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Distance Running
2011 Edition 4

Published October 2011

On the cover…

The Australian Outback Marathon is a fully “packaged” marathon experience.

Contents

A package to remember

Australian Outback Marathon, Sat 30 July 2011

By Jenny Buchanan
The Australian Outback Marathon is a fully “packaged” marathon experience. This means that participants don’t just enter the race but get to choose from a selection of fully hosted Outback holidays which range from a basic trip of three days and two nights up to 7 days and 6 nights.


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Through the thundering mist

Victoria Falls Marathon, Sun 28 August 2011

By Debbie Addison
The Victoria Falls Marathon has one of the most spectacular backdrops to any race – the majestic Falls on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia which so impressed Victorian explorer David Livingstone that he described “scenes so lovely that they must have been gazed at by angels in their flight”, and then promptly re-named the Falls after his Queen.


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Spellbound in Stockholm

By Lorenzo Nesi
A glorious Sunday in mid-September, and the sun welcomes you to the heart of Stockhom. It’s just a few minutes before the start of the race and I am spellbound by the beauty of the Swedish capital …


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Opinion

From blood diamonds to gold medals

By Peter Harrington
Staging a marathon in Liberia is something that Peter Harrington was told would never work. He tells us what happened next …

Running into history

Storming through

By Jörg Wenig
The BMW Frankfurt Marathon, celebrating its 30th edition on 30 October, has made an amazing comeback over the last few years.

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Also in this issue …

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