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Association of International Marathons and Distance Races

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AIMS is a member-based organization of more than 400 of the world’s leading distance races, from over 100 countries and territories. Our objectives are:

  • to foster and promote distance running throughout the world.
  • to work with the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) on all matters relating to international road races
  • to exchange information, knowledge and expertise among members of the association

Latest news


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Medal Laser Partner announced

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IIRM medical conferences

Talks in South Africa and USA

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AIMS Children’s Series

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Latest race results

Beijing Marathon, China

Sun 17 September 2017

39.8841 116.426

26-year-old Salah-Eddine Bounasr overcame a quality field for a surprise win writes Vincent Wu. “It was a little bit hot today [but] I came here for the win,” he said. Temperatures ranged up to 24C. A leading pack of 13 runners including defending champion Mekuant Ayenew and 2014 winner Girmay Birhanu held together beyond halfway but at about 24km the group began to thin out with several changes of pace. By 32km only four were left, including Birhanu, Kenya’s Stephen Kwelio Chemlany, Bounasr and his countryman Zakaria Boudad. Birhanu began to pull away after 36km and by 38km he led by five seconds. Bounasr caught him at 40km and went away for the win.

The women’s leader also changed several times in the second half but Beyene held firm and ran away to a convincing win in her second fastest time ever.

Rahma Tusa had led through the first half but slowed gradually before being caught by Beyene and Rebecca Chesir as they approached 28km. Beyene continued apace and a kilometre later had broken away from the other two.

1 Salah Eddine BOUNASR MAR 2:11:18
2 Girmay Birhanu GEBRU ETH 2:11:26
3 Stephen Kwelio CHEMLANY KEN 2:11:50
4 Zakaria BOUDAD MAR 2:12:52
5 Oleksandr SITKOVSKYI UKR 2:13:36
1 Melesech Tsegaye BEYENE ETH 2:27:44
2 Rebecca Kangogo CHESIR KEN 2:30:31
3 Rahma Tusa CHOTA ETH 2:33:22
4 Sana ACHAHBAR MAR 2:40:51
5 Yinli HE CHN 2:42:53

20th International WACHAUmarathon, Austria

Sun 17 September 2017

48.1093 16.298
1 Wolfgang WALLNER AUT 2:32:23
2 Mario STURMLECHNER AUT 2:41:01
3 Robert GLASER AUT 2:43:03
4 Gael PLANES SUI 2:45:18
5 Heimo STREITH AUT 2:48:14
1 Cornelia KRAPFENBAUER AUT 3:01:18
2 Verena LEITNER AUT 3:06:05
3 Veronika LIMBERGER AUT 3:06:37
4 Diana KLUSOCZKI KOS 3:12:49
5 Monika WINKLER AUT 3:15:03

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Cover: Great Wall Marathon, China (Photo: Albatros Travel)