness Victoria 23 Sanlam RSA M 96 Marathon CAN M 89 Dam tot Damloop 23 NED R 96 20km & 10km Int’l de Marrakech 7 MAR R 96 León 23 Maratón MEX M,H,R 95 Amman Int’l Marathon 12 Samsung JOR M,H,R 95 Loch Ness Marathon & 23 Baxters Festival of Running 13–14 Marathon Eindhoven

tbc Beijing Marathon

Vaal River City Marathon

7 14

Volksbank-Münster-Marathon GER M 90

89

19 AUS M,H,R Ruta de las Iglesias 25 La ECU R Marathon 25 Stavanger NOR M,H,R Marathon 25 Helsinki FIN M,R Asunción Marathon 26 Int’l PAR M,H,R Marathon 26 Hokkaido See race preview on page 38

tbc Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio MEX H

29

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

tbc 21k Coahuila MEX H

See race preview on page 35 RUS H,R

9

HUN H

St Petersburg Half Marathon

ISL M,H

94

JCP Swansea Half Marathon

30–1 Gold Coast Marathon

89

AUS M,H,R

Maraton “La Sele” 5 Media CRC H,R Int’l Marathon 12 Danang VIE M,H,R Marathon 12 Kuching MAS M,H,R Nurmi Marathon 18 Paavo FIN M Reykjavik 18 Islandsbanki Marathon

95

JPN U

Brisbane Marathon Festival

October 2018

6 7 7

90

Tartu City Marathon EST M,H,R

90

3 Country Sparkasse Marathon AUT M,H 89 Bila Tserkva Marathon UKR M

13

GRE H,R

14

98

96

Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon 61

Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon IND M,H,R 94

Bank Bucharest 14 Raiffeisen Marathon ROU M,H

14

18

EDP Lisbon Marathon | Meia Maratona Santander Totta POR M,H

40

Melbourne Marathon 14 Medibank Festival AUS M

14 GER M,H,R Sad Marathon 14 Novi SRB M Palma Marathon 14 Zafiro ESP M,H,R PKO Poznań Marathon 14 19th POL M Quebec City Marathon 14 SSQ CAN M Marathon & Half 14 Zagreb CRO M,H Amsterdam Marathon 21 TCS NED M de Maraton Ciudad de 21 ¼ Bucaramanga – FCV

89

Generali Munich Marathon

COL R

6–7 Bournemouth Marathon Festival GBR M,H,R

NED M

21

41 96 89 90 96

90

41

St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie Royale FRA H

21

88

Goodlife Rottnest Running Festival AUS M,H,R

21

46

90

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k CAN M,H,R 50


Planning ahead Marathon and Half 21 Yerevan Marathon

4 89

ARM M,H,R

Int’l de Juarez 21 Maraton MEX M,H 95 Marathon Erbil 26 IRQ M,H,R 94 Circle Marathon 27 Polar GRN M,H 94 Aguascalientes Maratón 28 MEX M,H,R 95 Auckland Marathon ASB 28 NZL M,H,R 96 Airport Marathon & Brussels 28 Half Marathon 89

BEL M,H

Airtricity Dublin Marathon 28 SSE IRL M 60 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 28 GER M 54 Jakarta Marathon 28 INA M,H,R 94 Kanazawa Marathon 28 JPN M 95 Lausanne Marathon 28 SUI M 61 Ljubljana Marathon Volkswagen 28 SLO M 60 Medio Maratón de la Mujer 28 EDP de Madrid 58

Corps Marathon 28 Marine USA M Chartered Nairobi 28 Standard Marathon

46

28 MNE M 95 SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne 28 SUI M 57 Toyama Marathon 28 JPN M,R 95 Medio Maratón Valencia 28 Trinidad Alfonso EDP Podgorica Marathon predicted date

ESP H

48+49

28 Venicemarathon ITA M 46 Xiqiao Mountain International 28 Half Marathon CHN H

Delhi Half Marathon 28 Airtel IND H

89 94

tbc Grand Marathon Int’l de

Casablanca MAR M,H,R

95

tbc First Postal Marathon

90 89

tbc HeidelbergCement

TbilisiHalfMarathon GEO H,R

tbc Maraton Guadalajara

4 4 4 9

Porto Marathon EDP

tbc Semi Marathon Int’l de

63

POR M

MDV R MEX M

MEX H

94

PAN M

89

Marathon The Authentic 11 Athens GRE M 69 BANK Beirut Marathon BLOM 11 LIB M,H 95 Monterey Bay Half Marathon 11 USA H 98 City Half Marathon Brasilia 11 BRA H 89 İstanbul Marathon 11 Vodafone TUR M 65 Ravenna Marathon – City of Art 11 ITA M,H 64 Pharaonic 100km 16 EGY U 90 Gulf Bank 642 Marathon 17 KUW M,H,R 95 Bangkok Marathon 18 BDMS THA M,H,R 98 Borobudur Marathon 18 INA M,H,R 94 Great Ethiopian Run 10km 18 ETH R 90 Kobe Marathon 18 JPN M 67 Radisson Blu Larnaka Int’l 18 Marathon predicted date

70

CYP M,H,R

Marathon & Half 18 Marabana CUB M,H 90 Marathon 18 Philadelphia USA M 98 Maratón Monumental Primer 18 Santiago de America 90

Marathon 18 Verona ITA M 94 Temple Marathon 24 Bagan MYA M,H,R 96 Great Hakka Marathon 24 CHN M,H,R 89 Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera 24 Nayarit

90

95

Marathon Championships

Olive Trees

95

ITA H

94

tbc UWI-SPEC Half Marathon TRI H

98

November 2018

3 4 4

3-Sjøersløpet NOR H

61

Bangsaen42 Marathon THA M

98

Hangzhou Marathon CHN M

89

96 89

January 2019 Zürich 1 Neujahrsmarathon SUI M,H,R Vadodara Int’l Marathon 6 MG IND M,H Ice Half Marathon 7 Siberian RUS H Marathon 11 Egyptian EGY M,H Course not measurable to AIMS standards

2 2

Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon CAM H,R 89 Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon CAY M predicted date

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Pune Int’l Marathon

2

San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon

IND M predicted date JAM M,H,R

20 POR M,H 85 Maui Oceanfront Marathon & 20 Half

95

27

Maratón Int’l de Culiacán

89

Bengaluru Midnight Marathon IND M,H,R 94

& Half

94

98

THA M

95

tbc Kinmen Marathon

90

TPE M,H,R

78

tbc Merida Marathon

96

95

MEX M,H,R

78

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon SIN M,H,R 98

POR R

94

HKG M

tbc Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon

Saitama Int’l Marathon JPN M

94

tbc Standard Chartered Hong Kong

Marathon

Nara Marathon JPN M

98

98

HKG M,H

94

Maratón Powerade Monterrey MEX M

89

tbc Gammon China Coast Marathon

Goa River Marathon IND M,H,R

94

Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon ESP M,H

Weekend

95

96

MAR M,H

7–9 Run Barbados Marathon

8 9 9 9 9 9

98

84

68

Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon

BAR M,H,R

86

Funchal Marathon

20 MEX M Mumbai Marathon 20 Tata IND M de Sao Sebastiao 20 Corrida BRA R Marathon 21 Chombeung THA M,H,R & Semi Int’l de 27 Marathon Marrakech

94

Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP ESP M 48+49

JOR H,R

20

USA M,H

81

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K

CRC M,H

7

81

Macao Galaxy Entertainment Int’l Marathon MAC M,H

90

Marathon Bahamas, Half & Relay BAH M,H

95

Gran Maraton Pacifico MEX M

96

98

USA M,H

96

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship JPN M

94

and Aramco Houston Half Marathon

89

Discoveries Half Marathon POR H

98

19–20 Chevron Houston Marathon

Marathon 9 Taipei Curaçao Marathon TPE M,H,R 90 25 KLM CUR M,H,R 90 Zengwen Reservoir Marathon 9 TPE M,H,R Marathon 90 25 Firenze ITA M 78 Zurich Maratón Málaga 9 Fuji Marathon ESP M 98 25 Mount JPN M 95 Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k 13 ATA M,U Marathon 89 25 Osaka JPN M 95 Bangsaen21 Half Marathon 16 THA H,R Bridge Int’l Marathon 98 25 Penang MAS M,H,R 77 PisaMarathon 16 Donostia - San ITA M,H 94 25 Maratón Sebastián The St. Croix Int’l Marathon ESP M 72+73 16 ISV M 98 Vigot La Rochelle Int’l 25 Serge Tata Steel Kolkata 25k Marathon 16 IND R 94 FRA M,H 66 El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de UNICEF Charity Run Half 29 25 Marathon & 10km Lisboa HKG H,R

98

TUN M,H

95

tbc Al Mouj Muscat Marathon

96

OMA M,H,R

tbc Osaka Women’s Marathon

95

JPN M

tbc Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa

Pola 98

ESP H

tbc Taipei Standard Chartered

Charity Marathon 90

TPE M,H,R

predicted date

tbc Torino Half Marathon

94

HKG H

tbc SOPAL SFAX Marathon Int’l

December 2018

predicted date

DOM M,H,R

96

PHI M,H,R

95

tbc Shanghai Int’l Marathon CHN M

98

USA M,H

tbc Milo Marathon Finals Race tbc Mizuno Hong Kong Half-

tbc Panama Int’l Marathon

Volcano Marathon CHI M,H Course not measurable to AIMS standards

predicted date

tbc 21km Nuevo Leon

Maratona di Torino ITA M

Silvestre de Luanda 10km 31 São ANG R 89 Int’l de São Silvestre Corrida 31 BRA R 89

95

Laayoune MAR H

95

KOR M

90

tbc Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race

JoongAng Seoul Marathon

MEX H,R

tbc Linker Oevert 1/2 Marathon BEL H,R

French Riviera Marathon NiceCannes FRA M 61

98

USA M

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Marathon

MKD M,H,R

CIV M

TCS New York City Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

95

tbc Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l KOR M

tbc Marathon de Côte d’Ivoire

4 4

predicted date

95

KEN M,H predicted date

15

ITA M,H,R

94

Marathon & 1/2 Marathon 95

ESP H

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

10–11Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas

Chuncheon Int’l 28 Chosunilbo Marathon KOR M

Full Desert Marathon 30 Eilat ISR M,H,R

SPORTWAY Lake Maggiore Marathon

tbc Sea of Galilee Tiberias

Marathon 94

ISR M

tbc World Marathon Challenge

94

IRL M,H

tbc Xiamen Marathon

88

CHN M

February 2019

3

AU Bank Jaipur Marathon 94

IND M,H,R

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98 96

98

Aviv Samsung Marathon 22 Tel ISR M,H,R Half Marathon 24 Split See race feature on page 11 CRO H

24 RSA M,H,R Carthage Race Int’l 24 The Marathon

94 94

90

TUN M,H,R

City Half Marathon 24 Napoli ITA H Seychelles Eco-Friendly 24 Marathon SEY M

96

98 94

95 89

tbc KIX Senshu Int’l Marathon JPN M

95 96

3

TAN M

95

KOR H

94 95

tbc OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO

90 94

GRE M,H

95

JPN M

98

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WMRA News

The summit season

EXECUTIVES President: Jonathan Wyatt (NZL) Secretary: Tomo Šarf (SLO) Treasurer: Nancy Hobbs (USA) Council Members: Giorgio Bianchi (ITA) Wolfgang Munzel (GER) Andrzrej Puchacz (POL) Sarah Powell (GBR) Members of Honour: Raimondo Balicco (ITA) Pierre Weiss (FRA)

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CALENDAR 2018 5 May

10th Balkan MR Championships Beočin, SRB

2 June

18th World Masters MR Championships Železniki, SLO

16 June

13th International MR Youth Cup Lanzada, ITA

The International Mountain running season starts in June with three major WMRA events: On 2 June Zelezniki (SLO) will host the World Masters Mountain Running Championships. The traditional “Ratitovec race” hosted the World Cup race in 2015 and the tough 12km long course with more than 1200m elevation gain will be an excellent challenge for the Masters. Team scoring will be three members per country. Teams with only two runners will be officially placed after all the three-member teams are scored. Starting from 2019 men and women will run the same course up to age 54 and categories starting at 55 will run a shorter distance. Two weeks later young runners will gather in Lanzada (ITA) for the International Mountain Running Youth Cup in which 16- and 17-yearolds will tackle an up-down 4km loop course. Teams are expected from 15 countries. The Polish town of Karpacz will host the World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships at the end of June. Sniezka (1605m). The highest peak of the “Giant

mountains” was the venue in 2013 but run on completely different trails and with a different start/finish location. Male and female runners will face a 36km long course with 2100m of ascent and descent over two different laps, both reaching the Sniezka summit and dropping down to the charming town centre. On 16 September Andorra will host an international mountain running event for the first time. The town of Canillo attracts thousands of skiers in winter and hikers and bikers in the summertime. The World’s best mountain runners from about 35 countries are expected to contest the Championships. Juniors will run a 7km course and seniors 12km, the same for both males and females, both finishing at the 2540m high summit. The International Mountain Running Championships will be organised for the first time in a European capital city. Skopje (MKD), with its surrounding Vodno mountain, will offer challenging loop courses to the best European mountain runners. Juniors will run the 6km loop with 300m of ascent and descent once and seniors twice.

24 June

15th World Long Distance MR Championships Karpacz, POL

1 July

17th European MR Championships Skopje, MKD

8 July

15th NACAC MR Championships NH, USA

16 Sept

34th World MR Championships Canillo, AND

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2019 7 July

18th European MR Championships Zermatt, SUI

15 Sept

19th World Masters MR Championships Gagliano del Capo, ITA

16 Nov

16th World Long Distance MR Championships Villa de Angostura, ARG

WMRA Council annual meeting Meeting in Monaco on 13–14 January the Council decided that: • prize money will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers at the 2018 World Mountain Running Championships. • a pilot ranking system will be introduced for the upcoming season to include WMRA World Cup events, Continental Championships, and World Championships (both traditional and long distance). Points are to be awarded on the basis of finishing positions. This programme will not initially

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include awards or prize money. Council member Tomo Šarf said, “The ranking is not to determine the best athlete but the most successful athlete.” • The World Cup will feature five or six events with a long tradition and deep history in mountain running. Prize money will be awarded 10-deep equally to men and women. A professional agency will be retained to publish articles, conduct interviews and supply high-quality images.

• an Athletes Commission will be created to incorporate athletes’ experience. Feedback will be sought from an advisory group of 8–10 international mountain runners. • The WMRA International Youth Cup will become the WMRA International U18 Cup in line with IAAF terminology. Participants must be 16 or 17 in the year of competition. Male and female athletes will run the same course distance of approx. 4–5km.


IAU News

News in brief EXECUTIVES

IAU Members: Bolivia and Slovenia Athletes of the Year 2017 Several championships were held during 2017 including the 1st IAU Americas 100km Championship. World Best Performances were achieved over 6-hour, 12-hour and 24-hour races. There are 19 nominees for the Athletes of the Year 2017: 10 women and 9 men. Voting will be completed in the second half of March and results will be posted on the IAU website and on social media.

Bolivia became a member of IAU in February and Slovenia rejoined. Both countries have received invitations for the upcoming IAU Trail World Championship that will take place in Penyagolosa, Spain on 12 May following the IAU Championships.

Contact for IAU labels To apply for IAU labels contact Jan Vandendriessche.

IAU Championship scheduled in May Invitations to the IAU Trail World Championship and IAU European 24-hour Championships have been sent to member federations along with other documentation. The Trail World Championships on 12 May in Spain will be followed by the 24-hour European

Vice-President: Nadeem Khan (CAN) General Secretary: Hilary Walker (GBR) Director of Organisations: Liesbeth Jansen (NED) Treasurer, Director of Finance and Marketing: Robert Boyce (AUS) Director of Competition and Statistics: Francisco Sanchez-Rico (ESP) Director for label races and Calendar: Jan Vandendriessche (BEL) Area Representatives: Europe: Walter Hill (GBR) Americas: Lin Gentling (USA) Africa: Solomon Ogba (NGR) Asia & Oceania: Gillsoo Park (KOR) Honorary Life President: Malcolm Campbell (GBR) Honorary Life Vice-President: Harry Arndt (GER) Honorary Life Members: Soto Rojas (ESP); Souhei Kobayashi (JPN); Pierre Weiss (FRA) For more information contact: Nadeem Khan nadeem.khan@iau-ultramarathon.org

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Marathon movers “As a child I dreamed about exploring foreign places,” says Thom Gilligan. Born in a Boston suburb the Marathon became “engrained in my DNA”. He combined wanderlust with the marathon urge by forming Marathon Tours Inc and helped give shape to distance running as we know it today.

