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Ten alternatives to the London Marathon - 9 Jul 2023
Were you unlucky this year's London Marathon ballot? If so, here are 10 other marathons that we think are worth considering applying to.

Thousands of runners take part in twenty first Edinburgh Marathon Festival - 29 May 2023
THOUSANDS of runners from all over the world gathered in the nation's capital to take part in the twenty first edition of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.

Edinburgh Marathon entries set to reach capacity very soon - 20 Dec 2022
Edinburgh Marathon standard entries are filling up faster than ever and are expected to reach capacity early in the new year.

London Marathon Events takes over Brighton Marathon Weekend - 19 Dec 2022
The Brighton Marathon has been saved and will go ahead, as planned, on Sunday 2 April 2023.

England Athletics updates Covid-19 guidance - 27 Nov 2020
England Athletics publishes post-lockdown guidelines.

UK Olympic marathon trials to be hosted at Kew Gardens - 22 Nov 2020
British Athletics have chosen Kew Gardens to host the the UK marathon trials for the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games.

UK Marathons forced to cancel / postpone by Coronavirus - 23 Mar 2020
UK Marathons have been forced to cancel or postpone in response to Coronavirus.

European Marathons cancelled in response to Coronavirus - 13 Mar 2020
Marathons are being cancelled across Europe. 10 races have culled or postponed so far.

10 Alternatives to the London Marathon - 10 Oct 2019
Unlucky in the London Marathon draw? Here are 10 other marathons that we think are worth considering.

Eliud Kipchoge To Attempt Sub 2-Hour Marathon. - 17 Sep 2019
In October, the Olympic Gold medalist, Eliud Kipchoge, will attempt to break the elusive sub two-hour marathon in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna.

Edinburgh marathon makes exclusive offer for London Marathon entrants. - 25 July 2019
Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon are calling on London Marathon ballot entrants to also enter the 2020 Edinburgh Marathon.

Joel Kiptoo sets new records at Edinburgh Marathon Festival - 28 May 2018
Kenyan Joel Kipkemboi Kiptoo took advantage of both the new route and perfect running conditions to set a new course record.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018 set to be biggest on record - 16 May 2018
Over 35,000 runners will take to the streets of Edinburgh and East Lothian for the 2018 Edinburgh Marathon Festival on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27 May.

Kathrine Switzer to run the London Marathon - 13 Mar 2018
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, entering the race in 1967 using only her initials to conceal her gender. She has accepted an invitation to run this year's London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April.

Thousands take part in 15th Edinburgh Marathon Festival - 29 May 2017
Over 30,000 runners took part in the 2017 EMF Edinburgh Marathon won by Julius Kiplagat Korir and Eddah Jepkosgei.

Elites set for quick times at Edinburgh Marathon 2017 - 25 May 2017
Some of the world's fastest marathon runners will run the 2017 Edinburgh Marathon. Impressive race times are expected.

Entries Now Open For 2018 Limassol Marathon GSO - 9 May 2017
The 2018 Limassol Marathon GSO has been launched and entries for the race are now open. The popular event will take place in Cyprus on Sunday 18th March 2018.

How to train for the toughest sporting challenges - 21 March 2017
Are you interested in training for a marathon? Or maybe something even more ambitious? Anthony Nolan have compiled a list of tough events with a few training thoughts for each.

First Marathon Dos and Don'ts - 11 February 2017
Running your first marathon? Our friends at Anthony Nolan have a few suggestions to help you round your first race.

Fifteen of the toughest fitness challenges - 26 September 2016
Looking to for a challenge to boost your fitness? Our friends at Anthony Nolan have suggested their "top fifteen toughest fitness challenges".

Win free entry to the new Richmond RUNFEST Marathon - 24 June 2016
We've teamed up with the organisers of Richmond RUNFEST to offer our visitors the chance to win free entry to their new marathon. Check out the competition page for further details.

Entries Now Open For 2017 Limassol Marathon GSO - 24 May 2016
The 2017 Limassol Marathon GSO has been launched and entries for the race are now open. The popular event will take place in Cyprus on Sunday 19th March 2017.

Elites set for quick times at Edinburgh Marathon - 20 May 2016
Some of the world's fastest marathon runners will take to the streets of Edinburgh and East Lothian this weekend for the 2016 Edinburgh Marathon.

Marathons worth travelling for - 20 November 2015
Looking to run a marathon somewhere a little bit exotic? If so, check out the new infographic, "Marathons worth travelling for", that we received from our friends at Anthony Nolan.

Record Breaking Bournemouth Marathon Festival - 4 October 2015
Record attendance and marathon course record broken in Bournemouth at BMF 2015.

Cure the ballot blues - Entries are still open for Edinburgh Marathon 2015 - 3 October 2014
Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival revealed an instant cure for the London Marathon ballot blues. Anyone missing out is invited to run in the 2015 Edinburgh Marathon.

Impressive line-up for inaugural Scottish Half Marathon - 30 July 2014
An impressive line-up of British runners has been revealed for the first ever Scottish Half Marathon in September. Runners include Nicola Duncan and Andrew Brown.

