Multi marathon runner Ben Smith fired the starting gun at the Bournemouth marathon, and then set off to run his 398th marathon in as many days.
He's aiming to set a new world record - by running 401 marathons in 401 days - to raise awaremess of bullying and to raise money for the Kidscape and Stonewall charities.
He told us why he's doing it.
The Bournemouth marathon and half marathon are under way, started by a man who knows more than most about what it takes.
Ben Smith is close to the end of an incredible challenge of running the equivalent of 401 marathons in as many days.
The Bournemouth Marathon will be his 398th marathon.
13 thousand people are taking part in the event, which runs along the seafront between Boscombe and Bournemouth.
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A mother from Hampshire has broken a world record after completing 60 marathons in 60 days.
Alice Burch from Woodlands in the New Forest broke the record at the Southampton Athletic Track.
Despite swollen ankles and damaged tendons, she managed to complete her challenge, while raising money for the animal charity SPANA.
Watch Sam Holder's report below:
Alice Burch from the New Forest is attempting to break the world record for the number of consecutive marathons run by running sixty marathons in sixty days.
Today she will complete her 60th - running with 60 friends at the sports centre in Southampton as the finale to her achievement.
It has taken her between 4.5 to 6.5 hours hours per marathon.
Alice is raising money for animal charity SPANA which helps to alleviate the suffering of working animals in some of the world's poorest communities in Africa and the Middle East.
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A Sussex man who ran 13 marathons in 13 days in memory of his parents, has been left shattered after thieves broke into his house and stole jewellery belonging to them.
Martin Denholm from Worthing returned home to find the precious items had been taken.
In a little over a month thousands of people will run the 26 miles of the London Marathon. Some will be professional runners, some will run in costume and one man from Kent, who turns 50 this year, will be taking part in the race for the 14th time.
Sarah Saunders went to meet the marathon man, Ray Johnson from Folkestone.
In Hampshire today it was time for one of the biggest marathons in the region. The Basingstoke Half has been ranked in the top ten. Richard Slee reports
Almost 200 runners lined up to take part in the Isle of Wight marathon. The road race is one of the toughest of its kind because of the hilly terrain. The course took runners around the west of the island for the first time in the race's history.
More than 600 competitors lined up for the 2nd annual mini marathon in Folkestone today.
The event is just one of around a dozen road races taking place in our region each year, so why have they become so popular? Andy Dickenson meets the runners and race director Ray Johnson.
VIDEO: With near perfect conditions, more than ten thousand people have pounded the streets of Brighton and Hove for the city's annual half marathon. And this year saw a record breaking win.
Andrea Thomas spent the day watching the action and spoke to the winners Paul Martelletti and Emma Taylor-Gooby.