Gilligan’s isle Square, Cambridge and MT & T was beginning to look like a real business. The sport was also fast becoming a global phenomenon: Horst Milde had founded the Berlin Marathon in 1974; Anders Olsson started the Stockholm Marathon in 1979; Chris Brasher and John Disley created the London Marathon in 1981. Meanwhile I was trying to attract a clientele: runners who wanted to travel internationally. In the early 1980s New York Road Runners, under the leadership of Fred Lebow, led the charge to entice tour operators to market their event. These big-picture race directors were some of the founding fathers of AIMS. I approached all of them in the very early days to form relationships that have endured to the present.

My father took me to watch Johnny Kelley [in the Boston Marathon] just as his father took him to watch Clarence Demar. I set myself a goal of qualifying for the 1977 Boston Marathon. I didn’t succeed but still lined up in Hopkinton as a ‘bandit’ (without a bib number). Boston was one of the epicentres of the first running boom and I wanted to catch that wave.

Other tour operators began to see the business potential of specialising in this niche. In 1987 I thought that an association of running travel specialists could create a network of companies dedicated to the profession of managing travel for runners. I convinced about eight other founding members to form T.O.U.R.S., Tour Operators United for Runners. Our criteria restricted membership only to those who met industry standards for licensing and insurance and had a solid knowledge of the sport of running. Our membership now boasts 35 members in 24 countries.

If anyone told me in the mid-1970s that running would become the popular lifestyle activity that it is today I would never have believed them. But I always knew that I wanted to be in the travel business. In March 1973 BOAC (now British Airways) was hiring some ticket agents as staff at Logan Airport in Boston. I jumped at the chance to wear that uniform with its epaulettes. After three years at BOAC I landed a similar job with Air Canada hoping to move up to a sales position. Following airline cutbacks I worked in the marketing department for a tour wholesaler that packaged tours sold through retail outlets. The big break came when I was recruited to manage Able Travel, a travel agency startup just outside Boston. It was there that I put my first running package to paper in June 1977. One year later the overweight owner of the agency called me into his office to tell me I was spending too much time promoting trips to running events and that I should concentrate on attracting more traditional travel groups. During this 20-minute conversation I argued that there was strong potential in this

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developing market but he fired me and offered me three weeks’ severance pay. So in October 1979, almost out of desperation, I formed Marathon Tours Inc. Without a business plan but armed with confidence and my MasterCard I put down a $534 deposit on a block of rooms at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel on West 57th Street in New York City. I gambled that I could convince a busload of runners and supporters to travel from Boston to run the fiveborough marathon. The sport was enjoying its first boom – fueled by competitive long-distance runners striving to better their time or post a Boston qualifier. Doing business as Marathon Tours & Travel I felt that the company could become the brand name in travel for runners. The profit from that full busload paid for my airline ticket to Bermuda to meet with Austin Mott, General Manager of the Elbow Beach Hotel there. The previous year I had brought over 100 runners and friends to the Bermuda Race Weekend. I convinced Austin to provide me with $1500 in marketing funds to promote his hotel as race headquarters. A total of 124 travelers from all over the East Coast flocked to this former British colony for a weekend of running and camaraderie. That successful trip generated enough funds to rent an eighty square foot office in Harvard Distance Running | 2018 Edition 2

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Marathon movers In December 1993 the Wall Street Journal caught wind of my promotional success. A feature article appeared on its front page highlighting this burgeoning generation of globetrotters hopscotching the planet in search of exotic marathons. I believed that we could create a marathon in Antarctica and said so for the article. Deposits flooded into the office from all over the world. We filled two vessels with 160 passengers for the two-week itinerary in January 1995 to King George Island – the site of the first international sporting event in the continent’s 500 million-year history.

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enthusiastic participants pursuing finisher Tshirts and medals. Travel was becoming a mainstream activity in the runner’s lifestyle. The August 1993 edition of Travel Agent magazine, the travel industry’s largest trade journal, featured me on its cover. In its lengthy article I was quoted saying: ‘we have had a trip to every continent except Antarctica’. Within days of the publication reaching its audience I was contacted by the owner of Marine Expeditions, the pioneer of travel to the 7th continent. They leased Russian research vessels and converted them for tourism. So I went on reconnaissance to the bottom of the Earth in search of a venue for conducting a marathon and half-marathon.

It was the most expensive, most remote and most extreme trip yet. But it was our most successful offering to date. I was shocked: but I was convinced that we had tapped a new market of high-end clients looking for new bragging rights. During the post-race celebration four otherwise unrelated runners delighted in mentioning that they had just completed their goal of running a marathon on each of the seven continents. I immediately started the Seven Continents Club (SCC) to recognise those who attained this goal. A few years later we added a half-marathon division. There are now approximately 675 runners who have run a marathon on all seven continents. Exotic marathons have sprouted up almost everywhere. We created the inaugural Madagascar Marathon in 2017 and are constantly looking to create or partner with

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unique destination events. Patagonia, Bhutan and Jerusalem are some recent additions to our race calendar. I estimate that travel by runners is a billiondollar-a-year industry. Completing the Abbott World Marathon Majors has become a popular goal for the international runner but gaining entry has become as much of a challenge as completing the event. After 40 years of this vocation the challenge to maintain a leadership role in destination marathoning remains. How can we continue to provide the best travel services and most rewarding experiences to the next generation of runners?


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1:00:05 ErickKurgat KIPTANUI KEN KEN 1 Lisboa 06 APR 11 MAR 1:00:28 Atsedu TSEGAY ETH 5 Lisboa 11 MAR 2:07:11 Benson KIPRUTO KEN 3 Seoul 18 MAR 2:09:25 Tariku KINFU ETH 4 Barcelona 11 MAR EliudDominic KiptanuiKIPTARUS KEN KEN 5 Berlin 2:07:28 1:00:07 3 Den Haag29 SEP 11 MAR 1:00:29 Clement Kiprono LANGAT KEN 5 Houston 14 JAN ETH 6 Tokyo 25 FEB ETH 5 Barcelona 11 MAR 2:07:30 Feyisa LILESE 2:09:25 Tsegaye KEBEDE 2:07:38 James Kwambai 6 Seoul Julien WANDERS KEN SUI 2 Barcelona16 MAR11 FEB ERI 6 Lisboa 11 MAR 1:00:09 1:00:29 Zersenay TADESE KEN 4 Seoul 18 MAR 2:07:45 Marius KIMUTAI 2:09:25 Abeg Tsedat AYANA ETH 6 Barcelona 11 MAR 2:07:32 BazuJaphet WorkuKipyegon KORIR ETH KEN 1 Houston 4 Den Haag19 JAN 11 MAR KEN 1 Marugame 04 FEB 1:00:09 1:00:31 Edward WAWERU 2:07:53 Macharia NDIRANGU KEN 1 Otsu 04 MAR 2:09:31 Desmond MOKGOBU RSA 1 Oita 04 FEB Frankline 6 Berlin 2:07:35 1:00:10 MosesChepkwony KURONG KEN UGA 3 Barcelona29 SEP11 FEB 1:00:31 Alexander MUTISO KEN 7 Lisboa 11 MAR 2:07:57 Felix KIPROTICH KEN 5 Seoul 18 MAR 2:09:31 Abera KUMA ETH 5 Otsu 04 MAR 2:07:37 Geoffrey Kipsang KEN 6 Tokyo 23 FEB 1:00:10 Victor Kimutai CHUMO KEN 2 Venlo 25 MAR 1:00:31 Aron KIFLE ERI 3 Valencia 24 MAR JPN 7 Tokyo 25 FEB 14 JAN 2:08:08 Ryo KINEME 2:09:32 Elisha Kiprop BARNO KEN 3 Houston 2:07:40 Deressa Chimsa ETH 7 Tokyo 23 FEB KEN 1 Milano 25 MAR ETH 4 Valencia 24 MAR 1:00:11 Felix KIBITOK 1:00:33 Jemal YIMER 2:08:08 Anthony MARITIM KEN 1 Barcelona 11 MAR 2:09:34 Soloman DEKSISA ETH 1 Mumbai 21 JAN ElijahAbdallah Kemboi Kibet MANDE KEN UGA 4 Daegu 2:07:43 1:00:14 3 Venlo 06 APR 25 MAR 1:00:37 Samuel CHELANGA USA 6 Houston 14 JAN 2:08:17 Albert KORIR KEN 2 Otsu 04 MAR 2:09:34 Sonoda HAYATO JPN 2 Oita 04 FEB AbrhaGuye Milaw 7 Dubai 2:07:46 1:00:15 Idemo ADOLAETH ETH 2 Houston 24 JAN 14 JAN 1:01:37 Japhet Kipyegon KORIR KEN 2 Granollers 04 FEB KEN 1 Sevilla 25 FEB JPN 12 Tokyo 25 FEB 2:08:22 Dickson TUWEI 2:09:36 Kobei OGINO 2:07:53 JacobBenard Kendagor 5 Daegu 06 APR09 FEB 1:00:16 KIMELI KEN KEN 8 Ras Al Khaimah 1:01:38 Javier GUERRA ESP 3 Granollers 04 FEB 2:08:23 Laban Kipkemboi MUTAI KEN 2 Sevilla 25 FEB 2:09:43 Tadashi ISSHIKI JPN 13 Tokyo 25 FEB ETH 2 Houston 19 JAN 2:07:54 Getachew Terfa KEN 2 Barcelona 11 MAR 25 FEB 2:08:25 Silas TOO 2:09:47 Akinobu MURASAWA JPN 14 Tokyo NZL 3 Otsu 04 MAR 25 FEB 2:08:26 Jake ROBERTSON 2:09:59 Kipkemoi KIPSANG KEN 6 Sevilla Mary Keitany and Fancy Chemutai 2:08:30 Bazu Worku HAYLA ETH 1 Houston 14 JAN 2:10:00 Shumet MENGISTU ETH 2 Mumbai 21 JAN Photo: Victah Sailer 2:08:32 Andrew Ben KIMTAI KEN 4 Sevilla 25 FEB 2:10:00 Simon KARIUKI KEN 15 Tokyo 25 FEB

World leading times

Marathon

Half Marathon

Men

Men

Present world record (mixed race): Paula Radcliffe (GBR); 2:15:25, London, 13 APR 2003 World record (womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-only race) Mary Keitany (KEN); 2:17:01, London, 23 APR 2017

Women Time

Athlete

2:19:17 2:19:30 2:19:36 2:19:51 2:19:56 2:20:13 2:20:45 2:21:19 2:21:42 2:21:45 2:21:45 2:22:07 2:22:44 2:22:48 2:23:07 2:23:48 2:24:05 2:24:08 2:24:11 2:24:30 2:24:31 2:24:51 2:24:57 2:25:01

Roza DEREJE Feyse TADESE Yebrgual MELESE Berhane DIBABA Worknesh DEGEFA Haftamnesh TESFAY Gelete BURKA Ruti AGA Amy CRAGG Dera DIDA Meskerem ASSEFA Shure DEMISE Mizuki MATSUDA Valary JEMELI Hanami SEKINE Honami MAEDA Desi JISA Hirut TIBEBU Sembere TEFERI Margaret AGAI Monica JEPKOECH Bruktayit ESHETU Belaynesh OLJIRA Mulu SEBOKA

Nation Rank Venue

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

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

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Dubai Dubai Dubai Tokyo Dubai Dubai Dubai Tokyo Tokyo Dubai Nagoya Tokyo Osaka Nagoya Nagoya Osaka Dubai Seoul Dubai Seoul Seoul Houston Houston Seoul

26 JAN 26 JAN 26 JAN 25 FEB 26 JAN 26 JAN 26 JAN 25 FEB 25 FEB 26 JAN 11 MAR 25 FEB 28 JAN 11 MAR 11 MAR 28 JAN 26 JAN 18 MAR 26 JAN 18 MAR 18 MAR 14 JAN 14 JAN 18 MAR

Time

Athlete

2:25:35 2:25:41 2:25:49 2:25:49 2:25:51 2:25:54 2:26:28 2:26:33 2:26:41 2:26:52 2:27:06 2:27:08 2:27:21 2:27:32 2:27:37 2:27:40 2:27:41 2:27:44 2:27:46 2:27:47 2:27:53

Kaoutar BOULAID Do-Yeon KIM Amane GOBENA Ruth CHEBITOK Shewe HAYIMANOT Badane Bedatu HIRPA Rea IWADE Keiko NOGAMI Fatuma SADO Muliye DEKEBO Mercy KIBARUS Belaynesh BEYENE Tsegaye MELESECH Gladys KIPSOI Yuka ANDO Hanae TANAKA Merima MOHAMED Rei OHARA Genet YALEW Getachew ZINASH Guteni SHONE

Nation Rank Venue

MAR 1 KOR 5 ETH 1 KEN 1 ETH 2 ETH 3 JPN 4 JPN 5 ETH 1 ETH 10 KEN 6 ETH 2 ETH 3 KEN 4 JPN 3 JPN 6 ETH 7 JPN 8 ETH 11 ETH 4 ETH 7

Date

Sevilla 25 FEB Seoul 18 MAR Mumbai 21 JAN Barcelona 11 MAR Sevilla 25 FEB Sevilla 25 FEB Nagoya 11 MAR Nagoya 11 MAR Xiamen 07 JAN Dubai 26 JAN Seoul 18 MAR Barcelona 11 MAR Houston 14 JAN Houston 14 JAN Osaka 28 JAN Nagoya 11 MAR Nagoya 11 MAR Nagoya 11 MAR Dubai 26 JAN Sevilla 25 FEB Seoul 18 MAR

Uncertain measurement

2:26:48 Tinbit WELDEGEBRIL

ETH 1 Marrakech 28 JAN

10km Present world record: Leonard Patrick Komon (KEN); 26:45, Utrecht, 26 SEP 2010

Men Time

Athlete

Nation Rank Venue

Date

27:36 Amedework WALELEGN ETH 1 Laredo 27:47 Antonio ABADIA BECI ESP 2 Laredo

Athlete

30:57 Sandra Chebet TUEI 31:17 Norah JERUTO

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Athlete

27:51 27:51

Timothy KIPLAGAT Peter LANGAT

Nation Rank Venue

KEN 3 Laredo KEN 4 Laredo

Date

17 MAR 17 MAR

Present world record: Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN), 29:43, Prague, 09 SEP 2017

Women Time

17 MAR 17 MAR

Nation Rank Venue

KEN 1 Valencia KEN 2 Valencia

Date

14 JAN 14 JAN

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Time

Athlete

31:34 31:35

Mary MUNANU Dibabe KUMA

Nation Rank Venue

KEN 3 Valencia ETH 4 Valencia

Date

14 JAN 14 JAN

Time

Women Time

Athlete

1:04:52 1:04:55 1:05:07 1:05:37 1:06:11 1:06:39 1:06:46 1:06:47 1:06:48 1:06:49 1:06:50 1:06:50 1:06:54 1:06:56 1:07:13 1:07:13 1:07:17 1:07:18 1:07:25 1:07:33 1:07:49 1:07:49

Fancy CHEMUTAI Mary KEITANY Caroline KIPKIRUI Joan MELLY Netsanet GUDETA Ruti AGA Joyciline JEPKOSGEI Degitu AZIMERAW KIPKIRUI Brigid KOSGEI Mary WACERA Buze DIRIBA Joyciline JEPKOSGEI Pauline KAMALU Edith CHELIMO Gladys CHERONO Eunice CHUMBA Eunice CHUMBA Molly HUDDLE Hazuna YAMASAKI Helen Tola BEKELE Nancy KIPROP

