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Runners’ high in an earthly low

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Tiberias Winner Marathon, Israel Over the years many runners from all over the world have run their best marathon times in the longestrunning marathon in Israel

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Seeing is believing

Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon, Chinese Taipei The race has established itself as a premium international Marathon and the most charitable in Chinese Taipei

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A marathon in bloom

Maratona do Funchal, Portugal Take a trip to one of the most captivating cities of the world and run towards happiness

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To the glory of Guadalajara

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AIMS News

Medio Maratón Internacional Guadalajara, Mexico The runners’ progression past Guadalajara’s emblematic places allows them to feel the inspiring aesthetic of a proud and hospitable city

IAU News

12 Run in Spain – mainly on the plain 33 Zurich Maratón de Sevilla, Spain 59 Europe’s flattest marathon course passes through

WMRA News

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IAAF News

Calendar

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Podium placers Worldwide race reports and pictures

Seville’s most beautiful, emblematic and recognisable points of interest

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Go do it on the mountain

REGULARS

Official listings for AIMS events

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Kilimanjaro Marathon, Tanzania Approaching the stadium I could hear the crowds cheering. I felt like I could keep running forever: a feeling of relief and happiness

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Opinion Nothing new — and not out of Africa Hugh Jones asks whether marathon runners need fear terrorist incidents

Running into history

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Rovaniemi Marathon: An Arctic alternative The possibilities are endless. Welcome to Rovaniemi — enjoy your run and a new experience.

Lives remembered

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Chet Sainsbury, John Disley

Looking ahead

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Kaunas Marathon, Lithuania; Waterford Viking Marathon, Ireland; Scotiabank Vancouver HalfMarathon & 5k, Canada; JCP Swansea Half Marathon, Great Britain; Da Nang Int’l Marathon, Vietnam

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

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AIMS News

AIMS Children’s Series Photos: Nitin Kale

The first AIMS Children’s Series race of 2016 was held on 24 January in the village of Khanivali, 80km north of Mumbai, the first time the Series has ever hosted an event in India.

There was a good incentive to run fast as the first three in each category — 18 in all — were awarded with bicycles and a pair of branded running shoes. AIMS Secretary Hugh Jones attended and assisted with the prize giving. All those who ran received probably the most goodyladen finisher bag ever offered anywhere: the bag itself was a canvas school backpack and it contained a blanket, cap, water bottle, pens, crayons, notebook and maths instruments as well as a skipping rope and two rubber balls packets of food and toiletries. And that wasn’t all: along with the finishers’ medals and certificates

The next edition of Distance Running will be published in July 2016. The advertising and editorial deadlines will be on 9 June.

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EXECUTIVES PRESIDENT:

Paco Borao (Valencia)

Just under 500 children from the Anand Laxman Chandavarkar Vidhyalay secondary school participated in a 4km fun run. AIMS launched the Children’s Series in 2006 to assist selected member races in promoting running among children in areas of need. The school, attended by children from mainly farming families, hosted boys’ and girls’ races for the eighth, ninth and tenth grades. The children raced over a traffic-free out-and-back 4km course on mainly tarmac road. The gently downhill first kilometre to the bridge over the river made for some fast starts. The girls’ races were set off five minutes after the boys so that there was only limited overlap and the interval between age groups was sufficient to allow almost all the field to have completed before the next race followed. All completed the course and some with impressive timings, the fastest of the day being 14 minutes 27 seconds. Comprehensive chip-timed results were available following the race.

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borao@correcaminos.org PRESIDENT EMERITUS:

Hiroaki Chosa

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

Allan Steinfeld, Carlos Moya H O N O R A R Y S T AT I S T I C I A N :

Dr. David Martin

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

Martha Morales (Tangamanga) maratontangamanga@gmail.com

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

Hugh Jones

aimssec@aol.com TREASURER:

Al Boka (Las Vegas)

aimstreasurer@aol.com DIRECTORS:

Gary BE Boshoff

gary8boshoff@gmail.com

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

Andrea Eby (Vancouver)

everyone received a personal Fuji Instamax Polaroid of them with their medal, an analogue watch, a pair of canvas shoes (the children had been individually measured up the previous week) and two pairs of socks.

of the Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Sea Coast, the Borivali National Park Green Runners from north Mumbai and a wide range of family and friends, was pleased with how the race went.

Race director Amit Sheth, who had recruited an organising team including the school staff, members

The other 2016 AIMS Children’s Series events are scheduled to take place in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

andreaeby@shaw.ca

Fernando Jamarne (Santiago) fjamarne@alessandri.cl

Mark Milde (Berlin)

mark.milde@scc-events.com

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

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

Theodosis Livitsanos (Administrator)

aimshq@aimsworldrunning.org C O N S U LT A N T S :

Frank Baillie (Magazine & Website)

21st World Congress of AIMS The forthcoming AIMS Congress initially planned for Quito, Ecuador on 2-4 June 2016 had to be suddenly cancelled when the host event lost the support of the city authorities. When this was announced as many as 15 AIMS member races generously offered their assistance to stage a replacement Congress. AIMS President Paco Borao wrote in thanks and to report: “The natural alternative was to try hosting the Congress in Athens, the city where AIMS is headquartered and where we have our annual AIMS Symposium”. This plan has now been confirmed and the 21st World Congress of AIMS will be held in Athens on 10-12 November 2016. The 18th World Congress was hosted in Athens in 2011 and the city has been the location of AIMS’ Headquarters since 2012. The new date still observes the requirement written into the AIMS Articles of Association that the World Congress be held no less frequently than every 30 months.

bailliefrank@aol.com

Peter McLean (Press & Public Relations)

petermclean@pmpr2000.fsnet.co.uk

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

International Measurement Administrators: AMERICAS:

Bernie Conway

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

Hugh Jones

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

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

Dave Cundy

cundysm@ozemail.com.au

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Medical partnership AIMS has entered into a partnership with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) in which it becomes the medical advisory body to AIMS. Founded in October 2003 as the American Road Racing Medical Society (ARRMS), IIRM was developed to help create a streamlined medical response plan for race directors and medical volunteers to protect runners on their courses. IIRM offers educational resources to race directors and sports medicine physicians including best responses for common road racing injuries and advice on how to train medical volunteers for race day. AIMS members will be able to use IIRM as a conduit to access information, research and good practice from many

of the world’s leading and most highly qualified medical professionals specialising in sport and in particular distance running. AIMS President Paco Borao comments: “I am sure that both organisations will feel the benefits of this partnership. I hope many AIMS members will join IIRM and make use of their educational resources to benefit their races and provide the best services to runners.” Chris Troyanos, Executive Director of IIRM comments: “We look forward to providing AIMS and their member races with the expertise and knowledge that we have built up over the past 12 years. This partnership helps us towards our goal of attaining true international reach.”

New race members ■ The Nike Women’s Half Marathon (TPE) and 10km will hold its fourth edition in Taipei on 11 April 2016. On the last occasion 11,000 women ran the half marathon and another 18,000 the 10km. 1200 foreign participants came from 18 different countries. ■ The Losinjski Half Marathon (CRO) has been held for the last five years with the next race scheduled for 30 April. The field comprises only 150 runners but a large proportion are foreign visitors. Race records stand to Julius Lagat and Hellen Kimutai with 1:04:53 and 1:16:54 respectively. ■ The Athens Half Marathon (GRE)has been held for the last five years as a sister event to Athens Marathon – the Authentic. At the most recent edition on 20 March 4000 men and 1000 women ran the half marathon and another 9000 took part in the supporting events among whom were 216 foreign runners from 29 countries. ■ The Stavanger Marathon (NOR) will hold their 15th edition on 27 August 2016. The marathon attracts 150 men and 50 women but there are around 1500 in the other events split evenly between men and women and including over 250 foreign runners from 44 countries.

■ The Taipei Expressway Marathon (TPE) is one of the many races staged by the Chinese Taipei Road Running Association. It incorporates a half marathon and 10km and has been held since 1994 – the latest edition being on 20 March. The race attracts 6000 runners to the marathon and 12000 to thew other events, including 800 foreign runners from 22 countries. ■ Held for 6 years the next Kyiv City Marathon (UKR) will be on 18 September. The race includes both 2and 4-person relays, plus 10km, 5km and 2km events. The marathon gets 500 men and 100 women but another 2000 men and 1700 women participate in the other events with 52 foreign runners coming from 32 countries.

New associates ■ The Marathon Vert d’Agadir (MAR) will be held for the first time on 24 April 2016. ■ The Yerevan Half Marathon (ARM) was held for the first time in October 2015, attracting 800 men and 700 women of whom 500 were foreign runners from 34 countries. Inaugural records were set by Rinas Akhmadeev (RUS) and Olga Skrypak (UKR) at 1:09:57 and 1:16:15.

Lives remembered

Chet Sainsbury 1942–2016 Two Oceans race director and Comrades Marathon veteran Chet Sainsbury, Race Director of the Two Oceans Marathon for 27 years, died on 23 February 2016. He held many positions within the road running fraternity including serving on the South African Road Running Commission, acting as Vice-Chair of Western Province Athletics and as Chairperson of Western Province Road Running and the Celtic Harriers Club. He was an active measurer in South Africa throughout the 1990s. Chet was an ardent supporter of the Comrades Marathon and was a “Green Number” runner having completed more than 10 of the 89km races — in fact 14 of them between 1978 and 1991. He ran his final Comrades in the year 2000 in the 75th commemorative edition of the race.

CMA Vice Chairperson Cheryl Winn says: “Chet was synonymous with the Two Oceans Marathon, Western Province Athletics and South African distance running. He was strongly principled, incredibly energetic, organised and methodical to the extreme. I remember when he fell within a kilometre of the start of the 1989 Comrades Marathon and crashed his elbow into a curb. He strapped it to his chest and ran through 90km of discomfort and increasing agony to earn his eighth silver medal.” Two Oceans Marketing Manager Stefanie Schultzen says: “He was a mentor and leader to me and many others. He contributed so much to athletics and his legacy will be felt for a long time to come.” Photo: Shawn Benjamin/Ark Images

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Lives remembered John Disley, former world record holder in the 3000m steeplechase and co-founder of the London Marathon, died on 8 February after a short illness. Born on 20 November 1928 Disley, from Corris on the southern slopes of Snowdonia in North Wales, became Britain’s first world-class steeplechaser and lowered the British record five times — from 9:18.4 in 1950 to 8:44.2 in 1955. He only took up athletics after attending Loughborough College in 1946 and meeting the coach Geoffrey Dyson. Educated at Oswestry High School in Shropshire, Disley was quoted in an interview in the British publication Athletics Weekly in 1951 that he had never seen an athletics track until he went to Loughborough. On arrival there he ran a mile in the Freshers’ Sports: before that his running had been at annual cross-country runs and school sports. He broke the nine-minute barrier at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics when he improved from 9:11.8 to 8:59.59 in the heats and to 8:51.94 for the bronze medal in the final. Four years later he entered the Melbourne Olympics as Britain's No.1. Although he nearly matched his best, running 8:44.6, he placed sixth in the final won by his teammate Chris Brasher. Disley and Brasher formed a friendship which endured well beyond their athletics careers. Disley ran for the club London AC and was a schoolmaster in West London during his running days before becoming the first chief instructor at the flagship national mountaineering and outdoor pursuits centre, Plas y Brenin in Snowdonia. He and Brasher ‘imported’ the Nordic sport of orienteering to Britain from the mid-1960s and Disley took over from Brasher as chairman of the British Orienteering Federation from 1970– 72. In a later development they instituted rules for conducting relays on long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom.

John Disley looks on following the presentation of the inaugural John Disley London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015. Photo: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

A former vice-chairman of the UK Sports Council, Disley received royal honours in 1979 for his work in outdoor education.

British athlete John Disley, 3000m steeple chase Olympic bronze medalist, during a five lap training run at Motspur Park, London, March 15th 1954. Photo: Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images

Disley and Brasher were both members of the Ranelagh Harriers club in London during the 1970s. In 1979 Disley, Brasher and another clubmate took third place in the South of England Veterans’ Cross-Country Championships despite Disley and Brasher arriving late and missing the start. Later that year they travelled with a club group to run in the New York City Marathon and were so impressed by it that they resolved to put on a similar event in London.

John Disley 1928–2016

Former 3000m world record holder and co-founder of London Marathon

They convinced the London authorities, the police, the athletics federation and the London Tourist Board to back their efforts and secured commercial sponsorship. The first London Marathon, with 8000 entries, was held in March 1981— only a year and a half after their visit to New York.

Disley took particular responsibility for the course — a clever design which followed the River Thames and included a 15km loop around the then largely derelict docks area to minimise traffic disruption. It has stood the test of time and remained substantially intact despite the redevelopment of the docklands into London’s new financial centre. But his influence extended to more than just the London course. He developed an interest in the measurement and verification of road race courses. In 1985 a new marathon “world record” (only recognised as such from 2005) was run in Rotterdam by Carlos Lopes. An international team of measurers checked the course — the first time this had been done.

Photograph taken in 1996 at the Canary Wharf bomb-blast site (which literally impacted on the route). L to R: Pete Riegel, Foreman of the site (name unknown), Hugh Jones, Mike Tomlins and John Disley (holding measuring wheel).

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Lives remembered Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain poses with John Disley (L), Prince Harry (R) and her children after receiving the inaugural John Disley London Marathon Lifetime Achievement Award during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015 in London, England. Photo: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Welsh athlete John Disley leading Chris Brasher (1928–2003) over the water jump in the Men’s 3000 Metre Steeplechase during a two-day match between Great Britain and Czechoslovakia at White City Stadium, London, 4th August 1956. Disley won the race in 8 minutes, 46.6 seconds, to set a new British record. Photo: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Disley and Riegel established a firm friendship. Together they wrote the official manual “The Measurement of Road Race Courses” and served as two of the four administrators of a worldwide system of road race measurement. The measurement and verification procedure pioneered by Disley set a new standard which more and more big races started to follow. This was instrumental in World records in road running finally being recognised by the world governing body in 2005.. Disley continued to be involved in the London Marathon after Chris Brasher's death in 2003 through assisting with measurement of the course and as Chairman of the London Marathon Charitable Trust. John Disley won major awards throughout his life — such as BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the year in 1955 and a place in the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 but an award is also made in his name. In 2015 Paula Radcliffe was the first recipient of the John Disley Award for Lifetime Achievement in running. Chris Brasher’s son Hugh, now the London Marathon race director, said: “John inspired so many people with his love of running and the outdoors and has left a legacy that is now part of the fabric of British society.”

John Disley was aware that for times to be credible a world-class event with fast runners needed to have its course vetted beforehand by independent measurers. At Disley’s invitation Pete Riegel of USA Track & Field travelled to

London a week before the 1987 London Marathon to check the length of the course. During the race he rode in the lead vehicle to verify that the course was run as measured.

He is survived by his wife Sylvia, who also won a bronze medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics on Great Britain’s 4x100m relay team, and their two daughters.

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IAAF News

IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships Great Britain, 26 March 2016 Kenya repeated their 2014 medal sweep in the women’s race and the same two Ethiopians who trailed the Kenyans then — Netsanet Gudeta and Genet Yalew — again finished behind them in Cardiff writes John Mulkeen. All five Kenyans — Pascalia Kipkoech, Cynthia Limo, Mary Wacera, Peres Jepchirchir and Gladys Chesire — were part of a large lead group of 14 athletes to go through 5km in 16:31. By 10km, reached in 32:34, the lead group had been halved as Gudeta and Yalew were the only athletes keeping the Kenyan quintet company. The third 5km section, covered in 15:40, was the quickest of the race but Kipkoech was the only athlete to drop away from the leading pack. The group began to disintegrate

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Start of the Women’s Half Marathon Photo: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for IAAF


IAAF News soon after as Chesir drifted back, followed by Yalew. Gudeta had the sole responsibility of disrupting a potential Kenyan sweep, but the Ethiopian had to surrender after an hour of running as she too lost contact with the leaders.

Start of the Men’s Half Marathon Photo: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for IAAF

Wacera began to fade at about 20km, leaving Limo and Jepchirchir to battle it out. Limo opened up a few metres on her compatriot with just a couple of minutes left to run. But Jepchirchir closed the gap and then kicked for home as she negotiated the last turn with the finish gantry in sight. Limo, the world leader, had to settle for second. Kenyan and Ethiopian women filled the top eight places while Peru’s Gladys Tejeda set a South American record of 1:10:14 in ninth place. For the sixth time in the past eight editions, Kenya took team gold. Ethiopia, team winners in the past two Olympic years, was second this time round. And for the ninth successive edition, Japan took team bronze.

Men: 1 Geoffrey Kipsang KAMWOROR 2 Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI 3 Mohamed FARAH 4 Abayneh AYELE 5 Tamirat TOLA 6 Simon CHEPROT 7 Abrar OSMAN 8 Mule WASIHUN 9 Edwin Kiprop KIPTOO 10 Stephen MOKOKA

KEN 59:10 KEN 59:36 GBR 59:59 ETH 59:59 ETH 1:00:06 KEN 1:00:12 ERI 1:00:58 ETH 1:01:11 KEN 1:01:21 RSA 1:01:27

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Women: 1 Peres JECHIRCHIR 2 Cynthia Jerotich LIMO 3 Mary Wacera NGUGI 4 Netsanet GUDETA 5 Genet YALEW 6 Gladys Chesir KIPTAGELAI 7 Pascalia Chepkorir KIPKOECH 8 Dehininet DEMSEW 9 Gladys TEJEDA 10 Yuka ANDO

KEN 1:07:31 KEN 1:07:34 KEN 1:07:54 ETH 1:08:01 ETH 1:08:15 KEN 1:08:46 KEN 1:09:44 ETH 1:10:13 PER 1:10:14 JPN 1:10:34

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Kenya Ethiopia Japan Australia United States

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Geoffrey Kamworor’s title defence was in peril before he had even crossed the start-line writes Stephen Mills. Starting in a fairly narrow funnel which had become slick in the rain Kamworor lost his footing and hit the floor but despite scraping his knees got up and gave chase. Led by Bedan Karoki the group passed through 5km in 14:10. Karoki’s pace dropped home favourite Mo Farah, who was making his debut at these championships, shortly before 10km (27:59). Kamworor and Karoki ran the second half side-by-side. As Farah slipped

120m behind the two leaders. Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola — the last remaining challenger — was dropped as the Kenyan pair covered the next 5km in 13:41. Already poor conditions — blustery wind and occasional rain — suddenly worsened in the final few kilometres with a strong wind and horizontal rain buffeting the runners. Kamworor defied the elements and with 2km remaining made a long run for home to open up a gap of eight seconds on Karoki through 20km in 56:05. He came through to retain his title only two seconds slower than the time he had run in

considerably more favourable circumstances in Copenhagen. “It was really tough after that fall to catch up but I fought hard,” said Kamworor. There was an almighty scrap for the bronze medal. Farah moved into contention but still had early leader Abayneh Ayele on his tail with the finish line in view. Kenya regained the team title ahead of Ethiopia. A weakened Eritrean team took third place with Great Britain less than a minute behind them.

Talking road running An IAAF seminar on road running was held in Cardiff the day before the championships report Jon Mulkeen and Steven Mills. IAAF President Sebastian Coe introduced this by saying: “We have to be realistic: road running is the way that we connect in our sport. It’s why we are so keen for there to be a mass race off the back of the elite race at the World Half Marathon Championships. Road races are [financially] supporting track and field programmes; that’s why we have to be protective of road events. The seminar began with IAAF road running manager Sean Wallace Jones reviewing the past and future of IAAF Label Road Races. Jakob Larsen, the chief executive of the local organising committee for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Copenhagen 2014, recounted the story of the Danish capital hosting the event and the ‘legacy’ it left. A roundtable discussion involving five big city races on the value and costs of an IAAF Label was followed by a presentation from Nigel Gough

of the Great Run Company on the benefits of combining roadrunning weekends with other athletics events. The final hour of the seminar was a round-table discussion between five distance-running greats: Paula Radcliffe, Steve Jones, Tim Hutchings, Jos Hermens and Massimo Magnani. On pacemaking Hermens pointed out that fast times are not going to be achieved on certain courses and would work better without pacemakers. Hutchings cited the 2015 Chicago Marathon as an example of a race that lost value as a result of pacemakers not being used but argued that when they are used they should be required to drop out for the last quarter of the race. The topic of the sub-two-hour marathon was the most polarising topic to be discussed. Magnani and Hermens both said the mark can be achieved at some point in decades to come although an increasingly scientific approach is

required. Hermens added that training methods for the marathon haven’t changed since he was competing in the mid-1970s. Hutchings said that the mile splits required to break the mark are “science fiction” while Jones argued that if drug testing improves sufficiently then times could become slower by a couple of minutes. Radcliffe contested the assertion that marathon training hasn’t become more scientific. There was consensus on the topic of championship events still holding legitimacy and participants also agreed there are not “too many” races — governing bodies should not interfere if the market and interest is present. Hutchings proposed some sort of ranking system for mass runners as a means to sustain interest and create narratives. On reviving European distance running Hermens advocated a centralised high altitude camp to improve standards while Radcliffe praised the group training system in the United States.

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Marathon (USA)

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Gold Races

23 Oct Medio Maraton Valencia

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Bronze Races 3Apr Milano Marathon (ITA) 17Apr Nagano Marathon (JPN) 17Apr Brighton Marathon (GBR) 7 May Okpekpe Intn’l 10km Road Race (NGR)

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29 May The Edinburgh Marathon

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20 Nov Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

Nick Davies (GBR)

(IND)

11 Dec Guangzhou Marathon (CHN)

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Tiberias Winner Marathon, Israel 8 January 2016

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Runners’ high in an earthly low Over the years many runners from all over the world have run their best marathon times in the longest-running marathon in Israel At 210m below sea level the Tiberias Winner International marathon is the lowest marathon held anywhere on Earth. It is run along the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret in Hebrew), a deep blue harp-shaped lake situated in the Jordan Valley and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The setting for many important events in history, this is a most fascinating area to visit with something to offer everyone — from water recreation to major historic sites.

Over the years many runners from all over the world but particularly those from Israel have run their best marathon times in the Tiberias Marathon. Refreshment stations are placed every 2.5km some of which offer isotonic drinks. Every kilometre there is a DJ stand so that runners can hear music all the way along the course. One of the unique features of the race is that slower runners can see the marathon leaders running in front of them at several points during the race. Keeping them in sight in this way seems to increase the mass runners’ motivation.

Being run around the shore of Israel's largest freshwater lake (55km in circumference) the

RESULT Marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Teferi Kebede BALCHA Dereje Tadesse RAYA Samuel Getachew DEMIE David Barmasai TUMO Malkamo JAMBAR Luka ROTICH Amir RAMON Asrat MAMO Moshiko YESHARIM Adiso ASENKOW

ETH ETH ETH KEN ISR KEN ISR ISR ISR ISR

2:15:31 2:19:53 2:22:12 2:23:52 2:24:02 2:24:48 2:29:52 2:30:57 2:32:12 2:32:30

Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Edinah Jerotich KWAMBAI KEN Svetlana BACHMEND ISR Hagar CNAANI ISR Migel Atias YODFAT ISR Bikaya MANTAMER ISR Stefania LEONDIADAS GRE Moran SHABTAI ISR Shiri FRIDMAN ISR Yael DANK ISR Sonia ARIELY ISR

2:51:16 2:56:23 2:56:47 2:58:04 3:00:03 3:00:31 3:06:42 3:08:58 3:11:10 3:15:57

Marathon offers a flat course with only three curves over its entire length. This at least partly explains why the course record of 2:07:30, set in 2012 by Frenchman Patrick Twambe, is so fast. The location and date of the marathon (early in January when temperatures are at their lowest) makes it a great opportunity for runners to break their personal best times. The number of participants in the marathon has increased each year and in 2016 the number of finishers topped 2000 for the first time. The event includes a 10km run in which a few thousand more participate. The race was founded in 1977 by the Israeli Athletic Association and a few long distance running coaches and is now the longest-running marathon in Israel. Since foundation it has been held every year without exception. The organising committee put their greatest efforts into the marathon race.

When runners come to Tiberias they find that the whole city is dressed up in special holiday costume just for this event. The hotels are fully geared up to receive the marathon runners. Prerace briefings are held wherever they may be staying and information boards and posters give information about the marathon course and race instructions. The race press conference is held the day before with the elite runners in attendance and later on there is the pasta dinner. All runners and a large part of the city’s population attend the race EXPO. Race day starts early as the runners warm up and ready themselves for the starting gun. The roads are cleared: only the lead cars and TV bikes are allowed on the road. In the finish zone, after receiving their medals, runners can choose from a range of refreshments including soft drinks, hot soups, fresh fruits, energy snacks and more.

