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Distance Running 2013 Edition 2

2013 edition 2 flat

Published April 2013

Cover: Runners cross the start line at the Tokyo Marathon, 24 February 2013. Photo: Tokyo Marathon Foundation


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A feature of the Maritzburg City Marathon is the "5 hour bus". Thulani Zwane (front left with the flags) guarantees to get folk in under five hours, the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Marathon qualifying time. Tag along with him, walk when he walks, raise the arms and chant, all part of the ritual. They came into the finish in 4 hours and 57 minutes.


Loving a cold climate

By Inna Chernoblavskaya
Conventional advice is that you should not run at temperatures below –20˚C. In Siberia they think differently…

Running into history

A marathon of two ages

By John Glover
When Greg Hannon and Sue Boreham won the inaugural Belfast City Marathon they were pioneering a mass participation event which in 2013 will celebrate 32 years of existence and innovation. But the City was not bereft of the 42.2km challenge before that date. The first Northern Ireland Championship event took place in Belfast in 1938 and continued to be held annually in the city into the 1980s, interrupted only for a three-year period during World War II.

See the latest news from Moy Park Belfast City Marathon

Also in this issue …

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


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