2014 London Marathon - Virgin Money London Marathon

April 13, 2014
London, England
Daily Relay:

"Not Rabbit of the Year" goes to Haile Gebrselassie for his horrible pacing job in London.

Runner's World:

A look at the routes in Berlin, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, London, Boston.


Salazar: "Part of me doesn't like to see Mo get beat, but the fact that he did makes his decision clearer. Let's stick with what he's best at in the world, stick to the track through Rio." Salazar is hesitant about Farah running the Commonwealth Games this summer because he doesn't want him to hurt himself coming back too soon. Salazar also touched on this season's racing schedules for Matt Centrowitz, Galen Rupp and Mary Cain.

The Guardian:

It has come out that she deliberately disappeared after the race to stay in the UK, but she has called her teammate saying that she plans on returning to Sierra Leone.

Evening Standard:

“I’m going back to the track. But I’m attempting to try the marathon once again as I would like to do that again. I don’t want to be second or third, I’ve been first all the time on the track. I want to win the marathon as well one time.” She also admitted she was very disappointed by the water bottle dropping incident which she felt cost her.

LRC Video Interview With Wilson Kipsang Talking About His London Marathon Victory And Tactics

Kipsang talks about choosing the right time to make his move and his surprise when Stanley Biwott was the one to go with him when he broke away from the pack.

The Guardian:

More than $77,000 has been raised for the National Osteoporosis Society.

The Science of Sport:

“It is a disappointing debut ... What would be most concerning to Farah is that he ran pretty conservatively, and was on 2:06 pace for most of the race, and he still dropped substantially off that.”

The Telegraph:

London race director Hugh Brasher said he didn't think Farah would do another one until after the Rio Olympics.


 Full quote from Grace Cherop: “I thank God! This is God’s way of punishing whoever stole my son’s passport. I’m now rushing back to my home in Moiben to prepare for the celebrations...my son has told by phone that he will arrive on Tuesday and I must make sure a proper feast of beef, millet ugali and mursik (fermented milk) is ready for the big party. I’m going to slaughter a few bulls...”

Athletics Weekly:

Fours hours after the race at the press conference Farah said, “I will be back – one hundred per cent."

Want More? Join The Supporters Club Today
Support independent journalism and get:
  • Exclusive Access to VIP Supporters Club Content
  • Bonus Podcasts Every Friday
  • Free LetsRun.com Shirt (Annual Subscribers)
  • Exclusive Discounts
  • Enhanced Message Boards