Famous British Marathon Runners

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Paula Radcliffe
(Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor)
Paula Radcliffe
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Birthdate: December 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northwich

Paula Radcliffe is a retired distance runner, credited with winning the London Marathon and the New York Marathon three times each. Born into an athletic family, she emerged as a running talent by the time she was in her teens, winning the world junior cross-country title at the age of nineteen, eventually. She held the Women's World Marathon Record from 2003 to 2019.

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Fauja Singh
(Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor)
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Birthdate: April 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jalandhar

Indian Sikh marathon runner Fauja Singh, who later moved to the U.K., made history by becoming the oldest person to complete a marathon, at age 100. His biography, Fauja Singh Keeps Going, became a bestseller. It is believed, the death of his fifth son motivated him to follow his passion.

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Jim Peters
(Athlete)
Jim Peters
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Birthdate: October 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 9, 1999
Christopher Chataway
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Birthdate: January 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Died: January 19, 2014
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Jane Tomlinson
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Birthdate: February 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: September 3, 2007

It was after her breast cancer diagnosis that Jane Tomlinson became a radiographer. Given 6 months to live after her cancer relapsed, she later lived for 7 more years, until her death. A fearless woman, she raised funds through charity sports events such as marathons, while battling the disease.

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Nicky Spinks
(Runner)
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Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Billy Bland (runner)
(Ultramarathon runner)
Billy Bland (runner)
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Borrowdale, United Kingdom
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Kenny Stuart
(Runner)
Kenny Stuart
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Birthdate: February 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Penrith, England
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Jeff Norman
(Marathon runner)
Jeff Norman
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Birthdate: February 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leigh, Lancashire, England
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Véronique Marot
(Marathon runner)
Véronique Marot
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Birthdate: September 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Compiègne, France
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Sarah Rowell
(Olympic athlete)
Sarah Rowell
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Birthdate: November 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schwalmtal, Germany
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Ricky Wilde
(Athlete)
Ricky Wilde
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Birthdate: October 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: September 24, 2019
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David Cannon (athlete)
(Long-distance runner)
David Cannon (athlete)
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Birthdate: August 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United Kingdom
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John Wild
(Runner)
John Wild
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Birthdate: February 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Unknown
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Pete Ravald
(Fell runner)
Pete Ravald
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Birthdate: December 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Unknown
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Tracey Brindley
(Fell running)
Tracey Brindley
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Birthdate: August 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Forth, United Kingdom