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Paula Radcliffe holds the world record in the women’s marathon, at 2:15:25. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

What makes a successful marathon runner?

Just like an efficient car on a long trip, the best marathon runners also use less energy to run at a given speed.
It all got a bit too much for Wales fan Jamie Collins. BBC Images

Here’s why watching sport makes you cry

Football, cricket, athletics, rugby – whatever the sport, the tears are never far away, for both the stars and the spectators.

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