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NKolay Istanbul Marathon, Turkey

News

A sign for the times

AIMS news

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40 years of AIMS

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Looking ahead Get moving in Muscat

A cultural running tour

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Al Mouj Muscat Marathon, Oman Organisers expect new record turnout in biggest event yet

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Verona in love Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon, Italy Heritage city welcomes those who love to run

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Speed and beauty

Zurich Maratón de Sevilla, Spain Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and possessed of the flattest marathon course in the entire continent

A world record – but more to come

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NKolay Istanbul Half Marathon, Turkey Peninsular half marathon defies you to not enjoy it

Since ancient times Rhodes Marathon, Greece Historic landmarks and Aegean views

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Vienna City Marathon, Austria Event of international stature in the Austrian capital

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A new sun rising

Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon, Great Britain Biggest participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland

Race Features Running into history B.A.A. Boston Marathon: 125 years & counting 27 BAA Boston Marathon celebrates anniversary 33 Fukuoka bows out 34 TCS NYC Marathon: A sporting flagship On Sunday 7 November 2021 the New York City Marathon celebrated its 50th anniversary. Berlin Marathon founder Horst Milde pays tribute where it is due

Marathon movers

42 Valencia – Ciudad del Running The city of Valencia has in recent years hosted performances previously seen as the preserve of a few traditionally prestigious races. How did Valencia manage to get in on the act? Lives remembered

44 Mel Watman Longtime editor of the UK publication Athletics Weekly considered athletics journalism its own reward 45 Dr Joan Ullyot Staunch advocate for women’s distance running instrumental in gaining IOC acceptance of a Women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984 45 Agnes Tirop Road running’s most recent 10km world-record breaker allegedly slain by husband

Regulars Calendar Official listings for AIMS events

The top times for men and women at Marathon, 46 Half Marathon and 10km

Race contact details AIMS member races with full contact details

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AIMS news

Back to the future

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Lisbon Half recaptures men’s world record

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The EDP Lisbon Half Marathon celebrated its 30th anniversary race on 21 November in style – by reclaiming the men’s world record.

Martha Morales (Tangamanga) Dave Cundy (Great Wall) se cr e ta ry

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Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo ran 57:31 to clip one second from the mark set by Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie in the Valencia Half Marathon a year earlier.

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It was a grand return to the live event after the race was only offered ‘virtually’ in 2020 and the 2021 edition was postponed from the usual March date. Kiplimo broke away from the rest of the field after only 3km and went on to deliver what was described as a ”stratospheric” performance. Already a minute ahead at 10km (27:05) he was over two minutes clear at the finish line. It is not for the first time in its three-decade existence that the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon has hosted a standout World Record performance. In 2010 Zersenay

The next edition of Distance Running will be published in April 2022. The advertising and editorial deadlines will be on 2 March.

Fernando Jamarne (Santiago) Rachid Ben Meziane (Marrakech) Renna Nelis (Tallinn) Tetsuya Okamura (Nagoya)

Tadese, already a four-time World Half Marathon champion, ran alone at the front from 10km onwards. He broke Samuel Wanjiru’s half marathon world record by 10 seconds – crossing the line in 58:23. His time remained the world record for eight years. Set up in 1991 the Lisbon Half Marathon offered a highly scenic and historical tour of the city, starting from the iconic 25 de April Bridge across the River Tagus. The grand scale of the bridge meant that runners benefitted from the 70m drop from the start to the sealevel finish so that performances on the course were deemed ‘assisted’. At the time there were no world records in road racing but that changed following a decision by

IAAF (as World Athletics was then known) at their 2003 Congress. From then performances on courses conforming to criteria that limited assistance (either from gravity or from possible tailwinds) became acceptable for ratification as world records. Race organisers then began to actively compete to offer “fast” courses. In Lisbon, for the 2008 race, the down-to-earth decision was made that the elite field should forego the scenic high of crossing the 25 de Abril Bridge – the talisman of the popular event – so that they could chase the world record. It did not fall in that race but Zersenay Tadese beat it two years later. Kiplimo’s run has now returned the record to Lisbon.

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Former sponsor returns

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Please diary this important Congress 23rd World congress Osaka, Japan 23–25 February 2023

AIMS President Paco Borao comments: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome back a former sponsor and friend of AIMS, OPAP — which has also been the title sponsor of Athens Marathon The Authentic for the last 10 years. We worked very closely with OPAP in the past concerning all our activities taking place in ‘the Birthplace of the Marathon’ and we look forward to doing the same in the coming years.”

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Meia Maratona Internacional de Paz ANG

Sister event to the long-running Sao Silvestre de Luanda New Year’s Eve 10km race the International Peace Half Marathon was set up by the CRDS Events company acting under Angolan law to realise a nationally recognised cultural and sporting event. It will be an international road race with the first edition to be held in the national capital on 4 April 2022. The purpose of the competition is to highlight the transcendent importance of April 4 2004, the date of the signing of the peace agreements, now enshrined in the national calendar as the memorable day of peace and as a national holiday We intend to hold the competition for approximately 5000 runners drawn from professionals, national level athletes, veteran and mass runners of both sexes. We became a member of AIMS because it is a credible organisation in monitoring road races organised on the five continents. Also because it publishes an important magazine which allows everyone to know and follow all the different races that are organised throughout the year. www.crdsmeiamaratonapazangola.com

Sailor 2nd Barishal Marathon BAN

Barishal is a green land with lots of rivers and canals which is known as the ‘Venice of Bangladesh’. The local people have not yet been bitten by the running bug but the Cosmic Culture Trust aspired to start the endeavour with the vision to run for ‘unity in diversity’. They came up with a plan to launch the first-ever marathon event in Barishal and this was delivered on 22 February 2020. In expressing harmony in physical and mental development and in upholding unity and discipline among the people the marathon experience offers an opportunity to inspire future potential – especially for the youth in advancing towards a higher elevation in the global context, In line with this thinking the organisers were keen to project the event on an international level through affiliation with AIMS. This in turn will encourage individuals and corporate and social organisations to collaborate with host runner communities and to take advantage of a global platform to celebrate the joy of running.

Great Egyptian River Nile Marathon EGY

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The Greek historian Herodotus called the River Nile a gift to Egypt because Ancient Egypt owed its survival to it. The Great Pharaohs’ Runners Team want to perpetuate the words of Herodotus by organising The Great Egyptian River Nile Marathon – a sister event to the Great Victory Run 10km.

Pushkin – St Petersburg RUS

This Running Festival will take place in the heart of El-Shorouk City, Cairo. Apart from the Marathon it will include half marathon, 10km and 5km races. The course is a 21.0975km lap run once for the Half Marathon and twice for the Marathon and is very fast even though it includes a few ups and downs. The longest hill is less than 400m with less than 5% incline but it provides possibilities for tactical running. The location offers conditions for the best possible running experience: temperatures of 9-15C and 5km and 10km races that are very flat. The route passes city landmarks like Doctor Mohamed Mashali square, named for a great benefactor of the poor through his provision of affordable medical treatment. Like the River Nile itself, his name will forever remain in the memory. Welcome To Egypt. egypt42k.com

Maratón Puerto Vallarta MEX

Pushkin is a municipal town within the federal city of St Petersburg, 24km south of the centre. Formerly Tsarskoye Selo (“Tsars village”) it was re-named Pushkin in 1937. The 95th Pushkin – St Petersburg run will take place on 4 September 2022. The race was revived in 2021 by the well-known PushkinRun team. First run on 14 October 1923, it is the oldest race in Russia and one of the oldest in Europe. The distance and the start and finish have been adjusted but the race’s identity remains unchanged. It was only cancelled in wartime (1941–43), due to the ‘Leningrad affair’ in 1949 and because of the Covid pandemic in 2020. The organiser of the PushkinRun series of races, Dmitry Pavlov, is particularly keen on preserving the sporting traditions of St Petersburg and bringing them up to the level of top events in the world. He has himself run the six ‘Majors’. Participants traditionally receive a badge at the finish line but in 2021 the PushkinRun team added a medal. The event offers a Marathon, 30km, Half Marathon and 10km. pushkin-run.ru/

Race director Humberto Munoz writes that “Maraton Puerto Vallarta is a combination of sunny days, stunning scenery and a mix between a traditional town and modern Mexican city. The race begins in Puerto Vallarta and cruises through Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit. It creates an amazing experience for runners because they run through palm trees, mountains and alongside the Pacific Ocean. We are back in 2022 on 3 April and everyone is welcome to join us and live this wonderful weekend with us”. www.maratonpuertovallarta.com Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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40 years of AIMS The ‘Association of International Marathons’ was officially founded at a meeting held in London on 6–7 May 1982 but the idea of such an association had been gathering momentum for some time. Mass participation marathons run on the streets of the World’s major capitals were a recent innovation. They had previously been confined to laps of public parks or quiet country back-roads which could easily accommodate the modest fields of 100–200 committed enthusiasts. Only Boston, the grandfather of Marathons, had exceeded 1000 runners before the New York Marathon was run through the city’s five boroughs for the American Bicentennial in 1976. This was what broke the mould. In a startling transformation space was made available for thousands of runners to flood the city centre on Marathon day, bringing a celebratory atmosphere with them. As New York’s numbers grew rapidly in the next few years other races sprang up explicitly modelled on the example that had been set. By 1980 there was a growing band of organisers widely scattered throughout the world. The Honolulu Marathon had been started as a small event in 1973 with 150 runners but it was so successful that by 1976 there were 1400 finishers – close behind New York. Many organisers were already travelling to observe and learn from each other’s events. At a meeting in Honolulu in December 1980 a group calling itself the ‘International Marathon Race Directors’ (IMRD) was established which met again at the New York Marathon in October 1981. The subject of discussion at the time centred around a ‘World Circuit’ of races advocated by Serge Arsenault of the Montreal Marathon incorporating an individual marathon championship for elite runners. The arrangements discussed had close similarities with what was eventually adopted by the ‘World Marathon Majors’ 25 years later. At a second meeting in Honolulu on 11 December 1981 the IMRD additionally laid plans to formally constitute the group as the Association of International Marathons which is what was done at the meeting in London. There were 29 founding members who were paid up at the meeting* and 19 of them are still members today – although in some cases they have radically transformed (for example, the two elite races in Tokyo, Tokyo Women’s Marathon and Tokyo Men’s Marathon have since been in effect absorbed by the Tokyo Marathon).

that Marathons were the correct distance. At the time there was already a reliable and affordable method of measurement being used but under objectives (i) and (iii) it became AIMS’ primary mission to spread the word so that the ‘calibrated bicycle’ method of measurement eventually became universally accepted and applied. This was just as well, as the world governing body responsible for enforcement of rules, the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF, later to become World Athletics) was slow in seeing the potential of big-city mass-participation races. Their purpose was geared towards the elite competitive end of the sport and the new races were often seen as potentially damaging to traditional championship races. The arbitrary but ‘magical’ distance of the Marathon had been formalised as 42195m as far back as 1924. In championship races position counted for more than time in and there had never been a concerted effort to ensure courses were accurate enough to bear comparison between different locations. The ‘calibrated bicycle’ method of measurement was enshrined in the IAAF rule book in the 1980s but it was not until 1995, at a meeting with IAAF instigated by AIMS, that an administrative system was set up by which measurements could be policed. Since that time AIMS has maintained its measurement mission in co-operation with IAAF. IAAF resisted the recognition of world records at the marathon distance on the grounds that courses were not comparable. AIMS proposed a maximum allowable overall ’drop’ of the course and straight-line separation of start and finish so that possible assistance afforded by gravity or a potential tailwind was limited. From 2003 this became the basis on which what had been called ‘World Bests’ have since then been credited as World Records. AIMS’ original membership remained stable, with only slight growth in the early years, but with the publication of the first AIMS yearbook in 1985 the dynamic had begun to change. The yearbook featured a race calendar. This in itself was a recognition that AIMS’ reach had to extend beyond its member race organisations to connect with the runners themselves. To this end the A5-format booklet also carried advertisements for member races and a total of 200,000 copies were circulated by member events to their runners.

Those present approved a constitution and elected Will Cloney of the BAA Boston Marathon as the first AIMS President. Members attending this ‘Establishing Congress’ also laid down a succinct list of three main objectives: (i) to foster and promote running throughout the world; (ii) to work with IAAF (now World Athletics) on all matters relating to international Marathons; and (iii) to exchange information, knowledge and expertise among members of the Association.

Mass participation marathons were already becoming a significant market within the sports tourism sector. In 1986 AIMS membership, now approaching 50 races, was extended to include races over distances other than the marathon. The New York City Marathon in particular was attracting over 10,000 foreign runners each year – often accompanied by supporters and staying a for a full week. With runners bringing so much money in it was no wonder that more and more cities became interested in setting up races, often promoting them through their national or regional tourist offices.

Immediately after enacting the business essential to setting up the Association there followed a technical discussion on the organisation and measurement of international marathons. This emphasised the central importance of ensuring

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through the covid-19 pandemic damped it down, it was the main driver of growth in the running market as runners were in continuous pursuit of new challenges in more distant and exotic locations. The AIMS Yearbook kept track with this trend, as membership neared 100 races, by increasing frequency of publication to two editions a year in 1992. It was then re-launched as Distance Running and progressed through three editions to become (by 2003) a quarterly magazine of 84 pages in A4 format and full colour. Each edition showcased a selection of the (by then) 170 AIMS member races. No other publication could offer such a wide range of races with such a vast geographical spread. It proved an effective platform from which member races could promote themselves – and increasingly so as AIMS membership grew steadily to reach a pre-Covid peak of 470 in 2019. The steady progress in membership numbers, in technological application and in economic impact has wrought dramatic changes to what was, within living memory, a sport for a small minority of eccentrics. But some of the greatest moments in the last 40 years since AIMS was founded were when in the words of Chris Brasher, one of the founding fathers of AIMS, the marathon could “show to mankind that, on occasions, they can be united”. These moments may have been in celebration – after the fall of the Berlin Wall, of the Boston Marathon centenary race or the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon. More tellingly perhaps it was when such solidarity lent morale and support to the victims of tragedy. After the atrocities perpetrated in New York and Washington in 2001, in Madrid in 2004 and in Mumbai in 2008 the Marathons which followed in those cities proved cathartic and helped people to find their voice again. When the Boston Marathon itself became a target for bombing in 2013 the race proved an effective means of rallying the entire city to become “Boston Strong”. Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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Looking ahead | 11–12 February 2022 Al Mouj Muscat Marathon, Oman

Get moving in Muscat Organisers expect new record turnout in biggest event yet The Al Mouj Muscat Marathon will return in 2022 after the global pandemic forced the cancellation of the event in 2021. Oman’s most popular mass participation event is a two-day festival of running at Muscat’s most luxurious destination. Oman Sail is partnering with Oman’s premier Sports Agency, Sabco Sports, to ensure that the 2022 event will be the biggest Muscat Marathon yet. First held in 2012 the Muscat Marathon was originally organised by Muscat Road Runners who remain a key part of the event team. Since then it has grown annually both in size and impact to become a global event of increasing standing. The 2020 event saw over 10,000 registrations and the organisers expect a new record to be set as Oman comes out of the Covid pandemic. As in previous years the marathon will be held on the first day of the weekend, Friday 11 February, along with the half marathon, marathon relay and the 10km run. The popular 5km run and all the Kids Runs (over three distances) will again be held on the second day of the weekend, Saturday 12 February. The 2022 route will continue to take in the beautiful coastal sites along the shoreline of the Arabian Peninsula and will be run through the Al Mouj Muscat property. With ideal running temperatures and a flat course the Al Mouj Muscat Marathon is a perfect event for both local and international runners. ■ muscatmarathon.om

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Looking ahead | 13 February 2022 Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon, Italy

The City of Verona is known as the homeland of lovers thanks to Shakespeare’s masterpiece dedicated to the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. Verona, with its alleys, squares and monuments, tells many stories of the past and embodies an immense cultural heritage. Verona was a Roman city with its amphitheatre, the Arena, its Roman Theatre and the city gates. The UNESCO World Heritage site designation in 2000 also recognised the rich history that followed, exemplified in the Medieval Stone Bridge, Castel Vecchio and the Romanesque and Gothic churches. The impact of the Renaissance is seen in the palaces of the Veronese aristocracy designed by the great Veronese architect Michele Sammicheli.

Verona in love Heritage city welcomes those who love to run

The Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon will take place in this setting and at the time of the Valentine’s Day festival, on 13 February. The city will be illuminated in red in honour of Love celebrated by the Verona in Love event. The last edition of the Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon was run on 13 June 2021, when 3500 runners finally laced up their shoes to participate in the first Italian Federation ‘Gold Label’ half marathon of 2021 to be staged on Italian roads. It marked the return to mass events after the darkest period of the Covid 19 pandemic.

The return to the usual February date will bring thousands of people to Verona for the very fast course which passes through the historic centre twice. Runners get a good look at the Arena which, at 1991 years, is the world’s oldest amphitheatre still in use. The course takes in the Church of San Fermo Maggiore and then crosses the Piazza delle Erbe and skirts the Basilica of Sant’Anastasia and the Church of Sant’Eufemia.

Veronese cuisine is characterized by the richness and variety of the products of its land and by the wine production. Since the days of ancient Rome the noble families of Verona had achieved fame for the lunches offered during luxurious receptions. Over the centuries Veronese cuisine has risen to an authentic art, devising exquisite dishes with flair and imagination even with the simplest products.

The racing efforts end with the majestic Castelvecchio and the monumental Porta Palio before the finish line inside the Bentegodi Stadium.

Lake Garda lies only a stone’s throw away from Verona. It is the largest Italian lake, connecting Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. The Veronese side of Lake Garda has typical Mediterranean vegetation such as olive trees, vines and agaves, and enjoys particularly mild winters. Lake Garda offers numerous cultural, sporting and gastronomic activities and several theme parks.

Alongside the Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon, the Avesani Monument Run 10km offers those who love to run or walk a chance to have fun and participate in the event while covering fewer kilometres.

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Looking ahead | 20 February 2022 Zurich Maratón de Sevilla, Spain

Speed and beauty By Alberto Hernandez Pictures by Juanjo Ubeda

Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and possessed of the flattest marathon course in the entire continent To talk about the Zurich Seville Marathon is to talk about a race full of reasons why you would want to be there. Two of them stand out: speed and beauty. It is not just any course, but the one with the lowest cumulative elevation gain of all the marathons held in Europe. There is a difference of only 10m between the lowest and the highest point of the course. There is nothing to stop you smashing your personal best on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. In 2020, immediately before Coronavirus started disturbing our lives, the event was on the brink of being one of the top 10 marathons in the world in terms of speed (considering the winning time). It ranks number 11, up there with the great marathons we all have in mind. 1104 runners crossed the finish line before the timing clock reached 3:00:00 – an astonishing percentage of the 13,000 runners registered. Ethiopia’s Mekuant Ayenew Gebre (2:04:46) and Uganda’s Juliet Chekwel (2:23:13) were not only the winners – they also became the course record holders of a World Athletics ‘Elite Label’ event and a European Athletics Association ‘5-star’ race. The performances in the last race of the 36 editions held to date were spectacular. Never before had more than 18 runners finished a race under 2:10:18; In Seville 28 of them did.

The records piled up to supersede any prediction: most under 2:08 (14, equalling Dubai 2020), 30 under 2:11 (22 in Valencia 2019). But let’s also look at the not-so-fast runners. Apart from 10.7% of those running finishing in under three hours there were 2075 sub 3:15 (20%), 3495 sub 3:30 (34%), 5000 sub-3:45 (48.8%), 6593 sub 4:00 (64%). Along with the promise of speed we should talk about beauty. The old town of Seville is one of the largest and most attractive in the Old Continent. It is difficult to take a step without running into some artistic wonder and the marathon passes by the most significant ones: Plaza de España, the Giralda and the Alcazar (which, together with the General Archive of the Indies, make up the trio of monuments listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites), the Torre del Oro and the Maria Luisa Park (where the start and finish line are located).

The senses are intensified by the idiosyncrasy of the Sevillian character with joy as a flag and the smile as a way of life. This marathon is a party: there are more than 20 official cheer points but this is nothing compared to the spontaneity of the locals. Race bibs for the 2022 Marathon sold out within three months of being put on sale leaving places only for the virtual race. The good news is that the bibs for 2023 (Sunday, 19 February) will be available through the event website as soon as the current edition (on 20 February 2022) is over. Registration is still open for the new 5km which will be held the day before the marathon. ■ www.zurichmaratonsevilla.es Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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Looking ahead | 27 March 2022 NKolay Istanbul Half Marathon, Turkey

A world record – but there’s more to come For both recreational and elite runners the race offers a unique opportunity to run the historical peninsula of Istanbul. It’s a special experience which draws runners from all over the world. The course has no altitude difference and is well suited for setting personal best times.

some of Istanbul’s most precious landmarks such as the Galata Tower, the Egyptian Bazaar, Fener Greek Patriarch, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace and the Blue Mosque. The beauty of the city is a very important feature of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon.

Among the elite this means world records are possible – and so it was proven when Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich broke the women’s world record in the 16th N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon on 4 April 2021 with the sensational time of 1:04:02. The race organisers beam with pride at the achievement and at Kibiwott Kandie’s performance in breaking the course record by 15 seconds with a time of 59:35.

Golden Horn, and bounded on the other with a rich historical landscape, giving runners no choice but to enjoy the race. The earliest settlements within the historical peninsula appeared in the 7th century B.C.

The historic peninsula is surrounded on one side by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the

The course along the seafront is flat and fast with only three turns. It takes runners past

The race was founded back in 1987 when there were not many half marathon races in the region. It was inaugurated by the district municipality as the “Golden Horn Half Marathon” and lasted until 1993. Then, after a 16-year hiatus, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality organised a half marathon on 26 April 2010 with the same theme. It was intended as a one-off event for that year and nostalgically called the 8th edition of the Golden Horn Half Marathon. The race attracted such strong interest, from both public and media, that the Municipality decided to continue with it on a bigger scale resulting in the international Istanbul Half Marathon being held on 27 April 2014. It has been held annually ever since and has become one of the most significant sporting events in Turkey. The event also includes a 10km fun run in which runners choose a non-governmental organisation that they want to support or an issue about which they would like to raise awareness. In the 2021 edition, due to measures taken to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, entry numbers were limited to 4000 in the Half Marathon and to 2000 in the 10km supporting event. These limits were quickly reached two months prior to the race date. In the end N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon provided happiness for 2364 finishers in the 21km and 1013 finishers in the 10km. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Spor Istanbul are happy and proud to have hosted a world record in the last edition of the race and continue working to offer more to athletes from all over the world on 27 March 2022. ■ www.istanbulyarimaratonu.com Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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Looking ahead | 10 April 2022 Rhodes Marathon, Greece

Since ancient times Historic landmarks and Aegean views Rhodes brings to mind sunshine-filled days, blue seas, medieval castles and ancient wonders. Beyond the idyllic beach scene, Rhodes has since 2014 hosted a major Marathon and Half Marathon.

The upcoming event will only accept vaccinated runners or those with a recovery certificate. The race will follow all the official guidelines from the Greek health authorities that are in force at the time.

It is an international sports event designed to make the most out of the unique cultural and natural backdrop of the island of Rhodes, aiming to challenge the athletes’ stamina while offering a warm welcome.

The South Aegean Region, the Municipality of Rhodes, the local Greek Athletics Federation and the nonprofit organisation Rhodes Marathon are co-organising the International Rhodes Marathon, with the support of the Rhodes Hotels Association.

