England 3 - London Marathon

The next event was the Virgin London Marathon. The weather was beautiful,
 sunny and blue sky. During breakfast I was watching  the start of the disabled and
the  injured sportsmen on  TV. 

After that  I went  by train to the Blackfriars bridge. From the train station I was walking on the bank of Thames and on the Victoria Embankment.

 I was on the spot at eleven o'clock.  The route was from  Greenwich to Buckingham palace and they were running  through  the famous  sights of London.  About 35000 athletes entered this year. I found a very good place to see and to take photos. Here was the 40 kms sign, so  the goal was not far from here and I could see the best runners 

.First the women have arrived. 

In the picture there are the winner and the  runner-up, Florence and Edna Kiplagat from Kenya. 

A little later  the men came. On this video you can see  the winner Wilson
Kipsang  and  on the second place Stanley Biwott, both from Kenya. 

Wilson Kipsang  has won  in London the second time and he's also the world recorder.
The favourite of the  audience, the English Mo Farah, - who is the world champion 
and olympic  champion on the 5000 and 10000 meters, -  got only the eighth place.

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