Scottish Half Marathon launched by Liz McColgan - 9 September 2013
Former half marathon world champion, Liz McColgan, has officially marked the opening of applications for the Scottish Half Marathon, the newest event in the running calendar.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival teams up with Homecoming Scotland 2014 - 6 August 2013
The team organising the Edinburgh Marathon Festival have announced that they will be working with Homecoming Scotland 2014 to help promote events in Scotland in 2014.

Entries open for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2014 - 27 May 2013
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2014 is now accepting entries.

101-year-old Fauja Singh launches first Bournemouth Marathon Festival - 11 February 2013
The Bournemouth Marathon Festival is officially launched by Fauja Singh.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival Launched - 12 November 2012
GSi events announced the launch of the first Bournemouth Marathon Festival.

Nike's new range for Summer 2012 - 20 September 2012
The Edinburgh Marathon has joined the world's elite road races, being officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. Edinburgh joins cities including London, Paris, New York and Tokyo to earn the prestigious label.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival announces the Speed of Light 5K - 1 August 2013
The Bournemouth Marathon Festival will include a 5K run called the Speed of Light 5K which will take place on Saturday 5 October, the first day of the running festival.

Nike's new range for Summer 2012 - 30 April 2012
Nike has launched its new summer 2012 range.

Nike teams up with the London 10K - 5 April 2012
Nike announces sponsorship of British 10K race. - 25 Jan 2012
Race organisers aske us to mention their races throughout the Czech Republic.

Nike+ Fuelband released - 19 Jan 2012
Nike has announced the release of the new NIKE+ FuelBand. This innovative wristband tracks and measures everyday movement helping to motivate and inspire people to be more active. Activities can now be measured through a new metric called NikeFuel: the more active you are, the more NikeFuel you earn.

Brighton Half Marathon Full - 19 Nov 2011
Once again the Brighton Half Marathon has been fully subscribed well before the registration deadline. Popular with London Marathon applicants this race is invariably sold out ahead of time.

Geoffrey Mutai wins the ING New York City Marathon - 6 Nov 2011
Kenyan runner Geoffrey Mutai has won the New York marathon with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds, setting a new course record. The previous race best of 2:07:43 was set by Tesfaye Jifar of Ethiopia in 2001.

Run and Become, London to hold London Marathon workshops in March - 28 Feb 2011
Specialist running store Run and Become will be holding 3 London Marathon workshops this coming March in their store in Victoria, London. Workshops will focus on different aspects of marathon running for runners of all abilities taking part in London Marathon 2011.

Haile Gebrselassie reverses retirement decision - 28 Feb 2011
Ethiopian marathon runner, Haile Gebrselassie, has reversed his retirement from running. Only one week after declaring he was leaving the sport he has announced his comeback. His coach, Woldemeskel Kostre, has confirmed this stating that he expects Gebrselassie to continue running for a further 8 years.

The Gumpathon ends as soldiers reach California - Nov 11 2010
The six US and UK serevicemen running across America to raise money for injured soldiers completed their mission on Rememberence Day (UK)/Veteran's Day (US). Despite not reachng their fundraising goal, they raised thousands to help wounded soldiers. Find out more.
If you want to make a donation check out the Gumpathon website.

Haile Gebrselassie retires from athletics - 7 Nov 2010
Marathon record holder and twice Olympic champion, Gebrselassie, announced his retirement from athletcs after dropping out of the New York Marathon with a knee injury. Find out more

Rescued Chilean miner ready for the New York Marathon - 3 Nov 2010
Edison Pena, who ran to relieve stress while trapped down the collapsed gold and copper mine, was inited as a spectator, but asked to run the New York race. Find out more

Boston Marathon registration will open on the 18 October at 9.00am - 13 Oct 2010
The next Boston Marathon, scheduled for 18 April 2011, will start accepting applications for registration exaclty 6 months prior to the race.

Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya, wins the Chicago Marathon - 10 Oct 2010
Wanjiru, who also won last year's race beat Tsegay Kebede of Ethiopia, champion of the London Marathon, finished the race with a time of 2:06:24. Find out more

Tomas Abyu wins the Loch Ness Marathon - 3 Oct 2010
The Ethiopian-born British runner, finish this year's race along the side of the famous loch with a time of 2:20:50. Find out more

Berlin Marathon and Oslo Marathon dates set for 2011 - 30 Sep 2010
Both the Berlin and Oslo Marathons have already declared 25 September as the date of their 2011 races. Further details to be released in October.

Patrick Makau wins the Berlin Marathon - 26 Sep 2010
Kenyan runner, Patrick Makau won this year's Berlin Marathon, with a time of 2:05:08 finishing 2 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, with Bazu Worku from Ethiopia taking the other podium position a further 15 seconds behind. Find out more

Haile Gebrselassie wins the Great North Run - 19 Sep 2010
Ethiopian runner, Haile Gebrselassie won this year's Great North Run in Gateshead, England with a time of 59:33. Find out more

Olympic Marathon to end at the Mall - 17 Sep 2010
Organisers of the London 2012 Olympics have proposed that the Olympic marathon finish at the Mall. This contrasts with the tradition of finishing in the Olympic stadium, as was proposed in the initial bid proposal.

6 servicemen from the UK and USA set off on a race across America, the Gumpathon - Sep 10 2010
Five British soldiers and one US marine set off on a mission to run across America to raise awareness and funds to help injured service personnel.