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[ April 19th 2004 ]
of Britain's best-loved celebs went head-to-head
with thousands of other competitors on Sunday,
when the 24th London Marathon snaked its way through
the British capital. Trainspotting star Jonny
Lee Miller was expected to be the first famous
face to cross the finish line, but on the day
he was beaten by Emmerdale actor Tony Audenshaw.
After the race, the soap star said his performance
was boosted by the chilly temperatures.
weather was fantastic for it," he declared. "I
know it can't have been great for those watching,
but it keeps you cool and it means you can run
faster and at a more sustained level."
Nell McAndrew meanwhile said the cheers from the
crowd helped her make it to the end of the gruelling
race. "The support was amazing, absolutely amazing,"
she enthused. "I could not believe it, how many
people were there cheering everybody on."
famous faces who stayed the 26.2-mile course included
top chef Gordon Ramsay and England cricket captain
Graham Gooch. Disgraced peer Jeffrey Archer meanwhile
attempted to beat the record for most money raised
for charity, by securing £1 in sponsorship for
every inch he ran.