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Kenya's Keitany eyes marathon world record in London

Kenya's Keitany eyes marathon world record in London

The race gets underway at 10 a.m. local time, 5 a.m. EDT on April 23.

She says: "Mental health can be a taboo subject and people don't know how to approach it".

"I'm not going to lie, it has been hard for me to concentrate on training for the marathon as it's very hard physically and mentally; trying to grieve whilst training for something so big has its moments but I found running has helped with my grief".

Kate Middleton wearing Superga sneakers as she poses with London Marathon runners.

Dr Alastair Morgan of Ripon is running his third London Marathon, in aid of the chosen charities of the Mayor of Ripon, which are the local Parkinson's Support Group and Middle of the Road for stroke victims. Kate, who was casual in a striped shirt, black trousers and white tennis shoes, enlisted the help of runner Alex Stanley to wrap one around the Kensington Palace mailbox. Prince Harry officially opened the race expo on Wednesday as runners collect their bibs and gear ahead of Sunday in what is annually one of the world's most popular road races.

Dean Cambridge, 24, will undertake the 26.2 mile run in support of the Mix, which is the largest digital youth charity in the UK.

Jones is the oldest runner in this year's race, at 83 years and 339 days.

Harry, who is also patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, handed out special headbands to the runners.

So what is the secret to Jones' longevity and enthusiasm?

"I'm not happy with my finish positions here in London", she said.

He said: "Me and Marie had just come back from holiday when she told us". He moved there 14 years ago, having previously lived all his life in London, where he worked as a civil servant and first got a passion for running.

I realise now it was only thanks to my daily runs that I was existing at all.

Her personal best marathon time of two hours, 28 minutes and 24 seconds is also seven-and-a-half minutes quicker than the time required to qualify for the British team.

The 40-year-old, who works as a transport co-ordinator for ARR Craib Transport Ltd, shared how he received the devastating news that his mother was ill, and how she bravely soldiered on.

Mr Lyons, from Edgbaston in Birmingham, said: "I never imagined in a million years I'd still be at it 37 years later".

"I have a charity page set up in my name on Go-fund Me".

They are juggling physical injuries along with their mental health challenges, and trying to fit training into their lives. "When you've heard so many stories from so many other people and if you can relate to that, then it's only right that you talk about your own experiences".


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