Brits Put In Great Run In 2014 London Marathon

The 2014 London Marathon was picturesque with the monumental and historic London backdrop, rounded off perfectly by beautiful blue skies, sunshine and a 10 deep crowd at almost every railing throughout the race! Results were positive for the British athletes, although by the likes of Mo Farah’s extremely high standards he will have been hoping for better than 8th place…but let’s put this into context. Mo said he felt the 2014 race was “a bad day in the office”, but this is considering this was his first marathon, in a field of seasoned marathon runners who had world records apiece! Mo’s time was only a minute outside Steve Jones’ British record, but the champ that Mo is saw this as somewhat of a failure. I think it’s fair to say that by any standard Mo’s efforts were valiant, especially considering he had not long collapsed at the finish line of the New York Half Marathon only days before!

Despite the anti-climax to Mo’s race, he claims that he will do another race:

"I will do another one, don't know where or when," he said. "I don't want to finish on a low. It could be in six months' time or in a few years' time."

Credit to Mo, but also hats off to Britains Chris Thompson, Ben Livesy and Scott Overall for the men who all finished in the top 20. Massive well done to Amy Whitehead and Emma Stepto for the women who finished 31 and 32 respectively. Heartbreak for Weir in the wheelchair as he finished 2nd to Switzerland’s Marcel Hug, but what an incredibly valiant effort once again in his pursuit of a 7th win in the marathon!

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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