JOE STRUMMER & THE 1983 LONDON MARATHON | ALL THE RUNNING PUNKS

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Believe it or not– Joe Strummer actually ran the Paris & London marathons. “I didn’t fuckin’ train. Not once. Just turned up and did it,” Strummer said. His keep-fit regime for success– “Drink 10 pints of beer the night before the race. Ya got that? And don’t run a single step at least 4 weeks before the race.” Got it, Joe…

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The dodgy supermarket tabloid The Sun sponsored the 1983 London Marathon in which Joe Strummer claimed to have finished with a time of 26.2 miles in 4 hours, 13 minutes. Quite respectable, if true.

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Well… Joe Strummer and girlfriend Gaby Salter kinda ran the 1982 Paris Marathon… sorta. Gaby did not finish the race, and they weren’t really officially registered. But who really gives a fuck.