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Thousands take part in 10th Brighton Marathon

  • Reporter Malcolm Shaw spent the day among the athletes, fundraisers and spectators:

Interviewees: Tim Hutchings, CEO, Brighton Marathon & Dean Lindsay, Charity fundraiser & Peter Le Grice, Fastest man & Helen Davies, Fastest woman

Thousands of people have taken part in the 10th Brighton Marathon.

Elite athletes and fundraisers set off on the course at 9.45am from Preston Park on Sunday.

An extra two events took place as part of the Brighton Marathon Weekend, including the 10k run and a 50k cycle race.

Participants across all events now totals nearly 20,000 people.

The Event Village welcomes more than 125,000 people across the weekend.

The fastest woman Helen Davies won for the third year in a row Credit: ITV Meridian

The fastest woman was Helen Davies, who won for the third year in a row.

The fastest man was Peter Le Grice, who set a new course record of 2 hours 16 minutes and 23 seconds.

The fastest man was Peter Le Grice who set a new course record Credit: ITV Meridian

The first ever Brighton Marathon took place in 2010 and was officially started by Olympic gold medallist and former resident Steve Ovett.

As many as 125,000 spectators lined the route to cheer the runners on Credit: ITV Meridian
7,427
finishers crossed the line at the first Brighton Marathon in 2010

The Brighton Marathon is the 8th largest marathon in Europe.

Mother Max Foster is among those taking part on behalf of Harrison's Fund, a charity which raises money for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which her five-year-old son Austin has.