Bangla sanglap desk: Tens of thousands of people descended on the capital today for the 2019 London Marathon.
More than 56,000 runners took part in the gruelling 26.2 mile race while crowds cheered them on from the sidelines.
Elite runners were joined by celebrities and amateur fundraisers, passing many of London’s iconic landmarks along the way.
Tennis star Sir Andy Murray started the race, while Prince Harry made a surprise appearance to hand out medals to marathon and wheelchair winners, as well as meet volunteers.
Radio presenter Chris Evans finished in 04:48:33 and said he took selfies with fans around the course, saying: “I think I high-fived everyone.”
Evans said: “It was fantastic. Anything compared to last year, because last year was so hot, it was 29 degrees last year.
“The crowd was massive. I have never seen them that big, I don’t know why, I don’t know how – all the way around – 10, 20, 30 deep, sometimes more than that.”
He said the marathon, his fifth, was “awesome”, adding: “The only downside of running the race is you don’t get to see the elites on the telly.”
“I can’t recommend it highly enough to anybody,” he added.
The presenter ran for Dementia Revolution, the marathon’s Charity of the Year, and encouraged others thinking of taking part in future to do the same.