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Radcliffe brings down curtain on glittering career

Radcliffe holds the fastest three marathon times for any woman in history Credit: PA

Paula Radcliffe, who trained at Loughborough University, has won the London Marathon three times before and still holds the current world record of 2:15:25.

Today to cheering crowds, she crossed the line in two hours, thirty-six minutes and fifty-five seconds, and as you'd imagine afterwards was a little emotional.

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Radcliffe thanks crowd for London Marathon support

Paula Radcliffe has tweeted her thanks to the crowd who supported her during her last London Marathon.

She added that her memories "will last a lifetime and beyond".


Leicester Tigers legend to run London Marathon

Lewis Moody will run the London Marathon on Sunday Credit: Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers star Lewis Moody is running the London Marathon this Sunday in aid of Crohn's and Colitis UK.

Moody made 223 appearances during his career at Welford Road and is now an ambassador for the charity.

Lewis said running the London marathon was something he always wanted to do:

"I am incredibly proud to be running in aid of such a great charity, which is very close to my heart as I am an Ulcerative Colitis sufferer".


Friends run Marathon Claire Squires never completed

30 year old hairdresser Claire Squires collapsed at the London Marathon 2012 Credit: PA

Fourteen friends of Claire Squires will run the marathon she never completed today.

It is the anniversary of Claire's death after she collapsed one mile from the finish in last years London Marathon.

Claire, from North Kilworth, near Market Harborough, raised more than £1millon after her death via her just giving page which is being donated to the charity Samaritans.

Scott Munton, Susie Munton, Penny Squires, Chris Bowes, Marcus Keirle Credit: ITV News Central

Friends of Claire Squires will run London Marathon

Friends of Claire Squires, the hairdresser from Leicestershire who died running the London Marathon, are preparing to finish the race she never completed.

In April 2012, Claire died a mile before the finish line. ITV Central has been to meet her sister and some friends who are taking part in the marathon for the charity Squires Effect.

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