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From Rotterdam to London

What a great experience the Rotterdam Marathon was last weekend! On Thursday I was picked up from the airport and delivered to my (very nice) hotel along with all the other elite runners. In the following days I did lots of media interviews and got to explore a little bit. But come Sunday, it was
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Racing in Rotterdam

This Sunday is my first full marathon of 2010, and I can’t wait!
Having broken the Half Marathon World Record twice this year, already my expectations for the race in Rotterdam this weekend are pretty high. The crowds for the race are normally really big and I’m hoping the support they give will spur me on
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Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Another World Record!

I’m pleased to announce that I broke my own Half Marathon World Record at the weekend at the event in Reading. I ran a time of 1:14:59, shaving two minutes off my previous best. To say i’m delighted in an understatement!!
What better way to start a busy few weeks off than with a world record! It
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Friday, March 19th, 2010

Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

On February 28th, I ran my second half marathon of the year and, given the atrocious weather conditions, I was very pleased to finish in the top 40.
Race day itself was a great occasion with about 4,500 runners and many more supporters cheering us all on. The actual race was started by non-other than UK
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Lanzarote Bound!

I’m off for a training week with my coach, Liz Yelling, in Lanzarote this month – I must admit I’m really looking forward to getting some serious training in and finding out just where I am in terms of conditioning for this year. The fact I have already set a new half-marathon World Record this
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

New World Record!

At the Wokingham Half Marathon on Saturday 20th February, I was absolutely delighted to register my fastest ever time for a half marathon.
My time of one hour 17 minutes and 45 seconds is 62 seconds quicker than my previous best at last year’s half marathon in Bristol, which was also a world record! And I
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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

New Year, New House. It’s been a busy start to 2010!

January has been even busier than normal! My training was slightly affected by the cold weather in the early part of the month, but now the snow has melted its another one of life’s hassles that is keeping me ultra busy. On top of my usual training, not to mention my job as well, I
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Richard Wins BBC East Midlands Disabled Sports Personality of the Year

Nottinghamshire athlete Richard Whitehead is the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year after a record breaking 2009.
Whitehead, who is a double leg amputee, has smashed world bests for the marathon and half-marathon.
He set a new world record in the 2009 Chicago Marathon, on 11 October, with a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds
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Monday, December 7th, 2009

Training at The Sports Science Centre in Loughborough

This week I’m at the Sports Science Centre at Loughborough for a full fitness evaluation. I’ll be doing various different tests such as the VA2 Mach test and a lactose tolerance test.
I come to the centre about every four months and find it incredibly useful to evaluate how I’m getting on with my training and
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Whitehead smashes leg amputee world record in Chicago

Double amputee marathon runner Richard Whitehead set a new world record time for a leg amputee at the 2009 Chicago Marathon (11 October 2009) with a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds.
Smashing his previous efforts, Whitehead became the first ever leg amputee to break the 3 hour barrier at the Rome Marathon
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Monday, October 12th, 2009