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Old 14th Apr 2014, 20:56   #91
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Old 14th Apr 2014, 21:31   #92
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Horses run in a herd out of instinct. Never will you see a horse run close to the distance of the Grand National of it's own accord. They are certainly made to race by humans, it is not a natural behavior for a horse, if left alone they will spend almost all their time grazing and sleeping.
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Old 14th Apr 2014, 21:37   #93
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A death in 2012 and now a death in 2014...The London Marathon is more dangerous than the Grand National.

Should there be deaths in what is a fun race for thousands?
Hmm I think you need to look at a few things here. Firstly, the total runners in the London Marathon and the Grand National compared to the deaths kind of indicates you are drastically wrong.

Now maybe look at the total amount of runners and then the amount of deaths per population per day and come back and see if what you have said again makes sense. Now I have only worked this out roughly but I estimate the chances of dying anyway to be pretty equal.

Edit: I worked it out properly and you stand more chance of dying on the day of the London Marathon if you don't take part in it ...
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Old 14th Apr 2014, 21:48   #94
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Hmm I think you need to look at a few things here. Firstly, the total runners in the London Marathon and the Grand National compared to the deaths kind of indicates you are drastically wrong.

Now maybe look at the total amount of runners and then the amount of deaths per population per day and come back and see if what you have said again makes sense. Now I have only worked this out roughly but I estimate the chances of dying anyway to be pretty equal.

Edit: I worked it out properly and you stand more chance of dying on the day of the London Marathon if you don't take part in it ...
Those figures don't matter though. You are banning one thing and it saves x number of lives.
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Old 14th Apr 2014, 22:08   #95
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Old 14th Apr 2014, 22:19   #96
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Running that far just isn't a good idea. I have no problem protecting people from their own idiocy.
people run a lot further, check out ultra marathons, there's one in Death Valley it's 135 miles in 24hours in the hottest place on earth, yet people do it without dying! It's also an amateur event, the oldest competitor to complete it was a man from the uk at 75 years old
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 07:00   #97
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I'd ban charities from being able to buy up places in events like this. I applied for the London Ride 100 a couple of years ago, didn't get a spot in the draw but the letter to tell me this said there were still "THOUSANDS" of charity places available.

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Old 15th Apr 2014, 08:42   #98
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I don't see how you can. If you close it to the public they'll just organise their own charity events and run them instead.

You have to just trust the public to judge if they are in a fit state to do the run or not. If they aren't, there's not a lot can be done really, sad as it is.

Oh, and lolEasyrider.
At least it might be a charity event where the majority of the money went to the charity rather than to the "cost" of the event... IE them paying themselves huge amounts for doing fairly little.
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 08:57   #99
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totally crazy what some people run with, but it's their choice. their body will tell them when to stop. I guess it makes the London marathon what it is

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Old 15th Apr 2014, 08:59   #100
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I ran the Brighton Marathon a week and a half ago and didn't die. True story that.
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 09:07   #101
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Absolutely not.


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Old 15th Apr 2014, 12:08   #102
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Those figures don't matter though. You are banning one thing and it saves x number of lives.
Err, I think you need to rethink your logic there a bit ...
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 12:09   #103
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They should ban war. I hear it's pretty dangerous.
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 17:38   #104
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They should ban war. I hear it's pretty dangerous.
And what is it good for?

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Old 15th Apr 2014, 18:03   #105
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They should ban these cheaters, The guy jason did it as well in 2012. According to his timings he broke the world record for the half marathon in the second half of london, or he jumped the barrier and missed 8 miles.

http://www.neillock.co.uk/training-b...on-in-numbers/
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 18:34   #106
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And what is it good for?
Absolutely nothing....say it again

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They should ban these cheaters, The guy jason did it as well in 2012. According to his timings he broke the world record for the half marathon in the second half of london, or he jumped the barrier and missed 8 miles.

http://www.neillock.co.uk/training-b...on-in-numbers/
I've FB'd Jason Scotland Williams with the URL

