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London Marathoner from Sierra Leone still missing

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Woman runs a 2:46:20, then disappears and misses flight home.

Mami Konneh Lahun, who was the 20th woman to finish the London Marathon on Sunday, did not fly home to Sierra Leone on Monday as scheduled, the BBC reports.  And in a confusing and contradictory series of events, the Metropolitan Police in London, who earlier stated she had returned to a residence ... 

Boston tragedy inspires acts of kindness

By Alison Wade on in News
People helped each other in many ways after bombings at Boston Marathon

Out of the terror and tragedy at last year’s Boston Marathon bombings came many stories of people helping others. Some were stories of heroism and bravery, but there were also stories of those who helped in a more subtle way. Their acts of kindness were often relatively small, food, use ... 

Marathon Exhibit Opens in Boston

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On the year anniversary of the Boston bombings, “Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial” exhibition has opened at the Boston Public Library.

Mementos left in Copley Square and on Boylston Street after the Boston Marathon bombings have been collected into an exhibit at the Boston Public Library. The exhibit opened April 7, almost a year after the blasts near the race's finish line. Continue reading

London Marathon 2014 round-up

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Everything from Mo to Virgin Money and more...

Sunday saw the biggest race in the British race calendar take London by storm. The London Marathon was declared by race director Hugh Brasher as a “record-breaking day”. The 34th London Marathon had 35, 864 finishers.  Kenya dominated the Elite race with Wilson Kipsang winning the race and setting a new ... 

Run2work launches e-petition for running work to be tax-free

By News on in News
Petition for shoes and equipment for running to work to be tax free

Run2work have launched a petition for a Government tax-free run to work scheme to encourage people to start run-commuting. They are aiming to incentivise 1 million people to take on their commute through running by 2020. The petition claims this would save people £100 a year, reduce transport ...  Continue ... 

#pumaraverun highlights: 14 April

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See the pic we've picked as our City Rave Run this week

Another week gone by means another lucky winner in our City Rave Run competition – and this week’s winning city running snap making us want to lace up goes to @aaarevans and a photo of the Evans family sprinting past one of Paris’s most famous landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe. Fancy ... 

Weekend of running: 12th & 13th April

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Here are your picture highlights of one of a year'c calendar highlights, London Marathon

"This is me after a 3.52 at London yesterday in my first crack at this distance. Im exhausted, hurting in places I didnt even know I had places but just elated.  Think my face shows that." - Lee Pinnell  Continue reading

Marathon playlist

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What better way to get extra motivation for the big 26.2 than with a playlist all about running.

The Amazon MP3 store have released the list of their tops selling running tracks in the lead-up to London Marathon. With this in mind, here are our favourite running tracks: Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen Young Hearts Run Free, Candi Staton Band On The Run, Paul McCartney Keep On Running, The Spencer Davis Group Run ... 

Sneaky runner tackles both half and whole marathon at same event

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Reynolds Wilson took advantage of staggered start times to run both races at Shamrock Marathon.

Among other things, the Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon in Virginia Beach is known for its swag, including special beach towel runners get at the finish line. But Reynolds Wilson had some convincing to do when he asked for two. Wilson took advantage of the races' odd starting times, the half ... 

London Marathon 2014 Guinness World Records attempts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
From a telephone box to a blushing bride, the fancy-dress runners will be out in full force this Sunday, attempting to break a few records along the way.

The Huddersfield Marathon Band, consisting of students and friends of the University of Huddersfield, was first created when they took part in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon. The band successfully set a world record for fastest marathon by a marching band, but this record has since been broken. This Sunday ... 

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