When you finish the Vic Falls Marathon, and Half Marathon, it’s nice to know that you have run the REAL distance… as can be seen from the attached measurement certificates. Not all races are AIMS / IAAF certified, in fact many are not, in Africa and around the world (you should ask, or check – you are paying good money, and burning plenty calories!… for an event that could easily be short, or long, sometimes by as much as 2 km!).
So, if you get a PB on this event, and our other event (Kilimanjaro Marathon) you can be assured the distance is right, as is the timing. Makes it all worthwhile for the social runners, and of course for the real athletes, they can use these times – officially – to attract sponsors , qualify for the National Teams, Olympics etc.