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Issue 94 ¡ 2017 Edition 4

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Contents 2017 Edition 4

Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon Russia

RACE COVERAGE 14

Peaking Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon, Switzerland Passing through lush green meadows and wonderfully scented pine forests runners feel a sensation of ease

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Running on heart

Sao Paulo City Marathon, Brazil The buzz among the 13,000 runners was contagious

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Fulfilling a dream

Peru Runners – Media Maratón de Lima, Peru ‘Mystical and symbolic’ race connects with heritage of Peruvian capital

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Fjord festival, mountain magic

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Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run, Norway 35 years of history and outstanding scenery

NEWS AIMS News

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Looking ahead Bagan Temple Marathon, Myanmar; Osaka Marathon, Japan; Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon, Cambodia; Gran Maraton Pacifico, Mexico; 29 PisaMarathon, Italy

REGULARS

Running into history Run Barbados Marathon Weekend:

Calendar Official listings for AIMS events

Many runners cross the finish and dive into the sea before sampling local brews and food

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Opinion

Podium placers Worldwide race reports and pictures

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World leading times

Marathon movers: Roberta Gibb

The top times for men and women at Marathon, 65 Half Marathon and 10km

First unsanctioned female runner to complete Boston Marathon

Making contact AIMS member races with full contact details

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First black African to win the Olympic Marathon

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AIMS News

AIMS Children’s Series The first Children’s Series race of 2017 was held for the first time in Quito, Ecuador on 19 June 2017. The action took place at “La Tribuna” a poor section in the south of the city. It was selected for the likely impact this ‘running festival’ would create. Families, friends and neighbours cheered the children who were the stars of the day. They competed over distances of 1km, 2km and 3km according to their age group. Dozens of volunteers helped with the organisation and the National Police department took care of security. 800 children wearing the official tshirt participated on the race along with some spontaneous participants who ‘lived the moment’. There was a fun run for children under 10 and separate more formal races for boys and girls in age groups of 11-12 years, 13-14 and 15-17. All participants received the official medal and a goody bag.

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boys and girls, participated in the 2km fun run.

very positively. Three TV channels covered the event live.

The event was staged by The Erbil Marathon organisation for Sport and Peace. The race took place in Samai Abdulrahman Park, the largest and one of the most beautiful parks in Iraq.

Many officials and consular representatives attended including the Governor of Erbil, Nawzad Hadi Mawlood. In his speech at the closing ceremony, he gave deepfelt thanks to AIMS and the Erbil Marathon organisation for staging such an inclusive event. He stressed the importance of sport, and especially running, for children and pledged his full support for future events.

Thanks to this race the children had a wonderful time, discovered their abilities and got in love with the sport. They look forward to celebrating the next edition in 2018. The second AIMS Children’s Series race of 2017 was held on 27 July in the city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, approximately 350km north of Baghdad. This is the first time the AIMS Children’s Series has ever hosted an event in a Middle-Eastern country. More than 900 children,

New race members Since the last edition of Distance Running was published the following new members have joined AIMS: ■ Maratón Monumental Primer Santiago de America (DOM) ■ Maraton Internacional de Juarez (MEX) ■ São Paulo International

Marathon (BRA) ■ Hawassa Half Marathon (ETH)

New associates ■ Bangsaen42 Marathon (THA)

The next edition of Distance Running will be published in January 2018. The advertising and editorial deadlines will be on 2 December 2017.

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Several international NGOs (NonGovernment Organisations) and private companies supported the race. UNICEF was associated with the event and assisted activities. NIGA TV, a well-known local specialist children’s channel was the media sponsor of the event. More than 35 media agencies, local and national, were present and reported

“Seeing the children's happy and smiling faces, excited and motivated to take part was wonderful” said Abdulsattar Younus, race director of the Erbil Marathon. “Receiving their first ever medal made them and us very proud.” The final AIMS Children’s Series event this year was scheduled to take place in Khanivali, India in September 2017.

Founded in 2002, the company have recently developed a cutting edge ‘Medal Laser System’ that provides runners with a personalised engraved record of their performance immediately after finishing the race. The ‘Medal Laser System’ accesses the time recorded by the chip carried by each runner. The runner shows their bib number for engraving and within 6 seconds their name and finishing time is engraved on their medal. This provides a personalised

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New AIMS sponsor ‘Trofeos y medallas deportivas, S.L.’, the Spanish trophy and medal engraving company have been announced as the ‘Medal Laser Partner’ of AIMS. The three-year agreement provides for working with AIMS to provide an innovative, personalised service to runners around the world until 2020.

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memento of each runner’s achievement. The ‘Medal Laser System’ creates positive partnerships with races to bring their service to runners. Full details of the service can be found at http://www.medallasser.com. Announcing the deal, AIMS President Paco Borao commented: “We are delighted to announce this partnership. I am sure that the ‘Medal Laser System’ will be of interest to our members and their runners and will help provide personalised mementos of their achievements.”

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AIMS News

Happenings in Athens The 5th AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award Gala will take place during the evening of Friday 10 November. The best male and female Marathon runners of 2017 will be declared and the AIMS Green Award, the AIMS Social Award and the AIMS Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to AIMS members races and individual personalities for exceptional work in their respective fields.

Candidates for the BMR Awards are: Men: Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) won the Berlin Marathon in a world-leading time of 2:03:32; recorded 2:00:25 in an assisted time trial in Monza on 6 May. Geoffrey Kurui (KEN) won the 2017 World Championships Marathon in a time of 2:08:27. Women: Rose Chelimo (BRN) won the 2017 World Championships Marathon in a time of 2:27:11. Mary Keitany (KEN) set a new womenonly world record of 2:17:01 in the London Marathon on 23 April. Voting will take place among AIMS members during October.

Institute of International Race Medicine The International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) held a conference on 15 September at the Southern Sun Newlands Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. The focus was on excellence and prevention in medical care at mass-community based sports events. The conference was hosted by Mediclinic Southern Africa and the Sports, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria. See: http://www.racemedicine.org/en-us/ArticlesNews A further medical conference will be held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon on 21-22 October at the W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical and Dental Building, 3900 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC. See: http://www.racemedicine.org/en-us/MedicalMeetings

AIMS Marathon Symposium ■ The 11th AIMS Symposium will take place on Saturday 11 November focusing on ‘Developing your race through the running market in your country’. Four speakers will address this subject in two sessions relating to three different examples: “RunCzech” in the Czech Republic; “Valencia – Ciudad del Ruinning” in Spain and “RunGreece”

The Symposium will be followed by the Athens Marathon Opening Ceremonies & Marathon Flame Lighting. The Hellenic Athletics Federation, the Athens Authentic Marathon and the Region of Attica are co-organisers of these events which are sponsored by the Greek National Tourism Organisation and Athens International Airport.

Lives remembered

Wolfgang Slawisch In 1998 Wolfgang Slawisch was working for the Beachcomber group of hotels at Grande Baie in Mauritius writes Hugh Jones. He had taken responsibility to set up the ‘Beachcomber Mauritius Marathon’. I was invited to measure it but such was Wolfgang’s boundless enthusiasm that he quickly convinced me to run it as well. I returned the following year but after that Beachcomber withdrew their support and the marathon was discontinued. Wolfgang returned to Germany but had been bitten by the Marathon bug. For a while he worked with Munich Marathon and was always present at the Berlin Marathon expo.

the distant reef, whlle surfers ride them closer to the shore, and the sight of the beach lures me on.

After another false start in 2004 Mauritius Marathon finally got back on its feet in 2010. Wolfgang was back in the fray. He was a man of strong loyalties. His attachment to Mauritius during his time there was continued through personal sponsorship of a child at the SOS Village as well as ensuring that the Village became an official charity of the Marathon.

“It was all very informal then,” said a spokesperson for the Reggae Marathon. “He visited us in Negril twice and after many conversations we formalized our relationship. He went to many race events in Europe supported by the Jamaica Tourist Board. A lot of our European participants have come because they met Wolfgang at some Expo or another in Europe. Wolfgang introduced Reggae Marathon to Europe, Mauritius, India and other countries. He was relentless in his promotions and travels and it was a pleasure to work along with him and share in his exciting journey across the world. He loved nothing better than to be able to meet with top international runners and share his vision with them. We felt his pain when he was side-lined by various injuries and could not run, we knew he was very passionate about the sport.”

After so much time spent promoting Wolfgang ran the 2011 edition – and of course wrote about it afterwards in glowing terms: “As the road continues to climb and descend one runner after another overtakes me. Most offer a smile and a cheer, ensuring my resolve to finish. I stop at a roadside shop to buy an ice cold drink. It stops raining, the sun breaks through the clouds and my mood brightens. Waves thunder against

“One more ascent and the village of St. Felix appears. Soon I can hear shouts and cheers from the finish line along with Mauritian Sega music. A beautiful Mauritian woman gives me my medal, I can enjoy drinks and refreshments, but I head straight for the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.” Wolfgang also picked up a connection with the Reggae Marathon in Jamaica to promote the two similar but non-competing events.

Photo partner renewal AIMS and ‘Marathon-Photos.com Ltd’ have extended their sponsorship agreement for a three-year term. Marathon Photos will retain their position as ‘Photo Partner’ of AIMS until 2020. They first sponsored AIMS in 2002 and have maintained that sponsorship throughout. Founded in 1999 Marathon Photos have grown into a world leader in the provision of photo and video content to races and their runners through all forms of communication in the digital age, photographing more than 650 events in 35 countries annually. Announcing the deal AIMS President Paco Borao commented: “Marathon Photos provide a world class service to many of our members. It has been very pleasing to see [the company] develop into a major worldwide quality service provider to the running world.”

AIMS Regional Conference Africa ■ A regional conference was hosted by the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on 14–15 September with a wide range of presentations made by guest speakers. The main subjects featured were: sports tourism and economic impact on host cities; spectator, community and charity involvement; environmental protection and sustainability. An interactive session considered reasons behind the success of several high-profile African races and what general lessons could be drawn from their experience. Several presentations were made on medical aspects of race organisation and the planning that goes into keeping participants and spectators safe.

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IAAF News

“Best course, best crowd” IAAF COUNCIL President Lord Sebastian Coe (GBR)

Senior Vice President Sergey Bubka (UKR)

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

Treasurer José Maria Odriozola (ESP)

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Athletes run past Guildhall during the Women’s Marathon. Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Marathons of the 16th IAAF World Championships in Athletics London, Great Britain. 6 August 2017 The Marathon races started and finished on one of the world’s most recognised bridges – Tower Bridge. After a short start section of 450m runners joined a 10.33km lap, run four times. The first half of the lap stayed close to the River Thames and was flat apart from a sharp rise and gradual drop to avoid a 400m-long tunnel which would have interrupted TV coverage. But the second half of the lap, after a U-turn near to that other iconic London landmark Big Ben, turned up and away from the River to pass by St Paul’s Cathedral, Guildhall and the Bank of England, twisting its way through the centre of the old city. The weather was bright and sunny and although the air temperature never climbed above 22C the direct sun particularly affected the women’s race. IAAF President Sebastian Coe commented: “The World Championships marathons starting and finishing on Tower Bridge and using a spectator-friendly loop course which took in so many iconic London landmarks, along with the victory ceremonies held in the Tower of London Moat, were a unique opportunity that allowed our sport to dominate the landscape of London and maximise public attention.”

intermittently in the lead through the first half of the race, finished strongly for fourth place in a personal best. Kenya’s Gideon Kipketer, who seemed set for bronze for much of the race, was fifth – a fraction ahead of Italy's Daniele Meucci who ran a personal best. “I feared [Tola] because he had such a fast time,” said Kirui, “so I just followed my plan to 35km and then felt my body to see how I was doing. Good for me it responded well. This was the best course and the best crowd I have seen at a marathon.” Simbu was also understandably jubilant. “I am very, very happy,” he said. “The course has ups and downs and a lot of curves, it is not an easy one. I thought I could catch Kipketer after 35km. From the start I stayed in the first group, but when Tola, Kirui and Kipketer got away I felt that their pace was too fast for me.” For Hawkins: “it was tough. The support was crazy. Over the last 5km I couldn’t even hear my own footsteps. It was pretty

Men Geoffrey Kirui became Kenya’s fifth men’s marathon champion after winning a testing duel in the sun with Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola writes Mike Rowbottom. In doing so he extended his country’s record as the most successful nation in the history of this event. Tola, the fastest in the field with his 2:04:11 win in the Dubai Marathon this year, required medical treatment after struggling home just ahead of Tanzania’s Alphonce Simbu. Home runner Callum Hawkins, who had featured

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Ernesto Andres Zamora of Uruguay reacts after finishing in the Men’s Marathon. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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

Geoffrey KIRUI Tamirat TOLA Alphonce SIMBU Callum HAWKINS Gideon KIPKETER Daniele MEUCCI Yohanes GHEBREGERGIS Daniel Kinyua WANJIRU Yuki KAWAUCHI Kentaro NAKAMOTO

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ridiculous out there but brilliant to come out in front of a home crowd.” At 30km the leading pair of Tola and Kirui were 23 seconds clear of Kipketer. Tola then opened up a lead of about 20m. But the pace was clearly telling on the leader. Kirui, who had appeared to be wilting a few minutes earlier, renewed his challenge as the race reached the point where human frailty and strength reveal themselves in dramatic fashion. Such is the enduring fascination of the marathon event. Kirui led Tola by a stride as they passed under Blackfriars underpass at 34km. As they emerged he had a lead of about 20m, and never faltered from that point on. Women Rose Chelimo made history for Bahrain as she earned her country its first ever gold medal in the women’s marathon at the World Championships writes Mike Rowbottom. In a slow-burning race that flared into dramatic life over the final 7km she won a personal duel with Kenya’s 2011 and 2013 winner Edna Kiplagat, who in turn secured silver by a stride from the fast-finishing American Amy Cragg. In what was only her fourth marathon, the 28year-old Chelimo resisted what looked like a decisive break from her 37-year-old Kenyan rival inside the final 2km and regained a lead she would not relinquish. The women’s field passes Tower Bridge. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Athletes pass St Paul’s Cathedral on the first lap of the Men’s Marathon. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

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

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As the leaders vied for gold, Cragg was engaged in a struggle for bronze with Flomena Cheyech, finding the energy to sprint clear as she reached the final stretch before the finish line on Tower Bridge. But Cragg, her face set with effort, pressed on and came within a metre of silver as she all but caught the flagging Kiplagat. “Edna Kiplagat is strong,” said Chelimo. “At 35km I pushed. After some time Edna came and I said to myself ‘let her go’, I already accepted to be second. But then I was encouraged and thought ‘maybe I can try’ and I succeeded”. “I thought I had broken her,” said Kiplagat. “But she was so strong this time and managed to outsprint me.” “My life will change because I am a world champion for my country now,” said Chelimo. “It is so special for Bahrain. The country is so happy for me to be the winner. They support me a lot.” For the first two hours of the race the pack from which the medallists came tracked behind two unlikely leaders. The first was 23-year old Catarina Ribeiro who led the field through 10km in 35:35 before being supplanted by 38-year old home runner Alyson Dixon. Dixon was 32 seconds ahead at the halfway point (1:14:20) but this reduced to 14 seconds as she passed 25km in 1:28:03. She was caught just before 30km, with Kiplagat leading at that point, although she remained stubbornly in the lead group for another 5km before drifting back to finish 18th. Australia’s Jessica Trengove led the field through 35km at which point the endgame began. Chelimo surged. Her teammate Eunice Kirwa, who won silver at the Rio Olympics last year, could not respond. Neither could Ethiopia’s defending champion Mare Dibaba. But Kiplagat did, along with Cragg and Cheych. Kiplagat then made what looked like the decisive move, but it was not: Chelimo responded and moved away unchallenged. Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon, Switzerland 1 July 2017 The Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon is the supreme alpine racing challenge. It starts in the village of St. Niklaus, which nestles in the lowest-lying mountain valley in Switzerland, and ends on Riffelberg by Gornergrat, the highest-altitude finish line in Europe (2585m). When runners in the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon pass the chapel on the Riffelberg and have the finish within reach, those in the ‘ultra’ still have exactly 3.4km to run and 514m to climb. The view from the Gornergrat at 3089m is unique and will compensate for all the effort. On the first Saturday of July the starting shot for the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon rings out at precisely at 08.30. The runners embark on a route that takes them far away from noise and stress. For the first 21km the race follows the valley floor mainly along the left bank of the Vispa River. Passing through lush green meadows and wonderfully scented pine forests the senses become animated. Combined with the fresh morning air runners feel a sensation of ease despite their efforts. A special train of the Matterhorn Gotthard railway runs parallel to the race and acts as ‘terraces on the move’. Supporters are able to experience the running atmosphere and cheer the runners loudly from up close. We guarantee you’ll have a blast with the great atmosphere during the first kilometre. After about 8km the valley becomes slightly wider and the ridge of Randa is visible from a distance. For the first time the route is noticeably ascending: sweat beads on the runners’ foreheads will remain their inseparable companions from now to the finish. We continue through the rustic villages of Randa and Täsch. The relief/emergency stations, operated by the local associations, are at your disposal to attend to needs and spirits.

Photo: Patrik Bauer

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Peaking Passing through lush green meadows and wonderfully scented pine forests runners feel a sensation of ease


Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon, Switzerland 1 July 2017 RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Eric BLAKE Isaac Toroitich KOSGEI Patrick WEISER Mustafa Shaban ALIOSMAN Lucien EPINEY Romeo IMHOF Fabe DOWNS Mark WEIDLER Marco STURM Udo THOMMEN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ivana IOZZA Aline CAMBOULIVES Corinne ZELLER Melanie GOBIET Franziska INAUEN Petra FRIEDEN Hendrike HATZMANN Manuela TRAINA Jindriska ZEMANOVA Sara AMMANN

USA AUT SUI BUL SUI SUI SUI GER GER GER

3:03:36 3:09:55 3:10:38 3:11:09 3:16:53 3:22:39 3:31:33 3:32:27 3:33:44 3:34:03

ITA FRA SUI SUI SUI SUI GER SUI CZE SUI

3:39:56 3:42:36 4:06:02 4:09:48 4:10:21 4:16:08 4:21:12 4:28:13 4:29:16 4:32:04

Women

Zermatt is the peak of alpine resort sophistication with a breathtaking view of the world’s most beautiful and famous mountain: the Matterhorn. The route passes along the Bahnhofstrasse in the centre of the cosmopolitan town bringing runners back into the realm of civilisation one last time before they again compete with the forces of nature on their ascent to Sunnegga. In Zermatt 800 half-marathon runners set off at 10.15 and mingle with the marathon and ultra runners who have already run 21km. Running along the Bahnhofstrasse, supported by hundreds of spectators, is a unique experience. A great atmosphere captivates all present and heightens the anticipation of the coming 21 kilometres. After Zermatt, at the last aid station in the village, runners’ energies can be recharged as the ascent begins in the direction of Sunnegga through Arven forest and alpine meadows. The view of the breath-taking Alpine panorama rewards you and compensates for your huge effort. After about 32km the terrain flattens out for a few kilometres. As you pass by the refreshing mountain lakes Grindjisee and Grünsee you may be tempted to dive into the cold waters but the sound of the alpenhorn can already be heard and motivates you to continue. The view of the magnificent Matterhorn gives you strength for the hardest part to come: the arduous ascent from Riffelalp (2222m) up to Riffelberg or up to the Gornergrat. This last lap scales an ascent of another 400m or 900m. Riffelberg or Gornergrat – the pain is forgotten. Breathing becomes easier again. Swiss flags show the way over the last 500m. All around you lie 29 4000m-plus mountains all waving and applauding as you break through the

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon ■ Next event: 7 July 2018 ■ For more information visit: www.zermattmarathon.ch

finishing tape – because everyone is a winner here. The finish area is an emotional place and the atmosphere is contagious. Runners proudly receive their medal, their finisher’s T-shirt and their bags which have been carried for them from the foot of Riffelberg. Every runner can shower at around 2500m – a valued luxury after the hardships of the race. Runners say that shower makes you feel newborn. Contrary to road marathons the legs are certainly tired but hardly anything hurts and the next day there is no muscle soreness – mountain running is kind on the body. Runners are transferred back to Zermatt on the Gornergrat Bahn, an electrical cogwheel railway. The mountain panorama can be admired once again during the 40-minute ride. Retracing their footsteps like this each runner becomes even more aware of the great performance they have achieved on the mountain. The Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon is not just about running, it is a special kind of experience. Thanks to the main sponsors, the Matterhorn Gotthardbahn and the Gornergrat Bahn: runners can better appreciate the area with free travel on the two railways’ networks from Friday to Sunday and also with the Sunnegga Express and the Postauto between St. Niklaus and Grächen. Picture: Ondrej Calta

Half marathon

Men 1 Martin ANTHAMATTEN 2 Alex JODIDIO 3 Pierre-André RAMUZ

SUI SUI SUI

1:40:49 1:41:43 1:43:40

SUI SUI SUI

2:00:14 2:05:24 2:07:15

Women 1 Victoria KREUZER 2 Sabine KUONEN 3 Kathrin KNUCHEL

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Men 1 Roman WYSS 2 Alexander HEIM 3 Sandro SPAETH

SUI SUI SUI

4:02:33 4:18:10 4:22:51

SUI SUI SUI

4:40:22 4:47:37 5:00:00

Women 1 Simone HEGNER 2 Alexandra HAGSPIEL 3 Cathrin CHERIDITO

It’s a big plus considering that a return ticket from Zermatt to the Gornergrat costs 94 CHF. Geneva, Zürich and Milano Malpensa airports are all about 3 hours from Zermatt. From Brig/Visp your registration confirmation entitles you to free travel to St. Niklaus. If you come by car there is free parking in St. Niklaus during the running weekend. In the 2017 edition 2750 runners coming from 46 countries finished, split 70% men, 30% women. The 17th Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon will be on 7 July 2018. Marathon, Ultra and Half Marathon are all capped at 800 entries each and registration opened on 10 August. See: www.zermattmarathon.ch

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Sao Paulo City Marathon, Brazil 30 July 2017

The buzz among the 13,000 runners was contagious

Running on heart by Cesar Candido dos Santos and Suzana Mattos

“When your legs get tired run with your heart.” This motivational quote perfectly describes Diogo Ferreira’s experience in his debut Marathon in São Paulo. His achievement was a lesson in overcoming adversity.

Photo: Claudio Capucho

The 35-year old civil servant from Goias (a state in Brazil) started to run in 2015. “At that time I weighed 160kg and had high blood pressure, prediabetes, gallstones and sleep apnea caused by obesity,” he said. His doctor advised him to lose weight or he could suffer a heart attack or a stroke. “My wife was pregnant and I feared not seeing my son grow up. That’s why I decided to exercise and develop healthier habits.” At the beginning it wasn’t easy or pleasant. He had backache and knee pain when he started running. “But as time went on I was motivated by small victories.” After three years he had lost around 70kg and finished some 5km, 10km and even half marathon races. “I needed something to challenge myself again and I started to think whether a formerly obese person like me could run 42km. I slept many days on this idea until I decided to sign up for a marathon.” He decided to start with the Sao Paulo City Marathon because he had heard it was well-

organised. “I thought I wanted to run in the Brazilian ‘winter’ and the course had a great profile and passed by the most important sights of Brazil’s biggest city” he said. Diogo covered more than a thousand kilometres in his preparation and arrived at the start line feeling confident. The start is at Pacaembu Stadium – one of the temples of Brazilian soccer where all the most famous players (Pelé, Romário, Ronaldo, Neymar…) have played. “Conditions were good at the beginning of the race and the buzz among the 13,000 runners gathered there was contagious” he said. He ran easy to start, enjoying the course. “It was wonderful to run past the most important

places in São Paulo like the Municipal Theater, the old city centre, Sé Square and Ibirapuera Park.” But as the course climbed at Avenida 23 de Maio and through the Jânio Quadros tunnel many runners had their first nagging feelings of doubt. It wasn’t any different for Diogo: he struggled a little but overcame these obstacles. The biggest problem was when Diogo arrived at University of São Paulo at around 30km. “At this point things got monotonous. I realised that running a marathon is not only a physical challenge but also mental” he said. At 34km he felt an unbearable cramp in his calf. “The contractions made my foot turn by itself and I started to trip on it.” Continued on page 19 Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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He stopped running and fell to the ground. He had to sit on the pavement and wait for the pain to disappear. “Many runners tried to assist me: they offered me water, energy gels and helped me to stretch my leg. One of them even sprayed some medicine on my calf to relieve the pain.” But nothing seemed to work.

RESULTS Marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5

Laurindo NETO Antonio LIMA Vagner NORONHA Kiprop MUTAI Mercio FERREIRA

BRA BRA BRA KEN BRA

2:20:09 2:21:14 2:22:37 2:23:57 2:24:19

Women 1 2 3 4 5

Tecla CHEBET Gisele JESUS Noeme PEREIRA Conceicao OLIVEIRA Regina SEGUINS

KEN BRA BRA BRA BRA

2:45:50 2:57:34 2:57:34 3:06:24 3:13:20

Half marathon

Men 1 Gladson BARBOZA 2 Samuel NASCIMENTO 3 Rafael NOVAIS

BRA BRA BRA

1:06:11 1:06:31 1:06:52

BRA BRA BRA

1:17:10 1:18:38 1:19:42

Women 1 Valdilene SILVA 2 Andreia HESSEL 3 Fabiana SILVA

The race medical staff showed up quickly and called an ambulance to take Diogo to the aid station. “Then I got desperate. I knew that if I got into the car it would be the end of my marathon. I thought: nothing is going to stop me.” Diogo had a flashback through everything he had been through to get as far as he had. The struggle for a new lifestyle and the pride his family and friends had in him made him press on. “They were cheering for me. I couldn’t let them down. I convinced myself that the pain would go away.” He found the strength to stand up and started to walk slowly, limping a little. “I knew that each step was

getting me closer to the finish line and to the fulfilment of my dream.” He walked from 34km to 38km and every time he tried to run he tripped. But he didn’t stop. After a while his legs got stronger and he could jog. “It was as if I’d had an injection of energy and from that point on I was sure that I would finish the marathon. The pained expression on my face turned into a smile.” The last part of the race was pure emotion. “I decided to dedicate each of the last kilometres to the special people of my life; to honor them and to distract myself”. He thought of his family, his wife and his unborn child – those responsible for him changing his life. “For the last kilometre I reflected about everything I had done.” When Diogo arrived at the finish line at the Jockey Club of São Paulo he was overwhelmed by an emotional avalanche: he smiled, shouted, ran and cried all at the same time. “I said to myself many times ‘I did it; I didn’t give up – I did it!’ I was overjoyed to have made my dream come true – a dream that will certainly change my life.” After dedication, sweat, suffering, overcoming adversity and 5:36:36 of running, a new marathon runner was born: one with a strong heart.

Sao Paulo City Marathon ■ Next event to be confirmed ■ For more information visit: www.spcitymarathon.com.br

Photo: Isaac Lourenco

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Peru Runners – Media Maratón de Lima, Peru 27 August 2017

rhythms, one passion”), making a reference to the different rhythms (pace per mile) of the runners and the same passion they feel to run.

