Outlander star Sam Heughan runs the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to raise funds for male cancer awareness charity Cahonas Scotland

Outlander star Sam Heughan was among an estimated 35,000 runners who took to the roads in this weekend’s Edinburgh Marathon Festival.

The actor completed the marathon as part of a challenge to raise funds for male cancer awareness charity Cahonas Scotland.

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Organisers said people from all over the world participated in Scotland’s biggest running festival.

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Image captionOutlander star Sam Heughan was raising funds for a male cancer awareness charity

Events included a marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k.

Kenyan Joel Kipkemboi Kiptoo took advantage of good running conditions to set a course record in the men’s marathon, finishing in two hours, 13 minutes and 33 seconds.

He beat the previous record set in 2005 by almost two minutes.

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Edinburgh marathonImage copyrightPA

American Jeffrey Stein took second place, followed by local favourite Michael Crawley in third.

The women’s race was dominated by Kenyan athlete Caroline Jepchirchir, who led from the front with a time of two hours, 47 minutes and 35 seconds.

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Outlander cast heads for Glasgow

Outlander will shut down several Glasgow city centre streets as filming for the upcoming series continues.

Fans hoping to get a glimpse of stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan will flock to the Saltmarket area of the city.

Turnbull Street and James Morrison Street at St Andrews Square will be closed along their full length on March 14 and 15 from 12pm until midnight.

Diversions will start at London Road to Saltmarket and then end at Steel Street.

On our Outlander tour we visit various locations used for filming the hit series Outlander. Based on the best selling novels by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is filmed in a number of locations in castles and towns in  central Scotland.

Outlander star Sam Heughan

Outlander star Sam Heughan donates to charity after losing £100 rugby bet with co-star Caitriona Balfe.
It comes after the cast and crew of the Starz Network blockbuster descended on the small Ayrshire village of Dunure.

The tiny village was transformed into a film set for the show, which stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.

Cast members waved to fans as they filmed scenes on Tuesday at Dunure Harbour.

The 13-episode of the show’s fourth season is due to premiere this autumn.

Outlander star Sam Heughan has hailed an SNP MP for her speech in parliament revealing her daily Twitter troll hell.

Outlander star Sam Heughan has hailed ‘brave and intelligent’ Mhairi Black after she gave a powerful speech in parliament on international women’s day revealing her daily Twitter troll hell.

The Scottish hunk took to social media to praise the SNP MP for being an inspiration after she spoke out during a misogyny debate.

Sam, 31, backed the 23-year-old politician after the revealed some of the vile abuse she receives online on a daily basis.

Sam Heughan has backed Mhairi Black after she spoke out against Twitter trolls in parliament (Image: AFP/PA)

Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP Mhairi repeated the shocking comments, becoming the first MP to use the word c*** in parliament.

She said she had been targeted because she is a woman.

Sharing a clip of her speech, Sam wrote: “Brave and intelligent yet again @MhairiBlack is an inspiration”

 

The Outlander star was praised by fans for his support.

One wrote: “Thank you for sharing this Sam! Having only been active on Twitter for a year I am shocked by the behaviour of many on social media… hiding behind keyboards.”

Another quoted Mhairi’s speech, adding: “And when it becomes normalized, it creates an environment that allows women to be abused. Thanks for sharing this.”

During her speech, Mhairi said: “I could soften some of this by talking about the c-word but the reality is there is no softening when you’re targeted with these words and you’re left reading them on my screen every day, day in, day out.