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Celebrations as thousands complete London Marathon

Thousands of people have completed the London marathon on Sunday, kicked off by a countdown from space from astronaut and competitor Tim Peake who joined them by way of treadmill from the International Space Station.

In total there were nearly 40,000 runners taking part in this year's record breaking event including double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Homes and Game of Throne's Natalie Dormer.

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Tim Peake finishes London Marathon from space

British astronaut Tim Peake has completed the London Marathon from space, with an estimated time of 3:35:21.

Mr Peake was tied down to the treadmill using bungee straps, and had a 'shadow runner' doing the actual course on the ground.

He ran the marathon to raise cash for the Prince's Trust.

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