BBC: London Marathon 2014

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    08:00: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    Good morning and welcome to London Marathon day.

    I'll be bringing you the latest race related photos, stories, results and weather plus all the other big news from the capital.

    If you're taking part in or going along to show your support, tweet your messages to @BBCLondon949 to be read out on air or email your photos to locallive@bbc.co.uk and we'll publish as many as we can here.

     
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    Sunny London Marathon 08:04:

    Any early low cloud and mist will soon clearto leave a dry and fine day with long periods of strong spring sunshine. Some patchy cloud developing at times but feeling warm this afternoon.

    Highs of 16C (61F).

     
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    Start times 08:09:
    • 08:40 Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon
    • 08:55 Elite Wheelchair Races (T53/54 & T51/52)
    • 09:00 IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup (T11-13, T42/43 & T44-46)
    • 09:15 Elite Women's Race
    • 10:00 Elite Men's Race, British Athletics & England Athletics Championships, Mass Race
     
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    Runners' stories 08:13:

    Adam Brown is an actor and writer, currently starring as the dwarf Ori in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.

    Adam Brown

    Adam is taking part in the London Marathon in memory of his father, Ray Brown, who, at 58 years old, died very suddenly from a heart attack last November. Local Live will be following his progress throughout the race.

     
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    AS IT HAPPENED
    • News, sport, travel and weather on Sunday 13 April
    • More updates from 08:00 on Monday
    • Listen to BBC London 94.9
     
  6.  
    What are the risks? 08:20:

    Running a marathon puts immense strain on the body. But just how dangerous for your health can it be?

     
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    Listen live now 08:26:

    BBC London 94.9's reporters are scattered across the marathon route to bring you the laughs, tears and surprises from the race.

    Keep listening to their live coverage.

     
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    Olympic stars start race 08:28:

    Three of Britain's 2012 Olympic medallists will be the official starters of the 2014 London Marathon.

    Rowers Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins

    Rowers Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins (pictured) will push the red button to send 36,000 participants on their way.

     
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    Video: Ones to watch 08:35:

    Find out more about the elite women and men running in this year's London Marathon.

     
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    Mini Marathon 08:43:

    And the runners in the Mini London Marathon are off.

    The race, which starts at Old Billingsgate, is for children aged between 11 and 17, and run over the last three miles of the marathon course, finishing under the London Marathon gantry in The Mall.

     
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    Grey-Thompson expects to lose record 08:50:

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson says she expects David Weir to overtake her record and win a seventh London Marathon today.

    David Weir

    The retired 11-time Paralympic champion won the wheelchair race six times and has held a joint record with Weir since he triumphed in 2012.

     
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    Wheelchair Race 08:55:

    The Elite Wheelchair Race has begun. London's very own David Weir is the man to watch, aiming to become the greatest wheelchair racer in the event's history by winning his seventh title.

     
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    Start lines 08:59:
    • Blue Start at Blackheath, Shooters Hill Road: Elite Wheelchair races, IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup, Elite Women, Elite Men, British Athletics & England Athletics Championships, Ill & Injured, UKA Clubs, Ballot runners, Overseas runners
    start lines
    • Red Start at Greenwich Park, Charlton Way: Golden & Silver Bond runners. Guaranteed runners, Fast Good for Age runners
    • Green Start at St. John's Park on the edge of Blackheath: Good for Age runners, Celebrities, Politicians & Media runners.
     
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    09:00:

    And racers in the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup are off.

    The event - held in association with the International Paralympic Committee - includes races for athletes with a visual impairment.

     
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    Watch the race 09:03:

    You can watch live coverage of the race presented by Jonathan Edwards streamed on the BBC website.

     
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    IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup 09:08:

    BBC London 94.9 reporter Paul Murphy-Kasp tweets: The start of the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup #vlm2014 #LondonMarathon pic.twitter.com/onJhxlywBk

    The start of the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup
     
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    09:13:

    Hobbit actor and marathon runner Adam Brown tweets: Final tracks added to my #LondonMarathon playlist... I never want to loose it - truly shameful and reveals a lot about me!

     
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    Elite women's race 09:15:

    And the Elite Women have begun.

    The Olympic champion, the world champion and one of the greatest distance runners of all-time are among Priscah Jeptoo's opponents when she defends her women's title. The Kenyan produced the second fastest time in 2013 to win the London Marathon last year.

