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Running to escape the horrors of war

Jonathan Westaway explores why there was a boom in the popularity of endurance running following the First World War

Published: July 10, 2021 at 12:15 pm
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Following the First World War, endurance athletes in the English Lake District and elsewhere devoted themselves to smashing long-distance running records. Jonathan Westaway explores how endurance running’s boom in popularity was in part a reaction to the horrors of the global conflict.

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