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25 October 2017, 11am

Developing your race through the development of the running market in your region

Athens Symposium speakers

Speakers for the 11th AIMS Marathon Symposium to be held in Athens on 11 November 2017 have been confirmed.

The Symposium theme is “Developing your race through the development of the running market in your region” to be addressed by Paco Borao, AIMS President, race director of Marathon/Half Marathon Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP; Makis Asimakopoulos, Ph.D., General Manager “Athens Marathon. The Authentic”; Sašo Belovski, Business Development Director at RunCzech; Elana Meyer, Ambassador of Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

The Symposium is arranged in collaboration with SEGAS (the Hellenic Athletics Federation) and ‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’ (to be held the following day, 12 November). AIMS would like to thank them and the ‘Region of Attica’ as co-organiser of the Symposium and the ‘Greek National Tourism Organisation’ and ‘Athens International Airport’ as official sponsors.

The Symposium is free and open to all. Those wishing to attend must complete the application form and return to Georgia-Maria Sagiadinou, aimsmarathonsymposium@athensauthenticmarathon.gr

The AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards Gala will be held on Friday 10 November at which the male and female Marathon runners voted as such by AIMS member races will be presented.

The male award is contested by Geoffrey Kirui, 2017 IAAF World Marathon Champion and Eliud Kipchoge, winner of the BMW Berlin Marathon in a world-leading time of 2:03:32.

Candidates for the female award are Rose Chelimo, 2017 IAAF World Marathon Champion and Mary Keitany, winner of the London Marathon in a new women-only world record time of 2:17:01.

Other awards will be made to AIMS member races who have displayed best practice in environmental and social policies. The AIMS Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to someone who has made a major contribution to the sport of distance running.

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