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Inside the latest Distance Running

Distance Running 2022 Edition 3 is now available.

A back catalogue of Distance Running is available here.

Published July 2022

Cover: Porto Marathon EDP, Portugal


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Safety first

The Nagoya Women’s Marathon was staged safely during the Omicron surge in Japan despite many other races cancelling

See the latest news from Nagoya Women’s Marathon


What is Global Running Day?

Thousands take part in events worldwide

Running into history

Keeping on track

In the last edition of Distance Running (2022/2) a few of the race directors who came together to form AIMS in the early 1980s gave their recollections of how this came about. A significant proportion of the 28 founding members (see table) remain members today but keeping the race going through the intervening 40 years has often presented severe challenges. Below some of the races being held today trace their pathways from the early days up to the present time.

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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