21/04/2013 London Marathon


21/04/2013

Jonathan Edwards presents live coverage of the 33rd annual London Marathon, as world-class runners and 36,000 fundraisers compete in one of the world's most famous races.


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One of the toughest sporting challenges. It will push you to the

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limit, and then even further. No matter how fast or fit you are, the

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finishing line is always sweet relief. Six days ago, though, the

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finish of the Boston Marathon became a different scene as triumph

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turned into terror. Today, as about the state to the streets of London

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to run, to support, to cheer, their thoughts will never be far from

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those critics scenes and those whose lives were irrevocably

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changed. The 2013 London Marathon, a day to celebrate the strength of

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the human spirit and a day to have to do to win his rise each

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loudly in my face, another voice within me says, "get up and run

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Good morning, and welcome to our coverage of the 33rd London

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Marathon, a day that always covers the gamut of emotions but which

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today has another dimension because of Boston. London once more becomes

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the focal point for the sporting world, in bed -- in particular, the

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iconic finish. The global running community is out in force again,

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aiming for fast times, raising millions for charity and united in

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a desire to conquer the 26.2 mile course. This year, they are united

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in solidarity for the victims of Boston.

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Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi and 8- year-old Martin Richard all went to

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the Boston Marathon to cheer on the finishers. They would not return

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home. These were the three lives taken in Monday -- Monday's oldest

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marathon in the world. 70 more were injured, 17 critically. Some lost

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limbs. The images left a city shocked and bewildered as a nation

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and global audience watched on in disbelief. An elite race will

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forever be linked to a senseless act of terror. Today, London is

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united with Boston, remembering lives lost and lives devastated.

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But defiantly they displayed at Just under a week since those

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heart-rending scenes in Boston. The next major global marathon is the

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London Marathon. Runners are gathering here in Blackheath at the

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start, and there's a sense that the response is to race to celebrate

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marathon day. With me is the chief executive and the former race

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director. A former runner of some distinction, can you give me a

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sense of the shockwaves this has sent through the marathon

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community? I think, for us, the shockwaves were at different levels.

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We know the people from Boston. We work with them and we know their

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staff. We know many of the people who work with the tour operators

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and things like that. For us, there were so many people we were

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concerned about when we heard this news. There was clearly chaos and

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carnage on the TV screens. It was difficult to take it all in.

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Looking back a bit now, thank God it wasn't any worse than it was. It

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could have been absolutely shocking. It was really bad. Our hearts and

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thoughts are with them and have been all week. Obviously, there was

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the shock David talks about. Then, in Ely, in all of the reports, they

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were saying, it is London next. -- immediately. How have you

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responded? They were shocking pictures. They have galvanised us

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to look again at our security measures. We have had an amazing

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response from the police, the mayor, other agencies, but also the

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community. We have had to change a bit and put some more security

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measures in. What has come out of it is that we have always known

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that we are valued. We now know that we are treasured. It was an

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amazing response from both runners and the public. What the police

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have said is there is no increased threat, but it is a sense of

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reassurance of people coming to watch and support. Absolutely.

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London is a city that is well used to living with these threats, as we

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have known for years. We have a very practised procedure through

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our police. We know that people are going to respond positively to day

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and support the runners. It will be a poignant moment with the 30

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seconds silence at the beginning. We have had a fantastic response

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from our runners. This will be the first time I have been on the start

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podium. In the park, I have been part of the scenes behind the start

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area. -- in the past. I am delighted to be doing it. The

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period of silence will generate an amazing response. Thank you for

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your time it will best fighter in what is a busy day. We are going to

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head out to the Mall, where all the attention will be. A commentary

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team are based there, Steve Cram and Brendan Foster. We can get

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their views now, perhaps starting with Steve Cram. Steve, you have

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been here all week. You have been to the press conferences. What is

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your sense of the build-up to the race this year? Jonathan, it

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started in a sombre mood, as you could understand. As Dade and Nick

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have said, they did a fantastic job. -- Dave. The elite athletes arrived

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and everything was as normal for them. Then the press conferences

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started. They got people back into the normal mode. The course

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generated increased its interest. They have handled things extremely

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well. The reassurance to talk about was important for everybody,

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because people were coming back from Boston, journalists who were

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there and coming back to London, some of the Paralympic athletes who

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are taking part, and gradually they were coming back with stories. But

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it was important that they had a chance to tell that. As the week

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has gone on, the mood has lifted and people are looking forward to

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the race. We have got a cracking day. Once everybody gets moving,

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yes, we will have time to reflect, but the important thing is we are

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going to have a great event today. Brendan, as I mentioned, you have

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been at every single race. How different does it feel this year?

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Obviously, people's thoughts are going to be before the event, and

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during the silence they will be with the people of Boston. After

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that, London will show - the terrorist attack, it was not an

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attack on running, it was an attack on humanity. Humanity, led by the

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city of London and the British public, as always, will respond and

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say, we can't be stopped from doing what we want to do. People want to

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go for a run and challenge themselves. They want to do the

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London Marathon. They want to live their lives. This is going to be a

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response to that. Obviously, there's a part of everybody's mind

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referring to Boston, but London will respond and take this event to

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its heart, which it has always done. It was interesting to hear them say

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that they have always known that the event was loved. We do treasure

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the London Marathon. The British public treasure this event. Today,

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London will respond and shine. The weather is fantastic for that

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response. The city will uproarious. -- look glorious. I'm sure you are

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right. Just a last quick question to you, Steve. We have some elite

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races for this occasion, don't we? We do. It is fitting that, while we

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reflect on what happened in Boston, don't forget Boston is almost the

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patriarch of great marathon races. It was the inspiration for other

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cities. London is now top of the tree because it gets the best elite

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fields. This year could not be better. The men's race is a stellar

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field. Who knows, we might even As you can see, the runners are

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starting to gather. It is a beautiful, beautiful morning, if a

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bit chilly. A great sense of expectation as runners look forward

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to the fruition of months and weeks of planning. Here is what is coming

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up over the next five hours. In one of the greatest fields ever

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assembled, Stephen Kiprotich returns to the streets where he won

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Olympic marathon gold eight months ago. He is joined by Wilson Kipsang,

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bronze medallist at London 2012 but when of this race last year. All

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eyes, though, will be on Mo Farah. He runs a half marathon today as

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part of his build-up to the full distance next year.

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In the women's elite race, it is another top-class field, with an

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Olympic one soon as Tiki Gelana goes head-to-head with Priscah

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In the wheelchair races, David Weir will be out to follow up his amends

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this -- momentous 2012 with a win here. Shelly Woods will be going

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for a third win. And, of course, after the elite,

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comes the masses. Over 36,000 runners will power the streets to

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raise money for worthy causes. They all have a story to tell and we

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forecast. There was fast on the ground this morning. My feet are

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like blocks of ice! But it is warming up. You can see that the

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sun is shining and the temperature will increase through the day.

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Hopefully, not to warm, though. Without the wind, it should be

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pretty decent running conditions once they get going. Of course, you

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once they get going. Of course, you don't have to be running to take

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part. You can text or tweet your Well, lots of different start

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points for the London Marathon. One of them is inside Greenwich Park.

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This is where Sonali Shah has based herself. She is in the bandstand.

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She is discovering some of the inspiring stories of why people are

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running this race. I am with Gill, who will be running

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with her dyed partner. Tell us your story. The two years ago, I lost my

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sight. The eye condition as a charity that I am running for today.

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How much are you hoping to raise? We have raised about �20,000, so

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whatever we raise today will be good. Wow! What did she like as a

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partner? -- what is she like. is really good. She keeps me in the

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right way and makes sure I don't injure myself. She is not just your

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side, she is your support out there. Yeah, she is really good. And you

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have both already run the New York Marathon last year. The yeah, it

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was really good. The only thing was the horror came. We ran around

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central part. -- hurricane. We ran newsreaders and one sports reader,

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so fairly worth, Mike Bushell, I bet you cannot wait to get started.

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I think it will be pretty warm by lunchtime, we have all trained

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through the winter in sub-zero temperatures. Suddenly, on the first

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day we have to run the marathon and sun comes out. This is the only time

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in my life I will ever say I am pacing and Olympic athlete. Ewing

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Thomas -- Iwan, he always shoots off at the start, but he will stick with

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me. Whether I can rein him in is another question. Will he keep up

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with you at the end, that is the thing.

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Susanna, how are you doing? I feel a bit like iron man, I have a

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leg that is really strapped up. I would not call it an injury, I did a

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bit of overtraining, that silly thing where you go from 16 miles to

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20 miles in a couple of days so my leg is not feeling 100%, but I am

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definitely going to finish it. And you feel it is a day where you

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have to finish the race, given what has happened?

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Of course, with Boston in mind everyone has to. There was a real

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feeling afterwards, we were all suffering a bit, I was out of

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training for three weeks from a cough, and you think, you have to

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do, you have to do this, you just have to support them, really, and

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think about what they were going through. It is just absolutely

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ghastly. Mike, I presume you are going to

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finish ahead of your BBC compatriots, no?

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No, I have seen Sophie before, she has previous form. Speedy Gonzalez.

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I think there may be a challenge between the three of us, I did not

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do it fast last time, but by the end I was perfectly happy with no pain.

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I will push myself more this time, I just want to hit the wall.

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Stick around next for the VD, it is a map of the course. Maybe it will

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put you off. -- stick around next for the video next. This is what the

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course of the London Marathon looks like. The course is relatively flat

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and fast, although interestingly London does not have the reputation

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of being one of the quickest marathons.

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There are three starting points, eventually converging as the runners

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head east into Charlton and Woolwich. The rent -- then turn west

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before reaching the Cutty Sark, now fully restored following the fire

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six years ago. The then head south as the head towards Tower Bridge, at

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a landmark that is very important as they mark their progress. Tower

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Bridge incredibly important as that marks halfway, 13.1 miles at this

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point. It would be lovely if the runners could then turn left and

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make a - for the finish, but then it turns east along the highway into

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Docklands, and after a tour around the Isle of Dogs the next major

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landmark is Canary Wharf at the 19 mile mark. A loop of the sparkling

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skyscrapers than it is the final West turn and a long-running home.

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Through Saint Catherine 's Dock then back to once the Tower of London and

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Tower Bridge, along the embankment with a lovely view of the shard,

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towards the London Eye, Big Ben and the houses of parliament, passed

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Buckingham Palace, onto the Mall and then they have done it. The tried

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and tested route of the London Marathon, and in ten minutes the

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first athletes on it will be the elite women. Phil Jones has a gauge

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to these contenders. The streets of London where paved

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with gold for Tiki Gelana last summer as she ran to Olympic

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marathon success. Chasing her down will be Priscah Jeptoo, who took

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silver last August. Florence Kibler gap's victory in the 2011 burial in

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Madison demonstrated she is capable of a podium finish having been

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fourth year a year ago. -- the 2011 burial in marathon.

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After victory on her debut, Edna Kiplagat finished third last year.

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Bank on these to be leading when the women hit the Mall.

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Part of our commentary team down on the Mall is Paula Radcliffe, who

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knows a thing or two about running the London Marathon. What do you

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make of those leading contenders? Who would be your favourite?

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It is a very strong field, my favourite would be Tiki Gelana. The

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way that she made her debut in Rotterdam, she ran very fast time,

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but also for the way she ran in the Olympics. She says she is in better

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shape than for the Olympics, so she would be the favourite. Edna

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Kiplagat behind her and Florence, also, is an outside shot. Florence

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is a little more up and down than Edna, she is a consistent performer.

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How do you feel Tiki Gelana will choose to run this?

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That will be interesting to see. When the race goes off we will get a

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feel for how they are going to run this. For me it is perfect

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conditions today, not the wind there has been earlier in the week,

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temperature wise it is pretty much perfect for running. They may attack

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hard from the start, they may decide to watch each other and play around

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a bit more then start running faster from halfway. It is difficult to

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tell how they are going to go until we see the first couple of miles.

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Well, Paula, obviously it is great to have you in the commentary box,

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but we will chat about your injuries and a second, first look back to

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Kenya as a go at what you did here at the London Marathon.

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There is no better example of distance running than what we see

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from Paula Radcliffe. She is the best in the world at this

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event. Paula Radcliffe, pushing back the

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barriers. It is an absolute joy and a pleasure

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and a privilege to watch Paula Radcliffe.

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This woman really is a phenomenon If I could stand up, I would applaud

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like everyone else because you are seeing a new world record from Paula

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Radcliffe, a fantastic performance, the best yet. Unbelievable.

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Well, Paula, it really was a remarkable performance, difficult to

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see it ever being broken to be honest. All we want to know is what

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is your fitness like? I know you have had an operation, could you

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give us an update on whether you will ever run again in London?

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Happily for me I have been able to get back jogging in the last couple

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of weeks. It is really slow but moving in the right direction. I am

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just happy to be at that stage, I am taking it step-by-step at the moment

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to see what level I can get back to. It doesn't change what I am doing at

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the moment, it is getting my foot better each day. Being here this

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morning and standing on the Mall, it is the first time I have ever stood

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here, I have using -- usually been running as hard as I could do that

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finish line. It is a unique experience this morning.

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OK, Pollock continues, good luck with the rehabilitation. -- Paula

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Radcliffe continues. From one world record holder to another one, Colin

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Jackson has been rubbing shoulders with the elite athletes.

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From inside this tent, the winners are gathered up and escorted to the

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start line, and this is where the final checks will take place.

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Usually inside there tends to be a lot of tension, but not in there,

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and I think that is because they had 26 miles in front of them - no need

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for attention whatsoever. This room is around with talent. We have the

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will Olympic champion and bookies favourite, just putting her numbers

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on and spikes, Tiki Gelana. She is not the only one who has gone under

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two hours and 20 minutes, there are three others saw it will be a very

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competitive race in deed. As far as I am concerned, these are more

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nervous, anxious, ready to go, and before they do I think I had better

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go. I will see you shortly. Here is the timetable for the races

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this morning. The elite women's race featuring the Olympic champion off

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featuring the Olympic champion off at 9am. At 9:20am the wheelchair

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race, look out for David Weir going for his record seventh win. Just

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after that, the IPC world marathon cup, featuring Richard Whitehead.

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The elite men's race and the masses start at 10am, and from 1230 PM we

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will be focusing on the fun runners will be focusing on the fun runners

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and London Marathon stories. The women are there on the start

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line, and they will be looking forward to get off as as soon as

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possible, and I wonder who it will be that will add to this list Reus

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list of former winners. -- illustrious list.

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At a horrific finish. We make our one second inside the previous world

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best. -- at terrific finish. This is Paula Radcliffe, well and truly on

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top form. This has been a superb performance, she wins the London

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Marathon 2008. Mary Keitany, stunning performance

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elite women, and good morning to our commentary team once again, Paula

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Radcliffe and Brendan Foster, Steve Cram.

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Thank you Jonathan, good morning to everyone on this beautiful morning.

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The masses race, of course, when we will all be paying our respects to

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the events in Boston earlier on in the week, just less than a week

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ago. Before all of that happens, the elite women get to set off first.

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Looking resplendent in the sunshine, and we have mentioned some of the

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great names who will be competing today. There is the full list for

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the elite field, headed up by many people's favourite, Tiki Gelana, the

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Olympic champion. Priscah Jeptoo will go very well, I think, also.

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Meselech Melkamu, an old hand on the track. A big Japanese contingent,

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they are using this as the trial for the world Championships in Moscow

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later this year. As indeed are the two British women, Amy Whitehead and

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early hours this morning, but the sun is warming things up, and as

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Paula Radcliffe was saying, perfect for fast running on what is still a

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pretty quick course around London. It may not be the quickest in the

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world but is one of them. Let us introduce you to the main

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contenders. ANNOUNCER: Representing Kenya, Florence Kibler Gatt.

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She made her debut in October, she is a multiple world track and cross

:28:31.:28:40.

country medallist, Meselech Melkamu. Then the reigning world champion,

:28:40.:28:50.
:28:50.:28:55.

Edna Kiplagat. Winning 113 -- 113, the Olympic silver medallist from

:28:55.:28:57.

London 2012 representing Kenya, Priscah Jeptoo. And a big reception

:28:57.:29:03.

please for the Olympic champion from London 2012, representing Ethiopia,

:29:03.:29:12.

Tiki Gelana. We are ready to run our first race of today in the elite

:29:12.:29:19.

women's field. The announcer doing wonderful introductions, I already

:29:19.:29:23.

-- always feel sorry for the elite women as there is not many people to

:29:23.:29:26.

see them start, so they are applauding themselves, really. A

:29:26.:29:31.

little bit of an issue for them when this elite field gets going, they

:29:31.:29:35.

will have no company, the road will be clear, and as the group breaks up

:29:35.:29:44.

they will be hoping one or two of the pacemakers, David Bedford and

:29:44.:29:48.

Dave Best will be the chief starter today. He said he is very honoured

:29:48.:29:56.

to be doing that job. You can see him on the right-hand side. The race

:29:56.:30:03.

starter is former world record-holder David Bedford.

:30:03.:30:07.

Still being an organiser, checking his own watch making sure he does

:30:07.:30:14.

not set them away early. The virgin London Marathon 2013 is

:30:14.:30:18.

under way, the elite women with what promises to be a wonderful race

:30:18.:30:28.
:30:28.:30:39.

you never know what to expect. We have these Olympic and world

:30:39.:30:44.

champions. Gounod's what we are going to see in the next few hours.

:30:44.:30:51.

-- who knows. It was great to see the race director on the start line.

:30:51.:30:57.

He has been responsible for taking the elite side of the London

:30:57.:30:59.

Marathon and making it a truly international, probably the best

:30:59.:31:09.
:31:09.:31:10.

the elite field in the world. And the field is outstanding. We are

:31:10.:31:20.

usually talking about corner being in the front. -- Paula Radcliffe.

:31:20.:31:25.

You must feel terrible sitting there! Recently I have been sitting

:31:25.:31:30.

alongside you rather than being out there. Obviously, I would rather be

:31:30.:31:35.

out there. But still, if you can't be out there, the next best place

:31:35.:31:39.

to be is appreciating the race here. It was interesting to listen to

:31:39.:31:46.

some of the build up. I believe London is a fast course. I think it

:31:46.:31:50.

has got the best crowd in the world, the best city. It is extremely

:31:50.:31:55.

quick. It depends how you commit to the race. One thing I would say is

:31:55.:31:59.

that because of the strength of the field, what we see is people

:31:59.:32:02.

looking around at each other and not getting the head down and

:32:02.:32:08.

getting on with the race. As we are seeing, we have got the three

:32:08.:32:11.

pacemakers in the black and white stripes, and they have been asked

:32:11.:32:17.

to go through halfway in 69.15. At the moment my it does not look as

:32:17.:32:22.

though the field is keen to go with that. That is Gelana there from

:32:23.:32:27.

Ethiopia, who is trying to get there but is not quite on the back

:32:27.:32:31.

of the pacemakers. She seems to be looking around to see if anybody is

:32:31.:32:39.

prepared to come with her. BRENDAN FOSTER: The record books do

:32:39.:32:45.

not say it is a slow course. The record has been standing for 10

:32:45.:32:52.

years. STEVE CRAM: if you are watching the

:32:52.:32:56.

clip off Paula Radcliffe winning when she did the superb time, which

:32:56.:33:00.

is still the official world record, although the rules have changed a

:33:00.:33:06.

bit. The women are not allowed to have any pacemakers at all. Any

:33:06.:33:12.

records set going for it have to be done in a women-only race. -- going

:33:12.:33:22.
:33:22.:33:25.

why the pacemakers head off and the field do not follow, they are asked

:33:25.:33:28.

to go at a certain pace, they are getting paid to do that and they

:33:28.:33:33.

will stick to what they have been asked to do. If they are sensible,

:33:33.:33:38.

they will keep an eye on them. There's three levels of pace. You

:33:38.:33:46.

can see a couple of groups breaking up. The British pair, Amy White

:33:46.:33:56.
:33:56.:33:57.

head and Susan Partridge, and I should say there are others in the

:33:57.:34:00.

field - you can get in this elite race and be so far adrift of what

:34:00.:34:05.

is going on the front, you may be better off in the main race.

:34:05.:34:13.

have got a new white head who is taking the early start to day but

:34:13.:34:17.

one race a few years ago. It is going to be more dribble around you

:34:17.:34:22.

in the mass raids. You are going to have a bit more of an atmosphere. -

:34:22.:34:29.

- more people. The danger of being on the elite start is that it does

:34:29.:34:34.

start to spread out. After seven or eight miles, you may be running on

:34:34.:34:39.

your own for a long time. It is not a big field here and it has already

:34:39.:34:49.
:34:49.:34:51.

broken down into three distinct groups. So, the pacemakers have

:34:51.:34:57.

been set to bring them home in under 2.19. In these early stages,

:34:57.:35:03.

he looks like they are not particularly interested. -- it

:35:03.:35:08.

looks. They are letting the pacemakers drift away. That is not

:35:08.:35:12.

what we want to see. Gelana has talked about the shape she is in.

:35:12.:35:18.

Quite a few of these athletes, Gelana included, had intended to

:35:18.:35:21.

run the New York marathon in November. The plans changed because

:35:21.:35:25.

they were all in New York and the hurricane hit, meaning the race was

:35:25.:35:30.

cancelled. She has not run a marathon since then. She has done a

:35:30.:35:34.

half marathon. She elected not to substitute New York. Some others

:35:34.:35:40.

did. Seat turned her attention to London. She is hoping for a good

:35:40.:35:44.

performance. She has decided to sit off the pace a little early. It is

:35:44.:35:49.

not a bad thing. The first few miles can be the quickest of the

:35:49.:35:58.

course, especially through miles two and three. I feel silly saying

:35:58.:36:03.

this Mr Paula Radcliffe, but some athletes like to settle into the

:36:03.:36:10.

race, don't they? -- next to Paula Radcliffe. They do. You see how

:36:10.:36:18.

your body is reacting. In the last few days, they may have done some

:36:19.:36:24.

jogging and stretching. You come to the Starline making short you are

:36:24.:36:34.
:36:34.:36:43.

into the race with a time in mind. I did, the last two times. The

:36:43.:36:47.

first time I didn't have a time in mind and really felt it in the

:36:47.:36:53.

first few miles. It was around Cutty Sark that I started to get

:36:53.:36:57.

moving. When I was attacking Times, I was already thinking about what I

:36:57.:37:04.

wanted here. Some athletes come to events like this to run a good time.

:37:04.:37:09.

Susan Partridge there. She is running with a time in mind. She is

:37:09.:37:12.

trying to get a qualifying time for the world championships later this

:37:12.:37:16.

year in Moscow. When you look at the main group, you can see the

:37:17.:37:20.

calibre of the athletes, you have got the world champion and the

:37:20.:37:26.

Olympic silver medallist, you have got the Frankfurt marathon runner,

:37:26.:37:30.

and therefore, sometimes the idea of a time does out the window. This

:37:30.:37:35.

is a race that you want to try and win. If this is a race that you

:37:35.:37:39.

want to watch exclusively, and of course we were lucky to stay with

:37:39.:37:44.

us, but on our red button, we are trying to give a chance for

:37:44.:37:51.

everybody to see what they want. You can get full coverage of the

:37:51.:38:01.
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conditions here. The elite and a mass start is at 10am. This is what

:38:11.:38:20.

is still to come. David Weir was one of the heroes of London 2012,

:38:20.:38:24.

with four Paralympic gold medals. Today, he looks to secure his

:38:25.:38:29.

seventh London win. Wilson Kipsang is one of the fastest of all time.

:38:29.:38:32.

He starts as favourite as he looks to defend his London title.

:38:32.:38:38.

Anything can happen in sport, just ask Stephen Kiprotich, the surprise

:38:38.:38:44.

champion last year. And all eyes will be on Britain's double gold

:38:44.:38:48.

medallists, Mo Farah. He is just running a half marathon today as he

:38:48.:38:58.
:38:58.:39:13.

builds up to the full event next is Andrew Strauss and his wife,

:39:13.:39:19.

Ruth. Ruth, I start with you. You must have been a cricketing widow

:39:19.:39:24.

for many years. Andrew retires in September, you sit down, you say,

:39:24.:39:31.

let's run a marathon?! Was it like that? No, it was a drunken evening

:39:31.:39:36.

at a brewery night. Andy was convinced by one of our friends to

:39:36.:39:43.

run. I thought, I'm going to have a bit of that as well. It has been

:39:43.:39:47.

just seven months since you have retired, Andrew. It seems longer,

:39:47.:39:53.

to be honest. How has it been? has been relaxed. I have had a bit

:39:53.:39:58.

of time at home. It has been nice not to have to be so disciplined.

:39:58.:40:03.

The marathon training has taken over from that a bit. It has been a

:40:03.:40:06.

good process for us to go through together, all of those training

:40:06.:40:11.

runs and getting ready for this. We are so excited to get out there and

:40:11.:40:16.

do it now. Are you going to run together every step? Absolutely

:40:16.:40:22.

not! He will be finishing faster than I am. And a word about your

:40:22.:40:26.

charity. The aim is to give disadvantaged kids a sporting

:40:26.:40:31.

chance. Having been so fortunate to play sport for a living, it is a

:40:31.:40:38.

charity that is close to my heart. We are delighted to support them.

:40:38.:40:42.

look forward to speaking to you at the finish, a bit more dishevelled,

:40:42.:40:47.

I would imagine. Over to Sonali. I'm with two gentleman who are also

:40:47.:40:56.

raising money for the same charity. They are running today in memory of

:40:56.:41:01.

the 1981 Ashes hero, their father, Graham Dili. I know both of you are

:41:01.:41:08.

into your cricket. But why run in his memory? Running is something I

:41:08.:41:11.

have not been particularly good at. We know our dad would be looking

:41:11.:41:16.

down, having a chuckle at us running 26.2. We thought that would

:41:16.:41:21.

be what we would go for. It is a big event and something we can tear

:41:21.:41:28.

ourselves towards. How much are you hoping to raise? Our initial target

:41:28.:41:34.

was �2,000 each. Anything after that will go to the hospice where

:41:34.:41:38.

our dead spent his final days, which we both think is a good cause.

:41:38.:41:44.

It will really honour his memory. If you are both not natural runners,

:41:44.:41:48.

how has the training been going? came into it with a few injuries.

:41:48.:41:55.

We have had to do it with that in mind. It has been going OK. It is a

:41:55.:42:00.

wonderful thing to do. We will be cheering you on. Thank you.The

:42:00.:42:03.

don't forget, you can watch the women's race live.

:42:03.:42:10.

