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The 2012 London Marathon
Monday, 23 April 2012 23:48

Yesterday morning we were at Blackheath to catch the start of the 2012 London Marathon. The marathon is always an enormous all day festival and this year was no exception. It's always a lot of fun and worth going just to see all the people who turn up in fancy dress.

2012 London Marathon
A fine sunny morning for the marathon.

2012 London Marathon
Getting underway.

Marathon runners in Blackheath
38,000 people running.

joggers in fancy dress
Fancy dress jogging buildings.

jogging stormtrooper
Jogging stormtrooper from a galaxy far, far away.

jogging rhino
Rhinos and clowns.

Tragically, yesterday's all day party was marred by late afternoon news reports that a young woman running for charity collapsed and died close to the finish. In the past few hours thousands have left messages of condolence and made donations to her charity here.
Close to 38,000 people ran the London Marathon consisting of people from all walks of life, from television celebrities to fun runners to professional athletes. This year's winners were Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany, both from Kenya.