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A new night Marathon in Spain

March 03, 2009 06:53   News

On October 24th 2009, Bilbao will host the first Bilbao Bizkaia Night Marathon. photo credit: Maldita la hora For more information : ...

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9 questions to discover a marathon : Ston Marathon

March 01, 2009 23:06   Interview Focus on a race

Zeljko Konosic is a former runner and racewalker. His best success is 5th place on national championship in halfmarathon, and I has been a national champion in racewalking( 10K, 20K) ten times. But marathon is still his greatest love. He is also president of Croatian ...

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February 28 - March 1 2009 - Where can you run this week-end ?

February 24, 2009 21:18   Where can you run this week-end?

17 marathons are organized during next week-end in 9 different countries. Germany Bad Salzuflen Marathon (Saturday) Husum Internationaler Wintermarathon (Saturday) Italy Placentia Marathon for Unicef (Sunday) Japan Sasayama ABC Marathon (Sunday) Malta Land Rover Malta Marathon (Sunday) Netherland Galgenbergmarathon ...

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The bib crash. Crisis and marathons.

February 24, 2009 08:19  

I get a call from a recognised RD. He is in the race business for more than 25 years. He always thought quality should be attracted to the race field and had an amount ready for prize money. Top runners received a 1st to 10th cash prize. He talks like this: – Luis, things are becoming critical. I need to cut ...

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9 questions to discover a Marathon : Chaberton Marathon

February 22, 2009 22:05   Interview Focus on a race

The race is organized by a Franco-Italian couple. Gianni, Italian from Cesana, ran several of the first editions of the race in 1964. He still takes part in various competitions and brings his experience and knowledge of the terrain. His domains are the definition of the route and all technical aspects of the race. Nicole, French from Marseille, manages the promotion ...

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Have you ever considered walking a marathon?

February 19, 2009 07:34   Interview

Most of the readers of this blog are marathons runners. Yes, runners. I even know some purists in the community who think that to be a marathoner, you have to run the whole 42.195 kilometers. I personally don’t. I even think marathons can be walked from start to finish. This is why contacted Pádraig Casay, the organizer of the ...

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February 21 - 22 2009 - Where can you run this week-end ?

February 18, 2009 19:37   Where can you run this week-end?

15 marathons are organized during next week-end in 8 different countries. Germany Kiel Marathon (Saturday) India Runningandliving.com Marathon (Feb) (Sunday) Italy Maratona delle Terre Verdiane (Sunday) Japan Okinawa Marathon (Sunday) Spain Maraton de la Ciudad de Sevilla (Sunday) Maraton ...

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9 questions to discover a marathon : Stone Cat Marathon

February 15, 2009 22:00   Interview Focus on a race

Martin Sullivan (second from the left on the photo below) introduced himself as just a person in the club of excellent volunteers who make this race happen. Acting as a representative for all the group, Martin answered my usual questions. Hello, on November 7th 2009, you’ll be organizing the Stone Cat Marathon ...

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New marathon in Stillwater, Minnesota

February 14, 2009 07:04   News

The inaugural Stillwater Marathon will be held  in the historic river town of Stillwater, Minnesota (USA) on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 7 AM. Stillwater is located 30 minutes east from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. ...

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Why is the marathon distance set to 42.195 km?

February 13, 2009 20:09   History

The official distance for a marathon is 42.195 km. But why is it so? Most of the non marathon runners I ask the question answer that this weird number must be due to the conversion from imperial units to the metric system (or the other way round). It is not. The distance in miles is 26 miles and 385 ...

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