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AIMS Congress

10 September 2018, 9am

First awards for race mementoes

AIMS Medal & T-shirt Awards

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Frank Baillie presented the first AIMS Running Medal & T-shirt awards. Within the AIMS membership alone medals are valued at over $10 million dollars and the T-shirt industry at over $27 million dollars per year.

A range of innovative ideas were highlighted such as medals being created in the form of a year on year jigsaw where they fit together to form a picture. The Hans Christian Andersen Marathon (in Odense, Denmark) medals each year celebrate one of five stories from the world-famous writer’s fairy tales, encouraging runners to come back each year and build a collection celebrating the rich history of Danish literature.

Prices paid for medals ranged from $1–$30 and for T-shirts from $2–$10.

The winners of AIMS T-shirt Award 2018:

1st place: PKO Poznan Marathon (Poland)

2nd place: Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon (Canada).

3rd place: Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso (Spain)

AIMS Medal Award 2018:

1st place: U.S. Marine Corps Marathon (USA)

2nd place: Ravenna Marathon City of Art (Italy)

3rd place: Wuxi Marathon (China)

Modelled by the first triplets to run in an Olympic event (Leila, Lily and Liina Luik) who all ran the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Marathon.


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