Highlights London Marathon


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Sonali Shah introduces the pick of the action and reaction from the 33rd annual London Marathon, one of the world's most famous and colourful sporting events.


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one of the great events in British the world champion. A sight to

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behold every single year. Hello and welcome to highlights from this

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year's Virgin London Marathon, one of the world's greatest sporting

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spectacles. We have everyone from elite athletes to fun runners,

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already to dig deep to tackle a gruelling 26.2 mile course through

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the capital. Today, every person who crosses the start line will be

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united in solidarity for the victims of the bombings at the Boston

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Marathon finish line it just six days ago.

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Please with the victims, all went to the marathon to cheer on the

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athletes. They would not return home. These were the lives

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tragically taken at the oldest annual marathon in the world. More

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than 170 people were injured, some critically. The images left the city

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shocked and the world it as a nation and global audience watched on in

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disbelief. An elite race, steeped in history, world for ever now be

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linked to a senseless act of terror. Today, London stands united

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with Boston, remembering lives lost and lives devastated, but defiantly

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displaying that good in the end will out.

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In many ways, this is a poignant event to be part of this year. There

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will be a silence just before the start so we can remember Boston. And

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in just over 26 miles time, we are hoping for scenes of celebration,

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happiness and relief. This is what is coming up. In one of the greatest

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field assembled, Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich returns to the streets

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where he won Olympic gold. He is joined by Wilson Kipsang, Bronze

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Marat -- bronze medallist in 2012. All eyes will be on Britain's Mo

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Farah who is running a half marathon as part of his build-up to the full

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distance next year. For the women, it is another top-class field.

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Ethiopian's golden girl Tiki Gelana goes head-to-head with Kenyan

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Priscah Jeptoo. They will be among the favourites, as will Edna

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Kiplagat who is looking for her first London title. In the

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wheelchair, do David Weir will be out to follow up his momentous 2012

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with a record-breaking seventh win. And Shelly Woods will hope to go one

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better than her Olympic silver medal with a third London title. Then come

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the masses. Some are racing for personal bests, some for pride, but

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most to raise money for charities. It is that goal of raising thousands

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of pounds of cash for a good cause that will be fuelling many of these

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runners, especially during those tough miles. This huge physical

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challenge is only part of the story. I'm 72. This is my first marathon.

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That is amazing. Everyone should try varies, Chris and Matt. There was

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meant to be a bird Berry. -- a third fairy. But we can't find him.

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this a Hollioake Spain? That's why we signed up for it last year. We're

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really looking forward to it. years ago I lost my sight. We've

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raised about 20,000. We've trained all through the winter in sub-zero

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temperatures. Suddenly, on the first day when we have to run the

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marathon, the son runs out. I'm not sure how we will cope. I'm a bit

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worried about how much harder you've made this for yourself. Who would

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win a fight between a rhino and a tiger? The people of Boston are very

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much in our minds. I also wanted to thank the supporters of Boston. The

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first thing I said to the people I knew was it was the best supported

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marathon I've ever been act. The supporters are so selfless, they

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don't get a medal, they just help people. 35,000 people registered to

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run the race and they are all bursting, it would seem! This might

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be the start of my marathon career. I want to enjoy this first one.

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Everyone says to enjoy the first one because you don't know what to

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expect. It's been just seven months since you retired. How is it being?

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Very relaxed, actually. A bit of time at home. Nice not to have to be

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as disciplined, to be honest with you. Although the marathon training

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took over that a bit. It's been a really good process buyers to go

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through together. -- a good process for us to go through. Those charity

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runners may be fired up, but before their turn on the iconic streets of

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London, it's time for the elite athletes to make their mark. Your

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London Marathon commentators are Tanni Grey-Thompson and Paula

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Radcliffe. There's a full list for aiming to perhaps get the qualifying

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time of two hours 31 minutes set by UK athletics. Just a few seconds

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away from the start. And away we go! The elite women with what promises

