Marathon running

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Sports quiz of the week: marathons, managers, Murray and Messi v Ronaldo
Who hit a century? Who was up all night? Who made a comeback?

Paul Campbell

20, Jan, 2023 @1:28 PM

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‘I don’t want this to end’: runner hits Melbourne after covering length of Australia in 150 consecutive marathons
Erchana Murray-Bartlett reaches end of epic journey from ‘tip to toe’ of Australia – smashing women’s record for consecutive daily marathons

Donna Lu

15, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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A new start after 60: I ran a 100km ultramarathon at 70 – despite my arthritis
Ken Campbell says he never liked sport, but then one day he kept his wife company on a trail run and discovered the joy of being out in the wild

Paula Cocozza

11, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘An inordinate impact’: climate crisis leaves its footprint on trail running | Jo Khan
Trail running events have rapidly expanded in the last decade but extreme weather is casting a shadow on the sport

Jo Khan

06, Nov, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Cape York to Melbourne: Australian ultrarunner on pace to break daily marathon world record
Running 155 marathons in as many days might sound dangerous, but experts say Erchana Murray-Bartlett has the mettle for her 6,000km quest

Donna Lu

21, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Faster times, record numbers: the science of running marathons as an older person
The number of veteran runners is on the up and they’re leaving the times of their predecessors for dust

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

30, Sep, 2022 @12:34 PM

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‘A sea of positivity’: older women boost London Marathon numbers
Pandemic, daily pressures and Paula Radcliffe cited as reasons for 65% rise in over-50 female runners

Amelia Hill

30, Sep, 2022 @10:21 AM

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London and Boston Marathons to include non-binary category for 2023 races
Nonbinary athletes will be able to compete in next year’s Boston and London Marathons without having to register in either the men’s or the women’s division


14, Sep, 2022 @2:05 PM

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Age no barrier: how Jo Schoonbroodt smashed the 70+ marathon record
The 71-year-old from Maastricht started running in his 30s. He is now the fastest septuagenerian marathon runner in history

Sean Ingle

12, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Parents of six-year-old marathoner reveal child protective services visit
The Kentucky parents who drew backlash for running a marathon with their six-year-old son said that child protective services made an unannounced visit

Guardian sport

10, May, 2022 @9:02 PM

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Mariko Yugeta, the 63-year-old limbering up to run a sub-three-hour marathon
The Japanese runner finds age no barrier and may even challenge the world record she already holds in Monday’s Boston marathon

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

17, Apr, 2022 @4:12 AM

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Run that marathon! Write that novel! How to make 2022 the year you finally smash your goals
Every year millions of us resolve to learn a new language, get super fit or master a new skill ... then never start. How can we make it happen? Experts explain all

Elle Hunt

05, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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