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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 ... 

What To Do If You Get Injured During Taper

By By William O. Roberts, MD on in Training
Dr Bill answered some running questions, this one about tapering injuries

Hi, I'm in the last week of tapering for my first half marathon, my problem/question is that I did my last long run and I was fine, over the next three days at work I strained my legs lifting, so I did a few shorter runs (6,7, and 12K) but ... 

RW staff marathon tips

By on in Training
There's no special secret to surviving a marathon, but here are our staff top tips

Name: Sam Murphy @SamMurphyRuns Number of marathons run: 16 Greatest piece of advice: Run the first mile at a pace you believe you can run the last. Greatest piece of recovery advice: Drink half a pint of strawberry nesquick as soon as is humanely possible after the race, put on ...  Continue reading ... 

Endurance Training and Thyroid Function

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Study finds no link between training and hypothyroidism.

About two years ago, there was a bunch of controversy about running and thyroid function. In fact, there were two different controversies: (1) The idea that excessive endurance training causes your thyroid to shut down, which in turn makes you fat. (That's why marathoners are so fat, right? Oh wait...) I ...  ... 

Hoka Highland Fling blog 14: Taper time

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the fourteenth week of her training, our Online News Ed Rhalou runs her last long run before the big day.

Against the odds I have successfully made it through 14 weeks of training for the Hoka Highland Fling, which means it’s time to taper! But this also means there's just over a week until race day, so the pressure is on. Week 14 was a brutal one and for the ... 

84-Year-Old Holocaust survivor credits running with saving her life

By Amby Burfoot on in News
The first woman to ever win the Boston Marathon masters division was in a concentration camp with Anne Frank.

Sylvia Weiner has rarely missed a day of running in the last 50 years. She’s up early, and soon out the door to meet several friends for a five- to seven-mile jaunt. “We go slow and talk about everything but politics,” she says. “I never take a morning off unless ... 

The stats of London Marathon

By on in Events
Strava stats reveal how runners are taking on 26.2 miles

Strava, the global online community for athletes, has revealed a unique insight into what it takes to complete the London Marathon. Strava collected a data segment of 1,990 Strava members who uploaded their 2014 London Marathon GPS activity The hardest mile Contrary to popular belief, marathon runners actually hit the ...  Continue ... 

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