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this day in history 1981

Memory Jogging

If you like your facts sweaty, gasping and with nipples lightly bleeding through a skimpy lycra tank top, then pull up a chaise lounge and listen. Today was the day that the first London marathon was held way back in 1981. Many ran in fancy dress, but as this was 1980’s fancy dress, there were probably a lot of Bonnie Tylers, Steve Guttenbergs and variable rate mortgages. Only 6,700 took part in this first event, but it proved so popular that there were 90,000 the following year, when many more portable toilets were required.