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Live Reporting

Mantej Mann and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    We'll leave you with the report from today's race, taking in the greatness of Eliud Kipchoge, the emergence of Brigid Kosgei as a marathon superstar and the difficulty of getting a famous London landmark under a finish barrier.

    If you would like to take things in in video form, click about below.

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    Video caption: London Marathon: Brigid Kosgei wins Women's Elite

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    Video caption: London Marathon: Manuela Schar wins women's wheelchair race

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    Video caption: London Marathon: Dan Romanchuk with Marcel Hug is second with Tomoki Suzuki third

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    Video caption: London Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge wins with the second fastest marathon of all time

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    Video caption: London Marathon: Sir Mo Farah expresses his disappointment

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    Video caption: London Marathon: Watch as Big Ben encounters some difficulty
  2. Time for a challenge?

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

    If you have been inspired by what you have seen today, but wouldn't run for a bus, never mind 26.2 miles, don't be put off.

    Click up above for the excellent Couch to 5k programme and see where it takes you.

  3. 26.2 miles later

    Finishline camera

    There are still thousands of runners out on the course.

    You can watch them right here on our finishline camera.

    It will be running for the next few hours.

    And there is still another half an hour of Beats on the Street with Adele Roberts, calling home the courageous runners out there with some massive backing tunes.

    Listen in on the iPlayer.

  4. #womenwhorun

    Priya poses in her running gear.

    After a tough year both professionally and personally, Priya needed to set herself a challenge to prove her strength and represent the amazing women she works with.

    Here's her story...

  5. "My goal was to give myself a fighting chance to live beyond 66"

    A composite image showing Del holding up a pair trousers prior to his weight loss, an image of Del at his heaviest weight and an image of him completing a mass participation run.

    Four years ago, Del Singh weighed 25.5 stone. He was in danger of having a stroke, developing diabetes, getting cancer and ultimately not see his five children and his grandchildren grow up.

    But fast forward to 2019, and Del, now aged 56, will be on the start line for the London Marathon for the first time.

    So what changed?

    “I’m a British-born Sikh, but coming from an Indian background, looking after my family came first. But in doing so I was neglecting the most important thing in the equation – and that was me, walking even a short distance made me out of breath,” Del Said.

    “When a doctor told me that if I was to carry on the trajectory I was on, with a sedentary lifestyle and overeating that I would probably die before 66 the age at which my father died. It was a real wake-up call.”

    Del and his wife, Jas, decided to use their savings – earmarked for a new kitchen – so he could undergo gastric sleeve bariatric surgery. Six months after surgery, he took up walking. He was soon clocking up more than 15,000 steps a day – and looking for excuses not to drive.

    Del then started running and took part in half marathon in 2017 and the Loch Ness Marathon in 2018. Spurred on by his success in completing this toughest of marathons, he applied for a place at 2019’s London Marathon.

    “My goal was to give myself a fighting chance to live beyond 66,” said Del. “I think I’ve achieved my goal. My message to others is don’t leave it too late to change. Don’t buy the kitchen – buy a new life.”

  6. Mo's Marathon

    Mo Farah tells Gabby Logan all about his 2019 London Marathon experience, from trying to chase eventual winner Eliud Kipchoge, to his pre-race spat with Haile Gebrselassie and his future plans.

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    Video caption: London Marathon: Sir Mo Farah expresses his disappointment
  7. The marathon runner who cannot eat

    Split image of Gary on a hospital bed and in his running kit

    Gary Taylor was diagnosed with a rare tumour in his neck in 2016. Fortunately it was benign. However, he was told that due to the invasive nature of the surgery to remove it, this meant that Gary wouldn’t ever be able to eat again.

    Gary said: "I lost five stone to begin with, my confidence and strength took a big knock. I didn’t want to leave hospital, I had panic attacks and I used to grind my teeth as if I was chewing too.

    Now I’m less self‐conscious, exercise has really helped me with that. When I said I wanted to run marathons, I knew there could be complications, but I spoke to my nurse specialists and they got completely behind me.

    Gary will be need to carry a specialist backpack and feeding pump to constantly deliver the special blend of nutrients, water and electrolytes he needs while running.The equipment will need to be changed three times during the run and a volunteer support runner will be on hand to assist with the equipment.

    "They want me to live a ‘normal’ life and my nurse, along with my hospital dietitian have done everything they can to support my dreams – it definitely isn’t part of their ‘day jobs’, yet they’re just as excited about it as I am.

    I want to do this to show people who are starting to tube feed that it isn’t the end of the world. It’s scary and overwhelming but you will adjust and there’s an incredible support network available."

  8. Power up

  9. Putting my family first

    Selfie of Adam before a training run in a park

    Adam's marathon journey started back in 2006, when his lack of work/life balance lead him to cancelling a much needed family holiday in Italy. Needless to say something needed to change.

    Here's Adam's story...

  10. 'Life's Not A Sprint' - Yizzy's track for the London Marathon

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    Video caption: Yizzy performs 'Life's Not A Sprint' for the London Marathon

    UK grime MC Yizzy performs a track he made in just 24 hours for BBC Music Introducing - 'Life's Not A Sprint' - inspired by Kate Silvester who is running the London Marathon for the first time.

  11. Celebrating celebrities

    Nell McAndrew holds up her London Marathon medal

    Model and TV personality Nell McAndrew has finished as the quickest female celebrity in 03:15:08, while triple Olympic medal-winning cyclist Chris Newton tops the men's list in 02:45:24.

    Top 10 female celebrities

    Nell McAndrew

    Amelie Mauresmo

    Nicola Nuttall

    Hannah Macleod

    Nikki Brammeier

    Jenni Falconer

    Rachael Hopper

    Helen Skelton

    Manal Rostom

    Charlie Webster

    Top 10 male celebrities

    Chris Newton

    Leon Ockenden

    Derec Thompson

    Jamie Peacock

    Henry Jones

    Luke Sullivan

    Andrew Bowie

    Nick Butter

    John Lamont

    Alun Cairns

  12. Post update

  13. 'I'm not at all sporty'

    Russell poses looking happy in his running top and baseball cap.

    With a calendar full of up-coming half-marathons, full marathons and everything in between, it looks like self-proclaimed not-at-all-sporty-Russell is going to have to find a new nickname!

    Here's his story...

  14. Stretch it out!


    The aches and pains are kicking in but at least there's a handy tree to help stretch tired limbs.

  15. "Mathew is my brother but also my hero"

    Matthew and his brother (and guide) Huw running.

    Matthew started to notice changes to his vision shortly after graduating from University in 2015. After several tests he was diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary optic neuropathy, a rare condition that causes sudden loss of central vision.

    Matthew's brother, Huw, got in touch with Get Inspired to share his story...

  16. Burger kings and queens


    Read more amazing facts about the London Marathon here.

  17. Get Involved

    #getinspired and 81111 on text

    Jo W: Well done on completing the London Marathon, James Houghton!

    Stephen Kirkpatrick: Please can you play Eye of The Tiger for Jaye Adams who is running in support of our friend Paul Worthington and the Huntingdon’s Disease Association. Go Jaye!