London Marathon

Fundraising - Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Lycra

Corrie McGuire | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Corrie McGuire

Last weekend I ran 20 miles. When I say "ran", the reality is more that of a limping, wounded gazelle but you weren't there, you didn't see and so whatever lycra-clad fitness goddess you initially imagined, stick with that. The reality is nowhere near as glamorous.

Twenty Tips for Running Your First Marathon

Katie Leach | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Sport
Katie Leach

I'd always looked at people running marathons before I attempted mine and thought; "it can't be that hard can it". Although I'd done a few half marathons and thought the prospect of running it twice seemed the most ridiculous concept ever, I still didn't think it would be quite as hard mentally and physically as it was...

Why I'm Running the London Marathon in Support of Free the Children

Antonio Latorre | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Sport
Antonio Latorre

After receiving the news that I had gained a place for the Virgin London Marathon in April, I thought that it would be a great idea to resurrect the iconic AOL running man logo. My aim is to complete the marathon dressed in full head-to-toe Running Man costume to raise money for the charity Free the Children.

What Should I Take With Me on Marathon Day? Because I'm Ready to Be the Sachet Cowboy

Vikki Stone | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Sport
Vikki Stone

Here's the thing that's been troubling me about my London Marathon training at the moment: 'should I train with what they're going to give me on the day'...

Marathon Training: What Trainers to Buy?

Vikki Stone | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

I have a lot of friends doing it this year, and they're all diligently posting on social media how far they've run, what gels and shakes they're using and showing off sparkly new trainers. There's been a number of things I've had on my 'to do list', and getting better trainers has been one of them.

So You've Decided to Run a Marathon?

Vikki Stone | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

Last year I did a 100 mile bike ride for charity, and it wasn't that hard. (I can type that with some ease, as it's been nearly 5 months since I was at mile 99 and crying because I didn't want to cycle anymore.) So, it made perfect sense to sign up for the 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.