yesterday at 16:11.
"For him not to finish wasn't an option for me."
Matthew Rees and David Wyeth talk about that London Marathon finish....
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yesterday at 16:36
I was in the grandstand yesterday for a good few hours & there were a lot of people assisting others for the final few metres, it was absolutely incredible & extremely emotional. Hats off to every single person who participates - it's totally awe inspiring and along with all the amazing stories for #reasontorun it geeks me with such a sense of pride.
Well done to this man & everyone to helped someone else & of course ran themselves!
yesterday at 17:18
So gracious of David to acknowledge the sportsmanship & humanity of Matthew, who of course is an utter star. To have the presence of mind at 26 miles to help another, is inspiring. Both incredible athletes. Loved the handshake after they crossed the finish line - sums up any running race for me, not just London Marathon.
yesterday at 16:23
This emphasises the camaraderie amongst runners. Brilliant to see a fellow runner taking the time to show care and concern, above their own personal goal.
yesterday at 14:40.
The public ballot for the 2018 London Marathon opens on Monday 1 May and closes at 17.00 on Friday 5 May!
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yesterday at 14:48
This will be 6th year in a row applying with no luck so far. Much preferred it when they closed the entry after 100k applicants. At least that way places went to people who were really motivated. Leaving the sign up open for five days without regard to numbers just makes it even more impossible to get in.
yesterday at 14:58
After completing my first marathon yesterday and loved the atmosphere and the experience, I will hold back from entering for next year, someone else can have my place. Maybe 2019
yesterday at 14:56
And here come the people complaining about the ballot! But if you were selected, you'd stay quiet, I presume?
Simple: get a charity place, raise 2k, you have about a year to do so, and it's for a great cause.
Either that or go abroad and do a marathon! Just stop moaning.
yesterday at 14:07.
"The greatest ever" - Event Director, Hugh Brasher, believes the 37th London Marathon was the best in the history of the race
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yesterday at 14:25
Said the same for the 35th anniversary one in 2015 that I was apart of, ah well I think any year London marathon is on its the greatest! 😉
yesterday at 14:31
Yep. He nailed it. The organisation was spot on right from the pre race info, the expo, to the race and after. Manchester should take a look at how London do baggage collection.
yesterday at 18:14
Totally agree- my first ever marathon and enjoyed every single second of it. Everything was well organised from receiving the magazine to the actual day. I'm absolutely privileged to have been part of it- well done VMLM xx
yesterday at 14:00.
You can now search for your 2017 London Marathon photos on MarathonFoto
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yesterday at 14:05
Really hoping they are still uploading them as I have no finish line photos :-( I have some of me running down the mall near the end but I was hoping for one near or crossing the actual line. Does anyone else have one? I didn't cover my number up either :-/
yesterday at 14:28
Hi, I was given a different bib number a week before, this was emailed by Callum Cleary. My name on your list is linked to the original number. Will they end up figuring it out or should I contact separately with both my numbers?
Thank you in advance
yesterday at 14:21
Happy Marathon Monday! The MarathonFoto team is working diligently to identify your images and upload these to the database. If you currently do not see photos of yourself, fear not. We will send you an email once all of your photos become available.
yesterday at 13:40.
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yesterday at 14:29
FREE GUARANTEED LIFETIME ENTRY for Matt I think London Marathon? A fitting honour surely.
yesterday at 17:19
This deserves an honour from the queen not posh spice. But this--this shows the true British spirit
We watched it and all of us held our breath and rooted for them to finish
yesterday at 14:25
What LM is all about! Grit! Determination! Sportsmanship! And finally...lots of smiles and happy memories! I love the new cover photo!
yesterday at 11:18.
Everyone who ran yesterday should be *so* incredibly proud!
What will be your abiding memory of the 37th London Marathon?
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yesterday at 11:21
The amazing support from the crowd, marshalls and volunteers! Unsung heroes without whom none of us could run; THANK YOU ❤🏃🏼♀🏅🇬🇧
yesterday at 12:02
One of the best things yesterday actually took place away from the marathon. I was walking back from Wembley Park to my hotel wearing my medal when an arsenal fan just stopped in his car, asked me how I did and forcwhat charity...he then gave me a fiver whilst he held up traffic!!! Spent a lot of time high fiving city and arsenal fans all the way back!
yesterday at 11:56
My mum, dad and uncle all working on the primary finish team. My mum gave me my medal 😁 so emotional. After 20 years or so of myself working on the primary finish as well ~ this was my first time of running the London marathon. The memory of running past the catty sark, over tower bridge and past Big Ben and the palace had me in tears. The crowds were amazing especially the last 3 miles when it really hurt. Thank you to all xx
yesterday at 10:27.
