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Man jailed for using someone else’s London marathon number

Homeless Stanislaw Skupian sentenced to 16 weeks after taking number runner droppedA London marathon impostor who swiped a lost race number to see “a dream come true” has been jailed for 16 weeks.Stanislaw Skupian crossed the finish line with legitimat…

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London Marathon impostor pleads guilty to fraud

Stanislaw Skupian crossed finish line with stolen race identifier, court papers showA man who cheated in the London Marathon by crossing the finish line with a legitimate runner’s lost number has pleaded guilty to fraud.Stanislaw Skupian was pictured a…

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London Marathon ‘impostor’ accused of claiming runner’s medal

Man pictured at finish with lost race number of charity runner who was removed from courseLondon Marathon organisers are investigating after it emerged that an apparent impostor may have used a genuine runner’s lost race number to collect a medal. Jake…

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Sports quiz of the week: Mo Salah, Mo Farah, maximums and musicians

Who was quick? Who hit a hat-trick? Who scored spot-kicks? Related: Football quiz: Liverpool in Europe Which of these statements about Arsène Wenger is false?He was the first non-British manager to win the league championship in England He was the fir…

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London Marathon organisers hoping to secure Mo Farah return for next year

• Farah finished third in a race won by Eliud Kipchoge• Coach Gary Lough backs him to challenge winner in futureLondon Marathon organisers are already lining up Mo Farah to run in next year’s race while his coach, Gary Lough, believes he could yet reac…

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Masterchef contestant, 29, dies after collapsing during London Marathon

Matt Campbell collapsed at the 22.5-mile markRace had taken place in record temperaturesMatt Campbell, aged 29, a professional chef from the Lake District, has died after collapsing in Sunday’s London Marathon.Campbell, who featured on television in Ma…

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Mo Farah finishes third in the London Marathon with a new British record – video

Mo Farah defied sweltering conditions to set another British record on Sunday by finishing third in the London Marathon in a time of 2hr 6min 21sec.Farah kept pace with the leaders for much of the race, but finished two minutes and four secon…

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Eliud Kipchoge wins men’s London Marathon as Mo Farah comes third

• Kipchoge seals hat-trick of London Marathon victories• Farah beats British record after Shura Kitata finishes secondMo Farah added another British record to his long ledger of titles and achievements as he finished third in a brutally hot London Mara…

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London Marathon 2018 – live!

Race through capital set to be hottest on recordSign up for the Recap, our weekly sport round-upAnd email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 9.18am BST Radcliffe says no one has ever spoken as much about their desire and intention to break the record, and t…

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Woman who blazed a trail for equality in marathons hits London’s starting line

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially compete in the Boston marathon, will fire the gun on the elite raceThere are many differences between Sunday’s London marathon and the one run in Boston, Massachusetts last Monday, not least the weather.W…

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London Marathon: from Mo Farah to the Weirwolf, via epic women’s duel

It’s Eliud Kipchoge versus Kenenisa Bekele, Mo Farah out to show he’s not on wrong track, Mary Keitany facing with Tirunesh Dibaba and David Weir seeking to ‘break’ Marcel HugEliud Kipchoge has a stronger claim than most to be the greatest marathon run…

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London Marathon could be biggest ever despite heat worries

Organisers aim to break fundraising world record for 12th consecutive year as forecasters say race could be hottest everOrganisers of the London Marathon are hoping to break participation and fundraising records, despite predictions that Sunday’s race …

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Paula Radcliffe predicts marathon classic and the end of her record

• Radcliffe has held world women’s marathon record for 15 years• Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba will have male pacemakers in LondonPaula Radcliffe has conceded her world marathon record is under real threat in Sunday’s London race but says Mary Keita…

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Mo Farah faces new challenge on his return to the London Marathon

After finishing eighth – and in pain – four years ago Britain’s most successful athlete now has to contend with Eliud Kipchoge, the Olympic champion, and Kenenisa BekeleThe promise came shortly after Mo Farah had crashed into the steepest of walls, lim…

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Mo Farah tainted by Salazar link, says British marathon record holder

• Steve Jones highly critical of Farah’s work with former coach• Jones expects Farah to claim his record at London MarathonThe British marathon record holder Steve Jones fears Mo Farah will always be tainted by his association with Alberto Salazar – an…

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London Marathon warnings issued with race set to be warmest on record

• Extra water, ice and showers will be available to runners• Temperatures expected to beat previous high in 2007Sunday’s London Marathon is expected to be the warmest on record. Extra water, ice and showers will be available to runners, while event org…

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Mary Keitany targets Paula Radcliffe’s marathon record with pacemaker aid | Sean Ingle

The Kenyan streaked clear to win in London last year and, with added assistance from male pacemakers this time out, has a realistic chance of toppling a record that has stood since 2003It is a record that has loomed over athletics for 15 years, impervi…

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Chris Powell: ‘I ended up in Sainsbury’s with luminous shorts and tights on’

Southend’s manager is running the London Marathon on Sunday for charity and training has not gone without hiccupsFor Chris Powell the countdown to running Sunday’s London Marathon began while watching the last one. Alongside his children, Morgan and Ch…

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Mo Farah hopes to battle with best at London Marathon despite 2014 pain

• Distance runner struggled during first attempt at 26.2 miles• ‘This is the biggest race and there is only one way to run it’Mo Farah believes he can compete with the very best during Sunday’s London Marathon despite failing to deliver during his firs…

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The sporting year ahead: 18 dates for your diary in 2018

Russia’s ethical World Cup adventure, Nigeria’s bobsleigh stars at the Winter Olympics, and a welcome helping of London 2012 nostalgia Russia 14 June – 15 July Continue reading…