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Distance Running
2015 Edition 4

Published October 2015

Cover:

Participants wear traditional dress for the “Trachtenlauf” at the Munich Marathon, Germany. Photo: Norbert Wilhelmi

Contents

Local advantage

Local advantage

Ladakh Marathon, Sun 13 September 2015

Ladakh is a hub for adventure tourism: people come for trekking, mountaineering, river rafting, cycling — and of late, for running.


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A special spirit

A special spirit

Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon, Sun 13 September 2015

The route of the Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon takes in all the most appealing sights of Vilnius


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Making the dream a reality

Making the dream a reality

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival, Sun 30 August 2015

The Sunshine Coast lives up to its name – and not least with its world-class Marathon and Community Running Festival which has been voted among the six ‘Most-Loved’ marathon events in Australia.


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Scandinavian summers

Scandinavian summers

Helsinki City Marathon, Sat 15 August 2015

At 60 degrees North the clear sun and long hours of daylight generate a special atmosphere. At this year’s Helsinki City Marathon it again proved so as Finland’s largest marathon more than met the expectations of runners.


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Opinion

Drug runners

By Hugh Jones
At one time distance running was one of the cleaner disciplines under the athletics umbrella but when significant prize money arrived on the scene with the big city marathons it greatly intensified the incentive to cheat, says Hugh Jones.

Running into history

Hope turns into happiness

Bavaria’s largest marathon offers a scenic and fast route that takes runners past Munich’s most famous landmarks. Countless highlights follow one after another during the 42195m before reaching the finish line in the Olympic Stadium. The finish is an emotional place as runners cross the line to the cheers of the crowd.

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Also in this issue …

Race previews: Marathon Bahamas, Half & Relay; Yi Lan Chiang Wei Shui Memorial Freeway Marathon; Maratón Powerade Monterrey; BDMS Bangkok Marathon; Zurich Maratón Málaga; Neujahrsmarathon Zürich

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