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Human Race Events acquired by A.S.O

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The people behind the Le Tour de France have bought the events company, Human Race

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O), owner of Le Tour de France and organiser of the Paris Marathon have completed the purchase of the London based events company, Human Race Events, who have been organising many of the UK’s mass participation events such as the London Winter Run, Windsor Triathlon and Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales.  A.S.O and Human Race began working together on ... 

Runner completes 401 marathons in 401 days challenge

By Katie Brown on in News
34-year-old Ben Smith has raised over £250,000 for Kidscape and Stonewall.

Even for an established athlete, 10,506 would be a considerable number of miles to have covered in a running lifetime. However, if you’re Ben Smith, you’d have already finished running that many miles in just over a year. Starting his journey on 1st September last year, yesterday (5th October) Ben ... 

Midnight-to-Midnight relay returns in aid of The Running Charity

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Organised by the London Midnight Runners crew, the event is fundraising for London-based programme The Running Charity.

After an incredibly successful launch in 2015, London Midnight Runners are bringing back their epic charity relay event, Midnight-to-Midnight, for a second year. Starting at, you guessed it, midnight, on Saturday 15th October, the event will be a relay run around central London involving 24 x 10K loops. With each ...  ... 

Runners Need to offer £20 voucher in return for recycled shoes

By Katie Brown on in News
The #RecycleYourRun initiative takes place from Sunday 9th October.

As hard as it can sometimes be to let go of the miles we’ve endured in our favourite pair of training shoes, there’s no better time than now to renovate our runs with a new pair. From October 9th, running shop Runners Need is launching their nationwide ‘Recycle My Run’ ... 

Ultrarunner faked parts of record run attempt, report says

By Kit Fox on in News
Rob Young maintains his innocence, despite findings from a three-month investigation.

Ultrarunner Rob Young received “unauthorised assistance” during his attempt this year to break the record for fastest run across America, according to an investigation commissioned by his chief sponsor, the sports compression company Skins. “We have identified no alternative plausible explanation for the data-of-record other than assistance, most likely in the ... 

Activity trackers have limited advantage in weight loss efforts, study finds

By Georgia Scarr on in News
People who used activity trackers as a weight loss aid lost less overall than those who used traditional methods.

If your FitBit is every bit as essential to your day-to-day life as food and water, you might want to reassess your wearable habit. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that overweight people who began using fitness trackers six months into a two-year weight loss ... 

Triathlete Alistair Brownlee supports his brother to finish line

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The older Brownlee brother showed incredible sportsmanship to his sibling at the ITU World Triathlon Championships 2016.

An exhausted Jonny Brownlee was helped to the finish line by his brother Alistair at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Mexico this Sunday. 700m from the finish, the humid conditions began to take their toll on Team GB's Jonny, who was leading the field. As he staggered and paused ... 

Bolt earns third straight Olympic gold in men's 200m

By Brian Dalek on in News
The victory gives the Jamaican sprinter a “triple double” - and his eighth gold medal.

Usain Bolt added to his legacy Thursday night in Rio, becoming the first athlete to win three consecutive gold medals in the 200 metres. He finished in 19.78. The performance came four days after he accomplished the same feat in the 100 metres, giving him an Olympic “triple double” by winning ...  Continue reading ... 

Inspirational runner who battled terminal cancer passes away

By Michelle Kight on in News
Rebecca Griffiths had completed a half marathon in spite of her terminal diagnosis.

Back in December 2015, we ran a story on Rebecca Griffiths and the running group set up in her name, Team Bex. The motivational runner had defied a terminal cancer diagnosis to raise thousands of pounds for charity and inspire her Cambridgeshire community – including friends, family, nursing staff and ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Day 11 and 12 running round-up

By Michelle Kight on in News
Catch up on Tuesday and Wednesday's athletics events.

Women’s 1500m Faith Kipyegon pulled ahead of Ethiopia’s world record holder Genzebe Dibaba to win Kenya their third athletics gold medal. Dibaba, who was favourite to win, took silver as she finished in second place in 4:10:27, just behind Kipyegon’s 4:08:92. Jennifer Simpson won bronze in 4:10:53, giving the US their ... 

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