Thousands of London Marathon runners pound the streets in crazy fancy dress from huge rhinos to a big tree and a Minion

Thousands of London Marathon runners pound the streets in crazy fancy dress from huge rhinos to a big tree and a Minion

THOUSANDS have taken to the streets of London to compete in the London Marathon – with some runners in eye catching fancy dress costumes.

It is believed just over 40,000 are tackling the 26.2 mile journey from Greenwich Park to The Mall and more are having a go virtually.

A minion stood out amongst the crowd
A minion stood out amongst the crowdCredit: PA
This runner had one of the biggest costumes of the marathon
This runner had one of the biggest costumes of the marathonCredit: Reuters
Runners in fancy dress mixed with those in more normal outfits
Runners in fancy dress mixed with those in more normal outfitsCredit: PA

As many take part to raise money for charity there were some fantastic costumes spotted on the course.

People dressed as a rhino, gorilla and massive tree were all hits with the crowd.

Plenty more came out in force in fancy dress such as a Minion from movie Despicable Me and a bear.

There is also 28 Guinness World Record attempts being made such as the fastest marathon wearing pyjamas and the fastest while on crutches.

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Plenty of good courses benefit from the London Marathon
Plenty of good courses benefit from the London MarathonCredit: Reuters
The race starts in  South East London in Greenwich
The race starts in South East London in GreenwichCredit: Alamy
And the home straight takes place in front of Buckingham Palace
And the home straight takes place in front of Buckingham PalaceCredit: Alamy

Amongst those coming out in force was 89-year-old Koichi Kitabatake from Japan, the eldest runner this year.

Thankfully everyone taking part and cheering on the friends and family will do so enjoying the good weather.

No rain is expected and the temperature is set to be stay around 18 degrees.

Before the fun runners took centre stage the professionals were in action.

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The men’s race was won by Amos Kipruto in a time of 2 hours, four minutes and 39 seconds.

Meanwhile the women’s event saw Yalemzerf Yehualaw finish first and the wheelchair races were won by Marcel Hug and Catherine Debrunner.

The Samaritans are one of many charities to benefit from people's hard work and generosity
The Samaritans are one of many charities to benefit from people’s hard work and generosityCredit: Reuters
Over 40,000 took to the streets for the London Marathon
Over 40,000 took to the streets for the London MarathonCredit: Alamy
Runners made their way past iconic monuments like Tower Bridge
Runners made their way past iconic monuments like Tower BridgeCredit: PA

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