The Rhodes Marathon is a non-profit organization and its role serves a social purpose. Rhodes has demonstrated its love of sport since ancient times: Leonidas of Rhodes won the most Olympic medals in the history of the ancient Olympic Games. Nowadays it has again become the focus of sport offering running enthusiasts a unique seaside circular route in the northern part of the city. Every April runners from more than 50 countries have the opportunity to run, on a flat course with spectacular views of the deep blue Aegean Sea, along the coastline and the walls of the Medieval Town of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The atmosphere, the weather, the magical journey through the beautiful old town and

All races start and finish at Eleftherias square in the centre of the city, passing by the main attractions of Rhodes on an entirely traffic free route. the personal touch of the race organisation are highly praised by the participants. The race medal represents the head of the god Apollo, god of the sun and of the island of Rhodes. Each year the race T-shirt comes courtesy of a big athletic brand sponsor. But what makes the race special is.the cosy atmosphere created by all contributors. The organisers, the volunteers, the public and the athletes combine to give the Roads to Rhodes Marathon an intimate, personal touch.

A wide choice of accommodation is available in the city of Rhodes offering special rates and extra benefits for the runners, such as a special marathon breakfast. ■ www.rhodesmarathon.gr All photos except left: Nikos Karanikolas

The 2019 edition of the Rhodes Marathon attracted a total of 3500 runners with more than 500 participating in the Marathon and Half marathon. The Organising Committee of the International Rhodes Marathon, giving the highest priority to the protection of individual and public health, decided to cancel the 7th edition of the race that was due to take place on 3 May 2020. The 2021 event went virtual but the 7th edition will now be run on 10 April 2022.

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Looking ahead | 24 April 2022 Big Sur International Marathon, United States of America

A sign for the times

A simple road sign on Highway 1 inspired the creation of the Big Sur International Marathon Race founder Bill Burleigh noticed a signpost near Rio Road in Carmel which read “Big Sur 26 miles”. He recognised that stretch of road, along one of the most gorgeous and pristine coastlines in the world, would make an ideal marathon course. On the last Sunday in April 1986 1800 runners took part in the inaugural race from Big Sur to Carmel. Now, 36 years later, the Big Sur International Marathon is an annual sell-out bucket list event with around 4500 participants and five other race distances along the same course. Apart from the marathon Highway 1 plays host to a Marathon Relay, 21-Miler, 11-Miler, 12km and 5km, all of which sell out with a total of 10,000 runners across all distances. The Big Sur International Marathon is famous for its unparalleled coastal views and tough, hilly course. The first five miles are mostly downhill through groves of towering redwood trees and the storied village of Big Sur. As runners reach mile 6 (10km), they see their first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean including the scenic Point Pinos lighthouse. After mile 9 (15km), the climb to Hurricane Point comes into view and the runners’ mood changes. The 2-mile (3km) climb to the highest point on the course is a steady 4–5% gradient which seems endless. Once runners crest Hurricane Point they can enjoy sweeping vistas and feel relief and satisfaction from having conquered one of the hardest climbs in any road marathon. The euphoria continues as runners hear the soft sounds of a classical piano floating through the air at the iconic Bixby Bridge. This is halfway through the marathon and many runners stop for a photo with the tuxedo-wearing pianist playing a baby grand piano. At mile 14 runners

pass the tranquil Palo Colorado Canyon before climbing to Rocky Point. At mile 22 another climb, up to Yankee Point, brings runners to Carmel Highlands, the final stretch of rolling hills before reaching the finish line. Once across the line runners will receive their custom clay medals, each carefully handcrafted by a local artisan as a nod to the rich artistic history of the Big Sur community.

friendly running gear aimed at minimising environmental impact. Every participant shirt for every race distance is made from 100% recycled materials.

Apart from its glorious scenery and tough climbs the Big Sur Marathon is known for its commitment to sustainability. For the past several years the Big Sur Marathon Foundation has worked with Blue Strike Environmental across all events to maintain zero-waste status.

Participants in the 2022 Big Sur Marathon race weekend will be invited to opt in to a cupless experience during their race. Along with their cupless sponsor, HydraPak, Big Sur is aiming for a 33% opt in rate for participants which would eliminate tens of thousands of single-use cups on the course. The Big Sur 12km, the only distance to run through the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, will be a fully cupless race, saving over 1500 disposable cups and avoiding cup waste in this sensitive area.

Two new partners have further reduced the event’s environmental impact: Recover Brands and HydraPak. Recover Brands creates eco-

Big Sur Marathon Foundation events are presented with the help of more than 75 Monterey County non-profit groups supplying more than 2000 volunteers from throughout the community. Since the inaugural race the nonprofit Big Sur Marathon Foundation has donated over USD 5 million to our volunteer teams and related local organizations. ■ www.bigsurmarathon.org Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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Looking ahead | 24 April 2022 Vienna City Marathon, Austria

A cultural running tour At the Vienna City Marathon you will experience sporting history together with an amazing cultural running tour.

Event of international stature in the Austrian capital

You run the marathon in the footsteps of Eliud Kipchoge, who was the first and so far the only person to run the marathon distance in under two hours (1:59:40.2) on the Prater Hauptallee on 12 October 2019. At the start, close to the United Nations headquarters beside the River Danube, runners feel the flair of the modern capital. It blends with the most famous sights of this cultural and musical metropolis. During the run you see the Vienna State Opera, Schönbrunn Palace and the great museums. The magnificent Ringstrasse boulevard in the very heart of the city is your home stretch. “The Vienna City Marathon is like a visit to a museum wearing shorts,” says race director Wolfgang Konrad. “We welcome runners from all over the world to enjoy this special atmosphere of culture and togetherness.” Year after year, Vienna is named the world’s most liveable city. The reasons are the diverse cultural and leisure activities, the excellent infrastructure, the large green spaces, safety and good environmental quality. The Vienna City Marathon offers two days of running events for the whole family. In the next edition the marathon a half marathon and a relay marathon (for teams of four) will take place at the same time. The day before there is a 10km run, the children’s run over 2km, the Daily Mile Run over 1.6km and the Coca-Cola Inclusion Run. Those who want to chase a personal best time will find great conditions for it: an attractive course lined by an enthusiastic audience. A quarter of the Vienna City Marathon‘s course

is on Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59 route. The event records are held by the Ethiopian Getu Feleke with 2:05:41 and the Kenyan Nancy Kiprop with 2:22:12. Vienna is a city with a unique history in sport. As long as 200 years ago running events on the Prater Hauptallee attracted great interest. The first edition of the Vienna City Marathon took place in 1984 with only 794 participants. Since then the enthusiasm for running has developed enormously. The event quickly gained international stature. Running legend Haile Gebrselassie has run the half marathon here three times. In 2012 he clashed with Paula Radcliffe, who started the race with a time allowance, in a fantastic duel between the then world record holders. By 2021 the event regularly attracted over 40,000 runners from more than 125 nations with 8000 runners or more tackling the full marathon distance. The most recent edition of the event was held on 12 September 2021. It was the first big international marathon since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and a highly emotional comeback race after a long standstill. The Viennese health authorities have subsequently confirmed that no covid infections were recorded in connection with the event. 18,000 runners participated in various runs over the weekend. It was well below the usual numbers but a fantastic restart and motivational boost for marathon running. All finishers will receive their medal in the shape of a star. For those who have completed the full marathon of 42195 metres, it will shine in gold and feature a Swarovski crystal. You will feel like a marathon star and will be proud of your marathon star keepsake. ■ www.vienna-marathon.com

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Looking ahead | 1 May 2022 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon, UK of GB & NI

A new sun rising

Steeped in history, Belfast City Marathon moves into its 40th year with a new title sponsor Mash Direct.

The Belfast City Marathon first launched in 1982 as the running boom took off in the early 1980s. Guinness was the title sponsor helping to set up the first event of its kind in the city with 3021 runners completing a two-lap course. As the novelty of marathon running started to fade in the late 1980s the event organisers introduced new events, including the Team Relay in 1989. This consisted of teams of two to five people with each person running a ‘leg’ of the marathon route. The 8-mile walk and fun run events were introduced in 1997 and the Belfast City Marathon became the biggest participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland. Traditionally taking place on the Bank Holiday Monday (first Monday of May) each year it developed into an all-inclusive event for the whole family and helped to generate over $1.5 million annually for local charities. The marathon route changed over the years

Biggest participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland to ensure that all sections of the city were included. A major re-vamp in 2019 extended the course to take in more of the city and its historic sites. The event also moved to a Sunday which was widely supported by participants and communities across the city. Many local churches have embraced Marathon Sunday and provide refreshments and entertainment – some with brass bands and choirs – along the marathon route. The course winds its way through an array of fantastic tourist sites. These include the Stormont Estate Parliament Buildings, dating back to 1755, and Belfast City Hall dating from 1906 (Durban’s City Hall in South Africa was built four years later and is almost a replica of Belfast’s). There are two iconic sculptures on the route: The Salmon of Knowledge – a printed ceramic mosaic including texts and images relating to the history of Belfast, and the Rise Left, the starting line of the first Belfast Marathon in 1982 and, right, Greg Hannon crossing the finish line

Sculpture representing a new sun rising to celebrate a new chapter in the history of Belfast. Despite a history of civil unrest in Belfast the City Marathon has endured throughout and has become a community-wide event for all. It was cancelled only once, in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic when a virtual option was hosted instead. The 2021 edition, postponed from May, took place in October incorporating the NI and Ulster Marathon Championship, along with the 2021 National Seniors Marathon Championships. In 2022 the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon returns to its traditional May Bank Holiday weekend (Sunday 1 May), starting from Stormont Estate and finishing at Ormeau Park. Over 16,000 participants are expected in the 40th Anniversary event including Marathon and wheelchair races, the team relay and the 8-mile walk. As a popular international event, Belfast City Marathon attracts participants from all over the world. Course records are 2:13:41 for men (2012) and 2:36:38 for women (2019). The event has sustained itself through community support with help from over 300 volunteers each year. Schools, universities, businesses, and churches all get involved to deliver a successful event. Belfast is renowned for its crowds who cheer the participants on. Locals from all sides of the city come together on Marathon Day each year to support the thousands of runners and walkers as they weave their way through the city. Experience the very best of Belfast by signing up for the 40th anniversary Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon. ■ www.belfastcitymarathon.com Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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125 years and counting BAA Boston Marathon celebrates anniversary

On 11 October Boston Marathon celebrated its 125th edition. Although there were only fifteen competitors in each of the first two races the history of the Boston Marathon runs closely in parallel with the history of Marathon running itself. 1897: The Marathon had been invented as a distance race specifically for the first Olympic Games of the modern era held in Athens on 10 April 1896. Among the 18 starters in the race was Arthur Blake, a member of the Boston

Athletic Association. Although he retired at 23km he returned to Boston along with team coach John Graham and 100m and 400m winner Tom Burke full of enthusiasm for the new event. At their urging the BAA instigated an annual Marathon race to be held on Patriots Day, at that time fixed as 19 April (but after 1968 changed to the third Monday in April). The inaugural winner was John McDermott from New York in a time of 2:55:10. 1900: The first two editions of the race were

known as the American Marathon but as early as 1898 there had been a Canadian winner. In 1900 the Canadians made a clean sweep of the podium and in the following 15 years provided the winner on five occasions. Boston was overwhelmingly a US contest but individuals from Greece and Germany as well as Canada won inter-war editions of the race. After World War II overseas competition became more varied and much fiercer. Boston had to wait until 1957 for another American victory as 11 runners from seven different countries took the spoils. Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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Olympic Games in Antwerp. 101 years later a similar scenario played out somewhat differently 1947: Yun Bok Suh runs 2:25:39 Picture: Joseph R Watt/Fayfoto

1907: Tom Longboat, representing Canada and a Native American of the Onandaga First Nation, won the race in a course record time of 2:24:24 after a freight train cut off the leading pack of six from the rest of the field. Johnny Hayes finished in third place six minutes behind Longboat. The pair met again at the 1908 Olympics in London. Longboat was perhaps the Olympic favourite but retired at 16 miles while holding second place. The stomach problems he suffered came on following ministrations by his coach. At the time brandy and strychnine were among the ‘pick-me-ups’ most favoured by coaches. Hayes meanwhile gradually pegged back the long-time race leader after he had “dropped to a walk” but entered the stadium well behind the Italian Dorando Pietri. Visibly suffering from the symptoms of dehydration, Pietri had fallen twice soon after entering the stadium and was surrounded by officials looking on anxiously as he struggled to finish and fell again with only 30m to go. Helped to his feet he sprinted across the line but, after a protest by the Americans against the assistance he had received, was disqualified – and victory was awarded to Hayes. The dramatic and controversial nature of the race sparked huge public interest and over the next few years re-matches were staged between Hayes and Pietri – with Tom Longboat or other contenders often included – in many locations both in Europe and North America. These races attracted heavy betting interest and the courses were all carefully contrived to be of the same length as that of the London Olympics: 26 miles and 385 yards. However, it was not until 1924 that this distance was adopted by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) as the official course length for the Marathon. 1918: The United States entered World War I in 1917 and Patriots Day 1918 fell as Americans were being called to arms. To maintain annual continuity the format of the race had to be changed. Instead of a contest between individuals it became a 10-man relay, with teams drawn from different areas of the military. A team from Camp Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts, won with a time of 2:24:53. Overlapping with the upheaval and destruction of World War I the outbreak of the ‘Spanish’ ‘flu pandemic claimed many millions of lives – more than the war had. The outbreak started in March 1918 and a ‘third wave’ was washing back from Europe to North America at the start of 1919. Despite the huge death toll there was never any question of cancelling the Boston Marathon, or the 1920

1946: Stylianos Kyriakides ran the 50th edition of the race in an effort to draw international attention to starvation faced by Greece in the aftermath of World War II and with the onset of civil war. His late surge past local favourite Johnny A Kelley could only have helped in stimulating the flow of aid to Greece that followed. He became widely appreciated as the first fundraising runner in Marathon history.

She finished in 3:21:40 and returned to compete again in the 1967 and 1968 races but despite initial suggestions that the rules would be changed to allow women’s participation that did not happen until 1972. Kathrine Switzer officially entered the 1967 race using just her initials and surname. In marked contrast to Gibb’s experience as an unofficial participant an official attempted to force Switzer off the course. He failed and she became Boston’s first official female finisher. Nina Kucsik became the first official female winner in 1972 with her 3:10:26 win. In 1996, at the 100th running of the Boston Marathon and the 30th anniversary of Gibb’s first run of it, the Boston Athletic Association recognised her three wins in 1966, 1967, and 1968 and awarded her a medal. Her name was inscribed with the names of the other winners on the Boston Marathon Memorial in Copley Square.

1947: Kyriakides’ win ushered in a period of domination by overseas runners. The very next year the Korean Yun Bok Suh ran a “world-best” 2:25:39 on the Boston course. Marathon courses were regarded as too variable to allow times to be compared but this did not stop journalists calling the time a ‘world record’. Several such performances were acclaimed in this way. Previously comparisons were problematic because the distance had been variable but the amount of downhill and the potential for wind assistance on point-to-point courses now came into consideration. The IAAF’s position, as the rule-making body, was that the term “world best” covered times set on any kind of course of standard length (defined since 1924 as 42195m) but no world record would be recognised. 1966: Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Gibb, in the 70th edition of the race, became the first woman to complete the course. Boston only offered a men’s division so her feat remained unofficial – but did not go unrecognised. After long and thorough preparation she hid in bushes at the start of the race before joining the race at the back of the field. Despite her attempt to pass unnoticed the male runners encouraged her and both the crowd and the press picked up on her presence. Boston organisers showed flexibility and understanding in facilitating her reception at the finish line by

1966: Roberta Gibb becomes first woman to complete the course

Joan Benoit winner of the 1983 Boston Marathon. Picture: Alamy

1983: Joan Benoit’s win, in a time of 2:22:43 re-ignited the debate about what could be called a world record. Benoit surpassed the 2:25:29 time set by Grete Waitz in the London Marathon the previous day. There was no doubt that the decline in elevation of the Boston course combined with a following wind could significantly improve times run. This eventually led to the IAAF specifying that performances on courses which declined more than 1m for every kilometre of their length, or had starts and finishes with a straight-line separation of more than 30% (later 50%) of the race distance would not be ‘record-eligible’. Uta Pippig’s 2:21:45 in 1994 and Geoffrey Mutai’s 2:03:02 in 2011 were marks that were inadmissible under the IAAF ruling. Some years after this rule was put in place IAAF agreed that it allowed for sufficient standardisation such that what had been termed “World bests” could be called world records. 1986: For years Boston Marathon had held out against awarding prize money to winners. In the decade since the Bicentennial edition of the New York City Marathon had gone citywide this had been an increasingly anomalous position. A win in Boston still brought great prestige but the class of professional runners now emerging required money rewards for winning and, for those with established reputations, for their Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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Ibrahim Hussein, 1988

participation. England’s Geoff Smith had won the last two men’s races under a separate agreement with a third-party sponsor but winning times in both men’s and women’s divisions had taken a dip. Introducing prize money had an immediate impact, with winning times greatly improved by ‘name’ runners: world Champion Rob de Castella (2:07:51) and world record holder Ingrid Kristiansen (2:24:55). 1988: Professionalisation unlocked the sport for an increasingly significant talent pool from East Africa. Kenyans were first to emerge with Ibrahim Hussein winning Boston in 1988. Kenyans won 11 of the next 13 men’s races – and one of the other two was won by Ethiopia’s Abebe Mekonnen. Among the women East Africans only came to the fore from 1997 but in both divisions it is a dominance that has continued to date both in Boston and at many other of the world’s most competitive Marathons. 1996: The Boston Centenary race had 35,868 finishers – the most of any marathon up to that time (New York surpassed this number in the 1996

2004 race). Qualifying times had been in place since 1970, aimed at containing the burgeoning demand from slower runners who wanted to complete the revered Boston Marathon. Transponder timing had been used at the Berlin Marathon in 1994 but was still in its early stages of development. It was not introduced in Boston until 2006 along with separate start waves to smooth the flow of runners over the start line. These innovations were not available at the start line of the centenary edition where smooth passage of runners depended largely on their own patience and goodwill. 2004: The elite women’s race, with a field of 35, was set off 29 minutes before the traditional mass start at noon. The change was intended to better showcase the women’s race and also had the effect of preventing male runners from pacing the leading female athletes. The new format featured a close duel as World Champion Catherine Ndereba chased Ethiopia’s Elfenesh Alemu for the first 16 miles before opening up a gap in the final mile to win by 16 seconds.

Catherine Ndereba, 2004. Photo: Vinny Dusovic

2013: After the runners in the third starting wave had been going for 4 hours and 10 minutes two bombs exploded along the Boylston Street finishing straight. About 17,500 runners had finished before the incident but about 5000 of them who were still on the course were stopped in their tracks and dispersed while the emergency services attended to the injured and secured the area. Four lives were lost due to the explosions and attacks. Marathons had been previously been used as a means of expressing solidarity with fellow citizens after bombings and other atrocities, as in New York (2001), Madrid (2004) and Mumbai (2009) but this was the first time that a big-city marathon had been specifically targeted by terrorists. In the aftermath of the event runners and citizens from around the globe united as one to celebrate the strength and resiliency of the community. “Boston Strong” became a rallying cry, exemplifying the determination to prevail through adversity. The following year there were 31,000 finishers. 2020: The Covid pandemic did what war, pestilence, bombings and extremes of weather had not managed to do over the 123-year existence of the Boston Marathon: it stopped the race being held. Technology allowed for a “virtual” edition but the physical race had to be cancelled. The 2021 race was shifted to October in the hope that pandemic conditions would have abated sufficiently to go back to staging an “in-person” race. And so it proved, as 15.736 runners showed up at the Hopkinton start line and the 126th edition was announced for Patriots’ Day on Monday 18 April 2022. ■ www.baa.org

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Running into history Fukuoka International Marathon, for many years the world’s foremost Marathon, held its 75th and final edition on 5 December 2021. The Japanese Association of Athletic Federations, which was the organiser of the event, decided in March 2021 that the Fukuoka International Marathon would be discontinued due to the loss of sponsors and the high cost of producing the television broadcast. The Fukuoka International Marathon was established as an elite-only men’s marathon back in 1947. It took until the mid-1950s until the race had its first foreign winner but in the following years Fukuoka International grew into a de facto marathon world championships before there was an official event with that name. The glory days were the 1960s through to the 1980s. The course became known as probably the fastest in the world. In 1967 the Australian Derek Clayton proved the point by running a world record time of 2:09:37 on it. The 1970s were monopolised by the big names of Marathon running at the time: Frank Shorter, Jerome Drayton, Bill Rodgers and Toshihiko Seko. In 1981 Rob de Castella set another world record of 2:08:18. From the early 1980s other races, with elite runners racing at the head of huge waves of mass runners, were coming on the scene with Rotterdam in particular laying plausible claim to being just as favourable for setting world records. Top elite runners were now able to choose from a wider range of races and a changing offering of rewards. Fukuoka’s response was to target a selected top-name runner and focus the pre-race publicity around them. Olympic Champions Josia Thugwane, Gezahegne Abera and Haile Gebrselassie all topped the bill at Fukuoka in the 1990s and 2000s.

Four-time winner Frank Shorter leads the 28th race in 1974

Fukuoka bows out 2006 winner Haile Gebrselassie

Mass-participation marathons arrived late in Japan with the 2007 Tokyo Marathon accepting The first race in 1947

25,000 entries headed by a strong elite field. This started a re-ordering of the top races in Japan in which the traditional single-sex elite events either merged with new mass participation start-ups or opened their entries up to mass runners of both sexes. A notable exception was Nagoya which remained a single-sex race but very quickly grew to be the largest women-only marathon in the world. The mass of alternatives opening up both overseas and domestically hurt Fukuoka. The rapid rise of the Valencia Marathon in particular, which shared its race date with Fukuoka, hit hard. Then the launch of the mass-participation Fukuoka Marathon four weeks before Fukuoka International’s traditional date on the first Sunday of December further undermined the longstanding elite race’s chances of survival. A move to combine the two races in the same way Tokyo had done was resisted by the Fukuoka International organisers, and the race was history.

Brett Larner adds a personal note: Of all the races that have gone under since I started Japan Running News Fukuoka makes me the saddest. The year I ran Fukuoka International Samuel Wanjiru won it in his debut. Not just for the true elite but for highlevel amateurs across Japan and worldwide, qualifying for the Fukuoka International Marathon was a point of pride, especially hitting its A-standard and getting to start on the track with the big boys. I wore my hat from it when running a few days ago and still prize it and my post-race towel highest among the things I’ve gotten at races over the years. Time marches on and Japan can be very slow to modernize in a lot of areas. The move to big budget mass-produced McMarathons isn’t all a bad thing, but it’s really hard not to feel that something is being lost. Small races that put an emphasis on excellence were part of what made Japan unique, and for generations they motivated the dreamers every season the same way the U.S. Olympic Trials do every four years for the majority with no chance of making an Olympic team. I’m sorry to see that there’s no longer a place for that sort of thing. ■ www.fukuoka-marathon.com/en/

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A sporting flagship On Sunday 7 November 2021 the New York City Marathon celebrated its 50th anniversary. Berlin Marathon founder Horst Milde pays tribute where it is due NYC Marathon sent out a lot of press releases in the run-up to its 2021 race. New York was teeming with activities, programs and side events for the 50th anniversary race but it struck me that there was almost nothing about the race’s initiator and co-founder, Fred Lebow. I did catch sight of an article by Hailey Eber, who wrote in the New York Post “The first New York City Marathon was nothing like Sunday’s big race, but the two have one important thing in common: Fred Lebow”. The New York City Marathon and its organisers were responsible for triggering the worldwide boom in running that began in the mid-1980s and which has continued to this day. The New York City Marathon has always been very motivating and inspiring – and provided a role model worthy of being copied.

