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Distance Running 2012 Edition 3

Published July 2012

Cover: Proud medal winners at the Steinmetz Gaborone Marathon held on 22 April 2012. Photo by Ulf Nermark

Contents

Opinion

Chasing a dream

By Ray Charbonneau
Runners may have their heads in a cloud, but they always have their feet on the ground …

Running into history

Then & now

By Anders Olsson
Sunday 14 July was the big day during the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm …

Running into history

Michel Bréal: the founder of the Marathon

By Norbert Müller
Born in Landau, Palatinate, Michel Bréal was an outstanding linguist but has become better known as the man who inspired the 1896 Olympic Marathon in Athens and – indirectly – all that flowed from it.

Running into history

Small place, big race

By John Flatøy
The Fjord Norway Half Marathon in Knarvik is one of the great running events in Norway, taking place close to Bergen, “The gateway to the Fjords”.

See the latest news from Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run

Also in this issue …

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

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Cover: Runners in the Moscow Half Marathon held on 2 August. Over 9500 runners finished along with nearly 2500 others in the supporting 5km event. Winners were Rinas Akhmadeev (1:04:24) and Elena Korobkina (1:10:29). Korobkina went on to win the 10km event held in association with the Absolute Moscow Marathon on 20 September in a time of 31:49. Around 9500 finished the Marathon along with another 12,000 in the 10km.

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