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Commonwealth Games 2002

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  Sunday, 14 April, 2002, 12:06 GMT 13:06 UK
Radcliffe powers to victory
The marathon begins with a staggered start at Greenwich with the elite men getting things under way
At 0945 BST the elite men burst from the start line at Greenwich to begin the London Marathon

The Duke of York begins the wheelchair race
The Duke of York points the way to the finish at the Mall for the wheelchair competitors

Britain's Paula Radcliffe sets the pace in the early section of the race
Competing in her first marathon, British track star Paula Radcliffe takes an early lead ahead of her rivals

Britain's Paula Radcliffe wins the London Marathon
Radcliffe produces a blistering run of 2:18:56 which leaves the chasing pack over three minutes adrift

The men's race saw a close battle between three tremendous athletes
A world record time from Khalid Khannouchi edges out Kenya's Paul Ternat and Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie couldn't live with the pace of Khalid Khannouchi
Track legend and pre-race favourite Gebrselassie settles for third in his marathon debut

Runners dressed as a womble and a French barmaid make gentle progress
Behind the elite athletes are the brave runners in fancy dress, most competing for charity

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