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Your story: The London Marathon

BBC News and Sport website readers have been tweeting and emailing their comments and well wishes from the 2014 London Marathon.

Image copyright Dan Murphy

Among the photos received was this image of friends Dan Murphy and Hannah Robinson at Tower Bridge.

Dan and Hannah arrived early to ensure a good spot on the bridge to cheer on their friend Luke Ainsworth.

"Bridge is starting to get busier and the weather is helping to keep people in good spirits," said Dan. "It's going to be quite fun, lots of support from lots of people. Everyone is waiting with anticipation for the wheelchairs and runners."

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Ben Roach, positioned at the final turn onto The Mall, tweeted this picture of the wheelchair race reaching it's "so close" finish.

With around 200 yards to go until the finish line, British Paralympic gold medallist David Weir was just behind Marcel Hug but the Swiss competitor clung on to his lead to beat the man from Sutton, South London.

Home favourite

Although not expected to win the men's elite race outright, much of the crowd's attention was focused on Mo Farah, from Hounslow, West London. Farah won double Olympic gold in the London 2012 games at 5,000m and 10,000m and was running his first competitive marathon, having run the first half of the route in 2013.

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Joshua Lambert sent in this image of Mo Farah near the Westferry station on the Docklands Light Railway.

Joshua said the atmosphere was "great" and filled with "a lot of spectator support for the participants".

Image copyright Jan Sullivan

Brian Lightfoot sent us this picture of competitors dressed as soldiers carrying an inflatable horse completing the course to raise money for The Royal British Legion.

And Jan Sullivan sent us this picture of Becca and Alice, she told us "They both did really well, they passed the 22 mile mark at 2pm. The atmosphere was buzzing! It was very exciting, despite a lot of nerves, I think the sense of unity and support made it a lot less daunting for the girls!"

Image copyright Mike Payne

Mike Payne took this picture of some of the wheelchair entrants as they passed him. Switzerland's Marcel Hug won the men's wheelchair, beating six-time London Marathon winner David Weir to take the men's elite wheelchair title.


Also using the hashtag #bbcmarathon, Twitter was filled with a combination of best wishes to all competitors and annoyance to not be running in the event.

Sarah. tweeted: "So instead of working out myself, I'm watching thousands of other people do it".

Jo Harris tweeted: "Watching some of the Marathon today, feeling humbled by the stories of people running".

Seany tweeted: "The #bbcmarathon shows how amazing humanity can be, both on collective and personal levels. Huge admiration for them all".

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