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Issue 87 2016 Edition 1

2016.edition 1.3d250x500

Cover: Mount Fuji Marathon, Japan

In this issue…

A haven from hostility
Features Erbil Marathon, October 20 2015

Unforgettable moments of running and cultural discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan

Running on memory
Features Colombo Marathon, October 20 2015

Anyone who arrives for the Marathon will not return without having experienced the ebb and flow of Sri Lankan life

A treasure of the town
Features Ravenna City of Art International Marathon, November 20 2015

In Ravenna, when the marathon opens the doors to all the treasures of the town, you can breathe the scent of history

Running as worship
Features Mount Fuji Marathon, November 20 2015

The ‘most beautiful marathon course in the world’ has become well known as somewhere to enjoy the colours of the Japanese autumn

Philadelphia’s own
Features Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon

Just after sunrise the race announcer prepares runners for what promises to be an unforgettable experience on the streets of one of America’s most historic cities

The visionary (but possibly slightly faulty) Fred Lebow School of Statistics
Opinion TCS New York City Marathon by Hugh Jones

What does a million people in one place look like? A peon by Hugh Jones

Australian Running Festival
Race previews Australian Running Festival (incl. 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra Marathon courses)

Antarctic Marathon
Race previews Antarctica Marathon & Half, March 20 2016

Hamburg
Race previews Haspa Marathon Hamburg, April 20 2016

Sao Paulo
Race previews São Paulo International Half Marathon Corpore

Run for Freedom
Race previews 27km for Freedom

Looking ahead
Race previews DVV Antwerp Marathon, April 20 2016

Sihanoukville
Race previews Sihanoukville International Half Marathon, March 20 2016

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Issue 88 2016 Edition 2

2016.edition 2.3d250x500

Cover: Kilimanjaro Marathon, Tanzania

In this issue…

Go do it on the mountain
Features Kilimanjaro Marathon, February 20 2016

Approaching the stadium I could hear the crowds cheering. I felt like I could keep running forever: a feeling of relief and happiness

Runners’ high in an earthly low
Features Tiberias Winner Marathon, January 20 2016

Over the years many runners from all over the world have run their best marathon times in the longest-running marathon in Israel

A marathon in bloom
Features Maratona do Funchal, January 20 2016

Take a trip to one of the most captivating cities of the world and run towards happiness

Run in Spain – mainly on the plain
Features Zurich Maratón de Sevilla, February 20 2016

Europe’s flattest marathon course passes through Seville’s most beautiful, emblematic and recognisable points of interest

Seeing is believing
Features Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon, January 20 2016

The race has established itself as a premium international Marathon and the most charitable in Chinese Taipei

To the glory of Guadalajara
Features Medio Maratón Internacional Guadalajara, February 20 2016

The runners’ progression past Guadalajara’s emblematic places allows them to feel the inspiring aesthetic of a proud and hospitable city

John Disley, 1928–2016
Lives remembered

Former 3000m world record holder and co-founder of London Marathon

Chet Sainsbury, 1942–2016
Lives remembered Two Oceans Marathon

Two Oceans Marathon race director and Comrades Marathon veteran

Nothing new — and not out of Africa
Opinion by Hugh Jones

An Arctic alternative
Running into history Rovaniemi Marathon

Rovaniemi is a busy summer town offering plenty to do. Crossing the Arctic Circle (66km to the north) is a must. You can also visit Santapark, Santa Claus’ Office, Ounasvaara, the Ranua Wildlife Park, the Arktikum Museum, the Pilke Science Centre and the Jutajaiset Folklore Festival. Or why not take a cruise on the Kemijoki or enjoy a smoke sauna in the Midnight Sun? The possibilities are endless. Welcome to Rovaniemi — enjoy your run and a new experience.

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon
Race previews Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half & 5km is quintessentially Vancouver. This is the Canada that the world thinks of; mountains, ocean, and magnificently large trees.