Nation Rank

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

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

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Nation Rank Venue

Date

59:08 Geoffrey Kipsang KEN 1 Copenhagen 29 MAR New world race): 59:14 Leonardrecord Komon(mixedKEN 1 Berlin 30 MAR Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN), 22 OCT 2017 59:14 Abraham Cheroben KEN 1:04:51,Valencia, 2 Berlin 30 MAR WorldSamuel recordTsegay (women-only race, pending) 29 MAR 59:21 ERI 2 Copenhagen Netsanet Gudeta (ETH), 1:06:11,Valencia, 24 MAR 2018 59:21 Guye Adola ETH 3 Copenhagen 29 MAR Rank Venue Date Kirui Time Athlete KEN 1 Prague Nation 05 APR Venue59:22 PeterDate Muchiri Sutume KEN 1Asefa Philadelphia 21 SEP1 Milano KEBEDE ETH 25 MAR Ras Al59:23 KhaimahBedan 09 FEBKaroki 1:07:54 Desisa 1:08:07 Antonina ETH 1 KWAMBAI Ras Al KhaimahKEN 14 FEB1 Paris 04 MAR Ras Al59:36 KhaimahLelisa 09 FEB ERI 4YIMER Copenhagen29 1:08:07 Zeineba ETHMAR5 Valencia 24 MAR Ras Al59:38 KhaimahZersenay 09 FEB Tadese ERI LIMENEH 2 Ras Al KhaimahETH 14 FEB2 Paris 1:08:09 Zerfie 04 MAR Ras Al59:39 KhaimahNguse 09 FEBAmsolom 59:45 Wilson KEN 3BELETE Ras Al KhaimahETH 14 FEB6 Valencia 24 MAR Valencia 24 MARKiprop1:08:09 Meseret 59:46 Bernard Koech KEN 4 Ras Al Khaimah 14 FEB BRN 7 Valencia 24 MAR Houston 14 JAN 1:08:10 Desi MOKONOIN KEN 5 GUDETA Ras Al KhaimahETH 14 FEB8 Valencia 24 MAR 1:08:12 Bekelech Ras Al59:47 KhaimahBernard 09 FEB Kipyego 59:49 Micah Kogo KEN 6 Ras Al Khaimah 14 FEB9 Valencia 24 MAR 1:08:12 Dalila ABDULKADIR BRN Ras Al Khaimah 09 FEB 59:51 Feyisa ETH WANJIKU 7 Ras Al KhaimahKEN 14 FEB3 Paris 04 MAR Houston 14 JANLelisa 1:08:19 Polline KEN Jemutai 8 Ras AlCHEROP KhaimahKEN 14 FEB4 Paris 04 MAR Ras Al59:54 KhaimahPaul 09 Lonyangata FEB 1:08:21 Sharon 59:54 Mosinet ETH JEBET 2 Prague 05 1:08:22 Naom KENAPR 10 Ras Al Khaimah 09 FEB Houston 14 JAN Geremew 59:58 Bedan Muchiri Shitaye KEN ESHETE 1 Lisboa 16 BRNMAR 10 Valencia 24 MAR Houston 14 JANKaroki 1:08:25 59:58 Alex Oloitiptip1:08:30 Zinash KEN MEKONNEN 1 Azpeitia 22 ETHMAR11 Valencia 24 MAR Valencia 24 MAR 59:59 Edwin Rotich Celestine KEN 2 JEPCHIRCHIR Azpeitia 22 KENMAR5 Paris 04 MAR Valencia 24 MARKipsang1:08:34 Time Athlete Nation Rank Venue 1:08:36 Tejitu DABA BRNDate1 Barcelona 11 FEB Houston 14 JAN 59:59 Daniel Wanjiru KEN 3 Prague 05 APR 1:08:37 Dibabe KUMA ETH 2 Barcelona 11 FEB Ras Al Khaimah 09 FEB 59:59 Cyprian KimurgorJordan KEN HASAY 2 Philadelphia USA 21 SEP8 Houston 14 JAN Valencia 24 MARKotut1:08:38 1:00:00 Nguse ERI 5ESHETE Copenhagen 29 1:08:38 Shitaye ETHMAR1 Napoli 04 FEB Houston 14 JANAmsolom 1:00:01 Wilson KEN MELAT 6 Copenhagen YISAK 29 ETHMAR2 Venlo 25 MAR Houston 14 JANKiprop1:08:41 Kejeta 1:00:02 Bedan KEN KIPYOGEI 1 Gifu Seirya KEN 18 MAY1 Adana 07 JAN Yamaguchi 11 FEBKaroki 1:08:42 Diana Ras Al Khaimah 09 FEB 1:08:48 Salom NYIRARUKUNDO RWA 3 Barcelona 11 FEB ISR 12 Valencia 24 MAR Venlo 25 MAR 1:08:58 Lonah CHEMTAI


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Lives remembered

Dr David Martin (1 October 1939 – 28 February 2018) AIMS statistician, author and mentor of US Olympic team David Martin of Decatur, Georgia, died on 28 February after a long battle against Parkinson’s disease. Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, he was the AIMS Statistician for more than 25 years. Dr. Martin ran cross-country while at university and graduated with B.S., M.S. in Education, and a PhD in Physiology. Looking back on this time in recent years he described how, as a young scientist, he found his path in life by combining enthusiasm, scientific enquiry and running, in pursuit of butterflies on high-altitude slopes in Mexico. He completed 29 marathons with a personal best time of 2:57:37. “Dr Dave” became Regents’ Professor Emeritus at Georgia State University, working at the Department of Health Sciences and specialising in pulmonary, cardiovascular, and exercise physiology. He brought this expertise to the study of running in a multi-disciplinary way, drawing on his experience as a runner himself, a coach, team leader, statistician and historian. He was also a visionary: he helped set up the USA’s first international women's marathon, organised by Avon Products in Atlanta in 1978, and acted as medical, scientific, and statistical consultant for the “Avon Running series” from 1978– 1984. His research and recommendations were published in The Avon Report on the Status of Women’s Distance Running (1980) which was instrumental in securing the inclusion of women in international championship events over 1500m that had formerly been an exclusively male preserve. Dr. Martin was an active member of USA Track & Field (marathon development chair), the American Physiological Society, the International Society of Olympic Historians, the Track and Field Writers of America, the Association de la Presse Sportive (AIPS), the Association of Track and Field Statisticians (chief compiler) and the International Marathon Medical Directors Association (IMMDA). 64

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arranged the transfer of a huge collection of his documents and memorabilia (known as the Dr David Martin Collection) to the AIMS Marathon Museum of Running in Berlin.

He authored five books [The Marathon Footrace (1979), The High Jump Book (1987), Training Distance Runners (1991), The Olympic Marathon (2000), Better Training for Distance Runners (1997)] and over a hundred articles on athletics, exercise physiology and sports medicine. Alongside his teaching programme at Georgia State University he established what became the “Laboratory for Elite Athlete Performance” in a converted parking garage in downtown Atlanta. Among his subjects were global stars like Sebastian Coe and Steve Scott. From there came much of the research underpinning the global rise in standards in distance running. More specifically, in what he came to regard as one of his proudest achievements, he mentored the US team for the 2004 Athens Olympic Marathon on preparation, fluid intake, nutrition, the course, pace judgment, and tactics. His input was publicly recognised by silver medalist Meb Keflezighi and bronze medalist and Deena Kastor as crucial in helping them to outperform more favoured runners in the Athens heat. Martin confronted 10 years of physical debilitation with the resilience of a marathon runner. He continued to attend major marathons and AIMS Congresses until travel became impossible. He never stopped his research and writing. Forever planning ahead he

AIMS President Paco Borao said: “Dr Dave Martin served AIMS and the sport of running with great distinction, intelligence, passion and compassion. He touched and improved the lives of all who had the pleasure to meet him. He was a genuinely humble man who treated all he met with great respect and courtesy. We have lost a great friend and a man who helped to shape the sport of athletics. His absence will be felt and mourned. Thank you, Dave, for your kindness, friendship and your lasting contribution to athletics.”


Lives remembered

Ken Young 1942–2018

After receiving his Ph.D. in 1973 he went to work at University of Arizona in Tucson. From 1975 he started running on trails around Tucson including summiting the 9156-foot (2790m) Mount Lemmon. He then began to organise trail races and track and road ultras. Through his National Running Data Center he became the official record keeper of the USATF Long Distance Running Committee from 1979-1988. He also took a keen interest in the measurement and certification of running courses. When Alberto Salazar and Allison Roe set purported world records in the 1981 New York Marathon Ken pushed to certify the course distance. After a three-year campaign a re-measurement found the course to be 143m short. In the early 1990s these various interests coalesced in the publication of a statistics-heavy newsletter, The Analytical Distance Runner.

Runner, enthusiast and statistician who practically single-handedly revolutionised the way road running is tracked By Davy Crockett Ken Young passed away on 3 February at the age of 76 after a career as a runner, physicist and statistician. Although a talented runner (10:10 for two miles in high school) he quit his college cross-country team but took up running again at Arizona State University – inspired in part by a statistics-laden article on the health benefits of the sport.

In 2003 he banded together with other like-minded statisticians to establish the Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS) which

Over a 40-year period he spent about 40 hours a week sorting through running data. “The world is full of so much chaos, and I’m a born planner, an organizer,” he said. “I try to make sense out of things and look for an underlying structure.”

While working on his Ph.D at the University of Chicago Ken joined the school’s track club where he met Ted Haydon, an assistant coach for the USA Olympic team. Haydon got Ken to help him with statistics for a handicap race which launched his lifelong passion for computer analysis of running data. He began to compare results from different distances to determine who the faster runners were and developed a model to predict race times. In 1973 he founded the National Running Data Center.

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In 1999, at age 59, Ken moved to the small rural community of Petrolia near the Pacific coast in Northern California. From there maintained a system of ranking elite runners worldwide for headto-head competition which race directors used in deciding who to invite to their races. In 2015, at the age of 73, he was running 2:10 half marathons but after suffering injury in a fall he had to be satisfied with jogging pace.

Ken ran his first marathon in 1969. He experimented with ultras but mainly concentrated on marathons. He ran his best time of 2:25 in the 1974 Boston Marathon.

Under Coach Haydon’s guidance Ken targeted particular records. In 1972 he succeeded in setting a world indoor marathon record of 2:41:29 in Chicago. Later that year, on an outdoor track, he set American Records on separate occasions for 40 miles (4:08) and 50km (3:08).

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maintains the website arrs.net. Andy Milroy, another founding member of ARRS, said “Ken and the ARRS have revolutionised the way road running is tracked, both researching records back 100 and more years and also going global. Ken is the conduit that keeps the data flowing.” By 2016 the ARRS database included more than 1.1 million performances from 214,000 races.

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Legendary athlete first to break the four-minute mile

Roger Bannister 1929–2018 Roger Bannister, who died aged 88 on 3 March, had already become an athlete of legendary status by the age of 25. He set a new world record for the mile on the Iffley Road track at Oxford University and in doing so ran the distance (1609.34m) in under four minutes (3:59.4) – breaking what was regarded as the most significant ‘barrier’ in world athletics He did it by using knowledge and insight from his medical studies and getting his friends Chris Brasher (who later co-founded the London Marathon) and Chris Chataway (who later became a UK Government Minister) to pace him. Brasher led for two laps, then Chataway continued, steady but fast, until just after the bell. Bannister then launched himself forward for a 59-second final lap. He had broken the nine-year old record of Sweden’s Gunder Hagg (4:01.4) but just over six weeks later the Australian John Landy, one of Bannister’s rivals for the first sub 4-minute time, ran 3:58. The two came head-to-head in the final of the mile at the empire (now Commonwealth) Games in August 1954 where Bannister ran to the same tactic: run as evenpaced as possible to save his strength for a powerful finishing 68

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sprint to the line. Landy started strongly and worked up a lead of 10–15 metres by the third lap before Bannister started to haul him back. Running the last lap shoulder-to-shoulder on the final bend Bannister kicked away to win just a little later than planned. He ran just one more championship race, winning the European title later in August, before retiring from athletics. He went on to a distinguished medical career and focused his research on the autonomic nervous system, which unconsciously controls all the automatic response systems of the body. As chairman of the UK Sports Council (1971–74) he introduced a much more sensitive test for anabolic steroids. He was president of the International Council for Sport and Physical Recreation (1976–83), and served on many committees and advisory bodies. He also wrote for the British newspaper The Sunday Times and for Sports Illustrated. Bannister returned to the Iffley Road track (by then bearing his name) with the Olympic Torch in the build-up to the 2012 London Olympic Games. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2011 and revealed this in 2014 in a BBC interview after publishing his autobiography.

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Podium placers

Results 30 December 2017 – 25 March 2018 30 December 2017 El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa Portugal 10km Men

1 Samuel BARATA 2 João PEREIRA 3 Hermano FERREIRA

POR POR POR

29:57 30:22 30:53

www.saosilvestredelisboa.com Next date: 29 December 2018

5 January 2018 Sea of Galilee Tiberias Marathon Israel

31 December 2017 São Silvestre de Luanda 10km

Marathon

Angola

Men

[Results unobtainable] www.saosilvestreangola.co.ao Next date: 31 December 2018

1 January 2018 Neujahrsmarathon Zürich Switzerland

1 Grema AMRA

ISR 2:15:30

2 Maru TEFRY

ISR 2:18:35

Siberian Ice Half Marathon Russia

ISR 2:21:31

Photo: Timashev Vladislav

3 Agaza GUADA Women

1 Demissie Ayantu ABER

ETH 2:40:37

2 Agar CANANY

ISR 2:49:13

7 January 2018 Siberian Ice Half Marathon

12 January 2018 Egyptian Marathon

3 Yara Zangy RADOSHITSKY

ISR 2:53:59

Russia

Egypt

Patrick Wieser set a new course record in the men’s marathon and Michela Segalada set a new course record in the women’s half marathon.

www.tiberiasmarathon.com

Marathon

Mexico

Half marathon

Next date: tbc

1 Aleksandr BUTRAMEEV 2 Yuriy TARASOV 3 Dmitry ORLIK

7 January 2018 Merida Marathon

SUI 2:31:28 ETH 2:45:06 GER 2:47:28 Women

1 Katharina HARTMUTH 2 Ornella POLTERA 3 Regula KAEMPFER

GER 3:20:09 SUI 3:24:33 SUI 3:28:53

Women

Men

1 Philipp ARNOLD

SUI 1:20:21 Women

1 Michela SEGALADA

SUI 1:22:24

www.neujahrsmarathon.ch Next date: 1 January 2019

Merida Marathon Mexico

Marathon Men

1 Simon Kariuki NJOROGE

2:22:13

2 Marco Antonio Martinez SALVADOR

2:26:47

3 Philiph Kipyego TARUS

2:27:45

7 January 2018 Vadodara Int’l Marathon

Men

1 Alnawasrah MOHAMMAD

JOR 2:57:56

2 Soliman MOHAMED

EGY 3:11:19

3 Alexander RUDIGER

AUT 3:14:13

Women

1 Ghina ALASSIR

LIB 3:27:20

2 Marjorie DI DOMENICO

FRA 4:10:50

www.egyptianmarathon.net Next date: 11 January 2019

India

1 Leah Jebiwot KIGEN

2:53:31

2 Salina Jebitok TARUS

2:57:53

3 Viola Chelangat KIMETTO

2:58:46

www.merida.gob.mx

RUS 1:17:38 RUS 1:18:40 RUS 1:19:00

www.runsim.ru Next date: tbc

Women

Half marathon

RUS 1:10:03 RUS 1:10:23 RUS 1:13:29

1 Marina KOVALEVA 2 Natalia TARASOVA 3 Marya DRUZHINA

Men

1 Patrick WIESER 2 Negussie BEKELE 3 Robert WILMS

Marathon

Men

Marathon Men

1 Fikre Bekel TEEPRE 2 Kibbu Seifu KUTU 3 Bekre NURAELCO

Next date: tbc

2:20:12 2:21:09 2:21:47

Women

1 Al Ganesh ANJELO 2 Kumari POOJA

2:39:53 3:43:56

www.vadodaramarathon.com Next date: 6 January 2019

7 January 2018 Xiamen Marathon China Marathon Men

1 Dejene DEBELA 2 Tariku BEKELE 3 Ayele ABSHERO

ETH 2:11:20 ETH 2:11:28 ETH 2:11:31 Women

1 Fatuma Sado DERGO 2 Hirut ALEMAYEHU 3 Meseret Mengistu BIRU

ETH 2:26:40 ETH 2:30:08 ETH 2:30:13

www.xmim.org/en/ Next date: tbc

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Temperatures are ideal, the route is flat and you will discover one of the most beautiful places in the world Running any of the three distances of the San Sebastian Zurich Marathon, you will discover a unique town, because San Sebastian is unique indeed. Located in the north of Spain, just 20km from the French border, it is ideal for running and a perfect choice to improve your personal best in the 10k, half or full marathon. This is why you can´t miss the date – come to San Sebastian on November 25th and enjoy running along its practically flat route. In San Sebastian you will not only find a top quality race, while you are running you will also have the chance to see the best beach in Europe – according to TripAdvisor users for the second year in a row. Moreover, temperatures in

November are usually very favourable for a marathon – around 11 C. In addition to all of the above, San Sebastian is also known worldwide for its gastronomy. This is why you should spend the weekend in town, sightseeing and enjoying its many restaurants while you discover lots of beautiful places and buildings.

