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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 September, 2004, 13:11 GMT 14:11 UK
Thousands run in Robin Hood race
Robin Hood Marathon
The leaders of the marathon at mile two
Police patrolled several major roads in Nottingham on Sunday as thousands of runners competed in the city's annual marathon.

The 24th Robin Hood Marathon attracted about 11,000 runners to the full and half marathon and fun-run races.

The men's race was won by Jeremy Bateman from Nottingham in two hours 45 minutes.

Runners raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity as they ran around the city centre and Nottingham Castle.

Last year a 28-year-old man collapsed and died during the event.

Some restrictions were in place along the route through the Meadows, London Road, the Old Market Square, Maid Marian Way, Castle Boulevard, Wollaton Hall, and Wilford Bridge.

The race was voted the second best runners' marathon in the UK after the London Marathon by Runners World magazine.


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