London Marathon charity runners

The runners' stories - their #ReasonToRun

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the world's largest one-day fundraising event and more than 75 per cent of the 39,000+ runners will be raising money for charity on Sunday 23 April, adding to the incredible total of £830+ million raised in the first 36 years of the event.

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Louise Small

Small claims top 40 finish as Weir impresses on debut

Louise Small (handicap -1.1) secured a top 40 finish in the senior women's race, while Victoria Weir (handicap 1.1) and Sam Stevens (handicap -4.0) finished as the top Britons in their junior races with 40th and 43rd place finishes respectively as the British Athletics team put in a determined showing at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda.

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Mo press conference

Mo knocked from top of the ladder

Mo Farah (handicap -6.9) has occupied the top rung of the runbritain ladder since it came into being in 2010 but when Callum Hawkins (handicap -7.0) ran 60:08 at last weekend's New York City Half Marathon he improved his handicap score by just enough to topple Mo.

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