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Mike Rowbottom Chief Feature Writer

Mike Rowbottom, one of Britain's most talented sportswriters, covered the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as chief feature writer for insidethegames, having covered the previous five summer Games, and four winter Games, for The Independent. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Correspondent and The Guardian.

Mike Rowbottom

Recent articles by Mike








Kebede's perfect timing earns him second Virgin London Marathon title as Farah learns "biggest lesson"

By Mike Rowbottom at the Tower Hotel in London

kebedewinsApril 21 - Ethiopia's marathon reputation, which sank to a low point when all three male entrants at the London 2012 Olympics dropped out, was dramatically restored here as Tsegaye Kebede passed Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai in the last half-mile to win the 2013 Virgin London Marathon in 2 hours 6 minutes 4 seconds, with teammates Ayele Abshero and Feyisa Lilesa third and fourth respectively in 2:06:57 and 2:07:46.





Top men in "greatest men's field" glad to be running with Farah in London Marathon

By Mike Rowbottom at The Tower Hotel in London

mofarahApril 17 - Mo Farah's intention of running to the halfway point in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon as preparation for his full marathon debut there in 2014, criticised in some quarters, was fully supported here today by five runners who will head what is billed as "the greatest men's marathon field ever assembled" when the race gets underway on Sunday (April 21).