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Live Reporting

Caroline Chapman, Kal Sajad and Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    It's time for us to wrap ourselves in tin foil and head off home with shiny medals around our necks (we get medals for live texting for eight hours, right?).

    Well done to all the runners in today and best of luck trying to get down the stairs tomorrow morning.

    Don't forget you can watch highlights of the London Marathon on BBC Two from 19:00 BST.

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. What happened in the elite races...

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    Video caption: Mo Farah breaks British record time in elite men's race

    Not got your full London Marathon fix? Recap some of the highlights on the links below.

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    #getinspired or text 81111

    Rhianne Evans: Huge respect and admiration for London marathon runners and those in wheelchairs take a well deserved bow

    Rob Jordan: Well done Sam. Emeli, Helen and I have been tracking you round. I always found a curry afterwards helped.....washed down with a Large Cobra!!!

  4. What happens when you complete the London Marathon

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    Video caption: End of race experience after completing London Marathon
  5. Mr Reliable

    Tom Gayle

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the finish line

    Harmander after finishing the London Marathon

    Harmander just completed his 34th consecutive London Marathon, his third as a pacer.

    Sub five hours was his task, and his watch confirms he’s a man you can depend on...

    Harmander's watch

    Don’t be alarmed by his hat, he soaked it in water and the drinks stations to keep himself cool.

    When asked if he’ll be back next year, he said “of course”

  6. Post update

    It's time to say goodbye to finish line cam. Sad face.

    Stick with us on this page as we wrap up the last few moments of the 2018 London Marathon.

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    London Marathon 2018
  8. How to get into running


    And this is what they're talking about...

    Have you been inspired to start running but just don't know how to start?

    The Couch to 5k smartphone app will help you get off the couch and running 5k in just nine weeks.

    You'll build up distance slowly over time, so it's perfect for beginners.

    You can also check out this BBC Get Inspired guide for more information on how to get into running.

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    Video caption: Couch to 5K: Get running half-an-hour in just nine weeks
  9. Get Involved


    This is what the London Marathon is all about.

    Paula was inspired by watching the race today and you can see the support and encouragement she is getting from some of her followers.

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    Tom Gayle

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the finish line

    Tan ran bare foot!

    And this was his 140th marathon!

    He travels the world running them but this was his first one in London.

    Tan, who ran the London Marathon barefoot
  11. "Feeling hot, hot, hot" at the London Marathon

    All hail the Great British public.

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    Video caption: Karaoke at the London Marathon
  12. Post update

    Excuse the nepotism, but one of us (Caroline) just did a little jig as she found out her old university mate did a sub three hour run.

    Well in, Joseph Murray!

  13. Get Involved


    Beth Fletcher: Every year I tell myself that I'm going to get fitter and train myself to be able to do a marathon. This year I actually will start, mark my word.

    Dharmesh Shah: So inspired by all the runners competing today in this heat. Seriously need to up my running game to one day do the London Marathon.

    Looks like we might have two more entrants for next year ;-)

  14. Celeb watch

    Joel Dommett

    Here's a quick celeb watch of some of those taking part today. There have been some mighty impressive times.

    Comedian Joel Dommett, rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield and Radio 1 Adele Roberts all finished in just over three-and-a-half hours with BBC presenter Sophie Raworth just behind at three hours 52 minutes.

    Pats on the back all round, we say.

  15. As hot as Mumbai?

    Tom Gayle

    BBC Get Inspired reporter at the finish line

    Sarf says it’s five years since he did his last marathon and that was in Mumbai, so he thought he would be able to handle the heat.

    He says it was a tough day given the weather but described it as a amazing experience and he’ll definitely be back next year.

    Sarf after finishing the London Marathon
  16. Steve Cram reviews the elite races

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    Steve Cram

    BBC commentator at the London Marathon

    I think Paula Radcliffe is happy to retain her incredible record.

    We said the heat wouldn’t effect the elite so much but I think it did.

    London is a great city but when the sun is out like this it shows off itself at its very best.

    And a record for Mo in his first big event is great. World and Olympic marathons are always tough and he finished third against some of the best in the world so he did well.

  17. Farah sets new British record

    Elite men's race

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    Video caption: Mo Farah breaks British record time in elite men's race

    After finishing third in just his second marathon Mo Farah said he still has "a lot to learn" about the 26.2-mile distance but he still seemed pleased with his efforts.

    The four-time Olympic champion, who is now focussing on the road rather than track, set a new British record with his time of two hours, six minutes and 21 seconds to beat Steve Jones' effort from 33 years ago.

    That all came despite some confusion at a drinks station when Farah missed his bottle and had to turn back to get another.

    Regardless, there was no stopping Eliud Kipchoge in winning the race. He cruised home over two minutes before Farah.

    There was also a mix-up after the race as a "clerical error" saw 10 to 11 seconds added to the top three's time.

    Read the full report here.

  18. Get Involved


    Debbie C: Third run of Couch to 5k done!

    James Burrage: Give me a year I’m there.

    Jay Star: Really inspired to start my training for a marathon next year.

  19. Sisterly love


    "As we adopted the word alcoholic as part of our private conversations about dad, we felt ashamed to use it publicly and worried about what friends and family would think."

    Cara and Lornie lost their dad Colin to an alcohol-related incident last year. The sisters will be running today for the mental-health charity Mind and are looking to raise money to support those with alcohol addiction.

    Here they were earlier this morning, en-route to the tube station. Wonder if they're still looking as chirpy right now?

    The sisters both finished in a time of five hours exactly. Congratulations, ladies.

    Marathon runners Cara and Louise
  20. Cheruiyot wins as Keitany fades

    Women's elite race

    Vivian Cheruiyot

    All the talk before the women's elite race was that Paula Radcliffe's world record could be smashed on the streets of London but that was not how things turned out.

    Kenyan Mary Keitany set off in blistering pace and was inside Radcliffe's record time in the first half of the race but she paid the price and faded badly, finishing fifth.

    Her compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot paced her race perfectly and came through to take victory.

    Read the full race report here.