london marathon

  • Mum running London Marathon in memory of teenage daughter who died from rare cancer

    Each of the 26 miles of the London Marathon will be a tough challenge for all its 40,000 runners today. Emma Furneaux is taking on the 26.2 mile race in memory of Elisha who was just 17 years old when she passed away from a rare condition known as undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma. “Elisha was ill for 26 weeks from diagnosis to her death,” said the mum-of-three from Gwynedd in Wales to the BBC.

  • Long distance running: What effect does it have on your body?

    A health expert explains the pros and cons of running, ahead of the London Marathon 2019.

  • London Marathon property prices hit the wall

    House prices along the route of the London Marathon have slowed spectacularly in the past 12 months - and are rising at half the rate they did a year earlier. But what does it mean? See also: It could take you 27 years to save for a house deposit

  • Vote: Could you run a marathon?

    This Sunday, around 50,000 people will run the Virgin London Marathon. Runners will be pushed to their limits as they take on the 26 mile course, starting in Greenwich and ending at The Mall. While many people have running a marathon on their

  • Marathon runners wear black ribbons and hold 30 second silence to honour Boston victims

    The London Marathon is now underway, with many runners wearing black ribbons in honour of the victims of the Boston bombings. The elite women's race began in London's Blackheath at 9am, followed by the elite wheelchair race at 9:20am

  • London Marathon wins at fundraising

    PA More than eight out of every 10 runners who took part in the London Marathon this year did so to raise money for charity. Figures released by event sponsor underline just what a significant fundraising event this has become. The amount raised