If you are still unsure… If you think it’s a bit too early in the year to commit to taking part, but want to secure a place in this marathon, you can buy a cancellation insurance when you register. This way you will make sure bibs are not sold out and if you finally decide not to travel, you will

be able to cancel your registration in any of the three distances offered on November 25th. For more details and information, check the official website www.zurichmaratondonostia.com Moreover, if you register now, you will have a special reduced registration fee and you will also have the chance to win a meal for two at one of the most prestigious restaurants in the area, Martin Berasategui, which was awarded 3 Michelin stars. Don’t wait any longer, San Sebastian is the perfect place to run and to enjoy a great atmosphere while you discover a magical town. It is without a doubt the best town for running.


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 14 January 2018 Marathon Bahamas, Half & Relay

21 January 2018 Chombeung Marathon Thailand

Bahamas

[Results unobtainable] www.chombeungmarathon.com Next date: 21 January 2019

Marathon Men

1 David KILGORE

USA 2:32:44

21 January 2018 Maratón Int’l de Culiacán

CAN 3:44:40

Mexico

Women

1 Isabelle POIRIER

Half marathon

[Results unobtainable]

Men

1 Oneil WILLIAMS

maratonculiacan.org Next date: 20 January 2019

BAH 1:14:07 Women

1 Florencia MORALES

USA 1:26:13

21 January 2018 Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon

www.marathonbahamas.com Next date: 20 January 2019

Spain

14 January 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Marathon Men

1 Moses Mbugua GAIKARIRA 2 Julius Kiprono TARUS 3 Tilahun NIGUSIE

United States of America

Women

Marathon

1 Betty CHEPLETING 2 Tejinesh GEBISA 3 Ana WASIK

Men

1 Bazu WORKU 2 Yitayal ATNAFU 3 Elisha BARNO

ETH 2:08:30 ETH 2:09:07 KEN 2:09:32 ETH 2:24:51 ETH 2:24:57 ETH 2:27:21

www.houstonmarathon.com Next date: 19 January 2019

14 January 2018 Kinmen Marathon Chinese Taipei Marathon Men

1 Samuel Mungara KAMITI 2 Willy Kipkemoi ROTICH 3 Birech Philip KIPLAGAT

2:17:32 2:18:12 2:19:26

Women

1 Teciah CHEBT

2:52:19

www.sportsnet.org.tw Next date: tbc

14 January 2018 Maui Oceanfront Marathon & Half United States of America Marathon Men

1 Tadashi YAMAURA 2 Peter BEAUVAIS 3 Jeff MESCAL

CAN 3:00:15 USA 3:03:41 USA 3:04:09

Women

1 Jessy FORGUES 2 Beth WOODWARD 3 Angela TRELEVEN

CAN 3:07:02 USA 3:18:21 USA 3:22:31

Half marathon Men

1 Odeelo DAYONDON

USA 1:22:03

Women

1 Rose NICASTRO

USA 1:36:24

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19 January 2018 Al Mouj Muscat Marathon Oman

Over 6000 runners enjoyed near-perfect conditions for the two-day Al Mouj Muscat Marathon festival of running. Both male and female Marathon winners improved on last year’s winning times by 22 minutes while the women’s race was won by Muscat resident Brtukan Adeba Berihun (from Ethiopia). Winner for the past two years – Iceland’s Asta Parker – finished third. This seventh edition of the race attracted a record 6094 runners from 87 countries to take part in six different events. The festival started on 18 January with more than 2300 children taking to the streets of Oman’s capital for a Kids’ Marathon. Next day thousands more runners took part in the marathon, marathon relay, half-marathon, 10km and 5km charity fun run on behalf of the Oman Diabetes Association. The 684 half marathoners were led home by Jordan’s Mohammad Alkhwaldeh and Norway’s Anne Murvold. The men’s and women’s 10km was won by Omani runner Abdullah

2:36:48 2:37:17 2:59:18

www.grancanariamaraton.com Next date: 27 January 2019

Photo: Antony Jones/Lloyd Images

Women

1 Biruktayit DEGEFA 2 Belaynesh OLJIRA 3 Melesech Tsegaye BEYENE

2:13:23 2:15:49 2:16:17

Al-Quralil and Muscat resident and physiotherapist Dawn Meredith-Davies. Now organised by Oman Sail and the Muscat Road Runners, the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon is making a bigger impact than ever before. Marathon Men

1 Moses TOO 2 Anouar EL GHOUZ 3 Gideon Kipgurui KIPSANG

KEN 2:19:30 MOR 2:20:41 KEN 2:22:00

Women

1 Brtukan Adeba BERIHUN 2 Evelina SHAMROVA 3 Asta PARKER

ETH 2:48:55 POR 3:09:16 ISL 3:11:03

Half marathon Men

1 Mohammad ALKHWALDEH

JOR 1:14:01

Women

1 Anne MURVOLD

NOR 1:33:39

www.muscatmarathon.com Next date: tbc

20 January 2018 Corrida de Sao Sebastiao Brazil 10km Men

1 Maxweel Kortek ROTICH 2 Paul Kipkorir KIPKEMOI 3 Gilmar Silvestre LOPES

29:37 29:50 29:58

Women

1 Paskalia CHEPKORIR 2 Esther Chesang KAKURI 3 Leh JEROTICH

33:44 33:59 34:30

www.corridadesaosebastiao.com.br Next date: tbc

21 January 2018 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon Hong Kong, China Marathon Men

1 Kenneth Mburu MUNG’ARA 2 Bonsa Dida DIREBA 3 Barnabas KIPTUM

2:13:38 2:13:43 2:13:51

Women

1 Gulume Tollesa CHALA 2 Meskerem ASSEFA 3 Fantu Eticha JIMMA

2:29:37 2:29:42 2:30:08

www.hkmarathon.com Next date: tbc

21 January 2018 Tata Mumbai Marathon India

Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena made it a double victory for Ethiopia winning in 2:09:34 and 2:25:49 in hot and humid conditions writes Phil Minshull. Deksisa was the men’s race favourite but remained steadfastly at the back of the leading pack. After a fast first 10km the pace eased up and a leading group of 11 men went through halfway in 64:28. The pace drifted further away from the course record until Joshua Kipkorir surged at 26km. Second last year Kipkorir kept pushing hard over the next 9km to reduce the leading group to himself, Deksisa and his fellow Ethiopian Shumet Akalnaw. But then Deksisa injected pace to


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 28 January 2018 Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon Thailand Marathon Men

1 Teshome Getachew BESHA 2 Edwin Kiptanui KICHWEN 3 Taye Babeker TIRFEA

ETH 2:20:28 KEN 2:20:48 ETH 2:21:06

Women

1 Bize Beyira NEGASA 2 Kidst Teka TEKLE 3 Julia NJARI

ETH 2:48:06 ETH 2:51:32 KEN 2:51:45

www.khonkaenmarathon.com Next date: tbc

28 January 2018 Marathon & Semi Int’l de Marrakech Morocco Marathon Men

1 Wycliffe Kipkorir BIWOT 2 Chala Adugna BEKELE 3 Mountasir ZAGHO

KEN 2:11:04 ETH 2:11:47 MAR 2:12:06

Women

Tata Mumbai Marathon India

1 Tinbet Gidey WELDEGEBRIEL 2 Truphena CHEPKIRCHIR 3 Ruth Wanjiru KURIA

Photo: Rajesh

put a 40m gap between himself and Akalnaw with Kipkorir drifting further back. Deksisa crossed the line 150m ahead of Akalnaw whose reward was a big personal best of 2:10:00 with Kipketer third in 2:10:30. Gobena, now 35, won her first marathon for three years to take her career record to eight wins from 22 starts. A four-strong group – Gobena, Kenya’s defending champion Bornes Kitur, and the Ethiopian pair of Shuko Genemo and Birke Debele were paced through halfway in a fast 1:12:27. Kitur then started to push hard and soon had only Gobena left for company. The two of them, with pacemaker Bernard Soi still in attendance, stayed together until 31km when Kitur started to struggle. Gobena made an impressive solo run for home and, although she tired slightly over the final 3km, recorded the second fastest winning time in all 15 editions of the Mumbai Marathon. Kitur followed her in, for her third podium finish in as many years, and broke her personal best by 13 seconds. Approximately 44,000 runners took to the roads in Mumbai for six different races over varying

distances in what has become one of Asia’s biggest massparticipation running events.

Half marathon

28 January 2018 Funchal Marathon

1 Hassnaoui HAJIBA

ETH 2:10:00

3 Joshua KIPKORIR

KEN 2:10:30 Women

1 Amane GOBENA

ETH 2:25:49

2 Bornes KITUR

KEN 2:28:48

3 Shuko GENEMO

ETH 2:29:41

tatamumbaimarathon.procamrunning.in Next date: 20 January 2019

1 Uldis KLAVINS 2 Élvio SILVA 3 Carlos COSTA

LAT 2:38:08 POR 2:40:46 POR 2:45:21

Hong Kong, China

Marathon Women

1 Mizuki MATSUDA 2 Honami MAEDA 3 Yuka ANDO 4 Anja SCHERL 5 Kaori YOSHIDA 6 Mari OZAKI 7 Gladys TEJEDA 8 Hitomi MIZUGUCHI 9 Asami FURUSE 10Ayanu IKEMITSU

JPN JPN JPN GER JPN JPN PER JPN JPN JPN

2:22:44 2:23:48 2:27:37 2:29:29 2:29:53 2:30:03 2:30:44 2:33:10 2:33:58 2:36:18

www.osaka-marathon.jp Next date: tbc

Marathon Men

1 Tung Hoi YIP

2:56:23

2 Robin FALL

2:57:53

28 January 2018 Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon

3:04:57

Chinese Taipei

Women

1 Marcia ZHOU

Japan POR 2:51:23 POR 3:11:14 POR 3:13:21

www.madeiramarathon.com Next date: 20 January 2019

28 January 2018 Gammon China Coast Marathon & Half

3 Chi Yung LAM

28 January 2018 Osaka Women’s Marathon

Women

1 Rosa MADUREIRA 2 Manuela MACHADO 3 Mónica FERREIRA

1:10:43

www.marathon-marrakech.com Next date: 27 January 2019

Men

Men

2 Shumet AKALNAW

1:00:23 Women

Marathon ETH 2:09:34

Men

1 Hicham AMGHAR

Portugal

Marathon 1 Solomon DEKSISA

ETH 2:26:48 KEN 2:28:11 KEN 2:28:27

3:21:38

2 Yuk Lin TZE

3:40:41

3 Janine CANHAM

3:47:59

Marathon Men

1 Bokuya SAEKI 2 Muteti Lukas WAMBUA 3 Chuu WAHIKO

Half marathon Men

1 Samuel FLETCHER

Women

1:18:35

Women

1 Yann Kai OH

www.avohk.org Next date: tbc

1:32:32

2:23:20 2:32:31 2:34:14

Funchal Marathon Portugal Photo: Pedro Medeiros

1 Chu Yin YING 2 Chen Mei WEN 3 Chuang Ya TING

3:03:54 3:08:35 3:10:11

www.sportsnet.org.tw Next date: tbc Distance Running | 2018 Edition 2

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RAK Half Marathon United Arab Emirates Photo: Victah Sailer

30 January 2018 World Marathon Challenge Ireland

4 February 2018 Kagawa Marugame Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Half Marathon

4 February 2018 Napoli City Half Marathon

Japan

Half marathon Men

[Results unobtainable] Next date: tbc

1 Abel KIPCHUMBA 2 Shadrack KIPLAGAT 3 Nobert Kipkoech KIGEN

Half marathon

www.worldmarathonchallenge.com

Men

1 Edward WAWERU

KEN 1:00:31

4 February 2018 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon

2 Yuta SHITARA

JPN 1:01:13

3 Kenta MURAYAMA

JPN 1:01:42

Japan

2 Kaori MORITA

JPN 1:10:10

3 Ftaw ZERAY

ETH 1:10:31

Marathon

Women

1 Betsy SAINA

KEN 1:09:17

Next date: tbc RSA 2:09:31

2 Sonoda HAYATO

JPN 2:09:34

3 Otsuka SHOHEI

JPN 2:10:12

4 February 2018 IDBI Kolkata Marathon India

Next date: tbc

4 February 2018 AU Bank Jaipur Marathon India Marathon

Marathon 1 Jegadheesan MUNUSAMY

2:35:10

2 Dada Tukaram SARGAR

2:55:49

3 Paritosh RAY

2:57:09

1 Anjali SARAOGI

3:30:53

1 Indrajeet YADAV

2:36:03

2 Rashmi SOMANI

4:19:36

2 Sher SINGH

2:37:10

3 Samikcha RAI

4:34:38

3 Vinod KUMAR

2:47:25

Half marathon

Women Men

1 Shyamli SINGH

3:02:32

2 Anita CHAUDHARY

3:10:45

3 Km POOJA

3:10:56

76

1 Uttam BHUJEL

1:14:24 Women

1 Sangeeta CHOUDHURY

1:35:14

www.marathonjaipur.com

www.kolkatafullmarathon.com

Next date: 3 February 2019

Next date: tbc

Distance Running | 2018 Edition 2

Women

1 Shitaye ESHETE 2 Antonina KWAMBAI 3 Olha KOTOVSKA

BAH 1:08:35 KEN 1:09:04 UKR 1:14:25

www.napolirunning.com Next date: 24 February 2019

9 February 2018 RAK Half Marathon The 12th edition, with record fields, saw two course records and a very near miss for a world record. Near-ideal conditions and perfect pacemaking set the scene for some supreme performances.

