Wheelchair double for GB
Britain's David Weir hailed the influence of Tanni Grey-Thompson after equalling her record of six Virgin London Marathon wheelchair titles.
Weir won a sprint finish down The Mall to clock a time of one hour 32 minutes 26 seconds and finish just a second ahead of Switzerland's Marcel Hug.
And Shelly Woods made it a British double with a time of 1hr 49mins 10secs, decimating the strong women's field to win her second title by almost four minutes ahead from Japan's Wakako Tsuchida.
"It is great privilege to be up there with Tanni," Weir said. "She is great role model and was the one who got me back into the sport when I had a little dip.
"I wasn't enjoying the sport but watching her in Sydney (2000 Olympics) brought me back so it is great to equal her record.
"I was quite emotional when I crossed the line because it could be my last one for a while. I haven't decided what I'm going to do after the Olympics.
"I will have some time off although I will probably have a month out and then be back training!"
Woods, who broke away from the field early on and extended her advantage throughout, added: "I wouldn't say I'm now favourite for a Paralympic gold but that's the ambition in my career.
"This was the strongest field I have ever seen and I was worried about any one of those girls, but I got a good lead and tried not to look back.
"My strategy went well and it was a good race for me. I have always wanted to win this race and have put a lot of pressure on myself."
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