London Marathon runner Abdelhadi El Harti gave spectators more than they bargained for as he completed the gruelling race. The Moroccan was competing in the 26.2 mile race in the ambulant class back in 2017 and delivered a second-place finish with an impressive time of 2:29:38. But he hit the headlines after flashing his manhood to spectators as he made his way to the finish line. El Harti flashed his penis out of the bottom of his shorts, much to the shock of the crowd as the race continued in London. And it appeared at the time that one spectator appeared to catch it on camera as she was seen looking at her phone in shock after the pro runner had made his way past her. READ MORE: Eliud Kipchoge would out-run train from London to Manchester with new marathon record However, that wasn't the case, as the lady in question, Kim Grant, insisted she hadn't seen anything, and was instead checking her boyfriend's tracking app and was impressed with his time. She told The … [Read more...] about London Marathon pro runner accidentally flashed penis to shocked crowd
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Thousands achieved dreams today as the London Marathon brought together some of the most determined runners from across the world. More than 40,000 people took on the 26.2-mile run after Lionesses Leah Williamson, Jill Scott and Ellen White got the race underway. But one runner quickly stole the spotlight with a mad dash at the starting line. Richard Lee-Wright’s decision to boldly sprint ahead spurred smiles across the nation as viewers – and fellow runners – marvelled at his joy. Three-time winner of the event Paula Radcliffe noted the feat too, although she warned: ‘That guy is going to be paying for it.’ Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Richard explained the speedy start was the result of a determination to prove a friend wrong. He said: ‘It all started about six years ago. A friend and me were watching the London Marathon and he said, obviously, that they run really fast. ‘I told him “I could lead the London Marathon” and he said there was no chance.’ Richard … [Read more...] about Runner who sprinted to front of London Marathon speaks of ‘dream come true’
London Marathon is well and trully underway, with runners already chasing stardom. At least 42,000 people from all corners of the world flocked to the capital for one of the most exciting events of the year. They will run the 26.2 miles from Greenwich to The Mall, and raise millions of pounds for charities in the meantime. Over the years, advice from those who have previously taken on the mammoth challenge has been to ‘take it slow’ and ‘pace yourself’. But one unnamed man at the very front had a different idea. Moments after Lionesses Leah Williamson, Ellen White and Jill Scott pressed the buzzer for a final time this morning, he bolted. Dressed in a pair of black shorts and blue tank top, he can be seen metres ahead of everyone else. Elite runners are normally at the front of the pack but maybe he will give them a run for their money. We cannot tell if they looked concerned with his speedy start and we hope he also does not regret it later in the race. … [Read more...] about London Marathon runner will regret absolutely legging it from the start
A runner who shares her d***-shaped routes on social media has amassed more than 53,000 Instagram followers. Claire Pisano, who goes by the name 'D*** Run Claire' on Instagram, began posting what she calls her "d*** runs" after getting lost on a run while visiting her brother in Kansas City for Thanksgiving. After eventually finding her way back, she realised the route produced by her GPS tracker looked like a d***. Now, almost seven years later, Claire has been on hundreds of d*** runs, with each of her posts amassing thousands of likes from her 53.5k followers. In an interview with Vice Australia in 2019, Claire said: "I love looking for d*** run routes. READ MORE: England Lionesses star Jill Scott won London Mini Marathon before turning to football "I feel like I should be on My Strange Addiction now that I've heard how that sounds… But honestly, I just love running: It's my favourite way to get a workout in—and drawing a giant d*** across a town is really just a … [Read more...] about Runner shares their ‘d***-shaped’ Strava routes – and becomes social media sensation
Winners: Amos Kipruto and Yalemzerf Yehualaw cross the line at the London Marathon (Image: Getty Images/Express Sport) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Amos Kipruto and Yelamzerf Yehualaw were crowned winners of the elite men's and women's races in a thrilling 2022 London Marathon. The Kenyan became champion for the first time with a time of 2:04:39 and was simply in a world of his own, while the Ethiopian Yehualaw came home to take her maiden title ahead of last year's winner Joycilline Jepkosgei in the women's event. The 2022 London Marathon has arrived as members of the public and elite runners to take the streets of the English capital to participate in the biggest athletics event of the year. After months of relentless training, the day … [Read more...] about London Marathon 2022 result: Amos Kipruto and Yalemzerf Yehualaw win men and women’s races
