Association of International Marathons and Distance Races

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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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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



Dibaba hopes for personal best in Berlin

Strongest women’s field ever assembled in the German-speaking world

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Kipchoge, Kipsang, Dibaba and Cherono to race in Berlin

Fast times and intense competition anticipated

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Race date for Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon (HUN) changed

Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon date change

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AIMS Medal & T-shirt Awards

First awards for race mementoes

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Race results

Historic results

Latest race results

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon), Australia

Sun 16 September 2018

-33.8675 151.207
1 Elijah KEMBOI KEN 2:13:33
2 Thomas AYEKO UGA 2:15:46
3 Birhanu ADDISIE ETH 2:16:21
4 Jeffrey EGGLESTON USA 2:18:26
5 Noriaki KATO JPN 2:19:46
1 Mercy KEMBOI KEN 2:13:33
2 Eunice JEPTOO KEN 2:32:17
3 Zinash Debebe GETACHEW ETH 2:33:49
4 Hayimanot ALEMAYEHU ETH 2:40:13
5 Leah KIPRONO KEN 2:45:25

Copenhagen Half Marathon, Denmark

Sun 16 September 2018

55.6761 12.5683
Half marathon
1 Daniel KIPCHUMBA KEN 59:06
2 Abraham KIPTUM KEN 59:09
3 Jemal Yimmer MEKONNEN ETH 59:14
4 Yomif KEJELCHA ETH 59:17
5 Felix KIBITOK KEN 59:21
1 Sifan HASSAN NED 1:05:12
2 Ababel Yeshaneh BRIHANE ETH 1:05:46
3 Joan Chelimo MELLY KEN 1:06:15
4 Zeineba YIMER ETH 1:06:21
5 Ruth CHEPNGETICH KEN 1:07:02

BMW Berlin-Marathon, Germany

Sun 16 September 2018

52.5199 13.3732
1 Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN 2:01:39
2 Amos KIPRUTO KEN 2:06:23
3 Wilson KIPSANG KEN 2:06:48
4 Shogo NAKAMURA JPN 2:08:16
5 Zersenay TADESE ERI 2:08:46
1 Gladys CHERONO KEN 2:18:11
2 Ruti AGA ETH 2:18:34
3 Tirunesh DIBABA ETH 2:18:55
4 Edna KIPLAGAT KEN 2:21:18
5 Mizuki MATSUDA JPN 2:22:23


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Cover of 2018 Edition 3

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2018 Edition 3

Cover: Du Motion-Runners’ Days Dubrovnik, Croatia


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