The first Tashkent International Half Marathon is scheduled for March 24. Officials of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) are now in Tashkent measuring the route for the half marathon.
"Certain requirements and standards are to be met to hold a world class marathon: in terms of length of the route, its condition, organizational quality, athletes’ safety and other factors. Subject to all conditions reached, the International Association of Athletics Federations issues a Label giving the right to host a marathon".
Tashkent is also expected to host the famous Shanghai Marathon this year.