Runners in this Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon are being encouraged to cross the Finish Line hand in hand with another runner in honour of the event’s first ever winners and to mark the 35th anniversary of the race.
Dick Beardsley and Inge Simonsen were the joint winners of the men’s elite race at the inaugural London Marathon on 29 March 1981. Having battled stride for stride for 26 miles, the pair famously agreed to a dead heat, crossing the line hand in hand, a gesture which has come to symbolise the spirit of the event.
In the above video Seb Coe, Steve Cram & Edna Kiplagat reveal their chosen #handinhand companions ahead of the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon.
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