LONDON MARATHON

  • Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia wins London marathon April 21, 2013

    London: Ethopian Tsegaye Kebede on Sunday won the London marathon in 2hr 6min 4 sec. Four miles before the finish, the diminutive Kebede had been in fifth position and 49 seconds behind the leader but slowly he reeled in his opponents before overtaking Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai in the last mile. It...
  • London marathoners remember Boston victims April 21, 2013

    London: The London Marathon runners fell silent at the start line Sunday in memory of those who died in the Boston bomb attacks. Amid tightened security to reassure the racers and crowd, there was a 30second silence just before the start of the men's elite race and mass start at...
  • Big crowds, black ribbons for Boston at London Marathon April 21, 2013

    London: Undaunted by the Boston Marathon bombings, big crowds lined the route of London's mass road race on Sunday to cheer on around 36,000 runners, many of whom wore black ribbons to remember the dead and wounded. Hundreds of extra police were deployed to secure the first race in the...
  • London Marathon to go ahead despite Boston blasts April 16, 2013

    London: Race organisers said the London Marathon would go ahead on Sunday despite the death of at least two people in explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, but police said they would review security plans. While it has yet to be confirmed that the Boston explosions on...
  • Meet 101yr old beerloving marathon runner March 13, 2008

    London: In the reception area at Pimlico Plumbers, news clips about him play on a loop. Buster Martin is 101 years old and is believed to be Britain's oldest employee. He washes vans at Pimlico three to four days a week. They try to keep you down, but I'm afraid I'm not...