Marathon running

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A short history of running very long distances | Letters
Letters: Guardian readers reflect on ultra-marathons and the people who ran – or walked – them

26, Apr, 2024 @4:21 PM

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‘The heat is burning’: Harry Hunter, 76, becomes oldest Briton to complete Marathon des Sables
Former Household Cavalry officer ran epic 250-km, seven-day race across the Sahara

David Batty

25, Apr, 2024 @4:59 PM

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Inside San Quentin’s marathon club: ‘For that day they are runners, not criminals’
A new documentary takes a look at 1000 Mile Club, based out of the notorious California prison, that gives inmates a special opportunity

David Smith in Washington

09, Apr, 2024 @3:45 PM

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‘Why wouldn’t you, if you can run faster?’: the unstoppable rise of the carbon-fibre super shoe
Hi-tech shoes have sent world records tumbling. Do they herald the end of the level playing field, or are they the saviour of long-distance racing?

Tim Lewis

07, Apr, 2024 @12:00 PM

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‘Ten-minute miles are the new eight’: the senior ultrarunners pushing the envelope
Not only are more runners doing ultramarathons in their seventies and eighties, they’re also going faster

Jared Beasley

21, Dec, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘When I saw her time, I pinched myself!’ – why women’s running records are being smashed
From the 1500m to the marathon, this year has seen seconds and even minutes shaved off race times. But what accounts for the change: supershoes, feminism or something else?

Kate Carter

28, Sep, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Did Tigist Assefa’s ‘super shoes’ make her a record-breaking marathon winner?
The Ethiopian smashed the women’s record in Berlin, reviving the debate about the role of hi-tech shoes in athletic performance

Linda Geddes

25, Sep, 2023 @6:41 PM

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Never past your prime! 13 peaks we reach at 40 or later – from sex to running to self-esteem
Ageing doesn’t have to mean slowing down. In fact, you’re more likely to win an ultramarathon in midlife, not to mention get happier, wiser and more body confident

Emma Beddington

19, Sep, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Three things with marathon champion Steve Moneghetti: ‘My secret weapon is an ice-pack holder’
In our weekly interview about objects, the City2Surf record holder tells us about healing running niggles and selling his biggest prize

Katie Cunningham

17, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Running marathons helped me write my novel
The sport helped with my tenacity, and my creativity too

KX Song

17, Sep, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Sydney marathon runners hospitalised after event hit by spring heat
Paramedics treated 40 people, of whom 26 were taken to hospital, seven in a serious condition

Henry Belot

17, Sep, 2023 @8:15 AM

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Mexico City Marathon expels 11,000 runners for cutting sections of course
More than a third of runners at this year’s Mexico City Marathon have been expelled after organisers say they cut out sections of the 26.2 mile course

Guardian sport

06, Sep, 2023 @5:30 PM

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