It was a chaotic early morning on the keyboards as the ballot for the Virgin Money London Marathon took place yesterday (Tuesday 22 April).
This year's rush for places was so great that the ballot closed At 9:50am, after opening at midnight. It is a record for the event which continues to attract over 100,000 applicants for just 10,000 balloted places.
Those who have been fortunate enough to have been drawn out of the hat will hear in October. The rest may have to opt for a charity place.