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SA RUNNER'S WORLD MARATHON MAJORS DREAM: NEXT STOP, LONDON MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 21 February 2019

She only started running two years ago. In fact, she ran her first marathon at the age of 56. But come April, Johannesburg runner Karen Brough will be jetting off to the Virgin Money London Marathon, followed by the Chicago Marathon in October and the New York City Marathon in November. And if all goes well Karen would have completed all six of the Abbott World Marathon Majors by April next year, a feat that only

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FROM JAPAN TO SA: THERE'S NO STOPPING NOLENE CONRAD

by Michelle Carnegie - 08 February 2019

South Africa’s Nolene Conrad has just returned from Japan where she competed in one of the most competitive all female marathons around, and though the race didn’t exactly go her way, she is as determined as ever to rise above circumstances and focus on some exciting racing challenges ahead.
 
The year 2018 was a big year for Conrad. Not only did she finish in the top 25 at the Worl


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WINNING DESIGN ANNOUNCED IN THE VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON MILE MARKER COMPETITION

07 February 2019

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and London Marathon Events Ltd have today announced the winning team of aspiring young architects that will design the Mile 18 marker for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The competition has provided a rare opportunity for young architects to have their design built and seen by the 41,000 runners in the marathon and millions more around the world watching the race on televi

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A CHANCE RAFFLE TICKET GETS HER INTO THE VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

01 February 2019

When Jo’burg runner Debbie O’Leary decided to help sell raffle tickets to the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, she never imagined that she would actually end up being one of the two lucky winners to win not only an entry, but a full travel package to take on one of the most sought after international marathons in the world.
 
“I bought 3 of the tickets for myself and sold th


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SANDES TO RUN TARAWERA 102KM ULTRA IN NEW ZEALAND

31 January 2019

South Africa’s Ryan Sandes will be lining up with the some of the world’s best ultra-marathon trail runners for the 11th annual 102km Tarawera Ultramarathon in New Zealand.
 
Known as one of the most competitive races in the ultra-running world, Ryan will be using this race held on the 9th of February as part of Western States preparations.
 


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SA SPEEDSTER AIMS TO MAKE IT THREE IN A ROW AT 2019 LONDON MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 28 January 2019

Running the Virgin Money London Marathon is a pretty special experience, but when you cross the finish line as the first South African home two years in a row – and within the top 100 runners in a 40 000 strong field – it is an achievement to cherish forever.
 
Now Nicholas Bester, a South African working as a private banker in the UK, is aiming to make it three in a row at this yea


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2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON CELEBRATES £1BILLION RAISED FOR CHARITY

25 January 2019

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon announced a world-beating landmark in the history of the world’s greatest marathon as fundraising from the event reaches £1billion.
 
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “The London Marathon has set a world record for fundraising for an annual one day event every year since 2007, with an incredible &poun


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OLYMPIC CHAMP TAKES ON LONDON CLASSICS CHALLENGE

21 January 2019

Olympic champion Dani Row is taking on the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and Swim Serpentine in her first year of retirement.
 
For some, retirement means rest and relaxation but Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Dani Rowe will take on the London Classics challenge in her first year of retirement from professional cycling.
 
The 28-year-


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CHERUIYOT & KEITANY HEAD UP ELITE WOMEN'S FIELD AT 2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

18 January 2019

The defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot and the current TCS New York City Marathon champion Mary Keitany return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2019.
 
They join their compatriots Gladys Cherono (2018 BMW Berlin Marathon champion) and Brigid Kosgei (2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon champion) meaning the winners of the last four Abbott World Marathon Majors will be on the Start Line


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RECORD-BREAKER DAVID WEIR SET FOR 20TH CONSECUTIVE LONDON MARATHON

17 January 2019

David Weir – the most successful athlete in the history of the London Marathon – will return to the race for a remarkable 20th consecutive year in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April.
 
Weir, who started his wheelchair racing career in the Mini LondonMarathon, has won the Virgin Money London Marathon on a record-breaking eight occasions.
 
His


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