Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede won the London Marathon 2013 men's elite event, with 2011 champion Emmanual Mutai in second and defending champion, Wilson Kipsang, in fifth. This is Kebede's second win, after the 2010 triumph.

Mo Farah, a double gold medallist at the London Olympics 2012, was also running but the Somalia-born athlete was a guest runner and withdrew, according to plan, after the halfway mark. Farah might have missed the race altogether, after he revealed he overslept in the morning.

The women's elite race was won by Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya. The silver medallist at the London Olympics 2012 lead compatriot Edna Kiplagat and Japanese Yukiko Akaba home to the finish. The defending champion, Tiki Gelana, was unlucky to be involved in a collision with wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy that ruled her out of the running.

Susan Partridge was the first female British runner home, in ninth. The finish means she will have a place at the World Championships in Moscow. The first male British runner to the finish line was Derek Hawkins.

The race started with a 30-second silence to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Runners observe a moment of silence before the start of the London Marathon in Greenwich, southeast London 21 April, 2013. Undaunted by the Boston Marathon bombings, big crowds lined the route of the London Marathon on Sunday to cheer on some 36,000 runners who paid their respects to the Boston victims by wearing black ribbons and holding a 30-second silence before the starting off on the London Marathon on Sunday, under the watchful eyes of hundreds of extra police.Reuters
A police officer patrols the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace, a day before the London Marathon 20 April, 2013. Britain is increasing police numbers by 40 percent for Sunday's London marathon as part of an effort to reassure competitors and spectators after bombs devastated the Boston race on Monday.Reuters
Competitors cross the start line at the beginning of the London Marathon in Greenwich, southeast LondonReuters
Paralympic gold medallist David Weir starts out at the beginning of the London Marathon in Greenwich, southeast LondonReuters
Competitors Sophie McCorry Day (L) and Toby McCorry, of Rochester, pose in wedding dresses before the London MarathonReuters
Runners start the mass race of the London Marathon, after holding a moment of silence in Greenwich ParkReuters
Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya runs on her way to winning the women's marathonReuters
Britain's David Weir takes part in the wheelchair marathon at the London MarathonReuters
Finishers' medals are seen hanging after the finish line of the London MarathonReuters