Thousands turn out to cheer marathon through Glasgow

Thousands of spectators braved the damp conditions to cheer on the athletes along the 26.2-mile marathon course, which took in the city's squares, parks and bridges across the River Clyde.

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  • Michael Shelley

More than 350,000 spectators were expected to attend events at the Games this weekend with 95% of available tickets sold.

The event started and finished at Glasgow Green, the oldest public park in Scotland, where Australian Michael Shelley crossed the line to win the men's race in a personal-best time.

Scotland's Derek Hawkins was the home nations' best performer, crossing the line ninth in 2:14:15 despite being sick on the way to the finish, while Steven Way finished 10th with a personal best.

Kenya's Flomena Cheyech Daniel took the women's crown in 2:26:45, followed home by compatriot Caroline Kilel and Australian Jess Trengove.

Scottish runner Susan Partridge was the best home-nations performer, finishing sixth in 2:32:18, although earlier in the race there looked to be a realistic chance of a British medal.


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