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Issue 54 2010 January–March

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Cover: Venice Marathon, Italy, 25 October 2009

In this issue…

Ampitheatre atmosphere
Features Amman International Marathon, October 20 2009 by Norrie Williamson

Marathons offer a great way to mix a love of running with the chance to see some of the world’s most interesting, scenic, and historic places. The Amman International Marathon, held under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, offers all of these qualities.

Many bridges to cross
Features Venicemarathon, October 20 2009

Venicemarathon, 25 October 2010

A natural mystic
Features Reggae Marathon, December 20 2009 by Leisha Chen-Young

Join the Reggae Marathon family, and don’t worry ’bout a ting

Loneliness no longer
Opinion by Malcolm Anderson

Distance running is more than a sport – it’s a whole new social movement

Run it off
Opinion by Charmayne Wellington

Charmayne Wellington warns runners against ignoring early warning signs

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Issue 55 2010 April–June

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Cover: Maratona di Roma, 21 March 2010

In this issue…

The Japanese method
Features Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon by Pat Butcher

Although Kenya is the overwhelming source of current road running talent, Japan is a country where a long tradition of the sport has upheld consistent results over many decades…

Looking up
Features ČSOB Bratislava Marathon by Gabriel Bogdanyi

The race is a young marathon – this year in its fifth edition – in the capital city of a young country. Slovakia has a long history, and Bratislava a longer one…

Every step you take…
Opinion by Charmayne Wellington

Every step you take may impact on the sciatic nerve but that’s not necessarily sciatica

Running for a cause
Opinion by Pat Butcher

There are always good reasons behind organising – and running – a marathon

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Issue 56 2010 July–September

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Cover: Quita Ultimas Noticias 15km race, Ecuador, June 13 2010

In this issue…

Success through international solidarity
Features Wizz Air Skopje Marathon by Kire Sinadinovski

Skopje is the capital city of the Republic of Macedonia, and home to about 600,000 inhabitants. It is located at an altitude of 245 meters, and is an important transit centre in the Balkans, rich in its historic past. The site of modern Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000BC. On 26 July 1963 Skopje was destroyed in a devastating earthquake, but thanks to international solidarity Skopje has emerged as a modern European city.

All about the race
Features Copenhagen Marathon

Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon is truly a city marathon. It permeates everywhere – from the Sport Expo at Sparta Hallen in Østerbro – a charming family-friendly neighbourhood, to the start and finish area at Islands Brygge just by Langebro with a great view of the waterfront. It’s all about the race – every one of those 42,195 metres.

High speed in the high Andes
Features Quito Últimas Noticias 15k by Edwin Hidalgo

It is difficult to breathe at 9,000 feet above sea level. But it is even more difficult to breathe at such altitude, when you have been running seven miles at a fast pace. The Colombian athlete Diego Colorado (36 years old) is leading 15,000 runners in the race, but he is almost exhausted…

Aw – me knees!
Opinion by Charmayne Wellington

A cry that Charmayne Wellington has often heard from runners complaining of anterior knee pain. Beware the warning signals…

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Issue 57 2010 October–December

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Cover: The Kleine Scheidegg at the Jungfrau Marathon, Switzerland, described by some as “the world’s most beautiful marathon course”, 11 September 2010.

In this issue…

A mountain world
Features Swiss Alpine Marathon Davos, July 20 2010 by Klaus Duwe

We set off at six in the morning. Without the early start I would have been under serious time pressure, but I enjoy the luxury of having all the time in the world.

A race fit for heroes
Features Nike Budapest Int’l Half Marathon, September 20 2010 by Vilmos Ambrus, Judit Kulcsar

The 25th Anniversary race attracted a record number of participants: more than 10,500 runners. With this figure the race became the third running event in Hungary to exceed 10,000 entrants.

Into the big time
Features SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k, September 20 2010 by Phil Minshull

Big time marathoning hit Estonia for the first time with this race. The first SEB Tallinn Marathon on 12 September 2010 put the picturesque Baltic capital on the international calendar for the classic distance.

Marathon flame burns bright in Toronto
Opinion Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k by Mihira Lakshman

The 2010 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon showed that the spirit of Pheidippides still resonate today, with a captivating celebration of the 2500th anniversary of the Marathon, which saw the Marathon Flame complete its trip from Greece to Toronto.

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