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APRIL – JUNE 2008

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The Childrens’ Series 2008

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the Sahara Marathon

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News

AIMS News

New members; Executives’ contact details;

AIMS/ASICS Athlete of the Year Award;

AIMS Museum; History foretold;

On the road in Canada; Kenyans run for peace;

AIMS Children’s Series 7

IAAF News

Diary; Executives’ contact details; 36th IAAF

World Cross-Country Championships 11

WMRA News

Executives’ contact details;

What makes a mountain runner? 21

IAU News

Wildcards for IAU Championships;

IAU Council meeting; IAU labels;

New world best; Diary;

Executives’ contact details; 35

Regulars

Calendar of events

Official listings for AIMS events 40

Results

Worldwide race reports and pictures 42

World leading times

The latest top times for men and women

at 10km, Half Marathon, and Marathon 67

Race contact details

AIMS member races with full contact details 70

Features

Marathon flowering in Thailand

5th Khon Kaen International

Marathon, Thailand. 17

Breaking out of the glass pyramid

3rd International Oger

Antalya Marathon, Turkey. 25

Southward bound

Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon,

Falkland Islands. 28

Opinion

A pioneering project 64

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EXECUTIVES

President

Hiroaki Chosa,

Japan Association of

Athletics Federations,

1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku,

Tokyo 150-8050, Japan

Tel: 81 3 5452 1500

Fax: 81 3 5452 1795

Honorary Vice President

Leonard F. Luchner

Vice-Presidents

Carlos Moya (Lisbon Half Marathon, Financial Control)

Tel: +351 21 441 3182

Fax: +351 21 441 3073

Email: geral@maratonaportugal.com

Francisco Borao (Valencia, Membership)

Tel: +34 6 346 0707

Fax: +34 6 346 3635

Email: borao@innoveverda.com

Secretary

Hugh Jones

19 Kelly Street, London NW1 8PG, UK

Tel: +44 20 7209 3193

Email: aimssec@aol.com

Treasurer

Al Boka (Las Vegas)

Tel: +1 702 809 2620

Fax: +1 702 255 5492

Email: aimstreasury@aol.com

Members of the Board

Horst Milde (Berlin, Children’s Series)

Tel: +49 30 302 5370

Fax: +49 30 306 2203

Email: horst.milde@berlin-marathon.com

Gordon Rogers (Vancouver, Technical)

Tel: +1 604 733 6224

Fax: +1 604 733 6221

Email: gordonrogers@telus.net

Dave Cundy (Canberra, Website)

P.O. Box 206, Ettalong Beach,

NSW 2257, Australia

Tel: +61 2 43427611

Fax: +61 2 43427648

Email: cundysm@ozemail.com.au

Vivek B Singh (Mumbai, Marketing)

Tel: +91 22 2202 0284

Fax: +91 22 2202 5112

Email: vivek@procamintl.com

Martha Morales (Tangamanga, Legal)

Tel: +52 4448 15444

Fax: +52 4448 158921

Email: maratontangamanga@gmail.com

Consultants

Peter McLean (Press & Public Relations)

15 Kirklee Terrace, Glasgow G12 0JA, Scotland

Tel/Fax: +44 141 357 2516

Email: petermclean@pmpr2000.fsnet.co.uk

Dr David Martin (Stats)

College of Health Sciences, Georgia State

University, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA

Fax: +1 404 651 1531

Email: drdave@gsu.edu

Distance Running

Publisher: Frank Baillie

426 Drumoyne Road, Glasgow

G51 4DX, Scotland

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Email: distancerunning@inpositionmedia.co.uk

AIMS AFFILIATE

International Marathon Medical Directors

Association (IMMDA)

Chairman

Lewis Maraham MD

24 West 57th Street,

6th floor, New York, NY 10019 USA

Tel: 1 212 765 5763

Email: nysportsmd@aol.com

International Measurement Administrators:

Americas

Bernie Conway

67 Southwood Crescent, London,

Ontario N6J 1S8, Canada

Tel: +1 519 641 6889

Fax: +1 519 633 4887

Email: measurer@rogers.com

English-speaking Europe & Africa:

Hugh Jones

19 Kelly Street, London NW1 8PG, UK

Tel: +44 20 7209 3193

Email: aimssec@aol.com

French & Spanish-speaking Europe & Africa

Jean Francois Delasalle,

Domaine de Chantraigne BP 25,

80800 Corbie, France

Tel: +33 3 22 48 51 90

Fax: +33 3 22 48 51 91

Email: jf.delasalle@tiscali.fr

Asia/Oceania: Dave Cundy,

P.O. Box 206, Ettalong Beach, SW 2257, Australia

Tel: +61 2 43427611 Fax: +61 2 43427648

Email: cundysm@ozemail.com.au

Distance Running

AIMS/ASICS Athlete

of the Year Award

Haile Gebrselassie was presented

with the AIMS/ASICS Golden Shoe

at the Hotel “Le Meridien” in Lisbon

on 14 March in recognition of his

performances throughout 2007. He

received the top award in world road

racing from AIMS Vice President

Carlos Moya prior to the Lisbon Half

Marathon on Sunday 16 March.

He has now won two years in a

row, something that no other male

AIMS Museum

runner has achieved since this

award was first presented in 1992.

Twice Olympic champion at

10,000m Gebrselassie ran his first

serious marathon in 2002,

recording a time of 2:06:35. He

improved to 2:05:56 in Berlin in

2006 and last year, on the same

course, set a new World Record for

the distance of 2:04:26. If his time

for 2008 (2:04:53), the second

fastest ever run, remains unbeaten

Left to right: AIMS Vice-President Paco Borao, AIMS Treasurer Al Boka,

Martina Behrendt (Berlin Sports Museum) and Thomas Härtel (Responsible

for Sport in the Berlin Government). Photo: Jürgen Engler

At an official reception hosted

by the Berlin government and

the city’s sports organisation

leading representatives of

AIMS presented a cheque for

$10,000 to the Berlin Sports

Museum, which is also the

official AIMS Marathon

Museum of Running. The

donation will enable the

Museum’s exhibition space to

be extended.

New AIMS Members

■ The Torshavn Marathon in the Faeroe

Islands (DEN), located in the North Atlantic

between Scotland and Iceland, is held for the

fifth time on 7 September. Almost half of the

field of 50 come from overseas but records

belong to local islanders at 2:53 (men) and 3:16

(women).

■ The mBank Lodz Marathon (POL) has been

held for the last four years, attracting 250 men

and 50 women, of whom 10 represented 9

foreign countries. This year’s race will be held on

18 May.

New Associates:

■ The second edition of the Santiago

Marathon (CHI) was held on 6 April 2008 after

the inaugural event had attracted 483 men and

58 women, with an additional 1,506 men and 274

women in the Half Marathon and 3,362 men and

1,182 women in the 10 km – from 12 countries in

all.

■ The Lake Garda International Marathon

(ITA) was run against the famously beautiful

background of the Lake for the first time last

year, attracting 1400 men and 250 women, with

350 foreign runners from 28 countries. This

year’s race will be on 28 September.

■ The Maratón de Quito (ECU) will be held for

the second time on 22 June. It drew 800 men

and 100 women to its first edition last year, with

87 foreign runners coming from 21 countries.

Winners were Peru’s Gobin Condor in 2:20:58

and Ecuador’s Nancy Rosero in 2:54:12.

this year he will have led the

Marathon standings for the last

four years – longer than anyone

else since the distance was

standardised in 1924.

Haile Gebrselassie commented “It

means a lot that so many people at

the top of world athletics voted for

me. To win this prestigious award

two years running is very special

and I feel greatly honoured.”

The next edition of Distance Running

will be published in July 2008,

covering races held from 30 March –

30 June. The advertising and editorial

deadlines will be on 9 June, with

special arrangements to include races

held in late June.

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History foretold

This year’s Vienna City Marathon on

27 April will be the 25th edition of

Austria’s biggest road race, and

entries are soaring in anticipation

of the occasion. Two months

before race day 9000 runners were

registered for the marathon, and

associated half marathon, relay, and

junior and children’s races.

The Marathon has established itself

as a major international fixture.

The elite fields recruited have

grown stronger in recent years but

the race can also offer a unique

combination of sports and culture.

The first edition was run on 25

March 1984, and organisers were

proud to register 794 finishers at

the Heldenplatz. This spectacular

finish still serves the race well. Back

in 1984 Helmut Zik, the Austrian

Minister for Education, had

prophesized: “In the future we will

have ten times as many

participants,” - and his words have

proven true. In 2007 a record field

of 26,249 runners from more than

80 countries participated in the

event. It looks very likely that this

year’s jubilee race will attract an

even greater number.

On the road in Canada

The Canadian Athletics Federation

has launched a new website:

www.runcanada.ca, specifically

dedicated to road running and race

walking in Canada. Site features

include athlete profiles, a photo

gallery, calendar and results, and

news from the Canadian road

racing community. Athletics

Canada is the national governing

body for the sport of track and

field in Canada, including crosscountry

and road running. In the

past there has been little

recognition of the “ex-stadia”

events, but this latest move goes

some way towards acknowledging

road racing as the current driving

force under the “athletics”

umbrella, mobilising hundreds of

thousands of active participants

within Canada.

Kenyans run for peace

Never before has such a galaxy of

athletic stars from Kenya’s past,

present & future gathered together

in one place as on 15 March in Iten,

writes Toby Tanser. It was a day of

joyous celebration at the

Shoe4Africa Peace run. More than

560 schoolgirls came out to run a

4km peace run powered by Leppin.

AIMS Children’s Series

The first race in the AIMS

Children's Series 2008 was run on

25 February in conjunction with

the Sahara Marathon. Children ran

over the compacted sand of the

scrub desert floor within the Smara

refugee camp in the far west of

Algeria, which is also the location

of the finish to the Sahara

Marathon. Smara is one of several

camps set up to house refugees

from the Western Sahara after the

territory was occupied by Morocco

30 years ago. The children who

participated in the races were born

and brought up in these camps, and

see the races as a strong connection

to the outside world.

The AIMS Children's Series enjoys

co-operation with ASICS and

benefits from a direct "Runners

help runners" scheme funded by

participants in the Tokyo

Marathon, held one week

previously. ASICS running shoes

and equipment were awarded, and

all children participating received a

T-shirt and finisher's medal.

World Marathon champions past

and present, Douglas Wakiihuri and

Luke Kibet, led the amazing

support cast of Kenya’s

international stars. They walked

through Iten in an athletic peace

parade with children singing and

dancing behind them, all dressed in

yellow T-shirts and shouting

“Amani Kenya” (Peace in Kenya).

They hugged, cried and danced -

and the athletes, many of whom

had not seen each other in decades,

did likewise.

Priscah Jepteling was the winner of

the girls’ race, flagged off by

Nyandika Maiyoro and Wilson

Kiprugut, the first Kenyan to run in

the Olympics and the first Kenyan

to win an Olympic medal. Chris

Cheboiboch and Timothy Cherigat,

a Boston runner-up and a Boston

winner, were rabbits to lead the

girls on pace. Holding the finishers

tape were the flag bearers

Wakiihuri, a Kikuyu, and Kibet

from the Kalenjin. As the runners

passed the finish line, the stars

handed a pair of running shoes to

all of the runners, along with

exercise books and pencils. Kenya’s

first Olympic Steeplechase winner,

Amos Biwott, presented a new

Windows Vista laptop computer to

Kiptingo Primary school at the

awards ceremony. Money for books

went to the second placed school,

awarded by Moses Kiptanui, and

Moses Tanui gave out a similar

prize for Kamariny Primary.

Another legend of the sport,

Olympic steeplechase champion

Matthew Birir presented sports

watches to the top three individual

finishers. As the international

athletes introduced themselves, the

crowds sang. The day ended with

Douglas Wakiihuri embraced by the

crowd after teaching the

schoolchildren a song he had

written in the local Kalenjin tongue.

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EXECUTIVES

Headquarters

17 rue Princesse Florestine,

MC 98000, Monaco

Tel: 377 93 10 88 88

Fax: 377 93 15 95 15

Email: headquarters@iaaf.org

IAAF President

Lamine Diack (SEN)

IAAF Council

Sergey Bubka (UKR)

Senior Vice President

Robert Hersh (USA)

Vice President

Lord Sebastian Coe (GBR)

Vice President

Brigadier Gen. Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad (QAT)

Vice President

Jean Poczobut (FRA),

Honorary Treasurer

Pierre Weiss

General Secretary

Area Group Representative:

Mr William (Bill) Bailey (AUS)

Oceania Representative

Mr Roberto Gesta de Melo (BRA)

South America Representative

Col. Hamad Kalkaba Malboum (CMR)

Shri Suresh Kalmadi, M.P. (IND)

Asia Representative

Mr Neville McCook (JAM)

North and Central America

and Caribbean Representative

Mr Hansjörg Wirz (SUI)

Europe Representative

Members

Valentin Balakhnichev (RUS)

Leonard Chuene (RSA),

Africa Representative

Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH)

Prof. Dr. Helmut Digel (GER)

Nawal El Moutawakel (MAR)

Abby Hoffman (CAN)

Alberto Juantorena Danger (CUB)

Ilkka Kanerva (FIN)

Isaiah F. Kiplagat (KEN)

Chaoyi Luo (CHN)

César Moreno Bravo (MEX)

Prof José Maria Odriozola (ESP)

Jung-Ki Park (KOR)

Anna Riccardi (ITA)

Katsuyuki Tanaka (JPN)

General Secretary

Mr Pierre Weiss (FRA)

IAAF Road Running

Commission Chairman

Roberto Gesta de Melo (BRA)

Members

David Bedford

London Marathon

115 Southwark Street,

London SE1 0JF, UK

Tel: 44 20 7902 0200

Fax: 44 20 7620 4208

Paco Borao (ESP)

Carlos Cardoso (POR)

Avenida Gama Pinto, No. 2,

1699 Lisbon, Portugal

Fax: 351 1 795 4288

Email: ccardoso@fc.ul.pt

Hiroaki Chosa (JPN)

C/o Japan Association of

Athletics Federations

1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku,

Tokyo 150-8050, Japan

Fax: 81 3 3481 2449

Hugh Jones (GBR)

AIMS Secretary

Otto Klappert

Platanenallee 7, 59425 Unna, Germany

Fax: 49 2303 21233

Email: o.klappert@gmx.de

Katsuyuki TANAKA (JPN)

Pierre WEISS (FRA)

Mary WITTENBERG (USA)

2008

15-24 August:

XXIX Olympic Games

Beijing, China

12 October:

3rd IAAF World Road Running Championships

Rio de Janeiro, Bazil

GENZEBE DIBABA (RIGHT) OF ETHIOPIA EVENTUAL WINNER OF THE GOLD KEEPS IN

CLOSE TOUCH WITH EVENTUAL SILVER MEDALIST IRINE CHEPET CHEPTAI (2ND RIGHT)

OF KENYA IN THE JUNIOR WOMEN'S RACE

30 March 2008

36th IAAF World Cross-Country

Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sliding and

gliding

IBRAHIM JEILAN (4TH RIGHT) OF ETHIPOIA THE EVENTUAL

WINNER IN THE MEN'S JUNIOR RACE

A cold, blustery and windswept

Edinburgh greeted the runners, and

they seemed to like it fine. There

could have hardly been a greater

contrast to last year’s

Championships when runners were

wilting and dropping in the heat and

humidity of Mombasa. Holyrood

Park offered a serpentine course

ideal for spectators but the sodden

turf created some problems for

runners. Sharp corners sent several

of them tumbling on the slippery

surface. All races comprised the

usual combinations of ‘long’ and

‘short’ laps with three tight hairpin

turns in each, although there was

little difference in distance between

them. What did make the

difference, and it told in most of the

races, was the sharp incline on the

longer lap behind the rocky outcrop

called “Haggis Knowe”. The swift

descent that followed, to complete

the lap, contributed to some

explosive finishes. Not only the

nature of the contest was different,

but also the results. Without an

individual win last year Ethiopia

took all four titles this time around,

the last such sweep having been by

Kenya back in 1994.

SENIOR MEN

Bekele reclaims his crown

Kenenisa Bekele had suffered badly

in the heat at the last

Championships, and dropped out,

breaking his 5-year winning streak.

He almost met with disaster in

Edinburgh when, at one of the

tighter corners on the course, the

lead runners bunched and slowed

and Bekele’s shoe was trodden off

by one of the others. He stopped,

pushed in against the plastic tape,

and took his time to fix it back in

place. He only lost a few seconds,

but at that pace it equates to a lot of

distance, and every metre of it was

filled with runners who had slipped

past. Bekele kept his cool, taking his

time to carefully work his way back

into contention, and then gliding

serenely away from all other

contenders when he drove for home

on the last lap.

Bekele had been quick out of the

starting gate and headed the field

after two hundred metres. He

seemed content to control the pace

from the front, and did so with

aplomb for the first lap. Mid-way

around the second he parted

company with his shoe and the

leading group. “My shoe did not fall

completely off but I had to stop to

undo it and put it back on” he said

later. By the end of the lap he was

back in 12th, but only a second off

the lead and now seeming to prefer

not to run in the front rank; he was

still in eighth place after the third

lap.

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Saturday 6 September 2008

The race: The 8th Stockholm Half Marathon will take

place Saturday 6 September 2008. Start at 16.30.

Exclusive commemorative medal to all finishers.

The course: The Stockholm Half Marathon is run on

an inspiring and fast course through central Stockholm.

The difference between the highest and the lowest

point of the course is 18 meters. Start outside the Royal

Palace, finish in the city park ”Kungsträdgården”.

The runners: In 2007 a record number of 7,054

runners from 22 countries entered the race. The maximum

running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Weather conditions: Average temperature for the

first week of September is 15 degrees centigrade.

The city: Welcome to Stockholm and one of the

world’s most beautiful capitals. Built on 14 islands

around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved

mediaeval city centres, the Swedish capital is superbly

positioned, with stunning and extremely varied scenery

in every direction. Stockholm offers a wealth of

museums, theatres, sights, attractions and events.

Register on-line: www.StockholmHalfMarathon.se

Marathon office: Phone: +46 – 854 566 440.

E-mail: info@StockholmHalfMarathon.se

Web site: www.StockholmHalfMarathon.se

Tourist information: Stockholm Visitors Board.

Web site: www.stockholmtown.com

Phone: +46–850 828 508.

Official hotel: Quality Hotel Globe. Web site:

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KENENISA BEKELE (LEFT) OF ETHIOPIA THE EVENTUAL WINNER WITH JOSEPH EBUYA (CENTRE) OF

KENYA AND HASAN MAHBOOB (RIGHT) OF BAHRAIN IN THE MEN'S ELITE RACE

Then defending champion Zersenay

Tadese launched a sustained drive

which pulled Kenyans Leonard

Komon and Joseph Ebuya clear with

him. Bekele responded, and

effortlessly slipped in among them.

Tadese made valiant efforts to break

the others and climbing the hill on

the fourth lap it looked like he had

dropped the Kenyan pair, but they

closed up again on the downhill.

Bekele was content to take the back

seat for a while, but took the lead

early on the sixth and last lap and

dropped Ebuya in doing so. As he

approached the hill for the last time

Bekele was already building a

winning lead as the 20-year old

Komon struggled to maintain

contact. Tadese, who had led most

of the race, professed himself

content with third: “a bronze medal

for my country is still important to

me”.

Of his earlier trouble Bekele said “It

was near the beginning and I knew

it would make the rest of the race

tough. I had to focus a great deal

but I controlled my pace.” He had

also suffered travel delays, arriving

the day before the race, and an upset

stomach overnight. Behind him the

Ethiopian team challenge failed to

materialise, and Komon led Kenya

to an emphatic win.

SENIOR WOMEN

Dibaba drives from behind

Tirunesh Dibaba’s win put her

alongside her cousin Derartu Tulu

and Lynne Jennings of USA as a

three-time winner, but it hadn’t

looked very likely for most of the

race. Seeing her 17-year old sister

Genzebe win from behind may have

encouraged her to hold back until

the late stages of the race, when she

shot from fourth to first in the space

of a few hundred metres.

Priscah Jepleting led for much of the

first two laps as the lead group

diminished but remained large.

Mestawet Tufa and Gelete Burka

then took up the running and after

the third lap seemed to have only

the Kenyan junior talent Linet Masai

for company. But Dibaba was only a

couple of seconds further back, and

later said that a stitch had made her

fall back “but I recovered from that

and was able to move to the front.”

It wasn’t quite so simple, as Gelete

Burka forged a significant lead

during the last lap but in dropping

Tufa and Masai provided convenient

targets for Dibaba. Masai fought

back alongside the charging Dibaba

as Tufa caught Burka and all four

were together approaching the hill

with 400m to go. But Burka was

broken, losing a further two places

in the finish straight, and Dibaba

quickly pushed clear of Tufa to win

in the same manner and by the same

margin as her kid sister had done

earlier.

She and Tufa led Ethiopia to the

team title for the seventh consecutive

year but, led in by Masai, the

Kenyan women pressed them all the

way.

JUNIOR MEN

Track speed takes it

World Junior 10,000m champion

Ibrahim Jeilan coped with the short

sharp ascents on the longer laps and

used the downslope to launch a

blistering finish which won him the

title.

With the ground softened up by the

previous day’s races and the Junior

Women just half an hour before

them, several athletes fell as the field

converged on the first bend.

Benjamin Kiplagat of Uganda took

up pole position and forced the pace

RESULT

JUNIOR WOMEN:

1 Genzebe DIBABA ETH 19:59

2 Irine CHEPTAI KEN 20:04

3 Emebt ETEA ETH 20:06

4 Delvine MERINGOR KEN 20:06

5 Emebet BACHA ETH 20:11

6 Jackline CHEBII KEN 20:11

7 Betelhem MOGES ETH 20:13

8 Dorcas KIPTARUS KEN 20:17

9 Tigist MEMUYE ETH 20:27

10 Yukino NINOMIYE JPN 20:30

TEAMS:

1 Ethiopia 16 pts

2 Kenya 20 pts

3 Japan 57 pts

4 Great Britain 95 pts

5 Canada 99 pts

JUNIOR MEN:

1 Ibrahim JEILAN ETH 20:38

2 Ayele ABSHERO ETH 22:40

3 Lucas ROTICH KEN 22:42

4 Benjamin KIPLAGAT UGA 22:43

5 Titus MBISHEI KEN 22:45

6 Matthew KISORIO KEN 22:51

7 Peter SOME KEN 22:55

8 Geofrey KUSURO UGA 22:56

9 Amanuel MESEL ERI 23:00

10 Levy OMARI KEN 23:03

TEAMS:

1 Kenya 21 pts

2 Ethiopia 28 pts

3 Uganda 39 pts

4 Japan 119 pts

5 Morocco 136 pts

WOMEN:

1 Tirunesh DIBABA ETH 25:10

2 Mestawet TUFA ETH 25:15

3 Linet MASAI KEN 25:18

4 Doris CHANGEWO KEN 25:34

5 Hilda KIBET NED 25:35

6 Gelete BURKA ETH 25:35

7 Priscah JEPLETENG KEN 25:36

8 Margaret MURIUKI KEN 25:46

9 Meseret MELKAMU ETH 25:51

10 Grace MOMANYI KEN 25:54

TEAMS:

1 Ethiopia 18 pts

2 Kenya 22 pts

3 Australia 84 pts

4 United States 87 pts

5 Morocco 100 pts

MEN:

1 Kenenisa BEKELE ETH 34:38

2 Leonard KOMON KEN 34:41

3 Zersenay TADESSE ERI 34:43

4 Joseph EBUYA KEN 34:47

5 Moses MASAI KEN 35:02

6 Felix KIBORE QAT 35:15

7 Gideon NGATUNY KEN 35:16

8 Ahmad ABDULLA QAT 35:18

9 Habtamu FIKADU ETH 35:19

10 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 35:24

TEAMS:

1 Kenya 39 pts

2 Ethiopia 105 pts

3 Qatar 144 pts

4 Eritrea 164 pts

5 Morocco 197 pts

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TIRUNESH DIBABA OF ETHIOPIA WITH HER GOLD MEDAL

AFTER HER VICTORY IN THE WOMEN'S ELITE RACE

for much of the race with Kipkoech Kisorio,

son of the first Kenyan medallist in the World

Cross (Some Muge, 1983) occasionally joining

him. By the third of four laps the lead group

had reduced to 10 runners, with Kiplagat,

Kisorio and Lucas Rotich in front and Jeilan

and his compatriot Ayele Abshero tucked in

behind them.

On the last lap there were only six runners

left in the group, and Titus Mbishei took a

short stint at the front before Abshero

mounted a serious attack up the sharp slope

of Haggis Knowe. Jeilan, three times

Ethiopian Junior champion, immediately

tucked in behind him as they both drew clear

of their Kenyan company. The downward

slope assisted his impressive leg speed as he

sprinted clear to take the title. “I think we

worked together very well” said the 18-year

old, of his partnership with Abshero. Well, he

would, wouldn’t he?

Lucas Rotich professed himself disappointed

with his bronze medal-winning run, but led

Kenya to their 20th team victory in 21

years. After their perfect 10 score of last

year, their winning margin was significantly

narrower.

JUNIOR WOMEN

An emerging dynasty

Genzebe Dibaba, demonstrated her older

sister Tirunesh’s commanding tactics and style

in holding back for almost the entire race

before unleashing a killer kick.

In the first lap the field seemed to stick

together in one huge moving mass, with 40

runners passing through within a couple of

seconds. The second lap included an ascent of

the hill and that sorted out a lead group

comprising six Ethiopians and six Kenyans,

with a couple of Japanese tagged on to the

back.

Emebet Bacha was first to attack as Dibaba

remained in third place. Irene Cheptai took

over with a hard effort ascending the hill as

Dibaba now started to chase in earnest.

“[Earlier] I expected to get a medal but I

didn’t expect to win. On the third lap I

realised I could” she said later. She took the

lead on the steepest part of the hill and it was

then Cheptai doing the chasing.

“I have looked up to my sisters for so so long.

I am very happy to be like them,” said

Dibaba.

Last year Emebt Etea had been carried off the

course with heat exhaustion, but now took

bronze medal position. Ethiopia took odd

places and Kenya even as both teams’ four

scorers finished ahead of anyone else, with the

result a narrow victory for Ethiopia, for the

first time since 2004.

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5th Khon Kaen International Marathon, Thailand.

Marathon flowering in Thailand

JANUARY

27

2008

The strong

community

involvement evident

along the course

is another attractive

feature of the race.

Thousands of

local residents and

school children from

neighbouring

provinces ran the mini

marathon (11.55 km),

many of them doing

so barefoot.

attract participants from across the

world. The strong community

involvement evident along the

course is another attractive feature

of the race. Thousands of local

residents and school children from

neighbouring provinces ran the

mini marathon (11.55 km), many

of them doing so barefoot.

The half marathon start time and

course were designed so that

runners heading out to the half way

point could be inspired by the sight

of the lead group of mainly Kenyan

and Ethiopian marathon runners

heading for home in the opposite

direction in a parallel lane. This

same section of road boasted a

stage with local singers, especially

for the benefit of the runners. Local

families also got involved by setting

up tables with slices of watermelon

at different points along the route.

By Jacky Knowles

Khon Kaen is a town of 150,000

people located 400km north-east

of Bangkok, and has long been

famous for silk weaving, dinosaur

remains, sticky rice and spicy

papaya salad, but it is now

cultivating a new reputation as the

“Marathon City” of Thailand. The

Khon Kaen International Marathon

has been held at the end of January

for the past five years and is

increasing in size and status with

each edition.

Race morning this year turned out

to be around 4ºC warmer than for

the previous year’s event, yet it was

still reasonably cool for this part of

Asia. There was also a brief early

morning sprinkle of rain for the

588 marathon runners as they

prepared for their 04.30 start at the

front of Khon Kaen University. The

marathon route made a circuit of

the city, with dawn arriving shortly

after competitors passed the

impressive nine-storey temple by

the lake to the south of the city.

Since the roads were all closed to

traffic until the last runner had

gone through, the run north

through the city centre and along

the ring road was a safe one.

After passing beside paddy fields

full of bright green rice seedlings,

the course headed slightly up and

back towards the university. The

last 5km was on a mainly

downwards slope through the treelined

roads of the university.

Although there are no really

prominent hills in the area, many

runners noted after the race that

few parts of the course are actually

flat. Runners were buoyed along by

students manning the frequent

water stations, cheering, playing

drums and waving flags to

represent and welcome the twenty

plus different nationalities of the

runners taking part.

A full range of events from 4km fun

run to the Marathon, each offering

trophies and prize money for many

different categories of finisher,

The mini marathon runners made a

circuit around and through the

university, finishing in the same

place as the other two longer events

and thus benefiting from the same

access to food and the much

appreciated massage services.

Finishers of all the three main

events received the now-traditional

weighty medal to commemorate

and celebrate their efforts.

The Marathon was well contested

at the front, with Kenya’s Luka

Kipkemoi Chelimo finishing less

than 50 metres ahead of his

compatriot, Geoffrey Kidrotich

Birgen. Although many Kenyan

entrants had not been able to make

the journey due to the troubles in

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17


RESULT

MEN:

1 Luka K CHELIMO KEN 2:21:21

2 Geoffrey K BIRGEN KEN 2:21:28

3 Philip TARUS KEN 2:22:10

4 Samwel K LIMO KEN 2:22:19

5 David S CHERUI KEN 2:23:37

6 David K KIPSANG KEN 2:24:32

7 Birhanu M ASFAW ETH 2:24:38

8 Mbui D MWITI KEN 2:24:41

9 James K KARANJA KEN 2:25:10

10 Nathan KIPLIMO KEN 2:25:33

WOMEN:

1 Sunisa SAYLOMYEN THA 2:52:12

2 Wioletta URYGA POL 3:00:07

3 Arpassara PRASATHINPIMAI THA 3:01:36

4 Norah CHEPTOO KEN 3:02:07

5 Amnuay KHIAMNGULUEAM THA 3:08:32

6 Montian KANKAEW THA 3:20:47

7 Sayamol PHUKMIT THA 3:21:40

8 Dusanee CHAEHAENG THA 3:23:13

9 Nopparat PREEKLANG THA 3:31:58

10 Kan KUSUWAN THA 3:32:23

HALF MARATHON

MEN:

1 Robert KOSGEI KEN 1:05:37

2 Mekonnen EMIRU ETH 1:05:40

3 Kennedy LILAN KEN 1:07:09

WOMEN:

1 Saiphon BOONJANG THA 1:20:50

2 Patcharee CHAITONGSRI THA 1:21:55

3 Salome A WOLDEAB ETH 1:23:15

their country at that time, they

were still well-represented and took

nine out of the first 10 places. The

first Thai runner to cross the line

was Kordair Senmood in 13th place

with a time of 2:35:15.

Thai women made an exceptionally

strong showing, sweeping up eight

of the top 10 prizes, including first

place. Two hours into the race

Norah Cheptoo from Kenya was

leading the group but, following a

strained hamstring, she dropped

back to achieve an eventual fourth

place. Sunisa Saylomyen, who had

never been far behind, came

through to win ahead of last year’s

winner Wioletta Uryga from

Poland. Sunisa was building on her

win at the South East Asia (SEA)

Games just six weeks previously

(and she went on to run 2:48 in

Hong Kong on 17 Feb).

The Kenyan and Ethiopian runners

dominated again in the men’s half

marathon, taking the first six

places. An exciting last few hundred

metres resulted in only three

seconds separating Robert Kosgei

of Kenya and Mekonnen Emiru

from Ethiopia. The previous Thai

marathon champion, Boonchu

Chantorndesa crossed the line with

his fellow countryman Amnuay

Tongmitr in the same time (1:11:06)

but Amnuay was awarded seventh

place and Boonchu eighth, based on

a 0.01 second difference in their

times.

Tenth place went to a new

competitor, Hem Bunting, from

Cambodia. Mostly self-motivated

and self-trained, he now lives in the

office of the Khmer Amateur

Athletics Federation (KAAF) along

with his running mate, Cheng

Chandara, who also ran in Khon

Kaen and placed in the top 50 in

the half marathon. Hem Bunting

had recently competed in the SEA

Games marathon, bringing home a

silver medal for his national record

breaking time of 2:26. Khon Kaen

International Marathon provides a

great opportunity for Cambodian

and Lao athletes, for whom one of

the biggest challenges is a lack of

domestic, or otherwise affordable,

race opportunities.

In the women’s half marathon

event, the first three runners

reached the half way point shoulder

Sunisa Saylomyen came through

to win ahead of last year’s winner

Wioletta Uryga from Poland.

to shoulder before Saifon

Bunchaeng of Thailand pulled away

to win.

The ever-popular 4km fun run was

held on a separate route, going 2km

up and back on the airport road

from the south gate of the

university. As in 2007, over 30,000

people took part, making for an

impressive sight, especially since

most of the participants wore the

official yellow race T-shirt which

represents the provincial flower of

Khon Kaen. Some people raced the

whole way, others strolled the

RACE CONTACT DETAILS

course along with their pets, while

most did something in between, in

an effort to win one of the 20,000

finishers’ medals.

By mid morning the post-race

entertainment, consisting of

different local and Chinese dances

and the now customary cobra

show, had finished and the awards

and cash prizes had been presented.

Organisers were left to enjoy a

well-deserved rest while

contemplating how to build on this

successful event for next year (25

January 2009).

KHON KAEN INT’L MARATHON, JANUARY

Dr. Theera Rittirod, Khon Kaen University, KhonKaen City 40002

Tel: 66 43 202 222 Fax: 66 43 202 557

Email: theera@kku.ac.th Inet: www.khonkaenmarathon.com/th/

Full race contact listings start on page 70

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EXECUTIVES

President

Danny Hughes (GBR)

E-Mail: dannyhughes@ukonline.co.uk

Secretary

Bruno Gozzelino (ITA)

E-Mail: bgozzel@libero.it

Treasurer

Nancy Hobbs (USA)

E-Mail: trlrunner@aol.com

Director of Competition

Raimondo Balicco (ITA)

E-Mail: balicco.rai@tin.it

Director of Organisation

Wolfgang Münzel (GER)

E-Mail: Petra-Muenzel@t-online.de

Director of Development

Tomo Sarf (SLO)

E-Mail: tomo.sarf@helios.si

Director of Marketing

Adrian Woods (GBR)

E-Mail: adrian.woods@virgin.net

What makes

a mountain runner?

…asks Danny Hughes, WMRA President.

ILLUSTRATING ASCENT (JUNGFRAU)

The label ‘Mountain Runner’ and the

thought of running up mountains

must put off many people who

could in fact excel at the sport. At

the same time they could also

discover a completely new

dimension to their experience of

athletics.

Our sport is an endurance event and

just like other distance races, from

10km to the Marathon, it requires

both endurance and speed - but

there are many other aspects to

consider.

One of these is whether the

environment adds to your enjoyment

of running. Do you empathise with

your natural surroundings? Do you

just love the mountains and enjoy

natural scenery? Are you tired of

hammering out miles on hard

tarmac? Or tired of running around

and around a 400m track? Or tired

of the constant pressure to set new

personal best times? If so, then

mountain running may be the sport

for you.

Where you live may also be

important. For those who live in the

centre of a city conventional

distance running may be the most

practical choice. If you live in a flat

part of the country, training for

mountain races may be difficult. But

if you live close to hills or

mountains the training terrain

available makes preparation for

mountain running a real possibility.

Mountain running requires the same

kind of training that you would do

for any other endurance event, but

with a few add-ons. Cross-country

skiers excel at mountain running

because it develops the right kind of

muscle strength and “whole body”

cardiovascular efficiency.

The different type of muscle strength

required for mountain running

means that you have to include both

uphill and downhill running in your

training schedule. Running in a

mountain race which includes

descending without specifically

training for this is simply asking for

injury. Above all, your muscles have

to be attuned to the stresses imposed

when descending, and your reflexes

also have to be alert to variable

terrain. Attempting an uphill

mountain race based purely on

“flat” running will soon destroy

your ambitions.

Recently some outstanding road

runners have successfully converted

to mountain running. Geoffrey

Kusuro (UGA) won the 2007 World

Trophy junior race and went on to

take second place in the Mt Obudu

race in Nigeria. Rita Jeptoo (KEN),

who won the 2006 Boston Marathon,

picked up the $50,000 top prize in

winning the 2007 Mt Obudu race.

A common misconception surrounds

the term ‘mountain running’ because

immediate thoughts of running up the

Matterhorn or other high Alpine

mountains springs to mind. In fact,

there are testing ‘mountain races’

staged on hills no higher than 200m.

We have often been challenged to

define the difference between crosscountry

running and mountain

running. We have declined because

the line between the two is blurred.

What we can say is that mountain

running involves negotiating

considerable ascent and descent -

much more than that which would be

contemplated for a cross-country race

(IAAF rule 250.10 applies).

ILLUSTRATING MOUNTAIN RUNNING

DESCENT (2007 WORLD TROPHY)

FOTO STINN

Yet despite this, you do need good

basic speed to challenge for the top

positions. What this means (for

men) is a 10km time under 30

minutes or a marathon under 2.20.

Equivalent times for women might

be under 34 minutes for 10km and

2:50 for the marathon.

If you like to obsess over personal

best times mountain running has

little to offer you. Rewards can only

be realistically measured in terms of

your performance against fellow

competitors, your performance on a

particular course (taking into

account the weather conditions at

the time) and the general joy of

running in natural surroundings.

There are no records in mountain

running except those for particular

races.