Fulfilling a dream ‘Mystical and symbolic’ race connects with heritage of Peruvian capital

Lima’s Half Marathon is probably the oldest 21km race anywhere in the Americas – or in the world. Organised by Peru Runners, it is run right alongside the Pacific Ocean. This year Peru celebrated the 108th anniversary of this important event. It commemorates the chasquis – agile and athletic messengers of the Inca Empire who ran long distances to communicate important news – and an ancient culture that has never stopped running.

gastronomy, our geography, our entrepreneurs, our athletes. This way, Lima has become a very diverse capital city, with runners of diverse origins and rhythms. The 108th Lima Half Marathon & 10km took up this theme by celebrating each and every one of the Peruvian people. The slogan of the race was “Todos los ritmos, una pasión” (“many

The official hashtag used in the communications campaign was #SoyLima (#I'mLima), accompanied by the options #SoyCosta (#I'mCoast), #SoySierra (#I'mHighlands), #SoySelva (#I'mJungle), which could be chosen according to the provenance of the different runners. The starting line is located in the iconic main square of Lima in front of the Government Palace. The race finishes in the majestic Parque de la Reserva – Circuito Mágico de las Aguas. This is the world’s largest water source complex (according to the Guinness Book of World Records 2007). For the runners it is a true luxury as it is the only race that starts in such an important and emblematic location in the city. Running alongside 7000 Peruvian and foreign runners is an unforgettable experience because you feel the energy and good vibes of each and every one of them. It is a well-organised, friendly, imaginative, inclusive, fun and colourful race with a route which is undoubtedly the most inclusive in Lima. Continued on page 23

The Lima Half Marathon is a sporting event with a difference. It connects with antiquity and the nation’s history and makes Peruvians proud of their heritage. It grew from the dream of a group of patriots around 1909. The dream was handed on from generation to generation, deepening in the public consciousness and especially in the minds of those who fought indomitably and courageously for a better country. Those Peruvians came to the national capital from all over Peru: from the North coast, the South, from the Amazon, the Jungle, from the highlands, and the toughest runners from the Andes. Thanks to their efforts Lima today is a more representative city, less centralised and with a greater diversity of cultures and rhythms. As a result a certain passion and pride has grown up around all that is Peruvian and authentic: our Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Between its inspiring start location and its imposing finish it passes through five of the most traditional districts of the capital: Downtown, Lince, San Isidro, San Borja and Miraflores. On the technical side the lap is characterised by several inclines which makes it a complex

ResuLts Half marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Juan Huaman CANTO Jhon Cusi HUAMAN Jose Luis CHECO Ronald Paucar HERRERA Daverso RAMOS Leodan Quispe RIOS Patricio CASTILLO Juan Joel PACHECO Jose Luis ROJAS Jose Ambriso URIBE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Luz Mery ROJAS Zayda RAMOS Nelida Sulca PENA Judith HUAMAN Hortencia ARZAPALO Judith TORIBO Luz Nadine DE LA CRUZ Maria Fe CORDOVA Marilu ZEGARRA Norayma SEGURA

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1:04:15 1:04:15 1:05:15 1:05:19 1:05:46 1:05:46 1:06:34 1:06:51 1:08:01 1:08:21

PER PER PER PER PER PER PER PER PER PER

1:15:55 1:16:08 1:17:52 1:17:28 1:19:10 1:25:46 1:25:57 1:30:02 1:30:09 1:32:09

PER PER PER

30:25 30:53 30:54

PER PER PER

37:05 37:21 37:34

Women

10km

Men 1 Ulises Jhamer MARTIN 2 Yonatan ICHIPARRA 3 Merio Alfonso BAZAN

Women 1 Zulema ARENAS 2 Sonia Rosa SALAZAR 3 Anyeli Clara PAUCAR

sporting challenge – but still charming. Besides which the joy of the spectators, the hydration points and live musical shows en route gives the runners a unique experience. As soon as you cross the finish line the preliminary results are sent to your mobile phone thanks to the official timing company Chronotrack. They make their checks and a

couple of hours later the official results are posted on the website. At the finish line you see great joy amongst all the many nationalities that take part in the race, coming from many different countries of Europe and the Americas. The race had social impact through its support of three representative regions. For the Costa region (coast) about 10,000 bottles from the event were recycled in collaboration with the start-up company Trashure to build a classroom. For the Sierra region (the highlands), it became possible to donate shoes and sportswear for athletes and children of the Andes through the NGO Chaki Wayra. For the Selva region (Amazonian Jungle), the race continued its long-standing environmental support through the funding of Flor de Caña and Conservamos por Naturaleza, and in particular the planting of 200 trees in the Peruvian Amazon. The 7000 runners who participated in the race not only demonstrated their physical prowess but also made it possible for these social causes to make Peru a better country. The organisers of the Lima Half Marathon & 10km, Peru Runners, officially named Santa Rosa de Lima (Saint Rose of Lima) as the patroness of the race. She was the one responsible for working miracles in the mind and soul of all those participants who crossed the finish line with huge smiles on their faces and tears of joy in their eyes – for they had fulfilled their dreams. The race is not only technical but also mystical and symbolic for all its citizens – and helps them towards becoming more and more proud of their country. We invite you to become a Peruvian Runner by participating in the 109th edition of the Lima Half Marathon & 10km next year.

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Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run, Norway 3 September 2017

Fjord festival, … mountain magic Outstanding scenery and 35 years of race history

The races together offer a unique celebration of running held over three days. The Great Fjord Run kicks off in Bergen, the gateway to the Fjords where 8000 runners from 28 countries and four continents line up. ‘The Emperor’ Haile Gebrselassie participated in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and commented: “It’s a fantastic run in unique and beautiful countryside; a run with challenges for both top-

level runners and amateurs; a run I can recommend to everyone.” KnarvikMila offers a series of running and cultural events during late August and early September. It is the most impressionistic autumn adventure in Norway. It is a festival that gathers people together but the most pleasing thing is the effect it has on participants for the rest of the year.

KnarvikMila has something for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. You can run, jog or walk in beautiful natural surroundings and enjoy fjords and mountains in an atmosphere that lingers long in the memory. FjordViking is a concept covering three running events run on one day after the other. The Knarvik Xtrem is on Friday – an extremely challenging mountain race over 11km of mixed terrain. On Saturday there is a 10km road race – not the easiest but among Norway’s finest and as the original Knarvikmila with 35 years of history behind it. The final race is Sunday’s Fjord Norway Half Marathon. You can expect outstanding scenery throughout the race. Starting from Knarvik Stadium the run includes two scenic bridges; Hagelsundbrua and Nordhordlandsbrua. The Great Fjord Run has several individual distances to choose from. Knarvik Xtrem offers a 5km option as well as the11 km distance. There is also a 5km alternative to the Saturday road run as well as a corporate or club-team relay with five stages of a kilometre each. Sunday is the big family day with children’s runs and “NaturMila” – a popular run around the pleasant rural pathways near Knarvik Stadium as well as the Half Marathon. KnarvikMila weekend includes the “KnarvikMessa” – the race expo where runners pick up their bib numbers. There is constant activity at the finishing area at Knarvik Stadium. Speakers inform and advise and performers entertain from the stage. On Sunday awards are made to the race winners and there is a prize draw from among the start

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Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run, Norway 3 September 2017 RESULTS Half marathon

Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Senay FISSEHATSION Michael TESFAMICHAEL Halfdan Emil FAERO Sondre OVRE-HELLUND Svein GLOMNES Leigh STUBBS Kim-Andre HENDRIKSEN Trygve BUANES Alf Marius RAAGBERG Stig Atle EIDE

NOR NOR NOR NOR NOR GBR NOR NOR NOR NOR

1:09:16 1:13:48 1:14:33 1:16:06 1:17:06 1:19:11 1:21:29 1:21:41 1:21:52 1:22:26

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Myhre Marte KATRINE NOR Hanna Saerveras BREIVOLD NOR Christine LINDE USA Malfrid VALDERSNES NOR Emma-Julie DYRHOVDEN NOR Anna-Lisa MARKHUS KNUDSEN NOR Grethe JORGENSEN NOR Amalie SVANBERG NOR Pia EIDENBOM NOR Solveig VANNUS NOR

1:20:52 1:24:47 1:34:48 1:36:02 1:37:26 1:37:48 1:38:11 1:39:18 1:42:15 1:42:23

Women

Half marathon

Men 1 Zerei KBROM NOR 2 Senay FISSEHATSION NOR 3 Okubmichael FISSEHATSION NOR

numbers. In total KnarvikMila gives away prizes worth over $130,000. Knarvik is 25 minutes’ drive north of Bergen. The region offers scenic mountains and awesome coastal landscapes. Bergen is an international city crammed with history blending nature, culture and stimulating city activities all year round. Round-trip Fjord tours use public transport such as trains, boats and buses to allow you to experience the magnificent fjords and surrounding areas in a comfortable and environmentally responsible way. A flexible ticket allows you to stop anywhere and enjoy extra days wherever you wish. There is no guide on Fjord Tours trips. The trips are primarily tailored for individual travellers, but group tours can be arranged on request. Two of the most renowned journeys are “Norway in a Nutshell®” and the “Fjord Pass®”. See: www.fjordtours.com/no

The lower station is at Vetrlidsalmenningen in the centre of Bergen just 150m from the Fish Market and Bryggen wharf. The funicular journey is an attraction in itself and from Bergen centre to the upper station takes just 5– 6 minutes. The lookout point at Fløyen is 320m above sea level and provides spectacular panoramic views over Bergen. See: www.floyen.no/floibanen The event’s hotel sponsor Thon Hotels offers a special rate at the Thon Hotel Orion, Thon Hotel Bristol and Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz - all centrally located and within short walking distance of bus services to Knarvik. See: www.thonhotels.no

30:23 30:24 30:26

Women 1 Rune Skrove FAICH NOR 2 Myhre Marte KATRINE NOR 3 Sara Rebekka FAERO-LINDE NOR

35:34 35:48 40:11

Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run ■ Next event: 2 September 2018 ■ For more information visit: www.knarvikmila.no

Picturesque Flåm is located at the inner point of a channel off the world's deepest and second longest fjord; the 204km long and 1308m deep Sognefjord. Surrounded by steep mountains, rushing waterfalls and slender valleys, this area is the epitome of the unique and remarkable wonders of Norwegian nature. Good transport connections make Flåm an excellent base from which to explore the area. See: www.visitflam.com The Fløibanen funicular is a track and pulley cable car which transports you up to Fløyen. Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Bagan Temple Marathon, Myanmar 25 November 2017

Magnificent views of temples

Photo: Klaus Sletting/Albatros Travel

Tucked away in central Myanmar on the banks of the Irrawaddy River the ancient site of Bagan is home to more than 2000 Buddhist temples. Rising above the palm trees these red-brick pagodas glimmer in the sun, standing in bright contrast to the green countryside. This magical landscape is the “heart of Myanmar” – and the setting for The Bagan Temple Marathon. Runners can admire Bagan’s beautiful temples and traditional villages which exude an aura of yesteryear. Three competitive distances are offered: marathon, half-marathon and 10km. All events start and finish at Htilominlo Temple (1211 AD). Being held in late November conditions are typically hot (about 30°C) and humid. This combination is challenging but the beautiful temples, friendly villagers and other-worldly atmosphere make the Bagan Temple Marathon a special experience. Along the route there are magnificent views of marvels like Sulamani Temple and Ananda Temple. Runners continue through the countryside and small villages, passing monks both young and old, ox-laden carts carrying grain, farmers tending to their rice and peanut fields and curious children outfitted in festive clothing. Their warm smiles, cheers and highfives provide an energy boost. The terrain is relatively flat with dirt and sand paths, as well as some paved roads.

The adventure that is The Bagan Temple Marathon starts in Yangon and Mandalay. Guests can visit one of Yangon’s most iconic symbols: the intricately-adorned Shwedagon Pagoda which is believed to be over 2500 years old. A lunch of exquisite Myanmar cuisine is followed by a tour on the Karaweik Royal Barge, a floating palace on Kandawgyi Lake. There’s also the possibility of a cruise from Mandalay to Bagan along the serene Irrawaddy River. After the race there is time to explore Bagan’s majestic temples, redolent of the glorious era of 11th century kings. Extensions are available to Inle Lake, famous for the special leg-rowing technique practised there and floating gardens, or the palm-fringed Ngapali Beach. Multiple tour options are available from event organizer, Albatros Adventure Marathons, giving participants the opportunity to run or cheer. Six- and eight-day tours were offered for the 2017 event (priced from 1198 USD inclusive of accommodation, domestic flights, transportation, tour leader, 4-day entry to historic Bagan, parties and more). On 25 November 2017 we invite you to follow this year’s event via our race feed with photos and videos on Facebook @bagantemplemarathon. For “early bird” registration to The Bagan Temple Marathon on 24 November 2018 join our e-newsletter at www.bagan-temple-marathon.com. Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Osaka holds a world class city marathon which attracts 32,000 participants each year including many from countries all over the world. The course runs along the main avenues of Osaka and past the main sights including Osaka Castle, the Dotonbori Area and Midosuji Street. Runners are cheered on by an audience of hundreds of thousands spread all along the course, the largest number of spectators in Japan.

Osaka Marathon, Japan 26 November 2017 Runners are cheered on by biggest spectator crowd in Japan

Japanese culture permeates Osaka. Bunraku is cited as part of the World Intangible Cultural Heritage and along with various food cultures is rooted in Osaka. There are also many historical and traditional sightseeing spots such as Osaka Castle. Osaka is close to the cities of Kyoto, Nara and Kobe – each blessed with their own particular cultural heritage representing Japanese history and tradition. If you come to Osaka you will not only experience a top-class marathon but also be able to enjoy many different Japanese attractions as well. Entries are closed for this year’s race on 26 November but registration opens every spring so check out our website and Facebook page. ■ www.osaka-marathon.com/index_en.html ■ www.facebook.com/osakamarathon.official

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Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, Cambodia 3 December 2017

Unique atmosphere passing ancient temples Angkor Wat International Half Marathon was established in 1996 as the first international distance running event in Cambodia. The main purpose was to raise funds to help landmine victims of the long civil war to lead normal lives. Its further purposes were to help consolidate the nation and promote friendship with all people around the world.

Bayon, but just before reaching it runners pass by the 350m-long ‘Terrace of Elephants.’ This was used as a platform for King Jayavarman VII to view the victorious army returning from the battlefield. Runners exit Angkor Thom by the South Gate where they have 1.5km left to run before they cross the finishing line in front of the Angkor Wat temple. The Organising Committee offers their deepest gratitude and sincere thanks to all those runners, supporters and donors who have helped the Angkor Wat International Half marathon over the last 21 years. We are waiting to welcome all runners to the 22nd Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on 3 December 2017.

The course is exceptional. It runs through the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire – the Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom temples complex (dating from 12th–16th centuries). There were only a few hundred runners in the first Half Marathon but last year there were nearly 10,000 among which 78 countries were represented. Wheelchair and disabled categories are included at both Half Marathon and 10km with these athletes starting ahead of the main field. The running Ambassador Yuko Arimori, silver medalist for Japan in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Marathon and bronze medalist four years later in Atlanta, is the president of the ‘Hearts of Gold’ NGO in Cambodia and always joins in with the disabled athletes. Runners experience a unique atmosphere as they pass 13 ancient temples set along the beautiful forested course in the cool of an early morning in December. Starting and finishing in front of the Angkor Wat there are three distances to choose from: 21.1km, 10km and the family fun run 3km. All runners have an

opportunity to get their photo with the Angkor Wat temple (a national symbol which appears on the Cambodian flag) as background.

■ www.cambodia-events.org

The Half Marathon heads south and turns alongside the moat surrounding the Angkok Wat before turning right to make a U turn near the entrance gate with 3.4km run. Runners then turn east to make a small circuit of the temple complex by passing the 10th century Kravan temple and turn left after 11km at the ancient pool of Sras Srang and Banteay Kdey temple. Returning to the west the course passes by the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom at 16km and the temples of Takeo, Taprohm, Taney, Thaomanon, Chausey Tevada in Angkor Thom. These cover an area of nine square kilometres. In the centre is King Jayavarman VII’s state temple, the Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Gran Maraton Pacifico, Mexico 2–3 December 2017 “Pacific Pearl”’s sporting party Mazatlan is known as the Pacific Pearl – with its beautiful beaches and its three islands at paddle-board distance. The city is ready to receive thousands of runners on the first weekend in December for the XIX edition of the Gran Maraton Pacifico. The historic centre, the tallest natural lighthouse, the Venados baseball season, renowned hotels and the new part of town combine to offer the perfect atmosphere for a Mexican getaway. What started as a small event 18 years ago has developed into to a big sporting party that hosts thousands of runners and their supporters from all over México and from around the world. There were 1200 runners in the first edition in 1999 but the intention was always to become one of the city’s biggest annual events. The scenic route runs alongside beaches, through the port and along the longest malecon (ocean promenade) in the world.

Nowadays 12,000 runners and many more spectators eagerly anticipate the December date. The traditional “banda Sinaloense” draws everyone in with its cheerful notes and makes the race an unforgettable experience. There are distances to suit all: 3km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km; children’s races (ages from 4 to 14) and wheelchair races at both 10km and 21.1km. The “Prestame tus Piernas” (‘lend me your legs’) race consists of a minimum of 3 runners who help runners with an incapacity to cross the line as a team effort. There is another emotional event called “Alegría (Joy) race” where kids with different capacities give everybody a life lesson by showing their courage and will to reach the finish line. Another event is staged for the

mascots of local teams and businesses who strive to be first in a small race which brings mishaps and laughter in equal measure. On Saturday afternoon baby sea turtles are released back into the sea. Everybody can help our little friends finish their own race back home. At night-time on the eve of the race Mazatlecos and visitors gather together on the malecon for the shower of light with which the fireworks event bathes the coastline. This year’s Gran Maraton Pacifico offers runners the chance to take part in the World Half Marathon championship to be held in Valencia (ESP) on 24 March 2018. For all this and much more visit us at www.maraton.org and register to be part of this great event.

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KLM CURACAO MARATHON “Your Best Time Everâ€? The 4th edition of the KLM Curaçao Marathon will be held on the 26th of november 2017 on the Island of Curaçao. The Marathon and half Marathon course will take you along the waterfront of Curaçao, across the “swinging old ladyâ€?, the famous Queen Emma pontoon bridge and even over one of the highest bridges in the world, the Juliana Bridge, at 185 feet above sea level! The KLM Curaçao Marathon record of Tomi Halme (Finland) is 02:50:33 Registration is open: klmCuraçaomarathon.com

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Breathe in the history in a city with something for everyone

PisaMarathon, Italy 17 December 2017 Come to run the PisaMarathon in December: it has something to offer everyone. It’s flat and fast for elite athletes; charming and eclectic for traveller runners; happy and friendly for crazy runners. It’s pink, gentle and girlish. Cosy and patient for slow runners. Multi-distance, welcoming and Christmassy for running partners and families just enjoying a holiday. Pisa has thousands of years of history. Founded during the Roman Empire its glorious period was between the twelfth and fourteenth century when the four Maritime Republics of Pisa, Amalfi, Genova and Venice had supremacy on the Mediterranean Sea. You breathe in the history just by walking through the city and getting lost in its streets. Crane your head up from narrow alleyways to see the old buildings or see them from the Arno riverside walk.

the race, assisting runner by runner for six and a half hours at the start, at the refreshment points and at the finish. In the days before the race visit the Marathon Village set up at the Pisa University Sports Centre just a short walk from the Pisa Walls which girdle the centre of the city. Museums offer a special rate for runners; the Blue Palace exhibitions change each year; the Christmas Concert is held in the Cathedral and shops are open until midnight the night before the race. This is Pisa. Seize the chance to run the PisaMarathon and make sure you bring your family with you. ■ www.maratonadipisa.com

Pisa has an international airport within the town’s boundaries. There are many cheap flights to and from European hubs as it has long been a preferred destination for the main low-cost flight companies. You are bound to be able to find a convenient connection. Pisa is also a strategic base for a winter break in Tuscany thanks to its central position. The railway station links to the main Italian cities and many historic sites such as Florence or Le Cinque Terre – both only an hour away. Rome is a three-hour trip. The 2017 PisaMarathon will be the nineteenth edition and for the twentieth edition next year – the race is always held on the third Sunday of December – an epic celebration is being planned. Over the past 20 years the race has been consolidated through experience and the number of participants has grown constantly. It is the 700 volunteers that bring real value to Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Running into history Run Barbados Marathon Weekend, Barbados

Winter runaway Barbados is but a tiny island, a mere dot in the ocean on most world maps, measuring little more than 30km by 20km. Yet every year Barbados attracts huge numbers of visitors from all over the world ranging from the sun and sea seekers to Hollywood A-listers to sports enthusiasts. The island plays host to many world-class sporting events: cricket, rally driving, polo, tennis, surfing, swimming and running – namely the Run Barbados Weekend. This year, the Caribbean’s oldest road running festival, will celebrate its 35th year when it kicks off in December at the Bay Street Esplanade overlooking the magnificent Carlisle Bay. “Run Barbados” was conceptualised by locals, Sir Austin Sealy and Carl Bayley and for the first few years after its start in 1983 consisted of just two races, the “Bridgetown 10K” and the Marathon. Today, this exciting event has evolved into one of the premier sporting attractions on the island with five running races and a walk spread over three days.

Many runners cross the finish and dive into the sea before sampling local brews and food Over the past three decades the Run Barbados Series has attracted a variety of runners of varying ages and abilities from recreational to world class and hailing from all over the world. From inception world-rated runners such as John Treacy, Rob de Castella, Geoff Smith, Alberto Cova, Ron Hill, Hugh Jones, Dylan Wykes, Catherine Ndereba, Jill Hunter and Carey May to name just a few, have run through the island’s streets. The first-ever IAAF World Marathon champion, Australia’s Rob de Castella won the first Run Barbados men’s

10km race. Hugh Jones, the first British man to win the London Marathon (1982) won the Barbados Marathon six times between 1990 and 1996 and still holds the race record (2:22:33) that he set in 1991. Jill Hunter’s 10km record of 32:44 set in the 1990s also still stands. There are many loyal visiting runners who have returned multiple times and made firm friendships both with Barbadians and other returning foreign runners. The longevity and popularity of this significant event on the Barbados sports calendar can be attributed to these faithful runners, both locals and foreigners, who return year after year Continued on page 42

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abound in the capital including the Chamberlain Bridge, the Parliament Buildings, the statue of Admiral Lord Nelson, the distinctively beautiful St Mary’s Church and the “Mutual Building”, a tall Victorian structure with silver domes.

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and then spread the word to their friends and clubs back home. None more so than eleventime marathon winner American Kim Goff who travelled to Run Barbados for twenty-five consecutive years up to 2015 and noted, “It is a truly wonderful event with incredible participation of locals and visitors.” Runner Sarah McLoughlin is another example: she has been visiting Barbados from the UK for eighteen years to holiday and take part in the annual event. “It is the only country I have been to where I just relax as soon as I step off the plane,” Sarah explains. The choice of races around the world is endless but the Run Barbados event has distinguishing characteristics that can provide the experience of a lifetime. The event doesn’t offer the large pre-event expo or the generous loot bags associated with mega-marathons but the sheer beauty of the island in conjunction with the small-time charm, laid-back atmosphere and friendly people attracts repeat visitors such as Goff and many others. The 2016 Run Barbados registered over 2000 entries across the six events. Over 80% of runners were visitors, coming from across the globe: Canada, USA, France, Spain, Germany, Malaysia, Colombia, Venezuela, UK, Sweden and many Caribbean islands. Barbados is easily accessible, with flights arriving daily from many major cities. The three-day schedule allows runners to take part in several events. A wonderful camaraderie results as old friends re-unite, new friendships are made and après run activities planned. It epitomises the event slogan, coined by Alan Brookes of the Canada Running Series in 2000 when he was race director in Barbados: “Come for the Run, Stay for the Fun!” The Fun starts on the Friday night with many runners donning outlandish costumes for the Fun Mile. The lively atmosphere continues throughout the weekend with live steel pan music on the routes and

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The Saturday afternoon runners in the 5km and 10km enjoy the hustle and bustle of Bridgetown as they encounter coconut vendors and “snowcone carts”, run by the local “Cheapside Market” (first opened in 1810) and along “Broad Street” the main street of the capital city.

island style entertainment at the Finish line. Many runners cross the finish and dive into the sea before sampling local brews and food.

The Sunday morning half and marathon have a “cool” start at 05.00 so as to avoid higher temperatures later in the day. These races allow runners to enjoy both the cityscape as well as the scenic coastal roads where spectacular vistas of the Caribbean Sea can be enjoyed from various vantage points. As the sun rises local churchgoers dressed in their Sunday finery call out words of encouragement as the marathoners pass by.

Runners from the old days may have fond memories of the “Airport to Heywoods” Marathon route that led runners through the fishing town of Oistins, along the south and west coasts, passing through Bridgetown and Holetown to reach the finish just north of Speightstown. With time comes change and the current route is a two-lap course starting from the Bay Street Esplanade and going through Bridgetown to Paynes Bay on the “platinum” west coast and back. The half marathon is one lap of this course. The start and finish of the “out and back” mostly flat routes are at the picturesque Bay Street Esplanade, opposite the Prime Minister's office and adjacent to the white sand beach that lines Carlisle Bay. Barbadians are exceedingly proud of Run Barbados and a throng of spectators, both local and visitors to the island, always watch along the way and eagerly await the finishers at the Esplanade. The 10km follows a similar route to that when it was first run in 1983 and known as the “Bridgetown 10K” and the 5km, Half and Marathon courses all wind their way along the streets of Bridgetown, a historic seaport which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iconic landmarks, many dating back to the 1800s,

Two more recent additions to the Run Barbados schedule are the Friday Night Fun Mile and the Sunday morning 5km Charity Walk. Run Barbados has supported many charitable causes over the years and to this end is currently partnered with the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados. Both the Fun Mile and the 5km Walk circle the historic Garrison and the Walk also travels along the beaches of Needhams Point. In 2017 Barbados is celebrating a “Year of Sport” which will culminate on the first weekend in December with the 35th edition of Run Barbados. Several 2016 winners have already indicated that they will return to defend their titles.



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Marathon movers Photo: Mike Lawrie/Getty

Earlier this year the BAA Boston Marathon celebrated the 50th anniversary of a seminal moment in its official history. It was the incident in which race official Jock Semple attempted to prevent Kathrine Switzer (or ‘K Switzer’ as she had identified herself on the race entry) from continuing her race — which at that time was only open to men. A bit like Puerto Rico is sometimes identified as the ‘unofficial’ 51st state the Boston Marathon this year also marked the 51st anniversary of an unofficial and much less publicised incident in the event’s history. In 1966, a year before Switzer officially entered and obtained a race number, Roberta Gibb had successfully, albeit unofficially, become the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon. Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb was born on 2 November 1942 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She grew up in the suburbs of Boston and studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In 1962 she was already running when she met William Bingay, a runner at Tufts University where she also studied and her father was a professor.

