Virgin Money London Marathon

London Marathon Confidential Part 1

London Marathon runners crossing Tower Bridge

Former runners of the London Marathon share 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 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 .2) miles”. …

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Hug and McFadden to defend London Marathon Wheelchair Titles

The world’s richest wheelchair marathon returns to the streets of London on Sunday 23 April when two of the greatest wheelchair racers ever seen defend their Virgin Money London Marathon titles against the largest elite fields in the history of the event and Switzerland’s ‘Silver Bullet’ Marcel Hug and USA’s ‘Queen of the Roads’ Tatyana McFadden will be outstanding favourites to …

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Sumgong stars in stellar field at 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong will defend her Virgin Money London Marathon title on Sunday 23 April against one of the strongest women’s fields ever assembled for a major city marathon. Sumgong defied the odds last April when she recovered from a bruising fall to beat the world’s best in the British capital with a devastating finish. The 32-year-old went on …

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Bekele tops stunning field for 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia

Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele tops the list of world-class contenders announced today for the men’s elite race at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 23 April. Already a triple Olympic champion and double world record holder on the track, Bekele became the world’s second fastest marathon runner of all time when he won the 2016 Berlin Marathon last …

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Be A Man Utd Marathon Gamechanger

To celebrate our partnerships with Manchester United and the Virgin Money London Marathon, we’ve got a whopping 15 places in the 2017 Marathon to give away to Man Utd fans. The successful runners will be raising money for Manchester United Foundation – the charity set up by Man Utd. Manchester United Foundation uses football to engage and inspire young people …

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Run London for Virgin Money’s Charity of the year Heads Together

If you’ve got a place in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, here’s a special message from Prince Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading a new campaign with a team of charity partners to end stigma around mental health. Heads Together, Virgin Money’s official charity of the year is also the Virgin Money London Marathon …

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London Marathon sets new charitible fundraising record

The 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon raised a record-breaking £59.4 million for charity, setting a new world record for an annual single day charity fundraising event for the tenth successive year. The total raised was up more than £5 million from the £54.1 million raised in 2015 and takes the total raised since the event was founded in 1981 to …

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The London Marathon millionth finisher announced

This year, the London Marathon saw the millionth finisher cross the finish line since the Marathon started in 1981. Shannon Foudy, a police officer from Hemel Hempstead, was the lucky runner to be the one millionth finisher, completing the course in 5:45:18. She was running to raise money for the Luton & Dunstable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after her own personal …

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Experience the Virgin Money London Marathon with this video

This year, Virgin Money Giving gave 7 lucky Virgin Money London Marathon runners the Ultiamte Marathon experience. Winners received a night at the Tower Hotel, which acts as marathon HQ during raceweek, transport to the marathon, two grandstand tickets so their family and friends could cheer them across the finish line and entry to the post-marathon after party. Three of our winners …

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