10 September 2018, 9am
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.