We are going to start the build up to the wheelchair race now. It

:42:10.:42:14.

features the greatest racer of all time, David Weir. He likes to race

:42:14.:42:24.
:42:24.:42:29.

once. Winning it six times is a dream come true. I hope to win it

:42:29.:42:39.
:42:39.:42:46.

be going for a seventh title. I never thought that. I never even

:42:46.:42:48.

thought I would meddle in the Paralympics. The confidence of

:42:48.:42:53.

winning, that is when you get confidence in everything. You have

:42:53.:42:57.

to have challenges in training. It has been the worst winter I had

:42:57.:43:04.

experience. The called wind, some such as I got back and felt like

:43:04.:43:12.

crying. -- cold wind. I'd dug deep and got through it. I feel

:43:12.:43:17.

refreshed after the Games. I feel motivated, steal. I think I am in

:43:17.:43:21.

better shape than I was going into the last London Marathon. All of

:43:21.:43:25.

the top guys have done Button and they have come to do London, and

:43:25.:43:32.

they are in good shape. The field is the toughest I have seen. They

:43:32.:43:37.

have been racing all over the world. I can never judge myself. I can in

:43:37.:43:47.
:43:47.:43:52.

training, but against other shouting out who know me. This year,

:43:52.:43:57.

it is going to be everybody down the Mall. Even the bits that are

:43:57.:44:01.

quieter, people are going to be seeing last race. I have got a new

:44:01.:44:08.

helmet. It has got a designer wear off on the front. It is fantastic.

:44:08.:44:18.
:44:18.:44:27.

-- werewolf. You can see it from a to the Mall now, where Tanni is.

:44:27.:44:30.

to the Mall now, where Tanni is. Would you like to see him break

:44:30.:44:35.

your record? I would, actually. He deserves it. I have known him since

:44:35.:44:39.

he was seven years old. He has always had such a natural talent.

:44:39.:44:43.

It didn't matter how many times people told him, it was about six

:44:43.:44:47.

years ago that he realised he had it himself. He has gone from

:44:47.:44:51.

strength to strength. The competitor in the, if I was able to

:44:51.:44:55.

compete, I would not want him to have the record. But there's

:44:55.:44:58.

nothing to get me back into a chair to do the time. If anybody is going

:44:59.:45:06.

to take it, I am happy that it is David. We are focusing on David,

:45:06.:45:11.

but the field is loaded. Last year, it was almost a blanket finish. It

:45:11.:45:17.

is going to be tough for him. David has been saying all week that

:45:17.:45:23.

it depends on how the pack chooses to compete. In the past, there's

:45:23.:45:27.

been attempts to break him, but not consistently making it hard. If

:45:27.:45:31.

anybody else wants to win, they have to make the first 10

:45:31.:45:36.

kilometres hard for David. He covers every break. He doesn't tend

:45:36.:45:41.

to go to the front and pull hard. With the numbers, there's 20 guys

:45:41.:45:47.

in the elite race crew could all finished close together. They can't

:45:47.:45:57.
:45:57.:46:05.

Wood, silver in London, perhaps disappointing. How do you fancy hard

:46:05.:46:09.

chances? She is really strong, she needs to

:46:09.:46:12.

race completely different tactics to David, she does not want a sprint

:46:12.:46:17.

finish, so she will have to make it very hard early on for the rest of

:46:17.:46:22.

the women, that is where she is most successful. It is very interesting

:46:22.:46:27.

to see how the American athletes will work together. You have Tatyana

:46:27.:46:31.

MacFadden and Amanda McGrory, they train together and are based out of

:46:31.:46:36.

the University of note -- University of Illinois. They will want to make

:46:36.:46:43.

sure they have a good race and make it hard for her.

:46:43.:46:46.

Thank you very much, we will hear from you and Paul Dickenson shortly,

:46:46.:46:56.
:46:56.:47:00.

but let's head back to the women's kilometres and are sitting back a

:47:00.:47:05.

bit, the pacemakers are ten seconds ahead. In fact, 14 seconds ahead of

:47:05.:47:11.

this group. They are all looking at each other, they have slowed down,

:47:11.:47:16.

the pacemakers have slowed because this group of talented women in

:47:16.:47:22.

these early stages are not up for a fast race today. The first five

:47:22.:47:32.
:47:32.:47:33.

kilometres time of 16.2 to is not particularly quick, at all. --

:47:33.:47:38.

16.22. Susan Partridge is a little further ahead in 123, there is Amy

:47:38.:47:47.

Whitehead, she has had plenty of injuries in the past. More of her

:47:47.:47:49.

shortly but we are back to the start for the start of the wheelchair

:47:50.:47:54.

race. It certainly is elite in every sense

:47:55.:47:59.

of the word in terms of times achieved in the pass and races one.

:47:59.:48:06.

-- in the past. Let us just pause for the introductions to both the

:48:06.:48:15.

men and first of all the women. ANNOUNCER: Shirley Reilly. Alongside

:48:15.:48:24.

her, she won three track golds at London 20 -- London 2012, the Boston

:48:24.:48:30.

champion, Tatyana MacFadden. In absolutely brilliant form this

:48:30.:48:36.

year as she was last year, too. And the Powerline -- Paralympic

:48:36.:48:40.

silver medallist and defending champion in the London Marathon,

:48:40.:48:45.

Shelly Woods. She holds the course record jointly with Amanda McGrory

:48:45.:48:53.

of the USA. In the men's raced, para -- Paralympic silver medallist,

:48:54.:49:03.

Marcel Hug. Alongside him, from Japan, 2013 Boston Marathon

:49:03.:49:10.

champion, the 2012 Tokyo champion, Hiroyuki Yamamoto.

:49:10.:49:16.

A real marathon specialist. And stand-by for six times

:49:16.:49:20.

champion, four times Paralympic gold medallist for Great Britain, it is

:49:20.:49:28.

the where Wilf, David Weir. Loud cheers, by the time he gets to

:49:28.:49:33.

the Mall, the cheers will be absolutely deafening. Re-energised

:49:33.:49:35.

after his Paralympic exploits last year.

:49:35.:49:41.

And our starter is David Bedford. David Bedford in just a moment we'll

:49:41.:49:48.

send them on their way. Jenny Archer, David Weir's coach, will be

:49:48.:49:52.

down there watching. They have a plan, they were round Richmond Park

:49:52.:50:02.
:50:02.:50:05.

yesterday for a two-mile train, and he said everything has been going as

:50:05.:50:12.

according to plan. I way we go with the men's and

:50:12.:50:16.

women's elite wheelchair race... Conditions look absolutely perfect.

:50:16.:50:24.

I am not sure how much wind is on the course. Like so many of the

:50:24.:50:29.

elite athletes and the Paralympic athletes, the heat is not going to

:50:29.:50:34.

be a problem at the moment, unless it heats up dramatically later on.

:50:34.:50:40.

All eyes will be on David Weir, sporting that new helmet. He is just

:50:40.:50:47.

tucked in behind the leader. Things are promising to be fascinating, and

:50:47.:50:51.

certainly David Weir should be in the leading group by the time we get

:50:51.:50:59.

to the Mall in just over an hour and a half's time.

:50:59.:51:01.

Perfect weather conditions for the wheelchair race today. The fact it

:51:01.:51:04.

is dry and warm it means there is much less debris on the road,

:51:04.:51:08.

athletes have struggled with punctures in the past in London, and

:51:08.:51:12.

I am pleased to see David Weir is wearing his team GB kit. There are

:51:12.:51:17.

some parts of the Coast -- course that are very fast and it is hard to

:51:17.:51:23.

pinpoint the athletes, and I think what will be brilliant will be the

:51:23.:51:27.

amount of support David and Shelly Woods will get, which will be

:51:27.:51:29.

irritating for everyone competing against them.

:51:29.:51:36.

There are three main protagonists for the wheelchair race, Ernst Van

:51:36.:51:42.

Dyk, multi-marathon winner at -- around the world. Kurt Fearnley, of

:51:43.:51:48.

Australia, who is the course record holder from 2009. The great Heinz

:51:48.:51:52.

Frei and Marcel Hug, as well. The field is packed full of talent,

:51:52.:51:56.

isn't it? It is the best men's field we have ever had in the wheelchair

:51:56.:51:59.

race. As David said in his interview, most

:51:59.:52:04.

of them have come from LA and Boston, and David is choosy about

:52:04.:52:08.

how he races, which I think is very smart, but it means they will be

:52:08.:52:18.
:52:18.:52:22.

watching out for him. If you women's race, as well come incredibly strong

:52:22.:52:25.

in terms of personal bests and how the raced. It will be interesting to

:52:25.:52:28.

see how Tatiana performance. She had so many punctures at the madness --

:52:28.:52:31.

Olympic marathon she will be wanting to show what she can do in London.

:52:31.:52:34.

We have the International Paralympic committee athletics marathon World

:52:34.:52:38.

Cup, featuring a number of Paralympic champions, world

:52:38.:52:46.

champions and world-record holders. The indomitable Richard Whitehead,

:52:46.:52:53.

double amputee, his best time for the marathon is the world record at

:52:53.:53:03.
:53:03.:53:03.

2: 42. He won the Paralympic 200 metres title in the stadium just up

:53:03.:53:10.

the road from here. Incredible cheers, I way we go. Richard

:53:10.:53:18.

Whitehead on the far side. We have some very good Brazilian athletes in

:53:18.:53:22.

the single amputee class, as well. We have visually impaired athletes,

:53:22.:53:28.

too, running with Gaidar runners. Yes, you can see that the games are

:53:28.:53:33.

winning orange, and it is tough for the men to get Gaidar runners quick

:53:33.:53:36.

enough. It is crucial to make sure the guides are in the right place to

:53:36.:53:42.

swap over. You can see they are running with tethers, some will run

:53:42.:53:46.

very close some will run further at a distance. This is a really strong

:53:46.:53:53.

move by Nayland in marathon, because weather has been a very competition

:53:53.:53:56.

opportunity for the wheelchair racers, there has not been that for

:53:56.:54:01.

the Blind and visually impaired athletes. It is a massive -- a

:54:01.:54:04.

massive opportunity for the Olympics and world championships to have the

:54:04.:54:14.
:54:14.:54:47.

world-class and elite field Morocco. Tim Prendergast from New

:54:47.:54:51.

Zealand, a real hero in that country, solitary representative in

:54:51.:55:01.

the key 42 /43 category, Richard Whitehead. He is one of the fastest

:55:01.:55:11.
:55:11.:55:14.

in the field. There are some of the single amputee is there. Lendner It

:55:14.:55:17.

is a very strong athlete from Germany, he has won every title

:55:17.:55:23.

going. Chris Hammer from the United States is a very strong athlete,

:55:23.:55:28.

too. That race will unfold in due course and we will try and keep tabs

:55:28.:55:32.

on it and give you an update, certainly on Richard Whitehead's

:55:33.:55:35.

progress, because he will be instantly recognisable by the

:55:35.:55:45.
:55:45.:55:46.

Lots of different events taking part as the day progresses, and of course

:55:46.:55:51.

the mini marathon, so much part of marathon day now, the likes of Mo

:55:51.:55:55.

Farah in the past have won this race. We will see name-3-macro later

:55:55.:56:00.

on. A chance for some of our bright young stars to show the pace, as

:56:00.:56:04.

well. A great day for them, we will bring you a full report later of all

:56:04.:56:10.

the winners in the different age groups. They are all just finishing

:56:10.:56:16.

right in front of us as we sit in the Mall and await the women's elite

:56:16.:56:22.

and men's elite. The main race off at 10am, but the women are well into

:56:23.:56:27.

the race. It has been up and down, the pacemakers have had a hard job

:56:27.:56:31.

to judge this. The group did not seem that Keaton, they have waited

:56:31.:56:35.

and allowed them to get back together. The first five commenters

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was... Not exactly slow, but around the 2: 20, Mark, which is slower

:56:42.:56:49.

than they had asked for. This is a big race to win, we have Olympic

:56:49.:56:53.

champions, world champions in here, there is a wad of kudos. It is not

:56:53.:56:57.

about recklessly going after times. Certainly, they are not recklessly

:56:57.:57:02.

going after times. The pacemakers have drifted back. But if you look

:57:02.:57:07.

at the calibre of these athletes, victory is not pursued. There is no

:57:07.:57:11.

clear outstanding favourite. The Olympic champion may not be the

:57:11.:57:14.

favourite here. She has a competitive race, it will be

:57:14.:57:18.

competitive, and it is good to see them in this manner. It is good to

:57:18.:57:23.

see the two Japanese athletes, both joined that leading group, which

:57:23.:57:27.

tells you the pace is a little bit of what they were talking about

:57:27.:57:37.
:57:37.:57:38.

beforehand. There is Florence Kibler Gatt, the Olympic silver medallist

:57:38.:57:41.

is looking good beer, and various Tiki Gelana, just relaxing in the

:57:41.:57:46.

middle of the group, very comfortable there, running here in

:57:46.:57:51.

London after having won the Olympics in London in completely different

:57:51.:57:55.

conditions. The Olympic Games was a downpour, soaking wet, and we all

:57:55.:58:02.

got wet, but it was a great race. You never stop complaining, did you?

:58:02.:58:12.
:58:12.:58:14.

We just noticed that mail was 5.51, and that is a very small mile.

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That is a very small -- slow mile. It is usually one of the faster

:58:19.:58:24.

miles. That explains why you have seen the groups bunched together.

:58:24.:58:28.

The Japanese girls are back on the back of the pack and the group

:58:28.:58:32.

behind is getting closer, too. Just information for the British girls

:58:32.:58:38.

coming through five K, Susan Partridge was through in about 16.59

:58:38.:58:43.

with Amy Whitehead behind her. They are running about 223 pace -- 2.23

:58:43.:58:50.

pace, which is very good for them. Susan Partridge from the West Coast

:58:50.:58:53.

of Scotland, she has been in Boulder training, and Amy Whitehead with

:58:54.:59:01.

her. We are picking up some tips from the great Steve Jones, helping

:59:01.:59:11.
:59:11.:59:22.

awkward action, everyone knows about it, although you probably saw it as

:59:23.:59:26.

a good effect appeal begins, as well. She has a gap around her,

:59:27.:59:31.

people keep out of the way, and both Tiki Gelana and Edna Kiplagat, when

:59:31.:59:36.

they won the Olympic and World Championship titles, both fell

:59:36.:59:46.
:59:46.:59:56.

during the race and got up and won the toilets are record-breaking, it

:59:56.:00:05.

would seem! They are all bursting. That is the pre-match nerves. Let's

:00:05.:00:12.

head back to Greenwich Park. I am with rusty, who will be

:00:13.:00:18.

running with her daughter. I know it is not polite to ask your age,

:00:18.:00:24.

but I am going to. This is something to be proud of. I am 72.

:00:25.:00:31.

It is my first marathon. That is amazing. Everybody should try it.

:00:31.:00:38.

And you have been training together? Not entirely. We have

:00:38.:00:46.

been keeping in touch through technology. Rusty, I assume you

:00:46.:00:51.

want to encourage people to get out there and run at any age? Yes, much

:00:51.:00:57.

better than washing up! Better exercise as well. Best of luck to

:00:57.:01:07.
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today. I am with three people who competed there. Thank you for

:01:09.:01:14.

joining us. Rosie, where were you when the bomb went off? I had

:01:14.:01:20.

finished and I was just past the finish. I was in central Boston. It

:01:20.:01:25.

was an incredible day. We have been overwhelmed by the people of Boston,

:01:25.:01:29.

and how they treated us on the day. They did all they could to look

:01:29.:01:34.

after us even though they were hurting. Keith, it is difficult to

:01:34.:01:38.

put into words what you must have felt. It goes against the whole

:01:38.:01:44.

spirit of what a marathon day is about. Absolutely. Marathons are

:01:44.:01:48.

about people coming together, on both sides of the barrier. It is

:01:48.:01:53.

normally amazing. That was partly ruined in Boston. It's up to us to

:01:53.:02:01.

put some of that back and say we are better than this. Craig, I

:02:01.:02:04.

think I am right to say that you had not anticipated running in

:02:04.:02:11.

London. No, no, I planned not to. I had a number but it was as a back-

:02:11.:02:15.

up in case anything happened in terms of getting to Boston. But

:02:15.:02:19.

actually, it had the opposite effect. It inspired me to come down

:02:19.:02:26.

here and use my run and raise money for the victims. You are winning

:02:26.:02:32.

your T-shirts proudly. What kind of response have you had? A few people

:02:32.:02:41.

on the tube had asked. They thought we lived in Boston. But yeah, a

:02:41.:02:45.

good feeling and goodwill. Everybody is United to day out

:02:45.:02:55.
:02:55.:02:55.

there. -- United today. Poignantly, you are wearing your black ribbons.

:02:56.:03:00.

It is so much in our mind, the people who have been hurt in this

:03:00.:03:05.

thing. What I want to do today is to thank the supporters of Boston.

:03:05.:03:09.

When I finished the race, the first thing I said was, it was the best

:03:09.:03:13.

supported marathon I have ever been at. The supporters are so selfless.

:03:13.:03:17.

They are the people who don't get any glory. They just come and help

:03:17.:03:22.

other people. I just want to honour them by doing this. Thank you for

:03:22.:03:27.

doing this. I know it will be tough, but all the best. All of the

:03:27.:03:31.

runners will be wearing those black ribbons. Let's head back out of

:03:31.:03:41.
:03:41.:03:45.

them to the cause. -- out onto the conditions over the skyline of

:03:45.:03:50.

London. The wheelchair racers have already gone through five

:03:50.:03:56.

kilometres in a brisk nine minutes. Yamamoto is in the lead, just ahead

:03:56.:04:05.

of David Weir. The distinctive helmet there of the giant man from

:04:05.:04:12.

South Africa, Ernst Van Dyk. David we're just keeping close order to

:04:12.:04:19.

the leader. That is going to be important for him. -- David Weir.

:04:19.:04:27.

The course is deceptive. There's a lot of little ups and downs.

:04:27.:04:31.

Yamamoto had strung everybody out, and then on the flat they have all

:04:31.:04:35.

come back together again. Dave is reacting to other people. He is

:04:35.:04:40.

very good. He is watching everybody, making sure he is not blocked. He

:04:40.:04:50.

is in a great position right now. STEVE CRAM: look at the view on

:04:50.:04:53.

this spectacular day in London. Cutty Sark has been such a big part

:04:53.:05:03.
:05:03.:05:07.

of the marathon. It is sitting there, resplendent in the sunshine.

:05:07.:05:13.

I can tell you that the pace continues to slow, really. The 10

:05:13.:05:23.
:05:23.:05:23.

kilometre mark there. The group is pretty slow over the last five

:05:23.:05:29.

kilometres. They don't seem to want to push this on all. The pacemakers

:05:29.:05:36.

keeper trying to push them. I think they have decided that the pace is

:05:36.:05:40.

whatever it is. The pacemakers can do what they want. But we have got

:05:40.:05:47.

some great athletes here. There are big prizes to be one. It is part of

:05:47.:05:54.

the world were Arathoon majors. -- marathon majors. The overall time

:05:54.:05:58.

will become more relevant towards the end of the event. Here, they

:05:58.:06:04.

are not so interested. You sense here that the crowds of London are

:06:04.:06:10.

responding, as we thought they might, but coming out in all of

:06:10.:06:15.

their glory. Look at the Cutty Sark. What a landmark this is. What a

:06:15.:06:21.

place to watch it. It is going to get more busy as the next couple of

:06:21.:06:26.

hours tick by. It is an amazing place to run. When I came through

:06:26.:06:30.

the first time, I could not believe the atmosphere around here. These

:06:30.:06:33.

guys are having a big party out there and we run through the middle

:06:33.:06:39.

of it. It really gives the runners a boost. I remember coming out the

:06:39.:06:42.

other side with a gap I had not intended to build. I had to keep

:06:42.:06:46.

going on that, because once you have a gap, you have to not looked

:06:46.:06:54.

back. You can see the pacemakers are getting on a chair. -- on edge

:06:54.:07:01.

here. They don't know whether to push on all wait for the group.

:07:01.:07:05.

Pushing on are the two British athletes. They are running away

:07:05.:07:14.

inside their personal best at the moment. They are running around

:07:14.:07:20.

2.25 pace, which has a quick start for them. Let's hope they have

:07:20.:07:23.

judged it right. The crowds will only billed as they wait in

:07:23.:07:29.

anticipation for the main race. -- built. That is one of the big

:07:29.:07:35.

vantage points on the route. Just starting to break up a bit, that

:07:35.:07:41.

group. A couple of the Japanese athletes are dropping off the back.

:07:41.:07:51.
:07:51.:08:01.

well. She will know the crowds. It is different when you have to come

:08:01.:08:11.
:08:11.:08:12.

and race. Jeptoo, with that awkward style, at the back. Just getting a

:08:12.:08:19.

sense that things are starting to pick up. As the African athletes

:08:19.:08:25.

pull away, there's Susan Partridge. She is running a really good race,

:08:25.:08:35.
:08:35.:08:37.

as Steve said. She has got good company there. She was to keep an

:08:37.:08:47.
:08:47.:08:55.

eye on hearse blitz. -- fraiche she marathon running. It would be great

:08:55.:09:05.
:09:05.:09:06.

to see Susan Partridge run well, qualify for the World Championships.

:09:06.:09:12.

Look at this level. Formidable athletes, every one of them in this

:09:12.:09:22.
:09:22.:09:28.

group. Good knowledge of one numbers together for you through

:09:28.:09:32.

that 10 kilometre point. The pace they are running at the front is

:09:32.:09:42.
:09:42.:09:49.

well outside to 0.20. It is about to 0.23 or something. -- 2.23 or

:09:49.:09:59.
:09:59.:10:13.

something. There we go. Ignore the very well. There's Amy Whitehead.

:10:13.:10:23.

Just in front of her art two Japanese athletes. Just leading the

:10:23.:10:27.

group is the kind of pace Amy Whitehead is setting out at. She is

:10:27.:10:32.

wanting to run with other people. You don't want to get cast adrift

:10:32.:10:42.
:10:42.:10:50.

for too long. Hopefully, she hasn't runners are getting ready. Not long

:10:50.:10:55.

to go, about 20 minutes until the mass start. All sorts of ways of

:10:55.:11:05.

preparing. He will look like that at the finish as well! Let me start

:11:05.:11:11.

with you, Kelly. You are running for the official charity. This is a

:11:11.:11:16.

team run. We are combating isolation and loneliness in the

:11:16.:11:22.

older generation. The younger generation can skill older people

:11:22.:11:29.

to be more communicative on the internet. Most older people only

:11:29.:11:32.

have a TV to communicate with the world. Helping them to get on the

:11:32.:11:41.

internet helps them. We got the idea! I am a bit nervous!Let me

:11:41.:11:51.
:11:51.:11:58.

come to you three. Was this a holly Oaks thing. -- Hollyoaks thing?

:11:58.:12:07.

There's a few of us. I am the odd one out. I am running for the Roy

:12:07.:12:11.

Castle Foundation. These guys did it last year. It has been fantastic

:12:11.:12:18.

already. Let me come to you, Kelly. How has the training been? It is a

:12:18.:12:23.

bit harder and longer. But it is enjoyable. When you have done a 20

:12:23.:12:27.

mile run, it feels good afterwards. I never thought I would achieve

:12:27.:12:32.

something like this. This time last year, I was out of the Olympics and

:12:32.:12:37.

had prolapsed two discs. This might be the start of my Hon -- marathon

:12:37.:12:43.

career! I want to enjoy this one. You don't know what to expect with

:12:43.:12:47.

the first one. Hopefully a nice, sensible time that I can break

:12:47.:12:51.

missed here. These guys are going to be competitive. I am not sure

:12:51.:12:57.

who is going to win between them but it is going to be intense. Here

:12:57.:13:07.
:13:07.:13:13.

April and added a bronze at the Olympics. After placing third in

:13:13.:13:18.

2011, injury forced Patrick Makau to drop out mid- race last year. A

:13:18.:13:21.

former winner of the Berlin marathon, he will be a force to

:13:21.:13:26.

reckon with. Just like Geoffrey Mutai, he can point to previous

:13:26.:13:36.
:13:36.:13:36.

excesses by way of his credentials. Leading the Ethiopian champion --

:13:36.:13:44.

challenge is this runner. His compatriot, Ayele Abshero, made his

:13:44.:13:48.

debut last year, setting a blistering pace. Stephen Kiprotich

:13:49.:13:52.

brought the curtain down on last summer's Olympics with gold on the

:13:52.:13:59.

final day. It was the first such medal for Uganda in 40 years,

:13:59.:14:04.

giving him a national hero status. What a time to find the best to

:14:04.:14:08.

have ever done. Those qualities could see him take the tape again

:14:08.:14:18.
:14:18.:14:23.

because he is not a contender, is Mo Farah. He has been speaking to

:14:23.:14:33.
:14:33.:14:35.

I am doing half the race. It is to a chance to practise. And not there

:14:35.:14:43.

to destroy the race or cause a problem. I'm just to learn.

:14:43.:14:48.

yes! Next year, I'm going to do the full marathon. This year, I'm just

:14:49.:14:55.

going out, enjoying it, doing all of this stuff, the press and the

:14:55.:15:03.

media. It is not just, you know, Mo is going to come here and run.

:15:04.:15:13.
:15:14.:15:14.

the mind going? If I didn't enjoy it, I have been training for five

:15:14.:15:20.

kilometres and 10 kilometres. I'm only going to do what my team

:15:20.:15:30.
:15:30.:15:30.

planned for May. Straight up the race, I will see how I feel. We

:15:30.:15:34.

will know what we need to work on. For me, it will be great. I will

:15:34.:15:38.

learn about the opposition as well. You have to think, how is he

:15:38.:15:44.

looking? Is he looking good there? Do I need to make a move? People

:15:44.:15:49.

should not lose sight of the fact that your focus is the world

:15:49.:15:54.

championships on the track. I would like to be able to go out there and

:15:54.:15:57.

try to win that race more than anything else. That is what is on

:15:58.:16:07.
:16:08.:16:14.

Are you going to have fun with this? People will be supporting just you.

:16:14.:16:19.

I want people to support the leading guys, because the pace that they go

:16:19.:16:23.

at is ridiculous. This year is the strongest it has ever been. There

:16:23.:16:32.

are so many guys that run 2: 04, just going up and up.

:16:32.:16:38.

