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Virgin Money London Marathon elite women

Elite Women

On the afternoon of Wednesday 22 April, we were joined in the Virgin Money London Marathon headquarters by the elite women: Mary Keitany, Priscah Jeptoo, Florence Kiplagat, Edna Kiplagat and Aselefech Mergia. Between them, the women have 5 London Marathon wins, the female half marathon world record and the female 20k world record. We spoke to them about training, family life and Paula …

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35 Years of the London Marathon

The 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon, which will take place on the 26th April, will be the 35th edition of the event. From the Dysart Arms, where Chris Brasher and John Disley first dreamed up the event in 1978, to the streets of London, the event holds a place as one of the most spectacular sporting events in the world. With over 920,000 runners …

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Cricketer’s Pro Team to join Virgin Money Cyclone Festival Of Cycling

One Pro Cycling Team Virgin Money Cyclone

England test cricketer and cycling enthusiast, Matt Prior, will bring his newly formed professional team to the North East as part of this year’s Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling, June 19 – 21. ONE Pro Cycling is set to compete in the historic Beaumont Trophy, an internationally ranked men’s competition and part of the Virgin Money Cyclone festival weekend, …

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We talk to frontman for Toseland, James to find out how he has been preparing

James Toseland

As former British Superbikes Champ and current frontman for Toseland, James Toseland is no stranger to endurance. This year James will complete his 4th Marathon for CLIC Sargent. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families. James began his full time music career by collaborating with Little Angels legend Toby Jepson, he …

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Fundraiser Icing On The Cake For Local School

Climbing Frame

A Northumberland school has raised the bar for students, opening a new outdoor climbing frame with help from parishioners and a popular stop at one of the UK’s most respected and established cycling events, the Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling. Whalton C of E First School’s annual bake and water stall has become an unofficial feed station for cyclists …

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We talk to TV chef Marcus Bean about his food tips for runners

Marc Bean

Self-taught chef Marcus Bean is a regular on ITV’s This Morning and has appeared on Good Food’s Market Kitchen, Channel 4’s What’s Cooking and ITV’s Munch Box. We caught up with him about training nutrition and his reasons for running the Virgin Money London Marathon. What charity are you running for and why? The Motor Neurone Disease Association. My great …

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Virgin Money London Marathon fundraisers raise over £250Million

Virgin Money London Marathon £250m

When Virgin was announced as the title sponsor of the London Marathon in 2010, the ambition was to work together to reach a charity fundraising target of £1/4 billion in five years. We are now pleased to announce that this figure has been broken, with the total raised for charity in the five years of Virgin Money sponsorship now standing …

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