The London Marathon

London Marathon entrants run into money for charity

April 17, 2014

Hundreds of runners managed to raise thousands of pounds for communal causes at Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon.

Leading the way were Norwood’s 22 runners who pulled in around £80,000 for the charity. Among them was Nicky Stewart who fulfilled her ambition to run the 26.2 mile distance.

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This one will run and run — Paul, 88, completes 22nd marathon

By Sandy Rashty, April 25, 2013

Completing the 26.2-mile marathon distance is a gruelling task for any participant. To prepare properly requires a lifestyle overhaul, particularly with regard to diet and exercise. But the London Marathon’s oldest competitor, 88-year-old Paul Freedman, takes it all in his accomplished stride.

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London Marathon 2012

April 26, 2012
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Kastor is back on track

By Brian Sacks, October 15, 2009

Running her first marathon since breaking a foot in last year’s Olympics, Deena Kastor, 36, was the first American finisher in Chicago.

Her sixth place time of 2:28:50 was almost three minutes behind winner Liliya Shobukhova of Russia, and nine minutes down on Kastor’s personal best, set winning the 2006 London Marathon.

Nevertheless Kastor was well satisfied with her performance, set in unseasonably cold conditions. “I lost time through needing to take a bathroom break, and also through a mix-up at one of the drinks stations.

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