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Only 28 US-born Black women have broken three hours in the marathon. Why?
A file known as ‘The List’ has inspired long-distance runners to join a club that has relatively few members

Allison Torres Burtka

02, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Olympic champion Sifan Hassan joins ‘greatest ever’ London Marathon lineup
The women’s field will include three other world record-holders while the men’s race is set to feature four of the five fastest men in history

Sean Ingle

02, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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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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Diana Kipyokei banned for six years and stripped of 2021 Boston Marathon title
Kenya’s Diana Kipyokei and Purity Rionoripo have been banned for six and five years, respectively, for using prohibited substances, the AIU said

Guardian sport and agencies

20, Dec, 2022 @4:17 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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Eliud Kipchoge takes 30 seconds off his men’s marathon world record in Berlin
Eliud Kipchoge took a remarkable 30 seconds off his own marathon world record to finish in a time of 2hrs 1min and 9secs at the Berlin marathon

Sean Ingle

25, Sep, 2022 @9:33 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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David Weir’s marathon dream ended by puncture as Johnboy Smith wins gold
David Weir was leading the race with six miles to go when his left tyre burst, which gave his England teammate Smith the opportunity to grab victory

Andy Bull in Victoria Square

30, Jul, 2022 @1:40 PM

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Visa delays force Chris Thompson to miss World Athletics Championships
British athlete says he is ‘absolutely devastated’ as Michael Johnson criticises World Athletics over problems

Sean Ingle in Eugene, Oregon

15, Jul, 2022 @3:02 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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Paula Radcliffe: ‘I could probably still beat my kids in a race’
The athlete, 48, tells Rich Pelley about childhood asthma, dogs, Portaloos and the last mile of the marathon

Rich Pelley

05, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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