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Weir pipped by Hug in London

David Weir's bid for a record seventh title at the London Marathon ended in disappointment as Marcel Hug edged him out in a sprint finish.

The four-time London 2012 gold medallist did not quite have the strength to overhaul his Swiss rival in the closing metres as he finished one second adrift in second place.

But the 34-year-old Briton had struggled with a chest infection in the build-up and this performance suggested he was getting back to his best after enjoying a lighter season last year after his Paralympic exploits.

Weir came home in one hour 32 minutes and 42 seconds.

American Tatyana McFadden successfully defended her women's wheelchair crown, claiming a dominant victory just a month after winning a cross-country skiing silver medal at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.

The 24-year-old crossed the line in a course record 1hr 45mins 11secs, more than a minute and a half clear of Swiss race Manuela Schar in second.