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Last Updated: Wednesday April 16 2008 11:37 GMT

Are you excited about the London Marathon?


Thousands of people took to the streets of London for this year's marathon.

Some of them are professionals, but loads of people taking part are raising money for charity.

And of course, there are some celebs and wacky characters to be spotted in the crowds!

But how excited are YOU about the event?

Perhaps you know someone who's taking part, and you'll be glued to your TV trying to spot them?

Or maybe you're going to be one of the thousands of spectators cheering the runners on.

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Your comments

"My dad ran as Mr Bump! He finished with Mr Tickle and Mr Happy. I really enjoyed it!"

Amy, 11, Watford, England

"I would love to run the marathon (not in a costume as I would get way too HOT!!!)."

Lottie, 11, Kent, England

"I ran this year for the first time. It was brilliant seeing my family cheering for me as I ran the last few metres. My big brother and sister have run it before and my sister ran it again this year. I was so excited!"

Stephen, 11, Hounslow, England

"I was so excited, I couldn't get to sleep the night before. My sister was running it and I was going to see it. I loved looking at the wacky costumes people wore."

Divya, 9, Essex, England

"I was really lucky this year, our Scout group got the chance to be on a water stand handing out bottles of water. I saw all the runners go past it was a great experience."

Lewis, 11, Huddersfield, England

"I feel sorry for the people in the costumes, they must get really hot!!"

Katy, 12, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

"I took part in the mini-marathon! I was exhausted afterwards, but it was so fun! I raised 100!"

Amy, 14, London, England

"I don't really care about the London marathon because I find it boring just watching people run. I still think it's good that they're doing it for charity though."

Abigail, 9, Cheshire, England

"Yesterday I went to London but I was a bit sad that I wouldn't see the marathon. Then all of a sudden I saw people running and I managed to get pictures. So yeah, I really am excited!"

Emma, 10, Surrey, England

"I was lucky enough to see the London Marathon. It's amazing how many people were taking part. Some of the costumes were brilliant!"

Kate, 11, Lincoln, England

"I'm really looking forward to it. I am definitely going to take part for a charity when I am older."

Becky, 12, Birmingham, England

"No, because I'm not in it nor is anybody I know, but it will be good for all the charities."

Francesca, 12, Sedgley, England

"I'm from Ireland, so I don't have anything to do with it. There's no point in getting excited!"

Justine, 9, County Louth, Ireland

"I'm not really exited! I don't find watching people running exiting, even if there are wacky costumes. Also I don't know anyone doing it."

Amy, 13, Cambridge, England

"I wouldn't mind doing the race but I'm too young. I think it's really boring watching it on TV."

Ailish, 10, Stevenage, England

"I don't really watch it, but I am this year because my teacher's running it."

Gabby, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I am not bothered about the marathon because nobody I know is running it. I did watch a bit of it though and it was quite boring. I preferred the Sport Relief Marathon, because I ran it with my dad!!!"

Layla-Rose, 10, London, England

"I think it is a good way of keeping fit and enjoying raising money."

Hayley, 13, Leominster, England

"The London marathon was great. I really like the way some people run all that way for charity, go them!"

Jessica, 13, Bath, England

"I am looking forward to the marathon because it's cool to look at all the weird costumes."

John, 9, Liverpool, England

"I'm really looking forward to it. I am definitely going to take part for a charity when I am older."

Becky, 12, Birmingham, England

"I don't know why people get so excited about the marathon because it's boring. If you want to see people running then go to the park."

Caitlin, 11, Abbey Wood, England

"My friend's mum is running the marathon and I think it's going to be really good!! GO SAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Lizzie, 9, Nottingham, England

"My Dad is running his 23rd this year, and we are going to support him!"

Zara, 13, London, England

"I am really excited, it stops people from just sitting down all day and doing no exercise."

Adam, 10, Burnley, England

"To be honest I don't really care. I'm not into sports as much as my mate is."

Sumaia, 12, Feltham, England

"I will be watching it from 10 'o'clock. Because that's when my mums friend starts!"

Richard, 9, Maidstone, England

"Three of our teachers are running it. I cant even run a mile never mind about 26 miles!!!

Hannah, 14, Northampton, England

"I am looking forward to the London Marathon because my dad's doing it. He is running for a charity called Diabetes UK and I am going to support him all the way."

Clara, 10, Southampton, England

"I can't wait for the London Marathon! I enjoy watching all the wacky costumes."

Bethan, 14, Gloucester, England

"Yes, my form tutor is running it! I'll be watching it to see if I can see her!"

Ellie, 11, Cambridge, England

"I know I'm going to watch it all day, it's going to be fantastic!"

Beth, 14, St Helens, England

"My class teacher ran in the London Marathon three years ago. Almost the whole class was watching the marathon. Three teachers from my school were taking part. Even though I didn't see any of them, it was great fun seeing all the people taking part in the wacky costumes."

Marleen, 11, Bremen

"I will be watching out for the Maasai warriors from Tanzania because that is where my dad and mum are from."

Callum, 7, Sheffield, England

"Yes! My uncle is going to be running it and we are all there supporting him. I can't do it as I have a disability, but I hope they all have fun there."

Tammy, 9, Cornwall, England

"I think it's pretty cool. I know the marathon is about 25 miles, and that is amazing. Wow, I wish I could run that far."

Sammy, 13, London, England

"Yes, I'm going to watch it. I walked half the way yesterday, and I was very tired after."

Vic, 12, Gravesend, England

"Yes! A friend of mine is running it."

Alice, 11, Harlow, England

"I'm not excited about the London Marathon."

Amy, 9, Essex, England