Tromsø Midnight Sun Marathon is the northernmost Association of International Marathons and Distance Races certified marathon in the world. The Midnight Sun Marathon is hosted annually by the Norwegian city of Tromsø in June each year.
The Tokyo International Marathon was a marathon for male elite runners held in Tokyo, Japan, from 1980 until 2006. It actually consisted of two marathons - the Tokyo International Marathon which took place on even years, and Tokyo - New York Friendship International Marathon which took place on odd years. In the inaugural year, 1981, both marathons took place.
The Istanbul Marathon (full name Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon; is an international athletics event organized by the metropolitan municipality in Istanbul, Turkey, every year on a Sunday in October since 1979. The course is asphalt, mostly flat and is free of traffic. It is the only course in the world where the marathon includes two continents, Asia and Europe, in one race.
The Toronto Marathon, held annually in October, is a race from Mel Lastman Square, in the north end of Toronto, to Queen's Park. The race was initially called the Canadian International Marathon, and was first held in 1995 under its current organizer. The origins of the event trace back to 1977. In 2003, its name was changed to the Toronto Marathon. In 2008, it was again renamed for a new primary sponsor, GoodLife Fitness.
The Paris International Marathon is an annual marathon which takes place from the Champs-Élysées heading towards the Place de la Concorde and continuing through the city to finish at Foch Avenue. Along with the Berlin Marathon and the London Marathon, it is one of the most popular long-distance annual running events in Europe.
The Berlin Marathon is a major running and sporting event held annually in Berlin, Germany. The official marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers is set up as a city-wide road race where professional athletes and amateur sportsmen jointly participate. First initiated in 1974 the event traditionally takes place on the last weekend in September.
The Maratón de Buenos Aires is an annual marathon foot-race which takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the Southern Hemisphere's Spring, usually in October. The 21st edition of the Buenos Aires Marathon started on October 9, 2005 at 7:30 at the 9 de Julio Avenue and Córdoba Avenue in the Recoleta neighbourhood, being the start also the ending point after the 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards) of the classic race.
The Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship, held in Fukuoka, Japan, is an international men's marathon race established in 1947. It is usually held on the first Sunday in December. The reigning Fukuoka Marathon champion is Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia. His time of 2:06:10 in the 2008 edition broke the course record of 2:06:39 set by Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya in 2007.
Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor (b. January 12, 1925 in Glendale, California) is an American television actress. She is best-known for her comic performance as Harriet Oleson from 1974 to 1983 on the NBC television series Little House on the Prairie. Mrs. Oleson was at the same time both onerous and endearing to children and adults alike, as audiences watched her character practice self-aggrandizement, usually to her own detriment.
In 1914 the United Kingdom re-established diplomatic relations with the Holy See after a 380-year break that began in 1534. Britain's envoy was upgraded to ambassadorial rank in 1982. Until then, the diplomatic representative of the United Kingdom had the rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. The UK kept an "unofficial official" in Rome from the mid-nineteenth century as a representative to the Papal States.