Response from Xtra Mile Events to AUKCM statement:
Xtra Mile Events, organisers of the Greater Manchester Marathon would like to respond to the statement issued by AUKCM.
Responsibility for measuring of the length of the course in 2013, 2014 and 2015 laid with AUKCM, and we relied on AUKCM certification in holding the race over the specified distance. It has been confirmed that the course was measured incorrectly most likely due to a calibration issue. AUKCM have agreed that the course was the same as had been certified.
Xtra Mile Events understand the anguish and huge disappointment this creates, and want to assure our runners that we share the upset and emotion from the AUKCM news regarding the race distance.
The 2016 Greater Manchester Marathon was not affected as it took place using a new course which is fully IAAF/AIMS certified.
EVENT REVIEW 2016
The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon took place in Trafford yesterday Sunday 10th April 2016 and it delivered a day of sporting greatness, lively entertainment, inspirational stories and fantastic athletics performances.
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