Among its 400-strong membership, spread through 100 countries and territories of the world, AIMS has historically benefitted from the close relations it has developed with some of the people who represent its member races. These are people who may never have put themselves forward for elected positions but who have taken a deep interest in the Association and the purposes it serves. AIMS wishes to acknowledge their continuing contribution by recognising their role as “ambassadors”.
Rodolfo Eichler (BRA) has been an IAAF/AIMS “A” measurer since 1985, and was official road events measurer for the Rio Pan American Games 2007, the IAAF Rio Half Marathon World Championship 2008, and the South American Area Championships courses (Asunción, Caracas, Santiago and Medellin). He has also worked as an IAAF ICRO at the IAAF World Road Running Championship in Debrecen (HUN) in 2006 and the Rio de Janeiro and Birmingham World Half Marathon Championship in 2008 and 2009. He has conducted IAAF Measurement workshops for CBAT in São Paulo 2005 and Salvador 2007, and in Santiago (CHI) in 2010 and 2013. He has been Technical Delegate for CONSUDATLE in South America Area Championships events and Technical Director for many AIMS Marathon and Half Marathon members in Brazil and South America for the past 8 years.
Rachid Ben Meziane
Mr. Rachid Ben Meziane (MAR) is a former marathon runner, and is CEO of 2 CRAS Sports Management. He was elite athlete co-ordinator for the Utrecht Singelloop 10km in 2010 when Leonard Komon set the road 10km World Record of 26:44. He also arranges elite fields for the Valencia Marathon, the Athens Classic Marathon and the Utrecht and Leiden Marathons. He is the promotor of several road races in Morocco and other North African countries, including the Marathon International De Marrakech, the RAHAL Running Morocco Series (with elite races in several cities, including the RAHAL Casablanca 10km). He has also been involved in a running project in Libya comprising several events, each with participation of both male and female foreign athletes.
Henryk Paskal (POL) was a marathon runner with a career best of 2:18:14 in 1978. He won the Warsaw Marathon in 1975. His background was as a physical education teacher (MA) and coach education: M.A. in Physical Education, major in teacher and coach. He has since served as a member of the Polish Athletic Federation (1992–2000) and on its Cross-Country and Road Races Committee as vice-chairman (1988–91) and as Chairman (1992–2000). He was vice-president of the Polish Running Association from 1995-2005, and has been President since 2006. He has been race director of the Pila Half Marathon since 1991, the race becoming a member of AIMS in 1992. He has actively sought out opportunities for Polish races to exchange ideas and experience with foreign events, and promoted “Sports for all” events to encourage a healthy lifestyle in Poland.
Inna Chernoblavskaya (RUS) is external relations manager at the Siberian International Marathon and the Siberian Ice Half Marathon (one of the most climatically extreme races in the world) in Omsk. She speaks Russian, English, Spanish and Hebrew fluently. Her area of expertise, in which she has been working for 13 years, is sports management and tourism. In doing so she has engaged closely with government agencies, the Russian Olympic Committee and the Russian Athletic Federation. She managed the reception of the Marathon Flame in Omsk in 2010 and the AIMS Board meeting in Moscow during the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. Her academic qualifications are a BA in Education Systems Administration and an M.Sc. in Mathematics and Informatics.