12/12/2011

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Duration: 29 minutes

Rob Sloan made national headlines when it's claimed he caught the bus to take third place in Kielder's marathon. Now the man branded Kielder's cheat re-runs the race for Inside Out to tell his own story. And we look back on a momentous year for Tyneside's Theatre Royal.

  • Video: Cumbrian artist captures soldiers' lives in Afghanistan

    Video: Cumbrian artist captures soldiers' lives in Afghanistan

    Jacey Normand visits an artist from the Lake District who has a new exhibition detailing the experiences of soldiers he met on the front line in Afghanistan.

    Artist Derek Eland from Penrith is a former paratrooper who travelled to Afghanistan earlier this year, and asked UK servicemen and women to write down their feelings about life there.

    Their thoughts are captured in a new exhibition at Imperial War Museum North in Salford.

    Watch a video clip from the BBC News website...

    BBC News: Cumbrian artist captures soldiers' lives in Afghanistan
  • VIDEO: Kielder marathon man

    VIDEO: Kielder marathon man

    The North East has a proud athletics heritage with household names like Brendan Foster and Steve Cram.

    But now another name, Rob Sloan, has been added to the list.

    Rob Sloan is no world champion or Olympic medallist - his notoriety stems from allegations that he jumped on a bus on the way to claiming third prize in the Kielder marathon.

    Now the man who made national headlines for 'cheating' tells his own side of the story.

    Watch a video feature from BBC News...

    BBC News: Kielder marathon man denies 'cheating' accusation
  • FEATURE: Runner Rob Sloan speaks out on 'cheat' allegation

    FEATURE: Runner Rob Sloan speaks out on 'cheat' allegation

    Three months after he was forced to hand back his Kielder Marathon bronze medal, Rob Sloan has insisted that he did not cheat.

    The former Sunderland Harrier - he has since been thrown out of the club - was accused of boarding a spectators' bus after the 20-mile point.

    He then allegedly disembarked and crossed the finishing line in third.

    However, Sloan told BBC Inside Out that it was a case of "mistaken identity".

    Read the BBC News story in full...

    BBC News: Runner Rob Sloan speaks out on 'cheat' allegation
  • BLOG: A bus-hopper or a race-winner proper?

    BLOG: A bus-hopper or a race-winner proper?

    Read more about marathon man Rob Sloan in Chris Jackson's blog post below...

    BBC Chris Jackson: A bus-hopper or a race-winner proper?
  • Video: Marathon runner hands back medal

    Video: Marathon runner hands back medal

    Marathon runner Rob Sloan hands back his medal after taking a shortcut.

    BBC News: Marathon runner hands back medal after taking shortcut

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