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London Marathon 2015 entry ballot: closed in a flash!

Are you in or out? The entry ballot for the 2015 London Marathon opened at midnight and was full at 9:50 this morning – a new record, say the organisers. I’m in. Rather than try at the stroke of midnight … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2014 women’s race preview

The build-up to the 2014 London Marathon has focused on the men’s race, where Mo Farah makes his debut against the best in the world. The women’s race is an equally-thrilling prospect, though. Just as the men’s event sees track … Continue reading

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Run and Hyde in London

Even though I’m an Irishman currently living in Paris, lately I’ve had London on my mind. This year’s London Marathon a couple of weeks ago, from the couch-and-TV perspective, was highly enjoyable and enthralling to watch – the post-Boston sense of purpose, … Continue reading

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Mo money, Mo problems

This weekend’s London Marathon has been overshadowed by events in Boston. It will now be something of a memorial service for those who were killed or injured last Monday – a 30-second silence will be observed before the start, and all … Continue reading

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Joe Strummer and the Paris Marathon

You may think that long-distance running is hardly the stuff of rock n’roll living, but you’d be wrong. This is the story of how Joe Strummer, at the height of The Clash’s fame, ran the Paris Marathon. It’s April 1982, … Continue reading

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