Marathons

London Marathon hero who helped exhausted runner over the finish line says "I did nothing out of the ordinary"

A hero London Marathon runner who sacrificed his finish time before the end to help an injured man claims he didn't do anything "out of the ordinary".<p>…

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He’s Prince Charming! Harry Is the Hugger-in-Chief as He Joins Kate and William at the London Marathon

Prince Harry was the royal hugger-in-chief Sunday as he joined the Princess Kate and Prince William as they cheered on runners at the start of the …

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Kenya's Keitany breaks women's only world record at London Marathon

(Reuters) - Kenya's Mary Keitany broke the women's only world record en route to her third London Marathon gold medal on Sunday, finishing in a time of 2 hours 17 minutes 01 seconds to beat Paula Radcliffe previous best by 41 seconds.<p>Radcliffe still holds the overall record of 2:15.25, which she …

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Kate Middleton not amused as cheeky London Marathon runners squirt water at the royals

Prince Harry and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cheering from the sidelines when they took a soaking.<p>While Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince …

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London Marathon 2017: Donations splurge on race day sends Virgin Money Giving fundraising website crashing

The website for London Marathon fundraising has collapsed like exhausted runners making their way across the finish line, under the pressure of …

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A London Marathon runner helps struggling comrade cross finish line in inspirational scene

For anyone in need of some inspiration in trying times, or even just a basic reminder of the importance of solidarity and human compassion, here’s a …

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Why I gave up my own marathon to carry a stranger to finish line

LONDON — A runner who carried an exhausted fellow athlete over the London Marathon finishing line says helping him to the end was more important than …

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22 of the world’s most popular marathons, how much they cost and the freebies you can get for taking part

<b>Fancy a change of scene?</b><p>Many of the Metro.co.uk’s staff are pounding the pavement today as they trudge along in the London Marathon.<p>Marathon training …

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Mary Keitany breaks women-only marathon world record in London

Event Reports<p>Kenyan clocks 2:17:01 to complete London hat-trick in superb style, while Alyson Dixon and Charlotte Purdue secure their spots for the …

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A very rude marathon runner sprayed Prince William and Kate with water

I believe this is what the phrase “off with their heads” was invented for.<p>Prince William and Princess Kate had, for the most part, a grand old time on Sunday during the London Marathon. The King-and-Queen-to-be saw the runners off, cheered them on during the race, and even awarded some of them …

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Fitness: Become a runner in eight weeks

Robins, crocuses and rain showers aren’t the only signs that spring has sprung. All of a sudden, runners are everywhere — sparking envy in those who …

Running

Athletics: Bekele hampered by shoes in London defeat

LONDON (Reuters) - Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele partly blamed his state-of-the-art Nike shoes for his failure to win the London Marathon on Sunday.<p>The 34-year-old was the pre-race favourite and had been on course to break the world record after 13 miles, but he then slowed down and fell behind his …

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This Is What Kate Middleton Wears to a Marathon

Kate Middleton suited up for the London Marathon today in a perfectly polished approach to athleisure. While the Duchess was not running herself, she …

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The solitude of marathon running provides the perfect antidote to the modern world

I’m sitting in Parliament Square amid a crowd of thousands as the elite and wheelchair factions of the London Marathon 2017 flash past. Everyone is …

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Prince Harry, Kate Middleton & Prince William Had the Best Time at 2017 London Marathon

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London Marathon 2017: Live coverage and stories from the elite races and club, fun and fancy dress runners - BBC Sport

Related Stories<p>British five-time Olympian Jo Pavey can secure qualification for the World Championships when she races in Sunday's London Marathon.<p>Coverage times and ways to follow the 2017 London Marathon on the BBC, including a special finish line video stream.<p>Watch Fran Balon's story as she …

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Behold This Marathon Runner Squirting Water At Prince William And Kate Middleton

In the hours after today’s London Marathon, people have been declaring this beautiful moment in which a runner picked up a collapsed fellow …

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Kate Middleton and Princes Cheered So Hard at the London Marathon

This year's London Marathon participants had an extra special cheering section waiting for them along the 26-mile route. Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry all showed up to the 2017 race to encourage the runners, giving out water, hugs, and support to the athletes.<p>For quite some time, …

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Daniel Wanjiru takes London Marathon men’s title

Event Reports<p>by Jason Henderson<p>Kenyan holds off dramatic late challenge from Kenenisa Bekele to win in 2:05:49, as Josh Griffiths is surprise British …

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The 5 rules of marathon recovery

It's as important as your pre-race training<p>After months of training and several grueling hours of running, you've crossed the finish line and claimed …

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'We can do this': Heartwarming moment marathon runner helps exhausted athlete over the finish line

This is the heartwarming moment a London Marathon runner hauled an exhausted fellow athlete over the finish line as his “legs crumbled beneath …

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Dog having a poo photobombs rugby star wife‘s London Marathon photo

Off to the #LondonMarathon today! Good luck to everyone running it! Rather you than me!! She is ready! 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/SUszxrrec8<p>— Petrus du …

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Youngsters impress in Mini London Marathon

Event Reports<p>Many of the teenage runners who competed in the big end-of-winter cross country championships were in action again on Sunday as they …

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David Weir banishes Rio demons to win record seventh London Marathon

David Weir bounced back from his Rio Paralympics disappointment with a record-breaking seventh London Marathon victory before crediting the race with pulling him out of “a dark place” as he suffered with depression.<p>It had been five difficult years since Weir, 37, last triumphed in this race – his …

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How you can enter next year's London Marathon

After watching the thousands of fun runners pounding the streets of London for the marathon on Sunday and seeing the overwhelming sense of …

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What were the London Marathon 2017 celebrities’ finish times?

Loads of celebs were taking part (Picture: Goffphotos/Fame Flynet/Getty/WENN)It’s an epic feat – all 26.2 miles – but how did celebs fare taking on …

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Best photos of the day: London Marathon and French elections

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including the Whitby Goth Weekend and the Venezuela protests

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London Marathon 2017 results, times and winners as Mary Keitany breaks the women's only world record

Kenyan runners dominated the London Marathon as Daniel Wanjiru and Mary Keitany won the men's and women's elite races respectively.<p>Keitany set a new …

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London Marathon runner hailed a hero as TV coverage captures the moment he helps a man cross the finish line

"You've just encompassed everything that's so special about the London Marathon."<p>London Marathon runner Matthew Rees has been hailed a hero today …

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All the London Marathon celebrity finishers and their time - how did your favourite famous runner do?

Thousands of runners took to the streets today for the Virgin Money London Marathon and, as always, among them was a slew of celebrity faces raising …

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