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.
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".
What a day! Thank you to the crowds and streets of London and all the runners, memories that will last a lifetime and beyond.
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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".
Today marks the anniversary of Claire Squire's death after she collapsed one mile from the finish in last years London Marathon.
Today her friends are doing the race in her memory to raise money for the Squires Effect charity.
Kate McCann, the mother of missing Leicestershire girl Madeleine, is running the London Marathon today.
Kate, from Rothley in Leicestershire is an ambassador of the Missing People charity and is aiming to raise £20,000 to mark its 20th anniversary.
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.
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.