Men

Women

Men

KEN 1:00:12 KEN 1:00:34 KEN 1:01:42

United Arab Emirates

www.km-half.com

Men

1 Desmond MOKGOBU

Italy

For Mary Keitany it was again so near, yet so far. This year it was her young compatriot Fancy Chemutai who had the greater speed over the last 100m but who fell a frustrating second short of the world record set by 5th-placed Joyciline Jepkosgei last October. After passing 10km in 30:34 Jepkosgei was the first of the leaders to falter. Caroline Kipkirui was next but not until she had nosed ahead at 16.1km to set a new world record of 49:29 for 10 miles. Then it was

a battle to the line between the contrasting figures of the tiny Keitany and the rangy but powerful Chemutai. Twelve men reached 10km in 27:48. In the third quarter prolific racer Alex Kibet pushed to reach 15km in 41:43 (a 13:55 split) and then it was down to four, still on sub-59 minute tempo. Reigning champion Bedan Karoki began to impose himself and at 19km he was controlling the race from the front. Striding smoothly away he knocked 10 seconds off Patrick Makauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nine-year old course record. Chasing gamely behind him 21-year old Ethiopian Jemal Yimer made the fastest debut ever, by fully 12 seconds. With the first seven men under the hour and the first seven women under 67 minutes, the reputation of the race goes from strength to strength. Both course records are now nudging closer to the respective world records. Half marathon Men

1 Bedan KAROKI 2 Jemal YIMER 3 Alex KIBET

KEN ETH KEN

58:42 59:00 59:06

Women

1 Fancy CHEMUTAI 2 Mary KEITANY 3 Caroline KIPKIRUI

KEN 1:04:52 KEN 1:04:55 KEN 1:05:07

www.rakmarathon.org Next date: 8 February 2019


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18 February 2018 Kitakyushu Marathon

Ethiopia

Japan

Half marathon

Marathon Men

Men

1 Sisay YAZEW

1:03:12

2 Negatu GETENET

21k Guadalajara Elektrolit Mexico

10 February 2018 27km for Freedom

Men

1 Danzil PAULSE 2 Peter TSAWAYO 3 Siyabonga SAKWE

1:32:56 1:33:43 1:35:42

1:03:38 Women

1 Gete ALEMAYEHU

1:19:34

2 Buzunesh LEMMA

1:19:37

3 Zewdnesh AYELE

1:19:48

1:51:10 1:58:06 2:25:10

18 February 2018 Kyoto Marathon

18 February 2018 Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon Italy

www.giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.it

Photo: Topelberg Ronen

18 February 2018 Maratona di San Valentino

Marathon Men

1 Syunsuke HISAMOTO

JPN 2:33:44

2 Yuya SUZAKI

JPN 2:27:00

3 Kazuma OZAWA

JPN 2:28:06 Women

1 Izumi NAKAJIMA

[Results unobtainable]

Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon Israel

Japan

Next date: 10 February 2019

Women

1 Fortunate CHIDZIVO 2 Candyce HALL 3 Linda KINLOCH-SMITH

2:11:46

kitakyushu-marathon.jp Next date: tbc

www.ethiopianrun.org

Republic of South Africa 27km

1:03:14

3 Habtamu ASSEFA

1 Yuki KAWAUCHI

JPN 2:51:57

2 Hodaka SHIMIZU

JPN 2:52:20

3 Risa SHINOZAKI

JPN 2:55:14

Italy Marathon Men

1 Abderrafii ROQTI 2 Mohamed HAJJY 3 Matteo LUCCHESE

MAR 2:19:55 MAR 2:26:26 ITA 2:32:59 Women

1 Silvia TAMBURI 2 Marija VRAJIC 3 Federica POESINI

ITA 2:53:14 CRO 2:56:54 ITA 3:00:39

Next date: tbc

www.kyoto-marathon.com Next date: 17 February 2019

18 February 2018 21k Guadalajara Electrolit

18 February 2018 KIX Senshu Int’l Marathon

Mexico

Japan

Spain

Half marathon

23 February 2018 Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon

Marathon

Israel

Half marathon

Men

Men

www.27forfreedom.co.za Next date: 9 February 2019

11 February 2018 eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona

Men

1 Mule WASIHUN 2 Julien WANDERS 3 Moses KURONG

ETH 59:44 SWI 1:00:09 UGA 1:00:10 Women

1 Tejitu DABA 2 Dibabe KUMA 3 Salome NYIRARUKUNDO

ETH 1:08:36 ETH 1:08:37 RWA 1:08:46

1 John Nzau MWANGANGI

KEN 1:03:49

1 Narandulam MUNKHBAYAR

MON 2:21:47

2 Rhonzas Lokitam KILIMO

KEN 1:03:50

2 Hiroki OE

JPN 2:22:41

3 Dawit Fikadu ADMASU

ETH 1:03:53

3 Yusuke KAWAMINAI

JPN 2:22:59

1 Diana Chemtai KIPYOKEI

KEN 1:10:00

1 Galbadrakh KHSHIGSAIKHAN MON 2:37:07

2 Risper Biyaki GESABWA

KEN 1:12:27

2 Mitsuko INO

JPN 2:46:51

3 Santa Ines Melchor HUIZA

PER 1:12:32

3 Kanami KOSHIMIZU

JPN 2:47:51

Women

www.mitjabarcelona.com Next date: 10 February 2019

Women

medio.maratonguadalajara.org Next date: tbc

www.senshu-marathon.jp Next date: tbc

www.maratonadisanvalentino.it Next date: 17 February 2019

Marathon Men

1 Ernest KEBENEI 2 Solomon ROTATE 3 Patrick KORIR

KEN 2:19:53 ETH 2:20:10 KEN 2:20:51 Women

1 Margaret NJUGUNA 2 Salome KIMUTAL 3 Most MINSS

KEN 2:58:18 KEN 3:01:45 ISR 3:10:09

www.tlvmarathon.co.il Next date: 22 February 2019

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 25 February 2018 The Carthage Race Int’l Marathon Tunisia

More than 1000 runners of 35 nationalities came to participate. Among them was former French champion Dominique Chauvelier who, with more than 40 years of running experience, provided advice for young upcoming Tunisian runners. There were several new initiatives launched as part of the programme including the Tunisian Inter Club Challenge and a Team Relay Marathon (2 x 21km with male, female and mixed categories). Thanks to all those runners who came to Tunisia to run the race and to discover the beautiful heritage of Carthage. Marathon Men

1 Hrioued ALAA 2 Abebe Iemma BEGNA 3 Garhfour ABDERRAHMAN

MOR 2:32:34 ETH 2:37:27 MOR 2:38:37

Women

1 Leila RUIZ 2 Zimenta ZAND 3 Erika CHAARI

USA 3:25:27 IRN 3:31:46 GER 3:44:13

www.the-carthage-race.com Next date: 24 February 2019

25 February 2018 Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon Chinese Taipei

[Results unobtainable] www.khm.com.tw Next date: tbc

25 February 2018 Maritzburg City Marathon Republic of South Africa Marathon Men

1 Samuel MORENG 2 Bongmusa MTHEMBU 3 Lovemore CHABATA

2:28:32 2:31:20 2:32:23

Women

1 Janie GRUNDLING 2 Tanith MAXWELL 3 Lisa COLLETT

25 February 2018 Zurich Maratón de Sevilla Spain

After a frantic opening pace Carlos Castillejo led through 10km in 29:58 and through halfway in 1:03:30 with Spain’s Javier Guerra the only nonKenyan writes Emeterio Valiente. Luke Kibet and Kiprono Menjo took the group on to 30km (1:30:47) on course record pace. Then Kenya’s Laban Kipkemboi Mutai dictated the pace with his fellow Kenyans Tuwei, Andrew Kimtai and Douglas Chebii running close with Guerra still there. Despite huge home support Guerra began to lose ground just before 39km. Chebii then lost contact leaving Mutai, Tuwei and Kimtai. Kimtai began to falter just before entering the stadium and Tuwei finally prevailed by kicking with 200m to go. Guerra managed to overtake Chebii just before 41km to cut exactly one minute from his personal best.

Zurich Maratón de Sevilla Spain Photo: Juan Jose Úbeda/Zurich Maraton Sevilla

end. Alemayehu bested Hirpa on the track but both set personal best times.

Morocco’s Kaoutar Boulaid held off the Ethiopian challenge to set a new course record. Leading from the start she passed 10km in 33:54 and halfway in 1:11:54. By then the Ethiopian quartette were 32 seconds behind but by 30km Shewe Alemayehu and Badane Bedatu Hirpa had reduced this to 25 seconds. Boulaid’s pace slowed but she maintained her advantage through to 40km and then increased it a bit at the

2:56:04 2:58:11 3:03:50

www.pmb42.co.za Next date: 24 February 2019

25 February 2018 IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon India Marathon Men

1 T GOPI 2 Rawat Nitendra SINGH 3 Dhoni Bahadur SINGH

2:15:15 2:24:54 2:24:55

Women

1 Monika ATHARE 2 Jyoti Shankarrao GAWATE 3 Monika RAUT

2:43:44 2:50:11 2:55:02

www.newdelhimarathon.com Next date: tbc 80

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Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon Seychelles

Marathon

25 February 2018 Split Half Marathon See race feature on page 11 www.splithalf.eu/en Next date: 24 February 2019

Men

1 Tuwei Dickson KIPSANG

KEN 2:08:22

2 Laban Kipkemboi MUTAI

KEN 2:08:23

25 February 2018 Tokyo Marathon

3 Kimtai Andrew BEN

KEN 2:08:32

Japan

Women

1 Kaoutar BOULAID

MOR 2:25:35

2 Shewe Hayimanot ALEMAYEHU

ETH 2:25:51

3 Badane Bedatu HIRPA

ETH 2:25:48

www.zurichmaratonsevilla.es Next date: 17 February 2019

25 February 2018 Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon Seychelles Marathon Men

1 Nick BALDWIN

SEY 2:55:19

2 Beniamino PELLEGRINI

RSA 3:04:49

3 Geno BELLE

SEY 3:27:50 Women

1 Brittany POWELL

USA 4:25:55

2 Lye-Yeng WONG

MAL 4:42:51

3 Ana BARRA

SEY 4:51:49

www.seychelles-marathon.com Next date: 24 February 2019

Both Dickson Chumba and Berhane Dibaba became the first winners to take second victories in Tokyo writes Ken Nakamura. Chumba’s winning time was second only to Wilson Kipsang’s 2:03:58 set last year. The leaders passed 5km in 14:47, 10km in 29:38 and 15km in 44:36. From here Kipsang drifted back, soon to drop out. Halfway was reached in 1:02:44; at 30km pacemaking ceased and Chumba took over. Along with Amos Kipruto and Gideon Kipketer he ran 14:51 for the next 5km. Then he further increased the tempo and was soon by himself. He went on to increase his lead for a convincing win. Yuta Shitara roared back from 7th at 35km to take second and break Toshinari Takaoka’s Japanese national record of 2:06:16 set in 2002. Five runners under 2:07 and nine under 2:09 were records for a marathon in Japan. Signalling a change in Japanese marathon fortunes Ryo Kiname, Chihiro Miyawaki, Kenji Yamamoto and Yuki Sato all produced the first sub-2:10 clockings of their careers. Dibaba’s winning time was also the second fastest ever: Sara Chepchirchir ran four seconds faster last year. By 20km the lead pack was reduced to


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 4 March 2018 Runatolia Marathon (Half + 10km)

Antarctica Marathon & Half Antarctica

4 March 2018 Maratón Int’l Lala Mexico

Turkey Men

1 Murat KURTAK 2 Redovone EL HARIRI 3 Murat KAYA

TUR 2:33:12 MAR 2:40:06 TUR 2:42:16

www.maratonlala.org Next date: tbc

4 March 2018 Nafplio Marathon

Women

1 Olesya NURGALIEVA 2 Elena NURGALIEVA 3 Natalia GYURTEN

Greece

RUS 2:49:08 RUS 2:53:01 RUS 3:07:17

Half marathon Men

1 Uzeyir SOYLEMEZ

TUR 1:08:29

Marathon Men

1 Ioannis MARAGKOS 2 Panagiotis NIKHTOPOULOS 3 Kontsantinos PAPANSTASIOU

1 Nevin SAHIN

Marathon Men

1 Dickson CHUMBA 2 Yuta SHITARA 3 Amos KIPRUTO

KEN 2:05:30 JPN 2:06:11 KEN 2:06:33 Women

1 Birhane DIBABA 2 Ruti AGA 3 Amy CRAGG

ETH 2:19:51 ETH 2:21:19 USA 2:21:42

www.marathon.tokyo/en/ Next date: 3 March 2019

27 February 2018 Sahara Marathon

TUR 1:22:11

www.runatolia.com Next date: tbc

4 March 2018 Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon See race feature on page 16

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

28 February 2018 Gyeonggi Int’l Half Marathon

GRE 3:11:08 GRE 3:16:13 GER 3:37:19

1 Christoforos MEROUSIS Women

1 Magda GAZEA

GRE 1:23:38

Mexico

Israel Marathon

[Results unobtainable]

Tanzania Men

KEN 2:17:00 KEN 2:19:25 KEN 2:20:25

1 Shadrack KIPKOGEY 2 Wendwesen Tilahun DAMTE 3 Ronald Kimeli KURGAT

KEN 2:21:26 ETH 2:21:56 KEN 2:22:12

www.kilimanjaromarathon.com Next date: 3 March 2019

JPN 3:37:51 MNP 3:40:47 JPN 3:51:28 MNP 3:47:27 JPN 4:03:59 CHN 4:04:24

mymarianas.com Next date: 9 March 2019

4 March 2018 Logicom Cyprus Marathon

11 March 2018 Zurich Marato de Barcelona

Cyprus Marathon

See race feature on page 25

Men

GBR 2:46:14 GBR 2:48:19 CYP 2:51:35

www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es Next date: 10 March 2019

Women

1 Milena GRABSKA-GRZEGORCZYKPOL 3:21:50 2 Kairit VALK EST 3:36:46 3 Silke SCHUETT GER 3:43:18

www.cyprusmarathon.com Next date: 17 March 2019 Distance Running | 2018 Edition 2

Face Equality Taipei Expressway Marathon Chinese Taipei

Cambodia

1 Viro MA 2 Frank ADELMANN 3 Andrei Cemenov SEMONOV

CAM 1:20:35 GER 1:24:31 RUS 1:26:11

Women

1 Jill HAMILL 2 Natsuko SASAKI 3 Sara BAWDEN

GBR 1:32:04 JPN 1:39:08 USA 1:43:57

www.cambodia-events.org Next date: 10 March 2019

11 March 2018 Face Equality Taipei Expressway Marathon Chinese Taipei

Men

1 Bernard Mwendia MUTHONI 2 George Mbugua NGURE 3 Chen ZHESHANG

KEN 2:26:07 KEN 2:27:36 TPE 2:40:39

Women

1 Fu SHUPING 2 Huang SUER 3 Qi JUNLIAN

TPE 2:52:55 TPE 3:13:02 TPE 3:20:32

Men

1 Noriyasu ODA 2 Charlie SENDIN 3 Ichiro KUBO Women

www.ggimarathon.com Next date: tbc

11 March 2018 Sihanoukville Int’l Half Marathon

www.sportsnet.org.tw Next date: tbc

Marathon

1 Heather TAYLOR 2 Yoshiko YAMAMORI 3 Qiuzhen TONG

[Results unobtainable]

2:21:45 2:22:47 2:23:07 2:26:28 2:26:33

Marathon KEN 2:52:33 KEN 2:54:09 KEN 2:56:38

10 March 2018 Saipan Marathon

KEN 2:48:39 KEN 2:49:45 KEN 2:49:48

ETH KEN JPN JPN JPN

womens-marathon.nagoya Next date: tbc

Women

1 Emily Chepkemoi SAMOEL 2 Mercy Too JELIMO 3 Naomi JEPNGETICH

Northern Mariana Islands

Women

1 Flavious KWAMBOKA 2 Doris OMARI 3 Jameli STYLVIA

Men

www.jerusalem-marathon.com Next date: tbc

Marathon

Meskerem ASSEFA Valary JEMELI Hanami SEKINE Reia IWADE Keiko NOGAMI

Men

GRE 1:10:03

4 March 2018 Medio Maraton de la Mujer Cancun

4 March 2018 Kilimanjaro Marathon

Women

1 2 3 4 5

Men

9 March 2018 Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10k

www.cancun-halfmarathon.com/es/cancun.html Next date: tbc

Marathon

Half marathon

Half marathon

www.nafpliomarathon.gr Next date: tbc

Korea

1 Adam HOLLAND 2 Christopher BIRD 3 Pavios MAVROGIANNIS

1 Tzeni MPOULMETI 2 Stella MARKAKOU 3 Nora POEL

www.lakebiwa-marathon.com Next date: 10 March 2019

1 Coamas MUTETI 2 Elkana YEGO 3 George ONYANCHA

Algeria

GRE 2:53:07 GRE 2:55:34 GRE 2:58:19

Women

Women

Dibaba, her compatriots Ruti Aga and Shure Demise, and Amy Cragg of the US. By 30km Demise had drifted back. Cragg was the next to go after Dibaba ran 16:26 from 30–35km. The next five kilometres were even faster at 16:22 and Ruti Aga had to settle for second. Cragg sliced more than five minutes from her previous personal best.

Japan

[Results unobtainable]

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16 March 2018 Antarctica Marathon & Half Antarctica Marathon Men

1 Todd LUBAS 2 Bruno BONICALZI 3 John BOTTI

USA 3:07:20 ITA 3:22:19 USA 3:35:31 Women

1 Wendi CAMPBELL 2 Sharon VENTURI 3 Nancy FAWLEY

CAN 3:58:52 USA 4:07:48 USA 4:11:18

Half marathon Men

11 March 2018 EDP Lisbon Half Marathon

1 John HULLENDER

See race feature on page 21

1 Ashley HULLENDER

www.meiamaratonadelisboa.com Next date: 17 March 2019

USA 1:40:44 Women

USA 2:01:35

www.antarcticamarathon.com Next date: tbc


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org

ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon Poland Photo: Mariusz Nasieniewski

17 March 2018 Rock ’n’ Roll DC Marathon & Half Marathon United States of America Marathon Men

1 Tyler ANDREWS

USA 2:24:45

2 Yezid ALEXANDER

USA 2:25:42

3 Samueal LAPP

USA 2:34:54 Women

1 Rochelle SCEATS-BASIL

2:54:58

2 Cait BRADLEY

USA 2:57:54

3 Christie WETZEL

USA 3:01:31

Half marathon Men

1 Raymond MCCORMACK

USA 1:08:05

Women

1 Kiera D’AMATO

USA 1:16:31

www.runrocknroll.com/DC Next date: tbc

18 March 2018 Athens Half Marathon Greece Half marathon Men

1 Konstantinos GKELAOUZOS

GRE 1:08:30

2 Georgios Tassis MICHALIS

GRE 1:09:23

3 Christoforos MEROUSIS

GRE 1:09:49

www.athinahalfmarathon.gr Next date: tbc

18 March 2018 ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon

the race under control from the early stages and was 17 seconds up at 15km.

