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The London Marathon in numbers

750,000 spectators are expected to line the capital’s streets.

Here are some facts and figures about this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon:

7 – Victories by Great Britain’s David Weir in the men’s wheelchair marathon, the most ever

7.6 – Degrees Celsius of the coolest marathon ever, in 1994

10 – Victories by Kenyan female runners, making it the most successful country in the women’s elite race

11 – Men to have run every London Marathon

13 – Victories by Kenyan male runners, making it the most successful country in the men’s elite race

23 – Degrees Celsius of Sunday’s predicted highest temperature, which would make 2018 the hottest-ever race

39 – First aid stations dotted along the course

45 – Percentage of applicants who were female, a record

83 – Age of oldest woman running 2018 event

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Runners in fancy dress will be among those aiming to break records (PA)


87
– Age of oldest man running 2018 event

90 – Age of oldest female finisher ever

93 – Age of oldest male finisher ever

98 – Number of people attempting Guinness World Records

196
– Countries where the race will be broadcast

£39,273 – Prize money for winners of the men’s and women’s elite races

39,487 – Most finishers, in 2017

650,000 – Recyclable plastic bottles provided

750,000 – Expected spectators lining capital’s streets

£2.3 million – Highest amount ever raised by a single runner, in 2011

£890 million – Amount raised by runners for charity since the first London marathon in 1981

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