Mate, if you have any money to wager, put it on the Mo Farah

:16:38.:16:42.

foundation, a great cause, I am not going to finish the race, I will

:16:42.:16:49.

tell you that for sure. It will be a race with multiple storylines, Mo

:16:49.:16:51.

being one of them. Let us go back to the women's elite

:16:52.:16:59.

race with the commentary team, Steve, Paula and Stephen. Steve, let

:16:59.:17:04.

us get the Mo question out of the way. He is in the middle of a storm

:17:04.:17:08.

he never anticipated. I did not criticise, it was Paula,

:17:08.:17:16.

not me. It is great for the event that he is here. It is great for the

:17:16.:17:19.

people of London, but just as athletes we sometimes think why

:17:19.:17:23.

would you want to do something like that that will be hard work today,

:17:23.:17:28.

they will go very fast, and he will have all of that great rehearsal but

:17:28.:17:32.

he will be tired at the end of it and come back next year and have to

:17:32.:17:36.

do the whole thing. That is the question, why didn't he run the

:17:36.:17:41.

second-half? Why would you ever wanted to do that? That is one of my

:17:41.:17:45.

points. He could find himself of being the position for that Michael

:17:45.:17:50.

being a pacemaker for one of his future rivals setting a world

:17:50.:17:52.

record. I think he will enjoy it today. He

:17:52.:17:56.

said he is going to put drinks out. He has been enjoying going around

:17:56.:18:00.

the Hotel watching everything going on. I think he has learned from

:18:00.:18:05.

that. I would like to see him take it a little easy after the first few

:18:05.:18:08.

miles. I think you are all getting a little too technical.

:18:08.:18:14.

At the end of the day, he is double world champion comedy can do what he

:18:14.:18:19.

wants. He is a pioneer, if he says he can learn something next year.

:18:19.:18:26.

Good luck, Mo, good to see you, we will see you on the track next

:18:26.:18:30.

summer. We hope that he has a good

:18:30.:18:34.

experience today and that he comes back next year, because we all think

:18:34.:18:37.

he is capable of having a great London Marathon.

:18:37.:18:41.

Absolutely, he will have a great experience, he has run the mini

:18:41.:18:46.

marathon before, but that is not the same as the actual marathon. He will

:18:46.:18:50.

get a feel for that and I think it will give him an even bigger buzz to

:18:50.:18:54.

go and train really hard for next year.

:18:54.:18:58.

He mentioned he was 25-1, Brendan and I always like to look at the

:18:58.:19:02.

and I always like to look at the odds. Let us have a look for you. At

:19:02.:19:06.

the front it is about Wilson Kipsang, everyone expecting the man

:19:06.:19:13.

who should have won the Olympic title last year. Geoffrey Mutai, the

:19:13.:19:19.

true world record-holder, Patrick Makau. Irvette van Zyl is a good

:19:19.:19:25.

bet, and a little further down, the Olympic champion, 14-1, would you?

:19:25.:19:30.

You sound like the William Hill betting adviser now. There is my �20

:19:30.:19:37.

that will see Mo Farah will win in the near future.

:19:37.:19:42.

Can use what those flies that came out from his wallet? -- can you

:19:42.:19:48.

support those flies. Today he is only going to run half

:19:48.:19:56.

of it and we will enjoy that, as I had a pack of questions prepared

:19:56.:20:01.

but I did not really need them, did I? Let us head back to the elite ten

:20:01.:20:09.

now with Colin Jackson. I mentioned the women's tent was

:20:09.:20:13.

full of talent, but arguably here we have the best meal marathon runners

:20:13.:20:17.

on the planet. We have former winners here participating today,

:20:17.:20:21.

and if you listen to rumours buzzing around, they are looking at a

:20:21.:20:31.
:20:31.:20:31.

winning time around 2: 04, which is mind-boggling. We all know the story

:20:32.:20:36.

about Mo Farah, these guys are preparing for the final onslaught,

:20:36.:20:39.

while people like Scott Overall in the back, he wants another good

:20:39.:20:44.

marathon under his belt. There is a lot of excitement here in this tent,

:20:44.:20:51.

so I am going to vanish and I will see you shortly on the course.

:20:51.:20:55.

JONATHAN EDWARDS: What a picture that is and it is not long to go to

:20:55.:20:59.

the start of the elite men's race and the masses, and they cant wait,

:20:59.:21:02.

they have been waiting a long time, they are getting cold.

:21:02.:21:12.
:21:12.:21:14.

The women have been going for a good a little bit, the wheelchair

:21:14.:21:19.

athletes going past them as they passed the 15 kilometre mark, the

:21:19.:21:23.

pace has picked up. That mean group still very much together, no one

:21:23.:21:32.

trying to break away from it. It did look like Edna Kiplagat was moving

:21:32.:21:41.

on. That is an aid station, that was Tiki Gelana that went down there.

:21:41.:21:45.

The wheelchair athletes came alongside, the women were looking

:21:45.:21:49.

for the banks and stepped across. Let us have a look at that. This

:21:49.:21:54.

happens so much melodies, we have seen people fall at stations. The

:21:54.:21:58.

Olympic champion cuts rate across, does not see the wheelchair athlete

:21:58.:22:04.

on the inside, I hope she is not part, the guys seem OK. Everyone is

:22:04.:22:09.

looking around to see what is going on, we think that Tiki Gelana may

:22:09.:22:18.

have stopped. She is still back there, I think. There she is. Thank

:22:18.:22:22.

goodness she is still running, that will not have helped at all, that

:22:22.:22:27.

was a very heavy fault. That was really nasty, she did not see the

:22:27.:22:31.

wheelchair is that had snapped through on the inside to make sure

:22:31.:22:34.

they got their bottles. Edna Kiplagat actually stopped,

:22:34.:22:39.

calmly walked across to check her bottle, then started by running. I

:22:39.:22:42.

think she escaped, that was an ASCII fall and will not have helped if she

:22:42.:22:47.

has hit her hip in any way. That will put her off her stride. They

:22:47.:22:52.

were not running at a fast pace. -- that was amassed a fall.

:22:52.:22:59.

We have seen that, haven't we two elite field, only ten athletes, the

:22:59.:23:03.

stations are brilliantly organised, but we have seen it too many times,

:23:03.:23:07.

to be honest. Sometimes it is the organisation, but in this case I

:23:07.:23:11.

think it was the athletes. They know where the stations are, there are

:23:11.:23:16.

markings, they have to gauge the effort, they have there own specific

:23:16.:23:20.

drinks on those feeds stations, and it needs more attention. It is great

:23:20.:23:24.

to see Tiki Gelana, the other big campaign, back in action. She slowed

:23:24.:23:31.

down and came back to the group. -- the Olympic champion.

:23:31.:23:35.

For me that was marshalling error, they should have told the the

:23:35.:23:39.

wheelchair's work coming through. It can catches by surprise when they

:23:39.:23:44.

come through. Tanni, what did you make of that?

:23:45.:23:49.

I have been in a similar situation, the chairs are coming in and you try

:23:49.:23:54.

and show to head to let them know which side you are on.

:23:54.:23:59.

It is really tough. Certainly when I was doing it, the elite women's fine

:23:59.:24:02.

with all the photographers on it would be shouting to make sure the

:24:02.:24:12.
:24:12.:24:15.

Drama there, let us hope that does not influence the outcome of the

:24:15.:24:19.

race. We will focus now on the men's race and the chance for one of them

:24:19.:24:29.

to enter into London's history And the old record is going to be

:24:29.:24:39.
:24:39.:24:53.

broken by over a minute. Martin Lel makes a bit of history

:24:53.:25:03.
:25:03.:25:05.

and London 2008. under way, I will head to the finish

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and leave you in the capable hands of our commentary team led by Steve

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watching, these scenes are white people tune in. The elite field at

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the front is always one of the stories, there are so many out

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there, we will be looking forward to seeing Wilson Kipsang, Patrick

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Makau, the world record-holder. Scott Overall, the number one

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British runner. Of course, Mo Farah, through the first half. I think

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today is really about the rest of the field and the rest of the

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marathon world. I read one quote this week from someone who ran in

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Boston saying, the reason marathons are so popular is we have become

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addicted to not just overcoming our physical limits but the way these

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personal victories come together, and I think never has the world of

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marathon running been sewed together as it has been this week. Everyone

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is wearing black ribbons and in a moment there will be a few words

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from the organisers on the broadcast system to organise those waiting to

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take part, and then there will be 30 seconds of silence and a chance to

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reflect and remember the events of ANNOUNCER: Marathon running is a

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global sport, uniting runners and athletes on every continent in

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pursuit of a common challenge and in the spirit of fellowship and

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friendship. This week, the world Marathon family was shocked and

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saddened by the events at the Boston Marathon. In a few moments, a

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whistle will sound and we will join together in silence to remember our

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friends and colleagues, for whom a day of joy turned into a day of

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sadness. Let us know sure our respect and support for the victims

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Perfectly observed, and I saw one other comment that said, if you are

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

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to pick on. All sorts of stories out there today, and all will be

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thinking of those affected in Boston. To the front, there is Mo

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ANNOUNCER: Wearing number five, the 2010 virgin London Marathon

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champion, from Ethiopia, Tsegaye bronze medallist and the defending

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marathon champion from Kenya, Wilson Kipsang.

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Wearing number two, the fastest man in history, the world record-holder

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Marathon Majors champion, when in New York, Boston and Berlin, from

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please welcome your race starter. Under his stewardship, �500 million

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were raised for charity. The former world record-holder for 10,000

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ready to go. Now we get on with the athletes and the 36,000 others to

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

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in London. The crowds have not been ago. The great Chris Brasher

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watched and came home, and in the road, to believe this story, you

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must believe the human race to be one joyous group. He set up this

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race. They have done a brilliant job of turning the London Marathon

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into perhaps the best in the world. It is nice but they are reflecting

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that it did start in America, and the Boston Marathon, the patriarch

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of the world marathons, is in all of our thoughts. They are on their

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way now. It will take a good 10, 15 minutes or so for them or to cross

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the redstart. They are all eager to get going.

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BRENDAN FOSTER: These are the shops that had inspired the nation over

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the 32 years since the first marathon. Greenwich Park, this is

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the finest marathon in the world. Dave Bedford has steered the event.

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Dave by tall has guided it on its The event is a beautifully

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organised from start to finish. These are the shots that people

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look at. If they can't get into this event, they fill up events all

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around the nation. This is the lovely part. You come through, you

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walk through Greenwich Park, you eventually turn left at the gate,

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and then you trust the timing chip. It just matters that you cross the

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line. And then the stories of 37,000 runners here, all of them in

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their own way challenging themselves and hopefully all of

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them defeating the challenge. The thought was on Boston the other day.

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Now the thought is, can London open its heart? The runners are in full

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flow. This is a glorious sight. PAULA RADCLIFFE: we talk about the

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sadness and the shock of Boston. There was also a lot of defiance in

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there, a lot of outrage that humanity was attacked in that way,

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but also the sport of running. Marathon running does so much good.

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Over the years, more than �610 million has been raised by London

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Marathon runners. It can make a huge difference. People have

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decided we can use the good to do something or Boston. You can see a

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lot of the runners, they have got the names on their shirts, hoping

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that people will encourage them personally. That can make a big

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difference when you get to 21, 22, 23 miles, and you are just holding

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on, and just for somebody to call you name it can encourage you.

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organisers have pledged �2 for everybody who crosses the line will

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go to the fund that is set up by the organisers of the Boston

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Marathon. I'm sure a lot of people will be contributing to that fund

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as well. In his first year as race director, Hugh Brasher, the son of

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the founder, Chris, who, with John Disley, founded the event after

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much research and effort in the early years, now everything they

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have worked for over those years and today has been paid back.

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London is already beginning to respond. We have got away us to go.

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You can see the -- we have got away as to go. You can see people at the

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start. They are waiting to get under way. The charity runners are

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there. Millions have been raised for charity. The amazing thing, for

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me, is that a marathon is a long way, and it is awfully hard, but in

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this country, for some reason, people dress up to do it. They

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carry ladders. Somebody is dragging a cooker today. It is to raise

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money for his charity. Has he gone a bit upmarket?! They are heavy,

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those things. It is great. As Brendan said, people find all sorts

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of reasons to come. There used to be just one reason. You can see on

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a Schett there the word Boston. -- and I think most people are, let's

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have a look at the root. There are three different starts. Celebs are

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on the green start. They all eventually come together. This a

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pretty Brit quick -- pretty quick part of the course. They come up to

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Greenwich. At this point, their first major site en route is the

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Cutty Sark. The crowds will be phenomenal. He eventually, they

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start to see some of the landmarks in the distance as they go through

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10 miles. Tower Bridge will start to loom. It is perhaps one of the

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biggest heels on the course. It is not be, but a big crowd is expected

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there. -- it is not be. Then they go out to Canary Wharf. This is

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where it gets a bit twisty antennae. The legs will be getting tired.

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That was the headquarters for the 2012 team last year. They did a

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fantastic job. The London Marathon team were part of the Organisation

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for the marathon at the Olympics. Then they came back into the start

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of the city, along the Embankment. Then they see the London Eye and

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Big Ben in the distance. They turn the last corner, just 400 metres to

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These pictures will be going back to the US, and I'm sure they will

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be appreciated. We spoke to three people in who have been running and

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have come straight from Boston to compete. Further down the course,

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the elite women are just across Tower Bridge, approaching halfway.

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There's a new landmark. HMS Belfast is down there as well. 320

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kilometres, you can see that all of the big names are there. We are

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keeping an eye on the heavy fall a few miles back. She seems to be

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back in the group there. One of the Japanese athletes is just going

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with the pacemaker. Some of the others, Brendan, are thinking, do

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crowds collecting. -- on Tower Bridge. The only thing you can say

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for certain is once they get to the halfway point, they will accelerate.

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It will get faster in the second half. It will be a race. Already,

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different things are happening to what we would expect. We expected

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that group to stay strong as they together. We are now looking,

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because of the incident at the Water station, we are looking at

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Gelana, the Olympic champion. We are looking to see if she has had

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any after effect of that. At the moment, she seems to have gathered

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herself. She is a tough character. She is great to have to demonstrate

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that today. Hopefully there's no effect of her fall.

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PAULA RADCLIFFE: That fall has certainly affected her race. The

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group was breaking up. Then the accident happened. The group almost

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seemed to wait a bit for those who had really fallen, to give them a

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chance to get back together. It has really closed back up. Keeping an

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eye on it, one of them was trying to push on. Susan Partridge is

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still on good pace, but we can see Jessica Augusta, who, for me, has

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run a smarter ways -- race. She is now moving up and closing on season.

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-- Susan. Susan, from Oban in Scotland, will be getting plenty of

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support out there. She is the first British athlete. Alison Dixon ran

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fast last week in Brighton. Susan Partridge is well under her

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schedule, as indeed is a white head, who is not far behind her. -- as

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indeed is a new white head. -- Amy Some way back, Richard Whitehead,

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getting a huge cheer. We have been watching him all the way around.

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Every now and then, he just lists an arm to acknowledge the cheers he

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is getting. He is loving every moment of this. He absolutely years.

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He had to run in the only event that was available to him in the

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Paralympics. It has been difficult, a short amount of time to come up

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from sprinting. But is really welcome on the course today. He is

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an amazing athlete. Many of them are on their way. It does take a

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little while. It might be another five minutes or so. We can see

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Sonali Shah is back at the start with a couple who have yet to cross

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the line. I am walking to the start with two

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fairies, Chris and Matthew. We were meant to have a third, you cheese,

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who's going for fastest ferry around the course. -- your chief.

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He is itching to break the record. We are raising my knee for a

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charity that wants to buy a Age UK. He started running in 2004,

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at the age of 68. As he got older, he wanted to run for a charity that

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was close to his heart and one who would make life better for older

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people. To celebrate his 77th birthday, he plans to run a series

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of races totally 77 miles. -- totaling. In 1998, Catherine's

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mother passed away from bowel cancer, and then in 2010 her father

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was diagnosed with the same illness. Having been given the all-clear,

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heartbreakingly, his cancer returned. Despite this, this family

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were able to enjoy a lovely summer together, and added London Olympics

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she was inspired to run the marathon. Sadly, her father passed

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away last year. She will be running this year's marathon for both

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parents and in support of beating Bowel cancer.

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Gavin began to experience the first signs of Hodgkin's lymphoma at the

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age of 15. He underwent intensive chemotherapy as well as having a

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stem cell transplant. Thankfully, he was able to make a full recovery

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and went on to study cell biology. He is now studying for a research

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PhD at Cambridge. He hopes his research will help others to beat

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the disease. This year, he will be running for a charity hoping to

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Tigger there. Whatever your story is, if you have got anybody out

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there who is running and you want to let us know what they are up to,

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that. I mean, technically. Does looking at some of these pictures,

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the colour here that shines through makes the London mattered and --

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London Marathon with all the fluorescent colours and styles and

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all of the running shirts they were - it all just looks great and really

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is a testament. Things have changed so much over the years, and this

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London Marathon has been at the forefront of all of that. There's

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barely part of the event, Chris Brasher had to fight the

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establishment. It is the 40th anniversary this year of the team in

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the north-east winning that. We have managed to get so far, we

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have not the football so far, I thought you did well, Sunderland

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beating Newcastle 3-0, that is the last time we will mention it.

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They always say get your retaliation in first, don't they? There are

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people running for various football strips. They tend to go off on the

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greens start, you saw the blue start getting close to completing getting

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there people through. Let us get confirmation of that group, Edna

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Kiplagat, Florence Tipler gap, Joyce of the group there, she is the first

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that has started to go, not the most experienced, this is her first full

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London Marathon. She has just left herself about 20 metres with that

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group. We have already had one incident with Tiki Gelana, let us

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look at another incident at about 15 kilometres... No, it is the same

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instrument. Tiki Gelana, to be there, should have been more aware

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of what was going on. All of the athletes ended up in that leading

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group being affected to some degree. Cassidy is... Is he looking

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for a drink? Edna Kiplagat was offering drinks to Tiki Gelana, I

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think she was all right, she did not take a drink on board, but it is

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nice that the Ethiopian - Kenyan rivalry was put to one side.

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I think the camaraderie is coming through a little more. You are

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sharing a lot with your fellow runners, you know what you have all

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been through in preparation. The marathon is a little bit different

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to a sprint race, something may go wrong at the start, you know you

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have another race the next week. Marathon runners are not like that

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and the last thing anyone wants to see is a group of falling down and

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hurting themselves. The only good thing is that it would be the first

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part of the race, not the second were it would be much harder to get

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up and get going again, but she looks comfortable.

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The women are beyond halfway. Things are moving on now, the group is not

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just running together now, Tiki Gelana is at the back of that group.

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She made the big break at the Olympic Games. Let us give you a

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look, using technology, to see exactly where they are. Approaching

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14 miles. The men a little further back, there they are heading towards

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Canary Wharf. They will then do that big loop and head back. The men are

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moving towards the Cutty Sark, just beyond four miles, they have just

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completed the quickest miles on the course. In there somewhere is Mo

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Farah. There he is. I am sure he is getting plenty of support out on the

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route. One or two people have been taking the Mickey out of him a

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little bit about the fact he is dropping out halfway, but I don't

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think you can really call it dropping out, it is planned. It is

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not as though one day he is not going to be capable of running a

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really, really good marathon. Let's face it, if they do go through in

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61.45, Mo's best is just outside 60 minutes, he has only run a couple of

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half marathons, he is going to be pretty tired at the end of that, it

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is a good pace. It will be impressive to see that.

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It is great to see Mo Farah, double Olympic champion, it thrills me to

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see that. I think eventually this young man will win the London

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Marathon in the next few years. I am sure before then he will win some

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other big track races. It is wonderful to see a British athlete,

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having won two Olympic gold medals, back in Britain, enjoying the

:51:08.:51:12.

support of the crowd. He is doing it cleverly, drifting off the back of

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the group, not amongst them, and I think that is the right way to do

:51:16.:51:23.

I can tell you that the first five dormitories was run in 14.27 in this

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race. As might the first five kilometres. That is a pretty good

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time on the track. -- the first five kilometres. That is inside world

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record pace, obviously very early. This is more than a taster for Mo,

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he might have his eyes opened to what this is all about. That was my

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concern, he is coming into this and it is not the same feeling when you

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know you are going to drop out halfway.

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You don't have as many nerves or as much at run on.

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My worry is that Mo would be tired at halfway and would feel like he

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had worked really hard and it will play around with his mind when he

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comes to grace the full distance next year. Hopefully that will not

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be the case and he will get a big lift from the crowd, certainly. He

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will not have run in anything like this before. The Olympic Stadium

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last year will come very close, but still, I don't think it can top the

:52:20.:52:30.
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streets of London on a day like this. That will help him, that will

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lift him, and it will prepare them for next year. He will be taking

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lots of things along this route he can store up for next year when he

:52:36.:52:38.

attacks this properly. I think the important thing for Mo

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is to enjoy this. You will get fantastic support and he responds to

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that. He told me about running the 5000 metres, when he walked down the

:52:46.:52:51.

back straight the crowd went crazy. When you are getting nervous and you

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realise all these people are supporting you, it really does help.

:52:55.:53:00.

I think Mo Farah has worked so hard to get to where he has got to, he

:53:00.:53:03.

has enjoyed the European Championships, World Championship,

:53:03.:53:09.

Olympic games double, and eventually his line is to move up all distances

:53:09.:53:16.

and take on the challenge of the marathon, the champion enjoying

:53:16.:53:19.

himself in this race and I think there are some dramatic happenings

:53:19.:53:25.

in the women's race. We will have a quick look in a

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second, just a word on the men's pace. The two fastest ever over 25

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kilometres, that is the quality of the pacemakers, that is why they are

:53:35.:53:42.

going so fast. On the women's race, as Brendan said, not -- reports are

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not good for Tiki Gelana. There she is, Joyce Kepkirui has first of all

:53:49.:53:54.

got rid of the Kenyan. The Olympic champion is now struggling. Was it

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to do with that faulty mitral it could not have helped. -- was it to

:53:59.:54:08.

do with that fall? That is not good for her at this

:54:08.:54:12.

stage, that is a good group with good athletes, it has not been a

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fast pace. She would not be tactically laying off it at all.

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It is very sad at this point. To go to all of the effort to get the

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Olympic marathon champion here running in good shape, then sadly to

:54:29.:54:36.

have an organisational fault let it down, you have to feel for both the

:54:36.:54:38.

athlete and the organisation, because the organisation is

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absolutely fantastic. To have something go wrong like that that

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may not have been able to be predicted is very disappointing,

:54:46.:54:49.

particularly 40 gig Alanna, who is a great athlete and a very tough

:54:49.:54:55.

athlete. Paula, you would be having to share that, wouldn't you?

:54:55.:55:00.

We don't know it is related to the fall, but we can make a strong

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guess. I am trying to work out if she is running heavier on the tip on

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one side because it looked as though she banged her hip. They are going

:55:11.:55:15.

over small speed bumps which will affect her if she has any muscle

:55:16.:55:21.

tightness or a spasm then that side. She certainly needs to get herself

:55:21.:55:25.

back together and decide whether she is going to carry on in this race

:55:25.:55:29.

and close that gap. It has not helped her cause and what

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may be more relevant is they have just run 15.59 for that stretch, by

:55:36.:55:41.

far the quickest five kilometres stretch of the race. The contrast

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between running 17.10 and then a 15.59, she is a good enough athlete

:55:47.:55:50.

normally to cope with that. They have been running at a fairly slow

:55:50.:55:55.

pace by her standards. She should have been able to cope with that

:55:55.:56:01.

surge, but you can see that now that is perhaps the best part of 100

:56:01.:56:04.

metres she is behind, falling further.

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When you look at the group, you have the world champion, Olympic silver

:56:08.:56:17.

medallist, the fastest 10,000 metres runner in the world, that looks like

:56:17.:56:27.
:56:27.:56:28.

Susan Partridge there. Amy Whitehead is ahead of her. Interestingly, the

:56:29.:56:35.

field down year is splitting up, too. That is a bit concerning. There

:56:35.:56:39.

you have for athletes and their is no way Tiki Gelana, the Olympic

:56:39.:56:43.

champion, was planning on a race like this. She is not going to come

:56:43.:56:51.

back and catch them. Just a word on the two British

:56:51.:56:54.

women, Susan Partridge went through in 73 minutes and 50 seconds, Amy

:56:54.:56:58.

Whitehead about a minute behind her, but the two are slowing down from

:56:58.:57:04.

the pace set earlier on. Both of them are still on schedule to run

:57:04.:57:08.

under 2.30, but they are slowing down.

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Sorry, that was not Amy Whitehead, she is further down, as you said,

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about a minute behind. Here they are now at the start, they

:57:17.:57:22.

have been going for about 25 minutes, within half an hour the

:57:22.:57:29.

whole field will be on its way. Running next to that man with the

:57:29.:57:35.

cooker you would want to take it. Let me check my list of official

:57:35.:57:40.

world records, there may be one for bouncing a ball and there is one for

:57:40.:57:45.

a dodgy haircut, as well. Bouncing a ball in a yellow shirt, there is

:57:45.:57:47.

world-record potential for that, I think.

:57:47.:57:56.

It is not even a basketball. You are supposed to double football. -- to

:57:56.:57:59.

dribble of football. There is a woman league one sort of

:57:59.:58:04.

dribbling you do these days and it is not -- there is only one sort of

:58:04.:58:11.

dribbling you do these days and it isn't with the ball. Taking their

:58:11.:58:16.

time, as David says, start slowly and get slower. If he is watching,

:58:16.:58:24.

our best wishes to you. The last of this year's London Marathon runners

:58:24.:58:29.

about to cross the start line. He will be enjoying this thing, he

:58:29.:58:33.

was the man who captured the spirit of the first London Marathon, right

:58:33.:58:39.

from the beginning, he captured it on the first day, the hand of

:58:39.:58:43.

friendship with his Norwegian competitor crossing the line. That

:58:43.:58:47.

was the spirit of the London Marathon on its first running. That

:58:47.:58:57.
:58:57.:59:09.

We will keep an eye on the ten kilometres time, in the women's race

:59:09.:59:19.
:59:19.:59:19.

it is hotting up. Meselech Melkamu is the latest to drop off. Edna

:59:19.:59:29.

Kiplagat won the title debut two years ago. Priscah Jeptoo felt as

:59:29.:59:33.

though she should have won last year. Mary Keitany, her team-mate,

:59:33.:59:39.

was the favourite going into the Olympics, but it was Tiki Gelana who

:59:39.:59:46.

took the title. I was watching Mary Keitany, she did not cover the move

:59:46.:59:51.

of Tiki Gelana well. She is running a good race today, Priscah Jeptoo in

:59:51.:59:59.

great shape. Florence Kibler Gatt, also looking pretty comfortable, but

:59:59.:00:06.

this surge, this constant pressure that is being applied.

:00:06.:00:13.

For me in the Olympic/dear, I felt that Priscah Jeptoo was the third

:00:13.:00:23.
:00:23.:00:23.

swing Kenyan, put in there to do the work for Kiplagat and Tiki Gelana.

:00:23.:00:27.

She could have done better had she ran her own race. She will have come

:00:27.:00:35.

today ready to run her own race. All three of them looking comfortable.

:00:35.:00:40.

Kiplagat is dropping back, the two young Kiplagat girls, no relation

:00:40.:00:44.

between them but they do train together, they will be used to

:00:44.:00:49.

running as a team. The other two do give Priscah Jeptoo a wider berth

:00:49.:00:53.

because of the flick out she has with her legs, which can be

:00:53.:00:56.

dangerous and you want to make sure you stay clear of that and we don't

:00:56.:00:58.

see any more falls in this race today.

