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96-year-old Roy Englert runs 42-minute 5K to shatter age-group world record

Englert, 96, runs 5000m in 42:30.23 to set age-group recordVirginia native already held the records in 800m and 1500mRoy Englert, 96, added yet another world record to his collection at last week’s USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, running the 5000m…

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53C heat and melted shoes: is the 135-mile Badwater the world’s toughest race?

Welcome to the Badwater Ultramarathon: a 135-mile non-stop race over three mountain ranges in sweltering mid-summer desert heat with a vertical ascent of 13,000 feetAt 9.30pm on 23 July 2018, the second wave of runners lined up at Badwater Basin in Dea…

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Belfast City Marathon course too long, organisers admit

Officials estimated that runners had to run an extra 460 metres due to ‘human error’The organisers of the Belfast City Marathon have had to admit to runners and wheelchair athletes that the course they completed on Sunday was almost half a kilometre to…

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London Marathon runners ‘harassed’ to speed up

One of race’s official pacers also says there were no water stations for slower runnersLondon Marathon organisers are investigating claims about the absence of water stations, and slower runners being ordered on to pavements for failing to keep up with…

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What’s black and white and a record holder? I was a London Marathon panda

Despite a duct-taped panda head, I beat the record for fastest woman in a full-body costume by 25 minutesBreaking a world record while running in a panda costume. Raising over £1,000 for charity. Even getting a tweet of congratulations from Paula Radcl…

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What’s black and white and a record holder? I was a London Marathon panda

Despite a duct-taped panda head, I beat the record for fastest woman in a full-body costume by 25 minutesBreaking a world record while running in a panda costume. Raising over £1,000 for charity. Even getting a tweet of congratulations from Paula Radcl…

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British woman one of last to quit ‘toughest ultra-marathon’

Nicky Spinks, 51, pulled out of 100-mile Barkley race in the US, which no one finished this yearThere have only ever been 15 people who have crossed the finish line of the Barkley Marathons in the US – the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest twice – a…

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Going it alone: What drives solo endurance athletes?

From transatlantic rowers to cross-continental runners, solo adventurers rely as much on their mental strength as their physical attributesFew people have the will and the stamina needed to run across a continent or row across an ocean — and even fewer…

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Seven marathons in seven days: British runner sets record in global race – video

Susannah Gill has successfully completed a ‘crazy ambition’ – running seven marathons across seven continents in seven days to win the gruelling World Marathon Challenge.Along the way, the 34-year-old from London braved -35C temperatures in A…

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Why Iron Girl went down like a lead balloon

In the week in which Jasmin Paris won the 268-mile Spine Race, and women are winning more and more endurance races, a 5K night-time race for ‘women over 16’ had to be hastily rebrandedLast week Jasmin Paris became the first woman to win the 268-mile Sp…

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Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris on her gruelling 83-hour win: ‘I just had one job to do’

The winner of the brutal Montane Spine Race on how hiking with her baby helped her to smash the men’s record – despite having to express milk along the wayIt is Britain’s most brutal running race – 268 miles non-stop along the Pennine Way, from Edale i…

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How Parkrun’s 13 became five million and changed weekends for ever | Sean Ingle

Parkrun began 14 years ago and has now mushroomed into a heartwarming worldwide success story that is about to register its 5,000,000th runnerOn Wednesday somebody somewhere will become the 5,000,000th person to register for Parkrun. Think about that. …

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Why Ethiopia’s running success is about more than poverty and altitude

The strong record of the country’s athletes is often attributed to these factors, but hard work, planning and creativity play a key roleIt is 3.15am and I have just woken from a fitful four-hour sleep. I am already wearing running shorts and I quickly …

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Why Ethiopia’s running success is about more than poverty and altitude

The strong record of the country’s athletes is often attributed to these factors, but hard work, planning and creativity play a key roleIt is 3.15am and I have just woken from a fitful four-hour sleep. I am already wearing running shorts and I quickly …

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Reece Prescod: ‘Sometimes you just want to die, but you’ve got to keep going and keep running’

The UK’s top sprinter on smoked salmon before a session, his love of a good javelin competition and how his grandad’s funeral inspired him to get into the sportWhat have you been up to recently? I’ve been in Berlin doing some photo stuff with Nike for …

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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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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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Runners brave freezing temperatures at Antarctic Ice Marathon – video

A handful of hardy runners brave extreme conditions and freezing temperatures at the annual Antarctic Ice Marathon, staged 600 miles from the South Pole. The first event took place in January 2006 and a race has been organised every year since. It offe…

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Runners take wrong turn at Venice marathon – video

This is the moment the leading group at the Venice marathon take a wrong turn about 16 miles into Sunday’s race. The leading motorcycle guiding the runners directs the group onto a busy highway. They cover several hundred metres before being made aware…

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‘We are as one’: the refugee team at the London 2017 world championships

The Athlete Refugee Team – ART – is a small group of athletes unable to live or work in their own nation. Scouted by Kenyan former elite runner Tegla Loroupe, the team first competed at the 2016 Olympics. Five members are at the London world championships. The athletes, who train in Kenya, are supported by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation and sponsored by Swiss company On. These photographs were taken at the team’s training base

Photographs by Jordan Maddocks

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