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The Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show

Day one highlights

A visitor enjoying the Virgin Money Giving Challenge Zone

Day one of the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show has drawn to a close - and what an incredible first day it was. We had our busiest ever Wednesday afternoon - possibly thanks to a very special guest star who took to the main stage.

Here are a few of our highlights from day one. Looking forward to doing it all again tomorrow!

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show was officially opened by Sir David Weir, who will take on his twentieth consecutive London Marathon this year - an unimaginable feat, everyone was delighted to see the Weirwolf cut the tape today.

Dementia Revolution is the official charity of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon and we were delighted to meet some famous faces earlier who are taking on this year's race to raise money for this important cause. Nicknamed "Barbara's Revolutionaries", this group of runners are taking on the challenge in support of Dame Barbara Windsor. You can support this cause via their Virgin Money Giving page.

We had some fantastic guest speakers on the Main Stage today. Geoff Wightman and Martin Yelling both dished out some invaluable pearls of wisdom to the listening crowd who were then treated to a very special guest star...

We think that the large crowds today may have had something to do with this man; European marathon record holder and London boy Sir Mo Farah himself took to the main stage to talk through his own experiences. Apparently Mo is averaging 125 miles per week in training - do not try this at home!

And of course what makes every day at the Running Show special is people like YOU! We are all here to celebrate you and say #ThanksaBillion and we can't wait to see more of you tomorrow.

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