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London marathon runner raises £1m for existential angst charity

'will all these happy people please go away'London marathon runner, Nigel Mortimer, is celebrating this morning after raising £1m for the victims of crippling existential angst. Though its existence is disputed by some, existential angst is a debilitating condition that strikes men in their mid-to-late forties.

Sufferers report a variety of symptoms ranging from chronic self-absorption to horror at the futility of existence. Until recently Mortimer had worked as an IT specialist, but was fired from his position after discovering that existential angst is not an acceptable reason to call in sick.

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Posted: Apr 17th, 2014
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Feature: Marathon rhinos still being hunted for their horns

a personal beastThis running season, at least 20 rare marathon rhinos will be killed by poachers hoping to cash in on the rare medicines market, campaigner say.

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Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013
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Thatcher a surprise entrant in London Marathon

Thatcher, a first-time marathoner, is relieved to be still in the field after an interrupted preparation marred by ligament problems and then death.

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Posted: Apr 20th, 2013
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London Marathon spectator sets new record for endurance clapping

‘I started clapping when the elite women frontrunners went past this morning and haven’t stopped since.’

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Posted: Apr 17th, 2011
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Lockerbie Bomber to run London Marathon dressed as Mickey Mouse

never felt fitterIn a move which is likely to put further strain on Anglo-US relations, it has emerged that Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Megrahi, is to enter the 2011 London Marathon dressed as popular Disney character Mickey Mouse.

Despite an earlier cancer scare, Megrahi has been passed as fit to compete by the same doctors who over-estimated the size of his original tumour and is said to be feeling ‘totally up for it’ and ‘relishing the challenge’.

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Posted: Jul 22nd, 2010
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