     
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    09:20:

    BBC London 94.9 reporter Josephine McDermott tweets: On top of the @BBCLondon949 bus with @SimonLederman at Mile 19. #VMLM2014 twitpic.com/e115cf

    BBC London 94.9
     
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    Course Records 09:25:
    • Men: 2011: Emmanuel Mutai, Kenya, 2:04:40
    • Women: 2003: Paula Radcliffe, Great Britain, 2:15:25 (mixed race)
    • Women 2005: Paula Radcliffe, Great Britain, 2:17:42 (women only)
     
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    Celebrity runners 09:30:

    Former footballer Michael Owen (pictured), actor Dominic West, rugby union player Gareth Thomas and chef Michel Roux Jr are among celebrities running this year.

    Michael Owen
     
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    Marathon in under two hours? 09:36:

    As thousands prepare for the London Marathon, the very best among them face perhaps the most awe-inspiring barrier in sporting endeavour - the sub two-hour marathon. But can anyone break it, asks Chris Dennis.

     
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    Good luck messages 09:40: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    BBC News website readers Sheila and Tim have emailed to say: "Good luck Michael Wiltshire running in Five Fingers shoes for Health Poverty Action."

    Don't forget to email your good luck messages and photos to locallive@bbc.co.uk, tweet @BBCLondon949 or post a message on our Facebook page.

     
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    Runners' stories 09:43:

    Marathon runner Gareth Taplin tweets: Well I'm in the right place! pic.twitter.com/CNhro4dtDU

     Gareth Taplin
     
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    Runners' stories 09:49:

    Georgina Goddard, who at 18-years-old, is the youngest female competing in this year's Marathon.

    Georgina Goddard, who at 18-years-old,

    We'll be following her race throughout the day.

     
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    Mo Farah on start line 09:58:

    Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah is on the start line for his first competitive race over 26 miles.

    Mo Farah

    He is aiming for the British record which has stood since 1985 - 2:07:13

     
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    Elite men's race 10:00:

    The elite men's race has started.

    Reigning champion Tsegaye Kebede goes for his third title against a field containing four of the fastest 10 runners in history and seven from the all-time top 20. All British eyes are on Mo Farah.

     
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    Mass Race 10:03:

    And the mass race has also begun. Good luck everyone.

    London Marathon
     
  29.  
    MPs running 10:09:

    A record number of nine MPs are running today.

    Four Conservative and five Labour MPs are running for good causes this year. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls will be running his third marathon, while a Welsh politician Alun Cairns is among Conservatives taking part.

     
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    #matetweet 10:13:

    Former footballer Michael Owen's friend tweets: Michael wants me to say that he will DM a thank you to everyone who donates although not until tomorrow ! uk.virginmoneygiving.com/themichaelowen #matetweet

     
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    Elite women 10:14:

    BBC Sport is reporting Tiki Gelana, the fastest woman on paper in the field, has dropped off from the leading pack which still includes defending champion Priscah Jeptoo and Tirunesh Dibaba. The women have completed the last six miles at world record pace so it's not surprising some have fallen behind.

     
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    Mo's toughest test 10:17: Tom Fordyce Chief sports writer

    Fans used to seeing Mo Farah's many triumphs need to temper expectations of what he will achieve on his marathon debut.

     
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    Cup customization 10:21:

    BBC London 94.9 reporter Josephine McDermott tweets: My favourite cup customization is this for Elite Woman #YukoShimizu @BBCLondon949 #VMLM2014 #glamourthon http://twitpic.com/e11fnl

    cup customization
     
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    Marathon messages 10:25: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    Your good luck messages are flooding in. Colin Morris emailed: "Good luck to all my friend in the Chippenham Harriers who have always supported and are running the London Marathon today."

    Michael Gilbert says: "Good luck to my older brother John Gilbert who is hoping to qualify for the Commonwealth Games today. 

Michael."

    Email your messages of support to locallive@bbc.co.uk

     
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    Wheelchair race 10:27:

    The elite men's wheelchair race is entering its last couple of miles and London's David Weir is in the leading group of four.

     
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    Weir second in wheelchair race 10:29:

    Britain's David Weir comes second in the elite men's wheelchair race. Marcel Hug, from Switzerland, denied the Londoner of a record seventh marathon win.

     
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    The MP and the chef 10:34:

    BBC London 94.9's Jason Rosam tweets: Tooting MP @SadiqKhan and celebrity chef Michel Roux are running their 1st and 13th #LondonMarathon respectively. pic.twitter.com/Ev7AiMbUSI

    celebrity chef Michel Roux
     
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    10:38:

    Tanni Grey-Thompson, six-time London Marathon winner, says: "That was a fantastic race by Marcel Hug. When he looked over his shoulder in the final sprint it seemed like he was waiting for Dave Weir to come through. It was a great push by Dave, but just not good enough today."

