RunningNetwork Photo Gallery Celebrates the 2010 Virgin London Marathon, photos by PhotoRun.net, Note by Larry Eder

How does one explain the superlatives? A little volcano in Iceland stops air traffic in and out of the British Isles and 23 other countries. Thousands of travelers are affected. On the Wednesday before the marathon, April 22, Heathrow Airport opened up, and the elite athletes started pouring into London, from all over (watch for the inside story in an upcoming blog).
Tsebede Kebede breaks a Kenyan winning streak at London with his 2:05:19! Liliya Shobukhova leads a 1,2 punch from Russia on the women's side, the first time a Russian women has won at Virgin London! And the man who paid 17 million pounds to sponsor Virgin London, Sir Richard Branson? Wearing butterfly wings and surrounded by three dozen of his closest friends, Sir Richard ran 5:02, getting under his debut goal of six hours! The following photos are from PhotoRun.net. Among the photographers, Victor Sailer, who flew all night from San Francisco, after covering UC Berkeley's NYRR Distance Carnival! Victor is now off to Dusseldorf this weekend! Special thanks to Dave Bedford and his team for their warm reception to RBR!





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