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The London Marathon celeb press conference

As we get closer to the Virgin Money London Marathon Race Day, we met some of the runners who – rather than competing for a title – are running to raise funds for charity. We are joined by Oliver Proudlock and Hugo Taylor of Made in Chelsea fame, Helen George; an actress in the BBC Drama Call the Midwife, David Hemery; winner of the …

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Virgin Money London Marathon elite men

Virgin Money London Marathon Elite Men

On Thursday morning it’s the turn of the elite men’s field in the press conference. Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto, Stanley Biwott, Eliud Kipchoge, Emmanuel Mutai, Geoffrey Mutai all from Kenya were on stage, and we were there to catch what they had to say. Between them, these six men have an average Marathon time of 2.03.48, and it’s expected that the half way time will be 61.45 …

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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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