:00:58.:01:03.

This race is not going to plan. The plan -- plan was to run fast at the

:01:03.:01:08.

beginning. We can see the men coming through the Cutty Sark. The men are

:01:08.:01:12.

responding, there is a big group layer, the crowds are going crazy

:01:12.:01:17.

here. The crowd is as big as I have ever seen it before at the Cutty

:01:17.:01:20.

Sark. This is wonderful to see. There they are through that first

:01:20.:01:30.
:01:30.:01:36.

point. Mo Farah at the back of that sensible, Mo. Go on the outside,

:01:37.:01:46.
:01:47.:01:47.

let them see you. He -- the London Marathon in all its glory hair.

:01:47.:01:54.

just looking at this group. I can't see Patrick Makau in that group.

:01:54.:01:59.

on the clock, I have got him about 40 seconds back. Unless that is him

:01:59.:02:08.

back down the road. I don't think he is in that group. It happened to

:02:08.:02:14.

him last year. He broke the world were Col, he came to London 22 --

:02:14.:02:20.

the world record, he came to London and was not able to compete. The

:02:20.:02:26.

Kenyans had a pretty tough job in trying to pick a team. In the end,

:02:26.:02:34.

it was Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda who won the gold medal. Makau could

:02:34.:02:39.

be the first casualty of the pace. That is surprising. There were no

:02:39.:02:43.

reports of any injuries. He said himself that he was fit and ready

:02:43.:02:49.

to run. It is a surprise. We were expecting a lot from him. We are

:02:49.:02:53.

witnessing a bit of history here. At the back of the grid, you have

:02:53.:03:01.

got the cream of world distance running. -- the group. You have got

:03:01.:03:04.

Kiprotich and Mo Farah running together. It is a side we have

:03:04.:03:13.

never seen before. Those two, between them, won the gold medals

:03:13.:03:20.

at the Olympics. Mo Farah there in the black vest. Behind him, Stephen

:03:20.:03:30.
:03:30.:03:34.

Kiprotich. Can the Olympic champion make this a glorious return to

:03:34.:03:44.
:03:44.:04:05.

women's race. The Olympic silver medallist and the Berlin Marathon

:04:05.:04:10.

winner. The second part is going to be faster than that. You can tell

:04:10.:04:20.
:04:20.:04:23.

even by the cadence. Maybe Kiplagat is not even able to cope with that

:04:23.:04:30.

pace. Susan Partridge is sticking to her task well. This is a loan

:04:30.:04:34.

race for her now. The gaps in the women's race have got bigger and

:04:34.:04:44.

bigger. She has got to work hard now. She wants to run inside to

:04:44.:04:54.
:04:54.:04:57.

0.30. -- 2.30. She has to maintain pace into the last mile. She has to

:04:57.:05:02.

hope the early, quick miles don't make her pay later on. Approaching

:05:02.:05:08.

17 miles. There are big gaps. That is the risk of running in the elite

:05:08.:05:14.

field. This is what you face. Absolutely. But when your eye in

:05:14.:05:23.

the front, you face it as well! -- you are in front. She will know the

:05:23.:05:28.

pace she is training to run at. She will be retreating into her own

:05:28.:05:33.

world and trying to stay at the pace. She will be doing or she can

:05:33.:05:39.

to remain focused and keep her brain away from the pain and how

:05:39.:05:49.
:05:49.:05:52.

far she has to go. That was Gelana that we just went past. She has

:05:52.:05:59.

been passed by the group of three, who are the second group. She looks

:05:59.:06:02.

as though she is going to keep running. She is not in a huge

:06:02.:06:06.

amount of pain but she is not getting the turnover she was hoping

:06:06.:06:16.
:06:16.:06:17.

for. The gap was covered by the bike very quickly. At the front,

:06:17.:06:21.

they are trying to forge further ahead. It is not looking so good

:06:21.:06:30.

for Florence Kiplagat. The gap is building. She are starting to look

:06:30.:06:34.

tired. The front two are looking comfortable, the pair of them

:06:34.:06:42.

working well. Don't be put off by Jeptoo's action there. That is how

:06:42.:06:48.

she runs when she is fine as well as when she is tired. 18 miles

:06:48.:06:54.

being approach. The pace is getting better. It is nothing like the

:06:54.:07:00.

men's race. They are well inside the world record race. Maybe it is

:07:00.:07:06.

why Makau has been a casualty. These two, the world champion and

:07:06.:07:13.

the Olympic silver medallist, they are not from the same training camp.

:07:13.:07:20.

Jeptoo is trained by the young Italian coach based in Kenya. One

:07:20.:07:25.

or two going in the men's race as well. They were saying that Jeptoo

:07:25.:07:35.
:07:35.:07:35.

is going well. Her training partner one D -- came first in the Boston

:07:35.:07:39.

Marathon last week. That is Rita Jeptoo, not a relation. What a

:07:39.:07:49.
:07:49.:07:52.

story that would be if they could win the Boston and London Marathon.

:07:52.:07:57.

There's the world record holder, Patrick Makau of Kenya. He came

:07:57.:08:02.

here last year as the favourite. He dropped out. Then he was not

:08:02.:08:06.

selected for the Olympics. Here he is today, not running as well as we

:08:06.:08:10.

expected him to. He is not able to stay with the group. The group are

:08:10.:08:14.

doing extremely quickly. Some athletes will fall off the back of

:08:14.:08:20.

that group. Here is the world record-holder, Patrick Makau. He

:08:20.:08:26.

did a fantastic race in Berlin when he broke the record. Here, today,

:08:26.:08:31.

he is not going to enjoy London. He has not enjoyed London. He has

:08:31.:08:37.

never run really well. He did not do well last year. He was third in

:08:37.:08:47.
:08:47.:08:48.

2011. It is not a happy hunting ground for this man. Just by

:08:48.:08:55.

contrast, he went through 10 kilometres in about 2.5 pace, which

:08:55.:09:03.

is way off the lead. But you never know. I was listening to him

:09:03.:09:07.

earlier in the week, he sounded confident, said his preparations

:09:07.:09:12.

were going well. He is not the most gregarious athlete talking to the

:09:12.:09:16.

media, Patrick Makau, but nonetheless I am sure this is not

:09:16.:09:22.

the game plan he wanted. We have got confirmation that he was on the

:09:22.:09:29.

start-line, haven't we? It seems that he is running his own race. He

:09:29.:09:34.

has help from one of the pacemakers running alongside him. I don't know

:09:34.:09:38.

if he is supposed to be there but he is helping him at this stage.

:09:38.:09:43.

Great that he is getting that assistance, too. That will help him.

:09:43.:09:51.

Let's look at the gap. There Lido, down the road. -- there we go.

:09:51.:09:58.

Crowds on both sides of the race. This is the fun they came to see.

:09:58.:10:02.

This road will be full in a few minutes. That is a big gap from

:10:02.:10:08.

Patrick Makau. It just shows you how fast they are going. If he is

:10:08.:10:12.

running 2.5 pace, it shows you what is happening up ahead. We are not

:10:13.:10:22.
:10:23.:10:25.

at the lead group yet. You can just see, in the distance there, we pass

:10:25.:10:30.

an Ethiopian. Now here we are, approaching the lead group. The

:10:30.:10:33.

pacemakers are doing a good job. The crowds are enormous, they

:10:33.:10:41.

really are. Look at that. What a place to be. London's response to

:10:41.:10:48.

this marathon has been fantastic today. There's the group. In there,

:10:48.:10:53.

there's a lot of talent. Perhaps they all came out to watch Mo Farah.

:10:54.:11:01.

Well, this is a real baptism for Mona -- for Mo. This is the number

:11:01.:11:07.

of. The crowds may not be aware of what they are seeing. -- this is

:11:07.:11:15.

phenomenal. They are seeing a bunch of men setting up at a pace which,

:11:15.:11:21.

well, surely they can't all maintain it. Who will keep it up?

:11:21.:11:27.

These two pacemakers are of such quality, they could run to within

:11:27.:11:33.

four or five miles of the finish at this pace. They are told that they

:11:33.:11:41.

cannot keep going, but that day could drag people along on world-

:11:41.:11:51.
:11:51.:11:54.

record pace. Some of the are working way beyond themselves. The

:11:54.:12:00.

Kenyan who was not selected last year, he was disappointed. Haile

:12:00.:12:05.

Gebrselassie made representations on his behalf. He said he was the

:12:05.:12:09.

best marathon runner in Ethiopia, he should be on the team. He was

:12:09.:12:15.

not in the team. And you know what happened in the Olympics? All three

:12:15.:12:20.

Olympians -- Ethiopians failed to finish. There was an outrage.

:12:20.:12:24.

Whatever happens in distance running, the Ethiopians want to be

:12:24.:12:30.

featured in the marathon. Here he is, showing that he is still good

:12:30.:12:35.

enough to run at world-record pace. But there are too many of them

:12:35.:12:39.

running at world record pace. The crowd response is enormous. Mo

:12:39.:12:44.

Farah is hearing it. He is being cheered on every stage. Look how

:12:44.:12:48.

deep the crowds are. They have never seen anything like this. This

:12:48.:12:51.

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

:12:51.:12:56.

response is, you can't stop us doing what we want to do. This is

:12:56.:13:01.

part of the fabric of London. This is how we want to live our lives.

:13:01.:13:06.

We want to organise big events. We want people to run in them. We

:13:06.:13:10.

can't let terrorists stop them. Look what has happened today. There

:13:10.:13:15.

is your answer. The Olympics and Paralympics obviously brought

:13:15.:13:22.

people out onto the streets. Both marathons well-supported. The --

:13:22.:13:29.

were well supported. The crowds, we said we would never see it again.

:13:29.:13:33.

Maybe we are in terms of the crowds on the streets. The Olympic

:13:33.:13:39.

marathon was a shorter lap. A lot of people were squeezed into the

:13:39.:13:45.

small area. Today, it is across the whole 26 miles. Some of these areas,

:13:45.:13:49.

some of the athletes used to say that there are some quite sections.

:13:49.:13:57.

Not today. People are everywhere. My 20 quid on Mo Farah to win this

:13:57.:14:03.

eventually, my 20 quid says there are more people here today than

:14:03.:14:12.

were watching the Olympic marathon. The sad news is that the Olympic

:14:12.:14:16.

champion, Tiki Gelana, she is tying her lace there but she does not

:14:16.:14:21.

look very good. She does not look to be moving very well. It is nice

:14:21.:14:28.

that she wants to keep going. This is not the Olympic champion that we

:14:28.:14:34.

know. This is not the Tiki Gelana that we know. Since those Olympics,

:14:34.:14:37.

sadly for her, the New York Marathon, she planned to run it and

:14:37.:14:43.

it was cancelled. She suffered a really heavy faller here in London

:14:43.:14:50.

and has left the way open for her compatriots. So, at the front,

:14:50.:14:56.

Jeptoo and Kiplagat are locked together. Locked together and

:14:56.:15:06.
:15:06.:15:06.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

:15:06.:15:57.

20, that's when the race really starts. Will they be able to

:15:57.:16:07.
:16:07.:16:09.

maintain that all will they have to slow down? Edna Kiplagat is a very

:16:09.:16:19.

thoughtful athletes. She didn't panic when she fell. Maybe she will

:16:19.:16:29.
:16:29.:16:31.

have to be patient here. The Olympic silver medallist, Priscah Jeptoo, is

:16:31.:16:35.

testing the world champion. The times are getting fast. Damage has

:16:35.:16:40.

been done in the last couple of miles, but this is a crucial part of

:16:40.:16:46.

the race for Edna Kiplagat. It is really tight now. She was running

:16:46.:16:52.

neck and neck with Priscah Jeptoo. They are above the 20 mile point.

:16:52.:16:57.

This will be crucial to them. both look as though they are working

:16:57.:17:07.

harder here. Me, add shows more strain it was four or five miles

:17:07.:17:14.

ago. But they appear to be working together. Maybe they are sharing a

:17:14.:17:22.

little bit of the workers well. You can see how much faster they have

:17:22.:17:29.

been by how quickly that gap is growing. We need to watch the

:17:29.:17:35.

leading group behind them, the chase group, to see whether they can catch

:17:35.:17:45.
:17:45.:17:49.

Edna Kiplagat. Just making a test, as Edna Kiplagat, the world

:17:49.:17:54.

champion, responding again. But this is going to be a really great race

:17:54.:18:02.

to the finish. But Priscah Jeptoo is record is amazing. She was second in

:18:02.:18:08.

the world Championships, so she is a big time operator. That tells you

:18:08.:18:16.

there is a big group there and they are running faster. The world record

:18:16.:18:20.

there as well, set in Berlin by the world record holder who is not in

:18:20.:18:30.
:18:30.:18:44.

that group. He will have to watch heading towards the finish now. And

:18:44.:18:51.

David Weir is still there. And Jenny Arce, his coach, and David Weir had

:18:51.:18:58.

plotted a scheme to get victory number seven. He is almost in the

:18:58.:19:05.

perfect place, but that is becoming very tactical race. It has. You can

:19:05.:19:11.

tell, in the last kilometre, they have really started slowing down the

:19:11.:19:14.

pace to get the right position. And Dave Weir is in a perfect place

:19:14.:19:24.
:19:24.:19:27.

right now. Just heading up to Birdcage Walk. And my goodness!

:19:27.:19:33.

Isn't David we're going to get a huge round of applause? He has got

:19:33.:19:37.

the Boston Marathon winner alongside him. Ernst Van Dyke, nine times the

:19:37.:19:47.
:19:47.:19:48.

Boston winner, wearing the green and gold of South Africa. David Weir, in

:19:48.:19:57.

pole position at the moment. Kurt Fearnley from Australia is

:19:57.:20:07.
:20:07.:20:09.

sitting right behind him as well. He wants to make sure... The danger is,

:20:09.:20:13.

you haven't got enough space to go round. And the final turn is so

:20:13.:20:20.

crucial. When the road opens up, you have less chance of being able to

:20:20.:20:28.

control the race. A consolation as well for Josh Cassidy who had that

:20:28.:20:33.

crashed back at the feeding stage. Some of the wheelchairs came

:20:33.:20:40.

together with some of the leading women athletes. But David Weir,

:20:40.:20:47.

ready to strike, ready to pounce, together victory number seven. Two

:20:47.:20:55.

turns and then it is 200 metres flat out towards the finish. Kurt

:20:55.:21:00.

Fearnley in third place. He has been in this position many times before.

:21:00.:21:04.

And luckily the Great Britain fans, he has never managed to get past

:21:04.:21:14.
:21:14.:21:15.

David Weir in this position. David Weir looking across that Marcel Hug.

:21:15.:21:24.

Ernst van Dyke is coming to come round from the outside. Kurt

:21:24.:21:28.

Fearnley is coming through really quickly. Kurt Fearnley on the

:21:28.:21:34.

inside. David Weir has no response. Marcel Hug in second place. The

:21:34.:21:44.
:21:44.:21:44.

noise was absolutely deafening. Kurt Fearnley WinZip by a whisker! David

:21:44.:21:50.

Weir finishes in faith. He had nothing left to give over the last

:21:50.:21:57.

100 metres. That was superb timing by Kurt Fearnley. He didn't panic.

:21:57.:22:02.

While everyone was watching Dave, that's when he went. It is a

:22:02.:22:05.

paraphrase the Dave today, but that is probably Curt Fearnley's best

:22:05.:22:15.

race of his career. There will certainly be a story to be told

:22:15.:22:21.

about that one. But I was a wonderful victory for Kurt Fearnley.

:22:21.:22:30.

He is a class athlete. He came here as an underdog. But that will go

:22:30.:22:35.

down as a superb victory for Kurt Fearnley. And David Weir finished in

:22:35.:22:45.
:22:45.:22:53.

race, a significant break now by Priscah Jeptoo, the Olympic silver

:22:53.:23:03.
:23:03.:23:06.

medallist. It was then just her team-mates. Edna Kiplagat herself

:23:06.:23:11.

not able to stay with the force applied by Priscah Jeptoo. Priscah

:23:11.:23:19.

Jeptoo just kept pushing. Every mile of the last six miles has been

:23:19.:23:27.

riding really fast pace. No let up. Edna Kiplagat, a world champion from

:23:27.:23:33.

2011, doing her best and fighting. Not a big surge but constant

:23:33.:23:38.

pressure here. And that one metre turned into two, then three, and

:23:38.:23:45.

then gradually, it suddenly stretched. And that's what happens.

:23:45.:23:51.

They keep -- they talk about the elastic band that keeps you

:23:51.:23:58.

attached, and then when it goes, five metres turns into 60 metres.

:23:58.:24:01.

And that looks like Priscah Jeptoo just has to keep going at this

:24:02.:24:11.
:24:12.:24:15.

pace. She has run well in her last three races. There she is now, the

:24:15.:24:21.

miles are getting quick. The second half of the race will be significant

:24:21.:24:31.
:24:31.:24:31.

faster than the first. And that's the way marathons evolve. Very

:24:31.:24:37.

difficult to break away in the early stages. Then the race got serious.

:24:37.:24:44.

Then the split times became phenomenal. Terrific performance.

:24:44.:24:51.

And here's Priscah Jeptoo now. Can she keep going? The crowds are

:24:51.:25:01.
:25:01.:25:10.

responding to her as they respond to Whitehead. Enjoying it every step of

:25:10.:25:18.

the way. He really is some athlete. It's not so long ago that Mr muscle

:25:18.:25:28.
:25:28.:25:29.

tear became Paralympic 200 metres champion. He's got another 26 miles

:25:29.:25:37.

to go! But on his own here. He is enjoying the atmosphere. And this is

:25:37.:25:47.
:25:47.:25:54.

a phenomenal Dave everybody. -- day for everybody. You can see Tower

:25:54.:26:01.

Bridge in the distance, and approaching that, the halfway mark.

:26:01.:26:07.

That is the point at which Mo Farah will stop. These men are going at a

:26:07.:26:17.
:26:17.:26:22.

good pace. There is a bit of an issue. The man, the fastest in the

:26:22.:26:30.

world, has pulled out with an injury in the first two or three miles.

:26:30.:26:40.
:26:40.:26:44.

That is a less -- less of a pacemaking pedigree. Mo Farah just

:26:44.:26:52.

stepped out of the crowd. He wants to receive a view of the plaudits.

:26:52.:26:58.

He knows he is into the last mile or so. He does, but he will find it

:26:58.:27:08.
:27:08.:27:15.

hard to stop. I mean, look at this crowd! That's amazing. He will find

:27:15.:27:24.

it hard to step aside. That has all been thought about. At least he is

:27:24.:27:34.

not waving! I actually think he has been very respectful. That was one

:27:34.:27:38.

of the points raised, that he might take focus away from the runners,

:27:38.:27:45.

but he hasn't done that at all. at these crowds, Brendan. A

:27:45.:27:49.

wonderful site. Mo Farah the focus of their attention, but for all

:27:49.:27:59.
:27:59.:28:01.

these athletes, this is the best marathon in the world. Look at those

:28:01.:28:11.
:28:11.:28:14.

crowds! This is a great advantage point and a great place to watch.

:28:14.:28:20.

There is the Tower hotel in the background, where Mo Farah will

:28:20.:28:25.

spend a leisurely afternoon. He's getting a great respond. He would

:28:25.:28:31.

find it more difficult to keep going the dropout! There they are. They

:28:31.:28:41.
:28:41.:28:46.

are racing now. And there's Mo Farah, on his own. A chance to see

:28:46.:28:52.

our double Olympic champion. We have never had an Olympic distance

:28:52.:28:58.

champion. And then he is, enjoying it. And so he should! When you are

:28:58.:29:08.
:29:08.:29:09.

double Olympic champion, you can do whatever you like. This is a

:29:09.:29:16.

marvellous response by the people of London. A marathon held in troubled

:29:16.:29:20.

times after what happened in Boston last week, but here it is today,

:29:20.:29:28.

London in all its glory. And what a wonderful site Tower Bridge is. A

:29:28.:29:32.

beautiful backdrop. It has never looked better on London marathon

:29:32.:29:42.
:29:42.:29:42.

day. That lead group are forcing the pace. Mo Farah is part of that. I

:29:42.:29:52.

can just see another Olympic champion, Stephen Kipper titch,

:29:52.:30:02.
:30:02.:30:03.

giving up as well. -- Stephen Kiprotich. But today, it is about

:30:03.:30:10.

slugging it out with the best in the world. Just one or two starting to

:30:10.:30:20.
:30:20.:30:25.

struggle with this pace that has been set through the first half.

:30:25.:30:30.

There is Mo, dropped out just before halfway. He saw the gap in the fence

:30:30.:30:38.

there. We will just give Mo a few seconds

:30:38.:30:42.

to catch his breath. It will be interesting to hear his thoughts on

:30:42.:30:48.

what the pace has been like. If you look at that clock, it will be a

:30:48.:30:53.

very fast first half marathon. The man who has completed just less than

:30:53.:30:59.

a half marathon is now chatting with Phil.

:30:59.:31:05.

Well, Mo, London lad, you have won the many marathon before, what was

:31:05.:31:08.

it like to be part of the main event?

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Incredible, the mode of support, people coming from everywhere

:31:12.:31:16.

achieving from the hallway. You expected people to come out and

:31:16.:31:21.

support you after London 2012, was it bigger than you expected?

:31:21.:31:25.

Yeah, I did not expect that many people to come out today, they were

:31:25.:31:30.

cheering from the houses, looking out on the route, the atmosphere is

:31:30.:31:34.

can encrypt -- incredible. You can hear the supporters still

:31:34.:31:40.

cheering you, tell me about what you gained from the race today?

:31:40.:31:45.

The pace is not a problem, the place looks good, but the biggest

:31:45.:31:48.

challenge is picking up the drinks, making sure you pick up the right

:31:48.:31:57.

drink, I need a mess of it at the ten kilometre.

:31:57.:32:02.

So you wanted to gain experience of the media, the race itself, was it

:32:02.:32:05.

worth while? I have learned the biggest lesson of

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my life, really. If I had made a mess of it next year, I would not

:32:10.:32:14.

have been able to deal with that. It is good practice, waking up early,

:32:14.:32:18.

getting on the bus and eating breakfast, dealing with everything,

:32:18.:32:27.

I have learnt a lot, for sure. Finally, just a quick word for

:32:27.:32:34.

anyone tuning in now, asking why you have dropped out, just explain.

:32:34.:32:39.

My aim was just to learn a lot, next year I am going to do the full

:32:39.:32:42.

marathon, this year I am concentrating on the ten key, five

:32:42.:32:47.

K, and it is hard to do track and get ready for a marathon.

:32:47.:32:51.

Thank you for talking to is Mo, we will speak to you later.

:32:51.:32:56.

I want to say happy birthday to my father-in-law, Bob, have a good day,

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Bob, have a good one. Thanks, Mo.

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Well, the easy bit is to sort the drinks out, you can learn that. The

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hard bit is maintaining that pace, because they have been running very

:33:13.:33:19.

fast. They are slowing a little bit, it was crazy earlier on. We

:33:19.:33:28.

have not really started the racing part of it yet. Mo has dropped out,

:33:28.:33:31.

Stephen Kiprotich, the Olympic champion, still in there but he is

:33:31.:33:41.

struggling. For him, his return to London not such a happy one, but

:33:41.:33:45.

nobody was really tipping Stephen Kiprotich to win today, because the

:33:45.:33:50.

gold medal was about doing the right race on the day. That was what he

:33:50.:33:59.

did, and it was the greatest race in his life. Both of our Olympic

:33:59.:34:05.

champions struggling today. There is Tiki Gelana, really jogging now.

:34:05.:34:09.

Someone should mention to her, she is getting very close to the event

:34:09.:34:14.

hotel at about 21 miles, and she might as well just stop. It is nice

:34:14.:34:18.

she is continuing to jog around. She is obviously struggling.

:34:18.:34:23.

My worry would be that by continuing she would be hurting yourself and

:34:23.:34:26.

doing further damage. I wonder if she knows the procedure for dropping

:34:26.:34:36.
:34:36.:34:42.

out. She is able to stop near the Just two women contesting first

:34:42.:34:46.

place in this women's wheelchair marathon. The defending champion,

:34:46.:34:50.

Shelly Woods, is about two minutes behind these two. It looks as though

:34:50.:34:58.

it is going to be an American 1-2. She has been in amazing shape this

:34:58.:35:04.

year. Tatiana has set the pace the hallway with her team-mate from the

:35:04.:35:08.

University of Illinois, Amanda McGrory, just behind. They made a

:35:08.:35:15.

decisive break about halfway, and it will beat this -- interesting to see

:35:15.:35:21.

if Amanda McGrory springs against Tatyana MacFadden, at the moment I

:35:21.:35:27.

think the best she can hope for is fourth position.

:35:27.:35:37.
:35:37.:35:44.

Tatyana MacFadden, heads down, working those arms. She did so well

:35:44.:35:47.

in London 2012, she got three gold medals.

:35:47.:35:53.

Tatyana MacFadden is looking quite tired, they are probably going at 70

:35:53.:35:59.

mph, Amanda McGrory is trying to get back to her, this is an amazing win

:35:59.:36:02.

by Tatyana MacFadden after doing Boston at the beginning of the week.

:36:02.:36:07.

It looks as if the record is going to be blown out of the water here.

:36:07.:36:11.

Tatyana MacFadden going through just outside 1: 46. Amanda McGrory in

:36:11.:36:20.

second. That officially is a new course record. The course record set

:36:20.:36:24.

back in 2011 when Amanda McGrory became the champion, Shelly Woods in

:36:24.:36:31.

second place. That was a very proficient bit of trading from both

:36:31.:36:41.
:36:41.:36:56.

Priscah Jeptoo, a significant lead now. She can sense she just has to

:36:56.:37:01.

hold this together along the embankment. She will be able to

:37:01.:37:04.

think about winning this race. You cannot get ahead of yourself too

:37:04.:37:09.

much. As we head through the bridges along the embankment we will get

:37:09.:37:14.

picture breakup. We will just reflect on the Olympic champion.

:37:14.:37:20.

Just ahead of her, Susan Partridge has just passed Tiki Gelana. She is

:37:20.:37:25.

very close to the event hotel, she is jogging now and it is not a nice

:37:25.:37:35.
:37:35.:37:37.

thing to see, an athlete of her the way, but it has not been a good

:37:37.:37:43.

day for her. That is player 12 micro from South Africa who has just gone

:37:43.:37:53.
:37:53.:37:54.

through the picture. -- player 12 through Saint Catherine 's Dock,

:37:54.:37:59.

through the cobbles, but they don't have to do that now.

:37:59.:38:03.

