Nearly 100 sporting projectsin and around the capital have received a boost from the London Marathon Charitable Trust this year.
Grants worth more than £3.5million from the surplus made by the London Marathon organisation last yearhave been awarded in grants to 91 projects.
The largest award was made to the Ramgarhia Sports Club in Ealing to bring disused cricket facilities at Durden Park back into use, while the smallest went to Heathrow Gymnastic Club in Hounslow for additional fitness equipment.
Other large grants included: £150,000 for the regeneration of Copthall Playing Fields in Barnet; £150,000 for Holborn community centre in Camden; and £150,000 for a compact athletics facility at Stoke Newington School in Hackney.
London spectators have spoken about their determination to attend this years Marathon- despite events in Boston.
A former professional footballer is aiming to become the first person with motor neurone disease to run the London Marathon.