Tiberias Winner Marathon ■ 6 January 2017 ■ For more information visit: www.tiberiasmarathon.com

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Seeing is believing The race has established itself as a premium international Marathon and the most charitable in Chinese Taipei More than 30,000 runners dashed out in the early morning despite a record low temperature for Taiwan of 4C. Despite the adverse conditions most of them raced steadfastly towards their respective finishing line. The race was concluded successfully thanks to the “can do” attitude shown by runners: the selfbelief, willpower, stamina, and determination to go the distance. This spirit is one of the main reasons why Standard Chartered title-sponsors so many major marathons around the world. It was the third edition of this particular race which has already grown to be Taiwan’s biggest running event. Not only does it have the largest number of runners and of nationalities competing, it also has the most visually impaired participants. “Seeing is believing” is the banner under which Standard Chartered directs its charitable efforts towards improving life for the visually impaired. From the first edition in 2015 the race has recorded very high levels of runner satisfaction: 91% of them were

satisfied with the overall arrangement of the race and around 96% of them expressed the intention to register for the following year. The race has established itself as a premium international Marathon and the most charitable in Chinese Taipei. Apart from the standard full marathon there are other options which include a half marathon, a 10km run, a 3km leisure run and a 2km ‘Leader’s Cup’ suitable for runners of all ages and fitness levels. After starting at the Presidential Office Plaza runners pass by many significant spots along the race route such as the Jin-Fu Men Monument, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Grand Hotel, the Martyrs’ Shrine, and the Neihu Science Park before finishing at the DaiJia Riverside Park. The Park is a place local residents use for doing exercises and casual

activities but after the runners finish it becomes the scene of the race carnival. All runners are welcome to bring their friends and families to join the carnival and to see the live bands performing, the award ceremony, the lucky draw and to take photos to share their memorable moments.

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Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon, Chinese Taipei 24 January 2016 Summer Yen

This year 200 visually impaired runners joined the race and experienced all the joy that running could create. Moreover, under the organisers’ initiative and with their assistance, 20 visually-impaired people served as working staff on race day and proved their capabilities. Standard Chartered Bank initiated the Visually Impaired Corporate Advisory Council and from May 2013 called upon Chunghwa Telecom, Jardines Group, Fubon Culture and Education Foundation, Audi Automobile Taiwan, and HP Taiwan to support job placement of the visually impaired. The goal was to combine and integrate resources from corporates, Government, and NGO to create jobs. Supported by the Taipei Parents’ Association for the Visually Impaired, Eden Social Welfare Foundation and Technology Development Association for the Disabled, the “Standard Chartered Seeing is Believing Visually Impaired Employment Platform” was set up to demonstrate the joint efforts among public and private sectors, as well as non-profits, to support job placements of the visually impaired. As a direct result more than 250 visually impaired workers have been successfully employed since 2013.

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 Shadrack KIPKOGEI

KEN

2:21:38

2 Eliud Kapchanga CHEPTAI KEN

2:26:44

3 James Munyi MAREGU

KEN

2:27:40

4 Joseph Gitau KARIUKI

KEN

2:29:06

5 David Musyoki MAILU

KEN

2:31:21

6 Onesmus MUINDI

KEN

2:36:53

The Bank also recruited cheering squads made up of bank employees and college student volunteers to line up along the race route to add spirit to the event.

7 John Kiprop SAMOEI

KEN

2:37:12

1 Pamela CHEPCHUMBA

KEN

2:45:41

Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon is held at the end of January or early in February every year, which is normally just prior to Chinese Lunar New Year.

2 Salina JEBET

KEN

2:45:46

3 Dorcas Jebotip TARUS

KEN

2:59:34

Ten of the Taiwanese athletes who are bound for the 2016 Olympics recorded their cheers to all runners and broadcast them on the event’s Facebook page.

Women

In the 2016 race, to enhance the awareness of finding job placements for visually impaired people, Standard Chartered Bank initiated a social network campaign called “Hear the Love”. The idea was to encourage the public to record videos containing their cheers for visually impaired people. Vice President Duyn-Yi Wu and Taipei City Mayor Wen-Che Ke recorded their own cheers right at the start of the campaign. The initiative received positive feedback from the public: the famous actress Puff Kuo and the baseball player Kuo-Hui Kao recorded videos and they both joined the run for their first time.

Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon ■ Next event to be confirmed ■ For more information visit: www.sportsnet.org.tw

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Maratona do Funchal, Portugal 31 January 2016

A marathon in bloom

RESULTS Marathon

Men

1 Paulo MACEDO

Take a trip to one of the most captivating cities of the world and run towards happiness At the time the race is held Europe is freezing but in Madeira Island it’s 19ºC, the sun shines and there is no wind: welcome to Funchal. This extreme southwest corner of Europe is an idyllic place: one of the world’s safest holiday and leisure destinations and just an hour and a half’s flight away from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. A calm crystal-clear blue sea and breathtaking landscapes provide the background and inspiration for a great running competition which gathers locals alongside hundreds of tourists. Among them this year was Steve Edwards with a magnificent total of over 700 marathons under his belt, all run in less than three and a half hours. The marathon is run on the main streets of Funchal which are generally flat but the island itself is very hilly and some slopes are unavoidable. The diversity of landscapes,

POR

2:35:26

2 Luís PEREIRA

POR

2:35:29

3 Óscar MENDES

POR

2:41:47

4 Manuel BESSA

POR

2:44:11

5 Marco SILVA

POR

2:47:20

6 Marco GONCALVES

POR

2:53:42

7 Eugénio PINTO

POR

2:53:45

8 Virgílio ORNELAS

POR

2:55:03

dazzling hotels, charming streets and blooming, perfumed gardens that you pass by provide interest and diversion.

9 Paulo MARGARIDO

POR

2:56:28

10 Daniel FERREIRA

POR

3:00:59

Along the roads locals enthusiastically applaud and cheer the runners as the morning becomes even more colourful and full of life. The sun helps to warm the soul, providing comfort to visitors and helping them to notice more.

1 Rosa MADUREURA

POR

2:55:20

2 Yvonne SCHAFER

GER

3:39:31

3 Kathrin KUNZE

GER

3:45:30

It is Cristiano Ronaldo’s island where one of the world’s best football players was born. Near to the finish line, beside the sea, is a bronze statue of him that stands and keeps guard over a museum to his honour: here CR7 has all his individual trophies — a must-see, among so many others.

Women

4 Alice SOUSA

BRA

3:48:17

5 Cecília NICOLAO

POR

3:57:57

6 Herlinde LEBITSCH

AUT

4:04:55

7 Ina FEIL

GER

4:08:50

8 Mari SIPOLA

FIN

4:14:00

9 Beverley HILL

GBR

4:32:10

10 Gina LITTLE

GBR

4:44:27

Half marathon

Men 1 Carlos FREITAS

POR

1:09:41

2 Silvestre RODRIGUES

POR

1:14:08

3 Francisco FREITAS

POR

1:16:56

Women 1 Cátia SANTOS

POR

1:26:54

2 Cristina NASCIMENTO

POR

1:32:45

3 Gyongyi NAGY

HUN 1:33:11

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At the finishing line the celebration starts, firstly with the prize-giving ceremony and secondly sharing some of Madeira’s traditions which enhance the friendly feelings that runners have shared along the course. The ‘bailinho’ is danced (a traditional folkloric dance to welcome visitors), the ‘bolo do caco’ (typical homemade bread) with garlic butter is eaten and the typical drinks are tasted. There are those who can’t resist the simple pleasures of life, like sitting and eating an ice cream, enjoying the warm weather and the bright sun that lightens the city. Looking back down the course and remembering all that went before many runners promise themselves that they will return the following year. There is no escape and although the road may be hard in Madeira the effort is rewarded — so much so that almost no one quits before reaching the finish line. A local athlete won this year, Paulo Macedo, with only three seconds’ advantage over the secondplaced athlete — a great competition.

These are the good energies that Madeira island provides. It’s a unique place, and yet so close, where the landscape, the culture, the gastronomy and the exceptional hotel service provide ideal reasons for relaxation and revitalisation that are so essential for health. Apart from the main event, Funchal’s Marathon includes a Half Marathon and a Mini Marathon, as a way of providing sport to all, to whole families, giving them the opportunity of entering into the occasion in the Pearl of the Atlantic and enjoying a great journey. In 2017 Funchal’s Marathon will take place on 29 January. Why don’t you take a trip to one of the most captivating cities of the world and run the race? This is Europe but the sun shines and transfers enough energy for you to keep pace, turn the autopilot on and run towards happiness. Madeira Island, besides being one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Europe, is perfect for combining tourism and sport. It may be impossible to please everyone but in Madeira it is possible to get the best of these two worlds, participating in a unique marathon and at the same time enjoying the local gastronomy and the overwhelming landscapes. Share this moment — bring your family. Madeira was named as the World’s Leading Island Destination by the World Travel Awards in 2015. It is a place facing the sea and blessed by the sun, with a total area of 741 square kilometres (57km long and 22km wide). The weather is mild with an average temperature of 17ºC in winter and 25ºC in summer. Due to the influence of the Gulf Stream the sea is equally warm with average temperatures of 22ºC in summer and 18ºC in winter. All this for so little: it is a safe, affordable destination.

Maratona do Funchal ■ Next event: 29 January 2017 ■ For more information visit: www.funchalmarathon.com

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Medio Maratón Internacional Guadalajara, Mexico 21 February 2016 The runners’ progression past Guadalajara’s emblematic places allows them to feel the inspiring aesthetic of a proud and hospitable city

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Guadalajara Guadalajara, capital of the state of Jalisco, is known within Mexico and around the world for its proud and hospitable people. In their daily life they preserve and safeguard traditions and symbols that represent Mexican identity: the music of the mariachis; the charrería (rodeo riding where the audacious riders, both men and women, show eye-catching and risky equestrian skills); and the typical tequila that complements, with its energetic country flavor, the exquisite and spicy regional gastronomy.

All this combines harmoniously with modern influences. Guadalajara has perfectly adapted to the passing of the years without losing the spirit that makes her unique: she knows she is the window through which the world gets its first impressions of the whole country. The tapatíos, as people from Guadalajara are known, are passionate about sport and in recent times have found that urban marathons have presented new opportunities to enjoy the magnificent ancient buildings and monuments as well as the new architectural innovations

that have enriched the city. People from all different ages and backgrounds who participate in these marathons feel the experiences that, past and present, unify tradition and modernity. They reinvigorate the emotional bonds of living in a city where they are not only spectators but also enthusiastic participants helping to project its international reputation and the improving quality of life. The race is an event organized by the government of the city and has been launched with the purpose of providing runners with a full community experience. The idea is to combine physical and mental freedom in the challenge of the distance. There is a joyful sense of people proudly and loudly declaring: “we are the city” to their fellow citizens and visitors alike. The wide tree-lined avenues through which the marathon passes take runners past important landmarks and iconic places which will be lodged in the memories of the runners and of spectators. From early morning people line the sides of the roads to scream encouragement, clap, wave banners and sing songs to support the runners quite independently of the various musical and animation groups. The new route for the half marathon has been designed as a circuit with the intention that spectators, especially friends and families of local runners, could more easily appreciate the efforts of their loved ones along the route and could better express their support. Moreover, Distance Running | 2016 Edition 2

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Medio Maratón Internacional Guadalajara, Mexico 21 February 2016

RESULTS Half marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Juan Luis BARRIOS Emmanuel MNANGAT Julius Kipyego KETER Stephen NJOROGE Eloy SANCHEZ Charles Kandie KOECH Alejandro SUAREZ Tomas Luna DOMINGUEZ Shadrack Kipkorir KIYAI Francisco BAUTISTA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Risper GESABWA Ogla KIMAIYO Margarita HERNANDEZ Viany DE LA ROSA Marisol Guadalupe ROMER Mayra SANCHEZ VIDAL Esmeralda REBOLLO Karina Lizette GARCIA Mitzari LOZANO Maria Elena VALENCIA

MEX KEN KEN KEN MEX KEN MEX MEX KEN MEX

1:04:13 1:04:41 1:04:49 1:06:02 1:06:26 1:07:04 1:07:17 1:07:47 1:08:45 1:08:53

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1:13:16 1:13:17 1:13:23 1:13:24 1:13:30 1:15:28 1:15:41 1:17:45 1:17:46 1:18:11

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the runners’ progression past the city’s emblematic places allows them to “feel in their legs” the inspiring aesthetic of the place. It helps to clear their minds and make the accumulating tiredness more bearable, reducing the ‘emotional’ distance remaining. The start and finish is at the magnificent monument called La Minerva erected in honour of the Roman goddess of wisdom. It is an enormous fountain, 74m in diameter, in the middle of which haughtily stands the eightmetre high statue of the

goddess. The fountain is surrounded by a garden sown with blue agave, the plant from which Mexico’s most famous drink is made: tequila. Statue, fountain and garden form a square at the crossroads of the most important avenues of the city. Many large shows and gatherings take place here. A dedication “To the Glory of Guadalajara” has been engraved on the monument but could be rephrased as “To the Glory of the Runners” since it is where their odyssey starts after hearing the starting shot. It is also to where they return after fulfilling the challenge to share memorable moments with families and friends both personally and through social media. Another dedication engraved on La Minerva reads: “Justice, Wisdom and Strength Guard this Loyal City” which on the day of the event reemphasises that the goddess affords the same protection for the runners as for the city — both anxious and fresh in their departure and exhausted but happy at the end. One of the pleasures of participating in this race is running across the urban bridges that are much more than utilitarian structures to facilitate traffic. The first of them, known as Puente Matute Remus, honours a tapatío engineer who managed to physically move the headquarters of a phone company without the employees having to stop work. It is more than 900m long, 7m high and 26m wide and built in an avant-garde style that makes it look like a piece of urban art designed to enhance the city. Another aesthetic high point is the vehicular bridge beside the Arcos del tercer milenio, a monumental urban sculpture consisting

of four metal arches, up to 52m high, which is the work of the famous Mexican artist Sebastián. The XXX Electrolit International Half Marathon Guadalajara has for 30 years celebrated the anniversary of the founding of the city on 14 February. It has everything a runner can feel passionate about in its motto: “Running is Power”. Having the opportunity of running in Guadalajara has been a heartwarming experience for all, shared by runners with joyfulness and liberty.

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Zurich Maratón de Sevilla, Spain 21 February 2016

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n i a l p e h t n o y l n …mai Europe’s flattest marathon course passes through Seville’s most beautiful, emblematic and recognisable points of interest

Nueva, Avenida de la Constitución, Alameda de Hércules, the Maestranza bullring… the list goes on. As the popular love song to the city of Seville declares, this event clearly has a special “colour” about it.

In the 32 years of its existence the Seville Marathon has established itself as one of southern Europe’s most important marathons. But for many of those seeking to score fast age-group times it is surely among the top three most sought after races. The reasons are not hard to see. Seville enjoys one of the most benign winter climates in Europe. In fact it can hardly be called winter: when it’s winter in Europe it’s springtime in Seville.

The race has the feel of a major marathon where the results are of tremendous significance but its ultimate potential is still far from being reached. The organisation again closed registration one month prior to race day.

Because besides the climate there is another reason for Seville’s popularity which is that the course is Europe’s flattest — highly suitable for setting fast times. Throughout the route there is only a ten-metre change in altitude between its highest and lowest points. The course is designed to be more than flat though: it passes through Seville’s most beautiful, emblematic and recognisable points of interest: Plaza de España, Torre del Oro, La Giralda, María Luisa Park, City Hall and Plaza

With its price — one of the most inexpensive marathons in Europe, the Andalusian climate in February, the flat and scenic course, the services offered and the care afforded to the runners, Seville has found a highly successful recipe.

The city lies in the southwest of Spain on the plain of the Guadalquivir River and is the fourth largest metropolitan centre in the country with a population of around 1.5 million. After the ‘discovery’ of the ‘New World’ Seville became an important economic centre in the 16th Century as its port monopolised the trans-oceanic trade. From the 17th Century it began a gradual economic and demographic decline as silting in the Guadalquivir forced the trade monopoly to relocate to the nearby port of Cádiz. What was lost over the centuries by way of maritime presence has fortuitously added to its presentday lure for Marathon runners.

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Men 1 Cosmas Kiplimo LAGAT

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2 Carlos CASTILLEJO

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8 Jose Carlos HERNANDEZ ESP

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9 Michael CLOHISEY

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10 Aschalew NEGUSSE

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4 Eunice JEPTOO

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Photo: David de la Rosa

The race continues to be the only “sold-out” Spanish marathon on the calendar. Major improvements made since 2013 have resulted in a leap in quality. 13,000 runners entered in 2016 of whom 10.800 finished. Among these 945 of them — an impressive percentage — managed to finish in under three hours. Apart from its title as “Europe’s flattest” the course

contrives to be at its prettiest along that part of the route which coincides with when runners hit the feared “wall”. The area is brimming with people and excitement which greatly helps the runner to get through this critical part of the race. From 30km the marathon passes through the centre of the city, going through, for example, the beautiful María Luisa Park and Plaza de España (where Star Wars was filmed). This lasts all the way to the shores of the Isla de la Cartuja, from which runners can spot the Olympic stadium where their friends and family are waiting for them. It was in this stadium where in 1999 Abel Antón was crowned world champion in the marathon. This year’s race provided further evidence of how fast runners can go when presented with such favourable conditions as Seville offers. Kenyan Cosmas Kiplimo Lagat who set the previous course record in 2014 broke it again with a time of 2:08:14. Behind him two male and two female Spanish athletes, who were competing in their National Championships, finished within the Olympic Qualifying Standard for Rio de Janeiro. Women’s winner Paula González said: “It was my debut. I was really focused on the clock and

Photo: Juan Jose Ubeda

on the Spanish women. But then I realised I could beat the Kenyan and Ethiopian runners.” The course is wide enough to allow all participants a clear run without any problems or sudden stops but to be in good company from start to finish. The “side events” have their own highlights: the Marathon Expo features nearly 100 exhibitors; the runner’s goodie bag includes a New Balance technical windbreaker; the fun kids’ run; and a delicious pasta meal that is free for all runners. Plan to start your 2017 Marathon schedule with a visit to Seville — fast becoming an international reference point for runners throughout Europe.

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10 September 2016

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

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

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Kilimanjaro Marathon, Tanzania 28 February 2016

Go do it on the mountain

Approaching the stadium I could hear the crowds cheering. I felt like I could keep running forever: a feeling of relief and happiness

by Andy Stephens

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, dominates the Tanzanian countryside for miles around. Coming to run the Kilimanjaro Marathon here must be near the top of any runners’ must-do list especially as there are packages which include a six-day climb to the top of the mountain after the race. I opted to run the Half Marathon because I had booked myself on just such a package, starting the following day. I arrived in Moshi a couple of days in advance to prepare. Signs for the race were up everywhere and people of all ages were constantly asking us whether we were there for the run. It was my fourth visit to Tanzania and I have always found it one of the most friendly countries I have visited. But the usual formalities of ‘habari yako?’ or ‘mambo vipi?’

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were for this weekend replaced with ’21 or 42km?’ There was a steady stream of people jogging towards the stadium at six in the morning. The early start time of 07.00 was designed to beat the worst of the heat. The marathon runners were getting in position as my brother and I arrived and we stood up in the stands as the excitement grew. The sun began to appear over the horizon behind Mawenzi Peak, the second highest on Mt. Kilimanjaro, as the loud music and a dj started getting everyone fired up.

The start line outside the stadium was so noisy that we missed the sound of the gun firing. Despite having spent the past few months training with the target of setting personal best times today was about enjoying the race and conserving energy ahead of the climb. Even if I had wanted to go for a PB it would have been impossible. Hundreds of people lined the route; I have never hi-fived so many kids while running before. The half marathon route heads north from town and it’s a tough uphill climb for the first 9km or so. You soon leave the built up town of Moshi and run into more rural communities. One section was an off-road track and row after row of banana trees helpfully provided us with shade. They were interspersed with coffee trees, several huge red termite mounds and many groups of enthusiastic kids cheering us on. By the time I reached the highest point of the course, before the long downhill stretch back towards town, the sun was high in the sky and Distance Running | 2016 Edition 2

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Kilimanjaro Marathon, Tanzania 28 February 2016 beating down. Coming from a North European winter I found it hard going but there were plenty of water stops and the occasional shower en route. The ‘going green’ initiative at this year’s race was in evidence as cyclists with big carts on the back rode up and down the course collecting waste. Indelible on the memory is the experience of running below the magnificent, regal snowcapped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Also impressive was the much closer view we had of the elite men in the marathon — who started half an hour before us but had to run the first half of the Marathon out-back on the Moshi to Dar Es Salaam road. They glided past me with 3km to go. As we returned to Moshi the crowds grew thicker and the noise louder; and as we entered the stadium we were cheered by thousands. The finish line appeared around the track in the heat and humidity almost as a mirage. Despite my contained effort I felt quite drained by the end but it was certainly one of the best races I have ever run. As great as the half was I'm sure I'll be back for the full marathon one day. Charlotte Schmidt, a Danish expat mother of two baby girls resident in Dar es Salaam adds: Living in Dar-Es- Salaam has not offered best training conditions: I have been struggling with the heat and the hectic traffic during training. I only focused my training on the Kilimanjaro Marathon (I mean the half marathon there) in January. But after a good night’s sleep (despite a bit of noise from the wildlife outside) I got up at 04.00 had breakfast and took the shuttle to the race. It was pitch black when the driver dropped us off. I stood at the start line with butterflies in my stomach and at 07.00 we took off. I had placed myself in the middle of the massive crowd (a bad decision) and found groups already walking ahead of me. Despite that frustration I knew I was just starting this wonderful journey and I wanted it to be a fun

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experience. Right after we started the temperature was already rising but my training in the hot morning hours of Dar Es Salaam were now going to pay off. Mentally I felt good. After 7km I saw other runners had stopped to take photos of something to their right hand side. When I looked their way I was blown away by the stunning view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I never thought I would stop in a race to take photos, but in this breathtaking moment I succumbed. I wasn’t worried about losing time I was just pleased see such amazing scenery. The meeting with Mt. Kilimanjaro gave me and the other runners a fresh boost of energy; all of us were smiling at each other while we continued the race. After about 10km we finally turned back downhill. Suddenly I felt like I could keep running forever: a feeling of relief and happiness. But then the top marathon runners flashed by. They looked so easy running at a speed that I don’t even dream about. I cheered them on as they overtook. Approaching the stadium I could hear the crowds cheering. People were lined up everywhere watching the race. They provided a much needed rush of adrenaline to spur me on to the finishing line.

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Kaunas Marathon, Lithuania 12 June 2016 Start this summer by attacking your marathon best (or another shorter distance) in the historical but yet undiscovered second city of Lithuania, Kaunas. Start in the city hall square, dating from the 16th century, run by the remains of Kaunas castle, built in the 14th century, and enjoy the flat route beside the confluence of the two biggest rivers in Lithuania, the Nemunas and the Neris. Nearby lies the Kaunas Reservoir, the largest body of water in Lithuania. The city features examples of Lithuanian architecture from the Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Modernist and Soviet eras to modern times. Kaunas is sometimes still called “the temporary capital” of Lithuania as it was officially (the only one in the world) during the inter-war years when Polish forces occupied Vilnius.

Pictures: Augustas Didzgalvis

The marathon in Lithuania’s one-time “temporary capital” is not just about running — it’s a festival for the whole city Like the city itself the marathon is being discovered by the world at large. Still in only its fourth year it is drawing ever larger fields as the historical setting and flat course attracts the attention of runners from further and further afield. Last year’s winner, Antonia Johnson from Scotland, commented: “It was so flat and nice to run that you can go for your personal best. Running two laps through the old town and beautiful parks was fun. The gentle breeze from the rivers helped too.” The difference between the lowest and highest points of the course is just 14m, something that even the renowned world record course of Berlin cannot boast. Course records stand at 2:28:18 by Aurimas Skinulis and 3:06:43 by Elena Simonok but the growing popularity of the race makes it likely that these records will be improved upon on an annual basis for the next few years. To encourage the chances the organisers are offering a 600 euro bonus. In 2016 the Lithuanian marathon championships will be incorporated within the event. But most of the 5000 participants take part in the 5km and 10km races. Those also pass through the historic old town with its centuryold brick-paved streets and through Confluence Park, where the Nemunas and Neris rivers meet. Live music, dancers and even extreme street sports enthusiasts like parcour or BMX demonstrate their routines in the Kaunas Marathon. It’s not just about running, it’s a festival for the whole city. The fun is centred on Rotušes (City Hall) square, the heart of the city and the main location for all celebrations in the city.

Nearby lies the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica. No one really knows when it was built but it was mentioned in written sources in 1413. Runners then head along Vilnius Street towards the New Town and continue on the pedestrianised Laisves aleja (Freedom Avenue) through the commercial centre of the town. The now-not-soNew Town features distinctive interwar architecture for which the European Commission awarded Kaunas the ‘European Heritage’ Label. In 2015 Kaunas was declared a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, the only one with this title in Eastern Europe. Come to Kaunas to start your summer. The journey — by train, car, boat or plane — is easy. The airport is only 20 minutes from the city centre.

