Paula Radcliffe struggled to hold back the tears as she tore down the Mall in front of her adoring fans for the final time at the London Marathon on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on the glittering career of one of the great distance runners.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge got the better of compatriot and defending champion Wilson Kipsang in a fierce battle over the closing miles to win the London Marathon by five seconds on Sunday with world record holder Dennis Kimetto third.
Runners at the London Marathon have raised almost half a billion dollars for charity in the last five years and continue to break fundraising records each year, sponsors Virgin Money announced on Wednesday.
"You`re virtually there" is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon but thanks to a new "interactive 3D experience" athletes the world over will be able to navigate the course from the comfort of their own treadmill.
Confession may be good for the soul but the former Irish priest who dramatically disrupted the closing stages of the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon has been barred from running in next month`s London Marathon.
Britain`s double Olympic and world 10,000m and 5,000m champion Mo Farah arrived in Kenya on Friday for four weeks of tough altitude training in the Rift Valley ahead of his London marathon debut in April.
An array of top athletes, including Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Helah Kiprop will lead the men`s and women`s section respectively in the first International Kochi half marathon to be held here on Sunday.