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Virgin London Marathon 2014 results and winners: Wilson Kipsang and Edna Kiplagat run out as victors as Kenyans dominate men's and women's events

Britain's double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah finished debut marathon in eight place

Mo Farah takes part in the 2014 London Marathon

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There is competition among the world's top marathons for the bragging rights conferred by a world record. London boasts the women's best marque, 2hr 15min 25sec, courtesy of Paula Radcliffe 11 years ago. Berlin was the stage for the men's fastest time, 2:03.23, set last September by Wilson Kipsang. The Kenyan is in the field tomorrow, but what factors need to be in place for him or anyone else to improve on that time?

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