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to be a wonderful race ahead. Brendan and Paula will be joining

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this with me. Every time we come to the start of the marathon, you never

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know what to expect. This great line-up of Olympic champions, world

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champions. Well, what ever we see, it will be dramatic. It is an

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outstanding field. Normally we are talking about Paula being at the

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front! Paula, it must feel terrible sitting there. Recently, I have been

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sitting alongside you rather than be sitting here. I think London has

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the best crowd in the world. It is extremely quick. It depends how you

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commit to the race. Because of the strength of the field, what we do

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see is people looking around at each other. Back to the start for the

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Like so many of the elite athletes, they eat will not be a problem at

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the moment, unless it heats up dramatically later on. All eyes will

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be on David Weir sporting a new helmet. He is just tucked in behind

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the leader. It is absolutely perfect conditions for the wheelchair race

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today. It is dry and warm so there will be much less debris on the

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road. There are the main protagonists. Kurt Fearnley is the

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world record holder. That field is packed full of talent. It's actually

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the best men's field with ever had. The women as well are incredibly

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strong in terms of personal bests. It will be interesting to see how

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Tatyana McFadden performs. She punctured so many times in the

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Paralympic marathon. She will want to show what she can do. Look at the

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view on this spectacular day. The Cutty Sark has been such a big part

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of the marathon. Sitting there are splendid in the sunshine after a few

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years of being repaired after the fire. This would be a great place to

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watch the event. It will get more and more busy over the next few

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hours. It is an amazing place to run by. I remember when I came by the

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first time. I couldn't believe the atmosphere. They are all having a

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big party. It really does give the runners a boost. I came out of there

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with a gap and I had to keep going. As part of a new initiative we have

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an athletics marathon World Cup featuring a number of Paralympic

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champions, world champions and world record holders. On the far side

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there is the indomitable Richard Whitehead. His best time for the

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marathon is the world record at two hours 42 minutes. Away we go. We've

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got some very good Brazilian athletes in the single and beauty

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class as well. And we have visually impaired athletes as well. That's

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right, the guides are wearing orange. It is tough for the men to

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get guide runners quick enough to run with them. They can have two if

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they choose to. I think this is a strong move for the London Marathon.

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There hasn't been strong competition for blind or visually impaired

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athletes, so this is a massive opportunity between Paralympics and

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world championships to have a world-class elite field together.

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They have started to move things on a bit. The pace has picked up. That

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main group is still very much together. It looked as though Edna

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Kiplagat... That is Tiki Gelana down there. The wheelchair athletes were

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coming through on the inside. The women were looking for their drinks

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and stepped across. Let's see if we can have another look. This happens

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a lot. Not so much with wheelchair athletes, but look at Tiki Gelana

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there. She cuts right across, doesn't see the wheelchair athletes.

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I hope she's not heard. Everybody looking around to see what has gone

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on. We think she may have stopped. She is still back there, I think.

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Thank goodness she is still running. That won't have helped at all, that

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was a heavy fall. That could really put her off her stride. We have seen

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a lot of that in recent times, haven't we? So many out there that

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we're looking forward to seeing. Scott overall is the number one

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British marathon runner. Derek Hawkins trying to make the Scottish

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team for next year. And of course Mo Farah doing the first half. Today is

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really about the rest of the field victims of the tragedy at the

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Perfectly observed. I sought on other quoted that said if you are

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trying to break the human spirit, marathon runners are the wrong

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people to pick on. Do London Marathon starts in perhaps one of

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its most important years. It is playing its part in helping the

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hold marathon world healed the wounds inflicted so Crawley at

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Boston. It is the chance for the elite athletes and the 36,000

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others to show their respect but also to show what they can do. A

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beautiful day in London. The crowd have not been deterred, either.