Instead of that you come along a double section where the mass races

:38:03.:38:09.

and the men's races will be coming in one direction, the women going in

:38:09.:38:14.

another, so the crowd are twice as loud, so it is a start contrast to

:38:14.:38:19.

it being very loud to the quiet of the tunnel, then you come out into

:38:19.:38:23.

the direct sunlight, knowing you who only have three or four miles to go

:38:23.:38:31.

and time to run the closing stages. She really has got quicker and

:38:31.:38:38.

quicker, she ran a 66 minute half marathon. She was beaten on that

:38:38.:38:47.

day, that runner got injured. Once you are running under 67 minutes you

:38:47.:38:52.

know you have to be in good shape to run a marathon. It does not tell you

:38:52.:38:56.

everything, but it tells you a lot. It tells you an awful lot.

:38:57.:39:01.

She got to the halfway point, she relaxed and was comfortable and

:39:01.:39:04.

started applying the pressure, now the gap has opened and the crowd

:39:04.:39:10.

have been cheering her on. It has been a great day so far for the

:39:10.:39:16.

London Marathon. Being less of a great day for Olympic champions.

:39:16.:39:20.

Shirley Reilly, the Olympic women's Paralympic champion, David Weir,

:39:20.:39:26.

Tiki Gelana, and Stephen Kiprotich are not all having great days. We

:39:26.:39:32.

just saw the Olympic -- double Olympic champion has probably had

:39:32.:39:37.

better days. Mo Farah has probably learned a lot from today, he will be

:39:37.:39:40.

in the Hotel watching the excitement of the last stages of the marathon

:39:40.:39:47.

on folder. This is a very, very good athlete. Olympic silver medallist,

:39:47.:39:50.

third in this race last year, second in the world championships a couple

:39:50.:39:55.

of years ago, now here looking as though she is going to keep going to

:39:55.:40:01.

win the London Marathon. Coming along Embankment, the crowds and the

:40:01.:40:04.

charity cheering points all along the way. She will be enjoying this.

:40:05.:40:10.

She needs this at this point in the race. The weather has been great. It

:40:10.:40:16.

is cool, not too warm at all, clear skies, no wind at all, great

:40:16.:40:26.

marathon running conditions. This is From one great runner to a great

:40:26.:40:30.

Paralympic athlete, Shelly Woods being hunted down in the home

:40:30.:40:37.

straight. That is Shirley Reilly from the USA.

:40:37.:40:43.

It has been a really tough race for Shelly Woods this year. She has not

:40:43.:40:46.

late in the best form of her life, but I think she will be pleased to

:40:46.:40:51.

get over. It is a pretty good time for her.

:40:51.:40:55.

Just outside of the medals for Shelly Woods, beaten on the line by

:40:55.:41:02.

the Paralympic marathon champion. Apologies, that was Christy dolls

:41:02.:41:12.
:41:12.:41:21.

The Americans have had a fine day here today. The last two times

:41:21.:41:25.

Shelly Woods has been on the streets of London, of course, she got a

:41:25.:41:28.

silver medal in the Paralympic marathon and won the London Marathon

:41:28.:41:34.

last year. She will consider this to be a failure, only fourth place, in

:41:34.:41:40.

a race she hoped to dominate. But conditions today favoured the faster

:41:41.:41:50.
:41:51.:41:52.

to Americans by far. -- the faster two Americans.

:41:52.:41:55.

Some interesting developments in the men's group. Stanley Biwott and

:41:55.:42:02.

Emmanuel Mutai pushing the pace on here, and the pacemakers have gone.

:42:02.:42:08.

We have been left with the main pace makers, make Keegan, who is very

:42:08.:42:18.
:42:18.:42:19.

experienced. He is trying to keep things going. -- Mike Keegan.

:42:19.:42:24.

Stanley Biwott, very expire you -- experienced, he won in Paris last

:42:24.:42:28.

year. The others are still close by, Geoffrey Mutai could be very strong

:42:28.:42:35.

in the last six miles. Tsegaye Kebede is still there, and Wilson

:42:35.:42:40.

Kipsang, who won last year. Efforts to break that grew up, they are

:42:40.:42:44.

trying, so far they are all still there. -- efforts to break that

:42:44.:42:49.

group up. A few people looked like they are

:42:49.:42:54.

working hard in that. Emmanuel Mutai looks like he is working quite

:42:54.:43:01.

hard. He looks as though he wants this pace to keep moving on. He

:43:01.:43:05.

might be concerned about those in that group. Still quite a large

:43:05.:43:09.

group, given that faster running. They are running very close to world

:43:09.:43:14.

pace here. It was a bit of a scramble there at

:43:14.:43:20.

that feed station. They have all managed to get their drinks. They

:43:20.:43:24.

ran the first half at world-record pace, they are continuing to do

:43:24.:43:28.

that, the pacemaker is working hard keeping them going, but Geoffrey

:43:28.:43:32.

Mutai wants to move it along. This is the dilemma - do you run for pace

:43:32.:43:37.

or do you run in the competition? This is a serious competition, it

:43:37.:43:43.

will be a very competitive race. There is the Olympic champion,

:43:43.:43:46.

Stephen Kiprotich, who has not enjoyed it today. If you think about

:43:46.:43:53.

it, he won the Olympic Games in London, fantastic performance, only

:43:53.:44:02.

his second Ugandan athlete to win an Olympic title. Stephen Kiprotich, on

:44:02.:44:08.

that day it was warm in August, today is much more conducive to

:44:08.:44:18.

dense -- distanced running. His best time of 2: 07 point 20. He has not

:44:18.:44:22.

shown in the past he has a fast manner of -- marathon runner, but he

:44:22.:44:24.

has showed he is a competitive marathon runner in the summer when

:44:25.:44:31.

it is hot, when they don't run for fast times. For fast times we have

:44:31.:44:36.

the spring and autumn marathons, not in the championships. He was good

:44:36.:44:39.

enough in the championships, but he is not quick enough, not fast

:44:39.:44:46.

enough. He has been sorely tested. Emmanuel Mutai, forcing the pace.

:44:46.:44:51.

There is Wilson Kipsang in there, too, a big group still, and I wonder

:44:51.:44:55.

what will happen in the next few miles. I am sure the pace cannot be

:44:55.:45:05.
:45:05.:45:16.

this incessant all the way. Bike to the women's race, she has

:45:16.:45:23.

run impressive splits, she did that 15.0 16.09 for the three following

:45:23.:45:26.

five kilometres sections. She is about to collate -- complete

:45:26.:45:34.

another one here. I think she is inside one mile to go, there is a

:45:34.:45:38.

red telephone box a couple of metres bike down the road they are! That is

:45:38.:45:44.

one mile to go, so she is now in front of Big Ben and that is 1200

:45:44.:45:47.

metres to go. How many telephone boxes are there

:45:47.:45:52.

on the route, Paula? I don't know, but I know that one,

:45:52.:45:56.

there is usually a man sitting cross-legged on top of it.

:45:56.:46:00.

I know that you used to count the lamp posts to keep you focused.

:46:00.:46:10.
:46:10.:46:13.

Focus is very much what she has managed to do today. She must know

:46:13.:46:20.

now that she is on for perhaps the biggest win of her career. She has

:46:20.:46:23.

one big-city marathons, nearly won the Olympic Games here last year,

:46:23.:46:30.

and heading for a win in the 2013 London Marathon. Edna Kiplagat has

:46:30.:46:40.
:46:40.:46:43.

tried hard but not as -- was not able to stay with her. I am trying

:46:43.:46:47.

to see if we can get any more information about who is in third

:46:47.:46:56.

place. As we watch Priscah Jeptoo, runner-up in the Olympic Games,

:46:56.:47:00.

runner up in the world Championships, third place in the

:47:00.:47:04.

London Marathon last year, as she heads down towards the welcome sight

:47:04.:47:12.

of Buckingham Palace and The Mall, and the crowds around Saint James's

:47:12.:47:22.
:47:22.:47:23.

Park are absolutely phenomenal. She ran here, finished in second place

:47:23.:47:27.

behind Tiki Gelana, who unfortunately, is really struggling

:47:27.:47:37.

in the marathon today. But this lady, she just accelerated. They

:47:37.:47:43.

were working hard, moving quickly. At every point of the race, Priscah

:47:43.:47:49.

Jeptoo was able to respond. She looks good now. A good, long gap

:47:49.:47:57.

behind. Checking her watch their. And there she goes, looking good,

:47:57.:48:05.

looking strong. Second place last time she ran in London, third

:48:05.:48:14.

place. And now, a year later, on a way to a glorious victory. Once

:48:14.:48:20.

again, an Olympic champion came to London and was not able to win it.

:48:20.:48:28.

Edna Kiplagat in second place. She's safely clear, and down the road, she

:48:28.:48:32.

can see Priscah Jeptoo in the distance. We were looking back at

:48:32.:48:36.

the Kenyan records to see whether Priscah Jeptoo had any chance of

:48:36.:48:46.
:48:46.:48:49.

getting that Kenyan record. She will not get that today, but she is

:48:49.:48:53.

inside the last 600 metres now. Hopefully, she will not look at her

:48:53.:48:58.

watch any more. She just needs to run as hard as she can to get the

:48:58.:49:04.

race finished and enjoy the victory. She would take the first turn, and I

:49:04.:49:08.

always remember thinking you keep thinking the finish is around the

:49:08.:49:17.

corner and in fact, there are two or three corners! Priscah Jeptoo is

:49:17.:49:23.

going to come into sight of our commentary box. She will have the

:49:23.:49:33.
:49:33.:49:41.

central road to herself there. at her. She's been extremely

:49:41.:49:48.

comfortable today. The welcome sight of the finish line with the Olympic

:49:48.:49:54.

silver medallist, cheered on by thousands here in The Mall. Didn't

:49:54.:49:59.

quite win in London last summer, but she's been supreme this year. Her

:49:59.:50:07.

training partner one in Boston last Monday, and what a wonderful way to

:50:07.:50:14.

cast our minds back to that race, but also celebrate London today. Her

:50:14.:50:19.

training partner, Priscah Jeptoo, wins in London. They will be

:50:19.:50:24.

delighted in each other's performances. Priscah Jeptoo, the

:50:24.:50:34.

champion of London 2013. A new best for Priscah Jeptoo. She performed

:50:34.:50:39.

supremely well. In the second half of the race, she was totally

:50:39.:50:49.
:50:49.:51:04.

dominant. The best race of her there. Fantastic performance.

:51:04.:51:10.

Thinking back to what happened in Boston as she waits for the world

:51:10.:51:16.

champion who is just going past us. That's Edna Kiplagat, on her way

:51:16.:51:19.

down to the finish. There she is. She is enjoying these moments of

:51:19.:51:29.

glory. The world champion, Edna Kiplagat, who had a very strong

:51:29.:51:35.

race, did everything she could to hang onto her compatriot, but had to

:51:35.:51:44.

settle for second best today. Crossing the line in two hours,

:51:44.:51:52.

21.5, second place. Top run for Edna. Her and her husband are

:51:52.:51:55.

heading off to a farm in Wiltshire this weekend to see how it is done

:51:55.:52:05.
:52:05.:52:05.

in the UK. Just looking back at the figures from last year, Priscah

:52:05.:52:15.
:52:15.:52:17.

Jeptoo ran pretty much the same time as she did today. Impressive, isn't

:52:17.:52:27.
:52:27.:52:29.

it? A very fast second half of the race. She is a very good athlete.

:52:30.:52:39.
:52:40.:53:15.

athlete. This is significant for her because she may well be running a

:53:15.:53:19.

self into contention for the Japanese world Championships. --

:53:19.:53:29.
:53:29.:53:41.

herself. I am told that winning will stand you in good stead in a race

:53:41.:53:45.

that was slow in the early stages. She has run well in the second half

:53:45.:53:55.

of the race. She still got another 300 metres or so to run, but it will

:53:55.:54:05.
:54:05.:54:06.

be a good performance for her. Japanese contingent here in London.

:54:06.:54:11.

Huge support for their athletes. And of course, marathon running in Japan

:54:11.:54:21.
:54:21.:54:30.

selection for the world Championships? We'll have to wait

:54:30.:54:40.
:54:40.:54:43.

and see. 33 of age. -- 33 years of age. Third place here in London

:54:43.:54:53.
:54:53.:55:10.

there as she saw the clock is ticking away. Maybe that explains

:55:10.:55:17.

why, in the early stages, she was trying to push along. Nonetheless, a

:55:17.:55:27.
:55:27.:55:44.

for the athletes. The pacemakers were doing the job. Maybe they were

:55:44.:55:54.
:55:54.:55:56.

all looking at Tiki Gelana who then obviously fell. Still, to me, not

:55:56.:56:02.

showing whether she can run a really good marathon. Just not sure the

:56:02.:56:12.
:56:12.:56:28.

that will be interesting. Absolutely. 17 medals in the world

:56:28.:56:38.
:56:38.:56:42.

cross country. And just not quite able to make that transition. And Mo

:56:42.:56:48.

Farah is keen to point out that the marathon is different. There have

:56:48.:56:52.

been some great runners who have not made the transition as well as they

:56:52.:56:56.

should have done to the marathon, and there have been others who have

:56:56.:57:01.

not run so fast but have really found their forte as they marathon

:57:01.:57:11.
:57:11.:57:35.

Partridge and Amy Whitehead. We are expecting them, if you minutes away.

:57:35.:57:41.

Hopefully, Susan Partridge will not be too far away from the finish

:57:41.:57:49.

line. The men's race, though, is in Canary Wharf. It has been a war of

:57:49.:57:54.

attrition out there. The pacemakers could not keep the pace going. One

:57:55.:58:00.

or two got injured. So now we are left with a view familiar faces and

:58:00.:58:10.
:58:10.:58:15.

not so familiar raise -- faces. world record of 30 K is one hour 27

:58:15.:58:21.

minutes and 38 seconds. We are only ten seconds outside that. So this is

:58:21.:58:31.

really fast. They will be very close. But there are four men in the

:58:31.:58:41.
:58:41.:58:42.

group, for tough men on the road in that group. They are led by Emanuel

:58:42.:58:52.
:58:52.:58:57.

Between them, someone will prevail, but who will it be? Will it be the

:58:57.:59:07.
:59:07.:59:09.

Kenyan, the Eritrean? Four men, down to four. Their pace has been

:59:09.:59:15.

consistently strong. Ten seconds outside that world record. I hope

:59:15.:59:19.

they are getting the information they need. They are running faster

:59:19.:59:29.
:59:29.:59:31.

than anyone has ever run before at this point. That group breaking up

:59:31.:59:41.
:59:41.:59:56.

again. Just having a look around. They like to see the group whittled

:59:56.:00:06.
:00:06.:00:17.

down, one by one, by Joel time, wait. That this Tiki Gelana, just

:00:17.:00:23.

heading towards Big Ben. In front of me on the Mall, Susan Partridge is

:00:23.:00:27.

just finishing, a good run from Susan Partridge. She has about

:00:27.:00:32.

another 40 seconds to get to the finish line. Come on, Susan, the

:00:32.:00:37.

World Championship qualifying time is 2.31. The clock is ticking down,

:00:37.:00:41.

she has 30 seconds left with 100 metres to go. She is just about

:00:41.:00:46.

going to make it, a trip to Moscow could be the reward for Susan

:00:46.:00:54.

Partridge. I knew best not today, but the qualifying time, 2.31, first

:00:54.:00:56.

British athlete home, Susan Partridge, well done. Well done

:00:56.:01:02.

indeed. From the West Coast of Scotland, that was the hard one. If

:01:02.:01:07.

you go out as hard as she did, it would have been a bit of a

:01:07.:01:11.

travesty, all that training and hard work, if she had not got the

:01:11.:01:16.

qualifying time. That is what I was just about to

:01:16.:01:21.

say, she definitely ran it the hard way, went fairly fast and had to

:01:21.:01:26.

hold it together and dig deeper. It has sunk in and she has realised

:01:26.:01:29.

what she has done, that was difficult for her through the

:01:29.:01:34.

closing miles. Three minutes and more quicker than

:01:34.:01:37.

she has run before. Amy Whitehead will be disappointed she was not

:01:37.:01:41.

able to do the same. She also went off pretty quick, all of these women

:01:41.:01:51.
:01:51.:01:59.

did. Irvette van Zyl, and then Adriana da Silva.

:01:59.:02:06.

In the men's race, Paul Pollock is going well from your husband's race

:02:06.:02:15.

team in Ireland. Tiki Gelana, what a sad day for her. Stephen Kiprotich

:02:15.:02:21.

was not expecting to get up there. A quick point, Paul Pollock is

:02:21.:02:25.

actually Irish, not British. Anyway, he is in the British list.

:02:25.:02:33.

We will borrow him today. As we are watching Tiki Gelana, we are

:02:33.:02:38.

expecting Amy Whitehead a little further around the chorus, about six

:02:38.:02:46.

hundred metres ahead of the Olympic champion. We are expecting as the

:02:46.:02:50.

spit -- second British women home. Beautiful shots of Buckingham

:02:50.:03:00.
:03:00.:03:10.

slowing, they had to, really, after that fast first place. Some of the

:03:10.:03:13.

five kilometre splits were phenomenal, the last was the slowest

:03:13.:03:21.

of the race, but that is still fast running. It happens now, they have

:03:21.:03:25.

to be tired, they are slowing down. They are also slowing because they

:03:25.:03:29.

are sizing each other up, trying to decide, have I got enough in my legs

:03:29.:03:37.

to go note to micro also in the first half of the race, Emmanuel

:03:37.:03:40.

Mutai, Ayele Abshero, Stanley Biwott, all of them together,

:03:40.:03:50.

shedding a few yards ahead, Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia. To micro

:03:50.:03:56.

Ethiopians, to Kenyon's, and Emmanuel midday is the former world

:03:56.:04:06.
:04:06.:04:10.

record holder. -- two Kenyon's. -- Kenyons. There is Amy Whitehead. Not

:04:10.:04:16.

the result she would have liked, she will be just outside Europe has done

:04:16.:04:21.

best. She went out hard, as did Susan Partridge, wasn't able to hold

:04:21.:04:27.

it together in the second half. That will be a lesson learned. Every time

:04:27.:04:35.

you run the marathon you find out a little bit more about the event. I

:04:35.:04:40.

think you could just hear that little comment, maybe a little too

:04:40.:04:46.

quick early on. She will be able to divest -- I jest that, but I know

:04:46.:04:51.

she was in very good shape. She went off very, very hard and she

:04:51.:04:55.

has paid the price and slowed down a lot in the closing stages. All

:04:55.:04:59.

credit, she did not blow up completely, she was able to hold it

:04:59.:05:04.

together and run a fairly decent time. She will be happy enough with

:05:04.:05:07.

that race that she had the chance to test yourself a little more in the

:05:08.:05:11.

opening stages, to know she was able to hold it together. She will have

:05:11.:05:17.

to work on getting that qualifying time.

:05:17.:05:25.

Chika Horie of Japan, and Joyce Kepkirui looking tired in the

:05:25.:05:30.

distance. In the elite women's field, because they go off at a pace

:05:31.:05:35.

that is faster than the masses are going to do, even the good athletes

:05:35.:05:40.

in the mass race, the only problems if you get cast adrift you are

:05:40.:05:49.

pretty much on your own. It is a long, lonely run. This is Joyce

:05:49.:05:58.

Kepkirui. Her husband is at 2.21 marathon runner, they do a lot of

:05:58.:06:02.

the training together, I think she thought she was capable of that,

:06:02.:06:12.
:06:12.:06:27.

rain on a wet day in August it was glory all the way for Tiki Gelana.

:06:27.:06:31.

She graced us with a wonderful gold medal run at the Olympic Games. We

:06:31.:06:37.

were looking forward, as I am sure she was, to producing a quick, good

:06:38.:06:41.

run here in London and perhaps winning this race, but a fall in the

:06:41.:06:46.

early stages when she collided with Josh Cassidy, one of the wheelchair

:06:46.:06:50.

athletes at one of the feed stations, left her not moving

:06:50.:06:54.

particularly well, completely affected her race. She has gamely

:06:54.:07:01.

carried on, almost jogging by her standards. I hope she has not done

:07:01.:07:08.

herself any long-term damage, the Olympic gold medallist, 2: 36, she

:07:08.:07:12.

did make it to the finish but it is an experience she want -- she will

:07:13.:07:22.
:07:23.:07:32.

area, approaching 21 miles, the men's race really hotting up now. We

:07:32.:07:36.

had that fast first half, then a little period of circumspection, a

:07:36.:07:42.

little period of sizing each other up, and the first one to break is

:07:42.:07:45.

Stanley Biwott. He is the first to have a go at putting on the pressure

:07:45.:07:51.

here. Trying to make that move, because

:07:51.:07:56.

the gap is beginning to open. Emmanuel Mutai had a go, Ayele

:07:56.:08:01.

Abshero has had his settling in period. Look at Ayele Abshero, he

:08:02.:08:06.

has only ever run of three marathons. His fastest was his

:08:06.:08:11.

debut, he won in Dubai, then came the Olympic Games with great

:08:11.:08:15.

expectations from the Ethiopian section, he was not able to finish,

:08:15.:08:20.

and Emmanuel Mutai, the course record holder, for once, is

:08:20.:08:23.

beginning to show signs of being under pressure. The gap is beginning

:08:24.:08:28.

to open, two of them beginning to break away, just as in the women's

:08:28.:08:33.

race. 21 miles gone in the men's race and Emmanuel Mutai, who won

:08:33.:08:42.

this race a couple of years ago in a course record time of 2: 4.14.

:08:42.:08:49.

Behind him, Feyisa Lilesa has dropped of the group.

:08:49.:08:53.

They will take a significant boost from this as a job was dropped, they

:08:53.:08:57.

will know they are doing the damage, they are breaking people and they

:08:58.:09:02.

will know that the times are also very fast. Emmanuel Mutai now finds

:09:02.:09:05.

himself in the difficult position of trying to hang on as well as he

:09:05.:09:10.

can, while knowing that Feyisa Lilesa is behind him, so he could

:09:10.:09:19.

still come under danger from him. One hour and 40 minutes of running.

:09:19.:09:28.

Is this the move by Stanley Biwott? Look at the gap opening. He quickly

:09:28.:09:30.

opens the gap, Emmanuel Mutai realises he is pulling away, and

:09:30.:09:40.
:09:40.:09:40.

goes past Ayele Abshero. The yellow vest of Emmanuel Mutai, the red vest

:09:40.:09:46.

of Stanley Biwott. His best time of two hours and five minutes, he is

:09:46.:09:50.

going to be really close to that, but is he going to have to keep

:09:50.:09:55.

going to do that or will he be able to pull away and settle and run not

:09:55.:09:59.

quite as fast as that? He is looking good, looking comfortable, and that

:09:59.:10:04.

is a big gap now. One thing I do know about Stanley

:10:04.:10:08.

Biwott is he considers himself not to be a good finisher. He has lost a

:10:08.:10:14.

couple of races in the latter stages. Recently he lost a half

:10:14.:10:18.

marathon back in January by two seconds. He was dipped in the last

:10:18.:10:23.

couple of seconds and lost the Shanghai marathon by four seconds.

:10:23.:10:27.

He is not renowned as a good finisher. He does not consider

:10:27.:10:30.

himself to be a good finisher, so this will be one reason why he will

:10:30.:10:34.

be feeling good at the front. It is early to do that, but if you are

:10:34.:10:39.

feeling good, why not push on? He is not that experienced, but he has

:10:39.:10:49.
:10:49.:10:49.

good times behind him, particularly Paris /dear, a good talent. He is

:10:49.:10:53.

part as the same training group as Priscah Jeptoo. If the group are

:10:53.:10:58.

going well, you have half a chance. Certainly at this point he is going

:10:58.:11:01.

well. That is right, we saw the Shard

:11:01.:11:04.

player, now we are looking down at the crowds gathering on Tower

:11:04.:11:13.

Bridge. Back to the leader, Stanley be what going strongly. He is really

:11:13.:11:17.

pursuing this event. He knows this course, he was the pacemaker here in

:11:17.:11:24.

2011. He knows his way around, he paced the race won by Emmanuel

:11:24.:11:31.

Mutai. Emmanuel Mutai in second place in the yellow vest, then Ayele

:11:32.:11:37.

Abshero in third. That gap just beginning to stretch a little. He

:11:37.:11:40.

looks as though there settling, running well, this is a good point

:11:41.:11:45.

in the race for him. This is the section of the course

:11:45.:11:50.

where they run alongside the runners alongside into the Isle of Dogs in

:11:50.:11:59.

the other direction. Trying to get some idea of who might win the race,

:11:59.:12:02.

they are still very much focused on their own race. I don't think

:12:02.:12:06.

Emmanuel Mutai is totally out of this yet. He is still working hard

:12:06.:12:13.

and the gap is not growing. I agree with Paula, it is a

:12:13.:12:18.

significant gap but not yet a race winning one. We have seen it so many

:12:18.:12:22.

times in the past, not to count your chickens, plenty of miles where

:12:22.:12:26.

things can change. You can feel good in one mile and all of a sudden the

:12:26.:12:31.

energy starts to drain away. He actually trains even higher than

:12:31.:12:40.

many of the Kenyan athletes do, they train at 2800 metres -- he trains at

:12:40.:12:50.
:12:50.:12:51.

2800 metres. Like quite a few, like Tiki Gelana, Wilson Kipsang, he ran

:12:51.:12:57.

the New York Marathon. When that did not happen he reset London as his

:12:57.:13:03.

target. A fast race, a nutritional race, it is all about that strength

:13:03.:13:13.
:13:13.:13:15.

now. 1: 42.7 through -- 1: 42.47 through that last marker section,

:13:15.:13:20.

they are slowing down. They are, but I think that was

:13:21.:13:24.

inevitable given the pace they went through the first-half, but they are

:13:24.:13:27.

not slowing down drastically. I think he is still focused on running

:13:27.:13:33.

a personal best, as fast as he can go out here today. It is one of

:13:33.:13:40.

those racists were the one who the least winds. -- were the one who

:13:40.:13:46.

slows the least wins. Unless it was a superhuman race,

:13:46.:13:51.

there was going to be so many fastest times you today, we are now

:13:51.:13:56.

finding out the later stages of the marathon. I cannot get over the

:13:56.:14:01.

crowd. Runners going one way, crowds on both sides of the road,

:14:01.:14:04.

absolutely fantastic, this is the marathon -- best marathon in the

:14:04.:14:10.

world. Ayele Abshero came to the other big games year, number four,

:14:10.:14:14.

having won his debut marathon in Kenya then dropped out of the

:14:14.:14:20.

Olympics. He is in third place, just has to hang onto this position. He

:14:20.:14:26.

wants to be on the podium. The Ethiopians were a bit disgruntled

:14:26.:14:29.

with the Olympic performance when all three athletes dropped out the

:14:29.:14:34.