Mountain races cover the whole

range of distances and difficulty, from

short 15-minute sprints to treks over

precipitous, winding mountain paths

lasting several hours. Some basic rules

about distances and amounts of

ascent/descent govern championship

courses, and these are required to

establish some consistency. Among

the wide range of events on offer

there are bound to be mountain races

which suit your temperament and

ability. Why not consider an escape

from the maddening crowd, and seek

out a mountain race in your locality

to see what it is all about?

The WMRA web page

www.wmra.net contains much

valuable information about the

sport of mountain running.

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Breaking out of

the glass pyramid

3rd International Oger Antalya Marathon, Turkey.

MARCH

2

2008

By Recep Yavuz

Antalya is located in the south of

Turkey on its 450km-long coastline

with the Mediterranean Sea. It was

established in the First Century BC

by the Roman King Attalos I and

then developed by Hadrianus.

Today the city has a population of

close to one million people and

tourism is the most important

source of income. There are four

and five-star hotels and holiday

villages with a capacity of about

400,000 beds. In 2007, eight million

tourists came to Turkey from

different countries of the world

and many of them spent their

holidays in and around Antalya

(Kemer, Belek, Side, Alanya).

European summer is the peak

period for tourism but the climate

is hot then, and the mild winters

provide favourable conditions both

for tourism and for running. The

race date was selected for the

refreshing calmness of the winter

season for athletic activities, but

fortunately it is also at a time when

the city has spare capacity to

absorb more visitors.

There is much to see in the

surrounding area, including the

Karain Cave, 20km away, which

shows signs of habitation from

The race date was

selected for the

refreshing calmness

of the winter season

for athletic activities

180.000 BC. The settlements of

Perge, Side, Aspendos were

developed in the Hellenistic age

while Phaselis, Olympos, Myra,

Lymra date from the Lykien period.

With these and many more

historical towns among the Taurus

Mountains and beside the

Mediterranean, Antalya has a rich

cultural hearitage to match the

physical beauty of its setting.

Apart from tourism, greenhousing

and citrus fruit are also very

important for the local economy.

The majority of the population is

young. Akdeniz University, with

17,000 students, is one of the most

important in Turkey.

Öger Tours was Turkey’s first

tourism agency, set up 39 years ago.

Since its foundation many others

have followed but it is still the

leader in the field. Öger Tours has

about 5000 staff and more than

200 contact offices all around

Turkey working with the centers in

Hamburg and Antalya. With that

network already in place

preparations for the first marathon

began in 2005 and when the first

race was held, on 19 March 2006,

850 athletes participated in the

marathon and half marathon. Apart

from the Intercontinental Eurasia

Marathon in Istanbul, it was the

first event of its kind to be held in

Turkey.

The course lies between the Taurus

Mountains and the clear waters of

the Mediterranean which together

provide a setting of outstanding

natural beauty. The success of the

first event was reflected in the

significant growth of particpation

when the second edition was held

on 17 March 2007, as 1450 serious

runners took part along with more

than 4000 in the fun run.

The 19-strong organising team,

including two people based in

Hamburg, started intensive

preparations for the 2008

Marathon a month before the race.

There were some new initiatives

this year, including a 10km race to

be added to the programme. The

overall prize money was increased

to $40,000 and the race was started

in the city centre with the finish line

in the Antalya Stadium. A major

publicity campaign generated many

broadcasts and the Marathon was

made known to the world through

Reuters and the European

Broadcasting Union.

The eve-of-race Pasta Party was held

in the Glass Pyramid, a building

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which has become the symbol of

Antalya. About 2000 competitors

and their relatives attended this

event, which appeared as a festival

of sport in its own right as

competitors from diferent cultures

and speaking different languages

came together through the unifying

influence of sport. Gifts were given

out by the sponsoring firms while a

team from the Anadolu Hospital

measured competitors’ weight and

stress levels. Mindful of the task

ahead next morning the program

finished early.

As competitors were taken from the

Glass Pyramid back to their hotels

various teams were going into

action. Two were busily setting up

start and finish points while

another was setting up cameras and

other technical equipment at

selected points. A team of 247

police was in charge of security,

while 120 course marshals were

stationed at critical places along the

course. In all 830 people were

working away into the dead of

night so that the race could take

place without a hitch next morning.

The Minister of Justice, the

Minister of Sport, the Governer of

Antalya, the Mayor of Antalya and

many politicians graced the event

with their presence. The wheelchair

competitors were awarded with

special prizes. With 433 Marathon,

1017 Half Marathon, 496 10km

and 72 Team Marathon

competitors, the start turned into a

festival area. The 3500 fun runners

were not just a support act for the

other runners but they also had a

good time for themselves as they

ran through the city centre.

RESULT

As the race started supporters

flocked into the stadium to await

the runners. The cameras focused

on the entrance, while people

watched the clock located at the

finish line. Last year’s best time was

2:19:23 and everybody wondered

whether it would be broken and a

new record set. The Kenyan Philip

Makau answered their question

when he entered the stadium and

MEN:

1 Philip Makau MUIA KEN 2:16:13

2 John Kipkoskei NGENY KEN 2:19:32

3 John Musila KIOKO KEN 2:21:06

4 William Kimutai KURGAT KEN 2:25:14

5 Muammer ALTINOK TUR 2:35:07

6 Yusuf ZEPAK TUR 2:39:03

7 Kiyasettin YALCIN TUR 2:40:46

8 Murat KAYA TUR 2:42:37

9 Zekeriya DIKMENER TUR 2:42:40

10 Mustafa YOLDAR TUR 2:43:17

WOMEN:

1 Kristina LOONEN NED 2:42:55

2 Yeter GULAL TUR 2:50:02

3 Joanna CHMIEL POL 2:50:15

4 Salome Jepkoech KIMUTAI KEN 3:01:43

5 Birgit BARTELS GER 3:04:58

6 Inge RAABE GER 3:12:44

7 Elena POLYAKOVA TUR 3:13:36

8 Carmen VALERIUS GER 3:29:23

9 Lütfiye KAYA TUR 3:31:10

10 Josi GUTTENBERGER GER 3:55:54

HALF MARATHON

MEN:

1 Iaroslav MUSINSCHI MDV 1:04:32

2 Isaac Kinyuha WANJOHI KEN 1:04:52

3 Moses TOO KEN 1:05:27

WOMEN:

1 Lyuba MORGUNOVA TUR 1:14:10

2 Lucia Miwhiki KIMANI BIH 1:14:49

3 Ilona BARVANOVA UKR 1:15:53

RACE CONTACT DETAILS

crossed the finish line as the clock

showed 2:16:13. The Dutch runner

Kristina Loonen won the women’s

race with 2:42:54.

Next year's race takes place on

International Womens`s Day, 8

March, and the organisers have

worked out something very special

for the female participants. Women

marathon entrants will not have to

pay the entry fee, although they still

need to register, like the male

participants, via the official

application procedure.

INTERNATIONAL OGER ANTALYA MARATHON, MARCH

Recep Yavuz, Mehmetcik mah.Aspendos Bulvari

Aspendos is merkezi No. 65 A-B, Antalya

Tel: 90 242 310 4040 Fax: 90 242 321 2565

Email: ryavuz@oger.com.tr Inet: www.oeger-marathon.com

Full race contact listings start on page 70

The Kenyan

Philip Makau

crossed the finish

line as the clock

showed 2:16:13

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Southward bound

Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon, Falkland Islands.

MARCH

16

2008

By SC Falkland Islands Team

Marathon running – unique and

punishing in any climate – takes on

a new spirit and passion when run

in one of the most pristine areas on

the planet – the Falkland Islands.

The Falklands is a windswept

archipelago in the South Atlantic

which is home to a few thousand

people,

The main town of Stanley, with

around 2500 inhabitants, lies as far

to the south of the Equator

(52degS) as the mother country’s

capital, London, does to the north.

Stanley boasts the world’s most

southerly certified marathon, and

anywhere this far south, even on

the South American mainland,

struggles to provide enough

asphalted road surface on which to

fit a marathon.

Covering undulating ground that

criss-crosses north-east Falkland

from the Beaver Hanger to Sapper

Hill to the old airport, the

Marathon provides runners with a

variety of topographical and

climatic conditions – sometimes

four seasons in the space of the

three or so hours it takes to run the

course. And there are striking

views to take away the pain of the

last few miles.

Organised by Standard Chartered

Bank, the Marathon is a team effort

from all the Bank staff and many

others in the local community. It is

a project which both binds people

together locally and develops ties to

the wider world. Proceeds go to

support the Bank’s Seeing is

Believing project, a global

community initiative driven by

Standard Chartered’s staff to raise

awareness of avoidable blindness

issues. The aim is to raise US$10

million by 2010, to improve the

lives of 10 million people across 20

countries.

Sunday morning’s challenge wasn’t

the wind, the cold and the rain, as it

had been last year, but bright sunshine and

excellent temperatures.

Although the thinking is big, the

numbers are necessarily modest.

Most runners are either local or

British Army personnel resident at

the Mount Pleasant base, located

alongside the Islands’ new airport.

The nearest sources of foreign

runners are Argentina and Chile

and this year an Argentine runner,

Marcelo de Bernardis, lined up

among the 34 individual entries,

along with a few other overseas

runners from Austria and the UK,

and enjoyed a good reception. The

marathon runners are kept

company along the route by relay

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teams, of which there were 31 this

year. In all 154 runners had the

opportunity to test themselves

against the distance, against the

elements and against personal best

times. On the day nervous energy

abounded as runners arrived and

greeted friends and team mates.

Registration began at 08.30 at the

Bank and at 09.30 there was a

briefing in the Town Hall, where

runners were reminded of the route

and the rules, Acting Governor Mr.

Paul Martinez fired the starting

pistol at the start line in the Town

Hall Car Park at precisely at 10.00

– no nervousness now.

Sunday morning’s challenge wasn’t

the wind, the cold and the rain, as

it had been last year, but bright

sunshine and excellent

temperatures. A slight breeze kept

the runners cool for the first few

miles but as the day heated up the

breeze lost its bite. A few

bystanders speculated that it might

be too hot for some runners but all

seemed to take it in their stride.

Standard Chartered employees

acted as marshals and others

handed out water en-route to some

very thirsty runners.

Runners started off with a lap of

honour around the Town Hall

before heading west towards the

Beaver Hanger. Heading back again

via Jeremy Moore Avenue and past

the Governor’s House on the shore

of the Stanley inlet, it took about

10-15 minutes for the lead runners

to get back to the Town Hall They

then headed east on Ross Road past

the Bank and on to their first visit

to Stanley Airport.

Over a hundred spectators cheered

the runners along as they passed the

Town Hall and made their way to

Rowlands Rise, where the course

leaves the flat margins of Stanley

Inlet. Many began to feel their legs

during the 7.5 mile out-and-back

stretch between Rowlands Rise and

the Stanley Airport. After turning

around in the Airport car park the

runners took the Stanley Bypass at

the top of Rowlands Rise to head

for Sapper Hill, to the south-west

of Stanley. The turn around there,

at about halfway, comes just metres

before the end of the tarmac, and

runners then made the long return

to Old Stanley Airport, Another

“U” turn there brought runners on

to the Airport Road for a final

time, to retrace their steps down the

slope of Rowlands Rise and west

along Ross Road towards the Town

Hall.

But it was not over yet. The final

few kilometres repeat the initial

excursion to the Beaver Hanger and

back. After running literally sideby-side

with three-time winner

Hugh Marsden, Simon Almond

from the Mount Pleasant Base

picked up the pace in the last mile

to cross the finish line in a new

course record of 2:55:46. Marsden

followed slightly more than a

minute behind and the Argentinian

De Bernardis was the next solo

runner in, among the leading relay

teams.

Mount Pleasant’s Amy Cruickshank

and Gail Fisher had a similarly

close contest for the women’s title.

A few walkers brought up the rear

on an afternoon that began to

cloud-up and cool down.

The presentation was held at 16.00

at the Town Hall and trophies and

prizes were awarded by Mr. Paul

Martinez and Standard Chartered’s

Chief Executive Rino

Donosepoetro. In his remarks to the

audience Mr. Martinez said this was

his first Stanley Marathon and

hinted that he was so enthused by

the event that he may enter next

year’s Marathon. Mr. Donosepoetro

went on to say that proceeds from

entry fees and any money raised

from the marathon will be donated

to Seeing is Believing. He expressed

heartfelt appreciation to all the

people who contributed to the

success of the marathon. In

particular, the employees of

Standard Chartered Bank and their

families had worked tirelessly on

race day, and before in planning the

event.

The day had indeed been a

celebration of endurance and

passion for runners, spectators and

organisers alike.

RESULT

MEN:

1 Simon ALMOND GBR 2:55:46

2 Hugh MARSDEN GBR 2:56:59

3 Marcelo DE BERNARDIS ARG 3:07:29

4 Rupendra GURUNG NEP 3:11:18

5 Terry REDHEAD GBR 3:17:13

6 Christopher QUINN GBR 3:29:32

7 Derek MCKEWAN GBR 3:35:04

8 Kevin LUCAS GBR 3:38:16

9 Resham SHREES NEP 3:41:15

10 Lee GREEN GBR 3:44:22

WOMEN:

1 Amy CRUIKSHANK GBR 3:44:48

2 Gail FISHER GBR 3:47:04

4-MEMBER RELAY TEAMS

1 FIDF 2:56:47

2 Hofmeisters 3:03:35

3 IPC Select 3:04:45

4 Morrison 3:07:18

5 Griffin 3:08:31

6 Air Force One 3:10:39

7 Maximum Break 147 3:11:02

8 Res Rockets 3:19:43

9 G E F Gazelles 3:23:28

10 FIDF B 3:25:25

After running side-by-side with Hugh Marsden,

Simon Almond from the Mount Pleasant Base

picked up the pace in the last mile to

cross the finish line in

a new course record of 2:55:46.

RACE CONTACT DETAILS

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK STANLEY MARATHON MARCH

Rino S Donosepdetro, Standard Chartered Bank,

P.O. Box 597, Stanley

Tel: 500 22220 Fax: 500 22219

Email: standardchartered@horizon.co.fk

Inet: www.standardcharter.com/fk/marathon/

Full race contact listings start on page 70

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13th Annual

LAKE TAHOE MARATHON +

photo: Jon Paul

September 24th – 28th, 2008

TORONTO

Flat, fast

&

festive!

Half-Marathon & 5k

Presented by

September 28, 2008

SILVER ROAD RACE

2008

TorontoWaterfrontMarathon.com

Wednesday, September 24

• Race Director’s Fun Run

Thursday, September 25

• Speed Golf

Friday, September 26

• 1 st leg Triple Marathon

• 1 st day 3-Day Triathlon:

Kayak or Swim

Saturday, September 27

• 2 nd leg Triple Marathon

• 2 nd day 3-Day Tri: Cycle

• Sunset Pasta Cruise to

Emerald Bay

• Optimist Kids Fun Runs

• Guest Speaker:

Dick Beardsley

Sunday, September 28

• 72 Mile Tahoe Ultra

• Super Triple Marathon:

(26.2 + 26.2 +72.2 miles)

• 3 rd leg Triple Marathon

• 3 rd day 3-Day Tri:

(10K, Half, Marathon)

• Lake Tahoe Marathon

• 20- Mile Power Walk / Jog

• Half Marathon

• 5K, 10K

• 2 or 5 Person Mara Relays

• Spectator Buses

• Gourmet Finish Line

Beach Brunch

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13th Annual

LAKE TAHOE MARATHON +

photo: Jon Paul

September 24th – 28th, 2008

TORONTO

Flat, fast

&

festive!

Half-Marathon & 5k

Presented by

September 28, 2008

SILVER ROAD RACE

2008

TorontoWaterfrontMarathon.com

Wednesday, September 24

• Race Director’s Fun Run

Thursday, September 25

• Speed Golf

Friday, September 26

• 1 st leg Triple Marathon

• 1 st day 3-Day Triathlon:

Kayak or Swim

Saturday, September 27

• 2 nd leg Triple Marathon

• 2 nd day 3-Day Tri: Cycle

• Sunset Pasta Cruise to

Emerald Bay

• Optimist Kids Fun Runs

• Guest Speaker:

Dick Beardsley

Sunday, September 28

• 72 Mile Tahoe Ultra

• Super Triple Marathon:

(26.2 + 26.2 +72.2 miles)

• 3 rd leg Triple Marathon

• 3 rd day 3-Day Tri:

(10K, Half, Marathon)

• Lake Tahoe Marathon

• 20- Mile Power Walk / Jog

• Half Marathon

• 5K, 10K

• 2 or 5 Person Mara Relays

• Spectator Buses

• Gourmet Finish Line

Beach Brunch

“A five day vacation”

LakeTahoeMarathon.com

(530) 544-7095

(530) 544-7095

Be a hero

FOR ONE DAY !

Run the Geneva marathon

28 September 2008 4 th édition

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ULTRARUNNERS

EXECUTIVES

President

Dirk Strumane (BEL)

Email: dirkstrumane@pandora.be

Vice President

Roelof Veld (NED)

Director of Development

Jose Antonio Soto Rojas (ESP)

Director of Competitions

Harry Arndt (GER)

Director of Organisations

Jan Vandendriessche (BEL)

Director of Asian Affairs

Souhei Kobayashi (JPN)

Joint European Group Representatives

Roger Bonnifait (FRA)

Norman Wilson (GBR)

General Secretary

Hilary Walker (GBR)

Email: Hilary.walker@virgin.net

DIARY

2008

18-19 October

IAU 24hr World

Challenge

Seoul (KOR)

8 November

IAU 100km World

Challenge

Tarquinia (ITA)

IAU

Council

meeting

At the annual meeting in Monaco

on 12 January it was decided that:

1. The IAU 24H WORLD

CHALLENGE 2008 will be staged

in the Olympic Park, Seoul (KOR)

in the second half of October.

2. The IAU TRAIL WORLD

CHALLENGE 2008 will again be

assigned to the organisers of the

Sunmart 50-mile Race in

Huntsville (TX), USA, on 6 or 13

December 2008.

3. There will be no IAU European

Championship 24H in 2008.

4. There will be no IAU 50km

Trophy in 2008. With the 24H

Championship in October, the

100km Championship in

November and the Trail

Championship in December the

calendar is already overloaded.

Wildcards for IAU

Championships

The introduction of wildcards means that a C or D level runner may

be upgraded to B-level for a particular IAU Championship.

In any two-year period (currently 01.01.2008-31.12.2009), a country can

use a maximum of 6 wildcards: a maximum of 3 (men and women)

for the 100km and a maximum of 3 for the 24 hours

This regulation gives the opportunity for countries to select B-

athletes even when they were unable to compete in an IAU labelled

race to achieve the recognised performance. Limiting the number of

wildcards requires countries to choose their “wild-carded” runners

very carefully, and they must be recorded as such on the team

declarations for the championship.

NEW WORLD BEST

The IAU Executive Council has recognised the

426.178km run by Tony Mangan (IRE) at the Jarni

Brno (CZE) Spring Ultramarathon 48 hour

indoor on 16-18 March 2007 as a new World

Best Performance. The previous mark stood at

423.262km by Jaroslav Kocourek (CZE) on 20-22

March 1998.

6 or 13 December

IAU World Trail

Challenge 50km

Huntsville, Texas (USA)

IAU labels

To date 28 labels have been

awarded for 2008:

Gold:

48hrs Surgeres, (FRA, track) 11.05.08

Silver:

3rd Ultramarathon Festival 7 Days

(GRE, road) 21.03.08;

UltraBalaton 212km (HUN, road)

21.06.08

Bronze:

25 events

5. WILDCARDS will be introduced

for IAU Championships at 100km

and 24H (see below)

delegations when coming to major

IAU Competitions (very important

for top runners and national

federations).

When races remain unlabelled good

performances – and there were many

in 2007 - cannot be considered official

because organisers sent no proof that

their course had been measured in

accordance with IAAF regulations

and/or that it had been approved by

their National Athletics Federation.

The world’s most beautiful marathon.

Old Mutual

Two Oceans Marathon

Cape Town South Africa 11 April 2009

56 km Ultra Marathon 21.1 km Half Marathon Family Fun Runs

IAU Council reminds ultramarathon

organisers to apply for their 2008 IAU

label and encourages those who have

not yet applied to do so.

IAU labels ensure that performances

recorded in ultramarathon races are

considered official, and that:

■ they will be included in the Year

Ranking Lists.

■ they can be considered as Official

IAU Best Performances.

■ they will be taken into account for

calculating travel grants for National

A Bronze label application is free of

charge.

The main requirements for an IAU

label are:

■ Proof that the course was measured

to conform to IAAF regulations.

■ Proof that the race is approved by

the National Athletics Federation.

The IAU Record Commission have

finalised their “Official IAU Ranking

Lists, 2007” based on performances

previously submitted from “IAU

label” races.

Greenroom 2.2008 JB13242

www.twooceansmarathon.org.za

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Tórshavn Marathon

Italian Marathon Centenary of

Dorando Pietri’s feat in London 1908

OCTOBER 12, 2008

R

UN WITH DORANDO IN HIS

CENTENNIAL MARATHON

MOTOR TOUR

Guided tours in the land of motors

Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini e Maserati

SECRETARY AND HOTEL

Maratona d’Italia - Via Lago Maggiore, 13 - 41012 Carpi (MO) Italy

Tel. +39 059 650297 - Fax +39 059 651330 - info@italianmarathon.it

www.italianmarathon.it

www.dorandopietri.it

Faroe Isla nds, September 7, 2008

A unique running experience

in the North Atlantic.

www.torshavnmarathon.com

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Tórshavn Marathon

Italian Marathon Centenary of

Dorando Pietri’s feat in London 1908

OCTOBER 12, 2008

R

UN WITH DORANDO IN HIS

CENTENNIAL MARATHON

MOTOR TOUR

Guided tours in the land of motors

Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini e Maserati

SECRETARY AND HOTEL

Maratona d’Italia - Via Lago Maggiore, 13 - 41012 Carpi (MO) Italy

Tel. +39 059 650297 - Fax +39 059 651330 - info@italianmarathon.it

www.italianmarathon.it

www.dorandopietri.it

Faroe Isla nds, September 7, 2008

A unique running experience

in the North Atlantic.

www.torshavnmarathon.com

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Tórshavn Marathon

Italian Marathon Centenary of

Dorando Pietri’s feat in London 1908

OCTOBER 12, 2008

R

UN WITH DORANDO IN HIS

CENTENNIAL MARATHON

MOTOR TOUR

Guided tours in the land of motors

Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini e Maserati

SECRETARY AND HOTEL

Maratona d’Italia - Via Lago Maggiore, 13 - 41012 Carpi (MO) Italy

Tel. +39 059 650297 - Fax +39 059 651330 - info@italianmarathon.it

www.italianmarathon.it

www.dorandopietri.it

Faroe Isla nds, September 7, 2008

A unique running experience

in the North Atlantic.

www.torshavnmarathon.com

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April

DATE RACE PAGE

6 4th International Lahore Marathon PAK M 76

6 Vattenfall Half Marathon Berlin GER H 5

6 Paris Marathon FRA M 72

6 Poznan Half Marathon POL H 76

6 Santiago Marathon CHI M 70

13 Canberra Marathon AUS M 14

13 Fortis Rotterdam Marathon NED M 76

13 Turin Marathon ITA M 74

13 Sao Paulo Half Marathon Corpore BRA H 70

19 Pardubice Wine Half Marathon CZE H 72

19 Belgrade Marathon SRB M/H 76

20 Zurich Marathon SUI M 78

20 Vancouver Sun Run CAN R 70

20 Olympic Commemorative

20 Nagano Marathon JPN M 74

20 Nice Int’l Half Marathon FRA H 72

20 Dalian International Marathon CHN M 70

21 112th BAA Boston Marathon USA M 78

27 Rijeka Half Marathon CRO H 72

27 Vienna City Marathon AUT M 70

27 iWelt Marathon Wuerzberg GER M 72

27 Maraton Popular de Madrid ESP M 10

27 Maratona Sant Antonio ITA M 74

27 Big Sur International Marathon USA M/H 78

27 Marathon Hamburg GER M 72

27 Society of Torun Marathon POL M 76

27 ING Bank Enschede Marathon NED M 76

May

DATE RACE PAGE

4 Maratona d’Europa ITA M/H 74

4 Berlin runs 25km GER R 72

4 BMO Bank of Montreal

Vancouver Marathon CAN M 70

4 Eugene Marathon and Half USA M/H 78

4 Cracovia Marathon POL M 76

8 Media Maraton de Quito 2800 ECU M 72

11 Kigali Peace Marathon RWA M 76

11 Pisa Marathon ITA M 74

11 Volkswagen Prague Marathon CZE M 72

11 Maraton Martin Fiz ESP M 10

17 Göteborg Half Marathon SWE H 78

17 The Great Wall Marathon CHN M 70

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

18 Glitnir Copenhagen Marathon DEN M 10

18 mBank Lodz Marathon POL M 58

18 Karstadt Marathon GER M 72

18 Nordea Riga Marathon LAT M 74

25 Sunfeast World 10km IND R 15

25 Edinburgh Marathon GBR M 72

25 The Terwamarathon FIN M 72

40 Distance Running

25 ING Ottawa Marathon CAN M 70

31 Stockholm Marathon SWE M 78

31 Freihofer’s 5k Run for Women USA R 78

Geneve Marathon [moved to 28.09.08] SUI M 33

June

DATE RACE PAGE

1 Sao Paulo Marathon BRA M 70

1 Carrera Quito Ultimas Noticias 15K ECU R 72

1 Zelenograd Half Marathon Sprandi RUS H 19

15 Laguna Phuket Int'l Marathon THA M 78

15 Comrades Marathon RSA M 76

21 Midnight Sun Marathon and Half NOR M/H 19

22 Lake Saroma 100km JPN U 74

22 Scotiabank Vancouver

Half Marathon CAN H 19

22 Tangamanga Int'l Marathon MEX M 76

22 Maraton de Quito ECU M 72

28 Vidovdan 10km Road Race BSH R 70

28 Santa Claus Marathon FIN M 72

28 Paavo Nurmi Marathon FIN M 72

29 City of Rio de Janiero Marathon BRA M 70

July

DATE RACE PAGE

5 Tallinn Marathon (Viimsi) EST M 72

5 Zermatt Marathon SUI M 78

5-12 July 100km of the Namib Desert NAM U 22

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

6 Gold Coast Airport Marathon AUS M 14

6 HSBC Calgary Marathon CAN M 70

13 Virginia Mason Marathon at Seafair USA M 78

19 Great Tibetan Marathon IND M 74

20 Arctic Marathon CAN M 70

26 Swiss Alpine Marathon Davos SUI U 78

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

27 Bogotá Int'l Half Marathon COL H 70

Africa Univ Int’l Peace Marathon ZIM M/H 78

August

DATE RACE PAGE

2 Siberian Int'l Marathon RUS M 27

3 San Francisco Marathon USA M/H 30

10 Panama City Int'l Marathon PAN M 76

10 ING Edmonton Marathon CAN M 70

10 The Sun-Herald City to Surf 14k AUS R 70

15-23 XXIX Olympic Games, Beijing CHN M 11

16 Helsinki City Marathon FIN M 27

23 Reykjavik Marathon ISL M/H 72

24 Victoria Falls Marathon & Half ZIM M 78

24 SSQ Quebec City Marathon CAN M 29

31 Maraton de la Ciudad de Mexico MEX M 76

31 Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon BRA H 70

September

DATE RACE PAGE

5-6 Jungfrau Marathon SUI M 78

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

6 Stockholm Half Marathon SWE H 12

7 23rd Nike Budapest

Int’l Half Marathon HUN H 50

7 Pila Int’l Half Marathon POL H 32

7 Medio Maraton Atlas de Guadalajara MEX M 76

7 Torshavn Marathon FRO M 37

13 Vilnius Maratonas & Half LIT M/H 32

13 Novosibirsk Half Marathon RUS H 32

13 Ruska Marathon FIN M 72

14 Media Maraton Int’l

Ciudad de Medellin COL H 70

14 Moscow Int'l Peace Marathon RUS M 32

14 Reebok Bristol Half Marathon GBR H 72

14 Maui Marathon & Half USA M/H 78

14 Wroclaw Marathon POL M 76

21 Buenos Aires City Half Marathon ARG H 70

21 Hans Christian Andersen Marathon DEN M 30

21 Blackmores Sydney Running

Fesitival/Sydney Marathon AUS M 70

21 Marathon By The Sea CAN M 70

28 Lake Tahoe Marathon USA M 33

28 RTP Half Marathon of Portugal POR H 76

28 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront

Marathon and Half CAN M/H 33

28 Dexia Route du Vin

Half Marathon LUX H 74

28 Berlin Marathon GER M 6

28 Geneve Marathon SUI M 33

28 Turin Half Marathon ITA H 74

28 Maratonina Citta di Udine ITA H 74

28 10k Int’l Costa Rica CRC R 72

28 International Lake Garda Marathon ITA M 74

Great Scottish Run GBR H 72

La Ruta de las Iglesias ECU M 72

Hokkaido Marathon JPN M 74

BSNL Bangalore Int’l Marathon IND M 74

October

DATE RACE PAGE

M

H

R

5 23rd Plus Budapest Int’l Marathon HUN M 51

5 Guayaquil Marathon ECU M 72

5 Twin Cities Marathon USA M 78

5 Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon GBR M 61

5 Portland Marathon USA M 53

5 Zagreb Marathon & Half Marathon CRO M/H 54

5 Kosice Peace Marathon SVK M 37

5 ING Brussels Marathon and Half BEL M/H 70

12 Samsung Melbourne Marathon AUS M 14

12 Okanagan Int’l Marathon CAN M 70

12 Poznan Marathon POL M 53

12 Royal Victoria Marathon CAN M 70

12 3rd IAAF World Road Race

Championships, 21.1km, Rio de Janeiro BRA H 11

12 Novi Sad Marathon SRB M 76

12 Eindhoven Marathon NED M 76

12 Timisoara Marathon ROM M 76

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U Ultradistance

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12 Ferrari Italian Marathon ITA M 37

19 St Denis Half Marathon FRA H 54

19 Toronto Marathon and Half CAN H 58

19 Amsterdam Marathon NED M 57

19 Beijing Int'l Marathon CHN M/H 54

19 Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int'l Marathon KOR M 74

26 Lausanne Marathon SUI M 78

26 Niagara Fallsview

Casino Int'l Marathon CAN M 49

26 Venice Marathon ITA M 36

26 Mediterranean Marathon ESP M 78

26 Porto Marathon POR M 76

26 Åland Marathon and Half FIN M/H 72

26 Marine Corps Marathon USA M 58

26 Dresdner Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon GER M 45

26 Istanbul Eurasia Marathon TUR M 46

26 Standard Chartered

Nairobi Marathon and Half KEN M/H 74

26 Maraton Int’l de Guadalajara MEX M 76

27 adidas Dublin Marathon IRL M 58

Chosunilbo Chunchon Int’l Marathon KOR M 74

Ljubljanski Marathon SLO M 78

Rijeka Half Marathon CRO H 72

November

DATE RACE PAGE

1 Taroko Int’l Marathon TPE M/H 70

2 21km Nuevo Leon MEX H 76

2 UWI-SPEC Half Marathon TRI H 78

2 JoongAng Seoul Marathon KOR M 74

Vodafone Delhi Half Marathon IND H 74

9 Big Sur Half Marathon

on Monterey Bay USA H 78

9 Marathon des Alpes

Maritimes Cannes-Nice FRA M 66

9 Hanghzhou Marathon CHN M 70

9 Athens Classic Marathon GRE M 66

14 7th Pharaonic 100km EGY U 72

16 Garda Trentino Half Marathon ITA H 74

16 Palermo Int’l Marathon ITA M 74

16 Marabana Half and Full Marathon CUB M/H 72

16 Tokyo Int’l Women’s Marathon JPN M 74

16 Medio Maratón Ciudad de Valencia ESP H 63

23 Milano City Marathon ITA M 74

23 Medio Maraton Quito -

Mitad del Mundo ECU H 72

23 Cyprus Aphrodite Half Marathon CYP H 72

23 Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon THA M 68

23 Maraton de San Sebastian ESP M 78

23 10km Corpore São Paulo Classic BRA R 69

27 Atlanta Marathon and Half USA M/H 78

28-30 Malta Int’l Challenge Marathon MLT M 68

30 Great Ethiopian Run ETH R 72

30 XXV Firenze Marathon ITA M 61

30 Univ of Washington Medical Centre

Seattle Marathon USA M/H 78

30 Pampulha Lagoon Int’l Race BRA R 70

30 Marathon of La Rochelle FRA M/H 68

30 Toray Cup Shanghai Marathon CHN M 69

30 Gran Marathon Pacifico MEX M/H 76

30 Blom Bank Beirut Marathon LEB M 69

Lake Kawaguchi Marathon JPN M 74

December

DATE RACE PAGE

6 Reggae Marathon JAM M 74

7 UNICEF Charity Half Marathon & 10k HKG H/R 72

7 Macau Int’l Marathon and Half MAC M/H 71

7 Run Barbados Marathon BAR M/H 70

7 Lisbon Int’l Marathon POR M 76

7 Cayman Islands Marathon CAY M 70

7 Costa Rica Int’l Marathon and Half CRC M/H 72

7 62nd Fukuoka Int’l Open

Marathon Championship JPN M 74

7 Standard Chartered

Singapore Int'l Marathon SIN M 76

7 Las Vegas Marathon and Half USA M/H 78

7 Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon CMB H 70

12 Antarctica Ice Marathon ANT M/U 70

14 Honolulu Marathon USA M 78

14 Powerade Monterrey Marathon MEX M 76

21 Taipei Int’l Marathon TPE M 70

31 Sao Silvestre 15km BRA R 70

January 2009

DATE RACE PAGE

1 St. Croix International Marathon ISV M 78

3 Xiamen Int’l Marathon CHN M 70

8 Tiberias Marathon ISR M 74

18 Standard Chartered

Mumbai Marathon IND M 69

18 Cabo Marathon MEX H 76

25 Khon Kaen Marathon THA M 78

25 Osaka Int’l Ladies’ Marathon JPN M 74

Subic Marathon PHI M 76

Mizuno Hong Kong

Half Marathon Championships HKG H 72

Kinmen Marathon TPE M/H 70

China Coast Marathon and Half HKG M/H 72

Standard Chartered

Dubai Marathon UAE M 78

February

DATE RACE PAGE

6 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon UAE H 78

13 Egyptian Marathon EGY M/H 72

15 Marathon Popular de Valencia ESP M 78

22 Seville City Marathon ESP M 78

22 5th International Lahore Marathon PAK M 76

22 Int’l Philippines Marathon PHL M 76

22 Giuseppe Verdi

Country Marathon ITA M 74

23 Sahara Marathon ALG M 70

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Kagawa Maragume Half Marathon JPN H 74

Ohme-Hochi Marathon 30km /

10k Road Race JPN R 74

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon JPN M 74

Standard Chartered

Hong Kong Marathon HKG M 72

Tokyo City Int’l Marathon JPN M 74

March

DATE RACE PAGE

1 World's Best 10km Road Race PUR R 76

1 Kilimanjaro Marathon TAN M 78

1 Marato de Barcelona ESP M 78

8 International Oger Antalya Marathon TUR M 78

8 Lago Maggiore Half Marathon ITA H 74

8 Sao Paulo Int’l Half Marathon BRA H 70

9-14 Sahara 100k Challenge Race TUN U 22

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

10 Antarctica Marathon ANT M 70

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

22 City of Rome Marathon ITA M 75

22 EDP Half Marathon of Lisbon POR H 76

22 Monaco Int’l Marathon MON M 73

26 Jerusalem Half Marathon ISR H 74

28 Hervis Prague Half Marathon CZE H 72

29 North Pole Marathon NPO M 76

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

29 Tarsus Int’l Half Marathon TUR H 78

29 Poznan Half Marathon POL H 76

29 Novi Sad Half Marathon SRB H 76

29 Treviso Marathon ITA M 74

Incheon International Half Marathon KOR H 74

Maraton LaLa Internacional MEX M 76

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon JPN M 74

Los Angeles Marathon USA M 78

Kyoto City Half Marathon JPN H 74

Nagoya Int’l Women’s Marathon JPN M 74

Ferraramarathon ITA M 74

AmBank Kuala Lumpur Int’l Marathon MAS M 76

Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon FLK M 72

Seoul Int’l Marathon KOR M 74

IAAF World Cross-Country

Championships C 11

April

DATE RACE PAGE

5 Paris Marathon FRA M 72

5 Santiago Marathon CHI M 70

5 Sao Paulo Half Marathon Corpore BRA H 70

5 Fortis Rotterdam Marathon NED M 76

5 Vattenfall Half Marathon Berlin GER H 5

11 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon RSA U 35

18 Belgrade Marathon SCG M/H 76

19 Canberra Marathon AUS M 14

19 Vancouver Sun Run CAN R 70

20 113th BAA Boston Marathon USA M 78

26 Zurich Marathon SUI M 78

26 Maraton Popular de Madrid ESP M 10

26 Big Sur International Marathon USA M/H 78

26 ING Bank Enschede Marathon NED M 76

Turin Marathon ITA M 74

Pardubice Wine Half Marathon CZE H 72

Olympic Commemorative

Nagano Marathon JPN M 74

Nice Int’l Half Marathon FRA H 72

Vienna City Marathon AUT M 70

Maratona Sant Antonio ITA M 74

Marathon Hamburg GER M 72

Society of Torun Marathon POL M 76

mBank Lodz Marathon POL M 58

May

DATE RACE PAGE

3 BMO Bank of Montreal

Vancouver Marathon CAN M 70

3 Maratona d’Europa ITA M/H 74

3 Berlin runs 25km GER R 72

10 Maraton Martin Fiz ESP M 10

16 The Great Wall Marathon CHN M 70

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

17 Nordea Riga Marathon LAT M 74

17 Sunfeast World 10km IND R 15

23 The Terwamarathon FIN M 72

24 iWelt Marathon Wuerzberg GER M 72

24 Edinburgh Marathon GBR M 72

24 Ottawa Marathon CAN M 70

30 Stockholm Marathon SWE M 78

30 Freihofer’s 5k Run for Women USA R 78

Göteborg Half Marathon SWE H 78

Glitnir Copenhagen Marathon DEN M 10

Karstadt Marathon GER M 72

Eugene Marathon and Half USA M/H 78

Cracovia Marathon POL M 76

Media Maraton de Quito 2800 ECU M 72

Kigali Peace Marathon RWA M 76

Pisa Marathon ITA M 74

Volkswagen Prague Marathon CZE M 72

30-6 June100km of the Namib Desert NAM U 22

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

June

DATE RACE PAGE

7 Carrera Quito Ultimas Noticias 15K ECU R 72

7 Zelenograd Half Marathon Sprandi RUS H 19

14 Laguna Phuket Int'l Marathon THA M 78

14 Comrades Marathon RSA M 76

20 Midnight Sun Marathon and Half NOR M/H 19

21 Tangamanga Int'l Marathon MEX M 76

21 Maraton de Quito ECU M 72

21 Scotiabank Vancouver

Half Marathon CAN H 19

28 Vidovdan 10km Road Race BSH R 70

28 City of Rio de Janiero Marathon BRA M 70

Sao Paulo Marathon BRA M 70

Dalian International Marathon CHN M 70

Santa Claus Marathon FIN M 72

Paavo Nurmi Marathon FIN M 72

Lake Saroma 100km JPN U 74

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16 DECEMBER 2007:

POWERADE MONTERREY

MARATHON, MEXICO

Monterrey is Mexico’s third largest city with five

million inhabitants writes Alan Brookes. Located in

Northeastern Mexico it is surrounded by mountains —

“saddle mountain” is the landmark of the city. Parque

Chipinque, an area of trails, pine trees and vistas

towers 800m over the city below. Macro Plaza, the

marathon starting area, stretches the length of the old

city centre. Conditions were perfect as a capacity field

of 2000 runners took off at 07:30. In a “battle of the

sexes” 20 elite women departed 17:52 ahead of the

mass field, just as dawn was breaking onto a glorious

morning — clear blue skies, a chilly 7°C and no wind.

