My 2004 London Marathon

Time: 5:31

My first worst moment was tripping over another runner's legs and falling to the ground when going for a water station at 22 miles.

The next worst moment was being led to a St John's ambulance for a check-up and being put on oxygen.

THE worst moment was the doctor's reaction when I told him I still wanted to go on.

THE best moment was resuming the race having persuaded the St John's crew about an hour after my fall that I would be ok.

My goal was 3:45. I finished in 5:31!

Next time I would go off much, much slower and not weave unless I absolutely had to. The key to me finishing was sheer bloody-mindedness!

Will be celebrating by making the next couple of weeks as unhealthy as one can possibly imagine!!

Mikey j

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