London Marathon

London Marathon

Some 50,000 will take the capital's streets and another 50,000 will join in virtually in what could be the biggest race in history. The event, which is now in its fifth decade, has helped raise more than £1bn for charities since it was first held in 1981.

Reported By: Hugh Murphy, Good Morning News

Famous faces, elite athletes and fancy dress runners take part in London Marathon

More than 40,000 people have hit the streets of the UK capital to take part in the London Marathon a year after the event was cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

The race, the first full-scale running of the event in more than two years, was won by Sisay Lemma of Ethiopa in 2:04.01.

Bizarrely Lemma was cleared to compete but not allowed to stand on the victory podium alongside Kenyans Vincent Kipchumba and Mosinet Geremew – who came second and third respectively – due to coronavirus protocols.