Poland

Women made up nearly 30% of the race numbers. In 2020 Gdynia will host the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships on 29 March.

Nearly 6000 runners braved tough, windy conditions on the Baltic Sea coast. Hilary Maiyo, previously undefeated in Gdinya, finished fifth just ahead of the first Pole, Marcin Chabowski. Chabowski, the best Polish half marathon runner in the recent years, was in the leading group to 12km when a group of five went ahead. Maiyo Kimaiyo took the lead at 16km, having tried to shelter from the wind behind his rivals in the first part of the race, but in the kilometrelong climb on Swietojanska Street he was unable to maintain the pace. El Hassan Oubaddi and Ben Somikwo saved their energy for the final 2km with the latter making the final push to win by a single second. Christine Moraa Oigo finished second in Gdynia back in the last two years but went one better to finish a clear winner. Although the margin of victory was only four seconds Oiga had

Half marathon Men

1 Ben Chelimo SOMIKWO 2 El Hassan OUBADDI 3 Joseph MUMO

UGA 1:03:32 ESP 1:03:33 KEN 1:03:53

Women

1 Christine Moraa OIGO 2 Ruth MATEBO 3 Merine GEZAHEGN ETH

KEN 1:13:54 KEN 1:13:58 ETH 1:14:07

www.gdyniapolmaraton.pl Next date: tbc

18 March 2018 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Cyprus

A record number of runners started the 12th edition in both the marathon and half marathon. The course is one of Europe’s most scenic and runners benefitted from beautiful spring weather, seamless organisation and a wonderfully celebratory atmosphere. Both races were set off at 07.30 and for the first time featured a team of international pacers so

that more runners than ever were able to hit their target times. There were scenes of jubilation as they crossed the finish line and received their medals. OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO has always been known for its flat and fast course along the Mediterranean coast, making it an ideal place to achieve a personal best time. A new and improved course this year took them along the spectacular coastal road as far as the ancient city of Amathus. Simon Kiprugut Kirui took the lead from the start and claimed the title 16 minutes ahead of his nearest rival. Olivera Jevtic, the veteran Serbian runner won the women’s race by a sixminute margin. Marathon Men

1 Simon Kiprugut KIRUI 2 Serhii POPOV 3 Anatoliy BONDARENKO

KEN 2:18:28 UKR 2:34:23 UKR 2:38:59

Women

1 Jevtic OLIVERA 2 Simeonova RADOSETA 3 Olga ANDREJEVA

SRB 2:44:26 BGR 2:50:18 EST 2:59:56

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18 March 2018 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon

Korea Marathon

Chinese Taipei

Men

1 Wilson Loyanae ERUPE 2 Mark KORIR 3 Benson KIPRUTO

KEN 2:06:57 KEN 2:07:03 KEN 2:07:11

Marathon Men

Women

1 Damte HIRU 2 Margaret AGAI 3 Monica JEPKOECH

ETH 2:24:08 KEN 2:24:30 KEN 2:24:31

KEN 2:14:40 ETH 2:14:54 Women

18 March 2018 Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon

1 Rael Kiyara NGURIATUKEI

KEN 2:35:57

2 Chemtai RIONOTUKEI

KEN 2:35:57

3 Ji Hyang KIM

KOR 2:38:10

www.wanjinshi-marathon.com.tw

Falkland Islands

Next date: tbc

Marathon

25 March 2018 Incheon Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Half Marathon

Men

1 Facundo REALES ARG 2:42:57 2 Graham RUSH GBR 2:45:50 3 Pablo Martin Ernaga FERNANDEZ ARG 2:52:37

Korea

Women

GBR 3:33:47 GBR 3:57:03 IRL 4:02:25

www.sc.com/fk/marathon Next date: tbc

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2 Johnstone MAIYO 3 Aredom DEGEFA

www.seoul-marathon.com Next date: tbc

1 Natalie BOWN 2 Tamsin OWEN 3 Aoife MHAOILEOIN

1 Yuki KAWAUCHI

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[Results unobtainable] New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon Chinese Taipei

www.incheonmarathon.co.kr Next date: tbc


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Wuxi Marathon China

25 March 2018 Novi Sad Half Marathon Serbia

25 March 2018 13th PZU Warsaw Half Marathon

Half marathon

Poland

Men

1 Miroslav MARKOVIC 2 Igor JAKTMOVSKI 3 Dejan BOGATAJ

SRB 1:14:50 MKD 1:19:21 SLO 1:22:10

Women

1 Ksenija BUBNJEVIC 2 Ines JOZIC 3 Aleksandra TRAJKOVIC

SRB 1:32:46 CRO 1:35:07 SRB 1:35:18

www.marathon.org.rs Next date: 31 March 2019

25 March 2018 Tokushima Marathon Japan

Half marathon Men

1 John Kipsang LOTIANG

KEN 1:01:12

2 Masresha BISETEGN

ETH 1:01:41

3 Hunegnaw MESFIN

ETH 1:01:42 Women

1 Abdi Ayantu GEMECHU

ETH 1:10:24

2 Peninah ARUSEI

KEN 1:11:31

3 Christine Moraa OIGO

KEN 1:11:50

www.warsawhalfmarathon.com Next date: 31 March 2019

[Results unobtainable]

25 March 2018 Wuxi Marathon

www.tokushima-marathon.jp Next date: tbc

China

25 March 2018 15a Treviso Marathon

Marathon

Italy

Men

Marathon

1 BERGA

ETH 2:12:47

Men

2 KIRWA

KEN 2:12:56

1 Gilbert Kipleting CHUMBA KEN 2:12:19 2 Raymond Kemboi CHEMUNGOR KEN 2:13:29 3 Yassine KABBOURI ITA 2:20:03 Women

1 Medina Deme ARMINO 2 Euliter Jepchirchir TANUI 3 Nikolina SUSTIC

ETH 2:33:17 KEN 2:34:46 CRO 2:43:53

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3 BEYENE

ETH 2:13:21 Women

1 KIPRUTO

KEN 2:33:34

2 SIGISIN

KEN 2:33:50

3 GETNET

ETH 2:34:37

www.wuximarathon.com Next date: tbc


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

Feb

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Dec

Antarctica Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k Dec 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 Sep Luis Vinker E: info@maratondebuenosaires.com W: www.maratondebuenosaires.com fb: facebook.com/maratonbuenosaires Maratón Internacional de MendozaApr Enrique Eiras E: ejeiras@gmail.com W: www.maratondemendoza.com Armenia *Yerevan Marathon and Half MarathonOct Anahit Adamyan E: anahit.adamyan@ armeniamarathon.org W: www.armeniamarathon.org fb: facebook.com/Yerevanhalfmarathon/ Aruba KLM Aruba Marathon Jun Kees van Muiswinkel E: info@arubainternationalmarathon. com W: www.arubainternationalmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MarathonAruba Australia Adelaide Marathon Festival May Ben Hockings E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.adelaidemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/SARoadRunnersClub Australian Outback Marathon Jul Michael Walton E: sales@australianoutbackmarathon. com W: www.australianoutbackmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/outbackmarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Brisbane Marathon Festival Steve Manning E: info@brisbanemarathon.com W: www.brisbanemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/brisbanemarathon

Gold Coast Marathon Jun Cameron Hart E: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au W: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/gcmarathon Medibank Melbourne Marathon FestivalOct Marcus Gale E: enquiries@melbournemarathon. com.au W: www.melbournemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ melbournemarathonfestival Goodlife Rottnest Running FestivalOct Raymond Lampard E: wamc@wamc.org.au W: www.wamc.org.au fb: bit.ly/2pbsPuK 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Aug Jason Crowther E: jason@atlasmultisports.com.au W: www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ SunshineCoastMarathon Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) Sep Wayne Larden E: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au W: www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/officialbsrf McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival Aug Scott Piper E: info@mppromotions.com.au W: www.townsvillerunningfestival.com fb: facebook.com/townsvillerunningfest Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival Jul Tanya Bigeni E: events.team@blacktown.nsw.gov.au W: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/ runningfestival fb: facebook.com/BlacktownCityCouncil Austria 3 Country Sparkasse MarathonOct Günter Ernst E: info@sparkasse-3laender-marathon.at W: www.sparkasse-3-laender-marathon.at fb: facebook.com/ Sparkasse3LaenderMarathon Asics 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

Int’l WACHAUmarathon Mag. Michael Buchleitner E: office@wachaumarathon.com W: www.wachaumarathon.com fb: facebook.com/wachaumarathon

Barossa Marathon Festival Ben Hockings E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.barossamarathon.com.au fb: on.fb.me/1lb7Y1t

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

Barbados Run Barbados Marathon Weekend Dec Island Races (Zary Evelyn, Kristina Evelyn & Peter Gibbs) E: runbarbados@gmail.com W: www.runbarbados.org fb: facebook.com/RunBarbadosSeries/ Belarus Minsk Half Marathon Sep Vadim Devyatovskiy E: belarus.athletics@gmail.com W: minskhalfmarathon.by fb: facebook.com/minskhalfmarathon/ Belgium AG Antwerp Marathon Greg Broekmans E: info@golazo.com W: www.antwerpmarathon.be fb: facebook.com/antwerp10miles

Apr

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

Bosnia *Banja Luka Half Marathon May Vladimir Selec E: vladimir.selec@ banjalukamarathon.com W: www.banjalukamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/banjalukamarathon/ Sarajevo Half Marathon Sep Franjo Sola E: franjo.sola@sarajevomarathon.ba W: sarajevomarathon.ba/en Botswana Diacore Gaborone Marathon May Danny Blumberg E: info@diacoregaboronemarathon.com W: www.diacoregaboronemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ Diacoregaboronemarathon Brazil

May

Vienna City Marathon Apr Wolfgang Konrad E: office@vienna-marathon.com W: www.vienna-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/vienna.city.marathon

Australian Running Festival presented by TCS Apr Melanie Keech E: melanie.keech@ fairfaxmedia.com.au W: www.runningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/austrunningfest Aug

Aug

Sep

Bahamas Jan

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

Apr

Meia Maratona Internacional do Rio 2018 Rio Half Marathon Aug Thadeus Gilberto Kassabian E: tgk@yescom.com.br W: www.riohalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/meiadorio/ Corrida Int’l de São Silvestre Thadeus Kassabian E: tgk@yescom.com.br W: www.saosilvestre.com.br

Dec

*Sao Paulo City Marathon Paulo Roberto Passos Carelli E: paulo@iguanasports.com.br W: www.spcitymarathon.com.br São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore Octávio José Aronis E: corpore@corpore.org.br W: www.corpore.org.br fb: facebook.com/CorporeBrasil

Jul

Apr

Maratona de São Paulo 2018 São Paulo Int’l Marathon Apr Thadeus Gilberto Kassabian E: tgk@yescom.com.br W: www.saopaulomarathonbrazil.com fb: facebook.com/maratonadesaopaulo/ Corrida de Sao Sebastiao Jan Joao Traven E: spiridon@spiridon.com.br W: www.corridadesaosebastiao.com.br fb: facebook.com/corridadesaosebastiao/ 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

Jun

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

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

Apr

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

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

Sep

May

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

May

Aug

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

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

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

May

Hangzhou MarathonNov 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.lzmarathon.com

Jun

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

SSQ Quebec City MarathonOct Patrice Gagnon E: info@jecoursqc.com W: jecoursqc.com fb: facebook.com/jecoursqc

Wuxi Marathon Wang Lei E: wanglei@ihuipao.com W: www.wuximarathon.com

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half Marathon & 5kOct Alan Brookes E: alan@canadarunningseries.com W: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TorontoWaterfront42k

Xiamen Marathon Fu Yimin E: xmmarathon@126.com, ealin_zhuo@126.com W: www.xmim.org/en/ fb: facebook.com/xiamenmarathon

Toronto Marathon Jay Glassman E: info@torontomarathon.com W: www.torontomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/torontomarathon

*Xiqiao Mountain International Half MarathonOct Tony Chu E: 18611141668@163.com W: www.ultramarathon.hk

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Chinese Taipei Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon Huang Yu E: khmskhms@kcg.gov.tw W: www.khm.com.tw fb: facebook.com/khmarathon/ Kinmen Marathon Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw Taipei Marathon Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw Face Equality Taipei Expressway Marathon Sunny Chen/Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

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Dec

Mar

Apr

Dec

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

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

New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon Mar Ching-Cheng Wang E: tpe@mf.iaaf.org W: www.wanjinshi-marathon.com.tw fb: on.fb.me/1bWyj3d

Zengwen Reservoir Marathon Wang, Ching-Cheng E: tpe@mf.iaaf.org W: www.athletics.org.tw

Côte d’Ivoire

Jan

Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon Jan Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw fb: facebook.com/scbmarathon?fref=ts

2018 Taishin Women Run Taipei Sunny Chen/Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

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

Jul

Du Motion-Runners’ Days Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik Half Marathon) Apr Alen Bošković E: alen.boskovic@du-motion.com W: www.du-motion.com/en/home/ fb: bit.ly/2sBlQld Hvar Half Marathon Boris Reinic E: info@hvarmarathon.com W: www.hvarmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/HvarHalfMarathon Losinjski Half Marathon Miroslav Cavlek E: miroslav.cavlek@ri.t-com.hr W: www.ak-losinj.hr fb: facebook.com/losinjhalfmaraton/ Split Half Marathon Krisitjan Sindik E: maraton.hr@gmail.com W: www.splithalf.eu/en Ston Wall Marathon Zeljko Konosic E: info@ston-wall-marathon.com W: www.ston-wall-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/StonWallMarathon

Jun

Sep

Feb

Sep

Cuba

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

Marabana Marathon & HalfNov Carlos R. Gattorno Correa E: marabana@inder.cu W: www.mapoma.es/marabana/

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

KLM Curaçao MarathonNov Kees van Muiswinkel E: kees@curacaomarathon.com W: www.curacaomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/klmcuracaomarathon

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

Curaçao

Cyprus

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 Maraton y Medio Maraton Municipalidad de San José Victor Lopez E: vlopez@runnerscr.com W: www.maratondesanjose.com Media Maraton “La Sele” Victor Lopez E: vlopez@runnerscr.com W: www.gsxg.net

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Dec

*Logicom Cyprus Marathon Mar Stavros Kakourides E: run@cyprusmarathon.com W: www.cyprusmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/CyprusMarathonOfficial *Radisson Blu Larnaka Int’l MarathonNov Costas Daltas E: info@larnakamarathon.com W: larnakamarathon.com OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Spyros Spyrou E: info@limassolmarathon.com W: www.limassolmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/limassolmarathon/

Mar

Aug

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

May

Dominican Republic Maratón Monumental Primer Santiago de AmericaNov Emilio Martínez E: maratonmonumental@gmail.com W: www.maratonsantiago.do DPR of Korea

Ecuador Guayaquil MarathonOct Diego Maruri E: diegomaruri@dm3.com W: www.dm3.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymvQ Quito Últimas Noticias 15k Jun Pablo Gonzalez Peña E: pabloarturogonzalez@gmail.com W: www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.ec fb: https://facebook.com/UN15K La Ruta de las Iglesias Samia Solah, Nina Solah E: samia@tventasec.com, nsolah@tventasec.com W: www.rutadelasiglesias.com fb: facebook.com/rutaiglesias

Aug

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

Jan

Pharaonic 100kmNov Gasser Riad E: info@egyptianmarathon.net W: www.egyptianmarathon.net fb: facebook.com/egytpian.marathon Estonia Tallinna Maraton, Half & 10k Mati Lilliallik E: info@tallinnmarathon.ee W: www.tallinnamaraton.ee fb: facebook.com/TallinnaMaraton/

Sep

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

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

Hawassa Half Marathon Ermias Ayele E: ermias@ethiopianrun.org W: www.ethiopianrun.org fb: facebook.com/GreatEthiopianRun

