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Islanders finish London Marathon in record heat

Four Isles of Scilly residents completed the London Marathon today.

Martin Douglas (pictured below), running for Children with Cancer, achieved a time of three hours, 40 minutes and 39 seconds (3:40:39), while James Stedeford from Bryher finished in three hours, 52 minutes and 46 seconds (3:52:46) in aid of Contact A Family.

Meanwhile, Amelia Mills took four hours, four minutes and 47 seconds (4:04:47) to complete the course for the RNLI.

Bryony Lishman, who ran as part of her family's fundraising efforts for Diabetes UK, finished in what husband Nick described as a "slow but smiley" five hours, 19 minutes and 24 seconds (5:19:24).

Former islands resident Fiona Hingston also took part, achieving a time of 5:29:32.

All five completed the 26.2 mile course despite record-breaking temperatures of 24.1C (75.3F).

More than 40,000 people participated in this year's Virgin Money London Marathon, which was won by Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge in a time of 2:04:17. Sir Mo Farah broke the British record to finish third, while Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot was the first woman to finish in 2:18:31. David Weir (GB) and Madison de Rozario (Australia) won the wheelchair race.

Photo of Martin Douglas by Helen Pearce.

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