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5 Things You Need To Know About SCSM Virtual Racing series

There is a new virtual racing series in (virtual) town, and we want you and your running shoes to get competing again. In lieu of the live Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) race, a 15-week virtual racing series has been…

Taipei Marathon ballot opens for registration

“Dare to breathe” reads the slogan for the 2020 Taipei Marathon which will be held in the popular city in Taiwan on 20th December in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Taipei City Government has opened the call for online…

Paris Marathon Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Resurgence

The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, originally planned on April 5, was postponed to November 15 when Europe experienced the first wave of COVID-19. Last night, organiser Amaury Sport Organisation decided to cancel the marathon as France faces a resurgence…

2020 London Marathon For Elites Only, 2021 Edition Moved to Autumn

Both Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and world record holder Brigid Kosgei will lead the elite men’s and women’s race respectively at the 40th London Marathon on 4 October 2020. The Elite races for wheelchair athletes will also take place as the…

In History: First Women’s Olympic Marathon Aug 5th, 1984

It has been 36 years since the inaugural women’s Olympic marathon was held in Los Angeles on August 5, 1984. In the historical race, fifty women lined up for the 42.2km run and American Joan Benoit-Samuelson took the win in…

Olympic Qualification for Marathon Runners and Race Walkers Can Recommence from 1 Sept

World Athletics have announced from 1 September, runners and race walkers will be able to participate in pre-identified, advertised and authorised races to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The lift of the suspension is due to concerns over the…

Join The Biggest Half Marathon In History with World Athletics

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic claiming another victim in the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland, the governing body has launched a new virtual half marathon race on October 17. On the same day as the world’s elite runners competing…

Garmin Connect Outage Still Unresolved After 24 Hours

It has been more than 24 hours since the first Garmin outage was reported, and it seems that some issues have yet to be resolved. Initially, some media sites reported the global website, production lines and Garmin Connect to experience…

UK Govt Released New Guidelines on Mass Participation Races

The UK government announced that physical activity and participation events can resume in England from 11 July, and sports facilities and outside pools can re-open from 25 July. Up until now, there has been a great deal of speculation over…

Free Qualifying Runs for Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2021

Trail runners look forward to running at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) every August. However, this year’s race has been cancelled due to COVID-19. UTMB consists of races many distance categories. With the popularity of trail running on…