Alex Taylor
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I am a freelance journalist with an interest in current affairs, social issues and the arts. I have been published in The Times, The Independent and The i amongst others. I also hold an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City University, but feel happiest at sweaty gigs, which I frequently recount for Clash Magazine.

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MIT Boston Marathon Runner: 'If I had an Angel Looking Over Me at the Marathon, I Now Had One on Each Shoulder After Escaping the Shootout'

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2013 | (15:14)

Elia Harmatz ran the Boston marathon for fun. As the 23-year-old explains, 'I knew that I wasn't going to beat the Kenyans, but I was doing it for the experience'. Not that this was ever meant to involve escaping death by a matter of minutes. Twice in one week. Elia...

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Oscar Pistorius: The Fallen Hero Affirmed What I Already Knew

(40) Comments | Posted 26 February 2013 | (11:33)

The sharpest tragedy in the Pistorius scandal is the death of a young, intelligent woman - Reeva Steenkamp. Yet, the whole episode also threatens to strike a dagger into last year's Olympic legacy. For all that Pistorius did to prove the irrelevance of disability; he is now the blade runner...

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Paralympics Inspire the Here and Now, But the Race has Just Begun

(2) Comments | Posted 18 September 2012 | (19:38)

In the weeks leading up to the Paralympics the air was filled with a familiar, silent contradiction. The predominant line focused on how inspiring it was going to be, seeing athletes perform and overcome, despite their disabilities. At the same time, a ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday, found...

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