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Inside the latest Distance Running magazine…

2018 Edition 2



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

Distance Running 2018 Edition 2 is now available.

Competitors at AIMS and IAAF affiliated races during the second quarter of 2018 will be able to pick up the magazine free of charge from the race organisers.

You can also read or download the entire magazine here:

Read Distance Running 2018 Edition 2 online 

The entire 2018 Edition 2 (PDF, 49 MB)

Please note that whilst the calendar and contact details were believed correct at the time of publication, runners should confirm directly with the race organisers prior to booking travel arrangements.

Distance Running is also available free on issuu.

In this issue:

Maintaining a tradition

Maintaining a tradition

Running through time

Running through time

A party atmosphere

A party atmosphere

Stormy weather

Stormy weather


Running out of the dark

Unique distance running event helps integrate visually impaired people

Marathon movers

Gilligan’s isle

By Thom Gilligan
“As a child I dreamed about exploring foreign places,” says Thom Gilligan. Born in a Boston suburb the Marathon became “engrained in my DNA”. He combined wanderlust with the marathon urge by forming Marathon Tours Inc and helped give shape to distance running as we know it today.

Marathon greats

Spiridon Louis

By Hugh Jones
Winner of first modern Olympic marathon

Also in this issue …

Lives remembered: Ken Young, 1942–2018, Dr David Martin, 1939–2018

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


Distance Running

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Cover of 2018 Edition 2

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2018 Edition 2

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