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Issue 91 2017 Edition 1

2017.edition 1.3d250x500

Cover: Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, Spain. Photo: Jose Royo

In this issue…

The Shang-ma experience
Features Shanghai International Marathon, October 20 2016

Chinese surge of enthusiasm for marathon sees participants taken “Beyond Running”

A theatrical experience
Features Samsung Amman International Marathon, October 20 2016

Amman’s 7000 years of history is etched into its streets — and the best way to get a sense of it all is to run them

Always striving towards a new ‘best’
Features Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, November 20 2016

Exceptional Valencia experience and super-fast course leads runners to magical walking-on-water finish

Running by the ruins
Features Panama International Marathon, November 20 2016

Along the bay and past the ruins of old Panama: if you can run here, you can run anywhere

An uplifting journey
Running into history EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2

Enschede
Race previews Enschede Marathon, April 20 2017

Come to the Netherlands and enjoy the oldest marathon in Western Europe

Nagoya
Race previews Nagoya Women’s Marathon, March 20 2017

The world's largest women-only marathon welcomes 20,000 runners

Berlin Half Marathon
Race previews Berlin Halfmarathon, April 20 2017

Free passage past iconic sites of East Berlin

Preview
Race previews Erzurum Half Marathon

Belgrade
Race previews 30th Belgrade Marathon

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Issue 92 2017 Edition 2

2017.edition 2.3d250x500

Cover: Kobe Marathon, Japan

In this issue…

Winter balm for runners
Features Gran Canaria Marathon

The circuit through city’s most emblematic spots, the old district of Vegueta and the Avenida Marítima along the Atlantic, grabs the attention of both amateur and elite athletes

To the next level
Features Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, February 20 2017

The unexpected rise of a financial centre to also become a centre of the marathon movement

See Naples and … run
Features Napoli City Half Marathon, February 20 2017

This mischievous yet artistic and elegant city is full of unique charm with a vibrant atmosphere

Stargazing from up close
Features Osaka Women’s Marathon, January 20 2017

Celebrating its 36th anniversary this year, Osaka — one of the few elite women’s marathons in Japan.

Miruts Yifter
Lives remembered

Pioneering Ethiopian distance runner

Allan Steinfeld, 1946–2017
Lives remembered TCS New York City Marathon

Former NYC Marathon race director and honorary vice-president of AIMS

Ed Whitlock, 1931–2017
Lives remembered

Man who ran 2:54:49 at the age of 73 inspired millions

On the shoulders of runners
Opinion by Dr Sandeep Kate

Fun run with a message challenges female infanticide

Upping their chances
Opinion by Hugh Jones

Everything humanly possible will be done to boost the chance of one of three select athletes running under two hours for the Marathon this spring — but it will still not be enough, argues Hugh Jones.

Singh when you’re winning
Marathon movers Tata Mumbai Marathon

Brothers who pioneered India’s distance running revolution

Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100
Race previews Golden Ring Ultra Trail 100, July 20 2017

A Russian summer landscape that will stay in your memory for a long time

hella halfmarathon hamburg
Race previews hella hamburg halbmarathon, June 20 2017

Fast route leads past harbour, lakes, world heritage sites and fish markets

PKO Wroclaw Night Half Marathon
Race previews PKO Wroclaw Night Half Marathon, June 20 2017

Night run in ‘the meeting place’ uses the illuminated city as its backdrop

Preview
Race previews Correcaminos Marathon & Half Marathon

Preview
Race previews Suzuki Midnight Sun Run, June 20 2017

Jim Peters
Marathon greats

London optician who set four marathon world records

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Issue 93 2017 Edition 3

2017.edition 3.3d250x500

Cover: Great Wall Marathon, China (Photo: Albatros Travel)

In this issue…

An extraordinary day at the races
Features GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, May 20 2017

Flat, fast, scenic and a Boston Marathon qualifier

Running harmony in Geneva
Features Harmony Genève Marathon for Unicef, May 20 2017

Through vineyards and fields to finish at the foot of Mont Blanc

Move over Mozart
Features Salzburg Marathon, May 20 2017

Green credentials and atmospheric touches in birthplace of composer

Upward and onward
Features Thunder Dragon Marathon, May 20 2017 by Steven Seaton

Runners who overcome political obstacles and difficult course will never regret running Bhutan’s only marathon

Palio del Drappo Verde
Running into history

Revival of centuries-old race with links to the ancient world

A hardy perennial
Marathon movers Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon

One of world’s most remote races features on many bucket lists

Looking ahead
Race previews HeidelbergCement TbilisiHalfMarathon, October 20 2017

A part of your soul will stay in Georgia forever

Trento Half Marathon
Race previews Trento Half Marathon, October 20 2017

A magic weekend dedicated to running

Moscow Marathon
Race previews Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon, September 20 2017

Run along the Moskva embankment and pass by the Kremlin in the Russian capital’s fast-growing marathon

Maraton de las Flores Medellin
Race previews Maratón de las Flores Medellín, September 20 2017

Promoting healthy living in a city where the “Marathon of the Flowers” is seen as an asset

Preview
Race previews Eilat Full Desert Marathon, November 20 2017

Grete Waitz
Marathon greats

Nine-time winner of New York City Marathon

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Issue 94 2017 Edition 4

2017.edition 4.3d250x500

Cover: Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, Great Britain. Photo: Tim Winterburn

In this issue…

Peaking
Features Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon, July 20 2017

Passing through lush green meadows and wonderfully scented pine forests runners feel a sensation of ease

Running on heart
Features Sao Paulo City Marathon

The buzz among the 13,000 runners was contagious

Fulfilling a dream
Features Peru Runners – Media Maratón de Lima

‘Mystical and symbolic’ race connects with heritage of Peruvian capital

Fjord festival, mountain magic
Features Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run

35 years of history and outstanding scenery

Winter runaway
Running into history Cave Shepherd & Co Run Barbados Marathon Weekend

Many runners cross the finish and dive into the sea before sampling local brews and food

Roberta Gibb
Marathon movers B.A.A. Boston Marathon

First unsanctioned female runner to complete Boston Marathon

Bagan Temple
Race previews Bagan Temple Marathon, November 20 2017

Magnificent views of temples

Pisa Marathon
Race previews PisaMarathon, December 20 2017

Breathe in the history in a city with something for everyone

Looking ahead
Race previews Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, December 20 2017

Unique atmosphere passing ancient temples

Looking ahead
Race previews Osaka Marathon, November 20 2017

Runners are cheered on by the largest number of spectators in Japan

Looking ahead
Race previews Gran Maraton Pacifico, December 20 2017

“Pacific Pearl”’s sporting party

Abebe Bikila
Marathon greats

First black African to win the Olympic Marathon

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