Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

Marie, said: “I am running for Severn Hospice as they recently looked after a very close friend of mine in his final days, so it is a charity very close to my heart”.

The World Marathon Majors organisers are yet to declare the women’s victor because the series leader Jemima Sumgong is facing doping charges.

On the prospect of a fourth marathon, he added: “If I’m alive, I’ll be here”.

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For football presenter Mark Chapman, completing the London Marathon was just the start of his day.

He is raising money for Make a Wish Foundation from all of his running challenges and hopes to raise a total of £10,000.

The women’s-only record was designated after track and field’s governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federation, changed the criteria for marathon world records in 2011 so that the women’s record had to be set in a women-only race. “It was the pace I was preparing for”, Wanjiru told the BBC.

“I don’t know what’s next right now, there are people I need to speak to first but I’m determined to enjoy this moment”.

Daniel Wanjiru made it a Kenyan one-two in the elite events by winning the men’s race in 2:05:49, the unheralded 24-year-old Amsterdam champion holding off the great Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele in a race to remember. I pretty much exhausted myself and i collapsed at 23 miles.

You can support Ms Foster by visiting, A marathon in the April would have been totally unrealistic.

Nikki was inspired to fundraise for the Epilepsy Society by her eight-year-old niece Jaiya Dyal and seven-year-old nephew Ajay Dyal, both of whom suffer from epilepsy.

The opening and closing dates for the ballot are yet to be announced, but last year’s ballot opened and closed on May 2 and May 6 respectively, so expect this year’s ballot to take place around a similar time.

She said: “I never thought there’d be a six-year gap”.

“Thank you to all the other Brainy Bunch runners, as one day the money raised will aid research that may help me again, and of course anyone else who may be effected by this horrid condition”.

There was no joy for her fellow Olympian Jo Pavey, who dropped out after 16 miles.

“I’m feeling quite scared about taking part, but I’m just going with the aim of surviving, I don’t have to get a specific time”.

She said: “My grandfather, Eric, was blinded in World War II while fighting in Africa”.

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