Roberta Gibb First unsanctioned female runner to complete Boston Marathon Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty

Her training involved running eight miles to college every day (and back). She targeted the Boston Marathon two years before but in February 1966 — the same month she married Bingay and they moved to San Diego — she wrote to the then Chair of the BAA Board of Directors Will Cloney (who 16 years later became AIMS’ first president). Cloney responded, telling her that under the rules that governed the sport women were not allowed to run more than a mile and a half in competition. Marathon runners are anything if not stubborn. This rebuff stiffened Gibb’s resolve to fulfil her own personal quest by investing it with a wider social significance. She travelled from San Diego to Boston by bus. It took three days and four nights and she arrived at her parent’s house just north of Boston one day before the race was to be held on Patriots’ Day, 19 April 1966. Her mother drove her to the race start at Hopkinton, about 30 miles away. She took to the bushes close to the starting line and waited for the start. After the gun was fired she let most of the 415 runners in the race pass by before she joined in. She wore her brother’s Bermuda shorts and a blue hooded sweatshirt over a black, tanked-top swim suit. The men running alongside her realised that she was a woman, but she took heart from their encouragement and friendliness. She got rid of the ‘hoodie’. Race supporters along the route gave a special cheer when they saw a woman running. Journalists covering the race picked up on her and provided a commentary on her progress. Diana Chapman Walsh was a student at Wellesley, a girls’ college that was already famous for its students’ vociferous support for the marathon runners and was probably the first ever de facto “cheering station” in a marathon. She recalled: “[We] went out to cheer the runners… there was something different about that Marathon Day

— like a spark down a wire, the word spread to all of us lining the route that a woman was running the course. For a while, the ‘screech tunnel’ fell silent. We scanned face after face in breathless anticipation until just ahead of her a ripple of recognition shot though the lines and we cheered as we never had before. We let out a roar that day, sensing that this woman had done more than just break the gender barrier in a famous race.” Gibb crossed the finish line in a time of 3:21:41 in about 125th position. The Governor of Massachusetts was there to shake her hand. The next morning’s reports included one by Jack Kendall in which he wrote: “Roberta the runner may revolutionize Boston’s fabled BAA marathon — and for that matter every other long distance run staged in the country....” But that took time. It was not until the 1972 race that the BAA could run the race under rules that were changed just a few months earlier which allowed for what are now known as ‘mixed gender’ races. The next year Gibb again completed the race (in 3:27:17) almost an hour ahead of the other female competitor, Kathrine Switzer. Switzer was wearing a race number that had been issued through an ‘oversight’ but, in an incident that became widely publicised, evaded a heavy-handed attempt to eject her from the race. Gibb ran unmolested, without a number. In 1968 Gibb again repeated her victory in the still-unofficial women’s category, which comprised five finishers. It would take another

four years before BAA could hold an ‘official’ women’s race after a petition by Nina Kuscsik to change the rules was accepted by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Kuscsik won that first ‘official’ race. Boston Marathon recognises the female finishers in the races held from 1966—1971 as “the pre-sanctioned era”. AAU lost its role as a rule-making body in 1978. Gibb subsequently went on to qualify and practice in law and pursued a love of painting and sculpture. She sculpted bronze figurines of a pony-tailed girl running that were given as trophies to the top three women at the US Olympic trails in 1984: Joan Benoit Samuelson, Julie Brown, and Julie Isphording. Benoit (later Samuelson), who went on to win the inaugural Women’s Olympic Marathon title, commented: “There are only three in the world. It's irreplaceable.” At the centenary edition of the BAA Boston Marathon in 1996 and the 30th anniversary of Gibb’s ground-breaking run the Boston Athletic Association recognised her performances in 1966, 1967 and 1968 as official victories. She was awarded a medal and her name added to those of all other winners on the Boston Marathon Memorial in Copley Square. For the 120th edition of the Boston Marathon in 2016 Gibb acted as grand marshal for the race. The women’s winner that year was Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa. Baysa gave Gibb her trophy and Gibb pledged to go to Ethiopia in 2017 to return it to her. Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Marathon greats There are few images of Marathon runners that have attained a lasting place in history. Among them are Spiridon Louis’ inaugural victory of the modern Olympic era in 1896, Dorando Pietri being assisted towards the finish line in the 1908 London Olympics, Jim Peters valiantly but unsuccessfully striving towards the finish line at the 1954 Empire Games in Vancouver. And then there is the barefoot Abebe Bikila padding his way along the torchlit Appian Way on his way towards victory in the 1960 Rome Olympics.

First black African to win the Olympic Marathon

The Marathon had started in the late afternoon to avoid the worst of the midsummer heat. The unknown Bikila led the Moroccan runner Rhadi Ben Adbesselem as they passed between rows of soldiers holding flaming torches on either side of the ancient Roman thoroughfare. Bikila slowly but inexorably pulled ahead to cross the finish line at the Arch of Constantine in a new world record time of 2:15:16. It was the first time a black African had won the Olympic Marathon and set a course for many others to follow in his footsteps. Bikila was born on 7 August 1932 – the same day that the Los Angeles Olympic Marathon was run – in the village of Jato, about 120km north-east of Addis Ababa. His father was a shepherd and the young Bikila tended the flock and studied in a local school until he was 12 years old. In 1951 he moved to Addis Ababa and joined the Imperial Guard. It is reported that he ran 20km from the hills of Sululta to Addis Ababa and back every day during much of the mid1950s. The Imperial Guard were trained by a Swedish coach named Onni Niksanen who spotted Bikila’s talent and trained him for the marathon. He finished second in the 1956 Ethiopian Military Championships and began what his coach called a “long planned operation” to compete in the 1960 Olympic Games. He won his first marathon in July 1960 in Addis Ababa at an altitude of 2600m. One month later he won another. He was selected with one other marathon runner to go to Rome. When he got there he bought running shoes but found them uncomfortable and elected to run barefoot. He returned to a hero’s welcome in Ethiopia. A victory parade through streets packed with wellwishers ended with his presentation to Emperor Haile Selassie, who awarded him the Star of Ethiopia and promoted him to corporal. The Guard provided him with a house, a car and a chauffeur. Only weeks later the Imperial Guard mounted an abortive coup against the Emperor, who was out of the country at the time. Bikila was not directly involved but was arrested and questioned. He competed abroad occasionally, winning the Athens Classic Marathon, the Mainichi Osaka Marathon and the Kosice Peace Marathon in 1961. In 1963 he suffered his only overseas loss when he finished fifth in the 1963 BAA Boston Marathon, Back in Ethiopia he won the Armed Forces Championship and the Olympic Trials. Six weeks before the 1964 Olympic Games, held in Tokyo that year, he felt sudden

Abebe Bikila pain while training which was diagnosed as appendicitis. He had his appendix removed on 16 September but was out of hospital within a week. Five weeks later in Tokyo he started the race cautiously – this time wearing Puma shoes – and remained at the back of the leading group. But by 15km only Ron Clarke (AUS) and Jim Hogan (IRL) were still with him. At 20km he eased away to eventually finish four minutes clear in a new world record time of 2:12:11. It was the first time anyone had successfully defended their title in the Olympic Marathon. Back home again he was promoted to lieutenant, received the prestigious Order of Menelik II and was gifted a Volkswagen Beetle and a house. He continued to compete in marathons overseas but in July 1967 he suffered a hamstring injury and dropped out of a marathon in Spain. It proved persistent but there was further trouble in his build-up to the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Only one week before, when he was already in Mexico City with the Ethiopian team, a pain in his left leg turned out to be a stress fracture. He could do no more training before lining up for the event and he dropped out at 16km. His compatriot Mamo Wolde won gold. On the night of 22 March 1969 Bikila lost control of his Volkswagen Beetle. It overturned, trapping him inside. He was freed from the car next morning and taken to the Imperial Guard hospital. He became paralysed below the neck and never walked again. He was transferred to

Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia, running barefoot, draws away from Abdesselem Rhadi of Morocco near the finish of the marathon at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He went on to win with a new Olympic record time of 2 hours 15 minutes 16 seconds. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Britain, was treated there for eight months, and regained the use of his arms. In 1970 he started training for wheelchair archery and competed that year at the Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Games in both archery and table tennis competitions. These Games were the precursor to the modern Paralympic Games. Bikila died aged 41 on 25 October 1973 of a brain haemorrhage related to his accident four years before. He received a state funeral attended by 65,000 people and Emperor Haile Selassie declared a national day of mourning. Many buildings have been named after him, including the national stadium in Addis Ababa. In 2010 the Rome Marathon marked the 50th anniversary of his Olympic victory by offering a bonus to the winners if they crossed the finish line barefoot. With the victory sealed Ethiopia’s Siraj Gena ran the last 300m shoeless: “It was a very special feeling,” he said. “Abebe Bikila inspired me today.” Firewok Dado, also Ethiopian, won the women’s race by three seconds: “Abebe Bikila was a big inspiration for me but I did not think about taking off my shoes,” she said, “my priority was to win the race.” Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Calendar

AIMS member events for the forthcoming 14 months October 2017 – November 2018 For the latest dates visit aims-worldrunning.org/calendar.html Thessaloniki Night Half 14 Int’l Marathon

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Košice Peace Marathon 98

20km & 10km Int’l de Marrakech 96

Silesia Marathon POL M,H,R

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Trento Half Marathon ITA H

Torino Half Marathon ITA H

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race MDV R 94 GBR M,H,R

90

7–8 Marathon Eindhoven NED M

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3 Country Sparkasse Marathon AUT M,H 89 Bank of America Chicago Marathon USA M

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22 MEX M,H Marathon 22 Lausanne SUI M Corps Marathon 22 Marine USA M Sad Marathon 22 Novi SRB M Running Festival 22 Rottnest AUS M,H,R 22 HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon GEO H,R

98

Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon UKR M,H,R

22

Munich Marathon GER M,H,R

90

BMO Okanagan Marathon CAN M

89

Portland Marathon USA M

98

Telesia Half Marathon ITA H

92

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon CAN M

89

Marathon & Half 8 Zagreb CRO M,H 90 Samsung Amman Int’l Marathon 13 JOR M,H,R 94

22 Venicemarathon ITA M Marathon 27 Erbil IRQ M,H,R Circle Marathon 28 Polar GRN M,H Aguascalientes 29 Maratón MEX M,H,R Auckland Marathon 29 ASB NZL M,H,R Marathon Int’l de 29 Grand Casablanca MAR M,H,R

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90 94

94

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MEX M

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89

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94

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94

CHN M

89

94 89

98

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15 CIV M Marathon 16 Volcano CHI M,H Full Desert Marathon 17 Eilat ISR M,H,R 100km 17 Pharaonic EGY U Bank 642 Marathon 18 Gulf KUW M,H,R Marathon 19 Bangsaen42 THA M Delhi Half Marathon 19 Airtel IND H Marathon 19 Kobe JPN M Marathon & Half 19 Marabana CUB M,H Nuevo Leon 19 21km MEX H Marathon 19 Philadelphia USA M Maratón Valencia Trinidad 19 Alfonso EDP Marathon de Côte d’Ivoire

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25 CHN M,H,R 89 Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera 25 Nayarit Great Hakka Marathon

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Semi Marathon Int’l de Laayoune 96

MEX H,R

SPORTWAY Lake Maggiore Marathon ITA M,H,R

90

24

Maraton Int’l Guadalajara Megacable

MAR H

89

Chosunilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon KOR M

KEN M,H

Int’l Marathon 12 Saitama JPN M Int’l Marathon 12 Shanghai CHN M ’n’ Roll Las Vegas 12 Rock Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

ESP M

Medio Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP ESP H

29

14–15Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest ROU M,H

CAN M,H,R

Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon

November 2017

Toronto Waterfront 22 Scotiabank Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k

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29

94

Maraton Int’l de Juarez

LSR Colombo Marathon SRI M

89

98

ESP H

96

Falls Int’l Marathon 15 Niagara CAN M,H,R 89 Palma de Mallorca Marathon 15 ESP M,H,R 98 18th PKO Poznań Marathon 15 POL M 96 Linker Oevert 1/2 Marathon 15 BEL H,R 89 Half Marathon 15 Yerevan ARM H,R 89 Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l 15 Marathon

90

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

92

Melbourne Marathon 15 Medibank Festival AUS M

Guayaquil Marathon

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Santander Totta POR M,H

90

96

Aires Int’l Marathon 15 Buenos ARG M 89 Lisbon Marathon 15 Rock’n’Roll EDP | Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

94

21st RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne

92

SPAR Budapest Marathon 15 32nd Festival HUN M

7–8 Bournemouth Marathon Festival

7 8 8

Amsterdam Marathon 15 TCS NED M Properties Bengaluru 15 Sriram Marathon

Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K

MAR R

1 1 1 6

20

Belfius Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon

GER M,H

1 1 1 1

93

Bila Tserkva Marathon

BEL M,H

1 1 1 1

GRE H,R

H.C. Andersen Marathon

Airtricity Dublin Marathon 29 SSE IRL M 92 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 29 GER M 22 Marathon 29 Jakarta INA M,H,R 92 Marathon Kanazawa 29 JPN M 94 Ljubljana Marathon Volkswagen 29 SLO M 98 Medio Maratón de la Mujer EDP 29 de Madrid

26

TCS New York City Marathon USA M

98

French Riviera Marathon NiceCannes FRA M 90

Curaçao Marathon 26 KLM CUR M,H,R Ethiopian Run 10km 26 Great ETH R Marathon 26 Firenze ITA M Fuji Marathon 26 Mount JPN M Marathon 26 Osaka See race preview on page 31

94 38 90 92

94 Marathon EDP 5 Porto POR M 96 Seoul Marathon 5 JoongAng JPN M 94 KOR M 94 Panama Int’l Marathon Athens Marathon The Authentic 26 PAN M 12 GRE M 96 92 BLOM BANK Beirut Marathon 12 LIB M,H Continued on page 50 94 Bay Half Marathon 12 Monterey Key USA H 98 M Marathon H Half Marathon Brasilia City Half Marathon 12 BRA H 89 R Road Race U Ultradistance IAAF Events are highlighted in red Vodafone İstanbul Marathon 12 TUR M IMPORTANT: At the time of publication, the 28 above dates were believed correct, however, Global Ports Maratona di runners should confirm directly with race 12 Ravenna – City of Art organisers prior to booking arrangements. predicted date

ITA M,H

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Mitja Marató de Silvestre de Luanda 10km 11 eDreams 31 São Barcelona ANG R 89 predicted date

Bridge Int’l Marathon 26 Penang MAS M,H,R 94 Donostia - San 26 Maratón Sebastián ESP M

26

32+33

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

92

1–3 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend See Running into History article on page 41+42 BAR M,H,R 89

2–3 Gran Maraton Pacifico See race preview on page 37 MEX M

2 3 3

See race preview on page 35 CAM H,R

POR H

34

96

Pune Int’l Marathon IND M predicted date

Sea of Galilee Tiberias Marathon 40

Marathon 7 Merida MEX M,H,R Ice Half Marathon 7 Siberian RUS H Int’l Marathon 7 Vadodara IND M,H Marathon 7 Xiamen CHN M Marathon 12 Egyptian EGY M,H Bahamas, Half & 14 Marathon Relay

94 44 92 38

90

Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon 94 98

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon HKG M 46

Mumbai Marathon 21 Tata IND M 43 Gammon China Coast Marathon 28 & Half 92

HKG M,H

28 POR M,H Kaen Int’l Marathon 28 Khon THA M & Semi Int’l de 28 Marathon Marrakech Funchal Marathon

48 98

96

MAR M,H

92

98

ESP H

98

16–17Bangsaen21 Half Marathon 98

Midnight Marathon 16 Bengaluru IND M,H,R 92 Goa River Marathon 16 IND M,H,R 92 Tata Steel Kolkata 25k 17 IND R 92 PisaMarathon 17 See race preview on page 39 92

17 ISV M 98 Taipei Marathon 17 TPE M,H,R 36 El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de 30 Lisboa St Croix Int’l Marathon

POR R

50

New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon 90

TPE M,H,R

18 CHN M,H,R World Half Marathon 24 IAAF Championships, Valencia Wuxi Marathon

94 92

City Marathon 25 Maritzburg RSA M,H,R 96 Federal Life Insurance New IDBI 25 Delhi Marathon

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98

ESP M,H

planned date

ITA M,H

18

92

predicted date

Women’s Marathon 28 Osaka Powerade Monterrey JPN M 94 10 Maratón MEX M 94 Taipei Standard Chartered 28 Charity Marathon Marathon 10 Nara JPN M 94 TPE M,H,R 90 SFAX Marathon Int’l tbc Mitja Marato Int’l Vila de Santa 10 SOPAL Olive Trees Pola

THA H,R

90

FLK M

94

predicted date

21

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

TUN M,H

94

98

TUN M,H,R

44

89

BAH M,H

Marathon 18 Kitakyushu JPN M Marathon 18 Kyoto JPN M di San Valentino 18 Maratona ITA M,H Guadalajara Electrolit 18 21k MEX H Aviv Samsung Marathon 23 Tel ISR M,H,R Carthage Race Int’l 25 The Marathon

IND M,H 44 Marathon 14 Cebu PHI M,H,R 96 Zurich Maratón de Sevilla 25 ESP M 52 Houston Marathon and 14 Chevron Aramco Houston Half Marathon Seychelles Eco-Friendly 25 USA M,H 98 Marathon SEY M 98 Marathon 14 Kinmen TPE M,H,R 90 Half Marathon Split 25 CRO H 90 Ocean Front Marathon & 14 Maui Half Marathon Tokyo 25 JPN M USA M,H 98 94 Corrida de Sao Sebastiao Marathon 20 BRA R 27 Sahara 89 ALG M 89 Chombeung Marathon Gyeonggi Int’l Half Marathon 21 THA M,H,R 28 KOR H 98 94 Maratón Int’l de Culiacán 21 MEX M tbc Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon 94 TPE M 90 Cajasiete Gran Canaria 21 Marathon tbc Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race

90

Maratón Monumental Primer Santiago de America

HKG H

44

SUI M,H,R

ISR M

92

San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon

8 JOR H,R Maratón Málaga 10 Zurich ESP M Hong Kong Half10 Mizuno Marathon Championships

Neujahrsmarathon Zürich

98

Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon ITA H 92

89

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ESP

Marathon 25 Tokushima JPN M Int’l Half Marathon 25 Incheon KOR H Sad Half Marathon 25 Novi SRB H Treviso Marathon 25 15a ITA M Warsaw Half Marathon 25 PZU POL H Mutual Two Oceans 31 Old Marathon predicted date

53 94 98 92 96

59

RSA U

tbc Maratón Int’l Lala

94

MEX M

tbc Seoul Marathon

94

KOR M

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Milo Marathon Manila Finals Race

DOM M,H,R

3

92

Macao Galaxy Entertainment Int’l Marathon

CRC M,H

3

96

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Championship

PHI M,H,R

3 3

89

Discoveries Half Marathon

MAC M,H

3

89

Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon

JPN M

3

92

Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon

CAY M predicted date

3 3

94

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

1 5

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

December 2017

18

January 2018

90

Charity Run Half 26 UNICEF Marathon & 10km HKG H,R

ESP H

Half Marathon 18 Athens GRE H,R 92 Gdynia Half Marathon ONICO 18 POL H 96 Marathon GSO Limassol 18 CYP M,H,R 90 Chartered Stanley Standard 18 Marathon

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon JPN M predicted date 92 AU Bank Jaipur Marathon IND M,H,R

92

Kagawa Marugame Int’l Half Marathon JPN H

4 ITA H Half Marathon 9 RAK UAE H for Freedom 10 27km RSA R Half Marathon 11 Hawassa ETH H,R

94

Napoli City Half Marathon

94

JPN R

tbc World’s Best 10k Race

96

PUR R

March 2018

4 4 4

Logicom Cyprus Marathon CYP M,H,R

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon JPN M predicted date

Kilimanjaro Marathon 98

TAN M

98

90

8 8

98

Marathon, Half & 10k 9 Jerusalem ISR M,H,R 54 Zurich Marato de Barcelona 11 ESP M 98 EDP Lisbon Half Marathon 11 POR H 57 Nagoya Women’s Marathon 11 JPN M 94 Sihanoukville Int’l Half 11 Marathon 89

Expressway Marathon 11 Taipei TPE M,H,R 90 Antarctica Marathon & Half 16 ATA M,H 89 Rock ’n’ Roll DC Marathon & 17 Half Marathon USA M,H,R

96

ROU R planned date

Berlin Halfmarathon 90

GER H

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon 62

SVK M,H,R

CAF Caracas Maratón 98

VEN M

HAJ Hannover Marathon GER M,H,R

60+61

Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon 28

ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid ESP H 98 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon 92

8

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris FRA M 90

8 8 8

Maratona di Roma

92

Runatolia Marathon (Half + 10km)

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96

1 8 8 8 8 8

Nafplio Marathon

TUR M,H,R

92

UNIQA Bucharest 10K

ITA M

92

GRE M,H

Int’l Marathon Alexander the Great GRE M,R

AUDIREVI Lake Maggiore Half Marathon & 10K

CAM H,R

92

1

TUR H

94

ITA H,R

4 4

53

Medio Maraton de la Mujer Cancun MEX H,R

4 4

90

April 2018

98

58

ITA M

NN Marathon Rotterdam 96

NED M

Maratón “Las Batallas de Celaya” MEX M,H,R

94

Half Marathon 8 Dogi’s ITA H 92 United Airlines Guam Marathon 8 GUM M,H,R 92 Maratón de Santiago 8 CHI M 63 Paulo Int’l Marathon 8 São BRA M,R 62 North Pole Marathon 9 NPO M 96 Pardubice Wine Half Marathon 14 CZE H 90 Course not measurable to AIMS standards

14–15 Australian Running Festival AUS M,H,R,U

89


Planning ahead Vert D’Agadir 15 Marathon MAR M,H,R 94 Telekom Vivicittá Spring 33rd 15 Half Marathon HUN H,R

64

Marathon 15 Crete GRE M,R 92 Running Days Nice 15 FRA H 90 PKO Poznań Half Marathon 15 11th POL H 96 Women Run Taipei 15 TPE H,R 90 DOZ Marathon Łódź 15 POL M,R 96 Marathon Nagano 15 JPN M 94 Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon Wizz 15 ROU M,H,R 74 B.A.A. Boston Marathon 16 See Marathon Movers article on page 45 planned date

USA M

21 SRB M Marathon 22 Almaty KAZ M,H,R Marathon 22 Antwerp BEL M Cracovia Marathon 22 PZU POL M Marathon 22 Enschede NED M Half Marathon 22 Gifu JPN H Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid 22 EDP Maratón & 1/2

98

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

ESP M,H

Marathon 22 Padova ITA M Vancouver Sun Run 22 The Presented by Ford CAN R

94

96 96 92

92

89

94

tbc LG Dead Sea Ultra Marathon

94

Marathon 98

tbc Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l

Marathon, 10km & 5km KOR M,R

94

tbc Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon UKR H,R

98

tbc Maratón de Montevideo URU M,H

98

tbc Rio City Half Marathon BRA H

89

94

tbc Brasov Int’l Marathon

92

tbc Dalian Int’l Marathon

ROU M,H,R

Trieste Europe Marathon ITA M,H

Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef SUI M,H,R 98 Lisbon Eco Marathon POR M,R Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96

Volkswagen Prague Marathon CZE M 62 96

RUS H,R

89

AUT M,H,R

96

TUR H RUS M,H,R

79

ASICS Stockholm Marathon

BMO Vancouver Marathon

3

Quito Últimas Noticias 15k

89

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

3

Rio de Janeiro City Marathon

90

Milton Keynes Marathon & Half GBR M,H,R 90 Standard Chartered KL Marathon

Luka Half Marathon 12 Banja BIH H

9

Helsinki Half Marathon

9

Madagascar Marathon & Half

FIN H,R MAD M,H Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96 94 96

26–27 Edinburgh Marathon Festival 90

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

PAR H AUS M,H,R

94

96

96 89

92

23 RSA M,H

96

Saroma 100km Ultra 24 Lake Marathon 94

Swansea Half Marathon 24 JCP GBR H

83

Int’l Marathon 24 Tangamanga MEX M

94

21.1 24 Tarblazer IND H,R

92

August 2018

4 5 5 5

Siberian Int’l Marathon 96

RUS M,H,R

The Angkor Empire Marathon 89

CAM M,H,R

Brisbane Marathon Festival 89

AUS M,H,R

McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival AUS M,H,R 89

Marathon 12 Kuching MAS M,H,R 94 Servus Edmonton Marathon 19 CAN M 89 22a. Meia Maratona Int’l do Rio 19 de Janeiro 74

BRA H

25 NOR M,H,R Marathon 26 Hokkaido JPN M Day Marathon 26 Mandela RSA M,H,R Quebec City Marathon 26 SSQ CAN M predicted date

predicted date

96 92 96 89

tbc Adelaide Marathon Festival

89

AUS M,H,R

30–1 Gold Coast Marathon 89

tbc Maratón Int’l de Asunción

90

tbc Maybank Bali Marathon

92

tbc Danang Int’l Marathon

94

tbc Hvar Half Marathon

96

PAR M,H,R

92

INA M,H,R

98

VIE M,H,R

90

CRO H

tbc Peru Runners – Media Maratón

92

Maratón 94

tbc Lanzhou Int’l Marathon

BIH R

89

Stavanger Marathon

89

de Lima See race feature on page 21+23 PER H,R

89

96

tbc Longford Marathon

92

IRL M

tbc Maratón de la Ciudad de México

Telcel 94

MEX M

tbc Vidovdan 10km Road Race

89

98

Festival AUS M

92

CHN M,H,R

SUI U Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96

The Big Five Marathon

MEX H

89

tbc Swissalpine tbc Westlink M7 Blacktown Running

tbc Carrera del Día Del Padre Medio

79

See race feature on page 17+19 BRA M

90

Midnight Sun Run 21 Suzuki ISL H,R

Nurmi Marathon 30 Paavo FIN M

96

tbc Sao Paulo City Marathon

Telesia City Trophy Int’l Road Race 10k

89

Dragon Marathon 27 Thunder BHU M,H

Marathon PAN H

89

Phnom Penh Half Marathon

AUS M

96

PHI M,H,R

Wroclaw Night Half 16 PKO Marathon

27 AUT R 89 Viking Marathon 30 Waterford IRL M,H,R Scotiabank Calgary Marathon 27 CAN M 89 tbc 21k Coahuila Leiden Marathon MEX H 27 NED M,H,R 96 tbc Irish Examiner Cork City Ottawa Marathon Marathon 27 Scotiabank and Ottawa 10K IRL M Austrian Women’s Run

CAN M,R

tbc Gatorade Panama Int’l Half

83

Lattelecom Riga Marathon

90

90

Sun Marathon 16 Midnight NOR M,H

JPN U predicted date

28 AUS M 89 Maratón Int’l de Bogotá 29 Media COL H 90 tbc 42nd National MILO Marathon

98

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96

81

Phuket Marathon 10 Laguna THA M

ITA R

94

Marathon

94

17

98

96

RUS M

CRC M,H

Marathon 10 Kaunas LTU M,H,R

17 CAM H,R

See race feature on page 14+15 SUI M,H,U

tbc Correcaminos Marathon & Half

Comrades Marathon

POL H

Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

90

89

Int’l 10km Road Race 12 Okpekpe NGR R 96 TCS World 10K Bengaluru 13 IND R 92 Telenor Copenhagen Marathon 13 DEN M 77 Diacore Gaborone Marathon 13 BOT M,H,R 89 iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg 13 GER M 90 Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon 19 SWE H 98 The Great Wall Marathon 19 CHN M 89 Helsinki City Marathon 19 FIN M,H,R 90 Three Hearts Marathon 19 SLO M,H,R 98 Kigali International Peace 20 Marathon

20 LAT M,H movistar Lima42k 20 Maratón PER M,H,R

BRA M

Econet Victoria Falls Marathon ZIM M 98

Australian Outback Marathon

10 RSA U

74

RWA M,H

ECU R predicted date

90

GER H

15 MRI M,H,R Ring Ultra Trail 100 22 Golden RUS U,R TV White Nights 22 Tricolor Marathon

92

94

Marathon ROU H,R

SWE M

hella hamburg halbmarathon

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96

June 2018

89

MAS M,H,R

98

tbc Paris St Germain en Laye –

2

1 1 7

Mauritius Marathon

tbc Moonlight Half Marathon

FRA R

July 2018

89

tbc Kazan Marathon

89

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon

CAN M

96

La Course

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon MKD M,H,R

96

tbc Erzurum Half Marathon

Salzburg Marathon

tbc Barossa Marathon Festival

tbc ORLEN Warsaw Marathon

CHN M

ITA H

Rosa Run Half Marathon 777

Asunción

Corpore

POL M,R

POL H

tbc Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de

tbc São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon BRA H

MAR R

89

tbc PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon

RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca

GBR M

tbc Dushanbe International Half TJK H

7 8

94

12–13 OMV Petrom Bucharest Half 66

tbc Daegu Int’l Marathon

JOR U,H,R

MAS M,H,R

GBR M

89

City Marathon 22 Vienna AUT M,H,R 89 Zurich Marathon 22 SUI M 98 Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon 28 NOR M,H,R 96 Big Sur Int’l Marathon 29 USA M,H 98 METRO Marathon Düsseldorf 29 GER M 68+69 Marathon Hamburg 29 Haspa GER M 73 Kharkiv Int’l Marathon 29 UKR M,H,R 98 Roads to Rhodes Marathon 29 GRE M,R 92 KOR M

6 7

de Béjaia ALG H

Borneo Int’l Marathon

CAN M

31st Belgrade Marathon

64

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tbc Petra Desert Marathon JOR M,H

94

tbc Islandsbanki Reykjavik

AUS M

16

Marathon ISL M,H

92

ECU R

90

tot Damloop 22 Dam NED R

96

89

23 MEX M,H,R

tbc 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon AUS M,H,R

September 2018

1 2

Bengaluru Midnight Marathon IND M,H,R 92

See race feature on page 25+27 NOR H

96

7–9 Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k EST M,H,R

8 8 9

87

33rd SPAR Budapest Marathon Festival HUN M 64

7

3 Country Sparkasse Marathon AUT M,H 89

9 Marathon & Ultra 9 Ladakh IND M,H,R,U Half Marathon 16 Copenhagen DEN H Half Marathon 16 Sarajevo BIH H

89

90

FRA H

Guayaquil Marathon

93

7

Košice Peace Marathon

89

7

Telesia Half Marathon

90

ECU M predicted date

27 GRN M,H 92 Frankfurt Marathon Mainova 28 GER M 90 EDP Medio Maratón de la Mujer 28 de Madrid

95

SVK M

92

ITA H

98

ESP H

Half Marathon & 10K 28 Thessaloniki Night Half 23 Scottish 13 Int’l GBR H,R 90 Marathon KEN M,H 94 GRE H,R 92 Marathon 24 Legends Podgorica Marathon RSA U,H 96 28 Properties Bengaluru MNE M 94 14 Shriram Marathon Int’l Marathon 30 Chisinau Xiqiao Mountain International 28 Half Marathon IND M,H 92 MDA M,H,R 94

5

Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon

90

CHN H

95

33rd Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon HUN H

95

Polar Circle Marathon

Jungfrau-Marathon SUI M Course not measurable to AIMS standards

14 GER M,H,R Running Festival 21 Rottnest AUS M,H,R Denis Half Marathon – La 21 St Voie Royale

predicted date

22nd World Congress of AIMS, Tallinn EST

GBR M

Int’l WACHAUmarathon 23 21st AUT M

Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run

6

7

Loch Ness Marathon & 23 Baxters Festival of Running

74

Munich Marathon

October 2018

Maratón León 94

Bank Bucharest 14 Raiffeisen Marathon ROU M,H

89

Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone POR H 88

Run 22 Mykonos GRE M

92

tbc La Ruta de las Iglesias

93

64

Volksbank-Münster-Marathon GER M 90 92 91

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November 2018 Marathon EDP 4 Porto POR M 97 di Torino Maratona 4 ITA M 92 Athens Marathon The Authentic 11 GRE M 92 BDMS Bangkok Marathon 18 THA M,H,R 98 predicted date

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WMRA News Jonathan Wyatt elected President

EXECUTIVES

Six-time world mountain running champion Jonathan Wyatt was elected as the fourth president of the WMRA on 29 July. “I think I understand the sport” said Wyatt. “Mountain Running needs to have a voice and a strong presence in this new era of trail, ultra trail, sky and mountain running.”