Christopher Torotich, one of a group of Kenyans

living and training in Mexico, set a new course record

and won one of three absorbing “battles”. After a quick

start, the men settled down to pass 10km in 31:23, and

half-way in 1:07:16. At this point, there was still a large

group of 16. Around 30km (1:35:30), former course

record holder Christopher Kipyego began to push and

the group soon dwindled to three Kenyans, Edilberto

Mendez and Hugo Romero—both from Tlaxcala. By

34km Romero and Lazarus Nyakeraka had dropped off,

shortly followed by Kipyego, as Mendez pushed the

pace.

In the women’s race, a group of eight reached

halfway in 1:18:25, led by Mexican Karina Perez; by 30km

(1:50:06) it was just Perez, Kenyan Lucy Muhani, and

Angelica Sanchez. Both Perez and Sanchez are from

Tlaxcala, setting the stage for the battle of Tlaxcala

versus Kenya.

Everything came together dramatically between 38-

39km, as first Perez broke clear of Sanchez and

Muhami, then Torotich moved away from a valiant

Mendez before passing the women to win the battle of

the sexes as well.

Toroitich was cheered home by his Mexican wife

and child. He is expected to become a Mexican citizen

in the near future. Happiest of all, though, were

Mendez and Perez, who are also a couple and plan to

marry soon. With Mendez’s 2nd and Perez’s victory, in a

new personal best time by almost 2.5 minutes, the

happy couple took home a combined 265,000 pesos

[approx USD27,500] to Tlaxcala.

Maraton Powerade Monterrey is an exciting new

marathon in its second edition this year under

Technical Director Ruben Romero and enjoys excellent

funding and organizational and marketing support from

ARCA, the Coca Cola bottling conglomerate for

Mexico who have taken on the event as a gift to the

community where they have their headquarters. In two

short years it has become one of Mexico’s premier

distance events, well organized, with the promise of

considerable growth.

MEN:

1 Christopher TOROITICH KEN 2:13:33

2 Edilberto Hernandez MENDEZ MEX 2:14:05

3 Christopher CHIPYEGO KEN 2:15:48

4 Hugo ROMERO MENDEZ MEX 2:16:18

5 Cornelius LEL KIRWA KEN 2:16:21

6 Samuel KIPROTICH KEN 2:16:50

MONTERREY

7 Joseph KOECH KEN 2:18:30

8 Lazarus NYAKERAKA KEN 2:18:45

9 Gerardo Morales FERNANDEZ MEX 2:21:06

10 Miguel Angel Ibarra LOPEZ MEX 2:21:49

WOMEN:

1 Karina PEREZ MEX 2:33:48

2 Lucy MUHAMI KEN 2:34:00

3 Viola BOR CHEPLETENG KEN 2:36:38

4 Patricia Retiz GUTIERREZ MEX 2:36:40

5 Judith Ramirez HERNANDEZ MEX 2:36:43

6 Angelica Sanchez IBARRA MEX 2:37:01

7 Sara Cedillo SANCHEZ MEX 2:38:23

8 Paula Apolonio JUAREZ MEX 2:39:53

9 Liliana Merlo FERNANDEZ MEX 2:49:31

10 Isabel Orellana SANCHEZ MEX 2:50:03

16 DECEMBER 2007:

BSNL BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL

MARATHON, INDIA

MEN:

1 Eston NAGYA KEN 2:22:32

2 Philip Makau MUIA KEN 2:25:26

3 Rachid MUTISYA KEN 2:31:25

4 Fantaw HUSSEIN ETH 2:32:04

5 Muna MAHLI IND 2:35:39

6 Kasa Hun GEBREEZHER ETH 2:47:00

7 Narendra SINGH IND 2:47:16

8 RAJA IND 2:48:19

9 RAGAHVAN IND 3:22:57

10 SOMARAJU IND 3:33:05

HALF MARATHON

MEN:

1 Surender SINGH IND 1:04:05

2 HABTESELASSIE ETH 1:04:06

3 Santhosh KUMAR IND 1:05:02

WOMEN:

1 Agnes Katune MUTUNE KEN 1:11:03

2 Pauline MUTWA KEN 1:12:01

3 Kavitha RAUT IND 1:14:01

16 DECEMBER 2007:

ING TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL

MARATHON, CHINESE TAIPEI

MEN:

1 Disdery HOMBO TAN 2:17:35

2 Elijah CHEMWOLO KEN 2:18:03

3 Steven CHEPTOT KEN 2:18:38

4 Bethuel NETSHIFHEFHE ETH 2:22:37

5 Eliap KURGAT KEN 2:26:32

WOMEN:

1 Tabitha TSATSA ZIM 2:33:01

2 Anne CHELAGAT KEN 2:38:19

3 Merima DENBOBA ETH 2:49:14

20 DECEMBER 2007:

ANTARCTICA ICE MARATHON

The event was delayed due to adverse weather

conditions in Antarctica. Competitors waiting in Punta

Arenas since 10 December finally boarded an Ilyushin-

76 cargo plane on the morning of 18 December. After a

4.5-hour flight the plane landed safely on the ice at Pat

riot Hills (80degS).

In favourable weather conditions (-8°C, blue sky

and no wind) William Tan set off early in his attempt

to become the first person to finish seven marathons

on seven continents in a wheelchair. He duly

completed in a time of 9:48:52.

The other marathon participants got underway at

07.00 on 20 December, and conditions became

extremely difficult only two hours into the race.

Although the temperature remained at only -8°C to -

10°C throughout, it began to snow and fog descended

on the course. Eventually, freezing sleet also

confronted the runners. Many found it very difficult

just to see the course and 71-year old Henri Girault

(FRA) unfortunately had to abandon his goal of running

100km on the seventh continent. The marathon and

100km were run concurrently because of the delayed

arrival into the Antarctic, but only two of the ten

originally entered for the 100km attempted to run

beyond the marathon distance. Marc de Keyser

(Belgium) won the marathon in a new record. Christian

Schiester (AUT) took the 100km title with Susan

Holiday (Great Britain) becoming the first woman ever

to complete the distance in Antarctica.

1 Marc DE KEYSER BEL 4:42:32

2 Mark SCANLON IRL 4:49:13

3 Peter BELL IRL 4:52:15

4 Bernardo FONSECA BRA 5:09:44

5 Raj PATEL IND 5:49:10

6 Brent WEIGNER USA 6:17:48

7 James HEDDLE GBR 7:02:22

7 Fredrik NERBRAND SWE 7:02:22

7 Neil STANDRING GBR 7:02:22

10 Mark ANDRESEN USA 7:13:05

10 Adriano SEABRA BRA 7:13:05

100km

MEN:

1 Christian SCHIESTER AUT 19:58:14

WOMEN:

1 Susan HOLLIDAY GBR 22:02:15

31 DECEMBER 2007:

83RD SAO SILVESTRE 15KM ROAD

RACE, BRAZIL

After two years of Brazilian victories three-time

champion Robert Cheruiyot won Kenya’s 10th victory

since the race became international in 1945, to equal

the total of Brazilian wins when Franck Caldeira took

the title last year. In the women’s event Alice Timbilili

took Kenya’s sixth victory since the race was first run in

1975. That’s one more than Brazil but one less than

Portugal, for whom Rosa Mota monopolised the event

from 1981-1986.

In top shape, Cheruiyot ignored the fierce heat (at

race start over 30°C) and dominated from the fifth

kilometre. He ran so strongly that he overtook the

elite women’s field that had started earlier. Alice

Timbilili also went ahead of Maria Baldaia after 5km.

Baldaia, who has not raced for the past few months,

was later overtaken by Marizete Rezende.

MEN:

1 Robert CHERUIYOT KEN 45:57

2 Patrick IVUTI KEN 46:52

3 Anoe dos Santos DIAS BRA 47:06

4 Jacinto LOPEZ COL 47:23

5 Marildo José BARDUCO BRA 47:36

WOMEN:

1 Alice TIMBILILI KEN 53:07

2 Marizete REZENDE BRA 53:36

3 Maria Zeferina BALDAIA BRA 54:43

4 Edielza Alves DOS SANTOS BRA 54:52

5 Marily DOS SANTOS BRA 55:03

42 Distance Running April – June 2008


1 JANUARY 2008:

ST CROIX INTERNATIONAL

MARATHON, US VIRGIN ISLANDS

St. Croix offers the first sunrise of the year under the

US flag and it also brings light for runners with the

world’s first marathon of the year, now run for the

sixth time.

Twenty-two local and international runners

registered for the race, sixteen started and fifteen

completed. Jose Rodriquez, third in 2006, took the

lead at the ¾ mile mark from women’s winner Ruth

Ann David, who always leads out no matter who is in

the race. Rodriguez cruised through 10 miles in about

one hour, by which time he was well ahead of David.

Last year David had faltered in the final miles of the

race and was taken to the hospital with dehydration,

but this year she held on to take first place ahead of

four-time winner Theresa Harper, who has been

recovering from major injuries over the past few

months. Both David and Harper ran times which

qualified them for Boston, as did Michell and Nicholls

in the men’s race. For John Wallace of USA, in ninth

place with 4:11:46, it was his 296th marathon (88

countries), while Italy’s William Govi made St Croix his

676th marathon.

MEN:

1 Jose RODRIGUEZ PUR 2:55:39

2 Matt PERRY GBR 3:17:21

3 Ernest MITCHELL ISV 3:22:22

4 Wayne NICHOLLS ISV 3:34:43

5 Richard JEANPIERRE ISV 3:38:33

6 Lloyd HENRY ISV 3:41:55

7 Arcadi ALIBES ESP 3:56:49

8 Scott FRICKS ISV 4:05:42

WOMEN:

1 Ruth Ann DAVID ISV 3:35:06

2 Theresa HARPER ISV 3:47:13

5 JANUARY 2008:

XIAMEN INTERNATIONAL

MARATHON, CHINA

Competing in just her third Marathon, 18-year-old

Zhang Yingying ran a World junior best over the

distance writes Mirko Javala. Zhang had already run

2:27:20 in Beijing last October, finishing second, but in

Xiamen she stormed into world class by cutting almost

five minutes from her best time, while bettering the

previous fastest by a junior, Min Liu’s 2:23:37 set at the

2001 Beijing Marathon. Winning the race sub-2:24 also

secured her the third place on the team for the Bejing

Olympic Marathon, although she has also qualified for

5000m and 10000m with performances of 15:06.08 and

31:17.30 set shortly after the Beijing Marathon. In theory

the timetable would allow room to contest all three

distances, although there is only one day between the

10,000m and Marathon races. World Championships

silver medallist Zhou Chunxiu and Zhu Xiaolin, who

finished fourth in Osaka, had been selected for the

Chinese Olympic team earlier.

Wei Yanan was the early leader in the race setting

the pace until 20km with Bai Xue, Zhang, and Sun

Yingjie, who returned to competition from a two year

doping ban, also in the leading group. Zhang and Bai

finally broke away from Wei after the 32km mark with

Zhang easily sprinting to the victory. Bai Xue bettered

her old PB of 2:27:46 in her fifth career marathon but

Sun Yingjie faded to 2:38:21 in her comeback race.

It came down to a sprint finish between the two

Kenyan leaders in the men’s race, with Kiprotich Kenei

edging out Elias Kemboi by a single scond. Third place

probably secured Deng Haiyang the last available spot

on the Chinese Olympic marathon team alongside

national record holder Ren Longyun (2:08:15 in 2007)

and Han Gang (2:08:56 in 2007).

MEN:

1 Kiprotich KENEI KEN 2:09:49

2 Elias KEMBOI KEN 2:09:50

3 Deng HAIYANG CHN 2:10:43

WOMEN:

1 Yingying ZHANG CHN 2:22:38

2 Xue BAI CHN 2:23:27

3 Yanan WEI CHN 2:25:10

5 JANUARY 2008:

KINMEN MARATHON,

CHINESE TAIPEI

MEN:

1 Disdery HOMBO TAN 2:23:41

2 2:23:57

3 2:35:07

WOMEN:

1 Irina SONGERLAYNEN RUS 2:44:57

2 Su Hua CHENG 2:57:26

3 Min WU 3:08:01

6 JANUARY 2008:

MIZUNO HONG KONG HALF

MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS,

HONG KONG

MEN:

1 Ho Ka CHAN 1:12:41

2 Andy NAYLOR 1:13:43

3 Jonny Yan Hok LAI 1:13:50

4 Andrew STEVENSON 1:14:19

5 Ming Tat CHOI 1:14:30

6 Roberto VENEZIAN 1:15:28

7 Matthew JONES 1:16:05

8 Yin Chiu LEUNG 1:16:17

9 Ngai Chun CHEUNG 1:16:20

10 Yu Kwong CHAN 1:16:52

WOMEN:

1 Ping Siu WONG 1:25:00

2 Ping Sui FAN 1:26:53

3 Fei Suet LI 1:27:17

4 Rebecca YAU 1:27:39

5 Wai Ka LAI 1:27:50

6 Ching Kit YIU 1:28:16

7 Yee Kit CHAN 1:28:54

8 Wah Hoi CHEUNG 1:29:08

9 Fan Yuen LEONG 1:29:16

10 Rachel SPROSTON 1:30:05

10 JANUARY 2008:

TIBERIAS MARATHON, ISRAEL

Five runners surpassed the old course record and ran

under 2:12 the fastest anyone has yet run in Israel. A

new participation record was also established as

approximately 1000 runners took part, from 21

countries. The 31st edition was the most successful

race so far. Leonard Mucheru, who last year

represented Bahrain under the name of Musir Salem

Jawher, reverted to Kenyan allegiance and won the race

again.

TIBERIAS

KINMEN

44 Distance Running April – June 2008


Sunday, October 26 th 2008

Dresdner Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon

60135 Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Phone +49 (0)69 3700468-0

www.frankfurt-marathon.com | mail@frankfurt-marathon.com


Haile Stayin, an Israeli Marathon runner already

qualified for Beijing 2008 was returning from a training

camp in Ethiopia and arrived in the early hours, only

making it to the start line with 13 minutes to spare. He

was the top Israeli runner through 32km but then had

to retire. Zvadya Vodage won the national title,

clocking 2:18:44, with last year’s winner Assaf Bimro

only a few steps behind in 2:18:46. Nili Abramski won

the women’s race outright and became national

champion. This was her 11th Tiberias Marathon win.

About 5,000 people took part in the various races

during the two days of events.

MEN:

1 Leonard MUCHERA KEN 2:10:32

2 Kenneth Mburu MUGERU KEN 2:10:37

3 Jackson KIPKOECH KEN 2:10:57

4 Samuel MUTURI KEN 2:11:05

5 Etama GELANA ETH 2:11:58

6 Temesgen Yared MEKKONEN ETH 2:17:50

7 Wadage ZEVADIA ISR 2:18:45

8 Asaf BIMRO ISR 2:18:46

9 Maweu Meshack MUTUNGI KEN 2:19:08

10 Benjamin Kipketer BOR KEN 2:20:18

WOMEN:

1 Nili ABRAMSKY ISR 2:39:15

2 Grace Wavuwa KITONGA KEN 2:47:43

3 Ruth KALUNBA KEN 2:52:31

4 Loris MENDELOVICH ISR 2:58:11

5 Orna BLOW ISR 3:07:13

6 Kalkidan BALCHA ETH 3:15:38

7 Lila FRENKEL ISR 3:16:10

8 Dorit SHOBALI ISR 3:18:59

9 Nechama ABRAMOFF ISR 3:19:27

10 Milka GUTEMA ETH 3:19:32

18 JANUARY 2008:

STANDARD CHARTERED DUBAI

MARATHON, UAE

Haile Gebrselassie ran the second fastest marathon in

history, 2:04:53, but a suicidal early tempo ruined any

chance of breaking his own world record writes Pat

Butcher. The weather was perfect for marathoners,

global warming, or in the Gulf, global cooling, kept the

07:00 start temperature down to 11°C, rising to just 14°C

at the finish. Passing 10km in 28:39, Gebrselassie was 45

seconds up on his Berlin record pace, and at halfway

(61:27), that advantage had stretched to a minute. He

maintained his advance on a new world mark until

35km, when he still had 25 seconds in hand. The last

pacemaker, Abel Kirui, had stopped at 30km, and the

pace was dropping inexorably. The promise of a million

dollars for a new record, offered by Dubai Holdings,

evaporated before 40km, and in the end the 34 year

old Ethiopian was 27 seconds shy of his record.

Nevertheless, he consolidated his position as the

world’s best marathoner and won the biggest prize in

marathon history, $250,000. Gebrselassie conceded

that the start was too fast: “I wanted to do 62 minutes

for halfway, and I paid the price in the final stages, but

I’m happy to run this time.”

The women’s race was far more competitive, and

also fast in the early stages, though not in the same

register as Gebrselassie. Seven women were still

together at halfway in 70 minutes, but similarly, class

told in the end. Berhane Adere ran away in the last few

kilometres, to win less than two minutes outside her

national record, and also won $250,000. Bezunesh

Bekele made one of the fastest marathon debuts in

history to finish second and defending champion

Askale Magarsa also set a personal best in third. Lornah

Kiplagat dropped out just after halfway with the

recurrence of a calf problem, and Olivera Jevtic of

Serbia lasted until 30km when stomach problems

forced her out.

MEN:

1 Haile GEBRSELASSIE ETH 2:04:53

2 Isaac MACHARIA KEN 2:07:16

3 Sammy KORIR KEN 2:08:01

4 Gudisa SHENTAMA ETH 2:09:27

5 Tesfaye TOLA ETH 2:09:38

6 Raymond KIPKOECH KEN 2:09:39

7 Deressa CHISMA ETH 2:10:16

8 Asnake FIKADU ETH 2:11:04

9 Gashaw MELESE ETH 2:12:03

10 William Todo ROTICH KEN 2:12:20

WOMEN:

1 Birhane ADERE ETH 2:22:42

2 Bezunesh BEKELE ETH 2:23:09

3 Askale Tafa MAGARSA ETH 2:23:23

4 Rose Jelagat CHERUIYOT KEN 2:25:48

5 Alice CHELANGAT KEN 2:27:29

6 Asha Gigi ROBA ETH 2:28:24

7 Shitaye GEMECHU ETH 2:30:20

8 Roba Guta TOLA ETH 2:33:44

9 Kidst TEKA ETH 2:35:58

10 Lucia KIMANI KEN 2:37:37

19 JANUARY 2008:

CABO HALF MARATHON, MEXICO

MEN:

1 Joseph MUTISYA KEN 1:04:34

2 Sergio Pedraza GONZALEZ MEX 1:04:38

3 Francisco Posadas CRUZ MEX 1:04:46

4 Jose Uribe MARINO MEX 1:05:24

5 Cesar Luis MIRAVETE MEX 1:06:56

6 Francisco Fernandez MIRANDA MEX 1:07:51

7 Alejandro Salvador CRUZ MEX 1:10:15

8 Israel Avila ACOSTA MEX 1:10:26

9 Kiprot KIBET KEN 1:11:36

10 Luis Ceron TORRES MEX 1:13:40

WOMEN:

1 Teresia MBUGUA KEN 1:16:59

2 Sara Cedillo SANCHEZ MEX 1:17:21

3 Truphena JEMELI TARUS MEX 1:23:08

4 Esther JURASEK USA 1:27:41

5 Yesemnia Felix VARELA MEX 1:32:42

6 Martha Arroyo MALDONADO MEX 1:34:10

7 Maria Billar ALCANTARA MEX 1:34:26

8 Josefina Diaz MARTINEZ MEX 1:34:53

9 Teresa Rodriguez SAAVEDRA MEX 1:34:57

10 Cathy ARMSTRONG USA 1:35:06

20 JANUARY 2008:

STANDARD CHARTERED MUMBAI

MARATHON, INDIA

On a morning that was cool by Mumbai standards a

large group set off at an ambitious sub 2:10 pace, with

a sizeable group of women also on schedule to go

under 2:30 writes Ram. Murali Krishnan. Mulu Seboka

went on to set a course record and Indian all-comers

record in winning for the third time, following up on

her 2005 and 2006 victories while John Kelai

successfully defended the men’s crown.

Seboka improved her own course reord from 2006 by

over three minutes. Helped by an untypically cool

20°C at the start of the race she was led out by

pacemaker Hellen Nzembi as Seboka remained in the

bunch at 10km with 35:36. She went ahead after 15km

and registered 1:14:30 at halfway but was still being

hotly pursued by the fast-improving Irene Mogaka.

Daniel Rono, the 2006 winner at Mumbai, acted as

a pacemaker, leading through the first half in 64:51. It

increased the high expectation among the fans,

thousands of whom assembled on the roadside, as well

as millions of television viewers who watched it live

from their homes across the country on national

television. Five runners led on the return journey after

the turnaround point at 23km. The most signficant rise

on the course comes at 35km, and on the descent a

kilometre later defending champion John Kelai led with

Philemon Boit and Tariku Jifar tracking him. The trio

stayed together for the long exposed stretch along

Marine Drive before turning away from the sea towards

the finish with less than 2km to run. Kelai had not

shied away from leading and his strength told in the

final kilometre as he took a small but decisive lead

from Jifar. He finished with a time four seconds faster

than last year, and only 20 seconds outside the course

record set by Daniel Rono in 2006.

In a strong run Ram Singh Yadav, the first Indian

finisher, broke 2:20 and made the top ten but just

missed the Olympic qualifying “B” standard of 2:18.

Indian runners held centre-stage in the Half-Marathon

as Surendra Singh overpowered Jutsi Utrianen of

Finland. Kavita Raut got the better of compatriot

Preeja Sreedharan in the women’s race.

The number of participants grows each year. Apart

from the marathon and half-marathon, a 6km Dream

Run, a 4.3km Senior Citizens’ Run and a 2.5km

wheelchair event were also conducted. Prizes were

also given to Best Costumed participants. The

organisers, Procam International, had to restrict entries

even though a record 33,000 ran this year. Apart from

its competitive side a festive atmosphere prevailed as

industrialists, film personalities, politicians, journalists

and players from various sports joined together with

commoners to keep the spirit alive year after year.

MEN:

1 John KELAI KEN 2:12:23

2 Tariku JIFAR ETH 2:12:28

3 Philemon BOIT KEN 2:12:35

4 Amersisa KETEMA ETH 2:13:37

5 Elijah NYAMBUTI KEN 2:14:28

6 Enoch MITEI KEN 2:16:13

7 Evans RUTO KEN 2:17:06

8 John Maluni KATIO KEN 2:17:35

9 Zachary KIHARA KEN 2:18:19

10 Ram Singh YADAV IND 2:18:24

WOMEN:

1 Mulu SEBOKA ETH 2:30:04

2 Irene MOGAKA KEN 2:32:51

3 Margaret TOROITICH KEN 2:33:56

4 Winifrida KWAMBOKA KEN 2:37:35

5 Kebebush HAILLE ETH 2:37:36

6 Moges ZEBENAY ETH 2:37:36

7 Nailya YOULANONOVA RUS 2:37:39

8 Letay NEGASH ETH 2:39:53

9 Marashet JIMMA ETH 2:40:42

10 Katerina STETSENKO UKR 2:43:10

20 JANUARY 2008:

CHINA COAST MARATHON,

HONG KONG

Gunnar Rethfeldt claimed his third victory in Hong

Kong’s longest running marathon. He won comfortably

but had looked set for a faster time before the heat

seemed to take its toll in the second half. Veteran John

Lane, 71, continued his streak of having competed in

every China Coast Marathon since its inception.

MEN:

1 Gunnar RETHFELDT HKG 2:47:19

2 Ping Chuen WONG HKG 2:52:23

3 Ming Fai LAI HKG 2:56:05

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4 Larsen MIKKEL 3:03:35

5 Luen Pai WONG 3:04:11

6 William DAVIES 3:07:21

7 Wai Ming CHIANG 3:07:57

8 Yiu Fun Jonathan LAU 3:08:46

9 Chun Sing FAN 3:08:55

10 Mau Fai CHUNG 3:09:51

WOMEN:

1 Pui Shan CHAN 3:32:33

2 Jane WARD 3:35:23

3 Angelina Fung Sin KONG 3:38:17

4 Wiwin LEUNG 3:41:34

5 Mei Lun YEUNG 3:45:48

6 Mari KAURI 3:45:57

7 Lok LAI 4:00:42

8 Fung In TAI 4:01:26

9 Chui Ha KWAN 4:02:41

10 Carolyn KNG 4:07:49

HALF MARATHON:

MEN:

1 Andy NAYLOR 1:15:27

2 Roberto VENEZIANI 1:16:14

3 Tat Ming CHOI 1:17:14

WOMEN:

1 Kit Yee CHAN 1:32:17

2 Rosamund Alehea BARKER 1:34:00

3 Wynnie FUNG 1:34:19

20 JANUARY 2008:

SUBIC MARATHON, PHILIPPINES

MEN:

1 Nelson Kirwa ROTICH KEN 2:27:12

2 Eduardo BUENAVISTA PHI 2:27:56

3 Sammy K KOSGEI KEN 2:28:18

4 Albert OMBUGA KEN 2:29:54

5 Elkana K KIPKETER KEN 2:30:44

6 Richard M MUTISYA KEN 2:30:47

7 Cresenciano SABAL PHI 2:31:39

8 Thomas KIPROTICH KEN 2:35:09

9 Julius K KIMUGE KEN 2:37:47

10 Mamerto CORPUZ PHI 2:41:42

WOMEN:

1 Estrella DIAZ 3:22:00

2 Ailene TOLENTINO 3:26:10

3 Amanda CORPO 3:57:10

4 Fiona OTTIGER 3:57:50

5 Jennie KIL 3:59:10

HALF MARATHON

MEN:

1 Kennedy LILAN 1:16:20

2 Elmer SABAL 1:18:30

3 Gerald SABAL 1:18:40

WOMEN:

1 Mercedita FETALVERO 1:31:50

2 Maracil MAQUILAN 1:41:40

3 Liza YAMBAO 1:44:40

27 JANUARY 2008:

OSAKA INTERNATIONAL LADIES

MARATHON, JAPAN

Britain’s Mara Yamauchi passed Japan’s Kayoko Fukushi

at 34.6km and went on to win writes Ken Nakamura. It

was a personal best by three seconds and the first

marathon victory for Yamauchi. Tomo Morimoto, in

second, was the only one of the top five who did not

set a new personal best. Japan-based Kenyan Julia

Mombi, in third, and Miki Ohira in fourth both

improved by more than three minutes. Madoka Ogi

debuted in fifth place. Previous winner Lidia Simon

finished sixth in her fastest time since 2005. Altogether

thirteen runners broke 2:30, but pre-race co-favourite

Yumiko Hara pulled out of the race at the last minute

citing a cold.

Kayoko Fukushi pulled away from the pack after

the first kilometre and then ran alone for the next

33km. A pack of 18 chased Fukushi who was already 22

seconds ahead by 5km. At 10km Fukushi led 15 runners

by 43 seconds; at 15km they were 96 seconds in arrears.

By 20km, the chasing pack was down to 14 runners and

by 25km 10 were left. In the next 5km the chase pack

thinned to eight, but started to close the gap on

Fukushi. Fukushi encountered real trouble after 31km,

taking 3:44 for the next kilometre and then 3:56

between 33-34km.

Morimoto then started to push and soon she only

had three runners for company – Mara Yamauchi,

Madoka Ogi and Julia Mombi. Starting at 32km,

Yamauchi opened a gap on her three opponents. The

sustained attack by the Briton was enough for

Yamauchi to catch and pass the slowing Fukushi at

34.6km. Morimoto and Mombi also passed the faltering

Fukushi, while Ogi was losing ground to this pair.

Yamauchi continued to pull ahead, while Morimoto

and Mombi were running together, 10 seconds behind

at 35km. It grew to 28 seconds by 40km, as Morimoto

pulled six seconds ahead of Mombi. Morimoto chased

Yamauchi hard but could only narrow the gap by a few

seconds.

“I was hoping to run little faster, but a win is a win,

so I am very happy,” said Yamauchi, who is married to a

Japanese national and lives in Japan. She gave her postrace

interview in Japanese. “Because I slowed down on

the same course last year in the World Championships,

I made sure to finish strongly today.”

WOMEN (ONLY):

1 Mara YAMAUCHI GBR 2:25:10

2 Tomo MORIMOTO JPN 2:25:34

3 Julia MOMBI KEN 2:26:00

4 Miki OHIRA JPN 2:26:09

5 Madoka OGI JPN 2:26:55

6 Lidia SIMON ROM 2:27:17

7 Mika OKUNAGA JPN 2:27:52

8 Aki FUJIKAWA JPN 2:28:06

9 Constantina DITA-TOMESCU ROM 2:28:15

10 Christelle DAUNAY FRA 2:28:24

27 JANUARY 2008:

KHON KAEN INT’L MARATHON,

THAILAND

See separate feature, p.17

3 FEBRUARY 2008:

BEPPU-OITA MAINICHI

MARATHON, JAPAN

Taking the lead at 38.9km when he passed Elijah Mutai,

marathon debutant Tomoya Adachi went on to win the

57th annual Beppu-Oita Marathon writes Ken

Nakamura. It was the first debut win since Koichi

Morishita’s 1991 victory, after which he went on to

become 1992 Olympic silver medalist.

Adachi, only 22, has a 10000m best of 28:36 but

was not even an invited runner. “Winning the race was

not in my mind. I thought ‘I am lucky’ when I saw the

leader coming back to me,” he said after the race.

Sixteen runners, including pacemakers Stephen

Chelimo and Elias Maindi, passed 10km in 30:29 and

halfway in 1:04:47. Yoichi Watanabe fell at 17km, and

Daniel Mwangi fell and lost his shoes just before

halfway, but both soon rejoined the lead pack. After

passing 25km (1:16:57), Chelimo and Maindi - picked up

the pace, taking Elias Mutai five seconds clear as

Adachi held back. The pacers dropped out at 30km

(1:32:20), leaving Mutai in front with six runners chasing

- Scott Wescott, Rachid Kisri, Adachi, Takeyasu,

Watanabe and Mwangi. At 35km Mutai was 38 seconds

clear but a kilometre later Adachi set off in pursuit. He

steadily closed the gap, and passed Mutai at 38.9km,

followed by Wescott, who also passed Mutai. Kisri also

came past the faltering Mutai to move into third.

Mutai soon dropped out. Then a few hundred metres

later, Kisri caught and passed Wescott to move into

second.

MEN (ONLY):

1 Tomoya ADACHI JPN 2:11:59

2 Rachid KISRI MAR 2:13:07

3 Scott WESCOTT AUS 2:13:36

4 Masahiko TAKEYASU JPN 2:14:18

5 Daniel MWANGI KEN 2:14:28

6 Yoichi WATANABE JPN 2:15:17

7 Michitane NODA JPN 2:16:01

8 Akira KINIWA JPN 2:16:36

9 Tomokazu SAKAMOTO JPN 2:17:00

10 Tokio MIYAZAKI JPN 2:19:36

3 FEBRUARY 2008:

KAGAWA-MARUGAME HALF

MARATHON, JAPAN

Ongori Philes of Kenya led from the start to finish and

won the 62nd Marugame Half Marathon in the fastest

time of the year writes Ken Nakamura. It was a

personal best for her by nearly two minutes. She

started fast, passing 5km in 15:33, only seven seconds

slower than Kayoko Fukushi’s pace two years ago when

setting an Asian record of 1:07:26. But for Philes, with a

5000m best of 14:50.15 last October, it was not an

overly ambitious pace. She continued to push, covering

the next 5km in 15:51. Although she fell further behind

Fukushi’s record pace the gap back to Ozaki and

Hiroyama grew. Philes slowed further but continued to

pull away as Harumi Hiroyama was left behind, leaving

Yosimi Ozaki and Mari Ozaki (no relation) to fight it

out for the runner-up spot. Philes won in the third

fastest time on the course, behind Fukushi’s 1:07:26 and

Mizuki Noguchi’s 1:07:43, both recorded two years ago.

Philes is based in Japan and according to her coach:

“We will think about moving up to the marathon after

Beijing, perhaps after she runs a 1:06 half marathon.”

Harun Njoroge, Joseph Mwaniki and Martin

Waweru, three young Kenyans who run for Japanese

corporate track teams, dominated the men’s race. A

huge pack led by Kenyans covered 5km in 14:41 and

10km in 29:16. The pack reduced to about 10 runners

when Mwaniki picked up the pace after 12km. Five

Japanese were able to stay with the three Kenyan

leaders through 15km (43:58), but when the Kenyan trio

surged, none of the Japanese could respond. The race

was between Njoroge and Mwaniki after 20km, and at

the entrance to the stadium, it was Njoroge who broke

away.

Not yet 20, Njoroge is new on the Komori

Corporation team. He has run 28:14.36 for 10000m and

this was his first half marathon. Mwaniki, who runs for

Konica-Minolta, is also 19 years old. Waweru, who

turned 20 three days after the race, graduated from

Aomori Yamada high school in Japan and now runs for

Fujitsu. He has run 28:27.53 for the 10000m.

MEN:

1 Harun NJOROGE KEN 1:01:35

2 Joseph MWANIKU KEN 1:01:39

3 Martin WAWERU KEN 1:02:02

4 Ryoji MATSUSHITA JPN 1:02:14

5 Tomoo TSUBOTA JPN 1:02:17

6 Tomoaki BUNGO JPN 1:02:30

7 Yoshihiro YAMAMOTO JPN 1:02:30

8 Keisuke NAKATANI JPN 1:02:30

9 Michinori TAKANO JPN 1:02:59

10 Makoto IWASE JPN 1:03:00

48 Distance Running April – June 2008


Sunday October 26, 2008

Start in Buffalo NY and Finish In Niagara Falls, Ontario

Marathon, Half Marathon,

Half Marathon Walk, 10 km & 5 km Run

5300 Willmott Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2E 2A7 • Phone (905) 356-9460 • Fax (905) 356-7156

Email info@niagarafallsmarathon.com • For online registration follow links on our Website www.niagarafallsmarathon.com


WOMEN:

1 Ongori PHILES KEN 1:07:57

2 Yoshimi OZAKI JPN 1:09:30

3 Mari OZAKI JPN 1:09:58

4 Harumi HIROYAMA JPN 1:10:09

5 Yumi HIRATA JPN 1:12:21

6 Takami NISHIYAMA JPN 1:12:27

7 Mikie TAKANAKA JPN 1:12:52

8 Ho-Sun PARK KOR 1:12:58

9 Hisako KOGURO JPN 1:12:58

10 Miki WATANABE JPN 1:13:00

RAS AL KHAIMAH

3 FEBRUARY 2008:

OHME-HOCHI 30KM ROAD RACE,

JAPAN

The race was cancelled due to heavy snow.

