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26 Feb

50 Years On, Switzer Still Flying Flag For Female Runners

Kathrine Switzer, image from www.kathrineswitzer.com“What was a dramatic incident 50 years ago became instead a defining moment for me and women runners.” Half a century on, Kathrine Switzer can look forward to the prospect of competing at the Boston Marathon minus the obstructing presence of an irate race director – an iconic image that captured the reaction of a woman running in a male-only event. 

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23 Feb

Running America

US runnersTheir president may not be considered quick on his feet, but the USA is still home to some of the world’s biggest marathons. And for Brits hoping to sample a running event across the pond, Sports Tours International offers guaranteed entries and various travel packages.

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21 Feb

Devilla’s In The Details

Jo Cowper and Ryan ScottSunday (19 February) saw around 700 runners descend on the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan, Kincardine for the Carnegie Harriers Devilla Forest 15 and 5. With the weather forecast variable, the trails promised to live up to the conditions advertised in the pre-race briefing – “muddy to boggy”.

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20 Feb

Mo And Muir Müller Records In Birmingham

Laura Muir lights up BirminghamSir Mo Farah and Laura Muir smashed the British and European records in their respective events at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday (18 February). Mo closed the show with a tactical masterpiece in the 5000m and Laura was peerless as she eclipsed Kelly Holmes' British 1000m record to go second all-time behind Maria Mutola.

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