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Association of International Marathons and Distance Races

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

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22nd World Congress of AIMS

The next World Congress of AIMS will be held in Tallinn (EST) from 6–8 September 2018. Read more at: www.aimsworldcongress2018.ee/en/welcome

Registrations can be made online at: https://www.jooks.ee/AIMS18/?id=1



Global Running Day

AIMS supports NYRR running initiative

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Race date for Longford Marathon (IRL) changed

Longford Marathon date change

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Bounasser surprise champion in Vienna

Kiprop defends title in the heat

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Race date for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (IND) changed

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon date change

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Race date for Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon (IND) changed

Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon date change

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Sefir to challenge Kimetto

World record holder faces Ethiopian rival in Vienna

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Race results

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Telenor Copenhagen Marathon, Denmark

Sun 13 May 2018

55.6761 12.5683

The city’s streets were filled with thousands of recreational runners tailing the elite. At the front William Morwabe set a new course record of 2.11.15, lowering the old one by 55 seconds. which is the fastest marathon time ever in Copenhagen.

Before race day Telenor and the race organisers hosted a conference on Digital Running in order to present some of the recent findings and forecasts for the future of running. “Organising a marathon is more than race records… Together with our digital partner; Telenor, the city of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg and Sport Event Denmark we are always look for new ways of putting running on the agenda,” said Dorte Vibjerg, CEO of the organising running club, Sparta.

Running a marathon is also a mental marathon explained the brain scientist, Thomas Z. Ramsøy, at the Digital Running conference. Monitoring the brain activity of runners exercising and competing gives an insight into the so-called “Runner’s High and Low”. Research on the mental stages of running will help us to understand and enhance the running experience.

But for the organisers the highs of the marathon were the race records and the brilliant weather as well as opening the window to investigate the mental and physical aspects of running.

9120 runners entered and 7883 started, of whom 36% were foreigners.

1 William Nyarondia MORWABE KEN 2:11:15
2 Abraham GIRMA ETH 2:11:29
3 Paul Waweru CHEGE KEN 2:12:24
4 Abel WARUINGE KEN 2:13:12
5 Eric Kimutai KERING KEN 2:13:59
1 Shasho INSERMU ETH 2:32:17
2 Betty CHEPLETING KEN 2:32:41
3 Tesfanesh MERGA ETH 2:33:03
4 Ivy KIBET KEN 2:37:21
5 Ruth Wanjiku NJOROGE KEN 2:41:35

Volkswagen Bucharest Half Marathon, Romania

Sat 12 May 2018

44.4325 26.1039
Half marathon
1 Patrick Kipkorir SIELE KEN 1:01:05
2 Roncer Kipkorir KONGA KEN 1:01:19
3 Justus Kipkogei KANGOGO KEN 1:01:32
4 Abel CHEBET UGA 1:02:18
5 Mustefa Kedir TEBO ETH 1:01:35
1 Pauline Chemning KORIKWIANG KEN 1:10:07
2 Daisy CHEROTICH KEN 1:12:07
3 Elvan ABEYLEGESSE TUR 1:12:27
4 Bashanke Imoshe BILO ETH 1:14:38
5 Tejitu Siyum ALEMAYEHU ETH 1:14:49

Banja Luka Half Marathon, Bosnia

Sat 12 May 2018

44.7308 17.0503
Half marathon
1 Moses KIPRUTO-KIBIRE XXX 1:06:30
2 Benard Muinde MATHEKA XXX 1:07:44
3 Stenlay KIPRUTO XXX 1:08:52
4 Luka LJUBIC XXX 1:11:36
5 Darko ZIVANOVIC XXX 1:11:47
1 Christine Moraa OIGO XXX 1:13:05
2 Bojana BJELJAC XXX 1:15:33
3 Teodora SIMOVIC XXX 1:15:35
4 Matea PARLOV XXX 1:16:05
5 Lucia KIMANI XXX 1:21:07


Distance Running

Official magazine of AIMS and IAAF

Cover of 2018 Edition 2

Latest issue:
2018 Edition 2

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