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By choosing Copenhagen for your Fall ‘16 half marathon destination, you’re in for an experience beyond 21.1 kilometres. Copenhagen boasts not only excellent opportunities for running, but also for sightseeing, exploring and enjoying!

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Waterford Viking Marathon, Ireland 25 June 2016 Waterford is a seaport in the southeast of Ireland and is the country’s oldest city. It was founded by Viking raiders in AD 914 and despite extensive redevelopment the city retains vestiges of its Viking and Norman past in its narrow streets and town walls. Even today locals keep their Viking past close to their heart. The city’s central point is the ‘Viking Triangle’, where three excellent museums tell the story of Ireland's Middle Ages better than anywhere else in the country. Here, in the heart of the Viking Triangle, lies the starting line for Waterford Viking Marathon. Waterford has a strong sporting connection being the home town of John Treacy — who twice won the

World Cross-County and took a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

where runners take in the promenade along this beautiful sandy beach.

Now in its fifth year the Waterford Viking Marathon has already established itself on the nation’s running calendar and continues to grow, as participation levels increase year on year. Over 2500 runners are expected for this year’s race on 25 June.

Encouraged by bands and musicians along the roadside, runners make their way back towards the city to the finish line at Waterford’s Regional Sports Centre. This venue offers a unique opportunity for an Olympic-style lap finish. A festival feel takes over as a non-stop stream of determined runners cross the line to be met by family and friends with many extraordinary and emotional moments to behold.

The event offers something for everyone, with a half marathon and a quarter marathon as well and this year a three-person relay competition has been introduced. The courses are flat and fast. Runners meander through the narrow Viking city streets down to the infamous Quay along the River Suir and out to the city suburbs. The full marathon route then splits off towards to the small seaside town of Tramore,

All finishers receive a unique collectable Vikingthemed medal — the design of which is much anticipated each year — and a high tech t-shirt and goody bag. The Waterford Viking Marathon supports selected local or national charities each year and for 2016 the chosen charity is Pieta House, renowned for its work to prevent self-harming and suicide in Ireland. Waterford Viking Marathon is memorable not only for the heroics of its participants but for the sense of Waterford’s ownership of the event as local people have taken it to their heart.

The Waterford Viking Marathon 2015 passes the iconic Reginald’s Tower in the heart of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City. Picture:Noel Browne

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Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, Canada 26 June 2016

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half & 5km is quintessentially Vancouver. This is the Canada that the world thinks of: mountains, ocean, and magnificently large trees Vancouver is Canada’s third largest city with a population of over two million. It boasts fine Asian, South-Asian and fusion restaurants, excellent local craft beers, British Columbia wines, museums and galleries showcasing West Coast art and interesting neighbourhoods. Stanley Park is one of the world’s largest urban parks, with 400 hectares of forest, rock, towering Douglas fir trees, totem poles, rose gardens, an aquarium, an outdoor swimming pool, and 27 kilometres of trails as well as its Seawall that hugs the surrounding Pacific Ocean. For 18 years the point-to-point route of the half marathon has remained essentially unchanged, plunging down from the University of British Columbia to the Pacific shores of Spanish Banks and on to the finish line in world-famous Stanley Park. The accompanying 5km is staged within the park around Lost Lagoon and along the Seawall. In 2015 the race drew 4000 participants in the halfmarathon and 2200 in the 5km — with runners from eight Canadian provinces and 29 countries. The event is famed for its post-race party atmosphere amidst the tall trees of the park with the Pacific Ocean and snow-capped mountains as a backdrop. The race is the fifth event in the Canada Running Series — which culminates at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October. The circuit began in Toronto in 1990 as a six-pack of road races sponsored by Coors Finish line amidst the tall trees and crowds in world-famous Stanley Park. Photo: Inge Johnson

Jericho Beach, approximately 12k into the Scotia Half. “Only the scenery takes your breath away!” Photo: Robert Shaer

Light. In 1999 it was expanded to Montreal and Vancouver. The Vancouver Half & 5km were created as a brand new event with Scotiabank as the title sponsor for the duration. The “Scotia Half” attracts top Canadian distance athletes but at the same time offers a quality event for British Columbia’s outdoor community and support for the charities of the Greater Vancouver Area. Introduced in 2007 the Scotiabank Charity Challenge raises nearly CAN$1 million a year for 80 local charities who show their support with costumes, entertainment and high-energy. The Scotiabank Vancouver Half & 5km is quintessentially Vancouver, and offers a jumping-off point to explore the magnificent Canadian Pacific Northwest with its towering mountains, wildlife-

Scotia Half medals add to the Vancouver experience. Photo: Chris Relke

packed forests and dramatic coastline. This is the Canada that the world thinks of; mountains, ocean, and magnificently large trees. A place where you can run in the morning, go skiing in the afternoon and sailing in the evening. In 2013 the race became the first in Canada to receive certification from the Council for Responsible Sport in Oregon for its “green” initiatives. The race is close to downtown and you can visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge, or hike the nearby “Grouse Grind” in the North Shore Mountains. For the adventurous there are ferry trips to the Gulf Islands and Victoria, the Sunshine Coast, and cruises through the Inside Passage to Alaska. June is one of Vancouver’s driest months with temperatures averaging 10–20C throughout the day. Canada Day follows race weekend, celebrating the founding of Canada on 1 July 1867. www.vancouverhalf.com Distance Running | 2016 Edition 2

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JCP Swansea Half Marathon, Great Britain 26 June 2016 Seals, dolphins and even sharks provide a sensational backdrop to the flat and fast city-to-sea course

Swansea, the second city of Wales with a thousand-year history, will stage only the third edition of what is already the second largest race in the country on 26 June. Last year 5000 runners took part, coming from 25 countries - but 8000 are expected to show up this year making it one of the fastest growing half marathons in the UK. Poet and Under Milk Wood author Dylan Thomas is the city’s most famous son and Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones its most famous daughter — but on race day the beauty will be supplied by the scenery of the city. Swansea Bay, home to grey seals, dolphins and even basking sharks, provides a sensational backdrop to the event. The iconic flat and fast city-to-sea course holds many scenic highlights. Within a kilometre of the start the field snakes past Swansea Castle, built in 1106 by the first Earl of Warwick. Runners pass St Helen’s rugby ground at 3km where West Indian cricketing great Sir Garfield Sobers smashed six sixes off an over from the hapless Malcolm Nash 862 years later (in 1968). At 10km runners turn back towards Swansea along the promenade with Wales’ tallest building, the Meridian Tower, acting as a

distant beacon by which to measure their progress.

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Technical director Nick Francis says “the course is incredible; you run along a 10km stretch of Swansea Bay. Everyone mentions the views with some comparing it to the most scenic race destinations across the world. We want to give runners the best experience possible.” Last year Great Britain international and Rio 2016 hopeful Dewi Griffiths sprinted across the city centre finish line in front of thousands of spectators to set a course record of 1:06:48. Emma Wookey claimed the women’s prize with 1:17:51. Both have vowed to go faster in 2016 after being appointed the event’s first ever race ambassadors. A wheelchair race was incorporated in 2015 while the 2016 race introduces two starting ‘waves’ to help cope with the rapidly growing numbers. There are already further plans for future years: Race director David Martin-Jewell

says: “We aim to become an IAAF accredited race at bronze level and are preparing the ground to attain this status.” Nick Francis adds: “we want to develop a race that is value for money, one runners enjoy and which makes them want to come back year after year.” And why wouldn’t you want to come back to a city also known for its Premier League football team Swansea City and top rugby union outfit Ospreys — which makes it something of a sporting Mecca?

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Da Nang International Marathon, Vietnam 6 August 2016 Come to run in Vietnam and let its alluring beauty usher you towards one of the milestones in your running life

Da Nang’s coastline, stretching out over a distance of 30km, is renowned for pristine white sand beaches with crystalclear blue water. It is popular for fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting. Forbes Magazine (USA) rates Da Nang as one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world. Da Nang’s green environment and reduced pollution and traffic congestion won it a First-Class City listing. It is considered as the most ‘liveable’ city in Vietnam. The Da Nang International Marathon also offers a half marathon and a 5km fun run. The course allows you to experience the beautiful coastline, the surrounding mountains and the city itself with its bridges across the poetic Han River at sun rise. The sights and sounds surround you as you breathe in the fresh air during each stride of your run. Come to run in Vietnam and let its alluring beauty usher you towards one of the milestones in your running life.

About 10km to the north east from Da Nang city is a long thin peninsula, Son Tra, with a peak of 693m above sea level (called Monkey Mountain by US soldiers). West of Da Nang the My Son ruins used to be the capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom but were badly damaged by bombing in the 1960s. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. There are many other places worth visiting such as the Marble Mountains — rocky limestone jutting out of the beach to the south and Ba Na Hill — the resort located in Truong Son Mountains with a 5km cable car ride up to its peak at 1487m

above sea level. The old town of Hoi An — a UNESCO World Heritage Site 30km from Da Nang — will transport you back in time. A longer trip will take you north through the Truong Son Mountains — which offer tremendous views from the top — to the charming and peaceful city of Hue, capital of the Nguyen Kingdom. The race is organised by the Da Nang People’s Committee in co-operation with Pulse Active. Funds raised through the competition go to the Da Nang Cancer Hospital Fund. Distance Running | 2016 Edition 2

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Planning ahead

Calendar

AIMS member events for the forthcoming 15 months April 2016 – June 2017 For latest dates visit distancerunning.co.uk/events.html

April 2016

3

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great GRE M

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

88

Berlin Half Marathon GER H

88

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon SVK M,H,R

94

Daegu Int’l Marathon KOR M

92

Dogi’s Half Marathon ITA H

8

Banja Luka Half Marathon

8

Trieste Green Europe Marathon ITA M,H 90

8

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

90

ITA M

90

Diacore Gaborone Marathon

87 ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid ESP H 98 Milano Marathon ITA M 90 Novi Sad Half Marathon SRB H 94 Schneider Electric Paris Marathon FRA M 88 Maratón de Santiago CHI M 87 9–10 Australian Running Festival AUS M,H,U,R 87 Kharkiv Int’l Marathon UKR M,H,R 98 North Pole Marathon NPO M Course not measurable to AIMS standards 94 Guam Int’l Marathon GUM M,H,R 90 HAJ Hannover Marathon GER M,H,R 88 Limassol Marathon GSO CYP M,H,R 88 Maratón de Montevideo URU M,H 98 Nike Women’s Half Marathon TPE H,R 10 Maratona di Roma ITA M 95 NN Marathon Rotterdam NED M 94 São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore BRA H 87 Vienna City Marathon AUT M,H,R 87 261 Women’s Marathon ESP M,H,R 98 29th Belgrade Marathon SRB M 94 Dushanbe International Half Marathon TJK H 98 Pardubice Wine Half Marathon CZE H 88 DVV Antwerp Marathon BEL M 87 31st Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon Budapest HUN H,R 93 Chisinau Int’l Marathon MDA M,H,R 92 Enschede Marathon NED M 94 Haspa Marathon Hamburg GER M 88 BOT M,H,R

3

9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17

50

Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 17 Nova UKR H,R 98 Marathon Łódź with PZU 17 DOZ POL M,R 94 Nagano Marathon 17 JPN M 90 PKO Poznań Half Marathon 17 9th POL H 94 Roads to Rhodes Marathon 17 GRE M,R 88 di Padova – XVII 17 Maratona S.Antonio

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Vancouver Sun Run 10K 17 The Presented By BlueShore

ESP M,H

15 POL M

16

Seiryu Half Marathon 15 Gifu JPN H

90

90

movistar Lima42k 15 Maratón PER M

94

98 98

92

92

Salzburg Marathon 87

PZU Cracovia Marathon

15 LAT M,H 21

92

GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon SWE H 98

Great Wall Marathon 21 The CHN M

17

Hearts Marathon 21 Three SLO M,H,R

98

Women’s Run 22 Austrian AUT R

87

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

22

Telenor Copenhagen Marathon DEN M 20

Half Marathon 22 Erzurum TUR H

22

98

Kigali International Peace Marathon RWA M,H

94

Marathon 22 Leiden NED M,H,R

94

22 ITA H

90

Turin Half Marathon

22

21st Coca-Cola Wake Your Body Women’s Run HUN R 18

Half Marathon 28 Moonlight ITA H

18

28–29Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon CAN M,R

87

Maratón Int’l Ciudad de 29 Media Asunción 94

29 AUS M,H,R

14

Calgary Marathon 29 Scotiabank CAN M 87

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

Barossa Marathon Festival 18

88

Mémorial Casablanca 29 RAHAL MAR R 92

88

Marathon 29 Comrades RSA U

Milton Keynes Marathon

Marathon Festival 29 Edinburgh GBR M 88 St Germain en Laye – La 29 Paris Course 88

FRA R

29 BRA M

Rio de Janeiro City Marathon 87

tbc Dalian Int’l Marathon

87

CHN M

June 2016 Stockholm Marathon 4 ASICS SWE M 98 Laguna Phuket Int’l Marathon 5 THA M 98 Últimas Noticias 15k 5 Quito ECU R 88 Cork City Marathon 6 IRL M 90 Maraton Mexiquense 6 Gran MEX M 92 Lanzhou Int’l Marathon 11 CHN M,H,R 87 Coahuila 12 21k MEX H 92 Kaunas Marathon 12 See race preview on page 41 LTU M,H,R

12 CAM H,R Marathon Wuerzburg 12 iWelt GER M Eco Marathon 18 Lisbon POR M,R Sun Marathon 18 Midnight NOR M,H Wroclaw Night Half 18 PKO Marathon

22

Phnom Penh Half Marathon

Lattelecom Riga Marathon

87

BMO Vancouver Marathon CAN M

PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon

PAR H

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon CAN M

TCS World 10K Bengaluru

and Ottawa 10K

Borneo Int’l Marathon

AUT M,H,R

16

98

Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de Béjaia ALG H 87 MAS M,H,R

ROU H,R

16

May 2016

GBR M

Marathon

98

Marathon, 10km & 5km KOR M,R

92

LIB H

15 POL H

tbc Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l

2

Tripoli Int’l Half Marathon

92

90

Int’l de Nice 24 Semi-Marathon FRA H 88 Marathon 24 Tokushima JPN M 92 ORLEN Warsaw Marathon 24 POL M,R 94 Marathon Vert D’Agadir 24 MAR M,H,R 92 Zurich Marathon 24 SUI M 98 Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon 30 NOR M,H,R 94 Losinjski Half Marathon 30 CRO H 88

GBR M

8

MKD M,H,R

92

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

1 2

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon

15 IND R

96+97

TUR H

1 1 1

8

98

İstanbul Half 24 Vodafone Marathon

1

Volkswagen Prague Marathon CZE M 88

87

Boston Marathon 18 B.A.A. USA M Marathon 24 Almaty KAZ M,H,R Sur Int’l Marathon 24 Big USA M,H Caracas Maratón 24 CAF VEN M Laguna Half Marathon 24 Chia ITA H,R GROUP Marathon 24 METRO Düsseldorf GER M

8

14–15OMV Petrom Bucharest Half

Financial CAN R

14

BIH H

94

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

POL H

87 88 94 22 94

City Trophy Int’l Road 19 Telesia Race 10k ITA R

19

Midnight Sun Run 23 Suzuki ISL H,R Big Five Marathon 25 The RSA M,H Panama Int’l Half 25 Gatorade Marathon PAN H

10km Road Race 25 Vidovdan BIH R Viking Marathon 25 Waterford See race preview on page 43 IRL M,H,R

26

90

Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio Maratón MEX H 92 90 17 94 87 22

Lake Saroma 100km Ultra Marathon JPN U predicted date

92

Key M Marathon H Half Marathon R Road Race U Ultradistance

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


Planning ahead Swansea Half Marathon 26 JCP See race preview on page 47 GBR H

26 MEX M Vancouver Half26 Scotiabank Marathon & 5k

88

Tangamanga Int’l Marathon

See race preview on page 45 CAN H

92

27

July 2016 2–3 Gold Coast Airport Marathon 87

AUS M

2 2 3

Paavo Nurmi Marathon 88

FIN M

Rovaniemi Marathon FIN M,H,R

88

Int’l Ergo White Nights Marathon 94

RUS M

Victoria Falls Marathon 3 Econet ZIM M 98 Correcaminos Marathon & Half 10 Marathon CRC M,H

88

17 MRI M,H,R 92 Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100 24 RUS U,R 94 Marathon 24 Tijuana MEX M 92 Australian Outback Marathon 30 AUS M 87 Marathon 30 Swissalpine SUI U 98 Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá 31 COL H 88 M7 Blacktown Running 31 Westlink Festival Mauritius Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

planned date

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

AUS M

87

tbc 40th National MILO Marathon PHI M,H,R

94

August 2016

6 7 7 7

Da Nang Int’l Marathon See race preview on page 49 VIE M,H,R

The Angkor Empire Marathon CAM M,H,R

87

Brisbane Marathon Festival AUS M,H,R

24

Standard Chartered KL Marathon MAS M,H,R

7 7

98

92

Siberian Int’l Marathon RUS M

94

McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival AUS M,H,R 87

Marathon Marathon Bali Marathon 9 Munich 25 Moscow 28 Maybank GER M,H,R 55 RUS M,R 94 INA M,H,R 90 Portland Marathon Carrera de la Mujer Colombia Hokkaido Marathon 9 USA M 25 10km 28 JPN M 60 90 COL R 88 17th PKO Poznań Marathon Toyota Media Maratón de Lima 9 POL M 28 21k & 10k Route du Vin Half Marathon 94 25 ING LUX H 92 PER H,R 28 GoodLife Fitness Victoria 9 Maratón Int’l TlajomulcoMarathon Marathon 25 Medio 28 Longford Cajititlán IRL M 32 CAN M 60 MEX H 92 Day Marathon Zagreb Marathon & Half 28 Mandela 9 CRO M,H PZU Warsaw Marathon RSA M,H,R 94 88 25 38th POL M,R 94 Maratón de la Ciudad de México TCS Amsterdam Marathon 28 MEX M 16 NED M tbc Beijing Marathon 92 94 CHN M,H 87 Quebec City Marathon 28 SSQ Medibank Melbourne Marathon CAN M 30 tbc Luanda Half Marathon 16 Festival ANG H,R 87

September 2016

3 4

Petra Desert Marathon JOR M,H

17

Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara MEX H

4 4

ECU M

92

Pila Int’l Half Marathon 34

POL H

10K San José – Costa Rica 88

CRC R

9–11 Running Festival of the Economic Forum 94

POL M

10 Jungfrau-Marathon SUI M Half Marathon 10 Stockholm SWE H Wizz Air Budapest Half 11 31st Marathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

HUN H

98

EST M,H,R

32

38

Bank Vilnius Marathon 11 Danske LTU M,H 92 34th PKO Wroclaw Maraton 11 POL M 94 Ring Yaroslavl Half 11 Golden Marathon RUS H

CAN M

Coast Marathon 21 7AUSSunshine M,H,R

87

17 NOR M,H,R 94 Tamarindo Beach Marathon 17 CRC M,H,R 46 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 18 RSA M 94 Copenhagen Half Marathon 18 DEN H 42 Dam tot Damloop 18 NED R 94 Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone 18 POR H 46 MetLife Satara Hill Half 18 PNB Marathon

87

27–4 Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run NOR H

27 ECU R Marathon 27 Stavanger NOR M Int’l de Asunción 28 Maratón PAR M,H,R

94

La Ruta de las Iglesias

32 94 94

AUS M

87

Città di Udine 18 Maratonina ITA H 90 19th Int’l WACHAUmarathon 18 AUT M 87 City Marathon 18 Kyiv UKR M 98 BMW Berlin Marathon 25 GER M 88 Loch Ness Marathon & 25 Baxters Festival of Running GBR M

1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2

40

88

Legends Marathon RSA U,H

94

Tartu City Marathon EST M,H,R DEN M

46 98 56 98

Cardiff Half Marathon 88

2 2 2 2 2 2

Colombo Marathon

2 2 2 2

RAHAL 10k Int’l Marrakech

SRI M

88 98

Trento Half Marathon ITA H

90 88

Incheon Songdo Int’l Marathon KOR M,H,R 92 Košice Peace Marathon SVK M

52

Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP | Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Vodafone RTP POR M,H 48 MAR R

92

Queretaro Maraton MEX M,H,R

92

Silesia Marathon POL M,H,R

56

Turin Marathon ITA M

90

6–9 Lake Tahoe Triple Marathons & Triple Half Marathons USA M,H

98

8–9 BMO Okanagan Marathon CAN M

8

Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon 94

31st Spar Budapest Marathon HUN M

56

Buenos Aires Int’l Marathon ARG M

98

De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven NED M

92

Chuncheon Int’l 23 Chosunilbo Marathon 92

KOR M

23 INA M.H,R 23 HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon

90

88

GEO H,R

Maratón Valencia 23 Medio Trinidad Alfonso 25+26

23 ITA M 65 Samsung Amman Int’l Marathon 28 JOR M,H,R 92 Marathon 28 Erbil IRQ M,H,R 90 Polar Circle Marathon 29 GRN M,H 17 Maratón Aguascalientes 30 MEX M,H 73 Auckland Marathon 30 ASB NZL M,H,R 94 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 30 IRL M 73 Frankfurt Marathon 30 GER M 71 Lausanne Marathon 30 SUI M 98 Ljubljana Marathon 30 Volkswagen SLO M 98 Marine Corps Marathon 30 USA M 98 Standard Chartered Nairobi 30 Marathon Venicemarathon

KEN M,H predicted date

92

Falls Int’l Marathon 30 Niagara CAN M,H,R 87 Osaka Marathon 30 JPN M 65 Podgorica Marathon 30 MNE M 92 – Lucerne 30 SwissCityMarathon SUI M 65 Toyama Marathon 30 JPN M,R 92 predicted date

87

Bank of America Chicago Marathon USA M

9

88

3 Country Sparkasse Marathon AUT M,H 87

ROU M,H

9 9 9

87

Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon GRE H,R

9 9

23

ESP H

Guayaquil Marathon ECU M

88

Grand Marathon Int’l de Casablanca

Jakarta Marathon

20th RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne GER M,H

87

MAR M,H,R

Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K

GBR H

16 ARM H,R de Maraton Ciudad de 23 ¼ Bucaramanga – FCV COL R

Belfius Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon

VEN R

62

CAN M,H,R

Yerevan Half Marathon

Bila Tserkva Marathon UKR M

16 SRB M 60 Palma de Mallorca Marathon 16 ESP M,H,R 61 Oevert 1/2 Marathon 16 Linker BEL H,R 87 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 16 Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k Novi Sad Marathon

88

H.C. Andersen Marathon

BEL M,H

94

Danske Bank Oslo Marathon

13 FIN M 27 Marathon Festival 14 Adelaide AUS M,H,R 27 Kuching Marathon 14 MAS M,H,R 92 Maldives Road Race 19 Dhiraagu MDV R 28 Hvar Half Marathon 20 CRO H 28 IND H,R 44 Reykjavik Scottish Half Marathon 20 Islandsbanki 18 GBR H Marathon 88 ISL M,H 90 Blackmores Sydney Running 18 Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) 21 Edmonton Marathon Helsinki City Marathon

1–2 Bournemouth Marathon Festival

36

Marathon 11 Ladakh IND M,H,R,U 34 Maratón de las Flores Medellín 11 COL M,H,R 34 Half Marathon 11 Minsk BLR H,R 40 Volksbank-Münster-Marathon 11 GER M 40 Tallinn Marathon, Half & 11 SEB 10k

88

October 2016 GBR M,H,R

87

AUS M

tbc Maratón de Quito

94

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Planning ahead Continued from page 51 tbc Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l

Marathon tbc Quito 21k Mitad del Mundo

88

ECU H

tbc UWI-SPEC Half Marathon

98

TRI H

November 2016

5 5

3-Sjøersløpet 73

NOR H

Yi Lan Chiang Wei Shui Memorial Freeway Marathon 88

TPE M,H

6 6 6 6 6 6

92

Hangzhou Int’l Marathon 87

CHN M

Lake Maggiore Marathon ITA M,H,R

98

USA M

Porto Marathon EDP 75

POR M

St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie Royale FRA H

Marathon 12 Volcano CHI M,H

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

10–12 21st World Congress of AIMS

13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 18 18 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

87 80 82 80 90

27

84+85

88 87

tbc JoongAng Seoul Marathon

JPN M KOR M

90

87

tbc UNICEF Charity Run Half

Marathon & 10km HKG H,R

90

December 2016 2–4 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend BAR M,H,R

3 4 4

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K JAM M,H,R

Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon

89

Maratón Cabberty Málaga ESP M

98

Pune Int’l Marathon IND M predicted date

90

San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon CRC M,H

4

90

1 6

Neujahrsmarathon Zürich SUI M,H,R predicted date See race feature on page 19 ISR M

