Distance Running
2012 Edition 4

Published October 2012


A runner passes below the dominating frontage of the Chateau Frontenac Hotel in the SSQ Quebec City Marathon on 26 August.


Hard. Too hard. But it’s a marathon!

Hard. Too hard. But it’s a marathon!

Siberian International Marathon, Sun 12 August 2012

By Boris Prokopyev
When athletes are called upon to bear difficult weather, topographic or other conditions – and it becomes really hard, they sometimes look for someone to blame. Their first thought is not that it is a marathon, a real one; a marathon in its original form. Maybe they were just not ready for it.

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The winding way through wine country

The winding way through wine country

15th Int’l WACHAUmarathon, Sun 16 September 2012

By Monika Wildner
Each year in autumn ten thousand runners converge on a region in Austria called Wachau to run the Marathon there along the banks of the Danube River. For approximately 36km of its length the River Danube meanders through one of the most stunning cultural and natural landscapes of Europe, a UNESCO World heritage site …

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A national monument

A national monument

Maraton Internacional de Asuncion, Sun 26 August 2012

By Paco Borao
Paraguay celebrated the 200th anniversary of its independence in 2011, which the Paraguay Marathon Club prepared for by organizing the first ever full marathon in 2010 as a test event. It was so successful that it was agreed to hold it every year…

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A sprinter talks distance: doh!

By Kenneth Lloyd
What does Carl Lewis know about distance, asks Kenneth Lloyd…

Running into history

Following in the footsteps of legend

By Kostas Pangopoulos
The Athens Classic Marathon has unique status, being held on the authentic Olympic Marathon course. While the ancient history of this race runs back more than 2500 years, its relatively recent history started in 1896.

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Also in this issue …

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