Farah vows to return after disappointing marathon debut

Around 36,000 runners took part in yesterday's London Marathon as elite athletes to fun runners braved the 26 mile course . Mo Farah vowed to return to the race after enduring a disappointing debut.

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London Marathon winners pose with trophy

The London Marathon men's and women's champions have posed with the winning trophy.

Men's winner Wilson Kipsang won the race in a course record time of 2 hours and four minutes - four minutes ahead of home favourite Mo Farah who finished in eighth place.

The women's title was taken by Edna Kiiplogat who finished in a time of 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Wilson Kipsang (right) and the women's winner Edna Kiiplogat (left) during the winners photocall. Credit: PA

Interesting facts from the 2014 London Marathon

Around 36,000 people started today's race Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Some interesting figures have come out of today's London Marathon...

2 runners took part from Trinidad and Tobago

3 MPs, Sadiq Khan, Andy Burnham and Ed Balls shared a pre-race photo.

Ed Balls, Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham pre-race

15 runners have competed in every London marathon up until today.

42 kilograms was the weight of the fridge carried on the back of fundraiser Tony Phoenix-Morrison.

Fundraiser Tony Phoenix-Morrison carries a fridge

78 pubs can be found on the marathon route.

1,357 accountants took part in this year's marathon.

7,000 Marshals were positioned at various points throughout the route.

36,000 people started today's race.

169,682 people applied for a starting place.



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