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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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New record for the fastest marathon dressed as a book character

David Stone beat six competitors to break the Guinness World record for the fastest marathon dressed as a book character.

The 42-year-old from Devon, dressed as Count Dracula and completed his run in two hours 42 minutes, smashing the previous record of three hours and two minutes. He is already a record holder after dressing as Superman last year to break the record for fastest marathon dressed as a superhero.

I've done 48 marathons now so I know what to expect. The warm weather was the toughest part today rather than the costume, although the teeth make it difficult to speak. The crowds keep you going all the way, they were fantastic.

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