AIMS works in partnership with Asics in order
to recognise the achievements of distance runners. The
AIMS/ASICS Athlete of the Year
Awards were founded in 1992 and are
decided each year by way of a nomination process involving AIMS member races.
The membership totals over320races in over 95 countries & territories covering
every continent of the world. A male and female winner are recognised each year
for their outstanding athletic achievement and as ambassadors for their sport
and country. The award is sponsored by the ASICS sports company and each winner
is awarded a golden ASICS shoe.
The AIMS World
Fastest Time Award is made to any runner who breaks the world record in
the marathon or half marathon. AIMS criteria were adopted by the IAAF to
officially recognise World Records on the road from 1 January 2004, as
prescribed by IAAF rule 260.28 <read>
These awards started from 1988, the first being made to Belayneh Dinsamo (ETH).
At the same time Ingrid Kristiansen's then existing record of 2:21:06, set on 21
April 1985 in the London Marathon, was recognised as the female equivalent time
For further information, please contact:
Director of Public Relations
Association of International Marathons & Road Races
PMPR, Windsor House, 15 Kirklee Terrace,
Fax: 44-141-357 2516