Distance Running
2013 Edition 2

Published April 2013


Runners cross the start line at the Tokyo Marathon, 24 February 2013. Photo: Tokyo Marathon Foundation


In with the new

In with the new

Neujahrsmarathon Zurich, Tue 1 January 2013

By Jack Frost
Neujahrsmarathon Zurich is the first official marathon of the year – and half marathon, and 10km race. It starts on the first day of the year at the stroke of midnight – the very first second of the New Year. The winners’ performances head the list of official world best times of the year – at least for a while.

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Marathon of choice

Marathon of choice

Maritzburg City Marathon, Sun 24 February 2013

By Norrie Williamson
The Maritzburg Marathon has never focused on elite athletes, so when Munyaradzi Jari burst through the finish tape in the fastest time yet run in the 17-year history of the race no great fuss was made.

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A landmark event

A landmark event

New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi International Marathon, Sun 3 March 2013

By Sophia Shih
Taipei is the capital of Chinese Taipei, with a population of three million people. New Taipei City comprises the suburbs which surround it, with four million people living in 29 different districts. Since their unification in 2010 New Taipei City has become the world’s most populous suburb (overtaking Yokohama in Japan).

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A capital event

A capital event

Rock ’n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ’n’ Roll USA 1/2 Marathon, Sat 16 March 2013

By Dan Cruz
The Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon is the only marathon run entirely within the US Capital, Washington DC. For the last two years it has been part of the Competitor Group’s international Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. The largest field ever came to the US Capital, from all 50 US states and 32 other countries.

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Loving a cold climate

By Inna Chernoblavskaya
Conventional advice is that you should not run at temperatures below –20˚C. In Siberia they think differently…

Running into history

A marathon of two ages

By John Glover
When Greg Hannon and Sue Boreham won the inaugural Belfast City Marathon they were pioneering a mass participation event which in 2013 will celebrate 32 years of existence and innovation. But the City was not bereft of the 42.2km challenge before that date. The first Northern Ireland Championship event took place in Belfast in 1938 and continued to be held annually in the city into the 1980s, interrupted only for a three-year period during World War II.

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Also in this issue …

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