For the majority of those running this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon it will be a once in a lifetime experience. Not for Steve Edwards, from Gloucestershire, who will complete his 23rd London Marathon, number 820 in his quest to set a new world record for running 1,000 official marathons in the fastest average finish time, sub 3hr 30.
With record entries, some of the best elite fields ever assembled and Her Majesty The Queen due to start the mass event from Windsor Castle, Sunday’s 2018 London Marathon promises to be the best edition ever.
Event organizers have vowed to make the 2018 edition the best ever as it prepares to welcome “athletics royalty” to its elite races and real Royalty to its unique start
He had no running shoes, no running kit and no running experience, just a love for the sport of running that drove him to run loops in the area where he works as a gardener. Then something incredible happened. A few good-hearted Samaritans, who recognised his incredible talent, helped him on his way. The rest reads like a fairy-tale. Bright Mikolongwe recently won one of Gauteng North’s biggest half maratho
Spirit of London award winners Matt Rees and David Wyeth will open the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Expo at ExCeL London this morning at 11:00, where thousands of runners will register over the following four days for this Sunday’s 38th edition of the race.
The pair caught the imagination of the watching world 12 months ago when Swansea Harrier Matt stopped on The Mall to help Davi
South African athlete Nolene Conrad, who recently achieved IAAF Gold Label Status, will be representing South Africa at this Sunday’s Vienna Marathon.
Running in the colours of South Africa Nolene recently achieved IAAF Gold Label Status by coming 25th in the world half marathon championships in Valencia in March. She finished in a time of 1:11:44, becoming one of the countries four Gol
The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon celebrates the unique spirit of the world’s greatest marathon, showcasing the extraordinary stories of its runners, champions, volunteers and supporters through the Spirit of London campaign.
On Race Day last year, millions of people around the world were moved by the sight of Swansea Harrier Matthew Rees helping David Wyeth down The Mall to the Fin
Are you doubting your ability to ever run that elusive Marathon Personal Best you’ve been after for years? Then read this inspiring story of Shandene van der Walt, who has not only lost more than 35kg, but has also just clocked a Marathon PB.
When I first started running, back in 2013, never did I once think a few years later I would be writing about my running goals and achievements. What st
Three teenagers will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon on their 18th birthday this year, making history by becoming the first millennials to take part in the historic event. At the other end of the age spectrum is this year’s oldest runner who at the age of 87 will be participating in his 33rd London Marathon.
It’s been a couple of days since she ran the race of a lifetime, and though things are slowly starting to settle down and sink in, it is clear that her win at the recent Two Oceans Ultra has made South African running sensation Gerda Steyn determined to achieve even more.
Steyn, who has only been running for four years, of which two competitively, on Saturday stormed to victory at the T
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world’s largest one-day fundraising event and more than 75 per cent of the 40,000+ runners will be raising money for charity on Sunday 22 April, adding to the incredible total of £890+ million raised in the first 37 years of the event.
Every runner has very personal reasons to run the famous 26.2-miles and here are some of their stories: