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Police have charged a 34-year-old man with murder after an incident in east London.

Massimo Fishti, of High Road, Leyton has been remanded into custody and will appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police were called to an address in the High Road at about 3.30am yesterday.

They found a 40-year-old with stab wounds who died an hour later.

The unusual costumes setting World Records today at the London Marathon

Marathon Runners in fancy dress during the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon Credit: PA

The pro-athletes were out in force today with their eyes firmly set on setting a World Record.

Other runners however had a slightly different idea of how to make it into the history books.

Swarms of people in fancy dress were taking on the challenge with everyone from Sonic the Hedgehog to leprechauns getting involved.

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Here are just some of the records set today:

  • Dressed as Spiderman, Paul Martelletti earned the crown for the fastest marathon dressed as a superhero, completing the race in 2:30:12, and also securing the title of fastest ever Guinness World Record achieved at the event
  • The fastest marathon in a nurse's uniform was run in 2:46:48 by Neil Casey
  • The fastest marathon dressed as a lifeguard was 2:55:54 and was achieved by Terry Midgley
  • Lee Ryan achieved the fastest marathon carrying a 20lb pack, clocking up a time of 2:56:39
  • Mystical creatures also crossed the finish line, with Adam Jones achieving the world record for the fastest marathon dressed as a leprechaun, completing it in a time of 2:59:30
  • The fastest marathon dressed as a boxer was run in 3:08:00 and was achieved by Joe Elliott
  • Subhashis Basu earned the record for fastest marathon run in a cricket uniform, clocking a time of 3:20:46
  • Neil Light earned his record by crossing the line in 3:09:28 to become the fastest runner dressed as a video game character - Sonic the Hedgehog

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Paula Radcliffe ends glittering career on high note

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe ran her last ever race today, finishing in an impressive 2:36:55.

Paula Radcliffe poses after finishing the London Marathon. Credit: Reuters / Paul Childs

She might have won the London Marathon three times in the past - once in a blistering 2:15:25 - but this time she was just happy to finish, to huge cheers from watching crowds.

"I didn't care about the time all the way round and I just wanted to thank as many people as possible," Radcliffe told the BBC.

"I went off way too fast and then it got more and more emotional. It was just amazing the whole way round."

She said the "magic of the London Marathon" helped her finish.

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