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Issue 95 2018 Edition 1

2018.edition 1.3d250x500

Cover: Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon, Greece

In this issue…

Under the Kremlin walls
Features Promsvyazbank Moscow Marathon, September 20 2017

It’s the best way to get to know Moscow and fall in love with it, even if you think you already know the city

A runner’s island haunt
Features Rottnest Running Festival, October 20 2017

Views that will stay in the memory for a lifetime

A race day holiday
Features Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon, October 20 2017 by Pika Šarf

Life in the capital is put on hold for the day

From the street
Opinion by Hugh Jones

Lebanese PM resigns in Riyadh: Beirut replies with runners’ voices

Brookes the builder
Marathon movers by Alan Brookes

15 years ago running was a sport for eccentrics and oddballs. Alan Brookes was one of them…

Logicom Cyprus Marathon
Race previews Logicom Cyprus Marathon, March 20 2018

All-in package celebrating its 20th edition

Warsaw Half Marathon
Race previews 13th PZU Warsaw Half Marathon, March 20 2018

Poland’s biggest road race in a “city with a soul”

Crete Marathon
Race previews Crete Marathon, April 20 2018

A course of unique natural and monumental beauty hard to find elsewhere

Gifu Half Marathon
Race previews Gifu Half Marathon, April 20 2018

“Crossroads of Japan” offers scenic route

Seoul
Race previews Seoul Marathon, March 20 2018

“Miracle” race that is among the oldest and the fastest

Rosa Mota
Marathon greats

Multiple winner in formative years of women’s marathon

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Issue 96 2018 Edition 2

2018.edition 2.3d250x500

Cover: Al Mouj Muscat Marathon, Oman, 19 January 2018. Photo: Antony Jones/Lloyd Images

In this issue…

Maintaining a tradition
Features Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, March 20 2018

Lakeside setting for one of world’s fastest races

Running through time
Features Split Half Marathon, February 20 2018

Manifestation of sporting and humanitarian character organized by volunteers

A party atmosphere
Features Zurich Marato de Barcelona, March 20 2018

Romantic tour of the city which leaves runners with unforgettable memories

Stormy weather
Features EDP Lisbon Half Marathon, March 20 2018

Fast course awaits better conditions in 2019

Ken Young, 1942–2018
Lives remembered

Runner, enthusiast and statistician who practically single-handedly revolutionised the way road running is tracked

Dr David Martin, 1939–2018
Lives remembered

AIMS statistician, author and mentor of US Olympic team

Running out of the dark
Opinion

Unique distance running event helps integrate visually impaired people

Gilligan’s isle
Marathon movers by Thom Gilligan

“As a child I dreamed about exploring foreign places,” says Thom Gilligan. Born in a Boston suburb the Marathon became “engrained in my DNA”. He combined wanderlust with the marathon urge by forming Marathon Tours Inc and helped give shape to distance running as we know it today.

Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, Ireland
Race previews Cork City Marathon, June 20 2018

It’s the taking part that counts on this flattest course in Ireland

St Petersburg Half Marathon, Russia
Race previews SPB Half Marathon. The Northern Capital, August 20 2018

Inaugural event takes 8000 international runners past architectural ensembles, spacious squares and monumental sculptures

Rio Half Marathon
Race previews Meia Maratona Internacional do Rio 2018 Rio Half Marathon, August 20 2018

Fast technical course is also “most beautiful race in the country”

Hokkaido Marathon
Race previews Hokkaido Marathon, August 20 2018

Summer marathon in temperate Sapporo

Spiridon Louis
Marathon greats by Hugh Jones

Winner of first modern Olympic marathon

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Issue 97 2018 Edition 3

2018.edition 3.3d250x500

Cover: Du Motion-Runners’ Days Dubrovnik, Croatia

In this issue…

Where time stands still – but runners move fast
Features AUDIREVI Lake Maggiore Half Marathon & 10K

Historic, scenic and super-fast, Lake Maggiore has it all

Sand, sea, sun – and run
Features Marathon Vert D’Agadir

An escape where you can preserve the environment and forget about daily routine

Royal re-run, 1908–2018
Opinion

Marathon history was revisited by events in London on 22 April

Breaking the mold
Marathon movers

Ron Hill, record breaker and innovator

On the run in scenic Sarajevo
Race previews Sarajevo Sberbank Half Marathon

A “runfest” through historic streets and city thoroughfares

Small country, big welcome
Race previews Chisinau International Marathon, September 20 2018

Bridges of Vladivostok
Race previews Galaxy Vladivostok Marathon, September 20 2018

Run with fascinating views of the city where East and West meet

New colour for Seoul
Race previews JTBC Seoul Marathon, November 20 2018

More than a marathon: tracing a loop across the city

An experience to remember
Race previews Radisson Blu Larnaka International Marathon, November 20 2018

Green running – and pink flamingos – await visitors

Picturesque panorama
Race previews ING Route du Vin Half Marathon, September 20 2018

‘Pearl of the Moselle’ offers all-round riverside experience

Quintessential fall atmosphere
Race previews Okanagan Marathon

A family fitness and lifestyle weekend

Building on success
Race previews Copenhagen Half Marathon, September 20 2018

A fast course and grand sightseeing tour around the Danish capital

Derek Clayton
Marathon greats

Runner who broke 2:10:00 barrier for the first time

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Issue 98 2018 Edition 4

2018.edition 4.3d250x500

Cover: New world record in the men’s marathon: Eliud Kipchoge smashes Dennis Kimetto’s 2014 record by 78 seconds with a new record time of 2:01:39 at the BMW Berlin-Marathon on 16th September

In this issue…

The allure of altitude
Opinion by Darius Kenyatta Ellis

Darius Kenyatta Ellis argues that there is more to the success of runners born at high altitude than can be measured in metres alone

Marathon modernism in Moscow
Marathon movers Moscow Marathon

The resurgence of the Moscow Marathon, along with the instigation of new supporting events, has sparked a running boom in Russia. Dmitry Tarasov has spearheaded the team that brought it about

Tailor-made, full of colour
Race previews Gulf Bank 642 Marathon, November 20 2018

An extraordinary, adrenaline-rushing run past landmarks of Kuwait

Discover Costa Rica running
Race previews San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon, December 20 2018

Set out at sunrise to pass volcanoes and the emblematic buildings of the metropolis

A magical Christmas morning
Race previews Siberian Ice Half Marathon, January 20 2019 by Scott Crighton

Carnival atmosphere among the snow and ice

Open invitation to São Paulo
Race previews São Silvestre International Road Race by Marcelo Eduardo Braga

An unforgettable New Year’s Eve party in Brazil

Something beyond the individual
Race previews Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon, December 20 2018

A quick course that presents an ideal opportunity to see the most inspiring sites in one of the most dynamic cities in the world

Midnight carnival
Race previews Bengaluru Midnight Marathon, December 20 2018

Heritage race attracts thousands to India’s running capital

Your finest running event ever?
Race previews Bangsaen21 Half Marathon, December 20 2018

Panoramic seaside views in the “land of smiles”

Run to the rhythm of Lisbon
Race previews El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa, December 20 2018

A sometimes challenging course through Portugal’s capital, illuminated by Christmas lights

The tiki marathon
Race previews Maui Oceanfront Marathon & Half, January 20 2019 by Kimo Nevius

Whale sightings, sunrise over a dormant volcano: Maui has something for everyone

Frank Shorter
Marathon greats

US runner credited with initiating the original ‘running boom’ of the 1970s

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