Our Will becomes part of record-breaking London marathon

On a breezy Sunday in London, 42,906 runners lined up at Greenwich Park for the start of the 39th edition of the London Marathon.

One of those runners was our very own Will Lawrence, who as he took his place in his starting pen was feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves.  With training behind him it was now time to focus on what lay ahead and conquering the streets of London.

As it turned out, the race had everything including passing its £1bn fundraising milestone as well as 38 Guinness World Records set throughout the day!

The record breaking day included a new course record and the second fastest in history set by winner Eliud Kipchoge in a time of 02:02:37, with Sir Mo Farah coming home in 5th place. In the women’s race Brigid Kosegi became the youngest winner and in the para race new records were set for the T46 (arm amputees) and T12 (vision impaired).

Out of the 42,906 participants who lined up at the start, 42,549 crossed the line – a new record, beating that set in 2018 by more than 2,000!

And as the records tumbled, our Will became part of a historic day as he too crossed the line, raising £1,247.38 for Prostate Cancer UK and Mental Health Foundation.

Huge congratulations Will – enjoy the rest.