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Il numero di corridori è aumentato in modo esponenziale nell'ultimo decennio. Stimiamo che ogni anno 50 milioni di corridori partecipano alle gare a lunga distanza. Sono disponibili diverse migliaia di gare e notiamo una crescita specialmente in Cina, India e Russia. Oltre alle tipiche maratone in città, sono sempre più popolari le gare a tema, come le color run e le gare trail e nella natura.

World's Marathons è stato fondato nel 2015 in Svezia. Oggi la nostra squadra lavora da tutto il mondo, con membri da Malmö, Stoccolma, Amsterdam, Lisbona e Giamaica. Il sito beta è stato avviato a inizio 2016 e oggi implementiamo nuove funzioni ogni settimana.

La vision di worldsmarathons.com è di diventare il più importante servizio globale di eventi sportivi. La nostra passione è di stimolare l'innovazione e offrire un servizio di alto livello per atleti e organizzatori di gare.

World's Marathons è stato selezionato nel 2016 per aderire al programma di accelerazione STING ed è attualmente un membro di SUP46, uno degli hub di startup più importanti d'Europa con sede a Stoccolma, in Svezia.

In breve

  • Anno di avvio: 2016
  • Sedi: Stoccolma, Malmö, Amsterdam, Lisbona, Prague, Berlin

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ANNOUNCEMENT: World’s Marathons and Ahotu join forces

World’s Sports Group AB, with World’s Marathons in its portfolio, and Ahotu Marathons, has agreed to merge the two companies and creating the world’s largest online platform for long distance racing.

World’s Sports Group AB, which runs Worldsmarathons.com since 2016, is a global company headquartered in Sweden. Its platform helps runners to explore and buy tickets for running events worldwide. In addition, race organizers are given the opportunity to promote their events to new segments of runners. More than 80% of all tickets sold at Worldsmarathons.com, are to international runners located in a different country than the actual event.

By merging our platforms and businesses, we will be able to offer both runners and race organizers new unique services and a splendid user experience, says Charlotte Melchert, CEO of World’s Sports Group. When combining Ahotu’s rich content and World’s Marathon’s advanced digital solutions, it will become a lot easier for runners to find and sign up for their next running challenge, Charlotte concludes.

In 2008, the French ultra-marathon runner Jean-Loup Fenaux founded Ahotu Marathons. Ahotu Marathons grew rapidly and is, since many years, the leading global online running event calendar, providing runners with up-to-date information to about 60,000 events worldwide.

I'm very happy to join the team of World’s Marathons, as we share the same ideals of serving endurance athletes from all over the world, regardless of their country of origin or preferred type of races, says Jean-Loup Fenaux. Together we'll be able to unite runners and organizers on a larger scale, Jean Loup concludes.

Combined, Worldsmarathons.com and Ahotu reach 1 million runners per month, which makes us one of the most powerful global channels within endurance sports. However, we just started our journey, and our common goal is to grow significantly going forward, says Charlotte Melchert.

About World’s Marathons: World’s Marathons offers organizers two main solutions: Firstly the advanced booking system Race Office™; secondly outstanding international reach through the marketplace World’s Marathons.com with integrated marketing services.

About Ahotu Marathons: Ahotu Marathons is an online marathon calendar, which helps endurance runners from all over the world find their next race: half marathons, marathons, ultra marathons or multi day races. Whether you are a trail running fan or a star of the road, you'll definitely find your next race in Ahotu’s comprehensive event calendar.

Contact Details:
Charlotte Melchert
charlotte@worldsmarathons.com

Jean-Loup Fenaux
jean-loup@worldsmarathons.com

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