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5 Dec

Marathon: The Patriot’s Day Bombing

Boston Marathon bombingFortunately it is extremely rare that terrorism strikes at a major athletics event, but when it does shock waves reverberate throughout the sporting world. Such was the case after the bombing attack that killed three spectators and maimed hundreds at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Now the effects of this callous act are captured in a vivid documentary tonight (Monday, 5 December).

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5 Dec

Brit Top At Burmese Temple Marathon

Bagan Temple MarathonUK runner David Hellard secured first place at the recent (26 November) Bagan Temple Marathon in Myanmar. Hellard, an experienced ultra runner who completed the notoriously difficult Marathon des Sables, is also known as the man who sprinted and lead the London Marathon for 400m in 2013 as part of his fundraising campaign for the African charity Street Child.

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1 Dec

Olympic Scots Battle At Sefton Park

Calum Hawkins and Andy ButchartThe undeniable quality of Scottish distance running was illustrated once again as Olympic duo Andrew Butchart and Callum Hawkins were involved in an intriguing contest at the Liverpool Cross Challenge on Saturday (26 November). The pair established a significant lead from the outset, and it was Butchart, in a reversal of the 2014 result, who came out on top.

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29 Nov

Say Yes To Inverness

Andrew DouglasGreat Britain mountain running international Andrew Douglas is encouraging runners to enter the 33rd Inverness Half Marathon on 12 March 2017. The Edinburgh-based Caithness man has featured on the podium on all five of his appearances in the Highland race over the past seven years.

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29 Nov

Cyprus Delight For Dowd And Wintle

The start line at the Aphrodite Half Marathon

Runners from 21 nations as far afield as USA and Australia, plus a large contingent of ex-pats and visitors from UK competed in warm, sunny conditions in the 23rd Aphrodite Half Marathon and 5k in Paphos, Cyprus on Sunday (27 November). Local athletes took the major prizes but top UK veterans David Dowd and David Wintle were among the age group winners.

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29 Nov

Farah Available for Edinburgh XC

Mo FarahDouble-double Olympic champion Mo Farah has put himself forward for selection to the Great Britain team in the upcoming Great Edinburgh International XCountry on 7 January 2017. Farah finished second to Garrett Heath at the 2016 event, kicking off a year in which he successfully defended his 10,000m and 5,000m titles at the Rio Olympics, and won his third Great North Run in a row.

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25 Nov

Short And Sweet

ShortbreadIf you’re looking to start 2017 on a healthy footing, West Dunbartonshire AC is encouraging people to take part in their New Year’s Shortbread Run on 2 January at Balloch Country Park. Now in its sixth year, the two-mile event follows pathways around the park, taking in the stunning Balloch Castle and the Walled Garden, all set to the beautiful backdrop of surrounding hills.

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