Mary Keitany of Kenya won her third London Marathon this year, while fellow Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru, won the men’s race in 2:05:48. It’s no real surprise that Kenyan long distance runners once again dominated. For the last 15 years, the male winners have all come from East Africa (12 from Kenya, three from Ethiopia). The East African woman have been just as dominant too, in the last 8 years all the winners have been born in Kenya or Ethiopia, but why?
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British astronaut Tim Peake will become the first man to run a marathon in space when he takes on this year’s London Marathon aboard the International Space Station on Sunday 24th April.
Comedian Eddie Izzard is running 27 marathons on 27 consecutive days to raise money for Sport Relief. But how does such an arduous journey affect the human body, asks the BBC’s Robert Spencer.
Izzard is running in South Africa, and each day of the marathon symbolises the 27 years former president Nelson Mandela spent in prison during the apartheid era.
Taking on consecutive marathons like this is classed as “ultra-running”, but in stark contrast to the British weather, the comedian will face temperatures of up to 30C. Even dedicated ultra-runners find difficulties in this heat.
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