Distance Running
2010 January–March

Published January 2010


Venice Marathon, Italy, 25 October 2009


Ampitheatre atmosphere

Ampitheatre atmosphere

Amman International Marathon, Sat 17 October 2009

By Norrie Williamson
Marathons offer a great way to mix a love of running with the chance to see some of the world’s most interesting, scenic, and historic places. The Amman International Marathon, held under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, offers all of these qualities.

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Many bridges to cross

Many bridges to cross

Venicemarathon, Sun 25 October 2009

On 24 October 2010 Venicemarathon will organize its 25th Anniversary edition, which will be rich in surprises and celebrations. The organizers hope to welcome you all in celebration of this great anniversary, and in solidarity with some particular charitable causes. For the last few years Venicemarathon has supported causes such as “Run for Water, Run for Life” which raises funds to dig wells to supply drinking water in one of the driest regions in the world – the Karamoja in Uganda.

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A natural mystic

A natural mystic

Reggae Marathon, Sat 5 December 2009

By Leisha Chen-Young
Speakers strapped atop cars, transforming them into mobile sound systems; live reggae and steel bands; tents that pose as makeshift homes for djs; music comes from everywhere. Bob Marley’s lyrics adorn mile markers: “Sun is shining, the weather is sweet”; “Don’t worry… ‘bout a ting, ‘cos ev’ry little ting’s… gonna be alright”. Music fuels the small island of Jamaica, and also the island’s Reggae Marathon.

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Loneliness no longer

By Malcolm Anderson
Distance running is more than a sport – it’s a whole new social movement


Run it off

By Charmayne Wellington
There was a time when athletes believed that to achieve their goal, pain was the essence. Since then sport scientists and physiologists have shown that these niggling pains were likely due to microtrauma which, when left unattended, could be catastrophic.

Also in this issue …

News from AIMS, WMRA and IAU; Race dates; Race contact details.