08 FEBRUARY 2008:

RAS AL KHAIMAH

HALF MARATHON,

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

It needed two photo-finishes to separate seven

athletes as Patrick Makau and Salina Kosgei snatched

victories by the slightest of margins, winning $25000

each in the world’s richest half marathon writes Pat

Butcher.

Only 15 years ago Moses Tanui clocked 59:47 in the

first ever sub-hour half marathon. Patrick Makau has

now done it five times in 12 months, the first one

coming when he finished second here in the inaugural

race a year ago.

There were still 10 men in contention at halfway,

but that quickly reduced to five when Makau went to

the front at 14km. The 21 year old Ethiopian debutant,

Tsegaye Kebede took up the pace 3km later, and he and

Makau went away from the others, swapping the lead

through the last two kilometres. Makau had the edge

in the final straight although the Ethiopian finished on

the same time.

In the three years since Makau began running

seriously he has established himself as one of the

world’s leaders at the half-marathon, underlining that

with victory in Berlin nine months ago in his fastest

time yet, 58:56, and then finishing second in the world

championships last October. Dickson Marwa of

Tanzania had his best race ever, coming from behind to

take third and beat his more famous compatriot,

former world half-marathon champion Fabiano Joseph,

although Joseph was rewarded with his first sub-60

clocking.

The women’s finish was even closer than the men’s,

with the leading trio crossing the line abreast, and the

next pair just two seconds down. But the winner, Salina

Kosgei, owed her victory to the lethargy of her rivals.

The veteran Kosgei, a former 800m runner turned

marathoner, had been dropped off the pack by 14km,

but so gentle was the ensuing pace that she was able

to claw back the deficit. She then dredged up some of

that 800m speed from her memory bank, to outsprint

her more fancied colleague, Pamela Chepchumba, and

the Ethiopian Atsede Habtamu. All three were given

the same time, the pedestrian early pace contributing

to the relatively slow time, but also to the muchappreciated

frantic finish.

MEN:

1 Patrick MAKAU KEN 59:35

2 Tsegaye KEBEDE ETH 59:35

3 Dickson MARWA TAN 59:52

4 Fabiano JOSEPH TAN 59:56

5 Mekubo MOGUSO KEN 1:00:35

6 Matthew KOECH KEN 1:00:59

7 Kiplimo KIMUTAI KEN 1:01:00

8 Dieudonné DISI RWA 1:01:07

9 Tewodros SHIFERAW ETH 1:02:09

10 Paul KOSGEI KEN 1:02:17

WOMEN

1 Salina KOSGEI KEN 1:12:27

2 Pamela CHEPCHUMBA KEN 1:12:27

3 Atsede HABTAMU ETH 1:12:27

4 Alice TIMBILIL KEN 1:12:29

5 Helalia JOHANNES NAM 1:12:29

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6 Helena KIPROP KEN 1:12:33

7 Deriba ALEMU ETH 1:12:36

8 Nataliya BERKUT UKR 1:12:42

9 Atsede BAYSA ETH 1:15.12

10 Inga ABITOVA RUS 1:15.42

15 FEBRUARY 2008:

EGYPTIAN MARATHON

MEN:

1 Hassan MARZOK EGY 2:32:44

2 Mahmoud AWAD EGY 2:46:34

3 Abdelrahman ELZAMLY EGY 2:47:57

4 Martin SCHAEFERS GER 2:58:56

5 Scott MCIVOR GBR 3:13:16

6 Gordon BENNETT USA 3:35:13

7 A MAHMOUD EGY 3:26:58

8 Olivier PONSET FRA 3:27:56

9 Amr SHALBY EGY 3:32:15

10 Curtis CANNON USA 3:34:32

WOMEN:

1 Suzette VERMAAK RSA 3:15:48

2 Susa CHRISTIANE FRA 3:56:06

3 Elena MARTINEZ ESP 4:01:38

4 Zohra MERABET ALG 4:03:31

5 Lobna MAHMOUD EGY 4:08:30

LUXOR RUN 22.3km

MEN:

1 Nader HASSAN EGY 1:21:22

2 Mohamed ELNIL EGY 1:21:23

3 Tarq IBRAHIM EGY 1:21:24

WOMEN:

1 Michelle HAMBURG USA 1:46:14

2 Anna BARTLETT GBR 1:56:34

3 Monika MAESS GER 1:56:35

RAMSES RUN 12.3km

MEN:

1 Raghab AHMED EGY 41:25

2 Sayed EISA EGY 41:34

3 Ahmed MOSTAFA EGY 41:52

WOMEN:

1 Gamalat SHIBL EGY 53:23

2 Abeer ELGHOOL JOR 54:13

3 Leanne MORROW CAN 1:00:12

17 FEBRUARY 2008:

MARATHON POPULAR DE

VALENCIA, SPAIN

Cool (12°C) overcast and occasionally blustery weather

and an improved course provided good enough

conditions for the event record to be broken in the

28th edition. Philip Manyin and Christopher Rutto

came onto the track for the final 300m with only a

dozen metres or so separating them, but Manyin

strode out to score a convincing win.

Behind a leading group of eleven, mainly Kenyans,

that broke away very early in the race the Spanish

championship was fought out at a more moderate

tempo. The lead group passed 10km in 30:28, already

50 seconds up on the first Spanish runner. Apart from

Maria Jose Bergua and last year’s winner Zinas Alemu

the women also held back from the early pace, three

of them passing through 10km in 36:30.

By halfway (1:05:14) little had changed for the men,

but Bergua (1:15:30) was away by a margin of two

minutes from Alemu, who was being pegged back by

the group of three, including Sandra Ruales, who holds

dual Ecuadorean and Spanish nationality. The men’s

group gradually splintered in the second half, with

Manyin holding out for his narrow win, but Bergua

went further and further ahead from the rest of the

women while Ruales proved strongest of those chasing.

Alemu faded slightly in the later stages while local

runner Marta Ayora was delighted with her third place.

MEN:

1 Philip MANYIN KEN 2:11:29

2 Christopher RUTTO KEN 2:11:36

3 Joseph Kimeli LAGAT KEN 2:12:27

4 Jonathan KIPKOSGEI KEN 2:15:00

5 Asier Cuevas ETTCHETO ESP 2:15:00

6 Amara Abrah MULU ETH 2:15:23

7 Peter BIWOTT KEN 2:16:20

VALENCIA

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8 Elias Dominguez CABRAL ESP 2:16:42

9 Hassane AHOUCHAR MAR 2:16:57

10 David Solis LUENGO ESP 2:19:00

WOMEN:

1 Maria Jose Pueyo BERGUA ESP 2:32:22

2 Sandra RUALES ECU 2:37:45

3 Marta Castro AYORA ESP 2:38:39

4 Maria Jose de TORO SAIZ ESP 2:40:25

5 Zinash ALEMU ETH 2:42:50

6 Elena Ma Espeso GAYTE ESP 2:50:49

7 Sonia Martin GARCIA ESP 2:55:03

8 Beatriz Pelicier AMAT ESP 2:56:29

9 Noemi Bachero ALGUACIL ESP 2:56:40

10 Eva Britt KARLSSON SWE 3:02:52

17 FEBRUARY 2008:

TOKYO CITY INT’L MARATHON,

JAPAN

Viktor Röthlin, bronze medalist in the 2007 World

Championships in Osaka, won the 2008 Tokyo

Marathon in a new course record and a personal best -

which surpassed his own Swiss record by nearly a

minute writes Ken Nakamura. Röthlin was ecstatic,

repeating “unbelievable” several times in his post-race

interview but adding: “I think I am on the right track

for Beijing.”

Two athletes both running their second marathons

made huge improvements. Julius Gitahi, in third,

improved by 8.5 minutes from his 2:17:26 debut last

year and second-placed Arata Fujiwara improved on his

2:38:37 debut by half an hour. “Since the weather was

good (sunny, 3°C, 42% humidity and little wind), I

expected the pace to be fast” he said. “I decided to

stay with it as long as I could.” The Japanese favourite

Toshinari Suwa, seventh in the 2004 Olympics, could

manage only fourth, and second Japanese - dashing his

hopes of again making the Olympic team. Defending

champion Daniel Njenga slumped to 13th in 2:14:11. Jon

Brown, Abel Kirui and Hailu Negussie all dropped out,

while Samson Ramadhani finished in 2:18:47 and Eric

Wainaina in 2:20:01. The race has yet to invite elite

women runners so the winning time was modest.

A total of 27,386 runners started the race, selected

by lottery from 150,000 applicants. A lead pack of

around 25 of them passed through 20km in 1:00:18. The

real racing started after 25km as David Kemboi picked

up the pace, reducing the lead pack to eleven runners

at 27km. Kemboi dropped out at 30km, his pacing

duties done, and Irifune made a move but then Röthlin

surged. He reduced the lead pack to six runners, and by

33km had only Fujiwara and Gitahi for company. After

passing 35km in 1:45:57, Röthlin stepped up a gear and a

kilometre later was on his own. Fujiwara trailed him by

44 seconds at 40km and cramped in the final stages,

but still held off Gitahi. As the first Japanese, with a

sub-2:09 time, Fujiwara could win Olympic selection

depending on what happens in the Lake Biwa Marathon

on 2 March.

MEN:

1 Viktor ROTHLIN SUI 2:07:23

2 Arata FUJIWARA JPN 2:08:40

3 Julius GITAHI KEN 2:08:57

4 Toshinari SUWA JPN 2:09:16

5 Satoshi IRIFUNE JPN 2:09:40

6 Kurao UMEKI JPN 2:11:00

7 Seiji KOBAYASHI JPN 2:11:02

8 Toshikazu TAKATSUKA JPN 2:11:05

9 Hiroyuki HORIHATA JPN 2:11:47

10 Takashi OTA JPN 2:12:10

WOMEN:

1 Claudia DREHER GER 2:35:35

2 Risa MIZUTANI JPN 2:48:59

3 Yoshimi KASEZAWA JPN 2:51:18

4 Mineko YAMANOUCHI JPN 2:52:02

5 Miyo TANABE JPN 2:52:07

6 Yuko ISHIDA JPN 2:53:02

7 Yasuko TSUKAMOTO JPN 2:53:53

8 Wan-Ling WU TPE 2:54:11

9 Keiko HIYAMA JPN 2:54:20

10 Hikaru TANAKA JPN 2:54:45

17 FEBRUARY 2008:

STANDARD CHARTERED HONG

KONG MARATHON, CHINA

With the race incorporating the 11th Asian Marathon

Championships Kenyan dominance was finally broken

in the men’s race writes Elshadai Negash. Koichiro

Fukuoka finished more than two minutes ahead of

second placed Kenyan Cyprian Kiogora, who

nonetheless led the Kenya to the team title in the final

of the Greatest Race on Earth series.

The women’s race was closely fought between the

North Korean duo of Kum-ok Kim and Yong-ok Jong

right until the end. Rather than try to out sprint each

other, the pair crossed the finish line together,

holding hands. Although both were timed at 2:36:40

Kim was credited with the victory.

Anne Jepkemboi Kosgei of the Kenyan B team

finished in fourth place to ensure her team’s overall

victory in the women’s section of the Greatest Race on

Earth series.

MEN:

1 Koichiro FUKUOKA JPN 2:16:50

2 Cyprian MWOBI KEN 2:18:03

3 Phillip BANDAWE ZIM 2:18:21

4 Paul SUMAYE TAN 2:19:52

5 Ser-od BAT-OCHIR MGL 2:20:18

6 Alex MALINGA KEN 2:20:58

7 John Tubei CHIRCHIR KEN 2:21:07

8 Richard BWALYA ZAM 2:21:44

9 Valerij PISAREV KGZ 2:21:45

10 Ryo Pong HYOK KOR 2:22:09

WOMEN:

1 Kum-Ok KIM PRK 2:36:43

2 Yong-Ok JONG PRK 2:36:43

3 Mika HIKICHI JPN 2:36:50

4 Anne Jepkemboi KOSGEI KEN 2:41:09

5 Fabiola William JOHN TAN 2:43:46

6 Sunisa SAILOMYEN THA 2:48:48

7 Elizabeth DE SOUZA BRA 2:49:04

8 Luliia FERNAS KGZ 2:50:15

9 Wenron ZHENG CHN 2:51:39

10 Debbie COSLETT GBR 2:54:12

HALF MARATHON

MEN:

1 Ka Ho CHAN HKG 1:12:01

2 Motoharu FUKUNAGA JPN 1:12:01

3 Gi Ka MAN HKG 1:12:39

WOMEN:

1 Sara Hoi Wah CHEUNG HKG 1:28:51

2 Fong Leng CHAO CHN 1:31:44

3 Nina ZHOU USA 1:32:11

24 FEBRUARY 2008:

XXIV MARATON CIUDAD DE

SEVILLA, SPAIN

MEN:

1 Samsom Kiptoo BUNGEI KEN 2:10:52

2 Jonathan Kibet KIPKOSGEI KEN 2:11:38

3 Adem Jemal HUSSEIN 2:12:24

4 William BIAMA KEN 2:12:44

5 Debelu Lemma ALEMU ETH 2:13:02

6 Girma Elala BEDADA ETH 2:13:44

7 Thomas KIPKOSGEI KEN 2:14:33

8 Andrey BRYZGALOV RUS 2:16:13

9 Edwin Kimutai KIPCHOM KEN 2:16:55

10 Felix Marube MONINDA 2:27:19

WOMEN:

1 Ana DIAS POR 2:29:22

2 María Abel DIEGUEZ ESP 2:33:33

3 Svetlana BAYGULOVA RUS 2:37:41

4 Hirut Legesse ABERA ETH 2:39:13

5 Gesta Girma TADESSE ETH 2:44:01

6 Kristijna LOONEN NED 2:45:33

7 Nedezda SEMILETOVA RUS 2:46:49

8 Cristina Gomez ALMARAZ ESP 2:49:02

9 Maxine MCKINNON GBR 2:49:18

10 Grace Wayua KITONGA KEN 2:50:49

24 FEBRUARY 2008:

WORLD BEST 10K, PUERTO RICO

Lornah Kiplagat defended her title for a fifth

consecutive win, and sixth overall, by edging out

Mestawet Tufa writes Dave Kuehls. In the men’s race, a

last minute gaffe by Silas Kipruto cost him the win and

a sub-28 minute clocking.

At 3km (9:06) Kiplagat led a line of seven

contenders among whom were Turkey’s Elvan

Abeylegesse, Ethiopia’s Elegayehu Dibaba and Tufa. The

World Cross and World Road Running champion

controlled the race from the front and gradually

dropped the pretenders. At 5km (15:03) Kiplagat

bounced along in her trademark orange socks but a

woman a head shorter than her was not going away.

Tufa stayed a step or two off Kiplagat’s shoulder, out of

sight but not out of mind.

Coming off the bridge, Kiplagat had discarded her

sunglasses and appeared under strain. Passing over a

highway overpass at 8km (24:40) she surged but the

Ethiopian came right back to her. It seemed she was

biding her time to make a decisive move. At 9km

Kiplagat surged again. Tufa went to the front to cover,

and then slowed so that Kiplagat almost crashed into

her. Apparently energized by the incident Kiplagat

bolted into a 10m lead. “She wanted to slow me down.

I realised that she had no power anymore and I went

by her,” said Kiplagat, who did not slow down.

In the men’s race Deriba Merga, twice outkicked in

very fast half marathon races last year, led from the

gun and appeared to have the race in the bag until

Kenya’s Silas Kipruto made a furious charge.

Kipruto went by Merga about 400m out and

seemed assured of a win and a fast sub 28-minute

clocking, when he followed a motorcycle to the wrong

side of a fence. He soon realized his mistake and backtracked

to get on the right side, but by then it was too

late. Merga was already past and away to take the win.

MEN:

1 Deriba MERGA ETH 28:03

2 Silas KIPRUTO KEN 28:04

3 Wilson KIPSANG KEN 28:09

4 Wilson KIPROTICH KEN 28:09

5 Linus MAIYO KEN 28:10

6 Samuel KOSGEI KEN 28:13

7 Demssew TSEGA ETH 28:24

8 Boaz CHEBOIYO KEN 28:25

9 Peter KAMAIS KEN 28:30

10 John KORIR KEN 28:41

WOMEN:

1 Lornah KIPLAGAT NED 31:02

2 Mestawet TUFA ETH 31:12

3 Elvan ABEYLEGESSE TUR 31:38

4 Dire TUNE ETH 31:46

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

17th Zagreb

Marathon

42.195 km

Zagreb, Croatia

Hervis Half

Marathon

21km

Citizens Race

5km

website:www.z-as.hr

e-mail: zagrebacki.atletski.savez@zg.t-com.hr

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5 Zhor EL KAMCH MAR 31:53

6 Linet CHEPKIRUI KEN 32:07

7 Aselefech MERGIA ETH 32:26

8 Luminta TALPOS ROM 32:27

9 Nataliya BERKUT UKR 32:28

10 Lyudmila BIKTASHEVA RUS 32:42

24 FEBRUARY 2008:

11TH VERDI MARATHON, ITALY

MEN:

1 Paolo BATTELLI ITA 2:25:43

2 Piergiorgio CONTI ITA 2:30:40

3 Karim ABDELRAIM ITA 2:31:48

4 Paolo PROSERPIO ITA 2:34:50

5 Andrea RIGO ITA 2:35:29

6 Martino Guiseppe MASSIGNANI ITA 2:36:21

7 Antonio CUFFARO ITA 2:37:02

8 Massimo SPAGNOLI ITA 2:39:00

9 Lorenzo BAZZANA ITA 2:40:55

10 Pio MALFATTI ITA 2:41:08

WOMEN:

1 Simonetta MAGNANI ITA 2:57:52

2 Antonella CHINI ITA 3:10:13

3 Irene PSAIER ITA 3:13:36

4 Nadia Ben DAL ITA 3:14:53

5 Federica CECCOLINI ITA 3:15:08

6 Monica BARCHETTI ITA 3:16:47

7 Anna Botto SACCO ITA 3:18:33

8 Mariangela BACCHINI ITA 3:27:06

9 Elena SIMSIG ITA 3:27:50

10 Josefina LOPEZ MEX 3:31:27

24 FEBRUARY 2008:

PHILIPPINE MARATHON FOR

THE PASIG RIVER

Geoffrey Kiprotich became the first foreign winner

besting defending champion and multi-titled local bet

Eduardo Buenavista. They battled it out until 22km

where the Kenyan surged ahead for a runaway win.

The defending women’s champion Jho-Ann Banayag

successfully defended her title — her third — and

towed compatriot Christabel Martes, herself a former

champion, to the finish line. Kenyan Caroline Jeruto

Kigen in third, and American Katie Fischer in sixth were

the first foreign female runners to place highly in the

event.

This eighth edition of the race drew 1,105

registered runners in the marathon – more than ever

before. Foreign runners came from Germany, Egypt,

Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. There were also 920

runners in the 10km, 4,125 in the 5km and 422 in the

3km associated events. The race also featured a new

route from Marikina City to Manila on streets and

bridges along and across the Marikina, San Juan and

Pasig rivers.

The race has established itself as a highly

anticipated event in the running calendar. It also helps

keep alive the hope of a rehabilitated Pasig River, being

organized by the Clean & Green Foundation and held

on behalf of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission.

MEN:

1 Geoffrey KIPROTICH KEN 2:20:12

2 Eduardo BUENAVISTA PHI 2:25:33

3 Robert KOSGEI KEN 2:29:06

4 Allan BALLESTER PHI 2:31:05

5 Bernardo DESAMITO PHI 2:32:41

6 Juniel LANGUIDO PHI 2:32:52

7 Cresenciano SABAL PHI 2:33:34

8 Julius KIMUGE KEN 2:35:44

9 Rogelio SARMIENTO PHI 2:38:56

10 Rolando PIAMONTE PHI 2:43:08

WOMEN:

1 Jho-Anne BANAYAG PHI 3:02:26

2 Christabel MARTES PHI 3:06:50

3 Caroline KIGEN KEN 3:10:26

4 Joanne MANANGAT PHI 3:37:33

5 Flor DONOS PHI 3:42:46

6 Katie FISCHER USA 3:46:09

7 Anna VARGAS PHI 3:48:16

8 Enate SAYROL PHI 3:54:56

9 Jenny KINSELLA PHI 3:55:01

10 Geraldine SEALSA PHI 3:58:31

10km

MEN:

1 Julius SERMONA PHI 32:31

2 Rene HERRERA PHI 32:47

3 Ally QUISAY PHI 33:02

WOMEN:

1 Mercedita FETALVERO PHI 36:06

2 Maricel MAQUILAN PHI 39:50

3 Flordeliza CARREON PHI 40:29

25 FEBRUARY 2008:

SAHARA MARATHON, ALGERIA

MEN:

1 Pedro Jose SANCHEZ ESP 2:43:25

2 Daniel MOTHIBE RSA 2:52:09

3 Ziane Ald ORZAK ALG 2:52:40

4 Juan Antonio MUNOZ ESP 2:55:01

5 Luis Gregorio AJA ESP 2:55:01

6 Manuel Moriente PAEZ ESP 3:05:00

7 Rafael Garcia FERNANDEZ ESP 3:07:10

8 Ahmed MESTEFAOUI ALG 3:08:45

9 Francisco SANTAMARIA ESP 3:13:15

10 Mohammed Mostafa SIDHACH SAH 3:14:32

WOMEN:

1 Madeleine LORENZ GER 3:30:26

SAHARA

2 Angelina MIRO ESP 3:43:18

3 Vera NYSTAD NOR 3:43:21

4 Elsa Leonie GARAGNON FRA 4:40:10

5 Chiara BENEDETTI ITA 4:41:04

HALF MARATHON:

MEN:

1 Latfi YOUSFI ALG 1:14:20

2 Abidi BRAHIM ALG 1:14:21

3 Hadj Youcef AZIZ ALG 1:18:08

WOMEN:

1 Dimokatso MOROBI RSA 1:24:51

2 Maria Dolores JIMENEZ ESP 1:28:53

3 Sabina Moreno GARRIDO ESP 1:37:27

2 MARCH 2008:

LAKE BIWA MARATHON, JAPAN

Surging away from Yared Asmeron at 36km, Mubarak

Shami (formerly Richard Yatich of Kenya) won the 63rd

annual Lake Biwa Marathon by 70m writes Ken

Nakamura. Asmeron improved his personal best by

nearly seven minutes. Satoshi Osaki closed to within

10m of Asmeron at the finish and also set a personal

best. He said: “I was thinking about the Olympics and

kept on pushing. I was not going to give up”. As he was

first Japanese and faster than Arata Fujiwara’s time of

2:08:40 in the Tokyo Marathon three weeks ago, he is

likely to be selected. In fourth, Yuzo Onishi said “I am

frustrated that the first Japanese was only 100m

ahead”, especially as he cut four minutes from his

personal best time. In fifth Tomoya Shimizu debuted

with 2:09:23. Seven men ran sub-2:10, equalling the

record set in 2003 and 2004.

Takashi Matsuyama and Koji Inagaki took the

leaders of the 172-strong field through the first half

with steady 5km splits at an average kilometre pace of

2:59, 2:59, 3:01, 3:00, and 3:01, although swirling wind

made some of the kilometre split times look erratic.

The race really began to take shape after passing

halfway in 1:03:22, five seconds slower than the record

pace. Right after that, Dmytro Baranovsky and 2:08

runner Masakazu Fujiwara fell behind. Eleven runners

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were inside record pace at 25km. At 30km, just after

the last pacemaker Isaac Macharia dropped out of the

race, the lead pack of four runners was split into two -

Shami and Asmeron in front and Osaki and Rios just

behind, while Tomoyuki Sato was still keeping close.

Asmeron tried to shake off Shami, but the gap always

stayed between 5-10m. Sato was only 6-7m behind

Osaki and Osaki later admitted “ I was scared”. But Sato

was unable to close the gap, which started to increase

after 32km. At 33km Shami pulled alongside Asmeron,

and they ran together for the next 3km. Shami’s surge

won him a lead of 20m within a kilometre, and by

40km he was 23 seconds ahead of Asmeron.

The competition behind, for the last place on the

Japanese Olympic team, was still being closely fought.

At 36km Onishi passed Sato to move into fifth. Osaki

was slowing down, but needed to finish under 2:08:40

for Olympic consideration. At 37km Osaki realized that

he had to run the final 5km in 15:36, and he soon

started to pull away from Rios. “At 40Km I decided to

go after the time,” he said. In doing so, with a final

400m lap of 72 seconds, he just failed to catch

Asmeron. Behind him Onishi passed Rios at 39km but

3-6 MARCH 2008:

100KM DEL SAHARA,

TUNISIA

was unable to close on Osaki. The Beijing Olympic

team was announced on 10 March. “I will wait for the

good news,” anticipated Osaki.

MEN (ONLY):

1 Mubarak SHAMI QAT 2:08:23

2 Yared ASMERON ERI 2:08:34

3 Satoshi OSAKI JPN 2:08:36

4 Yuzo ONISHI JPN 2:08:54

5 Tomoya SHIMIZU JPN 2:09:23

6 Jose RIOS ESP 2:09:38

7 Tomoyuki SATO JPN 2:09:59

8 Kazuki IKENAGA JPN 2:10:44

9 Masakazu FUJIWARA JPN 2:12:07

10 Toshiya KATAYAMA JPN 2:12:30

2 MARCH 2008:

LALA MARATHON, MEXICO

Both Procopio Franco and Patricia Retiz recorded

impressive come-from-behind victories at the 20th

Anniversary race in the city of Torreón writes Alan

Brookes.

The winner of the first stage was the event specialist Jorge Balle, while Luisa Zecchino established an early lead

over Paola Tagliavini and the American Susan Nowell. A spectacular fokloric display rounded off the first day’s

proceedings.

On the second day last year’s female winner, Sharon Kovar, had to pull out. She had not been well in recent

months but still came to the race with a group of 27 runners and also attempted to compete. Conditions were

much cooler than on the first day and light cloud and a little wind gave some relief to the runners. The course was

also easier. The path was mostly flat with hard packed sand with few areas of deep sand to plough through. The

stage was won by the Tunisians Adbelwahed Rouissi and Kelid Hezhi in 1:17:22, half a minute ahead of the Swiss

Helmuth Steinacher in third place with the German Jorge Balle coming in just a few seconds behind him.

The Night event, included for the unique experience of running under the Saharan night sky, comprised an 8km

circuit near to Camp Laaraj. Runners were sent off in groups of four at 30 second intervals, and in the reverse of

their order in the overall standings. The stage was won by the Tunisian Kelid Hezhi ahead of Helmuth Steinacher.

Third, but only a second further behind, was Jorg Balle.

Helmuth Steinacher beat Jorge Balle by a little over a minute to take the marathon stage, but the surprise of

the day was the performance by the Canadian Jamieson Amstrong. He came in third, 15 minutes behind the leading

pair, to move up the general standings from eighth to fifth. Luisa Zecchino continued to dominate the women’s

competition. She more than doubled her lead to put herself 40 minutes ahead of Susan Nowell, who overtook

Paola Togliavini on this stage.

After a night in the desert with the temperature dropping down to 0°C the runners departed on the final stage

at 09:30 with a strong cutting wind. The first part of the course was flat, but was followed by a series of 20m high

dunes before the final run in towards the oasis of Ksar Ghilane, the traditional finish of the 100km del Sahara.

Jorge Balle retained his title in the 10th edition of the race, concluding with a stage victory alongside Helmuth

Steinacher. The brave Swiss, in his first experience of this kind of competition, ceded just over a minute to the

experienced Balle over the entire four-day event. Luisa Zecchino further increased her overall lead on the final

stage ahead of Susan Nowell.

Torreón is an industrial city of 1 million, at 1000m

altitude, spread out across the high desert of northern

Mexico and bounded by the Cerro de las Noas

Mountains. It is home to the Lala milk company – one

of the country’s largest dairy processors and

distributors – and the marathon is their gift to “La

Lagunera”, the city and region surrounding it. As

Mexico’s top marathon, it attracts tens of thousands of

spectators who line the flat, 42km route in this “Fiesta

Lagunera”. More than 40 bands along the course

cranked up the carnival atmosphere for the record

field of 4,494.

Conditions were warm: 18C at the pre-dawn starts

(elite at women 06:40, others at 07.00) and Hillary

Kimayo and Julius Kipyego took off like they couldn’t

wait to get to the post-marathon party at Bosque

Venustiano Carranza – a miracle park of green grass

and trees, made possible only by irrigation. They

blitzed the first kilometre in 2:50, and were 14:53 at

5km. They followed up with 5km splits of 15:12 and

15:17, before the wheels started to come off. The

veteran Procopio Franco, himself known as a

frequently-injudicious front-runner, ran a wonderfully

patient race as he worked with Guanajuato’s Carlos

Cordero to close the gap. By 30km he had the Kenyan

pair in his sights, but Kimayo dropped Kipyego in a vain

but valiant effort to stay ahead of the charging Franco.

Franco floated by Kipyego, and nailed Kimayo at 36km.

Kimayo hung on for second, with the surprised Cordero

coming through for third, as the cheers of “México,

México” rose up from the grandstand, and the

relentless desert sun beat down. This was the 34-year

old Franco’s first Lala victory, after two seconds and

a fourth place in previous editions, when he unwisely

led the early charge to the front.

The women’s race was almost a carbon copy drama,

played out by Mexicans Dulce Maria Rodríguez and

Patricia Retiz. Paced by her Kenyan training partner,

Genoveva Jelegat, Rodríguez broke away early from a

lead pack of six. It was not until 35km that Retiz reeled

in the fading Rodríguez. This was a second major

victory for Retiz who had bested Madai Perez,

Mexico’s top women’s marathoner, at the Guadalajara

Half Marathon a week earlier.

With more than 4,000 volunteers, great sponsors

and tremendous crowds, Maratón Lala provides a fine

example of how well Mexican marathons are doing

nowadays. Lala is their showcase, providing quality and

a special “fiesta” experience.

LALA

MEN:

1 Jorge BALLE GER 8:12:43 1:33:06 1:17:56 26:51 3:15:41 1:39:09

2 Helmuth STEINACHER SUI 8:13:46 1:35:34 1:17:53 26:50 3:14:20 1:39:09

3 Hezhi KELID TUN 8:47:13 1:37:48 1:17:23 26:08 3:33:00 1:52:54

4 Ivan ZUFFERLI ITA 9:06:14 1:43:36 1:21:37 28:14 3:39:53 1:52:54

5 Jamieson ARMSTRONG CAN 9:06:31 1:49:43 1:27:23 30:17 3:30:23 1:48:43

6 Abdelwahed ROUISSI TUN 9:12:09 1:34:40 1:17:22 27:26 3:59:47 1:52:54

7 Kevin MUSCAT MLT 9:18:03 1:49:34 1:24:33 30:16 3:36:58 1:56:42

8 Jamel SAGHRAOUI TUN 9:26:37 1:44:52 1:20:35 27:55 4:00:21 1:52:54

9 Giulio SIMONELLI ITA 9:31:00 1:48:34 1:30:37 33:05 3:45:50 1:52:54

10 Davide CASSANI ITA 9:38:06 2:00:47 1:31:33 33:16 3:43:42 1:48:48

WOMEN:

1 Luisa ZECCHINO ITA 10:15:51 2:02:08 1:33:47 33:32 3:59:25 2:06:59

2 Susan NOWEL USA 11:07:22 2:11:41 1:40:14 36:19 4:21:59 2:17:09

3 Luigina ROSATI ITA 11:32:33 2:17:09 1:47:55 40:02 4:29:27 2:18:00

4 Claudia GERLING GER 11:39:58 2:18:50 1:50:42 35:35 4:32:10 2:22:41

5 Paola TOGLIAVINI ITA 11:46:18 2:08:59 1:42:08 35:55 4:28:14 2:51:02

6 Louise SIMMS CAN 11:48:56 2:19:45 1:45:32 38:24 4:35:52 2:29:23

7 Jennifer GOURLEY CAN 12:14:51 2:25:28 1:46:14 36:27 5:11:34 2:15:08

8 Catherine POULAIN BEL 12:20:05 2:37:20 1:59:18 38:56 4:32:30 2:32:01

9 Cosetta GROTTI SUI 12:24:16 2:19:51 1:49:49 39:39 4:48:31 2:46:26

10 Laura FOGLI ITA 12:25:56 2:16:42 1:52:07 38:23 4:47:43 2:51:01

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MEN:

1 Procopio FRANCO MEX 2:12:38

2 Hilary KIMAIYO KEN 2:13:08

3 Carlos CORDERO MEX 2:13:28

4 Isaac KIMAIYO KEN 2:13:58

5 Christopher KIPYEGO KEN 2:16:03

6 Julius KIPYEGO KEN 2:16:22

7 Thomas LUNA MEX 2:16:39

8 Edilberto MENDEZ MEX 2:16:51

9 Jonnatan MORALES MEX 2:17:48

10 Carlos ROMERO MEX 2:18:49

WOMEN:

1 Patricia RETIZ MEX 2:30:29

2 Dulce Maria RODRIGUEZ MEX 2:33:23

3 Karina PEREZ MEX 2:35:07

4 Judith RAMIREZ MEX 2:36:29

5 Patricia RODRIGUEZ MEX 2:36:32

6 Viola BOR KEN 2:41:14

7 Jaqueline ORELLANA MEX 2:43:27

8 Maria Guadelupe SANTANA MEX 2:43:57

9 Alicia RODRIGUEZ MEX 2:44:55

10 Ariana QUINO MEX 2:46:08

2 MARCH 2008:

BARCELONA MARATHON, SPAIN

With high temperatures, strong wind and a sun

that shone all day this edition of the race was the most

popular yet, with half of the competitors coming from

outside Spain. Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated, but

the men’s winner, Hosea Hogei, said “It was a hard race

because of the heat and the headwind for almost all

the route”.

Women’s winner, 20-year old Mihret Tadesse was

very satisfied “to win this Marathon is very good for

my sporting career”, she said.

The race festivities extended over three days, with

many live acts around the city to engage the record

7,634 finishers.

MEN:

1 Hosea HOGEI KEN 2:14:42

2 Johnstone CHEBII KEN 2:16:32

3 Roger Roca DALMAU ESP 2:16:53

4 Kebede BEKELE ETH 2:18:15

5 Kiprop KORIR KEN 2:18:44

6 Teshoime TSIGE ETH 2:23:04

7 Habib MOSBAH FRA 2:23:25

8 Samson CHEBOSWONY KEN 2:23:52

9 Joan Prats ESPAR ESP 2:28:04

10 Marco A CEPEDA ESP 2:31:20

WOMEN:

1 Mihret TADESSE ETH 2:42:12

2 Mihret ANAMO ETH 2:43:43

BARCELONA

3 Tabita KIBET KEN 2:47:49

4 Julia MYATT GBR 2:50:33

5 Margerethe LOGAVLIN NOR 2:51:58

6 Grace KYTONGA KEN 2:52:42

7 Azeb SHEWAMARE ETH 2:53:08

8 Noelia Roman LAMAS ESP 2:58:58

9 Marina ZANARDI ESP 2:59:53

10 Maria LOPEZ ESP 3:00:54

2 MARCH 2008:

XXIII LOS ANGELES MARATHON,

USA

MEN:

1 Laban MOIBEN KEN 2:13:50

2 Christopher KIPROTICH KEN 2:14:17

3 Khalid Kamal YASEEN 2:15:22

4 Augustus KAVUTA KEN 2:15:58

5 Franklin TENORIO ECU 2:16:27

6 Odilion CUAHUTLE 2:16:40

7 Benson MBITHI KEN 2:16:58

8 Lamech MOKONO KEN 2:18:39

9 Peter AYIENI KEN 2:18:55

10 Edward KIPTUM KEN 2:19:19

WOMEN:

1 Tatiana ARYASOVA RUS 2:29:09

2 Yuliya GROMOVA RUS 2:34:13

3 Jacqueline NYTIPEI KEN 2:37:38

4 Albina GALYAMOVA RUS 2:37:51

5 Mary PTIKANY KEN 2:40:13

6 Claudia CAMARGO ARG 2:45:18

7 Jennifer DE REGO 2:46:22

8 Katie LAYMAN USA 2:53:39

9 Kathryn KASISCHKE USA 2:53:46

10 Teresa YANEZ USA 2:59:09

2 MARCH 2008:

INTERNATIONAL OGER ANTALYA

MARATHON, TURKEY

See separate feature, p.25

2 MARCH 2008:

KILIMANJARO MARATHON,

TANZANIA

MEN:

1 Jumanne TRUWAY TAN 2:15:37

2 Andrea SYLVIN TAN 2:16:22

ANTARCTICA

3 Mashaka MAUMBUKO TAN 2:16:57

4 David Kipkorir BUTOH KEN 2:17:29

5 Basweti ONYANCHA KEN 2:20:04

6 Eric KIPROTICH KIGEN KEN 2:20:09

7 Isaal KIMAIYO KEN 2:20:10

8 Malack OLE MHNGERA TAN 2:20:45

9 John BALASI TAN 2:21:59

10 Jonathan KIPRONO KEN 2:22:14

WOMEN:

1 Banuelia BRIYITON TAN 2:48:37

2 Rysper KIMAIYO KEN 2:52:13

3 Flora KAGALI TAN 2:53:47

4 Tausi SAIDI TAN 2:55:26

5 Sarah SELU TAN 2:59:03

6 Aisha RAJAB TAN 3:08:25

7 Rebecca KAVINA TAN 3:09:59

8 Sara KAVINA TAN 3:11:12

9 Philipina JOHN TAN 3:15:50

10 Beatrice MUAGURI KEN 3:22:10

HALF MARATHON

MEN:

1 Damian CHOPA TAN 1:04:54

2 Marco JOSEPH TAN 1:04:58

3 Ezekiel NGIMBA TAN 1:04:59

WOMEN:

1 Fabiola WILIAMU TAN 1:23:39

2 Genevive NJOKO NGR 1:34:47

3 Joyce KUNGU KEN 1:34:53

5 MARCH 2008:

ANTARCTICA MARATHON

Maria and Catharina Schilder, identical twins from the

Netherlands, clocked identical winning times as they

crossed the finish line wearing matching gear and

holding hands writes Patrice Malloy. Poland’s Robert

Celinski, 28, dominated the men’s race.

