Harpal Kumar third from the left is joined by Mark Carney, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Anthony Gutman, Peter Jackson and Antony Jenkins at the Francis Crick Institute - a pioneering medical research centre in central London. They will be taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon this April as part of Cancer Research UK’s biggest ever marathon team which is aiming to raise £2.5 million to help build the Francis Crick Institute

Virgin Money boss set to take on Governor of the Bank of England - at the London Marathon

A team of business leaders led by Virgin Money boss Jayne-Anne Gadhia is aiming to raise £2.5m for Cancer Research UK

Brendan Foster founded Nova

Brendan Foster welcomes scrapping of running as form of school punishment

Brendan Foster welcomed plans to scrap guidelines for pupils to be punished by making them run round school fields

Mo Farah looking forward to Great North Run - and says he wants to add to his family

Champion athlete Mo Farah is hoping to go one better than last year's Great North Run and win the event

Tony the Fridge

Charity runner Tony the Fridge to tackle four marathons in 24 hours

Charity champion Tony the Fridge intends to hang up his fridge this year after first taking on his most ambitious challenge yet

This could be a classic year for North East sport

WHAT better time than Easter to complete the North East and Cumbria’s remarkable sporting resurrection?

Gebrselassie’s feat is next target for Lel

LONDON marathon winner Martin Lel was delighted to add the BUPA Great North Run title to his collection of medals, but his euphoria was checked by the news his Ethiopian rival Haile Gebrselassie had broken the world record for the marathon in Berlin earlier in the day.

Paula’s running for two and for victory

PAULA Radcliffe has the added responsibility of a baby daughter to look after and 33 years behind her, but Britain’s leading female athlete believes she is stronger than ever before.

Radcliffe to make GNR return

PAULA Radcliffe will make her eagerly-awaited comeback in the Great North Run later this month in a major coup for the event’s organisers.

GNR landing for skydive injury mum

FOUR years ago, doctors thought they might have to amputate Janet Gatland’s leg after she suffered severe injuries when a skydive went wrong.

Hudspith targets GNR and London

IAN HUDSPITH’S plans to contest an autumn marathon have been shelved, and instead he will target the Great North Run at the end of September.

Ready to see off her rivals

Commonwealth games bronze medalist Liz Yelling will lead the domestic challenge in the BUPA Great Women's Run in Sunderland tomorrow.

Race lures man on a mission

The Blaydon Race prides itself on its eccentricity, just the challenge a banana-suit-wearing, pushchair-pushing, dog-racing runner needs for his 38th race of 2007.

Angela singing in the rain

The rain and hail came down like stair-rods in Edinburgh at the weekend - but it couldn't stop Angela Hibbs knocking more than four minutes off her previous best marathon time.

Top three lead the invasion

Muntjac are joining the grey squirrel and mink as the most successful foreign animals to colonise the UK.

One step at a time

A "slow motion runner" finally finished the London Marathon yesterday - one week after the event itself.

Yelling is still in with a shout

Paula Radcliffe holds the key to whether the British selectors send a women's marathon side to compete in August's World Championships in Osaka.

Crampton in fine form

Durham City's Ian Crampton led the region's charge in yesterday's London Marathon.

Aiming to take on Radcliffe

Chunxiu Zhou laid down the gauntlet to Paula Radcliffe after winning the Flora London Marathon yesterday.

Brown targets Osaka place

Britain's Jon Brown has set his sights on attaining the qualifying standard for the World Championships in Osaka when he faces a world-class field in tomorrow's Flora London Marathon.

Soldiers named

Two British soldiers killed when their armoured vehicle was hit by a bomb in Iraq were named yesterday as Corporal Ben Leaning, 24, and Trooper Kristen Turton, 28, of The Queen's Royal Lancers Battle Group.


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