     
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    Women's wheelchair winner 10:44:

    Tatyana McFadden, unchallenged, made her way down The Mall on her own and the American, the defending champion, went through the tape in a course record.

    Tatyana McFadden
     
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    Marathon messages 10:46: via Facebook

    On BBC London's Facebook page, Karen Edwards posted: "Good luck Cessca!! (Francessca Lee-Overy) running for Asthma UK, in memory of my beautiful daughter Sarah Edwards."

    Peter Lewis said: "Liverpool and Sheffield athletes and charity runners - enjoy!" Post your good luck messages on Facebook.

     
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    Wheelchair race winner 10:50: Tanni Grey-Thompson Winner of 11 Paralympic Games gold medals

    Tatyana McFadden is a superb racer. At the press conference she was talking down her chances. Today, she broke with such a long way to go and felt strong.

     
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    In pictures 10:54: BBC London 94.9 Radio

    You can see a selection of photos from the race so far on BBC London 94.9's Facebook page.

     
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    Video: Promise to dying father 11:00:

    A daughter's promise to a dying father will be fulfilled when she competes in the London Marathon today.

    Briony Craven-Russell with her father

    Six years ago as Briony Craven-Russell's father lay dying of cancer, he held his daughter's hand and asked her to raise funds for the St Nicolas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

     
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    Marathon music 11:05:

    BBC London 94.9's Anna Cookson tweets: Music for the marathon: Pop Choir singing for the runners vine.co/v/MJMxZLvuVQB

     
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    11:09: Paula Radcliffe Marathon world record holder

    Dibaba's dealing with playing catch-up and she's now running on her own rather than hanging on the back of what was a group of three.

     
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    Water drop 11:13:

    Tirunesh Dibaba had a far from smooth run past at the water station. The Ethiopian dropped her water bottle so turned back to pick up the precious liquid.

    Tirunesh Dibaba
     
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    Runners' belongings 11:17:

    BBC London 94.9's Wendy Hurrell tweets: Unloading the runners' belongings at the finish line #vmlm2014 @BBCLondon949vine.co/v/MJMTw30OZIp

     
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    Mo Farah 11:23:

    The leading men have completed 25k and Mo Farah is 49 seconds behind. The front runners ran the last mile 20 seconds faster than any previous mile. Farah is on course for the British record, at least.

    Mo Farah
     
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    Women racers 11:24:

    Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba has completed 23 miles, but Edna Kiplagat and Florence Kiplagat are ahead of the debutant.

     
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    Goodie bag 11:28:

    BBC London 94.9's Louise Pepper tweets: ...and this is what you get #vmlm2014 #londonmarathon @BBCLondon949pic.twitter.com/NHFPeN5Mf2

     
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    Your messages 11:32: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    Thanks for all of the good luck messages you've been emailing in.

    Karen Bell wrote: "Please ask the crowd to give big cheers to Dan Capon. He's a firefighter from Lewisham Fire station - Red Watch, who is running the marathon in full fire gear. It's a huge challenge. Wish him all the best of luck."

    Christina Miller said: Hi Em. Thinking of you loads, go girl, do your very best running on behalf of the MS Society. An inspiration to all affected by this dreadful illness. We're very proud of you Em, Lots of love Dad & Crissy xxx"

    Email locallive@bbc.co.uk

     
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    Women on Embankment 11:33:

    The elite women's runners have run past Cleopatra's Needle, one of a pair that originally stood at Heliopolis in Egypt.

    Its twin stands in Central Park, New York, just a few feet from the New York Marathon course. Neither of them has any connection with Cleopatra.

     
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    Edna Kiplagat wins women's race 11:41:

    Kenyan Edna Kiplagat beats Florence Kiplagat to win the elite women's race.

     
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    Elite women's race results 11:45:

    Edna Kiplagat won the elite women's race in a time of around 2:20:20.

    Second was Florence Kiplagat and third was Tirunesh Dibaba, in a respectable debut performance.

     
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    11:48: Steve Cram BBC athletics commentator

    I think Mo is now working very hard and is getting to the point of the race where he finds out where it is all about and what all of his training for the past few months has been working towards.

