Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge ran the second fastest marathon in history to win the London Marathon for a fourth time as Britain’s Mo Farah finished fifth.
Kipchoge, 34, who broke the world record in Berlin last year, triumphed in two hours two minutes 38 seconds.
Farah finished three minutes one second behind Kipchoge, while fellow Briton Callum Hawkins was 10th.
Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei, 25, became the youngest female London winner, with Britain’s Charlotte Purdue 10th.
Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun finished second and third respectively behind Kipchoge, who finished 59 seconds shy of his world record of 2:01:39.
Earlier, American Daniel Romanchuk and Switzerland’s Manuela Schar won the men’s and women’s elite wheelchair races.
More than 40,000 runners, some dressed as giraffes, bells, cars and even Big Ben, took to the streets of the capital as the amount raised by the London Marathon passed £1bn.
‘The wheels came off and I was hanging in there’
Farah’s time of 2:05:39, although outside his personal best, is the second fastest by a Briton.
He was dropped by the leading pack around the halfway mark as the men’s field started to string out with Kipchoge dictating the pace.
Farah was involved in a row with double Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie this week but said it “didn’t distract me at all”.
“I felt great with my start,” the four-time Olympic champion, 36, told BBC Sport.
“My aim was to follow the pacemaker, but after 20 miles when he dropped out, the gap opened up and it became hard to close.
“My aim was to try and reel them back but the wheels came off and I was hanging in there.”
Hawkins, making his return to the marathon for the first time since collapsing from exhaustion in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, set a Scottish record of 2:08:14.
Alongside Farah, Hawkins and Purdue, Dewi Griffiths and Tish Jones also fulfilled the qualifying criteria for the 2019 World Championships, which take place in Doha in the autumn.
‘I only chase one rabbit and that was London’
Kipchoge, who won Olympic gold at Rio 2016, has now won 11 of the 12 marathons in which he has competed, only missing out in Berlin in 2013.
He broke his own London Marathon record – set in 2016 – by 28 seconds.
“I’m happy to win on the streets of London for the fourth time and to make history,” Kipchoge told BBC Sport.
“The crowd in London is wonderful and that spirit pushed me. From the first kilometre to the last, everybody is shouting. I’m happy to cross the line.”
Asked about his next race, he said: “As usual, I do not chase two rabbits – I only chase one and that was London. I have caught that rabbit so I will discuss with my team what follows. The second option is still open.”
Farah said: “Congratulations to Eliud and the better man won today. He is a very special athlete and he is humble.
“If Eliud can run those sort of times it just gives us another level of possibility. It’s a different mindset chasing someone and it takes the pressure off me.”
Kosgei wins maiden women’s title in London
Kosgei beat defending champion and compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot to win for the first time in London.
She crossed the finish line in 2:18:20, almost two minutes ahead of Cheruiyot as Roza Dereje of Ethiopia finished third.
The top three had left three-time London Marathon winner Mary Keitany behind at the 30km (18.6-mile) mark. She finished fifth, two minutes 38 seconds behind Kosgei.
Kosgei is 25 days younger than Aselefech Mergia, the previous youngest winner, when she won the 2010 race.
Purdue, 27, beat her personal best by almost four minutes to record the third-quickest time by a British woman of all time.
Her time was also within the qualifying time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
She told BBC Sport: “I am over the moon with that. To smash my personal best is all I could to ask for.
“I always get tempted to go with the leaders, but now I run better in the second half so I held back and that worked for me.
“I always promise myself in the last mile that I would never run another step. But this is not my retirement.”
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Wasps have centre Jimmy Gopperth in their 23-man squad for the first time this season following his pre-season anterior cruciate ligament injury.
But they are without locks Joe Launchbury (Achilles/calf) and James Gaskell (calf), so Will Rowlands and Kearnan Myall deputise, while Kieran Brookes returns at tighthead prop.
Champions Cup finalists Saracens make two changes from the win over Munster.
Nick Tompkins returns at centre, while Calum Clark is in at openside flanker.
Sarries are in action at the Ricoh Arena for the second weekend running after their 32-16 Champions Cup semi-final victory.
That was the fourth time in five visits that they have won in Coventry, but they have only won five of their last 10 Premiership matches, while Wasps have won their last two and beat leaders Exeter at Sandy Park last time out.
Wasps start the weekend in fifth, knowing that they could potentially be overtaken by any of the chasing sides immediately below them if they lose.
Victory for second-placed Saracens could guarantee another home Premiership semi-final, if Gloucester fail to win at Worcester on Sunday.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young:
“Our goal is to win our two remaining games at the Ricoh and finish the season strongly. We’re not talking about top six or top four, we’re just talking about the next game.
