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London Marathon event director Hugh Brasher said organisers distributed four-and-a-half litres of water per person - more than any other mass participation event in the world. The London Marathon was not the first long-distance running event held in the city, which has a long history of marathon events. The theme music associated with this coverage, and with the event itself, is called Main Titles to The Trap, composed by Ron Goodwin for the film The Trap. To believe this story you must believe that the human race be one joyous family, working together, laughing together, achieving the impossible. There are colour-coded starts for different groups blue, green and red.

It remained there for twelve years before moving to its present location at The Mall. The London Marathon was born. As ever, the London Marathon will begin from Blackheath, in Lewisham. Almost competitors attempted to enter the Guinness World Records dressed in outfits such as a suit of armour, a Paddington Bear costume and ski boots.

However, there is limited parking available at Blackheath, but none at the finish. There are a host of celebrities taking part in the London Marathon this weekend, The Sun reports.

The race was founded by the former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and athlete John Disley. Previous women's world records were set in and by Grete Waitz and Ingrid Kristiansen respectively, both of Norway. Kathrine Switzer, who made history in by competing in the then men-only Boston Marathon, also completed the course.

Australia's Madison de Rozario won her first-ever London Marathon to take victory in the women's wheelchair race. In the official charity of the London Marathon was Oxfam. Since the first marathon, the course has undergone very few route changes.

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It was announced last month that The Queen will be the official starter of the London Marathon. The Marathon's popularity has steadily grown since then.

The main body of the race continues behind them. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The route has stayed more or less the same throughout its year history, although the race now finishes on The Mall rather than Constitution Hill.