Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Three familiar Skye faces could be seen running in the London Marathon.

Jeremy Rossiter completed the race in 2 hours, 40 minutes and 27 seconds.  He told The Skye Times: "I finished 154 out of 40,000 over all and 18 out of just over 4,000 in my age group.

"I was quite surprised."

He described the racing conditions as "oppressive," saying: "It was unbearable in some parts.

"About mile 21, I didn't think I was going to finish.

"It was 24 degrees, but much warmer with the crowds.

"In the second half, I was increasingly aware that I was overtaking a few people.  Apparently, in the last 10k, I overtook 125 people.

"By that stage, I was focussing on getting myself over the line."

Jeremy's time earned him a place in next year's Marathon.  "My legs feel like sandbags today, but I'll be doing it again next year!" 

Phil Seddon went on to finish in 4 hours, 18 minutes and 36 seconds.  He was followed by Lesley Campbell with a time of 4 hours, 21 minutes and 43 seconds.

Photograph from Jeremy Rossiter's family of him at the London Marathon.

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