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London Marathon 2024: 'Hardest Geezer' Russ Cook Joins Record Field

London Marathon 2024: 'Hardest Geezer' Russ Cook Joins Record Field


Russ Cook Joins the Race

The London Marathon 2024 is set to witness a historic turnout, with more than 50,000 participants, including elite athletes and charity runners. Among them is Russ Cook, known as the "Hardest Geezer," renowned for his recent feat of running the length of Africa.


Record-Breaking Turnout

This year's London Marathon has attracted an unprecedented number of participants, with over 50,000 individuals registered to run the iconic race through the streets of the capital city.


Equal Prize Money for Wheelchair and Non-Disabled Athletes

A notable milestone for the event is the introduction of equal prize money for wheelchair and non-disabled athletes, marking a significant step towards inclusivity in marathon sports.


High Demand and Celebrity Participation

The London Marathon continues to be the most popular marathon globally, with a staggering 578,000 entries received for this year's event. The race will also see the participation of celebrities, including EastEnders cast members Emma Barton and Jamie Borthwick, running in memory of a fictional character's late wife.


Financial Rewards for Winners

Winners across various categories of the marathon, including elite men's and women's races and wheelchair races, will receive equal prize money totaling $308,000 (£243,000), underscoring the event's commitment to equitable recognition.


Russ Cook's Charitable Endeavor

Despite recently completing a grueling 352-day challenge, Russ Cook remains undeterred, participating in the London Marathon to raise funds for charity, showcasing his unwavering dedication to philanthropy.


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