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Further down the course, delete women I just across Tower Bridge,

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approaching halfway. For all of the big names are still there. We are

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keeping an eye on Tiki Gelana, after the heavy fall. She seems to

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have recovered and is right in the middle of the group. They are

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having a look to see whether they has been curry slow. Once they get

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to the halfway point, they will accelerate. We are looking, because

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of the incident at the water station, at Tiki Gelana, the

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European -- at the Olympic champion, and the fastest woman in this race.

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Hopefully there is no ill-effects from that fall. Absolutely, but

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certainly the fall has changed the race. Susan Partridge is still on

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could pace but we can see behind her Jessica or Augusta, who, for me,

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has run a staff -- smarter race. Sark, just beyond four miles. In

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there somewhere is Mo Farah. There he is. I am sure he is getting

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plenty of support out on the route. One or two people were taking the

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mickey out of him a little bit about the fact that he was dropping

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out half way. He has only run a couple of half marathons. To run

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the 61 minutes just fought eight training run, he is still going to

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be pretty tired. Reports are not good for to be Gelana, she is

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struggling. She came here saying she was in great shape. She thought

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she could win this race. De Olympic race was completely different with

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the known pacemakers. This race is not going to plan. The plan was to

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run fast at the beginning. The men coming through Cutty Sark. They are

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responding to the pacemakers. The crowds are going crazy here and

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they are as big as I have ever seen them before at Cutty Sark. This is

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wonderful to see. Mo Farah at the back of the group. They are running

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strongly and being cheered on. The London Marathon in all its glory

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here at Cutty Sark. I cannot see Patrick Makau in that group. On the

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clock I have in about 40 seconds back. He said himself but he was

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fit to run and that is not looking good. The pace in the men's race is

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well inside world-record pace in the early stages. That might be why

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Patrick Makau has become a bit of a casualty. These two, at the world

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champion and the Olympic silver struggling now. The crowds are

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enormous here. In that group there is an awful lot of talent. Perhaps

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they all came to see Mo Farah? are actually watching a bunch of

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men setting off at a pace which surely they cannot all maintain.

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But we could be onto something special. We had seen fast races to

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the men's race in the past. crowd response is enormous. Mo

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Farah is getting cheered on for every step of the way. Look how

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deep the crowds are. I have never seen anything like this before.

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This is like London's response to what happened in Boston last week.

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Olympic silver medallist, Priscah Jeptoo, is testing Edna Kiplagat.

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They both look as though date are working harder. They still to

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appear to be working together. A couple of miles prior to this, it

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was Edgar Kiplagat leading. Perhaps they are sharing a bit of the work

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as well. The leading wheelchair racers are heading towards the

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finish. They have started slowing down the pace to get the right

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position. David Weir's in the perfect place right now. Josh

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Cassidy, had that crash back at the feeding station. But David Weir is

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ready to pains to go for victory No. 7. He is having a look across at

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Marcel Hug. They are all waiting for David to make that decisive

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move. But at the moment he is in the perfect position. But Marcel

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Hug has picked up his arm speed and Kurt Fearnley is coming through

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quickly. Kurt Fearnley on the inside. David Weir has no response

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and Marcel Hug in second place. David Weir will finish back in

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fifth place. Kurt Fearnley printed by a whisker from Marcel Hug. David

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Weir had nothing left to give over at the last 100m. Superb timing by

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Kurt Fearnley. He did not panic, he kept the best line around the bend,

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and while everybody was watching David Weir, that is when he went.

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That is probably the best race of his career for Kurt Fearnley.

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in the women's elite race, a significant break now by Priscah

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Jeptoo, the Olympic silver medallist. She would have seen her

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main rival, Tiki Gelana, fall. Then her team-mate, Edna Kiplagat, not

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able to stage with the force that was being applied by Priscah Jeptoo.

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This was a few moments ago. She just kept pushing. They talk about

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elastic band that keeps you are attached, and you kind of hang on,

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and then when it goes, you find that metres turn into 50 or 60

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metres. The lead group of forcing the pace. Mo Farah is part of that

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from other hard one mile or so. You can see at the back of that group,

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Stephen Kiprotich finally giving it up in terms of trying to stay with

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this. But this is about slugging it out with the best in the world. The

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quickest men that have ever run this distance all in their together.

