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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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More to see and do at Expo

Before you reach the Virgin Money Fundraising Lounge at the London Marathon Expo, you will have the chance to visit a great many fantastic stalls and things to do. Before you do anything don’t forget to collect your running number at the desks… you cant miss them! Now, you will probably have your running kit already but if not you …

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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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The difference it makes

When you enter the Francis Crick Institute and look to the left you’ll see a donor recognition wall – a list of some of the individuals, organisations and corporations that made this iconic new building possible. One donor in particular stands out: “The 2015 London Marathon Runners”. In that year Cancer Research UK, as the official charity partner of the Virgin …

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What to run to: Adele Roberts

Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts is running her first marathon in London in April. She shares some of the tunes that get her motivated. Rudimental feat. John Newman & Alex Clare – Not Givin In I like to start my Sunday long runs with a song where you can work your way into the run and build up. This track …

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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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