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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.
Sunday 17 April 2011
Sunday 17 April 2011
By the time you read this, the professional London Marathon runners will have probably finished, the boundaries of physical excellence extended. The huddled masses could finish any time before sunset.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Even the prospect of Paula Radcliffe’s return after pregnancy (to competitive racing next month and to the marathon this autumn) failed to knock Liliya Shobukhova out of her confident stride yesterday as she prepared for the defence of her Virgin London Marathon title on Sunday - and looked ahead to what she called her “golden chance” of Olympic marathon glory in London in 2012. “I respect Paula, but I don’t fear her,” said the Russian who has established herself as the world number one in the women’s marathon in the 17 months since Radcliffe has been out of commission and given birth to her second child.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Noel Bresland has run 26.2 miles on a treadmill in the London Eye as part of his attempt to run 223 marathons in ten years.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Gemma Atwal's film Marathon Boy (screened in BBC4's Kidult series) interleaved its narrative with shadow puppet animations – a flicker of simple two-dimensional shapes in which there was never any doubt about the differences between hero and villain, victim and monster. The documentary footage that surrounded these sequences, by contrast, was alive with uncertainty. You started watching with an easy assumption that you knew exactly what kind of film this was going to be – a study of obsession perhaps, or an anthropological curiosity. You ended having seen it twist in front of you into an entirely different kind of documentary, gripping and sad and durably ambivalent about its subjects.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Thursday 05 August 2010
A former soldier attempting to run the distance of 100 marathons in 100 days smashed the current world record today - but is still only halfway through his challenge.
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