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Eliud Kipchoge’s sub two-hour marathon – in pictures

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running a marathon in under two hours in Vienna Continue reading…

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‘I kept going’: Nine-year-old enters 5km race … and accidentally wins 10km event

Kade Lovell took wrong route and won adults’ raceMother assumed son had gone missing during eventIt took nine-year-old Kade Lovell longer than expected to finish his 5km race in Minnesota, but only because he was busy accidentally winning a separate 10…

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‘No judgment. We just run’: inside San Quentin’s 1,000 Mile Club

Sport programs in prison are aiming to end reoffending. And the results are striking on both sides of the AtlanticMarkelle Taylor finished the 2019 Boston Marathon in three hours, three minutes and 52 seconds, a blisteringly fast time for a 46-year-old…

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‘All I want is to go’: five young athletes on their dreams of Olympic glory

It’s exactly a year until the torch is lit at the Tokyo Olympics. Here, five hopefuls reveal some of the sacrifices they’ve made in the hope of winning a priceless place in Team GBLina, 23, grew up in east London. She recently switched from 400m to hur…

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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…