Association of International Marathons and Distance Races

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Distance Running 2013 Edition 1

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Published January 2013

Cover:
The start of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon on 21 October. See race feature in this issue. Photo by Karel Delvoye.

Contents

Opinion

Modern day marathon messengers

By Malcolm Anderson
Some people collect marathons like others do stamps. Malcolm Anderson thinks he knows why.

Opinion

Breaking barriers

By Tim Hutchings
Can the two-hour barrier in the Marathon be broken within our lifetime? It might happen next week…

Running into history

A well orchestrated event

By Andreas Maier
Come spring Vienna is the perfect place for a runner to be. Particularly this spring. The Vienna City Marathon celebrates its 30th anniversary on 14 April 2013 and will inspire an expected field of 40,000 runners from about 110 nations. No less a man than running legend Haile Gebrselassie, who ran the race in 2011 and 2012, says: “Don’t miss this chance! The course is fast. The wonderful public buildings are a delight. I am sure that I’ll go back to Vienna one day”.

See the latest news from Vienna City Marathon

Marathon movers

Jackie Mekler

By Aubrey Human
Five-time Comrades Marathon winner and for six decades an avid exponent of the distance running cause in South Africa

See the latest news from Comrades Marathon

Also in this issue …

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

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