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18 April 2016, 3pm

New partnership to benefit member races

Partnership with International Institute for Race Medicine

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AIMS has entered into a partnership with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) in which IIRM becomes the medical advisory body to AIMS.

Founded in October 2003 as the American Road Racing Medical Society (ARRMS), IIRM was developed to help create a streamlined medical response plan for race directors and medical volunteers to protect runners on their courses. IIRM offers educational resources to race directors and sports medicine physicians including best responses for common road racing injuries and advice on how to train medical volunteers for race day.

AIMS members will be able to use IIRM as a conduit to access information, research and good practice from many of the world’s leading and most highly qualified medical professionals specialising in sport and in particular distance running.

AIMS President Paco Borao comments: “I am sure that both organisations will feel the benefits of this partnership. I hope many AIMS members will join IIRM and make use of their educational resources to benefit their races and provide the best services to runners.”

Chris Troyanos, ATC Executive Director of IIRM comments: "We look forward to providing AIMS and their member races with the expertise and knowledge that we have built up over the past 12 years. This partnership helps us towards our goal of having true international reach.”

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