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26 fascinating London Marathon 2014 facts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The facts and figures surrounding the almighty Virgin Money London Marathon 2014

The London Marathon is the Guinness World Record's largest annual fundraising event in the world. Since its launch runners have raised more than £500m for charity. The highest amount raised by a single runner was £2,330,159.38 by Steve Chalke in 2011. 2011 was the most successful year to date, with funds reaching a cool ... 

#pumaraverun highlights: 28 March

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Manchester's storming ahead in our #pumaraverun competition on Twitter, and this week we awarded the first pair of PUMA Faas running shoes to a winner from that very northern city. Congratulations to @Catannmarie, whose photo of her brother running in the Manchester Arndale Sweatshop SRC 5K caught our eye this ... 

Former priest who interrupted the 2004 Olympic Marathon banned from runnning London

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
A former Irish priest set to run the Virgin London Marathon for charity has been banned from the event after it emerged he disrupted the 2004 Olympic Marathon.

Neil Horan had been accepted to run in the London event on behalf of the St John's Ambulance. But after it emerged the former Irish priest had previously disrupted the 2004 Olympic Marathon by running onto the course and pushing runner Vanderlei de Lima into the crowd of spectators, Horan's ... 

#pumaraverun highlights: 21 March

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Spring has sprung this week in our #pumaraverun photos...

The City Rave Run photos we've received this week tell us that Spring has most definitely sprung across the UK. Some of our favourite pics this week are Batman chasing down his son (sadly not dressed as Robin) in Bradford from @jonreeves, the Kilomathon race in Edinburgh from @twitmomag and ... 

The adidas 26rs new running club

By Annie Rice on in News
Find out about the latest running club from adidas to hit London

Last night we went along to the launch of the adidas 26rs. The adidas 26rs is a brand new running club inspired by the Virgin Money London Marathon. It’s for marathon runners all gunning for the big 26.2 and no matter your goal, it’ll take you in – for free. ... 

Lizard trail running - day 3

By Ben Hobson on in Training
The final and toughest day of our trail running trip in Spain

Today was the toughest day. This was no surprise. As we ate another delicious meal at the end of day two, conversation turned to what the next day entailed and it was looking challenging. There were already two runs planned out; one taking in a local peak that was less ... 

Lizard trail running - day 2

By Ben Hobson on in Training
A full day of trail running and strength training

Day two started with a breakfast that could only suggest we were going to be working hard. After letting our porridge, freshly squeezed juice from locally grown oranges, fruit salad and toast settle we took off into the surrounding canyons, tracks and ramblers (drainage routes for water, not pole wielding ... 

Boston Marathon goes barking mad

By Mark Remy on in News
Citing security, B.A.A. says dogs will aid runners at 2014 race.

In its latest announcement involving heightened security, the Boston Athletic Association has said it will not allow human volunteers on or near the course at next month's Boston Marathon. Instead, it says, trained police dogs will assume those roles. The move comes on the heels of other changes, some of which have puzzled or ... 

Mo Farah collapses at the New York City half-marathon finish line

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Olympic hero recovers from painful fall to finish second to Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai, but has to be taken away in wheelchair after race.

Mo Farah collapsed at the finish line of the New York City half marathon after coming in at 1:01:07. Earlier in the race the father-of-three, who won two gold medals at 2012 London Olympic Games, accidentally tripped at the six-mile mark. Despite falling awkwardly on to his side, allowing eventual winner Geoffrey Mutai ... 

Do older marathoners gain a heart-health advantage?

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In the first report of its kind, a German study followed 108 over-50 marathoners for 6.5 years

No one doubts that training longer and harder will improve your marathon performance. But will it make you healthier? The question is particularly germane for older runners, since increasing age brings on higher disease risks. German cardiologist Stefan Mohlenkamp has been studying the cardiac risks of marathon runners older than 50 ... 

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