“Nothing short of a big performance will do. Sarries were excellent in their semi-final win over Munster.
“They never really looked under pressure against a very good Munster team so we know how good we’re going to have to be to get a result.”
Wasps: Le Roux; Watson, Daly, Lovobalavu, Bassett; Sopoaga, Simpson; Zhvania, Johnson (capt), Brookes, Rowlands, Myall, Shields, Carr, Hughes.
Replacements: Cruse, McIntyre, Cooper-Woolley, Matthews, Morris, Hampson, Gopperth, de Jongh.
Saracens: Goode; Strettle, Lozowski, Tompkins, Williams; Farrell (capt), Spencer; M Vunipola, George, Lamositele, Itoje, Kruis, Rhodes, Clark, B Vunipola.
Replacements: Gray, Barrington, Koch, Skelton, Burger, Whiteley, Morris, Lewington.
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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct after he was sent to the stands at the end of Monday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Tensions boiled over at the end of the match at Stamford Bridge.
David Luiz and Ashley Barnes were involved in an altercation on the pitch and a scuffle took place near the tunnel entrance at the final whistle.
Blues assistant coach Gianfranco Zola said Burnley’s backroom staff “offended” Sarri.
“I think there will be a follow-up on that. Maurizio felt very unhappy,” Zola said after the match.
“We understand it’s a football game. You say words because of the adrenaline, but he wasn’t particularly happy.”
Sarri did not take part in the post-match media conference and Zola said Chelsea were unhappy with Burnley’s time-wasting during the game.
The Italian, 60, has until 18:00 BST on Friday to respond to the Football Association charge.
Witnesses from as far afield as London are to be interviewed by police investigating the crossbow shooting of a man on his Anglesey doorstep.
Gerald Corrigan, 74, was left with “horrendous injuries” outside his home in a remote area near South Stack Road in Holyhead.
North Wales Police said their appeal had attracted “a superb response”.
The crossbow bolt narrowly missed Mr Corrigan’s heart and he is “stable but heavily sedated” in hospital.
Doctors at Royal Stoke University Hospital found the bolt had travelled through his upper body and right arm.
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Senior investigating officer, Det Ch Insp Brian Kearney told BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales the force has traced “many of the thousands of visitors” who were staying in Anglesey last weekend.
“We have completed house to house enquiries at four campsites and visited numerous homes and we will continue to do so,” he said.
“We have completed the forensic examination of the scene and the fingertip search of the ground has also concluded.”
Det Ch Insp Kearney added the force was “satisfied we are doing everything possible to identity the person or persons responsible”.
The ATP Finals will move from London to Turin after the Italian city was named as host of the event from 2021 to 2025.
Manchester, Singapore and Tokyo were also on a five-city shortlist to stage the season-ending tournament.
It has been held at London’s O2 Arena since 2009 but will move to the Pala Alpitour stadium.
“We believe that Turin has all the ingredients to take the event to new heights,” said the ATP’s executive chairman Chris Kermode.
The ATP Finals feature the world’s best eight singles players and doubles teams of the season and will boast a record prize fund of $14.5m (£11.2m) in 2021.
Turin will be the 15th city to host the event, and first in Italy, since it was first staged in 1970.
A cumulative total of more than 2.5 million spectators have watched the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena, which will host the event in 2019 and 2020.
The Pala Alpitour stadium, which was opened in 2005, has a capacity of around 15,000 and is Italy’s largest indoor sporting arena.
World number one Novak Djokovic, who lost to Alexander Zverev in last year’s final, said: “The ATP Finals is the biggest and most prestigious event that we have at the ATP.
“It’s a tournament that has historically moved around and so I’m very excited to see it move to Turin from 2021.”
Italy also hosts the Next Gen ATP Finals, with Milan staging the first five editions of the tournament for 21-and-under players from 2017 to 2021.
BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller
With the exception of New York’s Madison Square Garden, no other city has hosted the ATP Finals for as long as London.
The event does need to move around, and the world number one and ATP Player Council president Novak Djokovic has been making that argument for some time.
The O2 Arena’s 12-year run has been a phenomenal success, consistently attracting more than 250,000 people with style and panache. The departure of the Finals robs British tennis of a prime spot – at a traditionally fallow time – to showcase the sport.
Turin has a very hard to act follow. But there is a lot of money behind this bid.
Prize money will increase by more than 50%, and put men on a par with women.
The current disparity had not gone unnoticed by ATP players. The prize fund in London this year will be $9m; in Shenzhen, at the start of a 10-year run in China for the WTA Finals, it will be $14m.