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It's London Marathon day, and around 38,000 runners took to the streets of London in a bid for personal achievement and to support good causes around the world.

During the past few weeks, we have introduced you to some of the determined west Londoners taking on the 26.2-mile challenge which begins in Greenwich and ends in Westminster, near Buckingham Palace.

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

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Runner suffers cardiac arrest three miles from finish line

A runner has reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in Upper Thames Street, just three miles from the finish line.

Thoughts with the runner and his or her family.

Olympic gold medallist suffers tweeting injury

Is this the first time in the history of the London Marathon a runner has suffered an injury due to tweeting?

Olympic gold medallist Zac Purchase, a former rower, was on good form today as he tweeted posts of the race throughout the day.

We wish his hand a speedy recovery.

Take a look at some of the weird and wonderful costumes of the London Marathon

Take a look at some of the best costumes at the London Marathon

Batman and Spiderman join forces

Batman and Spiderman putting their superhero duties to one side for the day as they near the finish line.

Runners dressed as Spiderman and Bat man near the finish line
Runners dressed as Spiderman and Bat man near the finish line

Tim Peake finishes his race in space

Tim Peake has finished the London Marathon in space. His Estimated time 3:35:21.

Major Peake kicked-off this year’s London Marathon with a special countdown from space as around 38,000 people take on the famous route.

The prerecorded message was shown on big screens as runners began the 26-mile race across London.

Dinosaur making way through London Marathon

We suspect this runner may have to burden a few more aches and pains than usual.

Runner at the London Marathon dressed as a dinosaur
Runner at the London Marathon dressed as a dinosaur

New World Record: Fastest man dressed as an astronaut

Martin Hewlett has just broken the World Record by setting the fastest marathon time dressed as an astronaut in 03:06:26.

Giant pink bird runs for British Heart Foundation

It’s been an interesting day for costumes - here’s one who’s bound to work up a sweat.

Kelly Holmes makes it through!

Olympic gold medallist Kelly Holmes makes it past the finish line.

WATCH the London Marathon from above

Take a look at this footage of runners on the course at Canary Wharf.

The marathon is well and truly underway now and the bulk of runners are continuing along the race.

If you have any pictures or videos, please tweet us or email getwestlondon@trinitymirror.com

First British man crosses line

British runner Callum Hawkins is first Brit to cross the line with a time of 2:10:55, 8th place.

Kipchoge misses world record by seven seconds

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins London Marathon but misses world record by seven seconds

Eliud Kipchoge wins a second London Marathon in a row!

Jemima Sumgong wins women's race

Jemima Sumgong crosses the line after leading the way from last year’s winner Tigist Tufa.

What a brilliant achievement!

Clean-up already underway at start line

Tim Peake kicks off race with countdown from space

Most expensive rent prices along London Marathon route


A map showing London’s cheapest and most expensive rent prices along the London Marathon route reveal Westminster to be the priciest borough.

Average rent prices for one room were a whopping £1,182 in Westminster, nearly £500 more than in Woolwich, where city dwellers pay £693.

Read more here.

WATCH FANCY DRESS RUNNERS CROSS THE START LINE

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VIDEO: Runners begin the race

Helen Thain captured this footage at the starting line

They're off!

VIDEO AT THE STARTING LINE

These inspirational west Londoners are running the London Marathon this year!

London Marathon runners will now be well into their training and fundraising for their chosen charities for the annual run today.

Approximately 37,000 people - including What’s On writer Emily Chudy - will be running the 26.2 mile-long race to raise money for charity and tackle a personal challenge.

And if you need inspiring for your training, or to sign up for next year’s race, we’ve rounded up a list of some west-Londoners who have decided to lace up their trainers and run.

More here.

London Fire Brigade

The elite women’s race kicks off!


Tigist Tufa is bidding to defend her title, but she faces competition from two-time champion Mary Keitany and fellow Ethiopian Mare Dibaba.

London Marathon's oldest runner!

Good conditions

Good luck from Ealing Councillor Aysha s. Raza

Great places to watch the race


With the London Marathon fast approaching, you’ll probably be thinking about the best places to watch the runners whizz by on the day, and the places that will be the least crowded.

The Marathon first goes through east London, then winds through central London, and finishes in Westminster, near Buckingham Palace.

If you’re going down as a spectator on the day there are plenty of options to get a brilliant view of the runners... And perhaps even see some famous faces!

More here

Good morning!

Good morning, we’ll be following the London Marathon every step on the way!