Today is the London Marathon. This is generally considered to be one of the best marathons in the world. I think this accolade has been awarded because of the organisation, the route, the rousing support given by the spectators, the goody bags, and the pre- and post-run activities.
I can speak from experience having run the London marathon twice, in my (slightly!) younger days. My first marathon was on my 44th birthday. Underneath the photos I have included (again) a video clip from Chariots of Fire. Probably my all-time favourite motivational music. I wonder how many times my Face Book friend Bryony Shabli will have heard it on her way round the course today.