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Issue 38 2006 January-March

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Cover: Runners at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, Kenya, on 23 October 2005

In this issue…

Connecting the twins: Twin Cities Marathon, USA, 2 October 2005
Features by Sergey Porada and Yelena Kurdyumova

Minneapolis and St. Paul are cities both connected and divided by that great natural symbol of the American nation, the Mississippi River. Locals just call it “The River”. There is friendly rivalry between the Twins, going back to the 19th century when each city padded the 1890 census report in an attempt to be bigger than the other. But the Twin Cities Marathon undoubtedly draws the rivals together in a common cause.

More than a monster
Features Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running by Caroline Sutherland

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, Great Britain, 2 October 2005

Running into the heart of Africa: Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, Kenya. 23 October 2005
Features Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon by Darius Kenyatta Ellis and Evelyn Mung'au

Comparing the map of Africa to a human body – and Africa is where humans came from - Nairobi is located where the heart is. The Kenyan capital is unquestionably the hub of East Africa (though Addis Ababa is a close second). It is also the epicentre of world running talent. Since the days of Kip Keino, Kenyan runners have spilled out onto the world scene, dominating races in all corners of the globe. A bit like their East African ancestors did in the original settlement of the world.

Fireworks, indoors and out: Messe Frankfurt Marathon, Germany. 30 October 2005
Features Mainova Frankfurt Marathon by Pat Butcher

Running a marathon is infernal enough for most people; running it indoors would be like a modern version of Dante’s Circles of Hell. Yet indoor marathons were all the rage a century ago. The nearest thing to it nowadays is the Messe Frankfurt Marathon, where the last 100m of the race takes the runners off the pavement and into the ‘Gut Stubb,’ the city centre Festival Hall. A fireworks display and brass band await them, along with 10,000 rowdy spectators lubricated (since this is Germany) by the inevitable steins of beer.

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Issue 39 2006 April-June

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Cover: Runners at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on 12 February 2006

In this issue…

In ancient footsteps
Features Tiberias Marathon, January 20 2006 by Prof. Uri Goldbourt

The ancient biblical towns of Hammat and Rakkath provided the foundation of Tiberias and their ruins provide its present environment.

Stopping the clock
Opinion

Pete Riegel argues that the time for allowing world road records to be timed electronically has not yet come

Broken records or broken rules?
Opinion

Events at Alphen (NED) 20km on 12 March raised some big questions for Andy Milroy

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Issue 40 2006 July-September

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Issue 41 2006 October-December

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