Women in running #1: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

Imagine lining up at the beginning of a marathon and, piled on top of your usual stomach-churning nervousness is the knowledge that, if you're discovered running the race, you'll be chucked off the course. This is the reality that Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb faced at the beginning of the 1966 Boston Marathon, as she loitered near the starting …

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Running through books #2: Heat by Ranulph Fiennes

They say you should never meet your heroes. And in the case of me and Ranulph Fiennes, I think they would be probably correct. Intimidating doesn't cover it. This is the man who got a nasty case of frostbite while on expedition and, when he was in too much pain to wait out the required five …

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