Olympic Games. Tsegaye Kebede, former Olympic medallist that we

:14:35.:14:38.

favoured because he has been strong and consistent over the years. That

:14:38.:14:44.

is a big gap to Emmanuel Mutai. It looks like less of a gap there from

:14:44.:14:48.

Emmanuel Mutai, the course record holder, to the leader, Stanley

:14:48.:14:53.

Biwott. A lot could change in the late stages of the marathon. 20

:14:53.:14:57.

minutes to go, look at Emmanuel Mutai, he is stretching now, running

:14:57.:15:03.

more powerfully, more aggressively, he is flying. The gap was given at

:15:03.:15:08.

six seconds and it does not look as if it has grown a huge a lot more

:15:08.:15:12.

than that. We are coming up to the 22 mile mark

:15:12.:15:17.

now, then they will go down through the underpass, a significant

:15:17.:15:22.

downhill -uphill before the finish, and then they will be in the closing

:15:22.:15:25.

stages and they will have run at this level of fatigue in training

:15:25.:15:30.

but not with the crowds like this to keep them going. There will be some

:15:30.:15:35.

very tired legs out there, but once they get into the last three miles

:15:35.:15:45.
:15:45.:15:45.

they know that end is in sight and it is a case of keeping the body

:15:45.:15:48.

going. In his mind now he will be using every technique possible to

:15:48.:15:51.

take the focus away from how tired he is, how hard it feels and how

:15:51.:15:55.

heavy his legs feel. Hitting one foot to go -- in front of the other

:15:55.:15:58.

and getting to the finish line. I was watching an interview with him

:15:58.:16:01.

and his coach before he was due to run in New York and they talked

:16:01.:16:06.

about his training, about 30 kilometres runs, 42 kilometre runs

:16:06.:16:14.

that he runs in two hours two minutes. That is -- sorry, 38

:16:15.:16:24.
:16:25.:16:25.

kilometres run, and that is is hard run. That is really hard running.

:16:25.:16:31.

That is what these guys are doing, showing they are capable of winning

:16:31.:16:41.
:16:41.:16:49.

in London. Talking about winning in London... Think this is the

:16:49.:16:59.
:16:59.:17:03.

Paralympic 5000 metre champion. A lot of the people watching won't

:17:03.:17:13.

appreciate that this guy is legally blind. Very good time as well. In

:17:13.:17:23.
:17:23.:17:35.

his debut in the London Marathon. A wonderful victory. And a very useful

:17:35.:17:45.
:17:45.:18:07.

manual sensitives opportunity. -- sensed his opportunity. Strides into

:18:07.:18:13.

the front. He won it two years ago, but he has been in the top four and

:18:13.:18:22.

three other occasions. Most people weren't really considering him in

:18:22.:18:32.
:18:32.:18:39.

the top three today. Everyone thought he had had this day. He was

:18:39.:18:49.
:18:49.:18:55.

11 in the half marathon. If that was any sort of indicator, he has

:18:55.:19:01.

obviously come on since then. He has got himself into good shape.

:19:01.:19:08.

Incredibly quick through the first 10-15 K, and the strength and desire

:19:08.:19:16.

to hang in there and not give up, to keep the gap. When that gap doesn't

:19:16.:19:20.

get any bigger, you start a thing, that is the best you've got. And the

:19:20.:19:28.

way he goes now. They are all running on very tired legs now. We

:19:28.:19:36.

saw in the way he moved, there was no flicker of, do I gather myself

:19:36.:19:41.

before I make an attack? He is maintaining in a rhythm he can

:19:41.:19:51.
:19:51.:19:53.

maintain, and he's keeping going in that pace. The halfway point meant

:19:53.:20:02.

they would slow down a little. This one looks as though he's slowing

:20:02.:20:08.

down the least. The contrast in styles, that's what your courage

:20:08.:20:18.
:20:18.:20:20.

teaches you. -- coach. This is his 13th marathon, and the only one he

:20:20.:20:30.
:20:30.:20:31.

has ever won before is London 2011. He is today, looking as though he

:20:31.:20:36.

has a real chance now of making this his second victory in the London

:20:36.:20:46.
:20:46.:20:54.

Marathon. Maybe two miles back, he had a bit of bounce. He is under

:20:54.:21:03.

pressure for second spot, actually. He'll have to maintain, keep going,

:21:03.:21:08.

make sure he doesn't just give up because he is not winning this race.

:21:08.:21:18.
:21:18.:21:33.

Second in London would still be a IPC World Cup race. Another athlete

:21:34.:21:43.
:21:44.:21:48.

who has come home and negotiated, he is legally blind. And we think the

:21:48.:21:55.

winner of that IPC race has also set a world record. Certainly some very

:21:55.:22:05.
:22:05.:22:07.

good time is being set. That course record held by this man here is two

:22:07.:22:15.

hours, four minutes and 40 seconds, and that may well be slipping away.

:22:15.:22:24.

The world record is just over a minute quicker than that. Seventh in

:22:24.:22:28.

this race last year and that was good enough to get him selected.

:22:28.:22:33.

Controversy over the Olympic selection for the Kenyan team. I'm

:22:33.:22:43.
:22:43.:22:45.

still not convinced the right team got through. This is a real return

:22:45.:22:53.

to form. A tough race. You see the Times, don't you? You don't see how

:22:53.:23:01.

they perform. Doesn't tell you. It just tells you the finishing time.

:23:01.:23:06.

And you have two look, go through the spectrum and work it out, see

:23:06.:23:12.

exactly how that race was run. is also a significant difference

:23:12.:23:18.

between man -- marathons in major cities and championship marathons.

:23:18.:23:23.

And we came into this race with the Olympic champion, Stephen

:23:23.:23:28.

Kiprotich, and he is not one of the favourites to win this race because

:23:28.:23:33.

he is not fast enough, whereas in the championship, you can win a

:23:33.:23:41.

championship. There is a difference. Different people are doing it,

:23:41.:23:46.

different people are doing it. There aren't many events where the Olympic

:23:46.:23:50.

champion is not necessarily the best marathon runner, and the Olympic

:23:50.:23:55.

Games is an example where sometimes, the best run in the world doesn't

:23:55.:24:05.
:24:05.:24:15.

win. In marathons, it's not like and 200 metres to go is the athlete

:24:15.:24:25.
:24:25.:24:32.

in third place in this IPC World Cup contest. One turn to go. And then,

:24:32.:24:38.

the welcome sight of the London Marathon finish. And he certainly

:24:38.:24:47.

will not have experienced crowds like this before. The times have

:24:47.:24:57.
:24:57.:25:02.

been magnificent. The Italian, looking very comfortable. He has the

:25:02.:25:12.
:25:12.:25:13.

mall all to himself. And all of these races will continue on into

:25:13.:25:23.

the athletics season, both on the track and on the roads as well. Very

:25:23.:25:33.
:25:33.:25:38.

good time, though, once again, at 2.55, inside three hours. All three

:25:39.:25:45.

athletes have been decided, all visually impaired. Won't be long

:25:45.:25:55.
:25:55.:26:13.

before the mall is packed full of Embankment. Buying Tim, -- behind

:26:14.:26:21.

him, many casualties out there. Stanley has not only lost second

:26:21.:26:28.

place, he has also lost third place. Brendan was even talking about the

:26:28.:26:37.

likes of Stephen Kiprotich not finishing this. Even though he's

:26:37.:26:46.

moving better than anybody, I am not sure this one is that much quicker.

:26:46.:26:56.

Just gives you an idea of what that pace has done. Absolutely. Very

:26:56.:27:00.

tired legs. And Stephen Kiprotich has stuck to his pace. Might

:27:00.:27:08.

actually see him move through and get through to the top 45. This is

:27:08.:27:18.
:27:18.:27:21.

inevitable. -- the top four or five. He obviously was going flat out

:27:21.:27:29.

about halfway point and 30 K, and now, he is paying the price. When it

:27:29.:27:35.

goes, it goes completely. In this instance, the encouragement is not

:27:35.:27:43.

doing him any good. The leader is the guy who slow down the least. We

:27:43.:27:47.

can't tell quite how fast he is going on the Embankment, but he's

:27:47.:27:54.

enjoying this bit of the course and race. We are seeing changes

:27:54.:28:01.

happening at all points. There's the other athlete who was favourite.

:28:01.:28:11.
:28:11.:28:15.

Showing some experience and showing caution in the last stage does help.

:28:15.:28:25.
:28:25.:28:42.

That's his team-mate, ahead of him. trying to work out how far back

:28:42.:28:52.
:28:52.:28:57.

years. -- he is. A few minutes ago, lots of chopping and changing.

:28:57.:29:07.
:29:07.:29:09.

Particularly when that group pulled away. Still well over a mile because

:29:09.:29:19.
:29:19.:29:20.

we have not passed that red telephone box yet. Still in the

:29:20.:29:30.
:29:30.:29:35.

lead. The strongman of the marathon just past the halfway point. Now, he

:29:35.:29:43.

is coming through strongly. Went and made representation to government

:29:43.:29:53.
:29:53.:29:55.

about selecting him. The disappointment that date was that

:29:55.:30:04.

three Ethiopians dropped out of the Olympics. But there we are. Is he

:30:04.:30:09.

slowing significantly? I think he's starting to struggle a bit, but is

:30:09.:30:19.
:30:19.:30:33.

this before. He is very good at finishing quickly. Even back in

:30:33.:30:37.

2008, at the Olympics, when his opponent ran so well, I think Mutai

:30:37.:30:42.

is aware, he has got to be scared. He looks more tired than he did

:30:42.:30:47.

one-mile ago. He is also starting to look behind him with a lot of

:30:47.:30:53.

concern. I am not even sure if his brain is functioning. He could not

:30:53.:31:03.
:31:03.:31:04.

get the cap of the water bottle. Not every blade takes a drink at 40

:31:04.:31:11.

K. -- everybody. He did, and he is definitely stronger. Whether he can

:31:11.:31:18.

make up the distance, I don't know. I think that is less than 28

:31:18.:31:28.
:31:28.:31:28.

seconds now. It certainly isn't 28 seconds, Steve. There is the tiring

:31:28.:31:38.
:31:38.:31:39.

leader, Mutai. We can see the Olympic bronze medallists from 2008,

:31:39.:31:46.

the man who wasn't allowed by the Ethiopian federation to come to the

:31:46.:31:51.

London Olympics last year. Now, Emmanuel Mutai is attempting to win

:31:51.:31:59.

it for the second time. Behind him, you can see he is being chased down.

:31:59.:32:06.

Once he realises there's a race on, the gap that was 20 seconds, it is

:32:06.:32:12.

definitely not that now. I make it about 12 seconds, and it is closing

:32:12.:32:19.

with every stride. There's an air of inevitability about theirs. This

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diminutive Ethiopian, I think we all think he could have marathon he

:32:26.:32:31.

ran brilliantly to win in the autumn. That was some kind of

:32:31.:32:41.
:32:41.:32:41.

consolation. But look at this. Now, with about 1,000 metres to go, are

:32:41.:32:47.

we to see a new leader? I think you would bet on him at this point. But

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apart from being the strongman of the marathon, apart from being

:32:52.:32:58.

strong in these late stages, he has got ace -- a fantastic sprint

:32:58.:33:03.

finish. He has got the confidence of the chaser. He is catching the

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leader. What does he do? Does he go straight past? That is the right

:33:08.:33:14.

thing to do. There he goes, straight pars. A forlorn glance

:33:14.:33:18.

from Emmanuel Mutai. He can't do anything about it. Now, the

:33:18.:33:22.

strongman of the marathon, the man who wanted to come here last year

:33:22.:33:28.

and win the Olympic Games, he begged with his Federation, Haile

:33:28.:33:31.

Gebrselassie took his case up and he was not able to persuade them,

:33:31.:33:39.

but here he is, returning to London, where he has won before. He is a

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distance when and is now hitting the front and moving away. -- a

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distance winner. He is a tiny figure, a man who trains so hard.

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He grew up in poverty, one of 13 children. He used to and $1 per

:33:55.:34:01.

week collecting firewood. Then he started running seriously to cater

:34:01.:34:05.

for his family. He is running because he wants to. He loves to do

:34:05.:34:10.

this. This man, a few miles ago, you would have bet on him to do it.

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Now the compact figure in the blue vests from Ethiopia looks over his

:34:14.:34:20.

shoulder, and he realises that with 600 metres to go, he just has to

:34:20.:34:23.

keep it going and he wins the London Marathon for the first time.

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He will be close to a good time, too. Look at the difference in

:34:28.:34:35.

cadence between the two. He is almost like a boxer as he is

:34:35.:34:39.

running there. A much faster turnover. More bounce and more

:34:39.:34:44.

alert. You can see that Emmanuel Mutai is hanging on for the finish

:34:44.:34:48.

line and concentrating on putting one foot in front of the other and

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slowing down with every step. a return to the streets of London.

:34:56.:35:04.

He has judged it perfectly. His story has captured everybody's

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hearts. One of a family of 13. Lots of poverty around him, but full of

:35:10.:35:15.

riches today. He was denied the opportunity because of official

:35:15.:35:20.

done to run in the Olympics, which he so badly wanted to do. But here

:35:20.:35:28.

he is, coming back, after winning in Chicago, that here he is again,

:35:28.:35:38.
:35:38.:35:47.

and here is his best. One more turn, one more street. One more straight.

:35:47.:35:53.

Kebede, with that style of his, fully suited to the marathon. On

:35:53.:35:58.

this toughest of days for the marathon world, one of its best has

:35:58.:36:08.
:36:08.:36:08.

come through to be victorious. Kebede, he won in America last year

:36:08.:36:18.
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and now he comes into when his second London Marathon. A race

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which required Supreme judgment, confidence in your ability, not

:36:27.:36:32.

panicking when other seemed to be forging on, not worrying about the

:36:32.:36:37.

clock, concentrating on your own performance. Emmanuel Mutai looked

:36:37.:36:41.

as though he would have the race. He was not able to maintain it.

:36:41.:36:46.

They have all slowed down so much in the second half. A strong second

:36:46.:36:50.

place for Emmanuel Mutai. He will be happy to have been in the top

:36:50.:36:54.

three, but to have victory snatched away in the last half a mile will

:36:54.:37:00.

be a tough one to bear. It is not what happens at the halfway point,

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it is what happens at the end. Abshero, the athlete from Ethiopia

:37:05.:37:09.

who dropped out of the Olympics, he finds his team-mate on the finish

:37:09.:37:15.

line waiting for him. These two are good friends. They train together.

:37:15.:37:20.

There they are, the two Ethiopia's I first and third. Well done to

:37:20.:37:30.
:37:30.:37:30.

Ethiopia today. And forth as well, Brendan. -- fourth. Wilson Kipsang

:37:31.:37:40.
:37:41.:37:41.

is finishing strongly. Not his race today. That could be Stephen

:37:41.:37:51.

Kiprotich in the background. He hoped to come to London to win last

:37:51.:37:58.

year. This year, he asked to settle for fifth place. -- he Hasted. And

:37:58.:38:05.

then the Olympic champion just behind these two. There he is,

:38:05.:38:12.

Kiprotich of Uganda. A pretty solid performance by him. He is not

:38:12.:38:22.
:38:22.:38:39.

considered to be able to rein to could see it all of the way.

:38:39.:38:47.

know who might be happy with that? Mo Farah. I think now he will be

:38:47.:38:52.

thinking, well, I am happy I dropped out. I was feeling good

:38:52.:38:57.

about point. Of course, not everybody knows what happens in the

:38:57.:39:01.

second half. I think Mo will be happy with what he has done and

:39:02.:39:08.

what happened in the second half. Absolutely. He got a good run out

:39:08.:39:12.

for the half-marathon that he wanted. These guys have learnt the

:39:12.:39:16.

hard way that running negative splits is the easiest way to run a

:39:16.:39:20.

marathon. It is easier to run faster in the second half and the

:39:20.:39:25.

first half. You use up all of your glycogen stores and then it becomes

:39:25.:39:29.

all about keeping going. It is a war out there just to keep your

:39:30.:39:36.

body going in the direction you want it to. I don't know, is he the

:39:36.:39:45.

first European finisher? I think he might be the first European

:39:45.:39:55.
:39:55.:39:57.

finisher. We will keep an eye out for the first British finisher.

:39:57.:40:04.

Paul pollack is ahead of Derek Hawkins. He runs for Ireland. Derek

:40:04.:40:11.

Hawkins, Scotland's best marathon runner. Scott Overall, we think I

:40:11.:40:21.
:40:21.:40:47.

concluded, all pretty much concluded. Still some very tired

:40:47.:40:53.

elite runners out there. When did you ask about advice, I always go,

:40:53.:40:58.

take a leaf out of the elite athletes' book. Don't go out too

:40:58.:41:06.

hard. One or two pulling up in the streets now. Hopefully all of these

:41:06.:41:11.

people have judged it well. They have got a long way to go. These

:41:11.:41:21.
:41:21.:41:28.

cars have been a start, also. -- have been stars. The women's race

:41:28.:41:32.

was 61.68, so they are completely opposite races. The men's was

:41:33.:41:39.

slowing down and the women's or was speeding up. For me, that is the

:41:39.:41:42.

fascination of the marathon. You never know what you are going to

:41:42.:41:50.

get either at the front or the back. This is at Cutty Sark. The crowds

:41:50.:41:53.

have stayed out to cheer those who are going to take a little while

:41:54.:42:01.

longer than others. I am not sure he is in the race! He has just been

:42:01.:42:06.

diverted. Maybe he is. I am not sure. Just went out to get the

:42:06.:42:13.

shopping and look what happened. It doesn't matter how long you take.

:42:13.:42:23.
:42:23.:42:28.

It is about the challenge of the you want to cheer on metaphorically,

:42:28.:42:38.
:42:38.:42:40.

you can tax last -- text last or send us your tweets. Later on, we

:42:40.:42:43.

will be scrawling summer across the screen. We will be reading a few

:42:43.:42:53.
:42:53.:43:08.

out. -- scrawling summer across the haven't prepared well, it can

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really attacked you in ways you don't want to. Even the very best

:43:13.:43:17.

can struggle if you don't get it right. The man who was the world

:43:17.:43:25.

record holder in this event was Patrick Makau. That is him, there.

:43:25.:43:30.

It was a struggle from the start for him. The clock now showing

:43:31.:43:36.

about two hours and 30 minutes. He is going to be running over two

:43:36.:43:43.

hours and 14. We have seen a tough day for some of the stars of

:43:43.:43:51.

marathon running. Gelana, Makau, haven't seen Geoffrey Mutai, either.

:43:51.:43:59.

We heard rumours that he had a hamstring problem. He is the man

:43:59.:44:04.

who ran the fastest ever marathon. It did not qualify as a record

:44:04.:44:11.

caused because of the downhill nature of Boston. -- a record

:44:11.:44:17.

course. Makau, the only consolation he has today is that he is still

:44:17.:44:27.
:44:27.:44:57.

minutes, proximally. At 10am, the main race started. The peak finish

:44:57.:45:03.

will be somewhere around the 4.5 hours point. The finishing crews

:45:03.:45:10.

are started to get limbered up for the masses as they were startled --

:45:10.:45:15.

will start to build. Big Ben will watch over them all. You can see

:45:15.:45:19.

Big Ben from such a long way away when you are approaching, and

:45:19.:45:24.

sometimes, I have done it myself, you think, it is not getting any

:45:24.:45:34.
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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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nearer when you are tired. her debut over the distance. Talking

:46:15.:46:25.
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about qualifying for Scotland, shouldn't be too long before we see

:46:31.:46:37.

Derek Hawkins. In fact, as I speak, he is coming in front of me now. He

:46:37.:46:42.

has got 150 metres to go, and Derek will be the first British man to

:46:42.:46:52.
:46:52.:46:54.

cross the line. It will be outside his personal best. There he is. It

:46:54.:47:04.
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will cement his selection for Scotland. Crosses the line into .16.

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He has had problem with his preparations. Derek was hoping to

:47:13.:47:23.
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run well under two, 14. -- 2.14. Down at The Mall, we will be

:47:27.:47:33.

watching them finish four hours to come yet. For the town -- time

:47:33.:47:43.
:47:43.:47:53.

being, we are going back to again! Crossing the line with a

:47:54.:48:03.
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smile that size and no sweat on his body at all was remarkable!

:48:05.:48:11.

Obviously, a big day for London. Six days after Boston. You must be

:48:11.:48:17.

incredibly proud of the way the marathon and the city has responded.

:48:17.:48:21.

It's fantastic, typically British. People are saying they have not seen

:48:21.:48:29.

crowds like this for eight years. Maybe next year, I can get out on

:48:29.:48:33.

the course and soak up the atmosphere. As you said, the way

:48:33.:48:37.

that Boston has dealt with it has been remarkable. It will never get

:48:37.:48:42.

anyone down here. The great thing about the marathon is no matter what

:48:42.:48:48.

colour, religion or nationality you are, everyone comes together. To

:48:48.:48:58.
:48:58.:49:00.

raise money for amazing courses as well, that you can never take away

:49:00.:49:02.

fro people. It really important message after the bombings is your

:49:02.:49:12.
:49:12.:49:13.

people said you would be here. was never an option. Everyone is

:49:13.:49:17.

here. No one has changed their plans. The volunteers, security,

:49:17.:49:27.

nothing has changed. It is the British way. Millions of pounds

:49:27.:49:32.

raised for charity. You are patron of the London Marathon charitable

:49:33.:49:42.
:49:43.:49:44.

trust. Yes, as Sir John said to me, �50 million was raised last year. It

:49:44.:49:48.

is a great opportunity for people to come along and raise money for their

:49:48.:49:52.

own personal charities, big or small. We are very lucky that we

:49:52.:50:00.

have a huge amount of places given to us for all of our charities. We

:50:00.:50:05.

are hugely fortunate for the marathon does for us. We are

:50:05.:50:09.

immensely grateful to them. I will continue to show my support where I

:50:09.:50:16.

can. You have just announced another challenge for yourself! Yes, walking

:50:17.:50:23.

with the wounded is something I had been involved in the sometime. It is

:50:23.:50:32.

an amazing opportunity. I only managed to do four days last time.

:50:32.:50:37.

Anyway I can support these guys I will. If that means walking 280

:50:37.:50:41.

miles, no one told me that when I signed up for it, now I know it is a

:50:41.:50:48.

hell of a long way! I don't hold the guys back. It will be a fantastic

:50:48.:50:54.

race and fantastic cause. It will raise money for all these people

:50:54.:51:02.

around the world who are having to carry on their lives with injuries.

:51:02.:51:12.
:51:12.:51:30.

Certainly has been a fantastic day the London Marathon, you never know

:51:30.:51:40.
:51:40.:51:42.

what to expect. Tiki Gelana went down there! The crowd are enormous

:51:42.:51:45.

here. The quickest men that have ever run this distance, all in there

:51:45.:51:55.
:51:55.:52:34.

highlights so far. The full result second place. The Olympic champion,

:52:34.:52:42.

Stephen Kiprotich, was sick. In the women's race, it was a different

:52:42.:52:51.

story. -- was sick. The game changes Priscah Jeptoo introduced were too

:52:51.:52:58.

much everybody else. She won in London in, 2013. Edna Kiplagat tried

:52:58.:53:08.
:53:08.:53:09.

to hang onto the world champion. The Olympic champion we saw early on.

:53:09.:53:14.

Susan Partridge the first British athlete to cross the line. She was

:53:14.:53:24.
:53:24.:53:26.

in ninth place. As far as the men's wheelchair race was concerned, eight

:53:26.:53:30.

athletes came into The Mall together, but it was Kurt Fearnley

:53:30.:53:36.

who sprinted ahead of everybody. He won the honour said today, ahead of

:53:36.:53:41.

Marcel Hogg of Switzerland and as Van Dyke of the Republic of South

:53:41.:53:51.
:53:51.:54:01.

it was honours to the United States in first and second place. Tatyana

:54:01.:54:08.

MacFadden actually one in Boston less than a week ago. And Sandra

:54:08.:54:15.

Graaf, we missed her finishing, but she finished in third place.

:54:15.:54:22.

Christine Dawes in fourth place. David Weir, of course, we expected

:54:22.:54:32.
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him to be in the honours today. Just tougher. I had four months off. I

:54:43.:54:49.

had a tough winter as well, but I felt good in training. Fitness is

:54:49.:54:55.

totally different, though. Some bits I was struggling a little bit, but I

:54:55.:55:01.

always struggle the year after. The London Marathon is always a tough

:55:01.:55:08.

one for me. But I'm happy. You can't win all the time. I bounced back.

:55:08.:55:14.

The question would be: How do you follow last year? Do you think

:55:15.:55:21.

motivation will be a problem? really. This year, I can pick and

:55:21.:55:30.

choose what races I want to do. I always do it on a four-year cycle.

:55:30.:55:33.

I'm 34 and I've got to save my body if I want to carry on for the next

:55:33.:55:38.

couple of years. I can't peak of every single rose that I do. Last

:55:38.:55:48.
:55:48.:56:02.

year was a tough year. To get it but controversy early on. Tiki

:56:02.:56:12.
:56:12.:56:13.

Gelana, the favourite, the Olympic champion, a nasty incident there.

:56:13.:56:21.

Josh Cassidy took her out. Both of their race is ruined. Josh Cassidy,

:56:21.:56:27.

rightly so, very upset. Afterwards, speaking to officials and lots of

:56:27.:56:37.
:56:37.:56:46.

issues commonly once resolved. -- he I've mentioned before, and I don't

:56:46.:56:55.

know who's responsible, but every single year, we to overtake the

:56:55.:57:00.

women. We overtake them and there are ten shares going over 20 miles

:57:00.:57:06.

an hour, and the poor women are just scrambling to find their feet. And

:57:06.:57:12.

sure enough, one of them knocked into me. I had a brand-new $200 pair

:57:13.:57:18.

of wheels that are damaged and who's going to pay for them? It's really

:57:18.:57:23.

frustrating. It's got to change. obvious thing would be to have

:57:23.:57:28.

stations at opposite side of the route. The safest thing would be to

:57:28.:57:34.

have the wheelchair race first. Because one of these women are

:57:34.:57:41.

bidding to get knocked out unconscious at some point. It's not

:57:41.:57:49.

worth it, having this programme. If it's going to cause injury or harm,

:57:49.:57:55.

it's not worth it. You got a few bumps and bruises. Are you OK?

:57:55.:58:02.

OK. I'm sorry for the way your London Marathon worked out.

