15 Nov

Robin Hood 'collects' £3 million to give to the poor

elite runners at the start of Robin Hood Half

It's the event with the famous name and the, entirely appropriate, Nottingham location. We'd be stretching a point to say they had been robbing from the rich but the better off among us having been dipping into our pockets to the tune of £3 million over the last 10 years to help Robin Hood Marathon events weekend support a myriad of good causes.

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14 Nov

Athens Marathon: from laurel wreaths to 'magic' sunglasses

Athens Marathon 1896

Athens Marathon is self described as 'The Authentic'. It could equally be dubbed 'The Original' because the point-to-point course commemorates the legendary feat of Athenian herald Pheidippides, who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of victory in the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) before expiring after uttering the immortal words: “Joy, we have won”.

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