London Marathon 2014: Mo Farah finishes a disappointing 8th as 36,000 take to the streets


Wearing his famed Number 20 jersey, the Olympic hero was greeted by cheers and applause as he took to the starting line.

Hotly-tipped to win this year’s Marathon, Mo looked calm and smiled as he waved at the crowds however he came in in a disappointing 8th behind his rivals.

Despite his placing, the Olympian vowed to return again next year to conquer the Marathon.

Balmy temperatures and a sunny capital greeted this year’s competitors as they took to the 26.2 mile course.

Kicking off in Greenwich at 10am racers took to the streets and a huge cheer greeted Olympic champion Mo Farah who is making his debut in the race this year.

Mo is also being widely supported on social media – as the tweets ‘Go Mo’ and ‘Mo Marathon’ were trending in the UK.

As announcers called his name cheers rose from the crowds.