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Most successful AIMS Congress ever

Tallinn meeting elects new AIMS Board, hears latest research on impact of world running

The 22nd World Congress of AIMS was held in Tallinn from 6–8 September 2018, coinciding with the 100th anniversary since Estonia’s independence was first declared.

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New world marathon record set in Berlin

Kipchoge smashes Kimetto’s 2014 time by 78 seconds

Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 45th edition of the Berlin Marathon with a sensational world record of 2:01:39.

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Abraham Kiptum breaks half marathon world record in Valencia

58:18 time beats Tadese’s previous record by five seconds

The City of Valencia is now home to all three world records at the half marathon distance (subject to ratification).

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AIMS is a member-based organization of more than 450 of the world’s leading distance races, from over 120 countries and territories.

Our objectives are:

  • to foster and promote distance running throughout the world
  • to exchange information, knowledge and expertise among members of the association
  • to work with the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) on all matters relating to international road races

Book reviews


‘Running is life;
life is running’

Read the full review:

in English: Running is life; life is running

em português: Correr é vida; a vida está correndo

en español: Correr es Vida; la Vida es Correr

日本語で: ランニングは生命です。 人生は走っている

in italiano: Correre è vita, la vita è correre


Race date for Brasov International Marathon powered by Telekom Sport (ROU) changed

Brasov Int’l Marathon date change

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Race date for Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run (NOR) changed

Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run date change

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Race date for Sfax Marathon Olive Trees (TUN) changed

Sfax Marathon Olive Trees date change

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Race date for Pardubice Wine Half Marathon (CZE) changed

Pardubice Wine Half Marathon date change

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World Record Award for Netsanet Gudeta

Time of 1:06:11 in women-only half marathon beat Lornah Kiplagat’s 2007 record

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AIMS Marathon Symposium 2018

Information on effects of GDPR for race organisers

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Race results

Historic results

Latest race results

San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon, Costa Rica

Sun 2 December 2018

9.91667 -84.1014
1 Nelson Makori OYUGI KEN 2:36:53
2 Jonathan Varela OBANDO CRC 2:36:58
3 Jason Villalobos ESPINOZA CRC 2:40:58
4 Alexander Miguel Vargas CERVANTES CRC 2:47:39
5 Jeremy Quesada GONZALEZ CRC 2:56:08
1 Scola Jepkemoi KIPTOO KEN 2:45:41
2 Gabriela Campos ANGULO CRC 3:29:59
3 Magdalena Quesada VARELA CRC 3:57:27
4 Francine Martinez MONTOYA CRC 4:00:32
5 Nancy NUNEZ CRC 4:14:26
Half marathon
1 Didimo Sanchez MENDOZA VEN 1:09:43
2 Angelo Olivo BONILLA VEN 1:11:02
3 Kenneth Robles DAHMEN CRC 1:13:29
4 Leonardo Morera MALCOLM CRC 1:16:42
5 Sandro Ezeta CHAVES CRC 1:18:15
1 Jenny MENDEZ CRC 1:20:28
2 Magaly GARCIA VEN 1:24:24
3 Maria Tatiana Chavez SANCHEZ CRC 1:41:46
4 Elise COULLERAY CRC 1:58:27
5 Yannin Mora LIZANO CRC 2:02:00

Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, Spain

Sun 2 December 2018

39.4699 -0.376288
1 Leul Gebresilase ALEME ETH 2:04:29
2 Elhassan ELABBASSI BEH 2:04:43
3 Mathew Kipkoech KISORIO KEN 2:04:53
4 Tsegaye Kebede WORDOFA ETH 2:05:21
5 Nobert Kipkoech KIGEN KEN 2:05:19
1 Ashete Bekere DIDO ETH 2:21:14
2 Lydia CHEROMEI KEN 2:22:09
3 Tinbit Gidey WELDFEGEBRIEL ETH 2:23:37
4 Aberu Mekuria ZENNEBE ETH 2:24:35
5 Ana Dulce Ferreira FELIX POR 2:25:22

Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship, Japan

Sun 2 December 2018

33.5904 130.402
1 Yuma HATTORI JPN 2:07:27
2 Yemane TSEGAY ETH 2:08:54
3 Amanuel MESEL ERI 2:09:45
4 Yuta SHITARA JPN 2:10:25
5 Hayato SONODA JPN 2:10:31


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Distance Running

Official quarterly magazine of AIMS

Cover of 2018 Edition 4

Latest issue:
2018 Edition 4

Cover: New world record in the men’s marathon: Eliud Kipchoge smashes Dennis Kimetto’s 2014 record by 78 seconds with a new record time of 2:01:39 at the BMW Berlin-Marathon on 16th September


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