The sun came out for the runners at the London Marathon this morning.
It began with a 30-second silence, a chance for competitors and spectators to remember those killed and injured at the Boston Marathon earlier this week.
There was heightened security in light of what happened in the US –but this didn’t put off 36,000 athletes and fundraisers from taking part.
Many wore black ribbons in a show of solidarity – Prince Harry, watching the race, also paid tribute to the ‘remarkable’ way Boston had dealt with the bombings. We hear the story of one runner who was there at the Boston Marathon earlier this week, but still made the trip to London to compete here – they talk to Rags Martel.
To the running, and the race was not without incident. In the elite women’s race Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo made the best of a fall by the Olympic Champion to win.
And talking of Olympic Champs…. we were glad to see Mo Farah in the starting line, especially after hearing how he almost didn’t make it, due to sleeping in! Toby Sadler reports on all the action.
In other news….
Basildon hospital is under the spotlight following an NHS investigation which found higher than expected death rates there.
According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre, mortality rates were‘persistently’ high between July 2010 and July 2012. But more than 2,000 avoidable deaths could have taken place at the Essex hospital over the last decade.
Finally, we have all the latest football and Formula 1 news.
See you at 6:16.