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Distance Running
2012 Edition 1

Published December 2011

Cover:

Ed Whitlock sets an over-80 world record of 3:15:51 in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on 16 October 2011.

Contents

Environmental appreciation

Lucerne Marathon, Sun 30 October 2011

By Reto Schorno
The Lucerne Marathon is a unique event. It is not a race at which elite runners are invited to pick up large paychecks. Lucerne Marathon is a popular event run in celebration of everyone’s efforts, and everyone’s victory.


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Fit for a king

Pharaonic 100km, Fri 25 November 2011

By Hisham Ibrahim
Back in 1977 Egyptian Egyptologist Ahmed Moussa discovered a piece of rock inscribed with hieroglyphics which told the story of Pharaonic soldiers running a 100km race…


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Opinion

Running on memory

By Patrick Walsh
Patrick Walsh discovers a new dimension to the psychology of running a Marathon: history

Running into history

Designed for speed and special moments

By Phil Minshull
The 2011 Marathon Eindhoven made headlines around the world. The outstanding new course record of 2:05:48 set by Kenya’s Jafred Chirchir Kipchumba was the talking point, but each one of the 18,000 runners who took to the streets of the Dutch city will have their own special memories of the day.

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Running into history

In the front rank

By Jose Carmona
What started in 1998 as a local event to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the opening of the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, linking the southern suburbs of San Juan to the International Airport in the Isla Verde district, has become one of the most competitive and internationally-acclaimed races in the world, and one of the largest events of any kind held in Puerto Rico.

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Marathon movers

Ed Whitlock: one of the old school

By Paul Gains
A clutch of elite Kenyan runners at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on 16 October could do no more than blink in disbelief. The man who stood in front of them, Ed Whitlock, had just run the distance in 3:15:54 – a new over-80 world record.

Also in this issue …

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