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Meet the elite wheelchair athletes

Before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry press the starter button at 10am on Sunday 23 April, a great number of people will have already started their London Marathon. The World Para Athletics World Cup (T11/12, T13 and T45/46) set off at 9am but even earlier are the London Marathon Elite Wheelchair Races featuring some of the …

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40,000 reasons to run

On Sunday 23 April 2017 around 40,000 runners will begin running the London Marathon. As huge a number as that is, it isn’t just a number. They are 40,000 individual people with 40,000 unique stories and 40,000 personal reasons to run. Today at London Marathon HQ, we met nine unique people – eight of whom are running the marathon and who shared …

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The Best of British

It’s a course which has seen some of the most famous British long distance runners pounding the pavements; Steve Cram, Steve Jones, Mo Farah and of course, Queen of the London Marathon, Dame Paula Radcliffe. Today at Marathon HQ, we caught up with some of the British elite hoping to cause a splash on Sunday. Preparation A big chunk of the …

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Meet the Elites

2017 Elite Women

What makes the London Marathon such a unique event is that while you have swarms of rhinos, giant dolls, runners carrying fridges and singing karaoke making their way round the 26.2 mile course, in front of them all are a bunch of elite athletes competing for one of the top titles in the world. We caught up with some of …

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Hugh Brasher at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Today at Virgin Money London Marathon Race HQ, we are joined by Race Director Hugh Brasher, son of co-founder of the event Chris Brasher. The Mental Health Marathon Hugh’s first piece of business is to announce his delight that the 2017 London Marathon would be the first “Mental Health Marathon” aiming to raise awareness of Heads Together; the official partner charity …

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John Owens’ #ReasontoRun

“My #ReasontoRun is that following a serious illness, running gives me a new lease of life – it’s great.” This week, we spoke to John, who took up running following a serious illness and multiple strokes, is running the London Marathon in memory of his friend Davy. The challenge Last year, after what he says was a very difficult summer of …

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Fundraising; the final push

With the Virgin Money London Marathon just around the corner, whether you’ve been fundraising for a while or just started, now it really is the time to crack things up a notch and get your donations coming in. We see most donations come in the week before and after the Marathon, so it’s crucial you get your story out there …

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#ReasontoRun

This year, the Virgin Money London Marathon has a very special theme. We are asking people to think about their #ReasontoRun. Hugh Brasher, the race director, explained; We know every single runner has a unique #ReasonToRun the world’s greatest marathon. Whether it’s to set a PB, to raise money for a cause, to remember a loved one, to break a Guinness …

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