"I was about to sprint finish but saw David and he was clearly struggling..."
We've been speaking to Matthew Rees and David Wyeth, the two men at the centre of one of yesterday's most heart-warming moments
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yesterday at 11:09
Although not quiet as dramatic I also was helped along whilst running last years event. A big Rhino encouraged me along at 20 miles by poking me up the bum with his horn😀, there was a herd of the buggers
yesterday at 10:31
Amazing. Gestures like this are few and far between. You need to ensure Matthew gets in for free next year!..
Terry W Wootton
yesterday at 10:48
This captured the very essence and spirit of everything I admire. Determination & humility.
Sacrifice & kindness
Massive congratulations and respect to you both, and to each and every runner, out there giving their all. 👍🏻
yesterday at 09:38.
Look who joins us at London Marathon HQ this morning...
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Angela Gilfoyle Howe
yesterday at 09:51
Aw so lovely to see .you will always be remembered as one of the most moving/ emotional London Marathon runners(for me anyway). Well done to you both for keeping the spirt of kindness alive!❤
yesterday at 11:15
Fantastic! Great to see you both together like this, glad to see David has recovered well. Brilliant time too for you both, a moment in the London marathon which will certainly not be forgotten.
yesterday at 10:20
You both optimised the spirit of the London marathon. Giving everything that you gave... But also helping a fellow runner. I have run London twice and what I saw brought a tear to my eye x
yesterday at 09:18.
We know you're hurting this morning but yesterday you took part in one of the greatest London Marathons of all time...
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yesterday at 10:02
Got down on one knee at the half way point, she said yes! Fantastic day at the best marathon in the world. Hit a wall between mile 20 & 25 but had a final sprint mile. Thank you all the supporters for being there, the encouragement and the volunteers. 🏃🏅💍
yesterday at 09:29
My feet have stopped burning but I have to plan standing up and go downstairs sideways or backwards. Special thanks to the physios by 27km who got me going again.
I thought it was a running event but I realised it was a 26 mile street party with us as the guests of honour. Thank you London.
yesterday at 09:25
Left hamstring went at mile 14 but I didn't let it stop me. The crowd got me to the end. Not the finishing time I wanted but for my first Marathon I'm happy to have done it. Amazing experience
04/23/2017 at 20:01.
London - you've done us proud.
Thanks to all our runners, volunteers and everyone involved in the best marathon in the
We're signing out for the day
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04/23/2017 at 20:11
Removal of a man's sock... Helping a lady walk to medics or at least till she felt ready to let go of my hand and a fist pump that ended in a hug.... All the reasons why I will be volunteering again next year... So far 14 years and counting x thank you to every runner that makes our day worth while x be proud you earnt it x
04/23/2017 at 20:08
What a fantastic day London you gave us!!! Everyone so happy...a day we will always remember, watching our daughter who knocked 20 mins off her PB!!!! Thanks again. 😀🇬🇧
04/23/2017 at 20:02
Thanks to all the volunteers and staff who really made the day a success! I was very impressed with the baggage bus arrangements! The bag was in my hand as I arrived at the van! Well done everyone and thank you
04/23/2017 at 19:54.
A total of 39,487 runners crossed the London Marathon finish line today - making the race the biggest in its history
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04/23/2017 at 20:25
From the USA, words really can't describe just how phenomenal this marathon and this city is. Second to no other. Greatest marathon in the world in my eyes. Thanks so much London for all the love and support today.
04/23/2017 at 20:53
My first marathon and the BEST day!!! If you ever need to reassure yourself about the kindness of strangers and the power of the human spirit, you have to do the marathon. Best city in the world to do it in too. THANK you to everyone who gave their time to yell at us and help get us through the pain and fatigue barrier. Eternally grateful!!! Rest easy runners :))
04/23/2017 at 20:50
Fantastic well done each and everyone of the runners but my biggest applause goes the the west cumbrian legend Gary McKee who ran his 100th marathon in 100 days today for macmillan cancer support
04/23/2017 at 17:35.
