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Mo Farah finishes third in the London Marathon with a new British record – video

Mo Farah defied sweltering conditions to set another British record on Sunday by finishing third in the London Marathon in a time of 2hr 6min 21sec.Farah kept pace with the leaders for much of the race, but finished two minutes and four secon…

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Eliud Kipchoge wins men’s London Marathon as Mo Farah comes third

• Kipchoge seals hat-trick of London Marathon victories• Farah beats British record after Shura Kitata finishes secondMo Farah added another British record to his long ledger of titles and achievements as he finished third in a brutally hot London Mara…

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London Marathon 2018 – live!

Race through capital set to be hottest on recordSign up for the Recap, our weekly sport round-upAnd email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 9.18am BST Radcliffe says no one has ever spoken as much about their desire and intention to break the record, and t…

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Woman who blazed a trail for equality in marathons hits London’s starting line

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially compete in the Boston marathon, will fire the gun on the elite raceThere are many differences between Sunday’s London marathon and the one run in Boston, Massachusetts last Monday, not least the weather.W…

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London Marathon: from Mo Farah to the Weirwolf, via epic women’s duel

It’s Eliud Kipchoge versus Kenenisa Bekele, Mo Farah out to show he’s not on wrong track, Mary Keitany facing with Tirunesh Dibaba and David Weir seeking to ‘break’ Marcel HugEliud Kipchoge has a stronger claim than most to be the greatest marathon run…

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London Marathon could be biggest ever despite heat worries

Organisers aim to break fundraising world record for 12th consecutive year as forecasters say race could be hottest everOrganisers of the London Marathon are hoping to break participation and fundraising records, despite predictions that Sunday’s race …

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Paula Radcliffe predicts marathon classic and the end of her record

• Radcliffe has held world women’s marathon record for 15 years• Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba will have male pacemakers in LondonPaula Radcliffe has conceded her world marathon record is under real threat in Sunday’s London race but says Mary Keita…

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Mo Farah faces new challenge on his return to the London Marathon

After finishing eighth – and in pain – four years ago Britain’s most successful athlete now has to contend with Eliud Kipchoge, the Olympic champion, and Kenenisa BekeleThe promise came shortly after Mo Farah had crashed into the steepest of walls, lim…

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Mo Farah tainted by Salazar link, says British marathon record holder

• Steve Jones highly critical of Farah’s work with former coach• Jones expects Farah to claim his record at London MarathonThe British marathon record holder Steve Jones fears Mo Farah will always be tainted by his association with Alberto Salazar – an…

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London Marathon warnings issued with race set to be warmest on record

• Extra water, ice and showers will be available to runners• Temperatures expected to beat previous high in 2007Sunday’s London Marathon is expected to be the warmest on record. Extra water, ice and showers will be available to runners, while event org…

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Mary Keitany targets Paula Radcliffe’s marathon record with pacemaker aid | Sean Ingle

The Kenyan streaked clear to win in London last year and, with added assistance from male pacemakers this time out, has a realistic chance of toppling a record that has stood since 2003It is a record that has loomed over athletics for 15 years, impervi…

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Chris Powell: ‘I ended up in Sainsbury’s with luminous shorts and tights on’

Southend’s manager is running the London Marathon on Sunday for charity and training has not gone without hiccupsFor Chris Powell the countdown to running Sunday’s London Marathon began while watching the last one. Alongside his children, Morgan and Ch…

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Mo Farah hopes to battle with best at London Marathon despite 2014 pain

• Distance runner struggled during first attempt at 26.2 miles• ‘This is the biggest race and there is only one way to run it’Mo Farah believes he can compete with the very best during Sunday’s London Marathon despite failing to deliver during his firs…

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The sporting year ahead: 18 dates for your diary in 2018

Russia’s ethical World Cup adventure, Nigeria’s bobsleigh stars at the Winter Olympics, and a welcome helping of London 2012 nostalgia Russia 14 June – 15 July Continue reading…

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Eliud Kipchoge recruited to give Mo Farah tough test in 2018 London Marathon

• Kenyan missed world record by eight seconds in 2016• No Briton has won in London since Paula Radcliffe in 2005Mo Farah has been warned that next year’s London Marathon will be harder to win than an Olympic gold medal after race organisers revealed th…

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Laura Muir praises ‘brilliant’ London marathon run of Joshua Griffiths

• Unknown club runner Griffiths finished as leading British athlete in 13th
• His performance has catapulted him into the GB world championships team

Laura Muir has hailed the “brilliant” performance of Joshua Griffiths, the unknown club runner whose London marathon performance has now officially catapulted him into the British team at the world championships this summer, saying he has given inspiration to ordinary athletes everywhere.

Related: British club runner Josh Griffiths bursts on to world stage at London Marathon

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London marathon runner reunited with finish-line helper

David Wyeth says he wouldn’t have got to the end without Matthew Rees’s help and he regrets having put himself at risk

A London Marathon runner who was helped across the finish line by a fellow competitor has admitted he feels selfish for having put himself at risk with his two young children watching.

David Wyeth and his rescuer, Matthew Rees, were reunited on Monday, less than 24 hours after they both completed the race in under three hours.

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London Marathon: Keitany and Wanjiru make it a memorable day for Kenya

• GB’s David Weir wins seventh title in wheelchair race after hellish year
• Keitany sets women-only world record with run of 2hr17min01sec

Mary Keitany broke the women’s only world record en route to her third London Marathon gold medal on Sunday, finishing in a time of 2hr17min01sec hours to beat Paula Radcliffe’s time of 2:17.42 set in London in 2005. It was a fine day for Kenya with Daniel Wanjiru holding off a late charge from Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele to win the men’s race in 2hr5min48sec.

Related: London Marathon 2017: Wanjiru and Keitany win men’s and women’s races for Kenya – live!

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London Marathon 2017 – live!

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In the men’s wheelchair race, Marcel Hug, the favourite, and David Weir, the home favourite, are one and two. That’s building to a cracking finish.

9.43am BST

Back to the women’s race, Keitany might have gone out too sharply, reckons Cram. She was at 2.11 pace, quicker than any of the British men will muster. In the chasing group, Kiplagat and Cheriot are at the front.

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Is ‘sub-two-hour’ Nike marathon bid just a clever marketing stunt?

On an F1 racetrack, three world-class athletes will try to break the record for a 26.2-mile race

Roll up, roll up – come and see the last of the “world marathon majors” before a man breaks the two-hour barrier.

This could be the pitch for Sunday’s London marathon when some 38,000 runners take to the capital’s streets in an event watched by millions. Many will be hoping for a race as memorable as last year when Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge ran a course record, coming home in 2:03:05.

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