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Project recording runners stopped. A legacy database has been left here with marathons in Australia 1906-2015.

Marathon running's changed in the last few years. It's changed from being about competing in a marathon event to completing the marathon distance. Nearly all of the 55 new marathons in 2016 - more marathons then existed 4 years previous - were created specifically for people to inflate the number of times they completed the distance. In the era of GPS you can complete the distance pretty much anywhere in anytime so there seems little point recording runners - their finish place and time - if they're not competing. MP

"Too many poor types get an easy ego-gratification by plodding in poor form and style over the marathon distance in what amounts to really poor times and performances that tend to make a burlesque of one of the toughest events in any sport any person can compete in." Cerutty

About is principally a register of marathon running in Australia. The website contains statistics for 4,000 races and 3,000,000 performances spanning from 1906 to 2016. Thank you to significant contributors:

Bob Braid
Bronwyn Calver
Kevin Cassidy
Linda Christison
Dave Cundy
Brendan Davies
Geoff Duffell
Stephen Dunn
Bob Fickel
David Foskey
Ken Fraser
Michael Gentle
Mark Gibson
Michael Grech
Bruce Hargreaves
Brad Henderson
Ian Hill
Ray James
Kerri Jewell
Doug Kewley
Phil Lear
Kelvin Marshall
Gary Mayor
Melbourne Marathon Spartans
Stephen Mifsud
Andy Milroy
Steven Taylor
Trevor Vincent
Maureen Wilson
Ken Young

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