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Sunday, 16 April, 2000, 17:21 GMT 18:21 UK
Picture gallery: The London Marathon

Thirty-thousand pairs of training shoes have been pounding the streets of London for the 26-mile marathon. Top athletes run the same course as celebrities, amateurs, fun-runners and self-confessed couch potatoes.

Start
They're off: Runners from 50 countries set off

Bus
Request stop: This bus was "crewed" by runners

camel
Humps in the road: A camel joined the race

Runners and Millennium Wheel
Wheel to win: runners pass the London Eye

Tanni Grey-Thompson
Previous winner: Tanni Grey-Thompson back in action

Alien
Take me to your finish line: An extra-terrestrial entrant

Kevin Papworth
On the line: Kevin Papworth takes wheelchair gold

Pinto
Top man: Portugal's Antonio Pinto at the finish

Laroupe
Delight: Kenya's Tegla Laroupe was fastest woman

Sarah Piercy
Victory: Sarah Piercy won the women's wheelchair race

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