David Weir denied victory in sprint finish

Weir crossed the line in third after a sprint finish. Credit: Reuters

David Weir was again denied a record seventh Virgin Money London Marathon title, as Marcel Hug won a sprint finish in the men's wheelchair race.

Weir finished second in 2014 and 2015 and was edged into third this time, with Switzerland's Hug powering towards the finish line ahead of American Kurt Fearnley.

Hug, who won the race two year's ago but suffered a puncture last time around, was clocked at one hour 35 minutes and 19 seconds.