From cheering crowds to the obligatory runner in a chicken suit, year on year the capital gears up for the great day out that is the London Marathon (which takes place on Sunday April 24 2016). Whether you're limbering up to take part or just out for the fun of it, discover some amazing marathon facts as Blue Badge Tourist Guide Marc Belben tells tales of marathons past.
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