As he runs on the treadmill his speed will be tracked and a virtual reality app on his iPad will show the streets of London, as if he were running the marathon on Earth
I’ll miss the spectacle of humanity that is the London Marathon this year – I’m away seeing family. The 30,000 used to run past my doorstep when I lived in a dodgy block of flats near Tower Bridge, which did make nipping over the road for milk quite a challenge. And I’ll never forget the year we stood on the final corner outside Buckingham Palace, where we saw one stricken runner lifted to his feet by fellow competitors, who carried him 200 metres over the finishing line.
Hundreds of upmarket fast-food outlets opened this year, explaining how as a nation we threw away £12.5 bn on burgers
Farah, who lit up the Olympic Stadium last summer, has admitted that the Games in Glasgow are not on his list and his participation depends on how the Marathon goes
17,000 cyclists take over London to ride the Olympic course. Simon Usborne joined them
Londoner shakes off indifferent 2013 form to electrify 60,000 crowd with T54 mile triumph
He watches the races over and over and still can’t believe it. Now Britain’s golden paralympian returns to the scene of his triumphs
David Cameron declared today that Londoners stood “shoulder to shoulder” with the people of Boston as he visited the site of last month’s marathon bomb blast.
Competitors observe a 30-second silence before the start of the men's elite race and runners have been encouraged to wear black ribbons
The Londoner will run only half of today's course
As well as showing solidarity with Boston, the race will revive last year's feel good factor
Numbers boosted by 40 per cent to provide reassurance, says Scotland Yard
'Precautionary adjustments' being made to security plans, but no major changes will be implemented
Race through the streets of the capital takes place this Sunday
Super Saturday gold medal winners Jess Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford will be taking part at the Olympic Stadium
If you need any convincing about the selflessness of a casual marathon runner, count the people wearing shirts saying “for Grandpa” or with cancer charity logos