World, in the introduction to O’Brien’s book. About 2000 people started the race and 1,549 finished – surpassing Boston’s numbers to become the largest marathon in the world. “We all knew we had an instant success – one that would become an annual institution and the best day in the life of New York City. Everyone agreed that Lebow had done a great job.”

I am among those many race organisers who are deeply indebted to Fred Lebow. We followed his example and organised our own races and marathons in many parts of the world. He was the one who sensed that running could have a future. Lebow was a Romanian-born Holocaust survivor who worked in Manhattan’s garment district. He organized the first New York City Marathon in 1970. It was a modest event: 126 men and one woman lined up at the start and then ran several laps around Central Park. According to Richard O’Brien in “New York City Marathon: 50 Years Running“ (Skyhorse Publishing) “The New York City Marathon as we know it didn’t really take off until 1976. At that time an official and local runner named George Spitz suggested expanding the race to all five boroughs. Lebow thought that was too ambitious.

‘“A race like that could cost $15,000 – where are we going to get that kind of money?“ Lebow demanded. But Spitz persisted and got then-Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton on board. Sutton found a local businessman who raised $25,000 for the event, and things took off.’ In Berlin it was similar: the race was launched in 1974 as the 1st Berlin People’s Marathon with the course mainly in the Grunewald Forest. There were 286 runners entered of which 244 finished. In 1981 Berlin followed New York’s example and moved the race downtown (West Berlin) with the start at the Reichstag and the finish on Kurfürstendamm. “1976, that was the starting point,“ writes George Hirsch, former publisher of Runner’s

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I met Fred at the Stockholm Marathon in 1981 when I was trying to convince the Berlin police director Heinz Ernst to allow us to organize a marathon in the centre of Berlin. I introduced myself to Fred and his advice to me, while handing over the revered NYC T-shirt, was “Don’t get confused, don’t give up trying to convince the authorities and whoever else in Berlin to bring running to the city centre for the people.“ He helped me to persuade the police that runners also have the right to use Berlin’s streets. Fred ran the NYC Marathon for the first and only time in 1992. He was 60 years old and undergoing follow-up treatment for a brain tumour. Grete Waitz, his good friend and nine-time NYC marathon winner, ran the entire distance alongside him. He and Grete were cheered on at every turn by crowds of New Yorkers who recognized and clearly appreciated this cause for which he had done so much: this great annual celebration of urban life and spirit. With his New York City Marathon, Fred Lebow gave his city a sporting flagship that is admired worldwide. The running community remembers him with great appreciation. ■ www.tcsnycmarathon.org


Calendar

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Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic many race events are subject to cancellation, postponement or rescheduling, and further changes are likely to occur after Distance Running has gone to press. Please consult the AIMS calendar online and/or the races’ own websites for up-to-date information. tbc Merida Marathon

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10K Valencia Ibercaja ESP R

Sheikh Mujib 10 Bangabandhu Dhaka Marathon BAN M,H,R

Egyptian Marathon 14 29th EGY M,H

MEX M,H,R

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2nd Barishal Marathon 28 Sailor BAN M,H,R 49 Marathon 30 Ehime JPN M & Semi Int’l de 30 Marathon Marrakech MAR M,H

Women’s Marathon 30 Osaka JPN M tbc Tata Mumbai Marathon IND M

tbc Buriram Marathon THA M,H,R

tbc Chombeung Marathon THA M,H,R

tbc Marathon Int’l de Fes MAR M,H,R

tbc Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon TPE M

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JPN M

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Coast Marathon 16 China HKG M,H

ESP H

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23 NZL M,H,R

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Half Marathon 13 Hawassa ETH H,R Chartered Taipei 13 Standard Charity Marathon TPE M,H,R

51 50 22

Midnight Marathon 19 Bengaluru IND M,H,R 51 Marathon 20 Kitakyushu JPN M Maratón de Sevilla 20 Zurich See race preview on page 15 ESP M

20 JPN M 22

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TPE M,R

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NKolay Istanbul Half Marathon TUR H

RUNBANGLA Int’l 10K BAN R

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eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona ESP H

Half Marathon 6 Tainan TPE H,R Marathon 6 Tokyo JPN M Marathon 12 Saipan MNP M,H,R tbc Tokushima Marathon JPN M

13 CYP M,H,R Women’s Marathon 13 Nagoya JPN M Freeway Marathon 13 Taipei TPE M,H,R Logicom Cyprus Marathon

27 POL H

16th Warsaw Half Marathon

50 55

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58

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Kolkata Full Marathon

IND M,H,R

New Delhi Marathon

tbc Novi Sad Half Marathon

49

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58

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Marathon

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58

UZB H,R

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51

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Marathon

50

51

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Varadero Marathon and Half Marathon CUB M,H,R

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27 See race preview on page 17

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Kyoto Marathon

53

IND H,R

55

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April 2022

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LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon JOR U,H,R

Generali Berlin Half Marathon GER H

Daegu Int’l Marathon KOR M

HAJ Hannover Marathon GER M,H,R

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First mixed distance run in Saudi Arabia Khobar International Half Marathon, Saudi Arabia 27 November 2021 For the first time ever Saudi Arabia has hosted a mixed international race headed by an elite field. The race was the Khobar International Half Marathon held on 27 November on a certified course and attended by Prince Khalid bin Talal. There were 607 starters in the half marathon (21% women) with equal prize money to be won in the men’s and women’s categories. The 18 elite men and seven elite women came from 11 countries. The race started at 15.00 and conditions were hot and windy. Kenyans Rhonzas Kilimo and Gloria Kite had clear wins with 1:02:05 and 1:12.42 respectively.

The course was mainly out and back along the broad corniche road with a diversion inland between 14–19km. Apart from the headline race this ground-breaking event also offered an 8km race (472 starters of which 37% were women) and a family run of 3km. A special needs event was also conducted over 3km. The 8km and 3km courses were out-back using the same start/finish as the title event.

© Karsten Ziegengeist

Khobar is a city on the Arabian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia just north of Bahrain. It is home to

457,748 people and as of 2017 forms part of the ‘Triplet Cities’ or Dammam metropolitan area along with the cities of Dammam and Dhahran.

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Result Men 1 Rhonzas KIPLIMO

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Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid ESP H

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Wine Half Marathon 9 Pardubice CZE H 24 Zürich Marathon 10 SUI M 56 Marathon Alexander the 10 Int’l Great GRE M,R

Nova Poshta Liberty 10 Kharkiv Marathon UKR M,H

Marathon 10 Rhodes See race preview on page 19 GRE M,R

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ROU H,R

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AUT M,H,R

24 NED M Sur Int’l Marathon 24 Big See race preview on page 21 Enschede Marathon

USA M,H

Marathon Hamburg 24 Haspa GER M ’n’ Roll Running Series 24 Rock Madrid ESP M,H

24 POL M Marathon 24 Padova ITA H,R

Cracovia Marathon

51

58 51

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49 26 56 53 56 53 49 55 58 28 56 22 53

50 53 58

tbc Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon NOR M,H,R

tbc Borneo Marathon MAS M,H,R

tbc CSOB Bratislava Marathon SVK M,H,R

tbc CAF Caracas Maratón VEN M

55

53 56 58

tbc Maratón “Las Batallas de

Celaya”

MEX M,H,R

tbc Gifu Half Marathon JPN H

53 53

KOR M,R

tbc Macao International 10K MAC R

tbc Maratón de Montevideo URU M,H

tbc North Pole Marathon

NPO M Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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49 55

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Maratón Internacional de Mendoza ARG M,H,R

1 1

Toronto Marathon CAN H,R

See race preview on page 25 GBR M

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49 49

24

7–8 OMV Petrom Bucharest Half

8 8

Volkswagen Prague Marathon CZE M

Maratón de Santiago CHI M

13–15 Salzburg Marathon AUT M,H,R

14–15 Generali Genève Marathon 14–15 Rimi Riga Marathon LAT M,H

Marathon

UKR H,R

Stockholm Marathon 4 ASICS SWE M Aruba Marathon 5 KLM ARU M,H,R Marathon Festival 5 Brisbane AUS M,H,R Half Marathon 11 Helsinki FIN H,R

56 50 49 49 24 53

THA M

Yarche Tomsk International 12 Marathon RUS M,H

AUS M,H,R

Airways Tórshavn 12 Atlantic Marathon FRO M,H,R

18 NOR M,H Nights Marathon 18 White RUS M Wroclaw Night Half 18 PKO Marathon Midnight Sun Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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28–29 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend CAN M,R

Dragon Marathon 29 Thunder BHU M,H Marathon Wuerzburg 29 iWelt GER M

tbc Int’l Asunción Half Marathon PAR H

tbc Dalian Int’l Marathon CHN M

tbc Diacore Gaborone Marathon BOT M,H,R

tbc Marathon Life Lima42k PER M,H,R

tbc Generali Milano Marathon ITA M

tbc Rio de Janeiro City Marathon BRA M

49

Calgary Marathon 29 Scotiabank CAN M 49 Chanthaburi Scenic Half 29 Marathon THA H,R

ECU R

Marathon

tbc Spitsbergen Marathon NOR M,H,R

56

tbc JCP Swansea Half Marathon

49

tbc Telesia City Trophy Int’l Road

GBR H

51

Race 10k ITA R

tbc Waterford Viking Marathon IRL M,H,R

55 49 49 55 53

AUS M

2 3

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon SUI U,M,H

30

24 RUS U,R 30 Australian Outback Marathon 30 AUS M 49 Course not measurable to AIMS standards

56

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

49

tbc Island Chill Suva Marathon

49

tbc Westlink M7 Blacktown Running

FIJ M,H,R

Festival

50 58 56

49

50 30 56 55 51 24 55 55 55 51 51 53 50 53

50 49

AUS M

August 2022

6 6 7 7

Siberian Int’l Marathon RUS M,H,R

Swissalpine / Swiss Irontrail SUI U Course not measurable to AIMS standards

The Khmer Empire Marathon CAM M,H,R

SPB Half Marathon. The Northern Capital RUS H,R

7

56 56 49 56

McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival AUS M,H,R 49

Marathon 14 Photak THA M Coast Marathon 14 Sunshine AUS M,H,R Marathon 20 Helsinki FIN M,R Ruta de las Iglesias 27 La ECU R Marathon 27 Stavanger NOR M,H,R Marathon 28 Comrades RSA U tbc Adelaide Marathon Festival AUS M,H,R

tbc Maratón Int’l Asunción PAR M,H,R

tbc CRDB Bank Marathon TAN M,H,R

tbc 10km Int’l de Dakhla MAR R

tbc Hokkaido Marathon JPN M

tbc Airtel Hyderabad Marathon IND M,H,R

tbc Kuching Marathon MAS M,H,R

tbc Abbott Longford Marathon IRL M

58 49 50 50 55 55 49 55 56 55 53 51 53 51

tbc Dadi Prakashmani Mount Abu

Int’l Half Marathon

49

IND H

51

tbc Paavo Nurmi Marathon, Half and

10k

53

50

FIN M,H,R

55

tbc Rio Half Marathon

51

September 2022

53 51

July 2022 2–3 Gold Coast Marathon

22–24 Gulf Bank 642 Marathon Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100

tbc Lake Saroma 100km Ultra JPN U

Beach Marathon Festival 17 Airlie AUS M,H,R 49 KUW M,H,R

Cartago 12 Maraton CRC M 50 Phnom Penh Int’l Half Marathon 12 CAM H,R 49 RunFun Travel Rottnest Running 12 Festival

City Running Day 14 Helsinki FIN M,H,R 50 POL H Moscow Half Marathon 15 RUS H,R 56 Midnight Sun Run 23 Suzuki ISL H,R Marathon 15 Copenhagen DEN M 50 hella hamburg half 26 28th marathon Kazan Marathon 15 RUS M,H,R GER H 56 Tangamanga Int’l Leiden Marathon 26 BMW 15 NED M,H,R Marathon 55 MEX M Marathon 15 Pushkin tbc PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon RUS M,H,R 56 POL H Great Wall Marathon P The tbc RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca CHN M 49 MAR R Half Marathon 21 Moonlight tbc Cork City Marathon ITA H 53 IRL M Hearts Marathon 21 Three tbc Crete Marathon SLO M,H,R 56 GRE M,R Half Marathon 21 Göteborgsvarvet tbc Kaunas Marathon SWE H 56 LTU M,H,R Austrian Women’s Run 22 ASICS tbc Lanzhou Int’l Marathon AUT R 49 CHN M,H,R International Peace 22 Kigali tbc Quito Últimas Noticias 15k Marathon RWA M,H

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June 2022

Marathon

Milton Keynes Marathon & Half GBR M,H,R 51

ROU H,R

tbc Odesa Nova Poshta Half

11–12 Supersports Laguna Phuket

Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l

Marathon, 10km & 5km

POL M,R

SUI M,H,R

tbc Tunisia Women’s Run Int’l Half TUN H,R

tbc ORLEN Warsaw Marathon

Marathon

30–1 Du Motion-Runners’ Days

Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik Half Marathon)

BRA M,R

55

49 30

Econet Victoria Falls Marathon ZIM M 58

BRA H

3 4 4 4

Petra Desert Marathon JOR M,H

Maratón Medellín COL M,H,R

Pila Int’l Half Marathon POL H

Pushkin – St Petersburg RUS H,R

7–11 Ladakh Marathon & Ultra IND M,H,R,U

49

53 50 55 56 51

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10 Jungfrau-Marathon SUI M

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

10–11 StraLugano SUI H,R

10–11 Tallinna Maraton, Half & 10k EST M,H,R

Wizz Air Budapest Half 11 37th Marathon HUN H

CRO M,R

56

GER M

KAZ M,H,R

tbc 44th Warsaw Marathon

50

tbc Astana Marathon KAZ M,R

tbc Maybank Bali Marathon INA M,H,R

tbc Bangsaen10 THA R

tbc Buenos Aires Int’l Marathon ARG M

tbc Copenhagen Half Marathon DEN H

tbc Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race MDV R

49 53 51 56

49 50 53

tbc Medio Maratón Atlas de

Guadalajara MEX H

tbc Incheon Int’l Half Marathon KOR H

tbc River Kwai Int’l Half Marathon THA H

tbc Maratón León Guiar MEX M,H,R

55 53 58 55

tbc 20km & 10km Int’l de Marrakech MAR R

55

tbc Poltava Nova Poshta Half

Marathon UKR H,R

tbc Porto Half Marathon POR H

ISL M,H

tbc Satara Hill Half Marathon IND H,R

tbc Stockholm Half Marathon SWE H

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Tartu City Marathon EST M,H,R

media maratón de Bogotá COL H

Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon BEL M,H

2 2 2

LSR Colombo Marathon

2 2 2 2 7

Silesia Marathon

SRI M

Kosice Peace Marathon SVK M

50 50 49 56 32

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running GBR M 45 POL M,H,R

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon MKD M,H,R

Bila Tserkva Marathon UKR M

Generali Cologne Marathon GER M,H

55 55 58 36

Great Victory Run Egypt’s Best 10km EGY R 50

8–9 Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon

ROU M,H

56

8–9 37th SPAR Budapest Marathon Festival

HUN M

9

Bank of America Chicago Marathon USA M

9 9 9 9 9

51 58

3 Country Sparkasse Marathon AUT M,H 49 Banja Luka Marathon BIH M

Chanthaburi Scenic Marathon THA M,H,R

Kazan Half Marathon RUS H,R

49 56 56

EDP Lisbon Marathon | Luso Half Marathon POR M,H 55

München Marathon 9 Generali GER M,H,R Palma Marathon 9 Zafiro ESP M,H,R Victoria Marathon 9 Royal CAN M Int’l Marathon 14 Amman JOR M,H,R Thessaloniki Night Half 15 Int’l Marathon GRE H,R

15–16 Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon UKR M,H,R

tbc Islandsbanki Reykjavik

Marathon

ITA H

53

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GEO H,R

50

Vladivostok Marathon 24 Galaxy RUS M,H,R 56 H.C. Andersen Marathon 25 DEN M 50 ING Route du Vin 25 LUX H 53 24th Int’l WACHAUmarathon 25 AUT M,H 49 tbc Almaty Marathon

TbilisiHalfMarathon

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11 Volksbank-Münster-Marathon GER M 36 Rimi Vilnius Marathon 11 LTU M,H 53 40th Wroclaw Maraton 11 POL M 55 Uster 17 Greifenseelauf SUI H,R 56 BMW Oslo Maraton 17 NOR M,H,R 55 Halfmarathon Altötting 18 GER H,R 50 Dam tot Damloop 18 NED R 55 Krabi Half Marathon 18 THA H,R 58 Moscow Marathon 18 RUS M,R 56 24–25 BMW Berlin-Marathon

tbc HeidelbergCement

tbc Maratonina Città di Udine

51

50

52 56 49 53

Ljubljana Marathon 23 Volkswagen SLO M 56 Eva Air Marathon 23 TPE M,H,R 50 Lausanne Marathon 23 SUI M 52 EDP Medio Maratón de la Mujer 23 de Madrid

56

ESP H

Marathon Int’l de Sfax 23 Semi TUN H 58 Medio Maratón Valencia Trinidad 23 Alfonso EDP ESP H

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Int’l de Juarez 16 Maraton MEX M,H 55 21st PKO Poznan Marathon 16 POL M 55 Maraton Varmex 16 MEX M,H,R 55 Sarmang Dehradun Marathon 16 IND M,H,R 51 Marathon 16 Gyeongju KOR M 53

55 51 57

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56

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50

FRA M

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tbc Telesia Half Marathon ITA H

49 53

tbc Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront

Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k 49

CAN M,H,R

tbc Trento Half Marathon ITA H

tbc UWI SPEC Int’l Half Marathon TRI H

tbc Venicemarathon ITA M

53 58 53

tbc Yerevan Marathon and Half

Marathon

49

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Half Marathon Moon Lake Marathon 4 RUNBANGLA 30 Sun BAN H,R 49 TPE M,R 50 Bangsaen42 Chonburi Marathon SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne 6 THA M 30 SUI M 56 56 100km Pharaonic Race Frankfurt Marathon 11 EGY U 30 Mainova 50 GER M 47 3-Sjøersløpet (The 3 Lakes Race) tbc Maratón Aguascalientes 12 NOR H 55 MEX M,H,R 53 Monterey Bay Half Marathon tbc TCS Amsterdam Marathon 13 USA H 58 NED M 55 10k Garda Trentino tbc Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville 13 ITA H,R 51 de Béjaia ALG H 49 Ethiopian Run 10km 20 Great ETH R 50 tbc B.A.A. Boston Marathon See race feature on page 27 Kobe Marathon 20 JPN M USA M 58 57 tbc Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Bagan Temple Marathon 26 MYA M,H,R RSA M 55 55 tbc XXI Gatorade CCS Rock KLM Curaçao Marathon 27 CUR M,H,R VEN R 58 50 tbc Marathon Int’l de Casablanca Mt. Fuji International Marathon 27 JPN M MAR M 55 53 tbc Changsha Marathon Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l 27 CHN M,H,R 49 Marathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc Chengdu Marathon CHN M,H,R

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tbc Chuncheon Int’l Marathon KOR M

FRA M,H

50

49

27 GER M,H

51

55

25–27 Malta Int’l “Challenge”

53

tbc 9th Cracovia Royal Half

Marathon

POL H

tbc Marathon Eindhoven NED M

tbc Erbil Marathon IRQ M,H,R

tbc Gyeonggi Int’l Half Marathon KOR H

tbc Hanoi Marathon VIE M,H,R

tbc Hengshui Lake Int’l Marathon

52

58

tbc Novi Sad Marathon

CHN M,H,R

HKG M

tbc Kanazawa Marathon JPN M

UAE M,R

Festival

tbc Athens Marathon. The Authentic

51

tbc Beirut International Marathon

53

tbc TCS World 10K Bengaluru

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tbc Borobudur Marathon

50

tbc Montepio Meia Maratona de

Marathon

IND M,H,R

51 51

GRE M

LIB M,H IND R

INA M,H,R

Cascais

53 51 51 55

POR H

51

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53

tbc Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

58

56

ROU M,H,R IND H

tbc Eilat Desert Marathon

ISR M,H,R Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc Firenze Marathon

49

ITA M

tbc Goa River Marathon

tbc Standard Chartered Nairobi KEN M,H

58

55

tbc Nike Melbourne Marathon AUS M

57

tbc ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon tbc Adani Ahmedabad Marathon

tbc Kyiv Nova Poshta Half Marathon UKR H,R

Marathon

MLT M

55

tbc Standard Chartered Hong Kong

Marathon

Ring Running Series

IND M,H,R

53

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50

tbc Maratón Guadalajara Megacable

hidratado por Electrolit MEX M

tbc Hangzhou Marathon CHN M

tbc NKolay Istanbul Marathon TUR M

50 54 55

tbc Radisson Blu Larnaka Int’l

Marathon

CYP M,H,R

50

tbc Linker Oevert Marathon Antwerp BEL H,R

tbc Longbien Marathon VIE M,H,R

tbc Lviv Nova Poshta Marathon UKR H,R

tbc Marabana Marathon & Half CUB M,H

tbc Nafplio Marathon GRE M,H

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tbc 21km Nuevo León MEX H

tbc Sfax Marathon Olive Trees TUN M,H

tbc Panama Int’l Marathon PAN M

MAS M,H

tbc Phukethon THA M,H,R

tbc Porto Marathon EDP POR M

Sebastián

DOM M,H,R

tbc JTBC Seoul Marathon KOR M

tbc Shanghai Int’l Marathon CHN M

SIN M,H,R

tbc Taichung Int’l Marathon TPE M,R

tbc Toyama Marathon JPN M,R

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

tbc World Marathon Challenge IRL M,H

tbc Wuxi Marathon CHN M,H,R

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tbc Chongqing Int’l Marathon tbc Discoveries Half Marathon POR H MAR R

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Int’l Marathon

VIE M,H,R

tbc Lidl São Silvestre de Lisboa POR R

56

MAC M,H

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tbc Zurich Maratón Málaga

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tbc Mizuno Hong Kong Half-

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ESP M

Marathon Championships

HKG H

tbc Nara Marathon JPN M

tbc Quantum Nicosia Marathon CYP M,H

tbc Nong Khai ASEAN Marathon

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THA M

tbc Cairn Pink City Half Marathon IND H,R

tbc Cetilar Maratona di Pisa ITA M,H

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CRC M,H

tbc São Silvestre de Luanda 10km ANG R

tbc The St. Croix Int’l Marathon ISV M,H,R

BAN M,H,R THA M,H,R HKG M,H

THA M,H,R EGY M,H

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tbc Ehime Marathon JPN M

49

tbc Marathon Int’l de Fes MAR M,H,R

55

tbc Funchal Marathon POR M,H

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TPE M

THA M

tbc Kinmen Marathon

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TUN M,H,R

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TPE M,H,R

tbc Dhaka Half Marathon BAN H

49

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tbc Merida Marathon

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MEX M,H,R

tbc Tata Mumbai Marathon IND M

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tbc Osaka Women’s Marathon JPN M

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tbc PolarNight Halfmarathon NOR H,R

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ESP H

tbc Siberian Ice Half Marathon RUS H Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc MG Vadodara Int’l Marathon IND M,H

tbc 10K Valencia Ibercaja ESP R

50

tbc Xiamen Marathon CHN M

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nutrido por Granvita

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tbc Hawassa Half Marathon

MEX H ETH H,R

tbc AU Bank Jaipur Marathon IND M,H,R

49

ESP M

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tbc Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half

