Results tagged “Marathon”
Records were smashed, millions of pounds was raised for charity and the Kenyan elite athletes did the double at this year's London Marathon.
Mary Keitany of Kenya held on to her London Marathon title for a second year crossing the finishing line first on Sunday with a time of 2:18:37 making her the quickest African ever.
Greenwich is dusting off its party shoes and preparing for a truly spectacular week of entertainment in the Royal Borough.
Not only has it lined up a couple of long awaited launches, the start of a 26.2 mile race and an international film festival, the Queen is topping the guest list.
The battle for the final few Olympic marathon places on the British team will be run out at this weekend's Virgin London Marathon.
Scott Overall, Paula Radcliffe and Mara Yamauchi were named by UK selectors in December and there are just two positions available in the men's squad and one in the women's.
When a London marathon entrant discovered he was running out of time to hit his fundraising target he started roping in businesses in Canary Wharf to give him a hand.
Jack Dregde, 27, from Poplar is realising a lifelong ambition to compete in the race but needs to raise £1,800 by April 22 to hold onto his place.
The first London 2012 test events took place in central London yesterday.
The Marathon and Race Walk test events focused on the timing and technology elements of operations, as well as ensuring race management and logistics are on course ahead of next year's Games.