Virgin Money London Marathon 2018
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Some history of the London Marathon
It all started in the pub, according to John Disley and the late Chris Brasher, co-founders of the London Marathon
The Dysart Arms next to Richmond Park is the home of the Raneleigh Harriers running club, and on Wednesday nights runners drift in and talk over pints of bitter. One night, the talk was of the New York Marathon - a marathon with a buzzing atmosphere and spectators who don't let you give up.
Several club members had competed in the 1978 New York City Marathon and never tired of talking about it. They were amazed how different it was to the UK marathons, where a handful of spectators and a few cows watched 20 or so competitors trudge around country lanes.
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