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Kenya's Wilson Kipsang and Eritrea's Ghirmay Ghebreslassie who finished 5th and 4th respectively in the men's elite race.  Photo credit: Virgin Money London Marathon

28 April 2016: Athletes in The London Marathon & 1960 Olympics

 This week we meet three of the athletes who took part in last Sunday's London Marathon.  Tatyana McFadden from the USA won the women's wheelchair race for the fourth successive year.  She talks about the challenges she has faced and overcome to become the world's leading female wheelchair racer.  South African Ernst Van Dyk came fourth in the men's wheelchair event.  He tells us why, as a ten-times Boston marathon winner, why he finds the London course challenging and the difference that his faith makes to his life.  Wilson Kipsang (above left) from Kenya came 5th in the elite men's race and he also talks about the role of faith in his life.  And we continue our journey through the Games of the modern Olympic era as we reach the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

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