It was a disappointing début outing for Olympic Champion Mo Farah as he lost his bid to win the London Marathon on Sunday.
The 31-year-old who came eight in the race was beaten to the finish line by Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang.
Farah had also hoped to beat the British record of 2:07:13 seconds for the race, set by Steve Jones in 1985.
He was left disappointed however, after finishing in 2:08:21 seconds instead.
Speaking to the BBC after the race, Farah said: “I will be back. I gave it a go but I’m disappointed I didn’t give a bit more than the crowd deserved.
“It was the strongest field ever brought together by the London Marathon. It would have been wrong to do any other marathon. This is my hometown.”
As usual, the race was a colourful and fun affair with many taking part in the race dressed in costumes as temperatures in the capital soared into the late teens.
Many Londoners lined the streets to give support to runners who included everyone from celebrities such as Amy Willerton to shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.
Many of the participants take part in the yearly event to raise thousands in aid of their favoured charity.
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