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One or two starting to struggle with this pace that has been set

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through the first half. Emmanuel Mutai knows what it is like to win

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in London. There is Mo Farah, dropping out just before halfway.

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The of first head off for the second half of the race. It will be

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interesting to see what Mo Farah's thoughts are about the pace. The 60

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minutes and 38, it will be a very fast first half marathon. Mo Farah

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is now with Phil. London luck, you have won them many marathon three

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times, was it like to be part of the main event? It was incredible,

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the amount of support, cheering the whole way. For all anybody tuning

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in and wondering why you have dropped back, just to explain.

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aim was to learn a lot from here. Next year I'm going to run the full

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marathon. The share I'm concentrating on the track. It is

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hard to do the track and concentrate on the marathon. These

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two had blown everybody away in this race. Tatyana MacFadden, head

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down, working those arms. She did so well in the 2012 Paralympics.

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This is an amazing win by Tatyana MacFadden. She did Boston at the

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beginning of the week. Tatyana MacFadden going through just

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outside one hour and 46 which is an officially a new course record.

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Priscah Jeptoo will have the centre of the road to herself. The welcome

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sight of the finish line for the Olympic silver medallist, cheered

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on by thousands and thousands here in the Mall. She has been supreme

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this year. Her training partner, one in Boston last Monday, and what

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a wonderful way to celebrate in London today. The two of them, I am

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sure, will be delighted in each other's performances. The two races

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united in their two victories. A new personal best for Priscah

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Jeptoo. She performed supremely well. She was patient and then in

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the second half of the race was totally dominant. The best race of

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her career. This is really fast. A course-record is definitely on

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schedule. They will be very close, if they stay this competitive, to

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the world record itself. Pair of Foul, and a miss men in the group,

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led by Emmanuel Mutai. -- there are four men in the group. They are

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running faster than anyone has run before at this point. Shelly Wood

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being hunted down in the final straight. It has been a tough race

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for her. I think she would just be pleased to get this over. It is a

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pretty good time for her. Just two Ethiopians. In the yellow vest,

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Emmanuel Mutai. Stanley Biwott is looking comfortable there. That is a

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big gap now. Edna Kiplagat on her way down to the finish. The world

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champion won a very strong race, did everything she could do to hang onto

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her compatriot, but had to sack of -- settle for second place today.

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Crossing the line, taking second place. There's a big change in the

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men's race because all of a sudden it Emmanuel Mutai sensed his

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opportunity, sensed Stanley Biwott had maybe pushed a bit too early, a

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bit too hard. He strides into the front. He won two years ago and has

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been in the top four on three other occasions. He is just been

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maintaining his pace wearers Stanley Biwott has not been able to keep it

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going. And I can tell you Susan Partridge is just finishing. She is

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just about going to make the qualifying time. A trip to Moscow

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could be the reward here. She's going to do it. The first British

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athlete home, well done. Now, Kebede has finished incredibly quickly. He

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won in Chicago, and here in 2010. Just past the halfway point he was

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seventh or eighth and now he is coming through strongly. There is

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still well over a mile. We haven't passed that red telephone box yet.

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There it is! So, Emmanuel Mutai still in the lead but he is being

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chased. Look at this, we've seen Stanley Biwott make a big effort,

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then it was Emmanuel Mutai, but now, with 1000 metres to go, will we see

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a new leader? I think you would bet on Kebede at this point. Apart from

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being really strong in the late stages, he's got a fantastic sprint

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finish. We'd seen him win races in the sprint finish. He is catching

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the leader. The difference in the two mentalities is important here.

