The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon saw a record number of runners take to the streets of London, many of them raising funds for charity. Here are just a few of the tweets from the day.
1. Spirit of the London Marathon
For thousands of runners the London Marathon is about raising money to help others. This spirit was exemplified by Matthew Rees who stopped to help David Wyeth, who was in distress, finish the last 200m to the finish line.
Rees told the BBC: “It’s just being a human”.
— Garry Smiþ (@Garrygen) April 23, 2017
Want to see it again?
— London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) April 23, 2017
2. Superhuman effort
Sometimes even superheroes find running in a costume too much.
— Stephen Clark (@SteveClarkEsq) April 23, 2017
3. Mobile giving triumphs
JustGiving reported that on Marathon Day the vast majority of donations were being made on mobile devices. The giving platform has been reporting the steady rise of mobile giving for several years.
— JustGiving Causes (@JGcauses) April 23, 2017
4. Virgin Money Giving
Virgin Money Giving, the official online giving platform for the Virgin Money London Marathon, crashed for a while on the evening before the race and then for some of the day itself.
— Press Association (@PA) April 23, 2017
BT, which the Press Association links to above, sponsors BT My Donate, the online giving platform.
5. Runners’ relief
— Joe Jenkins (@MrJoeJenkins) April 23, 2017
6. There’s always next year
The 2017 London Marathon is over. Charities are already encouraging supporters to think about running the 2018 event for them – or indeed other races and events.
— Children's Society (@childrensociety) April 24, 2017
Hospice UK have helpfully pointed out that every runner can relive the moment they crossed the finishing line.
— HospiceUK (@hospiceuk) April 24, 2017
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