Marathon

49

JPN H

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tbc Kilimanjaro Marathon

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tbc Kitakyushu Marathon

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tbc Kochi Ryoma Marathon

50

tbc Kyoto Marathon

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tbc Al Mouj Muscat Marathon

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TAN M JPN M JPN M JPN M See race feature on page 11 OMA M,H,R

tbc Napoli City Half Marathon ITA H

tbc Navi Mumbai Half Marathon IND H,R

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JPN R

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Marathon and 78th Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon

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JPN M

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tbc The Ras al Khaimah Half

Marathon

tbc Sahara Marathon ALG M Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc KIX Senshu Int’l Marathon JPN M

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tbc Seychelles Eco-Friendly

Marathon

SEY M

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tbc Split Marathon

30

tbc Standard Chartered Taipei

CRO M,H,R

Charity Marathon TPE M,H,R

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tbc Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon

56

tbc Thai Sikh Run

51

tbc Maratona di San Valentino

ISR M,H,R

56

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tbc The Combined 11th Osaka

UAE H

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tbc Humana Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas

Half Marathon

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USA H

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February 2023 Maratón de Sevilla 19 Zurich See race preview on page 15

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tbc 21K Guadalajara Electrolit

tbc Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa

Pola

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Marathon

tbc Marathon & Semi Int’l de

Marrakech

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tbc Giulietta & Romeo Half

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Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K USA M,H,R 58

tbc Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon

HON M

tbc Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon tbc Carthage Race Marathon

tbc Chevron Houston Marathon,

tbc Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon

tbc Sea of Galilee Tiberias Marathon ISR M

BAH M,H

tbc Sailor 2nd Barishal Marathon

tbc 29th Egyptian Marathon

tbc San José Costa Rica Half &

Marathon

Relay

tbc Chombeung Marathon

tbc Galaxy Entertainment Macao

Int’l Marathon

tbc Maratón del Atlántico

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tbc Marathon Bahamas, Half &

tbc China Coast Marathon

tbc Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City

IND R

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Zürich 1 Neujahrsmarathon SUI M,H,R Sheikh Mujib 10 Bangabandhu Dhaka Marathon

tbc Buriram Marathon

tbc Shriram Properties Bengaluru

tbc Tata Steel Kolkata 25k

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TUN M,H,R

January 2023

tbc Gran Maratón Pacifico Mazatlán

tbc Verona Marathon, Half Marathon ITA M,H,R

TPE M

tbc Tafilalet 10km Errachidia

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tbc Marathon COMAR Tunis -

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

CHN M,H,R

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4 JAM M,H,R 53 Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 10 IND M,H,R BAN M,H,R 51 Oceanfront Marathon Powerade Monterrey 15 Maui 11 Maratón USA M,H,R MEX M 55 tbc Antarctica Marathon & Half Reservoir Marathon 11 Zengwen ATA M,H TPE M,H,R 57 tbc ASB Auckland Marathon Taiwan’s Rice Heaven Tianzhong 13 Marathon NZL M,H,R

IND M,H,R

55

Keep up to date! Carthage

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K

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tbc UNICEF Run for Every Child Half HKG H,R

CAY M

tbc Bangsaen21 Half Marathon

tbc Standard Chartered Singapore

Marathon

Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon

JOR H,R

tbc Maratón Monumental Primer

Santiago de América

4

tbc Bangkok Midnight Marathon

tbc Maratón Donostia - San ESP M

THA M,H,R

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tbc Ravenna Marathon – City of Art ITA M,H

4

38+39

Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok

tbc Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon

tbc Penang Bridge International

Marathon

Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon

tbc Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k

51

tbc TCS New York City Marathon See race feature on page 34 USA M

Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon CAM H,R 49

See race feature on page 42 ESP M

55

tbc Semi Marathon Int’l de Laayoune MAR H

4 4

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Great Egyptian River Nile Int’l Marathon EGY M,H,R

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Marathon movers

Valencia Ciudad del Running

The city of Valencia has in recent years hosted performances previously seen as the preserve of a few traditionally prestigious races. How did Valencia manage to get in on the act? In early 1980, thanks to a visionary running enthusiast called Miguel Pellicer, the Sociedad Deportiva Correcaminos Club was born. Alongside it the Maratón Popular de Valencia was founded and the first edition was run on 29 March 1981 – the same day as the first London Marathon. Although Valencia is far smaller than Madrid and Barcelona, the two biggest cities in Spain, it has two main advantages when it comes to the Marathon: its climate and its topography. On typical winter mornings the temperature is between 8–13ºC. The Marathon course ranges between a 3m minimum altitude and a 13m maximum. It could be considered a paradise for fast running. These advantages have always been there for all those marathons run every year since 1981, and since 1991 also for a 20km race which a few years later became a half-marathon. So what changed in recent years to make the races in Valencia such prolific sources of fast times?

The election of Paco Borao, representing the Valencia Marathon, as President of AIMS in 2010 marked an initial step. It immediately occurred to the city administrators that this could present an opportunity to promote Valencia through sport, in this case a mass participation sport like the Marathon. With this in mind they proposed a joint organising team of the local administration and Correcaminos to give the strong push necessary to set up the best possible event. Among the changes geared towards making this happen was to move the race dates from February to October/November, to better attract European runners, and to move the Start and Finish lines into the ‘City of Arts and Sciences’. This futuristic environment, rated among the 12 ‘Treasures of Spain’, provides a stage from which to project the races in a highly effective way, with the last 100m giving the appearance that competitors are running on water. This was all done under the agreement between the Correcaminos club and the Valencia administration. Valencia City began to express interest in actively promoting running tourism as the ‘Ciudad del Running’. Registrations were already beginning to increase and interest was heightened by the impressive start and finish locations and the realisation that all comers were starting to record faster times than elsewhere, and faster than previously in Valencia. The stage was set quickly – the 2011 race was held in November – but the necessary dynamic was not yet in place to attract the world’s fastest. It came through the city

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administration linking together with a private entity the Fundación Trinidad Alfonso (FTA) and its president Juan Roig. Roig was watching National TV news at home and the commentator remarked that the Valencia Marathon was like New York in starting on a bridge and finishing at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. It sparked his interest such that he ‘fell in love’ with the race and enquired about the Foundation becoming the event sponsor. Paco Borao recalls: “We reached the agreement which formally started with the Half-Marathon – at that time it had no major sponsor. It was only in 2014, when the previous agreement expired, that the Foundation extended its sponsorship to the Marathon.” With the City and the Foundation fully signed up to the project the ‘glue’ holding it together was a modest running club: Correcaminos. “I always tried to convince everybody that the perfect balance is having a big number of mass registrations to support a good elite field, and have a good elite field to motivate the popular runners,” said Borao. Valentijn Trouw, of the athlete management agency Global Sports Communications, agreed: “I feel a great energy and spirit in Valencia to


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make running important. This counts both for the elite athletes and the masses. That Valencia is flat and has a friendly weather environment helps but it is the sincere will and dedication to serving the athletes, of all different levels, which is the starting point. It is what is most important to succeeding in the way that Valencia is at the moment.” Juan Botella, with responsibility for assembling the elite field, gives insight from another angle: “We choose the elite field 13 months before the event, on the basis of a ‘dream list’ which would excite fans into getting up to watch the race on TV. We mix and match track and road runners for maximum impact. Then we go to the athlete managers and have to compete with the money of the Marathon Majors to get what we want. In the end we always get five or six of the athletes we dream of. “Then we maintain weekly contact with their managers. The runners we choose are our team. This is very important, because we sign men and women, not just names. We also bring in promising youngsters even if they have never left Kenya and Ethiopia.

“Through the MyBest42 Program, we add elite or sub-elite runners who are among the best in their country, even if they are not capable of winning our races; it is about building a total marathon with many groups, many objectives and many nationalities. We are proud that the winner in 2020 ran 2:03:00 but maybe even more so that there were 50 runners from 25 countries who ran under 2:15. I think it’s an exciting and effective mix. “In last four years, four half marathon World Records have been broken in Valencia (three female, one male), and it was never exactly the same course. We never stop polishing and improving. We dream of becoming the Everest of Marathons in this humble but beloved town called Valencia.”

Currently both men’s and women’s half marathon world records were set in Valencia – but how long before it extends to the Marathon as well? The men’s course record needs to improve by 82 seconds to also become a world record, and it has done so by more than that in the previous two years. Expectations have been raised but so too has the inner belief that expectations will be met. ■ www.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com

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Lives remembered

Mel LivesWatman remembered Longtime editor of the UK publication Athletics Weekly considered athletics journalism as its own reward Leading athletics writer and statistician Mel Watman died of cancer on 17 September at the age of 83. Best known for his contributions to Athletics Weekly and later Athletics International, Watman was admired by his peers and athletics enthusiasts all around the world. He was born in London in 1938 and became an athletics fan after a school trip to the 1950 AAA [English] Championships. He chanced upon a copy of Athletics Weekly during the trip and a few years later became a contributor to the pocket-sized (A5) magazine. He trained as a journalist and set off around the world to report on major championships and interview top athletes. He joined Athletics Weekly full time in 1961, working alongside the magazine’s founder and editor, Jimmy Green. By then he had already become a founder member of the National Union of Track Statisticians.

“For the next 26 years, although working crazily long hours, I could not have been happier in my work,” Watman said. “My salary was much lower than what my Fleet Street colleagues were earning but that was more than compensated by the job satisfaction and opportunity to travel the world.” Watman became editor of Athletics Weekly in 1968, giving increased prominence to international coverage and ensuring a more balanced treatment of men’s and women’s events. He remained editor until the late 1980s when ownership of the magazine changed. With Randall Northam he edited a rival start-up magazine, Athletics Today but by 1993 the venture had proved unsustainable. After another change of ownership at Athletics Weekly Watman resumed his old role as a contributor although his energies were mainly directed towards making the Athletics International

Mel Watman in July 1992. Photo: Mark Shearman

newsletter an essential reference source for journalists all over the world. In recent years he was inducted into the England Athletics hall of fame and awarded the Ron Pickering Memorial Award for Services to Athletics. Not long after covering the Tokyo Olympic Games Watman collapsed at his home in North London and was later diagnosed with an inoperable cancer of the spine, which progressed rapidly.

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Agnes Tirop Road running’s most recent 10km world-record breaker allegedly slain by husband Agnes Tirop, who only one month before had set a world record for 10km in a womenonly road race, was found dead at her home in Iten, Kenya on 13 October, with a knife wound to her neck. Athletics Kenya said that she was allegedly killed by her husband.

fourth in the 5000m at the Tokyo Olympics on 2 August. She had started her career by becoming the second youngest ever winner of the World Cross-Country Championships back in 2015 at the age of 19. She went on to twice win bronze medals at 10,000m both in the World Championships of 2017 in London and 2019 in Doha.

On 12 September Tirop had run 30:01 for 10km on a road circuit in Germany. She broke the previous women-only record of 30:29 set by Asmae Leghzaoui (MAR) back in 2002. The 25-year old had finished

Tirop’s husband Ibrahim Rotich was arrested 800km away in Mombasa on 14 October while allegedly attempting to flee the country. Two other arrests were made and charges brought.

Photo: Alexander Hassenstein /Getty

Dr Joan Ullyot Staunch advocate for women’s distance running instrumental in gaining IOC acceptance of a Women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984

Joan Ullyot (nee Lamb, 1 July 1940—18 June 2021) was an American physician, author, and runner. She was one of the key figures in successfully lobbying for a women’s marathon to be included in the Olympic Games. Ullyot herself won 10 marathons, including the masters’ category at the Boston Marathon

in 1984. She participated in all three of the Women’s International Marathon championships (1974, 1976 & 1979) held in Waldniel Germany, placing sixth in 1976.

She published Women’s Running in 1976, a book in which she rebutted traditional arguments that women were innately unsuited to distance running.

Until she reached 30 Ullyot showed no interest in distance running. Throughout her time as an undergraduate at Wellesley College – famous as the cheerleading highlight of the Boston Marathon course – and at Harvard Medical School, from which she graduated in 1966, she remained detached from the sport. Several decades later she simply said: “Girls didn’t run. I don’t know why, but they just didn’t.”.

Women’s distance running events were not included in the Olympic programme of the time. The 800m had been added in 1960 and the 1500m in 1972 but women could not contest longer distances. In 1977 the International Olympic Committee rejected a proposal to include a 3000m event for women into the programme of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Joan Lamb, as she was then, married Daniel Ullyot in 1965. The couple moved to California where Ullyot worked as an exercise physiologist and a project director at the Research Institute of Laboratory Medicine at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Meanwhile women were regularly competing in Marathons and elite performance levels were fast improving. Thrown onto on the back foot, in April 1980 the IOC program committee invited ‘further studies on the physiological and psychological effects of competitive marathon running on women’.

She started to run in 1970 – at first to keep fit. She only realised she had a talent for it after competing in the1971 Bay to Breakers race. Women were at last officially accepted by the Boston Marathon in 1972, and Ullyot ran the race 10 times over the coming years. Combining her new commitment to running with her professional interest in exercise physiology Ullyot was ideally placed as a serious commentator to campaign for full participation for women.

Ullyot made crucial contributions to the medical evidence submitted to the IOC in support of including a women’s Marathon in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Bowing to the weight of evidence the IOC approved the proposal in February 1981. In 1984 home favourite Joan Benoit won the inaugural women’s Olympic Marathon. Former world record holder (1975–79) Jacqueline Hansen commented: “we wouldn’t have had a Joan Benoit if we hadn’t had a Joan Ullyot.” Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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World’s fastest times 2021 These lists give the current standings in the world of road racing, and are believed accurate at 21 December 2021. For a deeper listing and the most up-to-date times consult the AIMS World Leading Times page online at https://aims-worldrunning.org/statistics.html

Marathon Present world record: Eliud Kipchoge (KEN), 2:01:39, Berlin, 16 SEP 2018

Men TIME

ATHLETE

NATION RANK VENUE

2:02:57 Titus EKIRU KEN 2:03:36 Abdi BASHIR BEL 2:03:39 Tamirat TOLA ETH 2:03:55 Reuben KIPYEGO KEN 2:04:01 Sisay LEMMA ETH 2:04:04 Marius KIPSEREM KEN 2:04:09 Bernard KOECH KEN 2:04:12 Leul GEBRSILASE ETH 2:04:17 Barnabas KIPTUM KEN 2:04:23 Elisha ROTICH KEN 2:04:27 Dawit WOLDE ETH 2:04:28 Vincent KIPCHUMBA KEN 2:04:29 Seifu TURA ETH 2:04:30 Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN 2:04:31 Leul GEBRESILASE ETH 2:04:32 Jonathan KORIR KEN 2:04:35 Hiskel TEWELDE ETH 2:04:41 Mosinet GEREMEW ETH 2:04:41 Hailemaryam KIROS ETH 2:04:44 Hilary KIPSAMBU KEN 2:04:48 Barselius KIPYEGO KEN 2:04:53 Abayneh DEGU ETH 2:04:55 Gabriel Gerald GEAY TAN 2:04:56 Kengo SUZUKI JPN 2:05:01 Nicholas KIRWA KEN 2:05:09 Morris GACHAGA KEN 2:05:11 Tsegay GETACHEW ETH 2:05:11 Lawrence CHERONO KEN 2:05:15 Chalu DESO ETH 2:05:18 Philemon KACHERAN KEN 2:05:19 Joel Kemboi KIMURER KEN 2:05:20 Moses KIBET KEN 2:05:22 Afewerki BERHANE ETH 2:05:22 Titus KIPRUTO KEN 2:05:22 Geoffrey KAMWOROR KEN 2:05:25 Joel KIMURER KEN 2:05:26 Abebe NEGEWO ETH 2:05:27 Goitom KIFLE ERI 2:05:43 Evans CHEBET KEN 2:05:45 Guye ADOLA ETH 2:05:47 Eric KIPTANUI KEN 2:05:51 Emmanuel SAINA KEN 2:05:52 Andualem BELAY ETH 2:05:53 Kinde ATANAW ETH 2:05:57 Abdi Fufa NIGASSA ETH 2:06:03 Samuel Kiplimo KOSGEIKEN 2:06:05 Kenneth KETER KEN 2:06:09 Gabriel GEAY TAN 2:06:10 Birhanu LEGESE ETH 2:06:10 Daniel DO NASCIMENTOBRA 2:06:12 TURA ETH 2:06:13 Titus EKIRU KEN 2:06:14 Bethwel YEGON KEN 2:06:18 Othmane EL GOUMRI MAR 2:06:19 Herpasa NEGASA ETH 2:06:26 Hidekazu HIJIKATA JPN 2:06:26 Amanal PETROS GER 2:06:27 Kebede Wami TULU ETH 2:06:28 Yohanes GHEBREGERGISERI 2:06:30 Othmane EL GOUMRI MAR 2:06:32 Kebede WAMI ETH 2:06:32 Silas TOO KEN 2:06:32 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 2:06:33 Mohamed ZIANI MAR 2:06:34 Hamid BEN DAOUD MAR 2:06:35 Kyohei HOSOYA JPN 2:06:35 Galen RUPP USA 2:06:36 Merhawi KESETE ETH 2:06:38 Filmon ANDE ERI 2:06:40 Jonathan KORIR KEN 2:06:40 Besha Yersie ESKEZIA ETH 2:06:41 Solomon Kirwa YEGO KEN 2:06:43 Abdi KEBEBE ETH 2:06:44 Elisha KIPCHIRCHIR KEN 2:06:44 Tadu ABATE ETH 2:06:45 David Kiprono KIPKEMOI KEN 2:06:47 Hiroto INOUE JPN 2:06:47 Limenih GETACHEW ETH 2:06:47 Kenensia BEKELE ETH 2:06:51 Yusuke OGURA JPN 2:06:51 Eric KIPTANUI KEN 2:06:52 Abel KIRUI KEN 2:06:53 Abraham TSEGAY ETH 2:06:55 Tesfahun AKALNEW ETH

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2:06:54 Marius KIMUTAI BRN 2:06:56 Martin KOSGEI KEN 2:06:59 Shumi DECHASA BRN 2:07:01 Timothy Kiplagat RONO KEN 2:07:05 Kibrom DESTA HABTU ETH 2:07:07 Simon KIPKOSGEI KEN 2:07:07 Samuel TSEGAY ETH 2:07:09 Mike KIPTUM KEN 2:07:10 Shumay Solomon MOGOS ERI 2:07:11 Ghirmay GHEBRESLASSIE ERI 2:07:12 Shuho DAIROKUNO JPN 2:07:17 Yemane TSEGAY ETH 2:07:17 Bernard NGENO KEN 2:07:18 Simon KARIUKI KEN 2:07:18 Reuben KERIO KEN 2:07:19 Filex CHEMONGES UGA 2:07:20 Masato KIKUCHI JPN 2:07:22 Nicholas KIRWA KEN 2:07:23 Lucas Kimeli ROTICH ETH 2:07:26 Kento KIKUTANI JPN 2:07:27 Yuki KAWAUCHI JPN 2:07:33 Asrar ABDEREHMAN 2:07:33 Aychew BANTIE ETH 2:07:35 Olika ADUGNA ETH 2:07:36 Kazuki MURAMOTO JPN 2:07:39 Hosea KIPLIMO KEN 2:07:39 Mark KORIR KEN 2:07:40 Masaru AOKI JPN 2:07:41 Tsubasa ICHIYAMA JPN 2:07:41 Bethwel KIPKEMBOI KEN 2:07:42 Masaki SAKUDA JPN 2:07:42 Kennedy CHEBOROR KEN 2:07:42 Workineh TADESSE ETH 2:07:44 Maru TEFERI ISR 2:07:48 Hiribo SHANO ETH 2:07:48 Amdework WALELEGN ETH 2:07:49 Mustefah Kedir TEBO ETH 2:07:50 Girme AMARE ISR 2:07:50 Alphonse SIMBU TAN 2:07:51 Edwin KOSGEI KEN 2:07:51 Shura KITATA ETH 2:07:51 Michael GITHAE KEN 2:07:52 Albert KANGOGO KEN 2:07:54 Atsumi ASHIWA JPN 2:07:54 Godadaw BELACHEW ISR 2:07:54 Yihunligne ADANE ETH 2:07:56 Laban KORIR KEN 2:07:58 Fikire WORKNEH ETH 2:08:00 Yuta SHIMODA JPN 2:08:05 Ryu TAKAKU JPN 2:08:07 Goitom KIFLE ERI 2:08:07 Abrar OSMAN ETH 2:08:10 Ichitaka YAMASHITA JPN 2:08:11 Kenya SONOTA JPN 2:08:12 Kenta UCHIDA JPN 2:08:12 Vincent KIPSANG KEN 2:08:13 Daisuke DOI JPN 2:08:15 Kento OTSU JPN 2:08:15 Edwin KIPLAGAT KEN 2:08:16 Kyohei HOSOYA JPN 2:08:18 Bethwel YEGON KEN 2:08:22 Albert KORIR KEN 2:08:23 Clement Kiprono LANGAT KEN 2:08:23 Nguse AMSOLOM ERI 2:08:24 Fred MUSOBO UGA 2:08:24 Tadu ABATE ETH 2:08:25 Reuben Kiprop KIPYEGO KEN 2:08:25 James RUNGARU KEN 2:08:28 Daisuke HOSOMORI JPN 2:08:28 Michael KUNYUGA KEN 2:08:28 Emmanuel NAIBEI KEN 2:08:28 Jackson KIPROP UGA 2:08:30 Hiroto FUJIMAGARI JPN 2:08:32 Bethwell KIPKEMBOI KEN 2:08:33 Shohei OTSUKA JPN 2:08:35 Junichi TSUBOUCHI JPN 2:08:38 Haimro ALMAYA ISR 2:08:38 Wilson CHEBET KEN 2:08:38 Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN 2:08:38 Ryu TAKAKU JPN 2:08:40 Koenm NAERT BEL 2:08:42 Deresa GELETA ETH 2:08:43 Solomon KIRWA KEN 2:08:45 Cosmas MUTETI KEN

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Present world record (mixed competition): Brigid Kosgei (KEN), 2:14:04, Chicago, 13 OCT 2019 Present world record (women-only race): Mary Keitany (KEN), 2:17:01, London, 23 APR 2017

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Barcelona 07 NOV Eindhoven 10 OCT Geneva 02 MAY Eindhoven 10 OCT Barcelona 07 NOV Eindhoven 10 OCT Valencia 05 DEC Paris 17 OCT Eindhoven 10 OCT Siena 11 APR Otsu 28 FEB Barcelona 07 NOV Valencia 05 DEC Otsu 28 FEB Kosice 03 OCT Barcelona 07 NOV Otsu 28 FEB Paris 17 OCT Siena 11 APR Otsu 28 FEB Otsu 28 FEB Amsterdam 17 OCT Amsterdam 17 OCT Valencia 05 DEC Otsu 28 FEB Lisbon 17 OCT Malaga 12 DEC Otsu 28 FEB Otsu 28 FEB Siena 11 APR Otsu 28 FEB Geneva 02 MAY Amsterdam 17 OCT Tiberias 14 MAR Kosice 03 OCT Amsterdam 17 OCT Amsterdam 17 OCT Tiberias 14 MAR Abu Dhabi 26 NOV Siena 11 APR London 03 OCT Fukuoka 05 DEC Kosice 03 OCT Otsu 28 FEB Tiberias 14 MAR Lisbon 17 OCT Amsterdam 17 OCT Geneva 02 MAY Otsu 28 FEB Otsu 28 FEB Enschede 18 APR Amsterdam 17 OCT Otsu 28 FEB Otsu 28 FEB Otsu 28 FEB Milano 16 MAY Otsu 28 FEB Otsu 28 FEB Geneva 02 MAY Fukuoka 05 DEC Siena 11 APR New York 07 NOV Rome 19 SEP Malaga 12 DEC Siena 11 APR Berlin 26 SEP Abu Dhabi 26 NOV Fukuoka 05 DEC Otsu 28 FEB Siena 11 APR Rome 19 SEP Kosice 03 OCT Otsu 28 FEB Valencia 05 DEC Fukuoka 05 DEC Otsu 28 FEB Tiberias 14 MAR Milano 16 MAY Sapporo 08 AUG Fukuoka 05 DEC Valencia 05 DEC Rome 19 SEP Malaga 12 DEC Berlin 26 SEP

