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.