The three champions were part of a contingent of

173 athletes from 17 countries who participated in the

ninth running of the event. The 126 marathon and 51

half marathon entrants were treated to relatively mild

weather conditions that included near-freezing

temperatures, light winds, fog and gray skies.

Held on King George Island off the coast of the

Antarctic Peninsula, the race features a two-loop

course that includes a 1200m trek up and down an icy

glacier as well as jaunts through snow, mud, rocks and

glacial streams. The course treats participants to

frequent penguin sightings and a tour through Russian,

Chilean, Uruguayan and Chinese research bases.

Running as a pair during the entire race, the

Schilder sisters, 37, overtook Denise

Sauriol of Chicago at 27km. Celinski, who prepared

for the hilly, rugged course by logging miles in the

Polish mountains, led from the start to win by over 20

minutes.

MEN:

1 Robert CELINSKI POL 3:09:43

2 Filippo FARALLA RSA 3:30:52

3 David SMITH GBR 3:41:11

4 Stephen HIBBS USA 3:56:23

5 Joan LLOPART ESP 3:58:41

6 Jeremy BOLT USA 4:07:08

7 Bryce DUFF GBR 4:12:12

8 Timothy KRIPS USA 4:16:41

9 Christopher D’ANGELO USA 4:24:52

10 John SHEFFIELD USA 4:25:30

WOMEN:

1 Catharina SCHILDER NED 4:21:42

2 Maria SCHILDER NED 4:21:42

3 Denise SAURIOL USA 4:25:05

4 Stacey PADDOCK USA 4:28:55

5 Erin SPRAGUE USA 4:30:01

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6 Laura NOTTIE USA 4:36:32

7 Paola SANDRONI USA 4:42:07

8 Andrea LUONGO USA 4:48:00

9 Mary-Ann WEBER USA 4:51:18

10 Jeanne SCHAARF USA 4:56:04

HALF MARATHON:

MEN:

1 Greg HALES USA 1:42:48

WOMEN:

1 Tara LUNN USA 2:06:15

9 MARCH 2008:

NAGOYA INT’L WOMEN’S

MARATHON, JAPAN

Marathon debutante Yurika Nakamura convincingly

surged away from her opposition with 10km to go, but

had not necessarily done enough to win Olympic

selection writes Ken Nakamura. Her winning time was

17 seconds slower than that recorded by Tomo

Morimoto in Osaka, although Morimoto finished only

second. Also in Nakamura’s favour were the 16:31 and

16:44 she recorded for her 5km splits from 30-35km

and 35-40km. Reiko Tosa and Mizuki Noguchi were and

on 10 March the Japanese selectors decided in favour

of Nakamura.

Although a newcomer, Nakamura ran like a veteran,

surging into a 17 second lead by 35km and was

unchallenged thereafter. Yoshimi Ozaki, another

marathon debutante, finished second. 2000 Olympic

champion Naoko Takahashi, who attracted most media

attention before the race, fell behind the leaders early,

at 9km, and finished a disappointing 27th in 2:44:18. It

was by far her slowest marathon time.

The race started slow and 31 runners passed 5km in

17:53. Takahashi was one of the seven dropped before

10km (35:47). The halfway split of 1:14:43 was the

slowest since 1997. Yumiko Hara surged at 25km before

Naoko Sakamoto took over at 28.5km, leading a group

of six clear. On an uphill section at 31km Chika Horie

surged and Sakamoto and Hara lost ground. Slightly

more than one kilometre later Nakamura upped the

pace with kilometres of 3:13 and 3:14. “I kept on

pushing, imagining that someone was just behind me. I

was also thinking I must at least break 2:26,” she said.

Yuri Kano tried to stay close to the leader, but with

5km to go Ozaki passed her to move into second.

WOMEN (ONLY):

1 Yurika NAKAMURA JPN 2:25:51

2 Yoshimi OZAKI JPN 2:26:19

3 Yuri KANO JPN 2:26:39

4 Yumiko HARA JPN 2:27:14

5 Chika HORIE JPN 2:27:16

6 Megumi OSHIMA JPN 2:29:03

7 Yumi HIRATA JPN 2:29:23

8 Maya NISHIO JPN 2:29:34

9 Harumi HIROYAMA JPN 2:29:50

10 Naoko SAKAMOTO JPN 2:30:21

9 MARCH 2008:

15TH KYOTO CITY HALF

MARATHON, JAPAN

On a cool spring morning (7C) 6500 men and 1000

women took part on the streets of the old Japanese

capital.

MEN:

1 Soji IKEDA JPN 1:02:10

2 Kazuo IETANI JPN 1:02:18

3 Yuichi TOKUCHI JPN 1:02:41

4 Tsukasa MORITA JPN 1:02:47

5 Takuya ISHIKAWA JPN 1:03:02

6 Makoto FUKUI JPN 1:03:24

7 Syota YAMADA JPN 1:03:57

8 Takahiko ONISHI JPN 1:04:01

9 Yohei YAMAMOTO JPN 1:04:02

10 Makoto OGURA JPN 1:04:07

WOMEN:

1 Aki FUJIKAWA JPN 1:10:41

2 Yui SAKAI JPN 1:11:05

3 Ryoko KIZAKI JPN 1:11:16

4 Seika NISHIKAWA JPN 1:12:03

5 Miho IHARA JPN 1:13:02

6 Akiko MATSUNAGA JPN 1:13:14

7 Yuri SUGIYAMA JPN 1:13:30

8 Kate SMYTH AUS 1:13:54

9 Chizuro IDETA JPN 1:14:01

10 Tomomi HIGUCHI JPN 1:14:01

9 MARCH 2008:

30TH FERRARA MARATHON, ITALY

MEN:

1 Alexsander MEDHANIE ERI 2:15:24

2 Samuel GOITOM ERI 2:17:48

3 Khalid EN GUADY FRA 2:21:58

4 Djuro KODZO BIH 2:32:50

5 Giuseppe VELETTI ITA 2:37:25

6 Hrvoje KOVAC CRO 2:37:50

7 Corrado REGGIANI ITA 2:38:01

8 Roberto BIANCHI ITA 2:38:17

9 Goran MURIC CRO 2:38:38

10 Marco VERARDO ITA 2:41:16

WOMEN:

1 Antonija ORLIC CRO 2:57:52

2 Daniela SCUTTI ITA 2:58:59

3 Lorenza BEATRICI ITA 3:01:51

4 Rossella PIOVESAN ITA 3:08:12

5 Elsa MARDEGAN ITA 3:19:57

6 Ramona VALENTINI ITA 3:20:20

7 Veronika JURISIC CRO 3:29:19

8 Tiziana CARUSO ITA 3:30:33

9 Paola COCCATO ITA 3:33:19

10 Anna PEDRAZZINI ITA 3:35:23

9 MARCH 2008:

1ST LAGO MAGGIORE HALF

MARATHON, ITALY

MEN:

1 Sergiy LEBID UKR 1:03:32

2 Abdelkebir LAMACHI MAR 1:04:01

3 Adi BOUAFIF MAR 1:04:08

4 Nahashon RUGUT KEN 1:04:35

5 Joachim NISHIRIMANA BDI 1:06:38

6 Armando SANNA ITA 1:06:45

7 Tito TIBERTI ITA 1:06:52

8 Mirko ZANOVELLO ITA 1:08:33

9 Marco BRAMBILLA ITA 1:08:50

10 Tommaso VACCINA ITA 1:09:57

LAGO MAGGIORE

WOMEN:

1 Melissa PERETTI ITA 1:14:50

2 Monica BOTTINELLI ITA 1:22:09

3 Emanuela BRIZIO ITA 1:23:14

4 Elisa PAVENETTO ITA 1:26:20

5 Cecilia MORA ITA 1:26:24

6 Cristina PIERI ITA 1:27:49

7 Ilaria ZACCAGNI ITA 1:28:48

8 Annalisa BOMBELLI ITA 1:29:24

9 Elisabetta COMERO ITA 1:29:36

10 Graziella CONSOLI ITA 1:30:26

9 MARCH 2008:

HALF MARATHON OF SAO PAULO,

BRAZIL

MEN:

1 Kiprono C MUTAI KEN 1:04:02

2 Vanderlei C DE LIMA BRA 1:04:10

3 Anoe DOS SANTOS DIAS BRA 1:05:24

4 Giomar P DA SILVA BRA 1:05:28

5 Marcos A PEREIRA BRA 1:05:43

6 Ivanildo P DOS ANJOS BRA 1:05:45

7 Marcos A ELIAS BRA 1:05:49

8 Paulo ALVES DOS SANTOS BRA 1:05:57

9 Luiz C FERNANDES DA SILVA BRA 1:06:02

10 Cosme ANSELMO DE SOUZA BRA 1:06:07

WOMEN:

1 Eunice J KIRWA KEN 1:15:08

2 Ednah MUKHWANA KEN 1:16:11

3 Maria Z R BALDAIA BRA 1:16:22

4 Marily DOS SANTOS BRA 1:17:17

5 Edielza ALVES DOS SANTOS BRA 1:17:57

6 Andrea C DA SILVA RAMOS BENIT BRA 1:18:12

7 Lucelia DE OLIVEIRA PERES BRA 1:19:31

8 Simone ALVES DA SILVA BRA 1:19:39

9 Maria L SANTOS DO NASCIMENTO BRA 1:19:50

10 Adriana APARECIDA DA SILVA BRA 1:19:57

16 MARCH 2008:

SEOUL INT’L MARATHON, KOREA

Cool conditions (4°C) and a steady, fast pace through

the first half (20km in one hour) left three runners still

together at 40km (2:00:48), but it was Sammy Korir -

one of only three men to have run sub 2:05 - who

proved strongest at the finish writes Mirko Javala. It

was the fourth fastest time in the 36-year old’s career

as he led two of his countrymen - Jason Mbote and

Edwin Komen - home under 2:08. China’s Zhang Shujing,

running her fastest time since her 2003 victory in this

race, had it easier in winning ahead of the race

revelation Wang Xueqin.

Last year’s surprise winner Lee Bong-Ju, the Korean

record holder, dropped back before 20km, but even at

30km (1:30:24) a group of five Kenyans were still

together. Charles Kibiwott and then Francis Kiprop

dropped back as the podium places were fought out in

the closing stages. Mbote and Komen were among 11 of

the top 20 finishers who set personal best times.

After 15km of running in the women’s race Zhang

had only Hellen Kimutai (KEN) and another Chinese,

Wang Xueqin, for company. Wang’s only previous

marathon was 2:45:45 but, after they ran through 20km

together in 1:09:14 it was Kimutai who dropped back

before 25km, passing through 100m down on the

Chinese pair. Zhang moved ahead before 35km. Kimutai

just kept ahead of Tabitha Tsatsa (ZIM) who improved

her own national record, set in this race last year, by 48

seconds. Helaria Johannes set a Namibian national

record in 7th.

MEN:

1 Sammy KORIR KEN 2:07:32

2 Jason MBOTE KEN 2:07:37

3 Edwin KOMEN KEN 2:07:45

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4 Francis KIPROP KEN 2:08:30

5 Charles KIBIWOTT KEN 2:08:33

6 Albert MATEBOR KEN 2:11:01

7 Yi-Yong KIM KOR 2:11:14

8 Bong-Ju LI KOR 2:12:27

9 Laban KIPKEMBOI KEN 2:14:07

10 Young-Joon JI KOR 2:15:07

WOMEN:

1 Shujin ZHANG CHN 2:26:11

2 Xueqin WANG CHN 2:28:39

3 Hellen KIMUTAI KEN 2:29:11

4 Thabita TSATSA ZIM 2:29:20

5 Eun-Jung LEE KOR 2:29:32

6 Sun-Young LEE KOR 2:32:17

7 Helaria JOHANNES NAM 2:33:06

8 Eun-Hee CHAE KOR 2:33:28

9 Sun-Sook YOUN KOR 2:34:18

10 Jin-Sook CHANG KOR 2:36:44

16 MARCH 2008:

CITY OF ROME MARATHON, ITALY

Galina Bogomolova won impressively and set a new

Italian all-comers’ record while men’s winner Jonathan

Yego ducked under 2:10 just ahead of Philip Kimutai

and Henry Kapkyai with all three setting personal bests

writes Diego Sampolo.

Bogomolova ran fast from the start, breaking away

at 5km and passing through 15km in 50:43, 1:23 ahead of

a group of six. The top Italians Vincenza Sicari and

Ornella Ferrara, who were aiming for a 2:30 time and

Olympic qualification, dropped out of the race. At

halfway (1:11:20) Bogumolova was nearly two minutes

ahead of Larissa Zousko and Aniko Kalovics but

continued to push hard in the second half of the race

(1.24:40 at 25km and 1:41:40 at 30km) to open up a huge

gap as she crossed the finish line in the famous Fori

Imperiali in the heart of the Eternal City with the third

fastest time of the year. “When I realized I could dip

under 2:23 I pushed hard in the last kilometres,” she

said. She earned €16,000 for the win and €50,000 as

bonus for the Italian all-comers record. In second, 39-

year old Zousko said “it was easier [last time I ran here]

because I was two years younger.” Kalovics also dipped

under 2:30 in third place in 2:29:04.

While the women’s race was dominated by runners

from Eastern Europe, the men’s race was an African

affair. It was decided in the final stages and on the

hardest section of the course where runners had to

battle against a strong wind. Pacemakers had set a sub-

2:09 pace up to halfway (1:04:13), and they were still in

front at 30km, passed nine seconds ahead of the

chasing group in 1:32:02, formed by five Kenyans and an

Ethiopian. The top Italian, Ottaviano Andiani, pulled

out at 32km with a groin injury. From 30km Kapkyai

pushed ahead and built up a 10 second lead over

Kimutai and the Ethiopian Dejene Berhanu, but

conditions were tough over the final kilometres. On an

uphill section Yego and Kimutai caught Kapkyai at

37km and Yego continued to push hard to the end,

taking a narrow win.

ROME

MEN:

1 Jonathan Yego KIPTOO KEN 2:09:58

2 Philip Sanga KIMUTAI KEN 2:10:02

3 Henry Kimeli KAPKIAY KEN 2:10:16

4 Peter KORIR KEN 2:10:48

5 Jonathan KOSGEI KEN 2:11:13

6 David TARUS KEN 2:11:18

7 Dejene BIRHANU ETH 2:11:23

8 Michael Kimani NJOROGE KEN 2:11:37

9 Antonenko MIKOLA UKR 2:11:57

10 Philip SINGOEI KEN 2:12:05

WOMEN:

1 Galina BOGOLOMOVA RUS 2:22:53

2 Larissa ZOUSKO RUS 2:28:18

3 Aniko KALOVICS HUN 2:29:04

4 Flora KANDIE KEN 2:32:39

5 Baysa ATSEDE ETH 2:33:07

6 Lema Haile KEBUBUSH ETH 2:34:03

7 Anastasiya PADALINSKAYA BEL 2:34:08

8 Hellen CHERONO KEN 2:34:45

9 Tanith MAXWELL RSA 2:37:35

10 Justyna BAK POL 2:38:03

16 MARCH 2008:

EDP LISBON HALF MARATHON,

PORTUGAL

Haile Gebrselassie dominated from the start and ran

alone after 10km, in complete contrast to the women’s

race where Salina Kosgei took her third victory in

Lisbon only after winning a desperate final sprint for

the top 5 positions writes Antonio Manuel Fernandes.

Gebrselassie, along with the Kenyans Charles

Kamathi and Robert Cheruiyot, took the lead from a

small group at 5km (14:00), and broke away before

10km (27:59). Passing through 15km in 42:03,

Gebrselassie later said: “I tried to push myself but I

couldn’t do better. It’s a little bit hot, I’m feeling well,

but I couldn’t achieve my goal. It’s no excuse.”

Cheruiyot (six times on the podium in Lisbon without a

victory) passed his compatriot Kamathi in the final

metres. In a strong Portuguese showing Eduardo

Henriques, who turns 40 next week, was fifth and three

others finished in the top 10.

Salina Kosgei played a waiting game in the women’s

race. With the confidence of having won a blanket

finish in Ras Al Kaimah five weeks earlier (where the

first three finished with the same time) she left it to a

sprint and came in two seconds ahead of Pamela

Chepchumba and Souad Aït Salem. Berhane Adere, and

the improving Tigist Tufa also finished close.

MEN:

1 Haile GEBRSELASSIE ETH 59:15

2 Charles KAMATHI KEN 1:00:45

3 Robert Kipkoech CHERUIYOT KEN 1:00:50

4 Samuel KARANJA KEN 1:00:52

5 Eduardo HENRIQUES POR 1:02:10

6 Manuel DAMIAO POR 1:03:07

7 Paulo GOMES POR 1:03:20

8 Hermano FERREIRA POR 1:03:22

WOMEN:

1 Salina KOSGEI KEN 1:09:57

2 Pamela CHEPCHUMBA KEN 1:09:59

3 Souad Aït SALEM ALG 1:09:59

4 Berhane ADERE ETH 1:10:01

5 Tigist TUFA ETH 1:10:03

6 Atsede HABTAMU ETH 1:10:15

7 Jo PAVEY GBR 1:10:39

8 Madai PEREZ MEX 1:11:02

16 MARCH 2008:

STANDARD CHARTERED STANLEY

MARATHON, FALKLAND ISLANDS

See separate feature, p.28

22 MARCH 2008:

39TH TWO OCEANS MARATHON,

SOUTH AFRICA

Zimbabwean Marco Mambo became only the second

male runner (and fifth overall) three-time winner

writes Riel Haumann. Mambo won in 2004 and 2005,

but failed to finish in the previous two editions. He

won in the slowest time since 2000 due to the

ministration of ‘Cape Doctor’ the south-easterly

summer wind across the Cape Peninsula that was

blowing hard. Despite the wind, Olesya Nurgalieva

scored her first win in the second-fastest time ever,

only 4 minutes short of the record set back in 1989.

Mambo (36) won fairly easily from fast finishing

Mzwanele Maphekula and unheralded Simon Peu. Two

former winners filled the next two places. Josiah

Thugwane, second last year, dropped out before half

way. Yelena Nurgalieva, like Mambo, was going for a

third victory after wins in 2004 and 2005, but this time

her sister, running her fourth Two Oceans, was too

strong over the last few kilometres.

Former race director Chet Sainsbury (65) could

once again not achieve the sub-five hour medal named

for him and his wife Annemarie when he crossed the

line in 5:11:30 – a few minutes quicker than in 2007.

MEN:

1 Marco MAMBO ZIM 3:11:35

2 Mzwaele MAPHEKULA RSA 3:12:30

3 Simon PEU RSA 3:13:33

4 Mluleke NOBANDA RSA 3:14:10

5 Bethuel NETSHIFHEFHE RSA 3:14:15

6 Mabule RHAPOTLE RSA 3:14:15

7 Peter MUTHUBE RSA 3:15:13

8 Stephen MUZHINGI RSA 3:15:28

9 Johannes MASEKO RSA 3:16:03

10 Sipho NGOMANE RSA 3:16:40

WOMEN:

1 Olesya NURGALIEVA RUS 3:34:53

2 Elena NURGALIEVA RUS 3:35:25

3 Tatyana ZHIRKOVA RUS 3:39:24

4 Madina BIKTAGIROVA RUS 3:46:52

5 Riana VAN NIEKERK RSA 3:53:09

6 Carol MERCER RSA 4:05:23

7 Farwa MENTOOR RSA 4:07:33

8 Ursula FRANS RSA 4:08:36

9 Grace DE OLIVEIRA RSA 4:10:19

10 Leanne JUUL RSA 4:13:37

HALF MARATHON:

MEN:

1 George MAJIJI ZIM 1:03:31

2 Lusapho APRIL RSA 1:03:34

3 Luwis MASUNDA ZIM 1:03:59

WOMEN

1 Mamorallo TJOKA LES 1:15:05

2 Tabitha TSATSA ZIM 1:15:08

3 Samukeliso MOYO ZIM 1:16:47

FALKLAND ISLANDS

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18 MEDIO MARATÓN

Domingo, 16 de noviembre de 2008 CIUDAD DE VALENCIA

R U N N I N G T H R U A F O R M U L A 1 U R B A N C I R C U I T

P L A N I F I C A T U C A R R E R A 2 0 0 8 M Á S R Á P I D A

w w w . m e d i o m a r a t o n v a l e n c i a . c o m


A pioneering project

Dr David Martin recalls how an extraordinary race staged in Atlanta 30 years

ago eventually won Olympic status for women marathon runners.

On 19 March 1978 - it was Palm Sunday – an event staged in Atlanta

dramatically heightened international awareness of women’s distance

running and the desire among women runners for their own long-distance

events to be included in the Olympic program. It was the Avon

International Women’s Marathon. Funded by the well-known manufacturer

of health and beauty products, it was the first in a series of seven

marathons held annually around the world that provided a global stage for

women to demonstrate their talent at distance running.

In the late 1970s Dr. Ernst van Aaken

organized three international

women’s marathon championships

in his home town of Waldniel.

In 1981 the International Olympic

Committee announced that a

women’s marathon would be part

of the 1984 Los Angeles Games

program, and there is little doubt

that the first four Avon marathons

provided particular impetus for this

decision. Held in such diverse

locations as Atlanta, Waldniel

(GER), London, and Ottawa these

races drew runners from as many as

27 countries on five continents.

Earlier in the 1970s Dr. Ernst van

Aaken, a coach and physician who

lost both legs in a running accident,

had lobbied hard for a women’s

1500m event in the 1972 Munich

Olympics. In the late 1970s he

organized three international

women’s marathon championships

in his home town of Waldniel. The

Avon Corporation, the world leader

in cosmetics, fragrances, and

fashion jewelry, was keen to

promote fitness among women as

an integral part of the notion that

health and beauty go hand in hand.

They decided to organize road

races, at a variety of distances, in

all the countries in which Avon did

business. The winners of shorter

distance races would be eligible for

an expenses paid trip to the annual

extravaganza event – the

international marathon. Katherine

Switzer, known as the female

runner who was almost bounced

out of the 1967 Boston marathon

(before women were officially

permitted to run in 1972) was hired

to develop the concept and oversee

the entire Avon running program.

Atlanta was selected as the first

venue because Avon had a large

headquarters there. It was logical

for Waldniel to be the second venue

in honor of Dr. van Aaken’s efforts.

Every race was well attended,

clearly demonstrating that women’s

marathon running was worthy of

Olympic status. This was

understood by Olympic officials as

well; it simply needed to be

documented.

As local Long Distance Running

Chairman for the USA’s Amateur

Athletic Union, I served as a liaison

between the national governing

body and the race organizers. I

wrote to Monique Berlioux, then

Director of the IOC, asking her to

attend the Atlanta race. “I am most

sorry to miss this occasion which I

am certain will prove very exciting

and a positive boost to women

athletes,” she wrote on 7 March

1978, “who – you will forgive me

for adding – are as much, if not

better, suited physiologically than

men to long distance running,

although to date races for women

have tended to be fairly short.”

In the Atlanta race, little-known

Martha Cooksey, 23, running her

eighth marathon, came from

behind in the later stages to defeat

a field that had 17 of the world’s

top 24 women marathoners.

Runner-up was Hungary’s Sarolta

Monspart, first European under

three hours, and the first woman

distance runner from the Eastern

bloc of nations to compete in the

West. Third place went to

Germany’s Manuela Angenvoorth,

who was one of Dr. van Aaken’s

runners.

Unusually warm weather slowed

finish times in the Waldniel race.

Coach Bryan Smith brought two of

his star pupils from the Barnet

Ladies Athletic Club: his wife Joyce,

aged 41 finished more than three

minutes ahead of 24-year old

American Kim Merritt and 35-year

old Barnet teammate Carol Gould.

In 1980 the Avon race closed down

central London streets - the first

time this had ever been done for an

athletic event. The race was on 3

August, just two days after the

Moscow Olympic men’s marathon.

That 27 countries sent athletes,

spanning five continents,

demonstrated the appropriateness

of Olympic status. The event was

televised worldwide by both the

BBC and NBC. Despite another

warm day, Lorraine Moller ran a

personal best to win, as Nancy

Conz (USA) was fast closing down

on her.

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The course in Ottawa, for the

fourth edition of the series, started

and finished near the downtown

Parliament buildings. After crossing

the Ottawa River into Frenchspeaking

Quebec, the route

returned to Ottawa and went outand-back

alongside the 150-year

old tree-lined Rideau Canal.

Runners appreciated the shade but

temperatures still reached 20C,

with 80% humidity thwarting

attempts at personal bests. Nancy

Conz, a 24-year old running shoe

sales clerk took the lead at 5km and

won with 2:36:46. As she slowed

towards the finish Joan Benoit came

within half a minute of catching

her. Third place went to an

unknown 19-year old from

Cincinnati, Julie Isphording, who

later represented USA at the

inaugural Olympic women’s

marathon in Los Angeles which

Benoit won. Every competitor had

reason to celebrate as this was the

first all-women’s marathon since the

IOC voted (on 23 February 1981)

to include a women’s marathon in

the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

At the post-race party 80-year old

Ruth Rothfarb of Miami Beach

took to the dance floor with

surprising energy after her 5:39:57

marathon debut. She became the

oldest woman ever to have finished

a marathon. An interesting

outgrowth from this marathon was

the onset of an extensive polemic in

running magazines about age limits.

Is a marathon too risky in terms of

musculoskeletal injury for people as

old as Rothfarb, or as young as 11-

year old Jennifer Amyx, whose

Ottawa race was her eleventh

marathon (she finished 46th in

3:02:58)?

Both of these women entered races

for fun, as a celebration of fitness

rather than a competition against

time, which may explain their lack

of injuries. However, the potential

problem of injury from repetitive

impact stress to the growth plates

of the lower limb bones among

runners under 18 remained of

concern. A paper by IMMDA (the

medical affiliate of AIMS) in the

fall of 2001 recommended that race

directors prohibit runners under 18

from entering marathons.

After the Ottawa race, and the IOC

announcement, other women’s-only

championship-quality marathons

started up, and increased the racing

opportunities for both developing

and experienced women

marathoners. Three weeks after

Ottawa came the first women’s-only

European Marathon Cup

competition in Agen, France (won

by Zoya Ivanova in 2:38:58). The

first Osaka International Ladies

Marathon was staged in January

1982 and was won by Italy’s

Margherita Marchisio in 2:32:55.

This was the third major women’sonly

race staged annually in Japan,

after Nagoya and Tokyo.

The 5th Avon Women’s Marathon

Championship in San Francisco

featured the grandeur of crossing

Runners could hardly help

but be amazed at the progress made

in opening up the world

of distance running to women.

the Golden Gate Bridge but made

the course too hilly to achieve fast

times. Avon London winner

Lorraine Moller won an exciting

struggle over Ireland’s Carey May, a

22-years-old computer science

major at Brigham Young University.

Rules still did not permit direct

prize money, but “developmental

money” was available to be placed

in a trust fund, and Moller earned

$15,000 for her victory.

The 6th Avon International

Marathon was greatly enhanced by

incorporating the US open and

masters championships for 1983

and acting as the US selection race

for the first-ever IAAF World

Athletics Championships in

Helsinki. It was also a rehearsal

over much of the Olympic

Marathon course in Los Angeles

and attracted over 1000 entrants.

Favorable racing terrain, good

conditions (it started at 06.30), and

the Olympic spirit brought personal

bests by the dozen.

Julie Brown, who had dropped out

of the Atlanta race, set the fastest

time ever in a women-only race,

winning in 2:26:26. In the third

fastest time of 1983 she finished

more than seven minutes ahead of

Germany’s Christa Vahlensieck

whose 2:33:24 at age 34 was a

personal best in a career spanning

more than a decade, in which she

beat 2:40 28 times. Marianne

Dickerson, in third (2:33:44)

improved by 10 minutes and went

on to win a silver medal in Helsinki

in 2:31:09.

The finale of the Avon International

Marathon Circuit came in Paris,

three weeks after the Los Angeles

Olympic marathon for women

became a reality. Lorraine Moller

raced through the dense parkland

of the Bois de Boulogne – the site of

the 1900 Olympics - to capture her

third Avon title a scant 18 days

after finishing 5th in Los Angeles.

All the runners could hardly help

but be amazed at the progress made

in opening up the world of distance

running to women. The Avon

program infused enormous amounts

of both money and enthusiasm to

help the governing bodies of sport

carry out their mandate to provide

sporting opportunities for all.

THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN

THIS ARTICLE ARE THOSE OF THE

AUTHOR AND DO NOT

NECCESSARILY REPRESENT THE

VIEWS OF AIMS OR IAAF

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LATEST STANDINGS AT 10KM, HALF MARATHON AND MARATHON

By David E. Martin, AIMS Statistician

These lists provide a glimpse into the world of global road-racing activity and were believed accurate at

27 March 2008. They focus primarily on the half-marathon and marathon, as these represent the

primary event membership within AIMS. The lists are updated periodically based upon availability of

results. Amendments, corrections, and additions are always welcome; there is no such thing as a

“perfect” or “complete” list, as accumulation of new information continually provides new perspective.

Please send relevant results to Drdave@gsu.edu

Men

Present world record:

Haile Gebrselassie (ETH), 2:04:26, Berlin.30 SEP 2007

Marathon

Women

Present world record (mixed race):

Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:15:25, London, 13 APR 2003

Present world record (women’s-only race):

Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:17:42, London, 17 APR 2005

HAILE GEBRSELASSIE,

DUBAI

Time Athlete Nation Rank Venue Date Time Athlete Nation Rank Venue Date

2:04:53 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1 Dubai 18 JAN

2:07:16 Isaac Wanjohl Macharia KEN 2 Dubai 18 JAN

2:07:23 Viktor Roethlin SUI 1 Tokyo 17 FEB

2:07:32 Samuel Korir KEN 1 Seoul 16 MAR

2:07:37 Jason Mbote KEN 2 Seoul 16 MAR

2:07:45 Edwin Komen KEN 3 Seoul 16 MAR

2:08:01 Samuel Korir KEN 3 Dubai 18 JAN

2:08:23 Mubarak Shami QAT 1 Otsu 02 MAR

2:08:30 Francis Kiprop KEN 4 Seoul 16 MAR

2:08:33 Charles Kibiwott KEN 5 Seoul 16 MAR

2:08:34 Yared Asmerom ERI 2 Otsu 02 MAR

2:08:36 Satoshi Osaki JPN 3 Otsu 02 MAR

2:08:40 Arata Fujiwara JPN 2 Tokyo 17 FEB

2:08:54 Yuzo Onishi JPN 4 Otsu 02 MAR

2:08:57 Julius Gitahi KEN 3 Tokyo 17 FEB

2:09:16 Toshinari Suwa JPN 4 Tokyo 17 FEB

2:09:23 Tomoya Shimizu JPN 5 Otsu 02 MAR

2:09:27 Gudisa Shentema ETH 4 Dubai 18 JAN

2:09:38 Tesfaye Tola ETH 5 Dubai 18 JAN

2:09:38 Jose Rios ESP 6 Otsu 02 MAR

2:09:39 Raymond Kipkoech KEN 6 Dubai 18 JAN

2:09:40 Satoshi Irifune JPN 5 Tokyo 17 FEB

2:09:49 Kiprotic Kenei KEN 1 Xiamen 05 JAN

2:09:50 Elias Kemboi Chelimo KEN 2 Xiamen 05 JAN

2:09:58 Jonathan Yego Kiptoo KEN 1 Roma 16 MAR

2:09:59 Tomoyuki Sato JPN 7 Otsu 02 MAR

2:10:02 Philip Sanga Kimutai KEN 2 Roma 16 MAR

2:10:16 Deressa Chisma ETH 7 Dubai 18 JAN

2:10:16 Henry Kimeli Kapkiay KEN 3 Roma 16 MAR

2:10:32 Leonard Mucheru Maina KEN 1 Tiberias 10 JAN

2:10:37 Kenneth Mburu Mugo KEN 2 Tiberias 10 JAN

2:10:43 Deng Haiyang CHN 3 Xiamen 05 JAN

2:10:44 Kazuki Ikenaga JPN 8 Otsu 02 MAR

2:10:48 Siyoum Debele ETH 1 Marrakech 27 JAN

2:10:48 Peter Korir KEN 4 Roma 16 MAR

2:10:52 Samson Kiptoo KEN 1 Sevilla 24 FEB

2:10:56 Samuel Chumba KEN 2 Marrakech 27 JAN

2:10:57 Jackson Kipkoech Matut KEN 3 Tiberias 10 JAN

2:11:00 Kurao Umeki JPN 6 Tokyo 17 FEB

2:11:01 Albert Matebor KEN 6 Seoul 16 MAR

Men

World Record:

Haile Gebrselassie (ETH), 27:02, Doha, 11 DEC 2002

10km Road

2:22:38 Zhang Yingying CHN 1 Xiamen 05 JAN

2:22:42 Berhane Adere ETH 1 Dubai 18 JAN

2:22:53 Galina Bogomolova RUS 1 Roma 16 MAR

2:23:09 Bezunesh Bekele ETH 2 Dubai 18 JAN

2:23:23 Askale Magarsa ETH 3 Dubai 18 JAN

2:23:27 Bai Xue CHN 2 Xiamen 05 JAN

2:24:40 Dire Tune Arissi ETH 1 Houston 13 JAN

2:25:10 Wei Yanan CHN 3 Xiamen 05 JAN

2:25:10 Mara Yamauchi GBR 1 Osaka 27 JAN

2:25:34 Tomo Morimoto JPN 2 Osaka 27 JAN

2:25:48 Rose Cheruiyot KEN 4 Dubai 18 JAN

2:25:51 Yurika Nakamura JPN 1 Nagoya 09 MAR

2:26:00 Julia Mumbi Muraga KEN 3 Osaka 27 JAN

2:26:09 Miki Ohira JPN 4 Osaka 27 JAN

2:26:11 Zhang Shujing CHN 1 Seoul 16 MAR

2:26:19 Yoshimi Ozaki JPN 2 Nagoya 09 MAR

2:26:39 Yuri Kano JPN 3 Nagoya 09 MAR

2:26:55 Madoka Ogi JPN 5 Osaka 27 JAN

2:27:09 Chen Rong CHN 4 Xiamen 05 JAN

2:27:14 Yumiko Hara JPN 4 Nagoya 09 MAR

2:27:16 Chika Horie JPN 5 Nagoya 09 MAR

2:27:17 Lidia Simon ROM 6 Osaka 27 JAN

2:27:29 Alice Chelangat KEN 5 Dubai 18 JAN

2:27:52 Mika Okunaga JPN 7 Osaka 27 JAN

2:28:06 Aki Fujikawa JPN 8 Osaka 27 JAN

2:28:15 Constantina Tomescu ROM 9 Osaka 27 JAN

2:28:18 Larissa Zyusko RUS 2 Roma 16 MAR

2:28:24 Asha Gigi ETH 6 Dubai 18 JAN

2:28:24 Christelle Daunay FRA 10 Osaka 27 JAN

2:28:39 Wang Xueqin CHN 2 Seoul 16 MAR

2:28:50 Ayumi Nakayama JPN 11 Osaka 27 JAN

2:28:56 Zhang Shujing CHN 5 Xiamen 05 JAN

2:29:03 Megumi Oshima JPN 6 Nagoya 09 MAR

2:29:04 Aniko Kalovics HUN 3 Roma 16 MAR

2:29:07 Miyuki Ando JPN 12 Osaka 27 JAN

2:29:09 Tatyana Khmeleva RUS 1 Los Angeles 01 MAR

2:29:11 Hellen Kimutai KEN 3 Seoul 16 MAR

2:29:20 Thabita Tsatsa ZIM 4 Seoul 16 MAR

2:29:22 Ana Dias POR 1 Sevilla 17 FEB

2:29:31 Kazue Ogoshi JPN 13 Osaka 27 JAN

Women

World Record:

Paula Radcliffe (GBR), 30:21, San Juan, 23 Feb 2003

Time Athlete Nation Rank Venue Date Time Athlete Nation Rank Venue Date

28:04 Deriba Merga ETH 1 San Juan 24 FEB

28:05 Silas Kipruto KEN 2 San Juan 24 FEB

28:09 Wilson Kipsang KEN 3 San Juan 24 FEB

28:11 Wilson Kebenei KEN 4 San Juan 24 FEB

28:11 Linus Maiyo KEN 5 San Juan 24 FEB

28:12 Patrick Musyoki KEN split Den Haag 15 MAR

28:13 Francis Larabal KEN 3 San Juan 24 FEB

28:13 Joseph Maregu KEN split Den Haag 15 MAR

28:13 Dennis Ndiso KEN split Den Haag 15 MAR

28:13 Philemon Terer KEN split Den Haag 15 MAR

31:01 Hilda Kibet KEN 1 Schoorl 10 FEB

31:02 Lornah Kiplagat KEN 1 San Juan 24 FEB

31:12 Mestawat Tufa ETH 2 San Juan 24 FEB

31:24 Philes Ongori KEN split Marugame 03 FEB

31:38 Elvan Abeylegesse TUR 3 San Juan 24 FEB

31:46 Dire Tune Arissi ETH 4 San Juan 24 FEB

31:53 Zhor El Kamch MAR 5 San Juan 24 FEB

32:07 Linet Chepkurui KEN 6 San Juan 24 FEB

32:18 Pauline Wangui KEN split Den Haag 15 MAR

32:25 Nazumi Tomonaga JPN 1 Tamana 02 MAR

Half Marathon

Men

Present World Record:

Samuel Kamau Wanjiru (KEN) 58:33, Den Haag, 17 MAR 2007

Time Athlete Nation Rank Venue Date

59:15 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 1` Lisboa 16 MAR

59:26 Samuel Kamau Wanjiru KEN 1 Granollers 03 FEB

59:35 Patrick Makau Musyoki KEN 1 Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB

59:35 Tsegay Kebede ETH 2 Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB

59:52 Dixon Marwa Mkami TAN 3 Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB

59:56 Fabiano Joseph Naasi TAN 4 Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB

1:00:08 Musyoki 1 Den Haag 15 MAR

1:00:12 Joseph Maregu KEN 2 Den Haag 15 MAR

1:00:19 Jonathan Kosgei KEN 1 Ostia 24 FEB

1:00:22 James Kwambai KEN 2 Ostia 24 FEB

1:00:23 David Kipkorir KEN 3 Ostia 24 FEB

1:00:33 Wanjiru 1 Abu Dhabi 28 FEB

1:00:33 Dennis Ndiso KEN 3 Den Haag 15 MAR

1:00:35 Mekubo Mogusu KEN 5 Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB

1:00:43 Naasi 2 Abu Dhabi 28 FEB

1:00:43 Wilson Kebenei KEN 4 Den Haag 15 MAR

1:00:45 Charles Kamathi KEN 2 Lisboa 16 MAR

1:00:50 Robt. Kipkoech Cheruiyot KEN 3 Lisboa 16 MAR

1:00:52 Francis Larabal KEN 5 Den Haag 15 MAR

1:00:59 Matthew Koech KEN 6 Ras Al Khaimah 08 FEB

Women

Present World Record:

Lornah Kiplagat (KEN) 1:06:25, Udine, 14 OCT 2007

Time Athlete Nation Rank Venue Date

1:07:57 Philes Ongori KEN 1 Marugame 03 FEB

1:08:11 Yukiko Akaba JPN 1 Yamaguchi 16 MAR

1:08:52 Lornah Kiplagat NED 1 Abu Dhabi 28 FEB

1:09:06 Flomena Cheyech KEN 2 Yamaguchi 16 MAR

1:09:15 Souad ait-Salem ALG 1 Ostia 24 FEB

1:09:30 Yoshimi Ozaki JPN 2 Marugame 03 FEB

1:09:34 Julia Mumbi Muraga KEN 1 Miyazaki 06 JAN

1:09:35 Liz Yelling GBR 1 Reading 02 MAR

1:09:43 Ongori 3 Yamaguchi 16 MAR

1:09:45 Lenah Jemutai Cheruiyot KEN 1 Paris 02 MAR

1:09:49 Pauline Wangui KEN 1 Den Haag 15 MAR

1:09:54 Hiroko Miyauchi JPN 2 Miyazaki 06 JAN

1:09:57 Salina Kosgei KEN 1 Lisboa 16 MAR

1:09:58 Mari Ozaki JPN 3 Marugame 03 FEB

1:09:59 Pamela Chepchumba KEN 2 Lisboa 16 MAR

1:09:59 Mara Yamauchi JPN 1 Matsue 16 MAR

1:10:00 ait-Salem 3 Lisboa 16 MAR

1:10:01 Jelena Prokopcuka LAT 2 Paris 02 MAR

1:10:03 Tigist Tufa ETH 4 Lisboa 16 MAR

1:10:09 Harumi Hiroyama JPN 4 Marugame 03 FEB

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Algeria

Sahara Marathon

February

James E. B. Carney

P.O. Box 455, Marshall, VA 20116, USA

Tel: 703 969 0049

Fax: 503 905 9526

Email: saharamarathon@aol.com

Inet: saharamarathon.org

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Antarctica

Antarctica Marathon

March

Thom Gilligan

Marathon Tours, 261 Main St,

Boston MA 02129

Tel: 1 617 242 7845

Fax: 1 617 242 7686

Email: marathon@shore.net

Inet: www.marathontour.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k December

Richard Donovan

Polar Running Adventures, 95 Rosan Glas

Rahoon Road, Galway, Ireland

Tel/Fax: 353-91-443408

Email: rd@npmarathon.com

Inet: www.icemarathon.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards.

