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Distance Running 2015 Edition 3

2015 edition 3 flat

Published July 2015

Cover: SPAR Budapest Marathon: Runners passing the Chain Bridge on the Danube embankment



La dolce via

By Alessio Punzi
There are 20 AIMS members in Italy: as many as in marathon-mad Japan and more than any other country. What makes the Marathon so popular there? Alessio Punzi, former Communications Officer of the Rome Marathon, offers his insight

Running into history

Budapest Marathon

In 1984 a few Hungarian sports organisers dreamed of staging a people’s marathon in Budapest. Today, the last decade has been one of continuous growth. Hungarians came to appreciate the marathon and foreign runners have begun to discover quite how gorgeous a course Budapest offers.

See the latest news from SPAR Budapest Marathon

Also in this issue …

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


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