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VLM 2015: The elite men

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
With no less than eight sub 2:05 elite men in the running field this year, the Virgin London Marathon 2015 is set to be a seriously speedy race. Who will you be cheering for on 25th April? Check out the elite men lowdown and pick your winner.

Born: 15/03/82 Country: Kenya PB: 2:03:23
 The former world marathon record holder, Kipsang won the Berlin Marathon 2013 in 2:03:23 and has run under 2:05 for the marathon on five separate occasions. Continue reading

VLM 2015: The elite women

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
With three sub 2:20 elite women in the running field this year, the Virgin London Marathon 2015 is set to be a seriously speedy race. Who will you be cheering for on 25th April? Check out the elite women and pick your winner.

Born: 15/11/79 Country: Kenya PB: 02:19:50 The 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Champion in the marathon, Kiplagat established herself as an elite marathon runner following wins at the Los Angeles and New York City Marathons in 2010. She set her 2:19:50 PB at the London Marathon in 2012. Continue reading

London Marathon 2015 - The weather

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The Weather Network take a look at the weather for this weekend

It looks like the weather on Sunday won't following the recent run of good form that London has seen as it's set to turn wet, cool and breezy with temperatures struggling to reach 14°C on race day – a stark contrast to last year’s race, which saw sunny and dry ... 

London Marathon 2015 post race free food

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
You've just run the London marathon, the least this fine city could do is offer you a free meal to recover. Check out the top five foody freebies in the capital and celebrate your achievements for free.

1. Glass of champagne Roast, The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL Hobble over to Roast in Borough Market and present your medal to the concierge to receive a complimentary glass of champagne to enjoy with your roast dinner. 2. Free pizza Rocket, Churchill Place, London E14 5RB. Bring your bling to the ...  Continue ... 

Hoka Highland Fling blog 15: The final countdown

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
In the final week of her training, our Online News Ed Rhalou seeks spiritual guidance from experienced ultra runner Robbie Britton and tries not to die of fear.

With four days to go until The Hoka Highland Fling, after four months of intensive training, 15 training blogs and lord knows how many training runs, I'm so nervous I can barely speak, never mind write a comprehensible blog, so bear with me. Having run several marathons and a couple of little ...  ... 

2XU - running and its impact

By on in Training
We talked to the experts at 2XU about their approach to recovery

Most people are aware to some degree that compression is used to aid recovery; it can help with circulation, flush the muscles etc but we wanted to go beyond that with the guys at 2XU and here they explain how the body responds to different types of running and how ... 

30 brilliant London Marathon 2015 facts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
In its 34 year history the almighty Virgin Money London Marathon has amassed some rather interesting facts.

1. The London Marathon is the Guinness World Record's largest annual fundraising event in the world. The event itself holds a Guinness World Record for one-day charity fundraising, a record it has broken each year for the past eight years. 2. Since its launch 34 years ago, London Marathon runners have raised £716 ... 

Downton Abbey’s evil butler to run London for charity

By Alison Wade on in News
Robert James-Collier, who plays Thomas Barrow, lends his celebrity to a cause.

It appears that Rob James-Collier is a nicer guy than the character he plays on Downton Abbey. The actor, who plays the scheming under butler Thomas Barrow on the show, will run the London Marathon for charity this April. He is attempting to raise £10,000 for the Chilterns MS Centre, which provides treatment and ...  ... 

African athletes dominate at Boston

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopia prevailed and the women's race came down to a sprint finish.

African runners dominated the top 10 in both races at the Boston Marathon on Monday, with Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa winning the men's race in 2:09:17 and Kenya's Caroline Rotich securing the women’s top spot in 2:24:55. Desisa achieved his second Boston victory with relative ease, crossing the finish line 30 seconds ... 

London Marathon 2015 Guinness World Records attempts

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20 April 2015 at 12:11
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From a leprechaun to a ginormous human organ, the fun runners will be out in full force at the London Marathon

Fresh from breaking the fastest marathon while dribbling a basketball record at the Camarillo Marathon this January in a time of 03:11:26, American Jerry Knox is looking to now conquer the London Marathon.  It will be Californian based Jerry’s 58th marathon and he is hoping that he can better his current time ... 

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