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AIMS Kadınlar Komitesi Kuruldu / AIMS Women’s Commission Confirmed

AIMS Kadınlar Komitesi Kuruldu

10 Mart 2019 Pazar günü yapılan ve sadece kadınların katıldığı dünyanın en büyük maratonu olan Japonya Nagoya Kadınlar Maratonu (22.000 kadın koşucu) ile aynı zamana denk gelen Dünya Kadınlar Günü, AIMS Başkan Yardımcısı Martha Morales ve Başkan Paco Borao tarafından 8 Mart 2019’da Nagoya’da başlatılan bir dünya kadın koşu hareketi olan ‘AIMS Kadınlar Komitesi”nin kuruluşu onaylandı. 11 kişilik komite şu isimlerden oluşuyor.

Martha Morales (Mexico) – AIMS Vice President
Paco Borao (Spain) – AIMS President
Dagmawit Amare (Ethiopia) – Strategic & Innovations Manager, Great Ethiopian Run
Inna Chernoblavskaya (Russia) – Head of International Department, Moscow Marathon
Stacey Conley (USA) – Athlete, Advocate, Past-President, Conley Sports Productions
Renna Nelis (Estonia) – AIMS PR Manager for Estonia & General Manager & Competitons Organiser, Tallinn Marathon
Tetsuya ‘Teddy’ Okamura (Japan) – AIMS Board Member
Alessandra Ramella Pairin (Italy) – AIMS Continental PR Manager for Europe
Maria Polyzou (Greece) – Legendary athlete, author and speaker
Václav Skřivánek (Czechia) – AIMS Board Member
Shirley Yang (China) – AIMS PR Manager for China

Founding Members of ‘AIMS Women’s Commission’ are Confirmed

Association of International Marathons and Distance Races <gordon@prexcellence.com>22.03.2019 To:maratonturk@hotmail.com

For immediate release: Friday 22 March 2019
FOUNDING MEMBERS OF ‘AIMS WOMEN’S COMMISSION’ ARE
CONFIRMED 

AIMS seeking to empower women around the world through the
sport of running 
The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is proud to confirm the founding members of the ‘AIMS Women’s Commission’, a world women’s running movement which was launched by AIMS Vice President Martha Morales and President Paco Borao on 8 March
2019 in Nagoya, Japan to coincide with International Women’s Day and the AIMS Member and the world’s largest marathon for women (22,000
runners), the Nagoya Women’s Marathon (Sunday 10 March 2019).
 
On Sunday 10 March 2019, the ‘AIMS Women’s Commission’ presented
Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Namibia’s Helalia Johannes with
the first ‘AIMS Inspirational Woman Award’ after her victory in the
Nagoya Women’s Marathon.
 
The founding members of the ‘AIMS Women’s Commission’ bring decades of experience in the sport of running and in working to promote female
participation and empowerment around the world.   

The Commission is led by AIMS Vice President Martha Morales.

The founding members of the ‘AIMS Women’s Commission’ are:

Martha Morales – AIMS Vice President, a position she was elected to in 2010 at the 18thWorld Congress of AIMS. Martha has been in charge of
developing AIMS Children’s Series bringing sport and promoting health
to young people in challenging circumstances around the world.  Martha is a race official for the BMW Tangamanga International Marathon in
Mexico. She is also an active marathon runner and lawyer.

Paco Borao – AIMS President. Paco was elected President at the 18th 
World Congress of AIMS. Paco Borao is President of Correcaminos de
Valencia, which organises the Marathon and Half Marathon in Valencia. A race, under Paco’s guidance, that has created history by staging several world record performances. Under Paco’s leadership, AIMS has seen
substantial membership growth and is now the largest and most diverse marathon and distance race organisation in the world covering 460 races in 115 counties and territories.
 
Dagmawit Amare – Strategic & Innovations Manager, Great Ethiopian Run. Dagmawit has worked with the Great Ethiopian Run for 15 years,
staging more than 130 mass participation races throughout Ethiopia
including the ‘Women First 5k’, one of the largest women-only races in
the world with 13,000 participants in 2019. Damatwit has pioneered
utilising women’s running to raise important social matters for women in Africa.

Inna Chernoblavskaya – Head of International Department, Moscow Marathon. Inna has engaged with government agencies, the Russian
Olympic Committee, the Russian Athletic Federation and national
anti-doping agency RUSADA to develop athletics in Russia. She has
managed the reception of the Marathon Flame in Omsk in 2010 and the
AIMS Board meeting in Moscow during the 2013 World Championships in Athletics.
 
Stacey Conley – Athlete, Advocate, Past-President, Conley Sports
Productions. As President of Conley Sports Productions, she was the
Assistant Race Director of the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon (USA)
for nearly 20 years. Stacey’s work as an advocate for women’s
participation in the Austin Marathon and related events has seen an
increase of 55% in women’s participation.

