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29 April 2019

The 2019 winners of the Virgin Money London Marathon Kenyan maestros Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei yesterday chatted about their race experience.Here are some of the best quotes from this morning’s post-race press conference:

ELIUD KIPCHOGE
“I like to keep a low profile. I celebrate on the finish line. When I go back to Kenya I chill around, stay with my family and have massag


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KENYANS MAKE HISTORY AS RECORDS TUMBLE IN THE BIGGEST EVER LONDON MARATHON

29 April 2019

Kenyan maestros Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei delivered landmark performances to illuminate another record-breaking edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon as more people than ever before finished the 39th edition of the world’s greatest race on Sunday.

Kipchoge cemented his reputation as one of the finest athletes of all time when he became the first elite man ever to win the London M


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2020 VISION AS WEIR EYES NINTH LONDON WIN

26 April 2019

David Weir was a 19-year-old newcomer to long distance para-athletics when he contested his first London Marathon back in 2000.

Already a seven-time winner of the Mini London Marathon, the Surrey-based teenager was pleased to finish fourth place in the senior race in 1:47:11.
Fast-forward to today and Weir is now the most successful elite athlete in the history of the event with eight men&rs


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FRIENDS AND RIVALS: KENYAN GREATS GEAR UP FOR LONDON BATTLE

26 April 2019

To see Mary Keitany and Vivian Cheruiyot, surrounded by their families, enjoying a smile and a chat at the hotel headquarters of the Virgin Money London Marathon on Thursday was to recognise just what close friends these two great Kenyan athletes are.

Yet all that will change for a window of under two hours and 20 minutes on Sunday when the defending champion Cheruiyot and three-time winner Keitany


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STAGE SET FOR KIPCHOGE-FARAH HEAD-TO-HEAD

25 April 2019

Sport thrives on its most enticing duels, its classic head-to-heads. Think Ali-Frazier, Navratilova-Evert and Coe-Ovett. Think greatness versus greatness.
No wonder then that both Eliud Kipchoge, the great marathon runner in history, and Sir Mo Farah, perhaps the greatest track distance runner of all-time, can both appreciate why their clash in this Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon is so eagerly


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WE'RE OFF TO THE LONDON MARATHON

23 April 2019

It’s known as one of the greatest marathons in the world, and Run24 will be there to bring you all the coverage of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.
 
Run24 is delighted to be part of the media contingent that got selected to cover this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. Run24 Editor, Michelle Carnegie, will not only be running the marathon on Sunday, but will also bring you


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SA COMRADES VETERANS TO TACKLE THE LONDON MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 17 April 2019

Between the two of them they’ve run 31 Comrades Marathons and 13 Two Oceans Ultra’s. So, it’s fair to say when it comes to South African road running, they’ve pretty much ‘been there done that’. But one thing they’ve never tackled is an international marathon, and the obvious choice of course is the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.
 
In a bit more tha


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SA'S LEGENDARY TOUR OPERATOR TO THE LONDON MARATHON

12 April 2019

She has taken sporting tours to the Virgin London Marathon for more than 25 years, so it would be safe to say that there is probably no one in South Africa who knows the London Marathon and its workings better than Vreni Welch, a legend in the South African running community.
 
With just a bit more than two weeks to the London Marathon we caught up with Vreni on what makes the London Marathon t


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SA GARDENER ON HIS WAY TO LONDON MARATHON, ACHIEVING LIFELONG DREAM

10 April 2019

A South African gardener who runs 20km to and from work every day, will be boarding a plane for the first time ever in his life, travelling 10 000km to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, April 28th.


Michael Ndlovu (52), who hails from Mandeni, on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, has dreamt of this moment all his life. Michael’s lifelong ambition to run an intern


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LONDON MARATHON MAKES ANYONE WANT TO BE A RUNNER

08 April 2019

What started as a weight loss journey for a Gauteng mom of two culminated in her finishing the Virgin Money London Marathon. And to top it all she ran this spectacular marathon in aid of her niece who suffers from a chromosome disorder. This is the story of how Heather Hair – who never really took to exercise never mind running, completed her first international marathon. 
 
Wakeup call
It was January 2015 and I had just returned


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