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

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Aug

France French Riviera Marathon Nice-CannesNov Hugues Lelievre E: communication@azur-sport.org W: www.frenchrivieramarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymMt Nice Running Days Hugues Lelievre E: communication@azur-sport.org W: www.nicerunningdays.com fb: bit.ly/2puw3tt

Apr

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris  Apr Edouard Cassignol E: parismarathon@aso.fr W: www.schneiderelectricparismarathon. com fb: facebook.com/parismarathon 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 MarathonNov Mauny Nicolas E: info@marathondelarochelle.com W: marathondelarochelle.com fb: facebook.com/marathonLR St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie RoyaleOct Thierry Vernay / Antonio Agostinho E: info@wanago.com W: www.lavoieroyale.fr fb: facebook.com/semimarathon. saintdenis/ FYR Macedonia

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

May

Germany

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

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Czech Republic

May

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

Falkland Islands Sep

Mangyongdae Prize Int’l MarathonApr Jong Song Ok E: prk@star-co.net.kp W: www.pyongyangmarathon.com

Zagreb Marathon & HalfOct Marko Jakopović E: zagrebacki.atletski. savez@gmail.com W: www.zagreb-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/zagreb.marathon

Costa Rica

Denmark H.C. Andersen Marathon Torben Simonsen E: ts@hcamarathon.dk W: www.hcamarathon.dk fb: facebook.com/hcamarathon

Feb

*First Postal MarathonOct Vlatko Atanasoski E: contact@postalmarathon.com W: www.postalmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/postalmarathon Wizz Air Skopje Marathon Kire Sinadinovski E: kire@skopskimaraton.com.mk W: www.skopjemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/skopskimaraton

May

Georgia HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathonOct Peter Gottwald E: info@tbilisimarathon.ge W: www.tbilisimarathon.ge fb: facebook.com/Tbilisimarathon

BMW Berlin Marathon Mark Milde W: www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/berlinmarathon Berlin Halfmarathon Mark Milde W: www.berliner-halbmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/sccevents

Sep

Apr

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

Apr

Mainova Frankfurt MarathonOct Jo Schindler E: mail@frankfurt-marathon.com W: www.frankfurt-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/ffmmarathon hella hamburg halbmarathon Jul Karsten Schölermann E: info@hamburg-halbmarathon.de W: www.hamburg-halbmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/ events/1444667878934142/ 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 Generali Munich MarathonOct Gernot Weigl E: info@muenchenmarathon.de W: www.muenchenmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/ generalimuenchenmarathon 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: elaine.riddell@ belfastcitymarathon.org W: www.belfastcitymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjv

May

*Bournemouth Marathon FestivalOct Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.bournemouthmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/WWhtwp Cardiff Half MarathonOct 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

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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running Malcolm Sutherland E: info@lochnessmarathon.com W: www.lochnessmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/lochnessmarathon

Sep

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

Jun

Mar

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

Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Championships Alan Wong Kim Lun E: inquiry@hkaaa.com W: www.hkaaa.com fb: facebook.com/ilovehkaaa

Jan

Dec

UNICEF Charity Run Half Marathon & 10kmNov Lando Cheung E: lando.cheung@unicef.org.hk W: run.unicef.org.hk fb: facebook.com/runforchildren Hungary

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

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon William Ko E: hkmarathon@hkaaa.com W: www.hkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/hkmarathon

Sep

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

Sep

SPAR Budapest Marathon FestivalOct Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: marathon.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/ Iceland Suzuki Midnight Sun Run Hrefna Hlín Sveinbjörnsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/midnight-run fb: facebook.com/midnightrunis

Jun

Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon Aug Jóna Hildur Bjarnadóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/reykjavik-marathon fb: facebook.com/Reykjavikurmarathon India

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

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

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

Shriram Properties Bengaluru MarathonOct Nagaraj Adiga E: adiga@nebsports.in W: www.bengalurumarathon.in fb: facebook.com/marathonbengaluru/

Apr

Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half MarathonOct Drosos Christopoulos E: info@thesshalfmarathon.org W: www.thesshalfmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjE Greenland Polar Circle MarathonOct 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 David Smith E: chinacoast@avohk.org W: www.avohk.org

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

May

Airtel Delhi Half MarathonNov Hugh Jones E: adhm@procam.in, arati@procam.in W: adhm.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/runadhm?fref=ts Goa River Marathon Nitin Bandekar E: nbandekar@nrbgroup.biz W: www.goarivermarathon.com fb: facebook.com/goarivermarathon AU Bank Jaipur Marathon Mukesh Mishra E: jaipurmarathon@gmail.com W: www.marathonjaipur.com fb: facebook.com/jaipurmarathon/

Dec

Feb

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

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*IDBI Kolkata Marathon Nagraj Adiga E: contact@nebsports.in W: www.kolkatafullmarathon.com Ladakh Marathon & Ultra Chewang Motup Goba E: info@ladakhmarathon.com W: www.ladakhmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ladakhmarathon

Feb

Sep

Tata Mumbai Marathon Jan Hugh Jones E: tatamumbaimarathon@ procam.in, arati@procam.in W: tatamumbaimarathon.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/TataMumMarathon/ IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon Feb Nagaraj Adiga E: adiga@nebsports.in W: www.newdelhimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/newdelhimarathon/ 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 Devdutta Deo E: runsatara@shhm.co.in W: www.shhm.co.in fb: facebook.com/SataraHillMarathon *Tarblazer 21.1 S. Shashidhar E: shashi@sportman.in W: www.sportman.in/tarblazer/ fb: facebook.com/hellosportman/ MG Vadodara Int’l Marathon Sameer Khera E: samkhera@gmail.com W: www.vadodaramarathon.com fb: facebook.com/VadodaraMarathon

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Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10k Simon Avraham E: JEM@target-market.co.il W: www.jerusalem-marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/WCyXOj

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Dec

Sep

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

Feb

Italy

Jun

Jan

Sep

Borobudur MarathonNov Andreas Kansil E: andreas@pandarasports.com W: borobudurmarathon.co.id Jakarta MarathonOct Edi Purnomo E: edi@inspirogroup.co.id W: www.thejakartamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TheJKTMarathon Iraq Erbil MarathonOct Abdulsattar Younus E: erbilmarathon@yahoo.com W: www.erbilmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/JifjR5 Ireland Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Jun Jim O’Donovan E: info@corkcitymarathon.ie W: www.corkcitymarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/corkcitymarathon/ SSE Airtricity Dublin MarathonOct 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

Israel Eilat Full Desert MarathonNov Ofer Padan E: ofer@marathonisrael.co.il W: www.desertrun.co.il fb: facebook.com/desertrun.co.il/

Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon Ofer Shytrit “Kapaim” E: marathon@kapaim.co.il W: www.tlvmarathon.co.il fb: facebook.com/TelAvivMarathon

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

World Marathon Challenge Jan Richard Donovan E: rd@worldmarathonchallenge.com W: www.worldmarathonchallenge.com

Aug

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

Dogi’s Half Marathon Apr Michele Stellon E: info@dogishalfmarathon.it W: www.dogishalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/dogishalfmarathon/ Firenze MarathonNov Giancarlo Romiti E: staff@firenzemarathon.it W: www.firenzemarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1lpsOz8 Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon Feb Stefano Stanzial E: matteo@veronamarathon.it W: www.giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/veronamarathon SPORTWAY Lake Maggiore MarathonNov Paolo Ottone E: LMM@pro-motion.it W: www.lagomaggioremarathon.com fb: facebook.com/lagomaggiore. marathon

Ravenna Marathon – City of ArtNov Stefano Righini E: info@maratonadiravenna.com W: www.maratonadiravenna.com fb: facebook.com/maratonadiravenna/ Maratona di Roma Enrico Castrucci E: info@maratonadiroma.it W: www.maratonadiroma.it fb: facebook.com/maratonadiroma Telesia City Trophy Int’l Road Race 10k Viscusi Diego E: info@trofeotelesia.it W: www.trofeotelesia.it fb: facebook.com/trofeotelese

Apr

Jun

*Telesia Half MarathonOct Diego Viscusi E: info@telesiahalfmarathon.it W: www.telesiahalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/telesiahalfmarathon/ Trento Half MarathonOct Ferruccio Demadonna E: demadonna@inwind.it W: www.trentorunningfestival.it fb: facebook.com/trentorunningfestival 15a Treviso Marathon Mauro Miani E: info@trevisomarathon.com W: www.trevisomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonaDiTreviso Trieste Running Festival Valentina Romano E: info@miramarun.it W: www.triestemarathon.it fb: facebook.com/triestemarathon/

Mar

May

Torino Half MarathonOct Simone Oneglio E: registration@teamarathon.it W: www.teamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/TeamMarathonTorino Maratona di TorinoNov Simone Oneglio E: registration@teamarathon.it W: www.teamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/TeamMarathonTorino Maratonina Città di Udine Sep Paolo Bordon E: info@maratoninadiudine.it W: www.maratoninadiudine.it fb: facebook.com/asdmaratoninaudinese

AUDIREVI Lake Maggiore Half Marathon & 10K Apr Paolo Ottone E: LMHM@pro-motion.it W: www.LMHM.it fb: facebook.com/lagomaggiore.marathon

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

EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon Andrea Trabuio E: info@milanomarathon.it W: www.milanomarathon.it fb: facebook.com/MilanoMarathon

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

Moonlight Half Marathon Piero Rosa Salva E: info@venicemarathon.it W: www.moonlighthalfmarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1zhSboz *Napoli City Half Marathon Carlo Capalbo E: info@napolirunning.com W: www.napolirunning.com fb: facebook.com/napolirunning Padova Marathon Leopoldo Destro E: info@padovamarathon.com W: www.padovamarathon.com fb: bit.ly/2h0vdjZ PisaMarathon Andrea Maggini E: info@1063ad.it W: www.maratonadipisa.com fb: facebook.com/PisaMarathon

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Feb

Verona MarathonNov 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

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

Feb

Mar


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

Apr

Aug

Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Marathon Feb Masaharu Kaji E: marugame-half@aroma.ocn.ne.jp W: www.km-half.com fb: bit.ly/2mrsm5x *Kanazawa MarathonOct Yukiyoshi Yamano E: marathon@city.kanazawa.lg.jp W: www.kanazawa-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/kanazawa.marathon. soshiki

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

Jun

KIX Senshu Int’l Marathon Feb Shinroku Sakaguchi E: jimukyoku@senshu-marathon.jp W: www.senshu-marathon.jp Tokushima Marathon Mar Kamon Iizumi E: hashiru_ahoo@circus.ocn.ne.jp W: www.tokushima-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/tokushima.marathon Tokyo Marathonmar Tad Hayano E: tm2018@or.knt.co.jp W: www.marathon.tokyo/en/ fb: facebook.com/tokyo42195.org *Toyama MarathonOct Takakazu Ishii E: tm-info@toyamamarathon.com W: www.toyamamarathon.com/entry/ oversea.html fb: bit.ly/2qjEk6i Jordan

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

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

Kobe MarathonNov Takeshi Torigata E: kobemarathon1@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.kobe-marathon.net fb: facebook.com/Kobe.Marathon.Office

Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon Lina El Kurd E: l.kurd@runjordan.com W: www.runjordan.com fb: on.fb.me/1f9ilRz

Kyoto Marathon Feb Masayoshi Sakoda E: isono@runners.co.jp W: www.kyoto-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/kyoto.marathon.2018

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

Mount Fuji MarathonNov Nikkan Sports Press E: m.koike@sports-info.co.jp W: fujisan-marathon.jp 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

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Korea

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Dec

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

Mar

JoongAng Seoul MarathonNov E: marathon@joins.com W: marathon.joins.com fb: facebook.com/marathon.joins Kuwait Gulf Bank 642 MarathonNov Ahmed Almajed E: events@pro-vision.com W: www.gulfbank642marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1Pz6xYJ Latvia Lattelecom Riga Marathon May Aigars Nords E: marathon@necom.lv W: lattelecomrigamarathon.lv fb: facebook.com/LattelecomRigaMarathon BLOM BANK Beirut MarathonNov Mr. Wissam Terro E: wissam.terro@beirutmarathon.org W: www.beirutmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/beirutmarathon Kaunas Marathon Algirdas Pukis E: info@kaunasmarathon.lt W: www.kaunasmarathon.lt fb: facebook.com/KaunoMaratonas Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon Darius Mikulis E: info@vilniausmaratonas.lt W: www.vilniusmarathon.lt fb: facebook.com/vilniusmarathon ING Route du Vin Half Marathon Frédéric Kimmlingen E: routeduvin.info@fla.lu W: www.ingrouteduvin.lu

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Dec

Madagascar *Madagascar Marathon & Half Jun Thom Gilligan E: info@marathontours.com W: www.madagascarmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MadagascarMarathon Malaysia

Feb

Borneo Marathon Datuk Dr Heng Aik Cheng E: 1234heng@gmail.com W: www.borneomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/borneomarathon Standard Chartered KL Marathon Rainer Biemans E: rainer.biemans@dirigo.com.my W: www.kl-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/SCKLmarathon

Aug

Penang Bridge Int’l MarathonNov Law Heng Kiang E: info@penangmarathon.gov.my W: www.penangmarathon.gov.my fb: facebook.com/penangbridgemarathon Dhiraagu Maldives Road RaceNov Mirshan Hassan E: mirshan@dhiraagu.com.mv W: www.dmrr.mv Mauritius Mauritius Marathon Jean Marie Grall E: eventsip@gmail.com W: www.mauritiusmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/mauritiusmarathon/

Jul

Mexico Maratón AguascalientesOct Jose Luis Trujillo Alcala E: maratonaguascalientes@hotmail.com W: www.maratonaguascalientes.com.mx fb: facebook.com/maratonaguascalientes *Medio Maraton de la Mujer Cancun Mar Carly Casarrubias E: carly@masaccion.com.mx W: www.cancun-half-marathon.com/es/ cancun.html *Maratón “Las Batallas de Celaya”Apr Fernando Gabriel García Carrillo E: fgarcia@fecodi.com.mx W: www.maratoncelaya.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCelaya 21k Coahuila Arq. Dora Maria Galindo Ramos E: coahuila21k@hotmail.com W: www.21kcoahuila.org Maratón Int’l de Culiacán Tomás Villa Velázquez Santillanes E: eldsin@hotmail.com W: maratonculiacan.org fb: on.fb.me/1zhRUC4

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Apr

Maratón Int’l Lala María Luisa Marroquín E: marialuisa.marroquin@ ucialsa.com.mx W: www.maratonlala.org fb: on.fb.me/1f9fPdX

Mar

Maratón León Sep Dr. Antonio Eugenio Rivera Cisneros E: antonio.rivera@comudeleon.gob.mx W: www.maratonleon.mx fb: facebook.com/MaratonLeonMX/ Merida Marathon Pablo Suinaga Sainz E: psuinaga@asdeporte.com W: www.merida.gob.mx

Jan

Maratón de la Ciudad de México Telcel Aug Javier Carvallo Chinchilla E: contacto@maratoncdmx.com W: www.maratoncdmx.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCdMx Maratón Powerade Monterrey Dec Edilberto González Serna E: edilbertogonzalez.accnl@gmail.com W: www.maratonmonterrey.com fb: facebook.com/Maratonmty 21km Nuevo LeonNov Luciano Ramirez Gallardo E: atletismonuevoleon@gmail.com W: www.asociaciondeatletismonl.com fb: facebook.com/21knl Tangamanga Int’l Marathon Jun Jaime Eduardo Morales Reyes E: maratontangamanga@gmail.com W: www.maratontangamanga.com fb: facebook.com/maratontangamanga *Medio Maratón Int’l TlajomulcoCajititlán Sep Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: mediomaratontlajomulco@gmail.com W: medio-maraton.tlajomulco.gob.mx fb: facebook.com/mediomaratontlajomulco Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera NayaritNov Arturo García Ruiz Velasco E: arturo@conserviexpress.com W: www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com fb: on.fb.me/Jic0Js Moldova

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 Dec Karla Angelica Camacho Guzman E: paisajismo_karlac@hotmail.com W: www.maraton.org fb: facebook.com/gran.maratonpacifico

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

*Kuching Marathon Liew Tang Chieh E: kchmarathon@gmail.com W: www.marathonkuching.com fb: on.fb.me/1OhT46J

