Distance Running
2018 Edition 4

Published October 2018


New world record in the men’s marathon: Eliud Kipchoge smashes Dennis Kimetto’s 2014 record by 78 seconds with a new record time of 2:01:39 at the BMW Berlin-Marathon on 16th September



The allure of altitude

By Darius Kenyatta Ellis
Darius Kenyatta Ellis argues that there is more to the success of runners born at high altitude than can be measured in metres alone

Marathon movers

Marathon modernism in Moscow

The resurgence of the Moscow Marathon, along with the instigation of new supporting events, has sparked a running boom in Russia. Dmitry Tarasov has spearheaded the team that brought it about

See the latest news from Absolute Moscow Marathon

Marathon greats

Frank Shorter

US runner credited with initiating the original ‘running boom’ of the 1970s

Partner highlight

From sleepless to successful

Photo dream gets real

Also in this issue …

Race previews: Gulf Bank 642 Marathon; San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon; Siberian Ice Half Marathon; São Silvestre Int’l Road Race; Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City Int’l Marathon; Bengaluru Midnight Marathon; Bangsaen21 Half Marathon; El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa; Maui Oceanfront Marathon & Half

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