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Distance Running 2018 Edition 2

2018 edition 2 flat

Published April 2018

Cover: Al Mouj Muscat Marathon, Oman, 19 January 2018. Photo: Antony Jones/Lloyd Images


Runners running along the lake 1
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Photo: Bruno Martins


Running out of the dark

Unique distance running event helps integrate visually impaired people

Marathon movers

Gilligan’s isle

By Thom Gilligan
“As a child I dreamed about exploring foreign places,” says Thom Gilligan. Born in a Boston suburb the Marathon became “engrained in my DNA”. He combined wanderlust with the marathon urge by forming Marathon Tours Inc and helped give shape to distance running as we know it today.

Marathon greats

Spiridon Louis

By Hugh Jones
Winner of first modern Olympic marathon

Also in this issue …

Lives remembered: Ken Young, 1942–2018, Dr David Martin, 1939–2018

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


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