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Runner's World Personal Best Awards: the winners

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Roll out the red carpet, it's 'Running Oscars' time, where we pay tribute to the best in running over the past year, as decided by the nation's runners

The RW Personal Best Awards are powered by Monster and Technogym. This year the RW Personal Best Awards teamed up with the Running Awards to celebrate British running. The awards were presented at a gala evening at the the O2 in London on April 24. Our awards are based on votes cast ... 

London Marathon ballot lead up races

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
With a 5-day window to register interest for the 2016 ballot, the odds are stacked against runners keen to enter the London Marathon. But fear not, there are still plenty of great races on offer over the next 12 months. Check out 10 great marathons for the lead up to London.

1. Fosters Law Kent Coastal Marathon  Sunday, 6 September 2015 - Margate, Kent This popular championship race returns to its new improved race HQ for the fourth year in a row but for the first time the race will have chip timing. Note that headphones are not permitted for the event. Enter ...  ... 

London Marathon ballot entry to open on bank holiday Monday

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Inspired by this year's London Marathon? The ballot for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 opens for entry this Monday 4 May. Open for five days, the ballot will close at 5pm on Friday 8 May. The race organisers say they have extended the entry window this year in order to ... 

34 World Records smashed at the Virgin Money London Marathon

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From the fastest superhero to the fastest leprechaun, the Virgin Money London Marathon saw 34 new World Records

From a speedy crustacean to Spider-Man, last Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon saw 34 official Guinness World Records titles broken from 49 listed attempts. The record for the fastest marathon dressed as a superhero was broken by Paul Martelletti, who dressed as Spider-Man and came in at a time of 2.30.12, ... 

The Runner's World Usain Bolt interview

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Our June issue features an exclusive chat with the world's fastest man

If you've clicked on the Sports News tab of any one of 146 major international news sites since Friday you'll probably have seen a piece on there about track legend Usain Bolt calling for his rival and former close friend Tyson Gay to be banned for life for doping offences. ... 

Wings For Life World Run

By Ben Hobson on
24 April 2015 at 13:58
in News
From choosing your pace, to be given a wingman, the World Run is a unique event

As a team, the RW office run a considerable amount of races. Some for fun, some for features, some to gauge whether or not we're still capable of times we've always sort after, but 90% of the time it's the same format - start line to finish line as quickly ... 

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 ... 

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 ... 

On this day: Paula Radcliffe sets marathon record

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13 April 2015 at 16:07
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On this day in 2003 Paula Radcliffe sets a new marathon record

Re-live the amazing moment that Paula Radcliffe set a new marathon record, 12 years ago today.  Will her record ever be beaten? Continue reading

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