Argentina

XIX Half Marathon

Buenos Aires City

September

Domingo Amaison

Sucre 1050 PB4 - Edif.1- Belgrano C - 1428 -

Beunos Aires Argentina

Tel: 54 11 4782 8678

Fax: 54 11 4784 8678

Email: amaison@amaisonproducciones.com.ar

Inet: www.amaison.com.ar

Australia

Blackmores Sydney Running

Fesitival/Sydney Marathon September

Wayne Larden

Locked Bag 1396, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012

Tel: 61 2 9311 8400

Fax: 61 2 9311 8401

Email: info@runthebridge.com.au

Inet: www.runthebridge.com.au

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

July

Queensland Events Gold Coast

P.O. Box 2547, Southport BC,

Queensland, 4215

Tel: 61 7 5564 8733

Fax: 61 7 5564 9733

Email: info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au

Inet: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au

Canberra Marathon

April

Dave Cundy

P.O. Box 206, Ettalong Beach,

NSW 2257, Australia

Tel: 61 2 434 27611

Fax: 61 2 434 27648

Email: cundysm@ozemail.com.au

Inet: www.canberramarathon.com.au

The Sun-Herald City to Surf

August

Jenny Barker

C/- John Fairfax Publications,

201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Tel: 61 2 9282 2747

Fax: 61 2 9282 3703

Email: city2surf@mail.fairfax.com.au

Inet: www.sunherald.com.au/city2surf

Samsung Melbourne Marathon October

Dallas O'Brien

c/o level 3, 480 St Kilda Road, Melbourne,

Victoria AUSTRALIA 3004

Tel: 61 3 9864 1137

Fax: 61 3 9864 1190

Email: enquiries@melbournemarathon.com.au

Inet: www.melbournemarathon.com.au

Austria

Vienna City Marathon

Wolfgang Konrad

Enterprise Sport Promotion GmbH,

P.O. Box 145, 1100 Wien/Vienna

Tel: 43 1 606 9510

Fax: 43 1 606 9540

Email: office@vienna-marathon.com

Inet: www.vienna-marathon.com

Barbados

April

Run Barbardos Marathon December

Winston Carter

Barbardos Tourism Authority, Harbour Road,

St. Michael, P.O. Box 242 Bridgetown

Tel: 246 427 2623

Fax: 246 426 4080

Email: sportsbarbados@usa.net

Inet: www.runbarbados.org

Belgium

ING Brussels

Marathon and Half

October

Christophe Impens

Schoebroekstraat 8, 3583 Paal-Beringen

Tel: 32 11 45 99 24

Fax: 32 11 45 99 10

Email: cimpens@cis.be

Inet: www.ingbrusselsmarathon.be

Bosnia

Vidovdan 10km Road Race

Borislav Djurdjevic

Brace Ribnikar 17, 76100 Brcko

Tel: 387 49217 771

Fax: 387 49217 771

Email: mpc1@teol.net

Inet: www.vidovdanskatrka.org

Brazil

City of Rio de Janeiro Marathon

Joao Traven

Rua Felix Pacheco 150 Bldg C Apt. 102,

Leblon 22450-080

Tel: 55 21 222 33 073

Fax: 55 21 222 32 773

June

June

Email: traven@dh.com.br

Inet: www.maratonadorio.com.br

10km Corpore

São Paulo Classic

November

*São Paulo Half Marathon Corpore April

Jose Octavio Aronis

Rua Bento De Andrade, 436,

Cep 04503-001 - Sao Paulo - SP

Tel: 55 11 3884 4188

Fax: 55 11 3885 0213

Email: corpore@corpore.org.br

Inet: www.corpore.org.br

São Paulo Marathon

Pampulha Lagoon Int’l Race

Rio De Janeiro Half Marathon

Thadeus Kassabian

Alameda Amazonas, 938 first floor,

Barueri - SP - Brazil, CEP 06454-070

Tel: 55 11 4208 7633

Fax: 55 11 4208 7286

June

November

August

Email: thadeus@yescom.com.br

Inet: www.yescom.com.br

São Paulo Marathon Int’l Half Marathon March

Thadeus Kassabian

Alameda Amazonas, 938 first floor

Barueri - SP - Brazil, CEP 06454-070

Tel: 55 11 4208 7633

Fax: 55 11 4208 7286

Email: thadeus@yescom.com.br

Inet: www.yescom.com.br

São Silvestre Int’l Road Race

Thadeus Kassabian

Alameda Amazonas, 938 first floor

Barueri - SP - Brazil, CEP 06454-070

Tel: 55 11 4208 7633

Fax: 55 11 4208 7286

Email: thadeus@yescom.com.br

Inet: www.yescom.com.br

Cambodia

December

Angkor-Wat Int’l Half Marathon

Muy Lath

National Olympic Stadium, PO Box 101,

Phnom Penh

Tel: 855 1293 0177

Fax: 855 2335 3536

Email: coop@angkormarathon.org

Inet: www.angkormarathon.org

Canada

*Arctic Marathon

Jay Glassman

450 Walmer Road, Toronto,

Ontario, M5P 2X8

Tel: 1 416 972 1062

Fax: 1 416 972 1238

Email: jay@torontomarathon.com

Inet: www.arcticmarathon.com

BMO Bank of Montreal

Vancouver Marathon

Janet Anderson

PO BOX 3213, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X8

Tel: 1 604 872 2928

Fax: 1 604 872 2903

December

July

May

Email: janand@telus.net

pauladams@telus.net

Inet: www.bmovanmarathon.ca

HSBC Calgary Marathon and Half July

Jacqui Sanderson

PO Box 296, Stn M, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H9

Tel: 1 403 264 2996

Fax: 1 403 251 9070

Email: info@calgarymarathon.com

Inet: www.calgarymarathon.com

ING Edmonton Marathon

August

Tom Keough

9750 47 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 5P3

Tel: 1 780 504 0005

Fax: 1 888 240 2469

Email: info@edmontonmarathon.ca

Inet: www.edmontonmarathon.ca

Ottawa Marathon

May

Jim Robinson

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave West,

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Tel: 1 613 234 2221

Fax: 1 613 234 5880

Email: info@runottawa.ca

Inet: www.runottawa.ca

*Marathon By The Sea

September

Shelley Clark Collins

133 Mount Pleasant Ave, Saint John,

NB E2K 3T9, Canada

Tel: 1 506 672 4194

Email: mrdoyleth@yahoo.ca

Inet: www.marathonbythesea.com

Niagara Fallsview Casino

Resort Int’l Marathon

October

Jim R. Ralston

5300 Willmott Street,

Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 2A7

Tel: 1 905 356 9460

Fax: 1 905 356 7156

Email: Info@niagarafallsmarathon.com

Inet: www.niagarafallsmarathon.com

Okanagan Int’l Marathon

October

Tom Keogh (Race Director)

9750 47 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 5P3

Tel: 1 780 504 0005

Fax: 1 888 240 2469

Email: info@okanaganmarathon.ca

Inet: www.okanaganmarathon.ca

Quebec City Marathon

August

Denis Therrien

1173 boulevard Charest Ouest bureau 290,

Quebec, G1N 2C9

Tel: 1 418 694 4442

Fax: 1 418 694 4441

Email: info@marathonquebec.com

Inet: www.runquebeccity.com

Royal Victoria Marathon

October

Rob Reid

P.O. Box 675, 185 - 911 Yates Street,

Victoria, British Colombia, V8V 4Y9

Tel: 11 250 658 4520

Fax: 11 250 658 4580

Email: info@royalvictoriamarathon.com

Inet: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront

Marathon and Half

September

Alan Brookes

260 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON,

Canada, M5A 4J6

Tel: 1 416 944 2765

Fax: 1 416 944 8527

Email: info@torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

Inet: torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

Scotiabank Vancouver

Half Marathon

June

Clifton Cunningham

410-211 12th Street New Westminster, BC

Canada, V3M 4H4

Tel: 778 786 3116

Fax: 778 786 3117

Email: clifton@canadarunningseries.com

Inet: www.vancouverhalf.com

Toronto Marathon and Half October

Jay Glassman

450 Walmer Road, Suite 412,

Toronto, ON, M5P 2X8

Tel: 1 416 972 1062

Fax: 1 416 972 1238

Email: torontomarathon@rogers.com

Inet: www.torontomarathon.com

Vancouver Sun Run 10km

April

Jamie Pitblado

1-200 Granville St, Vancouver BC, V6C 3N3

Tel: 1 604 605 2316

Fax: 1 604 605 2342

Email: jpitblado@png.canwest.com

Inet: www.sunrun.com

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Marathon December

Rhonda Kelly

PO BOX 2712 GT, Grand Caymen,

CAYMEN ISLANDS

Tel: 1 345 946 8822

Fax: 1 345 946 8811

Email: rhonda@kellyholding.com

Inet: www.caymanislandsmarathon.com

Chile

Santiago Marathon

April

Francisco Riquelme

La Capitania 986 Las Condes, Santiago.

Tel: +562 248 0631

Fax: +562 248 0536

Email: francisco.riquelme@prokart.cl

Inet: www.fedachi.cl www.adidasrunning.cl

China

Beijing Int’l Marathon

October

Wang Dawei

Chinese Athletic Association, 2 Tiyuguan

Road, 100763 Beijing,

Tel: 86 10 8718 3441

Fax: 86 10 6714 0801

Email: chinaaa@vip.sina.com

Inet: www.beijing-marathon.com

Dallian Int'l Marathon

April

Sun Xinsheng

KDalian Sports Bureau, 66 Wusi Road, Xigang

District, Dalian

Tel: 86 411 8368 2293

Fax: 86 411 8368 2693

Email: kouzhengjie@sina.com

Inet: www.tyj.dl.gov.cn/2007

The Great Wall Marathon

May

Dave Cundy

Great Wall Marathon - Head Office

Ground Floor, Unit 4, No. 36

Fuchengmenwai Street, Xicheng District,

Beijing 100037, China

Tel: 86 10 6858 9496 / 6851 2395

Fax: 86 10 6858 9497

Email: gwm_booking@263.net.cn

Inet: www.great-wall-marathon.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Hangzhou Int’l Marathon November

Michelle Hsia

Rm 701, China Lifetower, Chaoyang District,

Beijing, China

Tel: 86 10 8525 1200

Fax: 86 10 8525 1789

Email: michelle.hsia@octagon.com

Inet: www.hangzhoumarathon.com

Toray Cup Shanghai

Int’l Marathon

November

Haiyou Xu

Room 602 & 603, Dongya Building,

1500 Zhongshan Er Rd(S), Shanghi 200030

Tel/Fax: 86 21 6629 8808/6088

Email: shmarathon@126.com

Inet: www.shmarathon.com

Xiamen Int’l Marathon

January

Yu Zhenjie

No. 2 Tiyu Road, Xiamen

Tel: 86 592 509 4800

Fax: 82 592 512 1241

Email: alice.chen@126.com

Inet: www.xmim.org

Chinese Taipei

ING Taipei Int'l Marathon December

Woon Kong Lee

Chinese Taipei Road Running Association

No.1 Yu Men Street, Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C

Tel: 886 2 2585 5659

Fax: 886 2 2599 6716

Email: sunny@sportsnet.org.tw

aspire@sportsnet.org.tw

Inet: www.sportsnet.org.tw

*Kinmen Marathon

January

*Taroko Int’l Marathon

November

Woon Kong Lee

Chinese Taipei Road Running Association

No.1 Yu Men Street, Taipei 104, Taiwan, R.O.C

Tel: 886 2 2585 5659

Fax: 886 2 2599 6716

Email: aspire@sportsnet.org.tw

Inet: www.sportsnet.org.tw

Colombia

Bogota Int’l Half Maraton

Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá

July

Martha Santos

Calle 93B No.15 - 34 Oficina 207-208, Bogota

Tel/Fax: 57 1 257 3107

Email: msantos@correcaminoscolombia.com

Inet: www.correcaminoscolombia.com

Media Maraton Int’l

Ciudad de Medellin

September

Gustavo Orozco Posada

Calle 49B, nro 63-21, Piso 3, Edificio Camacol

Medellin

Tel: 574 230 4872

Fax: 574 230 1123

Email: maratonmedellin@epm.net.co

Inet: www.maratonmedellin.com

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Int'l Marathon and Half December

Guillermo Saenz

P.O.Box 70230, 1000 San Jose, Costa Rica

Tel. 506 222 0804

Fax. 506 232 4543

Email: maraintercostarica@hotmail.com

10km Int’l Costa Rica

Guillermo Saenz

70230-1000 , San Jose, COSTA RICA

Tel: 506 222 0804

Fax: 506 232 4543

Email: maraintercostarica@hotmail.com

Croatia

Zagreb Marathon & Half Marathon

Franjo Kordic - race director

Dragutina Rakovca 10, 10000 Zagreb

Tel: 385 1 6398 586

Fax: 385 1 6398 561

September

October

Email: zagrebacki.atletski.savez@zg.t-com.hr

Inet: www.z-as.hr

Rijeka Half Marathon

April

Radovan Soljaga

Slavka Krautzeka 45, 51000 Rijeka, CROATIA

Tel: 385 91 217 7122

Fax: 385 51 217 022

Email: med-skola-rijeka@ri.t-com.hr

Cuba

Marabana Marathon and Half

November

Carlos R. Gattorno Correa

Ciudad Deportiva, Apartado 5130 La Habana

Tel: 53 7 545 022 / 410 953

Fax: 53 7 204 1914

Email: marabana@inder.co.cu

Inet: www.inder.cu./beta/competitions/marabana

Cyprus

Cyprus Aphrodite Half Marathon November

Cyprus health runners club

P.O.Box 28167, 2091 Strovolos, Nicosia

Tel: 357 994 10730

Fax: 357 224 20559

Email: runclub@cytanet.com.cy

Inet: www.runclub.com.cy

Czech Republic

Volkswagen Prague Marathon

Hervis Prague Half Marathon

Carlo Capalbo

Zahoranského 3, 120 00 Prague 2

Tel: 420 224 919 209

Fax: 420 224 923 355

Email: marathon@pim.cz

Inet: www.praguemarathon.com

May

March

Pardubice Wine Half Marathon April

Oldrich Bujnoch, Topolska 739, 53701 –

Chrudim, CZECH REPUBLIC

Tel: 420 466 052 100

Fax: 420 466 052 130

Email: marketing@zlatastika.cz

Inet: www.pardubickyvinarskypulmaraton.cz

Denmark

Copenhagen Marathon

May

Niels Jorgen Holdt

Gunner Nu Hansens Plads 11,

DK 2100 KBH, Copenhagen

Tel: 45 35 26 69 00

Fax: 45 35 38 69 03

Email: vibjerg@sparta.dk

Inet: www.copenhagenmarathon.dk

H. C. Andersen Marathon September

Torben Simonsen

Stadionvej 50k, DK-5200 Odense V.

Tel: 45 3059 2444

Email: torben.simonsen@dif-fyn.dk

Inet: www.hcamarathon.dk

Ecuador

Guayaquil Marathon

October

Diego Maruri

Av Las Aguas 640, Edf. MCG, ofc. Guayaquil,

Ecuador

Tel: 593 4 288 5008

Fax: 593 4 288 4746

Email: diegomaruri@dm3.com

Inet: www.dm3.com

*La Ruta de las Iglesias

September

Samia Solah

Juan de Ascaray 355 y Amazonas, Quito,

Ecuador

Tel: 593 2 244 8850

Fax: 593 2 244 8857

Email: samia@tventas.net

Inet: www.rutadlasiglesias.com

*Medio Maraton Quito

Mitad del Mundo

November

Marialuz Arellano

Carlos Tobar 155 y Eloy Alfaro

Quito, Ecuador

Tel. 593 9 980 3237

Fax. 593 2 2505203

Email: marellano@andinanet.net

Inet: www.vidactiva.com.ec/mediamaraton

*Media Maraton de Quito 2800 May

Kennya Estralla Lozada

Ultimas Noticias N37-139 y El Espectador

Quito, Ecuador

Tel. 593 9 959 5753

Fax. 593 2 224 2242

Email: km@km.com.ec

Inet: www.km.com.ec

*Carrera Quito Ultimas Noticias 15K June

Pablo Gonzalez Peña

Av. Pedro Vicente Maldonado 11515, Quito,

Ecuador

Tel: 593 2 2670 999

Fax: 593 2 2670 214 (ext.2340)

Email: pgonzalez@elcomercio.com

Inet: www.quitoultimasnoticias15k.com

*Maraton De Quito

June

Fredy Vivanco Benavides

Isla Marchena N-24-138,

Portal De Aragòn Dep. 5 - 402, Ecuador

Tel: 593 9 9011 780

593 2 33 41 253

Fax: 593 2 2242242

Email: fvivanco1@hotmail.com

Inet: www.maratondequito.com

Egypt

15th Egyptian Marathon

February

*7th Pharaonic 100km

November

Gasser Riad

Event Sports, 1/4 Anwer El-Mofty St,

(Area No.1), Nasr City, Cairo

Tel: 202 2260 6930

2012 21 488 39

Fax: 202 2260 6932

Email: info@egyptianmarathon.net

Inet: www.egyptianmarathon.net

Estonia

Tallinn Marathon

July

Rein Raspel

Tihasheina Tee 3, Maardu 74117, ESTONIA

Tel/fax: 372 609 6310

Email: tallinnmarathon@hotmail.com

Inet: www.tallinnmarathon.ee

Ethiopia

Toyota Great Ethiopian

Run 10km

November

Richard Nerurkar

Tel: 251 11 663 36 46

Fax: 251 11 662 78 76

Email: greatrun@ethionet.et

village.ethiopia@telecom.net.et

Inet: www.ethiopiarun.org

Falkland Islands

Standard Chartered Bank

Stanley Marathon

Rino S Donosepdetro

Standard Chartered Bank,

P.O. Box 597, Stanley

Tel: 500 22220

Fax: 500 22219

March

Email: standardchartered@horizon.co.fk

Inet: www.standardcharter.com/fk/marathon/

Faroe Islands

Torshavn Marathon

Robert Vilhelmsen

Box 3004, FO-100 Torshavn

Tel: 298 230240

Email: post@torshavnmarathon.com

Inet: www.torshavnmarathon.com

Finland

September

Åland Marathon

October

John Holmberg

Martellsvagen 7G, SF 22100 Mariehamn,

Åland

Tel: 358 1 819 605

Fax: 358 1 813 170

Email: marathon@aland.net

Inet: www.marathon.aland.fi

Helsinki City Marathon

August

Pertti Raunio

Finnish Athletics, Radiokatu 20,

00240 Helsinki, Finland

Tel: 358 9 3481 2436

Fax: 358 9 3481 2367

Email: pertti.raunio@sul.fi

Inet: www.helsinkicitymarathon.com

Paavo Nurmi Marathon

June

Jari Salonen

Linnankatu 36, FIN-20100, Turku

Tel: 358 2 274 5010

Fax: 358 2 274 5001

Email: jari.salonen@paavonurmi.com

Inet: www.paavonurmisports.com

Ruska Marathon

September

Pekka Erikkson

Valtatie 15, 99100 Kittila, Finland

Tel: 358 400 808 784

Fax: 358 16 642 259

Email: pekka.eriksson@kittila.fi

Inet: www.ruskamaraton.com

Santa Claus Marathon

June

Mr. Rauno Riekkinen

Kivirinne 16, 96910 Rovaniemi, Finland

Tel. 358 403 44 7770

Fax. 358 403 44 7771

Email: info@santaclausmarathon.com

Inet: www.arcticcirclemarathon.com

Terwamarathon

May

Asko Vääräniemi

Keluveneenväylä 22, 90650 OULU, Finland

Tel: 358405068803

Email: asko.vaaraniemi@elisanet.fi

Inet: www.oulumarathon.net

France

*Marathon des Alpes

Maritimes Cannes-Nice

November

Matthieu Etancelin

Azur Sport Organisation

16 bvd Pape Jean XXIII, 06300 Nice, FRANCE

Tel: 33 4 93 26 13 12

Fax: 33 4 93 26 19 34

Email: communication@azur-sport.org

Inet: www.marathon06.com

Marathon of La Rochelle November

Mauny Nocolas

B.P. 97, 17004 La Rochelle, Cedex 01

Tel: 33 5 46 44 42 19

Fax: 33 5 46 45 09 04

Email: info@marathondelarochelle.com

Inet: www.marathondelarochelle.com

Nice Int’l Half Marathon

April

Matthieu Etancelin

Azur Sport Organisation,

16 bvd. Pape Jean XXIII, 06300 Nice

Tel: 33 4 93 26 19 12

Fax: 33 4 93 26 19 34

Email: communication@azur-sport.org

Inet: www.nicesemimarathon.com

Paris Int'l Marathon

April

Joël Laine

Aso-Athletisne, 2 rue Rouset de Lisle,

92130 Issy les Moulineaux

Tel: 33 1 41 33 15 68

Fax: 33 1 41 33 14 74

Email: infos @parismarathon.com

Inet: www.parismarathon.com

St. Denis Half Marathon

October

Thierry Vernay / Antonio Agostinho

34 rue la Boulangerie, 93200, St Denis

Tel: 33 1 48 20 56 81 / 33 06 81 63 53 82

Fax: 33 1 49 22 01 74

Email: info@wanago.com

Inet: www.saint-denis-marathon.com

Germany

28th Vattenfall Half Marathon Berlin April

34th Berlin Marathon

September

Mark Milde

SCC-Running Events,

Glockenturmstrasse 23, D-14055, Berlin

Tel: 49 30 301 288 10

Fax: 49 30 301 288 20

Email: info@berlin-marathon.com

Inet: www.berlin-marathon.com

Berlin runs 25km

May

Gerhard Janetzky

Olympischer Platz 5

14053 Berlin

Tel: 49 30 30 688 550

Fax: 49 30 24 319 999

Email: info@berlin-laeuft.de

Inet: www.berlin-runs.com

Dresdner Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon October

Jo Schindler

Sonnemannstr 5, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany

Tel: 49 69 370 0468 0

Fax: 49 69 370 0468 11

Email: mail@frankfurt-marathon.com

Inet: www.frankfurt-marathon.com

iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg

April

Guenter Herrmann

Domweg 12, 97084, Wuerzburg, Germany

Tel: 49 931 65616

Fax: 49 931 65619

Email: herrman@wuerzburg-marathon.de

Inet: www.wuerzburg-marathon.de

Karstadt Marathon

May

Volker Ebener

Idko GM6H Co KG, Potodamer Plate 2,

53119, Bonn

Tel: 49 228 725 39 90

Fax: 49 228 725 39 59

Email: info@idko.com

Inet: www.karstadt-marathon.eu

Conergy Marathon Hamburg

April

Wolfram Goetz

act agency GmbH, Himmelstraße 9, 22299

Hamburg

Tel: 49 40 4146 4172

Fax: 49 40 4146 4112

Email: info@marathon-hamburg.de

Inet: www.marathon-hamburg.de

Great Britain

Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon &

Festival of running

Malcolm Sutherland

Caledonian Concepts PO Box 26,

Muir of Ord IV6 7WZ

Tel: 44 870 127 8000

Fax: 44 845 838 2764

Email: info@lochnessmarathon.com

Inet: www.lochnessmarathon.com

Reebok Bristol Half Marathon

Jane McCulloch

P.O. Box 512, Cheadle,

Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4RJ

October

September

Tel: 44 1782 396113

Email: bristol@frsystems.co.uk

Inet: bristol-city.gov.uk/halfmarathon

Edinburgh Marathon

Caroline Vevers

Edinburgh Marathon Ltd, North Berwick

Business Centre, Melbourne Place,

North Berwick EH39 4JS

Tel: 44 1620 890 788

Fax: 44 1620 890 787

May

Email: info@edinburgh-marathon.co.uk

Inet: www.edinburgh-marathon.co.uk

Great Scottish Run

September

Frank Clement

Admail, ADM3909, Glasgow G1 5ZY, Scotland

Tel: 44 0845 270 0166

Email: run.glasgow@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Inet: www.runglasgow.org

Greece

Athens Classic Marathon November

Evangelos Papapostolou

137, Syngrou Avenue, 17121 Nea Smirni, Athens

Tel: 30 210 931 5886 / 0 210 933 1113

Tel: 30 210 933 1152

Email: info@athensclassicmarathon.gr

Inet: www.athensclassicmarathon.gr

Hong Kong, China

China Coast Marathon

January

Catherine Leonard

AVOHK, P.O. Box 28893,

Gloucester Road Post Office, Wanchai

Tel: 852 9038 5460

Email: avohkccm@yahoo.com

Inet: www.avohk.org

Mizuno Hong Kong Half

Marathon Championships

January

Alan Wong Kim Lun

Rm 2015, Sports House, 1 Stadium Path,

So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: 852 2504 8215

Fax: 852 2577 5392

Email: hkaaa@hksdb.org.hk

Inet: www.hkaaa.com

Standard Chartered

Hong Kong Marathon

February

William Ko

Rm 2015, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path,

So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Tel: 852 2577 5392

Fax: 852 2367 6166

Email: hkmarathon@hkaaa.com

Inet: www.hkmarathon.com

Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

*UNICEF Charity

Half Marathon and 10km

December

Anna Choy / Keith Noyes

3/F 60Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley,

HONG KONG

Tel: 852 2833 6139 / 2812 0741

Fax: 852 2834 0996 / 2792 7064

Email: achoy@inicef.org.hk , keith@seyonasia.com

Inet: www.unicef.org.hk/runforchildren

Hungary

Nike Budapest Int’l

Half Marathon

September

23rd Plus Budapest Marathon October

BSI Futo Kft, Arpad Kocsis

1138 Budapest, Váci út 152-156

Tel: 36 1 273 0939

Fax: 36 1 273 0936

Email: budapest.run@t-online.hu

Inet: www.budapestmarathon.com

Iceland

Reykjavik Marathon and Half

Friman Ari Ferdinandsson

Engjavegur 6, 113 Reykjavik

Tel: 354 535 3700

Fax: 354 568 7566

Email: marathon@marathon.is

Inet: www.reykjavikmarathon.com

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Sunday

22

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2009

a mytic start,

a unique course,

a magic fi nish.

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Principauté

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India

*Sunfeast World 10km

May

Hugh Jones

Procam International, 14, St. James Court,

Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20

Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84

Fax: 91 22 2202 5112

Email: sw10k@procamintl.com

Inet: www.procamintl.com

Standard Chartered

Mumbai Marathon

January

Hugh Jones

Procam International, 14, St. James Court,

Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20

Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84

Fax: 91 22 2202 5112

Email: punita@procamintl.com

Inet: www.procamintl.com

Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

Vodafone Delhi Half Marathon November

Hugh Jones

Procam International, 14, St. James Court,

Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20

Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84

Fax: 91 22 2202 5112

Email: punita@procamintl.com

Inet: www.procamintl.com

Great Tibetan Marathon

July

Nazir Rah

A-51, IInd Floor, DDA Flats, Mount Kailash,

East of Kailash, New Delhi, India

Tel: 91 11 26 222216

Fax: 91 11 26 222211

Email: gtm@mountainadventuresindia.com

Inet: www.great-tibetan-marathon.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

*BSNL Bangalore Int’l Marathon September

Ian Ladbroke

c/o Crossover Consulting, 11 Wood Street,

Richmond Town, Bangalore 560 026, India

Tel: 91 80 51126004

Fax: 91 80 57712004

Email: info@coindia.com

Inet: www.bangaloreinternationalmarathon.com

Ireland

adidas Dublin Marathon

October

Jim Aughney

Donore Harriers Sports, Complex,

Chapelizod, Dublin 20

Tel: 353 1 623 2250

Fax: 353 1 626 3757

Email: bhaa@eircom.net

Inet: www.adidasdublinmarathon.ie

Israel

Tiberias Marathon

January

Jack Cohen, Israeli Athletic Association

10 Shitrit St, Tel Aviv, 89482, Israel

Tel: 972 3 648 6256

Fax: 972 3 648 6255

Email: iaa@zahav.net.il

Inet: www.tiberias-marathon.co.il

Jerusalem Half Marathon

March

Simon Avraham

Sports Authority. 10 Safra Square, Jerusalem

91007

Tel: 972 2 629 6542

972 2 629 8047

Fax: 972 2 629 7411

Email: pngmiri@jerusalem.muni.il

Inet: www.hmarathon.jerusalem.muni.il

Italy

Ferraramarathon

March

Federica Stella

Casella Postale 140,

44100, Ferrara, Italy

Email: info@ferraramarathon.it

Inet: www.ferraramarathon.it

Firenze Marathon

November

Giancarlo Romiti

Organizzazione Firenze Marathon

Viale Manfredo Fanti, 2 Firenze 50137

Tel: 39 (0) 55 5522 957

Fax: 39 (0) 55 5536 823

Email: staff@firenzemarathon.it

Inet: www.firenzemarathon.it

Garda Trentino Half Marathon November

Poli Sandro

Via Vittorio Veneto 20/A

38062 Arco (TN), Italy

Mob Tel: 339 646 7887

Fax. 39 0464 520 900

Email: event@trentinoevents.it

Inet: www.trentinoevents.it

Guiseppe Verdi

Country Marathon

February

Gian Carlo Chittolini

Via Adhemar 2, 43039 Salsomaggiore,

Terme, Parma

Tel: 390 524 572 083

Fax: 390 524 575 055

Email: info@verdimarathon.it

Inet: www.verdimarathon.it

Ferrari Italian Marathon

October

Ivano Barbolini

VIA Lago Maggiore, 13 - 41012 Carpi (MO)

Tel: 39 059 65 02 97

Fax: 39 059 65 13 30

Email: info@italianmarathon.it

Inet: www.italianmarathon.it

*Lago Maggiore Half Marathon March

Paolo Ottone (Race Director)

Via 42 Martiri, 165 - 28924

Verbania (VB) Italy

Tel: 39 0323 58 54 03

Fax: 39 0323 58 54 04

Email: p.ottone@pro-motion.it

Inet: www.lagomaggiorehalfmarathon.com

www.pro-motion.it

*Int’l Lake Garda Marathon September

Stefano Ballardini

Viale Pernici,

24 38066 Riva Del Garda (TN)

Tel: 39 348 9136628

39 335 8460132

Fax: 39 0365 954355

Email: info@lakegardamarathon.com

Inet: www.lakegardamarathon.com

Maratona d’Europa

May

Enrico Benedetti

Via Udine, 35 c/o Associatione la Bavisela,

34135 Trieste

Tel: 39 040 410 339

Fax: 39 040 418 634

Email: info@bavisela.it

Inet: www.bavisela.it

The City of Rome Marathon

March

Enrico Castrucci

Viale Batista Bardanzellu 65, 00155 Rome

Tel: 39 06 40 65 064

Fax: 39 06 40 65 063

Email: info@maratonadiroma.it

Inet: www.maratonadiroma.it

Palermo Int’l Marathon

November

Salvatore Gebbia

C/o Maratona della Citta di Palermo,

Via Napoli, 84, 90133 Palermo

Tel: 39 09 132 0731

Fax: 39 09 132 0731

Email: info@palermomaratona.it

Inet: www.palermomaratona.it

Pisa Marathon

May

Andrea Maggini

Via di Gello 47/A, 56123 Pisa

Tel: 39 050 556135

Fax: 39 050 503119

Email: maggini@pisamarathon.it

Inet: www.pisamarathon.it

Sant Antonio Marathon

April

Silvana Santi

Via E. P. Masini 2, 35131 Padova

Tel: 39 049 822 7114

Fax: 39 049 822 7164

Email: info@maratonasantantonio.com

Inet: www.maratonasantantonio.com

Milano City Marathon

November

Ennio Mazzei

Via degli Orombelli, 11 - 20133 Milano (MI)

Tel/Fax: 39 02 3658 6686

Email: info@milanocitymarathon.it

Inet: www.milanocitymarathon.it

Treviso Marathon

March

Aldo Zanetti, Maratona Treviso Scrl,

via Martiri delle Foibe, 20 - 31015

Conegliano (Z.I. Scomigo)

