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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.