Marathon

Nick Bitel hopes for a record-breaking London marathon

By Candice Krieger, April 11, 2008

Sunday’s London Marathon will raise over £46.5 million, smashing the world record for the largest annual one-day fundraiser, claims the event’s main man Nick Bitel.

A partner in sports law firm Max Bitel Greene, Mr Bitel has been part-time chief executive of the London Marathon since 1993. Under his authority, the number of people running has grown by around 50 per cent. So, what makes the marathon so popular? “It is the great suburban Everest,” says Mr Bitel, 48.

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Sanderson takes silver

April 4, 2008

Danielle Sanderson took silver at the World Masters Athletics Championships Half Marathon (W45 category), and, as part of the Great Britain squad that won team gold.

Having finished in 1:21, she said: “I exceeded my most optimistic expectations by a minute and a half and was remarkably comfortable throughout the race. But I am kicking myself because I was only five seconds behind the winner, and finished strongly.”

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Marathon boy is just 11

March 28, 2008

Daniel Reuben will be one of the youngest participants involved in the London Marathon on April 13.

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