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Inside the latest Distance Running

Distance Running 2022 Edition 2 is now available.

A back catalogue of Distance Running is available here.

Published March 2022

Cover: 40th anniversary of AIMS


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AIMS news


Statement by AIMS

Marathon movers

Putting the concept into ‘concept races’

Ofer Padan, owner and CEO of Marathon Israel, talks about branding races and inventing new concepts to attract runners, especially in times of uncertainty

Lives remembered

Legendary athletics coach and administrator John Velzian dies

From The Nation newspaper, Nairobi

Running news

Chemotherapy and exercise

By Maria Polyzou
Maria Polyzou, marathon runner, coach and cancer survivor, relates her experience on the occasion of World Cancer Day (4 February).

Lives remembered

John Landy

Bannister rival and Australian politician, 1930–2022

Also in this issue …

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

Please note that while the calendar and contact details in the magazine were believed correct at the time of publication, runners should confirm directly with the race organisers prior to booking travel arrangements. Check the official online AIMS calendar for updates and changes.


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