Well what can I say about the #LondonMarathon, this was my first time ever watching it, I’ve never watched it on TV before and I’d never been to watch it in person. I can only sum it up in one word…AMAZING. I got invited to go watch and not only go and watch I was in seats that you couldn’t even buy. #GrandStand seats at the finish line. It was an opportunity that I just couldn’t turn down so Saturday morning saw me travel to London ready for the #Marathon on Sunday. I wanted to make sure I got there with plenty of time and also so I could see some of the sights.
Nothing could have prepared me for how many people were actually going to be there on Sunday, not only running, but the spectators too. It really was something else, I usually get really annoyed when people stop in the road but somehow this was different. I just enjoyed the moment and especially with Virgin creating the hash tag #OneInAMillion.
I got to see #PrinceHarry giving out medals to the winners, I got to see the world record attempts being broken, just a shame that #EliudKipchoge didn’t beat the fastest time ever for a marathon. I could see the excitement in his face when he realised it was so close.
The only problem I had was that I didn’t know #JemimaSumgong had that terrible fall and still went on to win with such a good time for the women runners.
Overall an amazing day and such good fun to be a part of. My eyes are still seeing people move from watching all the finishes come in! Great fancy dress outfits.
So many people running and all doing it for something close to their hearts. #MillionMemories.
It’s definitely made me want to be part of it next year. That’s if I can get a place!
Elite female runners
1. Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) 2:22:58
2. Tigist Tufa (Ethiopia) 2:23:03
3. Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) 2:23:39
4. Volha Mazuronak (Belarus) 2:23:54
5. Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia) 2:23:57
6. Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2:24:09
7. Feyse Tadese (Ethiopia) 2:25:03
8. Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) 2:27:27
9. Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2:28:30
10. Jessica Augusto (Portugal) 2:28:53
Elite male runners
1. Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) 2:03:05
2. Stanley Biwott (Kenya) 2:03:51
3. Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 2:06:36
4. Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) 2:07:46
5. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) 2:07:52
6. Tilahun Regassa (Ethiopia) 2:09:47
7. Sisay Lemma (Ethiopia) 2:10:45
8. Callum Hawkins (Britain) 2:10:52
9. Dennis Kimetto (Kenya) 2:11:44
10. Ghebrezgiabhier Kibrom (Eritrea) 2:11:56