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2:17:43 Joyciline JEPKOSGEI KEN 2:17:57 Angela TANUI KEN 2:17:58 Degitu AZIMERAW ETH 2:18:18 Ashete BEKERE ETH 2:18:40 Brigid KOSGEI KEN 2:18:54 Lonah SALPETER ISR 2:19:30 Nancy JELEGAT KEN 2:19:35 Hiwot GEBREKIDAN ETH 2:20:08 Angela TANUI KEN 2:20:09 Gotytom GEBRESLASE ETH 2:20:14 Purity RIONORIPO KEN 2:20:15 Etagegne WOLDU ETH 2:20:18 Maureen CHEPKEMOI KEN 2:20:19 Haven HAILU ETH 2:20:35 Valary JEMELI KEN 2:21:11 Mao ICHIYAMA JPN 2:21:22 Gebiyanesh AYELE ETH 2:21:23 Hiwot GEBREKIDAN ETH 2:21:23 Joan Chellimo MELLY KEN 2:21:40 Zeineba YIMER ETH 2:21:46 Guteni SHONE ETH 2:21:51 Mizuki MATSUDA JPN 2:22:08 Stella BARSOSIO KEN 2:22:30 Judith JEPTUM KEN 2:22:31 Ruth CHEPNGETICH KEN 2:22:37 Lonah Chemtai SALPETER ISR 2:22:39 Valary AIYABEI KEN 2:22:39 Peres JEPCHIRCHIR KEN 2:22:44 Viola CHEPTOO KEN 2:22:45 Tigist GIRMA ETH 2:22:46 Purity CHANGWONI KEN 2:22:50 Rachael MUTGAA KEN 2:22:52 Ababel YESHANEH ETH 2:23:03 Beyenu DEGEFA ETH 2:23:05 Helen TOLA ETH 2:23:10 Eunice CHUMBA BRN 2:23:19 Rahma TUSA ETH 2:23:23 Gebiyanesh GEDAMU ETH 2:23:26 Charlotte PURDUE GBR 2:23:30 Honami MAEDA JPN 2:23:38 Betelhem MOGES ETH 2:23:38 Celestine CHEPCHIRCHIR KEN 2:23:45 Risper CHEBET KEN 2:23:52 Haven Hailu DESSE ETH 2:23:53 Tadu TESHOME ETH 2:23:57 Fionnuala MCCORMACK IRL 2:24:00 Azmera GEBRU ETH 2:24:09 Meseret SISAY ETH 2:24:12 Adanech ANDESA ETH 2:24:15 Betty LEMPUS KEN 2:24:15 Sheila JEROTICH KEN 2:24:19 Maureen CHEPKEMOI KEN 2:24:20 Antonina KWAMBAI KEN 2:24:20 Emma BATES USA 2:24:21 Birhane DIBABA ETH 2:24:21 Jackline CHEPNGENO KEN 2:24:23 Tigist MEMUYE ETH 2:24:24 Lucy KARIMI KEN 2:24:25 Meseret BELETE ETH 2:24:29 Vibian CHEPKIRUI KEN 2:24:32 Sayaka SATO JPN 2:24:32 Delvine Relin MERINGOR KEN 2:24:33 Edith CHELIMO KEN 2:24:35 Ayantu KUMELA ETH 2:24:41 Yukari ABE JPN 2:24:42 Maeregu HAYELOM ETH 2:24:42 Molly SEIDEL USA 2:24:45 Ayantu ABDI ETH 2:24:50 Yenenesh TILAHUN ETH 2:24:50 Tseginesh MEKONNIN ETH 2:24:51 Bekelech GUDETA ETH 2:24:52 Mao UESUGI JPN 2:24:53 Sintayehu LEWETEGN ETH 2:24:53 Shure DEMISE ETH 2:24:53 Dorcas TUITOEK KEN 2:24:57 Helen Tola BEKELE ETH 2:24:58 Fancy CHEMUTAI KEN 2:25:00 Dinknesh MEKASH ETH 2:25:02 Yeneabeba MARU ETH 2:25:07 Asayech BERE ETH 2:25:09 Rahma TUSA ETH 2:25:11 Meseret DINKE ETH 2:25:19 Giovanna EPIS ITA 2:25:20 Beatrice CHEPTOO KEN

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London 03 OCT Amsterdam 17 OCT London 03 OCT London 03 OCT London 03 OCT London 03 OCT Valencia 05 DEC Milano 16 MAY Siena 11 APR Berlin 26 SEP Prague 30 MAY Valencia 05 DEC Amsterdam 17 OCT Amsterdam 17 OCT London 03 OCT Osaka 31 JAN Amsterdam 17 OCT Berlin 26 SEP London 03 OCT London 03 OCT Prague 30 MAY Nagoya 14 MAR Rotterdam 24 OCT Abu Dhabi 26 NOV Chicago 10 OCT Tiberias 14 MAR Prague 30 MAY New York 07 NOV New York 07 NOV London 03 OCT Siena 11 APR Milano 16 MAY New York 07 NOV Valencia 05 DEC Berlin 26 SEP Milano 16 MAY Valencia 05 DEC Siena 11 APR London 03 OCT Osaka 31 JAN Milano 16 MAY La Rochelle 28 NOV Milano 16 MAY Siena 11 APR Barcelona 07 NOV Valencia 05 DEC Valencia 05 DEC Barcelona 07 NOV Valencia 05 DEC Prague 30 MAY Istanbul 07 NOV Geneva 02 MAY Siena 11 APR Chicago 10 OCT London 03 OCT Istanbul 07 NOV Geneva 02 MAY Geneva 02 MAY Barcelona 07 NOV Vienna 12 SEP Nagoya 14 MAR Siena 11 APR Berlin 26 SEP Kosice 03 OCT Osaka 31 JAN Kosice 03 OCT New York 07 NOV Istanbul 07 NOV Milano 16 MAY Malaga 12 DEC Barcelona 07 NOV Osaka 31 JAN Milano 16 MAY Berlin 26 SEP Valencia 05 DEC Belp 03 APR Berlin 26 SEP Kosice 03 OCT Malaga 12 DEC Lisbon 17 OCT Siena 11 APR Valencia 05 DEC Valencia 05 DEC Malaga 12 DEC

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2:25:21 Kuftu TAHIR ETH 8 2:25:25 Bethelhem MOGES ETH 1 2:25:28 Gerda STEYN RSA 9 2:25:31 Meseret DINKE ETH 2 2:25:32 Vane Nyaboke NYANAMBA KEN 5 2:25:32 Aberash FAYESA ETH 2 2:25:36 Bornes KITUR KEN 11 2:25:38 Gelete BURKA ETH 3 2:25:44 Lydia Naliaka SIMIYU KEN 1 2:25:56 Lucy KARIMI KEN 2 2:25:59 Katherina STEINRUCK GER 1 2:26:01 Eunice CHUMBA BRN 2 2:26:07 Bojana BJELJAC CRO 12 2:26:08 Aleksandra LISOWSKA POL 1 2:26:09 Helalia JOHANNES NAM 5 2:26:10 Kellyn TAYLOR USA 6 2:26:11 Tigist MEMUYE ETH 1 2:26:12 Tigist ABAYECHEW ETH 5 2:26:12 Aynalem TEFERI ETH 3 2:26:14 Fabienne SCHLUMPF SUI 2 2:26:14 Yenenesh DINKESA ETH 2 2:26:15 Ayumi HAGIWARA JPN 5 2:26:18 Annie FRISBIE USA 7 2:26:20 Mulu GADISE ETH 1 2:26:21 Letebrhan GEBRESLASEA ETH 2 2:26:21 Fantu JIMMA ETH 3 2:26:25 Gerda STEYN RSA 4 2:26:26 Natsumi MATSUSHITA JPN 3 2:26:30 Mirai WAKU JPN 4 2:26:31 Fabienne SCHLUMPF SUI 4 2:26:32 Caroline CHEPTONUI KEN 4 2:26:33 Gladys Jepkurui BIWOTT KEN10 2:26:33 Nienke BRINKMAN NED 13 2:26:36 Waganesh MEKASHA ETH 4 2:26:42 Mirai WAKU JPN 6 2:26:42 Sara MOREIRA POR 2 2:26:43 Judith JERUBET KEN 3 2:26:49 Hanae TANAKA JPN 5 2:26:51 Yomogi AKASAKA JPN 6 2:26:52 Judith JEPTUM KEN 3 2:26:53 Sara VAUGHN USA 1 2:26:54 Risper GESABWA KEN 14 2:26:59 Millie CLARK AUS 1 2:27:00 Laura THWEATT USA 8 2:27:03 Mao UESUGI JPN 7 2:27:03 Rabea SCHONEBORN GER 3 2:27:05 Viktoria KALYUZHNA UKR 2 2:27:06 Besu SADO ETH 8 2:27:06 Katarzyna JANKOWSKA POL 15 2:27:07 Eva VRABCOVÁ NÝVLTOVÁ CZE 6 2:27:07 Janet RUGURU KEN 5 2:27:10 Yeshi CHEKOLE ETH 6 2:27:14 Almaz FEKADE ETH 2 2:27:16 Stephanie DAVIS GBR 1 2:27:16 Sinead DIVER AUS 12 2:27:17 Tsehay ALEMU ETH 1 2:27:18 Alemu MEGERTU ETH 13 2:27:19 Sara HALL USA 3 2:27:20 Misaki KATO JPN 8 2:27:20 Peres JEPCHIRCHIR KEN 1 2:27:21 Megertu IFA ETH 2 2:27:22 Lucy CHERUIYOT KEN 1 2:27:23 Judith CHERONO KEN 4 2:27:25 Antonina KWAMBAI KEN 7 2:27:31 Kristina HENDEL GER 1 2:27:32 Mercy KWAMBAU KEN 3 2:27:36 Brigid KOSGEI KEN 2 2:27:36 Meseret GEBRE ETH 1 2:27:37 Andrea BONILLA ECU 16 2:27:39 Chiharu IKEDA JPN 9 2:27:41 Izabela PASZKIEWICZ POL 7 2:27:44 Winifridah MORAA KEN 9 2:27:46 Molly SEIDEL USA 3 2:27:47 Lucy CHERUIYOT KEN 5 2:27:48 Angelika MACH POL 3 2:27:49 Souad KABOUCHIA MAR 4 Other performances (drop 3.3m/km) 2:24:45 Diana KIPYOGEI KEN 1 2:25:09 Edna KIPLAGAT KEN 2 2:25:20 Mary NGUGI KEN 3 2:25:32 Monicah NGIGI KEN 4 2:26:09 Netsanet GUDETA ETH 5 2:27:12 Nell ROJAS USA 6 2:27:38 Workenesh EDESA ETH 7

DATE

Siena 11 APR Izmir 11 APR Siena 11 APR Vienna 12 SEP Barcelona 07 NOV La Rochelle 28 NOV Valencia 05 DEC Vienna 12 SEP Cape Town 17 OCT Cape Town 17 OCT Enschede 18 APR Abu Dhabi 26 NOV Valencia 05 DEC Debno 18 APR New York 07 NOV New York 07 NOV Paris 17 OCT Prague 30 MAY Cape Town 17 OCT Belp 03 APR Paris 17 OCT Osaka 31 JAN New York 07 NOV Hamburg 12 SEP Izmir 11 APR Paris 17 OOCT Cape Town 17 OCT Nagoya 14 MAR Nagoya 14 MAR Vienna 12 SEP Malaga 12 DEC Siena 11 APR Valencia 05 DEC Paris 17 OCT Osaka 31 JAN Enschede 18 APR La Rochelle 28 NOV Nagoya 14 MAR Nagoya 14 MAR Izmir 11 APR Sacremento 05 DEC Valencia 05 DEC Melbourne 12 DEC New York 07 NOV Nagoya 14 MAR Enschede 18 APR Debno 18 APR Milano 16 MAY Valencia 05 DEC Prague 30 MAY Paris 17 OCT Paris 17 OCT Lisbon 17 OCT Kew Gardens 26 MAR London 03 OCT Firenze 28 NOV London 03 OCT Chicago 10 OCT Nagoya 14 MAR Sapporo 07 AUG Firenze 28 NOV Mexico City 28 NOV Istanbul 07 NOV Paris 17 OCT Essen 10 OCT Firenze 28 NOV Sapporo 07 AUG San Sebastian 28 NOV Valencia 05 DEC Nagoya 14 MAR Berlin 26 SEP Milano 16 MAY Sapporo 07 AUG Vienna 12 SEP Debno 18 APR Firenze 28 NOV Boston Boston Boston Boston Boston Boston Boston

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World’s fastest times 2021

Half Marathon Present world record: Kibiwott Kandie (KEN), 57:32, Valencia, 06 Dec 2020 New world record, pending ratification: Jacob Kiplimo (UGA), 57:31, Lisbon, 21 Nov 2021

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57:31 58:07 58:09 58:26 58:28 58:34 58:40 58:43 58:44 58:57 59:02 59:10 59:12 59:16 59:19 59:20 59:25 59:28 59:32 59:34 59:35 59:35 59:38 59:38 59:39 59:39 59:39 59:39 59:40 59:41 59:41 59:41 59:42 59:43 59:43 59:43 59:44 59:44 59:46 59:47 59:46 59:48 59:48 59:48

Jacob KIPLIMO UGA Abel KIPCHUMBA KEN Rhonex KIPRUTO KEN Daniel MATEIKO KEN Kennedy KIMUTAI KEN Philemon KIPLIMO KEN Muktar EDRIS ETH Mathew KIMELI KEN Abel KIPCHUMBA KEN Felix KOIPKOECH KEN Kelvin KIPTUM KEN Amdework WALALEGNE ETH Kennth RENJU KEN Rodgers KWEMOI KEN Victor KIPCHIRCHIR KEN Alexander MUTISO KEN Daniel MATEIKO KEN Felix KIPKOECH KEN Esa HUSEYIDIN ETH Amos Kurgat Kibiwot KEN KIPKOECH KEN Kibiwott KANDIE KEN Geoffrey KAMWOROR KEN Ronald KIPROTICH KIRUI KEN Haftu TEKLU ETH Abeje AYANA ETH Esa Huseyidin MOHAMED ETH Gerba Beyata DIBABA ETH Josphat TANUI KEN Edmond KIPNGETICH KEN Hillary KIPKOECH KEN Ibrahim HASSAN DJI Moses KIBET KEN Ezra KIPKETER TANUI KEN Solomon KIRWA YEGO KEN Alfred KIPCHIRCHIR KEN Hillary KIPKOECH KEN David NGURE IRUNGU KEN Roncer KIPKORIR KEN David NGURE KEN Abe TILAHUN ETH Amdework WALELEGN ETH Joseph KARANJA KEN Milkesa MENGESHA ETH

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Lisbon 21 NOV Valencia 24 OCT Valencia 24 OCT Valencia 24 OCT Valencia 24 OCT Valencia 24 OCT Valencia 24 OCT Valencia 24 OCT Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Berlin 22 AUG Valencia 24 OCT Copenhagen 19 SEP Copenhagen 19 SEP Valencia 24 OCT Padova 26 SEP Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Copenhagen 19 SEP Valencia 24 OCT Poznan 17 OCT Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Siena 28 FEB Istanbul 04 APR Istanbul 04 APR Madrid 14 NOV Barcelona 17 OCT Poznan 17 OCT Lisbon 21 NOV Lisbon 21 NOV Berlin 22 AUG Poznan 17 OCT Lisbon 21 NOV Lisbon 21 NOV Paris 05 SEP Madrid 14 NOV Madrid 14 NOV Madrid 14 NOV Paris 05 SEP Madrid 14 NOV Istanbul 04 APR Padova 26 SEP Copenhagen 19 SEP Istanbul 04 APR Madrid 14 NOV Lisbon 21 NOV

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59:48 Antenayehu DAGNACHAW ETH 7 Lisbon 21 NOV 59:49 Edmond KIPNGETICH KEN 8 Lisbon 21 NOV 59:52 Isaac KIPSANG KEN 9 Lisbon 21 NOV 59:54 Philemon KIPLIMO KEN 3 Berlin 22 AUG 59:57 Wisley KIBICHII KEN 7 Madrid 14 NOV 59:59 Leonard BARSOSTON KEN 5 Istanbul 04 APR 1:00:00 Raymond MAGUT KEN 4 Herzogenaurach 12 SEP 1:00:00 Lesiba MASHELE RSA 4 Poznan 17 OCT 1:00:00 Solomon BERIHU ETH 10 Lisbon 21 NOV 1:00:01 Philemon KIPLIMO KEN 1 Manama 12 DEC 1:00:01 Collins KOROS KEN 2 Manama 12 DEC 1:00:02 Stephen KISSA UGA 6 Istanbul 04 APR 1:00:03 Wilfred KIMITEI KEN 11 Lisbon 27 NOV 1:00:04 Mathew KIMELI KEN 3 Manama 12 DEC 1:00:06 Collins KOROS KEN 11 Valencia 24 OCT 1:00:07 Alex KIBET KEN 2 Siena 28 FEB 1:00:07 Eyob FANIEL ITA 3 Siena 28 FEB 1:00:07 Zerei KBROM NOR 5 Copenhagen 19 SEP 1:00:08 Phenus KIPLETING KEN 5 Herzogenaurach 12 SEP 1:00:09 Amanal PETROS GER 12 Valencia 24 OCT 1:00:10 Ibrahim HASSAN DJI 13 Valencia 24 OCT 1:00:12 Patrick Mathenge WAMBUI KEN 1 Yamaguchi 14 FEB 1:00:15 Gudeta CHIMDESSA ETH 1 Trento 03 OCT 1:00:15 Sondre MOEN NOR 14 Valencia 24 OCT 1:00:16 Raymond MAGUT KEN 4 Berlin 22 AUG 1:00:16 Gabriel GEAY TAN 15 Valencia 24 OCT 1:00:16 Emmanuel MARU KEN 16 Valencia 24 OCT 1:00:17 Enos KAKOPIL KEN 6 Copenhagen 19 SEP 1:00:19 Takshi ICHIDA KEN 2 Yamaguchi 14 FEB 1:00:19 Stephen KISSA UGA 2 Barcelona 17 OCT 1:00:20 Geoffrey KOECH KEN 7 Copenhagen 19 SEP 1:00:21 Benson KIPRUTO KEN 4 Siena 28 FEB 1:00:23 Titus MBISHEI KEN 4 Manama 12 DEC 1:00:24 Geoffrey KOECH KEN 5 Manama 12 DEC 1:00:28 Benard NGENO KEN 7 Istanbul 04 APR 1:00:29 Jemal Yimer MEKONNEN ETH 6 Manama 12 DEC 1:00:30 Benard KIMANI JPN 3 Yamaguchi 14 FEB 1:00:30 Bashir ABDI BEL 1 Ghent 13 JUN Other performances (80% separation,-1.5m/km drop) 59:54 Adisa ABDERA ETH 1 Rome-Ostia 17 OCT 1:00:11 Daniele MEUCCI ITA 2 Rome-Ostia 17 OCT 1:00:17 Maxwell MATHANGA KEN 3 Rome-Ostia 17 OCT 1:00:29 Abraham CHEROBEN BRN 4 Rome-Ostia 17 OCT

10km Present world record: Rhonex Kipruto (KEN), 26:24, Valencia 12 JAN 2020

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26:43 26:51 26:56 26:57 27:09 27:13 27:14 27:22 27:23 27:24 27:24 27:25 27:27

Rhonex KIPRUTO Kibiwott KANDIE Tadese WORKU Felix KIPKOECH Kennedy KIMUTAI Boniface KIBIWOTT Chimdesa DEBELE Nicholas KIMELI Kenneth KIPROP Bayelign TESHAGER Weldon LANGAT Adeledelew MAMO Collins KOROS

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29:38 29:50 30:01 30:08 30:17 30:20 30:21 30:23 30:28 30:33 30:33 30:34 30:45

Kalkidan GEZAHEGNE Margaret CHELIMO Agnes TIROP Norah JERUTO Sheila CHEPKIRUI TIROP Celliphine CHESPOL Kalkidan GEZAHEGNE CHESPOL Eva CHERONO Daisy CHEROTICH Naomi CHEPNGENO Sandrafelis CHEBET

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Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Geneva 03 OCT Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Geneva 03 OCT Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Geneva 03 OCT Lille 06 NOV Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Lille 06 NOV Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Laredo 16 OCT Lille 06 NOV Herzogenaurach 12 SEP

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27:38 27:39 27:40 27:41 27:41 27:50 27:50 27:52 27:56 27:56 27:59 28:00

Jacob KOSGEI Zerei KBROM Weldon LANGAT Collins KOROS Isaac KIBET Daniel EBENYO Mogos TUEMAY Jamal KIPRONO Ronald Kiprotich KIRUI Kenneth Kiprop RENJU Hailemaryam KIROS Samuel FITWI

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Present world record (mixed competition): Abebel Yeshaneh (ETH) 1:04:31, Ras Al Khaimah 21 FEB 2020 New world record (mixed competition), pending ratification: Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) 1:02:52, Valencia 24 OCT 2021 Present world record (women-only race): Peres Jepchirchir (KEN), 1:05:16, Gdynia, 17 OCT 2020

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1:02:52 1:03:51 1:04:02 1:04:40 1:04:51 1:04:53 1:05:08 1:05:09 1:05:16 1:05:21 1:O5:36 1:05:41 1:05:44 1:05:46 1:05:47 1:06:00 1:06:07 1:06:17 1:06:25 1:06:01 1:06:06 1:06:15 1:06:19 1:06:35 1:06:37 1:06:47 1:06:52 1:06:54 1:07:01 1:07:05 1:07:09 1:07:11 1:07:12 1:07:21 1:07:25 1:07:31 1:07:31 1:07:32 1:07:33 1:07:33 1:07:42 1:07:44 1:07:45 1:07:46 1:07:47 1:07:48 1:07:49 1:07:52 1:07:53 1:07:54 1:07:55 1:07:58

Letesenbet GIDEY ETH Yalemzerf YEHUALAW ETH Ruth CHEPNGETICH KEN YEHUALAW ETH Hellen OBIRI KEN Sheila CHEPKIRUI KEN Tsehay GEMECHU ETH Joan Chelimo MELLY KEN Joyciline JEPKOSGEI KEN Nancy METO KEN Gotytom GEBRESLASE ETH Hawi FEYSA ETH Brenda JEPLETING KEN Betty Wilson LEMPUS KEN Kalkidan GEZAHEGNE BRN Bosena MULATE ETH Vivian KIPLAGAT KEN Nigsti HAFTU ETH Judith JEPTUM KEN Brigid KOSGEI KEN Tsehay GEMECHU ETH Daisy CHEROTICH KEN Joyce CHEPKEMOI KEN Joyce Chepkemoi TELE KEN Betty Chepkemoi KIBET KEN Hiwot GEBREKIDAN ETH Brenda JEPLETING KEN Bekelech GUDETA ETH Sheila KIPROTICH KEN Irene CHEPTAI KEN Lonah Chemtai SALPETER ISR Daisy CHEROTICH KEN Sandrafelis TUEI KEN Hawi FEYSA ETH Hawi FEYSA ETH Alia Saeed MOHAMMED UAE Brillian KIPKOECH KEN Valary Aiyabei KEN Melat KEJETA GER Brillian KIPKOECH KEN Hellen OBIRI KEN Betty Chepkemoi KIBET KEN Stella RUTTO KEN Nelly JEPCHUMBA KEN Asnakech AWOKE ETH Elish MCCOLGAN GBR Bosena MULATE ETH Dawit SEYAUM ETH Purity KOMEN KEN Gloriah KITE KEN Keira DAMATO USA Alemitu TARIKU OLANA ETH

