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Pop star Will Young confessed to walking the latter part of the London Marathon before sprinting home when the crowd grew.
After coming home in a time of 4 hours 27 minutes, the former Pop Idol winner said:
Rower James Cracknell said he was "satisfied" at beating the three hour marathon mark, especially given an injury which had prevented him running in the weeks before.
Model Nell McAndrew spoke of her pride having broken the three hour barrier in her sixth London Marathon.
Prince Harry, who will present trophies to this year's London Marathon winners, has spoken of his admiration for those involved in the race.
He said: "It's staggering. I always presume that after about 10 or 12 miles your body just shuts down and you go into overdrive because they come across the line, no-one's sweating.
"The only time they smile is when they cross the finish line, a little bit wobbly on their knees but apart from that it's effortless for most people."
Claire Hallissey won the shoot-out between hopefuls for the final place on the British Olympic women's marathon team. She beat fellow Britons Freya Murray and Louise Damen as well as veteran Liz Yelling.
David Stone beat six competitors to break the Guinness World record for the fastest marathon dressed as a book character.
The 42-year-old from Devon, dressed as Count Dracula and completed his run in two hours 42 minutes, smashing the previous record of three hours and two minutes. He is already a record holder after dressing as Superman last year to break the record for fastest marathon dressed as a superhero.
Clarence House have confirmed that Prince Harry was joking when he suggested that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were planning to enter the 2013 London Marathon and added that the royal couple had no firm plans to enter the race.
Prince Harry had earlier told the BBC:
Matthew Pinsent, who won four Olympic gold medals, has tweeted that his fellow rower James Cracknell has completed the London Marathon in under three hours.
Prince Harry said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will run the 2013 London Marathon in an interview with the BBC.
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