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  Wednesday, 11 April, 2001, 22:40 GMT 23:40 UK
London legends

Dick Beardsley and Inge Simonsen in 1981
Dick Beardsley and Inge Simonsen create the London Marathon's most enduring image

Norway's distance running legend Grete Waitz
Norway's distance running legend Grete Waitz won the London Marathon in 1983 and 1986

Norway's Ingrid Kristiansen won in London four times
Waitz's crown as Norway's best female athlete passed to Ingrid Kristiansen, who won four times in London

Germany's Katrin Dorre
Germany's Katrin Dorre picked up three straight London wins in the early 1990s

Mexico's Dionicio Ceron is another three-time London winner
Mexico's Dionicio Ceron is another three-time London winner

Eamonn Martin's 1993 triumph was Britain's last in the men's race
Eamonn Martin's 1993 triumph was Britain's last in the men's race

Joyce Chepchumba's last-gasp win over Liz McColgan in 1997 was probably London's most dramatic race
Joyce Chepchumba's last-gasp win over Liz McColgan in 1997 was probably London's most dramatic race

1999 winners Joyce Chepchumba and Abdelkader El Mouaziz
Chepchumba won again in 1999, and Morocco's Abdelkader El Mouaziz made it an African clean sweep


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