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Perfect conditions as 15,000 runners compete in the 2015 Brighton Marathon

Around fifteen thousand runners have been taking part in the sixth Brighton Marathon. Ten times that number turned out to watch the road race. The event raises million of pounds for charity. A Kenyan athlete running her first marathon was the fastest woman. Malcolm Shaw reports.


Giant shoe sand sculpture unveiled for charity

Brighton’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Denise Cobb last night uncovered a giant running shoe created entirely of sand, to celebrate the recent appointment of Chestnut Tree House as Local Charity Partner for the Brighton Marathon 2015.

Brighton’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Denise Cobb and Guy Clinch, Chairman of Trustees for Chestnut Tree House Credit: Chestnut Tree House

The marathon-themed 1.9m x 2m running shoe sculpture was created especially for Sussex’s only children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House. Chestnut Tree House’s aim is to recruit 300 runners, one for each child the charity currently cares for.

The sculpture will remain at the Black Rock Site of the Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival on Maderia Drive until the end of September.


Brighton Marathon celebrations start here!

Two extraordinary people will be among more than 10,000 men and women running the Brighton Marathon on Sunday.

It's the fifth year of the event and world record holder Paula Radcliffe will be the official starter. But, as Andy Dickenson found out, even her feats may be eclipsed by those taking part. He speaks to runners Kevin Williams, Amanda Chalmers and race founder Tim Hutchings.

Meet the man who'll be juggling his way around the Brighton Marathon

He calls it "joggling" - running and juggling at the same time - and Kevin Williams plans to do it for the entire 26 miles of the Brighton Marathon.

All the more amazing considering that five years ago he suffered a massive brain injury after a fall. He awoke from a two week coma with no idea who he was.

The damage to his brain was so severe, Kevin had to relearn to live from scratch. His only asset a basic muscle memory.

We caught up with him training on Brighton seafront. You can sponsor him here.

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