Road-running: Comrades brings international conference to Durban

2012-05-18 00:00

IN a first for South Africa and the continent, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has brought home the rights to host the 20th Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (Aims) Congress in Durban in May 2014.

The goal of Aims is to foster and promote distance running throughout the world, to work with the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) on all matters relating to international road races and to exchange information, knowledge and expertise with members of the association.

Held every two years, the Aims congress brings together leading organisers of road-running in a selected host country for four days of workshops, seminars and interaction. The delegates have the opportunity to share their experiences, challenges and possibilities and pave the way for greater interaction and collaboration.

Delegates from 60 countries were represented at this year’s 19th Aims gathering in the Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague in the past week.

CMA chairperson Peter Proctor and general manager Gary Boshoff were among the bidding hosts for the prestigious Aims congress in 2014.

“This is a huge coup …,” said Boshoff. “The convergence of these delegates from all over the world on Durban will undoubtedly boost the profile of this beautiful city and set the pace for renewed interest in its tourism and other business prospects.”

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.