Boris Johnson hit out at Labour’s “abject failure” to invest in nuclear power and said surging bills would be less severe if they had acted. The outgoing Prime Minister criticised Tony Blair, saying “thanks a bunch, Tony” for his government doing “absolutely nothing” to invest in the UK’s energy supplies . He also blamed Nick Clegg, the Tories’ former coalition partner, for saying it was not worth developing new nuclear reactors because they would not come on stream for a decade. “For 13 years, the previous Labour government did absolutely nothing to develop this country’s nuclear industry,” said Mr Johnson. “They said it didn’t make economic sense. I think they even said that in their manifesto. Thanks a bunch, Tony, and thanks a bunch, Gordon [Brown]. “Tell that to the British business and industries that are short of affordable electricity, tell that to the families struggling with the cost of heat and light this winter.” Speaking at the Sizewell B power … [Read more...] about ‘Thanks a bunch, Tony’: Boris Johnson hits out at Labour’s ‘abject failure’ to invest in nuclear power
Eliud Kipchoge celebrates a new world record at the Berlin Marathon (Image: Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Double Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge won't be on the starting line of this year's London Marathon. The 37-year-old, from Kenya, set a new world record at the Berlin Marathon in Germany last weekend and is the man of the moment ahead of the weekend's iconic race in the English capital. Related articles Eliud Kipchoge net worth: How much is the marathon star worth? Kipchoge's bottle handler explains why celebrates marathon passovers Eliud Kipchoge's 2022 London Marathon absence explained Kipchoge first won the London Marathon in 2015, but … [Read more...] about Why is Eliud Kipchoge not running London Marathon 2022? Everything we know about absence
Sisay Lema wins the 2021 London Marathon. (Image: GETTY) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The male and female winners of the 2022 London Marathon will earn more than £100,000 between them. The iconic race takes place in the English capital this Sunday, October 2, with up to 50,000 entrants expected - an increase on last year following the disruption caused 12 months ago by Covid-19. Related articles London Marathon to include non-binary option Paula Radcliffe demands 'safe spaces' for late exercise Last year’s male champion , Sisay Lemma of Ethiopa, will be one of the star attractions in the elite field, along with compatriot Kenenisa Bekele, the second fastest marathon runner in history [2:01:41]. Home hero, and … [Read more...] about London Marathon 2022 prize money: How much does London Marathon winner earn?
The Chase: Bradley confused by London Marathon question SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thousands and thousands, including elite athletes and members of the general public, will descend upon the nation's capital to take on the 2022 London Marathon today. The iconic event is usually held in April, but the 2020 and 2021 editions were moved to October due to the Covid pandemic. When this year’s event was being organised, it was unknown if the restrictions would still be in place in April, so the October date has remained for another year, but will return to its usual date in 2023. Related articles London marathon: How to secure your place if you didn't win the bal... London Marathon to include non-binary … [Read more...] about London Marathon 2022 start time: When does every race start? How long does it take?
Mo Farah has pulled out of today's London Marathon (Image: Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Sir Mo Farah won't be competing in today's London Marathon after a hip injury sustained in the last 10 days ruled him out. The 39-year-old Brit has squashed retirement rumours and vowed to return in April, when the event returns to its usual date on the calendar. Related articles London Marathon to include non-binary option Paula Radcliffe demands 'safe spaces' for late exercise The four-time Olympic gold medallist says he was in good shape ahead of the his home marathon and was left disappointed by the late injury. He said: “I’ve been training really hard over the past few months … [Read more...] about Why isn’t Mo Farah running London Marathon 2022? Everything we know about absence