"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play…it is war minus the shooting."
Marathon 2011The London Marathon is one of those amazing occasions with 35,000 runners setting out intent only on finishing or breaking a time barrier. And raising so much money for charity. At the same time there are the elite raceswhich assemble a world class field.
I worked as journalist, spending the day in the media centre by Tower Bridge, watching the races on TV. I usually write for the Oxford Mail but with Mara Yamauchi injured this year, there was no local interest.
I did a report for radio -listen at Planet Sport
Edna Kipligat who finished third told me, "I am a Christian and I always pray to God to give me strength and peace of mind. In your life you need to put God first and everything then becomes clear. Whatever I do, I ask God to bless me."
The Media Centre
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