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Top five spring 5K races for beginners

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Inspired to run a race? Take on your first 5K this spring.

Battersea Park, London Thursday 29 May The Lee Rigby People's Run, In memory of British soldier Lee Rigby, is a new fast and flat route around London's Battersea Park. Runners will receive medals, t-shirts, winners' prizes and refreshments and supervised on-site bag storage will be available. Open to all ages and abilities ... 

Meb Keflezighi first American to win Boston Marathon since 1983

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Winner Keflezighi said the Boston bombing victims "carried me through".

Yesterday Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31-years, one year after the tragedy which left three dead and more than 260 injured when two bombs were detonated at the finish line. Keflezighi completed the 26.2 mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Back Bay in ... 

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

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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

Greater Manchester Marathon race report

By Polly Farrington on in Events

If you ask around Twitter for a fast spring road marathon it will only be a matter of minutes before you get someone extolling the virtues of Manchester. Another unsuccessful year in the London ballot meant I was more than ready to see what our northern friends had to offer. Closed ... 

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