Athlete Callum Hawkins smashes Scottish record at London Marathon


More than 40,000 runners will be feeling pretty sore today after completing the London Marathon on Sunday. "No other mass participation event comes anywhere near this kind of fundraising", said Hugh Brasher, the race's event director. "I'm happy to cross the line".

Already the world record holder, Kipchoge won in the second fastest time ever, ahead of Ethiopians Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun.

Britain's four-time Olympic champion, who called time on his track career to focus on road running in 2017, was seen visibly grimacing all the way up the home straight as he came in fifth place in a time of 2:05:38.

Hayley, who lives in Birmingham, says she's learnt how hard she can push herself but also what happens if you don't pace it right. "It was all about London today and so I put my head down, did my best". With a time of 2hr 25min 38sec, she became the third-fastest British female marathon runner in history, behind Paula Radcliffe and Mara Yamauchi.

"My aim was to try and reel them back but the wheels came off and I was hanging in there".

The build up to the race was overshadowed by an extraordinary row that became public Wednesday when Farah said he had been robbed while staying at an Addis Ababa hotel owned by Ethiopia star Gebrselassie during pre-London training.

"I'm running on caffeine at the moment".

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In the women's race, Brigid Kosgei of Kenya went one better than previous year with victory.

Victory saw Kosgei, at the age of 25 years and 67 days, become the youngest victor of the women's race, breaking the London record of Aselefech Mergia (25 years and 92 days) set in 2010.

Mayo native Sinead Diver has secured qualification for the 2020 Olympics, following a seventh-place finish at the London Marathon.

Charlotte Purdue, the 27-year-old born in Windsor, often wondered if she was being watched during her preparations for the London Marathon in front of one of the royal residences.

Dan Romanchuk, a 20-year-old American, won the men's wheelchair race ahead of Switzerland's Marcel Hug.

The women's wheelchair race was comfortably won by Manuela Schar of Switzerland.