The official publication of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races and the International Association of Athletic Federations
Published April 2011
WORLD RECORD: 18 February 2011: Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, United Arab Emirates – Mary Keitany tore around this clockwise loop course to record 1:05:50 and rip no less than 35 seconds off Lornah Kiplagat’s 2007 world record for the half marathon.
Seychelles Eco-Healing Marathon, Sun 27 February 2011
By Paco Borao
With so many superlative distance runners in Africa, why are there not more high profile races? Paco Borao feels the wind of change
By Ken Nakamura
Until recently most of the renowned marathons in Japan were single-sex elite races. Mass marathons like Lake Kawaguchi Marathon have been held for years, but only Nagano Marathon and Hokkaido Marathon invite a significant number of elite runners. But with the re-launch of the Tokyo Marathon in 2007 everything started to change.
The BMO Vancouver Marathon celebrates its 40th consecutive running on 1 May 2011. The race was founded in 1972 by Jack Taunton and Ivor Davies, members of the Lions Gate Road Runners, a newly formed local running club, and was known as the “British Columbia Marathon”.
News from AIMS, IAAF, WMRA and IAU; Race dates; Race contact details.