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Thousands take part in biggest ever London Marathon

More than 38,000 runners, fundraisers and elite racers have lined up to take part in this year's London Marathon - making it the biggest in the event's history.

World record holder Paula Radcliffe, 41, completed her final competitive marathon, saying the "magic of the London Marathon" helped her through.

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American Joshua George wins men's wheelchair race

US paralympian Joshua George has narrowly beaten Britain's David Weir after a sprint finish in the men's wheelchair London Marathon today.

George won in 1:31:31. Weir was one second back, with Masazumi Soejima coming third in 1:31:33.

Joshua George (bottom) wins the Men's T53/54 Wheelchair ahead of second placed David Weir. Credit: PA Wire

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