Observant readers will notice a change in the Patron logo carried (bottom right) by this Newsletter. The former joint patron OPAP, after privatisation, was unable to extend the agreement with AIMS but the current terms according to which AIMS is headquartered in Athens remain the same.

An extremely close relationship has developed between AIMS and the various levels of civic and sporting organizations in Greece, and particularly the region of Attica, including that with our member Athens Marathon The Authentic, organised by the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS). Co-operation has centred upon the significance of the world marathon movement as it exists today and the historical birthplace of the marathon — in both legend and fact.

Japan Celebrates

On 1 December R-bies Inc celebrated its 40th Anniversary, hosting a party for 600 in Tokyo's fashionable Shibuya district. R-bies is a company that has played the leading role in the growth and development of the Japanese running movement.
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Forthcoming AIMS Events

Week ending 26 Jan: 7 events
Week ending 01 Feb: 3 events
Week ending 08 Feb: 2 events
Week ending 15 Feb: 8 events
Week ending 22 Feb: 5 events
Week ending 01 Mar: 8 events
Rest of March 2015: 29 events

Race Expos Coming Up

13 Feb: Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon
15 Feb: Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon
22 Feb: Maraton de Sevilla
22 Feb: Maritzburg Marathon
27 Feb: Tel Aviv Marathon
01 Mar: World's Best 10km
01 Mar: Maraton Int'l Lala
08 Mar: Semi Marathon de Paris
08 Mar: 261 Women's Marathon
13 Mar: Jerusalem Marathon & Half
15 Mar: Zurich Marato de Barcelona
22 Mar: Maratona di Roma
22 Mar: EDP Lisbon Half Marathon
28 Mar: Sportissimo Prague Half Marathon
29 Mar: ASICS Medio Maraton Villa de Madrid
29 Mar: Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon
29 Mar: Novi Sad Half Marathon
29 Mar: CSOB Bratislava Marathon

IMPORTANT: When sending material to any of the above expos please ensure that it arrives during the week of the race, so that the host organisation can minimize the need for storage.

Dates to Avoid

The IAAF has fixed the dates of their forthcoming championship races as indicated below. Members are strongly urged to avoid scheduling their races on the dates listed:

28 Mar 2015

IAAF World Half Cross-Country Championships, Guiylan (CHN)

22-30 August 2015

IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Beijing (CHN)

26 Mar 2016

IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff (GBR)

August 2017

IAAF World Championships in Athletics, London (GBR)


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