President: Jonathan Wyatt (NZL) Secretary: Tomo Šarf (SLO) Treasurer: Nancy Hobbs (USA)

He identified local organisers as key to increase the number of participants and races. The World Cup races are especially important for this and media channels must be cultivated to project these high-profile events.

10 June 2017

A wider range of world events could be developed including under-18, Masters and relays. Championship races should be awarded two years in advance and held on courses which test the technical abilities of runners. Iconic events held in beautiful mountain terrain can better project the appeal of the sport.

Council Members: Giorgio Bianchi (ITA) Wolfgang Munzel (GER) Andrzrej Puchacz (POL) Sarah Powell (GBR) Members of Honour: Raimondo Balicco (ITA) Pierre Weiss (FRA)

The new administration began work with the first Council meeting under Wyatt’s tenure held on 5 August. The next Council meeting will be held in early 2018.

www.wmra.info 8 July 2017

International Youth Cup in Italy

9th ABAF Mountain Running Championships

23rd EAA Mountain Running Championships

Teteven, Bulgaria

Kamnik, Slovenia

Sixty runners participated from Romania, Turkey, Serbia, FYR of Makedonia, Moldova and hosting country Bulgaria.

MEN:

JUNIOR WOMEN: (4.3km, +/- 290m) 1 Bahar ATALAY TUR 2 Alexia HECICO ROU 3 Selma ISOT TUR

Without Martin and Bernard Dematteis, between them three-time winners in the last four years, Xavier Chevrier flew the Italian flag in style. Norway’s 2015 winner Johan Bugge led by 12 seconds at 4km but this event was all about the toughness of the climb. At 8km Chevrier had won a 14-second advantage and pressed on to win by 43 seconds from Portugal’s Luis Saraiva as Bugge slipped back to sixth. Italy’s 20-year winning streak in the team contest ended after France beat them by one point in a tie-breaker between their respective fourth-placed runners.

21:44 22:05 23:13

TEAMS: 1: Turkey, 8 pts; 2: Romania, 15 pts; 3: Bulgaria: 22 pts

JUNIOR MEN: (8.6km +/- 580m) 1 Orhan OZTURK TUR 2 Kenan SARI TUR 3 Ahmet ALKNAOGLU TUR

40:49 41:01 42:05

TEAMS: 1: Turkey, 6 pts; 2: Romania, 16 pts; 3: Serbia, 32 pts

WOMEN: (8.6km, +/- 580m) 1 Denisa DRAGOMIR 2 Marinela NINEVA 3 Nevena JOVANOVIC

ROU BUL SRB

MEN: (12km, +1295m) 1 Xavier CHEVRIER 2 Luis SARAIVA 3 Francesco PUPPI

57:27 47:10 48:00

ROU TUR TUR

59:54 1:00:28 1:01:01

16 Nations finished teams. WOMEN: (8.5km, +1035m)

TEAMS: 1: Turkey, 10 pts; 2: Romania, 20 pts; 3: Bulgaria, 23 pts; 4: FYR Makedonia, 41 pts

Medals table: Turkey Romania Bulgaria Serbia

G 5 2 1 –

S 2 5 1 –

B 4 – 3 1

1:02:51 1:03:34 1:03:35

TEAMS: 1 France: 17 pts; 2: Italy, 17 pts (4th scorer: FRA 12th, ITA 13th); 3: Portugal.

TEAMS: 1: Bulgaria, 15 pts; 2: Romania, 18 pts; 3: Turkey, 27 pts

MEN: (12.9km, +/- 870m) 1 Catalin ATANASOATEI 2 Orhan AVCI 3 Osman CELIK

ITA POR ITA

T 11 7 5 1

24 June 2017

12th WMRA International Youth Cup Gagliano del Capo, Italy The sunny, cloudless race morning made for very hot and humid conditions. The course was a combination of paved roads, steep and rocky single tracks with ascents and descents all overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. After a 250m downhill start on road runners turned onto the mountainous course with a short but steep and rocky ascent followed by a short ‘technical’ downhill section. Patience was the key strategy as runners jockeyed for position using their specialties on the course,

whether uphill, downhill, or on the paved faster sections. Home nation Italy ran to victory in both the girls’ and boys’ individual positions GIRLS: (4000m, +250m) 1 Nadia BATTOCLETTI 2 Barbora HAVLICKOVA 3 Alesia HECICO

ITA CZE ROU

18:45 18:55 19:09

1 Maude MATHYS 2 Sarah TUNSTALL 3 Andrea MAYR

TEAMS: 1: Italy, 18 pts; 2: Czech Republic, 19 pts; 3: Turkey, 42 pts

BOYS: (5500m, +340m). 1 Alain CAVAGNA 2 Omer YILMAZ 3 Sirin KARABAL

ITA TUR TUR

G 3 1 – – –

S 1 1 2 – –

B – 2 – 1 1

Medal winners came from five of the 16 nations participating.

SUI GBR AUT

49:30 50:51 51:43

TEAMS: 1: Great Britain; 2: Italy; 3: Austria

23:37 23:48 23:49

14 nations finished teams.

TEAMS: 1: Turkey, 14 pts; 2: Italy, 18 pts; 3: Great Britain, 20 pts

Medals table: Italy Turkey Czech Republic Great Britain Romania

Maude Mathys emphatically defeated four-time champion Andrea Mayr, one of the all-time greats of the discipline. Second-placed Sarah Tunstall led the British team to gold with Mayr a distant third. At 4km the top three were already strung out in their eventual finishing order. Mathys joins a list of Swiss champions at this event which includes Erica Spiess (1995, 1997), Martina Strahl (2009, 2011) and Monika Furholz (2012).

T 4 4 2 1 1

JUNIOR MEN: (8.5km, +1035m)

Gabriel Bularda finished 16th last year exactly four minutes adrift of Italy’s Daniel Pattis who, at two years his senior, was fourth. This year Bularda and Pattis battled it out with the Romanian teenager 18 seconds up at 4km and 23 seconds at the finish. Patti’s compatriots Andrea Prandi and Andrea Rostan in seventh ensured team gold Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4


WMRA News 1 Gabriel BULARDA 2 Daniel PATTIS 3 Andrea PRANDI

ROU ITA ITA

Medals table: Uganda United States Italy Kenya Austria Turkey Czech Republic Great Britain

47:07 47:30 48:22

TEAMS: 1: Italy; 2: Turkey; 3: France

12 nations finished teams. JUNIOR WOMEN (4500m, +430m)

The junior women’s race brought the most comprehensive win of the day for 17-year-old Lisa Oed of Germany. Britain won a second women’s team gold even though none of their athletes made the top five, finishing in 6th, 7th and 9th places. 1 Lisa OED 2 Bahar ATALAY 3 Gabriela Andre DOROFTEI

GER TUR ROU

23:16 24:25

8 Nations finished teams. G 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 – –

S 3 1 1 – – – 1 1 –

B 2 – 1 1 – – 3 1 2

T 7 3 3 2 1 1 2 2

30 July 2017

33rd World Mountain Running Championships Premana, Italy Athletes representing nearly 40 countries faced rugged terrain but were cheered on by 5000 spectators — including most of the town’s 2200 inhabitants — scattered along the course. MEN: 1 Victor KIPLANGAT 2 Jœl AYEKO 3 Fred MUSOBO

UGA UGA UGA

S 1 1 3 – 1 1 – –

B 1 3 2 – – – 1 1

T 6 5 5 1 1 1 1 1

6 August 2017

14th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships Premana, Italy (32km)

TEAMS: 1: Great Britain, 22 pts; 2: Romania, 23 pts; 3: Turkey, 25 pts.

Medals table: Italy Great Britain Romania France Germany Switzerland Turkey Portugal Austria

G 4 1 – 1 – – – –

52:31 52:30 53:57

Pietro Mamu dominated the men’s race by running away to a two-minute victory margin. Behind him Francesco Puppi led the Italian team to an emphatic win. The young Tayte Pollman, in fourth, took the US men’s team to silver medals. Kasie Enman (USA), led the women’s race until 20km at which point Silvia Rampazzo passed her. In the days before the race the weather was very hot and a storm seemed to be brewing. A plan B was devised for the possibility of a shorter course. The skies held for the 08.00 start but the rain, intermittent and sometimes heavy, started less than 30 minutes into the race. Thunder and lightning remained distant and never became a threat.

KEN AUT GBR

1:01:26 1:02:44 1:04:16

TEAMS: 1: United States, 26 pts; 2: Italy, 31 pts; 3: Czech Republic, 41 pts

Junior men: 1 Oscar CHELIMO 2 Daniel PATTIS 3 Talon HULL

UGA ITA USA

26:46 27:42 28:01

TEAMS: 1: Uganda, 13 pts; 2: Romania, 22 pts; 3: Italy, 25 pts

Junior women: 1 Risper CHEBET 2 Bahar ATALAY 3 Lauren GREGORY

UGA TUR USA

31:46 33:02 33:33

TEAMS: 1: Romania, 24 pts ; 2: United States, 30 pts; 3: Italy, 33 pts

3:12:52. 3:14:57 3:18:13 3:24:46 3:24:51

1:05:39 1:05:53 1:06:25 1:06:49 1:07:03

ITA RWA ITA GBR ITA

1:19: 26 1:20:25 1:21:30 1:22:58 1:24:14

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In this ‘open’ competition where there are no athletes selected and all are free to enter Italy scored highest in the men’s division with 6 individual and 7 team medals followed by Great Britain with 4 and 5 respectively. Italy also scored highest in the women’s individual division with 8 individual medals to 3 each going to Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the women’s team event the Czech Republic topped the table with 8 medals to Slovakia’s 5.

TEAMS: 1 Italy, 14 pts; 2 United States, 39 pts; 3 Czech Republic, 53 pts

WOMEN: 1 Silvia RAMPAZZO 2 Kasie ENMAN 3 Denisa DRAGOMIR 4 Petra TRATNIK 5 Victoria WILKINSON

ITA USA ROU SLO GBR

3:56:45 3:57:30 3:59:34 4:01:15 4:01:28

TEAMS: 1 Italy, 22 pts; 2 USA, 28 pts; 3 Romania, 39 pts

Medals table: Italy Eritrea United States Romania Czech Republic Switzerland

G 3 1 – – – –

S 1 – 3 – – –

B – – – 1 1 1

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MEN: 1 Alex BALDACCINI 2 Francesco PUPPI 3 Davide MAGNANI 4 Xavier CHEVRIER 5 Hannes PERKMANN WOMEN: 1 Claudia MAGLIANO 2 Celine IRANZ 3 Alice GAGGI 4 Sarah TUNSTALL 5 Samantha GALASSI

MEN: 1 Petro MAMU 2 Francesco PUPPI 3 Pascal EGLI 4 Tayte POLLMAN 5 Alessandro RAMBADINI

Val di Susa, Italy

Ljubljana (SLO)

It was Baldaccini’s second victory at the Stellina race where he won in 2015 — but compared to two years ago the time was much faster. He was in the lead group of eight soon after the start but when Hannes Perkmann made a move Baldaccini reacted and only Francesco Puppi followed him. Baldaccini accelerated on the flatter section in the final kilometre to pull away.

17th WMRA/WMA Masters Mountain Running Championships

CALENDAR 2017 38th Smarna Gora Int. mountain race / final and 7th WMRA World Cup race

In close racing action it was Alex Baldaccini and Camilla Magliano who took home wins. In the women’s field there was a great race between Magliano and Celine Iranzi from Rwanda. “At the beginning I let Iranzi get away on the flat because I knew the race was long and there was time to recover” said Magliano. “I came up with a good steady pace and it worked.”

The awards ceremony also incorporated the top-10 finishers in the open race (which started five minutes after the World Championships division and included nearly 400 runners).

TEAMS: 1: Uganda, 6 pts; 2: Italy, 25 pts; 3: United States, 34 pts

WOMEN: 1 Lucy Wambui MURIGI 2 Andrea MAYR 3 Sarah TUNSTALL

1945 were the backdrop to the Grange Sevine battle, a major clash that saw the partisans (led by commander Giulio Bolaffi, alias Aldo Laghi), defeat the SS troops.

The 35–40 category posted the fastest times over the 9.6km course with the women led by Silvia Schwaiger (SVK) in 44:10 and the men led by Zachary Freudenburg (NED) in 38:42. Runners started next to the town’s church steeple on a large brick pathway and completed 1km on pavement leading out of the village before the course turned up a gravel pathway for the first steady climb. The 600m ascent included forest paths, meadows – complete with stunning views of the valley below – and single-track trail. Conditions favoured fast running as temperatures dipped below 15C after recent hot weather. Following the awards ceremony the WMRA flag was passed to representatives of the next World Masters Mountain Running Championships to be held during June 2018 in Železniki, Slovenia. The 2019 Championships will be held in Gagliano del Capo, Italy, during September.


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12th IAU 24 Hour World Championships Belfast, Great Britain Yoshihiko Ishikawa (JPN) and Patrycja Bereznowska (POL) won the individual titles with Bereznowska’s distance being a World’s Best Performance (pending ratification). Japan won the men’s team title and United States of America won the women’s team title. Running on a 1.65km loop course the early leader was Radek Brunner (CZE) after which Tamas Rudolf took over during much of the night. Ishikawa moved through the field in the early morning hours to eventually take the lead in the 22nd hour and go on become world champion. During her World’s Best Performance Bereznowska trailed 2015 champion Katalin Nagy by a lap but paced herself to take the lead during the night. Her team mate Aleksandra Niwisnka came through in the second half overtaking the three American runners to place second.

NEWS IN BRIEF

MEN: 1 Yoshihiko ISHIKAWA

JPN 270.870km

2 Sebastian BIALOBRZESKI POL 267.187km 3 Johan STEENE

SWE 266.515km

4 Nobuyuki TAKAHASHI JPN 264.506km 5 Stephane RUEL

FRA 260.077km

TEAMS: 1 Japan, 783.159km; 2 Poland, 763.630km; 3 United States, 755.458km; 4 Hungary, 752.867; 5 France, 752.813

WOMEN: 1 Patrycja BEREZNOWSKA POL 258.339km

EXECUTIVES President:

Communications Committee To assist with promoting ultrarunning globally IAU have formed a Communications Committee with representatives from all areas*. It will be an interactive group communicating through all available social media. Membership consists of:

Vice President: Nadeem Khan (CAN) General Secretary: Hilary Walker (GBR) Directors: Liesbeth Jansen (NED); Paco Rico (ESP); Jan Vandendriessche (BEL); Robert Boyce (AUS) Africa Representative: Solomon Ogba (NGR) Americas Representative: Lin Gentling (USA) Asia & Oceania Representative: Gilsoo Park (KOR)

2 Aleksandra NIWINSKA POL 251.078km 3 Katalin NAGY

USA 248.970km

4 Gina SLABY

USA 248.276km

5 Pam SMITH

USA 243.611km

TEAMS: 1 United States, 740.856km; 2

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Poland, 740.234km; 3 Germany, 689.622km; 4. Sweden, 684.613km; 5 Japan, 658.904km

* An Africa representative is to be recruited.

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World leading times These lists give the current standings in the world of road racing, and are believed accurate at 25 September 2017. 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 Men Time

Athlete

Nation Rank Venue

2:03:32 Eliud KIPCHOGE 2:03:46 Guye ADOLA 2:03:58 Wilson KIPSANG 2:04:11 Tamirat TOLA 2:05:48 Daniel WANJIRU 2:05:51 Gideon KIPKETER 2:05:54 Amos Choge KIPRUTO 2:05:57 Kenenisa BEKELE 2:06:03 Felix KANDIE 2:06:04 Marius KIMUTAI 2:06:05 Mark KORIR 2:06:07 Norbert Kipkoech KIGEN 2:06:10 Paul LONYANGATA 2:06:12 Mosinet GEREMEW 2:06:13 Felix KANDIE 2:06:14 Vincent KIPRUTO 2:06:21 Lawrence CHERONO 2:06:25 Dickson CHUMBA 2:06:25 Laban KORIR 2:06:27 Wilson LOYANAE 2:06:42 Evans CHEBET 2:06:46 Mule WASIHUN 2:06:57 Stephen CHEBOGUT 2:07:13 Edwin KOECH 2:07:13 Solomon YEGO 2:07:19 Lucas Kimeli ROTICH 2:07:21 Yitayal ATNAFU 2:07:26 Tsegaye MEKKONEN 2:07:28 Shura KITATA 2:07:29 Kelkile GEZAHEGN 2:07:31 Stephen KIPROTICH 2:07:32 Mathew KISORIO 2:07:33 Jacob KENDAGOR

KEN ETH KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH ETH ETH ETH UGA KEN KEN

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

Date

Berlin Berlin Tokyo Dubai London Tokyo Seoul London Seoul Rotterdam Seoul Seoul Paris Berlin Berlin Berlin Rotterdam Tokyo Rotterdam Seoul Tokyo Dubai Paris Milano Paris Rotterdam Paris Hamburg Rome Rotterdam Hamburg Daegu Seoul

24 SEP 24 SEP 26 FEB 20 JAN 23 APR 26 FEB 19 MAR 23 APR 19 MAR 09 APR 19 MAR 19 MAR 09 APR 24 SEP 24 SEP 24 SEP 09 APR 26 FEB 09 APR 19 MAR 26 FEB 20 JAN 09 APR 02 APR 09 APR 09 APR 09 APR 23 APR 02 APR 09 APR 23 APR 02 APR 19 MAR

Time

Athlete

Nation Rank Venue

2:07:39 Alfers LAGAT KEN 2:07:41 Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI KEN 2:07:42 Abayneh AYELE ETH 2:07:43 Titus EKIRU KEN 2:07:45 Abel KIRUI KEN 2:07:48 Tariku KINFU ETH 2:08:04 Sisay LEMMA ETH 2:08:09 Sisay JIGSA ETH 2:08:10 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 2:08:12 Felix Kiptoo KIRWA KEN 2:08:14 Yohannes GHEBREGERGISH ERI 2:08:22 Hiroto INOUE JPN 2:08:26 Kipkempoi KIPSANG KEN 2:08:27 Lemi BERHANU ETH 2:08:27 Geoffrey KIRUI KEN 2:08:29 Abel KIPSANG KEN 2:08:39 Mark LOKWANAMOI KEN 2:08:39 Samuel Kiplimo KOSGEI KEN 2:08:40 Albert KORIR KEN 2:08:42 Ishmael BUSHENDICH KEN 2:08:45 Tsegaye KEBEDE ETH 2:08:47 Abraha GEBRETSADIK ETH 2:08:48 Worku BAZU ETH 2:08:50 Jacob KENDAGOR KEN 2:08:52 Victor KIPCHIRCHIR KEN 2:08:55 Gebresadik ABRAHA ETH 2:08:57 Jonah Kipkemoi CHESUM KEN 2:08:59 Takuya NOGUCHI JPN 2:09:00 Ayenew MEKUANT ETH 2:09:01 Robert Kwemoi CHEMOSIN KEN 2:09:03 Yuta SHITARA JPN 2:09:04 Kenneth Mungara ken 2:09:06 Ezekiel CHEBII KEN

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

Tokyo London Paris Sevilla London Sevilla Dubai Dubai Tokyo Rotterdam Tokyo Tokyo Sevilla Xiamen London Paris Dubai Paris Vienna Vienna Tokyo Prague Prague Hamburg Seoul Marrakech Barcelona Gold Coast Prague Hamburg Berlin Gold Coast Otsu

Present world record (mixed race): Paula Radcliffe (GBR); 2:15:25, London, 13 APR 2003 New world record (women’s-only race) Mary Keitany (KEN); 2:17:01, London, 23 APR 2017

Women

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

26 FEB 23 APR 09 APR 19 FEB 23 APR 19 FEB 20 JAN 20 JAN 26 FEB 09 APR 26 FEB 26 FEB 19 FEB 02 JAN 06 AUG 09 APR 20 JAN 09 APR 23 APR 23 APR 26 FEB 07 MAY 07 MAY 23 APR 19 MAR 29 JAN 12 MAR 02 JUL 07 MAY 23 APR 24 SEP 02 JUL 05 MAR

Time

Athlete

2:17:01 2:17:56 2:19:47 2:20:23 2:20:41 2:20:53 2:20:55 2:20:57 2:21:17 2:21:19 2:21:22 2:21:36 2:21:36 2:21:58 2:22:15 2:22:36 2:22:51 2:22:51 2:22:57 2:23:08 2:23:09 2:23:13 2:23:23 2:23:47 2:23:50 2:24:04 2:24:04 2:24:18 2:24:20 2:24:22 2:24:25 2:24:27 2:25:01

Mary KEITANY Tirunesh DIBABA Sarah CHEPCHIRCHIR Gladys CHERONO Ruti AGA Valary AYABEI Purity RIONORIPO Agnes BARSOSIO Eunice KIRWA Berhane DIBABA Flomena CHEYCH Yuka ANDO Visiline JEPKESHO Valary AYABEI Amane BERISO Worknesh DEGEFA Yebrgual MELESE Helen TOLA Shure DEMISE Aselefech MERGIA Amane GOBENA Yebrgual MELESE Tadelech BEKELE Mao KIYOTA Vivian CHERUIYOT Tadelech BEKELE Hirut TIBEBU Meskerem ASSEFA Nancy KIPROP Risa SHIGETOMO Rebecca CHESIR Eunice CHUMBA Letebrhan HAYLAY

Nation Rank Venue

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

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

Date

London London Tokyo Berlin Berlin Berlin Paris Paris Nagoya Tokyo Paris Nagoya Paris Prague Prague Dubai Paris Berlin Dubai London Tokyo Dubai Prague Nagoya London Dubai Prague Rotterdam Vienna Osaka Vienna Rotterdam Donying

23 APR 23 APR 26 FEB 24 SEP 24 SEP 24 SEP 09 APR 09 APR 12 MAR 26 FEB 09 APR 12 MAR 09 APR 07 MAY 07 MAY 20 JAN 09 APR 24 SEP 20 JAN 23 APR 26 FEB 20 JAN 07 MAY 12 MAR 23 APR 20 JAN 07 MAY 09 APR 23 APR 29 JAN 23 APR 09 APR 07 MAY

Time

Athlete

2:25:04 2:25:12 2:25:15 2:25:17 2:25:17 2:25:30 2:25:34 2:25:38 2:25:39 2:25:44 2:25:45 2:25:52 2:25:52 2:25:57 2:25:58 2:26:06 2:26:09 2:26:19 2:26:22 2:26:25 2:26:27 2:26:29 2:26:30 2:26:31 2:26:44 2:26:46 2:26:47 2:26:52

Helen BEKELE Hirut TIBEBU Lisa WEIGHTMAN Lucy KARIMI Roza DEREJE Jessica AUGUSTO Abebech AFEWORK Laura THWEATT Helah Jelagat KIPROP Misato HORIE Hiwot GEBREKIDAN Margaret AGAI Tigist TUFA Ashete BEKERE Meseret MENGISTU Shuko GENEMO Sayaka KUWAHAA Hanae TANAKA Rael KIYARA Florence KIPLAGAT Workenesh EDESA Jane Jelegat SEURY Chemtai RIONOTUKEI Angela TANUI Meselech TSEGAYE Feyse TADESE Melkam GIZAW Mercy KIBARUS

Nation Rank Venue

Date

ETH ETH AUS KEN ETH POR ETH USA KEN JPN ETH KEN ETH ETH ETH ETH JPN JPN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN ETH ETH ETH KEN

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

Barcelona Dubai London Rotterdam Vienna Hamburg Gold Coast London London Osaka Tiberias Seoul London Seoul Xiamen Vienna Nagoya Osaka Chongqing London Xiamen Rotterdam Donying Vienna Barcelona Prague Xiamen Seoul

12 MAR 20 JAN 23 APR 09 APR 23 APR 23 APR 02 JUL 23 APR 23 APR 29 JAN 06 JAN 19 MAR 23 APR 19 MAR 02 JAN 23 APR 12 MAR 29 JAN 19 MAR 23 APR 02 JAN 09 APR 07 MAY 23 APR 12 MAR 07 MAY 02 JAN 19 MAR

KEN KEN USA USA

1 2 3 4

Boston Boston Boston Boston

17 APR 17 APR 17 APR 17 APR

Other performances:

2:21:52 2:22:51 2:23:00 2:25:06

Edna KIPLAGAT Rose CHELIMO Jordan HASAY Desiree LINDEN

Half Marathon Men Time

Athlete

58:40 58:48 58:51 59:10 59:14 59:19 59:22 59:25 59:26 59:27 59:28 59:30 59:32 59:36 59:50 59:50 59:50 59:56 59:57 59:59 1:00:00 1:00:01

Abraham CHEROBEN Jorum Lumbasi OKOMBO Alex Oloitiptip KORIO Bedan KAROKI Barselius KIPYEGO Yigrem DEMELASH Josphat Kimutai TANUI Albert KANGOGO Augustine CHOGE Vincent Kipsang RONO Leonard BASOTON Ismail JUMA Alex KIBET Tamirat TOLA Solomon YEGO Moses Martin KURONG Geoffrey Kimutai KOECH Geoffrey YEGON Gilbert MASAI Edwin KIPTOO Callum HAWKINS Jake ROBERTSON