Ice Half Marathon 7 Siberian RUS H Marathon 13 Egyptian EGY M,H Bahamas, Half & 15 Marathon Relay

15 15 15 15 20 22 22 22

tbc Medio Maratón Int’l Guadalajara See race feature on page 29 MEX H

90

29 POR R Kaen Int’l Marathon 29 Khon THA M & Semi Int’l de 29 Marathon Marrakech

90

JPN H

94 98 92 94 92

Charity Marathon

87

TPE M

tbc Kilimanjaro Marathon See race feature on page 37 TAN M

98

tbc Kinmen Marathon

87

TPE M,H,R

tbc Kitakyushu Marathon

90

JPN M

tbc Kyoto Marathon

90

JPN M

tbc Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race &

10km 92

JPN R

tbc RAK Half Marathon

98

UAE H

tbc Sahara Marathon ALG M Course not measurable to AIMS standards

87

tbc Tokyo Marathon

92

JPN M

tbc Vadodara Int’l Half Marathon

90

IND H

tbc Maratona di San Valentino

90

ITA M,H

tbc World’s Best 10k Race

94

tbc Taipei Standard Chartered See race feature on page 21 TPE M,H,R

Marathon tbc Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon

tbc Cebu Marathon PHI M,H,R

92

tbc Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half

88

Grande Prémio Fim da Europa

MAR M,H predicted date

92

tbc Gyeonggi Int’l Half Marathon KOR H

94

93 Gammon China Coast Marathon & Half HKG M,H predicted date 90 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon USA M,H 98 Maui Ocean Front Marathon & Half USA M,H 98 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon IND M predicted date 90 Corrida de Sao Sebastiao BRA R 87 Maratón Int’l de Culiacán MEX M 92 Hospital San Roque Gran Canaria Marathon ESP M,H 98 Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa Pola ESP H 98 Maratona do Funchal

29 See race feature on page 25

94

RSA R

98

Tiberias Winner Marathon

JPN M

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore SIN M,H,R 94

98

ESP H

tbc Osaka Women’s Marathon

86

Barcelona tbc 27km for Freedom

POR M,H

Macao Galaxy Entertainment Int’l Marathon MAC M,H

4 4 4

87

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship JPN M

4

90

Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon CAM H,R 87

CAY M predicted date

4

86

tbc eDreams Mitja Marató de

January 2017

92

tbc Shanghai Int’l Marathon CHN M

94

94 94

OMA R

Race

BAH M,H

80

94

tbc Al Amerat Challenge Race

tbc Milo Marathon Manila Finals

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l Marathon FRA M,H

predicted date

94

POR R

94 83

MAS M,H,R

98

predicted date

PHI M,H,R

Donostia - San 27 Maratón Sebastián

tbc Kanazawa Marathon

4 Athens Marathon The Authentic GRE M predicted date 88 Beirut Int’l Marathon LIB M 92 Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay USA H 98 Vodafone İstanbul Marathon TUR M 98 French Riviera Marathon NiceCannes FRA M 75 Ravenna City of Art Int’l Marathon ITA M,H 90 Saitama Int’l Marathon JPN M 92 Garda Trentino Half Marathon ITA H 75 Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half USA M,H 98 18–21 Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k ATA M,U 87 Eilat Full Desert Marathon ISR M,H,R Course not measurable to AIMS standards 90 Pharaonic 100km EGY U 88 GulfBank 642 Marathon KUW M,H,R 75 Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera Nayarit MEX H,R 92 Bangkok Marathon THA M,H,R 98 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon IND H 90 Great Ethiopian Run 10km ETH R 80 Kobe Marathon JPN M 90 Semi Marathon Int’l de Laayoune MAR H 92 Marabana Marathon & Half CUB M,H predicted date 88 21km Nuevo Leon MEX H 92 Philadelphia Marathon USA M 98 Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso ESP M 25+26 GRE

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

ESP M

Carthage Race Int’l 18 PisaMarathon 26 The ITA M,H 90 Marathon TUN M,H,R Marathon 18 Taipei TPE M,H,R 87 City Marathon 26 Maritzburg RSA M,H,R São Silvestre de Luanda 10km 31 ANG R 87 Eco-Friendly 26 Seychelles Marathon El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de 31 Lisboa SEY M predicted date

92

MEX M

79

TCS New York City Marathon

17

26–27 Gran Maraton Pacifico

predicted date

Maratón Int’l de Guadalajara MEX M

90

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

92

KOR M

Marathon 20 Verona ITA M Temple Marathon 26 Bagan MYA M,H,R

94

PUR R

March 2017

5 5 5 5

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon JPN M predicted date

90

Lake Maggiore Half Marathon 18

ITA H

Nafplio Marathon 88

GRE M,H

Sihanoukville Int’l Half Marathon 87

CAM H,R

Grand Prix Casablanca 12 ASTA MAR R 92 Gran Maraton Mexiquense 12 MEX M 92 Nagoya Women’s Marathon 12 JPN M 92 Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10k 17 ISR M,H,R 90 Athens Half Marathon 19 GRE H,R 88 predicted date

88

tbc Xiamen Int’l Marathon Half Marathon 4 Discoveries CHN M 87 POR H 94 Red Sea Half Marathon February 2017 9 Ayla JOR H,R 92 Mainichi Marathon Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 5 Beppu-Oita 10 IND M,H,R JPN M 90 90 Mitja Marato Granollers River Marathon 5 11 Goa ESP H 98 IND M,H,R 90 23–2610th Lake Balaton Supermarathon Napoli Mostra d’Oltremare Half Nara Marathon 5 Marathon HUN U,M,H 93 11 JPN M 86 ITA H 90 Incheon Int’l Half Marathon 26 Marathon Int’l Olive Trees KOR H 92 11 Sfax & Romeo Half TUN M,H 98 12 Giulietta Marathon tbc Runatolia Marathon (Half + Croix Int’l Marathon ITA H 90 11 St 10km) ISV M 98 TUR M,H,R 98 Standard Chartered Hong Kong 12 Powerade Monterrey Marathon 13 Maratón tbc Antarctica Marathon & Half MEX M 92 HKG M 90 ATA M,H 87 Steel Kolkata 25k Zurich Maratón de Sevilla 18 Tata tbc Zurich Marato de Barcelona 19 IND R 90 See race feature on page 33 ESP M 98 ESP M 91 Hong Kong Half18 Mizuno Marathon Championships Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon 24 ISR M 90 HKG H 90 Continued on page 54 predicted date

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

predicted date

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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Planning ahead Continued from page 53 tbc PZU Gdynia Half Marathon tbc Maratón Int’l Lala

92 94

tbc Kharkiv Int’l Marathon UKR M,H,R

Half Marathon 98

USA M,H,R

tbc DOZ Marathon Łódź with PZU

88

tbc Losinjski Half Marathon

90

tbc ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid

88

tbc EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid

Marathon 88

95

32nd Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon Budapest HUN H,R 93

tbc Nagano Marathon tbc Semi-Marathon Int’l de Nice

88

FRA H

tbc Nike Women’s Half Marathon

Half Marathon 9 Dogi’s ITA H Pole Marathon 9 North NPO M Mutual Two Oceans 15 Old Marathon

90

10

TPE H,R

tbc Novi Sad Half Marathon tbc

See obituary on page 12 RSA U

94

Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon 98

TUR H

17 USA M Hannover Marathon 23 HAJ GER M,H,R GROUP Marathon 30 METRO Düsseldorf B.A.A. Boston Marathon

98 88

tbc

tbc tbc tbc tbc

96+97

tbc Int’l Marathon Alexander the

tbc

Great GRE M

88

tbc Almaty Marathon KAZ M,H,R BEL M

tbc

87

tbc Australian Running Festival AUS M,H,U,R

tbc

92

tbc DVV Antwerp Marathon

tbc

87

tbc 30th Belgrade Marathon SRB M

94

tbc Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon NOR M,H,R GER H

tbc

88 tbc

tbc Big Sur Int’l Marathon USA M,H

98 tbc

tbc ČSOB Bratislava Marathon SVK M,H,R

94

tbc CAF Caracas Maratón VEN M

98

tbc Chia Laguna Half Marathon ITA H,R

90

tbc Chisinau Int’l Marathon MDA M,H,R

92

tbc Daegu Int’l Marathon KOR M

92

tbc Dushanbe International Half

Marathon TJK H

tbc

93

Hearts Marathon 20 Three SLO M,H,R World 10K Bengaluru 21 TCS IND R Half Marathon 21 Erzurum TUR H

98

predicted date

94

tbc Diacore Gaborone Marathon

87

tbc Guam Int’l Marathon

90

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tbc Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville

de Béjaia ALG H

87

tbc Deep RiverRock Belfast City GBR M

88

tbc Borneo Int’l Marathon MAS M,H,R

92

tbc OMV Petrom Bucharest Half

Marathon ROU H,R CAN M MAR R RSA U

16 87 92

20

tbc PZU Cracovia Marathon POL M

16

tbc Dalian Int’l Marathon CHN M

87 88

tbc Trieste Green Europe Marathon ITA M,H

Unicef 98

tbc Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon JPN H

90

tbc GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon SWE H

98

98

18

90

87

98 tbc Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de Asunción PAR H 94

88

87 87 92

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

94

tbc Midnight Sun Marathon NOR M,H

22

tbc Gatorade Panama Int’l Half

Marathon 94 87 90 98

See race feature on page 47 GBR H

88

tbc Tangamanga Int’l Marathon

92

tbc Telesia City Trophy Int’l Road

Race 10k 90

tbc Vidovdan 10km Road Race

87

BIH R

See race feature on page 43 IRL M,H,R

Marathon 87

tbc Tripoli Int’l Half Marathon

Marathon 94

POL H

tbc iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg

88

July 2017

92

Ring Ultra Trail 100 23 Golden RUS U,R

90

29 AUS M

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

tbc Turin Half Marathon tbc BMO Vancouver Marathon

14

22

tbc PKO Wroclaw Night Half

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tbc GoodLife Fitness Toronto

CAN M

87

tbc Waterford Viking Marathon

92

tbc Wizz Air Skopje Marathon

ITA H

CHN M,H,R

ITA R

88

tbc Salzburg Marathon

LIB H

tbc Lanzhou Int’l Marathon

MEX M

tbc Lattelecom Riga Marathon

CAN M

98

tbc JCP Swansea Half Marathon

88

tbc Volkswagen Prague Marathon

MKD M,H,R

22

tbc Laguna Phuket Int’l Marathon

SWE M

Course

AUT M,H,R

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tbc Paris St Germain en Laye – La

LAT M,H

92

MEX H

tbc Kaunas Marathon

ISL H,R

and Ottawa 10K

CZE M

Maratón

tbc ASICS Stockholm Marathon

tbc Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon

FRA R

90

IRL M

94

tbc Moonlight Half Marathon

CAN M,R

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94

tbc Milton Keynes Marathon

ITA H

92

MEX H

CAM H,R

tbc Maratón movistar Lima42k

GBR M

27

tbc 21k Coahuila

tbc Suzuki Midnight Sun Run

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PER M

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Marathon

NED M,H,R

92

Vancouver Half25 Scotiabank Marathon & 5k

17

tbc Kigali International Peace RWA M,H

17

Lake Saroma 100km Ultra Marathon

PAN H

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88

90

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Big Five Marathon 24 The RSA M,H

THA M

tbc Edinburgh Marathon Festival GBR M

ECU R predicted date

tbc Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio

94

tbc Telenor Copenhagen Marathon DEN M

Quito Últimas Noticias 15k

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Marathon

BRA M

Bialystok Halfmarathon 14 PKO POL H 16 Coca-Cola Wake Your Body 14 22nd Women’s Run HUN R

AUS M,H,R

tbc Rio de Janeiro City Marathon

May 2017

predicted date

tbc Enschede Marathon NED M

tbc

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tbc Berlin Half Marathon

94 Pardubice Wine Half Marathon CZE H 88 Schneider Electric Paris Marathon FRA M 88 10th PKO Poznań Half Marathon POL H 94 Roads to Rhodes Marathon GRE M,R 88 NN Marathon Rotterdam NED M 94 Maratona di Padova – XVII S.Antonio ITA M 90 Maratón de Santiago CHI M 87 São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore BRA H 87 Tokushima Marathon JPN M 92 The Vancouver Sun Run 10K Presented By BlueShore Financial CAN R 87 Vienna City Marathon AUT M,H,R 87 ORLEN Warsaw Marathon POL M,R 94 261 Women’s Marathon ESP M,H,R 98 Zurich Marathon SUI M 98 Marathon Vert D’Agadir MAR M,H,R 92 SRB H

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90

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4

tbc Comrades Marathon

98

URU M,H

ITA M

GUM M,H,R

90

tbc Maratón de Montevideo

Maratona di Roma

14

tbc Barossa Marathon Festival

tbc RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca

tbc Milano Marathon ITA M

April 2017

BOT M,H,R

98

ESP M,H

June 2017

tbc Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Maratón & 1/2

tbc New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi TPE M,H,R

98

ESP H

tbc Taipei Expressway Marathon TPE M

88

CRO H

tbc Treviso Marathon 1.3 and Half ITA M

94

POL M,R

Marathon FLK M

88

CYP M,H,R

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tbc Standard Chartered Stanley

GER M

98

UKR H,R

tbc Limassol Marathon GSO

tbc Seoul Int’l Marathon

16

98

tbc Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon

87

tbc Banja Luka Half Marathon BIH H

88

GER M

tbc Rock ’n’ Roll DC Marathon &

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92

tbc Haspa Marathon Hamburg

tbc EDP Lisbon Half Marathon POR H

AUT R

Marathon, 10km & 5km KOR M,R

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tbc Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l

94

POL H

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Opinion Great Ethiopian Run Photo: Mark Shearman

Nothing new — and not out of Africa by Hugh Jones

Some interested person sent me a press cutting from the International New York Times last month (10 Feb 2016: “Security fears hang over African Marathons”). It’s just my opinion — but I have seldom read such a rubbishy piece of journalism.

more and more marathons are staged in African countries and because terrorists are active in some African countries — we must therefore expect these events to be bombed.

While I don’t contest the facts — I am sure they have someone whose job it is to check them — the way in which they are presented is at best misleading. The logic is so flawed that it is hard to find another word to describe it than ‘ridiculous’.

i) African distance running events are on the increase (perhaps even more so than according to the worldwide trend).

The author states that: i) African distance running events are on the increase (perhaps even more so than according to the worldwide trend). ii) There have been some terrorist incidents in African countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria are cited) iii) On one occasion, two terrorists detonated bombs at a marathon (not in Africa, but in Boston).

Marathon de Marrakech

What a lot of old rubbish. The facts need re phrasing and placing in some context.

ii) There have been terrorist incidents in African countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria are cited, but we can also add Egypt, Tunisia, Cote D’Ivoire, Algeria, Somalia and Kenya). iii) New marathons in Africa include events in Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria, Gabon and Zambia as well as more established races in Congo, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. iv) there are three countries common to these two lists: Cote D’Ivoire (where the terrorist

incident at a resort hotel in March occurred after the article had been published) Nigeria and Kenya. Yet Kenya has held a high-profile Marathon (and hundreds of other local races) for many years without incident, and Nigeria has put on

The article seems to suggest (the logic is missing, so it can hardly be called an argument) that because a bomb once went off at a marathon on another continent* and because

* In fact it has been twice: five years before the Tsarnayev brothers planted their bombs along the side of Boston’s Boyleston Street finishing straight a suicide bomber lined up at the start of an event in Sri Lanka on 5 April 2008 and detonated himself, successfully assassinating the Government Minister of Highways he had targeted. “Collateral damage” included killing two others – an Olympic runner and a national coach – and injuring ‘up to’ 100 runners who happened to line up for the race.

Runners in London pay tribute to victims of the Boston bombing Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

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Opinion several races which have attracted foreign elite runners, also without incident.

Photos this page: `Marathon de Marrakech

Where the authorities ask fairly searching security questions of organisers in Africa — for example in South Africa — these focus primarily on the more common concern of traffic control and the installation of temporary race-related infrastructure rather than the possibility of bombs going off. Where bombs do go off — outside of fully-fledged war zones — tends to be in European capital cities (as I write this news of the Brussels Airport and metro bombings was breaking). But even then there is no discernible connection to the many marathons that are run in Europe. The only incident of which I am aware was the cancellation of Macedonia’s Skopje Marathon in May 2015 on the eve of the race after an incident earlier that day in which eight policemen were killed in an antiterrorist action in Kumanovo (a town 40km from Skopje). In a subsequent statement the marathon was cited as being one of the targets of the terrorist group. Even the bombing which happened at the Boston Marathon two years earlier seemed not to have been specifically pre-planned. The Runners World website reported that according to wire agencies Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told the FBI that he and his brother Tamerlan had chosen the marathon finish area because it was a “target of opportunity.” The brothers had originally planned their attack for Independence Day on 4 July but finished making their bombs earlier than expected and picked the crowded, open, high-visibility finishing stretch of the marathon instead. The Great Ethiopian Run is the largest running event in Africa with over 40,000 runners massing in the centre of Addis Ababa for the race start. Race director Ermias Ayele, who has also worked on running events in South Sudan, Liberia and Ghana, argues that despite the huge numbers the impact of a terrorist attack would probably not be as far-reaching as an attack on a more everyday event. “People only come to the race once a year but they go to the market at least on a weekly basis. If you want to spread a climate of fear and suspicion and disrupt people’s lives then you would target somewhere that they go regularly”. The

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frequent attacks on public transport facilities in major cities would appear to lend support to this view. Rather than acting as targets for terrorists mass participation marathons have more frequently acted as a medium through which the healing process is manifested. They have provided a

means by which to express feelings of solidarity and affirmation in the aftermath of terrorist outrages. Such has been the case in Washington DC and New York City in 2001, in Madrid in 2004 and in Mumbai in 2008 — all these cities held marathons within a few weeks of terrorist atrocities being committed. Is there any reason to suppose that marathons held in Cote D’Ivoire or Nigeria would not be able to fulfil the same purpose?


IAU News

1st IAU 50km World Championships Doha, Qatar, 4 December 2015 The 5km looped course took the athletes through the different facilities in the ‘Aspire’ sporting complex which constitutes a distinct district of the city. Six men finished under 3 hours and six women finished under 3 hours and 33 minutes.

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

By 25km in the men’s race the lead pack had dwindled to Arnold Kiptaoi and Mike Fokorani (RSA) running just in front of Tony Migliozzi (ITA). Major changes happened over the final 10km as Migliozzi moved past Kiptaoi and Fokorani, running his last 5km lap in 17:52 while Kenyans Kiptaoi and Ongaki moved up to finish in silver and bronze medal positions. Camille Herron took an early lead in the women’s race and never relinquished it, increasing her pace with every lap. Caitlin Smith (USA) ran consistently 30 seconds behind her team-mate for a few laps but then slowed. Khishigsaikhan Galbadrakh (MGL) had an outstanding run, leading the chase group for three quarters of the race and eventually finishing fifth. Maria Vrajic, Catrin Jones and Olympic marathon runner Catriona Jennings (IRL) started conservatively and made up places as the race wore on.

MEN: 1 Tony Migliozzi USA 2:52:08 2 Arnold Kiptaoi KEN 2:55:34 3 Samuel Ongaki KEN 2:56:15 TEAMS: Kenya 8:49:09; United States of America 8:57:52; Australia 9:37:51

WOMEN:

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

Florian Reus (GER) and Camille Herron (USA) won the 2015 IAU Athlete of the Year titles. Reus polled a single vote more than Joan Buud (SWE) with Herron also winning a close vote over Katalin Nagy (USA).

Taipei, Chinese Taipei, 20 January 2016 MEN: 1 2 3 4 5

Ka-Hei LAM Chih-Chung LIN Ta-Ching CHANG Chin-Hui LIN Chin-Hsien HO

HKG127.086km TPE 22.447km TPE 116.930km TPE 108.820km TPE 105.398km

WOMEN: 1 2 3 4 5

Wan-Yee LEUNG Chia-Chen TSAI Ming-Ling KAO Miki ENDOU Yun-Ju LU

HKG117.511km TPE 108.960km TPE 08.202km JPN 99.922km TPE 95.132km

1 Camille Herron USA 3:20:58 2 Marija Vrajic CRO 3:28:15 3 Catrin Jones CAN 3:28:20 TEAMS: Croatia 10:50:08; Canada 11:10:41; Australia 11:31:40

IAU Athletes of the Year 2015

Taipei International 12 Hour

AURA 6 Hour Track Championships Coburg, Australia 6 March 2016 MEN: 1 2 3 4 5

Francesco CIANCIO Kevin MULLER Stuart HUGHES Omar FAROOQ Shane LAWTEY

AUS AUS AUS AUS AUS

85.265km 80.681km 69.461km 67.742km 65.984km

AUS AUS AUS AUS AUS

70.905km 62.598km 60.684km 35.025km 25.600km

WOMEN: 1 2 3 4 5

Amelia GRIFFITH Lynne MAUGHAN Sharon SCHOLTZ Emmy NANSCAWEN Cherise BELL

The extra mile There was a time when ultra competitors had an almost fixed calendar but they now have many races to choose from on any given weekend writes Nadeem Khan. Organisers now have to go the extra mile to entice runners by citing their historical background, organisational quality or bulging goody bags. There are now TV documentaries dedicated entirely to ultrarunning, even on mainstream sports channels. The combined effect of athletes’ efforts, quality international races and the dedication of federations and volunteers has greatly raised the profile of this traditional sport. Ultradistance is no longer regarded as unachievable but now offers a realistic challenge that can be accomplished with dedication and determination. “Ultra” is no longer a foreign word in the vocabulary of athletics. All around the world the one common factor that unites

runners is the determination to give all on any given day to achieve that common goal... the glory of the finish line. It is the distance that defines our sport along with its open-ended character which makes it enigmatic and somewhat daunting. An event could be anything from 50km to days or even weeks on end. Ultrarunning has taken off in ‘non-traditional’ regions which have embraced the sport. Events are now held in Oman, Sri Lanka, Virgin Islands, Egypt and numerous other places. The attraction of ultrarunning is the “freedom to choose”. One can choose any distance or duration, terrain (road, track or trails) and often how far to go in within an event is at one’s own discretion. This flexibility has exponentially increased participant numbers. The sport will continue to grow. The trick will be to bring a cohesive approach towards increasing the profile of the sport and to harness that to enhance championships and events.

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Podium placers

Results 14 December 2015 – 22 March 2016 20 December 2015 Tata Steel Kolkata 25k India

26 December 2015 El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa

China

Portugal

25km

10km

Men

Men

1 Elam SINGH

IND 1:20:14

2 Srinu BUGATHA

IND 1:20:16

3 Sanaton SINGH

2 January 2016 Xiamen Int’l Marathon

IND 1:20:23 Women

1 Sudha SINGH

IND 1:27:31

2 Lalita BABAR

IND 1:27:47

3 O P JAISHA

IND 1:28:05

www.tsk25.procamrunning.in Next date: 18 December 2016

20 December 2015 Mizuno Hong Kong HalfMarathon Championships Hong Kong, China

1 Hermano FERREIRA 2 Rui SILVA 3 João PEREIRA

Half marathon

POR POR POR

30:00 30:04 30:40

POR POR POR

33:00 33:35 34:15

Women

1 Dulce FELIX 2 Jessica AUGUSTO 3 Salomé ROCHAS

www.saosilvestredelisboa.com Next date: 31 December 2016

31 December 2015 São Silvestre de Luanda 10km Angola 10km Men

1 Alex OLOTIPTIP 2 Daniel CHEBIE 3 Edwin KIPYEGO

Half marathon

KEN KEN KEN

28:45 28:46 28:51

KEN KEN KEN

33:07 33:16 33:55

Women

Men

1 Peres JEPCHIRCHIR 2 Polline Wanjiku NJERU 3 Angela TANUI

1 Kun WANG

1:10:29

2 Hin Wa YU

1:13:21

3 Kang NGAI

1:13:55

www.saosilvestreangola.co.ao Next date: 31 December 2016

1 Larissa Ka Yan TONG

1:26:06

1 January 2016 Neujahrsmarathon Zürich

2 Lai Ming KONG

1:26:33

Switzerland

3 Mandy Mun Tse CHOY

1:27:36

Women

www.hkaaa.com Next date: 18 December 2016

20 December 2015 Taipei Marathon Chinese Taipei Marathon Men

1 William Chebon CHEBOR

KEN 2:16:15

2 Elias Chelimo KEMBOI

KEN 2:16:33

3 Josphat Kamzee JEPKOPOL

KEN 2:17:58

Women

KEN 2:36:42

2 Rose Chekurui KOSGEI

KEN 2:38:54

3 Leah Jebet KIPRONO

KEN 2:40:43

Half marathon Men

1 Josphat Kiprono MENJO

KEN 1:05:44

Marathon 1 David JEKER 2 Philipp ARNOLD 3 Sean FITZPATRICK

CAN 2:42:48 SUI 2:46:32 GBR 2:51:36 Women

1 Astrid MÜLLER-AMSTAD 2 Bärbel BUSCHEMANN 3 Jenny FEDERHEN

KEN 1:18:05

www.sportsnet.org.tw Next date: 18 December 2016

SUI 3:06:28 GER 3:28:30 GER 3:41:16

Half marathon Men

1 Samir BAALA

Women

1 Cecilia Wanjua MICHAEL

The 12th edition had a record number of participants, up 20% from last year. David Jeker (CAN), who had found out about the race only two days earlier, won after a long contest with last year’s winner Philipp Arnold. Arnold has now made the podium three times in a row. Astrid Mueller (SUI) celebrated her 5th victory in the women’s race in her 5th participation, recording the second best time ever. Only Mueller herself has (once) run faster. Men

1 Nancy Joan ROTICH

FRA 1:13:52 Women

1 Rein Odile REIN

overcame the distance and temperatures of –24C including 34 foreign runners from 10 countries.

