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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 ... 

Run2work launches e-petition for running work to be tax-free

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Petition for shoes and equipment for running to work to be tax free

Run2work have launched a petition for a Government tax-free run to work scheme to encourage people to start run-commuting. They are aiming to incentivise 1 million people to take on their commute through running by 2020. The petition claims this would save people £100 a year, reduce transport ...  Continue ... 

Sneaky runner tackles both half and whole marathon at same event

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Reynolds Wilson took advantage of staggered start times to run both races at Shamrock Marathon.

Among other things, the Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon in Virginia Beach is known for its swag, including special beach towel runners get at the finish line. But Reynolds Wilson had some convincing to do when he asked for two. Wilson took advantage of the races' odd starting times, the half ... 

Bekele wins Paris Marathon

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Ethiopia's track and cross country legend Bekele makes a dramatic marathon debut

In his much anticipated marathon debut, Kenenisa Bekele broke away from his last challenger with seven miles to go at the Paris Marathon on Sunday. He finished in 2:05:03, breaking Stanley Biwott’s course record by nine seconds. The prospect of breaking Wilson Kipsang’s world record of 2:03:23 vanished after a 1:02:09 ... 

Cover shoot pictures - photos of Mo Farah

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Some great pictures from our cover shoot with Mo Farah

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Sheffield Half Marathon cancelled

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Sheffield half marathon was cancelled yesterday with participants on the start line due to lack of water.

Yesterday, Sunday 6th April Sheffield Half Marathon was cancelled with participants on the start line. Organisers cancelled the race due to lack of water for runners. Margaret Lilley, chair of the race organisers, said: "We had a problem with the supply of water. "The company we had asked to supply bowsers for ... 

Sole elite American runner Ryan Vail gears up for London

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Vail was the top American at last November's NYC Marathon

Ryan Vail, the top American at the New York City Marathon last year with a 2:13:23 (good for 13th), is the sole "elite" American man running the London Marathon on April 13. In 2012, Vail set his personal best of 2:11:45 at the Fukuoka Marathon just four weeks after he was supposed ... 

World record breaker Steve Edwards runs seven sub 3:30 marathons in seven days

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
After running no less than 500 marathons, Steve Edwards has reached his goal of running seven consecutive sub 3:30 marathons.

"I'm bruised, battered and tired but very happy to not only win the event but also bring home a world record," says Steve Edwards, after completing seven marathons in seven days in an average time of 3:22:13, all of which were sub 3:30. The fastest 26.2-miler for the consistent runner was 3:18:37 ... 

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 ... 

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