Nation Rank Venue

BRN KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN TAN KEN ETH KEN UGA KEN KEN KEN KEN GBR NZL

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

Date

Copenhagen 17 SEP Copenhagen 17 SEP Copenhagen 17 SEP Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Usti nad Labem16 SEP Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Usti nad Labem16 SEP Copenhagen 17 SEP Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Lille 02 SEP Copenhagen 17 SEP Usti nad Labem16 SEP Lille 02 SEP Prague 01 APR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Copenhagen 17 SEP Copenhagen 17 SEP Den Haag 12 MAR Berlin 02 APR Den Haag 12 MAR Marugame 05 FEB Lisboa 19 MAR

Time

Athlete

1:00:04 1:00:04 1:00:05 1:00:07 1:00:07 1:00:07 1:00:08 1:00:08 1:00:08 1:00:09 1:00:10 1:00:10 1:00:11 1:00:12 1:00:13 1:00:15

Nguse AMSOLOM ERI Feyisa LILESA ETH Edwin KIPYEGO KEN Shadrack KIMINING KEN Meshack Kiprop KOECH KEN Marius KIMUTAI KEN HAWKINS GBR Japhet Kipyegon KORIR KEN Leonard LANGAT KEN Ismail JUMA TAN Meshack Kiprop KOECH KEN Shura KITATA ETH James MWANGI KEN Wilfred Kimeli KIMITAI KEN Philip Kibungei TARBEI KEN Aziz LAHBABI MAR

Nation Rank Venue

Date

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

Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB New York 19 MAR Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Ras Al Khaimah10 FEB Lille 02 SEP Porto 17 SEP New York 19 MAR Lille 02 SEP Porto 17 SEP Istanbul 30 APR Venlo 26 MAR Copenhagen 17 SEP Lisboa 19 MAR Usti nad Labem16 SEP Usti nad Labem16 SEP Usti nad Labem16 SEP

1 2 1 2 3

Ostia 12 MAR Ostia 12 MAR South Shields 10 SEP South Shields 10 SEP Ostia 12 MAR

Other Performances:

59:18 59:31 1:00:06 1:00:12 1:00:13

Guye ADOLA Justus KANGOGO Mo FARAH Jake ROBERTSON Peter NDOROBO

ETH KEN GBR NZL KEN

New world record (mixed race): Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN); 1:04:52, Prague, 01 APR 2017 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

Time

Athlete

1:04:52 1:05:06 1:05:13 1:05:22 1:06:06 1:06:08 1:06:11 1:06:19 1:06:25 1:06:35 1:06:43 1:06:46 1:06:50 1:06:58 1:07:22 1:07:23 1:07:23 1:07:35 1:07:42 1:06:42 1:07:44 1:07:48

Joyciline JEPKOSGEI Peres JEPCHIRCHIR Mary KEITANY Violah JEPCHUMBA JEPCHUMBA JEPKOSGEI Eunice CHUMBA Ruth CHEPNGETICH Joan Chelimo MELLY Brigid KOSGEI Jemima SUMGONG Eunice KIRWA Tirunesh DIBABA Fancy CHEMUTAI Nancy JEPKOSGEI Lucy CHERUIYOT Roza DEREJE Brigit KOSGEI CHEPNGETICH Meskerem ASSEFA JEPKOSGEI Helah KIPROP

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN KEN KEN BRN KEN BRN KEN KEN KEN KEN BRN ETH KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN ETH KEN KEN

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

Date

Prague 01 APR Ras Al Khaimah 10 FEB Ras Al Khaimah 10 FEB Prague 01 APR Usti nad Labem 16 SEP Ras Al Khaimah 10 FEB Copenhagen 17 SEP Istanbul 30 APR Copenhagen 17 SEP Copenhagen 17 SEP Ras Al Khaimah 10 FEB Istanbul 30 APR Ras Al Khaimah 10 FEB Prague 01 APR Usti nad Labem 16 SEP Usti nad Labem 16 SEP Copenhagen 17 SEP Verbiana 12 MAR Milano 19 MAR Copenhagen 17 SEP Gifu Seiryu 23 APR Ras Al Khaimah 10 FEB

Time

Athlete

1:07:49 1:07:50 1:07:51 1:07:55 1:07:58 1:07:58 1:08:06 1:08:07 1:08:08 1:08:10 1:08:12 1:08:15 1:08:19 1:08:19 1:08:19 1:08:21 1:08:21

Gladys CHESIR Valary AIYABEI Gladys CHESIRE Jordan HASAY Veronicah WANJIRU CHEMUTAI Dera DIDA KIRWA CHEPNGETICH JEPCHUMBA Visiline JEPKESHO Florence KIPLAGAT Molly HUDDLE Belaynesh OLJIRA Yvonne JELEGAT Emily SISSON Agness BARSOSIO

Nation Rank Venue

Date

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

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

Lille 02 SEP Prague 01 APR Prague 01 APR Prague 01 APR Houston 15 JAN Goteborg 20 MAY Houston 15 JAN Marugame 05 FEB Paris 05 MAR Goteborg 20 MAY Lille 02 SEP Barcelona 12 FEB New York 19 MAR Gifu Seiryu 23 APR Karlovy Vary 20 MAY New York 19 MAR Copenhagen 17 SEP

KEN KEN KEN KEN

1 1 2 2

South Shields Ostia Ostia South Shields

Other performances:

1:05:59 1:07:01 1:07:43 1:07:44

Mary KEITANY Gladys KIPRONO Angela TANUI Vivian CHERUIYOT

10 SEP 12 MAR 12 MAR 10 SEP

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

Men Time

Athlete

27:10 27:11 27:13 27:18 27:48 27:51 27:52

Benard KIMELI KEN Methew Kipkorir KIMELI KEN Rhonex KIPRUTO KEN KIMELI KEN Alex Oloitiptip KORIO KEN Justus KANGOGO KEN Nicholas KOSIMBEI KEN

Nation Rank Venue

1 2 3 1 1 4 1

Prague Prague Prague Paderborn Port Gentil Prague Valencia

Date

09 SEP 09 SEP 09 SEP 15 APR 24 JUN 09 SEP 08 JAN

Time

Athlete

27:53 27:54 27:55 27:55 27:55 27:55 27:57

Amos Kibiwot KURGAT KEN Jamal Yimer MEKONNEN ETH Jake ROBERTSON NZL Hassan EL ABBASI BRN Sondre Nordstad MOEN NOR Isaac Kipkoech LANGAT KEN Peter LANGAT KEN

Nation Rank Venue

5 6 1 1 7 8 2

New world record (pending ratification): Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN); 29:43, Prague, 09 SEP 2017

Women Date

Prague 09 SEP Prague 09 SEP New Orleans 15 APR Casablanca 07 MAY Prague 09 SEP Prague 09 SEP Casablanca 07 MAY

Time

Athlete

29:43 30:06 30:23 30:25 30:28 30:38 30:45

Joyciline JEPKOSGEI Fancy CHEMUTAI CHEMUTAI Viola JEPCHUMBA Sheila CHEPKIRUI Senbere TEFERI Caroline KIPKIRUI

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH KEN

1 2 1 3 4 1 1

Date

Prague 09 SEP Prague 09 SEP Appingedam 24 JUN Prague 09 SEP Prague 09 SEP Tilburg 03 SEP Birmingham 26 MAY

Time

Athlete

30:57 31:00 31:03 31:15

Violah JEPCHUMBA Agnes Jebet TIROP Tirunesh DIBABA Gladys Jerop KIMAINA

Nation Rank Venue

KEN KEN ETH KEN

2 2 1 1

Date

Birmingham 26 MAY Tilburg 03 SEP Manchester 28 MAY Paderborn 15 APR

Other performances:

30:41 Mary KEITANY 31:00 Purity RIONORIPO

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Podium placers

Results 23 June – 24 September 2017 23 June 2017 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run Iceland

24 June 2017 Waterford Viking Marathon

25 June 2017 JCP Swansea Half Marathon

Ireland Half marathon 1 Lawrence AVERY

GBR 1:15:08

2 Xavi Martínez MASANA

ESP 1:19:11

3 Kevin MCCLOY

IRL 1:20:31

4 Joshua KELLY

USA 1:22:55

5 Matt SMITH

USA 1:23:29

1 Raivis ZAKIS

2:37:20

2 Tom HOGAN

IRL 2:41:56

3 Liam TRACEY

IRL 2:55:12

4 Padraig GRIFFIN

USA 1:27:32

3 Kim BAXTER

GBR 1:28:47

4 Sigrún SIGUDARDOTTIR 5 Eva GEORGE

ISL 1:28:58

1 2 3 4 5

5 Alexander WALLACE

2:58:02

1 Pauline CURLEY

IRL 2:53:02

2 Dolores DUFFY

IRL 3:17:30

3 Lena SINCLAIR

3:22:43

4 Rachel STOKES

3:23:51

5 Stephanie KENNAH

3:27:09

1 2 3 4 5

Men

ISL

37:40

marathon.is/midnight-run Next date: 21 June 2018

24 June 2017 The Big Five Marathon

1:24:17

www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com Next date: 30 June 2018

25 June 2017 hella hamburg halbmarathon Germany

Republic of South Africa Half marathon Marathon 1 Frank Ted JOHANSEN

DEN 3:28:03

2 Yusheng NI

CHN 3:35:47

3 Timothy JUDGE

NZL 3:36:43

4 Phillipus BARNARD

RSA 3:55:21

5 Luca FAVARO

ITA 3:56:09 Women

2 Edwin KIPTOO

KEN 1:01:25

3 Kalipus LOMWAI

KEN 1:03:02

4 Vincent KIPRUTO

KEN 1:03:13

5 Abraham KIPLIMO

UGA 1:04:13

ETH 1:10:31

3 Marion LIMO

KEN 1:12:15

2 Erin Kathleen DOHERTY

GBR 4:12:52

4 Cynthia KOSGEI

KEN 1:12:31

3 Johanna VINK

NED 4:32:52

5 Charlotte PURDUE

GBR 1:12:39

4 Rebecca GOOD

NZL 4:33:35

5 Sarah-Claude BILLETTE

CAN 4:58:35

ZIM 1:45:18

IND 2:01:27

5 Ritesh RASAM

1 Sayuri DALVI

IND 1:58:17

2 Baria LAXMI

IND 2:07:15

3 Priyanka BHATT

IND 2:39:20

4 Swati DEVADEGI

IND 2:40:48

5 Nikita LOHIYA

IND 2:41:24

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Francis Muendo MAUNDU Benjamin Kiplimo METO Phillip Kipyego TARUS Juan SANDOVAL Raul Saenz ALVAREZ

1 2 3 4 5

Misha Elena RUIZ FERNANDEZ Salina Bitok TAURUS Jane KANGOGO Nansy Monica SANCHEZ Reyna Erika LOPEZ

KEN KEN KEN MEX MEX

2:23:33 2:26:18 2:40:51 2:50:48 2:51:26

MEX KEN KEN MEX MEX

2:59:53 3:04:36 3:13:46 3:14:18 3:20:01

Women

1 Rachanna K PURI

IND 1:01:21

Next date: 24 June 2018

1 July 2017 Gold Coast Airport Marathon Australia Marathon Men

KEN 1:06:32

Women

1 Firegenet Mandefiro AYELEW

40:13

www.sportman.in/tarblazer/

Men

1 Rerimoi BARSITEI

IND

Women

ETH 1:20:01

www.maratontangamanga.com Next date: 24 June 2018

1 Takuya NOGUCHI

JPN 2:08:59

2 Kenneth MUNGARA

KEN 2:09:04

3 Yuki KAWAUCHI

JPN 2:09:18

4 Ryo HASHIMOTO

JPN 2:10:19

5 Jonah CHESUM

KEN 2:10:47 Women

www.hamburg-halbmarathon.de Next date: 1 July 2018

1 Abebech BEKELE

ETH 2:25:34

2 Mercy KIBARUS

KEN 2:28:28

3 Risa TAKENAKA

JPN 2:28:32

4 Elizeba CHERONO

KEN 2:29:07

5 Virginia MOLONEY

AUS 2:29:14

25 June 2017 Lake Saroma 100km Ultra Marathon

Half marathon Men

1 Hiroki YAMAGISHI

Japan

Women

1 Amy GLENN

IND 2:02:01 Women

1 Amitkumar YADAV

KEN 1:10:21

2 Askale Alemayehu ADULA

1 Martin KAMUNDA

IND 1:59:55

4 Harry HASI OM

10km

Women

1 Flomena CHEPCHIRCHIR

NED 4:00:23

Men

IND 1:59:27

3 Praveen SAHA

Men

KEN 1:01:07

1 Corelien Jacoba KLOEK

Half marathon

1:14:35 1:16:36 1:17:53 1:18:42 1:21:08

IND 1:56:25

2 Rakesh MEHRAN

Half marathon

Men

1 Albert KANGOGO

Men

GBR GBR GBR GBR GBR

Marathon

Women

1 Ruth FITZGERALD ISL

Claire GIBBONS-MCCARTHY Rachel FELTON Caryl JONES Natasha COCKRAM Holly RUSH

1 Yogesh PATIL

1:13:03

34:50

Women

Men

GBR 1:04:49 IRL 1:05:34 IRL 1:06:37 1:08:45 GBR 1:08:55

Mexico

1 Trevor POWER

Men

Dewi GRIFFITHS Michael CLOHISEY Sean HEHIR Dan DESTA Phillip MATTHEWS

25 June 2017 Tangamanga Int’l Marathon

Half marathon 10km

1 Elín Edda SIGURDARSDOTTIR

Half marathon

swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk Next date: 24 June 2018

USA 1:30:26

1 Vignir Már LYDSSON

Half marathon

Women

IRL 2:56:33 Women

SWE 1:23:46

2 Molly SMITH

India

Men

Men

Women

1 Lisa RING

Great Britain

Marathon

Men

25 June 2017 Tarblazer 21.1

JPN 1:03:14

Women

AUS 2:04:58

1 Sara HALL

[Results unobtainable]

www.big-five-marathon.com

saromanblue.jp/index.shtml

Next date: 23 June 2018

Next date: 24 June 2018

Tangamanga Int’l Marathon Mexico

USA 1:10:32

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 9 July 2017 Tricolor TV White Nights Marathon Russia Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Yuriy CHECHUN Sergei ZYRYANOV Oleg GRIGORYEV Andrei SMIRNOV Vitaliy LOGINOV

1 2 3 4 5

Nadezhda LEMINSKAYA Lyubov DOBROVOSKAYA Evdokiya BYKINA Nataliya TARASOVA Margarita PLAKSINA

RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS

2:19:45 2:19:50 2:19:57 2:20:00 2:21:49

RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS

2:36:50 2:37:29 2:39:22 2:41:11 2:41:41

RUS

29:51

RUS

33:53

Women

10km Men

1 Mikhail MAKSIMOV Women

1 Anna PETROVA

www.wnmarathon.ru Next date: 22 July 2018

16 July 2017 Mauritius Marathon Mauritius Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Anil KUMAR Yusheng NI Harris KHELAWON Ka Ming WONG Anthony SHEARER

1 2 3 4 5

Yuan JIN Chloe ELLIOTT Kirsten STAAS Iris LENHARD Valerie DUBREUIL

IND CHN MRI HKG GBR

2:55:17 2:57:38 2:58:52 2:59:11 3:09:12

CHN GBR GER GER FRA

3:10:11 3:16:40 3:43:28 3:52:46 3:53:14

Women

Odezile Half Marathon Men

1 Kevin LALLEMAND

FRA 1:15:14

Women

Australian Outback Marathon Australia

1 July 2017 Paavo Nurmi Marathon Finland Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Ole Antti HALONEN Henri ANSIO Simon Gonzalez RIO Kimmo KERMAN Mike TREDER

FIN FIN ESP FIN USA

2:32:26 2:37:01 2:45:41 2:48:37 2:50:57

FIN FIN SWE FIN FIN

3:11:50 3:16:04 3:26:47 3:29:13 3:30:41

Women

1 2 3 4 5

Elina JUNNILA Pauliina SEPPANEN Malin KLINTEFJORD Niina TAIMISTO Malin ENLUND

Half marathon

1 Jenna CHALLENOR

1 July 2017 Gatorade Panama Int’l Half Marathon

Costa Rica

Russia

Panama

Marathon

Ultramarathon 100km

[Results unobtainable] www.panamahalfmarathon.com

1 2 3 4 5

Alfredo AREVALO Cesar Lizano CEDENO Jonathan VARELA Jefferson Jose RIVAS Jason VILLALOBOS

1 2 3 4 5

Cristina MARIN Kryssia LIZANO Gabriela CAMPOS Mariana GARCIA Gabriela H

Next date: tbc

1 July 2017 Gornergrat Zermatt

1 2 3 4 5

Anton GOLOVIN Maksim ANFIMOV Shamil NURYEV Dmitriy PETROVSKY Yan LESKOV

3:08:18 3:24:41 3:27:21 3:29:47 3:30:17

1 2 3 4 5

Ekaterina ANDREITSEVA Olga UKOLOVA Diana BUGROVA Lyubov NOVIKOVA Valentina MIKHAILOVA

See race feature on page 14

FIN 1:24:11

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www.zermattmarathon.ch

Men

1:07:21

Next date: 7 July 2018

1 Esmeralda ROBOLLO

RUS 12:04:08 RUS 12:23:43 RUS 12:25:25 RUS 12:48:46 RUS 13:01:42

50km

Half marathon 1 Luis ORTA

RUS 11:08:53 RUS 11:12:24 RUS 11:25:12 RUS 11:35:16 RUS 11:43:57

Women

Women

1 Aleksandr CHEBURKIN

RUS 4:18:32

Women

Women

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2:26:49 2:27:57 2:36:10 2:43:18 2:49:15

Men

Women

1 Riitta PAASIO

Men

Men

Marathon FIN 1:14:51

23 July 2017 Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100

9 July 2017 Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon

Men

1 Antti RANTA-AHO

RSA 1:16:24

www.mauritiusmarathon.com Next date: 15 July 2018

1:14:35

www.maratoncorrecaminos.com Next date: tbc

1 Marina ZHALYBINA

RUS 5:00:06

www.goldenultra.ru Next date: 22 July 2018


Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 30 July 2017 Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá Colombia

30 July 2017 Sao Paulo City Marathon See race feature on page 17

Brisbane Marathon Festival Australia

In the men’s race five went through 10km in 30:20 and again at 15km it was between Lilesa and Peter Cheruiyot Kirui. Lilesa also kicked at 20km and had an equally comfortable victory.

28 July 2017 Swissalpine Switzerland Ultramarathon 78km

Half marathon

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Toful CASTANYER Roman WYSS Matt FLAHERTY Jon ELLIS Benoit CHARLES-MANGEONS

ESP 6:25:47 SUI 6:33:20 6:38:06 6:47:51 6:51:51

Women

1 2 3 4 5

Ida NILSON Sarah MORWOOD Luiza BEUHLER Edith ZWAHLEN Joanne ETIENNE

7:05:20 8:10:26 8:12:44 8:19:40 8:38:56

31km Men

1 Abhinabha TANGERMAN

NED 1:58:32

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Feyisa LILESA Peter Cheruiyot KIRUI Shura KITATA Stanley BIWOTT Kimutai KIPLIMO

1:04:30 1:04:39 1:05:40 1:05:54 1:06:14

KEN KEN KEN KEN ETH

1:12:17 1:12:43 1:13:57 1:14:36 1:14:46

Women

1 2 3 4 5

Brigid Jepchirchir KOSGEI Veronicah Nyaruai WANJIRU Ruth CHEPNGETICH Mary WACERA Meskerem ASSEFA

www.mediamaratonbogota.com Next date: 29 July 2018

Women

1 Jessica BURKHART

ETH KEN ETH KEN KEN

SUI 2:22:08

www.swissalpine.ch Next date: tbc

30 July 2017 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival Australia

DEN ITA AUS USA AUS

2:59:59 3:09:31 3:16:48 3:23:26 3:29:14

1 2 3 4 5

Matthew COX Dane VERWAY Andrew Kimanthi KILONZI Brendan DAVIES Darren MOYLE

AUS AUS AUS USA AUS

3:54:17 3:58:57 4:02:24 4:11:22 4:14:10

2:23:53 2:31:56 2:38:15 2:39:22 2:49:25

1 2 3 4 5

Carlota CORBELLA Muriel HEIDIGGER-DENZIER Kerrie RENSHAW Fiona HICKS Rina Monique GARCIA

1 2 3 4 5

Kirsten MOLLOY Kaori HIRAKAWA Magda KARIMALI-POULOS Amanda CHAPMAN Healleah BACHIRIZE

AUS JPN AUS AUS AUS

3:01:03 3:05:19 3:09:27 3:25:45 3:31:17

Men

1 Takemaru YAMASAKI

JPN 1:14:05

Women

1 Kathrin PUFF

1:45:03

www.cambodia-events.org Next date: 5 August 2018

6 August 2017 Maratón Int’l de Asunción

Half marathon Men

1 Thomas DO CANTO

3:19:04 3:46:24 3:51:52 4:04:24 4:06:25

Half marathon

Women

AUS 1:09:16

Paraguay

AUS 1:26:45

Marathon

Women

1 Daniela BURTON

www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/runningfest ival Next date: tbc

5 August 2017 Siberian Int’l Marathon

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Jonathan CHEBOSWONY David Kiprotich BOWEN Orlando Javier ELIZECHE Martin CUESTAS Elios Rodriguez BASTOS

1 2 3 4 5

Tecla CHEBET Fatima Viviana ROMERO Maria Lewticia ANAZCO Adriana Sutil DA COSTA Patricia GUZMAN

KEN KEN PAR URU PAR

2:24:28 2:26:17 2:26:23 2:29:32 2:30:32

KEN PAR PAR BRA USA

2:54:19 2:57:48 2:59:51 3:02:00 3:12:33

Women

Russia It was a warm day but with a slight breeze. In all 5500 runners took part including 144 foreign runners from 52 countries, split evenly between men and women. In the marathon 375 men ran and 52 women and in the half marathon 167 men and 46 women.

1 2 3 4 5

Andrey LEYMAN Maksim NIKOLNIKOV Arsel FASKHETDINOV Yuri TARASOV Denis DUDCHENKO

Half marathon Men

1 Carlos GONZALEZ

PAR 1:08:23 Women

1 Carmen RIVERA

PAR 1:36:00

www.pmcpy.org Next date: tbc

6 August 2017 Brisbane Marathon Festival Australia Marathon

1 2 3 4 5

Irina YUMANOVA Oksana AKIMENKOVA Natalia TARASOVA Nina PODNEBESNOVA Alexandra KALANOVA

RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS

2:18:58 2:29:44 2:30:25 2:33:35 2:36:04

RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS

2:39:44 2:44:15 2:45:22 2:47:48 2:54:27

Half marathon

Half marathon

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Clay DAWSON Wayne SPIES Lukas LANCE Darren MOYLE Derrick LEAHY

1 2 3 4 5

Roxie FRASER Sally MATSUBARA Nicole RUDAN Kirsten MOLLOY Danielle LEERSON

KEN 1:30:25 Women

FIN 1:29:31

www.australianoutbackmarathon.com Next date: 28 July 2018

The Angkor Empire Marathon Cambodia Picture: Elliot Leuthold

1 Igor MAXIMOV

2:28:15 2:34:08 2:40:12 2:41:04 2:43:45

AUS AUS AUS AUS AUS

2:55:54 3:01:52 3:07:23 3:10:40 3:21:46

Half marathon Men

RUS 1:07:02

1 Jonathan PETERS

Women

1 Elena SEDOVA

AUS AUS AUS AUS AUS Women

Men

Men

1 Heidi MAKINEN

AUS AUS KEN AUS AUS

Women

Women

1 Neville KENNEDY

3:08:09 3:23:46 3:24:23 JPN 3:24:26 3:27:36 Women

Men

Men

Men

Aims CURRIE Joanne PITTS Telle SMITH Karen FAULHABER Yvette HARBINSEN

Neil BURNS Tiancai ZHOU Ki Wai NG Wataru MIYATA Chi Shing TO

Marathon

Marathon

1 2 3 4 5

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Marathon

Australia

Frank JOHANSEN Paolo TOSETTI Stewart PITHER Aaron COLE Ian UGARTE

Marathon

The course was completely new, comprising two laps. New race distances of 21.1km, 10km and 3km were added.

29 July 2017 Australian Outback Marathon

1 2 3 4 5

Cambodia

www.spcitymarathon.com.br Next date: tbc

Making their late race breaks in similar fashion Feyisa Lilesa and Brigid Kosgei took convincing victories writes Bob Ramsak. In the women’s contest Kosgei and Veronica Wanjiru, Ruth Chepngetich, Mary Wacera and Meskerem Assefa ran together through 10km in just under 34 minutes. At 2640m altitude it was a good pace and by 15km it became a duel between Wanjiru and Kosgei – who at that stage lagged by nine seconds. She made her move at 20km to cruise through the finish unchallenged.

