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Issue 99 2019 Edition 1

2019 edition 1 flat

Cover: SSQ Quebec City Marathon, Canada. Photo: Mathieu Bélanger

In this issue…

To the ends of the Earth
Marathon movers

Run a marathon at the North Pole? South Pole too? One on every continent? In the same week? Richard Donovan’s done it all…

Feel nature’s presence
Race previews Tokushima Marathon, March 20 2019

Comfortable course with hometown culture and udon noodles

Earthly paradise
Race previews Du Motion-Runners’ Days Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik Half Marathon), April 20 2019

A “living museum” with the dynamic buzz of a modern city

Flat course and inclusive camaraderie
Race previews IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon, February 20 2019

Many run for good causes in one of India’s most popular races

Young, scenic, sophisticated
Race previews Wuxi Marathon, March 20 2019

From old historical scenery to the new urban landscape, running in Wuxi is like running from the past to the present

Attractive running in São Paulo
Race previews São Paulo Marathon

In one of the world’s most populous cities, a scenic and tranquil run

Lively port, lively race
Race previews The Great Batumi Night Race

Rich culture, breathtaking landscapes and a night-time finish

On ice
Race previews North Pole Marathon, April 20 2019

Is running at the North Pole the world’s coolest marathon?

Cocoon of peace
Race previews Saipan Marathon, March 20 2019

The Marianas offer runners an opportunity to clear lungs and minds and to feel the sand between their toes

Fast and friendly
Race previews 12th PKO Poznań Half Marathon, April 20 2019

Poznań is easy to get to and even more welcoming once you’re there

Hannes Kolehmainen
Marathon greats

Pioneering Finnish runner paved the way for Paavo Nurmi

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Issue 100 2019 Edition 2

2019 edition 2 flat

Cover: Nagoya Women’s Marathon, Japan

In this issue…

Through our eyes
Opinion by Hugh Jones

Looking back on 100 issues of Distance Running

Hiroaki Chosa
Marathon movers

4th President’s crucial contribution made AIMS the global distance running organisation it is today

Approachable Edmonton
Race previews Servus Edmonton Marathon

Run in a friendly Boston qualifier among pristine river vistas

Fun in the forest
Race previews Halfmarathon Altötting, September 20 2019

Wooded backdrop and historic pilgrimage sites make Halfmarathon Altötting special

One steppe beyond
Race previews Astana Marathon, September 20 2019

Follow the Silk Road to Kazakhstan for the fastest marathon in Central Asia

Race with a view
Race previews Porto Half Marathon, September 20 2019

Run a fast course and discover why Porto is a world heritage site

Sunny Siberia
Race previews Siberian International Marathon, August 20 2019

A warm welcome – and surprisingly warm weather – awaits those who travel to Omsk

20 years of Poznań
Race previews 20th PKO Poznań Marathon, October 20 2019

“On 14 October the whole city lives the marathon…”

Autumn on the Danube
Race previews 34th Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, September 20 2019

Runners gain a wonderful panorama of Budapest’s most prominent sights

An extra challenge
Race previews Eilat Full Desert Marathon, November 20 2019

An entire weekend experience in breathtaking desert scenery

Attractive across the continent
Race previews Vaal River City Marathon

A fast-growing, jovial and festive race marks the start of spring

Emil Zátopek
Marathon greats

Triple-gold Olympic champion who helped found Prague Marathon

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Issue 101 2019 Edition 3

2019 edition 3 flat

Cover: Maratón Guadalajara Megacable hidratado por Electrolit, Mexico

In this issue…

Beyond extraordinary
Opinion Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon by Judy Scrine

Judy Scrine can’t resist the lure of the unknown – or little-known. So she booked herself on a trip to the Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea

An eye for detail
Marathon movers

When you think you’ve run a short course you don’t usually go to the lengths that Alan Jones did to find out. He devised the key tool – the Jones Counter – by which races could be measured to a high degree of accuracy. Today the counter is universally used by measurers all over the world

Positive energy on a beautiful course
Race previews Zagreb Marathon & Half, October 20 2019

Zagreb has plenty to offer the runner

Spectacular stage with the joy of music
Race previews Maratón Guadalajara Megacable hidratado por Electrolit, November 20 2019

Route passing Guadalajara’s traditional and modern architectural delights

Arctic, but accessible
Race previews PolarNight Halfmarathon, January 20 2020

It’s easy to get to Tromsø – running the half marathon there might be a bit trickier

Vibrant atmosphere from rice paddies to “future city”
Race previews Toyama Marathon

Toyama Marathon offers runners a range of sights along the route – and snacks of local sushi

Steeped in history
Race previews SSQ Insurance Quebec City Marathon

Quebec offers an exciting new course that shows off the old city

A blissful experience
Race previews Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon, October 20 2019

Beautiful Bengaluru offers traditional hospitality and a zero-plastic green race

The shining star in Southeast Asia
Race previews Phukethon

Spectacular views from the highest point on Phuket Island

Keep going and never stop
Race previews Hangzhou Marathon, November 20 2019

The Hangzhou Marathon’s scenic route showcases both history and modernisation

Runners are happier in Chuncheon
Race previews Chuncheon International Marathon, October 20 2019

See why Korea’s pioneering race is called the “legend of autumn”

Alain Mimoun
Marathon greats

Algerian-born war veteran’s string of successes

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Issue 102 2019 Edition 4

2019 edition 4 flat

Cover: La Ruta de las Iglesias, Ecuador

In this issue…

Useful, or just looks the part?
Opinion by Dr. Lowell Greib

Reflective blankets have become almost as widely handed out at the finish line as medals – but are they any use?

History in the running
Running into history Košice Peace Marathon

Is running a reflection of national conditions or does it offer a platform for changing them? What happened 30 years ago in Europe’s longest-running marathon provides insight.

Carlo Capalbo
Marathon movers Prague International Marathon

Founder of Prague Marathon and RunCzech running league

A piece of heaven
Race previews Gulf of Saint-Tropez Marathon

“Bèn-vengu” – welcome to our little corner of paradise on earth…

Unique in the world
Race previews The Carthage Race International Marathon

A historical site and an exhilarating race

Winter green in Morocco
Race previews Agadir Green Marathon

Atlantic surf and beaches are never far away

A growing appeal
Race previews Al Mouj Muscat Marathon

Crystal-clear sea and ideal temperatures

An impressive setting
Race previews Kingston City Marathon | Half Marathon | 10K and 5K

Jamaica’s heartbeat is felt throughout the city

Special atmosphere not to be missed
Race previews Mitja Marató Internacional Vila de Santa Pola, January 20 2020

Santa Pola on Spain’s south-east coast offers a joyful experience amid must-see attractions

Spain’s biggest running party
Race previews EDP Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2, November 20 2020

Rock ’n’ roll running festival showcases city of Madrid

In the pink
Race previews AU Bank Jaipur Marathon, February 20 2020

Run with the pace of the wind in princely Jaipur

Experiences you will find nowhere else
Race previews Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race & 10km, February 20 2020

Ome’s course has its ups and downs but enthusiastic support and remarkable scenery make up for it

Ingrid Kristiansen
Marathon greats

World record-setter at 5000m, 10000m and the Marathon

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