SUI 1:31:16

www.neujahrsmarathon.ch Next date: 1 January 2017

Vincent Kipruto won a six-man battle over the last 10km writes Vincent Wu. A group of 13 kept to a steady early pace but for the last 10km it was Kipruto pitted against five Ethiopian rivals. But one by one they fell behind until after 39km only 19year old Shura Kitata was left. Kipruto outkicked him over the final 200m. His winning time was the slowest in the latest nine editions and almost four minutes away from the course record of 2:06:19 set by Moses Mosop last year. Worknesh Edesa sliced more than seven minutes off her best time extending Ethiopia’s winning streak in the women’s race to seven years. She stayed in the leading group, passing 10km in 34:42 and 20km in 1:08:07, before making a solo run for home from around 25km. More than 27,000 runners competed with another 21,000 taking part in the associated 5km.

Marathon

Men

1 Vasilii MINAEV

RUS 1:08:32

2 Vadim ULIZHOV

RUS 1:09:16

3 Denis RYCHKOV

RUS 1:10:00 Women

1 Marina KOVALEVA

RUS 1:22:33

2 Natalia SEDYKH

RUS 1:22:43

3 Natalia DZHOLY

RUS 1:26:46

www.runsim.ru Next date: 7 January 2017

8 January 2016 Tiberias Winner Marathon See race feature on page 19 www.tiberiasmarathon.com Next date: 6 January 2017

11 January 2016 Cebu Marathon Philippines Marathon Men

1 Eric Kibiwott CHEPSIROR

KEN 2:26:27

2 Elisha SAWE

KEN 2:29:37

3 Jackson CHIRCHIR

KEN 2:32:18 Women

1 Monica NJERU

KEN 2:53:42

2 Milka CHEBOKEL

KEN 3:12:03

3 Susan CHEPKWONY

KEN 3:21:44

Men

1 Vincent KIPRUTO 2 Shura KITATA 3 Feyise BEKELE

KEN 2:10:18 ETH 2:10:20 ETH 2:11:09

Half marathon Men

1 Prince Joey LEE

PHI 1:23:50 Women

Women

1 Worknesh EDESA 2 Marta LEMMA 3 Fantu ETICHA

ETH 2:24:02 ETH 2:24:32 ETH 2:26:53

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

1 Mereeis RAMIREZ

PHI 1:38:49

www.cebumarathon.com Next date: tbc

15 January 2016 Egyptian Marathon

7 January 2016 Siberian Ice Half Marathon

Egypt

Russia

Marathon Men

The race welcomes runners to test their stamina and endurance in the harsh conditions of a snowy Siberia on Christmas Day of the Orthodox calendar. More than 800 runners took part. The course runs through the picturesque historic centre of Omsk with the finish in the main square near the Uspensky Cathedral. All of those who started successfully

1 Owens TODD

USA 3:30:28

2 Florian BRANDL

AUT 3:42:14

3 Kazuhiro KIMURA

JPN 3:42:15 Women

1 Elizabeth DUNCAN-RICKS

USA 5:33:05

Luxor Run (22.3km) Men

1 Osama Sayd MOHAMED

EGY 1:26:35

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Podium placers aimsworldrunning.org two seconds, Geda never got on level terms with Gebreslasea who was not threatened. Local runner Yu Kit Ching of Hong Kong had already been selected for the Rio Olympics but took sixth place hard on the heels of five quality Ethiopians (one running for Bahrain). She finished only 14 seconds slower than her best.

Marathon Men

1 Mike Kiprotich MUTAI 2 Lawrence CHERONO 3 Feyera GEMEDA

KEN 2:12:12 KEN 2:12:14 ETH 2:12:20

Women

1 Letebrhan GEBRESLASEA 2 Ayelu L GEDA 3 Ehite B GEBIREYES

ETH 2:36:51 ETH 2:36:53 ETH 2:37:28

www.hkmarathon.com Next date: 12 February 2017

17 January 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon United States of America Marathon Men

1 Gebo BURKA 2 Girmay GEBRU 3 Birhanu GEDEFA

ETH 2:10:54 ETH 2:11:05 ETH 2:11:53 Women

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon Hong Kong, China Photo: Terry Tse

17 January 2016 Marathon Bahamas, Half & Relay Bahamas Marathon Men

1 Amos DESJARDINS 2 Adrien SARASSO 3 Justin GILLETTE

2:56:32 FRA 3:00:54 USA 3:04:28

Women

1 Vanessa FORBES 2 Sarah DOHAN 3 Kim CONWAY

3:11:21 USA 3:41:39 USA 3:49:46

Half marathon Men

1 Jonathan VOLPI

1:15:03 Women

1 Marina PERON

1:35:14

www.marathonbahamas.com Next date: 15 January 2017

17 January 2016 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon Hong Kong, China In monsoon rain Mike Kiprtotich Mutai put on a storming finale in the last 2km to pull clear of his compatriot Lawrence Cherono with only 400m to go writes Pat Butcher. Given the conditions it was a good time — only a minute shy of the 64

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course record of 2:11:27, set two years ago by this year’s third placer, Ethiopia’s Feyera Gemeda. Former Kenyan marathoner Thomas Kiprotich has been living and coaching in Hong Kong for the last eight years. Now moving into athlete management he was responsible for a trio of runners who finished first, fourth and seventh. Cherono had declared himself a likely winner, whatever the conditions, prior to the race, but afterwards admitted: “I still thought I was going to win but he was too strong for me in the end.” Gemeda dropped off the pace at the point where Mutai and Cherono began their duel after 40km. In the women’s race half a dozen leaders stayed together until Letebrhan Haylay Gebreslasea, from the Tigre Province in northern Ethiopia, split up the group at 36km. Ayelu Lemma Geda responded and although the gap between them at the end was only

1 Biruktayit DEGEFA 2 Lisa WEIGHTMAN 3 Sechale DALASA

ETH 2:26:07 AUS 2:27:35 ETH 2:28:43

www.houstonmarathon.com Next date: 15 January 2017

17 January 2016 Maui Ocean Front Marathon & Half United States of America Marathon

Kipketer, who was responsible for it, surged ever faster forward and gave no chance to his pursuers. He crossed the line in a new course record time 57 seconds faster than that set by Jackson Kiprop (who finished 8th) in 2013. It was entirely different in the women’s race where Shuko Genemo asserted her superiority from an early stage. By 13km she had already gained a few seconds’ advantage and over the 4km-long ‘Sealink’ Bridge she forged ahead to lead by 1:50 at 20km, passing halfway in 1:12:42. Unlike the men even she could not return a faster second half but she slowed considerably less than those she had already left in her trail to win by over four minutes. In both men’s and women’s races Indian runners performed creditably. After the women’s breakthrough last year when the course record was improved by over 10 minutes the men followed with the first two inside the previous record and a surprising show of strength behind them with six coming in under 2:21. In addition to the Marathon, for which about 5000 registered, there were half marathon (14,000) and 5.8km fun run events (21,000) on what has become celebrated citywide as ‘Marathon Day’ in Mumbai.

Men

1 Kengo YOSHIMOTO 2 Linus CANDELARIA 3 Robert GEALLY

USA 2:50:25 USA 2:52:30 USA 3:02:02

Women

1 Erica SCHRAMM 2 Mary JONES 3 Tamara CLAUSE

USA 3:04:16 USA 3:13:11 USA 3:14:02

Half marathon Men

1 Tsukasa KAWARAI

JPN 1:14:14 Women

1 Lindsey WILBUR

USA 1:32:26

Marathon Men

1 Gideon KIPKETER

KEN 2:08:35

2 Seboka DIBABA

ETH 2:09:20

3 Marius KIMUTAI

KEN 2:09:39 Women

1 Shuko GENEMO

ETH 2:27:50

2 Bornes KITUR

KEN 2:32:00

3 Valentine KIPKETER

KEN 2:34:07

scmm.procamrunning.in Next date: 15 January 2017

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20 January 2016 Corrida de Sao Sebastiao

17 January 2016 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon

Brazil 10km

India In relatively cool conditions (21C at 07.20 start) a large group in the men’s race followed the pace to pass halfway in 1:04:58. Of these the first three returned a ‘negative split’ despite the gruelling hill at 35km. It was slightly before that (seven remained together at 32km) when the break came but Gideon

Men

1 Dawit Fikadu ADMASU

ETH

2 Willian KIBOR

KEN

29:09 29:24

3 Joseph Tiophil PANGA

KEN

29:41

1 Failuna Abdi MATANGA

KEN

33:59

2 Carolyne Chemutai KOMEN

KEN

34:22

3 Joziane Cardoso DA SILVA

BRA

34:31

Women

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Podium placers aimsworldrunning.org 24 January 2016 Maratón Int’l de Culiacán Mexico

24 January 2016 Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa Pola

31 January 2016 Marathon & Semi Int’l de Marrakech

until now never quite produced the fast time many thought her capable of.

Spain

Morocco

Marathon

Half marathon

Marathon

Women

Marathon Men

1 Hillary Kipchirchir KIMAIYO

Men

KEN 2:18:43

2 Joseph Kyokwoyo AMANYA

KEN 2:19:56

3 Philip Kipyego TARUS

KEN 2:25:23

Men

1 Morris GACHAGA 2 Jacob KENDAGOR 3 Ben SOMIKWO

Women

KEN 1:01:02 KEN 1:01:26 KEN 1:01:52 Women

1 Ruth Chepkoech KIMUTAI

KEN 2:48:58

2 Maria Del Rosario LISERIO

MEX 3:11:09

3 Margarita Reynoso VAZQUEZ

MEX 3:11:59

1 Polline WANJIKU 2 Paula GONZALEZ 3 Souad AIT SALEM

KEN 1:10:25 ESP 1:11:04 ALG 1:11:09

www.mitjasantapola.com Next date: 22 January 2017

Half marathon Men

1 Ricardo Ramos VARGAS

MEX 1:03:40

Women

1 Brenda Eunice FLORES

MEX 1:14:32

maratonculiacan.org Next date: 22 January 2017

24 January 2016 Hospital San Roque Gran Canaria Marathon Spain

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2 Pharis KIMANI

KEN 2:15:38

3 Zemenu TSEGA

ETH 2:18:47 Women

1 Elina JUNNILA

FIN 2:57:48

2 Lucy BIDDLESTONE

GBR 3:04:35

3 Ines VAN RINSUM

NED 3:10:32

Half marathon

Men

1 Chak In LAM 2 Ka Hung LEUNG 3 Wai Kei CHEUNG

3:00:28 3:03:47 3:07:15 Women

1 Marcia ZHOU 2 Yuen Ting WONG 3 Choi Long NG

3:26:53 3:38:49 3:42:15

Half marathon

Men

1 Ezequiel CHEPKORON

Men

KEN 1:03:36

1 Matthew CLARKE

1 María Yolanda GUTIÉRREZ

ESP 1:21:55

www.grancanariamaraton.com Next date: 22 January 2017

24 January 2016 Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon

1 Yann Kai OH

1:30:54

www.avohk.org Next date: 15 January 2017

31 January 2016 Maratona do Funchal See race feature on page 25

Thailand

www.funchalmarathon.com Next date: 29 January 2017

Marathon Men

1 Albert KANGOR

KEN 2:21:35

2 Fikadu Alemu WORKU

ETH 2:22:12

3 Muhaba Assen DEMTE

ETH 2:23:18

31 January 2016 Grande Prémio Fim da Europa Portugal

Women

1 Rahel Kebede SHIFERAW

ETH 2:49:18

2 Aphatra PRASATHINPHIMAI

THA 3:02:28

3 Sally Chelagat KIPYEGO

KEN 3:04:26

Half marathon

16.9km

Women

1 Gladys Jepkechei TARUS

KEN 1:15:15

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POR 59:59 POR 1:00:28 POR 1:00:43 Women

ETH 1:04:50

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1 Mustapha EL AZIZ

MAR 1:00:39 Women

1 Keltoum BOUASSRIYA

1 Renata BELO 2 Isabel SILVA 3 Virgínia PEREIRA

2:22:17 2:28:20 2:29:14 2:30:09 2:30:40 2:31:04 2:31:28 2:32:40 2:33:23 2:33:29

www.osaka-marathon.jp Next date: tbc

Half marathon

MAR 1:12:29

www.marathon-marrakech.com Next date: 29 January 2017

Kayoko Fukushi put more than six minutes between herself and her nearest rival and almost certainly clinched Olympic Games selection writes Ken Nakamura. The race started fast in a bid to beat the 2:22:30 Olympic qualifying standard, in sunny conditions with the temperature at 9C. The lead pack quickly reduced to six runners. By 15km (49:57) it was down to Fukushi, Risa Takenaka and Kenyan Selly Chepyego, plus two pace makers. They passed halfway on course record (2:21:18) schedule with 1:10:27 but the fast pace started to take a toll after 24km. Takenaka and then Chepyego drifted back but Fukushi stayed close to the remaining pacemaker. By 30km she was left alone in front in her quest for a fast time. Without help she started to slow and the race record drifted out of reach leaving her to concentrate on beating 2:22:30. She entered the Nagai Stadium to take her second Osaka title, after winning in 2013, and beat her personal best by 2:04. Fukushi’s huge winning margin of 6:03 was less than that of Ireland’s Carey May who won the 1983 edition of the race by 6:20.

Men

1 Bruno LOURENCO 2 Mário FERREIRA 3 Vitor OLIVEIRA

Men

1 Fresew ASFAW

1:17:44 Women

Women

ETH 2:32:42 ETH 2:33:03 KEN 2:33:54

JPN JPN JPN LTU JPN JPN JPN JPN JPN JPN

7 February 2016 Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon Japan Marathon Men

1 Melaku ABERA 2 Anthony MARITIM 3 Shume HAILU

ETH 2:09:27 KEN 2:11:17 ETH 2:11:41

Next date: 5 February 2017

7 February 2016 Mitja Marato Granollers Spain

Marathon KEN 2:14:47

Women

1 Shasho INSERMU 2 Tigist GIRMA 3 Loice Jebet KIPTOO

Japan

31 January 2016 Gammon China Coast Marathon & Half

Men

1 Julius KORIR

KEN 2:11:41 MAR 2:11:54 KEN 2:12:36

31 January 2016 Osaka Women’s Marathon

See race feature on page 21

Hong Kong, China

Marathon

1 Moses MBUGUA MOSES 2 Khamis BAKARI 3 Augustine KIPKOECH

1 Kayoko FUKUSHI 2 Misato HORIE 3 Risa TAKENAKA 4 Diana LOBACEVSKE 5 Risa SHIGETOMO 6 Misaki KATO 7 Aya HIGASHIMOTO 8 Hiroko MIYAUCHI 9 Hitomi NAKAMURA 10Yuka TAKEMOTO

POR 1:13:08 POR 1:12:55 POR 1:17:27

www.fimdaeuropa.com Next date: 29 January 2017

Unless two runners go faster than Fukushi in the forthcoming Nagoya Marathon she will be on the plane to Rio. In her debut at the 2008 Osaka Women’s Marathon she led most of the way but hit the wall hard and finished in a disappointing 2:40:54. She ran under 2:25 three times between 2011 and 2015 but

10km Men

1 Arturo CASADO

ESP

32:58

ESP

40:30

Women

1 Nidia Zurma Borget RUIDIAZ

Half marathon Men

1 Alex KORIO 2 Enmanuel BOR 3 Edwin Kipsang ROTICH

KEN 1:01:01 KEN 1:01:04 KEN 1:01:10

Women

1 Nancy Jepkosgei KIPROP 2 Olha KOTOVSKA 3 Hasna BAHOM

KEN 1:11:30 UKR 1:13:35 ESP 1:17:11

www.lamitja.cat Next date: 5 February 2017

7 February 2016 Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Marathon Japan Eleven runners, including eventual winner Goitom Kifle, Kenya’s Dominic Nyairo, Tanzania’s Fabiano Sulle and Japan’s Keijiro Mogi reached 10km in 28:50 writes Ken Nakamura. By 15km (43:05) four remained: Kifle, Sulle, Nyairo and Mogi. Sulle gradually fell off the pace and at 20km Kifle led Mogi and Nyairo by four seconds. The Eritrean held on for the win by just one second ahead of Nyairo. Technically speaking, 18-year-old Nyairo was making his halfmarathon debut but the Japanbased Kenyan ran the 23.1km stage at last month’s Hakone Ekiden in 1:07:20 (1:01:30 half marathon pace). Mogi’s best had been a


Podium placers aimsworldrunning.org modest 1:03:11 but the 20-year-old reduced that to 1:00:54 to move to sixth on the Japanese all-time list. World marathon bronze medallist Eunice Kirwa ran aggressively in the women’s race, reaching 10km in 31:51 at which point she led Diane Nukuri by 32 seconds and was on course-record pace. With no one to push her Kirwa could not maintain her momentum but finished with a 400m winning margin and a personal best time. Despite setting a PB and running more than a minute quicker than her winning time from last year Eloise Wellings’ performance placed her only third.

Half marathon Men

7 February 2016 Vadodara Int’l Half Marathon

13 February 2016 Al Amerat Challenge Race Oman

Half marathon

Moroccans took top honours in both

27km

Men

KEN 1:02:30 ETH 1:02:30 ETH 1:02:31

Women

1 Hannah GATHERU 2 Adawork SADURA 3 Keneni GUDETA

KEN 1:11:08 ETH 1:13:11 ETH 1:13:13

ERI 1:00:49

2 Dominic NYAIRO

KEN 1:00:50

3 Keijiro MOGI

JPN 1:00:54 Women

1 Eunice KIRWA

BRN 1:08:06

2 Diane NUKURI

BDI 1:09:23

3 Eloise WELLINGS

AUS 1:09:29

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7 February 2016 NAPOLI MOHM – Mostra d’Oltremare Half Marathon Italy The third edition — organized by the ASD RuNaples in cooperation with the municipality of Napoli and the Institute Mostra d’Oltremare — enjoyed record attendance with 2736 runners representing 26 countries. The Mayor of Naples flagged the race off on a sunny and mild morning. Runners went along the sea front with the Castel dell’Ovo and through the main streets of the historical centre until returning to Fuorigrotta and finishing in the Mostra d’Oltremare Park by the the Fontana dell’Esedra.

Half marathon Men

1 Daniele D’ONOFRIO

ITA 1:06:21

2 Abdelkebir LAMACHI

ITA 1:06:40

3 Gilio IANNONE

ITA 1:08:29 Women

1 Malika BENLAFKIR

ITA 1:17:48

2 Loredana BRUSCIANO

ITA 1:24:16

3 Fabiola DESIDERIO

ITA 1:26:21

www.napolimohm.org Next date: 5 February 2017

men’s and women’s categories in this ‘Challenge’ which involves

Men

1 Siviwe NKOMBI 2 Danzil PAULSE 3 Tsungai MWANENGENI

4.5km of steeply uphill twisting descent. 588 runners completed in

1 Candyce HALL 2 Obertina KANYONGO 3 Linda KINLOCH-SMITH

the three different race categories.

1 Kuldeep TOMAR

IND

48:12

Women

1 Nikita NAGAPURE

IND 1:00:32

Men

1 Justin FRITZ 2 Nadeel WILDSCHUTT 3 Lukhanyo NOBAKADA

runners from across the world. Sameer Al Jawareh pushed

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defending champion Abdullah Al

12 February 2016 RAK Half Marathon

women’s category attracted 22 runners. 150 runners of various nationalities took part in the 1.8km fun run.

Of the first six finishers – all under 67 minutes – five set personal bests with Limo taking 37 seconds off her time and Cherono 31 seconds off hers with the dubious bonus of posting the fastest ever non-winning performance. Genet Yalew set an Ethiopian record in third having lost contact with the two Kenyans around 19km.

3 Abdulrazaq AR AR

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Spain

international and national athletes

Half marathon

competing.”

Men

1 Vincent KIPRUTO 2 Daniele MEUCCI 3 Abdi FUFA

9km Men

1 Sameer AL JAWERAH

MAR 30:37

2 Abdullah AL-JOUD

KSA

31:08

MAR

33:58

Women

1 Ameena MAHEEH

MAR 40:29

2 Asta PARKER

ISL

42:07

3 Anna CHRISTIE

USA

50:06

KEN 1:02:54 ITA 1:02:55 MAR 1:02:57 Women

1 Florence KIPLAGAT 2 Isabellah ANDERSSON 3 Jessica AUGUSTO

KEN 1:09:19 SWE 1:10:50 POR 1:10:58

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www.alameratchallenge.com

14 February 2016 Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon

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Italy Half marathon Men

1 Bernard BETT 2 Ishmael KALALE 3 Mark KORIR

KEN 1:03:01 KEN 1:03:15 KEN 1:03:41 Women

1 Mary Njoki WANJIKU 2 Janey Cheruto MASAI 3 Loah Jepchumba ROTICH

KEN 1:12:27 KEN 1:16:01 KEN 1:16:12

www.giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.it Next date: 12 February 2017

21 February 2016 Medio Maratón Int’l Guadalajara See race feature on page 29 medio.maratonguadalajara.org Next date: tbc

ETH 1:00:40 KEN 1:00:40 ERI 1:00:41

21 February 2016 Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon

Women

www.rakmarathon.org Next date: tbc

37:02 37:10 40:26

“This year we had a good number of

Men

KEN 1:06:04 KEN 1:06:07 ETH 1:06:26

RSA RSA RSA

Race organiser Ahmed Al Kindi said:

Half marathon

1 Cynthia LIMO 2 Gladys CHERONO 3 Genet YALEW

30:38 30:55 32:15

14 February 2016 eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona

The men’s pace was sluggish by comparison until the final kilometre when in a thrilling finish four athletes raced to the line within a single second of each other. Birhanu Legese once again proved his finishing power by just holding off Kenya’s Stanley Biwott with both on the same time. A large group had gone through 10km in 29.11 and eight runners were together at 15km (43:28); seven of them remained at the start of the finishing sprint.

1 Birhanu LEGESE 2 Stanley BIWOTT 3 Nguse AMSOLOM

RSA RSA RSA

Women

1 Zintle XINIWE 2 Fortunate CHIDZIVO 3 Nomvuyisi SETI

Joud into second place. The

Cynthia Limo moved up to third on the world all-time list for the half marathon, behind Florence Kiplagat and Mary Keitany, with this victory writes Rob Walker. She was to the fore throughout: within a group of seven up to 15km (passing 10km in 31:32) which reduced to just her and world Half Marathon champion Gladys Cherono by 20km (1:02:48). Limo broke away over the last 800m to claim a narrow but confident win.

