The official publication of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races and the International Association of Athletic Federations
Published April 2012
Runners in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Half Marathon stream off the 4km-long Sealink as the early-start mass marathon participants embark on their outward journey, 15km into the race.
Kyoto Marathon, Sun 11 March 2012
By Jane Tse
At 14.46 on 11 March 2011 Japan was hit by its worst ever earthquake. It registered 9 on the Richter scale, and was one of the five worst ever suffered – anywhere. The World Bank rated it as the most expensive natural disaster in world history.
Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10k, Fri 16 March 2012
The City of Jerusalem hosted about 15,000 runners from all over Israel and from about 50 countries worldwide in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km races. They fought driving rain and strong winds in the second ever marathon held in the Holy City.
By Richard Donovan
Why would anyone want to run seven marathon distances on seven continents in less than five days? “Because I thought I could” says Richard Donovan.
Kinmen Marathon, Sun 26 February 2012
By Queenie Juang
Kinmen was first known as Jinmen (meaning “golden gate”) from Ming Dynasty times when the emperor sent in the military to protect the area against pirate attacks.
By Martin Joyce
Tour operator Martin Joyce recalls some memorable moments…
By Jari Salonen
The 21st edition of the Paavo Nurmi Marathon takes place on 30 June 2012, commemorating the much earlier feats of the “Flying Finn” in the 1920s. Paavo Nurmi won nine gold and three silver medals in the Olympic Games held in Antwerp in 1920, Paris in 1924 and Amsterdam in 1928.
By Joe Hvilivitzky
After helping breathe new life into the world’s only country-to-country marathon, Jim Ralston is stepping aside following a 14-year run as its race director. Under Ralston’s stewardship the race, now called the Niagara Falls International Marathon (NFIM), has enjoyed steady growth in popularity as a destination race for runners drawn by the idea of starting a race in the United States and ending it in Canada—near the brink of the iconic Canadian Horseshoe Falls, no less.
News from AIMS, IAAF, WMRA and IAU; Race dates; Race contact details.
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