Tel: 39 0438 413 255

Fax: 39 0438 413 475

Email: info@trevisomarathon.com

marketing@trevisomarathon.com

Inet: www.trevisomarathon.com

Turin Marathon

April

Turin Half Marathon

September

Pietro Chiabrera

C.SO Regina Magherita 497, 10151 Turin

Tel: 39 011 455 9959

Fax: 39 011 407 6054

Email: info@turinmarathon.it

Inet: www.turinmarathon.it

*Maratonina Citta Di Udine September

Paolo Bordon

Via C. Percoto 17/C, 33100 Udine

Tel/Fax 390 324 501 612

Email: info@maratoninadiudine.it

Inet: www.maratoninadiudine.it

Venice Marathon

October

Enrico Jacomini

A.S.D. Venicemarathon Club, Via F. Linghindal

5/5, 30172 Mestre Venice, Italy

Tel: 39 041 532 1871

Fax: 39 041 532 1879

Email: info@venicemarathon.it

Inet: www.venicemarathon.it

Jamaica

Reggae Marathon

December

Alfred Francis

87-89 Tower st, Kingston, Jamaica

Tel: 1 876 922 8677

Fax: 1 876 922 0155

Email: racedirector@reggaemarathon.com

Inet: www.reggaemarathon.com

Japan

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon February

Minoru Kubota

Sports Dept, RKB Mainichi Radio-TV

Broadcasting Company, 2-3-8 Momochihama

Sawara-Ku, Fukuoka, 814-8585

Tel: 092 852 6611

Fax: 092 852 6658

Email: m-kubota@rkb.ne.jp

Fukuoka Int’l Open

Marathon Championship

December

Hiroaki Chosa

Japan Association of Athletics Federations

1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050

Tel: 81 3 3481 2300

Fax: 81 3 3481 2449

Email: jaaf@rikuren.or.jp

Inet: www.asahi.com/fukuoka-marathon/

Hokkaido Marathon

September

Yoshitaka Abe

The Hokkaido Marathon Secretariat,

The Hokkaido Shimubun Press,

Nishi-3, Odori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo,

Hokkaido, 060-8711

Tel: 81 11 232 0840

Fax: 81 11 210 5734

Email: marathon@hokkaido-np.co.jp

Inet: www.hokkaido-marathon.com

Kagawa Marugame

Half Marathon

February

Tetsuji Araj

Marugame Shimin Gymnastics,

924-1, Kanakura-cho, Marugame-shi, Kagawapref

763 0053

Tel: 81 0877 24 6251

Fax: 81 0877 24 7966

Email: mr-taikyo@ninus.ocn.ne.jp

Inet: www.km-half.com

Kyoto City Half Marathon

March

Yoshiharu Naya

32 Nishikyogoku Shinmei-cyo,

Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 615-0864

Tel: 81 75 315 1235

Fax: 81 75 315 1236

Email: isono@runners.co.jp

Inet: http://kyoto-city-half.jp

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon March

Yukihiro Fujioka

The Mainichi Newspapers Osaka Office,

3-4-5 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8251

Tel: 81 6 6346 8249

Fax: 81 6 6346 8372

Email: jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp

Lake Kawaguchi Marathon November

Nikkan Sports Press

c/o Sports Information Centre Co., Ltd.,

502 Bureau Shimbashi Bldg, 5-7-13, Shimbashi,

Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-004

Tel: 81 3 5733 2451

Fax: 81 3 5733 2452

Email: m.koike@sports-info.co.jp

Inet: www.sports-info.co.jp

Lake Saroma

100km Ultra Marathon

June

Jiro Hashimoto

Runners Inc., 1-31-9 Haramachi,

Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8532

Tel: 81 3 3714 1733

Fax: 81 3 3714 5455

Email: saroma@runners.co.jp

Inet: www.runnet.co.jp

Nagoya Int’l Women’s Marathon March

Kosuke Nakagawa, Shinichi Tanaka

The Chunichi Shimbun (Press),

Nagoya Int’l Women’s Marathon Office, 6-1,

1-Chome, Sannomaru, Naka-ku,

Nagoya, 460-8511

Tel: 81 52 221 0737

Fax: 81 52 221 0739

Email: niwm@chunichi.co.jp

Inet: www.chunichi.co.jp/niwm/

Olympic Commemorative

Nagano Marathon

April

Yasushi Aoki

1-3-8 Hakoshimizu, Nagano City, 380-0801

Tel: 81 26 252 7687

Fax: 81 26 234 6381

Email: y-aoki@shinmai.co.jp

Inet: www.naganomarathon.gr.jp

Ohme-Hochi Marathon

30km/10k Road Race

February

Takuji Yamamoto

Publicity & Promotion Dept, 4-6-49 Kohnan,

Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-8485

Tel: 81 3 5479 1294

Fax: 81 3 5479 1155

Email: takuji_y@hochi.jp

Inet: http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp

Osaka Int’l Ladies’ Marathon January

Motonobu Shimamoto

KTV, 2-1-7, Ogimachi, Kita-ku,

Osaka 530-8408

Tel: 81 6 6314 8277

Fax: 81 6 6314 8549

Email: m-shimamoto@ktv.co.jp

Tokyo Marathon

February

Hideyuki Sasaki,

C/O Yokiuri Shimbun Tokyo, Sports Planning

Enterprise Division, 2-9-2 Kyobashi,

Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8325

Tel: 81 3 5320 6896

Fax: 81 3 5388 1739

Email: sasaki@tokyo42195.org

Inet: www.tokyo42195.com

Tokyo Int’l Women’s Marathon November

Takao Ishizawa

c/o The Asahi Shimbun, 5-3-2 Tsukiji,

Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8011

Tel: 81 3 5540 7455

Fax: 81 3 3248 6636

Email: tokyo-marathon@asahi.com

Inet: www.asahi.com/tokyo-marathon

Kenya

Standard Chartered

Nairobi Marathon and Half October

John Velzian

PO Box 328, Sarit Centre, Nairobi

Tel: 254 2086 0186

Email: johnrdc@africaonline.co.ke

Inet: www.nairobimarathon.com

Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

Korea

Chosunilbo Chunchon

Int’l Marathon

October

In Bae Seung

61, 1-ka, Taepyong-no, Jung-ku, 100-756 Seoul

Tel: 82 2 724 6333

Fax: 82 2 724 6309

Email: marathon@chosun.com

Inet: www.marathon.chosun.com

*Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l Marathon

October

Wha-Kyung Choi

139 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-715

Tel: 82 2 2020 0311

Fax: 82 2 2020 1639

Email: marathon@donga.com

Inet: http://marathon.donga.com/gyeongju.html

*Incheon Int’l Half Marathon March

Chul-Hoon Yoon

Half Marathon Organizing Committee, 18-1

Handong-4ga, Jung-Gu, Incheon, Korea

Tel: 82 32 882-7722

Fax: 82 32 887-0085

Email: koraaf@hotmail.com

Seoul Int’l Marathon

Joong San Ahn,

7th Floor, Dong - A Ilbo, 139 Sejongno,

Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-715

Tel: 82 2 2020 0708

Fax: 82 2 2020 1639

Email: marathon@donga.com

Inet: www.seoul-marathon.com

JoongAng Seoul Marathon

JoongAng Culture Media

7 Soonhwa-dong,

Chung-ku Seoul, 100-959 Korea

Tel: 82 2 751 9685

Fax: 82 2 751 9656, 40

Email: marathon@joongang.co.kr

Inet: marathon.joins.com

Latvia

March

November

Nordea Riga Marathon

May

Nordea Riga Marathon

Aigars Nords, Brivibas 40-37, Riga LV-1050

Tel: 371 2654 0970

Fax: 371 7505286

Email: inese.kikule@porternovelli.lv

Inet: www.porternovelli.lv

Lebanon

*Beirut Int’l Marathon

November

Mark Dickinson/Nadine Moawad

BMA, P.O. Box 113-5753, Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: 961 5 959 262

Fax: 961 5 959 263

Email: info@beirutmarathon.org

Inet: www.beirutmarathon.org

Lithuania

Vilnius Maratonas & Half September

Rokas Babravicius

Odminiu str. 8, Vilnius

Tel: 370 5 212 3099

Fax: 370 5 210 6451

Email: vpreklama@vpreklama.lt

Inet: www.marathon.lt

Luxembourg

Dexia Route du Vin

Half Marathon

September

Georges Klepper

Federation Luxembourgeoise D’Athletishe,

3, route d’Arlon; L-8009 Strassen

Tel: 352 48 06 70

Fax: 352 48 05 72

Email: fla@fla.lu

Inet: www.fla.lu

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India

*Sunfeast World 10km

May

Hugh Jones

Procam International, 14, St. James Court,

Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20

Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84

Fax: 91 22 2202 5112

Email: sw10k@procamintl.com

Inet: www.procamintl.com

Standard Chartered

Mumbai Marathon

January

Hugh Jones

Procam International, 14, St. James Court,

Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20

Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84

Fax: 91 22 2202 5112

Email: punita@procamintl.com

Inet: www.procamintl.com

Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

Vodafone Delhi Half Marathon November

Hugh Jones

Procam International, 14, St. James Court,

Marine Drive, Mumbai - 20

Tel: 91 22 2202 02 84

Fax: 91 22 2202 5112

Email: punita@procamintl.com

Inet: www.procamintl.com

Great Tibetan Marathon

July

Nazir Rah

A-51, IInd Floor, DDA Flats, Mount Kailash,

East of Kailash, New Delhi, India

Tel: 91 11 26 222216

Fax: 91 11 26 222211

Email: gtm@mountainadventuresindia.com

Inet: www.great-tibetan-marathon.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

*BSNL Bangalore Int’l Marathon September

Ian Ladbroke

c/o Crossover Consulting, 11 Wood Street,

Richmond Town, Bangalore 560 026, India

Tel: 91 80 51126004

Fax: 91 80 57712004

Email: info@coindia.com

Inet: www.bangaloreinternationalmarathon.com

Ireland

adidas Dublin Marathon

October

Jim Aughney

Donore Harriers Sports, Complex,

Chapelizod, Dublin 20

Tel: 353 1 623 2250

Fax: 353 1 626 3757

Email: bhaa@eircom.net

Inet: www.adidasdublinmarathon.ie

Israel

Tiberias Marathon

January

Jack Cohen, Israeli Athletic Association

10 Shitrit St, Tel Aviv, 89482, Israel

Tel: 972 3 648 6256

Fax: 972 3 648 6255

Email: iaa@zahav.net.il

Inet: www.tiberias-marathon.co.il

Jerusalem Half Marathon

March

Simon Avraham

Sports Authority. 10 Safra Square, Jerusalem

91007

Tel: 972 2 629 6542

972 2 629 8047

Fax: 972 2 629 7411

Email: pngmiri@jerusalem.muni.il

Inet: www.hmarathon.jerusalem.muni.il

Italy

Ferraramarathon

March

Federica Stella

Casella Postale 140,

44100, Ferrara, Italy

Email: info@ferraramarathon.it

Inet: www.ferraramarathon.it

Firenze Marathon

November

Giancarlo Romiti

Organizzazione Firenze Marathon

Viale Manfredo Fanti, 2 Firenze 50137

Tel: 39 (0) 55 5522 957

Fax: 39 (0) 55 5536 823

Email: staff@firenzemarathon.it

Inet: www.firenzemarathon.it

Garda Trentino Half Marathon November

Poli Sandro

Via Vittorio Veneto 20/A

38062 Arco (TN), Italy

Mob Tel: 339 646 7887

Fax. 39 0464 520 900

Email: event@trentinoevents.it

Inet: www.trentinoevents.it

Guiseppe Verdi

Country Marathon

February

Gian Carlo Chittolini

Via Adhemar 2, 43039 Salsomaggiore,

Terme, Parma

Tel: 390 524 572 083

Fax: 390 524 575 055

Email: info@verdimarathon.it

Inet: www.verdimarathon.it

Ferrari Italian Marathon

October

Ivano Barbolini

VIA Lago Maggiore, 13 - 41012 Carpi (MO)

Tel: 39 059 65 02 97

Fax: 39 059 65 13 30

Email: info@italianmarathon.it

Inet: www.italianmarathon.it

*Lago Maggiore Half Marathon March

Paolo Ottone (Race Director)

Via 42 Martiri, 165 - 28924

Verbania (VB) Italy

Tel: 39 0323 58 54 03

Fax: 39 0323 58 54 04

Email: p.ottone@pro-motion.it

Inet: www.lagomaggiorehalfmarathon.com

www.pro-motion.it

*Int’l Lake Garda Marathon September

Stefano Ballardini

Viale Pernici,

24 38066 Riva Del Garda (TN)

Tel: 39 348 9136628

39 335 8460132

Fax: 39 0365 954355

Email: info@lakegardamarathon.com

Inet: www.lakegardamarathon.com

Maratona d’Europa

May

Enrico Benedetti

Via Udine, 35 c/o Associatione la Bavisela,

34135 Trieste

Tel: 39 040 410 339

Fax: 39 040 418 634

Email: info@bavisela.it

Inet: www.bavisela.it

The City of Rome Marathon

March

Enrico Castrucci

Viale Batista Bardanzellu 65, 00155 Rome

Tel: 39 06 40 65 064

Fax: 39 06 40 65 063

Email: info@maratonadiroma.it

Inet: www.maratonadiroma.it

Palermo Int’l Marathon

November

Salvatore Gebbia

C/o Maratona della Citta di Palermo,

Via Napoli, 84, 90133 Palermo

Tel: 39 09 132 0731

Fax: 39 09 132 0731

Email: info@palermomaratona.it

Inet: www.palermomaratona.it

Pisa Marathon

May

Andrea Maggini

Via di Gello 47/A, 56123 Pisa

Tel: 39 050 556135

Fax: 39 050 503119

Email: maggini@pisamarathon.it

Inet: www.pisamarathon.it

Sant Antonio Marathon

April

Silvana Santi

Via E. P. Masini 2, 35131 Padova

Tel: 39 049 822 7114

Fax: 39 049 822 7164

Email: info@maratonasantantonio.com

Inet: www.maratonasantantonio.com

Milano City Marathon

November

Ennio Mazzei

Via degli Orombelli, 11 - 20133 Milano (MI)

Tel/Fax: 39 02 3658 6686

Email: info@milanocitymarathon.it

Inet: www.milanocitymarathon.it

Treviso Marathon

March

Aldo Zanetti, Maratona Treviso Scrl,

via Martiri delle Foibe, 20 - 31015

Conegliano (Z.I. Scomigo)

Tel: 39 0438 413 255

Fax: 39 0438 413 475

Email: info@trevisomarathon.com

marketing@trevisomarathon.com

Inet: www.trevisomarathon.com

Turin Marathon

April

Turin Half Marathon

September

Pietro Chiabrera

C.SO Regina Magherita 497, 10151 Turin

Tel: 39 011 455 9959

Fax: 39 011 407 6054

Email: info@turinmarathon.it

Inet: www.turinmarathon.it

*Maratonina Citta Di Udine September

Paolo Bordon

Via C. Percoto 17/C, 33100 Udine

Tel/Fax 390 324 501 612

Email: info@maratoninadiudine.it

Inet: www.maratoninadiudine.it

Venice Marathon

October

Enrico Jacomini

A.S.D. Venicemarathon Club, Via F. Linghindal

5/5, 30172 Mestre Venice, Italy

Tel: 39 041 532 1871

Fax: 39 041 532 1879

Email: info@venicemarathon.it

Inet: www.venicemarathon.it

Jamaica

Reggae Marathon

December

Alfred Francis

87-89 Tower st, Kingston, Jamaica

Tel: 1 876 922 8677

Fax: 1 876 922 0155

Email: racedirector@reggaemarathon.com

Inet: www.reggaemarathon.com

Japan

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon February

Minoru Kubota

Sports Dept, RKB Mainichi Radio-TV

Broadcasting Company, 2-3-8 Momochihama

Sawara-Ku, Fukuoka, 814-8585

Tel: 092 852 6611

Fax: 092 852 6658

Email: m-kubota@rkb.ne.jp

Fukuoka Int’l Open

Marathon Championship

December

Hiroaki Chosa

Japan Association of Athletics Federations

1-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8050

Tel: 81 3 3481 2300

Fax: 81 3 3481 2449

Email: jaaf@rikuren.or.jp

Inet: www.asahi.com/fukuoka-marathon/

Hokkaido Marathon

September

Yoshitaka Abe

The Hokkaido Marathon Secretariat,

The Hokkaido Shimubun Press,

Nishi-3, Odori, Chuo-ku, Sapporo,

Hokkaido, 060-8711

Tel: 81 11 232 0840

Fax: 81 11 210 5734

Email: marathon@hokkaido-np.co.jp

Inet: www.hokkaido-marathon.com

Kagawa Marugame

Half Marathon

February

Tetsuji Araj

Marugame Shimin Gymnastics,

924-1, Kanakura-cho, Marugame-shi, Kagawapref

763 0053

Tel: 81 0877 24 6251

Fax: 81 0877 24 7966

Email: mr-taikyo@ninus.ocn.ne.jp

Inet: www.km-half.com

Kyoto City Half Marathon

March

Yoshiharu Naya

32 Nishikyogoku Shinmei-cyo,

Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 615-0864

Tel: 81 75 315 1235

Fax: 81 75 315 1236

Email: isono@runners.co.jp

Inet: http://kyoto-city-half.jp

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon March

Yukihiro Fujioka

The Mainichi Newspapers Osaka Office,

3-4-5 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8251

Tel: 81 6 6346 8249

Fax: 81 6 6346 8372

Email: jigyoubu@pearl.ocn.ne.jp

Lake Kawaguchi Marathon November

Nikkan Sports Press

c/o Sports Information Centre Co., Ltd.,

502 Bureau Shimbashi Bldg, 5-7-13, Shimbashi,

Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-004

Tel: 81 3 5733 2451

Fax: 81 3 5733 2452

Email: m.koike@sports-info.co.jp

Inet: www.sports-info.co.jp

Lake Saroma

100km Ultra Marathon

June

Jiro Hashimoto

Runners Inc., 1-31-9 Haramachi,

Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8532

Tel: 81 3 3714 1733

Fax: 81 3 3714 5455

Email: saroma@runners.co.jp

Inet: www.runnet.co.jp

Nagoya Int’l Women’s Marathon March

Kosuke Nakagawa, Shinichi Tanaka

The Chunichi Shimbun (Press),

Nagoya Int’l Women’s Marathon Office, 6-1,

1-Chome, Sannomaru, Naka-ku,

Nagoya, 460-8511

Tel: 81 52 221 0737

Fax: 81 52 221 0739

Email: niwm@chunichi.co.jp

Inet: www.chunichi.co.jp/niwm/

Olympic Commemorative

Nagano Marathon

April

Yasushi Aoki

1-3-8 Hakoshimizu, Nagano City, 380-0801

Tel: 81 26 252 7687

Fax: 81 26 234 6381

Email: y-aoki@shinmai.co.jp

Inet: www.naganomarathon.gr.jp

Ohme-Hochi Marathon

30km/10k Road Race

February

Takuji Yamamoto

Publicity & Promotion Dept, 4-6-49 Kohnan,

Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-8485

Tel: 81 3 5479 1294

Fax: 81 3 5479 1155

Email: takuji_y@hochi.jp

Inet: http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp

Osaka Int’l Ladies’ Marathon January

Motonobu Shimamoto

KTV, 2-1-7, Ogimachi, Kita-ku,

Osaka 530-8408

Tel: 81 6 6314 8277

Fax: 81 6 6314 8549

Email: m-shimamoto@ktv.co.jp

Tokyo Marathon

February

Hideyuki Sasaki,

C/O Yokiuri Shimbun Tokyo, Sports Planning

Enterprise Division, 2-9-2 Kyobashi,

Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8325

Tel: 81 3 5320 6896

Fax: 81 3 5388 1739

Email: sasaki@tokyo42195.org

Inet: www.tokyo42195.com

Tokyo Int’l Women’s Marathon November

Takao Ishizawa

c/o The Asahi Shimbun, 5-3-2 Tsukiji,

Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8011

Tel: 81 3 5540 7455

Fax: 81 3 3248 6636

Email: tokyo-marathon@asahi.com

Inet: www.asahi.com/tokyo-marathon

Kenya

Standard Chartered

Nairobi Marathon and Half October

John Velzian

PO Box 328, Sarit Centre, Nairobi

Tel: 254 2086 0186

Email: johnrdc@africaonline.co.ke

Inet: www.nairobimarathon.com

Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

Korea

Chosunilbo Chunchon

Int’l Marathon

October

In Bae Seung

61, 1-ka, Taepyong-no, Jung-ku, 100-756 Seoul

Tel: 82 2 724 6333

Fax: 82 2 724 6309

Email: marathon@chosun.com

Inet: www.marathon.chosun.com

*Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju Int’l Marathon

October

Wha-Kyung Choi

139 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-715

Tel: 82 2 2020 0311

Fax: 82 2 2020 1639

Email: marathon@donga.com

Inet: http://marathon.donga.com/gyeongju.html

*Incheon Int’l Half Marathon March

Chul-Hoon Yoon

Half Marathon Organizing Committee, 18-1

Handong-4ga, Jung-Gu, Incheon, Korea

Tel: 82 32 882-7722

Fax: 82 32 887-0085

Email: koraaf@hotmail.com

Seoul Int’l Marathon

Joong San Ahn,

7th Floor, Dong - A Ilbo, 139 Sejongno,

Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-715

Tel: 82 2 2020 0708

Fax: 82 2 2020 1639

Email: marathon@donga.com

Inet: www.seoul-marathon.com

JoongAng Seoul Marathon

JoongAng Culture Media

7 Soonhwa-dong,

Chung-ku Seoul, 100-959 Korea

Tel: 82 2 751 9685

Fax: 82 2 751 9656, 40

Email: marathon@joongang.co.kr

Inet: marathon.joins.com

Latvia

March

November

Nordea Riga Marathon

May

Nordea Riga Marathon

Aigars Nords, Brivibas 40-37, Riga LV-1050

Tel: 371 2654 0970

Fax: 371 7505286

Email: inese.kikule@porternovelli.lv

Inet: www.porternovelli.lv

Lebanon

*Beirut Int’l Marathon

November

Mark Dickinson/Nadine Moawad

BMA, P.O. Box 113-5753, Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: 961 5 959 262

Fax: 961 5 959 263

Email: info@beirutmarathon.org

Inet: www.beirutmarathon.org

Lithuania

Vilnius Maratonas & Half September

Rokas Babravicius

Odminiu str. 8, Vilnius

Tel: 370 5 212 3099

Fax: 370 5 210 6451

Email: vpreklama@vpreklama.lt

Inet: www.marathon.lt

Luxembourg

Dexia Route du Vin

Half Marathon

September

Georges Klepper

Federation Luxembourgeoise D’Athletishe,

3, route d’Arlon; L-8009 Strassen

Tel: 352 48 06 70

Fax: 352 48 05 72

Email: fla@fla.lu

Inet: www.fla.lu

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Macau, China

Macau Galaxy Entertainments Group Int’l

Marathon, Half and Mini

December

José Tavares

Macau Sport Development Board,

Av. Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, s/n,

Forum de Macau, Edif. Complementar,

Bloco 1, 4 andar, Macau

Tel. 853 2858 0762

Fax. 853 7965 611

Email: sport@macau.ctm.net

Inet: www.sport.gov.mo

www.macaumarathon.com

Malta

Int’l Malta

Challenge Marathon

November

Barry M. Whitmore

P.O. Box 5, New Mill Street, Mellieha, MLH

1000 Malta

Tel: 356 79 33 90 46

Fax: 356 25 40 10 31

Email: info@maltamarathonchallenge.com

Inet:

bmw@marathonchallengemalta.com

www.maltamarathonchallenge.com

www.marathonchallengemalta.com

Malaysia

AmBank Kuala Lumpur Int’l Marathon March

S. Vegiyathunam

F. T. A. A. A., 2nd floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan

Hang Jebat, 50150 Kula Lumpur

Tel: 60 3 27152843

Fax: 60 3 27152678

Email: sportftaaa@hotmail.com

Mexico

Gran Maraton Pacifico

November

Francisco Mijares

Javier Barros Sierra 555,

Col. Zedec Santa Fe Del. Alvaro Obregon CP.

01210 Mexico D.F.

Tel: 525 552 833 600 (ext 2208)

Fax: 525 552 801 716

Email: francisco.ayala@gmodelo.com.mx

Inet: www.maraton.org

Maraton Int’l de Guadalajara October

Enrique Gomez Espejel

100 Nevado de Toluca St, Colonia

Independencia, Guadalajara, jalisco 44290

Tel: 52 33 3637 0408

Fax: 55 33 3651 8271

Email: leqomez@guadalajara.gob.mx

Inet: www.maraton.com.mx

Maraton Int’l de la Ciudad de Mexico August

Pablo D’Antunano Padilla

Division del Norte 2333 General Anaya

c.p.o. 03340 Benito Juarez, Mexico D.F

Tel: 52 55 5688 68 29

52 55 5605 12 09

Email: dpacheco@df.gob.mx

Inet: www.maraton.df.gob.mx

Maraton LaLa Internacional

Héctor Guerrero Herrera

Calle Martires de Rio Blanco s/n

(esquina con Lerdo de Tejada),

Col. Centro, CP27000 Torreon, Coahuila

Tel: 52 871 729 2453

Fax: 52 871 729 2436

Email: cdelagarza@grupolala.com

Inet: www.maratonlala.org

*Medio Maraton Los Cabos/

Cabo Half Marathon

Adrian Soria Bejar

Nebraska #62-202 Colonia Napoles

Mexico DF, CP 03818, México

Tel. 52 55 5443 7447

Fax. 52 55 5523 5035

Email: adrian@maratonloscabos.com

Inet: www.cabomarathon.com

*Maraton Powerade Monterrey

Gerardo Cervantes Padilla

Rio Pilon 2124,

Fraccionamiento Bernardo Reyes

Monterrey (NL), Mexico, CP 64280

Tel. 52 81 8373 9254

Fax. 52 81 8373 2026

Email: gcervantes@ssnl.gob.mx

Inet: www.maratonmonterrey.com

Medio Maraton Atlas

de Guadalajara

Javier Peña de la Mora

Paseo Atlas Colomos 200 Fracc.:

Lomas del Bosque,

Zapopan, JAL – C.P. 45110.,

Mexico

March

January

December

September

Tel. 52.333 648 0120

Email: jpenadelam@yahoo.com

Inet: www.atlas.com.mx

21km Nuevo Leon

Luciano Ramirez Gallardo

Francisco Murguia 4200, Col Guadalupe

Victoria, Guadalupe NL

Tel: 52 818 161 6725

Fax: 52 811 505 1799

Email: atletismo_nl@axtel.net

November

Tangamanga Int'l Marathon

June

Jaime Morales Reyes

Avenida Mariano Jimenez, 78280 Sanluis

Potosi, Sanluis Potosi, Mexico

Tel: 52 44 48 15 8921

Fax: 52 44 48 15 4444

Email: maratontangamanga@gmail.com

Inet: www.maratontangamanga.com

Monaco

Monaco Int’l Marathon

March

Jean-Pierre Schoëbel

Stade Louis II, 7 Avenue Des Castelans,

98000, Monaco

Tel: 377 92 05 43 05

Fax: 377 92 05 68 08

Email: info@monacomarathon.com

Inet: www.monacomarathon.org

Namibia

100km of the Namib Desert

July

Adriano Zito

Via delle Costellazioni, No.118, 41100, Modena

Tel: 390 593 59813

Fax: 390 292 0013

Email: info@zitoway.com

Inet: www.100milesofnamibdesert.com

Netherlands

Fortis Marathon Rotterdam

April

Mario J Kadiks

P.O. Box 21955, 3001 AZ Rotterdam

Tel: 31 10 291 9230

Fax: 31 10 291 9172

Email: info@rotterdammarathon.nl

Inet: www.fortismarathonrotterdam.nl

Eindhoven Marathon

October

Cor Vriend

Biesven 11, 5645 KL, Eindhoven

Tel: 31 40 2115 142

Fax: 31 40 2118 727

Email: ncvriend@iae.nl

Inet: www.marathoneindhoven.nl

ING Bank Enschede Marathon

April

Rian Stamsnieder

Postbus 555, 7500 AN Enschede

Tel: 31 53 430 5486

Fax: 31 53 434 4768

Email: info@enschedmarathon.nl

Inet: www.enschedemarathon.nl

ING Amsterdam Marathon

October

Cees Pronk

Postbus 143, 1850 AC, Heiloo

Tel: 31 72 533 8136

Fax: 31 72 533 9398

Email: info@ingamsterdammarathon.nl

Inet: www.ingamsterdammarathon.nl

North Pole

North Pole Marathon

March

Richard Donovan

Polar Running Adventures, 95 Rosan Glas

Rahoon Road, Galway, Ireland

Tel/Fax: 353-91-443408

Email: rd@npmarathon.com

Inet: www.npmarathon.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Norway

Midnight Sun Marathon

Nils I. Haetta

P.O. Box 821, N-9258, Tromsø

Tel: 47 776 73363

Fax: 47 776 73364

Email: post@msm.no

Inet: www.msm.no

Pakistan

*Lahore Marathon

Ian Ladbrooke

Publicis Pakistan

68-C/2 Gulberg III, Lahore.

Tel: 92-42-5765101/3

Fax: 92-42-5753569

Email: Iladbrooke@aol.com

Inet: www.lahoremarathon.com

Panama

June

February

Panama City Int’l Marathon

August

Dr. Juan Carlos Paniza

P.O. Box 6-3170, El Dorado, Panama City

Tel: 507 6674 1618 / 507 223 2588

Fax: 507 263 4111

Email: jcpaniza@hotmail.com

ajones@marathonpanama.com

corredoresistmo@gmail.com

Inet: www.marathonpanama.com

Philippines

Int’l Philippines Marathon

February

Magdalane Gay C. Maddela

The Orchidarium/Butterfly Pavillion,

Teodoro Valencia Circle, Rizal Park, Manila

Tel: 632 527 6376

Fax: 632 527 6379

Email: cgfi@itextron.com

Inet: www.philippinemarathon.com

*The Subic Marathon

& Half Marathon

January

Samson Ramos Tucay

Police National Training Institute, Camp

Vicente Lim, Calamba, Iaguna

Tel: 049 834 1374

Fax: 049 834 1377

Email: tucaysam@yahoo.com

Inet: www.subicmarathon.com

Poland

Cracovia Marathon

May

Piotr Sokolowski

Osrodek Sportu i Rekreacji, ul. Eisenberga 2

31-523 Krakow, Poland

Tel: 48 12 411 40 88

Fax: 48 12 4127477

Email: biuro@cracoviamaraton.pl

Inet: www.cracoviamaraton.pl

Poznan Marathon

October

Janusz Rajewski

POSIR, Chwialkowskiego 34, 61-553 Poznan

Tel: 48 61 835 79 17

Fax: 48 61 835 79 20

Email: info@marathon.poznan.pl

Inet: www.marathon.poznan.pl

*Poznan Half Marathon

April

Janusz Rajewski

POSIR, Chwialkowskiego 34, 61-553 Poznan

Tel: 48 61 835 79 17

Fax: 48 61 835 79 20

Email: info@halfmarathon.poznan.pl

Inet: www.halfmarathon.poznan.pl

Pila Int’l Half Marathon

September

Henryk Paskal

Stowarzysznie Biegow Ulicznych ul. Kossaka

23, 64-920 Pila

Tel: 48 67 351 0478

Fax: 48 67 212 5975

Email: info@pila.halfmarathon.pl

Inet: www.pila.halfmarathon.pl

Society of Torun Marathon/

Stowarzyszenie Maraton Torunski April

Rafal Flis,

87-100 Torun, ul. Mickiewicza 142-4

POLAND

Tel: 48 (56) 471 38 29

Fax: 48 (56) 623 01 62

Email: torunski@maraton.pl

Inet : www.torunski.maraton.pl

Wroclaw Marathon

September

Stowarzyszenie Maraton Wroclaw,

Oporowska 62, 53-434 Wroclaw

Tel: 48 71 364 72 00

Fax: 48 71 346 72 10

Email: biuro@wroclawmaraton.pl

Inet: www.wroclawmaraton.pl

mBank Lódz Maraton

May

Lech Krakowiak

Rudzki Klub Sportowy Ul., Rudzka 37,

93-423 Lódz, Poland

Tel. 48 42 638 25 03

Fax. 48 42 638 25 03

Email: maraton@mbank.pl

Inet: www.maraton.com.pl

Portugal

EDP Half Marathon of Lisbon March

RTP Half Marathon

of Portugal

September

Carlos Moya

B Francisco Sá Carneiro, Av. João Freitas

Branco, 10, Laveiras - 2760-073 Caxias

Tel: 351 21 441 3182

Fax: 351 21 441 3073

Email: geral@maratonaportugal.com

Inet: www.meiamaratonadelisboa.com

Lisbon Int’l Marathon

December

António Campos

Calçada da Tapada, 67-A, 1349-012 Lisboa

Tel: 351 21 361 6160

Fax: 351 21 361 6169

Email: treinador@sapo.pt

Inet: www.Lisbon-marathon.com

Porto Marathon

October

Jorge Teixeira

Rua de Cedofeita, 455-3 Sala 35,

4050-181, Porto

Tel: 351 91 785 0216

Fax: 351 22 208 0403

Email: runporto@sapo.pt

Inet: www.runporto.com

Puerto Rico

World’s Best 10k Road Race

March

Rafael B. Acosta

P.O. Box 2780, Carolina, PR 00984-2780

Tel: 1 787 767 9191 / 767 2000

Fax: 1 787 767 9199 / 763 2000

Email: racosta@ptmpr.com

Inet: www.worldbest10k.com

Republic of

South Africa

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Rowyn James

11 Lansdowne Road, Claremont,

7700, Cape Town

Tel: 27 21 671 6054

Fax: 27 21 671 8724

April

Email: stefanie@TwoOceansMarathon.org.za

Inet: www.TwoOceansMarathon.org.za

Comrades Marathon

June

Ms. Renee Smith

18 Connought Road, Scottsville,

Pietermaritzburg, 3201 South Africa

Tel: 27 33 897 8650

Fax: 27 033 0897 8660

Email: renee@comrades.com

Inet: www.comrades.com

Romania

Timisoara Marathon

Atletic Club Maraton

O.P. 1 C.P. 283

300024 Timisoara

Romania

Tel: 40 722 801 440

Email: dumitra@marathon.ro

Inet: www.marathon.ro

Russia

October

Moscow Int’l Peace Marathon September

Boris Fadeev

18 Milyutinsky Pereulok, Moscow 101000

Tel: 7 495 624 0824

Fax: 7 495 624 0824

Email: fond@marafon.msk.ru

Inet: www.marafon.msk.ru

www.maraton.adapt.ru

Novosibirsk Half Marathon September

Alexandr Chepasov

Suharnaya Str. 35, Novosibirsk 630001

Tel: 7 383 204 77 68

Fax: 7 383 204 77 22

Email: info@marafon.nsk.ru

Inet: www.marafon.nsk.ru

Siberian Int’l Marathon

August

Konstantin Podbelski

Ul. Pevtsova, 1, Omsk 644043

Tel: 7 3812 231 526

Fax: 7 3812 242 567

Email: sim@omsknet.ru

Inet: www.sim.omsknet.ru

Zelenograd Half Marathon Sprandi June

Boris Prokop’ev

P.O. Box 140, 124482 Moscow, Zelenograd

Tel/Fax: 7 495 534 62 15

Email: bim@zelnet.ru

Inet: www.bimrun.ru

Rwanda

Kigali Peace Marathon

May

Bettina Scholl-Sabatini

Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture

P.O. Box 1044, Kigali

Tel: 352 21 21 4804

Fax: 352 26 61 5264

Email: minicult@rwanda1.com

betmar@pt.lu

Inet: www.kigalimarathon.com

Serbia

Novi Sad Marathon

October

Novi Sad Half Marathon

March

Milan Dolga

Trgg Republike 13, 21000 Novi Sad,

Serbie and Montenegro (yu)

Tel: 381 21 27 214

Fax: 381 21 551 711

Email: office@marathon.org.yu

Inet: www.marathon.org.yu

Belgrade Marathon

April

Bejan Nikolic

Humska 4, 11000 Belgrade

Tel: 381 11 369 0709

Fax: 381 11 306 5720

Email: office@bgdmarathon.com

Inet: www.bgdmarathon.com

Singapore

Standard Chartered

Singapore Marathon

December

Paul Chan Chow Tin

15 Stadium Road, Room 1 South Entrance,

National Stadium, Singapore 397718

Tel: 65 6386 2721

Fax: 65 6386 7773

Email: info@singaporemarathon.com

Inet: www.singaporemarathon.com

Part of The Greatest Race on Earth

Slovakia

Kosice Peace Marathon

October

Dr Stefan Dano

Marathon Club Kosice, Pri jazdiarni 1,

PO Box F-24, 043 04 Kosice

Tel: 421 55 622 00 10

Fax: 421 55 622 41 58

Email: info@kosicemarathon.com

Inet: www.kosicemarathon.com

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Slovenia

Ljubljanski Marathon

Gojko Zalokar

Timing Ljubljana,

Staniceva 41, 1000 Ljubljana

Tel: 386 1 234 8000

Fax: 386 1 234 8005

Email: info@timingljubljana.si

Inet: www.ljubljanskimarathon.si

Spain

October

Marato de Barcelona

March

Josep Sole

Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 63 Bis, àtic 3a CP:

0825-Barcelona

Tel: 34 93 431 55 33

Fax: 34 93 422 10 96

Email: info@maratobarcelona.com

Inet: www.maratobarcelona.com

Maraton San Sebastian

November

Jesus Lopez Jimenez

Federacion Atletica Guipuzcoana,

Paseo Anoeta, 5,

Kirol Etxea, 20014 - Donostia,

San Sebastian, Spain

Tel. 34 943 451 757

Fax. 34 943 453 982

Email: gaf@kirolak.net

Inet: www.maratondonostia.com

Seville City Marathon

February

Manuel Nieto

Instituto de Deportes, Estadio Olimpico de

Sevilla, Puerto E, 2a Planta 41092 Sevilla

Tel: 34 95459 6870

34 95459 6847

Fax: 34 95459 6871

34 95459 6845

Email: maraton@id.aytosevilla.org

Inet: www.imd.sevilla.org

Maraton Internacional Martin Fiz,

Vitoria-Gasteiz

May

Eduardo Martinez Lobera

Pintor Ortiz de Urbina No3, Of. 19

01008 Vitoria

Tel: 34 945 214 278

Fax: 34 945 214 279

Email: info@ascentium.org

Inet: www.maratonmartinfiz.com

Marathon Popular de Madrid

April

Guillermo J. Jimenez Ramos

Calle Galileo No 74 local VIAJES SANDRA’S

C.P: 28015 Madrid

Tel: 34 91354 03 89

Fax: 34 91365 10 01

Email: vlopez@mapoma.es

Inet: www.maratonmadrid.org

III Mediterranean Marathon October

Josep-Maria Antentas

Regas, 140 5 2, 08203 Sabadell (BCN)