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Valencia 24 OCT Valencia 24 OCT Istanbul 04 APR Istanbul 04 APR Istanbul 04 APR Valencia 24 OCT Copenhagen 19 SEP Istanbul 04 APR Berlin 22 AUG Berlin 22 AUG Manama 12 DEC Copenhagen 19 SEP Valencia 24 OCT Paris 05 SEP Manama 12 DEC Valencia 24 OCT Copenhagen 19 SEP Valencia 24 OCT Lugano 29 AUG Istanbul 04 APR Lisbon 21 NOV Lisbon 21 NOV Lisbon 21 NOV Rome 17 OCT Rome 17 OCT Istanbul 04 APR Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Istanbul 04 APR Manama 12 DEC Manama 12 DEC Siena 28 FEB Manama 12 DEC Barcelona 17 OCT Manama 12 DEC Valencia 24 OCT Istanbul 04 APR Barcelona 17 OCT Berlin 22 AUG Istanbul 04 APR Gqeberha, RSA 01 MAY Newcastle 12 SEP Manama 12 DEC Trabzon 21 FEB Madrid 14 NOV Barcelona 17 OCT Newcastle 12 SEP Manama 12 DEC Manama 12 DEC Manama 12 DEC Rome 17 OCT Hardeeville SC 05 DEC Madrid 14 NOV

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Lille 06 NOV Valencia 03 OCT Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Valencia 03 OCT Lille 06 NOV Berlin 07 MAR Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Lille 06 NOV Valencia 03 OCT Villejuif 10 OCT Chemnitz 15 MAY Berlin 07 MAR

Present world record (mixed competition): Joyciline Jepkosgei, 29:43, Prague, 09 SEP 2017 New world record (mixed competition, pending ratification): Kalkidan Gezahegne (BRN) 29:38; Geneva, 03 OCT 2021 Present world record (women-only race): Asmae Leghzaoui (MAR), 30:29, New York, 8 Jun 2002 New world record (women-only race, pending ratification): Agnes Tirop (KEN) 30:01, Herzogenaurach, 12 SEP 2021 NATION RANK VENUE

BRN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN BRN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

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Geneva 03 OCT Valencia 03 OCT Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Valencia 03 OCT Herzogenaurach12 SEP Geneva 03 OCT Lille 06 NOV Ourense (ESP) 14 NOV Geneva 03 OCT Lens (FRA) 04 JUL Lille 06 NOV Laredo 16 OCT Valencia 03 OCT

Distance Running | 2022 Edition 1

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30:50 30:50 30:50 30:52 30:58 31:08 31:09 31:09 31:10 31:11 31:15 31:18 31:20

Mary WACERA Nancy JELAGAT Glorious JEPKURUI Elish MCCOLGAN Abersh MINSEWO Betty CHEPKEMOI CHEPKEMOI Rosemary WANJIRU Purity KOMEN Agnes MUTUKU Naomi KARIUKI Weini KELATI FREZGHI Agnes Jebet NGETICH

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KEN KEN KEN GBR ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN USA KEN

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Middlesbrough 31 MAY Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Lille 06 NOV Manchester 26 SEP Lille 06 NOV Geneva 03 OCT Herzogenaurach 12 SEP Valencia 03 OCT Lille 06 NOV Okayama 19 DEC Okayama 19 DEC Boston 16 OCT Laredo 16 OCT

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1:08:00 Hiwot GEBREKIDAN ETH 4 Lisbon 21 NOV 1:08:02 Vibian CHEPKIRUI KEN 5 Lisbon 21 NOV 1:08:02 Nigsti HAFTU ETH 12 Manama 12 DEC 1:08:04 Alemaddis EYAYU ETH 2 Gqeberha, RSA 01 MAY 1:08:05 Nigsti Haftu ETH 4 Berlin 22 AUG 1:08:15 Besu SADO ETH 2 Herzogenaurach 12 SEP 1:08:15 Beyenu DEGEFA ETH 4 Copenhagen 19 SEP 1:08:16 Ethlemahu SINTAYEHU ETH 6 Lisbon 21 NOV 14 NOV 1:08:18 Ayinadis TESHOME BIRLE ETH 3 Madrid 1:08:18 Yitayish MEKONENE ETH 7 Lisbon 21 NOV 1:08:19 Sarah LAHTI SWE 8 Valencia 24 OCT 1:08:22 Winifridah MORAA KEN 4 Madrid 14 NOV 1:08:27 Fabienne SCHLUMPF SUI 1 Dresden 21 MAR 1:08:27 Helen TOLA ETH 5 Berlin 22 AUG 1:08:27 Mercyline CHELANGAT KEN 4 Barcelona 17 OCT 1:08:28 Mai ICHIYAMA JPN 1 Sapporo 05 MAY 1:08:28 Brillian JEPKORIR KEN 3 Herzogenaurach 12 SEP 1:08:29 Molly SEIDEL USA 1 Atlanta 28 FEB 1:08:30 Bezabeh FTAW ETH 6 Berlin 22 AUG 1:08:30 Tgise HAILESELASE ETH 4 Herzogenaurach 12 SEP 1:08:32 Yasemin CAN TUR 10 Istanbul 04 APR 1:08:32 Mizuki MATSUDA JPN 2 Sapporo 05 MAY 1:08:34 Daisy KIMELI KEN 2 Trabzon 21 FEB 1:08:49 Charlotte PURDUE GBR 3 Newcastle 12 SEP 1:08:50 Alemitu TARIKU ETH 1 Trento 03 OCT 1:08:53 Ayuko SUZUKI JPN 3 Sapporo 05 MAY 1:08:53 Yitayish MEKONENE ETH 5 Copenhagen 19 SEP 1:08:53 Alemaz SAMUEL ETH 5 Barcelona 17 OCT 1:08:56 Nelly JEPCHUMBA KEN 1 Bucharest 19 SEP !:08:58 Stella RUTTO KEN 11 Istanbul 04 APR 1:08:58 Vane NYABOKE KEN 6 Barcelona 17 OCT 1:09:01 Sandrafelis CHEBET KEN 5 Madrid 14 NOV 1:09:02 Irene JEPCHUMBA KEN 5 Herzogenaurach 12 SEP 1:09:02 Tabitha WAMBUI KEN 1 Poznan 17 OCT 1:09:05 Judith CHERONO KEN 2 Trento 03 OCT 1:09:07 Jackline CHEPNGENO KEN 2 Paris 05 SEP 1:09:06 Rahma TUSA ETH 1 Padova 26 SEP 1:09:09 Tadu TESHOME ETH 3 Gqeberha, RSA 01 MAY 1:09:13 Violah CHEPTOO KEN 6 Herzogenaurach 12 SEP 1:09:17 Veronica Nijeri MAINA KEN 2 Lugano 29 AUG 1:09:18 Karolina NADOLSKA POL 2 Poznan 17 OCT 1:09:20 SEIDEL USA 1 Las Vegas 23 JAN 1:09:25 Nesphine JEPLETING KEN 7 Herzogenaurach 12 SEP 1:09:26 Helalia JOHANNES NAM 4 Gqeberha, RSA 01 MAY 1:09:30 Glenrose XABA RSA 5 Gqeberha, RSA 01 MAY 1:09:31 Janeth KISA KEN 3 Trento 03 OCT 1:09:31 Husan ZEYITUNA ETH 1 Okayama 19 DEC 1:09:31 Burka DESTA ETH 2 Okayama 19 DEC Other performances (80% separation,-1.5m/km drop) 1:06:35 Joyce Chepkemoi TELE KEN 1 Rome-Ostia 17 OCT 1:06:37 Betty Chepkemoi KIBET KEN 2 Rome-Ostia 17 OCT 1:07:54 Gloriah KITE KEN 3 Rome-Ostia 17 OCT

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ALGERIA Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de Béjaia Oct Haddad Fatsah E: f.haddad@ semimarathonbejaia.com W: www.semimarathondebejaia.com fb: m.facebook.com/ semimarathondebejaia Sahara Marathon FeB James E. B. Carney E: saharamarathon@aol.com W: www.saharamarathon.org fb: facebook.com/saharamarathonorg Course not measurable to AIMS standards

ANGOLA São Silvestre de Luanda 10km Dec Carlos Rosa de Souza E: crabreluz@gmail.com W: www.saosilvestreangola.co.ao fb: facebook.com/saosilvestreangola *Meia Maratona Int’l Da Paz APR Carlos Rosa de Sousa E: crdseventos@gmail.com W: www. crdsmeiamaratonapazangola.com

ANTARCTICA Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k Richard Donovan E: rd@npmarathon.com W: www.icemarathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/ AntarcticIceMarathon Antarctica Marathon & Half Thom Gilligan E: info@marathontours.com W: www.antarcticamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ AntarcticaMarathon

Airlie Beach Marathon Festival JuL Tim McQuoid-Mason E: president@ whitsundayrunningclub.com.au W: www.runairlie.com.au fb: facebook.com/runairlie

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

Australian Outback Marathon JuL Michael Walton E: sales@ australianoutbackmarathon. com W: www.australianoutbackmarathon. com fb: www.facebook.com/ outbackmarathon

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

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Brisbane Marathon Festival Jun Jason Crowther E: info@atlasmultisports.com.au W: www.brisbanemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/brisbanemarathon

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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 Mendoza MAy

Enrique Eiras E: e@maratondemendoza.com W: www.maratondemendoza.com fb: facebook.com/ MaratondeMendoza/

ARMENIA yerevan Marathon and Half Marathon Oct Anahit Adamyan E: anahit.adamyan@ armeniamarathon.org W: www.armeniamarathon.org fb: facebook.com/Yerevanmarathon/

ARUBA KLM Aruba Marathon Jun Kees van Muiswinkel E: info@arubainternationalmarathon. com W: www.arubainternationalmarathon. com fb: facebook.com/MarathonAruba

AUSTRALIA Adelaide Marathon Festival Aug Jeremy Zieseniss E: events@sarrc.asn.au W: www.adelaidemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ SARoadRunnersClub

BANGLADESH

BRAZIL Rio de Janeiro city Marathon Joao Traven E: maratonadorio@ maratonadorio.com.br W: www.maratonadorio.com.br fb: www.facebook.com/ maratonadoriodejaneiro

Jun

gold coast Marathon JuL Cameron Hart E: info@goldcoastmarathon. com.au W: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/gcmarathon

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon JAn Md. Main Uddin E: sabikrahman@ networld-bd.com W: www.dhakamarathon.com.bd

Rio Half Marathon Thadeus Gilberto Kassabian E: tgk@yescom.com.br W: www.riohalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/meiadorio/

nike Melbourne Marathon Festival

*RunBAngLA Int’l 10K Jon Michael Boka E: jon@run-bangla.com W: www.Run-Bangla.com fb: facebook.com/ RunBanglaInternational

São Paulo Int’l Marathon APR Thadeus Gilberto Kassabian E: tgk@yescom.com.br W: www.saopaulomarathonbrazil.com fb: facebook.com/ maratonadesaopaulo/

Oct Dec

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

BOTSWANA Diacore gaborone Marathon MAy Danny Blumberg E: info@ diacoregaboronemarathon.com W: www.diacoregaboronemarathon. com fb: facebook.com/ Diacoregaboronemarathon

Marcus Gale E: enquiries@ melbournemarathon.com.au W: www.melbournemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ melbournemarathonfestival RunFun travel Rottnest Running Jun Festival Raymond Lampard E: wamc@wamc.org.au W: www.wamc.org.au fb: bit.ly/2pbsPuK Sunshine coast Marathon Aug Jason Crowther E: jason@atlasmultisports.com.au W: www.sunshinecoastmarathon. com.au fb: facebook.com/ SunshineCoastMarathon McDonald’s townsville Running Aug Festival Joel Savage E: info@townsvillerunningfestival.com W: www.townsvillerunningfestival.com fb: facebook.com/townsvillerunningfest Westlink M7 Blacktown Running JuL Festival Tanya Bigeni E: events.team@blacktown. nsw.gov.au W: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/ runningfestival fb: facebook.com/ BlacktownCityCouncil

AUSTRIA 3 country Sparkasse Marathon Günter Ernst E: info@sparkasse-3laender-marathon.at W: www.sparkasse-3-laendermarathon.at fb: facebook.com/ Sparkasse3LaenderMarathon

Oct

ASIcS Austrian Women’s Run MAy Ilse Dippmann, Andreas Schnabl E: office@oesterreichischerfrauenlauf.at W: www.austrianwomensrun.com/en Salzburg Marathon MAy Johannes Langer E: office@salzburg-marathon.at W: www.salzburg-marathon.at fb: www.facebook.com/salzburg. marathon

MAR

*Sailor 2nd Barishal Marathon JAn Theodore Joel Karmaker E: run@cosmicculture.org W: www.barishalmarathon.com Dhaka Half Marathon FeB Afnan Ahmad E: dhakahalfmarathon@gmail.com W: www.dhakahalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/DhakaHalf/ RunBAngLA Half Marathon nOV Jon Michael Boka E: jon@run-bangla.com W: www.Run-Bangla.com fb: facebook.com/ RunBanglaInternational

BELGIUM Port of Antwerp night Marathon Thomas Huyberechts E: info@golazo.com W: www.antwerpmarathon.be fb: www.facebook.com/ antwerpmarathon

SeP

Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon Oct Thomas Huyberechts E: info@golazo.com W: www.brusselsairportmarathon.be/ en/ fb: facebook.com/brusselsmarathon Linker Oevert Marathon AntwerpnOV Kid Van Thienen E: kvth@telenet.be W: www.linkeroevertmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/ZPKj2k

BHUTAN thunder Dragon Marathon MAy Mike Gratton E: info@209events.com W: www.thunderdragonmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ thunderdragonmarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

BOSNIA Banja Luka Marathon Oct Vladimir Selec E: banjalukamaraton@gmail.com W: www.banjalukamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/BLMARATHON

Aug

BULGARIA Wizz Air Sofia Marathon Daniel Hristov Dukov E: ddukov@abv.bg W: www.marathonsofia.com

Oct

MAy

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

MAy

Scotiabank toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k Oct Alan Brookes E: info@canadarunningseries.com W: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon. com/ fb: facebook.com/TOwaterfront42k/ Royal Victoria Marathon Oct Cathy Noel E: info@runvictoriamarathon.com W: www.runvictoriamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/Victoria.Marathon/

CAYMAN ISLANDS Walkers cayman Islands Marathon Dec

Rhonda Kelly E: info@caymanislandsmarathon. com W: www.caymanislandsmarathon. com fb: facebook.com/CaymanMarathon

CHILE

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 Khmer empire Marathon Aug Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: facebook.com/ khmerempiremarathon Phnom Penh Int’l Half Marathon Jun Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: facebook.com/ cambodiaamazingevents/ Sihanoukville Int’l Half MarathonAPR 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: racedirector@ calgarymarathon.com W: www.calgarymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWyk7c

tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Ian Fraser E: questions@runottawa.ca W: www.runottawa.ca fb: www.facebook.com/ OttawaMarathon

MAy

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

MAy

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

CHINA changsha Marathon Ren Longxiang E: lijiazhuo9@vip.qq.com W: www.marathonchangsha.com

Oct

chengdu Marathon Oct Liu Yue E: liuyue98@wanda.cn W: chengdu-marathon.mararun.com/ chongqing Int’l Marathon Guo Liya E: 569065820@qq.com W: www.cqmarathon.com Dalian Int’l Marathon Sun Xinsheng E: kouzhengjie@sina.com W: www.dlmls.org

Dec

MAy

the great Wall Marathon MAy Dave Cundy E: gwm_booking@263.net.cn W: www.great-wall-marathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/ greatwallmarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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great Hakka Marathon nOV Dave Cundy E: great-hakkamarathon@263.net W: www.great-hakka-marathon.com Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Hangzhou Marathon nOV Long Jiang E: marathon@hzim.org W: www.hzim.org fb: facebook.com/hangzhou.marathon Hengshui Lake Int’l Marathon Oct Ping Rongfeng E: hsmarathon@163.com W: www.hengshuilakemarathon.com Lanzhou Int’l Marathon Wang Zhengxuan E: Lzmarathon@sina.cn W: www.lzmarathon.com Shanghai Int’l Marathon Jenny Zhou E: general@shmarathon.com W: www.shang-ma.com Wuxi Marathon Tianwen Hu E: tianwen@ihuipao.com W: www.wuximarathon.com

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nOV

CHINESE TAIPEI

Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon Huang Yu E: khmskhms@kcg.gov.tw W: www.khm.com.tw fb: facebook.com/khmarathon/ Kinmen Marathon Sunny Chen E: wayne@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

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Dec

media maratón de Bogotá Oct Martha Santos E: msantos@ correcaminoscolombia.com W: www.mediamaratonbogota.com fb: facebook.com/ mediamaratonbogota/ Maratón Medellín SeP Gustavo Orozco Posada E: direccion@ maratonmedellin.com W: www.maratonmedellin.co fb: facebook.com/maratonmedellin

Maraton cartago Jun Rodolfo Villalobos E: rvillalobos@grupopublicitariocr.net W: www.grupopublicitariocr.net fb: bit.ly/2UL3AyJ San José costa Rica Half & Marathon Dec Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: bit.ly/3fXnp2Q

MAR

ECUADOR

Logicom cyprus Marathon Stavros Kakourides E: run@cyprusmarathon.com W: www.cyprusmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ CyprusMarathonOfficial Radisson Blu Larnaka Int’l Marathon Costas Daltas E: info@larnakamarathon.com W: larnakamarathon.com fb: bit.ly/2N9jBeH

Dec

nOV

OPAP Limassol Marathon gSO nOV Spyros Spyrou E: info@limassolmarathon.com W: www.limassolmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/limassolmarathon/ Quantum nicosia Marathon Dec Costas Patinios, Evangelos Papapostolou E: info@nicosiamarathon.com W: www.nicosiamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/nicosiamarathon

CZECH REPUBLIC Pardubice Wine Half Marathon APR Oldřich Bujnoch E: oldrichbujnoch@seznam.cz W: www. pardubickyvinarskypulmaraton.cz fb: on.fb.me/1HWsAYy Volkswagen Prague Marathon Carlo Capalbo E: info@runczech.com W: www.runczech.com fb: facebook.com/runczech

MAy

Split Marathon FeB Kristijan Sindik E: info@splitmarathon.com W: www.splitmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/splithalfmarathon/ Ston Wall Marathon SeP Zeljko Konosic E: stonwallmarathon@gmail.com W: www.ston-wall-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/StonWallMarathon

Marabana Marathon & Half nOV Carlos R. Gattorno Correa E: gattorno.marabana@gmail.com W: www.maratondelahabana.com fb: bit.ly/2z4m0Fu Varadero Marathon and Half Marathon MAR Alberto Juantorena Danger E: info@varadero-marathon.com W: varadero-marathon.com

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copenhagen Marathon MAy Dorte Vibjerg E: sparta@sparta.dk W: www.copenhagenmarathon.dk fb: facebook.com/cphmarathon copenhagen Half Marathon Dorte Vibjerg E: sparta@sparta.dk W: cphhalf.dk fb: facebook.com/cphhalf

Island chill Suva Marathon JuL Brian Hennessy E: president@suvamarathon.org W: www.suvamarathon.org fb: facebook.com/suvamarathon/

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

Helsinki city Running Day Harri Hänninen E: maraton@sul.fi W: www.helsinkicityrunningday.fi fb: facebook.com/helsinkicityrun

29th egyptian Marathon Gasser Riad E: Info@egyptianmarathon.net W: www.egyptianmarathon.com fb: bit.ly/2zZkuod *great egyptian River nile Int’l Marathon Ahmed S El-Nady E: bestegyrunners@gmail.com W: egypt42k.com fb: bit.ly/3a1RniJ great Victory Run egypt’s Best 10km Ahmed S El-Nady E: egyrunners@gmail.com W: egypt10k.com/ fb: bit.ly/3haHDXt 100km Pharaonic Race Gasser Riad E: info@egyptianmarathon.net W: www.egyptianmarathon.net fb: bit.ly/2zZkuod

JAn

Maratón Monumental Primer nOV Santiago de América Emilio Martínez E: maratonmonumental@ gmail.com W: www.maratonsantiago.com.do fb: facebook.com/maratonsantiagord

Helsinki Half Marathon Jun Tapani Virtanen E: info@helsinkihalfmarathon.fi W: www.helsinkihalfmarathon.fi fb: facebook.com/helsinkihalfmarathon

Oct

Paavo nurmi Marathon, Half and 10k Aug Kari Ahonen E: info@paavonurmisports.fi W: www.paavonurmimarathon.fi fb: on.fb.me/1SlsUaQ

FRANCE

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French Riviera Marathon nicecannes nOV Hugues Lelievre E: communication@azur-sport.org W: www.frenchrivieramarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymMt Schneider electric Marathon de Paris Oct Edouard Cassignol E: parismarathon@aso.fr W: www. schneiderelectricparismarathon.com fb: facebook.com/parismarathon Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l Marathon Mauny Nicolas E: info@marathondelarochelle.com W: marathondelarochelle.com fb: facebook.com/marathonLR

nOV

GEORGIA

nOV

Hawassa Half Marathon FeB Dagmawit Amare E: dagmawit@ethiopianrun.org W: www.ethiopianrun.org fb: facebook.com/GreatEthiopianRun

SeP

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

MAy

FeB

ETHIOPIA great ethiopian Run 10km Dagmawit Amare E: dagmawit@ethiopianrun.org W: www.ethiopianrun.org fb: www.facebook.com/ GreatEthiopianRun

FINLAND

Helsinki Marathon Aug Tapani Virtanen E: info@helsinkimarathon.fi W: www.helsinkimarathon.fi fb: facebook.com/helsinkimarathon/

ESTONIA tallinna Maraton, Half & 10k Mati Lilliallik E: info@tallinnmarathon.ee W: www.tallinnamaraton.ee fb: facebook.com/tallinnmarathon tartu city Marathon Indrek Kelk E: kristina@tartumaraton.ee W: www.tartumaraton.ee fb: facebook.com/tartumaraton

DENMARK H.c. Andersen Marathon Erik J. Mogensen E: info@hcamarathon.dk W: hcamarathon.dk/-1 fb: facebook.com/hcamarathon

FIJI

Quito Últimas noticias 15k Jun Pablo Gonzalez Peña E: pabloarturogonzalez@ gmail.com W: www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.ec fb: facebook.com/UN15K

EGYPT

CROATIA 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: facebook.com/dumotion

CUBA

new taipei city Wan Jin Shi MAR Marathon Ching-Cheng Wang E: tpe@mf.worldathletics.org W: www.wanjinshi-marathon.com.tw fb: on.fb.me/1bWyj3d taipei Freeway Marathon Sunny Chen E: wayne@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

taiwan’s Rice Heaven tianzhong Marathon Dec Cheng Tsung-Cheng E: study.ses@gmail.com W: www.tianzhongmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/520marathon Zengwen Reservoir Marathon Wang, Ching-Cheng E: tpe@mf.worldathletics.org W: www.athletics.org.tw fb: bit.ly/2rRvU6G

