Celebrities hit the London Marathon

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  • Which celebrities made it over the finishing line in this year's marathon?

    A host of celebrities joined thousands of other runners to raise money for charity in this year’s London Marathon.

    The couple who garnered the most attention were undoubtedly Katie Price and her hubby Peter Andre.

    Peter proved to be the perfect partner when Katie twisted her knee after 18 miles, helping her up and pushing her on to the finishing line.

    Peter himself seemed to be drawing inspiration from tragic Jade Goody with her name emblazoned down his arm, while Katie – who racked up £250,000 in sponsorship – donned a picture of her son Harvey, who is partially blind, on her bright orange T-shirt.

    Nell Mc Andrew, Kate Price and Peter Andre, London Marathon 2009, celebrity gossip, marie claire

    She said: ‘There was no way in hell I wasn’t finishing. I was in agony but [my son] Harvey’s face on my T-shirt got me through. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved.’

    The model, who has been training for several months for the 26.2 mile course, had to pull out of a celebrity polo event last week because of a knee injury.

    But she insisted on running for the for children’s charity Vision while her singer husband was raising money for the NSPCC. They made it over the line together in 7 hours and 11 minutes.

    The celebrity couple were joined by a host of other stars, including chef Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana, who were running for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. Gordon completed his 10th London Marathon in 4hrs 5 mins with Tana following 29 minutes later.

    Model Nell McAndrew made it round in an impressive 3hrs 10 mins, while glamorous TV host Jenni Falconer did it in 3hrs 53 mins.

     Ronan Keating and Keith Duffy, London Marathon 2009, celebrity gossip, marie claire

    Meanwhile, Boyzone’s Keith Duffy pipped Ronan Keating to the post, running 3hrs 52mins to his 4hr 20mins.

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