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Hundreds of upmarket fast-food outlets opened this year, explaining how as a nation we threw away £12.5 bn on burgers

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Alice-Azania Jarvis: 'I finished the marathon – and loved every minute'

So, I did it! I ran the marathon and I raised the money. Neither of which, in all honestly, I thought I could. I'm built like bookworm, not an athlete – and I have two years worth of columns to document my inability to save money. So far, I've raised £3,541.70 for the Rhinos – £1,255 of which came from you. I can't tell you how much that means, not just to the Rhinos but to me.

Pandora: Catch him if you can

Early bird? Anders Fogh Rasmussen is.

Kebede's crushing victory completes rags to riches marathon

Ethiopian, who used to collect firewood for a living, just misses out on course record because of rain but his relentless pace still proves too hot for Kenyan rivals

Kebede ends Kenya's 6-year London Marathon reign

Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the London Marathon for the first time today to end Kenya's six-year winning streak, and Liliya Shobukhova led a Russian one-two in the women's race.

Thousands take on London Marathon challenge

Tens of thousands of runners including a Princess and an assortment of celebrities, cartoon and comic book characters gathered in the pouring rain today for the start of the London Marathon.

Outside Edge (25/04/10)

If you're aching from all that training for today's London Marathon, don't whinge about it. You've got nothing on Hugh Williams-Preece of Mayfield in East Sussex, who has run 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days. The 40-year-old left Lisbon in Portugal on 3 March and arrived in London on Wednesday after running 1,310 miles and raising some £30,000 for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. "It's been tough," he said. "I've been bitten by a dog, chased by a lady with a rake after trying to relieve myself in her garden and twice set off in the wrong direction." But don't expect to run into him today; he's having a rest after suffering his first blister in the last marathon. And the lawn needs a cut.

Robinson the Marathon man is out to revive a British tradition, and keep up with the Kenyans

At the start of the week it looked like there might be the kind of one-off opportunity knocking for Britain's long-suffering marathon men that the Czech tennis player Jan Kodes exploited at Wimbledon in 1973.

A good weekend to catch the sun

Fishermen at Amroth beach in Wales were among those enjoying the gorgeous spring weather yesterday as Britain prepares to enjoy the warmest weekend of the year.

Yamauchi goes the extra miles for marathon test

It was not the kind of preparation that the late, great Cliff Temple listed in the pages of Challenge of the Marathon – alongside carbohydrate loading and race week tapering. Mara Yamauchi was still finding her feet yesterday following her six-day, 6,500-mile marathon trek to get to England for the mere 26.2 miles of the London Marathon on Sunday. The afternoon after making it to the race headquarters in the shadow of Tower Bridge, the Oxford woman had every reason to feel more like Steve Martin in the midst of his Planes, Trains and Automobiles ordeal than the lean, mean, fully revved-up marathon racing machine ranked second in the world in 2009.

Yamauchi ends London marathon

It took six days, eight stages, a couple of costly taxi rides, and the hiring of a private propeller plane, but Mara Yamauchi finally crossed the finish line yesterday afternoon at the end of an epic journey to get from the slopes of the Rio Grande to the banks of the River Thames in time to lead the British challenge in the 2010 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday.

Volcano causing sporting chaos

The volcanic ash cloud in Europe's skies has caused mass disruption to air passengers. Here we take a look at the effect it has had on sport:

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