Tel: 34 93 725 0461

Fax: 34 93 725 0451

Email: josepmaecodi@yahoo.es

Inet: maratodelmediteranni.com

Maratón Popular de Valencia February

Medio Maratòn Ciudad de Valencia November

Paco Borao

Arz. Fabian y Fuero, 14, 46009 Valencia

Tel: 34 96 346 0707

Fax: 34 96 346 3635

Email: maraton@correcaminos.org

Inet: www.correcaminos.org

Sweden

Göteborg Half Marathon

May

Hans Hultman

P.O. Box 12174, S-40242 Göteborg

Tel: 46 31 772 7880

Fax: 46 31 772 7890

Email: varvet@gfif.se

Inet: www.goteborgsvarvet.com

Stockholm Marathon

May

Ulf Saletti

P.O. Box 10023, SE 10055, Stockholm

Tel: 46 8 545 66 440

Fax: 46 8 664 38 22

Email: info@stockholmmarathon.se

Inet: www.stockholmmarathon.se

Stockholm Half Marathon September

Ulf Saletti

Stockholm Marathon organisation, Box 100

23, 100 55 Stockholm, SWEDEN

Tel: 46-8-545 664 40

Email: ulf.saletti@marathon.se

Inet: www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se

Switzerland

Geneve Marathon & Semi Marathon

September

Association Geneve Marathon

Case Postale 6572

1211 Geneve 6, Switzerland

Tel: 41 22 787 0753

Fax: 41 22 787 0750

Email: info@genevemarathon.ch

Inet: www.genevemarathon.ch

Jungfrau Marathon

September

Richard Umberg

Strandbadstr. 44, PO Box 243

CH-3800, Interlaken

Tel: 41 33 827 62 90

Fax: 41 33 827 62 05

Email: info@jungfrau-marathon.ch

Inet: www.jungfrau-marathon.ch

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Lausanne Marathon

October

Robert Bruchez

Av, de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne

Tel: 41 21 806 3016

Fax: 41 21 806 2548

Email: robert@bruchez-organisations.com

Inet: www.lausanne-marathon.com

Swiss Alpine Post Marathon Davos July

Andrea Tuffli

P.O. Box 536, CH - 7270 Davos Platz

Tel: 41 81 401 1490

Fax: 41 81 401 1489

Email: info@alpine-davos.ch

Inet: www.alpine-davos.ch

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Zermatt Marathon

July

Andrea Kummer-Schneider

Postfach 94, CH-3924, St Niklaus

Tel: 41 956 2760

Fax: 41 27 956 2925

Email: info@zermattmarathon.ch

Inet: www.zermattmarathon.ch

Zurich Marathon

April

Bruno Lafranchi

Postfach 8027, 8036 Zurich

Tel: 41 480 25 57

Fax: 41 480 25 56

Email: info@zurichmarathon.ch

Inet: www.zurichmarathon.ch

Tanzania

*Kilimanjaro Marathon

March

John Addison

Wild Frontiers, Box 844, Halfway House 1685,

Republic of South Africa

Tel: 27 11 702 2035

Fax: 27 11 468 1655

Email: john@wildfrontiers.com

Inet: www.kilimanjaromarathon.com

Thailand

Standard Chartered

Bangkok Marathon

November

Songkram Kraisonthi

20/1 Inthamara, 38 Suthisarn Road

Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400

Tel: 66 22 77 6670

Fax: 66 22 77 2567

Email: info@amazingfield.org

Inet: www.bkkmarathon.com

Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon

January

Dr. Theera Rittirod

Khon Kaen University, KhonKaen City 40002

Tel: 66 43 202 222

Fax: 66 43 202 557

Email: theera@kku.ac.th

Inet: www.khonkaenmarathon.com/th/

Laguna Phuket International Marathon June

Raimund Wellenhofer

Chip Timing Co. Ltd, 5th floor. CCT Building

109 Surawong Road, Bangkok,

10500 THAILAND

Tel: 662 236 2921

Fax: 662 237 2321

Email: info@goadventureasia.com

Inet: www.phuketmarathon.com

Trinidad & Tobago

UWI-SPEC Half Marathon November

Dr Iva Gloudon

Sport & Physical Ed. Centre,

University of the West Indies,

St Augustine, Trinidad

Tel/Fax: 868 645 9239

Email: info@spec.uwi.tt

Inet: www.sta.uwi.edu/spec

Tunisia

*Sahara 100k Challenge Race

Adriano Zito

Via delle Costellazioni, 118,

41100 Modena, Italy

Tel/Fax: 39 059 359813

Email: info@zitoway.com

Inet:

www.100kmdelsahara.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

March

Turkey

*International Oger Antalya Marathon March

Recep Yavuz

Mehmetcik mah.Aspendos Bulvari

Aspendos is merkezi No. 65 A-B, Antalya

Tel: 90 242 310 4040

Fax: 90 242 321 2565

Email: ryavuz@oger.com.tr

Inet: www.oeger-marathon.com

Istanbul Eurasia Marathon

Ilker Astarci

October

IBB Spor AS Kaleboyu Cad. 111, Faith

Tel: 90 212 453 3000

Fax: 90 212 621 3848

Email: info@istanbulmarathon.org

Inet: www.istanbulmarathon.org

Tarsus Int’l Half Marathon

Hayri Ozsut

March

Adana Asfalti Uzeri 7km PK33,

33401 Tarsus

Tel: 90 324 616 3333

Fax: 90 324 616 3307

Email: info@tarsusmarathon.org

Inet: www.tarsusmarathon.org

United Arab

Emirates

Standard Chartered

Dubai Marathon

Peter Connerton

P.O. Box 57176, Dubai

Tel: 97 14 367 1062

Fax: 97 14 367 2524

Email: marathon@dubaimarathon.org

Inet: www.dubaimarathon.org

*2nd RAK International

Half Marathon

Nathan Clayton

P.O.Box 282331, Dubai, UAE

Tel: 971 50 347 64 74

Fax: 971 4 399 5678

Email: rd@rakmarathon.org

Inet: www.rakmarathon.org

United States

of America

January

February

Atlanta Marathon & Half November

Julia Emmons

Atlanta Track Club

3097 E. Shadowlawn Ave, Atlanta, GA30305

Tel: 1 404 231 9064 Ext 14

Fax: 1 404 364 0708

Email: jemmons@atlantatrackclub.org

Inet: www.atlantatrackclub.org

BAA Boston Marathon

Dave McGillivray

April

Boston Athletic Association

40 Trinity Place, 4th Floor, Boston MA 02116

Tel: 1 617 236 1652

Fax: 1 617 236 4505

Email: mile27registration@baa.org

Inet: www.bostonmarathon.org

*Eugene Marathon and Half

Richard Maher

541 Williamette St, Suite 312, Eugene,

OR 97401, USA

Tel: 1 541 345 2230

Fax: 1 541 345 3227

May

Email: contact@eugenemarathon.com

Inet: www.eugenemarathon.com

Big Sur Half Marathon

on Monterey Bay

November

Big Sur Int’l Marathon

April

Wally Kastner

P.O. Box 222620, Carmel, CA 93922

Tel: 1 831 625 6226

Fax: 1 831 625 2119

Email: info@bsim.org

Inet: www.bsim.org

Freihofer’s 5k Run for Women

May

George P Regan

USATF Adirondack, 233 Fourth Street, Troy,

NY 12180, USA

Tel: 1 518 273-5552 ext.205

Tel: 1 518 273-0647

Email: george@freihofersrun.com

Inet: www.freihofersrun.com

Honolulu Marathon

Jon Cross, Jim Moberly

3435 Waialae Avenue, No. 208,

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 USA

Tel: 1 808 734 7200

Fax: 1 808 732 7057

Email: info@honolulumarathon.org

Inet: www.honolulumarathon.org

Lake Tahoe Marathon

Les Wright

2261 Cold Creek Trail,

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Tel: 1 530 544 7095

Fax: 1 530 452 2844

December

September

Email: Leswright@sbcglobal.net

Inet: www.laketahoemarathon.com

Maui Marathon & Half

September

Cheryl Bouillon/Bill Burke

c/o Valley Isle Road Runners Club

P. O. Box 330099

Kahululi,HI, USA 96733

Email: officer@virr.com

Inet: www.mauimarathon.com

Las Vegas Marathon

and Half Marathon

December

Al Boka - overseas coordinator

9817 Royal Lamb Drive, Las Vegas, N, 89145

Tel: 1 702 809 2620

Fax: 1 702 255 5492

Email: alboka@aol.com

Inet: www.lvmarathon.com

Los Angeles Marathon

March

Terry Collier

11110 W Ohio Avenue, #100,

Los Angeles CA90025

Tel: 1 310 444 5544

Fax: 1 310 473 8105

Email: raceinfo@lamarathon.com

Inet: www.lamarathon.com

Marine Corps Marathon

October

Rick Nealis

3399 Russell Road, Quantico, Virginia 22134

Tel: 1 703 432 8022

Fax: 1 703 784 2265

Email: kimberly@usmc.mil

Inet: www.marinemarathon.com

Portland Marathon

October

Les Smith

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1900,

Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: 1 503 248 1134

Fax: 1 503 224 8851

Email: info@portlandmarathon.org

Inet: www.portlandmarathon.org

San Francisco Marathon

August

PO Box 77148, San Francisco, CA 94107

Tel: 1 415 814 2823

Fax: 1 415 276 4179

Email: info@runsfm.com

Inet: www.runsfm.com

University Washington Medical Center

Seattle Marathon

November

Louise Long

P.O. Box 31849, Seattle, WA 98103

Tel: 1 206 729 3660

Fax: 1 206 729 3662

Email: info@seattlemarathon.org

Inet: www.seattlemarathon.org

Twin Cities Marathon

October

Virginia Brophy Achman

4050 Olson Memorial Hwy, Suite 26.2,

Minneapolis, MN55422

Tel: 1 763 287 3888

Fax: 1 763 287 3889

Email: virginia@twincitiesmarathon.org

Inet: www.twincitiesmarathon.org

Virginia Mason Team Medicine

Marathon at Seafair

July

Jared Loranger

2200 6th Ave, suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121

Tel: 206 965 8837

Fax: 206 728 9506

Email: mike@seafair.com

Inet: www.seafairmarathon.com

Virgin Islands

St Croix Int'l Marathon

January

Wallace Williams

P.O. Box 222720, Christiansted, St. Croix, US

Virgin Islands 00822

Tel: 1 340 643 2557

Fax: 1 340 773 5327

Email: wallacewilliams@msn.com

Inet: www.virginislandspace.org

Zimbabwe

Africa University International

Peace Marathon

July

Chenjerai Tanyongana

Africa University, Box 1320, Mutare

Tel: 263 20 60026/75

Fax: 263 20 61785

Email: ausport@africau.ac.zw

Inet: www.africau.ed

*Victoria Falls Marathon & Half August

John Addison

PO Box 844, Halfway House, 1685, South Africa

Tel: 27 11 702 2035

Fax: 27 11 468 1655

Email: john@wildfrontiers.com

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Slovenia

Ljubljanski Marathon

Gojko Zalokar

Timing Ljubljana,

Staniceva 41, 1000 Ljubljana

Tel: 386 1 234 8000

Fax: 386 1 234 8005

Email: info@timingljubljana.si

Inet: www.ljubljanskimarathon.si

Spain

October

Marato de Barcelona

March

Josep Sole

Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 63 Bis, àtic 3a CP:

0825-Barcelona

Tel: 34 93 431 55 33

Fax: 34 93 422 10 96

Email: info@maratobarcelona.com

Inet: www.maratobarcelona.com

Maraton San Sebastian

November

Jesus Lopez Jimenez

Federacion Atletica Guipuzcoana,

Paseo Anoeta, 5,

Kirol Etxea, 20014 - Donostia,

San Sebastian, Spain

Tel. 34 943 451 757

Fax. 34 943 453 982

Email: gaf@kirolak.net

Inet: www.maratondonostia.com

Seville City Marathon

February

Manuel Nieto

Instituto de Deportes, Estadio Olimpico de

Sevilla, Puerto E, 2a Planta 41092 Sevilla

Tel: 34 95459 6870

34 95459 6847

Fax: 34 95459 6871

34 95459 6845

Email: maraton@id.aytosevilla.org

Inet: www.imd.sevilla.org

Maraton Internacional Martin Fiz,

Vitoria-Gasteiz

May

Eduardo Martinez Lobera

Pintor Ortiz de Urbina No3, Of. 19

01008 Vitoria

Tel: 34 945 214 278

Fax: 34 945 214 279

Email: info@ascentium.org

Inet: www.maratonmartinfiz.com

Marathon Popular de Madrid

April

Guillermo J. Jimenez Ramos

Calle Galileo No 74 local VIAJES SANDRA’S

C.P: 28015 Madrid

Tel: 34 91354 03 89

Fax: 34 91365 10 01

Email: vlopez@mapoma.es

Inet: www.maratonmadrid.org

III Mediterranean Marathon October

Josep-Maria Antentas

Regas, 140 5 2, 08203 Sabadell (BCN)

Tel: 34 93 725 0461

Fax: 34 93 725 0451

Email: josepmaecodi@yahoo.es

Inet: maratodelmediteranni.com

Maratón Popular de Valencia February

Medio Maratòn Ciudad de Valencia November

Paco Borao

Arz. Fabian y Fuero, 14, 46009 Valencia

Tel: 34 96 346 0707

Fax: 34 96 346 3635

Email: maraton@correcaminos.org

Inet: www.correcaminos.org

Sweden

Göteborg Half Marathon

May

Hans Hultman

P.O. Box 12174, S-40242 Göteborg

Tel: 46 31 772 7880

Fax: 46 31 772 7890

Email: varvet@gfif.se

Inet: www.goteborgsvarvet.com

Stockholm Marathon

May

Ulf Saletti

P.O. Box 10023, SE 10055, Stockholm

Tel: 46 8 545 66 440

Fax: 46 8 664 38 22

Email: info@stockholmmarathon.se

Inet: www.stockholmmarathon.se

Stockholm Half Marathon September

Ulf Saletti

Stockholm Marathon organisation, Box 100

23, 100 55 Stockholm, SWEDEN

Tel: 46-8-545 664 40

Email: ulf.saletti@marathon.se

Inet: www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se

Switzerland

Geneve Marathon & Semi Marathon

September

Association Geneve Marathon

Case Postale 6572

1211 Geneve 6, Switzerland

Tel: 41 22 787 0753

Fax: 41 22 787 0750

Email: info@genevemarathon.ch

Inet: www.genevemarathon.ch

Jungfrau Marathon

September

Richard Umberg

Strandbadstr. 44, PO Box 243

CH-3800, Interlaken

Tel: 41 33 827 62 90

Fax: 41 33 827 62 05

Email: info@jungfrau-marathon.ch

Inet: www.jungfrau-marathon.ch

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Lausanne Marathon

October

Robert Bruchez

Av, de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne

Tel: 41 21 806 3016

Fax: 41 21 806 2548

Email: robert@bruchez-organisations.com

Inet: www.lausanne-marathon.com

Swiss Alpine Post Marathon Davos July

Andrea Tuffli

P.O. Box 536, CH - 7270 Davos Platz

Tel: 41 81 401 1490

Fax: 41 81 401 1489

Email: info@alpine-davos.ch

Inet: www.alpine-davos.ch

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Zermatt Marathon

July

Andrea Kummer-Schneider

Postfach 94, CH-3924, St Niklaus

Tel: 41 956 2760

Fax: 41 27 956 2925

Email: info@zermattmarathon.ch

Inet: www.zermattmarathon.ch

Zurich Marathon

April

Bruno Lafranchi

Postfach 8027, 8036 Zurich

Tel: 41 480 25 57

Fax: 41 480 25 56

Email: info@zurichmarathon.ch

Inet: www.zurichmarathon.ch

Tanzania

*Kilimanjaro Marathon

March

John Addison

Wild Frontiers, Box 844, Halfway House 1685,

Republic of South Africa

Tel: 27 11 702 2035

Fax: 27 11 468 1655

Email: john@wildfrontiers.com

Inet: www.kilimanjaromarathon.com

Thailand

Standard Chartered

Bangkok Marathon

November

Songkram Kraisonthi

20/1 Inthamara, 38 Suthisarn Road

Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400

Tel: 66 22 77 6670

Fax: 66 22 77 2567

Email: info@amazingfield.org

Inet: www.bkkmarathon.com

Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon

January

Dr. Theera Rittirod

Khon Kaen University, KhonKaen City 40002

Tel: 66 43 202 222

Fax: 66 43 202 557

Email: theera@kku.ac.th

Inet: www.khonkaenmarathon.com/th/

Laguna Phuket International Marathon June

Raimund Wellenhofer

Chip Timing Co. Ltd, 5th floor. CCT Building

109 Surawong Road, Bangkok,

10500 THAILAND

Tel: 662 236 2921

Fax: 662 237 2321

Email: info@goadventureasia.com

Inet: www.phuketmarathon.com

Trinidad & Tobago

UWI-SPEC Half Marathon November

Dr Iva Gloudon

Sport & Physical Ed. Centre,

University of the West Indies,

St Augustine, Trinidad

Tel/Fax: 868 645 9239

Email: info@spec.uwi.tt

Inet: www.sta.uwi.edu/spec

Tunisia

*Sahara 100k Challenge Race

Adriano Zito

Via delle Costellazioni, 118,

41100 Modena, Italy

Tel/Fax: 39 059 359813

Email: info@zitoway.com

Inet:

www.100kmdelsahara.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

March

Turkey

*International Oger Antalya Marathon March

Recep Yavuz

Mehmetcik mah.Aspendos Bulvari

Aspendos is merkezi No. 65 A-B, Antalya

Tel: 90 242 310 4040

Fax: 90 242 321 2565

Email: ryavuz@oger.com.tr

Inet: www.oeger-marathon.com

Istanbul Eurasia Marathon

Ilker Astarci

October

IBB Spor AS Kaleboyu Cad. 111, Faith

Tel: 90 212 453 3000

Fax: 90 212 621 3848

Email: info@istanbulmarathon.org

Inet: www.istanbulmarathon.org

Tarsus Int’l Half Marathon

Hayri Ozsut

March

Adana Asfalti Uzeri 7km PK33,

33401 Tarsus

Tel: 90 324 616 3333

Fax: 90 324 616 3307

Email: info@tarsusmarathon.org

Inet: www.tarsusmarathon.org

United Arab

Emirates

Standard Chartered

Dubai Marathon

Peter Connerton

P.O. Box 57176, Dubai

Tel: 97 14 367 1062

Fax: 97 14 367 2524

Email: marathon@dubaimarathon.org

Inet: www.dubaimarathon.org

*2nd RAK International

Half Marathon

Nathan Clayton

P.O.Box 282331, Dubai, UAE

Tel: 971 50 347 64 74

Fax: 971 4 399 5678

Email: rd@rakmarathon.org

Inet: www.rakmarathon.org

United States

of America

January

February

Atlanta Marathon & Half November

Julia Emmons

Atlanta Track Club

3097 E. Shadowlawn Ave, Atlanta, GA30305

Tel: 1 404 231 9064 Ext 14

Fax: 1 404 364 0708

Email: jemmons@atlantatrackclub.org

Inet: www.atlantatrackclub.org

BAA Boston Marathon

Dave McGillivray

April

Boston Athletic Association

40 Trinity Place, 4th Floor, Boston MA 02116

Tel: 1 617 236 1652

Fax: 1 617 236 4505

Email: mile27registration@baa.org

Inet: www.bostonmarathon.org

*Eugene Marathon and Half

Richard Maher

541 Williamette St, Suite 312, Eugene,

OR 97401, USA

Tel: 1 541 345 2230

Fax: 1 541 345 3227

May

Email: contact@eugenemarathon.com

Inet: www.eugenemarathon.com

Big Sur Half Marathon

on Monterey Bay

November

Big Sur Int’l Marathon

April

Wally Kastner

P.O. Box 222620, Carmel, CA 93922

Tel: 1 831 625 6226

Fax: 1 831 625 2119

Email: info@bsim.org

Inet: www.bsim.org

Freihofer’s 5k Run for Women

May

George P Regan

USATF Adirondack, 233 Fourth Street, Troy,

NY 12180, USA

Tel: 1 518 273-5552 ext.205

Tel: 1 518 273-0647

Email: george@freihofersrun.com

Inet: www.freihofersrun.com

Honolulu Marathon

Jon Cross, Jim Moberly

3435 Waialae Avenue, No. 208,

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 USA

Tel: 1 808 734 7200

Fax: 1 808 732 7057

Email: info@honolulumarathon.org

Inet: www.honolulumarathon.org

Lake Tahoe Marathon

Les Wright

2261 Cold Creek Trail,

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Tel: 1 530 544 7095

Fax: 1 530 452 2844

December

September

Email: Leswright@sbcglobal.net

Inet: www.laketahoemarathon.com

Maui Marathon & Half

September

Cheryl Bouillon/Bill Burke

c/o Valley Isle Road Runners Club

P. O. Box 330099

Kahululi,HI, USA 96733

Email: officer@virr.com

Inet: www.mauimarathon.com

Las Vegas Marathon

and Half Marathon

December

Al Boka - overseas coordinator

9817 Royal Lamb Drive, Las Vegas, N, 89145

Tel: 1 702 809 2620

Fax: 1 702 255 5492

Email: alboka@aol.com

Inet: www.lvmarathon.com

Los Angeles Marathon

March

Terry Collier

11110 W Ohio Avenue, #100,

Los Angeles CA90025

Tel: 1 310 444 5544

Fax: 1 310 473 8105

Email: raceinfo@lamarathon.com

Inet: www.lamarathon.com

Marine Corps Marathon

October

Rick Nealis

3399 Russell Road, Quantico, Virginia 22134

Tel: 1 703 432 8022

Fax: 1 703 784 2265

Email: kimberly@usmc.mil

Inet: www.marinemarathon.com

Portland Marathon

October

Les Smith

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1900,

Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: 1 503 248 1134

Fax: 1 503 224 8851

Email: info@portlandmarathon.org

Inet: www.portlandmarathon.org

San Francisco Marathon

August

PO Box 77148, San Francisco, CA 94107

Tel: 1 415 814 2823

Fax: 1 415 276 4179

Email: info@runsfm.com

Inet: www.runsfm.com

University Washington Medical Center

Seattle Marathon

November

Louise Long

P.O. Box 31849, Seattle, WA 98103

Tel: 1 206 729 3660

Fax: 1 206 729 3662

Email: info@seattlemarathon.org

Inet: www.seattlemarathon.org

Twin Cities Marathon

October

Virginia Brophy Achman

4050 Olson Memorial Hwy, Suite 26.2,

Minneapolis, MN55422

Tel: 1 763 287 3888

Fax: 1 763 287 3889

Email: virginia@twincitiesmarathon.org

Inet: www.twincitiesmarathon.org

Virginia Mason Team Medicine

Marathon at Seafair

July

Jared Loranger

2200 6th Ave, suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121

Tel: 206 965 8837

Fax: 206 728 9506

Email: mike@seafair.com

Inet: www.seafairmarathon.com

Virgin Islands

St Croix Int'l Marathon

January

Wallace Williams

P.O. Box 222720, Christiansted, St. Croix, US

Virgin Islands 00822

Tel: 1 340 643 2557

Fax: 1 340 773 5327

Email: wallacewilliams@msn.com

Inet: www.virginislandspace.org

Zimbabwe

Africa University International

Peace Marathon

July

Chenjerai Tanyongana

Africa University, Box 1320, Mutare

Tel: 263 20 60026/75

Fax: 263 20 61785

Email: ausport@africau.ac.zw

Inet: www.africau.ed

*Victoria Falls Marathon & Half August

John Addison

PO Box 844, Halfway House, 1685, South Africa

Tel: 27 11 702 2035

Fax: 27 11 468 1655

Email: john@wildfrontiers.com

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Slovenia

Ljubljanski Marathon

Gojko Zalokar

Timing Ljubljana,

Staniceva 41, 1000 Ljubljana

Tel: 386 1 234 8000

Fax: 386 1 234 8005

Email: info@timingljubljana.si

Inet: www.ljubljanskimarathon.si

Spain

October

Marato de Barcelona

March

Josep Sole

Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 63 Bis, àtic 3a CP:

0825-Barcelona

Tel: 34 93 431 55 33

Fax: 34 93 422 10 96

Email: info@maratobarcelona.com

Inet: www.maratobarcelona.com

Maraton San Sebastian

November

Jesus Lopez Jimenez

Federacion Atletica Guipuzcoana,

Paseo Anoeta, 5,

Kirol Etxea, 20014 - Donostia,

San Sebastian, Spain

Tel. 34 943 451 757

Fax. 34 943 453 982

Email: gaf@kirolak.net

Inet: www.maratondonostia.com

Seville City Marathon

February

Manuel Nieto

Instituto de Deportes, Estadio Olimpico de

Sevilla, Puerto E, 2a Planta 41092 Sevilla

Tel: 34 95459 6870

34 95459 6847

Fax: 34 95459 6871

34 95459 6845

Email: maraton@id.aytosevilla.org

Inet: www.imd.sevilla.org

Maraton Internacional Martin Fiz,

Vitoria-Gasteiz

May

Eduardo Martinez Lobera

Pintor Ortiz de Urbina No3, Of. 19

01008 Vitoria

Tel: 34 945 214 278

Fax: 34 945 214 279

Email: info@ascentium.org

Inet: www.maratonmartinfiz.com

Marathon Popular de Madrid

April

Guillermo J. Jimenez Ramos

Calle Galileo No 74 local VIAJES SANDRA’S

C.P: 28015 Madrid

Tel: 34 91354 03 89

Fax: 34 91365 10 01

Email: vlopez@mapoma.es

Inet: www.maratonmadrid.org

III Mediterranean Marathon October

Josep-Maria Antentas

Regas, 140 5 2, 08203 Sabadell (BCN)

Tel: 34 93 725 0461

Fax: 34 93 725 0451

Email: josepmaecodi@yahoo.es

Inet: maratodelmediteranni.com

Maratón Popular de Valencia February

Medio Maratòn Ciudad de Valencia November

Paco Borao

Arz. Fabian y Fuero, 14, 46009 Valencia

Tel: 34 96 346 0707

Fax: 34 96 346 3635

Email: maraton@correcaminos.org

Inet: www.correcaminos.org

Sweden

Göteborg Half Marathon

May

Hans Hultman

P.O. Box 12174, S-40242 Göteborg

Tel: 46 31 772 7880

Fax: 46 31 772 7890

Email: varvet@gfif.se

Inet: www.goteborgsvarvet.com

Stockholm Marathon

May

Ulf Saletti

P.O. Box 10023, SE 10055, Stockholm

Tel: 46 8 545 66 440

Fax: 46 8 664 38 22

Email: info@stockholmmarathon.se

Inet: www.stockholmmarathon.se

Stockholm Half Marathon September

Ulf Saletti

Stockholm Marathon organisation, Box 100

23, 100 55 Stockholm, SWEDEN

Tel: 46-8-545 664 40

Email: ulf.saletti@marathon.se

Inet: www.stockholmhalfmarathon.se

Switzerland

Geneve Marathon & Semi Marathon

September

Association Geneve Marathon

Case Postale 6572

1211 Geneve 6, Switzerland

Tel: 41 22 787 0753

Fax: 41 22 787 0750

Email: info@genevemarathon.ch

Inet: www.genevemarathon.ch

Jungfrau Marathon

September

Richard Umberg

Strandbadstr. 44, PO Box 243

CH-3800, Interlaken

Tel: 41 33 827 62 90

Fax: 41 33 827 62 05

Email: info@jungfrau-marathon.ch

Inet: www.jungfrau-marathon.ch

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Lausanne Marathon

October

Robert Bruchez

Av, de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne

Tel: 41 21 806 3016

Fax: 41 21 806 2548

Email: robert@bruchez-organisations.com

Inet: www.lausanne-marathon.com

Swiss Alpine Post Marathon Davos July

Andrea Tuffli

P.O. Box 536, CH - 7270 Davos Platz

Tel: 41 81 401 1490

Fax: 41 81 401 1489

Email: info@alpine-davos.ch

Inet: www.alpine-davos.ch

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

Zermatt Marathon

July

Andrea Kummer-Schneider

Postfach 94, CH-3924, St Niklaus

Tel: 41 956 2760

Fax: 41 27 956 2925

Email: info@zermattmarathon.ch

Inet: www.zermattmarathon.ch

Zurich Marathon

April

Bruno Lafranchi

Postfach 8027, 8036 Zurich

Tel: 41 480 25 57

Fax: 41 480 25 56

Email: info@zurichmarathon.ch

Inet: www.zurichmarathon.ch

Tanzania

*Kilimanjaro Marathon

March

John Addison

Wild Frontiers, Box 844, Halfway House 1685,

Republic of South Africa

Tel: 27 11 702 2035

Fax: 27 11 468 1655

Email: john@wildfrontiers.com

Inet: www.kilimanjaromarathon.com

Thailand

Standard Chartered

Bangkok Marathon

November

Songkram Kraisonthi

20/1 Inthamara, 38 Suthisarn Road

Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400

Tel: 66 22 77 6670

Fax: 66 22 77 2567

Email: info@amazingfield.org

Inet: www.bkkmarathon.com

Khon Kaen Int’l Marathon

January

Dr. Theera Rittirod

Khon Kaen University, KhonKaen City 40002

Tel: 66 43 202 222

Fax: 66 43 202 557

Email: theera@kku.ac.th

Inet: www.khonkaenmarathon.com/th/

Laguna Phuket International Marathon June

Raimund Wellenhofer

Chip Timing Co. Ltd, 5th floor. CCT Building

109 Surawong Road, Bangkok,

10500 THAILAND

Tel: 662 236 2921

Fax: 662 237 2321

Email: info@goadventureasia.com

Inet: www.phuketmarathon.com

Trinidad & Tobago

UWI-SPEC Half Marathon November

Dr Iva Gloudon

Sport & Physical Ed. Centre,

University of the West Indies,

St Augustine, Trinidad

Tel/Fax: 868 645 9239

Email: info@spec.uwi.tt

Inet: www.sta.uwi.edu/spec

Tunisia

*Sahara 100k Challenge Race

Adriano Zito

Via delle Costellazioni, 118,

41100 Modena, Italy

Tel/Fax: 39 059 359813

Email: info@zitoway.com

Inet:

www.100kmdelsahara.com

Course not measurable to AIMS standards

March

Turkey

*International Oger Antalya Marathon March

Recep Yavuz

Mehmetcik mah.Aspendos Bulvari

Aspendos is merkezi No. 65 A-B, Antalya

Tel: 90 242 310 4040

Fax: 90 242 321 2565

Email: ryavuz@oger.com.tr

Inet: www.oeger-marathon.com

Istanbul Eurasia Marathon

Ilker Astarci

October

IBB Spor AS Kaleboyu Cad. 111, Faith

Tel: 90 212 453 3000

Fax: 90 212 621 3848

Email: info@istanbulmarathon.org

Inet: www.istanbulmarathon.org

Tarsus Int’l Half Marathon

Hayri Ozsut

March

Adana Asfalti Uzeri 7km PK33,

33401 Tarsus

Tel: 90 324 616 3333

Fax: 90 324 616 3307

Email: info@tarsusmarathon.org

Inet: www.tarsusmarathon.org

United Arab

Emirates

Standard Chartered

Dubai Marathon

Peter Connerton

P.O. Box 57176, Dubai

Tel: 97 14 367 1062

Fax: 97 14 367 2524

Email: marathon@dubaimarathon.org

Inet: www.dubaimarathon.org

*2nd RAK International

Half Marathon

Nathan Clayton

P.O.Box 282331, Dubai, UAE

Tel: 971 50 347 64 74

Fax: 971 4 399 5678

Email: rd@rakmarathon.org

Inet: www.rakmarathon.org

United States

of America

January

February

Atlanta Marathon & Half November

Julia Emmons

Atlanta Track Club

3097 E. Shadowlawn Ave, Atlanta, GA30305

Tel: 1 404 231 9064 Ext 14

Fax: 1 404 364 0708

Email: jemmons@atlantatrackclub.org

Inet: www.atlantatrackclub.org

BAA Boston Marathon

Dave McGillivray

April

Boston Athletic Association

40 Trinity Place, 4th Floor, Boston MA 02116

Tel: 1 617 236 1652

Fax: 1 617 236 4505

Email: mile27registration@baa.org

Inet: www.bostonmarathon.org

*Eugene Marathon and Half

Richard Maher

541 Williamette St, Suite 312, Eugene,

OR 97401, USA

Tel: 1 541 345 2230

Fax: 1 541 345 3227

May

Email: contact@eugenemarathon.com

Inet: www.eugenemarathon.com

Big Sur Half Marathon

on Monterey Bay

November

Big Sur Int’l Marathon

April

Wally Kastner

P.O. Box 222620, Carmel, CA 93922

Tel: 1 831 625 6226

Fax: 1 831 625 2119

Email: info@bsim.org

Inet: www.bsim.org

Freihofer’s 5k Run for Women

May

George P Regan

USATF Adirondack, 233 Fourth Street, Troy,

NY 12180, USA

Tel: 1 518 273-5552 ext.205

Tel: 1 518 273-0647

Email: george@freihofersrun.com

Inet: www.freihofersrun.com

Honolulu Marathon

Jon Cross, Jim Moberly

3435 Waialae Avenue, No. 208,

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 USA

Tel: 1 808 734 7200

Fax: 1 808 732 7057

Email: info@honolulumarathon.org

Inet: www.honolulumarathon.org

Lake Tahoe Marathon

Les Wright

2261 Cold Creek Trail,

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Tel: 1 530 544 7095

Fax: 1 530 452 2844

December

September

Email: Leswright@sbcglobal.net

Inet: www.laketahoemarathon.com

Maui Marathon & Half

September

Cheryl Bouillon/Bill Burke

c/o Valley Isle Road Runners Club

P. O. Box 330099

Kahululi,HI, USA 96733

Email: officer@virr.com

Inet: www.mauimarathon.com

Las Vegas Marathon

and Half Marathon

December

Al Boka - overseas coordinator

9817 Royal Lamb Drive, Las Vegas, N, 89145

Tel: 1 702 809 2620

Fax: 1 702 255 5492

Email: alboka@aol.com

Inet: www.lvmarathon.com

Los Angeles Marathon

March

Terry Collier

11110 W Ohio Avenue, #100,

Los Angeles CA90025

Tel: 1 310 444 5544

Fax: 1 310 473 8105

Email: raceinfo@lamarathon.com

Inet: www.lamarathon.com

Marine Corps Marathon

October

Rick Nealis

3399 Russell Road, Quantico, Virginia 22134

Tel: 1 703 432 8022

Fax: 1 703 784 2265

Email: kimberly@usmc.mil

Inet: www.marinemarathon.com

Portland Marathon

October

Les Smith

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1900,

Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: 1 503 248 1134

Fax: 1 503 224 8851

Email: info@portlandmarathon.org

Inet: www.portlandmarathon.org

San Francisco Marathon

August

PO Box 77148, San Francisco, CA 94107

Tel: 1 415 814 2823

Fax: 1 415 276 4179

Email: info@runsfm.com

Inet: www.runsfm.com

University Washington Medical Center

Seattle Marathon

November

Louise Long

P.O. Box 31849, Seattle, WA 98103

Tel: 1 206 729 3660

Fax: 1 206 729 3662

Email: info@seattlemarathon.org

Inet: www.seattlemarathon.org

Twin Cities Marathon

October

Virginia Brophy Achman

4050 Olson Memorial Hwy, Suite 26.2,

Minneapolis, MN55422

Tel: 1 763 287 3888

Fax: 1 763 287 3889

Email: virginia@twincitiesmarathon.org

Inet: www.twincitiesmarathon.org

Virginia Mason Team Medicine

Marathon at Seafair

July

Jared Loranger

2200 6th Ave, suite 400, Seattle, WA 98121

Tel: 206 965 8837

Fax: 206 728 9506

Email: mike@seafair.com

Inet: www.seafairmarathon.com

Virgin Islands

St Croix Int'l Marathon

January

Wallace Williams

P.O. Box 222720, Christiansted, St. Croix, US

Virgin Islands 00822

Tel: 1 340 643 2557

Fax: 1 340 773 5327

Email: wallacewilliams@msn.com

Inet: www.virginislandspace.org

Zimbabwe

Africa University International

Peace Marathon

July

Chenjerai Tanyongana

Africa University, Box 1320, Mutare

Tel: 263 20 60026/75

Fax: 263 20 61785

Email: ausport@africau.ac.zw

Inet: www.africau.ed

*Victoria Falls Marathon & Half August

John Addison

PO Box 844, Halfway House, 1685, South Africa

Tel: 27 11 702 2035

Fax: 27 11 468 1655

Email: john@wildfrontiers.com

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