• David Weir: ‘Gym training can be like torture'

    6 days ago - By The Guardian

    The 38-year-old wheelchair athlete on the London Marathon, looking after his children and chilling out Sleep I love sleep and if I haven't got a reason to get up, I'll stay in bed. If I've got a big race like the London Marathon , I'll sleep for only about six hours and never right through. The night before an event I used to get no sleep at all, but as you get older you sort those things out. I always sleep well after a big race as my body is in bits. Eat I never eat breakfast - just coffee - and bananas are the only thing I can stomach on a race morning. I'll have a light lunch - maybe...
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  • Here's what you look like before and after running a marathon

    Here's what you look like before and after running a marathon

    6 days ago - By Metro

    If you're running the London Marathon next weekend for the first time, you're probably feeling a little anxious.
    Will you crap yourself? Will you get cramp? Will you, in fact, die?
    Friend, none of these things will happen. In fact, those 26.2 miles might feel never-ending at the time but trust me, you'll be floating on cloud nine the moment you cross the line at Pall Mall.
    Don't believe me?
    Just take a look at photographer Flavien Prioreau's series , capturing runners before and after the Paris marathon.
    You might think they'd all look mega dishevelled and broken at the end but that's just...
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