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Does he go straight past? That is the right thing to do. Straight

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past, a glance, a forlorn glands from Emmanuel Mutai. He can't do

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anything about it. He wanted to come here last time, but he was unable to

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persuade the bar it is the front. One more turn, one More St, one more

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straight. -- one more street. His style is perfectly suited to the

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marathon. On this toughest of days for the marathon world, one of its

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best has come through to be victorious. Kebede one in America

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last year and now comes to London to take his second London Marathon

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victory. There is the winner. Emmanuel Mutai looked as though he

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would have the race, wasn't able to maintain. They've all slowed down so

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much in the second half. A strong second half for Emmanuel Mutai. He

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will be happy to have been in the top three. But victory was snatched

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away in the last half a mile, that will be tough to bear. Kebede, an

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athlete they will respect. There they are, the two Ethiopians, first

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and third. Well done DD appeared today. -- well done to Ethiopian

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today. Winner of the men's race, Kebede from Ethiopia. Emmanuel

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Mutai, winner in 2011, having to settle for second place. Ayele

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Abshero in third place. Winner of the winners plays -- women's race,

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Priscah Jeptoo. A very strong run, you were third last year, second in

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the Olympics, now you are the champion. Today I am very, very

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happy. I couldn't believe it. I thank God. I'm very happy because

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I'm the winner today. Kurt Fearnley the men's wheelchair champion. David

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Weir, defending champion, in fifth. Dave, a tough day at the office?

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Yes, a bit tough. Having a break after the games, it was going to be

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tough to get back in the swing of things. I had four months off. But I

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felt good in training. But you know what it is like. Fitness is totally

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different. Some bits I struggled a bit, but I always struggle the year

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after. The London Marathon is always tough after a four-year cycle. But

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I'm happy. You can't win all the time. Josh Cassidy, involved in the

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nasty incident with Tiki Gelana dashed just tell is what happened

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there? I don't know who's responsible but every single year we

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come up to overtake the women and they want to have a good start for

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television, but we overtake them and there is a bottleneck. The poor

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women, you know, I just scrambling to find their feet, and sure enough

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one of them knocked into me. I have a brand-new 2000 dollar pair of

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wheels that are damaged, who is going to pay for that? Things have

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to change. It is a tough sport. He will be back and I'm sure we will

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see another win from him in due course. The winner for the women's

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wheelchair race went to Tatyana McFadden. Now that the way is clear

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for the masses we've come over to the finish. More than �610 million

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has been raised in the events and three year history. -- in the

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event's 33-year history. They are on their way now. It will take a good

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ten or 15 minutes for them all to reach the start line in Greenwich

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Park. They are all eager to get going. One thing that will help us

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to get a flavour of what is happening is our reporters who are

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out and about along the course. We start with Denise Lewis. I'm here at

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Tower Bridge. Just the sight of this iconic landmark will give the run as

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a psychological boost, as they know they are half way. From here, it is

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six miles to Canary Wharf. 90,000 people work in Canary Wharf, but for

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one day every year, the business district opens up to 35,000 runners

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in the London Marathon. I'm here at the 18 mile point. The athletes are

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dwarfed by some of the biggest buildings in the UK. The sunshine is

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here, the crowd here, the band are here. This is your 12 London

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Marathon. That is 12 years post-heart transplant. A young man

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donated his organs to transplant and I was lucky enough to get his heart.

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With that gift, I have managed to run 12 marathons, see my kids leave

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school and become a grandfather. I would like to ask people to join the

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organ donation register. The great thing about the marathon is no

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matter what colour, religion or nationality you are, everyone comes

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together to run. You can never take that away from people. Richard

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Whitehead will be absolutely delighted to come down this road.

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But his muscles on display. It makes you feel so humble. So many people

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running for great causes. This guy lost Lily at eight months, she was

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little butterfly. We are running for these families. Look at all these

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families. It has been nearly six years since we lost Lily who died of

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a mitochondrial condition. We now support over 60 families and this

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year we went over the million pound target. Is it a help or a hindrance

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running in a kilt? It's fine, I've got quite a lot of air, so I feel

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cool and refreshed. Thanks. I'm going to carry on now. In this

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heat, how are you feeling in their? I can't remember Bob Geldof ever

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going to be is length, to be honest. I did it because it makes people

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smile. Everybody loves it. Some stunning shots of London. Some

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inspirational shots of the athletes and runners finishing the course.