CURAÇAO KLM curaçao Marathon nOV Kees van Muiswinkel E: kees@curacaomarathon.com W: www.curacaomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ klmcuracaomarathon

CYPRUS

COSTA RICA

taichung Int’l Marathon nOV Chen Ching Lung E: fuludun@gmail.com W: lohasnet.tw/Floraexpo20190224

taipei Marathon Sunny Chen E: wayne@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

APR

Oct

Sun Moon Lake Marathon Oct Jerry Chen E: sunmoonlake.marathon@ gmail.com W: www.sunmoonlakemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ sunmoonlakemarathon/

tainan Half Marathon Wang Ching-Cheng E: tpe@mf.worldathletics.org fb: facebook.com/ tainanhalfmarathon/

taishin Women Run taipei Sunny Chen E: wayne@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

COLOMBIA

Xiamen Marathon JAn Ruan Dunliang E: xmmarathon@xmim. org,ealin_zhuo@126.com W: www.xmim.org/homes/static/ home.html?locale=en fb: facebook.com/xiamenmarathon

*eva Air Marathon Sunny Chen E: wayne@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

Standard chartered taipei charity Marathon FeB Sunny Chen E: wayne@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw fb: facebook.com/ scbmarathon?fref=ts

FALKLAND ISLANDS Standard chartered Stanley Marathon MAR Sarfraz Rao E: bank.info@sc.com W: www.standardchartered.com/fk/ events/marathon

FAROE ISLANDS Atlantic Airways tórshavn Marathon Jun Katrin Thorsvig Hansen E: bragdid@bragdid.fo W: www.torshavnmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/torshavnmaraton/

Heidelbergcement tbilisiHalfMarathon Peter Gottwald E: info@tbilisimarathon.ge W: www.tbilisimarathon.ge fb: facebook.com/Tbilisimarathon

SeP

GERMANY Halfmarathon Altötting Guenther Vogl E: halbmarathon@gmx.de W: www.halbmarathon.de fb: bit.ly/2ZhtrWU generali Berlin Half Marathon Mark Milde W: www.generali-berlinerhalbmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/ berlinerhalbmarathon

SeP

APR

BMW Berlin-Marathon SeP Mark Milde W: www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/ berlinmarathon generali cologne Marathon Markus Frisch E: info@koeln-marathon.de W: koeln-marathon.de/en/ fb: www.facebook.com/ koelnmarathon

Oct


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Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Oct Jo Schindler E: mail@frankfurt-marathon.com W: www.frankfurt-marathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/ffmmarathon Haspa Marathon Hamburg APR Frank Thaleiser E: service@marathonhamburg.de W: www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de fb: facebook.com/ haspamarathonhamburg hella hamburg half marathon Jun Steven Richter E: info@hamburghalbmarathon.de W: www.hamburg-halbmarathon.de HAJ Hannover Marathon Stefanie Eichel E: kontakt@marathonhannover.de W: www.marathon-hannover.de fb: www.facebook.com/ MarathonHannover

APR

generali München Marathon Oct Gernot Weigl E: run@generalimuenchenmarathon.de W: www.generalimuenchenmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/ generalimuenchenmarathon * Ring Running Series Björn Steinmetz E: msm-masters@hillinet.com W: www.ringrunningseries.com Volksbank-Münster-Marathon Michael Brinkmann E: info@volksbankmuenster-marathon.de W: www.volksbank-muenstermarathon.de fb: on.fb.me/1bWylIv

nOV

SeP

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

GREAT BRITAIN Mash Direct MAy Belfast city Marathon Claire O’Neill E: info@belfastcitymarathon.org W: www.belfastcitymarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MarathonBelfast Baxters Loch ness Marathon & Oct Festival of Running Malcolm Sutherland E: info@lochnessmarathon.com W: www.lochnessmarathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/ lochnessmarathon Milton Keynes Marathon & Half MAy Andrew Hully E: run@miltonkeynesmarathon. co.uk W: www.mkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ MiltonKeynesMarathon JcP Swansea Half Marathon Jun David Martin-Jewell E: david@frontrunnerevents.co.uk W: swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk fb: facebook.com/SwanseaHalf

GREECE Int’l Marathon APR Alexander the great Drosos Christopoulos E: info@atgm.gr, info@ alexanderthegreatmarathon.org W: atgm.gr/?lang=en fb: on.fb.me/1bWylYY

Athens Marathon. the Authentic nOV Dimitios Chalvatzaras E: info@ athensauthenticmarathon.gr W: www.athensauthenticmarathon.gr fb: www.facebook.com/ athensauthenticmarathon Athens Half Marathon MAR Dimitios Chalvatzaras E: info@athinahalfmarathon.gr W: www.athinahalfmarathon.gr fb: facebook.com/ athenshalfmarathon crete Marathon Giorgos Alogdianakis E: headquarters@ crete-marathon.gr W: crete-marathon.gr fb: facebook.com/cretemarathon/ nafplio Marathon Evangelos Papapostolou E: info@nafpliomarathon.gr W: www.nafpliomarathon.gr fb: facebook.com/ NafplioMarathonGR/ Rhodes Marathon Nikolaos Polias E: info@rhodesmarathon.gr W: www.rhodesmarathon.gr fb: facebook.com/roads2rhodes

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MAy

SeP

Árpád Kocsis E: registration@ budapestmarathon.com W: halfmarathon.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/ SPAR Budapest Marathon Festival Oct

Árpád Kocsis E: registration@ budapestmarathon.com W: marathon.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/ telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon Árpád Kocsis E: registration@ budapestmarathon.com W: springhalfmarathon. runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/

APR

Suzuki Midnight Sun Run Hrefna Hlín Sveinbjörnsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: midnightrun.is fb: facebook.com/midnightrunis

MAR

Jun

Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon SeP

GUAM united Airlines guam Marathon APR Ben Ferguson E: info@unitedguammarathon.com W: www.unitedguammarathon.com

HONDURAS Maratón del Atlántico FeB Sergio Erick Guevara Pinto E: Sergio.guevara@yandex.com W: maratondelatlantico.run fb: facebook.com/ MaratonDelAtlantico

HONG KONG, CHINA JAn

Standard chartered Hong Kong Oct Marathon William Ko E: inquiry@hkaaa.com W: www.hkmarathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/hkmarathon Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Dec championships Alan Wong Kim Lun E: inquiry@hkaaa.com W: www.hkaaa.com fb: facebook.com/ilovehkaaa unIceF Run for every child Half nOV Marathon & 10km Lando Cheung E: lando.cheung@unicef.org.hk W: run.unicef.org.hk fb: facebook.com/unicef. runforeverychild/

Hrefna Hlin Sveinbjornsdottir E: marathon@marathon.is W: www.rmi.is/en/ fb: facebook.com/ Reykjavikurmarathon

INDIA Adani Ahmedabad Marathon nOV Styam Trivedi E: Satyam.trivedi@adani.com W: www.ahmedabadmarathon.com tcS World 10K Bengaluru Hugh Jones E: tcsworld10k@procam.in W: tcsworld10k.procam.in fb: facebook.com/tcsw10k

nOV

Bengaluru Midnight Marathon Dec Gul Mohamed Akbar E: rungulrun@gmail.com W: midnightmarathon.in fb: facebook.com/midnightmarathon.in Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon Nagaraj Adiga E: contact@nebsports.in W: www.bengalurumarathon.in fb: facebook.com/ marathonbengaluru/ *Sarmang Dehradun Marathon Anil Mohan E: marathon@sarmang.com W: sarmangdehradunmarathon. sarmang.com fb: facebook.com/ sarmangDehradunMarathon

Airtel Hyderabad Marathon Aug Prashant Morparia E: info@marathonhyderabad.com W: www.airtelhyderabadmarathon. com Au Bank Jaipur Marathon FeB Mukesh Mishra E: jaipurmarathon@gmail.com W: www.marathonjaipur.com fb: facebook.com/jaipurmarathon/ tata Steel Kolkata 25k Hugh Jones E: tsk25@procam.in, aimssec@aol.com W: tsk25.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/TSKolkata25

ICELAND

Int’l thessaloniki night Half nOV Marathon Drosos Christopoulos E: info@thesshalfmarathon.org W: www.thesshalfmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjE

china coast Marathon David Smith E: chinacoast@avohk.org W: www.avohk.org

HUNGARY Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon

Dec

Oct

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon nOV Hugh Jones E: adhm@procam.in, arati@procam.in W: airteldelhihalfmarathon.procam.in fb: www.facebook.com/ runadhm?fref=ts goa River Marathon nOV Nitin Bandekar E: nbandekar@nrbgroup.biz W: www.goarivermarathon.com fb: facebook.com/goarivermarathon

Dec

Ageas Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon MAR Nagraj Adiga E: contact@nebsports.in W: www.kolkatafullmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ kolkatafullmarathon/ Ladakh Marathon & ultra SeP Chewang Motup Goba E: info@ladakhmarathon.com W: www.ladakhmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ladakhmarathon Dadi Prakashmani Mount Abu Int’l Half Marathon Aug Mukesh Mishra E: jaipurmarathon@gmail.com W: www.abumarathon.com tata Mumbai Marathon JAn Hugh Jones E: tatamumbaimarathon@ procam.in, arati@procam.in W: tatamumbaimarathon.procam.in fb: facebook.com/ TataMumMarathon/ navi Mumbai Half Marathon FeB Siddarth Gupta E: sid@sportsunited.in W: www.navimumbaihalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ Navimumbaimarathon Ageas Federal Life Insurance new Delhi Marathon MAR Nagaraj Adiga E: contact@nebsports.in W: www.newdelhimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/newdelhimarathon/ cairn Pink city Half Marathon Dec Roop Betala E: racedirector@cairnpchm.in W: www.cairnpchm.com fb: facebook.com/PinkCityMarathon/ Satara Hill Half Marathon SeP Pallavi Pisal E: contact@runsatara.com W: www.runsatara.com fb: facebook.com/SataraHillMarathon Mg Vadodara Int’l Marathon JAn Sameer Khera E: samkhera@gmail.com W: www.vadodaramarathon.com fb: facebook.com/VadodaraMarathon

INDONESIA Maybank Bali Marathon Deniawan Rachmatialevi E: info@balimarathon.com W: www.balimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/BaliMarathon

Aug

Borobudur Marathon nOV Andreas Kansil E: andreas@pandarasports.com W: borobudurmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ BorobudurMarathon2021

IRAQ erbil Marathon Abdulsattar Younus E: erbilmarathon@yahoo.com W: www.erbilmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/JifjR5

Oct

IRELAND cork city Marathon Jun Adrienne Rodgers E: info@corkcitymarathon.ie W: www.corkcitymarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/corkcitymarathon/ KBc Dublin Marathon Jim Aughney E: office@dublinmarathon.ie W: kbcdublinmarathon.ie fb: www.facebook.com/ dublinmarathon

Oct

Abbott Longford Marathon Aug Ciaran McGovern E: info@longfordmarathon.com W: longfordmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/longfordmarathon Waterford Viking Marathon Jun Joe Cawley E: info@waterfordvikingmarathon. com W: www.waterfordvikingmarathon. com fb: on.fb.me/1HWuFDI World Marathon challenge nOV Richard Donovan E: rd@worldmarathonchallenge. com W: www.worldmarathonchallenge. com

ISRAEL eilat Desert Marathon Ofer Padan E: info@marathonisrael.co.il W: www.desertrun.co.il fb: facebook.com/desertrun.co.il/

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Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10kMAR Simon Avraham E: JEM@target-market.co.il W: www.jerusalem-marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/WCyXOj tel Aviv Samsung Marathon FeB Ofer Shytrit “Kapaim” E: marathon@kapaim.co.il W: www.tlvmarathon.co.il fb: facebook.com/TelAvivMarathon Sea of galilee tiberias Marathon Dec Doron Amir E: dorona88@gmail.com W: www.tiberiasmarathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/ TiberiasMarathonIL

ITALY Firenze Marathon Giancarlo Romiti E: staff@firenzemarathon.it W: www.firenzemarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1lpsOz8 10k garda trentino Sandro Poli E: polisandro@hotmail.com W: www.trentinoeventi.it

nOV

nOV

giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon FeB Cesare Monetti E: press@veronamarathon.it W: www. giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/veronamarathon

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generali Milano Marathon MAy Andrea Trabuio E: info@milanomarathon.it W: www.generalimilanomarathon.it/en/ fb: facebook.com/MilanoMarathon Moonlight Half Marathon MAy Piero Rosa Salva E: info@venicemarathon.it W: www.moonlighthalfmarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1zhSboz napoli city Half Marathon Luigi Varriale 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 cetilar Maratona di Pisa Sergio Costanzo E: info@1063ad.it W: www.maratonadipisa.com fb: facebook.com/PisaMarathon

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APR

Dec

Ravenna Marathon – city of Art nOV Stefano Righini E: info@maratonadiravenna.com W: www.maratonadiravenna.com fb: facebook.com/maratonaravenna/ telesia city trophy Int’l Road Race 10k Jun Viscusi Diego E: info@trofeotelesia.it W: www.trofeotelesia.it fb: www.facebook.com/trofeotelese telesia Half Marathon Oct Diego Viscusi E: info@telesiahalfmarathon.it W: www.telesiahalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/telesiahalfmarathon/ trento Half Marathon Oct Ferruccio Demadonna E: info@trentorunningfestival.it W: www.trentorunningfestival.it fb: facebook.com/trentorunningfestival Maratonina città di udine Paolo Bordon E: info@maratoninadiudine.it W: www.maratoninadiudine.it fb: facebook.com/ asdmaratoninaudinese

SeP

Maratona di San Valentino FeB Marcello Vettese E: info@maratonadisanvalentino.it W: www.maratonadisanvalentino.it fb: facebook.com/maratona. disanvalentino Venicemarathon Oct Piero Rosa Salva E: info@venicemarathon.it W: www.venicemarathon.it fb: facebook.com/ASDVenicemarathon Verona Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K nOV W: 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 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon Yoshihisa Deki E: deki-y@mainichi.co.jp W: www.betsudai.com

FeB

ehime Marathon Shigenori Hamasaki E: info@ehimemarathon.jp W: ehimemarathon.jp

JAn

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon championship Dec Takanori Saito E: s-marathon@asahi.com W: www.fukuoka-marathon.com/en/ gifu Half Marathon APR Koji Kitano E: jtbc.sedesk@jtb.com W: www.gifu-marathon.jp/index.html fb: facebook.com/gifu.marathon Hokkaido Marathon Aug Natsuki Hasegawa E: hasegank@hokkaido-np.co.jp W: hokkaido-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/hokkaidomarathon Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Marathon Kyoji Matsunaga E: marugame-half@ aroma.ocn.ne.jp W: www.km-half.com fb: bit.ly/2mrsm5x

FeB

Kanazawa Marathon Oct Yukiyoshi Yamano E: marathon@city.kanazawa.lg.jp W: www.kanazawa-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/kanazawa. marathon.soshiki Kitakyushu Marathon Kenji Kitahashi E: toiawase@kitakyushumarathon.jp W: kitakyushu-marathon.jp fb: on.fb.me/VyPKjJ

FeB

Kobe Marathon nOV Tamio Yokoyama E: Kobemarathon2@ shirt.ocn.ne.jp W: www.kobe-marathon.net fb: facebook.com/Kobe.Marathon. Office Kochi Ryoma Marathon Masanao Ozaki E: ryomamarathon@ ken.kochi.lg.jp W: ryoma-marathon.jp

FeB

FeB

Osaka Women’s Marathon JAn Junji Sawada E: j-sawada@ktv.co.jp W: www.osaka-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/osakawomensmarathon/ the combined 10th Osaka Marathon and 77th Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon FeB Keiji Ashihara E: support@osaka-marathon.com W: www.osaka-marathon.com/ index_en.html fb: facebook.com/osakamarathon.official Ms. Rieko Kumagai (for elite section) E: jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.lakebiwa-marathon.com Lake Saroma 100km ultra Marathon Jun Jiro Hashimoto E: saroma@runners.co.jp W: saromanblue.jp/index.shtml fb: www.facebook.com/ saroma100km KIX Senshu Int’l Marathon FeB Hideki Nagafuji 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 Marathon MAR Tad Hayano E: tm-entrydesk@or.knt.co.jp W: www.marathon.tokyo/en/ fb: www.facebook.com/tokyo42195.org toyama Marathon nOV Takakazu Ishii E: tm-info@toyamamarathon.com W: www.toyamamarathon.com/entry/ oversea.html fb: bit.ly/2qjEk6i

JORDAN

Kyoto Marathon FeB Teruo Ito E: isono@runners.co.jp W: www.kyoto-marathon.com/en/ fb: facebook.com/kyoto. marathon.2021/ Mt. Fuji International Marathon nOV R-bies Sports Foundation E: mtfuji42195@runners.co.jp W: mtfujimarathon.com/ fb: facebook.com/mtfujimarathon/ nagano Marathon Kouta Furuuchi E: info@naganomarathon.gr.jp W: www.naganomarathon.gr.jp fb: www.facebook.com/ naganomarathon

Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race & 10km Tomoki Suzuki E: info@ohme-marathon.jp W: www.ohme-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/ohme.marathon

APR

nagoya Women’s Marathon MAR Koji Kitano E: nagoyawm@gmt.jtb.jp W: womens-marathon.nagoya fb: facebook.com/nagoya.womens. marathon nara Marathon Dec Shogo Arai E: athletic@nara-marathon.jp W: www.nara-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/naramarathon.jp

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

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Dec

Astana Marathon Gauhar Bramley-Fenton E: info@astana42k.com W: www.astana42k.com fb: bit.ly/2NWYlZx

SeP

KENYA

LUXEMBOURG

Standard chartered nairobi Marathon Dennis Sitieney E: Dennis.Sitieney@sc.com W: www.nairobimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ StandardCharteredKE

Oct

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

Ing Route du Vin E: contact@urbantrail.lu W: www.ingrouteduvin.lu fb: bit.ly/2YYR4xV

SeP

MACAU, CHINA

KOREA chuncheon Int’l Marathon Oct Hyungsuk Kim E: marathon@chosun.com W: www.chuncheonmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ChosunMarathon Daegu Int’l Marathon APR TaeKyu Kang E: ktk1203@gmail.com W: marathon.daegusports.or.kr fb: facebook.com/daegumarathon gunsan Saemangeum Int’l Marathon, 10km & 5km Kim Bockju E: kaaf5066@gmail.com W: www.smgmara.com

APR

Macao International 10K Pun Weng Kun E: info@sport.gov.mo W: www.macao10k.com

APR

galaxy entertainment Macao Int’l Dec Marathon Pun Weng Kun E: macaomarathon@sport.gov.mo W: www.macaumarathon.com

MADAGASCAR Madagascar Marathon & Half Jun Thom Gilligan E: info@marathontours.com W: www.madagascarmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ MadagascarMarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Oct

MALAYSIA

gyeongju Marathon Hyun Jin Park E: joong4n2@donga.com W: www.gyeongjumarathon.com

Oct

Incheon Int’l Half Marathon Kim Bockju E: kaaf5066@gmail.com W: www.incheonmarathon.co.kr

SeP

Seoul Marathon MAR Hyun Jin Park E: joong4n2@donga.com W: www.seoul-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/dongamarathon JtBc Seoul Marathon nOV E: marathon@jtbc.co.kr W: marathon.jtbc.com fb: facebook.com/ 2018JTBCSEOULMARATHON/

KUWAIT gulf Bank 642 Marathon JuL Ahmed Almajed E: hi@wesuffix.com W: www.gulfbank642marathon.com fb: facebook.com/GB642/

APR

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

Rimi Vilnius Marathon SeP Gediminas Pajėda E: info@vilniausmaratonas.lt W: www.vilniusmarathon.lt fb: www.facebook.com/vilniusmarathon

LATVIA Rimi Riga Marathon MAy Aigars Nords E: marathon@necom.lv W: rimirigamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/RimiRigaMarathon

Borneo Marathon APR Datuk Dr Heng Aik Cheng E: info@borneomarathon.com W: www.borneomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/borneomarathon Kuching Marathon Liew Tang Chieh E: kchmarathon@gmail.com W: www.marathonkuching.com fb: on.fb.me/1OhT46J

Aug

Penang Bridge International nOV Marathon Yeoh Soon Hin E: info@penangmarathon.gov.my W: www.penangmarathon.gov.my fb: facebook.com/ penangbridgemarathon

MALDIVES Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race Mirshan Hassan E: mirshan@dhiraagu.com.mv W: www.dmrr.mv fb: facebook.com/dhiraagufans/

SeP

MALTA Malta Int’l “challenge” Marathon nOV Barry Michael Whitmore E: bookings@ maltachallengemarathon.com W: www.maltachallengemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ maltachallengemarathon

MEXICO LEBANON Beirut International Marathon Wissam Terro E: wissam.terro@ beirutmarathon.org W: www.beirutmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/beirutmarathon

nOV

LITHUANIA

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

Oct

Maratón “Las Batallas de celaya”

Kaunas Marathon Jun Regimantas Tarasevičius E: info@kaunasmarathon.lt W: www.kaunasmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/KaunoMaratonas

APR

Fernando Gabriel García Carrillo E: fgarcia@fecodi.com.mx W: www.maratoncelaya.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCelaya

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gran Maratón Pacifico Mazatlán Dec Karla Angelica Camacho Guzman E: paisajismo_karlac@ hotmail.com W: www.maraton.org fb: www.facebook.com/gran. maratonpacifico 21K guadalajara electrolit nutrido por granvita FeB Albino Galvan Martinez E: albino.galvan@comudeguadalajara. gob.mx, enriquegarcia@ deportesguadalajara.gob.mx W: www.medio.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL Medio Maratón Atlas de guadalajara SeP Saúl Figueroa E: medio.maraton@ atlascolomos.com.mx W: www.mediomaraton.atlas.com.mx fb: facebook.com/ AtlasMedioMaraton/ Maratón guadalajara Megacable hidratado por electrolit nOV Tomás Antonio Gallo Padilla E: tomasgallo@ comudeguadalajara. gob.mx, enriquegarcia@ deportesguadalajara.gob.mx W: www.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL Maraton Int’l de Juarez Oct Federico Mendoza E: fmendoza@maratondejuarez.com W: www.maratondejuarez.com fb: bit.ly/2JdBw6H Maratón León guiar SeP Lic. Roberto José Elías Orozco E: roberto.elias@ comudeleon.gob.mx W: www.maratonleon.mx fb: facebook.com/MaratonLeonMX/ Merida Marathon Pablo Suinaga Sainz E: psuinaga@asdeporte.com W: marathonmerida.com Maratón Powerade Monterrey Edilberto González Serna E: edilbertogonzalez. accnl@gmail.com W: www.maratonmonterrey.com fb: facebook.com/Maratonmty

JAn

Dec

RAHAL Mémorial casablanca Jun Abdelwahed Rahal E: info@2cras.com W: www.running.ma fb: facebook.com/marrakech10km 10km Int’l de Dakhla Sidi Ahmed Hormatoallah E: info@2cras.com W: www.rbmsports.com tafilalet 10km errachidia Lamhamdi Alaoui Moulay Chrif E: alaoui802003@hotmail.com W: www.rbmsports.com fb: facebook.com/Tafilalet10K Marathon Int’l de Fes Lakhdar Abdellah E: marathondefes@gmail.com W: www.marathonfes.ma Semi Marathon Int’l de Laayoune Abdellah Jeddad E: ajeddad@gmail.com W: www.running.ma Marathon & Semi Int’l de Marrakech Mohamed Knidiri E: marathonmarrakech@ gmail.com W: www.marathonmarrakech.ma fb: facebook.com/ marathon2marrakech

