Kebede crossed the line in an unimaginable 2h05 in today's London Marathon.

Everybody knows, however, that the real race is within the costume categories. As the Metro reported: "The fastest runner dressed as an animal was Kevin Robins, coming home in three hours, 30 minutes and one second while dressed as tiger. The 33-year-old from Sevenoaks said he was racing against a lobster who was also going for the record, and had feared the lobster would overtake him right at the end."

That's a shot from 2006, at the last corner. At the time we were shouting at him to get on with it and finish - only after taking 10 minutes to run the last 200 metres in Shanghai do I know what he was going through.

Heads turn as a cigarette powers down the home straight:

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