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MARATHON MISSION

LONDON 2017 IS WELL ON THE ROAD TO ORGANISING MEMORABLE OUT-OF-STADIA RACES

STAGING the marathon races is one of London 2017’s biggest challenges by far. They will not have to deal with the huge number of runners the annual London Marathon in April handles, but there are two championship marathons in one day held on a relatively short central London circuit at the height of summer.

Such are the complexities of putting the event on, London 2017 has dealt with 16 different authorities for the Tower Bridge area alone. That part of the capital is an iconic section which marks the halfway point in April’s London Marathon but for the IAAF World Championships it will provide a stunning backdrop for the start and finish of each race.

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About AW – Athletics Weekly Magazine

SPOTLIGHT 14 LONDON 2017 AW gets a sneak peek at preparations for next year’s World Championships – 13-page update 28 FAITH KIPYEGON Steven Mills profiles the Olympic 1500m champion ACTION 40 CROSS CHALLENGE Andy Vernon and Pippa Woolven take senior victories at Milton Keynes in series opener 46 MASTERS INTERNATIONAL Claire Martin inspires England veterans to victory in the five-way home nations tie PERFORMANCE 34 Sports science news 36 ‘Keep it simple’, urges Ross Murray 38 Products – the best sports gloves TALKING POINT 30 Mike Dagg-Jenden lays out the case for the best GB athletes of all time NEWS 6 Tributes pour in for AFD girls 8 Chris Thompson has new focus RESULTS 50 Results round-up REGULARS 32 Young Athlete 61 Quiz – test your knowledge 62 Dip Finish