RSA 2:01:49 RSA 2:05:55 RSA 2:06:05

10km

The men’s race attracted 416

Men

RSA 1:32:53 RSA 1:34:06 RSA 1:37:37

Women

highway and the subsequent

15km

United Arab Emirates

1 Goitom KIFLE

Republic of South Africa

India

1 Samuel MACHARIA 2 Tafese Delelegn ABEBE 3 Mekasha TSEGAYE

13 February 2016 27km for Freedom

eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona Spain Photo: Marc Castellet

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Podium placers aimsworldrunning.org 21 February 2016 Kitakyushu Marathon

22 February 2016 Sahara Marathon

28 February 2016 Kinmen Marathon

Japan

Algeria

Chinese Taipei

Marathon

Marathon

Men

1 Takeshi MAKABE 2 Ken-ichi KAWANO 3 Hayato IDEUE

JPN 2:23:04 JPN 2:23:11 JPN 2:23:17 Women

1 Miku KAKIMOTO 2 Emiko TERASAWA 3 Makiko MASUSHIGE

JPN 2:49:20 JPN 3:06:09 JPN 3:07:13

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21 February 2016 Kyoto Marathon Japan Men

1 Vicente Grande DUQUE

JPN 2:17:52 JPN 2:24:51 JPN 2:27:11

ESP 3:13:02

3 Djamel TAIBI

ALG 3:25:52 Women

1 Erika BUOSO

ITA 4:11:56

2 Amanda MANNEREWICK

SWE 4:20:16

3 Giovanna SANSONI

ITA 4:44:16

Men

1 Ouadhah TSABET

21 February 2016 Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race & 10km Japan 30km Men

JPN 1:31:37 KEN 1:31:46 JPN 1:32:40 Women

1 Miharu SHIMOKADO 2 Mirai WAKU 3 Kotomi TAKAYAMA

ALG 1:13:43

JPN 1:43:55 JPN 1:43:57 JPN 1:46:12

21 February 2016 Zurich Maratón de Sevilla See race feature on page 33 www.zurichmaratonsevilla.es Next date: 19 February 2017

21 February 2016 Maratona di San Valentino Italy Marathon Men

MAR 2:19:12 MAR 2:32:10 ITA 2:40:08 CRO 2:45:35 ITA 2:55:27 ITA 2:59:49

Half marathon Men

1 Paul TIONGIK

KEN 1:06:54 Women

1 Sarah Aimee EPEE

ITA 1:24:52

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www.sportsnet.org.tw Next date: tbc

Republic of South Africa Men

RSA 2:26:44 RSA 2:32:08 RSA 2:34:19

Women

1 Lisa COLLETT 2 Candyce HALL 3 Zisandele MKHIZE

Marathon

RSA 3:09:09 RSA 3:11:51 RSA 3:15:30

Half marathon

Men

1 William Kiprono YEGON

KEN 2:10:51

2 Francis KIBIWOTT

KEN 2:12:19 KEN 2:14:08

Women

1 Lonah CHEMTAI

KEN 2:40:17

2 Margaret NJUNGA

KEN 2:43:10

3 Azeb GEBREEGZHABEHA

ETH 2:58:51

www.tlvmarathon.co.il Next date: 24 February 2017

28 February 2016 The Carthage Race Int’l Marathon

Men

Women

1 Suzette BOTHA

RSA 1:25:39

www.pmb42.co.za Next date: 26 February 2017

28 February 2016 Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon Seychelles

SEY 3:31:18 CHN 3:57:12 SVK 4:18:32

Women

Men

TUN 2:50:28

2 Pist PRACHAT

3:53:30

3 Ahmed Wald BENAZAILI

3:57:45

FRA 4:00:03 POL 4:31:46 USA 5:12:45

Half marathon Men

1 Iven MOISE

SEY 1:20:06 Women

Women

1 Sophie CHABLE

FRA 4:02:11

2 Mariam HICHRI

4:20:11

www.the-carthage-race.com Next date: 26 February 2017

28 February 2016 Gyeonggi Int’l Half Marathon Korea [Results unobtainable] www.ggimarathon.com Next date: tbc

28 February 2016 Kilimanjaro Marathon See race feature on page 37 www.kilimanjaromarathon.com Next date: tbc

1 Anita Florence AMA SOGNO

1 Feyisa LELISA 2 Bernard KIPYEGO 3 Dickson CHUMBA

ETH 2:06:56 KEN 2:07:33 KEN 2:07:34 Women

1 Helah KIPROP 2 Amane GOBENA 3 Edna KIPLAGAT

KEN 2:21:27 ETH 2:21:51 KEN 2:22:36

www.tokyo42195.com Next date: tbc

28 February 2016 World’s Best 10k Race

Men

1 Moses MBUGUA 2 Weiqing WU 3 Michal ZVRSKOVEC 1 Olivia Petour FRA 2 Monika Mrucata POL 3 Elizabeth HALL

1 Amine MEJRI

Yuki Takamiya’s eighth place, with an improvement in his personal best by nearly five minutes, came as a surprise even to himself.

Marathon

1 Motlokoa Clement NKHABUTLANERSA1:06:38

Tunisia Marathon

Feyisa Lelisa won his first victory since Xiamen in 2010. He kicked away from last year’s winner Dickson Chumba in the final kilometre but Bernard Kipyego overtook Chumba in the final few metres for second spot. The main pack went through 10km in 29:37 but then slowed slightly to pass halfway in 1:02:52. After nine runners passed 30km in 1:29:49 Chumba made his move and Lelisa went with him. They led by 37 seconds at 35km and 53 seconds at 40km — but then Chumba began to slow dramatically and Feyisa had an untroubled win.

Men

Marathon

Women

1 Maria VRAJIC 2 Paola ALVATORI 3 Fabiola CARDARELLI

Women

1 Emily SAMOEI 2 Nancy Joan ROTICH 3 Wei Wei SUN

1 Prodigal KHUMALO 2 Thelumusa SIBIYA 3 Sipho NGXONGO

Israel

3 Stephen KIPNGETICH

KEN 2:18:22 KEN 2:34:37 TPE 2:39:11

Marathon

26 February 2016 Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon

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1 Jaouad ZAIN 2 Abdelekrim KABBOURI 3 Maurizio ANDREA

1 Noris Kipkemboi BIWOTT 2 Josphat Jepkopol KAMZEE 3 Su Chih PING

28 February 2016 Maritzburg City Marathon

Half marathon

JPN 2:50:41 JPN 3:01:23 JPN 3:03:43

www.kyoto-marathon.com Next date: tbc

1 Yuki OSHIKAWA 2 Michael GITHAE 3 Yuki KAWAUCHI

ESP 3:01:08

2 Juan Pedro García OCHOA

Women

1 Hisayo MATSUMOTO 2 Nami OKADA 3 Noriko YAMAGUCHI

Men

Men

www.saharamarathon.org Next date: tbc

Marathon 1 Daisuke UEKADO 2 Kosuke MURASASHI 3 Shunsuke HISAMOTO

Marathon

minute off the record set by Ethiopia’s Tirfe Tsegaye two years ago and improved her best by over two minutes.

MAL 1:59:56

www.seychelles-marathon.com Next date: 26 February 2017

28 February 2016 Tokyo Marathon Japan Helah Kiprop set a new course record of 2:21:27 after passing through halfway in 1:10:41 writes Ken Nakamura. The lead group then ran a 16:34 5km split — the fastest of the race — and reached 30km in 1:40:26. At 35km (1:57:08) Kiprop had compatriot Edna Kiplagat and the Ethiopian pair of Amane Gobena and Aberu Kebede for company. But Kiprop steadily surged away covering the next 5km in 16:39 while the others all took over 17 minutes. She took almost a

Puerto Rico Bedan Karoki and Mary Wacera warmed up for the World Half Marathon in March with narrow wins that repeated their successes in 2014 writes Javier Clavelo Robinson. It was the first time the race had been held in the morning rather than the usual late afternoon start. The men went through 5km in 13:55. Karoki always featured in the lead group as it began to shrink over the final 3km. Three remained in contention with a kilometre to go: Karoki, Leonard Barsoton and 2015 world leader Stephen Sambu. Barsoton made his effort with 500m to go but Karoki found an extra gear in the sprint finish to overtake him and prevail in a photo finish. Both were men were timed at a world-leading 27:42, the fastest time in the race for five years. In the women’s race Ethiopia’s defending champion Belaynesh Oljira formed part of a nine-woman group that passed 3km in 9:12. As the race progressed the lead group shrank to six women and it was only in the last 500m that Wacera found


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10km KEN KEN KEN

27:42 27:42 27:48

KEN ETH KEN

31:48 31:50 31:55

Women

1 Mary Ngugi WACERA 2 Belaynesh OLJIRA 3 Veronica Nyuarai KEN

www.wb10k.com Next date: tbc

6 March 2016 Runatolia Marathon (Half + 10km) Turkey Marathon Men

1 Ercan ARSLAN 2 Mehmet AYDINGÖR 3 Ahmet BAYRAM

TUR 2:27:08 TUR 2:40:02 TUR 2:40:15

Women

1 Svetlana SHEPELEVA 2 Natalıa GYURTEN 3 Asli SERTÇEL K

MLD 3:06:18 RUS 3:16:31 TUR 3:25:15

Half marathon Men

1 Fetene Alemu REGASA

ETH 1:06:38

Women

1 Nursel YILDIZ

TUR 1:23:23

www.runatolia.com Next date: tbc

6 March 2016 Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Japan Marathon Men

1 Lucas ROTICH 2 Hisanori KITAJIMA 3 Alphonce Felix SIMBU

KEN 1:13:04 ETH 1:15:37 ITA 1:15:54

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Men

1 Bedan KAROKI 2 Leonard BARSOTON 3 Stephen SAMBU

Women

1 Hellen Nzembi MUSYOKA 2 Helen Bekele TOLA 3 Alice GAGGI

KEN 2:09:11 JPN 2:09:16 TAN 2:09:19

www.lakebiwa-marathon.com Next date: 5 March 2017

6 March 2016 ASTA Grand Prix Casablanca Morocco 10km

6 March 2016 Maratón Int’l Lala Mexico It was hot, dry, and dusty in the high desert of La Lagunera for the 28th edition writes Alan Brookes. It was already 18C when the elite women started at 06:40. The men followed 10 minutes later, then another 5000 runners (a record 28% women) from every state in Mexico and across Latin America. This year’s race sold out within a month — the cap being determined by the number of hotel rooms in Torreón, Gomez Palacio and Lerdo — the three small industrial cities at the hub of ‘La Lagunera’. Hillary Kimaiyo, who in 2011 ran 2:08:17 on the course to establish Lala as the fastest marathon in all of Latin America, sped through the first kilometre in a hasty 2:51. After a toilet stop at 20km (64:11) the eight-strong chase group consumed him. They passed halfway in 67:40 and 30km in 1:36:41. Julius Keter then began to push the pace and Peru’s Miguel Mallma was the only one brave enough to go with him. Behind them it looked like a battle for third until Mallma dropped out and Andres Ruiz, who was racing for Colombia’s Rio standard of 2:19:00, started to chase. Then a relatively unknown Mexican Javier Vega passed what remained of the pack, plus Ruiz, and just fell short of catching Keter before the finish line under “Grito de Triumfo” — a spectacular archway created by architect Mario Talamas Murra in 2013 for the 25th anniversary.

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Marathon Men

1 Julius KETER 2 Javier VEGA 3 Andres RUIZ

KEN 2:17:19 MEX 2:17:23 COL 2:17:41 Women

1 Ogla KIMAIYO 2 Dulce Maria RODRIGUEZ 3 Anabel MARTINEZ

www.maratonlala.org Next date: tbc

6 March 2016 Nafplio Marathon Greece Marathon Men

1 Konstantinos PAPANASTASIOU GRE 2:43:18 2 Georgios CHATZIGIANNIS GRE 2:44:44 3 Dimitrios VOGIATZIS GRE 2:47:35 Women

1 Eugenia MPOULMETI 2 Maria KANAKI 3 Stavroula MPAKA

Men

1 Konstantinos GKELAOUZOS

KEN ETH SWE

31:14 31:21 31:26

www.running.ma Next date: 12 March 2017

6 March 2016 Lake Maggiore Half Marathon Italy Half marathon Men

1 Abeyneh Degu TSEHAY 2 Emmanuel Kibet KICHWEN 3 Nicolas Mulinge MAKAU

72

GRE 1:08:01

Women

1 Ntenez DIMAKI

GRE 1:23:29

www.nafpliomarathon.gr Next date: 5 March 2017

6 March 2016 Sihanoukville Int’l Half Marathon Cambodia Half marathon

ETH 1:01:43 KEN 1:02:28 KEN 1:02:29

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In the women’s race 42 year-old Dulce Maria Rodriguez battled heavy pre-race favourite Ogla Kimaiyo (KEN) for 28km before settling for 2nd. Dulce Maria was Lala champion in 2005 when she set the course record of 2:29:00. Kimaiyo had a comfortable victory but there was still great celebration at the Mexican’s performance and Master’s victory. Maraton Lala is renowned for its marvellous support and engagement of the local community, that is at the heart of “La Fiesta Lagunera. Last October the race received a “Social Award” from AIMS for its

Volatile conditions prevailed on both days. Winds were mild to start and the temperature around 0C but conditions worsened with 50km/hour winds dropping the wind chill down below –15C. On the second day there was intermittent snow at the start and winds climbed to 80km/hour. For the safety of runners and crew the maximum finish time was limited to under 5.5 hours. Running in the first wave Maxime Bondue won by three minutes from marathon debutant Reid Noch. Despite the difficult conditions on the second day Sharon Ryder dominated the women’s field to finish sixth overall and set an unofficial course record.

Marathon Men

1 Maxime BONDUE 2 Reid NOCH 3 Barry MURPHY

FRA 3:15:24 USA 3:18:16 IRL 3:32:30 Women

Men

1 Viro MA 2 Brendon THOMAS 3 Josiah KANGAS

CAM 1:17:45 USA 1:24:26 USA 1:35:38

1 Sharon RYDER 2 Lynda COYE 3 Julie REDDAN

AUS 3:38:03 USA 4:27:41 USA 4:31:11

Women

1 Veronique MESSINA 2 Hillary SNYDER 3 Sara BAWDEN

FRA 1:38:50 USA 1:47:35 USA 1:47:38

www.sihanoukville-marathon.org Next date: 5 March 2017

6 March 2016 Treviso Marathon 1.3 and Half Italy Marathon

BRN 27:26 KEN 27:27 MAR 27:28

Women

1 Paskalia KIPKOECH 2 Buzunesh GUDETA 3 Merah BAHTA

GRE 3:27:13 GRE 3:37:14 GRE 3:41:35

Half marathon

Men

1 Hassan EL ABBASSI 2 Morris Munene GACHAGA 3 Mohamed ZIANI

KEN 2:36:59 MEX 2:42:05 MEX 2:44:42

connect three research bases on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands writes Patrice Molloy. The races are held over two consecutive days to abide by an Antarctic environmental restriction of allowing a maximum 100 visitors on shore in any single landing area. Each day’s results are combined to determine the overall and age group winners.

ERI 2:17:32 ERI 2:17:32 MAR 2:17:46

Women

1 Marija VRAJIC 2 Simona STAICU 3 Jasmina ILIJAS

Men

1 Robert BOYD

RSA 2:15:03 Women

1 Suzanne MCKEEN

AUS 1:53:57

www.antarcticamarathon.com Next date: tbc

12 March 2016 Rock ’n’ Roll DC Marathon & Half Marathon United States of America

Men

1 Semereab GEBREKIDAN 2 Samuel GOITOM HADGU 3 Mohamed HAJJY

Half marathon

CRO 2:40:41 HUN 2:43:06 CRO 2:51:25

www.trevisomarathon.com Next date: tbc

12 March 2016 Antarctica Marathon & Half

Marathon Men

1 Alfredo AREVALO REYES 2 Steve CHU 3 Dirian BONILLA Women

1 Martha NELSON 2 Lori NEDESCU 3 Katie MORAN

2:58:02 2:59:55 3:04:33

Half marathon Men

Antarctica 1 Mizael CARRERA

The sold-out field of 183 participants from 22 countries tackled brutally hilly courses on the rudimentary gravel roads that

2:30:04 2:34:09 2:37:25

1:06:16 Women

1 Bethany SACHTLEBEN

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Podium placers aimsworldrunning.org 13 March 2016 Zurich Marato de Barcelona

18 March 2016 Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10k

Spain

Israel

Valerie Aiyabei produced a solo run almost from the gun to set a Spanish women’s all-comers’ best writes Emeterio Valiente. She covered the first half in 1:13:01 and then steadily increased her pace over the next 13km, passing 35km in 2:00:05 before crossing the line almost five minutes faster than she had ever run and over five minutes ahead. Pre-race favourite and 2015 winner Aynalem Kassahun never challenged and had to settle for a distant second.

[The marathon was approx 450m short and the Half Marathon 350m short]

Hampered by strong headwind the men’s race started more slowly than expected. There were no fewer than eight pacemakers with the group which reached halfway in 1:04:20. Shortly after 30km Dino Sefir and Albert Korir moved ahead and Sefir made his winning break with about 4km to go, easily pulling away from Korir. 16,899 runners completed the marathon.

1 Margaret NJUNGA

Men

ETH 2:09:31 KEN 2:10:08 KEN 2:10:23

Women

1 Valary Jemeli AIYABEI 2 Aynalem KASSAHUN 3 Moyu MEGERSA

KEN 2:25:26 ETH 2:30:51 ETH 2:32:07

www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es Next date: tbc

KEN 1:07:39 Women

KEN 1:18:00

www.jerusalem-marathon.com Next date: 17 March 2017

20 March 2016 Athens Half Marathon Greece Half marathon Men

1 Dmitrios TSIOUNIS 2 Dimitris KOTSOLARIS 3 Alexios KONTARATOS

www.athinahalfmarathon.gr Next date: 19 March 2017

20 March 2016 PZU Gdynia Half Marathon Poland Half marathon Men

1 Agnes CHEBET 2 Christine Moran OIGO 3 Vaida ZUSINAITE

Women

BRN 2:22:40 JPN 2:23:19 JPN 2:23:20

womens.marathon-festival.com Next date: 12 March 2017

17 March 2016 9th Lake Balaton Supermarathon Hungary Men

HUN 4:31:04 HUN 4:38:42 HUN 3:44:50

Women

17 Apr Emoke KERESZTURY 18 APR Krisztina TIMA 19 APR Szilvia LUBICS

GRE 1:14:17 GRE 1:17:33 GRE 1:17:49

1 Konstantina STEFANOPOULOU GRE 1:24:54 2 Dimitra IORDANIDOU GRE 1:26:48 3 Maria POULOUPATI GRE 1:34:05

Japan Marathon

HUN 5:14:41 HUN 5:39:22 HUN 3:36:16

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1 Sammy KITWARA 2 Keneth Kiprop KIPKEMOI 3 Paul LONYANGATA

KEN 59:47 KEN 1:00:05 KEN 1:00:11

Women

1 Ruti AGA 2 Wude AYALEW 3 Linet MASAI

ETH 1:09:16 ETH 1:09:23 KEN 1:09:33

www.meiamaratonadelisboa.com Next date: tbc

Men

1 Hillary KIMAIYO 2 Gabriel Gerald GEAY 3 Abel KIRUI

17 Apr László ACS 18 Apr György LUBICS 19 Apr József GORBE

KEN 2:38:24 ETH 2:44:44 KEN 2:50:30

Half marathon

13 March 2016 Nagoya Women’s Marathon

1 Eunice Jepkir KIRWA 2 Tomomi TANAKA 3 Ei OHAA

KEN 2:16:33 KEN 2:16:35 KEN 2:21:10

Women

1 Joan Jepchirchir KIGEN 2 Alemtsehay Mesfin DEMSE 3 Sarah Kerubo KEBASO

In the wheelchair races David Weir (GBR) recorded a world record 42:23 minutes over a minute clear of the rest while Rochelle Woods did likewise (49:49) but was pursued to the line by Jade Jones.

Half marathon

Men

1 Shadrack KIPKOGEI 2 Ronald Kimeli KURGAT 3 Mourice Mutinda MUSYOKI

Women

Marathon 1 Dino SEFIR 2 Albert KORIR 3 Jafred Chirchir KIPCHUMBA

Marathon

1:05:50. Aga proved strongest but Ayalew’s performance was something of a return to form.

KEN 1:02:41 TAN 1:02:52 KEN 1:02:56

20 March 2016 Seoul Int’l Marathon Korea Kenya’s Wilson Loyanae delivered on his promise to improve his own course record at the 87th Seoul International Marathon and take his third victory in the race. He surged with 10km to go and was never headed. Former world record holder Patrick Makau dropped out of the race at around 10km.

Marathon Men

1 Wilson LOYANAE 2 Evans CHEBET 3 Mike Kigen KEN

KEN 2:05:13 KEN 2:05:33 KEN 2:06:10 Women

1 Rose CHELIMO 2 Melkaw GIZAW 3 Agnes JERUTO

KEN 2:24:14 ETH 2:24:28 KEN 2:24:59

www.seoul-marathon.com Next date: tbc

20 March 2016 Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon Falkland Islands

26 March 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Republic of South Africa Mike Fokoroni raced to a comfortable finish, outpacing fellow countryman and club mate Collen Makaza with defending champion Motlokoa Nkhabutlane third. “I was just holding back” said Fokoroni “[but] at 45km I saw victory could be mine if I tried.” Defending champion Carol Wostman maintained her distance from race leader Tanith Maxwell but took the lead in the final kilometres of the race. Fokoroni’s finish time was the slowest in 22 years. Wöstmann noted that the absence of the Russian athletes (still banned from international participation) contributed to a slower race overall. South African-born Colleen de Reuck travelled from the USA to make her Ultra Marathon debut and finished 5th in 3:53:07 which smashed the 50–60 year age group record by over 20 minutes. She also recorded a new world record for her age group by reaching 50km in 3:27:28. The previous 50km record in the 50–54 age category was 3:41:57, set in 1994. Mokaedi Dilotsotlhe, Chief Marketing Officer at Old Mutual paid tribute to Chet Sainsbury who passed away a few weeks ago: “If it was not for him, Old Mutual would not have been a part of this outstanding event. We salute you Chet.”

56km

Marathon

Women

KEN 1:13:16 KEN 1:13:38 LTU 1:16:25

www.pzugdyniapolmaraton.pl Next date: tbc

20 March 2016 EDP Lisbon Half Marathon Portugal Sammy Kitwara won in a world leading time after John Maina paced the group through 10km in 28:10. Leonard Komon was clear from the others but in the final kilometres he slowed dramatically to finish fifth. The women’s race was really challenging, with five women running together for the first half before Sara Moreira dropped back. Eunice Chumba also became outpaced but Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga and Wude Ayalew along with Linet Masai all went through 20km in

Men

Men

1 Eduardo Rafael LENCINA 2 Thomas KIRBY 3 Jorge Ruden MOURELLE

ARG 2:35:34 GBR 2:50:25 ARG 2:59:47

1 Mike FOKORONI 2 Collen MAKAZA 3 Motlokoa NKHABUTLANE

GBR 3:47:22 ARG 3:51:05 GBR 3:55:08

1 Caroline WOSTMANN 2 Tanith MAXWELL 3 Amelework FIKADU

Women

Women

1 Penny GRAYSON 2 Silvina VELAZQUEZ 3 Joanna MURRAY

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

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

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

Half marathon Men

20 March 2016 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon

1 Namakoe NKHASI

RSA 1:03:38 Women

1 Irvette VAN ZYL

RSA 1:13:14

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

Chinese Taipei Marathon Men

1 William Chebon CHEBOR 2 Yuki KAWAUCHI 3 Julius Ndiritu KARINGA

KEN 2:13:05 JPN 2:14:12 KEN 2:14:52

Women

1 Olha KOTOVSKA 2 Bentu Shiferaw WODAJO 3 Meseret Godana AGAMA

UKR 2:36:38 ETH 2:38:11 ETH 2:38:14

www.wanjinshi-marathon.com.tw Next date: tbc

27 March 2016 Incheon Int’l Half Marathon Korea [Results unobtainable] www.incheonmarathon.co.kr Next date: 26 March 2017


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Running into history Rovaniemi Marathon, Finland

An Arctic by Maarit Simoska (translated by Richard Foley)

Rovaniemi is a busy summer town offering plenty to do. Crossing the Arctic Circle (66km to the north) is a must. You can also visit Santapark, Santa Claus’ Office, Ounasvaara, the Ranua Wildlife Park, the Arktikum Museum, the Pilke Science Centre and the Jutajaiset Folklore Festival. Or why not take a cruise on the Kemijoki or enjoy a smoke sauna in the Midnight Sun? The possibilities are endless. Welcome to Rovaniemi — enjoy your run and a new experience.

