Distance Running
2014 Edition 1

Published January 2014


Chosun Ilbo Chuncheon International Marathon, Korea


A journey of new and old

A journey of new and old

Standard Chartered KL Marathon, Sun 29 September 2013

By Gloria Ng
Kay-El. Not Superman’s name in Kryptonian but the capital city of Malaysia, officially known as Kuala Lumpur but universally abbreviated to its initials. It plays host to the Standard Chartered KL Marathon annually – and some might say you need superman-type resolve to complete the KL marathon.

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Local history

Local history

Airtricity Dublin Marathon, Mon 28 October 2013

By Frank Greally
For over three decades now the Dublin Marathon has been regarded as one of Ireland's premier annual sporting fixtures, taking place each year on what has become known nationally as Marathon Monday: the last in October and a national holiday.

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Running into history

A marathon survivor

The race was first organised by the Rotorua Athletic Club and in the 1990s by the Lake City Athletic Club. Sponsorship from the Fletcher group of companies covered the first 35 years of the race’s life, from 1965 to 1999. It was this long standing sponsorship, along with good organisation, that attracted a ‘who’s who’ of New Zealand’s greatest distance runners. One has only to look at the event’s Hall of Fame to see who has competed at Rotorua and who has gone on to perform at the highest level in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

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Marathon movers

The Rekordman

By Helmut Winter
In Germany a world record breaker is a “rekordman” but it is a title more fitting to BMW Berlin Marathon race director Mark Milde…

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Also in this issue …

Race previews: Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon; Generali Milano Marathon; Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon; NN Marathon Rotterdam; Wizz Air Skopje Marathon

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