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Record numbers pound the streets for Brighton Marathon - extended report

It's now the second biggest marathon in the country. Almost 11,000 runners have pounded the streets of Brighton and Hove today.

Zoe Ball was on hand to wave the chequered flag and, as Andy Dickenson reports, the sun and the whole city came out to cheer the competitors on.

Andy speaks to Zoe, race founder Tim Hutchings, Olympic medal winner Brendan Foster, race winner Duncan Maiyo and local runner Thomas Roach.

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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.

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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.

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