     
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    Embankment view 11:51:

    BBC London 94.9's Richard Main tweets: The view that will greet @Mo_Farah on the Embankment in around 5 minutes... #LondonMarathon #vlm2014 @BBCLondon949 pic.twitter.com/WjUDCLM9fJ

    Embankment view
     
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    Men's elite race 11:54:

    Favourite Wilson Kipsang and Stanley Biwott, the 2012 Paris Marathon champion and 20-1 with the bookies' ahead of this race, have waved goodbye to their rivals and set off on their own.

     
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    Elite woman Brit 11:59:

    Amy Whitehead wins the honour of being first British woman past the finish line.

    Amy Whitehead
     
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    Kenya's Edna Kiplagat 12:03:

    After finishing second in the last two years, Kenya's Edna Kiplagat (pictured) finally managed to win the London Marathon at the fourth attempt.

     Kenya's Edna Kiplagat
     
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    Go Rob 12:04:

    Lisa White emails locallive@bbc.co.uk: Please mention my son's friend Rob - number 45587 - turned 18 last month and running for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham in memory of his grandad. GO ROB!

     
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    Wilson Kipsang wins men's race 12:07:

    Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the men's London Marathon race in a course record time of 2:04.27.

    Wilson Kipsang wins men's London Marathon
     
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    Mo finishes 12:12:

    Britain's Mo Farah has made it past the finish line in a time of 02:08:21. He comes eighth in the men's race.

     
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    Mo Farah 12:15:

    After the race, Mo Farah told the BBC: "I will be back. I gave it a go but I'm disappointed I didn't give a bit more than the crowd deserved. It was the strongest field ever brought together by the London Marathon. It would have been wrong to do any other marathon. London is my hometown."

    Mo Farah
     
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    Marathon without training? 12:20:

    For most runners, a marathon is not just 26.2 miles of physical endurance - it means months and months of arduous, painstaking preparation.

    But Irish twins Jedward claim they completed the Los Angeles marathon without any training. So is it possible to run one on a whim?

     
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    Charity runners 12:25:

    BBC London 94.9's Anna Cookson tweets: Team Cahill - Mark is running for @macsthechairty@LondonMarathon@BBCLondon949 #VMLM2014 pic.twitter.com/imLfXM0O0w

    Marathon supporters
     
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    Traffic update 12:26:

    TfL Traffic News tweets: UPDATE @LondonMarathon roads around the start at Blackheath are beginning to open, lots runners are on Tower Bridge pic.twitter.com/G2T0I2GrrN

     
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    Mo questions 12:32: Tom Fordyce Chief sports writer

    Chastening debut for Mo, and now the questions will come: was he right to make his bow in a field of this quality? Has he stepped up too soon? What will this do for his aura on the track, and does this now mean he will stick with 5,000m/10,000m at the next Olympics in Rio?

     
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    Marathon entrants 12:42:

    There were 169,682 applications for this year's London Marathon but only 49,872 were accepted, while around 36,000 runners were estimated to have started this morning.

     
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    Fancy dress runners 12:52: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    These charity fun runners gathered in fancy dress during a photo call at Tower Bridge before the start of the race.

    Photocall at Tower Bridge earlier.

    Spotted any good costumed runners? Email your photos to locallive@bbc.co.uk, tweet @BBCLondon949 or post a message on our Facebook page.

     
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    Final Results 12:59:

    BBC Sport tweets: The final results for the men's elite race @LondonMarathon #bbcmarathon bbc.in/1oYUKvx #motime pic.twitter.com/n4PqVbmBoW

    Men's elite race results
     
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    Video: Wilson Kipsang wins men's title 13:08:

    If you missed the TV coverage, watch the moment world record holder Wilson Kipsang won the 2014 London Marathon men's elite race in a course record time of 2:04.27.

    The Kenyan held off the challenge of his compatriot Stanley Biwott in second place, with Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede in third.

     
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    Video: Edna Kiplagat wins women's race 13:14:

    Kenya's Edna Kiplagat outsprinted her compatriot Florence Kiplagat to win the elite women's race at the 2014 London Marathon.

    Kiplagat, the two-time world marathon champion, burst through the tape in a time of 2:20:19, three seconds ahead of her namesake.

     
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    Marathon wishes 13:25: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    Your good luck messages are still coming in. Jimmy Applegate emailed: "Wanting to wish all the boys from Northampton boys brigade old boys rugby club running today all the best lads."

    Anne-Marie Abbotts says: "Good luck uncle Marco! Love from your god kids Aidan and Diana xxxx"

    Email your messages to locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     
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    What's the fastest animal? 13:34:

    BBC London 94.9's Emma Saunders tweets: @BBCLondon949 NWR - Alex Collins fastest animal costume, Ali King fastest baby & David Stone fastest tv character pic.twitter.com/pWRoHfu06W

    Animal costume winners
     
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    Speedy celebrity 13:41:

    Not content with knowing everything, Eggheads quizzer CJ de Moi has completed the distance to finish as the quickest celebrity, beating the likes of former England footballer Michael Owen and Olympians James Cracknell and Katherine Grainger.

    "I'm amazed," he tells the BBC. "I've always loved running, it's the only sport I've ever done. Long-distance running I absolutely adore. I hit the wall about 16-17 miles and the crowd just lifted me."

     
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    Mo Farah's marathon debut 13:51:

    London's Olympic champion Mo Farah finished eighth on his marathon debut as Kenyan world record holder Wilson Kipsang won his second title in London.

    Mo Farah

    Farah, 31, failed to break Steve Jones's 29-year-old British record of 2:07.13 and finished in 2:08:21.

     
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    'Well done Mo' 13:59:

    BBC London website reader Jenny Davies tweets:@BBCLondonNews Well done Mo Farah! 8th is a great result and nothing to feel bad about on your first go! Ignore anyone who says otherwise.

     
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    Michael's made it 14:12:

    Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has made it through the finish line in less than four hours.

    Michael Owen
     
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    Your messages 14:23: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    Jean Hadfield emailed BBC London to say: "Well done Rachael Willmore, comedian Patrick Monaghan and all the others running for Zoe's Place baby hospice in normanby, Cleveland. Your fundraising efforts never stop. From the Tiger Darts Team lasses."

    Steve K emailed: "Well done to Lorna Jane King for competing in this epic marathon for our dad, Neville John King. Love you sis. xXx support the Katherine House Hospice. Steve X""

    Email locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     
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    Video: Wind worry for Gherkin Man 14:30:

    Have you spotted this Cambridge PhD student who aimed to stand out from the crowd when he tackled the 26.2 mile course?

    Seb Falk as Gherkin Man

    Seb Falk made a video of his training programme as Gherkin Man, which is helping to raise money for Parkinson's Research. His father has had the condition for 15 years.

     
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    Marathon shout outs 14:40: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    Thanks for emailing in your good luck messages. Christine emailed: "Good luck to Jan Shadick. You are truly an inspiration to all the students at Lambeth Academy. "

    Lynn Wilkinson said: "Kimberley Dickens, running for Teenage Cancer Trust and The Ellis Harriet Clark Foundation, have a great run and a wonderful day. Love Lynn W xx"

    Email your marathon messages to locallive@bbc.co.uk

     
  82.  
    Marathon in numbers 14:49:
    • 250 Tubs of petroleum jelly used by athletes
    • 8 Mo Farah's finishing position in his debut London Marathon
    • 11 The temperature, in Celsius, for Greenwich at the start of the charity race at 10:00.
     
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    Rhino runner 14:56:

    BBC London 94.9 tweets: Sam from Wandsworth aka Sunny the Rhino just told me on @BBCLondon949 he's been training in costume #VMLM2014 twitpic.com/e1262v

    Costumed runner and reporter
     
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    Marathon in numbers 15:05:
    • 15 Runners to have competed in every London Marathon up until today
    • 26.2 The distance, in miles, of the famous course
    • 59 - Treatment centres at the course
     
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    Where's Wally? 15:10:

    From rhinos to superheroes, costumed runners are still making their way around the course.

    Runner dressed as Where's Wally
     
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    15:21:
    • 2,500 - The number of calories television presenter Jenni Falconer was expected to burn during the race
    • 36,000 - Estimated number of starters at today's race
    • 49,872 - Number of applications accepted to run in the 2014 London Marathon
    • 169,682 - Number of applicants for a starting place in this year's race
     
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    Recorder breaker 15:30:

    Despite slightly unfavourable weather conditions (for running), some entrants defied the heat to set records in a host of fancy dress categories.

    Marathon veteran David Stone, 31, from Exeter in Devon set a new Guinness World Records title for the fastest marathon dressed as a television character in a time of 2:49:51 - dressed as a Thunderbirds character.

