Distance Running
2018 Edition 2

Published April 2018


Al Mouj Muscat Marathon, Oman, 19 January 2018. Photo: Antony Jones/Lloyd Images


Maintaining a tradition

Maintaining a tradition

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, Sun 4 March 2018

Lakeside setting for one of world’s fastest races

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Running through time

Running through time

Split Half Marathon, Sun 25 February 2018

Manifestation of sporting and humanitarian character organized by volunteers

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A party atmosphere

A party atmosphere

Zurich Marato de Barcelona, Sun 11 March 2018

Romantic tour of the city which leaves runners with unforgettable memories

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Stormy weather

Stormy weather

EDP Lisbon Half Marathon, Sun 11 March 2018

Fast course awaits better conditions in 2019

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Running out of the dark

Unique distance running event helps integrate visually impaired people

Marathon movers

Gilligan’s isle

By Thom Gilligan
“As a child I dreamed about exploring foreign places,” says Thom Gilligan. Born in a Boston suburb the Marathon became “engrained in my DNA”. He combined wanderlust with the marathon urge by forming Marathon Tours Inc and helped give shape to distance running as we know it today.

Marathon greats

Spiridon Louis

By Hugh Jones
Winner of first modern Olympic marathon

Also in this issue …

Race previews: Cork City Marathon; SPB Half Marathon. The Northern Capital; Rio Half Marathon; Hokkaido Marathon
Lives remembered: Ken Young, 1942–2018, Dr David Martin, 1939–2018

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