This man made it a Kenyan double in London. Full men's race report here ➡
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04/23/2017 at 19:21
Maria Mulkerrins WE HAVE TO DO THIS TOGETHER!! I am going to try the London ballot for 2018 and if not just attempt the Brighton. We can do it!! 😊💪🏽🏃
04/23/2017 at 20:40
However....!!!! The commentators admitted on several occasions they have an open bias...and obviously not in favor of THE MIGHTY KENYANS!
04/23/2017 at 17:51
Paulo Gomes estás a 1h1m12s de bater este recorde 👌
04/23/2017 at 17:00.
Two titles in six days ✅
New course record ✅
It must feel good to be Manuela Schar right now. Here's how she struck gold in London for the first time ➡
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04/23/2017 at 17:10
Manuela Schär ;)
04/23/2017 at 16:30.
This was the day David Weir has been waiting five years for. Relive the race that brought him a magnificent seventh London crown
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yesterday at 13:58
So pleased for you Dave. I have seen the incredible amount of work Jenny puts you through in Richmond Park. You are now the most successful competitor in the history of the London Marathon
04/23/2017 at 18:47
Dave you should be so proud of your achievement today, we all are at Weir Archer, we lost our voices cheering you on in the last 100 metres. And Jen you gave him the motivation and strength to believe he could do to. Just amazing 💪🏆💪
yesterday at 18:03
Incredible finish, surely he must get a knighthood now - it is long overdue after all his Olympic, European and British triumphs. 🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅
04/23/2017 at 16:00.
"It was a great day for me to run so fast." - Today's record-breaking women's race report is right here
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04/23/2017 at 15:54.
Take a look at some of the best images from Sunday's incredible London Marathon
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04/23/2017 at 16:01
Not the best screen shot..... but to me this is the best photo from today.... true guts determination and true sportsmanship.
04/23/2017 at 17:14
Loved watching on tv this year loved the young Royals got so involved and felt so touched by the runner who was struggling near finish and Swansea runner helped him so moving !! Well done to all involved runners helpers organisers and crowds gets better every year !!
yesterday at 05:16
Amazing pics, amazing day, fantastic to have such hands-on support from the Royal family, awesome crowd support all the way around, flawlessly organized event. Thank you London Marathon!!!!
04/23/2017 at 13:29.
A seventh title for David Weir, a second win in a week for Manuela Schar, a world record for Mary Keitany and a first London win for Daniel Wanjiru...
It's been an amazing day of elite races in London...
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04/23/2017 at 23:39
Last year's Kenyan women's race winner guilty of using performance enhancing drugs...this year's Kenyan women's race winner smashes the world record....hmmm!
04/23/2017 at 22:16
Mary Keitany - mother of two kids, smashing world records - made my day!
yesterday at 06:15
It was amazing being there, the atmosphere was really something. Congratulations to all who ran, especially Sharon and Simon.
04/23/2017 at 13:28.
Everything that the London Marathon is about! Matthew Rees, we salute you
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04/23/2017 at 13:54
Organisers: PLEASE give Matthew a free place in next year's event! He so deserves it for his selflessness!
04/23/2017 at 13:31
This was so overwhelming to watch and had me in tears! Just the sheer determination of a runner with the finish line in sight! The amazing selfless runner who stopped to help a fellow runner reach that goal was just unreal and something I will never forget watching! Hats off to them both!!
04/23/2017 at 13:37
London Marathon we would love a follow up. Surely you could get them back together at some point?
04/23/2017 at 12:28.
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04/23/2017 at 15:49
I think this should be your cover photo - THIS is sport
04/23/2017 at 21:25
I got to halfway in 2.19 last time I ran London in 2012 😄. Amazing Mary 👍
04/23/2017 at 19:21
Amazing things happened in London Marathon today. #ReasonToRun
04/23/2017 at 11:51.
Unbelievable. The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge & HRH Prince Harry join the Heads Together cheer zone! What a moment. #LondonMarathon
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04/23/2017 at 12:15
This guy though! Matt Ree's of Swansea Harriers! Carrying a stranger over the line! I'm so proud of his man! Well done Sir!
04/23/2017 at 17:47
Was fantastic meeting Harry just after mile 22 miles! Great and surreal experience that capped off a fantastic day!
04/23/2017 at 21:29
Amazing. Love these young royals. And well done to everyone, runners, volunteers and spectators for making the day so enjoyable and so memorable for all involved.