Published April 2012
Cover: Runners in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Half Marathon stream off the 4km-long Sealink as the early-start mass marathon participants embark on their outward journey, 15km into the race.
Why would anyone want to run seven marathon distances on seven continents in less than five days? “Because I thought I could” says Richard Donovan.
Tour operator Martin Joyce recalls some memorable moments…
Kinmen was first known as Jinmen (meaning “golden gate”) from Ming Dynasty times when the emperor sent in the military to protect the area against pirate attacks.
The 21st edition of the Paavo Nurmi Marathon takes place on 30 June 2012, commemorating the much earlier feats of the “Flying Finn” in the 1920s. Paavo Nurmi won nine gold and three silver medals in the Olympic Games held in Antwerp in 1920, Paris in 1924 and Amsterdam in 1928.
After helping breathe new life into the world’s only country-to-country marathon, Jim Ralston is stepping aside following a 14-year run as its race director. Under Ralston’s stewardship the race, now called the Niagara Falls International Marathon (NFIM), has enjoyed steady growth in popularity as a destination race for runners drawn by the idea of starting a race in the United States and ending it in Canada—near the brink of the iconic Canadian Horseshoe Falls, no less.
News from AIMS, IAAF, WMRA and IAU; Race dates; Race contact details.