”Birds fly, fish swim and people run” — these are words spoken by the legendary Emil Zátopek, certainly a well-known and revered figure among Finns. This most natural means of getting from one place to another (the car was only invented little more than a century ago) was uppermost in the minds of the runners who back in October 1992 decided to set up the Arctic Marathon Club (AMC) in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland sitting almost astride the Arctic Circle at 66.30. The need for such a club was obvious: it attracted over 100 members in no time, people who described themselves as “living to run”. The Club’s energies in its first years went into organising various fitness events, arranging group runs, talking up fitness in workplaces and taking part in marathons abroad. The foreign favorites at the time were Stockholm and Berlin but the club was certainly well represented at the Ruska Marathon in Kittilä (one degree of latitude to the north of Rovaniemi) and the Helsinki City Marathon. Finland’s Grand Old Man of distance running, Tapio Pekola the founder of Juoksija (Runner) magazine who passed away in 2011, remarked that the three best sports in the world are ”running, running slightly farther and running even farther”. Pekola’s wisdom was taken to heart by the enlightened band of runners — concerned as they were for keeping their fellow citizens fit — 76

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who came up with the idea of holding a marathon themselves. The first Rovaniemi Marathon — dubbed ”Santa Claus’s Summer Trot” — was run in 1996. The event was organized by the Arctic Marathon Club and Lapin Lukko, another local athletic association. In 2001, the name of the event was changed to the Santa Claus Marathon with AMC and its long-term and reliable partner in distance running, Rovaniemi Roadrunners, in charge of organising it. Since 2013 AMC has arranged the event on its own. In the early years the start and finish were at the Ounasvaara Ski Stadium, the home base of Ounasvaara Ski Association which boasts international success in winter sports and orienteering. In 2003, following the lead of other city marathons worldwide, the organisers decided to

”take to the streets” rather than run in the shadows. The start and finish were moved to the city centre and have remained there ever since. The name of the event was changed back to the Rovaniemi Marathon. Most of the course follows the scenic banks of Finland’s longest river, the Kemijoki (552km), crossing three of the bridges that span it. The route offers runners the chance to admire beautiful hills, lush riverbanks and the local architecture. Rovaniemi usually enjoys nice, summery weather in the beginning of July — partly cloudy, about 20C and fresh air to breathe. The route is flat and although Rovaniemi is not a big city there are a lot of spectators along the way cheering the runners on. The locals are welcoming and the event offers quality prizes. Santa Claus is there at the start and the prize ceremony, and medals are handed out to the


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runners by elves. In addition to a full marathon the event features a half marathon, a 10km and a children’s minimarathon. The aims and principles of AMC remain unchanged over the decades. The club promotes running as a lifestyle and encourages people to exercise for their physical and mental well-being. It is an ethos where high spirits beat low finishing times. The focus on the lighter side of running was foreshadowed in the potential club names bandied about at the founding meeting: the Rovaniemi Night Runners, the Rovaniemi Night Owls.

AMC continues to take its mission of fitness and training very seriously. Every year its activities in the frozen Arctic winter include group training runs, 50km ‘in-house’ ultras and marathon courses. Since 2007 AMC has been chaired by Maarit Simoska; her predecessors include Jarmo Kiuru and Markku Torkko. Rovaniemi Marathon has attracted wide acclaim and interest and has grown steadily since the

year 2000. This success has established it as one of the top international distance running events in Finland and Lapland attracting between 700 and 800 runners: the organisers are now targeting a field of 1000. Race director Olli Tiuraniemi sees the essence of distance running as remembering that in a marathon everyone is only competing with themselves and everyone who makes it across the finish line is a winner. The Rovaniemi Marathon brings together athletes of all ages. It the largest athletic event in the region and has been recognised further afield as well. The “crazies in bibs” will soon be at it again, accompanied by Santa and his elves, the magic Arctic Circle, the Midnight Sun, and the feast of sun and light that is Lapland in summer. All these add up to a warm welcome for distance runners.

Rovaniemi Marathon ■ Next event: 2 July 2016 ■ For more information visit: www.rovaniemimarathon.com/en

A solid piece of advice for all runners is that offered by Juhani Petäjä, a founding member of AMC: “A marathon is a long distance. You should run it lightly so you don’t get tired.” Every bit as reliable are the words of Colonel Zátopek: “If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to discover a whole new life, run a marathon.” Asked if it makes any sense to run marathons four-time Olympic gold medalist Lasse Virén said: “There might be something crazy about it. It’s kind of like heavy drinking.”

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World leading times These lists give the current standings in the world of road racing, and are believed accurate at 31 March 2016. They have been drawn from the website of the Association of Road Racing Statisticians www.arrs.net and focus primarily on the Marathon and Half Marathon, as these constitute 75% and 18% of the AIMS membership respectively.

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

Men Time

Athlete

Nation Rank Venue

2:04:24 Tesgaye ABERA 2:04:33 Hayle Berhanu LEMI 2:04:46 Asefa MEKONNEN 2:05:13 Wilson Loyanae ERUPE 2:05:16 Sisay LEMMA 2:05:33 Evans Kiplagat CHEBET 2:05:44 Mula WASIHUN 2:06:10 Mike Kipruto KIGEN 2:06:40 Tadesse ABRAHAM 2:06:45 Abayneh AYELE 2:06:51 Frankline CHEPKWONY 2:06:53 Samuel KIPLIMO 2:06:56 Feyisa LELISA 2:07:30 Abel KIPSANG 2:07:33 Bernard KIPYEGO 2:07:34 Dickson CHUMBA 2:07:46 Stephen KIPRITICH 2:08:06 Abel KIRUI 2:08:11 Tilahun REGASSA

ETH ETH ETH KEN ETH KEN ETH KEN SUI ETH KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN UGA KEN ETH

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

Date

Dubai Dubai Dubai Seoul Dubai Seoul Dubai Seoul Seoul Dubai Seoul Dubai Tokyo Seoul Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo Dubai

22 JAN 22 JAN 22 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 28 FEB 20 MAR 28 FEB 28 FEB 28 FEB 28 FEB 22 JAN

Time

Athlete

Women

Nation Rank Venue

2:08:14 Cosmas Kiplimo LAGAT 2:08:34 Thomas KIPLAGAT 2:08:35 Gideon KIPKETER 2:08:55 Eliud KIPTANUI 2:08:56 Jacob Kibet KENDAGOR 2:09:05 Reuben Kiprop KERIO 2:09:11 Lucas ROTICH 2:09:16 Hisanori KITAJIMA 2:09:19 Alphonce Felix SIMBU 2:09:20 Seboka DIBABA 2:09:24 Mesfin TESHOME 2:09:25 Suehiro ISHIKAWA 2:09:27 Melaku ABERA 2:09:31 Takuya FUKATSU 2:09:31 Dino SEFIR 2:09:39 Marius KIMUTAI 2:09:39 Fumihiro MARUYAMA 2:09:48 Yihunilign ADANE 2:09:49 Belachew ALEMAYEHU

KEN 1 KEN 9 KEN 1 KEN 6 KEN 7 KEN 1 KEN 1 JPN 2 TAN 3 ETH 2 ETH 10 JPN 4 ETH 1 JPN 5 ETH 1 KEN 3 JPN 6 ETH 11 ETH 12

Sevilla Dubai Mumbai Tokyo Seoul Brescia Otsu Otsu Otsu Mumbai Dubai Otsu Oita Otsu Barcelona Mumbai Otsu Dubai Dubai

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

Date

21 FEB 22 JAN 17 JAN 28 FEB 20 MAR 13 MAR 06 MAR 06 MAR 06 MAR 17 JAN 22 JAN 06 MAR 07 FEB 06 MAR 13 MAR 17 JAN 06 MAR 22 JAN 22 JAN

Time

Athlete

2:19:41 2:20:48 2:21:27 2:21:51 2:22:17 2:22:29 2:22:36 2:22:40 2:23:01 2:23:16 2:23:19 2:23:20 2:24:00 2:24:04 2:24:14 2:24:24 2:24:28 2:24:32 2:24:32

Tirfi Tsegaye Amane Beriso Helah KIPROP Amane GOBENA Kayoko FUKUSHI Meselech MELKAMU Edna KIPLAGAT Eunice Jepkir KIRWA Aberu KEBEDE Berhanu DIBABA Tomomi TANAKA Ei OHAA Sutume ASEFA Worknesh EDESA Rose CHELIMO Mulu SEBOKA Melkam GIZAW Marta LEMA Mao KIYOTA

Nation Rank Venue

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

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

Date

Dubai Dubai Tokyo Tokyo Osaka Dubai Tokyo Nagoya Tokyo Tokyo Nagoya Nagoya Dubai Xiamen Seoul Dubai Seoul Xiamen Nagoya

22 JAN 22 JAN 28 FEB 28 FEB 31 JAN 22 JAN 28 FEB 13 MAR 28 FEB 28 FEB 13 MAR 13 MAR 22 JAN 02 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 20 MAR 02 JAN 13 MAR

Time

Athlete

2:24:38 2:24:59 2:25:09 2:25:29 2:25:04 2:25:26 2:25:36 2:25:50 2:26:07 2:26:13 2:26:34 2:26:36 2:26:53 2:27:07 2:27:23 2:27:27 2:27:35 2:27:36 2:27:50

Eia IWADE Agnes Jeruto BARSOSIO Ayaka KUWAHAA Hiho TAKECHI Shure DEMISE Valary Jemeli AIYABEI Shitaye ESHETE Ashete DIDO Biruktayit ESHETU Ruihuan LIU Mestawet TUFA Betelhem MOGE Fantu ETICHA Meseret LEGESE Janet Jelagat RONO Michi NUMATA Lisa Jane WEIGHTMAN Maja NEUENSCHWANDER Shuko GENEMO

Nation Rank Venue

JPN KEN JPN JPN ETH KEN BRN ETH ETH CHN ETH ETH ETH ETH KEN JPN AUS SUI ETH

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

Nagoya Seoul Nagoya Nagoya Tokyo Barcelona Dubai Tokyo Houston Chongqing Dubai Nagoya Xiamen Xiamen Seoul Nagoya Houston Tokyo Mumbai

Date

13 MAR 20 MAR 13 MAR 13 MAR 28 FEB 13 MAR 22 JAN 28 FEB 17 JAN 20 MAR 22 JAN 13 MAR 02 JAN 02 JAN 20 MAR 13 MAR 17 JAN 28 FEB 17 JAN

Half Marathon Men Time

Athlete

59:10 59:12 59:36 59:44 59:47 59:48 59:49 59:59 59:59 1:00:05 1:00:06 1:00:11 1:00:12 1:00:14 1:00:27 1:00:33 1:00:35

Geoffrey KAMWOROR James Ndirangu MWANGI Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI Geoffrey YEGON Sammy KITWARA Kenneth KETER Yigrem DEMELASH Mohamed FARAH Abayneh AYELE Keneth Kiprop KIPKEMOI Tamirat TOLA Paul Lonyangata Simon CHEPROT Emmanuel KIPSANG Edwin KIPYEGO Stephen Kosgei KIBET Abraham CHEROBEN

Nation Rank Venue

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

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

Date

Cardiff Milano Cardiff Venlo Lisbon Venlo Venlo Cardiff Cardiff Lisbon Cardiff Lisbon Cardiff Lisbon Den Haag Den Haag Den Haag

26 MAR 20 MAR 26 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR 26 MAR 26 MAR 20 MAR 26 MAR 20 MAR 26 MAR 20 MAR 06 MAR 06 MAR 06 MAR

1:00:37 1:00:39 1:00:40 1:00:40 1:00:41 1:00:41 1:00:41 1:00:45 1:00:45 1:00:46 1:00:46 1:00:49 1:00:50

Lelisa DESISA Mustapha EL AZIZ Birhanu LEGESE Stanley BIWOTT Nguse AMSOLOM Abraham CHEROBEN Bernard Kitavi KIMANI Mosinet GEREMEW Edwin KIPYEGO Barselius SEREM Simon CHEPROT Goitom KIFLE Dominic NYAIRO

ETH MAR ETH KEN ERI KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN ERI KEN

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

Houston 17 JAN Marrakech 31 JAN Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Den Haag 06 MAR Houston 17 JAN Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Adana 03 JAN Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Marugame 07 FEB Marugame 07 FEB

KEN KEN KEN KEN

1 3 2 4

Ostia Ostia Ostia Ostia

Other Performances

58:44 59:18 1:00:06 1:00:13

Solomon YEGO KIRWA Leonard LANGAT Remmy Limo NDIWA Peter KWEMOI NDOROBO

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

Women

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

20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor Photo: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Time

Athlete

1:06:04 1:06:07 1:06:26 1:06:29 1:06:39 1:06:41 1:06:57 1:06:58 1:07:31 1:07:32 1:07:34 1:07:41 1:07:41 1:07:54 1:07:55 1:08:01 1:08:04

Cynthia LIMO Gladys CHERONO Genet YALEW Mary Wacera NGUGI Peres JEPCHIRCHIR LIMO Gladys CHESIR Jemima JELEGAT JEPCHIRCHIR Worknesh DEGEFA LIMO Molly HUDDLE Joyce CHEPKIRUI NGUGI Mare DIBABA Netsanet GUDETA Priscah JEPTOO

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN USA KEN KEN ETH ETH KEN

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

Date

Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Houston 17 JAN Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Houston 17 JAN Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Cardiff 26 MAR Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB Cardiff 26 MAR New York 20 MAR New York 20 MAR Cardiff 26 MAR Houston 17 JAN Cardiff 26 MAR Ras Al Khaimah12 FEB

Time

Athlete

1:08:06 1:08:07 1:08:08 1:08:15 1:08:40 1:08:46 1:09:08 1:09:16 1:09:18 1:09:19 1:09:23

Eunice KIRWA Ruti AGA Rose CHELIMO Genet YALEW Gulume Tollesa CHALA CHESIR Tadelech BEKELE Ruti AGA Dibaba KUMA Florence KIPLAGAT Diane NUKURI

Nation Rank Venue

Date

BRN 1 ETH 4 KEN 9 ETH 5 ETH 10 KEN 6 ETH 11 ETH 1 ETH 1 KEN 1 BDI 2

Marugame 07 FEB Houston 17 JAN Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Cardiff 29 MAR Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Cardiff 26 MAR Ras Al Khaimah 12 FEB Lisbon 20 MAR Paris 06 MAR Barcelona 14 FEB Marugame 07 FEB

ETH KEN KEN ETH KEN

Ostia Ostia Ostia Ostia Ostia

Other performances:

1:07:08 1:07:16 1:07:31 1:07:58 1:09:08

Worknesh DEGEDA Angela TANUI Magdalyne MASAI Marta MEGRA Peninah ARUSEI

1 2 3 4 5

20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR 20 MAR

Gladys Cherono, Cynthia Limo Photo: Bruce Wodder/PhotoRun

10km Men Time

Athlete

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

Bedan KAROKI Leonard BARSOTON Joshua CHEPTEGEI Stephen SAMBU John MWANGANGI Julius KOGO

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

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

1 2 1 3 4 5

San Juan San Juan Laredo San Juan San Juan San Juan

Date

28 FEB 28 FEB 19 MAR 28 FEB 28 FEB 28 FEB

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Uncertain measurement:

27:26 27:27 27:28 27:28 27:35 27:54

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

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Casablanca Casablanca Casablanca Casablanca Casablanca Casablanca

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Women Time

Athlete

31:48 31:50 31:55 31:56 31:58 31:58

Mary Ngugi WACERA Belaynesh OLJIRA Veronica Nyuarai Linet MASAI Monicah WANJIKU Caroline KIPKIRUI

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

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Date

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Pascalia KIPKOECH Bezunesh GETACHEW Meraf BAHTA Hajiba HASNOUI Souad A T SALEM

KEN ETH SWE MAR ALG

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WMRA News

When the summer comes CALENDAR 2016 11 June

8th ABAF Balkan Mountain Running Championships Nova Zagora (BUL)

12 June

36th La Montée du Grand Ballon/1st WMRA World Cup race Willer sur Thur/Goldbach (FRA)

18 June

13th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships and 15th Gorski Maraton 4 Obcin (42 km) Podbrdo (SLO)

25 June

11th WMRA World Youth Cup (competition for 16–17 years old) (uphill) Janske Lazne (CZE)

2 July

15th EA Mountain Running Championships (up and down) Arco (ITA)

3 July

10th CONSUDATLE Mountain Running Championships Caracas (VEN)

10 July

13th NACAC Mountain Running Championships Tepatitlan, Jalisco (MEX)

24 July

18th Gorski tek na Grintovec/2nd WMRA World Cup race Kamnik (SLO)

31 July

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

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

11 Sep

32nd WMRA World Mountain Running Championships (mainly uphill) Sapareva Banya (BUL)

11 Sep

32nd WMRA World Mountain Running Championships (mainly uphill)/4th WMRA World Cup race Sapareva Banya (BUL)

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8th AAC Mountain Running Championships

European mountains are still under deep snow cover when mountain runners start to look forward to new challenges. In recent years new types of mountain running have been developed with popular steep races on ski slopes. Enthusiasts hardly get a chance to draw breath during the winter. Wellorganised events in ski resorts offer a mixture of sport and fun and attract hundreds of passionate outdoor sportspeople.

EXECUTIVES President: Bruno Gozzelino Secretary: Pierre Weiss (FRA) Treasurer: Nancy Hobbs (USA) Council Members: Galia Puhaleva (BUL) Erhan Basoglu (TUR) Andrjrej Puchacz (POL) Tomo Šarf (SLO) Wolfgang Munzel (GER) Member of Honour: Raimondo Balicco (ITA)

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But mountain running still comes into its own in more friendly conditions: friendly for the runners and friendly for the organisers. It’s no fun to race in cold, windy, rainy weather even though runners never forget races in extreme conditions and often remember them as a something special. Organisers don’t forget such events for other reasons: because they were freezing and worried about the runners — if warm clothes and drinks were available on time and in the right place… Tired runners are sensitive and every organiser wants to do the best for the runners, to maintain the race’s reputation and to attract more participants the following year. Holding mass running events in bad weather severely tests the organising structure. Bad weather can be a nightmare for organisers and this is especially true in mountain running where extreme conditions and unexpected changes can happen without warning. So when the summer months come the World Mountain Running Association Calendar comes to life: The series of races comprising the World Cup starts on 12 June with the 36th Monte du Grand Ballon in Alsace (FRA). Challenging courses and the friendly organisation attract hundreds of local and international runners every year. The World Cup includes two races this year which were both a part of the former Grand Prix 15 years ago. The 28th edition of the Schlickeralmlauf in Telfes (AUT) is one of the most established races in the Alpine area having hosted the World and European Championships and the World Masters Championships. The Hochfelnberglauf in Bergen (GER) is one of the oldest mountain races in Europe — this year will be the 43rd edition. Both races will enrich the World Cup series. The Grintovec race with 2000m elevation gain in less than 10km is another attractive course set in an area of untouched natural beauty. Smarna gora, a hill only 667m high near Ljubljana (SLO) is a contrast to all the above-mentioned races: a small hill, a tough course and another experienced and

friendly organisation provides a fitting finale to the World Cup competition. The toughest race of all comes at the very beginning of the season, after the warm up at Grand Ballon. The 13th World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships are held on 18 June in Podbrdo (SLO) featuring a 42km-long course with 2800m of ascent and descent. The same venue hosted the event five years ago, but on a different course. The local setup is completely different to last year: Zermatt was a world famous attraction, with organisation that worked like the fabled Swiss clockwork. This year’s Slovenian organisers cannot offer views of the Matterhorn but instead offer a challenging course on local grassy mountains. The Championship race is combined with the traditional “GM4o” that also includes shorter distances and an Ultra Trail race, so everyone can choose their own challenge.

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5 Sep

43rd Int. Hochfellnberglauf/ 5th WMRA World Cup race Bergen (GER)

6 Oct

37th Smarna Gora International mountain race/6th WMRA World Cup race and Final Ljubljana (SLO)

On the last weekend in June 16- and 17- year old girls and boys meet in Janske Lazne (CZE) at the International Youth Cup. Historic, touristic Arco di Trento (ITA) will host the European Championships on 2 July. The course has already been tested as a World Cup race and the organising team are vastly experienced. The only hazard that could await might be the summer heat… Distance Running | 2016 Edition 2

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Making contact Race Directors: Send updated race contact details to update@aimsworldrunning.org * Associate member

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

Feb

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Sep

Dec

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

Argentina Buenos Aires Int’l Marathon Oct Mario Petrucci E: info@maratondebuenosaires.org W: www.maratondebuenosaires.org fb: facebook.com/maratonbuenosaires Armenia *Yerevan Half Marathon Oct Anahit Adamyan E: anahit.adamyan@ armeniamarathon.org W: www.armeniamarathon.org Australia Adelaide Marathon Festival Pieter de Wit E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.adelaidemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ AdelaideRunningFestival

Aug

Australian Outback Marathon Jul Michael Walton E: michael.walton@travellingfit.com W: www.australianoutbackmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/outbackmarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Australian Running Festival Christopher Secker E: christopher.secker@ fairfaxmedia.com.au W: www.runningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/austrunningfest Barossa Marathon Festival Pieter de Wit E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.barossamarathon.com.au fb: on.fb.me/1lb7Y1t

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

Gold Coast Airport Marathon Jul Cameron Hart E: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au W: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/gcmarathon Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival Oct Marcus Gale E: enquiries@melbournemarathon. com.au W: www.melbournemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ melbournemarathonfestival 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Aug Jason Crowther E: jason@atlasmultisports.com.au W: www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ SunshineCoastMarathon Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Sep (incl. Sydney Marathon) Wayne Larden E: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au W: www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/officialbsrf McDonald’s Townsville Running Aug Festival Brian Armit E: admin@townsvillerunningfestival. com W: www.townsvillerunningfestival.com fb: facebook.com/townsvillerunningfest Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival Mark Gibson E: mark.gibson@blacktown. nsw.gov.au W: www.wm7citiesmarathon.com.au

Jul

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

Apr

Belfius Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon Oct Greg Broekmans E: info@golazo.com W: www.belfiusbrusselsmarathon.be fb: facebook.com/brusselsmarathon Linker Oevert 1/2 Marathon Oct Kid Van Thienen E: kvth@telenet.be W: www.linkeroeverthalfmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/ZPKj2k Bosnia *Banja Luka Half Marathon May Vladimir Selec E: info@banjalukamarathon.com W: www.banjalukamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/banjalukamarathon/ Vidovdan 10km Road Race Borislav Djurdjevic E: vidovdanskatrka@gmail.com W: www.vidovdanskatrka.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWyifL

Jun

Botswana

Austria 3 Country Sparkasse Marathon Oct Günter Ernst E: info@sparkasse-3laender-marathon.at W: www.sparkasse-3-laender-marathon. at fb: facebook.com/ Sparkasse3LaenderMarathon

Diacore Gaborone Marathon Apr Danny Blumberg E: info@diacoregaboronemarathon. com W: www.diacoregaboronemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ Diacoregaboronemarathon

Austrian Women’s Run Ilse Dippmann, Andreas Schnabl E: office@oesterreichischerfrauenlauf.at W: www.austrianwomensrun.com

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

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

May

May

Vienna City Marathon Apr Wolfgang Konrad E: office@vienna-marathon.com W: www.vienna-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/vienna.city.marathon Int’l WACHAUmarathon Mag. Michael Buchleitner E: office@wachaumarathon.com W: www.wachaumarathon.com fb: facebook.com/wachaumarathon

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

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Brazil

São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore

Sep

Bahamas May

Barbados

Aug

Jan

Apr

Octavio Jose Aronis E: corpore@corpore.org.br W: www.corpore.org.br fb: facebook.com/CorporeBrasil Corrida de Sao Sebastiao Jan Joao Traven E: spiridon@spiridon.com.br W: www.corridadesaosebastiao.com.br Cambodia

Phnom Penh Half Marathon Mr. Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.phnompenhmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1nfsVir Sihanoukville Int’l Half Marathon Mr. Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.sihanoukville-marathon.org fb: facebook.com/sihanoukvillerun

Jun

Mar

Edmonton Marathon Tom Keogh E: info@edmontonmarathon.ca W: www.edmontonmarathon.ca fb: facebook.com/EdmMarathon

May

Aug

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

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

May

Aug

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

Sep

May

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

The Great Wall Marathon May Dave Cundy E: gwm_booking@263.net.cn, kent. wang@great-wall-marathon.com.cn W: www.great-wall-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/greatwallmarathon Hangzhou Int’l Marathon Nov Mr. Long Jiang E: marathon@hzim.org W: www.hzim.org fb: facebook.com/hangzhou.marathon Lanzhou Int’l Marathon Long Fuguo E: lzmarathon@126.com W: www.lanzhoumarathon.com

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

The Vancouver Sun Run 10K Presented By BlueShore Financial Apr Tim Hopkins E: info@vancouversunrun.com W: www.vancouversunrun.com fb: facebook.com/#!/vancouversunrun

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

May

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon Jun & 5k Clifton Cunningham E: svhm@canadarunningseries.com W: www.vancouverhalf.com fb: facebook.com/vancouverhalf

*The Angkor Empire Marathon Sem Phalla E: coop@angkormarathon.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.angkorempiremarathon.org

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Oct Rob Reid E: info@runvictoriamarathon.com W: www.runvictoriamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/Victoria.Marathon

Jun

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

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

Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon Dec Muy Lath E: coop@angkormarathon.org W: www.angkormarathon.org fb: facebook.com/angkorwat.marathon Aug

Volcano Marathon Nov Richard Donovan E: npmarathon@gmail.com W: www.volcanomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/thevolcanomarathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

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

Apr

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

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

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

Canada Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Cheryl Lowery E: info@calgarymarathon.com W: www.calgarymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWyk7c

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

Jan

Chinese Taipei

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

Feb

Feb

Apr

Dec

Taipei Expressway Marathon mar Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw


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

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

New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon

Mar

Ching-Cheng Wang E: tpe@mf.iaaf.org W: www.wanjinshi-marathon.com.tw fb: on.fb.me/1bWyj3d Yi Lan Chiang Wei Shui Memorial Freeway Marathon Nov Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw Colombia Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá Martha Santos E: msantos@ correcaminoscolombia.com W: www.mediamaratonbogota.com fb: facebook.com/mmboficial

