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Not bad for a racing driver! @LondonMarathon @Strava

by Editor
Monday 27th April 2015

Over 2,800 runners have uploaded their activities to the Strava London Marathon race page so far: www.strava.com/running-races/2015-london-marathon 

Button recorded his fastest mile at the very beginning of the race, at 6:20/mi, before settling down to a pace of around 6:30/mi. Button’s pace also then slowed at miles 17 and 18, down to 6:36 and 6:50 respectively. Like Steve Way, Button then produced a speedy mile 19 at 6:21/mi. He then slowed for the punishing mile 25 to a pace of 6:49/mi.

Data uploaded showed that Way made a steady start, titling his activity as a training run (ahead of some ultra run races), with a gentle first mile of 5.58/mi, his joint-slowest of the whole race. He then ran quite consistently running in the early 5:50/mi, slowing only slightly at the famously tough 16, 17 and 18 mile sections. This was followed by Way’s fastest mile, mile 19, at 5:11/mi. He then hits the toughest section of the race at mile 25, where he slowed to 5:54/mi. 

A head to head comparison between Button and Way for the race

For a bit of fun, here’s a head to head comparison between Button and Way for the race

The efforts of the pair cost them an estimated 3,700 calories each.

Not bad for a racing driver!

Photos: Jenson Button titled his Strava activity as “Not bad for a racing driver!”

Formula 1 driver Jenson Button completed his second marathon in 2:52:30, having trained around his busy race and test schedule. Strava followers of the 35-year-old have often been able to see him training around the world’s most famous motor racing circuits, often running laps in between practice, qualifying and races.

Steve Way's 26.2 (2:35:46) training run

Photos: Steve Way's 26.2 (2:35:46) training run

The remarkable Steve Way is proof that hard work and dedication pay off. He has transformed himself from a 20-a-day smoker that weighed over 100kg to the holder of the British 100km record in just 8 years. The 40 year old way finished the 2015 London Marathon in 2:35:46

Check out the Strava London Marathon race page here: www.strava.com/running-races/2015-london-marathon 

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My London Marathon Story

by stephencousins
19:42, Saturday 2nd May 2015
Just wanted to post my London Marathon film. https://youtu.be/jbrN80Vmang Thoroughly enjoyed my first London experience. Please watch and share.

My London Marathon Story

by stephencousins
19:40, Saturday 2nd May 2015
Just like to post a link to my London Marathon film. Loved every minute of my first London experience https://youtu.be/jbrN80Vmang
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