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Stephen Ferguson

Fluid Dynamics Engineer, Siemens in St Neots

The World Marathon Majors

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2019
IN ST NEOTS @ VOL 12

"My running career started in 2011 when I accidentally caught diabetes and so my first job was to buy a pair of running shoes and sign-up for a couch to 5k."

Stephen Ferguson talks to us about the challenge of running his first marathon and that this inspired him to continue running and be awarded the World Marathon Majors, a medal won by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest. 

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Live from the... Tokyo Marathon!

BY JOSEPH TAME
@ VOL 72 ON APR 21, 2010

Joseph Tame about his challenge; running a marathon with an iPhone 3G strapped to his head. To livestream his experience to all of the people who weren't so lucky to run, as well as the rest of the world. Respect! And now pick up your iPhones and live broadcast your lives...forever! Joseph was featured on Yahoo News too, check it out here.

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Everyday is a Good Day When You Run

BY CRISTINA MARKHAM
@ VOL 24 ON MAY 21, 2013

"This seemed like a good idea 4 months ago." Cristina Markham, the former smoker, wine enthusiast, snooze-button loving, competition-hating gal shares why she's running a marathon, and suggests you should run one too.


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Dead Heat

BY ANTHONY LUKE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

Anthony Luke talks about a unique twist that they added to a marathon last October. People dressed as zombies and chased the marathon runners in order to take their blue flags. They plan on doing it again this year at a new location.

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Running the Tokyo Marathon for Home for All

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

PechaKucha and Klein Dytham architecture co-founder Mark Dytham has been training for over 8 months to run the 2014 Tokyo Marathon, but he's not running it just for his health. He's running an Indiegogo campaign to benefit the Home for All: an organization started by Pritzker Prize winning architect Toyo Ito set on building community centers in the disaster-ridden areas of Tohoku and Fukushima. All proceeds will go to the creation of a new community center, and the upkeep of the Home for All organization. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 22, 2014.

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Why Do You Run?

BY CRIS BITKER
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 13, 2011

Cris Bitker explains that there is more to running than just "the run". What started as a way to get fit and work to prevent a family history of heart disease, Cris found that the reason for running extends way beyond health and competition.

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Let's Run the Chicago Marathon!

BY TODD NEVILLE
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 14, 2014

Todd Neville is a father, husband, accountant, city commissioner, and long distance runner. Not sure how he has time for it all, but in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds he will tell us a little of what goes through his mind- while he's running, anyway. 

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Conquering the First Marathon

BY SARAH MICHAEL
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Sarah Michael talks about how following the lead of a younger sibling who encouraged her to complete her first marathon lead her down a challenging - albeit, rewarding path while training on assignment in the small, but hilly nation of Burundi. 

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Why I Run: An Ultramarathon Runner's View

BY BRIAN MONTERO
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Presenter Brian Montero runs. A lot. More than you do, ever, most likely. For him it was a process of stripping away all that does not matter and finding peace in the extreme distance running adventure he finds himself embarking on.

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Mr Gorilla who crawled the London Marathon dressed as a Gorilla.

BY TOM HARRISON
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

Tom Harrison is the guy called Mr Gorilla who crawled (yes really CRAWLED!) the London Marathon dressed as a Gorilla.

In this PechaKucha given at Vo. 15 of the London series Mr Gorilla gives a run down of how the mammoth effort went for him and why he did such a crazy thing - all for a great cause - the endangered gorillas!