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What does it take to run a marathon?

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Strava pulled together 12 weeks of their users' marathon training data to give a unique insight into how faster and slower runners prepare.

Ever wondered just what it takes to nail a sub-3 marathon? Running app and social network Strava has analysed the race prep of 4000 users who ran the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon to reveal exactly how training differs across runners with varying finish times. Over the 12 weeks leading ...  ... 

Man to take on human hamster wheel challenge

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
From running the length of Britain barefoot to tackling London Marathon dressed as a fridge, we thought we’d heard it all before. But then one man decided to take it a step further: introducing the human hamster wheel.

Dean Ovel, 39, from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, has set himself the ultimate challenge: to run for 24 hours on a giant hamster wheel. On Saturday 21st May, Ovel will take on the 24-hour time test at the top of Southend High Street on a human-sized wheel he constructed himself. ‘It's designed ... 

Bristol parkrun faces park usage charge

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
A council could become the first in the UK to charge runners to use one of its parks for parkrun.

UPDATE: 13/4/16 Olympians Paula Radcliffe and Dame Kelly Holmes have joined the backlash against Stoke Gifford parish council, who are trying to charge runners for taking part in their local parkrun. The former Team GB athletes spoke out on Twitter, voicing their outrage. "Have I missed the whole reasons park runs ... 

Female runners take on Iran's first marathon despite ban

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Two women ran the 'I Run Iran' 26.2 despite being banned by authorities.

Two female runners competed in Iran's first official marathon this Saturday (9th April), despite women being banned by the region's authorities. Local video journalist Bahar Shoghi tweeted that she'd seen two women race unofficially, taking on the 'I Run Iran' marathon alongside around 250 male runners. Race founder Sebastian Straten, who ... 

London Marathon 2016 Guinness World Record attempts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
From a 20kg dinosaur suit to a hot dog, the fun runners will be out in full force at the London Marathon this month. Here are the best ones to look out for in the crowd.

A bus fleet engineer from Crawley in West Sussex, Ian Bates has created arguably the finest costume ever to grace the circuit. The 3D dinosaur suit weighs 20kg and has taken 18 months to create – spectators will be running for the hills as he roars towards the finish line. Charity: ... 

Ready, Steady, Mo! Running legend Mo Farah launches children's book

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Olympian Mo Farah has inspired a new kid's book that aims to encourage children to take up exercise.

Hodder Children’s Books has launched a picture book inspired by Olympic champion Mo Farah. Ready, Steady, Mo! was created with Farah’s input but written by Kes Gray and illustrated by Marta Kissi. The book will be in funny, rhyming text with vibrant illustrations, encouraging children to exercise and families to read together.  Farah ... 

Ethiopian marathon runner dies in road traffic accident

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Help is urgently needed following a tragic accident in Ethiopia.

An Ethiopian marathon runner has died and five other runners have been seriously injured after their training group was hit by a truck while out running in Sululuta, just north of Addis Ababa, on Saturday. 25-year-old Ashagre Girma died at the scene and his teammates Damtew Tilahun, Tamrat Worku, Teshome Hailu and Ashebir are all recovering ... 

Runner saves blind 80-year-old man after he falls in canal

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Neville Tyldesley was rescued by a passing runner after being discharged from hospital - can you help find him?

A runner in Manchester came to the rescue on Easter Monday after 80-year-old Neville Tyldesley plunged into a canal on Holland Street, the Manchester Evening News reports. Neville, who is blind and has dementia, had been discharged from the Manchester Royal Infirmary and sent home in a taxi, but ended up ... 

Eddie Izzard takes on 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Comedian Eddie Izzard is taking on another epic marathon challenge for Sport Relief 2016.

Comedian and running hero Eddie Izzard is in the midst of yet another impressive run streak, this time a 700-mile pilgrimage across South Africa for Sport Relief 2016. A tribute to anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist Nelson Mandela, Izzard plans to run a total of 27 marathons over 27 days ...  ... 

South African Wayde van Niekerk makes sprinting history

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Wayde van Niekerk sets a 100m‚ 200m and 400m hat-trick record.

South African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk has become the first athlete in history to run the 100m in under 10 seconds‚ the 200m in under 20 seconds and the 400m in under 44 seconds. Van Niekerk ran 100m in 9.98 seconds in Bloemfontein on Saturday, adding to his 19.94 personal best ... 

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