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London Marathon runner collapses with cardiac arrest

A London Marathon runner has collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest, the London Ambulance Service has confirmed.

London Marathon runner collapses with cardiac arrest. Credit: Google Maps

The LAS said they were called around 1.45pm to reports of a cardiac arrest and for emergency medical assistance on Upper Thames Street.

The person was taken St Thomas' hospital.

Further details have not yet been released.

Tim Peake and earth runner finish London Marathon

Tim Peake has finished the London Marathon in an estimated time of three hours 35 minutes.

Tim Peake's representative running in the London Marathon has completed the race in just over four hours.

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Tryone was running as part of Team Astronaut and was raising money for for the Princes Trust.

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Eliud Kipchoge breaks London Marathon course record

Eliud Kipchoge broke the course record at the Virgin London Marathon, retaining his title with the second-fastest run in history over the distance.

Last year's winner Kipchoge crossed the line first in a course record time. Credit: Reuters

The 31-year-old Kenyan left the field trailing as he powered home in an official time of two hours, three minutes and four seconds.

Kipchoge celebrated by raising his finger as he made the final turn but appeared to realise just before the line that he could have broken Dennis Kimetto's world record.

Kipchoge brought his hand to his forehead as he saw his time, which was just seven seconds outside Kimetto's mark made in Berlin two years ago, but was soon smiling again as he celebrated a stunning run.

Fellow Kenyan Stanley Biwott was second with a personal best of 2.03:51, while Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele was third.

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