London 2012 - The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben provide a grand backdrop for the women’s marathon.
London 2012 - Photographers are expected to record Olympic action whatever the weather. Here a photographer gets the shot and protects the equipment.
London 2012 - A wave of women’s marathoners pass Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster on the first lap of the longest running race in the Olympics.
London 2012 - London rain doesn’t deter women’s marathon spectators who raise umbrellas beside the Houses of Parliament to view the race.
London 2012 - A total of 118 women started the Olympics women’s marathon. Early in the race the group run mostly together.
London 2012 - Marathon running causes attrition and a lead group of women begins to form.