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London Marathon 2012

The 2012 London Marathon will get underway tomorrow. Celebrities including chef Gordon Ramsay and singer Will Young will take part in the 26.2 mile race.

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Hallisey wins final place in British Olympic women's marathon team

Claire Hallissey won the shoot-out between hopefuls for the final place on the British Olympic women's marathon team. She beat fellow Britons Freya Murray and Louise Damen as well as veteran Liz Yelling.

It is always difficult with a marathon because you can never tell until the finish if you can keep the pace going.

There was no point coming out and running a conservative race. It was all or nothing really. I knew [Murray] wasn't far off but I just kept my eyes on the line.

– Claire Hallissey talking to the BBC

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