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24 Apr

Scots Trio Fly High At London

Virgin London MarathonThe emerging pedigree of Scottish distance running was perhaps best underlined when, in the closing miles of today's London Marathon, 23-year-old Callum Hawkins passed Dennis Kimetto - the current marathon world record holder - en route to secure not only an eighth place but a substantial PB. The Scots triumvirate, which consisted of Callum’s brother, Derek, and Tsegai Tewelde, were the three fastest UK athletes in the field.

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20 Apr

Patriot’s Day Heroics In 120th Boston Marathon

action from Boston Marathon

There was a poignant moment long before the start of this year’s 120th Boston Marathon, when the closed roads at the finish area were being used for filming ‘Patriot’s Day’, starring Mark Wahlberg as a police officer hunting the bombers who killed three spectators and maimed hundreds at the finish line in 2013. Three years on the power of human endurance was exemplified by the courage of bombing victim Adrianne Haslet who finished on a prosthetic leg in 10 hours.

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