6 August 2017 The Angkor Empire Marathon

AUS 1:11:36 Women

RUS 1:14:32

www.runsim.ru Next date: 4 August 2018

1 Clare GERAGHTY

AUS 1:23:13

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 6 August 2017 Danang Int’l Marathon Vietnam Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Izawa SATOSHI Rafael PESCOS Le Van TUAN Azlan PAGAY Hung NGUYEN

JPN 2:40:00 2:40:06 VIE 2:48:27 3:02:06 VIE 3:02:42

1 2 3 4 5

Lany CARDONA Kazumi KINOSHITA Sophie CLARKE Loan MAI Yanyan DU

Women

PHI 3:27:26 JPN 3:40:35 3:42:33 VIE 3:47:32 4:14:33

Half marathon Men

1 Julien DEVANNE

1:14:13 Women

1 Jho An VILLARMA

1:31:53

www.rundanang.com Next date: tbc

6 August 2017 McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival

Adelaide Marathon Festival Australia

Australia

12 August 2017 Helsinki City Marathon

Marathon

Finland

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Sammy GEBREMICHAEL Julian PICOT Masaki HIRAYAMA Kevin MULLER Jonathan CAMILLERI

AUS AUS JPN AUS AUS

2:23:02 2:50:46 2:51:00 2:57:16 2:58:40

JPN AUS AUS AUS AUS

2:53:39 2:59:36 3:27:24 3:31:42 3:41:18

Women

1 2 3 4 5

Miyuki TAKANO Elizabeth MAGUIRE Colette READ Meredith WATKINS Erin STAFFORD

Half marathon Men

1 Zac NEWMAN

AUS 1:10:48 Women

1 Rhiannon SNIPE

AUS 1:24:51

www.townsvillerunningfestival.com Next date: 5 August 2018

Servus Edmonton Marathon Canada

13 August 2017 Kuching Marathon

19 August 2017 Hvar Half Marathon

Malaysia

Croatia

Marathon

Half marathon

Marathon

Men

Men

1 Robert Kimaru MAGUT

KEN 2:27:40

2 Cristóbal Ortigosa PAREJA

ESP 2:27:47

3 Jeremiah KIMAIYO

KEN 2:37:10

4 Ole Antti HALONEN

FIN 2:40:29

5 Brian HANSEN

DEN 2:41:45 Women

1 Anastasia ZAKHAROVA

RUS 3:06:44

2 Elina JUNNILA

FIN 3:10:00

3 Pia-Maria GRANDELL

FIN 3:13:04

4 Kaisa HOIJER

FIN 3:16:00

5 Sophie LONGMORE

GBR 3:18:30

www.helsinkicitymarathon.fi Next date: 19 May 2018

1 2 3 4 5

Joseph Mwangi NGARE Julius KIPROTICH Hiroki NAKAJIMA Nishizawa KOJI John LORONO

1 2 3 4 5

Margaret Wangui NJUGUNA Edinah Jeruto KOECH Valentine Jepkenoi SEREM Naomi Wambui MURIUKI Tomomi INOUE

Men

KEN KEN JPN JPN

2:26:33 2:26:35 2:35:04 2:40:32 2:42:10

KEN KEN KEN KEN JPN

2:48:30 2:48:31 2:48:31 3:01:01 3:08:29

Women

Half marathon

1 2 3 4 5

Dominic KIRALYFI Robert RADOJKOVIC Dejan PATRCEVIC Finn JOHNSON Miloš DRAGOVIC

1 2 3 4 5

Tunde SZABO Nikolina SUSTIC Marija VRAJIC Natasa SUSTIC Nora TRKLJA

HUN CRO CRO CRO SRB

1:24:31 1:26:43 1:31:46 1:34:17 1:34:40

www.hvarmarathon.com Next date: tbc

KEN 1:19:29

19 August 2017 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

Women

1 Tho Siaw KHIM

1:17:38 1:18:51 1:20:30 1:22:33 1:22:33

Women

Men

1 John Waithaka NJIHIA

GBR CRO CRO GBR MNE

1:42:04

www.marathonkuching.com Next date: 12 August 2018

Iceland

Petra Desert Marathon Jordan

Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Arnar PETURSSON Patrik EKLUND Blake JORGENSEN Georgy DZHGARKAVAR Zach FRYE

1 2 3 4 5

Natasha YAREMCZUK Amanda WATTERS Laura COUVRETTE Erica LEONHARDT Lauren NEUSCHEL

ISL SWE USA RUS USA

2:28:17 2:39:24 2:41:58 2:43:36 2:45:06

CAN USA CAN USA USA

2:53:25 3:07:10 3:08:07 3:09:43 3:09:55

Women

Half marathon Men

1 Hlynur ANDRESSON

ISL 1:09:08

Women

1 Elín Edda SIGURDARDOTTIR

ISL 1:21:25

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 26 August 2017 La Ruta de las Iglesias Ecuador 10km Men

1 2 3 4 5

Daniel Muindi MUTETI Miguel Angel ALMACHI Luis Miguel CARDENAS Fabian Jimmy GOMEZ Manuel Gustavo CANAR

1 2 3 4 5

Diana LANDI Jessica Margoth PAGUAY Rosa Alva CHACHA Katherine Lorena VELASQUEZ Camila Domenica FIALLOS

KEN ECU COL ECU ECU

31:46 32:02 32:20 32:17 32:24

ECU ECU ECU ECU ECU

35:39 36:30 36:42 36:55 44:20

Women

www.rutadelasiglesias.com Next date: tbc

Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara Mexico

20 August 2017 Adelaide Marathon Festival Australia

26 August 2017 Stavanger Marathon

20 August 2017 21a. Meia Maratona Int’l do Rio de Janeiro

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Sam HICKS Darren JAMES Luke NITSCHKE Tim GREEN Paul GREENWOOD

2:44:00 2:51:38 2:52:49 2:55:58 2:58:52 Women

1 2 3 4 5

Justine CARMICHAEL Brianne HOOK Sandy LOOKER Sonia BUSHBY Belinda SMITH

3:14:58 3:19:34 3:20:53 3:22:33 3:24:19

Half marathon 1 Paul MULHOLLAND

1:12:21

With pleasant temperatures typical of a Carioca winter, two Brazilians and two Ethiopians fought for the men’s title. José Márcio Leão clinched a second successive Brazilian victory. “I led for 96% of the race and in the last 200m I shot myself to the

1 Jessica TRENGOVE

1:17:59

www.adelaidemarathon.com.au Next date: tbc

The course is one of the most

20 August 2017 Servus Edmonton Marathon

main beaches of the Cidade

Melissa KENDRICK Katie BECK Lauren BENSON Dawn LADDS Sonya JONGSMA-KNAUSS

Women

2:57:21 3:00:24 3:06:44 3:07:40 3:09:56

Half marathon Men

KEN 1:05:22 Women

1 Dehininet JARA

ETH 1:14:09

www.edmontonmarathon.ca Next date: 19 August 2018

2:27:30 2:28:33 2:37:06 2:38:17 JPN 2:40:02

Women

2:42:35 2:54:15 2:58:08 2:59:05 3:05:52

Men

1 Collis BIRMINGHAM

AUS 1:03:16

Women

1 Linda SPENCER

1:15:40

www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au Next date: tbc

26 August 2017 Petra Desert Marathon Jordan Marathon

1 José Márcio Leão DA SILVA

BRA 1:04:18

2 Demiso Legese GUDETA

ETH 1:04:18

3 Damião Ancelmo DE SOUZA

BRA 1:04:22

4 Bead Adere TOLA

ETH 1:04:29

5 Gladson Alberto DA SILVA

BRA 1:05:21

Women

1 Esther Chesang KUKURI

KEN 1:14:44

2 Martha AKENO

KEN 1:15:01

3 Joziane CARDOSO

BRA 1:16:36

4 Adriana Aparecida DA SILVA

BRA 1:17:10

5 Andreia Aparecida HESSEL

BRA 1:17:34

www.riohalfmarathon.com Next date: 19 August 2018

1 2 3 4 5

Manuel Ricardo DOS SANTOS Norbert ZEPPITZ Thomas Brendan BYRNE Francesco FORTUNATO Vincent MEERS

1 2 3 4 5

Herdis DUGSTAD Erin Gayle SHEDD Kelly CONNORS Filipa ELVAS Ruth Lieve VIANE

POR AUT GBR ITA BEL

3:25:58 3:35:23 3:44:29 3:49:13 3:50:12

NOR USA USA POR BEL

4:25:41 4:33:19 4:51:40 5:08:46 5:11:58

Women

Half marathon Men

1 Alastair CAMBELL

GBR 1:40:56

Women

1 Megan Alice MASON

Erlend AANO Thomas ASGAUTSEN Tom Ole DALSRUD Jørgen GRONSUND Sjur FERKINGSTAD

1 2 3 4 5

Cecilie KLUNGVEIT Oddveig ODLAND Sara MAULAND Hannah NORDBERG Gunn CHRISTOFFERSEN

NOR NOR NOR NOR NOR

2:37:04 2:43:49 2:46:08 2:52:00 2:53:28

NOR NOR NOR NOR NOR

3:07:31 3:29:21 3:30:26 3:30:32 3:41:23

Women

Half marathon Men

1 Ebrahim ABDULAZIZ

NOR 1:07:52

Women

NOR 1:24:05

www.stavangermarathon.no Next date: 25 August 2018

27 August 2017 Maybank Bali Marathon Indonesia Marathon Men

1 Henry KIPROTICH 2 Cosmas MATOLO 3 Kennedy LILAN

KEN 2:19:17 KEN 2:19:22 KEN 2:19:31

Women

Men

Men

1 2 3 4 5

1 Therese NORDBO

Half marathon

Half marathon KEN 2:25:01 CAN 2:30:33 2:34:58 2:38:51 2:42:01

1 Daniel KIPKOECH

Elkie BELCHER Leah FITZGERALD Sally MATSUBARA Kerri HODGE Lauren DRURY

beautiful in Brazil, passing by the

Men

1 2 3 4 5

1 2 3 4 5

Copacabana.

Marathon Evans MAIKO Tom MCGRATH Chris STONE Ryan PRACHNAU Eric REYES

Clay DAWSON Dion FINOCCHIARIO Klarie MCINTYRE Michael BRIDGES Hiroshi SHOZAKI

Maravilhosa such as Ipanema and

Canada

1 2 3 4 5

Men

1 2 3 4 5

been training specifically for this competition for the last month.

Women

Men

Marathon

finish line,” said Leao, who had

Men

Marathon

Australia

Brazil

Marathon

Norway

20 August 2017 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

GBR 1:56:46

www.petra-desert-marathon.com Next date: tbc

1 Romokol CHEPKANNAN 2 Edinah JERUTO 3 Gladys Jepkechei TARUS

KEN 2:38:38 KEN 2:47:27 KEN 2:53:10

www.balimarathon.com Next date: tbc

27 August 2017 Hokkaido Marathon Japan [Results unobtainable] www.hokkaido-marathon.com Next date: 26 August 2018

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SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k Estonia

27 August 2017 Longford Marathon

27 August 2017 Mandela Day Marathon Republic of South Africa

Ireland Marathon Men

1 Gary OHANLON

IRL 2:25:35

2 Freddie KERON

IRL 2:32:04

3 Robert LATALA

2:39:56

4 Brian GURRIN

IRL 2:46:12

5 Padraig GARRIHY

IRL 2:49:33 Women

1 2 3 4 5

Tekletsion Kassahun TEFERA Lyno MUCHENA Kebede Aberra DINKE Ramolefi Motsieloa LES Sikhumbuzo SEME

1 2 3 4 5

Mamorallo TJOKA Selam Abere ALEBACHEW Loveness MADZIVA Chelitu Bogale ASEFA Charne BOSMAN

IRL 3:00:19

Half marathon

2 Dolores DUFFY

IRL 3:09:59

Men

3 Sinead PHELAN

IRL 3:15:09

4 Siobhan MCHUGH

IRL 3:23:59

5 Christine KINSELLA

IRL 3:29:54

Half marathon Men

IRL 1:11:44

ETH RSA ETH LES RSA

2:28:31 2:28:36 2:28:44 2:29:17 2:29:32

1 Jobo KHATOANE

LES ETH RSA ETH RSA

2:49:00 2:49:02 2:58:57 3:07:17 3:09:02

LES 1:05:20 Women

1 Betha CHIKANGA

ZIM 1:18:29

www.mandelamarathon.co.za Next date: 26 August 2018

27 August 2017 Maratón de la Ciudad de México Telcel Mexico

Women

IRL 1:25:05

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27 August 2017 SSQ Quebec City Marathon

men’s race Fikadu Kebede Debele

Canada

of Ethiopia made his break with a

Women

1 Pauline CURLEY

1 Adele WALSH

two minutes. In a much closer

Men

Marathon

1 James DORAN

from 24km and won by more than

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Gladys Tejeda broke the 10-year old women’s course record by more than two minutes writes Bob Ramsak. Tejeda went out alone

Marathon

few kilometres remaining to take

Men

the win by seven seconds. The Mexican capital lies 2250m above sea level.

1 Dadi BEYENE

ETH 2:23:15

2 Evans MAIRO

KEN 2:27:26

3 Christopher ZABLOCKI

2:29:10

Marathon

4 David FREEMAN

2:39:45

Men

5 Jason GARRITY

2:46:13 Women

1 Fikadu Kebede DEBELE

ETH 2:17:27

2 Isaac KORIR

KEN 2:17:35

1 Lydia Orozco MEDINA

3 Rodgers Ondati GESABWA

KEN 2:18:19

2 Mylene SANSOUCY

CAN 2:54:29

4 Juan Luis BARRIOS

MEX 2:18:26

3 Joanne NORMAND

CAN 3:07:28

5 Willy CANCHANYA

MEX 2:18:46

4 Isabelle BROSSEAU

CAN 3:10:28

5 Regina GUTIERREZ

3:12:42

Women

1 Gladys TEJEDA

PER 2:36:15

Half marathon

2 Ashete Bekere DIDO

ETH 2:38:46

Men

3 Scola Jepkemoi KIPTOO

KEN 2:39:24

4 Pauline Wangui NGIGI

KEN 2:40:43

5 Gladys MACHACUAY

PER 2:41:21

1 John MURRAY

2:52:50

1:09:08 Women

1 Dehininet JARA

ETH 1:15:13

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 3 September 2017 Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara

8 September 2017 SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k

9 September 2017 Stockholm Half Marathon

10 September 2017 Minsk Half Marathon

Sweden

Belarus

Estonia

Half marathon

Mexico

Men

Marathon Half marathon

Men

Men

1 Daniel De Jesus VARGAS

MEX 1:05:28

2 Miguel Angel HERNANDEZ

MEX 1:06:12

3 Jesus Armando TORRES

MEX 1:06:25

4 Charles KOECH

KEN 1:07:48

5 Fernando CERVANTES

MEX 1:08:01

Women

1 Kiprotich KIRUI

KEN 2:09:22

2 Dickson TERER

KEN 2:17:30

3 Robert MAGUT

KEN 2:21:20

4 Argo ESOO

EST 2:28:15

5 Raivo ALLA

EST 2:30:46 Women

1 Olga ANDREJEVA

EST 2:51:06

2 Moonika PILLI

EST 2:53:21

3 Ulla HUOPANIEMI

FIN 3:02:18

1 Madai PEREZ

MEX 1:14:43

4 Lilian RASPEL

EST 3:03:11

2 Esmeralda REBOLLO

MEX 1:15:41

5 Klarika KUUSK

EST 3:03:56

3 Mitzari LOZANO

MEX 1:16:46

Half marathon

4 Dulce Maria RODRIGUEZ

MEX 1:18:01

Men

5 Ursula SANCHEZ

MEX 1:18:09

www.mediomaratonatlas.com Next date: tbc

3 September 2017 Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run

1 Bernard KORIR 1 Jekaterina PATJUK

Poland

Men

1 Hilary Kiptum KIMAIYO

KEN 1:03:27

2 Joel Maina MWANGI

KEN 1:03:51

3 Arkadiusz GARDZIELEWSKI

POL 1:05:32

4 Dawid MALINA

POL 1:07:09

5 Robert GŁOWALA

POL 1:07:17 Women

1 Stellah BARSOSIO

KEN 1:11:09

2 Christine Moraa OIGO

KEN 1:15:29

3 Ewa JAGIELSKA

POL 1:17:15

4 Olga OCHAL-KALENDAROVA

POL 1:17:17

5 Aleksandra LISOWSKA

POL 1:17:26

3 September 2017 10K San José – Costa Rica

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www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se Next date: tbc

10,000 half marathon runners joined the race that led past the most prominent buildings of Budapest and along the Danube, including Heroes’ Square, the Parliament building, and running across the Chain Bridge. This year a record number of 2500 international participants arrived from 72 different countries to the event.

Marathon Men

1 Jose David CARDONA

COL 2:56:20

2 Robbie SIMPSON

GBR 2:58:48

3 Birhanu MEKONNEN

ETH 3:02:42

4 Eric Muthomi RIUNGO

KEN 3:03:59

5 Stephan WENK

SUI 3:05:24

1 Maude MATHYS

SUI 3:12:56

2 Michelle MAIER

GER 3:23:07

3 Petra EGGENSCHWILER

SUI 3:35:08

4 Aline CAMBOULIVES

FRA 3:37:31

5 Karin FREITAG

AUT 3:40:51

www.jungfrau-marathon.ch Next date: 8 September 2018

Half marathon Wycliffe Kipkorir BIWOT Gáspár CSERE Gábor JÓZSA Balázs JUHÁSZ Csaba GALAMB

Like Maiyo Liakhovich bided her time before making her move. She was part of an eight-woman pack during the early stages along with compatriots Maryna Damantsevich, Nina Savina and Nastassia Ivanova. After passing 5km in 16:49 the pace slowed. Even so Ivanova dropped back before halfway as the leaders went through in 37:04. The remaining Belarusian trio broke away by 15km (52:24) and Liakhovich shook off her compatriots in the closing stages to take the win. Half marathon

1 2 3 4 5

Zita KÁCSER Vera GULYÁS Tünde SZABÓ Fruzsina Szekeresné BAKONYI Virág WEILER

KEN HUN HUN HUN HUN

1:06:51 1:07:18 1:07:22 1:07:42 1:08:08

HUN HUN HUN HUN HUN

1:16:58 1:18:28 1:18:57 1:20:38 1:22:20

Women

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India

10 September 2017 9 Eylül İzmir Half Marathon

Marathon Men

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Hillary Kiptum MAIYO Jima BEKELE Mykola LUKHIMCHYK Alem BEREKET Uladislau PRAMAU

1 2 3 4 5

Lyudmyla LIAKHOVICH Nina SAVINA Marina DAMANTSEVICH Sikara KHAMIDOVA Christine Moraa OIGO

IND 3:06:07

2 Hussain MANZOOR

IND 3:07:56

Half marathon

3 Norboo JIGMET

IND 3:28:47

Men

Women

1 Dolma JIGMET

IND 3:18:56

2 Dolkar TSETAN

IND 3:23:50

3 Chuskit SONAM

IND 3:56:08

1 2 3 4 5

Kimutai KIPLIMO Youssef BEN HADI Gure TIMBRE SULTI Alemu REGASA FETENE John Kamau KINUTHIA

1 2 3 4 5

Esm AYDEM R Betty Jamatia CHEPKWONY Seyma YILDIZ Hatun TUNA EM NE Fadime ÇEL K

Men

IND 6:23:50 Women

IND 11:05:37

www.ladakhmarathon.com Next date: tbc

1:03:19 1:04:23 1:06:13 1:07:07 1:07:16

BLR BLR BLR UZB KEN

1:13:53 1:14:14 1:14:22 1:15:11 1:15:54

minskhalfmarathon.by Next date: tbc

10 September 2017 Volksbank-MünsterMarathon Germany Marathon Men

ETH MAR ETH ETH KEN

1:04:58 1:05:01 1:05:21 1:06:06 1:06:48

1 2 3 4 5

Paul MAINA Duncan KOECH Joseph Kyengo MUNYWOKI Hosea KIPKEMBOI Hicham EL BAROUKI

TUR KEN TUR TUR TUR

1:18:30 1:18:35 1:19:05 1:19:47 1:21:42

1 2 3 4 5

Rose Jepchoge MARU Eunice KIOKO Hisae YOSHIMATSU Yoshiko SAKAMOTO Divina JEPKOGEI

Women

Ultramarathon

KEN ETH UKR ETH BLR

Women

Turkey

1 Hussain SHABIR

1 Pahwa SHIKHA

The men’s pace settled down after a first 5km split of 14:11. Maiyo and Jima Bekele opened a gap of 16 seconds at halfway (31:49). They were still level at 15km (45:02) but Maiyo proved the stronger and opened up a 64second gap on Bekele over the closing stages.

Men

1 2 3 4 5

9 September 2017 Ladakh Marathon & Ultra

1 Hussain SHABIR

www.marathoncostarica.com

1:15:34 1:19:36 1:22:08 1:24:12 1:24:39

EST 1:15:17

Switzerland

Costa Rica [Race did not take place]

FIN SWE SWE SWE SWE

Women

Hungary

9 September 2017 Jungfrau-Marathon

www.pila.halfmarathon.pl Next date: tbc

Camilla RICHARDSSON Johanna BACKLUND Åsa LUNDIN Tsega FSIHA Hanna MICHAELSSON

1:06:54 1:07:34 1:07:53 1:08:46 1:08:56

KEN 1:04:44

Women

Half marathon

1 2 3 4 5

SWE SWE SWE ETH FIN

10 September 2017 32nd Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon

www.tallinnmarathon.ee Next date: 7 September 2018

www.knarvikmila.no

3 September 2017 Pila Int’l Half Marathon

David NILSSON Abraham ADHANOM Tesfaldet NEGASH Robel FSIHA Jere PAJUNEN

Women

See race feature on page 25 Next date: 2 September 2018

1 2 3 4 5

Kenya’s Hillary Kiptum Maiyo successfully defended his title writes John Mulkeen. Lyudmyla Liakhovich ensured the women’s title stayed in Belarus, leading a domestic 1-2-3.

KEN KEN KEN KEN MAR

2:11:22 2:12:06 2:12:17 2:12:55 2:17:36

KEN KEN JPN JPN KEN

2:33:05 2:33:59 2:36:00 2:38:26 2:46:47

Women

www.dokuzeylulyarimaratonu.com Next date: tbc

www.volksbank-muenster-marathon.de Next date: 9 September 2018


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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 16 September 2017 Dam tot Damloop Netherlands Birhanu Legese managed to fight off compatriots Yelew Alamirew and Jiksa Tedesse in the final kilometre to win the 33rd edition. He also won the ‘gender’ race by overtaking the women – who had a 6:04 head start – after just 12km. Seven athletes remained together, often led by two-time winner Edwin Kiptoo, until the last kilometre. Legese and Alamirew started their final sprint – in which Legese prevailed by seven seconds. With a kilometre to go in the women’s race six different nationalities were still in the running to win: Uganda, Ethiopia, Japan, Burundi, Romania and Kenya. It only became clear in the final sprint that Mercilyne Chelangat was strongest as she shrugged off the Ethiopian Sofia Assefa and Japanese Risa Takenake in the final metres. The full results are available at www.damloop.nl/en. 10 Miles Men

1 2 3 4 5

Birhanu LEGESE Yenew ALAMIREW Jiksa TADESSE Edwin KIPTOO Leonard LANGAT

1 2 3 4 5

Natasja JANSSEN Leonie BALTER Lotte HENDRIKS Heather BRAY Dieuwertje BAX

45:36 45:45 45:50 45:52 45:52 Women

1:01:22 1:02:08 1:03:20 1:07:42 1:07:43

www.damloop.nl Next date: tbc

Copenhagen Half Marathon Denmark

16 September 2017 Tamarindo Beach Marathon

Picture: Pierre Mangez

Costa Rica

10 September 2017 Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon

10 September 2017 35th PKO Wroclaw Maraton

Lithuania

Poland

Marathon

Marathon

Men

Men

15 September 2017 BMW Oslo Marathon Marathon

1 2 3 4 5

Dzmitry HRYHORYEU Vasily LEMINSKIY Andrius JAKSEVICIUS Sergii MARCHUK Vincent MINVIELLE

BLR RUS LTU UKR FRA

2:26:58 2:28:55 2:35:21 2:36:12 2:36:12

1 2 3 4 5

Women

1 2 3 4 5

Mariia HUDAK Elizaveta POGUDO Alena SHUMIK Loreta PETKEVICIENE Nataliya HRYHORYEVA

KEN KEN KEN ITA KEN

2:13:36 2:14:27 2:16:45 2:20:42 2:20:54

2:47:59 2:52:25 3:02:40 3:03:48 3:06:54

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Barsosio JEPNGETICH Pamela KIPCHOGE Dominika STELMACH Anna ROSTKOWSKA Petra PASTOROVÁ

NOR 2:15:57

www.wroclawmaraton.pl Next date: tbc

2:28:14 2:38:09 2:41:02 2:46:43 2:49:27

1 Jenny Mendez SUANCA 2 Palencia Agudelo BERRIO 3 Cristina Marin GONZALEZ

2:57:23 3:03:18 3:11:24

2 Frew Zenebe BRKINEH

ETH 2:26:44

3 Andreas GROGAARD

NOR 2:33:20

4 Simen Naess BERGE

NOR 2:35:18

5 John Henry STRUPSTAD

NOR 2:37:20

17 September 2017 Beijing Marathon

1 Hilde ADERS

NOR 2:54:29

China

2 Camila FREJD

SWE 3:07:18

3 Mari Krakemo FINNERUD

NOR 3:08:53

4 Emelie Martikka BARGMAN

NOR 3:10:36

5 Jane HORPESTAD

NOR 3:11:02

Women

KEN KEN POL POL CZE

2:36:00 2:39:07 2:50:36

Women

Men

Women

UKR RUS BLR LTU BLR

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Abel Kibet ROP Robert WAMBUA MBITHI M. Cosmas MUTUKU KYEVA Ahmed NASEF Benard Kipkorir TALAM

Men

1 Angelo Olivio BONILLA 2 Jonathan Varela OBANDO 3 Jose Martin Chinchilla GUTIERREZ

Norway

1 Yuki KAWAUCHI

Marathon

www.oslomaraton.no/en Next date: tbc

www.tamarindobeachmarathon.com Next date: tbc

26-year-old Salah-Eddine Bounasr overcame a quality field for a surprise win writes Vincent Wu. “It was a little bit hot today [but] I came here for the win,” he said. Temperatures ranged up to 24C.



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Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon Russia A leading pack of 13 runners including defending champion Mekuant Ayenew and 2014 winner Girmay Birhanu held together beyond halfway but at about 24km the group began to thin out with several changes of pace. By 32km only four were left, including Birhanu, Kenya’s Stephen Kwelio Chemlany, Bounasr and his countryman Zakaria Boudad. Birhanu began to pull away after 36km and by 38km he led by five seconds. Bounasr caught him at 40km and went away for the win. The women’s leader also changed several times in the second half but Beyene held firm and ran away to a convincing win in her second fastest time ever. Rahma Tusa had led through the first half but slowed gradually before being caught by Beyene and Rebecca Chesir as they approached 28km. Beyene 82

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continued apace and a kilometre later had broken away from the other two. Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Salah Eddine BOUNASR Girmay Birhanu GEBRU Stephen Kwelio CHEMLANY Zakaria BOUDAD Oleksandr SITKOVSKYI

1 2 3 4 5

Melesech Tsegaye BEYENE Rebecca Kangogo CHESIR Rahma Tusa CHOTA Sana ACHAHBAR Yinli HE

MAR ETH KEN MAR UKR

2:11:18 2:11:26 2:11:50 2:12:52 2:13:36

ETH KEN ETH MAR CHN

2:27:44 2:30:31 2:33:22 2:40:51 2:42:53

Women

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

17 September 2017 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Republic of South Africa Asefa Mengstu Negewo bided his time during a breakaway that lasted from 7km to 31km and for another 5km running in a sixstrong pack. When he kicked though there was no doubt: he quickly put distance between

himself and the rest to convincingly defend his title. The early breakaway was by appointed pacemaker Henry Kiplagat – following instructions to set a 2:08:30 pace up to 30km. The rest ignored him and by 10km he was 70m ahead. He passed halfway in 1:04:29 with the pack 34 seconds behind. “I was hoping for a faster time,” said Negewo. “I wanted to break my course record (2:08:42) but there was a bit of wind and the guys didn’t want to work together.” Elroy Gelant, in his debut marathon, was the best of the South Africans. He held off until 30km before trying to close the gap. Despite running alone for a lot of the time he came through to finish fifth overall. Helalia Johannes went out at a blistering pace in the women’s race reaching halfway in 1:15:22 with the race favourites 38 seconds adrift. By 35km it was clear that, pacemaking duties fulfilled, Johannes was going for the win. It was a logical decision

and a heroic effort but with less than 1km to go Betelhem Moges caught her. Johannes chased her home just six seconds behind. When asked if she was worried about the pacemaker being so far ahead, Moges said: “I was expecting her to pull out so I was surprised when I saw her in front of me.” Just under 8000 runners entered the race. Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Asefa Mengstu NEGEWO Ketema Bekele NEGASA Duncan Kipkurui MAIYO Thomas AYEKO Elroy GALANT

1 2 3 4 5

Betelhem Moges CHERENET Helalia JOHANNES Agnes Jepkemboi KIPROP Meserey ASEFAN Fantu Eticha JIMMA

ETH ETH KEN UGA RSA

2:10:01 2:11:06 2:11:26 2:12:03 2:12:49

ETH NAM KEN ETH ETH

2:30:22 2:30:28 2:31:00 2:31:24 2:31:25

Women

www.capetownmarathon.com Next date: tbc


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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org 17 September 2017 Copenhagen Half Marathon Denmark For only the second time ever the first three men dipped under 59 minutes and winner Abrahan Cheroben ran only 17 seconds outside the world record. The previous two versions of CPH Half had winning times of 59:15 in 2015 and 59:07 last year but both times there was a strong headwind. This time there was none, a temperature of 15C, sunny conditions and crowds of people in the streets supporting all 21,000 runners: the perfect recipe for personal bests. The pacemaker led through 5km in 13:48 but dropped out before 10km to leave ten men in contention (27:50). At 15km (41:53) the group was down to five. 20-year old Jorum Okombo the biggest surprise – and a name to look out for in future races. With seven men under one hour – the same number as last year – the Copenhagen Half Marathon is the first race in history to accomplish that feat twice.

