(Athletics) Wanjiru holds of Bekele in London

Kenya's Mary Keitany, meanwhile, set the fastest time in a women- only marathon as she won a third London Marathon on Sunday in an unofficial 2hrs 17min 01sec. Her pace in the first half suggested a finish time faster than the outright world record of 2:15:25, set by Paula Radcliffe in 2003.

A Marathon runner from Newmarket is hoping to break a Guinness World Record at today's London Marathon.

Simon said: "I chose to run for Prostate Cancer UK because of the wonderful support and help the charity provides for men and their families". Around 75% of the runners are raising money for charity and you don't get that in NY or Berlin or Boston.

Having finished third a year ago, Bekele ended nine seconds down to end as the runner-up.

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta led his countrymen in saluting Mary Keitany and Daniel Wanjiru after their London marathon titles on Sunday.

Lee, a dad of three, is aiming to complete the 26.2 miles inside five hours and raise about £3,000.

A great Ethiopian finished second in the women's race too, as Tirunesh Dibaba chased Keitany home to set a national record, despite suffering from stomach cramps, with her compatriot Aselefech Mergia third. I felt my hamstring and my right calf.

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Luke said: "I was 12 when he was diagnosed and now I know more about Leukaemia CARE, I know I would have benefitted from the support services that the charity offers".

Heads Together was this year's principal charity for the marathon, which took place under blue skies for much of the time.

Police have ramped up security for tomorrow's London Marathon in the wake of the Westminster terror attack.

Alphonce Felix Simbu continued to rise as Tanzania's top marathoner with a creditable fifth-place finish in men's race at the 2017 London Marathon, yesterday. I love running, I love training and I love the London Marathon.

The Met Police has warned runners and spectators to be stay "vigilant" during the race, with the force expecting millions of people to descend on the capital. "I was not feeling (under pressure by) anybody because I was having self-confidence". Yet he could not produce a desperate last kick to overcome a rival 13 years his junior. "I saw him try to stand up again and his legs just went down again, and I thought, 'This is more important, getting him across the line is more important than shaving a few seconds off my time'".

Dixon ran a personal best of 2:29:06 while Charlotte Purdue and Tracey Barlow are now also expected to qualify for the World Championships after finishing 15th and 16th respectively.

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