London Marathon race director encourages entrants to join "most inclusive race" ever
The London Marathon's race director says the delayed 2020 race could be themost "inclusive" in history, as 45,000 entrants are encouraged to take part inthe postponed race virtually.
The marathon was postponed from its usual Aprildate to October when the UK entered lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Elite athletes including Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele, Brigid Kosgei, DavidWeir and Manuela Schar will participate in a closed marathon in St James'sPark under biosecure conditions.
Ethiopian Shura Kitata wins London Marathon as Eliud Kipchoge’s reign comes toshock end Eliud Kipchoge’s reign as the king of the London Marathon came to ashock end as Shura Kitata emerged from the rain and the gloom to become thenew champion. In a stunning upset Kipchoge, who had won all of his previousfour London Marathons and had not lost over the distance in seven years,dropped alarmingly off the pace around the 22-mile mark.
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Brigid Kosgei defied the rain and the gloom to defend her London Marathontitle around a sodden St James’s Park. The 26-year-old world record holdercomfortably won her duel with fellow Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich, the worldchampion, who was eventually pipped for second by America’s Sarah Hall.
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A care home is taking part in the virtual London Marathon with its staff collectively running 26.2 miles on a treadmill.
Anchor Hanover’s wellness coordinator, Emma Wright, said the event was important for the wellbeing of staff and residents amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Countess of Wessex joined Tomas Cardillo-Zallo, a member of Mencap’s Learning Disability Running team, for the first 1.5 miles of his virtual London Marathon.
The royal has been Patron of the charity since 200. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Five-time world champion Kenenisa Bekele admits he could get bored running theLondon Marathon on Sunday. The elite-only races will involve 19 clockwise lapsof a 2.15km route around St James’s Park, with a traditional finish on TheMall.
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