Some of the elite women runners include Brits Laura Graham, Jo Pavey and Charlotte Purdue. Favourite to win is Kenyan Mary Keitany, having won the New York marathon in November.
Elite men runners include Brits Robbie Simpson, Andrew Davies and Jonathon Hay. Favourite to win is Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, who ran the second fastest marathon of all time in Berlin in September, with a time of 2:03:03.
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