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London Marathon
12 April 2008




Amanda Holden and Kate Lawler

Shivering celebrities Amanda Holden and Kate Lawler line up at the start before the 2008 London Marathon

Masai warrior

Masai warriors prepare to get under way at the Green Start in Blackheath

Gordon Ramsey

Time for a starter: TV chef Gordon Ramsey jostles for position with other runners before the race begins

Young runners

Young runners pass St Magnus the Martyr Church in the City of London during their race before the 2008 London Marathon

Martin Lel and Felix Limo

World-class Kenyans Martin Lel and Felix Limo anxiously wait to get started in the men's event

David Weir

David Weir leads as the elite wheelchair men make their way along the Victoria Embankment

Irina Mikitenko

Under unpredictable London skies, Irina Mikitenko of Germany crosses the line to win the women's event

Runner

Amid the hustle and bustle at Canary Wharf, a runner spots one of his fans in the crowd and pauses to be greeted by them

Martin Lel

In favourable conditions for fast times, Lel leads as the elite men fly along the Victoria Embankment

Shaho Qadir

Briton Shaho Qadir crosses the line on his hands in the wheelchair race after jumping out of his chair a few centimetres from the line

Storm trooper

A runner dressed as a stormtrooper character from Star Wars makes his/her way around the course

Martin Lel

Two-time winner Lel continues to lead the pack, just, as they close in on the finishing line...

Martin Lel

And the defending champion makes it three London wins as he sets a course record of two hours five minutes and 15 seconds

Runners dressed as 'Batman' and 'Robin'

Two joyous runners dressed as comic characters Batman and Robin enjoy their London Marathon experience

Martin Lel

Winner Martin Lel leads a prayer followed by second and third place finishers Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya and Abderrahim Goumri of Morocco

Runner 187

Runner number 187 finds a rare gap in the crowd as she passes through the City of London during the 2008 London Marathon

London marathon runner

Comically dressed, a London Marathon runner smiles as he passes through Canary Wharf

London marathon runners

Plucky competitors strain every sinew as they make their way towards the London Marathon finishing line

Crowd of runners

A regal moment for a huge posse of runners as they head past Buckingham Palace towards the London Marathon finishing line

Runner dressed as Borat

Jubilation for runners, one of whom is dressed as comic creation Borat, as they finally cross the finishing line

Thousands of shattered runners gather in Horse Guards Parade

Thousands of shattered runners gather in Horse Guards Parade to get in contact with friends and family at the end of a memorable day



see also
Your Marathon pictures
13 Apr 08 |  Olympics
Your London Marathon stories
13 Apr 08 |  Athletics


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