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Issue 46 2008 Edition 1

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Cover: Beijing Marathon, 21 October 2007

In this issue…

A royal event
Features Royal Victoria Marathon, October 20 2007 by Louise Hodgson-Jones

Many call it the perfect marathon. Course undulations and occasionally inclement weather make it a challenge but most agree that the Royal Victoria Marathon is a memorable ‘royal’ experience under any conditions.

Getting better all the time
Features Beijing Marathon, October 20 2007 by Kenneth Lloyd

On a cool, crisp Sunday morning 25,694 runners lined up at the National Olympic Sport centre in Beijing. The giant flags and banners of various universities and businesses pierced the sea of runners snaking their way out to the sound of ‘Malason’, a 1960s-sounding Chinese marathon anthem.

A fairy tale marathon
Features H.C. Andersen Marathon, September 20 2007 by Bjarke Vestesen

The race takes place in the city of Odense, where Hans Christian Andersen grew up and wrote many of his most successful stories.

Ted Corbitt, running pioneer
Lives remembered

Pioneer in methods of long distance training and course measurement

From then to now
Opinion by Hugh Jones

This is an edited version of an address given to the 1st AIMS Marathon Symposium, held on 3 November 2007

A class of his own

Dr David Martin marvels at the unique talent of Haile Gebrselassie

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Issue 47 2008 April–June

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Cover: AIMS Children’s Series, Algeria

In this issue…

Marathon flowering in Thailand
Features Khon Kaen International Marathon, January 20 2008 by Jacky Knowles

The strong community involvement evident along the course is an attractive feature of the race

Breaking out of the glass pyramid
Features International Öger Antalya Marathon, March 20 2008

Southward bound
Features Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon

A pioneering project
Running into history

Dr David Martin recalls how an extraordinary race staged in Atlanta 30 years ago eventually won Olympic status for women marathon runners.

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Issue 48 2008 Edition 3

2008 edition 3 flat

Cover: Dorando Pietri at the London Olympic Marathon in 1908

In this issue…

Battling with emotions
Features 5th Treviso Marathon

Capital gains
Features by Chris Bowcutt

Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K, Albany, USA

Destination paradise
Features Laguna Phuket Marathon by Roman Flösser

Going the distance
Running into history by Hugh Jones

One race above all came to define the marathon, claims Hugh Jones – the 1908 London Olympic Games race

Issue 49 2008 Edition 4

2008 edition 4 flat

Cover: Ruta de las Iglesias, Ecuador

In this issue…

Shining through a crisp Andean night
Features La Ruta de las Iglesias by Nina Solah

“Route of the churches” is Ecuador’s first nocturnal race

Outward bound
Features Tórshavn Marathon, September 20 2008 by Óli Olsen

A run in the Atlantic archipelago with more sheep than people

An appealing Baltic brew
Features Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon, September 20 2008 by Ignas Staskevicius

The Lithuanian capital’s marathon claims the finish line closest to the geographical centre of Europe

Shipshape and ready to run
Features by Helen Hewitt

Reebok Bristol Half Marathon, Great Britain

A six-day war

What drives ultra-runners on? Martina Haussman digs deeps for some answers


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