Aug

Dec

*Maratón Puerto Vallarta APR Humberto Munoz Vargas E: direccion@ maratonpuertovallarta.com W: www.maratonpuertovallarta.com

JAn

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

nOV

Oct

JAn

MOLDOVA chisinau Int’l Marathon Oct Dmitri Voloshin E: event@sporter.md W: www.marathon.md fb: facebook.com/chisinaumarathon/

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon Oct Kire Sinadinovski E: kire@skopskimaraton.com.mk W: www.skopjemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/skopskimaraton north Pole Marathon APR Richard Donovan E: rd@npmarathon.com W: www.npmarathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/npmarathon

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS Saipan Marathon Edward Diaz E: ediaz@mymarianas.com W: mymarianas.com fb: bit.ly/2BWDSTk

Rachid Ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com W: www.rbmsports.com fb: facebook.com/ marrakech10km/?fref=ts

Bagan temple Marathon nOV Rune Nortoft E: rn@albatros-adventure.com W: www.bagan-temple-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/bagantemplemarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

NETHERLANDS

Marathon eindhoven Edgar de Veer E: edgar.deveer@golazo.com W: www.marathoneindhoven.nl fb: facebook.com/marathon. eindhoven

NEW ZEALAND ASB Auckland Marathon JAn Sam Ellis E: aucklandmarathon@ ironman.com W: www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz fb: facebook.com/aucklandmarathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

SeP

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

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

NORTH POLE

20km & 10km Int’l de Marrakech

tcS Amsterdam Marathon Rene Wit E: info@tcsamsterdammarathon.nl W: www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl fb: www.facebook.com/ TCSAmsterdamMarathon

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

NORTH MACEDONIA

MYANMAR

21km nuevo León nOV Luciano Ramirez Gallardo E: atletismonuevoleon@gmail.com W: www.asociaciondeatletismonl.com fb: facebook.com/21knl

Maraton Varmex Carlos Vargas Rosas E: carlosvargasrosas@ hotmail.com W: www.maratonvarmex.com fb: facebook.com/maratonvarmex

MOROCCO Marathon Int’l de casablanca Oct Mohamed Jouahri E: contact@casaevents.ma W: www.casablanca-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/casamarathon/

Oct

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NORWAY Fjordkraft Bergen city Marathon APR Janne Jensen E: post@bergencitymarathon.no W: www.bergencitymarathon.no fb: facebook.com/BergenCityMarathon/ Midnight Sun Marathon Nils I. Haetta E: info@msm.no W: www.msm.no fb: on.fb.me/18FhPtw BMW Oslo Maraton Cecilie L’Orsa E: cecilie@oslomaraton.no W: www.oslomaraton.no/en fb: facebook.com/oslomaraton Polarnight Halfmarathon Nils I. Haetta E: info@msm.no W: www.msm.no fb: bit.ly/2UPOUhQ 3-Sjøersløpet (the 3 Lakes Race) Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.3sjoers.no fb: facebook.com/3sjoers

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Spitsbergen Marathon Jun Merethe Stiberg E: post@spitsbergenmarathon.no W: www.spitsbergenmarathon.no Oct

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

enschede Marathon APR Sandra Melief E: sandra@enschedemarathon.nl W: www.enschedemarathon.nl fb: facebook.com/EnschedeMarathon

Al Mouj Muscat Marathon FeB Joe Rafferty E: nic@sabcosports.com W: muscatmarathon.om fb: facebook.com/MuscatMarathon/

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PANAMA Panama Int’l Marathon nOV Rodrigo Espinosa E: rodriespinosa@gmail.com W: www. maratoninternacionaldepanama. com/en/ fb: on.fb.me/19tYlKX

PARAGUAY Maratón Int’l Asunción Aug Myrta Doldan Roman E: pmc.paraguay@gmail.com W: www.pmcpy.org fb: facebook.com/PyMarathonClub Int’l Asunción Half Marathon MAy Marcelo Ithurralde E: marcelo@runningtime.org W: www.pmcpy.org fb: facebook.com/PyMarathonClub

PERU Marathon Life Lima42k SeP Andreas Müller E: info@zmsports.org W: www.lima42k.com fb: facebook.com/maratonlima42k/

POLAND PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon Jun Grzegorz Kuczynski E: fundacja@bialystokbiega.pl W: www.bialystokpolmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/bialystokpolmaraton/ cracovia Marathon APR Krzysztof Kowal E: marathon@cracoviamaraton.pl W: www.cracoviamaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/CracoviaMaraton cracovia Royal Half Marathon Oct Krzysztof Kowal E: marathon@cracoviamaraton.pl W: cracoviapolmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/CracoviaMaraton Pila Int’l Half Marathon SeP Henryk Paskal E: info@pila.halfmarathon.pl W: www.pila.halfmarathon.pl fb: www.facebook.com/polmaraton.pila PKO Poznań Half Marathon APR Łukasz Miadziołko E: info@halfmarathon.poznan.pl W: www.halfmarathon.poznan.pl fb: facebook.com/PoznanMaraton PKO Poznań Marathon Lukasz Miadziolko E: info@marathon.poznan.pl W: www.marathon.poznan.pl fb: facebook.com/PoznanMaraton Silesia Marathon Bohdan Witwicki E: info@silesiaproactive.pl W: www.silesiamarathon.pl/en/ fb: on.fb.me/18FdJS0

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Warsaw Marathon SeP Marek Tronina E: info@warsawmarathon.com W: maratonwarszawski.com/en/ fb: facebook.com/WarsawMarathon ORLen Warsaw Marathon APR Marcin Fudalej E: marcin.fudalej@ orlenmarathon.pl W: www.orlenmarathon.pl fb: facebook.com/ORLENMarathon Warsaw Half Marathon MAR Marek Tronina E: info@warsawmarathon.com W: www.warsawhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/WarsawMarathon

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

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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 Montepio Meia Maratona de cascais nOV Hugo Miguel Ramos Sousa E: geral@hmssports.pt W: www.meiamaratonadecascais.pt fb: facebook.com/ meiamaratonadecascais/ Discoveries Half Marathon Dec António Campos E: geral@xistarca.pt W: meiamaratonadosdescobrimentos. com fb: bit.ly/2oReipd Funchal Marathon JAn Policarpo Gouveia E: geral.atletismomadeira@ gmail.com W: www.madeiramarathon.com fb: facebook.com/funchalmarathon/ Lidl São Silvestre de Lisboa Dec Hugo Miguel Ramos Sousa E: info@saosilvestredelisboa.com W: www.saosilvestredelisboa.com fb: facebook.com/saosilvestredelisboa eDP Lisbon Half Marathon MAR Carlos Moya E: geral@maratonaportugal.com W: www.maratonaclubedeportugal. com/en/corrida-marco-2022/ edp-lisbon-half-marathon/ fb: www.facebook.com/ MeiaMaratonaLisboa eDP Lisbon Marathon | Luso Half Marathon Oct Carlos Moya E: geral@maratonaportugal.com W: www.maratonaclubedeportugal.com fb: facebook.com/ MaratonaDeLisboa/ Porto Half Marathon SeP Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.meiamaratonadoporto.com fb: facebook.com/ meiamaratonadoporto/ Porto Marathon eDP Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.maratonadoporto.com fb: on.fb.me/19tXqKC

nOV

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA Sanlam cape town Marathon Oct Renee Jordaan E: raceoffice@capetownmarathon.com W: www.capetownmarathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/CTMarathon comrades Marathon Rowyn James E: info@comrades.com W: www.comrades.com fb: facebook.com/ ComradesMarathon

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two Oceans Marathon APR Debra Barnes E: debra@twooceansmarathon.org.za W: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za fb: www.facebook.com/ TwoOceansMarathon

ROMANIA Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Oct Marathon Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/ BucharestMarathon OMV Petrom Bucharest Half MAy Marathon Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest21km.com fb: facebook.com/Bucharest21km Bucharest International Half Marathon and 10K Alina Manea E: alina@runbi10k.ro W: runbi21km.ro Wizz Air cluj-napoca Marathon Horatiu Morar E: office@runnersclub.ro W: www.maraton-cluj.ro/en fb: bit.ly/2fUJuR1

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

Moscow Marathon SeP Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@runc.run W: moscowmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/moscowmarathon Moscow Half Marathon Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@runc.run W: moscowhalf.org fb: facebook.com/runcomrun/

MAy

Pushkin – St Petersburg Dmitriy Pavlov E: info@pushkin-run.com W: pushkin-run.ru Siberian Ice Half Marathon Konstantin Podbelski E: tour@runsim.ru W: www.runsim.ru fb: on.fb.me/1zzM9nj

MAy

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

MAy

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

SEYCHELLES Seychelles eco-Friendly Marathon FeB Giovanna Rousseau E: seymarathon@seychelles.net fb: facebook.com/ ecofriendlymarathon/

SINGAPORE Standard chartered Singapore Marathon Dec Shaun Nik E: singaporeinfo@ironman.com W: www.singaporemarathon.com fb: www.facebook.com/MarathonSG

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

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

Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon Oct Barbara Železnik E: info@timingljubljana.si W: www.vw-ljubljanskimaraton.si fb: facebook.com/ljmaraton three Hearts Marathon MAy Marko Pintaric E: info@maraton-radenci.si W: www.maraton-radenci.si fb: facebook.com/MaratonTrehSrc

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SPAIN Zurich Marató de Barcelona APR Cristian Llorens E: cristian.llorens@rpm-mktg.es W: www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es fb: www.facebook.com/ ZURICHMARATODEBARCELONA eDreams Mitja Marató de MAR Barcelona Cristian Llorens E: cristian.llorens@rpm-mktg.es W: edreamsmitjabarcelona.com fb: facebook.com/ mitjamaratobarcelona Movistar Medio Maratón de Madrid APR

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White nights Marathon Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@runc.run W: wnmarathon.runc.run fb: facebook.com/wnmarathon/

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SPB Half Marathon. the northern Aug capital Dmitry Tarasov E: tarasov@runc.run W: spbhalf.org fb: facebook.com/runcomrun/ Pushkin Marathon Dmitriy Pavlov E: info@pushkin-run.com W: pushkin-run.ru

galaxy Vladivostok Marathon SeP Olga Gaeva E: info@vladivostokmarathon.ru W: www.galaxymarathon.com fb: facebook.com/RunDnsRun/

SERBIA

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Kazan Half Marathon Vadim Yangirov E: vadim@youngirov.ru W: timerman.org

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yarche tomsk International Marathon Jun Alexander Gordievskikh E: info@tomskmarathon.ru W: tomskmarathon.ru fb: facebook.com/tomskmarathon

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RUSSIA golden Ring ultra trail 100 Michael Dolgy E: info@goldenultra.ru W: www.goldenultra.ru fb: facebook.com/ GoldenRingUltraTrail/

Siberian Int’l Marathon Konstantin Podbelski E: tour@runsim.ru W: www.runsim.ru fb: on.fb.me/1lttnsK

10K Valencia Ibercaja Alex Aparicio E: alex@10kvalencia.com W: www.10kvalencia.com fb: facebook.com/10KValencia/

JAn

SRI LANKA LSR colombo Marathon P.T. Weerasinghe E: colombomarathon@ LSR-srilanka.com, LSRtilak@sltnet.lk W: www.colombomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ LSRColomboMarathon

Oct

SWEDEN göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Erik Bergkvist E: info@goteborgsvarvet.se W: www.goteborgsvarvet.se fb: www.facebook.com/ goteborgsvarvet

Rock ’n’ Roll Running Series Madrid Pedro Rumbao E: drumbao@mapoma.es W: www.edprocknrollmadrid.com fb: facebook.com/RnRMadrid

ASIcS Stockholm Marathon Jun David Fridell E: info@stockholmmarathon.se W: www.stockholmmarathon.se fb: www.facebook.com/ stockholmmarathon.se

eDP Medio Maratón de la Mujer de Madrid Oct Francisco Javier Gavela Rodríguez E: fjgavela@mpib.es W: www.edpmediomaratondelamujer.es fb: facebook.com/ MedioMaratonMujer/ Zurich Maratón Málaga Dec Pablo Gálvez Martín E: info@zurichmaratonmalaga.es W: www.maratonmalaga.com fb: facebook.com/maratondemalaga/ Zafiro Palma Marathon Oct David Thompson Foronda E: info@zafiropalmamarathon.com W: www.zafiropalmamarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1RZOiR8 Maratón Donostia nOV San Sebastián Patxi Larrea Perurena E: gafatletismo@gmail.com (sport questions), maraton@ flygroupnet.com (registrations and general questions) W: www.zurichmaratondonostia.com fb: facebook.com/maratonsansebastian Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa JAn Pola Roque M. Alemañ Bonet E: atletismosantapola@gmail.com W: www.mitjasantapola.com fb: facebook.com/ MitjaMaratoSantaPola Zurich Maratón de Sevilla FeB Francisco Javier Gavela Rodríguez E: fjgavela@mpib.es W: www.zurichmaratonsevilla.es fb: facebook.com/MaratonDeSevilla Medio Maratón Valencia trinidad Oct Alfonso eDP Paco Borao E: gerencia@correcaminos.org W: www.valenciaciudaddelrunning. com/medio-maraton fb: www.facebook.com/ mediomaratonvalencia Valencia trinidad Alfonso eDP Dec Marathon Paco Borao E: gerencia@correcaminos.org W: www.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com fb: facebook.com/maratonvalencia

MAy

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

SWITZERLAND generali genève Marathon MAy Benjamin Chandelier E: info@genevemarathon.org W: www.generaligenevemarathon. com fb: facebook.com/GeneveMarathon greifenseelauf uster Markus Ryffel E: greifenseelauf@ markusryffels.ch W: www.greifenseelauf.ch fb: facebook.com/greifenseelauf

SeP

Jungfrau-Marathon SeP Patrick Wieser E: info@jungfrau-marathon.ch W: www.jungfrau-marathon.ch fb: facebook.com/JungfrauMarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Lausanne Marathon Oct Josette Bruchez E: info@lausanne-marathon.com W: www.lausanne-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/LausanneMarathon neujahrsmarathon Zürich Jamie Vrijhof E: info@neujahrsmarathon.ch W: www.neujahrsmarathon.ch fb: www.facebook.com/ neujahrsmarathon StraLugano Richi Umberg E: richi@stralugano.ch W: www.stralugano.ch

Zürich Marathon E: info@zuerichmarathon.ch W: www.zuerichmarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/zurichmarathon

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APR

TANZANIA

Alejandro Sánchez Perrote E: info@mediomaratonmadrid.es W: www.mediomaratonmadrid.es fb: facebook.com/ mediomaratonmadrid/ APR

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

JAn

SeP

SwisscityMarathon – Lucerne Oct Reto Schorno E: info@swisscitymarathon.ch W: www.swisscitymarathon.ch fb: facebook.com/SwissCityMarathon Swissalpine / Swiss Irontrail Aug Andrea Tuffli E: info@swissalpine.ch W: www.swissalpine.ch fb: facebook.com/swissalpinedavos Course not measurable to AIMS standards

*cRDB Bank Marathon Tully Esther Mwambapa E: tullyesther.mwambapa@ crdbbank.co.tz W: www.crdbbankmarathon.co.tz

Aug

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

THAILAND Bangkok Midnight Marathon Dec Boonperm Intanapasat E: pom@moveasia.co.th W: www.bangkokmidnightmarathon. com fb: facebook.com/ Bangkokmidnightmarathon/ Amazing thailand Marathon Bangkok Kobkiat Sangwanich E: amazingthailandmarathon bangkok@gmail.com W: www.amazingthailand marathon2021.com fb: bit.ly/3mQdlNk Bangsaen21 Half Marathon Rut Jiroajvanichakorn E: info@Bangsaen21.com W: www.Bangsaen21.com/en fb: facebook.com/bangsaen21/

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Dec

Bangsaen42 chonburi Marathon nOV Rut Jiroajvanichakorn E: info@BANGSAEN42.com W: www.bangsaen42.com fb: facebook.com/BANGSAEN42 Bangsaen10 Varithaya Laksanakoses E: jutamas@mice.co.th W: www.bangsaen10.com fb: facebook.com/Bangsaen10K Buriram Marathon Tanaisiri Chanvitayarom E: brrmarathon@gmail.com W: www.burirammarathon.com fb: facebook.com/bru.marathon/

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chanthaburi Scenic Half Marathon MAy

Alongkorn Jiamanukulkit E: alongkorn@raceup.co.th W: www.scenicmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/scenicmarathon chanthaburi Scenic Marathon Oct Alongkorn Jiamanukulkit E: alongkorn@raceup.co.th W: www.scenicmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/scenicmarathon


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chombeung Marathon JAn Akom Chareonsuk E: Akom_ch@hotmail.com W: www.chombuengmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ chombuengmarathon

*tunisia Women’s Run Int’l Half APR Naamen Bouhamed E: contact@sportsmed-events.com W: tunisiawomenrun.com/ fb: facebook.com/tunisiawomenrun

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

nKolay İstanbul Marathon I. Renay Onur E: renay.onur@spor.istanbul W: www.maraton.istanbul

Krabi Half Marathon Alongkorn Jiamanukulkit E: alongkorn@raceup.co.th W: www.krabimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/krabimarathon

nKolay İstanbul Half Marathon MAR I. Renay Onur E: renay.onur@spor.istanbul W: www.istanbulyarimaratonu.com fb: on.fb.me/1OYHCP2

SeP

River Kwai Int’l Half Marathon SeP Mallika Polanan E: mpolanan@gmail.com W: amazingfield.net/event-detail-EN/ RIVER-KWAI-INTERNATIONALHALF-MARATHON-2020 Supersports Laguna Phuket Jun Marathon Roman Floesser E: info1@phuketmarathon.com W: www.phuketmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/phuketmarathon nong Khai ASeAn Marathon Dec Veerathorn Earsakul E: mpolanan@gmail.com W: amazingfield.net/event-detail-EN/ NONGKHAI-ASEAN-MARATHON2020 *Photak Marathon Aug Kongkaew Wanthana E: photak2021@gmail.com W: www.photakmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/photakmarathon Phukethon Boonperm Intanapasat E: pom@moveasia.co.th W: www.phukethon.com fb: facebook.com/Phukethon/ thai Sikh Run Mr. Jasvinder Sachdev E: mpolanan@gmail.com W: www.thaisikhrun.com

nOV

FeB

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO uWI SPec Int’l Half Marathon Grace Jackson E: specinfo@sta.uwi.edu W: sta.uwi.edu/spec/marathon fb: facebook.com/UWISPEC

Oct

TURKEY

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS the St. croix Int’l Marathon Wallace Williams E: wallacewilliams@msn.com W: virginislandspace.org/ stxmarathon2019.html

*Kharkiv nova Poshta Liberty Marathon Masich Alina Viktorivna E: masich.alina@gmail.com W: newrun.com.ua/en/ Wizz Air Kyiv city Marathon Dmytro Chernitskyi E: veremiienko@runukraine.org W: www.kyivmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/ kyivmarathon/?fref=ts Kyiv nova Poshta Half Marathon Maxim Krivenko E: krivenko.maxim@gmail.com W: newrun.com.ua *Lviv nova Poshta Marathon Drozd Olena Oleksandrivna E: volonteers@newrun.com.ua W: newrun.com.ua/en/

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Oct

Oct

nOV

MAy

Kryvenko Maksym Volodymyrovych E: krivenko.maxim@gmail.com W: newrun.com.ua/en/odesa2021.html Poltava nova Poshta Half Marathon Vradiy Maxim Anatolovich W: newrun.com.ua/en/

Sfax Marathon Olive trees Naamen Bouhamed E: contact@sportsmed-events.com W: sfaxmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ MarathondesoliviersSfax

Abu Dhabi “yes I can” 10km Int’l Rachid Ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com W: www.running.ma

nOV

Oct

Marathon cOMAR tunis - carthage Dec

M. Lotfi Ben Haj Kacem E: dg@comar.tn, marathon@ comar.tn, marketing@comar.tn W: www.marathon.comar.tn fb: facebook.com/comarmarathon/

SeP

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MAR

ADnOc Abu Dhabi Marathon nOV Andrea Trabuio E: andrea.trabuio@rcs.it W: www.adnocabudhabimarathon. com fb: facebook.com/ ADNOCADmarathon/ the Ras al Khaimah Half Marathon FeB

Andrea Trabuio E: andrea.trabuio@rcs.it W: therakhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/therakhalfmarathon

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Monterey Bay Half Marathon nOV Doug Thurston E: doug@bsim.org W: www.montereybayhalfmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IRalcA B.A.A. Boston Marathon Dave McGillivray E: info@baa.org W: www.baa.org fb: www.facebook.com/ TheBostonMarathon

Oct

Bank of America chicago Marathon Oct

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UKRAINE Bila tserkva Marathon Sergey Bocharov E: sergeebocharov@gmail.com W: www.bc-marathon.org.ua fb: facebook.com/ BilaTserkvaMarathon/

carthage Race Marathon FeB Naamen Bouhamed E: info@the-carthage-race.com W: www.carthage-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/ThecarthageRace

Semi Marathon Int’l de Sfax Mounir ben Belguith E: contact@smisfax.com W: www.smisfax.com

nOV

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

Carey Pinkowski E: office@chicagomarathon.com W: chicagomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ChicagoMarathon/ chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon JAn and We Are Houston 5K Brant Kotch E: marathon@houstonmarathon.com W: www.houstonmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/houstonmarathon Marine corps Marathon Oct Rick Nealis E: mcmcustomerservice@ usmc-mccs.org W: www.marinemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ MarineCorpsMarathon

Maui Oceanfront Marathon JAn Les Wright E: RunMaui@gmail.com W: www.MauiOceanfrontMarathon.com fb: facebook.com/runmaui/ tcS new york city Marathon Ted Metellus E: nyrrevents@nyrr.org W: www.tcsnycmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/nycmarathon

nOV

Rock ’n’ Roll Dc Marathon & Half Marathon MAR Kevin Buffalino E: rnrdc@competitorgroup.com W: www.runrocknroll.com/DC fb: facebook.com/RocknRollDC Humana Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Nicole Keilman E: rnrvegas@runrocknroll.com W: runrocknroll.com/las-vegas fb: facebook.com/RnRVegas/

FeB

URUGUAY Maratón de Montevideo APR Marcos Melazzi E: secretariacau2016@gmail.com fb: facebook.com/ maratonmontevideo42km

UZBEKISTAN tashkent International Half Marathon Mamadaliyev Ulugbek E: m-ulugbek@bk.ru W: uzmarathon.uz

VENEZUELA cAF caracas Maratón APR Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia E: maratoncaf@caf.com W: maraton.caf.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCafCaracas XXI gatorade ccS Rock Sonia Rosales E: srosales@hipereventos.com W: www.hipereventos.com fb: on.fb.me/IRe3mA

Oct

VIETNAM Manulife Danang Int’l Marathon MAR Bady Pham E: info@pulse.vn W: www.rundanang.com fb: facebook.com/ dananginternationalmarathon * Hanoi Marathon Nguyen Manh Hung E: vie@mf.worldathletics.org W: hanoiheritagemarathon.com

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techcombank Ho chi Minh city Int’l Dec Marathon Duy Do Huynh Khanh E: duy@sunriseevents.com.vn W: marathonhcmc.com fb: bit.ly/2z9Rcjt Longbien Marathon nOV Pham Thanh Tung E: support@racevietnam.com W: www.longbienmarathon.com/en

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econet Victoria Falls Marathon JuL John Addison E: info@vicfallsmarathon.com W: www.vicfallsmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/VictoriaFallsMarathon