Triple Olympic middle-distance champion Tirunesh Dibaba also runs her first marathon on Sunday

London Marathon 2014: Mo Farah's debut topped by brilliant Tirunesh Dibaba

The smiling, cherubic assassin of the track is so revered in her native Ethiopia, there is a hospital named after her

Mo Farah running by Tower Bridge earlier this week

London Marathon 2014: Mo Farah's last kick is key in 'best marathon ever,' says Haile Gebrselassie

But Ethiopian distance legend claims Briton would never trouble the East African contingent on the track

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A parade of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and a mass rally in Pyongyang in celebration of the 65th anniversary of North Korea

North Korea marathon: 200 foreigners are taking part in race around Pyongyang on the same weekend as the London marathon

In its 27-year history, the annual race has been opened up to foreigners for the first time

Adam Gemili competes in the Men's 200 metres final during the World Athletics Championships

Adam Gemili interview: British sprinter reveals how Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho helped his career

The 100m and 200m runner is currently focusing on the upcoming Commonwealth Games and European Championships

Greg Rutherford (right) takes on the Catch-a-Million challenge for Sport Relief at half time during Saracens v Harlequins at Wembley on March 22nd. The match kicks off at 3pm and is exclusively live on BT Sport

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I had to go into hiding, says drug test whistle-blower Renee-Anne Shirley

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Mo Farah pictured shortly before collapsing at the finish line in New York on Sunday. He recovered to attend the press conference afterwards

Mo Farah collapse: Olympic gold winner allays health fears after passing out in New York half-marathon defeat

Double Olympian recovered to attend the post-race press conference afterwards

Mo Farah will be returning to action this week in the New York City Half Marathon

Mo Farah: I will only run in Commonwealth Games if my track speed is fine

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England's Jodie Stimpson won the women’s triathlon in the morning
Olympic champion Nicola Adams gets to grips with the Queen’s baton
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Triathletes Jodie Stimpson and Vicky Holland show off their gold and bronze medals respectively
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