London Marathon

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Marathon Runner Sipped 25 Glasses of Wine

But it was for charity

(Newser) - Running a marathon might seem daunting enough, but running a marathon while sipping 25 glasses of wine? Such is the rather dubious (or admirable) achievement of 52-year-old Tom Gilbey, who swilled his way through 26.2 miles at Sunday's London Marathon, reports the BBC . Gilbey undertook the boozy feat...

At London Marathon, a Sign There's No Baby Sussex Yet

Prince Harry attended, leading to speculation that he's not a dad yet

(Newser) - Britons on Sunday tuned in to the London Marathon to celebrate speed, endurance, and human achievement—and also as Sky News reports, to get a hint as to whether one highly anticipated infant has arrived yet. Alas, Prince Harry kept up his tradition of greeting winners at the finish line,...

Young Chef Dies During Hottest London Marathon

Matt Campbell, 29, collapsed 4 miles from the finish

(Newser) - London Marathon organizers say a 29-year-old man died after collapsing near the end of Sunday's race in the hottest conditions ever seen for the event. Matt Campbell, a chef from northwest England who was a contestant on a reality TV cooking show last year, collapsed after 22.5 miles,...

At London Marathon, a Record Falls

At London Marathon,
a Record Falls

At London Marathon, a Record Falls

Mary Keitany breaks Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon record in 3rd win

(Newser) - Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, reports the AP , while Daniel Wanjiru won the men's race for the first time. The 35-year-old Keitany completed the 26.2-mile in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second...

Astronaut Just Ran London Marathon —From Space

Tim Peake was strapped to a treadmill aboard the ISS

(Newser) - British astronaut Tim Peake has completed the London Marathon—from 250 miles above the Earth, reports the AP . Peake ran the 26.2-mile race harnessed to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station, with a simulation of the route through London's streets playing on an iPad. He finished in...

London Marathon Offers Moment of Silence for Boston

And increased security

(Newser) - A defiant, festive mood prevailed today at the London Marathon despite concerns raised by the bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon six days ago. Thousands of runners offered tributes to those killed and injured in Boston on a glorious spring day in London. The race, the first major international marathon...

Security Beefed Up Across US, Globe

Organizers say London Marathon will go ahead

(Newser) - Counterterrorism teams have been deployed across the United States and security at landmarks, government buildings, transport hubs, and sports venues has been stepped up in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing , the Boston Globe reports. In New York City, more than a thousand counterterror officers have been deployed and...

Princess Beatrice Helps Set Record in London Marathon

First royal to compete in race runs as part of human caterpillar

(Newser) - Princess Beatrice became the first member of the British royal family to complete the London Marathon today—and even helped set a record. The 21-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson was part of the largest group ever to complete a marathon while linked together, the Telegraph reports. Bungee...

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