Mykonos Run Greece Picture: Vagelis Aspromougos

17 September 2017 Maratón de las Flores Medellín

Men

Men

1 2 3 4 5

Mike KIPTUM José David CARDONA William RODRÍGUEZ Andrés RUIZ Dídimo SÁNCHEZ

1 2 3 4 5

Carolyne CHEMUTAI Martha RONCERÍA Leidy TOBÓN Aidet ANAYA Lorena ÁLVAREZ

KEN COL COL COL VEN

2:21:34 2:22:38 2:23:01 2:25:31 2:25:31

KEN COL COL COL COL

2:49:43 2:56:23 2:59:17 3:03:11 3:08:24

Women

Half marathon

Portugal

Half marathon Men

1 Titus KIPJUMBA 1 Diana LANDI

2 Jorum Lumbasi OKOMBO

KEN

58:48

3 Alex Oloitiptip KORIO

KEN

58:51

4 Albert Kipkosgei KANGOGO

KEN

59:25

5 Leonard BARSOTON

KEN

59:28

Women

BRN 1:06:11

2 Joan Chelimo MELLY

KEN 1:06:25

3 Brigid Jepchirchir KOSGEI

KEN 1:06:35

4 Roza DEREJE

ETH 1:07:23

5 Meskerem ASSEFA

ETH 1:07:42

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Abraham KIPTUM Marius KIMUTAI Leonard Kipkoech LANGAT Thomas Kiplagat RONO Peter Kwemoi NDOROBO

1 2 3 4 5

Monica JEPKOECH Vivian Jerono KIPLAGAT Antonina KWAMBAI Jaklin ADODONYANG Ayano IKEMITSU

2 Vinko SLISKO

BIH 1:16:58

3 Slaviša BUNIC

BIH 1:17:20

4 Miloš MILOVANOVIC

SRB 1:19:08

5 Božidar VUJIC

BIH 1:19:38 Women

BIH 1:32:38

2 Jelena KOSIC

BIH 1:33:16

3 Aleksandra MARINKOV

SRB 1:33:32

4 Amela TROZIC

BIH 1:37:30

5 Emma JOHANSON

SWE 1:38:00

sarajevomarathon.ba/en Next date: 16 September 2018

17 September 2017 PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon India Half marathon 1 Chala BENGA

Men

1 2 3 4 5

HUN 1:12:04

Men

Half marathon 58:40

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www.maratonmedellin.co Next date: tbc

Men

1 Eunice Chebichii CHUMBA

KEN 1:04:33 Women

1 Tamas NAGY

1 Lucia KIMANI

KEN KEN KEN KEN KEN

1:00:06 1:00:07 1:00:08 1:00:54 1:01:13

KEN KEN KEN KEN JPN

1:09:23 1:09:26 1:11:52 1:12:30 1:13:20

Women

www.meiamaratonasportzone.com Next date: 16 September 2018

IND 1:08:28

2 Biruk JIFAR

IND 1:09:04

3 Alula WOLDEMARYAM

IND 1:09:38

4 Ronald KEMBOI

IND 1:11:00

5 Gergaru KORGO

IND 1:12:00 Women

1 Sayuri DALVI

IND 1:53:50

2 Payal KHANNA

IND 1:55:21

3 Preeti LALA

IND 1:55:47

4 Shobha DESAI

IND 1:56:36

5 Himangi GODBOLE

IND 1:58:49

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17 September 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) Australia

Half marathon

Marathon

17 September 2017 Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone

BRN

Bosnia

Colombia

The women also passed 10km in a large group (31:43) well within record pace. Eunice Chumba carved out a lead in the later stages and crossed the finish line as joint ninth fastest on the alltime list. The time also improved Ingrid Kristiansen’s Scandinavian all-comers record set in Norway 30 years ago. With two other women finishing in under 67 minutes, the CPH Half 2017 set a new standard for the women’s elite race.

1 Abraham CHEROBEN

17 September 2017 Sarajevo Half Marathon

Makda Harun raced to a course record while Shota Hattori overtook Werkuneh Seyoum in the last kilometre for a dramatic win writes Len Johnson. Harun and Seyoum both broke away mid-race to establish what looked like a winning lead. The question was: could they hang on? Harun did, and set a new course record; Seyoum did not. He had taken the lead just past 30km and by 35km was over 100m clear. At 40km he still retained a 60–70m advantage but was being run down. Hattori swept by within sight of the Sydney Opera House finish with Seyoum unable to respond: Hattori was faster over the last 2195m by 32 seconds. Makda Harun, now resident in Melbourne, scored her second victory in a row. She ran in Melbourne University AC kit and took the Australian title. As last year Harun broke away during the loop around Centennial Park between 15–20km. She was 30m clear at the end of the loop and by 30km held a full minute advantage. None of the chasing pack had made any significant effort to close in the next 5km and although Harun slowed a little she was still 54


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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running Great Britain Picture: Tim Winterburn

seconds clear at the finish while others scrambled for the minor placings.

17 September 2017

17 September 2017

Maratonina Città di Udine

20th Int’l

Italy

WACHAUmarathon

Over 33,000 runners participated in the marathon and associated

1 Noah KIPROTICH KIGEN

Marathon

Marathon Men

KEN 1:01:12

2 Erik KOSKEI

KEN 1:02:10

3 Paul MWANGI

KEN 1:03:58

Men

1 Shota HATTORI

JPN 2:15:16

2 Werkuneh SEYOUM ABOYE

ETH 2:15:37

4 Joash Kipruto KOECH

KEN 1:04:55

3 Sammy KIGEN KORIR

KEN 2:15:52

5 Roman ROMANENKO

UKR 1:05:11

4 Ryoma TAKEUCHI

JPN 2:15:58

1 Wolfgang WALLNER

AUT 2:32:23

2 Mario STURMLECHNER

AUT 2:41:01

3 Robert GLASER

AUT 2:43:03

4 Gael PLANES

SUI 2:45:18

5 Heimo STREITH

AUT 2:48:14

Women Women

KEN 2:17:41 1 Wilfridah MOSETI

KEN 1:11:55

AUS 2:28:02

2 Yetsehay DESALEGN

ETH 1:13:06

2 Bornes Jepkirui KITUR

KEN 2:29:00

3 Giovanna EPIS

ITA 1:13:37

3 Mercy Jerotich KIBARUS

KEN 2:30:12

4 Pauline EYAPAN

KEN 1:17:46

4 Askale Alemayehu ADULA

ETH 2:30:51 5 Anna SPAGNOLI

ITA 1:18:48

Women

1 Makda Harun HAJI

Men

1 Michael KALOMIRIS 2 Alexandros PAPAMICHAIL 3 Bledar KOURTI

Half marathon Men

10km GRE GRE GRE

35:29 39:31 40:07

USA CZE GRE

47:26 48:38 55:45

1 Brandon KOROLY USA 2 Mateo TSIGEROGLOU GRE 3 Leonidas THEOFYLAKTOPOULOS GRE

20:11 20:30 21:03

Women

in the Marathon.

5 Allan KIPKORIR KIPRONO

Greece

Austria

events including record numbers

23 September 2017 Mykonos Run

5 Flomenia Chepchirchir CHUMBA KEN 2:35:00

1 Cornelia KRAPFENBAUER

AUT 3:01:18

2 Verena LEITNER

AUT 3:06:05

3 Veronika LIMBERGER

AUT 3:06:37

4 Diana KLUSOCZKI

KOS 3:12:49

5 Monika WINKLER

AUT 3:15:03

1 Avril MATHIE 2 Martina HOUSTOVA 3 Aikaterini SIDIROPOULOU

5km Men

Women

1 Anna GARRETT 2 Adonia PANAGOPOULOU 3 Alexandra GUEGANNO

AUS GRE GRE

23:14 25:24 26:41

www.mykonosrun.com Next date: 22 September 2018

24 September 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon Germany

www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au

www.maratoninadiudine.it

www.wachaumarathon.com

Next date: tbc

Next date: tbc

Next date: tbc

A much-anticipated world record eluded Eliud Kipchoge thanks to a severe mid-race downpour but he Distance Running | 2017 Edition 4

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Podium placers aims-worldrunning.org confirmed his position as the world’s number one marathon runner. Major rivals Kenenisa Bekele and Wilson Kipsang dropped out but marathon firsttimer Guye Adola nearly pulled off the surprise of the year. He took the lead at 35km to open a gap of about 25m. But Kipchoge rose to the challenge. He caught Adola at 40km and went ahead but the Ethiopian finished only 14 seconds adrift of the Olympic Champion. “That was definitely the hardest marathon I’ve ever run,” said Kipchoge. “I enjoyed it, all of it,” said Adola “...apart from the last two kilometres.” For the seventh time in succession Berlin’s champion set a world best for the year. Gladys Cherono dramatically returned to form in the women’s race. “I thought I would never run at this level again,” she said, referring to her injury-troubled last year (she had won Berlin in 2015 with a time of 2:19:25). Four women passed halfway in 1:09:40. Amane Beriso dropped back at 30km and just before 35km race favourite Cherono edged ahead of Ruti Aga and Valary Ayabei. Althugh she slowed she finished about 90m ahead of Aga with Ayabei a further 60m back. A record number of 43,852 runners from 137 countries entered the 44th edition of the race. Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Eliud KIPCHOGE Guye ADOLA Mosinet GEREMEW Felix KANDIE Vincent KIPRUTO

1 2 3 4 5

Gladys CHERONO Ruti AGA Valary AIYABEI Helen TOLA Anna HAHNER

KEN ETH ETH KEN KEN

2:03:32 2:03:46 2:06:12 2:06:13 2:06:14

KEN ETH KEN ETH GER

2:20:23 2:20:41 2:20:53 2:22:51 2:28:32

Women

www.bmw-berlin-marathon.com Next date: tbc

Men

1 Silindile GUBESE

1:06:31 Women

1 Jenet MBHELE

1:17:35

www.legendsmarathon.co.za Next date: 24 September 2018

24 September 2017 Maratón León Mexico Marathon 1 Francis Muendo MANDU

KEN 2:24:44

2 Hunde Gezahegn ABERA

KEN 2:26:49

3 Charles Koech KANDIE

KEN 2:31:16

4 Carlos Cordero GOMEZ

MEX 2:34:27

5 Fernando Cano CLETO

MEX 2:34:45

1 Caroline Jebiwot KIPTOO

KEN 2:42:44

2 Scola Jepkemoi KIPTOO

KEN 2:51:54

3 Viola Chelangat KIMETTO

KEN 3:00:12

4 Guadalupe Piedras DE LA CRUZ

MEX 3:19:05

5 Maria Belen Trujillo CERVANTES MEX 3:25:55

24 September 2017 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running Great Britain

Men

1 Mohammad ABUREZEQ

2:22:01

2 Kyle GREIG

2:27:55

3 Patryk GIERJATOWICZ

2:29:19

4 Colin THOMAS

2:32:12

5 Isaiah Kipkemei KOSGEI

2:34:24

1 2 3 4 5

Peninah Jerop KANDIE Melat Yisake KEJETA Thabita GICHIA Bekelech Gedeta BORECHA Maryanne Wangari WANJIRU

ETH KEN KEN KEN KEN

1:02:36 1:02:45 1:02:53 1:02:57 1:03:02

KEN ETH KEN ETH KEN

1:09:15 1:11:19 1:12:05 1:12:22 1:12:36

www.ingrouteduvin.lu Next date: tbc

24 September 2017 Scottish Half Marathon & 10K Great Britain Half marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Ross HOUSTON Peter AVENT Andrew POWELL Simon CRAWFORD Ross MILNE

1 2 3 4 5

Lisa FINLAY Jill KNOWLES Catriona PROBERT Alison MATTHEWS Jacqueline RAINGER

GBR GBR GBR GBR GBR

1:07:42 1:08:44 1:11:59 1:14:01 1:14:04

GBR GBR GBR GBR GBR

1:20:53 1:23:33 1:24:29 1:25:34 1:26:33

www.scottishhalfmarathon.com Next date: tbc

2:48:06

2 Laura BOWMAN

2:56:01

24 September 2017 Ston Wall Marathon

3 Chloe COX

2:56:38

Croatia

4 Hazel WYNESS

3:02:02

5 Jill MYKURA

3:03:52

www.lochnessmarathon.com Next date: 23 September 2018

24 September 2017 Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon

Marathon Men

1 2 3 4 5

Antonio Puig IZQUIERDO Zdravko JADRIJEV Zeljko BRADARIC Alfred KIRSCH Pawel SZYMKOWIAK

1 2 3 4 5

Kata LOVAS Resia SWART Tara GAINES Susanne GREN Amy Wieser WILSON

ESP CRO CRO GER POL

3:21:02 3:38:00 3:46:21 4:00:35 4:14:59

HUN RSA USA SWE USA

4:46:50 5:00:55 5:07:33 5:34:43 5:45:07

Women

Russia Marathon Men

RUS 2:20:48

4 Ruslan KHOROSHILOV

RUS 2:21:20

5 Yuriy CHECHUN

RUS 2:23:41

www.ston-wall-marathon.com Next date: tbc

1 Sardana TROFIMOVA

RUS 2:30:29

2 Marina KOVALEVA

RUS 2:37:50

24 September 2017 Medio Maratón Int’l Tlajomulco-Cajititlán

3 Yevdokia BUKINA

RUS 2:40:17

Mexico

4 Nadezhda LESCHINSKAYA

RUS 2:43:57

5 Masha MALISHEVA

RUS 2:44:27

Women

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Zelalem MENGISTU Ezra Kering KERING Edwin Kimutei KIPLAGAT Samwel KIBIWOT Josphat Kiprono MENJO

Women

3 Andrey SMIRNOV

4:58:29 5:23:14 5:24:31

Blazej Brzezinski ran a well-judged race to win in a personal best of 2:11:26 writes Jon Mulkeen. Ethiopia’s Bekelu Beji also ran down the longtime leader, Kenya’s Recho Kosgei as she collapsed in the final stages.

1 Lesley PIRIE

Republic of South Africa

1 Ann ASHWORTH 2 Mnganiseni Emman MATHIBELA 3 Monica KATIVHU

Half marathon

Women

Marathon

RUS 2:18:10

Women

Poland

1 2 3 4 5

www.maratonleon.mx Next date: 23 September 2018

2 Fyodor SHUTOV

4:07:44 4:08:33 4:13:30

Luxembourg

Men

Women

24 September 2017 Legends Marathon

Men

24 September 2017 39th PZU Warsaw Marathon

Women

RUS 2:14:15

1 Lyno MUCHENA 2 Siphiwo Nicholas NDLELA 3 Delani MKHIZE

24 September 2017 ING Route du Vin Half Marathon

Men

1 Artyom ALEXEEV

Ultramarathon

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Half marathon

moscowmarathon.org Next date: tbc

[Race postponed] medio-maraton.tlajomulco.gob.mx Next date: tbc

Eight men passed halfway in 1:05:11 but their number soon reduced to five: Brzezinski and Kenyan quartet Paul Kangogo, Silas Kipngetich, Justus Kiprotich and Japhet Kosgei. After 30km (1:33:10) Kipngetich and Kiprotich forged ahead to lead Brzezinski by 13 seconds at 35km. But the home favourite recovered and reeled in his opponents. Kipngetich then dropped back but Kiprotich remained in contention until Brzezinski began his long drive for home from 40km to take the first marathon victory of his career in 14 outings. Disaster struck women’s favourite Recho Kosgei in the closing stages as she collapsed within sight of the finish line to open the way for Ethiopia’s Bekelu Beji to take victory. Three women had passed halfway in 1:13:46 but after that it was down to Kosgei and Beji. Kosgei built up a three-minute lead by 40km but with the finish line in distant view, her legs suddenly gave way and she crashed to the ground and could not finish. Poland’s Ewa Jagielska timed her race to perfection, having been more than five minutes down on the leaders at half way, as she came through to finish third. Marathon Men

1 Błazej BRZEZINSKI

POL 2:11:26

2 Justus KIPROTICH

KEN 2:11:51

3 Sang Silas KIPNGETICH

KEN 2:13:30

4 Paul Kios KANGOGO

KEN 2:14:36

5 Arkadiusz GARDZIELEWSKI

POL 2:15:15

Women

1 Bekelu Beji GELETU

ETH 2:35:08

2 Beatrice Jelagat CHEROP

KEN 2:36:12

3 Ewa JAGIELSKA

POL 2:41:49

4 Etalemahu HABTEWOLD

ETH 2:42:26

5 Risper Meli KIMAYO

KEN 2:43:32

www.warsawmarathon.com Next date: tbc


7-9 September 2018

Run the Tallinn Marathon on Estonia’s 100th birthday!

42,2 km

21,1 km

10 km www.tallinnmarathon.ee 5 km

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Semi Marathon Int’l de la Ville de May Béjaia Haddad Fatsah E: fatsahmarathon@hotmail.fr W: www.semimarathondebejaia.com fb: facebook.com/semimarathondebejaia

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival Oct Marcus Gale E: enquiries@melbournemarathon. com.au W: www.melbournemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ melbournemarathonfestival

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

Sahara Marathon James E. B. Carney E: saharamarathon@aol.com W: www.saharamarathon.org fb: facebook.com/saharamarathonorg

Rottnest Running Festival Oct Raymond Lampard E: wamc@wamc.org.au W: www.wamc.org.au fb: bit.ly/2pbsPuK

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

Algeria

Feb

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Dec

Antarctica Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k 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 Luis Vinker E: info@maratondebuenosaires.com W: www.maratondebuenosaires.com fb: facebook.com/maratonbuenosaires Armenia *Yerevan Half Marathon Oct Anahit Adamyan E: anahit.adamyan@ armeniamarathon.org W: www.armeniamarathon.org fb: facebook.com/Yerevanhalfmarathon/ Australia Adelaide Marathon Festival Aug Simon Duncan E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.adelaidemarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/SARoadRunnersClub 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 Apr Sarah Young E: sarah.young@fairfaxmedia.com.au W: www.runningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/austrunningfest Barossa Marathon Festival Simon Duncan E: office@sarrc.asn.au W: www.barossamarathon.com.au fb: on.fb.me/1lb7Y1t Brisbane Marathon Festival Steve Manning E: info@brisbanemarathon.com W: www.brisbanemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/brisbanemarathon

May

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Aug Jason Crowther E: jason@atlasmultisports.com.au W: www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/ SunshineCoastMarathon Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon) Sep Wayne Larden E: info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au W: www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au fb: facebook.com/officialbsrf McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival Aug Brian Armit E: admin@townsvillerunningfestival. com W: www.townsvillerunningfestival.com fb: facebook.com/townsvillerunningfest Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival Jul Mark Gibson E: mark.gibson@blacktown. nsw.gov.au W: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/ runningfestival fb: facebook.com/BlacktownCityCouncil Austria 3 Country Sparkasse Marathon Oct Günter Ernst E: info@sparkasse-3laender-marathon.at W: www.sparkasse-3-laender-marathon.at fb: facebook.com/ Sparkasse3LaenderMarathon Austrian Women’s Run Ilse Dippmann, Andreas Schnabl E: office@oesterreichischerfrauenlauf.at W: www.austrianwomensrun.com Salzburg Marathon Johannes Langer E: office@salzburg-marathon.at W: www.salzburg-marathon.at fb: facebook.com/salzburg.marathon

May

May

Sep

Bahamas

Aug

Gold Coast Marathon Jun Cameron Hart E: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au W: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au fb: facebook.com/gcmarathon

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

Belgium 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 Bhutan Thunder Dragon Marathon May Mike Gratton E: mike@209events.com W: www.thunderdragonmarathon.com Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Bosnia *Banja Luka Half Marathon May Vladimir Selec E: info@banjalukamarathon.com W: www.banjalukamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/banjalukamarathon/ Sarajevo Half Marathon Sep Franjo Sola E: franjo.sola@sarajevomarathon.ba W: sarajevomarathon.ba/en Vidovdan 10km Road Race Borislav Djurdjevic E: vidovdanskatrka@gmail.com W: www.vidovdanskatrka.org fb: on.fb.me/1bWyifL

Jun

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

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

Belarus

Jan

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

Brasilia City Half Marathon Nov Paulo Roberto Passos Carelli E: paulo@iguanasports.com.br W: runcities.com.br/brasilia/home Rio de Janeiro City Marathon Jun Joao Traven E: maratonadorio@ maratonadorio.com.br W: www.maratonadorio.com.br fb: facebook.com/maratonadoriodejaneiro Rio City Half Marathon Paulo Roberto Passos Carelli E: paulo@iguanasports.com.br W: runcities.com.br/rio/home/

Apr

22a. Meia Maratona Int’l do Rio de Janeiro Aug Thadeus Gilberto Kassabian E: tgk@yescom.com.br W: www.riohalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/meiadorio/ *Sao Paulo City Marathon Paulo Roberto Passos Carelli E: paulo@iguanasports.com.br W: www.spcitymarathon.com.br

Jul

São Paulo Int’l Half Marathon Corpore Octávio José Aronis E: corpore@corpore.org.br W: www.corpore.org.br fb: facebook.com/CorporeBrasil

Apr

São Paulo Int’l Marathon Apr Thadeus Gilberto Kassabian E: tgk@yescom.com.br W: www.maratonadesaopaulo.com.br Corrida de Sao Sebastiao Jan Joao Traven E: spiridon@spiridon.com.br W: www.corridadesaosebastiao.com.br Cambodia Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon Dec Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: facebook.com/angkorwathalfmarathon *The Angkor Empire Marathon Aug Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: facebook.com/angkorempiremarathon Phnom Penh Half Marathon Mr. Sem Phalla E: direct@cambodia-events.org, info@cambodia-events.org W: www.cambodia-events.org fb: on.fb.me/1nfsVir

Jun

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

May

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

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

Niagara Falls Int’l Marathon Oct Diane Chesla & Henri Ragetlie E: racedirector@ niagarafallsmarathon.com W: www.niagarafallsmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1Egojj7 BMO Okanagan Marathon Oct Tom Keogh E: info@okanaganmarathon.ca W: www.okanaganmarathon.ca fb: facebook.com/okanaganmarathon.ca Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and May Ottawa 10K John Halvorsen E: info@runottawa.ca W: www.runottawa.ca fb: facebook.com/OttawaMarathon SSQ Quebec City Marathon Aug Patrice Gagnon E: info@jecoursqc.com W: jecoursqc.com fb: facebook.com/jecoursqc Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k Oct Alan Brookes E: alan@canadarunningseries.com W: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TorontoWaterfront42k GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon May Jay Glassman E: info@torontomarathon.com W: www.torontomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/torontomarathon

Apr

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

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

Aug

May

Sep

May

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

The Great Wall Marathon May Dave Cundy E: gwm_booking@263.net.cn, kent. wang@great-wall-marathon.com.cn W: www.great-wall-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/greatwallmarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Hangzhou Marathon Nov Mr. Long Jiang E: marathon@hzim.org W: www.hzim.org fb: facebook.com/hangzhou.marathon Lanzhou Int’l Marathon Long Fuguo E: lzmarathon@126.com W: www.lanzhoumarathon.org

Jun

Shanghai Int’l Marathon Nov Yong Yang E: general@shmarathon.com W: www.shang-ma.com Wuxi Marathon Wang Lei E: wanglei@ihuipao.com W: www.wuximarathon.com Xiamen Marathon Fu Yimin E: xmmarathon@126.com, ealin_zhuo@126.com W: www.xmim.org/en/ fb: facebook.com/xiamenmarathon

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*Xiqiao Mountain International Half Marathon Oct Tony Chu E: 18611141668@163.com W: www.ultramarathon.cn Chinese Taipei Kaohsiung Int’l Marathon Huang Yu E: khmskhms@kcg.gov.tw W: www.khm.com.tw fb: facebook.com/khmarathon/ Kinmen Marathon Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw Taipei Marathon Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw Taipei Expressway Marathon Sunny Chen/Queenie Juang E: queenie@sportsnet.org.tw W: www.sportsnet.org.tw

Feb

Jan

Dec

Mar

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

Mar

Hvar Half Marathon Boris Reinic E: info@hvarmarathon.com W: www.hvarmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/HvarHalfMarathon Losinjski Half Marathon Miroslav Cavlek E: miroslav.cavlek@ri.t-com.hr W: www.ak-losinj.hr fb: facebook.com/losinjhalfmaraton/ Split Half Marathon Krisitjan Sindik E: maraton.hr@gmail.com W: www.splithalf.eu/en Ston Wall Marathon Zeljko Konosic E: info@ston-wall-marathon.com W: www.ston-wall-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/StonWallMarathon

Apr

Aug

Sep

Feb

Sep

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

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

Jul

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

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

*Logicom Cyprus Marathon Mar Stavros Kakourides E: run@cyprusmarathon.com W: www.cyprusmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/CyprusMarathonOfficial

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

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

Costa Rica Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon Gustavo Alvarez E: info@correcaminoscr.com W: www.maratoncorrecaminos.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEc 10K San José – Costa Rica Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWykEg San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon Guillermo Sáenz E: marathoncostarica@gmail.com W: www.marathoncostarica.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWyj3p

Sep

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

May

Maratón Monumental Primer Dec Santiago de America Emilio Martínez E: maratonmonumental@gmail.com W: www.maratonsantiago.do Ecuador Guayaquil Marathon Oct Diego Maruri E: diegomaruri@dm3.com W: www.dm3.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWymvQ Quito Últimas Noticias 15k Jun Pablo Gonzalez Peña E: pabloarturogonzalez@gmail.com W: www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.ec fb: facebook.com/UN15K La Ruta de las Iglesias Samia Solah, Nina Solah E: samia@tventasec.com, nsolah@tventasec.com W: www.rutadelasiglesias.com fb: facebook.com/rutaiglesias

Aug

Jan

Pharaonic 100km Nov Gasser Riad E: info@egyptianmarathon.net W: www.egyptianmarathon.net fb: facebook.com/egytpian.marathon Estonia Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k Sep Mati Lilliallik E: info@tallinnmarathon.ee W: www.tallinnmarathon.ee fb: facebook.com/SEBTallinnMarathon/ Tartu City Marathon Oct Indrek Kelk E: kristina@tartumaraton.ee W: www.tartumaraton.ee fb: facebook.com/tartumaraton Ethiopia

May

Hawassa Half Marathon Ermias Ayele E: ermias@ethiopianrun.org W: www.ethiopianrun.org

Feb

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

Apr

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

Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l Marathon Nov Mauny Nicolas E: info@marathondelarochelle.com W: marathondelarochelle.com fb: facebook.com/marathonLR St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie Royale Oct Thierry Vernay / Antonio Agostinho E: info@wanago.com W: www.lavoieroyale.fr fb: facebook.com/semimarathon. saintdenis/ FYR Macedonia *First Postal Marathon Oct Vlatko Atanasoski E: contact@postalmarathon.com W: www.postalmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/postalmarathon Wizz Air Skopje Marathon Kire Sinadinovski E: kire@skopskimaraton.com.mk W: www.skopjemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/skopskimaraton

May

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

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

Jun

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

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

Paavo Nurmi Marathon Kari Ahonen E: info@paavonurmisports.fi W: www.paavonurmimarathon.fi fb: on.fb.me/1SlsUaQ France

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

Denmark Dec

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

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Czech Republic Jul

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

Croatia

Cuba

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

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

Mar

Finland

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

Sep

Apr

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

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

RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne Oct Markus Frisch E: info@koeln-marathon.de W: www.cologne-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/koelnmarathon

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

*Helsinki Half Marathon Jun Aki Nummela E: info@helsinkihalfmarathon.fi W: www.helsinkihalfmarathon.fi fb: facebook.com/helsinkihalfmarathon

METRO Marathon Düsseldorf Jan Winschermann E: info@rhein-marathon.de W: www.metro-marathon.de fb: bit.ly/2mIOkT2

