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Phil Packer walks the London Marathon

May 9, 2009 by

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Saw this on the news this evening. http://www.philpacker.com/ When Phil was recovering from surgery in Hospital, he decided to embark upon a quest that would change his life forever; by doing so, he hoped that he could help change lives too. He visited Help for Heroes and was inspired by Bryn and Emma Parry, Mark […]

North Pole Marathon results and report

April 12, 2009 by

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Submitted by: http://www.tonymangan.com 07 Apr, 2009 North Pole Marathon Report By: Richard Donovan The world’s coolest marathon, the North Pole Marathon, lived up to its billing when competitors endured temperatures of -37C at the North Pole. Thirty-eight participants from 14 countries and 6 continents started the 26.2-mile race on Wednesday April 7th at 15:30 GMT. […]

Irishman beats Marathon World Record on crutches

October 29, 2008 by

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Link Submitted by Tony Mangan Published Date: 28 October 2008 By Petula Martyn A LIMERICK-based athlete won the hearts of supporters at the Dublin marathon yesterday when he broke a world record for the fastest marathon ever completed on crutches. There were huge cheers from the crowd when Simon Baker crossed the finish line after […]

Radcliffe to run in New York

October 10, 2008 by

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Paula Radcliffe has said she will run at next month’s New York Marathon to defend the title she won last year. The 34-year-old also won the race in 2004 and she will be looking to put the disappointment of finishing 23rd in the marathon at the Olympics behind her. Submitted by www.tonymangan.com http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/7646837.stm

Amputee bids for marathon glory

October 10, 2008 by

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Amputee bids for marathon glory Submitted by: www.tonymangan.com Published Date: 01 October 2008 A scaffolder who had a leg amputated after plunging through the top floor of a house is hoping to smash a world marathon record. One-legged athlete Simon Baker, originally from Brixton, south-west London, is aiming to run the fastest 26 miles on […]

Gebrselassie breaks marathon world record

September 29, 2008 by

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Link Gebrselassie breaks marathon world record By GEIR MOULSON – 17 hours ago BERLIN (AP) — Haile Gebrselassie broke his own marathon world record on Sunday, becoming the first runner to finish under 2 hours, 4 minutes. The Ethiopian clocked 2:03:59 to win his third straight Berlin Marathon, beating the mark of 2:04:26 he set […]

Marathoners show higher than expected heart risks

September 24, 2008 by

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Link Marathoners show higher-than-expected heart risks By Amy NortonTue Sep 16, 2:49 PM ET Some older marathon runners may have a greater chance of suffering a heart attack than their risk factors belie, new research suggests. In a study of male marathoners age 50 and up, researchers found that, despite their high activity levels, the […]