:58:02.:58:12.
:58:12.:58:18.

that something you have had to deal with in races before? It's quite

:58:18.:58:27.

normal. All the athlete briefings, everyone is made aware of how we

:58:27.:58:32.

have to be. But at that particular point in the course, you have to

:58:32.:58:38.

make a decision in the chairs which way to go. Perhaps, the men's pack

:58:38.:58:42.

should not have gone so close to the tables. The danger is when you are

:58:42.:58:47.

coming in from behind because the runners can't hear you. If you shout

:58:47.:58:54.

anything, it might send them the wrong way. It's one of those

:58:54.:59:01.

situations where everybody really need to be aware of what's going on.

:59:01.:59:05.

Paula Radcliffe is in the commentary box. Is that something you have ever

:59:05.:59:15.

fallen foul of? Absolutely. When I've been out, running, and have the

:59:15.:59:19.

vehicles around me, I have had the wheelchair pack come past me, and

:59:19.:59:29.
:59:29.:59:31.

then they have the lead chairs with them. The later wheelchair riders

:59:31.:59:35.

have made me jump as they have come past me. It throws you of your

:59:35.:59:41.

rhythm a little bit because you're not expecting it. Here, the girls

:59:41.:59:47.

weren't expecting it. Suddenly, there are wheelchairs in the way.

:59:47.:59:53.

It's difficult. It's difficult to anticipate exactly when the

:59:53.:59:58.

crossover would come. Maybe a way round it would be to put the drinks

:59:58.:00:04.

tables in the early stages, on opposite sides of the road. I know

:00:05.:00:11.

that's the way in mixed road races. But they have the drinks on the

:00:11.:00:16.

tables down the middle-of-the-road said it -- the women go one side,

:00:16.:00:26.
:00:26.:00:36.

He is the world record holder so there's a reason he is not happy.

:00:36.:00:42.

There's an argument to start the wheelchair race first. I know a

:00:42.:00:48.

huge amount of work has been spent trying to optimise the start times.

:00:48.:00:51.

The guys in chairs are going so quickly now that we might be able

:00:51.:00:56.

to push them closer together. weir talks about the post-Olympic

:00:56.:01:03.

year. What do you make of their performances? I know they both had

:01:03.:01:08.

extended holidays. They need to be in the right frame of mind. Dave

:01:08.:01:13.

was watching what was going on. There was an element of pushing

:01:13.:01:20.

around the road. In the final finish, he wasn't there. Shelly

:01:20.:01:26.

Wood may be more disappointed, four minutes down. That is it for the

:01:26.:01:30.

elite race, pretty much. We are going to focus on the masses now.

:01:30.:01:40.
:01:40.:01:41.

Still a lot to look forward to. You have to be over 18 to win -- run

:01:41.:01:43.

have to be over 18 to win -- run the marathon. But we have got the

:01:43.:01:48.

Mini Marathon. An inspiring story of a mother and daughter from the

:01:48.:01:57.

Isle of Man are running for a cause close to their hearts. For Andrew,

:01:57.:02:02.

the marathon was one of his ways of losing weight. And we will be

:02:02.:02:12.
:02:12.:02:12.

catching up with many more stories. One of the things that will help us

:02:12.:02:18.

to get those stories is our reporters around and about along

:02:18.:02:23.

the course. We start with the Denise Lewis.

:02:23.:02:29.

I am here at Tower Bridge, the halfway stage. Just the sight of

:02:29.:02:33.

this iconic landmark we give the run as a real psychological boost

:02:33.:02:38.

as they know that half of the task is complete. From here it is six

:02:38.:02:45.

miles to Canary Wharf, where, waiting for us, is Katharine Merry.

:02:45.:02:51.

90,000 people work here, but for one day every year, the business

:02:51.:02:56.

district opens its road to 35,000 runners in the London Marathon. I

:02:56.:03:01.

am here at the 18 mile point. The athletes are dwarfed by some of the

:03:01.:03:07.

biggest buildings in the UK. The band is here. They will send them

:03:07.:03:12.

on their way to Big Ben and the face of Colin Jackson. I am

:03:12.:03:17.

standing right under the world's most famous clock tower. By the

:03:17.:03:22.

time they reach me, it is the 25 mile point. Just as they go around

:03:22.:03:26.

the corner, they will have the site of the finish. That should spur

:03:26.:03:31.

them on. I will be grabbing some people in the crowd and reminding

:03:31.:03:41.
:03:41.:03:45.

line, he will become the first person to complete the race with

:03:45.:03:52.

motor neurone disease. Mark, a former professional footballer and

:03:52.:03:55.

father of three, had been working as a coach when he was diagnosed in

:03:55.:04:00.

2010. Since then, he has completed the Liverpool marathon, and to date

:04:00.:04:04.

has raised thousands for the Motor neurone disease Association. He

:04:04.:04:09.

hopes that a cure or life-saving drugs can be found for those with

:04:09.:04:16.

the disease. Kimberley Hazelton was only 24 we

:04:16.:04:20.

spread and which she gave birth to her twins. Both were born weighing

:04:20.:04:30.
:04:30.:04:33.

less than two pounds. Tragically, Jack lost his fight to survive.

:04:33.:04:36.

William, her Grace the arts, survive and grow stronger each day.

:04:36.:04:44.

-- against the odds. Kimberley is supporting the charity Bliss, who

:04:44.:04:54.
:04:54.:05:02.

were then added to support her. -- began to deteriorate, to the point

:05:02.:05:07.

where she was bedridden for almost a year. When Michelle was

:05:07.:05:11.

prescribed a new treatment, her life changed. Within three hours,

:05:11.:05:16.

she could stand again, and weeks later she was walking. She will be

:05:16.:05:26.
:05:26.:05:35.

running the marathon with her Janet. She is running for Bliss,

:05:35.:05:42.

which has been to -- a support to her. If the course gets tough, her

:05:42.:05:49.

mum will be there to support her. This is Crystal Palace. Oh, my gosh,

:05:49.:05:59.
:05:59.:05:59.

look at the rain! My mother started running in 1970...

:05:59.:06:09.

1971, I think. I ran the Irish National Championship and by one

:06:09.:06:17.

that in a time of something in the order of 2.38. You look like Simon

:06:17.:06:27.
:06:27.:06:38.

the Sports were such a help. Wes -- when she suggested to run the

:06:38.:06:44.

marathon, I thought she was mad. This is very close to her heart. --

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bliss. Hope was born at 26 weeks. The first thing I thought was, oh,

:06:53.:07:02.

my God, is she going to survive? She was literally the size of your

:07:02.:07:08.

hand with arms and legs dangling down. There's all of these

:07:08.:07:15.

potential issues that arise. What is that? They were worried about a

:07:15.:07:19.

heart murmur. Two blood transfusions, vomiting after every

:07:20.:07:29.

feed. Luckily, in her situation Qureshi has some difficulty --

:07:29.:07:33.

luckily in her situation, she had some difficulties but they were

:07:33.:07:42.

result. The charity really helped us. They are just amazing. I

:07:42.:07:47.

thought I would like to give back. The last marathon I would have run

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would have been in the early 1980s. So, 30 years since I ran. The

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competitiveness has not gone away! I bet she would clip me on the line.

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She always has to be in front. always like to be in front. I get

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given out to by Jan all the time, get back. We are going to finish it.

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Crossing the line together will be amazing. The emotions on the day, I

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am not prepared for that but I see you both. It has been a long

:08:40.:08:46.

few weeks and months. How is it for you? The atmosphere is amazing. The

:08:46.:08:54.

people and support, well, it is moving. The people we met before

:08:54.:08:59.

the start, it is amazing. We get to know each other's life story. It is

:08:59.:09:07.

a whole life experience. That is what today is about, isn't it?

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Everybody has a story. It is very humbling. There has been tears

:09:15.:09:22.

already. And your little girl will be watching. I saw her at eight

:09:22.:09:29.

miles. We will see her at the end. We just need to find a toilet!

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Whitehead will be delighted to be coming down the Mall to huge cheers.

:09:49.:09:53.

He puts his muscles on display. Later on this year, he plans to run

:09:53.:09:59.

from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise over �1 million for various

:09:59.:10:09.
:10:09.:10:09.

cancer charities. There's not one person on the Mall who will not be

:10:09.:10:13.

slightly jealous of the ability of Richard Whitehead, whether it is a

:10:13.:10:20.

sprint of a marathon. He has got it all. A superb time. Very close to

:10:20.:10:30.
:10:30.:10:39.

day overlooking London on, I think, one of the best days to be in this

:10:39.:10:44.

city, London Marathon day. We are now going to look at some of your

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messages that are coming in. So many be well are watching out for

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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year. We expect Chris fan will -- fennel, who will break the three

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hour mark. Also, the Bobby Moore fun, it is the 20th anniversary. --

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Bobby Moore Fund. They will be making him proud. And 41 members of

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young athletes. The whole Yeats family, Oliver, Toby and Sophia,

:12:33.:12:43.
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on behalf of a juvenile diabetes Foundation that are led by the

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enigmatic Henry waters. He is 71 years old now so that BT will be

:13:01.:13:11.
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able to get home with his bus pass. somewhere on the course. Good luck,

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Scott. Jenny is raising 3005 udder pounds for the St Elizabeth Hospice

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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but have your hair bleached a reporters, who are in various

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strategic positions and are ready to feed back on some of the many

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are you supporting? We are here supporting the honeypot

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children's charity. We support parents of vulnerable children aged

:14:48.:14:53.

five to 25 years. We are here to cheer them along, they are making a

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fantastic effort today. A lot of support and respect for the horrible

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scenes in Boston last weekend, you were not put off by that?

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People have turned up en masse and it speaks volumes about the level of

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tradition in the London Marathon. I run it a few years ago, it is good

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to be cheering on people this time. Why aren't you doing it again,

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Richard? We will have to see, wait and watch this space!

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Thank you. John, you are back again, 12 London

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Marathon, it is incredible. That is 12 years post-heart transplant.

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If it wasn't for a heart transplant I would have died in the summer of

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2000, but I am man died in a car accident and I was lucky enough to

:15:41.:15:45.

get Steven's heart. With that gift I have managed to run 12 London

:15:45.:15:50.

Marathon's, see my kids grow up, my eldest son and his partner have

:15:50.:15:54.

given me two grandchildren. Hot dies -- transplants save lives. I would

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like people to join the donor register and become someone else's

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Whewell, like Stephen is mine. And become a lifesaver.

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Absolutely. You are running on the spot, you

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have your carrier bag, Chris, taking on your water, how are you doing?

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Really good, I hit the wall from 16 to 17, but I started to pick up

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again, feeling good. You are saying it is your first marathon, I do

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enjoying it? The crowd really gets you going,

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when you feel you are slowing down someone shouting your name, it is

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brilliant. Who are you raising money for? For

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the Irish heart foundation, a really good cause.

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You are making me jump up and down as well!

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non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at only eight years old. After six months of

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chemotherapy and with the Kirov great Ormond Hospital, they were

:17:22.:17:26.

able to save his life. Although not fully cured he is an exceptionally

:17:26.:17:30.

good health at once to mark the 10th anniversary of his release from

:17:30.:17:37.

hospital with a special thank you to the team who saved his life.

:17:37.:17:41.

James is undertaking his first marathon after losing his second

:17:41.:17:45.

son, Sebastien, to stillbirth. The loss came as a huge shock to his

:17:45.:17:49.

family. Unfortunately there was no medical explanation for what

:17:49.:17:55.

happened. James, supported by his wife Helen and son, Alex, decided to

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dedicate their run to a charity designed to prevent problems that

:17:59.:18:03.

occur during pregnancy so other parents can avoid losing a child

:18:03.:18:07.

through stillbirth. In 2004, John Reynolds was left

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struggling to what even the shortest distances after strong bouts of

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radiotherapy for a thyroid condition. Since recovering, he has

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run more than 50 races from half marathons to ultra marathons. Last

:18:23.:18:26.

year he broke the world record for the longest distance run under seven

:18:26.:18:29.

days. He is running for the National osteoporosis Society could intends

:18:29.:18:35.

not to take his bones for granted. -- to remind himself not to take his

:18:35.:18:45.
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A year ago today, Lord acting was diagnosed with a brain tumour

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following brain surgery and intense radiotherapy she is out here today

:19:12.:19:19.

trying to prove herself. She wants to prove to herself and others that

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things will be harder after brain surgery but not necessarily

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impossible. What an inspiration, raising money for the National

:19:27.:19:31.

Hospital of neurology and neurosurgery. Linda Kennedy, running

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for Maggie's centre, improving her run on 2.30. Keith Gosling, running

:19:39.:19:47.

for joint action on the Orthopaedic Society. Adam and Matt Chatterley,

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Adam runs six marathons in six continents last year and they are

:19:51.:19:56.

here to try and run under three hours. They are raising money for a

:19:56.:20:01.

school in Ethiopia. You don't know this, Steve, but I own a share of a

:20:01.:20:05.

racehorse with Sebastien Coe, and our trainer, Tom Simon scum is out

:20:05.:20:15.
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running today. -- Tom Symons. I am not even going to mention the

:20:17.:20:25.

racehorse's performance! Linda Jenkins is running for Whizz-Kidz,

:20:25.:20:27.

and she says my 93-year-old grandmother will be watching and it

:20:27.:20:30.

will make her day if I am mentioned. For Linda's grandma, I hope it makes

:20:30.:20:38.

your day. John Brewer is running for the Riding for the Disabled

:20:38.:20:42.

Association in Bucks. His daughter, Emma, works there as a volunteer.

:20:42.:20:52.
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Daniel Baird, good luck to you, and Stuart Mason, raising money for

:20:56.:21:05.

doing flag, an amazing charity that relies on donations to enable 200

:21:05.:21:08.

children to have a holiday of a lifetime with Phil medical support

:21:08.:21:16.

in his New World. -- dream flight. There are two runners running for

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SportsAid with many thousands of pounds raised for young sports men

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and women in the UK over a long time now, in fact. Tim is the Chief

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Executive and was delighted on Friday to announce the fact the

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Duchess of Cambridge was becoming a cape -- patron of SportsAid. Tim has

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also said he is due is in the London Marathon as a warmup for a 100

:21:39.:21:44.

kilometres event coming up later this year. A quick word about sport,

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as well, we lost one of the great patrons of young sports men and

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women in track and field athletics, Genentech -- Jean Pickering, who has

:21:54.:21:58.

been supporting young athlete all over the country for many years. She

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is the wife of Ron Pickering, the Ron Pickering Memorial fund will be

:22:02.:22:10.

swelled to the hopefully by many thousands of athletes. Let's wish

:22:10.:22:16.

them the best of luck. Millions of pounds being raised for charity

:22:16.:22:20.

today. Susan Vernon, running in her 20th

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marathon in memory of her son Oliver, she raised over �5,000.

:22:25.:22:28.

Helen Douglas, a filial -- physiotherapist, raising money for

:22:28.:22:34.

dream flight. We will continue to bring you those

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stories, but the stories at the beginning of the day were about the

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elite race. The first racer -- elite race. The first racer --

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winner was Priscah Jeptoo. Priscah Jeptoo, the winner of the London

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Marathon women's race, you were third last year, second in the

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

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I could not believe I would be the winner of today. I thank God because

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I am very happy, because I am the winner today.

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You won by a very long way, was it a tough race?

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It was, everyone is coming here and is really prepared for this race. I

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am very happy because today I was confident that I would make it

:23:28.:23:34.

today, because last year I was third place. We loved watching you run,

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many congratulations. Earlier on, the winners of the men's

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and women's elite races received their medals from Prince Harry. As

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we watched Tsegaye Kebede come through, it was an outstanding

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performance, hardly breathing at the end. The first Ethiopian to when for

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nine years, it has been a Kenyan domination of this race. This

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performance, at one stage it looked maybe like it would be Emmanuel

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Mutai. The athletes struggled to cope with the early pace, but the

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one who did best was Tsegaye the chance to look at the

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spectacular views on a beautiful day in London. We had hoped for this,

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after what happened in Boston matter week we wanted a great show today

:24:49.:24:54.

for the world marathon running, and I think we have got one. We have two

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fantastic winners and Priscah Jeptoo, hard training partner one on

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Monday in Boston. Tsegaye Kebede, former champion, coming back and

:25:09.:25:15.

timing his race perfectly today. We approach one BN, three hours, --

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1pm, I know that one man who might be hoping his finish, Stephen who

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watched on TV at few years ago and took up a major lifestyle change, he

:25:27.:25:31.

was overweight and smoked, he said if he ran a personal best he would

:25:31.:25:41.
:25:41.:25:46.

get out a cigar at the end. Three We have to stop meeting like this.

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We have to stop meeting like this. Can I have a kiss from you?

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Go on, on this side. Are you finding it a bit tough this year?

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We ran after far too fast. Struggling a little bit at the

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moment. Have you been hydrating? I have been rehydrating. There are

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so many people running for great causes, I can complain for England,

:26:16.:26:25.

Brendan and Steve Cram and the rest of them know that. This man lost

:26:25.:26:28.

Lily at eight months and has never complained once. She was our little

:26:28.:26:31.

butterfly, she flattered only to Blakely and our lives. All of these

:26:31.:26:36.

families we are running for. Like Jonathan said, it has been six

:26:36.:26:40.

years since we lost Lily. She died of mitochondria will condition and

:26:40.:26:47.

we now support over 60 families, and this year we went over the �1

:26:48.:26:51.

million target. It has been tremendous. It all started when

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Jonathan, somehow, I'm still not He is draped with the star-spangled

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banner, you are at 18 miles, first-ever marathon in London, how

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is it going? It has gone really well, I was

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inspired by the events in Boston, I have a friend stopped half a mile

:27:15.:27:19.

from the finish line so I am running in her honour as well as those who

:27:19.:27:21.

could not finish. This marathon had extra significance

:27:21.:27:27.

than a week ago? Absolutely. How are you feeling? A

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bit more emotional, as you said? Absolutely, there are a lot of

:27:32.:27:35.

Americans out today cheering me on as well as the support from the

:27:35.:27:42.

London crowd, it is inspiring. will let you carry on, you are on a

:27:42.:27:52.
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PB form, you said? The nuns from Derby! We are all

:27:54.:27:57.

running for Cancer Research UK we have to say a very special shout out

:27:57.:28:02.

to our friend and neighbour Jane, one of our inspirations, but also to

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Lee, Steve, Ian and all the people who have been with us training, and

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we are all doing it together, Arent we, girls?

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Yes! Well, you look like you live in good

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shape. Doing, really, really well.

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Everyone is so supportive! Is this your first marathon?

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I feel like a celebrity, everyone is shouting my name!

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Enjoy the rest of it. Neil has confirmed to me he is

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banana man, my colour vision had him as Batman. You have run this a

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couple of times before, you must be hot in there?

:28:46.:28:49.

They said it was going to be cooler than this, you have to go with the

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weather and make the most of it. have done it twice before, you are

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back, but is it about the London Marathon two it is the crowd, I love

:29:00.:29:03.

the experience. What is banana man raising money for

:29:03.:29:07.

today? I am raising money for sense on

:29:07.:29:16.

behalf of deaf and blind people. -- Sense. You may be hot but you are

:29:16.:29:25.

doing really well. The river has always been a central

:29:25.:29:29.

part of this event, but it is really the time they spent closest to the

:29:29.:29:34.

river at the end that people enjoy the most. They have half an eye on

:29:34.:29:39.

Big Ben as it approaches 1pm, the first landmark time, three hours is

:29:40.:29:49.
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very good running, just inside a the background there. The clock has

:30:07.:30:17.
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their race perfectly. Three hours is a really good benchmark. Just

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outside the three hour mark for these people here. Boston, of

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course, central to all of our thoughts. So many people who like to

:30:46.:30:54.

do both events. Many others who travelled from Boston to come and

:30:54.:30:59.

take part in London. Many are wearing just the name Boston on

:30:59.:31:09.
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their T-shirts or carrying banners. Well done! There's another Boston

:31:11.:31:21.
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T-shirt. I think we will see lots of the marathon course very

:31:28.:31:38.
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effectively. Good running conditions well. Again, as I said, this is an

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event which people come all over the event which people come all over the

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world to take part in. It was the purple distinctive top that made me

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stop! You're back to London, but this time different from last year?

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I watched everything last year and took part. It has been brilliant.

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Everyone has spotted and recognised it. Atmosphere is fantastic. Whilst

:32:37.:32:46.

the charity? It's a charity that a long disorder, and one of my good

:32:46.:32:55.

friends is a sufferer. Any support is brilliant. This is your 30th

:32:55.:33:04.

marathon? Yes, and I have another 20 targeted! Thanks again for last

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out here. I've got to do! Only 60 minutes left. I've got to be here!

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Have you done 60? No, 33! One year, I did it three times in the same

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day! Well, you're looking in tremendous shape. The crowd is

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absolutely fantastic. It's kept me going. It's great to see you. Nice

:33:51.:34:00.
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me. Just a jog today, though? to say a big thank you to everybody

:34:15.:34:24.

who supported me in the stadium. Last year, with my success in

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London, I decided I wanted to come back and support the IPC towards

:34:31.:34:36.

having a classification. I want to give something back to athletics.

:34:36.:34:41.

Some shots of you running down the Some shots of you running down the

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Mall. Describe that. I'm showing off a bit! I'm built for sprint in, so

:34:52.:34:58.

I'm just getting the guns out. I was doing that the 20 miles, believe it

:34:58.:35:08.
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or not! What does the future hold for you? For me, it is about

:35:11.:35:18.

supporting the progress of athletics and whether that's for the team or

:35:18.:35:25.

whether it's just me as an athlete. I'm 36 years old, I'm looking to

:35:25.:35:29.

support the legacy of the games, the sport. It's opened up so me

:35:29.:35:35.

different doors for me and I'm so grateful for that. Hopefully, I'm in

:35:35.:35:42.

grateful for that. Hopefully, I'm in Rio and defending my gold medal.

:35:42.:35:46.

the immediate future, you have the world Championships this summer.

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That's right, and the anniversary games in London. Today was an

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amazing atmosphere. I was running across London Bridge on my own, and

:36:00.:36:04.

all that noise, it reminded me of the 1st of September when I had my

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200 metres. Hopefully, the anniversary games will get back to

:36:12.:36:22.
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big legacy. I wanted to enjoy it. My coach wanted to make sure I got over

:36:25.:36:35.
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the finish line safely. Seizing, marathon World Cup. No surprises for

:36:50.:36:54.

the Paralympic 5000 metre champion. Just ahead of another guy in the

:36:54.:37:04.
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same category. I actually thought it was an athlete from Italy who came

:37:09.:37:13.

third, but obviously mistaken there. Richard Whitehead finished a

:37:13.:37:19.

little bit down the table. And there's different classes, this time

:37:19.:37:29.
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That Paralympic marathon World Cup has been highly successful and long

:37:41.:37:51.
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may it continue. Some agrees there. Batman! This is for the death and

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the blind. I haven't got any problems, so I help charities.

:38:35.:38:41.

Hopefully, next year, the marathon in South Africa, where I am from.

:38:41.:38:50.

How are you feeling? This dude has got superpowers, believe it or not!

:38:50.:38:55.

But if you put water on, it calls you down. That's only because your

:38:55.:39:05.
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Batman! Onwards and upwards, young Farah, running just half a

:39:12.:39:17.

marathon. He dropped out at halfway. He got a massive response from the

:39:17.:39:27.
:39:27.:39:29.

crowd. He went through very nicely crowd. He went through very nicely

:39:29.:39:38.

indeed. He pulled out halfway. Then he is passing Cutty Sark. And it was

:39:38.:39:48.
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an electric early pace. Then he goes race. Was the race and event

:40:03.:40:08.

everything you expected? For sure. In terms of the race and preparing,

:40:08.:40:12.

I did everything I can, but watching the race was amazing. A lot of stuff

:40:12.:40:18.

has changed. By watching it, I learnt a lot more. What was the

:40:18.:40:27.

biggest lesson learnt? Being able to pick up my drink. At one point, I

:40:27.:40:37.
:40:37.:40:41.

made a mess! That takes a lot out of you. You have seen the race unfold.

:40:42.:40:47.

What have you learned from Emmanuel Mutai being overtaken at the end as

:40:47.:40:55.

well? Well, that's what you got to do. The guy who one is really

:40:55.:41:01.

strong, he won it before. In a way, you timed it really well. I thought,

:41:01.:41:11.
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wow! That's confidence in using that. I heard Paula Radcliffe saying

:41:12.:41:20.

you need to save the fastest pace for the second bit. Definitely. I

:41:20.:41:27.

learnt a lot. As I came off the bridge, the pace picked up. At the

:41:27.:41:33.

same time, a lot of stuff has changed. You've just got to be

:41:33.:41:39.

patient and take your time and be confident. Having that experience,

:41:39.:41:48.

I've learnt a lot. What have you learned about the build-up? Are you

:41:48.:41:52.

surprised you have had to defend yourself so much for doing half a

:41:52.:42:00.

race? Just can't believe what people think. At the same time, you got to

:42:00.:42:05.

know what's best for you. And this race works best for me. If you look

:42:05.:42:12.

back, all the guys who have been pacemakers, they were pacemakers a

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couple of years ago. A lot of the guys, before they come to the big

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one, they come as a pacemaker. For me personally, I have learnt a lot.

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That's all that counts. You're a double Olympic champion. You can do

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whatever you like. What's next for you? My first track race will be in

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June. I haven't decided whether I will do five K or ten Cate, and then

:42:41.:42:51.
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just get ready and come back for the European cup in Glasgow. -- ten K.

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just want to tell everyone that not quite conquer. We discussed

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beforehand: What we have to say now? I think it worked perfectly for Mo

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Farah. He saw the best parts of the race in terms of the running. He was

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very respectful. He did not affect the pace at all. If they had picked

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up the pace when he dropped out, that might have been a bit of a

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worry. But that didn't happy -- happen. I guess you will be -- I

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guess he will be it is out of the way now. He was a bit shocked with

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all the controversy. When you are a pioneer like ears, you can almost do

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what you want. He is committed to running next year. He might have

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learned a little bit but it is not significant for next year. Can he be

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as good a marathon runner as a 10,000 metre runner? He doesn't know

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that yet, and neither does is coach. It's a risk because he is still the

:44:24.:44:28.

best 10,000 metre runner in the world. But to be perfectly honest,

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he's had a bit of fun today, enjoyed it, it's been great having him here,

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and my 20 quid says he will win the London Marathon one day! He has had

:44:41.:44:45.

an amazing day. He has savoured and sample the atmosphere here in a way

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he was not able to do on the same scale. He has come back, as double

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Olympic champion. A lot of Biba have come out just to see him. He has

:44:56.:45:01.

experience that plus all the magic of the London Marathon. Part of him

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will have wanted to carry on, and part of him will want to do that

:45:07.:45:12.

next year. And the way he saw the second half of the race go was

:45:12.:45:22.
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nowhere near a negative split. He can record it and watch it later.

:45:26.:45:30.

The crowd in London have been really excited about seeing more fun, our

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double Olympic champion - I don't get tired of saying that.

