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Apr 11, 2014

Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all

LONDON (Reuters) – “You’re virtually there” is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon but thanks to a new “interactive 3D experience” athletes the world over will be able to navigate the course from the comfort of their own treadmill.

Marathon organizers have combined with established treadmill video producers Paofit to create the new system that combines HD video of the entire 26.2 mile, icon-studded route with virtual reality avatars.

Apr 11, 2014

Athletics-Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) – “You’re virtually there” is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon but thanks to a new “interactive 3D experience” athletes the world over will be able to navigate the course from the comfort of their own treadmill.

Marathon organisers have combined with established treadmill video producers Paofit to create the new system that combines HD video of the entire 26.2 mile, icon-studded route with virtual reality avatars.

Apr 8, 2014

Mo races into unknown territory

LONDON (Reuters) – Like many of the 30,000 who will toe the line at the London Marathon on Sunday, Mo Farah will do so with a certain amount of trepidation, vowing to follow the amateur’s mantra of “respect the distance, be patient and see where it takes me”.

Farah’s ultimate target, however, is some way removed from the rest of the field as, in his first crack at the revered 26.2 mile distance, he is planning to take on and beat one of the best elite fields ever assembled.

Apr 8, 2014

Marathon – Mo races into unknown territory

LONDON (Reuters) – Like many of the 30,000 who will toe the line at the London Marathon on Sunday, Mo Farah will do so with a certain amount of trepidation, vowing to follow the amateur’s mantra of “respect the distance, be patient and see where it takes me”.

Farah’s ultimate target, however, is some way removed from the rest of the field as, in his first crack at the revered 26.2 mile distance, he is planning to take on and beat one of the best elite fields ever assembled.

Mar 19, 2014

Chelsea cruise through as Drogba homecoming falls flat

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea cruised into the Champions League last eight with a 2-0 win over toothlesss Galatasaray on Tuesday for a 3-1 aggregate success as Didier Drogba’s Stamford Bridge homecoming turned out to be a damp squib.

First-half goals by Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill effectively settled the tie and Chelsea then smothered the match with Frank Lampard offering a tireless midfield screen and their John Terry-led defence in total command.

Mar 18, 2014

Chelsea’s easy win built on solid defence

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea’s miniature midfield marvels may scoop the plaudits but success is built on solid foundations and Jose Mourinho praised his central defensive rocks after his side’s Champions League win over Galatasaray.

Eden Hazard, Oscar, Ramires and Willian were all on duty in Tuesday’s 2-0 home victory that sent Chelsea into the quarter-finals 3-1 on aggregate but it was John Terry and Gary Cahill who Mourinho picked out for particular praise.

Mar 18, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea’s easy win built on solid defence

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s miniature midfield marvels may scoop the plaudits but success is built on solid foundations and Jose Mourinho praised his central defensive rocks after his side’s Champions League win over Galatasaray.

Eden Hazard, Oscar, Ramires and Willian were all on duty in Tuesday’s 2-0 home victory that sent Chelsea into the quarter-finals 3-1 on aggregate but it was John Terry and Gary Cahill who Mourinho picked out for particular praise.

Mar 18, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea cruise through as Drogba homecoming falls flat

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Chelsea cruised into the Champions League last eight with a 2-0 win over toothlesss Galatasaray on Tuesday for a 3-1 aggregate success as Didier Drogba’s Stamford Bridge homecoming turned out to be a damp squib.

First-half goals by Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill effectively settled the tie and Chelsea then smothered the match with Frank Lampard offering a tireless midfield screen and their John Terry-led defence in total command.

Mar 18, 2014

Chelsea cruise past Galatasaray into last eight

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea moved into the Champions League quarter-finals with the minimum of fuss by brushing Galatasaray aside with a comfortable 2-0 second-leg win at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for a 3-1 aggregate success.

Chelsea took command of the last 16 tie after four minutes when Samuel Eto’o scored with a low shot after a lovely piece of skill by Eden Hazard cut the Turkish side open, while Gary Cahill smashed in the second just before halftime.

Mar 18, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea cruise past Galatasaray into last eight

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Chelsea moved into the Champions League quarter-finals with the minimum of fuss by brushing Galatasaray aside with a comfortable 2-0 second-leg win at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for a 3-1 aggregate success.

Chelsea took command of the last 16 tie after four minutes when Samuel Eto’o scored with a low shot after a lovely piece of skill by Eden Hazard cut the Turkish side open, while Gary Cahill smashed in the second just before halftime.

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      "I'm the head of UK sports reporting, based in London. I've been on the Reuters sports desk since 1997 and cover mainly football, rugby, athletics, golf, cycling and cricket."
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