Mo had a bad patch in the middle of the race, which probably cost him the UK record, but had the guts to keep going. He managed to overtake one of that leading group of eight (a 2:04 runner) and if he had found another four seconds from somewhere he would have got past both Mutais.
He was in no-man's land for a lot of the race and had to put all the work in himself. I think he did brilliantly. I predicted 6th so a bit out.
Whether or not he can do a Zatopek at Rio, and double up on the track and the marathon, he'll have to think about.
Fortunately I was carrying a bar and soon felt a bit better but had to walk and run the next four miles which was somewhat embarrassing. One of the first-time marathoners was rapidly catching up with me. At the 25-mile marker I managed to get going again and had a strong finish, but a disappointing 4:02 time.
An enjoyable, low-key event though which I can recommend as a London replacement. It's a two-lap marathon with each lap consisting of two 'out-and-backs' along the coast path, mostly tarmac. Plenty of opportunities to assess how well you're doing relative to other people, and very flat.