Thousands took to the streets of London this weekend as the annual London Marathon got underway. More than 40,000 peop le took on the 26.2-mile run after Lionesses Leah Williamson, Jill Scott and Ellen White got the race underway. Kenyan Amos Kipruto won the men’s race, crossing the finish line in 2:04:39, while Ethiopian runner Yalemzerf Yehualaw recovered from a fall to win the women’s race. An array of famous faces also took on the challenge, including actor Stephen Mangan, Love Island star Greg O’Shea , and Strictly contestant Tyler West . The date for next year’s race has been confirmed – and you can enter now for the chance to secure your place. Here’s how. When is the next London Marathon? The next London Marathon will take place on Sunday, April 23 . This year’s marathon took place in October due to the Covid-19 pandemic which saw the annual event moved for the past three years. However, 2023 will see the 43rd event return to its … [Read more...] about When is the London Marathon 2023 and how do you apply for the race?
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Chris Thomas has made democracy his life’s work. A 73-year-old attorney, Thomas spent nearly four decades leading the elections division in the office of Michigan’s secretary of state. He served under Republicans and Democrats alike, and his mandate was always the same: protect the ballot box. He trained local election workers; sought out and fixed weaknesses in the voting system; investigated errors committed while ballots were collected and tabulated; and, ultimately, ensured the accuracy of the count. Thomas was one of 10 people named to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration in 2013. He earned a reputation as a nonpartisan authority on all things elections, and took pride in supervising a system that was stable and widely trusted. Which is why 2020 shook him so badly. Thomas had retired from the secretary of state’s office a few years earlier, confident that Michigan’s elections were in good hands. Then the coronavirus pandemic arrived, prompting changes to … [Read more...] about Bad Losers