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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