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Runner's World vs. the world at Wings for Life 2015

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A special RW report from the Wings for Life 2015 World Run: 100,000 runners, 35 countries, one great day.

This weekend sees the return of the Wings for Life World Run. This one-of-a-kind event starts at the same time across 34 locations worldwide, pitting runners against the Catcher Car - the finish line that chases them - all in aid of spinal cord injury research foundation Wings for Life. Last ... 

Wings For Life World Run - Live stream

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Tune in live and watch all the races from around the world.

This weekend, thousands of runners will take on the 2016 Wings for Life World Run. This one-of-a-kind event will see everyone from pros to casual joggers hitting the road across 34 locations, competing to stay ahead of the Catcher Car - the finish line that chases the runners. Watch the event ... 

The Secret Marathon is coming to London. We just don't know where or when

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Taking place at an undisclosed time and date somewhere in London this autumn, The Secret Marathon threatens to turn the traditional concept of marathon running on its head.

Looking for your next marathon? Long distance runners with a risky streak may be excited to hear that a top secret marathon is popping up in the capital this autumn. Taking place on an as yet undisclosed time, date and location at some point in autumn 2016, entering is something of ... 

Chafing at the bits: The final blog

By John Carroll on in Events
A week has passed since the London Marathon and John is feeling uncharacteristically benign. That race has a lot to answer for.

Catch up on John's training and marathon day drama. I want to begin this final entry by thanking everyone who read the blog and posted responses on social media over the last four months. I don’t use Facebook or Twitter and when I told my friends I was going to ...  ... 

Astronaut Tim Peake sets Guinness World Record for fastest marathon in space

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
ESA astronaut Tim Peake has achieved a Guinness World Record title for the fastest marathon in space, while 30 more fancy dress records have been smashed at the London Marathon here on earth.

The fancy dress runners were out in full force at the London Marathon on Sunday and managed to set an incredible 30 Guinness World Records over the course of the day, including Fastest marathon dressed in a full body dinosaur outfit (3:08.34) and Fastest marathon in a four-person costume (5:25.02). But ... 

Chafing at the bits: Marathon week

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Diary of an inefficient runner: after months of training, RW's John Carroll finally tackles London Marathon.

Week 15 With a week to go before the race, John Carroll is feeling fairly confident. The arrogance! Read last week's post Monday 18th-Saturday 23rd April Final week before the marathon and I’m torn between the discomfiting sense that I ought to be doing something and the poleaxing desire to just wait for ...  ... 

26 fantastic London Marathon 2016 facts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
From speedy celebrities to 250 vats of lube, in its 36-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 nine years. 2. Since its launch 36 years ago, London Marathon runners have raised over ... 

8 restaurants with food offers for London Marathon finishers

By Georgia Scarr on in Events
If the thought of free or cheap food won’t get you to the finish line this Sunday, we don’t know what will.

You’ve trained for months, battled your way to the finish and got your hands on the coveted London Marathon medal – if there’s one thing you deserve, it’s a ruddy good meal! Check out these restaurants, which are running special offers for those of you who made it through. Gourmet Burger ... 

Chafing at the bits

By John Carroll on in Events
Diary of an inefficient runner: the journey of RW's John Carroll towards London.

WEEK 1 Sunday 3rd January After recovering from a fairly nasty festive chest infection (self-diagnosed), I try to run six miles. I manage 5.2, going from 9:30 mile all the way down to a 10:36. I am wiped and wheezing afterwards, but console myself with the comforting thought that I am already ... 

What it takes to run the Antarctic Ice Marathon

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RW’s Steven Seaton travels to the end of the earth to tackle the wild majesty of the Antarctic Ice Marathon.

I’m struggling to speak. My brain is sending words to my mouth but they aren’t coming out properly. The left side of my face is numb with cold, my lips feel like they’ve been glued together and I’m slurring badly. Conversation is pointless anyway; the wind has picked up and ... 

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