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BBC’s Running Election Coverage

Emily Maitlis is a reporter for BBC Newsnight and an avid runner (3:56 marathon PR). This election season in the U.K. she will be covering politics in a unique way – by running through various swing districts and interviewing candidates and voters. She also brings her whippet along. Here is the first segment.

“It’s definitely a warmer way to get to know a place than parachuting in and standing around the city center,” said Maitlis.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - January 6, 2015 at 12:06

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Broadchurch Actress Is An Accomplished Marathoner

Fans of the BBC drama Broadchurch may have noticed that character Beth Latimer, played by Jodie Whittaker, often deals with her grief by taking a run along the beach. Her form and intensity suggest she’s not just pretending for the cameras. It turns out Whittaker is an avid runner and has completed at least two marathons in respectable times.

She ran the Robin Hood Half Marathon in 2004 and 2005, completing it in 2:23 and 2:13, respectively, then moved up in distance. She completed the 2007 New York City Marathon in 4:38, and ran the London Marathon last year for Mencap, a British learning disability charity. She finished in 4:45:41.

With the success of Broadchurch, Whittaker is a cinch to break into the UK celebrity runner limelight the next time she takes to the road.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Mike - September 20, 2013 at 11:39

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