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Blog 62: Get in the Zone

"For me, it's not about pumping really loud music, it’s more about being relaxed and embracing those nerves. Seeing them more as adrenaline and something that will spur you on. You have those nerves because you care."  Stephanie Davis, is competing in the Marathon in the 2021 Olympics for Team GB, she shared with us at SWIS, her story.  The Olympics trials were suppose to be part of the London Marathon in 2020, which for obvious reasons didn't go ahead, meaning Steph was forced to do her try-out, behind closed doors. Talk about pressure (spoiler: she made it): "Covid has…
Hannah Scott
July 30, 2021
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Blog 53: Celebrating marathon runners

In 490 BC, according to the legend, Pheidippides, an Athenian messenger, ran from Marathon in Greece to Athens to announce their victory over the Persian army. As he collapsed and died in glory, he couldn't have imagined the scale of the tradition that was born. In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman who officially ran the Boston marathon. Against abuse, assault and insults, Kathrine finished the race and re-wrote history. This weekend, all around the world, people are participating in the Virtual Edinburgh Marathon Festival as the celebration of sport and life continues online. And every contender is a part of the sport's incredible…
Eszter Tárnai
May 29, 2021