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  Sunday, 22 April, 2001, 16:40 GMT 17:40 UK
Flora London Marathon 2001
Over 30,000 runners begin their 26.2 mile trek
The scene at the marathon start at Blackheath
A memorable day for more than 30,000 runners of all ages and abilities who have pounded over 26.2 miles to take part in the 21st London Marathon.


Elite Men's race

Abdelkader El Mouaziz cools down on his way to victory in the London Marathon
El Mouaziz cools down on his way to victory
Morocco's Abdelkader El Mouaziz clinched his second success in three years winning in his fastest ever time of 2:07:11. Debutant Paul Tergat of Kenya was second and defending champion Antonio Pinto from Portugal third. The first Briton home was Mark Steinle in sixth place.


real 56k Click here to see how El Mouaziz finished the race.

real 56k Watch leading Briton Mark Steinle cross the line in sixth place

real 56k See Steinle's reaction to his superb finish.


Elite women's race

Another winner's medal for Ethiopian Derartu Tulu
Derartu Tulu celebrates with her medal
Twice Olympic 10,000 metres champion Derartu Tulu powered away in the final minutes to finish ahead of Russia's Svetlana Zakharova and Joyce Chepchumba of Kenya in a time of 2:23:56. Last year's winner, Tegla Loroupe struggled with a hamstring problem before finishing sixth.

  • real 56k Click here to see Tulu finishing ahead of the pack.


    Wheelchair races

    Dennis Lemeunir and Tanni Grey-Thompson pose with Prime Minister Tony Blair
    Tony Blair congratulates Dennis Lemeunir and Tanni Grey Thompson
    Tanni Grey-Thompson claimed a fifth women's title with a comfortable victory, despite the problem of a slow puncture which hampered her progress. Frenchman Dennis Lemeunir caused a surprise in the men's race beating last year's British winner Kevin Papworth.

    real 56k Click here to see Tanni Grey win yet again.

  • real 56k Watch Tanni's reaction to her victory.

  • real 56k Watch Dennis Lemeunier's win in the men's wheelchair race.


    Fun runners

    Some people can't get through the Marathon in anything other than fancy dress
    It's all smiles for these Marathon competitors
    But for many other runners, it's the taking part that matters as they bid to make it around the course. Britain's greatest Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave was the official starter and in his first marathon completed the course in just under five hours.

  • real 56k Watch Sir Steve and Lady Ann Redgrave after they finish the race together.

  • real 56k Watch celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey talk about his experiences in this year's event.


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