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London Marathon to be staged on 4 October, will feature only elite runners and different route
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London Marathon to be staged on 4 October, will feature only elite runners and different route

Rather than starting in Greenwich in east London, there will be a looped 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course featuring 19.8 laps around St James’s Park within a biosecure bubble with spectators excluded. It will finish in the traditional place in front of Buckingham Palace.

Boston Marathon cancelled for first time in its 124-year history; 2021 edition slated for 19 April
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Boston Marathon cancelled for first time in its 124-year history; 2021 edition slated for 19 April

The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for 20 April, was initially postponed in March and rescheduled for 14 September

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele to challenge defending champion Eliud Kipchoge in London Marathon 2020
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Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele to challenge defending champion Eliud Kipchoge in London Marathon 2020

Kenya’s Kipchoge had already announced he would defend his title but the presence of Ethiopian former track superstar Bekele, 37, who produced a stunning 2:01:41 run in Berlin last October to miss Kipchoge’s world record by two seconds, will have fans drooling.

Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge set to target elusive two-hour marathon in special end-of-year race
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Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge set to target elusive two-hour marathon in special end-of-year race

Kipchoge, 34, last week won his fourth London marathon, has now won 11 of the 12 marathons he's contested and set a world record of 2:01:39 when winning the Berlin marathon in 2018

Mo Farah declines opportunity to participate in marathon at World Championships fueling rumours of return to track
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Mo Farah declines opportunity to participate in marathon at World Championships fueling rumours of return to track

Farah build-up to the London event was dominated by an extraordinary feud with Haile Gebrselassie, which saw the pair publicly swap accusations about events at the retired Ethiopian athletics legend's hotel

London Marathon 2019 makes refreshing move to offer water capsules in seaweed pouches to runners instead of plastic bottles
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London Marathon 2019 makes refreshing move to offer water capsules in seaweed pouches to runners instead of plastic bottles

The London Marathon 2019 run on Sunday will go down as the first ever major international event that fought the plastic blight by offering the 5,000 odd runners water capsules in an edible pouch made from a seaweed membrane

London Marathon 2019: Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 27th in prestigious race after clocking 2:15.59secs
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London Marathon 2019: Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 27th in prestigious race after clocking 2:15.59secs

India's Nitendra Singh Rawat finished 27th in the elite field of the prestigious London Marathon which was won by world record holder Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya on Sunday.

Athletics icons Mo Farah, Haile Gebrselassie locked in bitter dispute over robbery claims and unpaid hotel bills
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Athletics icons Mo Farah, Haile Gebrselassie locked in bitter dispute over robbery claims and unpaid hotel bills

Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in a bitter dispute days before the London Marathon with claims of robbery and an unpaid hotel bill at the heart of the row.

As the Mumbai Marathon 2018 kicks off, a look at how a great race is a sign of a great city
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As the Mumbai Marathon 2018 kicks off, a look at how a great race is a sign of a great city

The Mumbai Marathon is a reminder that a citizenry is capable of great accomplishment, and genuine kindness, even as it competes to reach the finishing line of a race | #FirstCulture

Mo Farah says he will compete at Tokyo Olympics depending on his medal-winning ability
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Mo Farah says he will compete at Tokyo Olympics depending on his medal-winning ability

Farah has been retained on British Athletics' World Class Performance Programme despite doubts over his Olympic plans.

Mumbai Marathon 2017: Meet Hugh Jones, long-distance legend and race director
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Mumbai Marathon 2017: Meet Hugh Jones, long-distance legend and race director

In an exclusive chat with Firstpost, Hugh Jones talks about the challenges he faces as race director of Mumbai Marathon and long-distance running in India.

42-year-old dies after completing London Marathon
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42-year-old dies after completing London Marathon

Sunday's race had a reported 36,000 runners, with the event ranging from elite-level runners to fun-runners

From London, a huge group hug to Boston
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From London, a huge group hug to Boston

There are few sounds more deafening than that of 34,000 marathon runners falling completely silent, standing totally still, defiant in the face of terror.

Kebede wins London Marathon amid tight security
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Kebede wins London Marathon amid tight security

A race that started with a tribute to the Boston victims with a moment of silence ended with a thrilling conclusion under clear blue skies.

London marathon security under review after Boston blasts
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London marathon security under review after Boston blasts

In Boston, loud blasts were heard and large puffs of smoke could be seen as thousands of people packed the streets to watch runners cross the finish line.