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Olympics August 5
This live event has finished
Ethiopia's Gelana wins marathon
Gelana is going to win
Keitany is dropped with 1.3km to go
Less than 4km to go and the Africans are trying to drop Petrova
Maybe I spoke too soon. Russian Petrova leads now
Yamauchi was well enough to speak afterwards. Said she pulled out due to heel problem. Leaders have around 9km left and it is a straight shoot out between Kenya and Ethiopia
And the sun is starting to shine a little
Meanwhile, the leaders have gone through halfway in 1.13.13
Hoping to get more information on Yamauchi's injury. Keep checking this site.
RT @TheOxfordMail: Mara Yamauchi has pulled out of the marathon with injury just after 5km >> No gold letterbox for Headington then :(— @TonyOX3 05 August 2012
I don't believe it. Yamauchi has pulled out of the marathon with injury
The weather is brightening up a bit as they go through 9km
That is around 5.35-mile pace, which would give a finishing time of around 2.26. This will not be a quick race.
Yamauchi goes through 5km in 17.26. She is already 6 secs adrift of leaders, but don't despair yet
Still a big bunch at the front. May take time to settle down or maybe no one fancies a solo run in these conditions?
I ran the Belfast Marathon in May and it pretty much rained throughout the race. That was disappointing. I wonder how these elite athletes feel?
The compact course features 3 laps round central London, so the race could be quite tactical
And they're off. Expect the winner to finish in around 2hrs 20mins
Double London Marathon champion, Kenya's Mary Keitany, is the big favourite.
They are lining up at the start. Come on Mara!
It has cleared up a bit, but the umbrellas are well and truly out among the hardy supporters
Oxford's Mara Yamauchi runs for Britain in the women's marathon at 11am. The rain is absolutely lashing down at the start/finish area on The Mall. Can they really start in this?