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Old 15th Apr 2014, 19:51   #108
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The chap was supposed to have taken a legal performance enhancing drug, so maybe that's the issue...?
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 19:54   #109
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The chap was supposed to have taken a legal performance enhancing drug, so maybe that's the issue...?
With a 2nd half marathon of 1hr 1min that was an impressive drug compared to the 2hr 7 min he did in the first half

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Old 15th Apr 2014, 20:13   #110
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I've FB'd Jason Scotland Williams with the URL
Yeah loads of people have lol

There's a part where the runners ahead are coming back towards the last 5km as you are just over half way, I bet that's where he jumped the barrier missing 8 miles and three timing mats, which his chip didn't register
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With a 2nd half marathon of 1hr 1min that was an impressive drug compared to the 2hr 7 min he did in the first half
It would take me 1hr 1min to get over the barrier these days ...
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 23:41   #112
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Quite clearly they should only let fit women run the marathon.

Fit 30 year old woman dies. 1.2 million in donations.

Balding 42 year old man dies 50K

In the interests of charity I say the marathon should be female only hot 18-30's.

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Old 16th Apr 2014, 20:21   #113
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They should ban these cheaters, The guy jason did it as well in 2012. According to his timings he broke the world record for the half marathon in the second half of london, or he jumped the barrier and missed 8 miles.

http://www.neillock.co.uk/training-b...on-in-numbers/
He's had to take the pictures and posts off even though he was correct

Reminds me of the first marathon I did and this is an example of a conversation I've had at least 10 times over the years:

Yeah my husband/wife/friend also did it yesterday
What time did they do it in?
Around 3 hours
That's a bloody good time
Mind you they had to stop at 14 miles because of injury and the marathon bus picked him/her up and dropped him/her off 1 mile from the finish
So that means they haven't done the marathon
Yes they have, they got the medal
But they haven't run 26.2 miles, only 15 miles
But they've still got the medal
and so on .............

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Old 16th Apr 2014, 21:12   #114
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He's had to take the pictures and posts off even though he was correct

Reminds me of the first marathon I did and this is an example of a conversation I've had at least 10 times over the years:

Yeah my husband/wife/friend also did it yesterday
What time did they do it in?
Around 3 hours
That's a bloody good time
Mind you they had to stop at 14 miles because of injury and the marathon bus picked him/her up and dropped him/her off 1 mile from the finish
So that means they haven't done the marathon
Yes they have, they got the medal
But they haven't run 26.2 miles, only 15 miles
But they've still got the medal
and so on .............
Wow really? I've had to pull out of a race before and there's no way I'd even try to get a medal or even go near the timing mats I just walked towards the meeting point
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Wow really? I've had to pull out of a race before and there's no way I'd even try to get a medal or even go near the timing mats I just walked towards the meeting point
Honestly, I've done 8 marathons and countless half marathons and I've heard similar conversations off people. The best of it is that none of them thought there was anything wrong with it and their family/friends still took part. I personally couldn't receive anything if I did one yard less than I should.

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Honestly, I've done 8 marathons and countless half marathons and I've heard similar conversations off people. The best of it is that none of them thought there was anything wrong with it and their family/friends still took part. I personally couldn't receive anything if I did one yard less than I should.
Yeah exactly, I want that medal as I've actually done the 26.2 not anyway else
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Old 16th Apr 2014, 22:32   #117
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But if you ban eating, sleeping, breathing and sex how will we all live????
I could do with no food, sleep and air but sex? Uhfff.. Couldn't handle it!

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I could do with no food, sleep and air but furious maturbation sex? Uhfff.. Couldn't handle it!
I'm in complete agreement with that.

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Old 17th Apr 2014, 00:20   #119
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Should be banned due to safety and the environmental impact. The energy wasted running around could be better used elsewhere. The runners could be put on a giant tredmill connected to the national grid for free electric or just do voluntary work instead.
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Old 17th Apr 2014, 00:42   #120
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Should be banned due to safety and the environmental impact. The energy wasted running around could be better used elsewhere. The runners could be put on a giant tredmill connected to the national grid for free electric or just do voluntary work instead.
Like the matrix with massive human hamster wheels ?
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