Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester's Marathon Gets an Official Seal of Recognition ; ATHLETICS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Manchester's Marathon Gets an Official Seal of Recognition ; ATHLETICS

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ORGANISERS of this month's ASIcS Greater Manchester Marathon are celebrating already after the famous race secured global recognition.

Regarded as the 'flattest, fastest and friendliest' marathon in the UK and twice winner of the 'UK's best marathon', Manchester's 26 miler has now been upgraded by the official body for marathons and long distance races.

The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races is a network of over 400 top races in more than 120 countries.

It works alongside the sport's official governing body, raising the profile of their portfolio of events and opening up the possibility of attracting more overseas athletes to the city.

This year's GMM on April 10 is the 40th anniversary edition and could see upto 15,000 runners pounding the roads of west and south Manchester. …

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