Jul

Maratón de las Flores Medellín Sep Gustavo Orozco Posada E: direccion@maratonmedellin.com W: www.maratonmedellin.co fb: facebook.com/maratonmedellin Carrera de la Mujer Colombia 10km Sep

Maria Stella Granados Acosta E: sgranados@ carreradelamujercolombia.com W: www.carreradelamujercolombia.com fb: facebook.com/carreramujercol Costa Rica Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon Gustavo Alvarez E: info@correcaminoscr.com W: www.mediacorrecaminos.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEc 10K San José – Costa Rica Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEg

Jul

Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWyj3p Tamarindo Beach Marathon Sep Victor López Jiménez E: runners@racsa.co.cr W: www.tamarindobeachmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ tamarindobeachmaraton

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

May

Sep

Guayaquil Marathon Oct Diego Maruri E: diegomaruri@dm3.com W: www.dm3.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymvQ Maratón de Quito Hipatia Puente, Jorge A. Mera E: hipatia.puente@hotmail.com W: www.maratondequito.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymvV

Sep

Quito 21k Mitad del Mundo Oct Marialuz Arellano E: marialuzarellano@sportime.com.ec W: www.quito21k.com

Apr

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

Aug

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

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

Great Ethiopian Run 10km Nov Ermias Ayele E: ermias@ethiopianrun.org W: www.ethiopianrun.org fb: facebook.com/GreatEthiopianRun Falkland Islands Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon Stuart Horsewood E: bank.info@sc.com W: www.sc.com/fk/marathon

Jan

Mar

Finland Helsinki City Marathon Aug Markku Haverinen E: maraton@sul.fi W: www.helsinkicitymarathon.fi fb: facebook.com/HelsinkiCityMarathon Paavo Nurmi Marathon Kari Ahonen E: info@paavonurmisports.fi W: www.paavonurmimarathon.fi fb: on.fb.me/1SlsUaQ Rovaniemi Marathon Olli Tiuraniemi E: rovaniemimarathon@gmail.com W: www.rovaniemimarathon.com/en fb: on.fb.me/1bWymMp

Aug

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

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

Croatia

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

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

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

Ethiopia

Ecuador

Dec

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

Apr

Sep

San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon

Cyprus

Czech Republic

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

Estonia

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

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

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

Jul

Jul

Gabon Marathon du Gabon Nov Sebastien Bottari E: s.bottari@marathondugabon. com, bburlot@hotmail.com W: www.marathondugabon.com fb: facebook.com/marathondugabon Georgia HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon Oct Peter Gottwald E: info@tbilisimarathon.ge W: www.tbilisimarathon.ge fb: facebook.com/Tbilisimarathon Germany BMW Berlin Marathon Mark Milde W: www.scc-events.com fb: facebook.com/berlinmarathon Berlin Half Marathon Mark Milde W: www.berliner-halbmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/sccevents

Sep

Apr

RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne Oct Markus Frisch E: info@koeln-marathon.de W: www.cologne-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/koelnmarathon METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf Jan Winschermann E: info@metrogroup-marathon.de W: www.metrogroup-marathon.de fb: on.fb.me/1bWyn31

Apr

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

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

St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie Royale Nov Thierry Vernay / Antonio Agostinho E: info@wanago.com W: www.lavoieroyale.fr fb: facebook.com/semimarathon. saintdenis

Apr

Schneider Electric Paris Marathon Apr Edouard Cassignal E: infos@parismarathon.com W: www.parismarathon.com fb: facebook.com/parismarathon

Haspa Marathon Hamburg Apr E: office@marathonhamburg.de W: www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de fb: facebook.com/ haspamarathonhamburg HAJ Hannover Marathon Apr Stefanie Eichel E: kontakt@marathon-hannover.de W: www.marathon-hannover.de fb: facebook.com/MarathonHannover Munich Marathon Oct Gernot Weigl E: info@muenchenmarathon.de W: www.muenchenmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/muenchenmarathon

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

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

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

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

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

May

*Bournemouth Marathon Festival Oct Neil Kilgour E: james@gsi-events.com W: www.run-bmf.com fb: on.fb.me/WWhtwp Cardiff Half Marathon Oct Steve Brace E: cardiffhalfmarathon@ run4wales.org W: www.cardiffhalfmarathon.co.uk fb: facebook.com/Cardiffhalf Edinburgh Marathon Festival Neil Kilgour E: james@gsi-events.com W: www.edinburgh-marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWylYR Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running Malcolm Sutherland E: info@lochnessmarathon.com W: www.lochnessmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/lochnessmarathon

May

Sep

Milton Keynes Marathon May Andrew Hully E: run@miltonkeynesmarathon.co.uk W: www.mkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MiltonKeynesMarathon *Scottish Half Marathon Sep Neil Kilgour E: james@gsi-events.com W: www.scottishhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ScottishHalfMarathon JCP Swansea Half Marathon Jun David Martin-Jewell E: david@swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk W: swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk fb: facebook.com/SwanseaHalf Greece Athens Half Marathon Evangelos Papapostolou E: info@athinahalfmarathon.gr W: www.athinahalfmarathon.gr

Mar

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great Apr Drosos Christopoulos E: info@atgm.gr, info@ alexanderthegreatmarathon.org W: www.alexanderthegreatmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWylYY Athens Marathon The Authentic Nov Evangelos Papapostolou E: info@athensauthenticmarathon.gr W: www.athensauthenticmarathon.gr fb: facebook.com/athensclassicmarathon *Nafplio Marathon Mar Evangelos Papapostolou E: racedirector@nafpliomarathon.gr W: www.nafpliomarathon.gr fb: on.fb.me/1DXeYsT *Roads to Rhodes Marathon Giorgios Michalakis/Takis Michailidis E: segasdod@gmail.com, rodiga@otenet.gr W: www.roadstorhodes.com fb: facebook.com/roads2rhodes

Apr

Int’l Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon Oct

Drosos Christopoulos E: info@thesshalfmarathon.org W: www.thesshalfmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjE



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India

Polar Circle Marathon Oct Lars Fyhr E: lf@albatros-adventure.com W: www.polar-circle-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/polarcirclemarathon/ Guam Guam Int’l Marathon Apr Ben Ferguson E: info@guaminternationalmarathon. com W: www.guaminternationalmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ guaminternationalmarathon Hong Kong, China Gammon China Coast Marathon & Half David Smith E: chinacoastmarathon2016@ gmail.com W: www.avohk.org Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon William Ko E: hkmarathon@hkaaa.com W: www.hkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/hkmarathon Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Championships Alan Wong Kim Lun E: inquiry@hkaaa.com W: www.hkaaa.com fb: facebook.com/ilovehkaaa

Jan

Feb

Dec

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

Mar

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

Apr

Sep

Coca-Cola Wake Your Body Women’s May Run Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: www.runinbudapest.com fb: facebook.com/runinbudapest/ Iceland Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon Aug Svava Oddný Ásgeirsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/reykjavik-marathon fb: facebook.com/Reykjavikurmarathon

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

May

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Nov Hugh Jones E: adhm@procam.in, arati@procam.in W: adhm.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/runadhm?fref=ts Goa River Marathon Nitin Bandekar E: nbandekar@nrbgroup.biz W: www.goarivermarathon.com fb: facebook.com/goarivermarathon *Tata Steel Kolkata 25k Hugh Jones E: tsk25@procam.in, aimssec@aol.com W: www.tsk25.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/TSKolkata25 Ladakh Marathon Chewang Motup Goba E: info@ladakhmarathon.com W: www.ladakhmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ladakhmarathon Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon Hugh Jones E: scmm@procam.in, arati@procam.in W: scmm.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/ scmumbaimarathon?fref=ts Pune Int’l Marathon Mr. Pralhad M. Savant E: Marathonpune@yahoo.com W: www.marathonpune.com fb: facebook.com/marathonpune

Dec

Jun

Jan

Dec

Feb

Aug

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

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

Mar

Feb

Tiberias Winner Marathon Jan Jack Cohen E: iaa@zahav.net.il W: www.tiberiasmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TiberiasMarathonIL

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

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

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

Sep

Sep

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

Aug

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

Dr Sandeep Suryakant Kate E: hillmarathonsatara@gmail.com W: www.satarahillmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/SataraHillMarathon Vadodara Int’l Half Marathon Amit Bhatnagar E: baptistd_02@rediffmail.com W: www.vadodaramarathon.com

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

Dec

PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon

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

Eilat Full Desert Marathon Nov Ofer Padan E: ofer@marathonisrael.co.il W: www.desertrun.co.il fb: facebook.com/israel.marathon

Indonesia

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

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

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

Jun

Italy

Lake Maggiore Half Marathon Paolo Ottone E: LMHM@pro-motion.it W: www.LMHM.it fb: facebook.com/lagomaggiore. marathon Milano Marathon Andrea Trabuio E: info@milanomarathon.it W: www.milanomarathon.it fb: facebook.com/MilanoMarathon Moonlight Half Marathon Piero Rosa Salva E: info@venicemarathon.it W: www.moonlighthalfmarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1zhSboz *Napoli Mostra d’Oltremare Half Marathon Benedetto Scarpellino E: bennyscarpellino@gmail.com W: www.napolimohm.org fb: on.fb.me/WCyj3j PisaMarathon Andrea Maggini E: info@pisamarathon.it W: www.maratonadipisa.com

Mar

Apr

May

Feb

Maratona di Padova – XVII S.Antonio Federico dè Stefani E: info@maratonasantantonio.it W: www.maratonasantantonio.it fb: on.fb.me/1f9jmJp

Dec

Apr

Apr

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

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

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

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

Apr

May

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

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

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon Mr Megumi Furuichi E: furuichi-m@mainichi.co.jp Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Yasumi Otsubo E: jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.lakebiwa-marathon.com Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship Takanori Saito E: saito-t5@asahi.com W: www.fukuoka-marathon.com/en/ index.html Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon Kosuke Sakakibara E: sakkbr.k@chunichi.co.jp W: www.gifu-marathon.jp

Chia Laguna Half Marathon Apr Marcello Magnani E: marcello@mgsport.it W: www.chialagunahalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ chialagunahalfmarathon

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

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

Japan

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

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

Jun

Mar

May

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb

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

Feb

Mar

Dec

May

Aug

Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Feb Marathon Masaharu Kaji E: marugame-half@aroma.ocn.ne.jp W: www.km-half.com *Kanazawa Marathon Nov Yukiyoshi Yamano E: marathon@city.kanazawa.lg.jp W: www.kanazawa-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/kanazawa.marathon. soshiki *Kitakyushu Marathon Yoshiki Shiku E: yoshiki_shiku01@city. kitakyushu.lg.jp W: kitakyushu-marathon.jp fb: on.fb.me/VyPKjJ

Feb

Kobe Marathon Nov Masaaki Uetsuki E: kobemarathon1@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.kobe-marathon.net fb: facebook.com/Kobe.Marathon.Office Kyoto Marathon Feb Masayoshi Sakoda E: isono@runners.co.jp W: www.kyoto-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/kyoto.marathon.2013 Mount Fuji Marathon Nov Nikkan Sports Press E: m.koike@sports-info.co.jp W: www.fujisan-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/fujisanmarathon Nagano Marathon Shinichi Maejima E: info@naganomarathon.gr.jp W: www.naganomarathon.gr.jp fb: facebook.com/naganomarathon

Apr



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Nagoya Women’s Marathon Tetsuya Okamura E: okamura.chunichi@biz.nifty.jp W: womens.marathon-festival.com fb: facebook.com/gowomencity Nara Marathon Shogo Arai E: athletic@nara-marathon.jp W: www.nara-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/naramarathon.jp

Dec

Korea Oct

Osaka Marathon Oct Ms. Izumi Hirano E: hirano@osaka-marathon.com W: www.osaka-marathon.com/ index_en.html fb: on.fb.me/IR9M2y Jan

Saitama Int’l Marathon Nov Hiroki Sugiyama E: sugi8043@yomiuri.com W: saitama-international-marathon.jp Lake Saroma 100km Ultra Marathon

Jun

Jiro Hashimoto E: saroma@runners.co.jp W: saromanblue.jp/index.shtml fb: facebook.com/saroma100km

Feb

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

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

Dec

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Feb

Oct

In-Cheol Lee E: marathon@donga.com W: marathon.donga.com/gyeongju.html

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

Mar

Mar

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

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

Apr

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Sep

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

Dec

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

May

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

May

Aug

Aug

ASICS Penang Bridge Int’l Marathon

May

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

Aug

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

Jul

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

Sep

Saúl Figueroa E: medio.maraton@ atlascolomos.com.mx W: www.mediomaratonatlas.com fb: on.fb.me/IR59pk Maratón Int’l de Culiacán Tomás Villa Velázquez Santillanes E: eldsin@hotmail.com W: maratonculiacan.org fb: on.fb.me/1zhRUC4

Jan

Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio Jun Maratón Mario Romero Saínos E: contacto@ corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx W: www.corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx Gran Maraton Pacifico Nov Juan Francisco Ayla Barajas E: francisco.ayala@gmodelo.com.mx W: www.maraton.org fb: facebook.com/gran.maratonpacifico

Law Heng Kiang E: info@penangmarathon.gov.my W: www.penangmarathon.gov.my fb: facebook.com/penangbridgemarathon

Kuwait

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

Sep

Nov

E: marathon@joongang.co.kr W: marathon.joins.com fb: on.fb.me/IRdOYV

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

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

Jun

Macau, China

Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l Marathon

Sep

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

Apr

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

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

Luxembourg

JoongAng Seoul Marathon Nov

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

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

Ina Choi E: marathon@chosun.com W: marathon.chosun.com fb: facebook.com/marathonchosun

Incheon Songdo Int’l Marathon Oct SooHong Woo E: cchasooh@hanmail.net W: www.songdorun.com

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

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

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

Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara

Lithuania

Chosunilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon

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

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

Kenya

Mar

Jun

Maratón Int’l de Guadalajara Nov Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: www.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL Medio Maratón Int’l Guadalajara Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: medio.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL Maratón Int’l Lala Luis Rey Delgado García E: nydia.rocha@grupolala.com W: www.maratonlala.org fb: on.fb.me/1f9fPdX

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

Jul

Sep

Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera Nayarit Nov Arturo García Ruiz Velasco E: arturo@conserviexpress.com W: www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com fb: on.fb.me/Jic0Js Moldova *Chisinau Int’l Marathon Dmitri Voloshin E: marathon@marathon.md W: www.marathon.md fb: facebook.com/ chisinaumarathon/?fref=ts

Apr

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

Feb

Morocco Marathon Vert D’Agadir apr Rachid Ben Meziane E: info@2cras.com W: www.agadirmarathon.com Mar

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

Tijuana Marathon Komar Rivera Fernández E: komarimdet@gmail.com W: www.imdet.tijuana.gob.mx fb: facebook.com/IMDET

Jun

Maratón Powerade Monterrey Dec Edilberto González Serna E: edilbertogonzalez.accnl@gmail.com W: www.maratonmonterrey.com fb: facebook.com/Maratonmty 21km Nuevo Leon Nov Luciano Ramirez Gallardo E: atletismonuevoleon@gmail.com W: www.asociaciondeatletismonl.com fb: facebook.com/21knl Queretaro Maraton Oct German Silva/Luis Galvez E: tecomatedesilva@gmail.com, lgalvez@asdeporte.com W: www.runrocknroll.com/queretaro fb: facebook.com/RnRQueretaro/ Tangamanga Int’l Marathon Jun Jaime Eduardo Morales Reyes E: maratontangamanga@gmail.com W: www.maratontangamanga.com fb: facebook.com/maratontangamanga

Grand Marathon Int’l de Casablanca Oct Said Ibrahimi Moulay Skali E: contact@casablancamarathon.com, m.skali@ casablanca-marathon.com W: www.casablanca-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/casablanca.marathon RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca Abdelouahed Essoulami Rahal E: arahal@grouperahal.ma W: www.running.ma ASTA Grand Prix Casablanca Mohamed Astaib E: info@2cras.com W: www.running.ma

May

Mar

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

Jan

Mohamed Knidiri E: marathonmarrakech@gmail.com W: www.marathon-marrakech.com fb: facebook.com/marathon2marrakech Myanmar Bagan Temple Marathon Nov Rune Nortoft E: rn@albatros-adventure.com W: www.bagan-temple-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/bagantemplemarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards


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Netherlands

Oman

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

Sep

Panama

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

May

ASB Auckland Marathon Oct E: info@aucklandmarathon.co.nz W: www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz fb: facebook.com/aucklandmarathon North Pole

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

Aug

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

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

Aug

May

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

Aug

PZU Cracovia Marathon Krzysztof Kowal E: strona@zis.krakow.pl W: www.pzucracoviamaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/CracoviaMaraton PZU Gdynia Half Marathon Michal Drelich E: biuro@sportevolution.pl W: www.pzugdyniapolmaraton.pl DOZ Marathon Łódź with PZU Michal Drelich E: michal@sportevolution.pl W: www.lodzmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/lodzmaraton

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

Sep

Jul

May

May

Mar

Apr

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr

Sep

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

Sep

Apr

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

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

Sep

Jan

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

Jun

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

94

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

Philippines

Norway

Stavanger Marathon Johannes Okland E: lop@gti-fridrett.no W: www.stavangermarathon.no

Jun

Apr

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Danske Bank Oslo Marathon Odd Arne Støstad Marsteinstredet E: omar@skvidar.no W: www.oslomaraton.no/en fb: facebook.com/oslomaraton

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

New Zealand

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

Panama Int’l Marathon Nov Rodrigo Espinosa E: rodriespinosa@gmail.com W: www.corredoresdelistmo.com fb: on.fb.me/19tYlKX

Apr

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

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

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

Discoveries Half Marathon Dec António Campos E: geral@xistarca.pt W: www.discoverieshalfmarathon.com fb: https://pt-br.facebook.com/Xistarca Maratona do Funchal Mario Machado E: mario.spiridon@gmail.com W: www.funchalmarathon.com Grande Prémio Fim da Europa Luis Sousa E: info@sportscience.pt W: www.fimdaeuropa.com fb: facebook.com/FimDaEuropa

Jan

Jan

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

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

Feb

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

Jun

Sep

Jul

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

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

Sep

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

Aug

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

Jan

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Golden Ring Yaroslavl Half Marathon

Sep

Grigorii Krichmara E: gkrichmara@gmail.com W: www.yaroslavlhalfmarathon.com

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

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

Feb

Rwanda Kigali International Peace Marathon

May

Jean Pierre Ndacyayisenga E: coach2020a@gmail.com W: www.kigalimarathon.org fb: facebook.com/kigalimarathon2014 Serbia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb

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

Apr

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

Romania Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Marathon Oct Oana Nastase/Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro, register@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/BucharestMarathon OMV Petrom Bucharest Half Marathon Oana Nastase/Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest21km.com fb: facebook.com/Bucharest21km

Apr

May

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

Dec

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


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Košice Peace Marathon Oct Dr. Stefan Dano E: info@kosicemarathon.com W: www.kosicemarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/IR7Nvl Slovenia Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon Oct Gojko Zalokar E: info@timingljubljana.si W: www.vw-ljubljanskimaraton.si fb: facebook.com/ljmaraton Three Hearts Marathon Marko Pintaric E: info@maraton-radenci.si W: www.maraton-radenci.si fb: facebook.com/MaratonTrehSrc

May

Spain eDreams Mitja Marató de Barcelona

Feb

Cristian Llorens E: cllorens@rpmracing.es W: www.mitjabarcelona.com fb: facebook.com/mitjamaratobarcelona Zurich Marato de Barcelona Cristian Llorens E: cllorens@rpmracing.es, cllorens@ghcsports.com W: www.zurichmaratobarcelona.es fb: facebook.com/ ZURICHMARATODEBARCELONA Hospital San Roque Gran Canaria Marathon Carlos Javier Arteaga Herrera E: carteaga@ grancanariadeportes.com W: www.grancanariamaraton.com fb: facebook.com/GCMaraton Mitja Marato Granollers Joan Villuendas Bornau E: joanvilluendas@lamitja.cat W: www.lamitja.cat fb: facebook.com/lamitja ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid Guillermo Ferrero Centeno E: gferrero1944@yahoo.es W: www.mediomaratonmadrid.es fb: on.fb.me/1f9hRLh EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2 Pedro Rumbao E: drumbao@mapoma.es W: www.rocknrollmadrid.com fb: facebook.com/RnRMadrid

Mar

Jan

Feb

Apr

Medio Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Oct Paco Borao E: gerencia@correcaminos.org W: www.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com fb: facebook.com/mediomaratonvalencia Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Nov Paco Borao E: gerencia@correcaminos.org W: www.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/ maraton fb: facebook.com/maratonvalencia *261 Women’s Marathon José Luis Carrera E: jlcarrera@smm.es W: www.261wm.com fb: facebook.com/261WM

Apr

Apr

Tajikistan Dushanbe International Half Marathon

Colombo Marathon Oct Mr P.T. Weerasinghe E: colombomarathon@LSR-srilanka. com, LSRtilak@sltnet.lk W: www.srilankamarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IR7DUA

May

Apr

Dilshod Kurbanov E: dilshod197779@mail.ru W: www.dushanbe-marathon.com

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

Apr

Maratón Donostia - San Sebastián Nov Patxi Larrea Perurena E: info@maratondonostia.com (sport questions), maraton@ flygroupnet.com (registrations) W: www.maratondonostia.com fb: facebook.com/maratonsansebastian Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa Pola Jan

Roque M. Alemañ Bonet E: chiplevante@gmail.com W: www.mitjasantapola.com fb: facebook.com/MitjaMaratoSantaPola

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

Sep

Tanzania

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

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Jan

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

Trinidad & Tobago

Swissalpine Marathon Andrea Tuffli E: info@swissalpine.ch W: www.swissalpine.ch fb: on.fb.me/1bGsftU

Jul

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Distance Running | 2016 Edition 2

Tunisia *The Carthage Race Int’l Marathon Feb Naamen Bouhamed E: info@the-carthage-race.com W: www.the-carthage-race.com Dec

Apr

Sep

May

Apr

Les Smith E: info@portlandmarathon.org W: www.portlandmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IR7VuL Rock ’n’ Roll DC Marathon & Half Marathon

Mar

W: www.runrocknroll.com/DC fb: facebook.com/RocknRollDC Lake Tahoe Triple Marathons & Triple Half Marathons Oct

Apr

Les Wright E: Leswright@sbcglobal.net W: www.laketahoemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/RunTahoe

Feb

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

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

Jim Marino E: info@philadelphiamarathon.com

Erica Wood E: rnrdc@competitorgroup.com

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

fb: facebook.com/nycmarathon

Portland Marathon Oct

Apr

Uruguay *Maratón de Montevideo

Apr

Pablo Sanmartino E: uru@mf.iaaf.org W: www.maratonmontevideo.com.uy fb: facebook.com/ maratonmontevideo42km Venezuela CAF Caracas Maratón

Apr

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

Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia E: maratoncaf@caf.com

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K Oct

Carey Pinkowski E: office@chicagomarathon.com W: www.chicagomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ChicagoMarathon

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

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

Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivhalfmarathon.org

W: www.tcsnycmarathon.org

fb: facebook.com/PhiladelphiaMarathon

Oct

Turkey

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

Kyiv City Marathon Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivmarathon.org

Peter Ciaccia E: pciaccia@nyrr.org

W: www.philadelphiamarathon.com

Bila Tserkva Marathon Oct Sergey Bocharov E: org@bc-marathon.org.ua W: www.bc-marathon.org.ua fb: on.fb.me/1oWXmp8 Kharkiv Int’l Marathon Dmitry Garmash E: info@kharkivmarathon.com W: www.kharkivmarathon.com

TCS New York City Marathon Nov

Philadelphia Marathon Nov Dec

United States of America

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thailand

Sri Lanka

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

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

Switzerland

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

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Feb

Sweden

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

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

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

W: maraton.caf.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCafCaracas

Sonia Rosales E: srosales@hipereventos.com W: www.hipereventos.com fb: on.fb.me/IRe3mA Vietnam

Jan

Marine Corps Marathon Oct Rick Nealis E: marine.marathon@usmc.mil W: www.marinemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MarineCorpsMarathon Maui Ocean Front Marathon & Half Jan Les Wright E: RunMaui@gmail.com W: www.RunMaui.com fb: on.fb.me/1bGrMbk

*Da Nang Int’l Marathon

Aug

Phillip Nguyen E: info@pulse.vn W: www.rundanang.com fb: facebook.com/ dananginternationalmarathon Zimbabwe Econet Victoria Falls Marathon

Jul

John Addison E: john@wildfrontiers.com W: www.vicfallsmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/VictoriaFallsMarathon


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