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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 April, 2005, 17:14 GMT 18:14 UK
Record numbers complete marathon
Crowds of runners take part in the 25th London Marathon
A record number of runners completed the 25th London Marathon
A record number of runners completed the 2005 Flora London Marathon as the event celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

Organisers revealed a total of 35,105 made it to the finish line beating the previous best of 32,899 set in 2002.

A record of 36,017 hopefuls had registered for the event the day before the race although 460 failed to start.

But race director Dave Bedford said: "There was a 10% increase in registrations on any previous record and shows how keen people are to race."

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