For the fifth consecutive year Lattelecom Riga Marathon will take place under the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Bronze Label. Lattelecom Riga Marathon still holds its position as the only race in Northern Europe and one of only 55 races globally to receive this prestigious award.
Each year IAAF is awarding the leading road races in the world to enhance quality of the races. The award is based on a wide range of criteria; including technical requirements to secure health and safety of participants, achieve high results, certain media and promotion requirements and many more.
We fulfilled IAAF label criteria for first time already in 2011. This year IAAF with the Road Race label awarded only 55 marathons around the world, among them Tokyo marathon, Roma marathon, Paris marathon, Prague marathon and half-marathon, London marathon, Boston marathon, Berlin marathon, Amsterdam marathon, Venice marathon and more.
List of races with IAAF label for first half of the year 2016: