By Celestine Karoney
BBC Sport Africa, Nairobi
BBC Afaan OromoCopyright: AFP
London marathon winner Shura Kitata has said advice from fellow Ethiopian compatriot Kenenisa Bekele, who pulled out of the race, helped him beat favourite Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya.
Shura told BBC Afaan Oromoo he was “80% sure of a win because I was in good shape and well prepared”.
Kipchoge finished eighth citing a blocked ear.
Kenenisa withdrew from the London marathon because of a calf injury.
Shura and other athletes were feted by Ethiopian athletics officials when they arrived back home on Tuesday morning.
Gabby Logan presents highlights of the 40th London Marathon, featuring the elite men’s, women’s and wheelchair races.
Gabby Logan presents continued live coverage of the 40th London Marathon. The men’s and women’s wheelchair races include defending champions Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schar.
In the bio-bubble of St James’s Park, the best women, men and wheelchair racers in the world will battle it out in the postponed 2020 London Marathon.
Gabby Logan is live on The Mall as the best elite athletes line up for the 40th London Marathon. The women’s elite race is first off at 7.15am.
Runners in an array of colourful costumes take part in a virtual London Marathon across the country.
Fundraiser the Big Pink Dress has raised more than £6,000 by completing the London Marathon 2020 virtually around South Shields and Sunderland.
All non-elite athletes were forced to take part remotely due to Covid-19, picking their own 26.2-mile courses.Copyright: Macmillan Cancer Support
Colin Burgin-Plewes aimed to raise £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support before the challenge, but smashed his target.
He said: “It’s been heartbreaking to see Macmillan and the whole of the charity sector struggle because of the global pandemic. There are people living with cancer across the UK who are dependent on the services that this vital charity provides and to see it struggle has been difficult.
“I’ve continued with my fundraising efforts and I’m delighted to have beaten my target and raise over £6,000."
Take a look at some of the highlights from your virtual London marathon stories which you've been sending in.
Brent Lakatos wins the men's wheelchair race at the London marathon in with David Weir finishing second and Marcel Hug third.
The McClean family were part of the virtual London Marathon field on Sunday morning in Ballymena as they raised money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
By John Haughey
BBC Sport NI
Shura Kitata wins the men's race at the London Marathon with a time of 2:05:41 after an incredible sprint to the finish line, while Eliud Kipchoge finishes 8th.
Brigid Kosgei defends her London Marathon title with a time of 02:18.58 while Sara Hall finishes second after a thrilling sprint finish with world champion Ruth Chepngetich.