Sweaty and stale, worn and threadbare, or ironed and framed: race T-shirts of all shapes and sizes tell the stories of our running lives
They may not be fashionable or practical, but greying and fading race Ts possess a quality that no other item in our wardrobes, other than lucky pants, can boast – memories of past glories or long-gone disappointments. They can remind us of the time that all of our hard work came together and we flew to a personal best. Likewise, they can take us back to the race in which too many late nights and too few speed sessions lead to early retirement.
That's why we keep greying and fading race T-shirts. As we pull them on to clean the oven or wash the car, we're inspired to dig out the training diary that records our best ever marathon performance, or gives us clues as to why we dropped out of a 10K, and use the valuable racing lessons our old tops provide us with.
We've gathered together a collection of race T-shirts, the stories they tell, and the racing truths they represent. You've probably run some of these events and you might have kept hold of the same T-shirts, so pull them out and see what they tell you.
Send us a pic of your favourite race T-shirt, along with the story behind it, your name, town and finishing time, and we'll publish them all here on the website
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