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Distance Running 2011 Edition 2

2011 edition 2 flat

Published April 2011

Cover: WORLD RECORD: 18 February 2011: Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, United Arab Emirates – Mary Keitany tore around this clockwise loop course to record 1:05:50 and rip no less than 35 seconds off Lornah Kiplagat’s 2007 world record for the half marathon.



A foothold in Africa

By Paco Borao
With so many superlative distance runners in Africa, why are there not more high profile races? Paco Borao feels the wind of change


Big in Japan

By Ken Nakamura
Until recently most of the renowned marathons in Japan were single-sex elite races. Mass marathons like Lake Kawaguchi Marathon have been held for years, but only Nagano Marathon and Hokkaido Marathon invite a significant number of elite runners. But with the re-launch of the Tokyo Marathon in 2007 everything started to change.

Running into history

Vancouver volunteers its best

The BMO Vancouver Marathon celebrates its 40th consecutive running on 1 May 2011. The race was founded in 1972 by Jack Taunton and Ivor Davies, members of the Lions Gate Road Runners, a newly formed local running club, and was known as the “British Columbia Marathon”.

See the latest news from BMO Vancouver Marathon

Also in this issue …

News from AIMS, IAAF, WMRA and IAU; Race dates; Race contact details.


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