     
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    Charity supporters 15:40:

    BBC London reporter Wendy Hurrell tweets: Assembled charities in St James' Park waiting for their runners in the sunshine @BBCLondon949pic.twitter.com/3tZ6lF5bga

    Marathon supporters
     
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    Record breakers 15:51:

    Ali King, 31, from London set a new record for the fastest marathon dressed as a baby boy, in a time of 2:51:18, while 43-year-old Steven Nimmo, from Orpington in London, now holds the record for the fastest marathon in male school uniform, coming home in a time of 2:50:17.

     
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    Weather 16:00:

    The rest of the afternoon will be dry and fine with long periods of strong spring sunshine. Some patchy cloud may develop at times but it will feel warm. Highs of 16C (61F).

     
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    Marathon selfie 16:09:

    BBC London 94.9's Hayley Compton tweets: Marathon/Cutty Sark selfie! #VMLM2014 @Dannyrobs@radio_amy@Manish182@emiliapapspic.twitter.com/wPF8CE8Mm0

    Radio team Selfie
     
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    Marathon congratulations 16:19: Andy Dangerfield BBC News Online

    Thanks for all of your emails congratulating the runners.

    Margaret Ryan sent in a message saying: "Well done to Scott Farley who finished his first marathon in 2 hours 50 mins and 51 secs, love from his children Isabella, Francesca and Alexander."

    Kathryn Hone emailed: "Good Luck to Lucy Leeson - running for Alström Syndrome UK. We're all so proud of you! X"

    Christine December said: "Best of luck to Jan Shadick running her third and final (so she says) marathon raising money for Trinity Hospice & #10."

     
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    Photo gallery 16:28:

    Spot the famous faces. Footballer Michael Owen, TV presenter Jenni Falconer and news reader Sophie Raworth were among the celebrity runners lined up at the start of the race.

    Famous people at London Marathon
     
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    Video: Marcel Hug wins wheelchair race 16:37:

    Switzerland's Marcel Hug and the USA's Tatyana McFadden win the men's and women's elite wheelchair races at the 2014 London Marathon.

    In a thrilling sprint finish, Hug pipped local favourite and six-time London Marathon winner David Weir to take the men's elite wheelchair title.

     
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    Your views 16:49:

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    16:59:

    TV presenter Helen Skelton lets out a cheer after completing today's London Marathon in a time of 04:19:56.

    Helen Skelton
     
  97.  
    How did they do? 17:09:

    If you know someone who took part in today's London Marathon, you can search their race time on the official Virgin London Marathon site.

     
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    Youngest runner 17:19:

    Congratulations to the marathon's youngest female runner Georgina Goddard (pictured), from Essex, who competed the course in 05:26:38.

     
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    Your marathon messages 17:26: via Facebook

    Thanks for posting your messages on BBC London's Facebook page.

    Marathon runner

    Donna Holloway wrote a message saying: "My niece Sammy-Jo Rickard running for two great causes, well done Sammy we are proud of you xxx"

     
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    Monk record 17:34:

    BBC London 94.9's Emma Saunders tweets: @WendyHurrell chats to Tom Collins, new world recorder holder fastest marathon dressed as a monk @BBCLondon949 @GWR pic.twitter.com/MdfGTsQjol

    Wendy Hurrell and Tom Collins
     
  101.  
    Travel 17:39:

    Most of the road closures put in place because of the marathon will remain until around 19:00.

    For further updates, visit the BBC travel website.

     
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    Marathon in pictures 17:44:

    Tony Phoenix-Morrison created an extra challenge for himself by racing with a fridge strapped to his back. Meanwhile, classical singer Laura Wright and chef Michael Roux were among celebrity runners.

    Marathon runners
     
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    Video: Mo vows to return 17:50:

    Double Olympic track champion Mo Farah missed out in his bid to win the London Marathon on Sunday, but vowed that he would be back to compete in the race again.

    Farah, 31, who was running his first competitive marathon, finished in eighth place and told the BBC's Jonathan Edwards he was "quite disappointed" but had learned lessons from the race.

     
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    'Bit the bullet' 17:54:

    Congratulations to Marathon runner Gareth Taplin, who tweets: "All done 4:11. The wheels fell off at 21m & walked for a bit, but gave myself a good talking too & bit the bullet! pic.twitter.com/m0GkTgItNh

    Medal
     
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    Weather 17:58:

    It will be a dry night tonight with cloud clearing after midnight to give some long clear spells. It will become quite chilly, especially in more rural locations such as Radlett and winds will be light. Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).

     
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    18:00:

    That's all from a sunny marathon day in London. Beth Rose will be here tomorrow from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the capital. Have a good evening.

     

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