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Sep

Apr

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Oct Jo Schindler E: mail@frankfurt-marathon.com W: www.frankfurt-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/ffmmarathon hella hamburg halbmarathon Jul Karsten Schölermann E: info@hamburg-halbmarathon.de W: www.hamburg-halbmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/ laufgesellschaft/?fref=ts Haspa Marathon Hamburg Apr E: service@marathonhamburg.de W: www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de fb: facebook.com/ haspamarathonhamburg HAJ Hannover Marathon Apr Stefanie Eichel E: kontakt@marathon-hannover.de W: www.marathon-hannover.de fb: facebook.com/MarathonHannover Munich Marathon Oct Gernot Weigl E: info@muenchenmarathon.de W: www.muenchenmarathon.de fb: facebook.com/muenchenmarathon Volksbank-Münster-Marathon Sep Michael Brinkmann E: info@volksbank-muenstermarathon.de W: www.volksbank-muenster-marathon.de fb: on.fb.me/1bWylIv iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg May Guenter Herrmann E: g.herrmann@wuerzburgmarathon.de W: www.wuerzburg-marathon.de fb: facebook.com/Wuerzburg.Marathon Great Britain Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Claire O Neill E: claire.oneill@ belfastcitymarathon.org W: www.belfastcitymarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1bWynjv

May

*Bournemouth Marathon Festival Oct Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.bournemouthmarathon.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 May Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.edinburghmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ EdinburghMarathonFestival Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running Sep Malcolm Sutherland E: info@lochnessmarathon.com W: www.lochnessmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/lochnessmarathon Milton Keynes Marathon & Half May Andrew Hully E: run@miltonkeynesmarathon.co.uk W: www.mkmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MiltonKeynesMarathon *Scottish Half Marathon & 10K Sep Neil Kilgour E: Freya@gsi-events.com W: www.scottishhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ScottishHalfMarathon JCP Swansea Half Marathon Jun David Martin-Jewell E: david@frontrunnerevents.co.uk W: swanseahalfmarathon.co.uk fb: facebook.com/SwanseaHalf


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

Hungary 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 *Crete Marathon Apr Evangelos Papapostolou E: racedirector@crete-marathon.gr W: www.crete-marathon.gr fb: facebook.com/cretemarathon *Mykonos Run Christina Nikolopoulou E: outloudeventservices@yahoo.gr W: www.mykonosrun.com

Sep

*Nafplio Marathon Mar Evangelos Papapostolou E: racedirector@nafpliomarathon.gr W: www.nafpliomarathon.gr fb: on.fb.me/1DXeYsT *Roads to Rhodes Marathon Nikolaos Polias 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 Greenland Polar Circle Marathon Oct Lars Fyhr E: lf@albatros-adventure.com W: www.polar-circle-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/polarcirclemarathon/ Guam United Airlines Guam Marathon Apr Ben Ferguson E: info@guaminternationalmarathon. com W: www.guammarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ guaminternationalmarathon Hong Kong, China Gammon China Coast Marathon & Half David Smith E: chinacoast@avohk.org 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

Jan

Dec

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

92

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

Sep

SPAR Budapest Marathon Festival Oct Árpád Kocsis E: info@budapestmarathon.com W: marathon.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 Suzuki Midnight Sun Run Svava Oddný Ásgeirsdóttir E: marathon@marathon.is W: marathon.is/midnight-run fb: facebook.com/midnightrunis

Jun

India

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

AU Bank Jaipur Marathon Mukesh Mishra E: jaipurmarathon@gmail.com W: www.marathonjaipur.com fb: facebook.com/jaipurmarathon/ *Tata Steel Kolkata 25k Hugh Jones E: tsk25@procam.in, aimssec@aol.com W: www.tsk25.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/TSKolkata25 Ladakh Marathon & Ultra Chewang Motup Goba E: info@ladakhmarathon.com W: www.ladakhmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ladakhmarathon

Dec

Feb

Dec

*Tarblazer 21.1 S. Shashidhar E: shashi@sportman.in W: www.sportman.in/tarblazer/ fb: facebook.com/hellosportman/ Vadodara Int’l Marathon Sameer Khera E: samkhera@gmail.com W: www.vadodaramarathon.com fb: facebook.com/VadodaraMarathon

Sep

Jun

Jan

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

Aug

Jakarta Marathon Oct Jacqueline Losung E: jacqueline@inspirogroup.co.id W: www.thejakartamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TheJKTMarathon Iraq Erbil Marathon Oct Abdulsattar Younus E: erbilmarathon@yahoo.com W: www.erbilmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/JifjR5 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Jun Jim O’Donovan E: info@corkcitymarathon.ie W: www.corkcitymarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/corkcitymarathon/ SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Oct Jim Aughney E: office@dublinmarathon.ie W: www.sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie fb: facebook.com/dublinmarathon Longford Marathon Aug Fr Ciaran McGovern E: info@longfordmarathon.com W: www.longfordmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/longfordmarathon Waterford Viking Marathon Jun Joe Cawley E: info@waterfordvikingmarathon.com W: www.waterfordvikingmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1HWuFDI Israel

Sep

Tata Mumbai Marathon Jan Hugh Jones E: tatamumbaimarathon@ procam.in, arati@procam.in W: tatamumbaimarathon.procamrunning.in fb: facebook.com/TataMumMarathon/

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PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon Dr Sandeep Suryakant Kate E: runsatara@shhm.co.in W: www.shhm.co.in fb: facebook.com/SataraHillMarathon

Dec

Ireland

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

Pune Int’l Marathon Mr. Pralhad M. Savant E: Marathonpune@yahoo.com W: www.marathonpune.com fb: facebook.com/marathonpune

Indonesia

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

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

IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon Feb Nagaraj Adiga E: adiga@nebsports.in W: www.newdelhimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/newdelhimarathon/

Eilat Full Desert Marathon Nov Ofer Padan E: ofer@marathonisrael.co.il W: www.desertrun.co.il fb: facebook.com/desertrun.co.il/ Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10k Simon Avraham E: JEM@target-market.co.il W: www.jerusalem-marathon.com fb: on.fb.me/WCyXOj Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon Ofer Shytrit “Kapaim” E: marathon@kapaim.co.il W: www.tlvmarathon.co.il fb: facebook.com/TelAvivMarathon

Mar

Feb

Sea of Galilee Tiberias Marathon Jan Doron Amir E: dorona88@gmail.com W: www.tiberiasmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/TiberiasMarathonIL Italy Dogi’s Half Marathon Michele Stellon E: info@dogishalfmarathon.it W: www.dogishalfmarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1UGyWR0 Trieste Europe Marathon Fabio Carini E: info@triestemarathon.it W: www.triestemarathon.it fb: facebook.com/triestemarathon/

Apr

May

Firenze Marathon Nov Giancarlo Romiti E: staff@firenzemarathon.it W: www.firenzemarathon.it fb: on.fb.me/1lpsOz8 Gensan Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon Feb Stefano Stanzial E: matteo@veronamarathon.it W: www.giuliettaeromeohalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/veronamarathon SPORTWAY Lake Maggiore Marathon Nov Paolo Ottone E: LMM@pro-motion.it W: www.lagomaggioremarathon.com fb: facebook.com/lagomaggiore. marathon AUDIREVI Lake Maggiore Half Marathon & 10K Paolo Ottone E: LMHM@pro-motion.it W: www.LMHM.it fb: facebook.com/lagomaggiore. marathon EA7 Emporio Armani 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 City Half Marathon Carlo Capalbo E: info@napolirunning.com W: www.napolirunning.com fb: facebook.com/napolirunning Padova Marathon Leopoldo Destro E: info@padovamarathon.com W: www.padovamarathon.com fb: bit.ly/2h0vdjZ PisaMarathon Andrea Maggini E: info@1063ad.it W: www.maratonadipisa.com

Mar

Apr

May

*Telesia Half Marathon Oct Diego Viscusi E: info@telesiahalfmarathon.it W: www.telesiahalfmarathon.it fb: facebook.com/telesiahalfmarathon/ Trento Half Marathon Oct Ferruccio Demadonna E: demadonna@inwind.it W: www.trentorunningfestival.it fb: facebook.com/trentorunningfestival 15a Treviso Marathon Mauro Miani E: info@trevisomarathon.com W: www.trevisomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonaDiTreviso

Mar

Torino Half Marathon Oct Simone Oneglio E: registration@teamarathon.it W: www.teamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/TeamMarathonTorino Maratona di Torino Oct Simone Oneglio E: registration@teamarathon.it W: www.teamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/TeamMarathonTorino Maratonina Città di Udine Sep Paolo Bordon E: info@maratoninadiudine.it W: www.maratoninadiudine.it fb: facebook.com/asdmaratoninaudinese Maratona di San Valentino Marcello Vettese E: info@maratonadisanvalentino.it W: www.maratonadisanvalentino.it fb: facebook.com/maratona. disanvalentino

Feb

Venicemarathon Oct Piero Rosa Salva E: info@venicemarathon.it W: www.venicemarathon.it fb: facebook.com/ ASDVenicemarathon?fref=ts Verona Marathon Nov Stefano Stanzial E: stefano@veronamarathon.it W: www.veronamarathon.it fb: facebook.com/veronamarathon Jamaica

Feb

Apr

Reggae Marathon, Half & 10K Dec Alfred Francis E: racedirector@reggaemarathon.com W: www.reggaemarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ReggaeMarathon Japan Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon Mr Megumi Furuichi E: furuichi-m@mainichi.co.jp

Dec

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon Hiroshige Nakata E: jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp W: www.lakebiwa-marathon.com

Feb

Mar

Global Ports Maratona di Ravenna – City of Art Nov Stefano Righini E: info@maratonadiravenna.com W: www.maratonadiravenna.com fb: facebook.com/maratonadiravenna/

Fukuoka Int’l Open Marathon Dec Championship Takanori Saito E: fukuoka_marathon@yahoo.co.jp W: www.fukuoka-marathon.com/en/ index.html

Maratona di Roma Enrico Castrucci E: info@maratonadiroma.it W: www.maratonadiroma.it fb: facebook.com/maratonadiroma

Gifu Half Marathon Tetsuya “Teddy” Okamura E: okamura.chunichi@biz.nifty.jp W: www.gifu-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/gifu.marathon

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

Apr

Jun

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

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

Tokyo Marathon Tad Hayano E: tm2018@or.knt.co.jp W: www.marathon.tokyo/en/ fb: facebook.com/tokyo42195.org

Feb

*Toyama Marathon Oct Takakazu Ishii E: tm-info@toyamamarathon.com W: www.toyamamarathon.com/entry/ oversea.html fb: bit.ly/2qjEk6i Jordan

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

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

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

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

Kyoto Marathon Feb Masayoshi Sakoda E: isono@runners.co.jp W: www.kyoto-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/kyoto.marathon.2013

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

Mount Fuji Marathon Nov Nikkan Sports Press E: m.koike@sports-info.co.jp W: www.fujisan-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/fujisanmarathon

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

Nagano Marathon Shinichi Maejima E: info@naganomarathon.gr.jp W: www.naganomarathon.gr.jp fb: facebook.com/naganomarathon Nagoya Women’s Marathon Tetsuya “Teddy” Okamura E: okamura.chunichi@biz.nifty.jp W: womens-marathon.nagoya fb: facebook.com/nagoya.womens. marathon Nara Marathon Shogo Arai E: athletic@nara-marathon.jp W: www.nara-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/naramarathon.jp

Dec

Apr

Dennis Sitieney E: Dennis.Sitieney@sc.com W: www.nairobimarathon.com fb: facebook.com/StandardCharteredKE Korea Chosunilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon

Jan

Jun

Tokushima Marathon Mar Kamon Iizumi E: hashiru_ahoo@circus.ocn.ne.jp W: www.tokushima-marathon.jp fb: facebook.com/tokushima.marathon

Oct

Ina Choi E: marathon@chosun.com W: marathon.chosun.com fb: facebook.com/marathonchosun Daegu Int’l Marathon Rachel Lee E: rachel.soul.lee@gmail.com W: marathon.daegusports.or.kr fb: facebook.com/daegumarathon Gunsan Saemangeum Int’l Marathon, 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

Apr

Latvia May

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

Jun

Feb

Sep

Sep

Dec

Jun

Mar

Malaysia

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

Mar

*Maratón “Las Batallas de Celaya” Apr Fernando Gabriel García Carrillo E: fgarcia@fecodi.com.mx W: www.maratoncelaya.com 21k Coahuila Arq. Dora Maria Galindo Ramos E: coahuila21k@hotmail.com W: www.21kcoahuila.org

Madagascar

Borneo Int’l Marathon Datuk Dr Heng Aik Cheng E: 1234heng@gmail.com W: www.borneomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/borneomarathon

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

Jun

Medio Maratón Atlas de Guadalajara

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

Jul

Carly Casarrubias E: carly@masaccion.com.mx W: www.masaccion.com.mx

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

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

BLOM BANK Beirut Marathon Nov Mr. Wissam Terro E: wissam.terro@beirutmarathon.org W: www.beirutmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/beirutmarathon Kaunas Marathon Algirdas Pukis E: info@kaunasmarathon.lt W: www.kaunasmarathon.lt fb: facebook.com/KaunoMaratonas

Mauritius

*Medio Maraton de la Mujer Cancun

Course not measurable to AIMS standards Apr

Incheon Songdo Int’l Marathon Oct SooHong Woo E: road42195@naver.com W: www.songdorun.com

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

*Madagascar Marathon & Half Thom Gilligan E: info@marathontours.com W: www.madagascarmarathon.com

Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l Marathon 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

Kuwait

Lithuania

Oct

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

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Aug

Kenya

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

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

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

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

JoongAng Seoul Marathon Nov E: marathon@joins.com W: marathon.joins.com fb: facebook.com/marathon.joins

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

Maldives

Mar

Lebanon

Standard Chartered Nairobi 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

Apr

Kazakhstan

Apr

Mar

Dec

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

May

May

Aug

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

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 Maratón Jun Adriana Corach E: corach@ corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx W: www.corredoresdelbosquedetlalpan. com.mx fb: bit.ly/2cEPAVs Gran Maraton Pacifico Dec Karla Angelica Camacho Guzman E: paisajismo_karlac@hotmail.com W: www.maraton.org fb: facebook.com/gran.maratonpacifico Maraton Int’l Guadalajara Megacable Nov Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: www.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL 21k Guadalajara Electrolit Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: elena.aguilar@ comudeguadalajara.gob.mx W: medio.maratonguadalajara.org fb: facebook.com/MaratonGDL

Feb

Maraton Int’l de Juarez Oct Federico Mendoza E: fmendoza@maratondejuarez.com W: www.marathondejuarez.com Maratón Int’l Lala María Luisa Marroquín E: marialuisa.marroquin@ ucialsa.com.mx W: www.maratonlala.org fb: on.fb.me/1f9fPdX

Mar

Maratón León Sep Dr. Antonio Eugenio Rivera Cisneros E: antonio.rivera@comudeleon.gob.mx W: www.maratonleon.mx Merida Marathon Pablo Suinaga Sainz E: psuinaga@asdeporte.com W: www.merida.gob.mx Maratón de la Ciudad de México Telcel Javier Carvallo Chinchilla E: contacto@maratoncdmx.com W: www.maratoncdmx.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCdMx

Jan

Aug

Maratón Powerade Monterrey Dec Edilberto González Serna E: edilbertogonzalez.accnl@gmail.com W: www.maratonmonterrey.com fb: facebook.com/Maratonmty 21km Nuevo Leon Nov Luciano Ramirez Gallardo E: atletismonuevoleon@gmail.com W: www.asociaciondeatletismonl.com fb: facebook.com/21knl Rock ’n’ Roll Querétaro Maratón Oct Luis Galvez E: 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 *Medio Maratón Int’l TlajomulcoCajititlán Elena Aguilar Fuentes E: mediomaratontlajomulco@ gmail.com W: medio-maraton.tlajomulco.gob.mx fb: facebook.com/ mediomaratontlajomulco

Sep

Medio Maraton Turistico Riviera Nayarit Nov Arturo García Ruiz Velasco E: arturo@conserviexpress.com W: www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com fb: on.fb.me/Jic0Js Moldova *Chisinau Int’l Marathon Oct Dmitri Voloshin E: info@marathon.md W: www.marathon.md fb: facebook.com/ chisinaumarathon/?fref=ts Montenegro Podgorica Marathon Oct Milan Madžgalj E: maraton@t-com.me W: www.maraton.co.me fb: on.fb.me/1Sh24z2 Morocco *Marathon Vert D’Agadir Mr. Abdellah Jeddad E: ajeddad@gmail.com W: www.agadirmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ MarathonAgadir/?fref=ts

Apr

Grand Marathon Int’l de Casablanca Oct Said Ibrahimi Moulay Skali E: contact@casablancamarathon.com, m.skali@ casablanca-marathon.com W: www.casablanca-marathon.com fb: facebook.com/casablanca.marathon RAHAL Mémorial Casablanca Mr. Abdellah Jeddad E: ajeddad@gmail.com W: www.running.ma fb: facebook.com/marrakech10km

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

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

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

Apr

May

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

Apr

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

96

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

Jun

Sep

3-Sjøersløpet Nov Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.3sjoers.no fb: facebook.com/3sjoers Stavanger Marathon Aug Johannes Økland E: lop@gti-friidrett.no W: www.stavangermarathon.no fb: facebook.com/StavangerMarathon/ Panama Panama Int’l Marathon Nov Rodrigo Espinosa E: rodriespinosa@gmail.com W: www.corredoresdelistmo.com fb: on.fb.me/19tYlKX Gatorade Panama Int’l Half Marathon Elmer Ortiz Nunez E: panamarunners@gmail.com W: www.panamahalfmarathon.com fb: on.fb.me/1zQ4212

Jul

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

Aug

Media Maratón Int’l Ciudad de Asunción May Marcelo Ithurralde E: pmc.paraguay@gmail.com W: www.paraguaymarathonclub.org fb: facebook.com/ParaguayMarathonClub Peru Maratón movistar Lima42k Andreas Müller E: info@zmpromociones.org W: www.lima42k.com fb: facebook.com/maratonlima42k/ Peru Runners – Media Maratón de Lima Gonzalo Rodriguez Larrain de Lavalle E: alejandra@perurunners.com fb: facebook.com/perurunners

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

May

Aug

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

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

Jul

Poland PKO Bialystok Halfmarathon Grzegorz Kuczynski E: fundacja@bialystokbiega.pl W: www.bialystokpolmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/bialystokbiega PZU Cracovia Marathon Krzysztof Kowal E: strona@zis.krakow.pl W: www.pzucracoviamaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/CracoviaMaraton ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon Michal Drelich E: biuro@sportevolution.pl W: www.gdyniapolmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/gdyniapolmaraton DOZ Marathon Łódź Michal Drelich E: michal@sportevolution.pl W: www.lodzmaraton.pl fb: facebook.com/lodzmaraton Pila Int’l Half Marathon Henryk Paskal E: info@pila.halfmarathon.pl W: www.pila.halfmarathon.pl fb: facebook.com/polmaraton.pila

May

Apr

Mar

Apr

Sep

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

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 PZU Warsaw Half Marathon Marek Tronina E: info@warsawmarathon.com W: www.warsawhalfmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/WarsawMarathon

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

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

Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP | Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Santander Totta Oct Carlos Moya E: info@maratonaportugal.com W: www.rocknrollLisbon.com fb: facebook.com/RnRPortugal

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

EDP Lisbon Half Marathon Mar Carlos Moya E: info@maratonaportugal.com W: www.meiamaratonadelisboa.com fb: facebook.com/MeiaMaratonaLisboa Lisbon Eco Marathon May Luis Sousa E: ls@honoris.pt W: www.lisbonmarathon.pt fb: facebook.com/LisbonECOMarathon Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Apr

Silesia Marathon Oct Bohdan Witwicki E: info@silesiaproactive.pl W: www.silesiamarathon.pl/en/ fb: on.fb.me/18FdJS0

Philippines

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

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

Paraguay

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

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

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

Sep

Marathon Eindhoven Oct Edgar de Veer E: info@marathoneindhoven.nl W: www.marathoneindhoven.nl fb: facebook.com/marathon.eindhoven Enschede Marathon Sandra Melief E: info@enschedemarathon.nl W: www.enschedemarathon.nl fb: nl-nl.facebook.com/ EnschedeMarathon

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

Sep

Apr

Mar

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

Porto Half Marathon Sport Zone Sep Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.meiamaratonasportzone.com fb: on.fb.me/1bqbekL Porto Marathon EDP Nov Jorge Teixeira E: geral@runporto.com W: www.maratonadoporto.com fb: on.fb.me/19tXqKC 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

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

Jun

Sep

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

Feb

OMV Petrom Bucharest Half Marathon Oana Nastase/Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucharest21km.com fb: facebook.com/Bucharest21km *UNIQA Bucharest 10K Paolo Ottone E: info@abrc.ro W: www.bucuresti10km.ro fb: facebook.com/Bucharest10km Wizz Air Cluj-Napoca Marathon Horatiu Morar E: office@runnersclub.ro W: www.maraton-cluj.ro/en fb: bit.ly/2fUJuR1

May

Apr

Apr

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

Sep

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

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

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Romania

Feb

May

Sep

May

Aug

Jan

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Tricolor TV White Nights Marathon Jul Mikhail Kochetkov / Anton Uyk E: info@wnmarathon. ru, whitenights1@mail. ru, uyk@startspb.ru W: www.wnmarathon.ru fb: facebook.com/wnmarathon/ Rwanda Kigali International Peace Marathon Jean Pierre Ndacyayisenga E: coach2020a@gmail.com W: www.kigalimarathon.org fb: bit.ly/2llV4W3

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Serbia Belgrade Marathon Apr Dejan Nikolic E: office@bgdmarathon.org W: www.bgdmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/Belgrade.Marathon Novi Sad Marathon Oct Milan Dolga E: marathon@sbb.rs W: www.marathon.org.rs fb: facebook.com/novisad.marathon Novi Sad Half Marathon Dimitrije Dolga E: marathon@sbb.rs W: www.marathon.org.rs fb: facebook.com/novisad.marathon

Mar

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

Dec

Slovakia ČSOB Bratislava Marathon Apr Jozef Pukalovič E: info@becool.sk W: www.bratislavamarathon.com fb: facebook.com/bratislava.marathon Košice Peace Marathon Oct Branislav Koniar 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 May Marko Pintaric E: info@maraton-radenci.si W: www.maraton-radenci.si fb: facebook.com/MaratonTrehSrc 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 Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon Orlando Montesdeoca Santana E: orlando@grupojuanarmas.com W: www.grancanariamaraton.com fb: facebook.com/GCMaraton ASICS Medio Maratón de Madrid Guillermo Ferrero Centeno E: mediomaratonmadrid@ admarathon.es W: www.mediomaratonmadrid.es fb: on.fb.me/1f9hRLh

Mar

Jan

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

Apr

Dec

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

Jan

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

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

Maratón Donostia - San Sebastián Nov Patxi Larrea Perurena E: info@maratondonostia.com (sport questions), maraton@ flygroupnet.com (registrations) W: www.maratondonostia.com fb: facebook.com/maratonsansebastian

Swissalpine Andrea Tuffli E: info@swissalpine.ch W: www.swissalpine.ch fb: facebook.com/swissalpinedavos

Mitja Marato Int’l Vila Jan de Santa Pola Roque M. Alemañ Bonet E: chiplevante@gmail.com W: www.mitjasantapola.com fb: facebook.com/MitjaMaratoSantaPola Zurich Maratón de Sevilla Francisco Javier Gavela Rodríguez E: info@zurichmaratonsevilla.es W: www.zurichmaratonsevilla.es fb: facebook.com/MaratonDeSevilla

Feb

Medio Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Oct Paco Borao E: gerencia@correcaminos.org W: www.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/ medio-maraton fb: facebook.com/mediomaratonvalencia Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Nov Paco Borao E: gerencia@correcaminos.org W: www.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com fb: facebook.com/maratonvalencia Sri Lanka LSR Colombo Marathon Oct Mr P.T. Weerasinghe E: colombomarathon@LSR-srilanka. com, LSRtilak@sltnet.lk W: www.colombomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/LSRColomboMarathon Sweden Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon Bo Edsberger E: info@goteborgsvarvet.se W: www.goteborgsvarvet.se fb: facebook.com/goteborgsvarvet

May

Stockholm Half Marathon Sep Ulf Saletti E: info@stockholmhalfmarathon.se W: www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se fb: facebook.com/stockholmhalfmarathon ASICS Stockholm Marathon Jun Ulf Saletti E: info@stockholmmarathon.se W: www.stockholmmarathon.se fb: facebook.com/stockholmmarathon.se Harmony Genève Marathon May for Unicef 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

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

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

Jul

Apr

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

Apr

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

Jan

Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon Jan Assoct. Prof.Piansak Pakdee E: info@khonkaenmarathon.com W: www.khonkaenmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/khonkaenmarathon Laguna Phuket Marathon Roman Floesser E: info1@phuketmarathon.com W: www.phuketmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/phuketmarathon

Tunisia *The Carthage Race Int’l Marathon Feb Naamen Bouhamed E: info@the-carthage-race.com W: www.the-carthage-race.com fb: bit.ly/20VpGLC SOPAL SFAX Marathon Int’l Olive Trees Naamen Bouhamed E: contact@marathon-desoliviers-sfax.com W: www.sfaxmarathon.com fb: bit.ly/20VpGLC

Dec

Turkey Runatolia Marathon (Half + 10km) Mar Mr. Ali Dogan / Ms. Nergiz Gürler E: info@runatolia.com W: www.runatolia.com fb: facebook.com/runtalya.de *Erzurum Half Marathon May Ahmet Dal E: ahmetdalsau@gmail.com W: www.erzurumyarimaratonu.org Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon Apr Ismail Ozbayraktar E: istanbulyarimaratonu@ sporas.com.tr W: www.istanbulyarimaratonu.org fb: on.fb.me/1OYHCP2 Vodafone İstanbul Marathon Nov Ismail Ozbayraktar E: info@istanbulmarathon.org W: www.istanbulmarathon.org fb: on.fb.me/IRa8pQ 9 Eylül İzmir Half Marathon Sep Ganime Nalbantoglu E: international@izmir.bel.tr W: www.dokuzeylulyarimaratonu.com U.S. Virgin Islands

Thailand

Switzerland Apr

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

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

Jun

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

St Croix Int’l Marathon Wallace Williams E: wallacewilliams@msn.com W: virginislandspace.org/ stxmarathonregistration2016.html

Dec

Ukraine Bila Tserkva Marathon Oct Sergey Bocharov E: org@bc-marathon.org.ua W: www.bc-marathon.org.ua fb: on.fb.me/1oWXmp8 Kharkiv Int’l Marathon Apr Dmitry Garmash E: info@kharkivmarathon.com W: www.kharkivmarathon.com Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon Apr Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivhalfmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/ kyivhalfmarathon/?fref=ts Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon Oct Dmitro Chernitsky E: registration@runukraine.org W: www.kyivmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/kyivmarathon/?fref=ts United Arab Emirates RAK Half Marathon Nathan Clayton E: registration@rakmarathon.org W: www.rakmarathon.org fb: facebook.com/rakmarathon

Feb

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

B.A.A. Boston Marathon Apr Dave McGillivray E: info@baa.org W: www.baa.org fb: facebook.com/TheBostonMarathon Bank of America Chicago Marathon Oct Carey Pinkowski E: office@chicagomarathon.com W: www.chicagomarathon.com fb: facebook.com/ChicagoMarathon Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Brant Kotch E: bkotch@craincaton.com W: www.houstonmarathon.com fb: facebook.com/houstonmarathon

Jan

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

Mar

Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Nov Kevin LaRue E: RnRvegas@competitorgroup.com W: runrocknroll.com/las-vegas fb: bit.ly/2i84RBF Uruguay *Maratón de Montevideo Apr Lionel de Mello E: secretariacau2016@gmail.com W: www.maratonmontevideo.com.uy fb: facebook.com/maratonmontevideo42km Venezuela CAF Caracas Maratón Apr Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia E: maratoncaf@caf.com W: maraton.caf.com fb: facebook.com/MaratonCafCaracas Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K Oct Sonia Rosales E: srosales@hipereventos.com W: www.hipereventos.com fb: on.fb.me/IRe3mA Vietnam *Danang Int’l Marathon Phillip Nguyen E: info@pulse.vn W: www.rundanang.com fb: facebook.com/ dananginternationalmarathon

Aug

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


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