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Players and fans pay tribute to footballer Ehiogu

Tributes will be paid to footballer Ugo Ehiogu before today's match between Bournemouth and Middlesborough.

Ehiogu died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham Hotspur's training centre on Thursday where the former defender was the under-23s coach.

At today's game at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth there will be a minute's applause and the players will wear black armbands.

Ugo Ehiogu Credit: PA Images


30,000 expected at Southampton marathon

Ten thousand runners and up to 30,000 visitors are expected in Southampton tomorrow for the city's first full marathon in more than 30 years.

Four different runs will be taking place - the ABP full marathon (26.2 miles), the ABP Half marathon (13.1 miles), the ABP 10k and the ABP one mile family fun run.

Organisers say the event will create a welcome boost for the city’s economy, they're estimating that £750,000 will be spent in hotels, car parks, shops and restaurants. This year’s route will take participants in the opposite direction to previous years. For the first time ever, runners will take on three of the city’s bridges; Cobden, Northam and the Itchen Bridge. It will also go through St Mary’s Stadium.

All runners will finish in the race village in Guildhall Square. At the event’s climax it’s expected that 430 people will cross the finish line every 60 seconds.

Southampton marathon route Credit: ABP Marathon
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