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#pumaraverun highlights: 30 April

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See this week's #pumaraverun winner

Our final weekly winner in our #pumaraverun competition goes to @iMoos, who sent in photos of a sunny early morning run through a picturesque Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Keep your eyes peeled next week when we’ll be revealing who’s won our big prize - £250 to spend on PUMA gear, plus the ... 

Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova banned for doping

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The second fastest female marathon runner in history has received a two-year doping ban from the country's athletics federation.

Russian Athletics announced yesterday that "abnormal haematological curves" have been found in Shobukhova's biological passport. Subsequently she has been stripped of all her results since October 2009 and suspended for two years. The 36-year-old's 2010 London Marathon title and three Chicago Marathon wins, including her 2:18:20 PB in 2011, will also be wiped ... 

Time for Chi (Running)

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Can Chi Running improve your technique and reignite your run mojo in the process? Rhalou Allerhand investigates.

With a dozen halves, a few wholes and even a little ultra marathon under my belt, I’m technically a seasoned runner. But after tearing a muscle during a race last year, my running took a real nosedive. Despite countless physio visits and soul-crushingly painful massages that eventually got my wonky ... 

#pumaraverun highlights: 23 April

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See this week's #pumaraverun winner

April’s speeding away with itself, with just one more week to enter our #pumaraverun competition. This week’s winning photo comes from @Trevor_Tramp, with a picture of him running with his dog in St James’ Park in Newcastle – see the pic above. To bag a pair of PUMA Faas, plus the chance ... 

Commuters encouraged to Run2work

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Boris Johnson Mayor of London urges commuters to lace up your trainers and join run to work day.

In a bid to encourage one million people to get active and running by 2020, on Thursday, 5 June, commuters all over the country are being encouraged to ditch public transport, leave the car keys at home and run2work. Olympic hurdler and the double European 400m indoor champion Perri Shakes Drayton ... 

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

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