JCP Swansea Half Marathon
Race previews JCP Swansea Half Marathon, June 20 2016

Seals, dolphins and even sharks provide a sensational backdrop to the flat and fast city-to-sea course

Kaunas Marathon
Race previews Kaunas Marathon, June 20 2016

The marathon in Lithuania’s “temporary capital” is not just about running — it’s a festival for the whole city

Looking ahead
Race previews Waterford Viking Marathon, June 20 2016

Beaches and narrow streets: memorable for the heroics of runners in Ireland’s Viking Triangle

Da Nang International Marathon
Race previews Da Nang International Marathon, August 20 2016

Come to run in Vietnam and let its alluring beauty usher you towards one of the milestones in your running life

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Issue 89 2016 Edition 3

2016.edition 3.3d250x500

Cover: Wizz Air Skopje Marathon (MKD), Sunday 8 May 2016. Runners coming over the Stone Bridge, one of the most important landmarks of the City of Skopje. Photo by Vancho Djambaski

In this issue…

Running wild
Features Borneo International Marathon, May 20 2016

Runners enjoy beaches, rainforests and escape tropical heat with 3am start

How to run a country
Features Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon, April 20 2016 by Christopher Gooding

An opportunity to lose yourself in one of the most pulsating cities of the world

A race for all
Features BMO Vancouver Marathon

Blue skies and sunshine attract 16500 runners to the 45th anniversary race against a scenic mountain backdrop

A run around two rivers
Features METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf

Rhine metropolis offers leafy boulevards, ultramodern architecture, fast times and the ‘longest bar in the world’

The perfect launchpad
Features Almaty Marathon, April 20 2016

Central Asia’s largest marathon a secret no longer

Adriatic allure
Features Trieste Green Europe Marathon

The cosmopolitan, mediterranean city on the coast attracts runners from all over the world

The numbers game
Opinion

Largest Marathons held in 2015

With open hand
Running into history Generali Cologne Marathon

Penang Bridge International Marathon
Race previews ASICS Penang Bridge International Marathon, November 20 2016

Run on the iconic bridge that connects Penang Island to the mainland, Penang Bridge International Marathon is the largest mass-participation sporting event in Penang, bringing tens of thousands of runners out onto the streets.

Looking ahead
Race previews Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, September 20 2016

Looking ahead
Race previews 3 Country Sparkasse Marathon, October 20 2016

The finish is always described by the participants as giving them a “goose-bump feeling”.

Looking ahead
Race previews Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, November 20 2016

Running down the Strip at night is unparalleled: the race combines a world-class course under dazzling lights with live, non-stop entertainment … and hundreds of runners dressed as Elvis

Looking ahead
Race previews Marine Corps Marathon, October 20 2016

“The People’s Marathon” takes all kinds of runners through the USA’s capital on a route which features the most prominent sites and significant landmarks

BMW Oslo Marathon
Race previews BMW Oslo Marathon, September 20 2016

Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon
Race previews Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, October 20 2016

Palma de Mallorca Marathon
Race previews Palma de Mallorca Marathon, October 20 2016

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Issue 90 2016 Edition 4

2016.edition 4.3d250x500

Cover: PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon, India. Photo by Dhiraj Zanwar

In this issue…

On the run for 30 years
Features Tangamanga International Marathon, June 20 2016

A runner experiences emotional high in the extraordinary Tangamanga Park

A dip in the bay
Features Stavanger Marathon, August 20 2016

Running this race is like seeing all of Norway in miniature

Run back in time
Features Petra Desert Marathon, September 20 2016

By far my slowest and most challenging marathon but also the most beautiful and extraordinary. I am exhausted, happy, thirsty, and I want to do it all over again

Hassle-free running
Features SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k, September 20 2016 by Janek Oblikas

Estonia offers booming marathon culture in a “small and convenient” city

Into the limelight
Features 31st Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, September 20 2016

Central Europe’s biggest half marathon through beautiful historic sites

The climb
Features PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon, September 20 2016 by Dr Sandeep Kate

No bigger stage
Opinion by Hugh Jones

Oromo runner Feyisa Lilesa’s Olympic protest highlights conflict at home in Ethiopia

The Japanese “Open”
Running into history Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship by Takanori Saito

KLM Curaçao Marathon
Race previews KLM Curaçao Marathon, November 20 2016

Peaceful scenery, crashing waves and a challenging course in the Caribbean

Verona Marathon
Race previews Verona Marathon, November 20 2016

Host city of the sixth largest marathon in Italy offers Roman architecture, artistic heritage and Christmas shopping

Xiamen International Marathon, China
Race previews Xiamen International Marathon, January 20 2017

Tata Steel Kolkata 25k
Race previews Tata Steel Kolkata 25k, December 20 2016

East India’s premier sporting extravaganza in the “city of joy”

Nara
Race previews Nara Marathon, December 20 2016

A challenging course and warm welcome awaits runners in Japan’s ancient capital

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