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Distance Running
2014 Edition 4

Published October 2014

On the cover…

International Ergo White Nights Marathon, Russia, Sunday 29 June 2014.

Contents

Fruits of the forest

Fruits of the forest

Portumna Forest Marathon, Sat 14 June 2014

By Angela Geraghty
Portumna is a small town in the heart of rural Galway on the west coast of Ireland. The name Portumna comes from the Irish word Port Omna, meaning the landing place of the oak tree.


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White Nights

White Nights

International Ergo White Nights Marathon, Sun 29 June 2014

The famous ‘White Nights’ (Beliye Nochi) of St Petersburg, which occur from 11 June to 2 July, are a unique phenomenon. Because the city is located at 60 degrees North the sun does not dip deep enough below the horizon for the sky to grow dark around the time of the summer solstice.


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Running River City

Running River City

Brisbane Marathon Festival, Sun 3 August 2014

By Ricky Swindale
Over 4500 participants from 30 countries came to take part in the 23rd edition of the race. They were presented with ideal running conditions on a cool, calm and clear winter morning.


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Running the empire

Running the empire

The Angkor Empire Marathon, Sun 17 August 2014

The inaugural Angkor Empire Marathon took place this year in the ancient city of Angkor and attracted more than 2200 runners from 42 countries


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Enchanted in Ireland

Enchanted in Ireland

Longford Marathon, Sun 24 August 2014

By Thomas Lyons
Longford is a town of around 10,000 people located 120km from Dublin on the main road to the north west of the country. It stands on the banks of the River Camlin, a tributary of Ireland’s longest river, the Shannon. Being in the hinterland of the Shannon it is relatively flat. Although there are no mountains in the area it is nonetheless breath­takingly beautiful.


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Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

Pila International Half Marathon, Sun 7 September 2014

By Marcin Dulnik
The PHILIPS Piła Half Marathon is one of the oldest races in Poland with a history that goes back to 1991 when the first race was started by Henryk Paskal, who is still the race director. He gathered local running enthusiasts together and suggested staging a 15km race called the “Pilska Fifteen”.


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AIMS news

World Congress date announced

AIMS news

New world record in Berlin

Running into history

One territory, two marathons

By Hugh Jones
On 18 January 2015 the China Coast Marathon will celebrate its 35th running. For an event that has no big budget to call upon, and has no possibility of attracting a mass field of thousands (and would not want to anyway), such longevity is a mark of how successfully it has established itself.

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Also in this issue …

Race previews: Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon; Airtel Delhi Half Marathon; Macao Galaxy Entertainment Int’l Marathon; Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon

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