London Marathon

Ole, Um...Ola! Where Music and Sport Collide

Stuart Wood | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stuart Wood

Now I'm not averse to a song with, shall we say, accessible lyrics. But I'm from the 90s-New-Order-John-Barnes school of World Cup songs. As a music therapist, I can't argue with John Barnes when he advises,"You've got to hold and give, but do it at the right time / You can be slow or fast but you must get to the line." It's like he's been observing my music therapy sessions.

Marathon Runner Who 'Outran Mo Farah' Faces Investigation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

A man who ran the second half of the London Marathon faster than Mo Farah is being investigated for claims he cut out a large part of the race, it has...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Hoppy Easter! (GEDDIT?!) And to celebrate, have we got some cracking (GEDDIT?!) tweets for you. From Nigel Farage Sr to Robert Downey Jr, from Game...

Family's Tributes To 'Fun-Loving' Tragic Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

The family of a London Marathon runner who died after completing the course have paid tribute to a "a fun-loving and caring person". Robert Berry, ...

Tragic Marathon Runner Fundraising Exceeds £50k

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

A charity has praised the "incredible generosity" shown after donations totalling more than £50,000 were made to the fundraising page of a London Mar...

London Marathon - We Did It!

Jack Wilson | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I sit here writing this the day after the 2014 London Marathon and I ache from top to toe. Personally, it was the hardest race I've ever done. My injuries and lack of fitness caught up with me at mile 18. All plans went out the window when I hit the wall and the wall then fell on me.

Sahara Dust Concerns Of Dead London Marathon Runner Robert Berry

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

A runner who died at the finishing line of the London Marathon had suffered breathing problems in the weeks before the race. Robert Berry, 42, wro...

Farah Must Make Decision Over Track And Marathon (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

Marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has warned Mo Farah it is impossible to balance running the marathon and competing on the track. The Ke...

Dead Marathon Runner Was Competing For 'Inspirational' Mother

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

A runner who died at the finishing line of the London Marathon was competing to raise money for his "inspirational" mother, who had been diagnosed wit...

LOOK: Tony The Fridge Calls It A Day After Double Marathon Effort

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

A charity runner has completed back-to-back London Marathons while carrying a fridge. Tony Phoenix-Morrison, known as Tony the Fridge, ran the cour...

Elite Athlete Goes Missing After London Marathon

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

An elite female athlete from Sierra Leone has gone missing following the London marathon. Police said Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, vanished after finishi...

London Marathon 2014: Man Dies In Hospital After Collapse

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

A 42-year-old man has died after collapsing at the finish line of the London Marathon, organisers said. The man, who has not been named, was given ...

Funniest London Marathon Costumes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

Amongst the thousands of competitors in Sunday's London marathon were a handful of brave runners willing to don bizarre, and in some cases almost leth...

8th Place For Mo Farah In London Marathon

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic champion Mo Farah missed out on victory at the London marathon, and on breaking the British record, as he came home in eighth place for his co...

Celebrities Who Have Run The London Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

This Sunday over 40,000 runners will be taking to the streets for the annual London marathon. Among the vast crowds of people participating in the 26 ...

The Twelve Types Of People Watching The London Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

As the London Marathon kicks off across the capital, we here at Huffington Post examined the different types of avid viewer, from the comfort of our o...

London Marathon In Pictures: 40,000 Take To The Streets Of London

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Sport

Close to 40,000 people have taken to the streets of London today for a gruelling 26-mile course, as the world-famous London Marathon race returns to t...

How Not to Watch the London Marathon

Johnny Dee | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport
Johnny Dee

It's the London Marathon this Sunday. It's the best sporting event of the year and the only one where anyone - fat, thin, old, young, middle-aged, rich, poor, Peter Andre - can compete alongside the very best athletes in the world.

Marathon Day Tips for First Timers

Charlie Watson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

The Virgin London Marathon is nearly upon us, and all the hard work, early mornings and sore legs will soon be worth it. Crossing the finish line of your first marathon is an incredible feeling, and the pain and hurt of the previous 26 miles is momentarily forgotten while the glorious medal is placed around your neck.

Marathon on Your Mind? Why Running Can Protect Your Brain

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

We're shifting our attention to how exercise in your earlier years may impact your thinking skills later in life. The evidence so far suggests that exercise may have a role to play at every stage of mental development and preservation - from young adulthood through to your elderly years.

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Dogs need to exercise every day to make sure they're healthy, as well as being happy through mental stimulation. Dogs love exercise and play, and I've always felt it's a win-win situation: you both get exercise and, at the same time, build up a special bond with your dog.

London Marathon - The Final Countdown

Jack Wilson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

All those hard months of training come down to this final week and now it's tapering time. For non runners, tapering is the reduction of exercise in the last couple of weeks before a competition or race. It's a gentle come down, so you're fully rested before the big one.

LOOK: Michael Owen Gears Up For The London Marathon (PICTURES

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Sport

Michael Owen was among the sportsmen, celebrities and TV personalities that gathered at the Tower of London ahead of Sunday's London Marathon. Lond...

Running Isn't Always a Physical Battle, My Fight Was in My Head

Amanda Mealing | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amanda Mealing

I trained for six months for my first one, from sofa to start line, as I'd never run at all before that. It was hard, very hard. I could barely do three miles. Then I realised that running isn't always a physical battle, my fight was in my head. Since I broke through that barrier of thinking 'I can't do it' I've been hooked, and there's nothing quite like the sense of achievement when you complete a run. Exercise helps me to feel in control of my body. Control was something I didn't have when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 at 34 years old.

London Marathon Inspiration: Optician to Olympian

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

Ten years ago, we had the great fortune to meet a lovely English woman, Tracey Morris, an optician from Leeds, who had a passion for running. A recreational runner, she entered the London Marathon in 2004 for the first time at the age of 36. To everyone's astonishment, not least her own, she finished tenth with a time of 2:33:52.