Tens of thousands of runners are still pounding the 26.2-mile route through the capital as winners of the London Marathon.
Kenyan Amos Kipruto won the men’s race, crossing the finish line at The Mall in 2:04:39.
Yelamzerf Yehualaw of Ethiopia recovered from a fall to win the women’s race.
The 23-year-old appeared to stumble upon a speed bump with six miles remaining, but rejoined the leading pack and came home in 2:17.25, the third-fastest time in the event.
Defending champion Joycelyn Jepkosgei of Kenya had to settle for second place.
The men’s wheelchair title was retained by Switzerland’s Marcel Haug in a record time of 1 hour, 24 minutes and 38 seconds.
Katherine Debner made it to the Swiss double with victory in the women’s wheelchair race in 1:38.24.
Lionesses Leah Williamson, Jill Scott and Ellen White – who were part of England’s women’s Euro 2022 winning team – got things underway as the official race starts in Blackheath, south-east London.
While elite athletes and fast club runners were at the forefront of the 50,000-strong pack participating in the world-famous event, nearly 40,000 are amateurs, taking part in the challenge while raising money for charity, some completing grueling endurance races. Is. fancy dress.
Actor Stephen Mangan, who is running for Marie Curie UK, joked that “reasons I don’t fully understand yet” are because he asked people to raise money for “an incredible charity”. Solicited to sponsor them to help.
Rob Duncombe, chief pharmacist of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, is attending wearing an “absolutely stunning” oak tree costume.
The 54-year-old from Chelmsford, Essex, who is running on behalf of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, is hoping to beat the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon as a tree (male), which would have stood in four hours. Is. Five minutes and six seconds.
Both runners and spectators had to deal with rail services, which started later than usual following Saturday’s strike by the RMT union, the Transport Salaried Employees’ Association (TSSA) and the Train Drivers’ Union Aslef.
Organizers had advised people to plan ahead, but said they were “very grateful” to South East and Network Rail, who helped ensure train services from central London to the starting point on Sunday morning. Go according to plan.
This year’s race is taking place in October for the third and final time since it was moved to 2020. COVID-19 Epidemic.
The marathon will return to its traditional April date next year.
Sir Mo Farah was about to run, but had to pull out earlier in the week due to an injury.