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Ethiopian Tigist Tufa claims women's marathon title

Ethiopian Tigist Tufa has romped home to victory in the London Marathon with a time of 2:22:21, ahead of Kenyan Mary Keitany in 2:23:40.

Sonia Samuels was the first Brit to finish.


American Joshua George wins men's wheelchair race

US paralympian Joshua George has narrowly beaten Britain's David Weir after a sprint finish in the men's wheelchair London Marathon today.

George won in 1:31:31. Weir was one second back, with Masazumi Soejima coming third in 1:31:33.

Joshua George (bottom) wins the Men's T53/54 Wheelchair ahead of second placed David Weir. Credit: PA Wire

The spectacular costumes of the world record hopefuls

Guinness World Records have collected a few of the best costumes worn by people attempting to break records at today's London Marathon.


London Marathon runner denies cheat claims

A man who ran the second half of the London Marathon in less than half the time it took him to complete the first has denied claims he cheated.

Jason Scotland-Williams, 34, was accused of jumping over a barrier midway through the world famous race in order to achieve the impressive time, which fell just three minutes short of the world record for a half marathon.

Runners during the Virgin Money London Marathon Credit: PA

He told the Sunday Telegraph: "I have done nothing wrong. Nobody thinks maybe I just trained hard. No one thinks 'maybe he paced himself through the first half and when the second half came he just let himself go'.

"All along the route there are stewards and people watching. There's no way you can cheat." Mr Scotland-Williams completed the second half of the route in one hour, one minute and 42 seconds, more than three minutes faster than double Olympic running champion Mo Farah.

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Marathon runner's family 'overwhelmed' by donations

The family of a man who died after running the London Marathon said they are "overwhelmed" by the donations that have been made in his honour.

In a statement issued by organisers of the marathon, Robert Berry's family said they were overwhelmed by the heartfelt messages and contributions to the National Osteoporosis Society, adding:

We are devastated and shocked by the events of Sunday and cannot believe that he is no longer with us to share in our lives and laughter.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and work colleagues – a fun-loving and caring person, respected, loyal and very much loved by us all.

He was a loving husband to Gwen and an amazing father to his two children and will remain forever in their hearts.

Rob was a loyal and loving son to Alan and Ann and a fantastic, caring brother to his younger sister Janet who always looked up to him.

Rob will be a great loss to our family.

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