50-year-old wins Experian Robin Hood Marathon in two hours 29 minutes
A 50-year-old runner was first to cross the marathon finish line at the 30th annual Experian Robin Hood Festival of Running in Nottingham.
Around 10,000 people ran the marathon and half marathon races today, making it the biggest entry in the event's history.
Tommy Hughes, 50, from Leicester Coritanian Athletics Club, won the marathon in two hours, 29 minutes and 14 seconds.
He finished around six minutes clear of second place.
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Mr Hughes, who is originally from Northern Ireland, said: "I ran with a group of half marathon runners at first as they were going at the pace that I wanted to go at.
"I reached halfway in about 75 minutes and was pretty much on my own from then. I'm really amazed that I won and I really enjoyed the marathon course and the support along the way."
First across the line in the half marathon was Kenyan runner Gordon Mugi Mahaugu, who completed the 13.1 mile course in one hour, four minutes and 47 seconds.
After crossing the line at around 11.05am, he said: "I'm happy to have won this race. It's my first half marathon this year. The course was tough, with lots of hills and slopes."
The first woman to cross the line was Gordon's teammate Sarah Kiptoo, in one hour, 16 minutes, 54 seconds.
She said: "I am happy with my time, but I want to come back and improve on it next year."
The first event was a 2.6 mile mini marathon fun run.
Freddie Hessian, 16, of Ruddington, won the race in 12 minutes and six seconds.
The Notts Athletics Club runner said: "I wasn't really going for a time but I'm pleased with that. It's great to have crossed the line first."