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David Weir was again denied a record seventh Virgin Money London Marathon title, as Marcel Hug won a sprint finish in the men's wheelchair race.
Weir finished second in 2014 and 2015 and was edged into third this time, with Switzerland's Hug powering towards the finish line ahead of American Kurt Fearnley.
Hug, who won the race two year's ago but suffered a puncture last time around, was clocked at one hour 35 minutes and 19 seconds.
Switzerland's Marcel Hug has denied David Weir a record seventh London Marathon victory as he took first place in this year's wheelchair race.
Olympic gold medallist Weir finished a close second.
Six-time Paralympian gold medalist David Weir is stuck in a home with no downstairs loo, forcing him to climb the stairs using his arms, his family say.
Weir, who won four gold medals at the London Paralympics, has been asking his housing association in London for a more suitable home, but believes he has been overlooked over fears of “favouritism”.
His fiancée Emily Thorne told The Sun (£): “We are not asking for a mansion, we just want somewhere with three bedrooms and a downstairs toilet."
Weir cannot get a mortgage because his sponsorship deals and appearance fees are not regarded as reliable sources of income.
Roundshaw Homes, which allocated council homes at his south London estate, said it could not comment on individual cases.
Paralympic champion David Weir has finished in fifth place in the 2013 London Marathon wheelchair race.
The London Marathon elite wheelchair race has begun with Paralympian David Weir attempting to win the race for a record seventh time.
Paralympic sprinter Jonnie Peacock has joined calls by Sam Ruddock that six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir should have received a knighthood rather than an CBE on this year's honours list.
Repping the para athletics guys!! Has to be said though, how much more does @davidweir2012 have to do to get a knighting?!
Paralympic sprinter Sam Ruddock suggested six-time Paralympic gold medallist David Weir should have received a knighthood rather than an CBE on this year's honours list.
He wrote on Twitter:
Ireland's double gold medal winning Paralympians Jason Smyth, Mark Rohan and Michael McKillop arrive at Dublin Airport to a huge welcome after London 2012.