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Many of them running to raise money, over half �1 billion raised since

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this event started in 1981. Last year, one young woman took on that

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challenge but her race ended in tragedy. It was the story that moved

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a nation and went global. 30-year-old Claire Squires from

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Leicestershire was one of 80 runners who set out in last year's London

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Marathon to raise funds for the Samaritans. Her mum had volunteered

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for the charity for 24 years. But she collapsed just a mile from the

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finish and tragically died. As the news spread, donations flooded in

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from the UK and around the world. Remarkably, she raised more than �1

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million. At inquest this year, it emerged she had innocently taken a

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legal substance as an energy supplement during the race. It is

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now a band drug. On this poignant anniversary a year on, the

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Samaritans have set up a programme of projects of which she would have

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been proud. Her friends are running today in a memory for a variety of

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challenges. A fitting tribute to a special woman. Rachel is with me

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from the Samaritans. A tragic story, but one from which good has

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come. It is amazing. The support we got after she died last year was

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phenomenal. She has left an amazing legacy and it is very sad. We wish

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to bring back, but the money it has raised and that people donated is

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going to help save more lives. that money is still coming in, isn't

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it? Yes, there has been quite a bit of money coming in last week, I

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think with the anniversary of her death people have thought it is a

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poignant time to continue to support the charity she was supporting last

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year. Keep up the good work. Sadly, we've all been commenting on the

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beautiful weather conditions, but one or two of the athletes we've

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seen coming down today are suffering a bit. It has been very hot indeed.

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Frost on the ground this morning, but gradually the conditions got

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hotter and hotter, and that has made life quite difficult for some of

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these runners. Nevertheless, we are approaching the time when we will

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have a peak volume of people coming towards the finish. Beautiful sights

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and sounds from this year's knows she has had a good run. And

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the bonus of beating Iwan Thomas. familiar face alongside me. A

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veteran of 13 marathons. How does that one rank? Ice hoping to beat

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what I did in Amsterdam last year and I missed it by two seconds. I

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saw some body dressed as a baby who was going to try and break my

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record today, and he was well ahead of target. And also world's fastest

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school boy, that has been beaten as well! This is a perfect day for

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running. There are no excuses. Cool, with a light breeze, just wonderful.

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I am running today for leukaemia research. It is what we are here

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for, to represent the charities. looked good. How are you feeling?

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Can you give me a piggyback to the end? I am running for the maker

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Wish Foundation. A painful last few miles and at painful last few yards

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four and drew Strauss. Determined to beat his wife, I'm not sure if

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he has or not. Former England captain, of course. That is a

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really good effort. A lot of banter during the week amongst the

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celebrities. Those who are former athletes being wound up by those

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who are not athletes. A colleague of hours he was executive producer

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of the Olympic Games last year, he has just had his 50th birthday, and

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he is suffering a bit in the heat, as are a lot of the athletes.

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London, Bob all else, paved the way for charity running, and that is

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why we had so many celebrities out here. One who has performed in fine

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style is so the Rainworth. That was really hard but a kind of Dudgeon.

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I thought if I can get to 20 miles, then I can make it. I stuck to pays

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all the way round. It was great. I loved it. I found a camel! How you

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doing? It is a bit fruity. But we are having a good time. At the back

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end, he decided went where in this Campbell situation? I definitely

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drew the short straw on that want! Do you swap or do the whole race in

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this position? I do not want to be in the front after he has been in

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it. Unbelievably difficult! Just pure pain. You need to do it next

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year. No way! At what point did it become unbearable? The range 21

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miles. Just try to hang in there and there is nothing in the legs. I

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probably went out a bit too quick. I'm in a bad way! Looking just as

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fresh and full of the joys of spring, Sian Williams, running for

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back Millen. Just under the four hour mark. And a little sprint at

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the end. Gone! Good technique. Usain Bolt has nothing on this tape

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-- on this girl! This is marathon number of one of and 52 for me and

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he has done 286. We have raised �250,000 for charity.

