On September 9, 2018, The Association of International Marathons & Distance Races (AIMS) presented Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) Director, Rick Nealis, with the AIMS Medal Award 2018 at the 22nd AIMS World Congress in Tallinn, Estonia. The award recognizes the MCM as having presented the best finisher medal.
This major accomplishment showcases the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) featuring the Eagle, Globe and Anchor medal, which reflects the symbol of the United States Marine Corps. Each MCM finisher receives the medal from a U.S. Marine at event finish line located at The United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA.
The AIMS Medal Award 2018 was based on a range of innovative ideas and highlighted qualities. Corbin Stewart, MCMO Graphics Coordinator who designed the award winning medal shares, “The Marine Corps Marathon medal reflects Marine Corps heritage, our great nation’s patriotism and the legacy of the Marine Corps Marathon. Together these elements express the uplifting spirit of the event in a modern design.”