My London Marathon Experience or Why I Stopped Running For Five Years

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In April 2007 I ran the London Marathon. It was something I’d dreamt about doing since I was a child, when other boys in my school ran the mini-marathon. Instead of being the triumphant celebration that I imagined, I had such a bad experience I didn’t run for five years afterwards. A lot of my friends at Run Dem Crew have run marathons lately, from London to Boston, to Copenhagen to Edinburgh. Some have come back from their exploits covered in glory, some have come back humbled, beaten and bruised. In Boston, we were all reminded there are much more important things than marathon PBs and we saw the power of sport to transcend atrocity. Continue reading “My London Marathon Experience or Why I Stopped Running For Five Years”