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  • Deleted user 13 April 2008 11:51:01
    And the Kenyans are winning. What an incredible sssssssssurrrpppprriiiiiiisssse!
  • Deleted user 13 April 2008 11:54:40
    FluffyTucker wrote:
    Wow never saw that coming. Does Kenya hold an annual science event so we can get our own back?

    Ah, I'm not that convinced we'd win that actually. Unless no one else in the world was allowed to compete.
  • spazmo 13 Apr 2008 11:56:56 2,786 posts
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    I thought a German won?
  • Deleted user 13 April 2008 12:01:11
    spazmo wrote:
    I thought a German won?

    Germans, Kenyans. Whats the difference?
  • Dougs 13 Apr 2008 12:03:59 68,464 posts
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    spazmo wrote:
    I thought a German won?

    That was the women's race. Awesome times from the Men though. 2.05. Staggeringly quick
  • Angel_Treats 13 Apr 2008 12:04:00 11,072 posts
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    Martin Lel won. He's Kenyan.

    Irina Mikichenko won the women's race and she's German.

    Got my entry in for 2009 today :-)
  • Angel_Treats 13 Apr 2008 12:09:42 11,072 posts
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    Ah I probably won't get in anyway, it's a ballot entry system, for every place there's about five entrants. And I can't be bothered with the hassle of a charity place - you HAVE to raise around 1,500 for them and if you fall short it comes out of your own pocket. Marathon training is very time consuming as it is without enforced fundraising.
  • Deleted user 13 April 2008 12:11:15
    Its that cant be bothered attitude that'll see you to the finish line Angel-Treats!
  • Angel_Treats 13 Apr 2008 12:13:06 11,072 posts
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    Whatever. I got to the finish line in Edinburgh. I'm happy to fund raise, I'll just do it with my own marathon place instead of a gold bond place - you'll find a lot of runners feel the same.
  • jonsaan 21 Apr 2013 09:44:22 25,360 posts
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    2013.

    On TV now. Well the coverage has started anyway.

    I love the event but it bugs me the way everyone is doing this for 'charity'. Whilst some people are 100% behind their chosen cause it does seem like you HAVE to have a reason. I bet an awful lot of the people doing this are motivated by little other than their own egos. Good luck to them I say.

    FCUTA!

  • Blotto 21 Apr 2013 09:46:50 2,776 posts
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    Well it just seems like people will be winning to sponsor your for charity if you're doing it, so if you're running anyway you might as well get some money for charity too.
  • jonsaan 21 Apr 2013 09:51:16 25,360 posts
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    Oh for sure but it's all a bit tacked on with a lot of the people they interview. Just be honest.

    and jonsaan, why are you running today.

    'well, I was a bit fat innit and I wanted to lose some weight, plus it gives me something to endlessly brag about on EG and Facebook. Plus it enables me to be incredibly smug with any middle aged spread people I know, I can talk down to them and perhaps even take them on a run where I will jog backwards and offer fatty encouragement. Touch me.'

    FCUTA!

  • heyyo 21 Apr 2013 09:55:01 14,372 posts
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    A friend is running today - I was reluctant to sponsor him because I know how much he loves running/keeping fit, almost all he ever talks about.

    Sponsoring him would be like sponsoring a thrill-seeker to go skydiving...I don't know, I can see the point of sponsoring somebody fearful to go skydiving because it's a challenge for them, and nothing makes it easier - but sponsoring somebody to 'run' a marathon? From what I see on TV they start walking when gets challenging.
  • jonsaan 21 Apr 2013 10:00:38 25,360 posts
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    Mo Farrah running half the race.....

    Perhaps feck off and let someone else have the limelight for a moment?

    FCUTA!

  • mrpon 21 Apr 2013 10:01:23 29,202 posts
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    A bit uncharitable.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 21 April 2013 10:01:59
    Doesn't all the sponsor money go to charity anyway? Don't have a problem with it really. Might be something they enjoy and be entirely for their self. But if they are going to run 26 miles I think they deserve it!
  • jonsaan 21 Apr 2013 10:12:52 25,360 posts
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    I don't have a problem with it either. My problem is with people (probably the one's I actually know!) trying to big up charities they know nothing about. Just give them the money and stop pretending you are fighting for a cause you believe in passionately.

    FCUTA!

  • sport 21 Apr 2013 10:21:27 12,775 posts
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    If only we had a spare 10m for charity. I'm sure we had some at the beginning of the week...oh well...
  • Deleted user 21 April 2013 10:23:23
    jonsaan wrote:
    I don't have a problem with it either. My problem is with people (probably the one's I actually know!) trying to big up charities they know nothing about. Just give them the money and stop pretending you are fighting for a cause you believe in passionately.
    Ah yeah I'm with you there. Try and avoid the interviews but it is annoying when people are bullshitting their way through with how such and such charity has always been close to them. Despite the fact they probably picked it out of a hat to get their app in.
  • heyyo 21 Apr 2013 10:29:06 14,372 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Doesn't all the sponsor money go to charity anyway? Don't have a problem with it really. Might be something they enjoy and be entirely for their self. But if they are going to run 26 miles I think they deserve it!
    Fair enough if they don't start walking, although my friend will actually jog the whole distance today - he'll get given the day off tomorrow and spend literally the whole day in an all you can eat chinese buffet stuffing his face (and ego).

    It's all for him and the charity thing is a convenient shroud. I wouldn't hesitate to donate to charity usually but to do it via sponsoring him, nah.

    Edited by heyyo at 10:30:46 21-04-2013
  • Deleted user 21 April 2013 10:33:48
    jonsaan wrote:
    2013.

    On TV now. Well the coverage has started anyway.

    I love the event but it bugs me the way everyone is doing this for 'charity'. Whilst some people are 100% behind their chosen cause it does seem like you HAVE to have a reason. I bet an awful lot of the people doing this are motivated by little other than their own egos. Good luck to them I say.
    They'd have to motivate me with a loaded gun to run a marathon!
  • Trowel 21 Apr 2013 10:35:12 17,910 posts
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    See the women's Olympic champion got run over by a wheelchair racer?
  • Mageme 21 Apr 2013 10:58:05 2,032 posts
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    I'm over by Greenwich spectating. Keeping an eye out for a colleague, no sign of him yet tho! First time I've seen the marathon in person. It's quite exciting!

    3DS: 5086-1465-9252

  • superdelphinus 21 Apr 2013 11:03:23 8,089 posts
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    Mo you lazy bastard
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