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London Marathon

London Marathon
by Tom Fordyce (U2883712) 13 April 2008
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The elite race might be over news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/ath... but the fun goes on.

You know the deal - good luck messages to pals, tales of derring-do once you've seen them at the end and fatuous boasts about your own marathon efforts.

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posted Apr 13, 2008

Does anyone know how Buster is going?

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posted Apr 13, 2008

I finished behind Gordon Ramsay but ahead of Ben Fogle.

I was really disappointed in my time, a long way off what was predicted and what I'd been training for.

But well done to all those who took part!

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posted Apr 13, 2008

I finished 15 minutes behind what I did the last time 20 years ago and am delighted that careful training compensated somewhat for the passing years!

I think the race was fantastically well organised and the support round the course was outstanding, Thank you so much to all the thousands involved to make this such a great event and show my capital and favourite city off to the world. Thank you all I really appreciate your hard work and commitment, you all deserve a medal too.

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posted Apr 14, 2008

Congratulations to the people of London - you make the race what it is. I was struggling badly after 20 miles but the cheers of the crowd, constantly shouting my name until I started running again, got me through. An amazing day!

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posted Apr 14, 2008

Yesterday was the first time I was able to go and watch the Marathon instead of watching on TV. It was an amazing experience, I had a wonderful (if wet) time, and I'll be back next year. Lots of love and congratulations to everyone who took part <cheers>

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posted Apr 14, 2008

In response to the above, there will be a Marathon at the 2012 Olympics - I believe it will be over the traditional London course, but obviously it will be held separately from the main London event (which will probably be the Olympic qualifier for British athletes) and will only involve Olympic athletes, i.e. hobby runners (from this day forth I refuse to call them fun runners - what they put themselves through is too dedicated to be called "fun").

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posted Apr 14, 2008

I had a wonderful day yesterday , the crowds were amazing and the organization faultless, maybe they could go and organize terminal 5 ;)
Thanks to all those who turned out to support us runners in the rain yesterday and thanks too all the organizers/helpers/marshals etc

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posted Apr 14, 2008

I watched all my friends take part - one achieving just under 4 hours! I was going to but I suffered an injury half-way through my training. Well Done to everyone who managed to complete it!

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posted Apr 14, 2008

good effort by all the runners, but am I the only one to notice that the winner of the m80 category may just have taken a short cut or developed jet thrust from half way to 35k! mmmmm?? He obviously did not fancy the Isle of Dogs by the look of the stats. Running any distance at 80+ is a challenge, but you should not cross the finish line if you have not completed the course.

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posted Apr 15, 2008

dothemaths - Buster got in, taking just over 10 hours.

For all who are wondering, all results are available here:
http://results-2008.london-marathon.co.uk/

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