In Pictures: Thousands hit the streets for London Marathon

Team Barbara’s Revolutionaries
Team Barbara’s Revolutionaries – including Jamie Borthwick, Jake Wood, Kellie Shirley, Tanya Franks, Scott Mitchell, Natalie Cassidy and Adam Woodyatt – were running to raise funds for dementia research, in support of EastEnders veteran Dame Barbara Windsor (Steven Paston/PA)
2019 London Marathon
Chris Evans (centre) with the Team Barbara’s Revolutionaries ahead of the race (Steven Paston/PA)
Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex made a surprise appearance (Paul Harding/PA)
2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
Harry poses for a picture with Morocco’s El Amin Chentouf (centre) as he celebrates winning the World Para Athletics World Championship race, alongside second placed Alberto Suarez Laso of Spain (left) and fourth placed Japan’s Tadashi Horikoshi (right) (Paul Harding/PA)
2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
Runners in fancy dress during the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon (Steven Paston/PA)
2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
A Spider-Man on the course (Steven Paston/PA)
The Riddler
The Riddler was hot on his heels (Steven Paston/PA)
Chelsea pensioners watch runners pass the Tower of London
Chelsea pensioners watch runners pass the Tower of London (Steve Parsons/PA)
A Mo Farah imposter takes part
A Mo Farah imposter takes part (Steven Paston/PA)
Sir Mo Farah
But he was no match for the real star – Sir Mo finished in fifth place (Paul Harding/PA)
A runner raises funds for Save The Rhino
A runner raises funds for Save The Rhino (Steven Paston/PA)
A bird's-eye view of the marathon
A bird’s-eye view of the marathon (Aaron Chown/PA)
Runners cross Tower Bridge
Runners cross Tower Bridge (Aaron Chown/PA)
Runners in fancy dress cross the finish line
Runners in fancy dress cross the finish line (Paul Harding/PA)
Elmo celebrates success
Elmo celebrates success (Paul Harding/PA)
Nell McAndrew poses with her medal
Nell McAndrew poses with her medal (Paul Harding/PA)
Runners packed The Mall
Runners packed The Mall (Paul Harding/PA)
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