Maldives

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Seoul Marathon Inchul Lee E: joong4n2@donga.com W: www.seoul-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/dongamarathon

Mar

Luxembourg

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

Daegu Int’l Marathon TaeKyu Kang E: ktk1203@gmail.com W: marathon.daegusports.or.kr fb: facebook.com/daegumarathon

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

Lithuania

Kenya

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

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

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

Incheon Songdo Int’l MarathonOct SooHong Woo E: road42195@naver.com W: www.songdorun.com fb: bit.ly/2jeEoTY

Lebanon

Kazakhstan

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

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

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

Dec

Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l MarathonOct In-Cheol Lee E: marathon@donga.com W: marathon.donga.com/gyeongju.html

*Chisinau Int’l Marathon Dmitri Voloshin E: info@marathon.md W: www.marathon.md fb: facebook.com/ chisinaumarathon/?fref=ts

Sep

Montenegro Podgorica MarathonOct Milan Madžgalj E: maraton@t-com.me W: www.maraton.co.me fb: on.fb.me/1Sh24z2 Morocco

Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara Sep Saúl Figueroa E: medio.maraton@ atlascolomos.com.mx W: www.mediomaraton.atlas.com.mx fb: facebook.com/AtlasMedioMaraton/

*Marathon Vert D’Agadir Rachid Ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com W: www.agadirmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ MarathonAgadir/?fref=ts

Maraton GuadalajaraNov Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: www.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL

Grand Marathon Int’l de CasablancaOct Said Ibrahimi Moulay Skali E: contact@casablancamarathon.com, m.skali@ casablanca-marathon.com W: www.casablanca-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/casablanca.marathon

21k Guadalajara Electrolit Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: medio.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL

Feb

Maraton Int’l de JuarezOct Federico Mendoza E: fmendoza@maratondejuarez.com W: www.marathondejuarez.com

RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca Abdelwahed Rahal E: info@2cras.com W: www.running.ma fb: facebook.com/marrakech10km

Apr

May

Semi Marathon Int’l de LaayouneNov Mr. Abdellah Jeddad E: ajeddad@gmail.com W: www.running.ma

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

Netherlands TCS Amsterdam MarathonOct 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

Enschede Marathon Apr Sandra Melief E: info@enschedemarathon.nl W: www.enschedemarathon.nl fb: facebook.com/EnschedeMarathon May

New Zealand ASB Auckland MarathonOct Bec Williams E: aucklandmarathon@ironman.com W: www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz fb: facebook.com/aucklandmarathon Nigeria May

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

Northern Mariana Islands Mar

DOZ Marathon Łódź Michal Drelich E: michal@sportevolution.pl W: www.lodzmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/lodzmaraton

Mar

Jan

Panama Panama Int’l MarathonNov 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

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

Aug

Int’l Asunción Half Marathon May Marcelo Ithurralde E: pmc.paraguay@gmail.com W: www.paraguaymarathonclub.org fb: facebook.com/ParaguayMarathonClub Peru Maratón movistar Lima42k Andreas Müller E: info@zmpromociones.org W: www.lima42k.com fb: facebook.com/maratonlima42k/

May

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

Jul

Dec

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

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

Apr

Sep

Mar

PKO Wroclaw Maraton Sep Wojciech Gestwa E: biuro@wroclawmaraton.pl W: www.wroclawmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/maraton.wroclawski PKO Wroclaw Night Half Marathon Jun Wojciech Gestwa E: wojciech.gestwa@mcs.wroc. pl, biuro@wroclawmaraton.pl W: pol.wroclawmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/maraton.wroclawski Portugal Discoveries Half Marathon Dec António Campos E: geral@xistarca.pt W: www.discoverieshalfmarathon.com fb: bit.ly/2oReipd Funchal Marathon Mario Machado E: geral@atletismomadeira.pt W: www.madeiramarathon.com

Porto Marathon EDPNov Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.maratonadoporto.com fb: on.fb.me/19tXqKC World’s Best 10k Race Rafael B. Acosta Rosario E: rafael.acosta@wb10k.com W: www.wb10k.com fb: on.fb.me/1f9fJTB

Jan

El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa Dec Hugo Miguel Ramos Sousa E: info@saosilvestredelisboa.com W: www.saosilvestredelisboa.com fb: facebook.com/saosilvestredelisboa EDP Lisbon Marathon | Meia Maratona Santander TottaOct Carlos Moya E: geral@maratonaportugal.com W: www.maratonaclubedeportugal.com fb: facebook.com/RnRPortugal

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

Feb

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

Jun

Sep

Feb

Sep

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

Feb

Apr

Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100 Jul Michael Dolgy E: info@goldenultra.ru W: www.goldenultra.ru fb: facebook.com/GoldenRingUltraTrail/ *Kazan Marathon Vadim Yangirov E: vadim@youngirov.ru W: www.kazanmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/kazanmarathon/ Moscow Marathon Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@moscowmarathon.org W: moscowmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/moscowmarathon Moscow Half Marathon Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@moscowmarathon.org W: moscowhalf.org fb: facebook.com/runcomrun/ St Petersburg Half Marathon Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@moscowmarathon.org W: spbhalf.org fb: facebook.com/runcomrun/ *Rosa Run Half Marathon 777 Sergey Makeenkov E: info@rosarun.ru W: www.rosarun.ru/en Siberian Int’l Marathon Konstantin Podbelski E: tour@runsim.ru W: www.runsim.ru fb: on.fb.me/1lttnsK Siberian Ice Half Marathon Konstantin Podbelski E: tour@runsim.ru W: www.runsim.ru fb: on.fb.me/1zzM9nj

May

Sep

May

Aug

May

Aug

Jan

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Mar Carol Vosloo E: stefanie@twooceansmarathon.org.za W: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za fb: facebook.com/TwoOceansMarathon *Vaal River City Marathon Steve Jackson E: Stevejackson.sj70@gmail.com W: www.vaalrivercitymarathon.com fb: bit.ly/2oRKHMt

Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon Horatiu Morar E: office@runnersclub.ro W: www.maraton-cluj.ro/en fb: bit.ly/2fUJuR1

Apr

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

*UNIQA Asigurari Bucharest 10K Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucuresti10km.ro fb: facebook.com/Bucharest10km

May

Russia

Puerto Rico

Republic of South Africa

ORLEN Warsaw Marathon Apr Marcin Fudalej E: marcin.fudalej@orlenmarathon.pl W: www.orlenmarathon.pl fb: facebook.com/ORLENMarathon PZU Warsaw Half Marathon Marek Tronina E: info@warsawmarathon.com W: www.warsawhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/WarsawMarathon

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

Sep

Silesia MarathonOct 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

Lisbon Eco Marathon May Luis Sousa E: ls@honoris.pt W: www.lisbonmarathon.pt fb: facebook.com/LisbonECOMarathon Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone Sep Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.meiamaratonasportzone.com fb: on.fb.me/1bqbekL

PKO Poznań MarathonOct Lukasz Miadziolko E: info@marathon.poznan.pl W: www.marathon.poznan.pl fb: facebook.com/PoznanMaraton

Oman

Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest MarathonOct Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro, register@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/BucharestMarathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Stavanger Marathon Aug Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.stavangermarathon.no fb: facebook.com/StavangerMarathon/ Al Mouj Muscat Marathon Salma Al Hashmi E: salma@omansail.com W: www.muscatmarathon.com

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

Apr

Pila Int’l Half Marathon Henryk Paskal E: info@pila.halfmarathon.pl W: www.pila.halfmarathon.pl fb: facebook.com/polmaraton.pila

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

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Apr

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

Apr

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Saipan Marathon Edward D. Diaz E: ediaz@mymarianas.com W: mymarianas.com

ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon Michal Drelich E: biuro@sportevolution.pl W: www.gdyniapolmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/gdyniapolmaraton

Jun

Peru Runners – Lima Half Marathon Aug Gonzalo Rodriguez Larrain de Lavalle E: alejandra@perurunners.com W: www.perurunners.com fb: facebook.com/mediamaratondelima/

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

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

Paraguay

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

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

PZU Cracovia Marathon Krzysztof Kowal E: strona@zis.krakow.pl W: www.pzucracoviamaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/CracoviaMaraton

Sep

Marathon EindhovenOct Edgar de Veer E: info@marathoneindhoven.nl W: www.marathoneindhoven.nl fb: facebook.com/marathon.eindhoven

Leiden Marathon Tjeerd Scheffer E: info@marathon.nl W: www.marathon.nl fb: facebook.com/Leidenmarathon

Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run Aug Eddie Ebbesvik E: Info@knarvikmila.no W: www.knarvikmila.no fb: facebook.com/KnarvikMila/

Sep

Romania Brasov Int’l Marathon May Bogdan Antohe E: bogdan.antohe@smartatletic.ro W: www.maratonulbrasov.ro/en fb: facebook.com/maratonulbrasov/

International Vladivostok MarathonSep Olga Gaeva E: info@vladivostokmarathon.ru W: www.vladivostokmarathon.ru White Nights Marathon Mikhail Kochetkov / Anton Uyk E: info@wnmarathon. ru, whitenights1@mail. ru, uyk@startspb.ru W: www.wnmarathon.ru fb: facebook.com/wnmarathon/

Jul

Rwanda Kigali International Peace Marathon Jean Pierre Ndacyayisenga E: coach2020a@gmail.com W: www.kigalimarathon.org fb: bit.ly/2llV4W3

May


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

Apr

EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2 Pedro Rumbao E: drumbao@mapoma.es W: www.rocknrollmadrid.com fb: facebook.com/RnRMadrid

Apr

Novi Sad MarathonOct Milan Dolga E: marathon@sbb.rs W: www.marathon.org.rs fb: facebook.com/novisad.marathon

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

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

Zafiro Palma MarathonOct David Thompson Foronda E: info@zafiropalmamarathon.com W: www.zafiropalmamarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1RZOiR8

Mar

Seychelles Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon Feb Giovanna Rousseau E: ceonsc@seychelles.net W: www.seychelles-marathon.com Singapore Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Thibault Vellard E: thibault.vellard@ironman.com W: www.singaporemarathon.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 MarathonOct Branislav Koniar E: info@kosicemarathon.com W: www.kosicemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/kosicemarathon/ Slovenia Volkswagen Ljubljana MarathonOct 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

Dec

Maratón Donostia - San SebastiánNov Patxi Larrea Perurena E: info@maratondonostia.com (sport questions), maraton@ flygroupnet.com (registrations) W: www.maratondonostia.com fb: facebook.com/maratonsansebastian Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa Pola Jan Roque M. Alemañ Bonet E: chiplevante@gmail.com W: www.mitjasantapola.com fb: facebook.com/MitjaMaratoSantaPola Zurich Maratón de Sevilla Francisco Javier Gavela Rodríguez E: info@zurichmaratonsevilla.es W: www.zurichmaratonsevilla.es fb: facebook.com/MaratonDeSevilla

Feb

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

Zurich Marato de Barcelona Cristian Llorens E: cllorens@rpmracing.es, cllorens@ghcsports.com W: www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es fb: facebook.com/ ZURICHMARATODEBARCELONA

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

EDP Medio Maratón de la Mujer de MadridOct Francisco Javier Gavela Rodríguez E: fjgavela@mpib.es W: www.edpmediomaratondelamujer.es fb: facebook.com/MedioMaratonMujer/

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May

Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef Apr

Swissalpine Irontrail Jul Andrea Tuffli E: madlaina.rauch@tuffli-events.ch W: www.swissalpine.ch fb: facebook.com/swissalpinedavos Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon Andrea Schneider E: info@zermattmarathon.ch W: www.zermattmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/zermattmarathon Zurich Marathon Thesna Stellmacher E: info@zuerichmarathon.ch W: www.zuerichmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/zurichmarathon

Jul

Apr

Tajikistan

Kilimanjaro Marathon Mar John Addison E: info@vicfallsmarathon.com W: www.kilimanjaromarathon.com fb: facebook.com/kilimanjaromarathon/

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

Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid José Parra Maestre E: mediomaratonmadrid@ admarathon.es W: www.mediomaratonmadrid.es fb: on.fb.me/1f9hRLh

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

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

Sweden

Jan

Jan

Dushanbe International Half Marathon Apr Dilshod Kurbanov E: dushanbemarathon2011@mail.ru W: www.dushanbe-marathon.com

eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona Feb Cristian Llorens E: cllorens@rpmracing.es W: www.mitjabarcelona.com fb: facebook.com/mitjamaratobarcelona

Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon Orlando Montesdeoca Santana E: orlando@grupojuanarmas.com W: www.grancanariamaraton.com fb: facebook.com/GCMaraton

Neujahrsmarathon Zürich Roger Kaufmann E: info@neujahrsmarathon.ch W: www.neujahrsmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/neujahrsmarathon

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

Spain

Mar

Lausanne MarathonOct Josette Bruchez E: info@lausanne-marathon.com W: www.lausanne-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/LausanneMarathon



May

Benjamin Chandelier E: info@genevemarathon.org W: www.harmonygenevemarathon.com/ how-to-enter fb: facebook.com/GeneveMarathon Jungfrau-Marathon Richi Umberg E: info@jungfrau-marathon.ch W: www.jungfrau-marathon.ch fb: facebook.com/JungfrauMarathon

Sep

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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Thailand BDMS Bangkok MarathonNov Gen. Manus Klaimanee E: admin@bkkmarathon.com W: www.bkkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/Bkkmarathon *Bangsaen21 Half Marathon Dec Mr. Rut Jiroajvanichakorn E: info@Bangsaen21.com W: www.bangsaen21.com/index_eng.html fb: facebook.com/bangsaen21/ *Bangsaen42 MarathonNov Mr. Rut Jiroajvanichakorn E: info@BANGSAEN42.com W: www.bangsaen42.com/en fb: facebook.com/BANGSAEN42 Chombeung Marathon Dr. Akom Chareonsuk E: Akom_ch@hotmail.com W: www.chombeungmarathon.com

Jan

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

Jun

Trinidad & Tobago UWI-SPEC Half MarathonOct Dr. Iva Gloudon E: specinfo@sta.uwi.edu W: sta.uwi.edu/spec/marathon 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 SOPAL SFAX Marathon Int’l Olive Trees Dec Naamen Bouhamed E: contact@marathon-desoliviers-sfax.com W: www.sfaxmarathon.com fb: bit.ly/20VpGLC 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

May

Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon Apr Ismail Ozbayraktar E: istanbulyarimaratonu@spor.istanbul W: www.yarimaraton.istanbul fb: on.fb.me/1OYHCP2 Vodafone İstanbul MarathonNov Ismail Ozbayraktar E: istanbulmarathon@spor.istanbul W: www.maraton.istanbul fb: on.fb.me/IRa8pQ U.S. Virgin Islands The St. Croix Int’l Marathon Wallace Williams E: wallacewilliams@msn.com W: virginislandspace.org/ stxmarathon2017.html

Dec

Ukraine Bila Tserkva MarathonOct Sergey Bocharov E: org@bc-marathon.org.ua W: www.bc-marathon.org.ua fb: on.fb.me/1oWXmp8 Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivhalfmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/ kyivhalfmarathon/?fref=ts

Apr

United Arab Emirates Feb

United States of America Monterey Bay Half MarathonNov Doug Thurston E: doug@bsim.org W: www.montereybayhalfmarathon.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 MarathonOct Rick Nealis E: mcmcustomerservice@ usmc-mccs.org W: www.marinemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MarineCorpsMarathon Maui Oceanfront Marathon & Half Les Wright E: RunMaui@gmail.com W: www.RunMaui.com fb: on.fb.me/1bGrMbk

Jan

TCS New York City MarathonNov Peter Ciaccia E: pciaccia@nyrr.org W: www.tcsnycmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/nycmarathon Philadelphia MarathonNov Jim Marino E: info@philadelphiamarathon.com W: www.philadelphiamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/PhiladelphiaMarathon Portland MarathonOct 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 MarathonNov Kevin LaRue E: RnRvegas@competitorgroup.com W: runrocknroll.com/las-vegas fb: bit.ly/2i84RBF 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 MarathonOct 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 Lionel de Mello E: secretariacau2016@gmail.com 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 10KOct Sonia Rosales E: srosales@hipereventos.com W: www.hipereventos.com fb: on.fb.me/IRe3mA Vietnam *Danang Int’l Marathon Phillip Nguyen E: info@pulse.vn W: www.rundanang.com fb: facebook.com/ dananginternationalmarathon

Aug

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


 

 

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