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Thursday 10 May 2012
Tuesday 08 May 2012
It was only after 23 miles and 384 yards that the tears finally came. For more than a fortnight Claire Lomas had done a remarkable job of keeping it together, singularly focused on her goal of reaching the finishing line of the London marathon. But as she took her final step this afternoon, backed by the cheers of hundreds of supporters and a remarkable piece of engineering, there seemed little need to hold her emotions back any longer.
Monday 23 April 2012
Hallissey's heroics in London give GB selectors a headache as Kenyans dominate podium places
Sunday 22 April 2012
Tens of thousands of fun runners and amateur athletes set off in bright sunshine as the 32nd London Marathon got under way today.
Sunday 22 April 2012
A million books, 25 titles, one big giveaway
Monday 02 April 2012
Andy Murray blamed a misfiring return of serve after he suffered final heartbreak at the hands of Novak Djokovic, losing in straight sets at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami yesterday.
Monday 13 February 2012
Lips locked at all times - including for bathroom breaks and meals - is the less than romantic challenge facing Thai couples trying for the kiss to blow away all kisses at a Valentine's Day marathon.
Friday 20 January 2012
Argentina's David Nalbandian was fined $8,000 for throwing water at an Australian Open staff member following his controversial second round loss to John Isner on Wednesday.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Former stuntman Eddie Kidd has completed the London marathon after nearly two months.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
The veteran warrior of the women's marathon was back in action on the streets of London yesterday. For the wounded Paula Radcliffe, it proved to be a losing battle. In the city where she forged her reputation as the finest female marathon runner of all time, making a winning debut in 2002 and clocking a stunning world record in 2003, the 37-year-old Briton was beaten not just by two domestic rivals but also by the latest injury blow to have struck her on the road to an Olympic marathon.
Monday 30 May 2011
Paula Radcliffe hits the comeback trail on the streets of London today but the marathon world record holder is unlikely to be back in a Great Britain vest at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, in August.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
So great was his talent, so stunning was his Olympic marathon victory in Beijing less than three years ago, that since his death Sammy Wanjiru has been described as the greatest distance runner we have yet seen, and he has also been compared to figures from classical mythology.
Monday 16 May 2011
Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru died in a fall from a balcony after a domestic dispute involving his wife and another woman, police said today.
Friday 29 April 2011
Buster Martin, who died on 12 April, claimed to be the oldest-ever marathon runner at the age of 101. He ran the 2008 London Marathon in just under 10 hours, raising £20,000 for charity, and expected to be recognised as the oldest person to complete the distance, but was refused the accolade because he was unable to verify his age, amid suggestions that he could have been as "young" as 94.
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