London Marathon  // Posts categorised as London Marathon

26 Apr 2015 Posted in African running/London Marathon

London Marathon 2015: Live splits and commentary

Live coverage, including 5km splits and race commentary of the 2015 London Marathon

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13 Apr 2014 Posted in London Marathon/Marathons

London Marathon: Wilson Kipsang & Edna Kiplagat rule

The 2014 London Marathon has produced two great races yet again, with the highlight being the fastest ever performance in London by Wilson Kipsang on the men's side. The WR holder confirmed his status as number 1, while Edna Kiplagat defeated Florence Kiplagat in a sprint. I recap the racing action.

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Pacing, fatigue and the brain. Lessons from London

Men's elite field at the 2013 London Marathon

The 2013 London Marathon highlighted the importance of pacing strategy. The science of pacing, and thus fatigue, offers fascinating insights to the limits of performance and the 2-hour marathon

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19 Apr 2013 Posted in London Marathon

London 2013 Marathon

In April 2013, I'll be in London at the invitation of the London Marathon, talking fatigue and covering the race. Here's what to expect.

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22 Apr 2012 Posted in London 2012/London Marathon

London 2012: Kipsang & Keitany conquer London

The London Marathon today wrapped up a spring marathon season that leaves the world’s elite nicely poised for the next big Marathon, the London Olympic Games. If I had to throw out one word that sums the last eight days of city marathons have shown, it’s “patience”. 2011 was the year that the Kenyans changed […]

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17 Apr 2011 Posted in London Marathon

London Marathon 2011 Live

Emmanuel Mutai and Mary Keitany have won the 2011 London Marathon. Mutai shattered the course record in running 2:04:40, which makes him the fourth fastest man in history (with the 5th fastest performance), while Keitany broke 2:20 in her second run. For both, it was the manner in which the victory was achieved that was […]

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24 Apr 2010 Posted in London Marathon

London 2010 Marathon preview

It’s pretty impossible to describe the quality of the men who’ll be taking to the streets of London tomorrow, for what should be a fitting climax to the Spring marathon season.  So far, we’ve seen a sub-2:05 in Rotterdam, a sub-2:06 in Boston, and now, the grand finale in London promises to be the biggest […]

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27 Apr 2009 Posted in London Marathon

London 2009 revisited

Yesterday’s London Marathon closed off the big marathons for the next few months, and we now get to look forward to the Fall season, with Berlin (times two, with the IAAF World champs there as well), Chicago and New York the highlights to come. But now might be a good time to look back over […]

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26 Apr 2009 Posted in London Marathon

London 2009 Race Report

Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru has won the 2009 London Marathon, in a course record of 2:05:10, beating out the challenge of the two other Beijing medallists, Tsegaye Kebede and Jaouad Gharib. Kebede, third in Beijing, was one better this time, in a time of 2:05:20, with Gharib a further 7 seconds back. But it was the […]

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