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Marathon running race held in London, United Kingdom

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London Marathon: Marathon running race held in London, United Kingdom
The London Marathon is an annual marathon event held in London, United Kingdom. Founded by athletes Chris Brasher and John Disley in 1981, it is typically held in April. The largely flat course is set around the River Thames, starting in Blackheath and finishing at The Mall. Hugh Brasher is the current Race Director and Nick Bitel its Chief Executive.

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Shura Kitata wins London Marathon Elite Men's race [Video]

Shura Kitata wins London Marathon Elite Men's race

Ethiopian Shura Kitata wins London Marathon as Eliud Kipchoge’s reign comes toshock end Eliud Kipchoge’s reign as the king of the London Marathon came to ashock end as Shura Kitata emerged from the..

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Runners take part in the virtual London Marathon around the world [Video]

Runners take part in the virtual London Marathon around the world

Invictus Games medallist Sally Orange runs it in the London Eye while 87-year-old Ken Jones took to the streets for his 40th London Marathon run.

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Brigid Kosgei interview after defending her London Marathon title [Video]

Brigid Kosgei interview after defending her London Marathon title

Brigid Kosgei defied the rain and the gloom to defend her London Marathontitle around a sodden St James’s Park. The 26-year-old world record holdercomfortably won her duel with fellow Kenyan Ruth..

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Care home staff take part in virtual London Marathon [Video]

Care home staff take part in virtual London Marathon

A care home is taking part in the virtual London Marathon with its staff collectively running 26.2 miles on a treadmill. Anchor Hanover’s wellness coordinator, Emma Wright, said the event was..

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Countess of Wessex joins Mencap runner for London Marathon [Video]

Countess of Wessex joins Mencap runner for London Marathon

The Countess of Wessex joined Tomas Cardillo-Zallo, a member of Mencap’s Learning Disability Running team, for the first 1.5 miles of his virtual London Marathon. The royal has been Patron of the..

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Harry wishes London Marathon runners good luck [Video]

Harry wishes London Marathon runners good luck

The Duke of Sussex, who is patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust,wishes people good luck and praises participants for providing a “lifeline”for vulnerable people amid the pandemic by..

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London Marathon charity single released [Video]

London Marathon charity single released

Mencap, the official charity of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, isreleasing “Side by Side”, a marathon anthem co-created by people with alearning disability to help bring people together for..

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Bekele out of London Marathon with calf injury [Video]

Bekele out of London Marathon with calf injury

Kenenisa Bekele withdraws from Sunday's London race with a calf injury leaving Eliud Kipchoge the clear favourite to win his fifth London Marathon

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Grimsby mascot takes on virtual London Marathon for children's charity [Video]

Grimsby mascot takes on virtual London Marathon for children's charity

James Whaley is preparing to run 130 laps of Grimsby Town's Blundell Parkstadium on Sunday. James, who is better know to fans as the club's mascot, theMighty Mariner, will be taking part in the virtual..

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Kenenisa Bekele worried about boredom in London Marathon [Video]

Kenenisa Bekele worried about boredom in London Marathon

Five-time world champion Kenenisa Bekele admits he could get bored running theLondon Marathon on Sunday. The elite-only races will involve 19 clockwise lapsof a 2.15km route around St James’s Park,..

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London Marathon: Kayak man helps 'virtual' runners in St Albans flood

St Albans in Hertfordshire saw about 90mm of rainfall from Thursday to Sunday.
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London Marathon 2020: More than 45,000 runners take part

The race was due to take place on 26 April but was pushed back to October as the UK went into lockdown.
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London Marathon 2020: Brigid Kosgei retains title

World record holder Brigid Kosgei retains her London Marathon title with a commanding performance in wet and cold conditions.
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World record holder Kosgei retains London Marathon title

World record holder Brigid Kosgei retains her London Marathon title with a commanding performance in wet and cold conditions.
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London Marathon: Aaron running 26.2 miles for Mencap

Aaron Plummer is taking on his own London Marathon around a park to raise money for Mencap.
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London Marathon runners taking part remotely in Sunday's race

More than 40,000 runners are expected to take part remotely in the London Marathon on Sunday. Here are the stories of just a handful...
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London Marathon: 2020 edition to be elite-only race, with mass event cancelled

The 2020 London Marathon will involve only elite athletes, with 45,000 runners unable to take part in the mass participation race.
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Wilson Kipsang: Marathon winner handed four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations

Former London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang is banned for four years for anti-doping rule violations.
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London Marathon: Race organisers 'still have hope' for October event

London Marathon organisers have "not given up hope" of holding the event in October, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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John Bryant: Ex-Telegraph editor and key London Marathon figure dies

John Bryant worked at the Daily Telegraph, The Times and Daily Mail as well as helping to promote the London Marathon.
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London Marathon: Delayed race could feature elite athletes only

This year's postponed London Marathon could be staged with elite athletes only, says race director Hugh Brasher.
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'Elite only' London Marathon 'one of 10 options' being considered for postponed race

This year's postponed London Marathon could be staged with elite athletes only, says race director Hugh Brasher.
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The trailblazing Olympic gold medallist still breaking boundaries in her 60s

Joan Benoit Samuelson was the first woman to win Olympic marathon gold and this Sunday would have seen her reach another landmark at the London Marathon.
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London Marathon: Joan Benoit Samuelson on breaking boundaries

Joan Benoit Samuelson was the first woman to win Olympic marathon gold and this Sunday would have seen her reach another landmark at the London Marathon.
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London Marathon: Were you due to run? What activity is filling the void?

Were you due to take part in the London Marathon this Sunday? Will you tackle another challenge to raise money? How are you keeping in shape?
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Coronavirus: London Marathon postponed until October

April's London Marathon is postponed and rearranged for 4 October because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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London Marathon 2020: Women's world record holder Brigid Kosgei to defend title

Kenya's women's world record holder Brigid Kosgei announces she will defend her title at this year's London Marathon.
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Two-time London Marathon winner Kipsang provisionally suspended

Two-time London Marathon winner and London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Wilson Kipsang is provisionally suspended for an anti-doping breach.
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Kenya's Brigid Kosgei smashes 16-year women's marathon world record in Chicago

kenya's brigid kosgei smashes 16-year women's marathon world record in chicago
Brigid Kosgei broke the world record set 16 years ago Britain's Paula Radcliffe as the Kenyan won the Chicago women’s marathon. Kosgei’s time of 2:14:04 was 81 seconds quicker than the time..
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London Marathon offers free entry to runners called 'fat' and 'slow' by officials

Organisers apologises following investigation into abuse of participants at the back of race
Independent - Published

London Marathon changes after runners called fat and slow

Runners who completed this year's race in seven hours have been offered a place at next year's.
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