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Al Amerat Challenge Race

Al Amerat Challenge Race cancelled

The AlAmerat Challenge Race (OMA) organisers have issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately we would like to inform all fans of road races, the participants and competing in AlAmerat Challenge race since the first edition in February 2014, second edition in February 2015 addition, and to the third edition in February 2016, that the race will not take place during this year 2017 as we have been informed by Oman Athletic Association that the Directorate General of Operations in Royal Oman Police rejected to execute the race this year due to the traffic congestion that occurred while closing AlAmerat/Boushar road to secure the race and the large number of complaints and reports received by Royal Oman Police operations from the road users expressing their discontent and dissatisfaction with the traffic stop that led to stop their interests.”

Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon

Race date for Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon (TUR) changed

The Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon (TUR) will take place on Sun 30 April 2017, not Sun 16 April 2017 as previously published.

Dushanbe International Half Marathon

Race date for Dushanbe International Half Marathon (TJK) changed

The Dushanbe International Half Marathon (TJK) will take place on Sat 15 April 2017, not Sun 16 April 2017 as previously published.

AIMS in talks with Greek government

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During his recent business visit to AIMS Headquarters in Athens, Greece, the AIMS President, Mr. Paco Borao, had a meeting with the recently appointed new Greek Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, Mr. Georgios Vasileiadis.

Along with Mr. Kostas Panagopoulos, President of the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), Mr. Makis Asimakopoulos, General Manager of “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” and Mr. Theo Livitsanos, AIMS HQ Administrator, the President and Deputy Minister had the chance to discuss future strategic plans between the Greek authorities, SEGAS, the Athens Marathon and AIMS, following the successful recently organised 21st World Congress of AIMS in Athens, the birthplace of our sport, and the close collaboration between these organisations which dates back to 2007.

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