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Congratulations to Kelly Sotherton. Her first ever London Marathon. She

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is retired now and enjoy what the London Marathon has to offer.

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Thomas was a great 400 metre runner. And Kelly Sotherton used to

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complain about the 800m pink far too far! But few minutes ago they

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it was nobody he finished this race in better form than Sian Williams.

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A superb sprint finish. I have been telling her about your comments.

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Racing across the line, and Steve Cram says like Usain Bolt! Hardly!

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I knew I was not racing for a time because I stopped at 11 miles. So

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why thought, I do it for fun, really. What am I doing?! I think

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that was pretty impressive. They have all prepared for this event.

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You have to prepare. They have all got reasons for doing event.

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are the first priest that I have stopped. God bless you child! I am

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running for or a charity looking after disabled children. I'm too

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tired! You only have bomb while to go. When you arrive, are the people

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waiting for you? Hopefully, it has been a long way. We are joined by

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Kate McCann, who has just run her first marathon. It was really good

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and the supporters and the weather helped. You have run a half-

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marathon before so what was the motivation to step up? Had not run

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a half-marathon but I have done 10 kilometres. The charity asked me

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back in October and it is one of those things that I never in my

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life thought I would do, and never really wanted to. But once they

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asked me, I knew was a great cause. Running for something close to your

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heart. Yes, not just for Butland, but for all missing children.

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hot, it really hot! We are going to raise about �5,000 this year, but

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next year we are going to run for 50 miles and then the following

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year, Lan sent to John O'Groats. Depending to was that finish, not

:53:52.:54:02.
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long to go. -- keep going to the finish. He has another career

:54:15.:54:25.
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there! You are the queen of hearts. I am really going for it but I am

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struggling. We trained in snow! What is this? The crowd have been

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shouting your name. What difference does that make? It makes real

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difference. You want to stop but you cannot. Really wonderful.

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by and neck, I think! It has been unbelievable. This is my 12th

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London Marathon and I have never seen so many people out on the

:55:05.:55:09.

streets and the noise was deafening. There is such a great feeling out

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there today. You really do feel it. It is immense. I'm not sure he will

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be the first clown across the line but perhaps the best stressed one.

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This time last week I was thinking I might not even run but then after

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the events in Boston on Monday, I just thought, a little Nicoll in

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your late is nothing compared to what they have been through. I

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thought even if I just walk it, I will do it. And in fact, I managed

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to get round. It is very emotional. Really extraordinary day. The crowd

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have been out in force. I Grant last year and a polite the crowd in

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some places was doubled last year - days. It was a promise I made to

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someone, unfortunately when he was passing away, that I would do these

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challenges. I n e started 19 months ago so it is all very new to me. --

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only started. The memories will stay with you for ever. I do hope

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some of those runners and their stories have moved and inspired

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some of few and there is plenty more athletics coming your weight

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on the BBC. We will have the whole of the Diamond League once again

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this season. And we are back out on the streets for the Great

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Manchester City Games. And the Great Manchester Run takes place

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the next day. That is it from the London Marathon for this year. Once

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again it has shown off the very best of Britain. Hits passion,

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determination and spirit. From all one of its most important years. It

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is playing his part -- at its part in helping the whole marathon world

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quickest men that have ever run this distance, all in their

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now. Kurt Fearnley wins it.A significant break by Priscah Jeptoo,

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Sonali Shah introduces the pick of the action and reaction from the 33rd annual London Marathon, one of the world's most famous and colourful sporting events.

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah and four-time London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist David Weir were among those in action in the elite races, while 36,000 amateur runners took to the capital's streets for charity.


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