Brigid Kosgei

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Stephen Scullion of Ireland in action during the London Marathon. Photograph: EPA

The problem with big city marathons is that conditions and the course always differ, sometimes drastically, which means times aren’t always as they ap(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as	he crosses the finish line after breaking the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna last October. Photograph:    Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

It’s starting where it normally would finish. Instead of being one big lap it’s 20 small ones. Some say it’s more a shoe-down than showdown, others th(...)

  Mick Clohisey taking part in last year’s Dublin Marathon in which he placed second. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The flight from Dublin to London on Thursday morning is virtually empty. On arrival, Mick Clohisey is collected at Heathrow Airport and taken in a bio(...)

Conor in St James’ Park, near Buckingham Palace, where this year’s London Marathon takes place on October 4th with elite runners only.
My cancer scare, the marathon and me
  • Fitness
  • September 28, 2020, 06:01

I’d never really given much thought as to how I’d feel if my cancer returned. It simply hadn’t been on my radar. In March, 2017, surgeons in the Roya(...)

Mo Farah will run this year’s London Marathon as a pacemaker, as he tries to help British athletes hoping to run the 2hr 11min 30sec Olympic qualifying time. File photograph: Getty Images

The London Marathon is to cut its prize fund for next month’s race by nearly half because of the financial hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year (...)

Nike Vaporfly 4%: the shoe of choice for champion marathon runners

What are Nike Vaporfly? Vaporfly running shoes were first developed as prototypes for the 2016 Rio Olympics – as it turned out they were worn by the (...)

Eliud Kipchoge wearing his Nike Vaporfly runners after completing a staged marathon in Vienna last October in a time of  1:59.40. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

After much speculation and considerable debate, World Athletics have published their amended rule with regards to competition running shoes, placing r(...)

 Eliud Kipchoge (in white)  became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours  and made it look easy in Vienna as he finally dipped under two hours finishing in 1:59:40 seconds. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

In the space 36 hours last weekend the state of elite marathon running changed forever. Across two continents the benchmark for the men and women’s fa(...)

Sinead Diver finished seventh in the London Marathon. Photograph: Matt King/Getty

All marathon runners know it’s not only the distance that kills, it’s the pace, and Sinead Diver bravely survived on both fronts to finish seventh bes(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won a record fourth London Marathon. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Mo Farah ended a week in which he was savaged by one distance running great by being blown away by another. Farah was bidding to win the Virgin Money(...)

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