The 29th of March 1981, saw the very first time
That the famous London Marathon opened it’s starting & finishing lines.
John Disley and Chris Brasher pioneered this tradition;
After seeing the New Year marathon, they created their own vision.
2011 promises the best London Marathon yet;
It’s come a long way since the first sponsorship from Gilette.
Since then Mars, Nutrasweet and Flora and also ADT
Have sponsored the event, which Virgin now has in exclusivity.
Lines of spectators engulf London’s city streets
As thousands of competitors all gather to compete.
Running side by side, many nations are united;
Comradie evident, and every person excited.
Almost 747,000 have crossed the finishing line to-date
Each awarded a medal; a real achievement to celebrate.
Runners will cross the line to abundant rapturous cheers
As the great British London Marathon celebrates 30 fabulous years.
The London Marathon 2011 is a poem © Ms Moem 2011 and may not reproduced anywhere without credit to Ms Moem and a link to www.msmoem.com.