Marathon-Photos.com has become the photo partner of AIMS.  Having been a supporting partner of the distance running organisation since 2001, Managing Director Francis Kay said it was an honour to become further connected.

 

“AIMS is such an important organisation.  It means that runners in member events can be certain of an accurately measured course and that their event meets high organisation and safety standards.

 

“It’s interesting to see how much membership has grown over the years we have been involved and how many countries are now represented in AIMS. 

“We are proud to be the official photographer for many AIMS member marathons,” he said.

 

AIMS delegates have just held their 20th world congress in Durban, South Africa – the first time a congress has been held on African soil. The final event on the calendar is always the host member’s race.  This time is was the world’s largest ultra-marathon, Comrades.

 

The first Comrades Marathon took place on 24th May 1921, Empire Day, starting outside the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg with 34 runners. It has continued since then every year with the exception of the war years 1941-1945, with the direction alternating each year between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the so called up and down runs.

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