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Pop stars running marathons: Belle and Sebastian

A tip of the hat to the excellent Go Feet blog for uncovering another marathon-running pop star to join the likes of Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler, Joe Strummer and Bjorn from ABBA. And this time we may have found a decisive … Continue reading

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Now That’s What I Call Running

If you needed any proof that there is an on-trend and lucrative running boom these days, check out this new release in your favourite online or real-world record shop. ‘Now That’s What I Call Running’ is a 3-disc compilation of … Continue reading

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Bjorn from ABBA runs the 1980 Stockholm Marathon

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that marathon running is the rock n’roll of sports. Joe Strummer of The Clash ran the London Marathon twice (in 1981 and 1983) and the Paris Marathon in 1982, and he … Continue reading

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The sound of no music

Sometimes I ask myself: am I even a runner at all? Unlike many of my marathon-training brothers and sisters, I don’t do the running tights. And now, on top of that, I must admit to another sign of my possible non-runner-ness: I don’t listen … 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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