This year's London Marathon is a little special as it will be the last we witness it right outside our home - a little sad but bittersweet.
|Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba 02:20:35|
This year we had different categories of paralympian runners as well which was the first I've seen in the London Marathon. Apparently this is the 2nd time the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup on 13 April is held as part of the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon but I missed last year's hence why didn't realise. In addition to the annual wheelchair race featuring T53-T54 athletes, this new event will also feature IPC Athletics classes T42-46 (leg and arm amputees) and T11-T13 (visually impaired) for both men and women and in 2014 the recent incorporation of the T51-T52(also wheelchair) event into the Marathon World Cup.
|Gabrial Macchi from Portugal in the T11-T12 Category 02:40:24|
The atmosphere was fantastic and I felt nostalgic about my own marathon experiences. I think I'll try again for the marathon and specifically for London as it has such great crowd support.
|Ethiopians Feysa Tadese 02:21:42 and Aberu Kebede 02:23:21|
|This time I was on the other side of the road -unknown elite runner Paulo Roberto (BRA)|