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Women runners hit 25 mile mark in the London Marathon

Women runners hit 25 mile mark in the London Marathon. Credit: PA

Women runners hit 25 mile mark in the London Marathon, says ITV News reporter Sejal Karia.

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Tim Peake Tweets London Marathon shadow runner

Tim Peake Tweets London Marathon shadow runner. Credit: ‎@astro_timpeake

Astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted his London Marathon shadow runner Tyrone from space.

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Tim Peake gears up for space marathon

British astronaut Tim Peake has posted a picture of London from space as he prepares to join marathon runners today from a treadmill in space.

He posted a picture gearing up thousands of runners ready to take on the challenge today.

Peake will be pounding alongside them in a virtual marathon competed on a treadmill in the International Space Station.

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70 years between London Marathon oldest and youngest runners

There are 70 years between the oldest and youngest runners at this year's London Marathon.

Race veteran Iva Barr, 88, from Bedford, said the day feels "like being at the centre of a big street party". She will run her 20th London Marathon, raising money for disabled young people's charity Whizz-Kidz.

Rebecca Manners from Manningtree in Essex will celebrate her 18th birthday by running the route alongside her parents, in aid of VICTA, which supports blind and visually impaired children.

This year's runners face a chilly start and spectators are being urged to wrap up warm with a high of just 12C (54F) forecast for the day.

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