In 2011, over 1000 children in 40 teams across the world competed in a challenging simultaneous relay race supported by Sportshall Athletics, the Amateur Athletic Association (AAA), England Athletics and Save the Children. UK events took place in Bedford, Birmingham, Exeter, Liverpool, Kirklees, Leeds, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Sittingbourne, Twickenham-London, West Dunbartonshire and the Wirral. British children competed against teams from France, Ireland, Spain, Canada, China, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway and Tibet. Their times were shared online and on Twitter @WorldMarathon to create an exciting global competition!
Click here to read the 2011 event report on the England Athletics website, and click here to read more about the World Marathon Challenge, and view reports, photos and results from the 2011 event on the Sportshall website.