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Marathon Confidential part 2

Former runners share a few more things nobody tells you about running a marathon PREPARATION GET SOME SUPPORT Sharon Dickenson an Engineer who has run 13 marathons said, “Get some training buddies – you need two or three as not all of them will be good to go every day. Take your turn in being the one to be dragged …

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Breakfast of Champions

The most important meal of the day is extra-important when you’re about to run a marathon. So we asked Marcus Bean, TV chef and owner of the Brompton Cooking School – not to mention a keen marathon runner – how to prepare the perfect pre-run breakfast “This will be my fifth marathon – I’ve done it every year since 2012 …

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Unique Places to watch the London Marathon

Every year thousands of people line the streets to watch the Virgin Money London Marathon. It’s a great experience – but with these insider tips, it’ll be even more special for spectators. WITH A RUSH OF ADRENALINE The Thames Rush tour Spectators who want to get their own pulse racing on marathon day should book a seat on the Thames …

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The London Marathon Feeding Frenzy

You’ve trained for months, given it your all, crossed the finish line – and now you’re stark-raving ravenous. To undo all your good work with reckless abandon, here are London’s most outrageous mega-calorie blowouts… THE MEGA BURGER Unless you have the mouth of a crocodile and the handspan of a yeti, you’re going to need a knife and fork to demolish …

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Marathon Confidential

We spoke to some former runners who shared the things nobody tells you about running a marathon. TRAINING NO ONE KNOWS HOW FAR A MARATHON IS Rudi Schlenker, internet manager, eight marathons and four ultramarathons said “Get used to the following conversation: “I’m doing the London Marathon”. “How far’s that?” “It’s a marathon – they’re always 26.2 (always remember the …

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Marathon Undertaking

MARATHON UNDERTAKING Author Michael McEwan was so inspired by competing in his first London Marathon that it became the basis for his first book. ‘Running the Smoke: 26 First-Hand Accounts of Tackling the London Marathon’, reveals the reasons to run of 26 people who have conquered the marathon. He shares some of his favourite stories he heard while researching the …

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Running Down the Aisle

How do you dress a bride who’s decided to run the London Marathon on her wedding day? Costume designer, professional ice skater and star of “Dancing On Ice” Frankie Seaman tells all about a design job like no other. Frankie Seaman talks designing Jackie Scully’s dress “Jackie Scully is an incredible woman. Three weeks after getting engaged to her partner …

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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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