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2013 race photos (including festival logo):

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media stories:

July 2014: Four events. Two days. One incredible fundraiser! 

joe elliott, 27, an estate agent from basildon, essex has set an ambitious race against time to complete all four adult races, running a total of 48 miles during the two-day 2014 bournemouth marathon festival to raise funds for macmillan cancer support. read more...

Men's Fitness - sub 3-hour marathon 

Essential Guide to Marathon Running - bournemouth marathon 2013 report

Essential Guide to Marathon Running Men's Fitness

-bournemouth_marathon_2013_winner_-_ebisa_merga.jpgoctober 2013: bournemouth marathon festival 2013 press release:

the uk’s newest marathon was at the heart of a spectacular sporting weekend as thousands of runners today took part in the first bournemouth marathon festival.

in glorious sunshine, runners from more than 30 countries enjoyed stunning sea views as they set off  on the 26.2 mile course which includes bournemouth pier at the centre of seven miles of golden sand. they included super-fit ebisa merga who won the inaugural marathon, racing to the finish line in a time of 2 hours and 16 minutes and 42 seconds during the two-day running festival. the 25-year-old from ethiopia was elated to set the course record benchmark which runners in future years will have to follow. read more... 

fauja & katie

july 2013: bournemouth marathon festival plans huge human light show!

bournemouth marathon festival runners and spectators are being urged to help create a massive “human light show” on the first night of the weekend-long event in october. read more...

february 2013: 101-year-old athlete launches first bournemouth marathon festival 

the first-ever bournemouth marathon festival, believed to be the only event of its kind in the uk, was officially launched by record-breaking runner fauja singh – at the ripe old age of 101 years. read more...

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