Candidates Announced for Inaugural AIMS Best Marathon Award
Candidates Announced for the Inaugural AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award
The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is delighted to announce the candidates for the inaugural AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award. The winners will be declared and awarded during the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Gala in Athens on the night of Friday 8 November 2013.
The candidates are (in male and female categories, each in alphabetical order):
Stephen Kiprotich (UGA)
London Marathon April 2013: 6th in 2:08:05
World Championships Marathon in August 2013: 1st in 2:09:51
London Marathon April 2013: 5th in 2:07:47;
Berlin Marathon Sept 2013: 1st in 2:03:23 - World Record
Priscah Jeptoo (KEN)
London Marathon April 2013: 1st in 2:20:15 (2013 world lead); did not contest World Championships
[At Half Marathon: 2nd in RAK in 1:06:11; 1st in Great North Run (30m drop, point-to-point course) in 1:05:45]
London Marathon April 2013: 2nd in 2:21:32 (ranked 4th in 2013 to date)
World Championships Marathon in August 2013: 1st in 2:25:44
Candidates will be voted for by full members of AIMS. The voting period opened on 10 October and continues until 1 November. The winners in both male and female categories will be declared and awarded at the AIMS Gala in Athens on 8 November 2013.
The purpose of the BMR Award Gala is to:
I. Announce and honour
the best male and female Marathon runners of the year
through the AIMS BEST MARATHON RUNNER (BMR)
II. Recognise and honour exceptional Marathon figureheads and personalities for their contribution to the development of the Marathon movement.
III. Publicise and promote the best practice and initiatives of AIMS members (350+ race organizers) through the establishment of special environmental and social awards.
IV. Enhance the role, programs and services of AIMS.