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This article was published on April 27, 2009


    The man who tweeted the London Marathon (as he ran)

    The man who tweeted the London Marathon (as he ran)
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    Update: Alex Hoye also tweeted his way through the marathon with  mass of interesting tweets and twitpics. Thanks @amanda

    Peter Wilkinson, a digital news producer at CNN.com in London, decided he would add a little spice to his London Marathon run by tweeting throughout.

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    Completing the course in 3 hours 30 minutes – under his four hour goal – Wilkinson tweeted frequently via text message. He was initially concerned texting and running would prove difficult, however he told CNN it was far easier than he had expected.

    “My main problem is going to be not crashing into other people,” he said.

    He hoped tweeting would “detract attention” from the race and felt that the extra attention may also be a good way to help the charity he supported, Amnesty International.

    note. You can support Wilkinson and Amnesty International by donating here.