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Marathon may inspire people to get running

Posted 26 April 2010
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Marathon may inspire people to get running
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Many people tuning in to the London Marathon may be inspired to get running after watching thousands of people passing through the streets of the capital.

The men's race was won in two hours, five minutes and 18 seconds by Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede, while the fastest woman was Russian Liliya Shobukhova at two hours, 21 minutes and 59 seconds, with Britain's Mara Yamauchi tenth.

But while the elite athletes hurtled round, there were 36,000 entrants, including many fun runners and people looking to raise cash for charity, including Princess Beatrice, the first royal to run the event.

Those who fancy trying this themselves may wish to pop to their nearest Go Outdoors store to get some jogging clothing and running shoes so they can start training.

Upcoming events include the Great Manchester Run, a 10 k race held in mid-May that starts and ends in the city centre, heading out to Old Trafford and the docklands.

Posted by Elaine Arthur
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