Stupid Ash Cloud May Affect Marathon

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 103 months ago
Stupid Ash Cloud May Affect Marathon

blueskies_200410.jpg As that bloody ash cloud taunts us by going away and coming back again, London marathon organisers are contemplating hiring a private jet to collect top athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia, to ensure the race doesn't go without its big-name competitors. The runners would be flown to Madrid then bussed overland, allowing a few days rest before the start. Doesn't sound like ideal preparation to us, but organisers are determined not to let the volcano spoil one of London's big events. This could be a loophole for stranded travellers though: cue long lines of holidaymakers insisting they have to run... (Image / Bloo Phoenix)

Last Updated 20 April 2010