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The Virgin Money London Marathon is the highlight of the year for many long distance runners and a chance to take part in one of the toughest endurance feats. The 26.2 mile course starts in Greenwich Park, running near the Thames and past many of the famous highlights of London and finishing along the mall outside Buckingham Palace. Over 30,000 people will be taking part in this year's race.



This year Mo Farah will be competing in his first competitive marathon. The British distance runner shot to fame after winning gold in the 5000m and 10,000m in the 2012 London Olympics. Since then he's planning to take on the much longer marathon distance, having come second in New York Half Marathon last month. Do you think Mo has what it takes to win?



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Mo Farah0:0014:4829:5644:5059:551;03:081;14:471;30:051;45:412;01:332;08:21

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I don't reckon Farah will win tbh.

He may well beat the current British record but after his collapse at the end of the half marathon i don't expect him to win against the seasoned marathon runners.
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Very good thread. Surprised there isn't any more posts in here. Will be watching to see his things turn out.
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(Original post by Motorbiker)
I don't reckon Farah will win tbh.

He may well beat the current British record but after his collapse at the end of the half marathon i don't expect him to win against the seasoned marathon runners.
Hmm. I really don't know I think he'll be in contention, he fell around half way into the New York Half but he's been training at 120 miles per week for the last six months. I don't know how much effect running on home soil will have. :crossedf:
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Not 18 yet
So though I would've loved to, I couldn't run in the London Marathon...
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I run competitively, but I'm too young to do London

I know someone in the mini marathon though - I would have tried to get in for that myself but I'm abroad at the moment.
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I run competitively, but I'm too young to do London

I know someone in the mini marathon though - I would have tried to get in for that myself but I'm abroad at the moment.
Are you aiming to do London marathon in the future?
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Love watching the London marathon. Good luck to everyone taking part
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Are you aiming to do London marathon in the future?
Possibly-probably once I get through uni though
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I might eventually do a marathon, but for now I'll watch my bro do one
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I might eventually do a marathon, but for now I'll watch my bro do one
Is he running tomorrow? Best of luck.
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Is he running tomorrow? Best of luck.
Yep he is, thanks
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So Mo did well but was a little disappointed not to beat the British record.

New course record by Wilson Kipsang of 2;04:26
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Not surprised -you can't expect to win a world record pace race in your first marathon.
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Not surprised -you can't expect to win a world record pace race in your first marathon.
Friend from my uni finished in 2;42:18
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I should've been here with my cadets
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Kipsang is a don. No messing, just hard running.

My friend ran and came in the top 60. His reaction to everything put me off running a marathon for a good few years yet!
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Kipsang is a don. No messing, just hard running.

My friend ran and came in the top 60. His reaction to everything put me off running a marathon for a good few years yet!
I've been weighing up whether I want to do one next year. I think I'm going to continue focussing on the shorter distances until I start to plateau. I probably can't afford the time to do full training in my final year of uni either.
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I ran it in 2007 - it was the most amazing experience. London has the best supporters in the world.... the route is stunning too! It was so hot the year I did it the locals sprayed us with their garden hosepipes as the official shower sprays had stopped working. Legends.

It was a massive commitment in terms of training, especially as running was not really my thing, I did it for Cancer Research for my mum as she was poorly at the time and I was living in Brum. I saw my training as the time I would have put into caring for her if I was in Brighton - it helped me to stay really positive!

I would encourage as many people as possible to try a marathon - London is incredible, Brighton is also becoming bigger and bigger. Us Brightonians come out in force to support it now and C4 even produce a highlight show. You will learn things you never knew about yourself and meet some truly wonderful people who each have a beautiful story to tell. It is magic.

When I was watching the start yesterday morning I had goose bumps - London has such a community feel and I love hearing all the personal journey stories. Every single runner is an inspiration.

Even if it's once in a life time, do it - marathon running rocks!


(Original post by happysmile)
Not 18 yet
So though I would've loved to, I couldn't run in the London Marathon...
Deffo do it when you get to 18 - it's brilliant

(Original post by mccrae01)
I run competitively, but I'm too young to do London

I know someone in the mini marathon though - I would have tried to get in for that myself but I'm abroad at the moment.
What's the mini marathon?

(Original post by Robbie242)
I might eventually do a marathon, but for now I'll watch my bro do one
You should How did you brother get on?

(Original post by rockrunride)
Kipsang is a don. No messing, just hard running.

My friend ran and came in the top 60. His reaction to everything put me off running a marathon for a good few years yet!
That's incredible, your pal sounds like a pro - doesn't sound like he enjoyed it though?


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I've been weighing up whether I want to do one next year. I think I'm going to continue focussing on the shorter distances until I start to plateau. I probably can't afford the time to do full training in my final year of uni either.
K9 - I think you'd smash it based on how many miles you ran at the beginning of this year!
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I ran it in 2007 - it was the most amazing experience. London has the best supporters in the world.... the route is stunning too! It was so hot the year I did it the locals sprayed us with their garden hosepipes as the official shower sprays had stopped working. Legends.

It was a massive commitment in terms of training, especially as running was not really my thing, I did it for Cancer Research for my mum as she was poorly at the time and I was living in Brum. I saw my training as the time I would have put into caring for her if I was in Brighton - it helped me to stay really positive!

I would encourage as many people as possible to try a marathon - London is incredible, Brighton is also becoming bigger and bigger. Us Brightonians come out in force to support it now and C4 even produce a highlight show. You will learn things you never knew about yourself and meet some truly wonderful people who each have a beautiful story to tell. It is magic.

When I was watching the start yesterday morning I had goose bumps - London has such a community feel and I love hearing all the personal journey stories. Every single runner is an inspiration.

Even if it's once in a life time, do it - marathon running rocks!




Deffo do it when you get to 18 - it's brilliant



What's the mini marathon?



You should How did you brother get on?



That's incredible, your pal sounds like a pro - doesn't sound like he enjoyed it though?




K9 - I think you'd smash it based on how many miles you ran at the beginning of this year!
45minutes faster than last year, he completed in 4hours 55minutes! and we saw him twice which was great, just before mudshoot and near blackheath town centre
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