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You are right, the point we keep making, the thing that Mo will take,

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he is an avid fan of distance running and he wants to learn. If

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you are going to come and run the marathon, he will have watched this

:45:49.:45:54.

with more detailed today and learn you have to be treated -- careful

:45:54.:45:59.

about how to approach it. I guess the biggest danger for -- I am

:45:59.:46:02.

sitting next to someone who'd just a tactic from the start - is there

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will be expected next year. As long as he can temper the expectation of

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little bit and deliver a great race next year, whether or not he needs

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to run 2.4, 2.5 to win it, we will see it. Would you put him on for

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next year or do you think it is a bit soon?

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To win or to run? To win. I am not like Brendan, I

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don't like throwing my way -- money away that easily. I year is a long

:46:41.:46:45.

time in athletics, though, and we want Mo to have a great year this

:46:45.:46:50.

year on the track. I want him to defend his World Championship title

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and, come next year as the double Olympic world champion, and still

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world champion, then get excited about his potential marathon career.

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I am setting on the fence as best I can and saying he will run really

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well next year and he is capable of winning.

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I would like you to show more confidence, than spending �20 on our

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double Olympic champion. You mean thing.

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�20 is a lot of money for a Sunderland fan.

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Mo will be running the marathon next year, and you can, too, if you want

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year, and you can, too, if you want to. Template -- entries will open on

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Monday the 29th of April available from the London Marathon website.

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And this evening, 7pm on BBC Two, the London Marathon highlights.

:47:48.:47:58.
:47:58.:48:01.

Don't miss that, there is lots more three years ago, but you were saying

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it is hotter than before. It is very hot, I am struggling badly. You said

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I looked fresh but I feel terrible. I'm keeping going, I am running for

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heart research UK, pioneers in heart research, a couple of friends have

:48:17.:48:22.

had heart issues and are back to work recovered thanks to these guys.

:48:22.:48:27.

Is it a help or a hindrance running in a kilt? It is fine.

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I have quite a lot of air going on there so I feel cool and refreshed.

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I am going to carry on now, right? Best of luck.

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Panda man, you are in this incredible heat, how are you

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feeling? Why the Panda?

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Everybody loves it, it makes everybody smile which keep you going

:48:52.:48:58.

because you see everyone smiling. Who are you raising money for?

:48:58.:49:08.
:49:08.:49:09.

I am raising money for Leukaemia CARE.

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Keep going, you are doing brilliantly. Enjoy your marathon.

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:49:22.:49:30.

Good luck to everybody who is running for Starlight, an

:49:30.:49:34.

organisation which grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill

:49:34.:49:41.

children. There is a lot of good runners running on behalf of them.

:49:41.:49:45.

Also, a colleague of hours, Executive Producer of the Olympic

:49:46.:49:50.

Games last year has just had his 50th birthday. I reckon he is

:49:50.:49:54.

suffering a little bit in the heat, as are a lot of the athletes. Good

:49:54.:50:01.

luck, as well, to Lauren Hardings, running for whizz kids, Becky Jones

:50:01.:50:08.

running for Cancer UK, and James Farrar, running for our PSP, an

:50:08.:50:18.
:50:18.:50:19.

organisation set up to support those with retinitis pigmentosa.

:50:19.:50:24.

Just to mention one or two have crossed the line, our first

:50:24.:50:28.

celebrity, James Toseland, world superbikes champion, who is playing

:50:28.:50:33.

his first gig in Skegness on Friday night, he did well to get back from

:50:33.:50:38.

that, you did it in three hours and three minutes. Not as quick as Nell

:50:38.:50:42.

McAndrew. I know she has had a baby recently and will be watching. A

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little further down the list, quite a few celebrities still out there.

:50:49.:50:57.

After 27 years, 1986 he ran under three hours 30, John from Ireland

:50:57.:51:02.

has come back 27 years later to run with his sons Vincent and John, and

:51:02.:51:07.

they are all trying to beat their dad's time. Also, Lauren and Drew

:51:07.:51:17.

Hollinshead, both running for leukaemia and lymphoma research.

:51:17.:51:21.

Also Colonel Stewart toddled on, who commanded the first Para regiment in

:51:21.:51:29.

Afghanistan, they -- there is a stretcher unit raising money for the

:51:29.:51:35.

parachutist Afghanistan trust. Guinness Book of World Records

:51:35.:51:39.

confirmed various categories for the London Marathon this year, the

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fastest marathon dressed as a film character, mail, he came as Jack

:51:44.:51:50.

Sparrow and he did it in two hours 42. We have had the fastest marathon

:51:50.:51:56.

in a nurse's U, also mail - there is a female category - -- and nurses

:51:56.:52:06.
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from trying athletics club, John deals will be down on Birdcage Walk

:52:20.:52:24.

with his newly charged up megaphone shouting the odds at all the

:52:24.:52:34.
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athletes. One of the runners managed to raise about �2000 for various

:52:36.:52:40.

charities but was too late to get her number authorised at the London

:52:40.:52:45.

Marathon exhibition yesterday. I'm lucky, let's hope you can do it

:52:45.:52:55.
:52:55.:53:00.

A familiar face alongside me, a veteran of 13 London Marathon is,

:53:00.:53:10.
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how does that one rank? I have to say, I was hoping to beat

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minute three 8.36. -- 3: 8.30. I am disappointed.

:53:17.:53:21.

You are dressed as a world wrecked -- normal athlete, but you hold the

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world record for being dressed as a baby two I saw someone dressed as a

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baby, and I also saw the world fastest schoolboy, I had that record

:53:30.:53:37.

last year. That has been beating, as well!

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We have been standing here watching all the athletes coming through,

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what our vantage point it is. I have never noticed the Shard

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before. This, today, is a perfect day for running. There are no

:53:51.:53:56.

excuses this morning. Cool, light breeze, the crowds are amazing as

:53:56.:54:00.

usual. I am running for leukaemia and lymphoma research, if you want

:54:00.:54:06.

to sponsor me, you can. We are here to represent the charities to get on

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the telly to represent those charities. Today is the sort of day

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you remember the people you love and, you know, it is a magic day and

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a great celebration. Tony, thank you very much. See you

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next year? I will be back!

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We knew you would. What possessed you to run in a

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gorilla suit? I am running for a CSV to raise

:54:35.:54:42.

money. Fantastic crowds. Were you expecting to run for a time

:54:42.:54:47.

just finished two I want a good time, Guinness record. I think you

:54:47.:54:57.
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As a coach for the Tayside Special Olympics team, disability has always

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been close to Carolyn's heart. After her mother-in-law relapsed with

:55:10.:55:14.

cancer and her sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer,

:55:14.:55:19.

Caroline decided to dedicate this marathon to them and raise funds for

:55:19.:55:22.

two charities while also raising cash for Perth and Kinross

:55:22.:55:29.

disability, which aims to increase export -- sport participation in

:55:29.:55:34.

people with disabilities. Martin and Damien are running in aid

:55:34.:55:39.

of make a wish foundation. Martin's daughter suffered a rear embryonic

:55:39.:55:45.

disorder. At the time of her diagnosis she -- it was so rare, she

:55:45.:55:49.

was only the seventh person known in the world to have this. Two years

:55:49.:55:54.

ago, make a wish foundation was able to grant her one of her dreams - to

:55:54.:55:58.

visit Disneyland. It was the trip of a lifetime. The aim today is to

:55:58.:56:03.

raise �6,000 for make a wish so other families can have a chance of

:56:03.:56:08.

achieving the dreams, too. Nicknamed the godfather of

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marathons, Steve Edwards has run 583 official marathon races. His

:56:13.:56:18.

incredible journey has taken him all over the world and has seen him

:56:18.:56:22.

break several world records. For him, the greatest reward has been --

:56:22.:56:27.

is being able to give back. Today he is running for several charities

:56:27.:56:37.
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their own fitness, running to raise money for charity, and they do it in

:57:00.:57:06.

some strange ways. Keith Bigby, and he has run the London Marathon with

:57:06.:57:09.

a fridge before, he has carried around a washing machine, this year,

:57:09.:57:15.

we have not seen him yet, he is dragging a cooker. Why on earth he

:57:15.:57:18.

is doing that, how on earth he is doing that, good luck and we will

:57:18.:57:27.

find out later on, I'm sure. Well done to ten Lomas, who ordered --

:57:27.:57:30.

organises the leukaemia and lymphoma research and gathers all those

:57:30.:57:33.

celebrities who do such a lot in publicising as Mac publicising the

:57:33.:57:43.

fund. Mike Bushell is out there this year from the BBC, LSE ale from

:57:43.:57:52.

Emmerdale, all of these people have come into ten 's contact. He

:57:52.:57:56.

persuades them to run and lots of them, like Tony, become long-term

:57:56.:58:01.

runners. Well done to the banana Army, you will see the fluorescent

:58:01.:58:07.

T-shirts, they are out there in numbers.

:58:07.:58:10.

Simon Stephens is out there somewhere, running for Macmillan

:58:10.:58:14.

Cancer Relief support just a short while after running the Brighton

:58:14.:58:19.

Marathon, and five weeks before running from London to Brighton.

:58:19.:58:24.

Respect to him for all the money he is making for Macmillan Cancer

:58:24.:58:34.
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chosen by our first ever producer of the London Marathon and it has

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lasted 33 years. Now, when you hear the music were you think of the

:59:15.:59:25.
:59:25.:59:59.

and a painful last few yards, for Andrew Strauss. Chatted to him a

:59:59.:00:04.

couple of times this week. He was determined to beat his missus. I am

:00:04.:00:11.

not sure if he has. He is said to be about three and a half hours. He

:00:11.:00:16.

is not far off. He has done very well. That is the pace he was

:00:16.:00:25.

setting out at. The former England cricket captain, of course. That is

:00:25.:00:33.

a pretty good effort. A lot of Bain said during the week with the

:00:33.:00:43.
:00:43.:00:50.

celebrities. -- a lot of chat. Nice face! We have just got the result

:00:50.:00:54.

through. I am delighted for Adam Chataway. Three hours and 10

:00:54.:01:04.
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minutes. Well done, Adam. Your dad people get home and watch it back

:01:24.:01:29.

and don't realise they are running alongside the celebs. They are

:01:29.:01:36.

right alongside Andrew Strauss. He is just another marathon runner.

:01:36.:01:44.

That is a really good performance. Almost spot on to his predicted

:01:44.:01:49.

time. Looks like it has been hard work out there. It is for everybody.

:01:49.:01:54.

I am not sure how many miles he got in training. It must have been a

:01:54.:01:59.

few because that is a solid run. Trying to raise a sprint at the end.

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:02:09.:02:20.

that wrong! It is the helicopter that is moving. They are in the

:02:20.:02:29.

Shard. It is about a mile to the top of that. One of London's new

:02:29.:02:39.

landmarks. That is such a facet of this race. Boston has its history,

:02:39.:02:49.
:02:49.:02:50.

and of course, this week it is even more in our thoughts. For the

:02:50.:02:54.

people who have come to run in London, it is an emotional day. I

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am sure it has helped to move some of those memories of last week.

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JONATHAN EDWARDS: Some stunning shots of London and some

:03:07.:03:14.

inspirational shots of the athletes finishing the course. Many of them

:03:14.:03:19.

are running to raise money. Half a billion pounds raised since this

:03:19.:03:26.

race started. Last year, one young woman took on the chance to raise

:03:26.:03:29.

woman took on the chance to raise money. But her race ended, sadly,

:03:29.:03:34.

in tragedy. It went global. 30-year-old Claire

:03:34.:03:38.

Squires from Leicestershire was one of 80 runners who set out in last

:03:38.:03:42.

year's marathon to raise funds for The Samaritans, for whom her mum

:03:42.:03:47.

had worked as a volunteer for 24 years. But she collapsed just a

:03:47.:03:53.

mile from the finish and tragically died. As the news spread, donations

:03:53.:03:57.

flooded into her web page from the UK, and indeed from around the

:03:57.:04:01.

world. Remarkably, more than �1 million was raised by the woman

:04:01.:04:07.

whose family described her as beautiful, inside and out. At an

:04:07.:04:11.

inquest, it emerged she had innocently taking illegal

:04:11.:04:16.

supplements as an energy booster during the race. But a now banned

:04:16.:04:20.

drug was found to be a factor in her death. On this poignant

:04:21.:04:24.

anniversary, The Samaritans, working alongside her family, have

:04:25.:04:28.

set up a programme of projects all of which she would have been proud.

:04:28.:04:32.

Her friends are running today in her memory for a variety of

:04:32.:04:40.

charities, including one named the Claire Squires Effect, a fitting

:04:40.:04:45.

tribute to a remarkable woman. Rachel, from The Samaritans, is

:04:45.:04:54.

with me. A trade took -- a tragic story, but one from which some good

:04:54.:05:02.

has come. She has left an amazing legacy, and it is very sad, and we

:05:02.:05:07.

would wish to bring her back if we could, but the money that has been

:05:07.:05:14.

raised is going to help save lives. And the money is still coming in?

:05:14.:05:19.

We have noticed that quite a bit has come in during the last week. I

:05:19.:05:22.

think with the anniversary tomorrow of her death, people have really

:05:23.:05:26.

thought it is a poignant time to continue to donate and support the

:05:26.:05:36.
:05:36.:05:52.

charity. Thank you very much and gathering for Andrew Smith, the

:05:52.:05:57.

finishing director. This is his busiest time. Everybody else has

:05:57.:06:03.

had their glorious day. Now he kicks into action. Also, the

:06:03.:06:08.

medical director of the marathon, he has got 1,000 medical volunteers

:06:08.:06:11.

and 120 doctors on the course to look after the welfare of all of

:06:11.:06:16.

these people. A fantastic effort out there, and a great effort by

:06:16.:06:24.

all of the volunteers. Overall on the course, this is a grey day. --

:06:24.:06:34.
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beautiful weather conditions here. One or two of the athletes we have

:06:41.:06:46.

seen coming down the Mall today are suffering a bit. It has been very

:06:46.:06:51.

hot indeed. Frost on the ground this morning, but gradually the

:06:51.:06:54.

conditions have got hotter and hotter. That has made life quite

:06:54.:06:58.

difficult for some of these runners. Never the less, we are approaching

:06:58.:07:02.

the time when we will have a peak volume of people coming down the

:07:02.:07:12.
:07:12.:07:15.

Mall towards the finish. A beautiful sight in London.

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JONATHAN EDWARDS: The first runner to come through the finish were

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earlier on this morning. They took part in a Mini Marathon. It

:07:22.:07:25.

comprises the last three miles of the course. Denise Lewis can tell

:07:25.:07:30.

us what happened. I am at the start of the Mini

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Marathon. It is a series of races for people aged 13-17 over the last

:07:36.:07:44.

three miles of the course. Today, 2000 young people are running. Mo

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Farah, Shelly Woods and David where have all won it in the past. I

:07:48.:07:52.

wonder if there are any future stars in this field. You seem

:07:52.:08:00.

excited. I am buzzing. It is going to be brilliant. We're hoping for a

:08:00.:08:09.

high standard. This is my first time. I'm usually a sprinter.

:08:09.:08:17.

ladies, how are we feeling ahead of the race? Nervous! Very nervous.

:08:17.:08:22.

You will be fine. Who are you running for? Braden.

:08:23.:08:28.

I have been joined by the birthday Boys. How are you feeling? Quite

:08:29.:08:32.

nervous about the race. I want to get it right but I want to enjoy

:08:32.:08:37.

the experience as well. You have both run before, haven't you? We

:08:37.:08:42.

didn't do too well last year so we are hoping to do well in this one.

:08:42.:08:51.

Typical young ladies, you are giggling. We are excited to be on

:08:51.:09:00.

TV. What about the race?Yeah, that, too. We want to meet Prince Harry.

:09:00.:09:07.

Feeling good. It has been a good, hard winter. Hopefully, it will go

:09:07.:09:12.

all right and we can set a benchmark for the field. It is a

:09:12.:09:22.
:09:22.:09:24.

great atmosphere and a great race to do at the end of the season.

:09:24.:09:28.

I am here with a very famous face, especially if you are a fan of a

:09:28.:09:33.

certain North London football club. It is Arsenal and England's Alex

:09:33.:09:37.

Oxlade-Chamberlain. What are you doing? I am here to start the race

:09:37.:09:41.

behind us. I am starting some of the other mini marathons today.

:09:42.:09:47.

Then I will be at mile 23 to chair the body over the finish line.

:09:47.:09:54.

is brilliant to see so many people turning up, isn't it? It is. As a

:09:54.:09:59.

young sportsman, I try to excel in my field. To see so many young

:09:59.:10:04.

people trying to a cell in mayors, it's a good thing. Good to see you.

:10:04.:10:14.
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-- to excel in there. Paul got under way with some

:10:22.:10:28.

enthusiastic athletes. -- Mini London Marathon. They started at

:10:28.:10:34.

old Billingsgate and finished under the London Marathon entry in the

:10:34.:10:39.

Mall. As you have already heard, some future stars may well be among

:10:39.:10:44.

them. Especially when you consider that Mo Farah was a Mini Marathon

:10:44.:10:51.

winner between 1998 and 2000. That is not that long ago. The winner of

:10:51.:11:01.
:11:01.:11:02.

the under 17s men's race was Alex George. He is obviously a promising

:11:02.:11:07.

athlete, and a very good finish. J Dick Jones looked out standing as

:11:07.:11:16.

an under 17 wheelchair race won a. -- Jade Jones looked outstanding as

:11:16.:11:24.

an under 17 wheelchair race winner. As for the under 14 s, Isaac towers

:11:24.:11:34.
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warmer. Bobby Clay won the women's race. She is a fine cross country

:11:42.:11:47.

runner. Good on the road as well. A fine track athlete, too. We can

:11:47.:11:57.
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opened just to the London boroughs but it has been extended now to

:12:09.:12:19.
:12:19.:12:42.

to be presented the prizes by how were visiting Prince. Very pleased

:12:42.:12:46.

because I was not expecting to place in the top five. I felt good

:12:46.:12:52.

on the day and went with the mood in the end. It is really nice. You

:12:52.:12:57.

have all of the spectators inside, cheering. Even when you feel like

:12:57.:13:02.

you are losing energy, they put energy into you. It was tough with

:13:02.:13:08.

the guides and things. The weather has been perfect and there have

:13:08.:13:12.

been so many supporters. This is a fourth race in London but your

:13:12.:13:18.

final one. You are too old next year. Yeah, my last one. I am not

:13:18.:13:22.

sure if I am ready for the full marathon yet. We will see how it

:13:22.:13:32.
:13:32.:13:39.

good performance from her. She does plenty of training. She did start

:13:39.:13:45.

off trying to pace Iwan Thomas. Did a fairly good job, but she has

:13:45.:13:53.

beaten him. We reckon he is about another 10 minutes back. She knows

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she has had a good run. A bit of a bonus to beat UN Thomas as well.

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Well done. Keep him in his place. - - You When Thomas. She is passing

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people, loving this. Why not? think she has just butted her sons

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in the background. -- spotted. done, Sophie. Winning the battle of

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the news readers, I am sure. day. You look good. How are you

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feeling? Can I have APD back to the end? If I could, I would!-- a ride

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hopefully going to go under four hours. Hopefully I will get there.

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You have just got a mile to go, but I am sure that even if you walk,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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you will get under four hours. Well much everyone losing pounds. For one

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runner losing pounds became a life or death situation. Here is the

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story. I was just over 24.5 stones, also suffering anxiety and

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depression for about three years. It wasn't until my dad died that I

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realised that I needed to do something about my weight. He was

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aged 58 and died at the exact same age as my grandad. On the day of the

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funeral I looked and realised how big I was. I was very embarrassed,

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very upset, as well. My wife, Nigel Meek, she said, shall we go and see

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a doctor? -- -- Naomi. The results that came back, he said by Christmas

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2011 I would be diabetic, a matter of months, and that is if I hadn't

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suffered from a heart attack or stroke. This time I was really

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days in the gym. When I started I was over 24.5 stones, know I am 16.

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In my first 12 months I lost eight stone. Without I doubt I have

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improved -- improved my health. One minute I was told by what I could

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potentially died, to be doing one of the most famous marathons in the

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world, it is going to be amazing. The charity I really wanted to go

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for was children with Cancer UK to raise awareness of children with

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cancer, and raise awareness of obesity, as well. Let's not make

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excuses, all people are being asked to do is open the front door and go

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for a wok. A walkable country a fast wok, a fast wok will turn into a

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run. You are not being asked to join a gym by the expensive trainers,

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just open the front door and go out and have in mind that, truly, life

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is no rehearsal for the next. I intend, no doubt, no matter what

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gets in my way, I will make it to the finish line. I will be thinking

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about my family, certainly thinking about my dad... When it comes to

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that finish line, it is going to be inspiring, I used to come and watch

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the London Marathon not long after my running to be had finished, and

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there was a few years of sitting in the stands cheering people at the

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finish, you have to go and experience this, there is nothing

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like it. It doesn't matter how fast you are going, it doesn't matter if

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you walk some of it or all of it, it is getting to the end that is the

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story, that is the achievement, that is the challenge.

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It is the biggest family in the world, the marathon running family.

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And there are more and more of them, all around the world, it is

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something that is still spreading. In 1981 there was less than 10,000

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in the London Marathon, although around 20,000 applied to take part.

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As soon as these pictures were being viewed, people all over the country

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then all over the world wanted to become part of this event and others

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which have grown in cities all broken out there. The Guinness Book

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of World Records have confirmed that one or two others. Fastest man --

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marathon in a school uniform, male and female, three hours two minutes

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and three hours 14 minutes. We saw someone dressed as an insect, Laura

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Bartlett has already crossed the line and broken that world-record

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dressed as an insect. The rules are you have to keep your wings and

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antenna on all the way round. She managed three hours 24 minutes. Well

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done to her. David Ross, the fastest winning a wetsuit, three hours 25

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their own story to tell out here today, and no matter whether you are

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an elite runner or a mass runner, everyone will have the difficult

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patch is somewhere around the course and take away different memories,

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but one thing they will all come away with is a sense of how great

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the London Marathon is, how strong the London Marathon is and what an

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amazing experience it is out there amazing experience it is out there

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for everyone taking part. It is Jane's seventh marathon, you

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are looking very fresh and is it yellow or green? It started yellow,

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I may be looking green after 17 miles. Why are you running for

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leukaemia and lymphoma research today?

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My mum starred as Mike died of leukaemia when she was only 37. I

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will always be grateful to them and I thought today would be a good

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opportunity to try and raise more money for them and it gave me the

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opportunity to paint myself yellow, as well.

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Always nice! A final word, the crowd, they are pretty special

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today. They are amazing, I have been to marathons in different places but

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this is the best in the world, it is fantastic.

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And sociology! I am just after the 22 mile mark,

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Paul is the band Matt last night bandmaster, what is the name of your

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wonderful band? It is the Romford drum and corn at court.

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These guys are tired and they are just playing, never mind running. --

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drum and cornet corp. We wonder if you would mind can

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doctor, we're getting a bit tired now.

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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Are you up for that? Denise Lewis conducting the band

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there, she looked like she was enjoying that. She is obviously a

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better conductor than she probably ever will be a marathon runner,

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anyway. It has been a great day so far, thousands have many miles to

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go. That is the 18 mile mark at Canary Wharf. London pride has been

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so much a part of this event, and that sums it up, really - pride in

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London and pride in the world of marathon running in what has been a

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very difficult week for everyone involved. It was important we had a

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couple of great races here. The elite races graced by Priscah Jeptoo

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and Tsegaye Kebede. Now there are and Tsegaye Kebede. Now there are

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all these wonderful sites to enjoy. We are coming to the end of our

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coverage on BBC One, what a day it has been, here are the highlights,

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particularly from the elite races. In the women's race it was per

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schedule to who came to to take an outstanding when, the biggest in her

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marathon career so far. It was an Ethiopian, Tsegaye Kebede,

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who took the men's race, a lightning opening but he timed it just right.

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Mo Farah ruled out halfway, but we will see him next year for the

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complete distance. I wonder how he will do.

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In the men's race, David Weir was looking for his seventh title, but

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it was Kurt Fearnley who took it. In the women's race, Tatyana

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MacFadden, who won in Boston seven days ago, came to London and won her

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first London Marathon. If you fancy first London Marathon. If you fancy

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some gymnastics that is on BBC Two right now, the European

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Championships. Then the London Marathon 2014 entries open on April

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19, and the website, correctly this for about another hour, we will

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continue to get all of the stories, the wonderful, inspiring athletes

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and the reason they are running, and and the reason they are running, and

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the London Marathon highlights and the reason they are running, and

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the London Brendan Foster alongside me, a few quick words, it has been a

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fabulous day for Fat -- marathon running in light of Boston, hasn't

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it? It certainly has. One of the objectives when Chris

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Brazier and John Disley -- Chris Brasher and John Disley founded the

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marathon was to have fun, some sort of happiness and a sense of

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achievement in a troubled world. That was one of their bit cleared

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games, but today we have had fun, people are happy, a sense of

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achievement and it is a troubled world, so fantastic.

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Thank you very much indeed. It has been a wonderful day here, as we

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close our thoughts are still very much with those affected by what

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happened in Boston. From all of us perhaps one of its most important

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years. It is playing its part in helping the old marathon world he'll

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lead, Dick wouldn't so cruelly inflicted in Boston Mass tweak. --

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it is healing the wounds so cruelly inflicted. The crowds are enormous

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year. The quickest men that have ever run

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The men's race really hotting up A significant break by Priscah

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Jeptoo, the Olympic silver medallist. Priscah Jeptoo, the

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Jonathan Edwards presents live coverage of the 33rd annual London Marathon, as world-class runners and 36,000 fundraisers compete in one of the world's most famous races.

The elite men's race has attracted all three marathon medallists from last summer's Olympics and six of the 10 fastest runners of all time. In addition, Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah will get his first taste of an elite marathon when he runs the first half of the course as a fact-finding mission ahead of his full marathon debut next year.

Farah will be up against the likes of marathon world record holder Patrick Makau, Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, world champion and Olympic silver medallist Abel Kirui, and reigning London champion Wilson Kipsang.

In the women's race, Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana defends the title she won last year but faces tough opposition from the likes of Kenyan world champion Edna Kiplagat and compatriot Priscah Jeptoo, who won silver at the London Olympics.

Great Britain's four-time London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist David Weir and compatriot Shelly Woods will defend their wheelchair titles.

The day for the majority of runners, though, will be about setting personal bests or simply completing the 26.2 mile course. We will hear from some of those who are running for the many charities who benefit from one of the great events in the British sporting calendar.

Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis, Phil Jones, Sonali Shah and Katherine Merry report from across the course, with race commentary by Steve Cram, Brendan Foster, Paul Dickenson, six-time London Marathon wheelchair race winner Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson and marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe.


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