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Hot-footing it - 12,000 compete in Brighton Marathon

Twelve thousand runners have battled soaring temperatures to compete in this year's Brighton Marathon.

The race has raised over £35m for charity since it started in 2010. This year, British athletes dominated the elite field.

Massive crowds lined the route to cheer on all those taking part, as Malcolm Shaw now reports.

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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World-class athletes arrive for Brighton Marathon

Some of the best long distance runners in the world have arrived in Brighton for Sunday's marathon.

The event is now in its seventh year, with around 10,000 people taking part.

Both last year's champions are back to defend their titles, while many others are running to raise money for good causes.

Malcolm Shaw has been meeting some of them.

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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Athletes gearing up for this year's Brighton Marathon

Final preparations are underway for this year's Brighton Marathon on Sunday 12 April. Around 18,000 runners will take part, many raising money for charity. One of the most remarkable athletes is Dave Freeborn, who will be running his 100th marathon in memory of his late wife Emma. Malcolm Shaw has been to meet him.

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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