Renna Nelis – AIMS PR Manager for Estonia & General Manager &
Competitons Organiser, Tallinn Marathon. Renna has worked with the Tallinn Marathon since 2000. Renna has worked with a women-only
event in Tallinn which attracts 15,000 runners – more than 2% of the
national female population. Renna is recognised and highly regarded as a pioneer for women’s athletics in Northern Europe.

Tetsuya ‘Teddy’ Okamura – AIMS Board Member. Teddy was elected to the AIMS Board at the 22nd World Congress of AIMS in 2018. Teddy is
Race Director of the Nagoya Women’s Marathon in Japan, the largest
women’s marathon in the world. He is Sporting Event Producer with
Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd one of the world’s most prominent media
companies. Teddy lectures in Sociology, Mass Communication,
Environmental Studies and Tourism. Teddy is also AIMS Continental
PR Manager for Asia. 
 
Alessandra Ramella Pairin – AIMS Continental PR Manager for
Europe. Alessandra brings years of experience in working in
communication and global sports. As well as athletics where she is a
prominent and highly respected person, she has worked in Alpine Ski
World Championships and World Cups, Winter Olympics (Turin, 2006). In Athletics, she has worked in the organization of some of the most
important running events in Italy both in private clubs (Turin Marathon 2001-2015) and with the Italian Athletics Federation. Alessandra also
pioneered event media coverage utilising drone technology in Italian
sport.

Maria Polyzou – Legendary athlete, author and speaker. Maria was
the first female Greek runner to compete in an Olympic Marathon, in
Atlanta (1996). She was the Greek champion for 20 consecutive years and remains to date the Greek record holder with a time of 2:33.40. In 2010,
to celebrate 2,500 years since the Battle of Marathon, Maria became the
first woman in history to complete the ‘Pheidippides Feat’ by running the 520km from Athens to Sparta and back to Marathon over six days. 
She is the author of the “Spirit and Body: The Timeline of a Feat of 524
km” and has delivered dozens of lectures on the values of sport and of
the Marathon.
 
Václav Skřivánek – AIMS Board Member. Václav is the Race Director of RunCzech Running League events (7 IAAF Road Race Gold Labels)
including the Volkswagen Prague Marathon in Czechia. Václav is highly
qualified in academic and practical spheres of information science.

Shirley Yang – AIMS PR Manager for China. Shirley has taken on the
role of developing social activities for the Chinese Athletic Association
(CAA). She was responsible for organising and marketing of the Marathon movement in China which has seen phenomenal growth:  In 2011 there
were 22 Marathon races in China. This reached 328 in 2016, 1,102 in 2017 (an increase of over 335% year on year), and 1,581 in 2018, 70 times the
amount in 2011. Over 5.8 million runners competed in these events in
2018. Shirley is also the member of Beijing Marathon organising
committee (11-years holding an IAAF Road Race Gold Label), which has
the longest history of the marathon in China.
 
The AIMS Women’s Commission has been created in support of goal 5 in
the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development: “Achieve
gender equality and empower all women and girls.”

The AIMS Women’s Commission has been founded with the following objectives:
To give women the biggest health platform through the sport of runningTo empower women through the sport of runningTo improve women´s participation in distance running events throughout the worldTo create the largest women´s world running movementTo be the
primary source of information about distance running for womenTo link female runners all around the worldTo create & action women´s social
projectsFor more information about AIMS visit – www.aims-worldrunning.org  

For more information about the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda of
Sustainable Development visit – https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/

Martha Morales – AIMS Vice President
Paco Borao – AIMS President
Dagmawit Amare – Strategic & Innovations Manager, Great Ethiopian Run
Inna Chernoblavskaya – Head of International Department, Moscow Marathon
Stacey Conley – Athlete, Advocate, Past-President, Conley Sports Productions
Renna Nelis – AIMS PR Manager for Estonia & General Manager & Competitons Organiser, Tallinn Marathon
Tetsuya ‘Teddy’ Okamura – AIMS Board Member
Alessandra Ramella Pairin – AIMS Continental PR Manager for Europe
Maria Polyzou – Legendary athlete, author and speaker
Václav Skřivánek – AIMS Board Member
Shirley Yang – AIMS PR Manager for China

About AIMS

AIMS is a member based organisation and since being established in 1982 has grown to a membership of more than 460 of the world’s leading distance races, from over 115 countries and territories. AIMS Members come from every continent on the planet and include the Athens Marathon, The Authentic formed on the legend of Pheidippides, the Greek soldier-runner who ran from the town of Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to announce the Persians had been defeated in the ‘Battle of Marathon’. Other AIMS members include many of the world’s greatest distance races in history such as the Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Comrades, New York, Paris & Tokyo Marathons. The three key objectives of AIMS are:
 To foster and promote distance running throughout the worldTo work with the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) on all matters relating to international road races. To exchange information, knowledge and expertise among members of the associationFor further information on AIMS please visit:  www.AIMS-worldrunning.org.

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